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Associate Director, Health - Government Affairs

INTRODUCTION

About FGS Global -

FGS Global is a strategic advisory and communications consultancy, with over 1200 multidisciplinary experts across the world’s major financial, government, business, and cultural centers. The firm is an acknowledged leader in crisis, corporate reputation, public affairs and capital markets, M&A advisory and boardroom communication counsel. FGS Global supports its clients in addressing a myriad of stakeholder concerns by leveraging its research and insights, media placement, content, digital, and data capabilities. The company was created in December 2021 by combining Finsbury, Hering Schuppener, The Glover Park Group, and Sard Verbinnen & Co. FGS Global serves its client base from 27 cities worldwide, including U.S. Offices in New York, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, South Florida, and Houston.

**RESPONSIBILITIES
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  • Serve as day-to-day coordinator on client accounts on a diverse roster of health accounts.

  • Coordinate and facilitate internal and client activities of the team, ensuring client teams are proactive and highly responsive to client needs by anticipating upcoming deliverables.

  • Craft and deliver persuasive messaging and related collateral materials (client one-pagers, talking points, policy position briefs, etc.) simplifying complex policy, legislative, regulatory, legal, or other general issues. Strong writing abilities are critical to success in this position.

  • Develop short- and long-term government relations plans and recommendations, identifying key stakeholders, policymakers, and audiences.

  • Maintain thorough understanding of the legislative process.

  • Maintain expert knowledge of evolving policy and political issues that impact clients’ sectors and a grasp of reporting trends.

  • Conduct in-depth research and analysis, performing issue management for clients across a wide range of topics.

  • Manage multiple projects, including task and deadline tracking, for multiple clients from concept to completion.

  • Work closely with Senior Associates, Associates, and interns, including reviewing and editing materials developed by junior staff.

  • Demonstrate strong client-relations skills – responsive, professional, and helpful.

  • Contribute to firm’s new business process and efforts by drafting proposals and pitch decks, highlighting cross-disciplinary services.

  • Work with other FGS Global divisions to deliver integrated services (from strategic communications and advertising to content development and public opinion research).

**ATTRIBUTES
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  • A BA/BS degree in a related field and 4-6 years of relevant experience, preferably within the health policy sector.

  • Strong strategic thinker with understanding of how larger economic and public policy landscape impacts clients’ business and needs. Ability to extrapolate impacts of policy decisions on client-specific issues.

  • Self-motivated professional with outstanding organizational skills.

  • Extremely strong writing and communications skills.

  • Superior research and editing skills; ability to synthesize information quickly into trends.

  • Detail-oriented and dynamic problem-solver with strong project management skills.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines.

  • Ability to manage multiple and diverse client needs.

  • A demonstrated capacity for leadership, communication, teamwork, and collegiality within a tight-knit team.

  • Experience with Veteran's Affairs health care is a plus.

#MI

We offer medical, dental and vision plans, life insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability and AD&D plans, 401(k) with company matching contribution, technology reimbursement, discretionary bonuses, and paid time off to eligible full-time employees.

FGS Global provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to United States federal law requirements, FGS Global complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.

When you submit an application, we collect certain personal information about you for the purpose of evaluating your qualifications for the position. For more information about our privacy practices, please visit our privacy policy at https://fgsglobal.com/privacy.