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State Government Affairs Manager

Position Summary:  

The State Government Affairs Manager position acts as part of the state legislative advocacy arm of Biocom California, and as such is incredibly important in advocacy for our members and visibility for the organization.  The State Government Affairs Manager must be able to work independently and be the face of Biocom California in Sacramento policy and politics.  This position is also expected to be a key liaison with many if not most of Biocom California’s larger member companies.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Work with member companies to strategize, develop and implement state government affairs strategy
  • Proactively identify trends or threats necessitating adjustments to that strategy 
  • Review, interpret, track, and summarize state legislation for membership
  • Responsible for generating minutes for relevant member committees, as well as assisting Senior Director in operation of those committees.
  • Generation of briefing materials on issues of interest
  • Monitoring and reporting of Legislative and Administration Hearings and Meetings 
  • Assist in solicitation of funds for and assist in the management of the Biocom CA PAC (a CA state PAC)
  • Execute comprehensive, proactive advocacy strategies 
  • Cultivate strong relationships with key government officials, leaders and key staff colleagues. 
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree mandatory, advanced degree strongly preferred;
  • Minimum 3 years experience working in CA State Legislature or working directly with it in a lobbying capacity;
  • Experience with life sciences issues a strong plus;
  • Experience with trade association management a strong plus;
  • Strong established relationships with the California Legislature;
  • Must have demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of small and large coalitions.

The anticipated hourly range for candidates who will work in the Sacramento area is $110,000-$125,000.  The final salary offered to a successful candidate will be dependent on several factors that may include but are not limited to the type and length of experience within the job, type and length of experience within the industry, education etc.  Biocom California is a multi-state and multi-regional employer and this salary range may not reflect positions that work in other states and regions.

Biocom California is the leader and advocate for California’s life science sector. We work on behalf of more than 1,800 members to drive public policy, build an enviable network of industry leaders, create access to capital, introduce cutting-edge STEM education programs and create robust value-driven purchasing programs.

We know that a diverse workforce strengthens us as an organization and helps achieve our mission of accelerating life science success. As an organization, we are committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person’s race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital status, or any characteristic protected under applicable law. Biocom California will provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.