CLS JOB DESCRIPTION
Job Title: Senior Director, State Government Relations
Job Level: Senior Director
Reports to: VP State Government Relations
Travel: Estimated 15%
About California Life Sciences
California Life Sciences (CLS) is the state’s most influential and impactful life sciences membership organization, advocating for the sector and its diverse innovation pipeline. For more than 30 years, CLS has served the community by supporting companies of all sizes, from early-stage innovators and startups to established industry leaders in the fields of biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and medical technology. As integral components of a healthy and collaborative ecosystem, CLS also works closely with universities, academic and research institutions, the investment community, and other critical partners that promote this vibrant sector. With offices in South San Francisco, San Diego, Sacramento, Los Angeles, and Washington DC, CLS works to shape public policy, improve access to breakthrough technologies, educate lawmakers, and advance equity within our ecosystem by championing innovative solutions for some of the most pressing challenges of our times. In doing so, CLS fulfills its mission to protect and nurture California’s life sciences industry, empowering discoveries that lead to healthier lives around the world. #WeAreCaliforniaLifeSciences
CLS currently offers a full suite of team member benefits including medical, dental, and vision insurance, LTD, STD and Group Life insurance, 401(k) plans with matching, FSA and HSA options and a generous paid time off and paid holiday schedule.
CLS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business needs.
The CLS Senior Director of State Government Relations is a full-time, Sacramento based position, reporting directly to the Vice President, State Government Relations. This position serves as an advocate for the life sciences community with California state elected officials, the Governor’s office, regulatory agencies, and staff. Primary responsibilities of this role include working closely with CLS member companies, key stakeholders, and policymakers to identify and advance policy objectives and issue campaigns to create a favorable environment for California’s growing life sciences industry.
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Disclaimer: This job may currently be performed remotely but will return to an office setting as COVID-19-restrictions are lifted. This job description reflects the requirements of the position under normal conditions and while certain responsibilities may be adjusted to provide for a safe working environment during COVID-19, CLS plans to follow national, state and local guidelines for reinstating normal business activities when appropriate. At such time, the responsibilities outlined herein will be required by the successful candidate.
This job description is intended to indicate the kinds of tasks and levels of work that are required of positions that fit in this classification and shall not be construed as declaring what the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position shall be. It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of any manager to assign, direct and control the work of employees under his or her supervision.
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