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Business Analytics/Government Relations

  • VGM Government Relations
  • Waterloo, IA
  • Full Time
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Job Description

Family, innovation and culture are some of the key words that you will hear when people talk about the VGM Group. A Top Workplace in Iowa and 100% employee owned, the VGM Group is looking to add to our growing VGM Government Relations team. VGM Government Relations helps VGM Members navigate the complexities of the legislative process and regulatory rules and interprets regulations from various government entities in order to educate our members.

 

The Business Analytics/Government Relations team member will assist in legislative and regulatory initiatives in the healthcare industry with research, special event planning and preparation, communication and administrative duties. Frequent interaction with government officials and VGM members will occur.

Our team travels to Washington D.C. and many other areas of the country meeting with members of Congress advocating for the betterment of the home medical equipment (HME) industry. In order to gain the support of legislators, our team also analyzes HME business and produces graphs to paint a picture of the HME.

We are in search of an individual to be part of our team who has a passion for public policy and researching, strong communication skills, excellent written communication skills, and is well versed with excel spreadsheets. Creating graphs and analyzing data is also highly necessary in this position.

 

The work is fast-paced and deadline focused. You will be challenged to work as part of a team and autonomously on projects such as:

  • Compiling and documenting historical and current legislative/regulatory statutes, rules and laws relating to the healthcare industry
  • Debriefing and communicating legislative actions

Responsibilities

These are the responsibilities expected of an applicant interested in this position.

  • Intense data driven research; Monitor and Research any new legislative/regulatory alerts at the state and federal level
  • Answer member and internal policy/regulatory questions, via telephone or in person
  • Produce content for legislative updates and industry articles
  • Read through regulatory guidance for updates on competitive bidding program
  • Posting/monitoring social media for opportunities
  • Create graphics, reports, spreadsheets of data relevant to the HME Industry
  • Provide ghost writing for VGM newsletters and legislative updates provided to members
  • Help prepare formal presentations, participate in formal presentations
  • Help manage and encourage growth of the VGM Political Action Committee
  • Be willing to take on projects and act as project manager
  • Perform other routine administrative tasks as needed

Qualifications

Applicants are expected to meet these qualifications to be considered for this position.

Preferable candidates should be well versed in public policy, business analytics and/or economics and preferably an educational background in either focus field.

  • Solid working knowledge of Excel and relevant software such as MS-office: Word, PowerPoint etc.)
  • Sound interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong critical thinking skills and dedication to research
  • Client focused approach to work
  • Possess the ability to be independent in much of their function and to reach out when help is needed
  • Highly organized with the ability to prioritize workload and manage multiple, potentially conflicting deadlines with attention to detail and within agreed timelines
  • A flexible attitude with respect to work assignments and new learning
  • Shows commitment to and performs consistently high-quality work

 

This job description reflects the general duties of the job but is not a detailed description of all duties which may be inherent to the position. Reasonably related additional duties may be assigned to the individual Associate.

VGM Group, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training

Find out more about VGM Government Relations at vgmdclink.com

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