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Global and Federal Affairs Director

Company: Emory University
Location: Decatur
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

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Emory University is a leading research university that fosters excellence and attracts world-class talent to innovate today and prepare leaders for the future. We welcome candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.
The Task Force for Global Health is an Emory University affiliate located in Decatur, GA. Its 17 programs focus on building durable public health systems that serve all people. Focus areas include neglected tropical diseases, vaccines, and health systems strengthening. The Task Force received the 2016 Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize-the world's largest award of its kind-in recognition of its extraordinary contributions to alleviating human suffering.

  • In collaboration with The Task Force for Global Health (TFGH) Senior Leadership, this position develops and executes an annual strategy to measurably advance TFGH priorities with the World Health Organization, United Nations, U.S. Congress and select U.S. federal agencies.
  • Develops outreach and educational strategies to support the TFGH agenda and increase awareness of TFGH capabilities with those audiences.
  • Initiates and develops sustained relationships with WHO, federal agencies, Members of Congress, Congressional staff, key influencers and other advocates and industry partners to provide information on TFGH programs and issues.
  • Analyzes legislation and policy and provides strategic advice and counsel to the TFGH Leadership Team.
  • Seeks opportunities for TFGH experts to participate in global and national level issues including through oral and written testimony.
  • Responds to Congressional requests regarding TFGH programs, capabilities, and priorities.
  • Serves as the federal affairs link to counterparts across TFGH, Emory University, and other organizations.
  • Represents the TFGH with other advocacy groups with similar objectives (Global Health Council etc.).
  • Liaises with federal partners to better understand their needs and objectives on Capitol Hill.
  • Develops a regular system of policy analysis and legislative updates, including budgetary reports, to the TFGH Leadership Team and Program Directors on issues that impact strategic decisions and investment plans.
  • Organizes meetings, briefings, and educational visits.
  • Drafts policy papers, statements, and educational documents, in partnership with TFGH experts and an internal interest group on communications messaging and opportunities.
  • Serves as main liaison between TFGH and UN/WHO bodies, including coordinating, preparing and/or presenting testimony on behalf of TFGH, as a World Health Organization (WHO) non-State actor and special consultative status with the United Nations (UN), at various UN and WHO governing body meetings.
  • Coordinates TFGH non-State actor reporting with WHO.
  • Performs other related duties as required.


    • A bachelor's degree and ten years of related experience; a master's degree in public health, political science or similar is preferred. -
    • Demonstrated record of collaborating with domestic and global public-private partnerships to advance policy and funding goals. -

      • Experience with federal legislative processes and politics, simultaneously managing complex and difficult projects or initiatives in a rapidly evolving environment.
      • Experience working on health policy at the Congressional level, and for a state and/or U.S. territory.

        NOTE: This role will be granted the opportunity to work from home regularly but must be able to commute to Emory University on a flexible weekly schedule based upon business needs. -Schedule is based on agreed upon guidelines of department of work. - Emory reserves the right to change remote work status with notice to employee.
        Emory Supports a Diverse and Inclusive Culture
        The COVID-19 vaccine or an approved exemption is currently only required for individuals working in a clinical setting. For more information on the University or Hospital policies, including exemptions, please see our website.
        Emory University is dedicated to providing equal opportunities and equal access to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran's status. Emory University does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment on the basis of any factor stated above or prohibited under applicable law. Students, faculty, and staff are assured of participation in University programs and in the use of facilities without such discrimination. Emory University complies with Executive Order 11246, as amended, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veteran's Readjustment Assistance Act, and applicable executive orders, federal and state regulations regarding nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action. Emory University is committed to achieving a diverse workforce through application of its affirmative action, equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policy in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training. Inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to the Emory University Department of Equity and Inclusion, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Building, Atlanta, GA 30322.
        Emory University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request a reasonable accommodation, please contact the Department of Accessibility Services at 404-727-9877 (V) - 404-712-2049 (TDD). Please note that one week advance notice is preferred.

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