Position: COORDINATOR, Animal Drug and Veterinary Biologics Sections
Reports To: Director, Regulatory Affairs, Animal Drugs Section
Duties associated with the position:
Serve as administrative staff representative to AHI members in the Animal Drug Section (ADS) and Veterinary Biologics Sections (VBS) and its working groups. This includes providing both technical and organizational support and keeping the Regulatory Affairs Directors abreast of critical issues and activities. Specific functions include:
Organize and schedule meetings and conference calls of ADS and VBS committees and working groups
Schedule Director travel
Plan events to facilitate communication between AHI members and government regulatory authorities
Maintain activity logs to help maintain organization within sections
Synthesize and develop concise minutes of meetings and conference calls
Create agendas, presentation materials, and summary reports
Coordinate strategy discussions and build work plans, soliciting input from internal and external stakeholders
Monitor government announcements and publications such as the Federal Register, relevant blogs and newsletters
Distribute publications of government agencies to relevant working groups and request comments for AHI actions
Write comment letters, talking points, and other communications for submission to government regulatory authorities.
Work with officials of the FDA and USDA and EPA in arranging meetings and other communications between the government and AHI on regulatory matters.
Serves as AHI liaison between the Directors and appropriate regulatory agencies on a broad range of regulatory/scientific issues.
Represent AHI at local functions such as conferences, stakeholder meetings, and networking events
Assists the AHI Coordinator to the Veterinary International Cooperation on Harmonization (VICH) on distribution and coordination of member comments to guidelines proposed for adoption by the VICH Steering Committee.
Work closely with the AHI Director and Chair of the Committee/ Working Group to develop agendas for meetings, scheduling of conference calls and meetings and timely distribution of documents and background materials.
Perform other duties as assigned.
AHI seeks a candidate with the following qualifications:
Master’s Degree or Bachelor’s with 3-5 years’ work experience
Ability to work in a DC-based office
Other Qualifications include:
Experience in a policy or STEM field is a plus
Knowledge of health, life sciences and/or agriculture policy
Ability to read, analyze, present and interpret government regulation and guidance. Essential is the ability to write reports, correspondences, and communicate clearly and politely via email.
Collaborative working style. Solicits buy-in and commitment from colleagues and stakeholders.
Impeccable ethics and high-level of integrity
Energetic, bright, hardworking demeanor and willing to offer opinions and judgments
Self-starter, strong time management and organizational skills required
Ability to handle multiple projects concurrently
Strong professional image with the ability to handle stress and work comfortably in a fast-paced environment where priorities and direction may change frequently
About Animal Health Institute
The Animal Health Institute (AHI) is a non-profit membership organization that represents companies with an interest in veterinary health. Our members develop and produce the medicines that help pets live longer, healthier lives. By keeping animals healthy, their medicines also help improve the health and well-being of humans and keep the food supply safe.