Director Standards and Regulatory Strategy
The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA), a Division of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association, develops performance and other standards; crafts and executes advocacy campaigns; and provides analytical products to assist member companies with business decisions.
The Director, Regulatory and Standards Strategies, develops and leads comprehensive standards and regulatory strategies for medical imaging and radiation therapy member companies. This includes, but is not limited to, an industry-wide assessment of extent standards; gaps in this topology; and identification of high priority potential new standards. This work will encompass a thorough categorizing of relevant other Standards Development Organizations' (SDOs) work – domestic and international. The incumbent also develops and leads a technical and regulatory strategy focused on ensuring and/or mitigating existing, proposed and potential legislation and regulations by federal, state and specified overseas countries' authorities.
The position reports to the VP/Executive Director of MITA and must coordinate with MITA and NEMA Government Relations personnel as well as NEMA technical and editorial Standards functions. From time to time the incumbent may be called upon to temporarily assist/back-stop in other areas of MITA/NEMA.
The position is in Arlington (Rosslyn), Virginia and may include up to ten percent time on travel.
- Develop, with internal and member approval, and execute the above cited standards and regulatory strategies
- Surveil and monitor the national and international standards environment; develop plans and engage where members' interests are affected
- Direct accomplishment of: creation, review, revision, hibernation and retirement of NEMA standards
- Conceptualize and assist in the development of quantitative/qualitative performance, quality and safety standards so as to enhance use of member products/services
- Plan and expedite approval of NEMA/other US standards into IEC and ISO where indicated
- Work with member companies' and NEMA marketing/communication staff to drive adoption of existing and new MITA-developed or endorsed standards.
- Lead the MITA Standards Committee and the MITA Technical and Regulatory Committee (TRC), task forces and other issue teams as assigned.
- Develop annual and situational work plans; and achieve all assigned plan(s) objectives
- Manage company meetings according to NEMA best practices and drive committee performance.
- Identify plan and lead industry responses to key regulatory issues by analyzing regulatory actions; building member consensus on proactive/reactive priorities; and crafting and deploying impactful public communication.
- Build effective and persistent personal lines of communication with, and access to, key US regulators (e.g. Food and Drug Administration; Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services), international regulatory bodies (e.g. International Medical Device Regulators Forum), and other SDO's whose interests overlap with MITA members'.
- As assigned, develop and execute annual budgets – including possible supplementary funds additions; oversee all contracts with outside vendors arising from these responsibilities; and remain on or under budgeted thresholds throughout the year.
- Assist the Executive Director in conceiving and obtaining additional sources of revenue for MITA/NEMA with a special emphasis on non-member sources.
Experience and Qualifications
- Undergraduate degree required; Graduate degree preferred
- Minimum of 5-7 years full-time experience in related field(s), including government service
- Demonstrated leadership and team-building expertise in results-oriented environment
- Familiarity with standards processes and ability to craft written submission to rule-makings
- Regulatory expertise preferred, ideally within imaging and/or radiation therapy or related fields
- Strong time management and budget planning/execution skills and ability to execute multiple projects against demanding timelines
- Proven skill to clearly and persuasively write, speak and represent, including on technical matters
- Work within and contribute to overall MITA/NEMA goals as well as Divisional/personal ones
- Eager to take on new challenges, evince a positive attitude and possess a sense of humor
- Proficient in Microsoft Office suite
NEMA offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package including paid holidays and personal time, flexible working hours, 401(k) plan, health/dental insurance, and partial pre-tax parking/Metro subsidy.
Interested individuals should send a current resume, specifying salary requirements, to
Director of Policy
Position reports to Gail Rodriguez, Executive Director of MITA
Lead Policy Strategy and Outreach
- Analyze public policies that affect imaging and radiation therapy; develop and implement strategies to address payment, coverage, access and health care quality issues.
- Surveil the policy environment; anticipate changes and consequences for diagnostic imaging and radiation therapy industries as laws are implemented including ACA, SGR, etc.
- Lead outreach/lobbying of HHS agencies, Congress, and the Administration on reimbursement, coverage, and patient safety policy issues. Build strong, productive relationships with policymakers in the federal government and other stakeholders.
- Build coalitions with physicians' organizations (ACR, ACC, etc.), patient advocacy groups (LCA, CCA, etc.), accreditors (IAC, Joint Commission, etc.), industry associations (AdvaMed, etc.), and professional societies (AAPM, ASRT, etc.). Leverage alliances to support policy goals.
- Review and strategically respond to proposed regulation and reports from CMS, USPSTF, FDA, GAO, AHRQ, PCORI, MedPAC, NQF, and others through commenting and meetings with key officials.
- Proactively develop public policies, white papers, etc. and propose policy alternatives to policymakers that support and demonstrate the value of diagnostic imaging.
- Lead member teams (e.g., Reimbursement Committee) to execute CMS and private payer coverage initiatives
- Participate in and lead other policy initiatives that support imaging and radiation therapy, build consensus on policy positions and strategies within and among MITA staff and industry members.
- Lead research and evidence gathering to support policy priorities.
- Develop and outline research questions to demonstrate value to public and private payers, policymakers, etc., and to support positive coverage decisions; select and manage consultants when appropriate
- Oversee funded research projects and vendor contracts (MGH, Harris Interactive, Milliman, etc.)
- Lead the MITA Coverage and Research Committee's work to support positive coverage decisions, the demonstration of the economic value of imaging
- Comment on reports and initiate dialogue with PCORI, AHRQ, USPSTF, etc. to promote appropriate methodological approaches to diagnostic services
Experience and qualifications:
- BA/BS required, Masters/advanced degree preferred
- Minimum 3-5 years senior experience in federal/national health policy, familiarity with both regulatory and legislative policymaking
- Excellent written and oral communication skills, ability to communicate complex/technical information in a compelling manner including clinical and economic evidence
- Exceptional management and strategic planning skills, ability to lead teams and maintain progress toward aggressive organizational goals
- Strong time management skills, ability to juggle multiple projects and meet challenging deadlines
- Experience in imaging and/or radiation therapy industries, conversant in policy issues facing these industries a plus
- Comfortable with Microsoft Office suite
NEMA offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package including 11 paid holidays, flexible working hours, 401(k) plan, health/dental insurance, and partial pre-tax parking/Metro subsidy. We are conveniently located near the Rosslyn Metro. Interested individuals should send a current resume, specifying salary requirements, to
Veterans are encouraged to apply.
Department: Business Information Services
Reports To: Deputy Chief Economist
FLSA Status: Exempt
Prepared Date: October 2014
Major manufacturing trade association located in Arlington, VA, seeks an economist to contribute to forecasting and quantitative analysis projects for an in-house consulting group serving its corporate members.
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
- Analyze U.S. and global economic conditions in key product end-markets.
- Contribute to the production of the association’s U.S. and global economic and industry outlooks.
- Manage monthly survey of industry business conditions.
- Assume responsibility for product specific forecasting projects.
- Contribute economics and market analysis content for the association’s intelligence portal, magazine, blog, and other channels of distribution.
- Develop and maintain a comprehensive database of economic and electroindustry indicators.
- Provide economic/market data and information to NEMA members.
Essential Job Skills and Abilities:
- Strong quantitative background, preferably with experience in econometric modelling of product demand.
- Superior writing skills.
- Experience with statistical and office productivity software (e.g.: EViews, Excel, Access)
- Highly motivated self-starter able to work with minimal supervision.
- Experience in “big data” analysis a plus.
Education and Experience:
- Master’s degree in economics or related field.
- At least 3 years of experience in consulting, corporate, or trade association setting.
NEMA offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package including paid holidays, flexible working hours, 401(k) plan, health/dental insurance, and partial pre-tax parking/Metro subsidy. We are conveniently located near the Rosslyn Metro station. Interested individuals should send a current resume, specifying salary requirements, to
https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=11036691 or by fax to (703) 841-3398.
Veterans are encouraged to apply.