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The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) (Senior) Advocacy and Strategic Alliances Manager in Rockville, Maryland


Who is USP?

The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) is an independent scientific organization that collaborates with the world's top authorities in health and science to develop quality standards for medicines, dietary supplements, and food ingredients. USP's fundamental belief that Equity = Excellence manifests in our core value of Passion for Quality through our more than 1,300 hard-working professionals across twenty global locations to deliver the mission to strengthen the supply of safe, quality medicines and supplements worldwide.

At USP, we value inclusivity for all. We recognize the importance of building an organizational culture with meaningful opportunities for mentorship and professional growth. From the standards we create, the partnerships we build, and the conversations we foster, we affirm the value of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging in building a world where everyone can be confident of quality in health and healthcare.

USP is proud to be an equal employment opportunity employer (EEOE) and affirmative action employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment in all aspects of our work—an environment where every employee feels fully empowered and valued irrespective of, but not limited to, race, ethnicity, physical and mental abilities, education, religion, gender identity, and expression, life experience, sexual orientation, country of origin, regional differences, work experience, and family status. We are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities.

Brief Job Overview

(Senior) Advocacy and Strategic Alliances Manager is a strategic and implementing position within the USP Convention and Stakeholder Engagement department of Global External Affairs. This role will develop and lead the implementation of an integrated advocacy and engagement strategy across the organization to advance enterprise priorities, such as building trust in the supply of safe, quality medicines. Collaborate with colleagues across USP to address issues through targeted stakeholder engagement, and help identify and cultivate allies through strategic approaches, meaningful content, and well-executed tactics. Work on complex legislative and regulatory issues where analysis of the situation or data requires an in-depth knowledge of the health policy and political landscape. Develops and maintains relationships with identified organizations with clear accountabilities and goals.

How will YOU create impact here at USP?

In this role at USP, you contribute to USP's public health mission of increasing equitable access to high-quality, safe medicine and improving global health through public standards and related programs. In addition, as part of our commitment to our employees, Global, People, and Culture, in partnership with the Equity Office, regularly invests in the professional development of all people managers. This includes training in inclusive management styles and other competencies necessary to ensure engaged and productive work environments.

The (Senior) Advocacy and Strategic Alliances Manager has the following responsibilities:

  • Support a comprehensive strategic engagement plan to build enduring relationships with key advocacy organizations (groups representing patients, consumers, practitioners, hospitals, drug companies, and industry trade associations) to support legislative and regulatory affairs activities that promote medicines quality.

  • Participate in policy/advocacy coalitions on behalf of and to represent USP’s policy priorities and interests.

  • Raise awareness about and build initiatives around the importance of access to a supply of safe and quality medicines and dietary supplements.Support activities and outreach to third-party stakeholders including participating in and capturing key information from regular policy briefings, workshops, coalitions and ad hoc working groups.

  • Support Senior Director’s leadership of the USP Executive Team Advocacy Committee.

  • Routinely leverage USP’s communications tools, campaigns and resources and deliver them to strategically targeted stakeholders.

  • Support strategic initiatives that establish USP as a leader in global supply chain resilience.

  • Serve as a connector and a source of credible information by consistently delivering meaningful opportunities and relevant communications to advocates.

  • Develop content that amplifies and conveys complex policy issues and data to diverse audiences, including Hill staff and other advocacy organizations.

Who is USP Looking For?

The successful candidate will have a demonstrated understanding of our mission, commitment to excellence through inclusive and equitable behaviors and practices, ability to quickly build credibility with stakeholders, along with the following competencies and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field.

  • Minimum of ten (10) years of experience in a health-related trade association or in public policy, advocacy, public affairs, or strategic communications role in industry or consulting.

  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in strategic external relationship management.

  • Demonstrated application of engagement and advocacy best practices in the health and science space.

  • Deep understanding of the priorities of the public health advocacy community, as well as the importance and value of working with stakeholders in this community.

  • Able to successfully manage multiple projects at once, effectively prioritizing and maintaining focus on outcomes.

  • Agility – comfortable with change, adapting to new processes, objectives, or tactics.

  • Curiosity – desire to grow understanding of issues, of Convention Membership.

  • Well-honed organizational, interpersonal, communication, negotiation, and listening skills.

  • Strength in collaboration and ability to influence and inspire in a matrixed organization.

  • Strong writing skills for a variety of audiences, platforms, and objectives.

Additional Desired Preferences

Advanced degree in public health, public policy, and/or a strong acumen of the U.S. regulatory system.

Supervisory Responsibilities



USP provides the benefits to protect yourself and your family today and tomorrow. From company-paid time off, and comprehensive healthcare options to retirement savings, you can have peace of mind that your personal and financial well-being is protected.

Note: USP does not accept unsolicited resumes from 3rd party recruitment agencies and is not responsible for fees from recruiters or other agencies except under specific written agreement with USP.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Job Category Ext. Affairs, Regulatory, & Communications

Job Type Full-Time