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HDA proudly supports a positive working environment for our staff that allows each individual (and department) to deliver high-quality services to our members, which represent the vital link between the nation’s pharmaceutical manufacturers and pharmacies, hospitals and other providers. Since 1876, HDA has helped our members navigate regulations and innovations to get the right medicines to the right patients at the right time, safely and efficiently.

HDA values its employees. As such we offer an attractive compensation and benefits package, with medical and dental insurance which includes dependent coverage as well as a FSA plan; a 401(k) plan with a generous match system; paid time off; flexible work hours; a Transportation Fringe Benefit; and a convenient Arlington, Va., location close to the Ballston Metro. We have been named one of the Best Places to Work in Virginia for eight years.



Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA), representing the nation’s primary pharmaceutical distributors, seeks a full-time Director to advocate for member interest in assigned states. This individual will be responsible for researching the impact of proposed legislation, lobbying state policymakers, drafting and delivering legislative testimony, developing regulatory comments, coordinating with and managing contracted lobbyists in assigned states, managing association member engagement, developing or building upon relationships with public officials and other influential policy makers at the state and local levels, and coordinating state grassroots efforts. 

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree required with five to seven years of experience with state legislative and/or regulatory process.
  • Strong desire and ability to work independently, but also to collaborate effectively with colleagues, peers, membership and other internal and external constituencies.
  • Ability to conduct individual research and analyze/summarize complex issues.  Very strong written and verbal communications skills.
  • Strong desire to work in a high tempo, multi-tasking work environment. 
  • Understanding of healthcare and/or pharmaceutical/pharmacy issues strongly preferred.  
  • Multi-state government affairs experience strongly preferred. 
  • Must be willing to travel 40-60 percent of the time, at times with limited notice.

Work Location

Due to the nature of the position, both remote or local (Arlington, Va.) qualified candidates will be considered.


First impressions matter in our hiring process, so please email a cover letter highlighting your qualifications for this position and salary requirements, along with your resume, to  Please include a one-page writing sample in PDF format. 

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