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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Senior Director, Federal Affairs in Boston, Massachusetts

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The Senior Director, Federal Government Affairs will manage BCBSMA activities to achieve effective and time-sensitive advancement of BCBSMA legislative and regulatory agenda in a coordinated and integrated fashion. In this role, you will work closely with the Vice President, State and Federal Government and Regulatory Affairs and other key leaders, including other division staff, to advance these goals.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the development of draft federal legislative and regulatory language as necessary and direct internal preparation and eventual support for BCBSMA federal initiatives.

  • Ensure seamless coordination towards the drafting and advancement of effective federal legislation and regulations from BCBSMA to Congress and relevant federal agencies and ensure the coordinated flow of relevant legislative and regulatory information to the Vice President, State and Federal Government and Regulatory Affairs, and senior leaders including the Senior Vice President. Ensure that emerging developments in Congress and the federal government’s regulatory community, with a specific focus on federal health care-related activities at the US Department of Health and Human Services, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the US Department of Labor, the US Department of Treasury and other relevant federal agencies, are crafted in a manner consistent with and support the division’s and the company's integrated business initiatives.

  • Analyze legislation, regulations, and other proposals as needed across federal government, working with external consultants, the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association and other federally-focused policy organizations from time to time. Identify opportunities for the advancement of federal legislative and regulatory initiatives. Advocate BCBSMA’s policy positions for federal regulation and legislation at relevant meetings and public hearings, both orally and in writing.

  • Ensure an integrated approach to deliverables by collaborating with senior leaders across State and Federal Government and Regulatory Affairs, working with the Vice President, State and Federal Government and Regulatory Affairs and key division leaders to accomplish this key metric and in a manner responsive to internal and external demands and deliverables in an integrated and highly effective manner.

  • The Senior Director, Federal Government Affairs will have responsibility for day-to-day management of assigned staff. This individual will ensure that assigned staff member(s) are motivated in their work, integrated and collaborative to their approach and are making significant contributions to the division’s and business’s goals. The Senior Director will work very closely with and regularly update the Vice President of State and Federal Government and Regulatory Affairs on all aspects of the work, including relevant staff work and continued development to the noted priorities.

Qualifications (knowledge/skills/abilities/behaviors):

  • A minimum of ten to fifteen years’ experience in federal legislative and regulatory matters with direct experience in federal government policy work with significant experience working on matters with the Massachusetts delegation within Congress.

  • Specific experience drafting regulations, legislation and related materials, including testimony, for Congressional and key federal agencies is required.

  • Federal health policy experience is required, with a preference for federal health plan policy experience.

  • Superior, demonstrated ability in writing and strong organizational skills is critical for this role. The candidate must possess strong, demonstrated acumen in strategic analysis within a time-sensitive, dynamic environment.

Education/Relevant Experience:

  • Advanced degree, including J.D. (member Massachusetts bar), preferred.


  • Clear writing and organizational skills

  • Critical and Strategic thinking

  • Time-sensitive management

  • Very positive attitude and teamwork skills

Minimum Education Requirements:

High school degree or equivalent required unless otherwise noted above

LocationBostonTime TypeFull time

Salary Range: $193,770.00 - $236,830.00

The job posting range is the lowest to highest salary we in good faith believe we would pay for this role at the time of this posting. We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range, and the range may be modified in the future. An employee’s pay position within the salary range will be based on several factors including, but limited to, relevant education, qualifications, certifications, experience, skills, performance, shift, travel requirements, sales or revenue-based metrics, and business or organizational needs and affordability.

This job is also eligible for variable pay.

We offer comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off, medical/dental/vision insurance, 401(k), and a suite of well-being benefits to eligible employees.

Note: No amount of pay is considered to be wages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, and determinable. The amount and availability of any bonus, commission, or any other form of compensation that are allocable to a particular employee remains in the Company's sole discretion unless and until paid and may be modified at the Company’s sole discretion, consistent with the law.

WHY Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA?

We understand that the confidence gap ( and imposter syndrome ( can prevent amazing candidates coming our way, so please don’t hesitate to apply. We’d love to hear from you. You might be just what we need for this role or possibly another one at Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA. The more voices we have represented and amplified in our business, the more we will all thrive, contribute, and be brilliant. We encourage you to bring us your true colors, , your perspectives, and your experiences. It’s in our differences that we will remain relentless in our pursuit to transform healthcare for ALL.

As an employer, we are committed to investing in your development and providing the necessary resources to enable your success. Learn how we are dedicated to creating an inclusive and rewarding workplace that promotes excellence and provides opportunities for employees to forge their unique career path by visiting our Company Culture ( page. If this sounds like something you’d like to be a part of, we’d love to hear from you. You can also join our Talent Community ( to stay “in the know” on all things Blue.

At Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, we believe in wellness and that work/life balance is a key part of associate wellbeing. For more information on how we work and support that work/life balance visit our "How We Work ( " Page.

Voted as the highest in member satisfaction among Massachusetts commercial health plans by JD Power , Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts is a community-focused, tax-paying, not-for-profit health plan headquartered in Boston. We have been a market leader for over 75 years, and are consistently ranked among the nation's best health plans. Our daily efforts are dedicated to effectively serving our 2.8 million members, and consistently offering security, stability, and peace of mind to both our members and associates.

Our Commitment to You

We are committed to investing in your development and providing the necessary resources to enable your success. We are dedicated to creating a refreshing and rewarding workplace that promotes excellence and provides opportunities for employees to forge their unique career path. We take pride in our diverse, community-centric, wellness-focused culture and believe every member of our team deserves to enjoy a positive work-life balance.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts is an Equal Employment / Affirmative Action Employer. Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristics protected by law.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts 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 Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts's legal duty to furnish information.