Shire Manager, Political Programs in United States

Posting Title Manager, Political Programs

Job ID 15519BR

Function Communications and Public Affairs

Division Government Relations & Product Communications

Employee Type Regular

Level MGR

Search Location(s) United States - Washington DC

Job Category Government Relations

Public Affairs

Job Description

Primary Role

Coordinate and implement programs related to Shire’s political action committee (PAC), including soliciting and recruiting donors. Coordinate events and represents Shire at PAC hosted events / programs.

Political Action Committee (PAC) Operations and Compliance

  • Supervise the execution and compliance of the PAC work handled by the Political Programs Coordinator and work with that person in a collaborative manner.

  • Analyze and process political requests to be paid from the PAC. Coordinate with external compliance vendor to ensure that the recorded detailed information for Federal Election Commission is accurate. Ensure that the disbursements are within the federal/state contribution limits set by law.

  • Oversee and review the administration of the bank accounts for Funds: deposits, transfers, disbursements, monthly reconciliation.

  • Review monthly payroll deduction reports. Oversee the deposit of funds and record detailed information for FEC filings. Ensure contributions are being recorded accurately.

  • Oversee the preparation, process and the submission of monthly and quarterly federal election reports by the external consultant. Monitor monthly reporting procedures required by FEC.

  • Supervise the management of the Political Programs Coordinator of the PAC and Grassroots Databases essential to all financial records.

  • Maintain Articles of Organization.

  • Work with external legal consultants to analyze changes in campaign contribution laws.

Lobbying Compliance

• Manage Shire’s fulfillment of reporting obligations, including, but not limited to, processes and procedures to comply with federal and state election laws and lobbying laws, preparing quarterly and annual lobbying reports, database input and generate reports, etc.

• Manage completion of federal lobbying compliance reports, including quarterly LD-2 and biannual LD-203 reports for Congress.


Manage Shire’s grassroots program, which includes overseeing the Political Programs Coordinator and working with a team of key contacts on the federal and state level to influence governmental and legislative affairs toward positions favorable to the company and to engage more employee involvement in the political process.

Multicultural Outreach

Manage, promote, and market Shire’s programs externally to increase the awareness of and commitment to the company’s customers in multicultural groups. Partner with Shire’s global inclusion groups to promote and assist with achieving Shire’s diversity inclusion goals. Partner with global inclusion groups to promote Shire’s commitment in underserved communities.

Manage activities of speakers working with Shire in multicultural groups, cultivate relationships with ethnic, civic, cultural and political organizations to ensure company efforts have reach and scope. To ensure that Shire has more patients from multicultural communities and we drive policies in these communities.


30% Political Action Committee Marketing

15% Political Action Committee (PAC) Operations and Compliance

15% Lobbying Compliance

15% Grassroots

25% Multicultural Outreach

Education & Experience Requirements

• Bachelor’s degree

• Minimum 5 years of related work experience with at least three years’ experience raising money for a political action committee.

• Experience working on political campaigns, at the state and/or federal level

• Spanish language fluency highly desirable

Shire is the leading global biotechnology company focused on serving people with rare diseases and other highly specialized conditions. We strive to develop best-in-class products, many of which are available in more than 100 countries, across core therapeutic areas including Hematology, Immunology, Neuroscience, Ophthalmics, Lysosomal Storage Disorders, Gastrointestinal/Internal Medicine/Endocrine and Hereditary Angioedema; and a growing franchise in Oncology.

Our employees come to work every day with a shared mission: to develop and deliver breakthrough therapies for the hundreds of millions of people in the world affected by rare diseases and other high-need conditions, and who lack effective therapies to live their lives to the fullest.

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Reasonable Accommodations

Shire is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please call 484-595-8400 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.