The Senior Director, Corporate Affairs will lead a team in
contributing to and coordinating the development and implementation
of a range of corporate affairs strategies aligned with the
company’s priorities to drive outcomes. This individual will work
cross-functionally across Business Units and be responsible for
leading the strategy of the public relations, government affairs,
and patient advocacy functions to support and enhance the company’s
Essential Duties and Responsibilities Oversee global corporate
and media relations, including strategy, development, and execution
of proactive communications programs to raise awareness of Exact
Sciences, marketed tests, emerging pipeline worldwide and business
Ensure the development and execution of short- and long-term
corporate communications strategies are aligned with commercial
Lead a team to support the business units to ensure that the
communication of corporate and product/service messaging is
consistent across customer groups/stakeholders and aligned with the
board-approved corporate priorities.
Collaborate with the marketing and other commercial teams in
developing and communicating the value of Exact Sciences products,
services, and pipeline at a corporate level.
Oversee crisis communication plan and anticipate potential
communications liabilities while taking the relevant steps to
protect the company.
Work with members of the management team to set strategy for the
community relations function for Exact Sciences, which seeks to
connect long-range business strategy, corporate brand and talent
strategy with strategic community partnerships (local government,
non-profit, academic, etc.) and initiatives.
Develop and execute comprehensive advocacy strategies,
including, but not limited to, third party organizations to shape
government legislative and regulatory activity to strengthen
advocacy efforts at the local level to drive favorable resolution
to those matters.
Advise and coach the leadership team and stakeholders on
communicating messages in order to advance and protect the
Cultivate relationships with advocacy groups, national and
targeted media, and stakeholders to advance Exact Sciences’
Effectively establish and oversee strategy, tactics, and
processes in partnership with key internal and external teams to
deliver effective, measurable, and scalable programs that
intercept, educate, and activate multiple audiences as our business
continues to grow.
Oversee federal and state government and legislative affairs for
Exact Sciences. Collaborating with Government Affairs leaders and
team and develop and implement a comprehensive government affairs
Supervise staff; including, but not limited to, organize and
prioritize work, write/conduct performance reviews, train/develop,
and manage work performance.
Communicate goals clearly to employees to ensure
understanding and success in achieving them.
Motivate and inspire employees to do their best
work through coaching.
Maintain morale and support employee engagement
Uphold company mission and values through accountability,
innovation, integrity, quality, and teamwork.
Support and comply with the company’s Quality Management System
policies and procedures.
Regular and reliable attendance.
Ability to work nights and/or weekends.
Ability to work on a mobile device, tablet, or in front of a
computer screen and/or perform typing for approximately 90% of a
typical working day.
Ability and means to travel between Madison locations.
Ability to travel 25% of working time away from work location,
may include overnight/weekend travel.
Qualifications Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in communication, public relations, or related
15+ years of experience working in communications and/or public
relations role in a highly-regulated industry.
10+ years of experience leading or directing people and/or
Authorization to work in the United States without
Demonstrated ability to perform the Essential Duties of the
position with or without accommodation.
We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard
to age, color, creed, disability, gender identity, national origin,
protected veteran status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation,
and any other status protected by applicable local, state or
federal law. Applicable portions of the Company’s affirmative
action program are available to any applicant or employee for
inspection upon request.