Assistant Director of Government Affairs

12 Jan, 2022


Assistant Director of Government Affairs

National Elevator Industry

Are you an energetic capable professional who wants to join a small dynamic team?

Do you want to be an advocate for policy issues and make a difference in a unique industry that is part of our nation’s economic growth?

Are you a team player who is willing to help his/her colleagues when needed?

Job Role: The National Elevator Industry, Inc. (NEII) seeks a professional to join our small but dynamic team advancing the industry’s policy objectives at the federal, state, and local levels. This role is a junior position within the three-person Government Affairs department, reporting to the Vice President of Government Affairs and working with all NEII committees, members, and staff.

NEII is the premier national trade association representing the leaders in the building transportation industry. More information can be found at

Key Deliverables

  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with policymakers, industry stakeholders and other that will allow effective strategic partnerships and coalitions.
  • In the first year, you will be expected to undertake direct outreach to build a network of contacts.
  • Monitor legislative and regulatory proposals affecting the building transportation industry (through NEII’s contract service provider) and develop associated action plans for assigned states and local jurisdictions.
  • Tasks include – prioritize urgency of issue, identify potential industry impacts, gather input from members, draft comments and other materials, and coordinate NEII efforts.
  • There will be specific jurisdictions assigned to you for monitoring and action.
  • Each year we track hundreds of proposals but submit industry comments on only a select number.
  • Provide direct staff support to two policy committees of NEII member representatives and indirect support for other policy committees and the NEII Board of Directors.
  • Tasks include – scheduling, drafting agendas, assisting with the development of committee slide deck, taking minutes, and managing action items.
  • Draft government affairs content for NEII newsletters, comments, testimony, materials, and other communications.
  • Effectively navigate tough conversations (internal and/or external) that are needed to understand concerns, align stakeholders, and facilitate the development of industry positions.
  • Work within clear individual goals to support NEII’s short- and long-term objectives.
  • Assist on any other tasks and deliverables under urgent priorities as assigned during the year.

Core Competencies

  • General understanding of public policy strategies and proactive decision-making.
  • Tactical and creative thinking that is detail oriented and problem solves.
  • Ability to identify, build, and maintain relationships with stakeholders.
  • Understands the value of strategic partnerships and coalitions.
  • Able to work independently, as well as a contributing member of a team.
  • Exercising good judgement and discretion.
  • Demonstrates a value-based, principled approach and a willingness to work with people who may not align with industry goals in order to advance positive change.
  • Comfortable juggling numerous tasks, deadlines, etc. at once based on short- and long-term urgency and priorities.
  • Strong and confident written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience in federal and/or state government relations advocacy highly desired.
  • Experience as federal and/or state legislative staff highly desired.
  • Experience developing policy strategies, proposals, and supporting materials highly desired.

Supervisory ResponsibilitiesNone.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in government affairs or related field to this industry.
  • At least two years of experience in a public policy position inside or outside government.

Other Key Information:

  • NEII utilizes a distributed team model and offers a remote work environment. All employees work from a home office in various states.
  • Willingness to travel to support NEII objectives. Travel is currently restricted due to COVID-19, and most meetings are undertaken via video conferencing platforms until further notice.
  • The targeted salary range is $50,000-$60,000 depending on qualifications and experience.
  • Additional compensation includes vacation and sick leave, health care options, 401(k) matching contributions, home office set-up and support, professional development, and others.

NEII is an equal opportunity employer and encourage all who are interested to apply.

Please submit your resume a writing sample and what you are most proud of accomplishing in your career to for consideration.

Job posted: 2022-01-12