Assistant Manager of Government Relations

26 Mar, 2021


Assistant Manager of Government Relations

American Payroll Association
Washington, DC

The Assistant Manager of Government Relations raises awareness with regulatory agencies and legislative bodies about matters affecting the payroll professional on behalf of the American Payroll Association (APA) and its affiliated companies.  The successful candidate reviews and analyses legislation, educates policymakers, and creates content for publication for print and digital distribution.  The Assistant Manager of Government Relations works in a relationship-building and political-facing environment.


Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Works with members to reach out to government leaders to advance APA’s positions and recommendations.
  • Creates, edits, and updates content for print or digital publication.
  • Conducts research, studies, and monitors proposed legislation and regulations that affect payroll professionals.
  • Identifies and interacts with appropriate persons, groups, and public officials.
  • Speaks to individuals or groups on policy issues.
  • Conducts media interviews and makes public appearances to support APA’s goals and objectives; assists with development of press releases.
  • Assists in the coordination of educational topics, speakers, and related marketing efforts, as assigned.
  • Implements outreach strategies to build and enhance member engagement.
  • Serves as a liaison between Government Relations Task Force, members, and legislative representatives.
  • Maintains knowledge on professional and industry trends.
  • Assists in the development of division strategies.

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Knowledge of government relations principles and practices.
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of legislative and regulatory processes and procedures.
  • Basic PowerPoint, Word, and Excel proficiency.
  • Skilled at building, establishing, and cultivating relationships.
  • Ability to translate, articulate and formulate content from legislative and regulatory developments.
  • Ability to work nights, weekends, or extended hours.
  • Ability to travel.


Required Education and Experience                                                  

  • Bachelor’s Degree.  A Bachelor’s Degree may be replaced with a combination of education and experience.
  • 2 years of Government Relations experience.


Preferred Education and Experience

  • Association industry experience is a plus.
  • Experience using video conference platforms, Zoom preferred.
Internal Number: 1063
About American Payroll Association
The American Payroll Association is the nation’s leader in payroll education, publications, and training. Since 1982, it’s been our goal to increase the payroll professional’s skill level through knowledge and a supportive community of peers. Today, we offer top-rated payroll conferences and seminars, a complete library of resource texts, and industry-recognized certifications.
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Job posted: 2021-03-26