National Restaurant Association
Washington, DC

Summary of Position:
The Coordinator, Federal Government Affairs helps create a successful environment for the Association’s political and government affairs efforts. Primary duties include supporting the administrative functions of the Policy and Government Affairs team to aid in meeting industry public policy goals, assisting with the annual Public Affairs Conference, and assisting in the administration of the Restaurant PAC and political events.
Primary Duties:
• Responsible for supporting the Federal Government Relations team in the successful execution of legislative and regulatory agenda with Members of Congress, the Administration, member companies, and other key stakeholders.
• Responsible for setting up meetings with Members of Congress, Congressional Committees, and the Administration as well as serve as a liaison for the Federal Government Affairs Team.
• Assist in the organization and execution of monthly member meetings, conference calls, and corresponding communications to member companies.
• Responsible for the daily administration of the Restaurant PAC, including preparation of receipt and disbursement activity for FEC reporting purposes and printing and mailing contributions to candidate committees.
• Drafts correspondence, reports and presentations for members of the team as tasked.
• Works closely with Sr. Coordinator, Political Advocacy and Grassroots in organizing PAC events and organizing in-state/in-district restaurant tours/industry roundtables with Congressional offices.
• Enables the seamless transfer of data between the association database and the PAC/grassroots management system.
• Assist in planning the annual Public Affairs Conference (registration, collateral, etc.)
• Manage and submit expense reports for the Vice President, Federal Government Affairs and other members of the Federal Government Relations team as necessary.
• Assists in keeping department records up to date.
• Directs preparation of records such as agendas, meeting minutes and follow up notifications as tasked.
• Aids in preparation for Board meetings and other conference/symposiums.
• Coordinates proper distribution of materials among team members.
Secondary Duties:
• Works on special projects and other duties as required helping to promote department’s success.
• Ensures enterprise-wide understanding of the team’s advocacy priorities as well as its information needs from other departments.
Essential Use of Following Tools:
• Association membership database
• Advocacy management software
• Webex
• Social Media Networks
Essential Training/Certifications:
• Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred
• Experience in or knowledge of the restaurant or hospitality industry is preferred
Essential Skills/Knowledge:
• Ability to communicate clearly and concisely
• Computer literate (Excellent knowledge of Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint applications)
• Ability to learn other computer software programs, and enter and maintain accurate data/information
• Basic knowledge of office equipment such as fax and telephone
• Ability to maintain confidentiality of work records
• Strong organizational skills
• Flexible and resilient
• Problem-solving skills
• Time management skills
• Strong interpersonal and diplomacy skills
• Ability to work as part of a team and to work independently
• Broad fundamental understanding of the restaurant industry/business environment
• Ability to work as part of a team and to work independently; a self-initiator, versatile and assumes risk with responsibility
Essential Mental Requirements:
• Must be able to work as an integral part of the Political and Government Affairs Team
• Must be able to maintain good rapport with all departments
• Must be able to cope within a fast-paced work environment
• Must be able to manage multiple projects with minimal supervision
• Must be able to understand the importance of the position for the success of the business
• Be on time and with a minimal amount of absence
• Ability to accept change and be flexible; focusing on action and outcomes
• Must be able to act with honor, character and integrity
To apply for a position, submit the requested materials to:

National Restaurant Association
Attn: Human Resources
2055 L Street NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036
Fax: (202) 331-5991


Job Posted: February 15, 2017