Director of Government Affairs

28 Aug, 2022


Director of Government Affairs

Commercial Vehicle Training Association
Alexandria, VA

Position Overview

The Director of Government relations will be the primary point of contact between the Association and federal agencies, Congress, and state governments.  The Director will work closely with other members of the CVTA team to develop the Association’s legislative and regulatory strategy.  The Director will lead implementation of the Association’s legislative and regulatory strategy and will be expected to register as a federal lobbyist, and may need to register as a lobbyist in various states as required to effectively accomplish the Association’s goals.


  • Lobby relevant Senate and House Committees
  • Schedule and facilitate Hill day
  • Brief committee leadership/staff
  • Engage Congress through emails/meetings/phone calls/coalition building
  • Draft and monitor legislation
  • Write CVTA’s yearly legislative agenda
  • Monitor relevant federal legislation and update members on movement
  • Draft proposed legislation
  • Assist with CVTA communications efforts
  • Draft position papers, press releases, blogs, reports, and any other relevant documents for external and internal use
  • Brief CVTA staff on relevant legislative developments before external meetings and media appearances
  • Advocate CVTA’s position to FMSCA and other relevant agencies
  • Monitor FMSCA rulemaking using USDOT/FMSCA daily emails
  • Draft CVTA public comments
  • Coordinate and update members
  • Respond to member requests regarding legislative updates
  • Conduct a yearly legislative survey to understand member priorities
  • Communicate with members about ongoing lobbying efforts and legislative developments through phone calls, emails, and social media
  • Communicate and coordinate with the CVTA Board
  • Participate in board calls, retreats, and meetings
  • Update board members on relevant legislative issues
  • Participate in CVTA’s bi-yearly conferences by engaging in public speaking, member outreach, and member workgroup facilitation


  • 3-5 years of legislative, regulatory, or advocacy experience for Congress, a federal agency, nonprofit organizations, or the private sector.
  • At least 5 years total work experience, including administrative experience, but not including internship experience.
  • The ability to clearly and efficiently communicate the Association’s positions in writing for a variety of audiences from Members of Congress and senior Administration officials to inexperienced staff new to the Association’s issues.
  • Experience working with a membership organization preferred.
  • The ability to work collaboratively with a small, dedicated team of experienced professionals.
  • The ability to work independently and communicate clearly with senior government, nonprofit, association, and private sector leaders.

Please note that alternative qualifications will be considered under the appropriate circumstances. 

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Job posted: 2022-08-28