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Director of Government Affairs
Job Description Overview:
HospitalityMaine (HM) is a 501(c) 6 non-profit trade association representing the state’s hospitality sector which includes food service operations, lodging establishments, and the businesses and organizations that support them.
The Director of Government Affairs (DGA) is responsible for fully understanding the hospitality sector and the education and workforce mission of HospitalityMaine. The DGA will work closely with the HM Board of Directors, HM staff, and report to the HospitalityMaine President and CEO.
Roles and Responsibilities
Track/review legislation filed that may impact the industry
Represent the association at the federal, state and local level
Write testimony for hearings on behalf of the association
Write member alerts on legislative issues
Develop policy positions for the association
Monitor committee meetings, hearings and legislative session
Meet with legislators and articulate the position of the HM on various pieces of legislation
Respond to member regulatory and legislative requests
To assist in grassroots outreach on the state and local level
Represent HM at state and national conferences
Other activities as needed
Bachelor Degree desired – degree in political science, public policy or related field preferred
Minimum of three to four years of professional experience in government relations, legislative affairs, political processes or related field preferred
Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills
Ability to interface effectively with lawmakers, government officials, legislative staff, association staff and industry leaders
Knowledge of lobbying regulations and PACs
Oversee Governmental Affairs Committee and any hired lobbyists.
Must be a self-starter and detail oriented
Trustworthy: Able to convey trustworthiness based on honesty and personal integrity, earning and maintaining the trust and respect of the staff, other managers and the Director of Government Affairs
People Oriented: Believes in other people and their potential to get things done; works to help others optimize their performance, contributions and behaviors; cares about people as individuals as well as employees/independent contractors.
Service-oriented: Understands that he/she is in a service business and that the satisfaction of members is the number one priority.
Commitment and Dedication: Willing to make the commitment and sacrifices necessary to do what it takes to make him/herself, as well as the association successful.
Involved: Always involved and practices hands-on management to continually learn about the association, its people and members.
Self-motivated: Continually exhibits a positive, “can do” attitude, with a high-energy level that enables him/her to get things done while conveying enthusiasm and energy for others to do likewise.
Self-disciplined: Meets his/her commitments; able to stay the course in turbulent times; able to keep the most important things uppermost in his/her mind; willing to demand performance and results in the face of difficulty, resistance and/or apathy.
This position requires some travel around the state, as well as time in the office during the legislative season. There is some flexibility for remote work depending on the schedule.
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: From $70,000.00 per year
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Job posted: 2022-09-13