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Director, Government Affairs

Director, Government Affairs
Organization: IHG
Location: Washington, DC
Date Posted: 01/04/2024

Ideal Candidate Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will be located within the DC area. This is NOT a Georgia position.


1. Lead and Oversee IHG’s Engagement:

  • Identify policy priorities through internal stakeholder engagement.
  • Develop and maintain strategic relationships to enhance the company’s profile with policymakers and their staff.
  • Formulate and execute policy advocacy and identify developments impacting the company on a broad range of issues.
  • Manage a multi-issue policy portfolio, including analyzing relevant legislative and regulatory issues and developing company positioning.
  • Represent IHG externally with stakeholders and key trade associations.
  • Effectively manage the IHG PAC, including supervising a full-time PAC Manager.

2. Provide Guidance to Corporate Senior Leadership:

  • Inform senior leadership and develop executive communications on federal policy matters.
  • Educate legal and operations leaders on legislative/regulatory changes impacting business activity and provide guidance on compliance strategies.

3. Support Other Government Affairs Activities and Projects:

  • Identify, shape, and/or create opportunities at public events to educate policymakers about IHG.
  • Develop or oversee the creation of content for internal and external communications related to federal policy developments.
  • Support the Government Affairs team in executing advocacy objectives and addressing ad hoc policy issues in the AMER region.
  • Execute a clear owner engagement plan on key policy initiatives and advocacy efforts at the federal level.

4. Education:

  • Four-year college degree required, with advanced studies or a graduate degree in political science, public policy, law, or a related field preferred.

5. Experience:

  • 10+ years of experience working in a federal legislative office, in a legislative affairs or policy role within a government agency, political campaign, or in a government relations role, or with a mix of government, campaign, and private sector experience preferred.

6. Technical Skill & Knowledge:

  • Fluency with the federal political and legislative processes, grassroots, and coalition management.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, demonstrating confidence and professional impact.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills – ability to work closely with people at all levels of the organization and explain complicated concepts.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, with limited required direction and guidance.
  • Efficient, organized work style, and an ability to prioritize quickly and confidently.
  • Strong problem-solving skills with the ability to creatively develop solutions.
  • Commitment to maintain the highest personal levels of ethical conduct, confidentiality, and integrity.

About IHG:

At IHG, we’ve made a promise. As one of the world’s leading hotel groups, we’re here to deliver True Hospitality for Good. Making our guests and colleagues feel welcome, cared for, recognized, and respected – wherever they are in the world.

Want to be part of the journey? We need people like you to make a difference and create exceptional experiences every single day. Don’t just join a growing team of 370,000 colleagues across 100 countries. Let your passion shine. Innovate and collaborate around the world. Embrace your ambition.

Let’s Go Further Together.

Don’t quite meet every single requirement, but still believe you’d be a great fit for the job? We’ll never know unless you hit the ‘Apply‘ button. Start your journey with us today.

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