Director, Government & Legislative Affairs

28 Dec, 2020


Director, Government & Legislative Affairs

AgustaWestland Philadelphia/Leonardo Helicopters
Arlington, VA


The incumbent is responsible for leading all government and legislative affairs activities for the Leonardo Helicopters, USA, Inc. (e.g. lobbying, bill tracking, and third-party outreach).  The position will also support a variety of marketing and external affairs projects.   This position will report directly to the Vice-President of Leonardo Helicopters USA, Inc.




  • Lobbying (not limited to)
    • Leading the day-to-day government and legislative affairs activities
    • Coordinating the work of the company’s contract lobbyists
    • Scheduling and attending meetings with Congressional staff
  • Bill tracking (not limited to)
    • Monitoring legislation that directly or indirectly impacts the company
    • Providing regular legislative reports to company officials
  • Third parties (e.g. Think Tanks) (not limited to)
    • Develop third-party political and policy support for the company’s objectives
    • Manage third-party relationships
  • State & Local (not limited to)
    • Coordinate the company’s interaction with State and Local (County and City) governments and elected officials
  • Public policy (not limited to)
    • Monitor key public policy issues impacting the company
    • Develop strategies for the company to influence relevant public policy



Position Requirements:

  • Minimum of 10-15 years of experience in government/legislative affairs
  • Superior oral and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment
  • Flexibility to travel both domestically and internationally on a regular basis
  • Previous experience working in Government Contracts


  • Advanced degree in political science or communications


Desired Skills:

  • Knowledge of the aerospace
  • Existing third-party (think-tank) relationships 

Working Conditions:

  • Additional working hours/overtime as required
  • Regular travel (domestic/international)


Security Clearance: 

  • Current Secret or Secret eligible

Equal Opportunity Employer/Vet/Disability

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Job posted: 2020-12-28