Director of Government Relations
The Director of Government Relations is responsible for identifying, prioritizing, and delivering results on companywide federal and state-level activities and initiatives to influence public policy. This position will represent Populus Financial Group in industry organizations and before government officials, policymakers, and key thought leaders.
• Monitor, evaluate and report on legislative and other governmental and legislative activity that may impact the operation, goals and strategies of the company, its products and subsidiaries.
• Proactively research developing government policies for changes that could be advantageous to the
company and what other trends might have a negative impact in the future.
• Maintain active relationships with elected officials to provide education and information that accurately
informs them on the operations of the company and how our products serve consumers.
• Direct outside legislative counsel practitioners and firms retained by the company, their personnel and
• Prepare periodic reports and presentations on government activities including bill filings, committee
hearings, industry actions, and legislative calendars.
• Form relationships with industry peers and companies to monitor their respective lobbying activities and
coordinate strategies and tactics that benefit the industry.
• Work with state industry associations to direct lobbying strategies and support associations when their objectives match the company’s direction.
• Prepare presentations, positioning documents and talking points for meetings with elected and government officials and their staffs.
• Prepare and organize grass root programs that that inform associates and consumers of the potential effects of pending legislation.
• Be current on all mandatory state ethics filings on registration of companies, company representatives, and lobbying firms as required by law. Ensure that all filings are made in a timely fashion and are correct and compliant with standing regulation.
• Bachelor’s degree in Public Affairs or a related field. Graduate degree or graduate level study a plus.
• 5+ years’ extensive experience in government relations, legislature, regulatory agency or public affairs required.
• Demonstrated ability to engage networks among relevant external stakeholders, such as legislators and policy makers.
• Collaborative, has a result-driven mindset, a high bar for quality, and the ability to lead in a fast-paced
• Strong, proven skills in analysis, writing, and development of effective public policy documents (e.g. positioning documents, talking points, letters).
• Skilled and effective verbal communication ability with professional colleagues, including strong public speaking capability and experience.
• Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain an effective working rapport with a wide spectrum of personalities.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the major responsibilities.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand or walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop or bend; and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 lbs. Must have appropriate vision to see up close, and at a distance with ability to adjust vision and focus.
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. This position might require long hours and weekend work.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in some work environments can be moderate.
The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted, as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.
ACE is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state and local fair employment practices laws. In compliance with applicable law, ACE does not discriminate against any applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender (including gender nonconformity and status as a transgender or transsexual individual), national origin or ancestry, ethnicity, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship, past, current, or prospective service in the uniformed services, genetic information, pregnancy status, or any other protected classification. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, training, promotions, discipline, compensation, benefits, and termination of employment.
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Job posted: 2020-09-01