Director, Government Relations

24 Feb, 2021


Director, Government Relations

Council for Responsible Nutrition
Washington, DC

The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) is seeking a Director, Government Relations to manage the state government affairs program for the trade association representing the dietary supplement industry. The Director will assure timely and accurate actions and responses to state legislative and regulatory issues and assume other responsibilities as assigned, including federal lobbying and advocacy efforts.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES include serving as the lead advocate for CRN positions before State Legislatures on critical industry issues. Develop relationships with key legislators and staff to effectively channel the goals and desires of the association. Monitor, track and report on introduced legislation, amendments, committee hearing, mark-ups and floor votes. Lead CRN’s Government Relations State Subcommittee. Assist with the organization of CRN Lobbying Days (State and Federal): develop programs, schedule meetings with elected officials, coordinate speakers, and provide itineraries, background materials and talking points. Lead/participate in various industry coalitions on State and Federal projects and initiatives. Develop and edit correspondence, memoranda, reports, budgets and presentation materials. Act as an information resource for members and other departments regarding department activities and policies.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS include a baccalaureate degree,  advanced degree a plus. Federal, state or local legislative and/or policy knowledge. Problem solving skills, attention to detail and ability to make decisions independently. Positive professional image and ability to respond appropriately to a variety of situations, including dealing with conflicting priorities and the handling of confidential information. Exceptional organizational skill, with the ability to perform multiple tasks in a fast- paced environment, meeting deadlines with accurate results. Excellent communication skills (written and oral) for effective interaction with all levels of division, company and external partners. Proficiency in Microsoft Office. Some travel may be required. Note – this is a Washington, DC based position.

THE COUNCIL FOR RESPONSIBILE NUTRITION (CRN), founded in 1973 and based in Washington, D.C., is the leading trade association representing dietary supplement and functional food manufacturers and ingredient suppliers. CRN companies produce a large portion of the dietary supplements marketed in the United States and globally. CRN offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits.


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Job posted: 2021-02-24