Director of Government Relations
Under general supervision and according to established policies and procedures, the Director of Government Relations navigates the communication channels and bureaucracy of state and local government. The Director of Government Relations attends sessions at the State Capitol and state and local governments; monitors, provides coverage, and reports back to department regarding current events; writes briefings, memos, newsletters and client communications; and coordinates meetings with government officials and clients.
Required Education & Experience
- Bachelor’s degree in Government Affairs, Public Policy, Law or related field.
- 5 years or more of government relations experience required.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Communication (40%)
- Develop and implement communication plans.
- Draft and submit timely client updates, legislative summaries, fact sheets, newsletters and alerts.
- Complete research and writing assignments on a variety of client-related topics and issues.
- Lobbying Activities (50%)
- Monitor and report on legislative committee activities and hearings.
- Organize lobbying activities during legislative sessions and the interim.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, members of the Minnesota legislature and their staff, state executive and agency personnel, and coalition partners.
- Represent clients in meetings with legislative staff, executive officials and numerous advocacy organizations.
- Analyze and interpret legislation that impacts clients.
- Assist firm clients in the administration of association activities.
- Coordinate client communications efforts such as news alerts and newsletters.
- Monitor and provide coverage of activities at the Minnesota Legislature by attending hearings at the State Capitol; tracking, analyzing, and interpreting legislation; reporting current events to the government relations team and writing brief updates.
- General and Administrative (10%)
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Strong verbal and written communication skills.
- Self-motivated with excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
- Highly professional with a strong customer service orientation, commitment to meeting deadlines, and ability to multitask in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.
- Strong professional, independent thinking skills with strength in problem solving and the ability to offer constructive opinions and creative solutions.
- A team player who motivates and educates other team members.
- Regular and predictable attendance is an essential function of the position.
This position has no supervisory responsibilities.
Travel is expected between both offices and other locations as deemed necessary.
Work Environment & Physical Demands
This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. While performing the responsibilities of the position, these work environment characteristics are representative of the environment the person in this position will encounter. While performing the duties of this job, the employee will work in a professional, fast paced office environment that may require additional hours to complete work.
This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. These physical demands are representative of the physical requirements necessary for an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the position. If an employee is unable to perform the essential functions of the position, Stinson LLP will evaluate whether a reasonable accommodation can be made to enable the employee to perform the described essential functions of the position. Generally, due to the nature of this office position, while performing the responsibilities of the position, the employee is required to talk and hear. The employee is often required to sit and use their hands and fingers, to handle or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, reach with arms and hands, climb or balance, and to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Vision abilities required by the job include close vision.
Stinson LLP is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage qualified minority, female, veteran, disabled and other diverse candidates to apply and be considered for open positions. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package.
Stinson LLP is a federal contractor. Information gathered through applicant Voluntary Self-Identification will be used periodically with various government agencies for statistical reporting and to measure the effectiveness of our Affirmative Action and EEO outreach efforts. All information is requested on a voluntary basis and will be kept confidential. We will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant.
Applicants with a disability that are in need of an accommodation to complete the Stinson LLP application process should contact Human Resources at 316.268.7962 or email Talent@stinson.com.
By submitting this application, you certify the information provided is true to the best of your knowledge and belief. You understand that being untruthful in response to any of the answers provided within this application or any of the attached documents may lead to your termination in the event you are employed. If employed, you will be required to provide documentation showing you are legally authorized to work in the United States. We conduct criminal background checks of all individuals offered employment.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
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Job posted: 2021-10-25