Director, International Government Affairs

29 Aug, 2023


Director, International Government Affairs

Nuclear Energy Institute
Washington, DC

Primary Purpose

This position is responsible, at the direction of the Exec. Director of Federal Programs and Supplier Relationships, to engage with the Administration on the breadth of issues important to the nuclear energy industry and to engage with U.S. governemnt, international, and multilateral organizations to influence international, clean energy and trade-related policies. This includes responsibility for interactions with key agencies to inform U.S. policy and identigy issues which may impact NEI members. The responsibilites of this position are broad in scope and diverse in nature.

Principal Duties and Responsibilites

Enhance responsibilities with key personnel in the Administration and executive branch agencies, to improve their knowledge and understanding of commercial nuclear technology, to move them in the direction of accomplishing the goals of the nuclear industry.

Coordinate, at the direction of the Exec. Director for Federal Programs and Supplier Relations, outreach programs designed to enhance NEI’s relationship with the federal agencies and the White House focused on accomplishing the goals of the nuclear energy industry.

Support the accomplishment of International Market success measures in NEI’s Annual Plan and support the management of committees and task forces related to these activities.

Monitor key international clean energy and trade-related policy developments, develop strategies and support engagement with the U.S. government, multilateral organizations, and foreign governments to influence related policy outcomes.

Job Specifications:

Ten years of experience in working for and with the Congress, the Administration, and the business community on political and policy matters with particular emphasis on energy, environmental and international trade issues.

Skills and Abilities

  • Strong written and oral communication abilities are essential.
  • Consensus building skills essential.
  • Ability to synthesize and communicate complex issues clearly.
  • Ability to work across disciplines to achieve organization-wide objectives.


  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent required, advanced degree in business or policy desired.


  • Extensive knowledge of governmental (including interagency) processes, procedures, and actions that can affect the nuclear industry. Background in international policy issues is important.
  • Existing relationships within the Administration and throughout key executive branch agencies is desired.

About NEI

The Nuclear Energy Institute is transforming the way Washington, D.C. trade associations operate to influence public opinion and policy. By leading through innovation, NEI is demonstrating that trade communications can be fast-paced, inventive, and impactful.

The NEI communications team is moving beyond traditional communication tactics and developing strategies that push boundaries to attract support from new audiences. Through its video series, ad campaign and forward-thinking content, NEI is reshaping what it means to be a D.C. trade association and a part of the energy sector.

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Nuclear Energy Institute
Human Resources Department
1201 F Street, NW, Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20004

The Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) does not discriminate in employment on the basis of color, race, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), religion, national origin, sexual orientation, political affiliation, marital status, genetic information, disability, membership in an employee organization, age, parental status, retaliation, military service, or other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Job posted: 2023-08-29