Director, Legislative Affairs

03 Mar, 2021


Director, Legislative Affairs

American Trucking Association
Washington, DC
The vision of the American Trucking Associations, Inc. (ATA), is to be the recognized leader in transportation advocacy representing the safest, most responsible and financially successful motor carriers. Our mission is to effectively advocate and communicate efforts designed to improve safety and profitability for our members.

This position communicates the policy concerns and priorities of ATA members to Members of Congress and other policymakers and stakeholders. The position works with the ATA policy office to plan and strategize a clear and concise message on all legislative issues affecting the trucking industry. This position may interact with ATA staff at all levels, ATA members, Members of Congress, congressional staff, state trucking associations, coalition partners, industry stakeholders, and all branches of government as related to the interest of ATA. This position has no supervisory or budgetary responsibilities.

We are looking for someone with solid political insight, if you have the ability to rapidly analyze and disseminate information this could be your next career move!  An ideal candidate would have prior experience working under the U.S. Senate Committee on Environmental Public Works Committee or Committee on Finance.  Proven success working in the Legislative or Government affairs function of a trade association is preferred as well.

Your main responsibilities will be to maintain strong and positive relationships with Members of Congress and their staff and keep ATA members informed on legislative issues related to trucking.  This may involve face-to-face meetings, phone, email, and other correspondence.  We are also looking for stellar writing skills; this position may assist in writing Congressional hearing testimony, correspondences, and ATA position statements.  

Education/Relevant Experience- 

BS/BA, preferably Political Science or related field;

Minimum of 5 – 10 years of relevant experience working on Capitol Hill, Administration, federal agency and or private sector experience;

Well-developed understanding of the federal legislative process. 

Skill Requirements – Must have solid political insight, ability to rapidly analyze and disseminate information, strong communication and writing skills.

The American Trucking Associations is an equal opportunity at will employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of age, race, religion, color, disability, sex, sexual orientation or national origin.
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Job posted: 2021-03-03