Director, Legislative Affairs

23 May, 2021


Director, Legislative Affairs

National Association of Chemical Distributors
Arlington, VA

Position Summary:

The Director of Legislative Affairs plans and carries out legislative activities, including the prioritization of issues, the development of NACD’s positions, and the formulation of strategies to advance the association’s positions on Capitol Hill. This position also oversees all grassroots advocacy and political programs, including the annual Washington Fly-In, the political action committee, and member company outreach to Congress.



  • Develops key relationships on Capitol Hill to represent the interests of the NACD membership effectively
  • Serves as a Staff Executive to the NACD Government Policy & Advocacy Committee and works with the committee to develop positions and strategies on legislative proposals at federal and state levels
  • Works closely with the Regulatory Affairs staff and the NACD Regulatory Affairs Subcommittees to coordinate position development on issues that have both legislative and regulatory aspects
  • Communicates legislative information to the NACD membership through NewsBrief, the NACD website, action alerts, and updates at industry meetings
  • Represents NACD before Congress, with the media, and at various industry events
  • Represents NACD on industry coalitions and working groups
  • Manages any outside consultants to facilitate effective legislative activity at federal and state levels
  • Oversees all grassroots advocacy and political programs, including the annual Washington Fly-In, the Responsible Distribution PAC, and member company outreach to Congress
  • Works with communications department on marketing pieces and/or member educational pieces (print/digital) on legislative and grassroots issues
  • Responds to press inquiries on legislative issues
  • Jointly develops and manages the Government Affairs budget
  • Represents the organization in a professional manner
  • Performs all other duties as needed


The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • Minimum of bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum of 5-10 years Capitol Hill and/or association public policy experience
  • Understanding of federal environmental, safety, transportation, and security laws and regulations that affect the chemical distribution business
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to prioritize and manage a wide variety of tasks
  • Ability and willingness to travel
  • Thorough understanding of federal laws as they relate to lobby reporting and PACs
  • Team player who supports coworkers


Total compensation for this position is market-driven and includes direct salary in the $80K range and comprehensive employee benefits. Qualified, interested candidates should forward a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to with “Director, Legislative Affairs” in the subject line.

Job posted: 2021-05-23