Director, State Affairs
The Director, State Affairs functions as a key liaison and lobbyist for the AGA state government relations practice area, developing and maintaining positive working relationships and communications with state legislative and regulatory officials, as well as related staff, while providing support to the Vice President, Governmental Affairs & Public Policy in his/her responsibilities with state legislative and regulatory advocacy programs.
- Direct the identification, monitoring, and analyzation of state regulation and legislation and relevant state policy.
- Support the Association’s government relations goals by lobbying, building coalitions and expanding relationships with key decision-makers, policymakers, governors, mayors and public utility commissions.
- Participate in the development of policy positions, strategies, and execution of tactics to influence state legislative and regulatory activity.
- Support the Vice President’s efforts to inform, coordinate and mobilize member company representatives and other interested parties (coalitions) to pursue AGA’s government relations goals.
- Advise and inform state level officials and other key stakeholders of policy positions and issues.
- Coordinate the materials needed to effectively advocate AGA’s state legislative and regulatory policy positions.
- Assist Vice President with the preparation, forecasting, monitoring and tracking of the relevant aspects of the Governmental Affairs & Public Policy budget.
- Direct and, as appropriate, conduct research, develop analysis and coordinate collateral materials for use in public policy outreach and communications.
- Work with Communications Department to refine messages and produce collateral materials to advance priority policy objectives.
- Work collaboratively with colleagues across the Association to develop and implement effective advocacy strategies and member service programs.
- Ensure consistently strong relationships with members and associates of NARUC.
KNOWLEDGE AND CAPABILITY REQUIREMENTS
- Minimum five to seven years of legislative, regulatory, lobbying or political experience in a support position
- Understanding of the legislative process, political fundraising and campaigns and/or public relations
- Some contacts and relationships with mayors, governors or public utility commissioners
- Strong interpersonal and oral and written communications skills
- Strong administrative, computer and internet skills
- Exceptional organizational skills
- Able to work well under pressure, manage quickly shifting priorities and meet deadlines
- Approximately 50% domestic travel required
- Bachelor’s degree in related discipline required
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Job posted: 2019-01-28