Government Affairs Director

19 Oct, 2017


Government Affairs Director

Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council
Alexandria, VA

National Trade Association representing a major manufacturing, wholesale and retail industry seeks to hire an experienced government relations professional for the position of Director of Government Affairs. This position is based in Alexandria, VA.

Position Responsibilities:

• Representing trade association on a wide range of issues before federal, state and local governments – heavy state emphasis

• Supporting association members on selected regulatory matters

• Developing and maintaining relationships with association members to communicate how legislation could affect their businesses

• Positively influencing legislative and regulatory outcomes thru direct lobbying, providing testimony, coalition building and contract lobbyists

• Developing relationships with key legislators and regulators

• Coordinating all activities of one of the association’s specialty committees

• Preparing legislative initiatives and organizing multi-dimensional programs to secure their passage

• Analyzing legislative and regulatory proposals – drafting public policy statements

• Organizing grassroots support, supervising digital advocacy efforts, initiating and building external relationships on strategic issues, fostering targeted audience outreach

• Authoring articles for industry publications, preparing testimony and lobbying materials for distribution to elected officials

Professional Experience:

• Five years of government relations, campaign, Capitol Hill or state legislative staff experience

• Experience working with federal or state legislative bodies, including direct contact with lawmakers and their staffs

• Experience working in policy areas such as agriculture, taxes, environment, business regulations, retail and consumer

• Excellent writing skills

• Law or other relevant graduate level degree is desirable

Please submit cover letter and desired salary range.

Learn more here

Job posted: 2017-10-19

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