Government Affairs Lobbyist, Employment and Labor

18 Feb, 2021


Government Affairs Lobbyist, Employment and Labor

New Jersey Business & Industry Association
Trenton, NJ


Government Affairs Lobbyist, Employment and Labor

The New Jersey Business & Industry Association (NJBIA) is the nation’s largest private statewide employer association representing more than 1 million jobs in New Jersey. NJBIA provides information, services and advocacy to our members and is widely regarded as the most credible and effective advocate for business in the State. We are located in the heart of the business district of Trenton and our magazine office location in Fairfield, NJ. In addition to a dynamic work environment, NJBIA offers a competitive salary and robust benefits package including generous paid time off, 401K plan with employer match, medical, dental, and much more.

We are currently seeking a full-time Government Affairs Lobbyist, Employment and Labor to join our dynamic legislative affairs team. This position will focus predominantly on employment and labor policy and will work with other senior team members in the development and implementation of sophisticated legislative strategies. This position requires a bachelor’s degree, legislative experience and a strong understanding of complex issues concerning employment and labor public policy. Additional subject matters may be included in lobbying efforts.



Responsibilities include:

  • Monitor and review legislation and regulations related to the employment and labor, policy relevant to large and small member businesses.
  • Lobby members of the Legislature, Governor’s staff, legislative committee staff to affect desired policies effecting legislation and regulation concerning employment and labor policy.
  • Testify at legislative hearings.
  • Develop and maintain network of contacts within Legislative and Executive branches.
  • Form coalitions with representatives of other affected organizations to influence legislation and advance public policy discussions on an as-needed basis.
  • Build relationships with small business organizations, both national and state, to package these services and educate our members about them.
  • Build relationships with team of experts of employment and labor gurus and other business groups as reliable sources of information and allies on various issues.
  • Attend fundraisers and other political events as necessary.
  • Prepare amendments to legislation and develop policy initiatives impacting business.
  • Communicate anticipated impact of legislation to NJBIA members, Communications Department, Executive and Legislative branches. Assist in social media and other communications as necessary.
  • Serve as staff director of Employment and Labor Committee.
  • Provide information on key issues to New Jersey news media in consultation with Communications Department staff.
  • Protect Association interests at legislative hearings.
    • Work with other NJBIA departments and staff as necessary to carry out the mission of NJBIA.
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To apply for this position, please submit your resume: NJBIA is an Equal Opportunity Employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

COVID-19 precautions
  • Remote interview process
  • Personal protective equipment provided or required
  • Social distancing guidelines in place
  • Virtual meetings
  • Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place

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Job posted: 2021-02-18