Government and Regulatory Affairs Consultant

24 Apr, 2022

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Government and Regulatory Affairs Consultant

Zurich
Washington, D.C.

Zurich is currently seeking a Government & Regulatory Affairs Consultant to join the Government and Regulatory Affairs team out of our Washington, DC location.

 

Zurich’s North America Government & Regulatory Affairs unit is an integral component of the Group effort to implement Zurich’s strategic and tactical public policy objectives consistently across the enterprise and seeks to anticipate emerging trends, define and prioritize public policy issues and establish Zurich as a thought leader on identified issues.

 

At the direction of the VP, Federal Affairs, the candidate will be tasked with implementing strategic and tactical initiatives in support to the government affairs relations objectives including partnering with federal and state legislation, regulations and bulletins, and for monitoring relevant news and political developments that affect the Zurich organization.  The Consultant will also conduct policy and legislative research, prepare policy briefs, talking points, and executive briefings.  This role will also be tasked at coordinating with internal and external stakeholders, such as state and national trade associations, in providing comments on proposed legislation and regulations.

 

Other duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Anticipating customer needs by gathering information and monitoring trends in order to recommend changes to senior leadership
  • Establishing, building, and maintaining relationships with key personnel at relevant political organizations and external partners such as fundraisers, trade associations, and consultants
  • Working closely with Political Action Committee (PAC) Manager on the creation and management of the PAC budget, external and internal fundraising events, and compliance
  • Assisting with the drafting and submission of federal lobbying disclosures for the company and federal lobbyists at the direction of management
  • Assisting with the creation and posting of our social media and advocacy sites under the direction of management

 

Up to 20% of travel will be required for this role along with extended hours during peak periods.
Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree in Law or Political Science and 1 or more years of experience in the Advocacy or Public Policy area

OR

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent in Law or Political Science and 5 or more years of experience in the Advocacy or Public Policy area

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local election laws and requirements
  • Experience working in government or political operations and/or corporate government affairs
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Demonstrated experience in building collaborative relationships with staff and peers
  • Demonstrated experience successfully applying independent discretion in a fast-paced environment

As a condition of employment at Zurich, employees must adhere to our COVID-related health and safety protocols (https://www.zurichna.com/careers/faq), including, without limitation, a requirement that employees attest as to their vaccination status with a YES/NO, and upload proof of vaccination status, or negative COVID test results when allowable, to a third-party vendor. These are continuously re-evaluated and the requirements may change at any time.

A future with Zurich. What can go right when you apply at Zurich?

 

Now is the time to move forward and make a difference. At Zurich, we want you to share your unique perspectives, experiences and ideas so we can grow and drive sustainable change together. As part of a leading global organization, Zurich North America has over 150 years of experience managing risk and supporting resilience. Today, Zurich North America is a leading provider of commercial property-casualty insurance solutions and a wide range of risk management products and services for businesses and individuals. We serve more than 25 industries, from agriculture to technology, and we insure 90% of the Fortune 500®. Our growth strategy is not limited to our business. As an employer, we strive to provide ongoing career development opportunities, and we foster an environment where voices are diverse, behaviors are inclusive, actions drive equity, and our people feel a sense of belonging. Be a part of the next evolution of the insurance industry. Join us in building a brighter future for our colleagues, our customers and the communities we serve. Zurich maintains a comprehensive employee benefits package for employees as well as eligible dependents and competitive compensation. Please click here to learn more.

As a global company, Zurich recognizes the diversity of our workforce as an asset. We recruit talented people from a variety of backgrounds with unique perspectives that are truly welcome here. Taken together, diversity and inclusion bring us closer to our common goal: exceeding our customers’ expectations. Zurich does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status. EOE Disability/Veterans

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Job posted: 2022-04-24