Government Relations Manager

09 Oct, 2021


Government Relations Manager

Atlanta, GA

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Language Fluency:  English (Required)

Work Shift:

1st shift (United States of America)

Please review the following job description:

Manage community affairs activities in former SunTrust HQ, Atlanta, including responsibility for Trusteed Foundations grant making and Truist Foundation LAC work, meeting with community groups to explore and connect sources of funding and drive collective impact between region teams (NFPG), CDM and Foundation, and represent as working group partner with Atlanta Committee for Progress and Georgia Allies. Lead Truist Government affairs activities in Georgia and Tennessee.

Following is a summary of the essential functions for this job.  Other duties may be performed, both major and minor, which are not mentioned below.  Specific activities may change from time to time.

Review, prepare for, lead and help decision grant requests for Trusteed Foundations with Trusteed Foundation Allocation Committee and Truist Foundation with Local Advisory Council.  Notify grantees and process grants 3x/year.   Roughly 40-50 grant requests/cycle for each Trusteed and Truist Foundations.  Total annual giving roughly $5MM. Meet annually with community groups in Atlanta to explore and connect to sources of funding and advise on feasibility studies – provide guidance and advice on best path forward for internal or external funding sources, review case studies and campaign leadership.  Direct groups to F&E Grant Education Roundtable and other sources of external funding.  Represent Truist in the community at events, tours, ribbon cuttings, and grand openings with a number of community partners, a large majority of which are our clients.  Maintain Atlanta grant database (GIFTS) to ensure all meeting notes, grant decisions, and follow up grant reports are recorded accurately in system. Participate in quarterly Board service review team connecting teammates to Board opportunities to increase our presence, strengthen engagement, and impact in the community. Georgia Allies (economic development) working partner, attending monthly meetings with 15 corporate leaders and GA Department of Economic Development, serve on Executive Committee and attend 5-6 events each year hosting CEO’s and corporate representatives to locate or expand business operations in Georgia; supporting RP, who is Georgia Allies CEO partner.  Actively refer new opportunities CCB teams.  Atlanta Committee for Progress (ATL Mayor’s business cabinet) community affairs representative/working partner – supporting RP, who is ACP CEO partner; attend quarterly meetings Represent Truist with the Atlanta Corporate Donors committee, Southeastern Council of Foundations, Atlanta Foundations Forums, Foundations on the Hill, and other community wide philanthropic assemblies. Work closely with the region CDM to identify qualified volunteer teammate opportunities via grantees. Also identify potential new community partnerships across ATL/GA where foundation has invested. Lead Truist Government Affairs in GA/TN; monitor legislative activity (with GA/TN Bankers Association, GA Chamber, Metro ATL Chamber, and other pro-business associations). Assist with annual PAC campaign and distribute PAC dollars to state level candidates. Monitor other legislative activity as needed. Maintain relationships w/Federal Elected Officials and candidates when they are home in state, attending public events, meetings, and invitation only events. Attend DC “fly in” with SE Council on Foundations, GA Bankers, GA Chamber, and various business coalitions. Maintain relationships with Congressional staff in State/District offices, serving as resource for their constituents on Truist banking issues (mortgage, credit card fraud, etc.) as they arise.

Required Qualifications:

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Ten or more years of relevant community engagement knowledge,  experience, and relationships Bachelor’s degree or equivalent education, training and work-related experience. Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

Philanthropic giving experience Government or public policy experience

Truist supports a diverse workforce and is an Equal Opportunity Employer who does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, gender, color, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status or other classification protected by law. Drug Free Workplace.

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Job posted: 2021-10-09