American Public Power Association (APPA)
Washington, DC

Part I:

Position Summary Develops, implements, and manages grassroots political and public communications activities by APPA members and others, such as allied organizations, that directly support APPA’s federal policy goals. In coordination with the Vice President of Government Relations & Counsel, manages APPA’s political action committee.


Part II:

Duties and Responsibilities Grassroots Responsibilities:

 Develops and conducts the APPA grassroots program in support of APPA’s federal policy objectives.

 Acts as primary liaison to the Policymakers Council (PMC) and coordinates APPA’s grassroots strategy and efforts in Washington, D.C., with the PMC.

 Organizes the PMC summer legislative fly-in.

 Ensures that all events (grassroots and PowerPAC) are conducted in compliance with campaign finance and ethics rules.

 Helps to identify and recruit the political assistance of other organizations.

 Represents APPA at meetings of outside groups and coalitions primarily regarding grassroots and PAC-related matters.

 Coordinates a variety of activities related to the Legislative Rally and National Conference.

 Contributes to the preparation of legislative update presentations to employees.

 Oversees PAC and grassroots management software usage and contract with vendor.

 Periodically participates in congressional outreach with lobbyists.

 Monitors and analyzes political environment and election results, particularly as they relate to public power.


PAC Responsibilities:

 Develops in consultation with the Vice President of Government Relations & Counsel and implements overall PowerPAC strategy including fundraising, budgeting, and participation goals.

 Reports to APPA leadership on matters pertaining to PowerPAC and political issues, and compiles related reports and analyses.

 Acts as primary liaison with the PowerPAC Board:

 Prepares materials for the PAC Board meetings at the Legislative Rally and National Conference.

 Discusses and prepares candidate contributions.

 Directs and prepares materials for PowerPAC solicitation campaigns.

 Manages disbursement of PowerPAC contributions in conjunction with Vice President of Government Relations & Counsel.

 Liaisons with outside groups, including the National Association of Business PACs regarding best practices for PACs and applies knowledge to PowerPAC efforts.


Part 3:


 Degree from 4-year college or university with coursework in related disciplines such as communications or political science.

 Four to six years of relevant job experience.

 Requires knowledge of political action committee guidelines at federal level.

 Requires general knowledge of federal legislative process.

 Ability to undertake and complete projects in area of expertise with moderate supervision.

 Experience working on political- or issue-advocacy campaigns.

 Excellent research (including on-line), verbal, and written communication skills.

 Knowledge of state-of-the-art techniques for broad information dissemination.

 Ability to handle and coordinate multiple tasks with attention to detail.

 Ability to meet assigned deadlines.

 Ability to work well with outside groups and individuals.

 Knowledge of basic office computer information systems.

 Some knowledge of the electric utility industry is desired.


American Public Power Association is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified candidates should reply with a cover letter and resume to, with the position title in the subject line.


Job Posted: January 23, 2017