Legislative Affairs Advisor
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP, an international law firm, is actively recruiting a Legislative Affairs Advisor for the Richmond office. This position provides lobbying, association management and logistical support to the Global Economic Development, Commerce and Government Relations practice group and its clients.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES:
1. Lobbies, as directed by Senior Director of Government Affairs or the Managing Director of the practice group, General Assembly and Executive Branch on behalf of various clients.
2. Serves as a prime or secondary contact for various legislative clients under the direction of the Senior Director of Government Affairs.
3. Leads and coordinates association management needs for certain clients.
4. Manages and coordinates legislative monitoring activities on behalf of Virginia state government relations clients.
5. Monitors provisions of state budget bill and amendments thereto as requested by the practice group.
6. Assists in managing client communications, including but not limited to, writing weekly legislative update reports during legislative session.
7. Establishes and maintains professional relationships with legislative committee staff, delegates, senators and their aides, and various agency and department heads and staff.
Education: Bachelor’s degree required; association management certification preferred.
Experience: Minimum of three years of government relations and administrative experience, preferably in a law firm, professional services, or other client relationship-based organization.
Other Minimum Qualifications: Frequent travel may be required. Availability and willingness to work hours as needed to meet critical deadlines. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite applications. Strong commitment to client service excellence and teamwork. Must possess the highest standards of ethical conduct and professionalism. Must act as catalyst for change, drive and own results. Creative and innovative. Excellent communication skills (oral, written and listening) and ability to collaborate effectively with diverse group of professionals. Sound judgment and flexibility. Ability to work well under pressure, patience, diplomacy, high stress tolerance, excellent interpersonal communication skills, ability to prioritize workload and adapt to changing conditions. Visual acuity needed to process and read extensive written communications. Ability to receive and convey detailed information through oral communication. Essential competency processes include language ability, reasoning and memory. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent must possess the abilities or aptitudes to proficiently perform each of the responsibilities and accountabilities described above, with or without reasonable accommodation.
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Job posted: 2021-01-27