Legislative Representative & Policy Analyst

19 Apr, 2022


Legislative Representative & Policy Analyst

International Brotherhood of Teamsters
Washington, D.C.

Legislative Representative & Policy Advisor

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) represents over 1.4 million working Americans across the country in a diverse range of fields. We are seeking an energetic advocate with at least 5 years of combined experience in policy analysis and direct lobbying for its fast-paced legislative department to fight for the working American. Issues that our Legislative Representative & Policy Advisor work for include labor standards & collective bargaining rights, apprenticeship & job training, pensions & retirement security, energy & climate change, fair trade, health care, immigration reform, “gig” economy policies, e-commerce, and the future of work.

Duties of the position include but are not limited to:

  • Represent the IBT before members of Congress, congressional staff members, and congressional committee staff on legislative issues of interest to the union and/or affiliated bodies.
  • Recommend congressional and regulatory action by the IBT on legislative and regulatory issues based on analysis and input from various departments.
  • Research, prepare and write testimony, regulatory comment and letters of position on legislative and regulatory issues of interest to the union.
  • Coordinate with department colleagues on development and maintenance of resource materials for Teamster Local unions to support in-district advocacy on Federal issues.
  • Respond to requests or questions on the position of the union with regard to various legislative and regulatory issues.
  • Provide expert assistance to members of Congress and their staff in drafting legislation, committee reports, floor amendments, and other congressional documents.
  • Collaborate with other IBT departments on Federal legislative aspects of priority union organizing and contract campaigns.
  • Provide legislative training and updates to local union affiliates as needed.
  • Meet with outside coalitions and interest groups to represent the IBT on legislative and regulatory positions of mutual interest.
  • Prepare internal memoranda on legislative and regulatory matters and support Federal Legislative Director to brief internal executive leadership.
  • Identify issues of impact to the IBT and proactively seek out positions. Develop legislative goals and identify congressional action related to those issue areas.
  • Assist the Strategic Initiatives Department with press releases, op-eds and social media on legislative and regulatory matters.
  • Work with outside contract lobbyists.

Bachelor’s degree in political science, public policy, or other applicable fields; and 5 years of direct experience as a policy advocate/lobbyist/government relations professional required. Demonstrated understanding of labor relations, labor law, and the legislative process required.

The IBT offers a generous total compensation package, including 100% employer-paid health & welfare plan, a pension plan, optional 401(k) participation, FICA reimbursement, and vacation & sick leave plans.

The IBT is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, and candidates with diverse background and life experiences to apply.

Email jdonovan@teamster.org for more information

Job posted: 2022-04-19