Lobbyist/Special Counsel to the President

04 Aug, 2022

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Lobbyist/Special Counsel to the President

SEIU 1984
Concord, NH

General Statement of Duties

The Lobbyist/Special Counsel to the President- performs work of a professional and specialized nature related to legislative activity and political education. Work involves presentation before legislative committees and monitoring of the legislative and executive branches. Duties will also require coordination of political efforts and education of Union members on political activities. Performs such other duties consistent with the individual’s competency as may be assigned from time to time by the President.

Example of Duties

  • Responsible for the development, coordination, and execution of the activities of the Member Political Organizers.
  • Assists in the development of Political Action and Legislative plans.
  • Assists field representatives in building capacity and membership engagement around political programs.
  • Participates in the training of the Member Action Team.
  • Establishes and maintains relationships with union members, coalitions of elected officials, community leaders, local agencies, and community residents to increase empowerment and awareness through educational and systematic campaigns.
  • Attends and participates in meetings involving union staff, Board, Chapters, and other meetings as may be required.
  • Plans and coordinates meetings between members and elected officials to discuss legislative issues and proposals and allow officials to respond to membership concerns.
  • Confers with legislators and elected officials to emphasize weaknesses or merits of specific bills to influence passage, defeat, or amendment of measure or introduction of legislation more favorable to Union’s interests. Studies proposed legislation to determine the possible effect on the interest of the Union. Maintains a comprehensive list of legislation that is relevant to labor issues and the Union.
  • Contacts individuals and groups having similar interests in order to encourage them to also contact legislators and present views.
  • May instruct individuals or organization members in lobbying techniques. Encourages Union members and chapters having similar interests to contact elected officials and present views.
  • May contact regulatory agencies and testify at public hearings to enlist support for the union’s interests.
  • May be required to register as a lobbyist.

Minimum Qualifications

Four years of college education leading to a Bachelor’s Degree in political science, government history, or other comparable field and three years of practical experience as a legislative advocate or similar work or any combination. Ability to effectively communicate with individuals regarding legislation and the legislative process. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are a must. Computer competency (Microsoft Office Suite) preferred. A valid driver’s license is required. Salary commensurate with experience

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Job posted: 2022-08-04