Manager, Federal Government Affairs

15 Sep, 2019

Jobs

Manager, Federal Government Affairs

SEMA
Washington, DC

SEMA is hiring a proven leader in SEMA’s government relations office to analyze Federal legislation and agency regulations (such as EPA, NHTSA, and DOT regulations) on behalf of its members, assist members with compliance, communicate and update members through written newsletters, seminars, and webinars, and assist the government relations office with advocating for SEMA members’ interests on the Hill and through agency contacts, comments, and rule-making.

Based in Washington DC, you will report to the Sr. Director of Federal Government Affairs and work with the government relations team to advance the interests of the industry.  You will work directly with SEMA members, SEMA HQ marketing, membership, and other staff on a wide-range of federal issues and initiatives that include the Government Relations fly-ins, SEMA Show education, and other initiatives to design and execute our government relations strategy.  You will build relationships with legislators, regulators and other association officials in Washington to advance the industry’s agenda.

 

Job Responsibilities

  • Monitor and identify relevant legislative and regulatory proposals at the federal level (using BGOV, the Internet, newspapers, periodicals, mailings, registers and individual contacts).
  • Provide summaries and detailed analyses of federal legislative and regulatory proposals that will potentially impact member companies.
  • Develop positions and initiate activities in support of SEMA’s position on federal legislative and regulatory proposals and prepare correspondence, comments and testimony in coordination with Government Affairs staff and General Counsel, and member companies. Contact legislative and regulatory staff as necessary to perform these duties.
  • Provide testimony before legislative and regulatory bodies and work with coalitions and other automotive trade associations.
  • Prepare and disseminate information to member companies, auto enthusiasts
    and allied organizations to generate grassroots support regarding federal legislative and regulatory proposals through legislative updates, action alerts, surveys and related materials.
  • Oversee maintenance of, and regularly update federal materials posted on SEMA websites.
  • Build relationships with lawmakers and regulators.
  • Assist SEMA member companies that have federal legislative and regulatory questions.
  • Assist in Congressional relationship building efforts, including organizing and presenting the Washington Event, SEMA Show Event, and other DC Office-directed events.
  • When directed by management, perform other assignments and duties as required.

 

Qualifications

  1. 4+ years of Capitol Hill Experience (Juris Doctorate preferred)
  2. Experience with the legislative and regulatory process.
  3. Superior written and oral communication skills.
  4. Research and analytical skills relevant to government affairs.

 

About Us

A love for cars, trucks and SUVs is the motivating force behind the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA). This trade association consists of a diverse group of manufacturers, distributors, retailers, publishing companies, auto restorers, street-rod builders, restylers, car clubs, race teams and more. Our organization performs many services for its members and for the hobby as a whole. Perhaps most importantly, SEMA works hard to protect consumers’ rights to drive accessorized, customized and vintage vehicles. Every year, SEMA also presents an enormous trade show in Las Vegas. This is where manufacturers unveil their latest offerings, while buyers, distributors and members of the press walk their feet off to see it all. Visit SEMAShow.com for more information.

This is the most exciting time to be working at SEMA! Our mission is to help our members’ businesses succeed and prosper. How do we accomplish this? By working as a team and being passionate about what we do. We empower our employees to be experts in their job function and allow them to share their knowledge, we cooperate and collaborate to gain input from all players to achieve our goals, we encourage innovative ideas and provide equity workloads and the opportunity for a healthy balance between work and home.

About SEMA
A love for cars, trucks and SUVs is the motivating force behind the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA). This trade association consists of a diverse group of manufacturers, distributors, retailers, publishing companies, auto restorers, street-rod builders, restylers, car clubs, race teams and more. Our organization performs many services for its members and for the hobby as a whole. Perhaps most importantly, SEMA works hard to protect consumers’ rights to drive accessorized, customized and vintage vehicles. Every year, SEMA also presents an enormous trade show in Las Vegas. This is where manufacturers unveil their latest offerings, while buyers, distributors and members of the press walk their feet off to see it all. Visit SEMAShow.com for more information.
Learn more here

Job posted: 2019-09-15