Manager, Government Relations

19 Dec, 2021


Manager, Government Relations

Washington, DC

If you have Government Affairs experience in Washington, Emerson has an exciting opportunity for you! Based in our Washington, D.C. location, you will support Emerson’s public policy interests in Washington, DC and manage Emerson’s Employee PAC. Responsibilities include working with Emerson leadership, trade associations, Congress and the Administration on domestic policy; and all aspects of PAC management including solicitations, compliance oversight, and supporting PAC Board decision-making process. We look forward to seeing your application!


  • Coordinate and connect with corporate and division personnel on public policy issues impacting them
  • Research and prepare talking points and presentation for key issues
  • Participate in meetings/committees of major trade associations to represent Emerson
  • Develop member and staff level contacts in Congress and the Administration
  • Participate in advocacy meetings with policymakers
  • Plan and implement PAC fundraising campaign
  • Support Emerson’s Employee PAC Board in their oversight and budget responsibilities
  • Work with office coordinator and PAC compliance vendor on FEC reporting and vital PAC record-keeping


You display a can-do demeanor in good and bad times. You partner with others to get work done. You build constructive relationships with people both similar and different to yourself. You optimally communicate in various settings: one-on-one, small and large groups, or among diverse styles and position levels. You steer through the organizational maze to get things done.


  • Undergraduate or Graduate degree with focus in public policy preferred.
  • Minimum 4 years of previous Washington experience including staff positions on Capitol Hill, the Administration, corporate government affairs office, and/or trade association positions with growing levels of responsibility, understanding of legislative process and relationship building
  • Strong interpersonal skills, attention to detail, strong public speaking and writing skills
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Physical Demands

Sitting, walking, talking in person and by phone or video, travel by car, plane, train (domestic and international), extensive use of computer equipment.  The physical demands described here and above are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions of the position.

Work Authorization

Emerson will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States. This is not a position for which sponsorship will be provided. Individuals with temporary visas such as E, F-1, H-1, H-2, L, B, J, or TN or who need sponsorship for work authorization now or in the future, are not eligible for hire.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Emerson is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status. We are committed to providing a workplace free of any discrimination or harassment.
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Job posted: 2021-12-19