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Manager, Government Relations
The Security Industry Association (SIA) is seeking a government relations professional to support the SIA Government Relations team in the development and implementation of SIA’s public policy initiatives and related events. Working closely with the Senior Director of Government Relations, the Manager will have the opportunity to help shape and advocate for SIA’s policy priorities on compelling issues that impact millions of Americans each day including, but not limited to, cyber security and data privacy, school security, consumer use of technology, government procurement, and homeland security.
The Manager of Government Relations will cover a range of issues, including, but not limited, to the association’s state and local policy advocacy portfolio. Responsibilities include:
- conducting thorough analysis and tracking of legislative and regulatory proposals
- providing timely information about policy proposals through written materials including newsletters, blog postings, web site content, industry publications, and presentations
- advancing the association’s advocacy objectives through engagement with policymakers and coordination with outside consultants, association members, internal colleagues, government staff, and like-minded association representatives within coalitions
- managing internal committees and working groups, and other member engagement efforts
- helping to plan and execute SIA Government Relations events, and
- drafting and delivering special research projects and publications as needed.
Qualifications and Requirements
A bachelor’s degree and at least one year of relevant experience are required. Advocacy experience on business and/or technology policy issues, and experience working on Capitol Hill, in a state legislature, or in government relations for a trade association, are preferred. State-level advocacy or legislative experience is highly desired. Exceptional research, writing and editing skills, as well as a confident presentation style, are essential skills. Event planning experience is a plus. The availability to travel up to 20% (domestic) is required.
The successful candidate will be able to quickly grasp complex issues, and prioritize and meet demanding deadlines, while maintaining a high standard of work. The ideal team member will have a pro-business outlook and enjoy learning new issues, working with SIA member companies to seek out opportunities to positively influence the legislative and regulatory climate, and be driven to ensure that SIA is represented in the policy discussions that matter most to our industry. The individual will share a commitment to SIA’s core values: a member-driven focus, knowledge, and innovation, teamworking and collaboration, DE&I, and accountability and integrity.
SIA offers a competitive total compensation package that includes medical and dental insurance, a generous leave program, 401(k) employer contribution, transit benefits, a casual work environment, and the opportunity to work remotely upon eligibility for up to three days each week.
Apply directly by emailing a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to email@example.com. No phone calls, please.
About the Security Industry Association
Based in Silver Spring, Maryland, SIA is the leading trade association for global security solution providers, with over 1,200 innovative member companies representing thousands of security leaders and experts who shape the future of the security industry. SIA continues to experience significant growth in membership and increased awareness of member benefits offered through government relations, standards, learning and professional development, certification, research, and strategic networking programs. As the sponsor of the ISC Expos and conferences, SIA strives to serve as a catalyst for growth for its member companies. To learn more, visit www.securityindustry.org.
Job posted: 2022-09-04