Manager, Government Relations and Policy Analysis

29 Aug, 2022


Manager, Government Relations and Policy Analysis

National Grocers Association (NGA)
Washington D.C.


The National Grocers Association (NGA) is the national trade association for America’s 21,500 independent community grocers. NGA members include retail and wholesale grocers located in every congressional district across the country, as well as state grocers’ associations, manufacturers, and service suppliers.

The NGA Government Relations (GR) team manages government relations, political activities, member casework, and more. We exclusively lobby on federal issues across a range of policies, including food, nutrition, antitrust, payments, labor and employment, tax, privacy, among others.

Position Summary

NGA is searching for an energetic and ambitious individual to monitor and analyze grocery related legislative and regulatory activities, participate in industry coalitions, lobby on NGA federal issue priorities, develop communications for the GR team, and participate in organizational event planning and execution. This is a junior GR position with opportunities for growth at NGA. The ideal candidate has a policy background on general business issues (taxes, labor, payments, etc.) or other food retail related issues. The manager will report to NGA’s VP of Government Relations. This position is based in Washington, DC.


  • Track, monitor, and analyze legislative and regulatory policy developments
  • Track team Congressional and administrative engagement
  • Manage policy portfolio of business community issues including labor and employment, tax policy, supply chains, privacy and other policy issues as assigned
  • Advocate NGA’s policy priorities before Congress and the executive branch and develop strategic engagement for NGA member companies
  • Write weekly, monthly, and as needed communications and updates for membership
  • Represent NGA in industry meetings and coalitions
  • Create, maintain, and update federal advocacy presentations
  • Draft testimony, comments, issue papers, one-pagers, etc.
  • Execute logistics for NGA Government Relations team activities at various NGA and industry events (trade show, Congressional fly-in, conferences, meetings, etc.)
  • Support GR team and NGA team with administrative duties

Skills and Experience

  • Understanding of federal legislative and regulatory processes
  • 2-3 years of experience with policy analysis and/or government relations
  • Experience with tax, labor, regulations, and general business community issues or other food retail-related issues
  • Strong critical thinking skills and eagerness to proactively address team needs
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Passion for learning and growing professionally
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to manage on simultaneous projects
  • Ability to build and maintain strong relationships
  • Team player with proven ability to collaborate on other projects
  • Demonstrable strategic acumen in solving policy challenges
  • Bachelor’s degree required

How to Apply

Interested parties should send their resume, cover letter, and two writing samples (one consumer-focused and one professional) to with the subject “Manager – Government Relations Position.” The salary range for this position is $55,000 – $60,000 per year depending on qualifications. Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis.

NGA is an equal opportunity employer offering generous benefits including partial employee paid health and dental insurance, 11 paid holidays and one floating holiday, generous PTO, hybrid work schedules opportunity, and 401(k) eligibility starting on the 1st quarter of the following 6 months of employment.

Job posted: 2022-08-29