Manager, PAC and Grassroots Programs

21 Apr, 2022


Manager, PAC and Grassroots Programs

The International Foodservice Distributors Association (IFDA)
McLean, VA

About the job

IFDA is hiring! Join a growing government affairs team to support a vital and dynamic $300+ billion industry that supplies food and related products to more than one million professional kitchens daily, including restaurants, colleges and universities, K-12 schools, U.S. military and government facilities, hospitals and care facilities, hotels and resorts, and other operations that make meals away from home possible.


The International Foodservice Distributors Association is seeking a Manager of PAC and Grassroots Programs in its McLean, Virginia office to develop and implement strategies to boost member engagement in advocacy and political activities and manage IFDA’s political action committee (IFDAPAC). If you are an energetic self-starter, who enjoys creative collaboration, balancing multiple projects, and working in a hybrid remote-office environment, this opportunity may be just the right fit for you!


Essential Responsibilities:


· Work with the Government Affairs team to build and implement a robust grassroots program that measurably increases member engagement and strengthens advocacy efforts

· Assist Government Affairs VP and Directors in planning and executing IFDA’s Fly-Out program, including helping to coordinate IFDA member facility tours with key lawmakers

· Manage IFDAPAC administrative responsibilities, including processing contributions and disbursements and conducting solicitation campaigns and organizing events to expand IFDAPAC participation and contributions

· Maintain IFDAPAC records and ensure proper compliance with election law and lobbying disclosure regulations, including filing reports


Additional Duties and Responsibilities:


· Maintain grassroots program database and software

· Work with cross-industry coalition partners to amplify grassroots advocacy efforts

· Track, research, and report state legislation of interest to IFDA members

· Work with the Marketing & Communications team to keep the Government Affairs portion of the IFDA website updated

· Collect and organize invitations to fundraisers and coordinate attendance with VP and Directors

· Assist in planning and executing association committee meetings staffed by the Government Affairs department and attend meetings, as necessary

· Serve as a resource to IFDA members and team, including responding to government affairs inquiries


Supervisory Responsibilities:

No direct supervisory responsibility


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:


· Firm knowledge of campaign finance laws and the political process

· Excellent written and verbal communications skills

· Strong project management skills, including attention to detail

· Sense of urgency and responsibility concerning projects and activities

· Ability to work independently and collaboratively

· Ability to manage time and multitask effectively


Education and Experience Requirements:


· Bachelor’s degree required

· Experience in PAC management and grassroots activities is preferred.



Hybrid remote-office opportunity. Out of town travel is up to 10%.


IFDA offers a competitive salary reflective of positions in Washington, DC, commensurate with experience, as well as an excellent benefits package, including health, vision and dental coverage; life insurance; short term and long term disability insurance; a 401(k) retirement plan; a profit sharing plan; vacation, personal, and sick leave; and flexible office hours. Our office is located near Tysons Galleria in McLean, VA. Within walking distance to the Greensboro Metro Station. We have a dedicated staff of 18 working in a professional and pleasant work environment.


To be considered for this position, please send cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to No phone calls please. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.


IFDA is the premier trade association for the $300+ billion foodservice distribution industry. IFDA contributes to the growth, development, and success of the foodservice distribution industry through our outstanding advocacy, events, research, and education. We exist to help our members succeed. For additional information regarding our association, please visit

Job posted: 2022-04-21