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Manager, U.S. Government Affairs

Manager, U.S. Government Affairs
Organization: Alcoa
Location: Washington, DC
Date Posted: 02/05/2024

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At Alcoa, you’re an essential part of our purpose: to turn raw potential into real progress. This is an opportunity for you to bring your wealth of experience to the team and help shape the future of sustainability with world-changing innovations and low-carbon technologies. You have the power to shape things to make them better.

About the Role:

Manager of U.S. Government Affairs

The Manager of U.S. Government Affairs will be responsible for Alcoa’s U.S. federal government affairs as well as targeted state level affairs. Role requires expertise with Congress and regulatory agencies, political affairs, public policy, and industry affairs. The position is located in Washington, D.C. and will report to Alcoa’s Director, Corporate Affairs, North America and Europe.

  • Develops and implements advocacy strategies to advance policy positions at the state and federal level by working closely with internal stakeholders to ensure recommendations align to deliver on Alcoa’s corporate priorities.
  • Establish a strong political network on issue areas of importance to Alcoa with key elected officials, their staff and committees of jurisdiction, relevant agencies, NGO communities, and trade associations.
  • Assists in the development of communications to support government affairs strategies, including internal and external communications, newsletters, position papers, and issue briefings.
  • Manages Alcoa’s engagement and relationships with U.S. trade associations.
  • Helps to direct and manage U.S. political consultants.
  • Manages and implements the Alcoa PAC fundraising and contribution plans, including quarterly newsletters, fundraising activities, and PAC budget.
  • You will be required to register as a lobbyist, if not already registered.

What you can bring to this role:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, Public Policy, Public Administration, or related field is required and an advanced degree is preferred.
  • 7+ years of government affairs, regulatory affairs, and/or public policy experience.
  • Government relations expertise with Congress, federal agencies and state/local government.
  • Proven ability to develop and maintain relationships with policymakers in a bipartisan and bicameral manner, as well as industry stakeholders and other partners.
  • Excellent business acumen, influencing, communication, and negotiation skills.
  • Proactive, strategic thinker, strong work ethic, sound judgment, diplomacy and ethics.
  • Solution-oriented, flexible and collaborative.
  • Ability to effectively deliver information, and explain, advocate and negotiate positions and issues to a broad spectrum of individuals required.
  • Issue interest in trade, energy, environment, tax and sustainability areas.

What we offer:

  • Competitive compensation packages, including pay-for performance variable pay, recognition and rewards programs, and stock-based compensation awards (3-year vesting schedule)
  • Flexible spending accounts and generous employer contribution to the HSA
  • 401(k), employer match up to 6%, additional employer retirement income contribution (no vesting period), and a nonqualified deferred compensation plan
  • Holiday Pay: 10 holidays and one flexible holiday of your choice
  • 8 hours of Paid annual volunteer hours
  • Alcoa was chosen as one of America’s Greatest Workplaces 2023 by Newsweek


About the Location:

As an Alcoan you are part of a global team committed to advancing sustainability and delivering excellence and innovation. We invented the industry and today we are redefining what it means to be a sustainable aluminium company from mines to metal. Join in and become an essential part of our purpose: to turn raw potential into real progress. We treat all people with dignity and we believe in inclusion, diversity and enabling all employees to grow and develop their careers with us, where they can pursue their passions. The power is in your hands to shape the things that matter to us all. Come shape your career with us!

We are values led, vision driven and united by our purpose of transforming raw potential into real progress. Our commitments to Inclusion, Diversity & Equity include providing trusting workplaces that are safe, respectful and inclusive of all individuals, free from discrimination, bullying and harassment and that our workplaces reflect the diversity of the communities in which we operate.

As a proud equal opportunity workplace and affirmative action employer, Alcoa is dedicated to providing equal opportunities and equal access to all individuals regardless of a person’s gender, age, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, nation of origin, disability, veteran status, language spoken or any other characteristic or status protected by the laws or regulations in the places where we operate.

If you have visited our website in search of information on U.S. employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation, please contact Alcoa Recruiting via email at [email protected].

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