Public Affairs Associate
Alcoa (NYSE: AA) is a global industry leader in bauxite, alumina and aluminum products, with a strong portfolio of value-added cast and rolled products and substantial energy assets. Alcoa is built on a foundation of strong values and operating excellence dating back nearly 130 years to the world-changing discovery that made aluminum an affordable and vital part of modern life. Since inventing the aluminum industry, and throughout our history, our talented Alcoans have followed on with breakthrough innovations and best practices that have led to efficiency, safety, sustainability and stronger communities wherever we operate.
This position provides high-level executive program support and project coordination for Alcoa Corp’s CEO, the office of the CEO, and the Chief External Affairs Officer. This position manages all aspects of briefing materials preparation for the CEO and knowledge management for External Affairs. This position requires a high degree of sensitivity and discretion in dealing with legal, confidential and proprietary matters, strong understanding of Alcoa Corp’s businesses and internal operations, excellent organization skills and attention to detail, a proactive, customer-focused mentality, proficiency with Microsoft Office, as well as strong collaboration abilities and communications skills.
This position reports to the Director, Strategy & Policy. The job responsibilities of this role will include:
Briefing and Presentation Materials: Prepare reports, briefing materials and trip books for the CEO and senior Alcoa Corp officials, including but not limited to the Chief External Affairs Officer, to ensure they are fully prepared for all internal and external meetings, commitments and travel. Support the CEO and External Affairs in the development of Microsoft PowerPoint presentation materials, charts and graphics as required.
Public Issues, Membership and Board Positions: Support Alcoa’s long-standing and new relationships with organizations in the group’s public affairs portfolio, including major domestic and international trade associations, non-profits and think tanks. Serve as the liaison and primary contact for board engagements (external to Alcoa Corp), membership obligations, and activities of the CEO and External Affairs. Actively represent Alcoa on key associations as designated by the NA/Europe Director of Corporate Affairs.
Government affairs: Support the NA/Europe Director of Corporate affairs in serving as lobbyist and/or for government outreach in the U.S. and oversee political action committee. Support the Director of Policy & Strategy in management of external affairs issues associated with Alcoa’s joint ventures, including day-to-day management of political consultants.
Research and Issue Tracking: Track and conduct research on select current events and company issues of critical importance to the CEO and to External Affairs.
Project Management: Support the CEO and External Affairs department on special projects as required, including board presentation preparation and other similar events and projects. Support content management on the intranet and website as required.
Sustainability: Support the VP Sustainability and on key issues, including governance of association membership, and serve as government affairs representative on social management system implementation team.
Our values – act with integrity, operate with excellence, care for people – are at the foundation of everything we do. To be successful in this role and to play a part in our ongoing success we desire the following background:
- Bachelor’s Degree required, with 5 years of progressively responsible public affairs experience preferred
- Experience with US legislative bodies preferred.
- Understanding of international relations, politics and trade issues, and business
- Previous experience with external and internal relationship management
- Excellent communication skills and experience with effective internal and external communication strategies and implementation
- Strengths: great teammate, proactive, critical thinking, ability to quickly adjust to change and work stress, solution and customer-service orientation, drive for results
- The position will require <25% travel
- This position is based in Washington, DC
To support our teams and their families beyond the workplace, Alcoa provides an outstanding benefits package effective day one of employment! In addition to medical benefits, we offer structured work-from-home programs, employee resource group opportunities, 401K options and a first-rate vacation plan for valuable work-life balance.
Alcoa encourages applications from women, people of diverse backgrounds and those with different skills and life experiences. Alcoa is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.
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Job posted: 2021-05-04