Senior Director/Director of Government Affairs

13 May, 2021


Senior Director/Director of Government Affairs

International Liquid Terminals Association
Arlington, VA

Director/Senior Director, Government Affairs

This position is a key policy and governmental advocacy role reporting to ILTA’s President. The position requires the development and leadership of an advocacy strategy that provides proactive engagement on policy issues, keeping members informed and gaining support for ILTA positions from the public, the government, and other related interest groups.

Position Description

Track, research, and analyze federal and legislative and regulatory developments for potential member impacts and help develop ILTA responses to those developments.
Engage with and advocate before key policy entities and coalitions and draft ILTA policy positions, comments, testimony, and other communications in support of advocacy positions.
Draft, compile, and disseminate compliance information pertaining to federal regulatory actions and information provided by regulators for industry stakeholders.
Serve as staff executive for the Environment, Health, Safety, and Security Committee, comprised of regulatory compliance professionals at ILTA member companies. Interface with committee chairs, plan committee agendas, track action items directed by committees and ensure appropriate follow up.
Contribute to the identification of topics and speakers on regulatory topics for the annual conference, webinars, training, and other educational content provided to membership.
Respond to inquiries from ILTA members on topics relating to regulatory issues.
Update and maintain ILTA’s Regulatory Affairs web page and other regulatory content on the association’s website.
Design and develop research projects as required.
Maintain relationships with other stakeholder groups, including trade associations for related industries.
Attend hearings and external stakeholder meetings as assigned.
Other job-related duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Experience

The successful candidate will be a well-respected professional with a strong network of relationships with Congressional offices and/or Federal agencies. Previous experience working with the Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Coast Guard, and/or the Environmental Protection Agency is preferred.
Minimum of five years prior work experience in government relations, policy, law, or related field is required.
Excellent understanding of the federal policy arena, including legislative and regulatory processes.
Strong policy background with the ability to understand, analyze, and explain complex issues across various policy areas.
Excellent written communication skills and the ability to articulate ILTA industry perspectives in official correspondence including letters, blog posts, and agency comments as needed.
Strong interpersonal skills and networking abilities to liaise with a wide range of stakeholder groups.
Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues in a small team environment.
Ability to work under tight deadlines.
Previous association experience preferred.
Internal Number: 02-2021

About International Liquid Terminals Association
The International Liquid Terminals Association (ILTA) is the only North American-based association dedicated exclusively to serving companies providing storage and transport logistics of bulk liquids, including fuels, chemicals, food and agricultural products. With over 1500 facilities nationwide, liquid terminal companies form a vital link in supply chains enabling international trade and interstate commerce. ILTA member companies are committed to delivering safe, secure, and responsible operations to the benefit of consumers, customers, workforce, local communities, and the national economy. ILTA is a small, dynamic workplace with bright and talented individuals that work closely together to deliver high value to our member companies. ILTA team members have an opportunity to develop their skills, think creatively, and innovate along with the organization. As a small staff organization, ILTA supports a collaborative working environment and recognizes the importance of each position’s value in meeting organizational goals. This is a workplace that supports a healthy work/life balance. ILTA offers a competitive compensation package including health, dental, and life insurance; paid time off; 401(k) plan with match after one year of service; life and long-term disability insurance; and more. To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and salary range to

Job posted: 2021-05-13