Senior Director, Legislative Affairs

03 Jun, 2020


Senior Director, Legislative Affairs

International Dairy Farmers Association
Washington, DC
Position has responsibility for analyzing and formulating IDFA’s policy positions and advocating for IDFA’s legislative priorities before members of Congress and their staff.

Responsibilities include:


  • Legislative strategies in support of IDFA’s policy goals, including the association’s appropriations priorities
  • Analyze legislation and effect on dairy industry
  • Build relationships with IDFA members to understand their business issues and policy objectives
  • Build relationships with policy makers and coalition groups
  • Liaison with outside stakeholders and coalitions
  • Develop briefing materials to help educate policy makers and other stakeholders
  • Draft policy papers, testimony and statements
  • Attend fundraisers as well as other political activities, meetings and hearings

Job requirements:


  • Excellent analytical as well as written and verbal communication skills a must
  • Understanding of the U.S. political process and willingness to develop and expand political contacts
  • Excellent people skills (must be able to interact with members of Congress and their staff, coalition groups and policy makers on a daily basis)
  • Familiarity with Capitol Hill, particularly the Senate, and United States Department of Agriculture
  • Agricultural policy experience
  • Leadership and organization skills to effectively run committee meetings
  • Confident public speaker who is able to address legislative and policy issues at board meetings and conferences
  • Problem solving skills to assist members with issues and ability to interpret and explain relevant legislation and policies
  • Customer service skills to assist members in many different capacities from complex legislative questions to general inquiries
  • Must be a self-starter
  • 10+ years of experience preferred
About International Dairy Foods Association
The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA), Washington, D.C., represents the nation’s dairy manufacturing and marketing industry, which supports nearly 3 million jobs that generate more than $161 billion in wages and has an overall economic impact of more than $628 billion. IDFA members range from multinational organizations to single-plant companies. Together they represent approximately 90 percent of the milk, cultured products, cheese, ice cream and frozen desserts produced and marketed in the United States and sold throughout the world. The diverse membership includes numerous food retailers, suppliers and companies that offer infant formula and a wide variety of milk-derived ingredients. Visit IDFA at
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Job posted: 2020-06-03