Senior Local Government Affairs Manager

13 Jan, 2021

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Senior Local Government Affairs Manager

Washington Hospitality Association
Olympia, WA

About the job

JOB SUMMARY:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Directing and arranging interactions between hospitality members and members of the Mayor’s Office, City Council, City departments and County Executive, County Council and County Departments.
  • Cultivate strong, close working relationships with local businesses and leaders within the hospitality community.
  • Provide leadership in building business and stakeholder coalitions to address issues of importance to the overall business community and hospitality sector.
  • Remain informed about public policy issues, current events, and other issues which may affect members. Educate and engage with members on these issues, providing recommendations for action when needed.
  • Guide members to consensus on key issues, providing strategic insight on how best to accomplish established goals and helping to define a clear plan of action.
  • Represent the hospitality industry on taskforces and stakeholder groups, and testify before City and County Council as appropriate, coordinating participation and testimony by members of the hospitality community.
  • Collaborate with the Local Government Communications Manager to develop and implement communications tools and processes to reach both members and external audiences.
  • Negotiating, managing, and directing contract work (i.e., consultants, polling, etc.).
  • Structure an objective, decision-making process for members during elections; craft strategic plans of action, adhering to applicable legal/regulatory election requirements.

REQUIREMENTS:

Qualifications:

The successful candidate must demonstrate:

  • Strategic thinking, creative problem solving and project management.
  • Relationship and team building skills.
  • Management of multiple projects at the same time.
  • Development of detailed work plans and seeing tasks through to completion.
  • Superior written, verbal, and interpersonal communications skills.
  • Ability to function independently and effectively in stressful work environment.
  • Proven capacity to function electively in the Seattle and King County political environment.
  • Knowledge of the hospitality industry.

Required Qualification:

  • Minimum 6 years of progressively challenging government affairs experience.
  • Prior campaign experience.
  • Must be willing to work evenings, and weekends as needed to meet job requirements.

We offer attractive benefits including, medical, dental, life, LTD, paid vacation, EAP and 401k.

APLICATION PROCESS:

Please apply and upload a cover letter and resume at the following link: https://secure5.saashr.com/ta/WAHG20.careers?ApplyToJob=251999747

Full-time

Job Functions

Job posted: 2021-01-13