Organization: National Propane Gas Association
Location: Washington, DC
Date Posted: 11/17/2023
As Senior Manager of Legislative Affairs, you will report to the Vice President of Legislative Affairs and advance the association’s legislative issues and objectives and further its overall advocacy agenda. The National Propane Gas Association (NPGA) represents every segment of the propane industry. We help members meet the common goal to grow gallons by removing legislative and regulatory roadblocks to the use of propane as an energy solution in the low-carbon future – and you will ensure that we continue to prevent unnecessary legislative and regulatory restrictions on the use of propane. From home heating to agriculture, low-carbon propane has an important role in America’s environmentally responsible energy future.
In this role, you will build programs to enhance NPGA’s governmental affairs initiatives, Political Action Committee, and grassroots outreach capabilities. Working closely with internal colleagues, you will establish and maintain relationships with federal legislators and their staff, regulators, NPGA members, and other related industry associations, and related lobbyists. This includes analyzing, reporting on, and influencing federal issues and programs impacting the propane gas industry. You will advocate and promote NPGA public policy positions and views on issues affecting the propane gas industry.
With a membership of approximately 2,500 companies in all 50 states, 36 affiliated state or regional associations, and members in 19 foreign countries, our membership includes both large and small businesses engaged in the retail marketing of propane gas and appliances, producers and wholesalers of propane equipment, manufacturers and distributors of propane gas appliances and equipment, fabricators of propane gas cylinders and tanks, and propane transporters. We advance safety and increase the use of propane through sound public policy.
The close relationships you build with federal legislators and staff will enable you to significantly impact our results for our members. In addition, you will also support communication and guidance to member companies, including participating in pertinent task forces, committees, and board of director meetings. Your creativity and drive will be welcomed here as we explore new projects and initiatives that can best support our members.
Maintain and expand bipartisan and bicameral contacts with Members of Congress and congressional legislative staff to achieve positive results on behalf of NPGA member companies.
Analyze and influence legislation across various advocacy portfolios, including energy, transportation, tax, and natural resources.
Expand NPGA member participation and partner with NPGA legislative affairs staff in supporting the PropanePAC. Represent the association at political events in Washington, D.C. and around the country.
Cultivate industry and external relationships to support and amplify grassroots efforts, including NPGA member companies, trade associations, and other partner organizations.
Oversee internal policy development committees related to federal legislation and renewable fuels.
Regularly present legislative updates to the association staff, the Board of Directors, and affiliated state associations.
Maintain awareness of regulatory actions impacting the propane industry.
Conduct special research, analysis, and writing projects as assigned by the department Vice President, the Chief Executive Officer, or the NPGA Board of Directors.
Interface with all levels of NPGA staff, as well as NPGA’s Board of Directors and Government Affairs Committee.
When directed by the department Vice President, Chief Executive Officer, or Board of Directors, perform other assignments and duties as required.
Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of three years of experience working on Capitol Hill, government affairs, or a related field.
Solid understanding of the legislative process with experience in either the House of Representatives or the Senate.
Experience in energy/environmental policy (preferred)
Experience working with PACs (preferred)
Strong written and oral communication skills.
Strong legislative research capacity.
Ability to work on multiple tasks simultaneously
Proficient in Microsoft Office programs
Clear communicator. You possess exceptional written and oral communication skills and can deliver critical and complex information to a variety of audiences in a credible way. You are articulate and thoughtful, and you communicate your points easily.
Collegial. You have a collaborative and inclusive work style; you are comfortable sharing information and credit. You earn trust by your actions and faithfully keep your promises.
Detail-oriented and organized. You are meticulously attentive to details, get it right the first time, and accurately keep track of all the moving parts. You enjoy keeping multiple balls in the air while working on several projects.
Member-focused. You easily relate to members. You understand their business and the issues impacting them. You keep your eye on the horizon of the regulatory landscape and inform and advise members accordingly. You are not only available to answer questions, but you also reach out when you see an opportunity to help facilitate a process. People know you have their best interests in mind and you are sincere in your communications.
Proactive. You don’t wait for things to happen – you initiate action and make things happen. You think ahead, anticipate challenges, and take things from start to finish.
What’s Attractive to the Right Candidate?
Propane plays an important role in meeting America’s current energy needs and advances in technologies, including renewable propane, will create a significant impact on our nation’s clean energy future.
You can make a big impact in this role. You will be joining a diverse group of colleagues who are collegial and member-focused.
You will genuinely enjoy working with our members. Many of our members are family-owned, family-friendly companies that are welcoming and appreciative of our work. Our regulatory task force is experienced and will support you as you come up to speed. (And you will also have the support of several coalitions with which we participate.)
NPGA is a family-friendly organization that supports your personal and career goals and respects your life outside of work. We offer professional development opportunities and operate on a hybrid work schedule (two days in the office and three days of telework each week) with flexible work hours and very limited need to work nights or weekends.
We offer a generous benefits package that includes minimal cost medical and dental insurance, transportation benefits, sick leave, three weeks vacation leave in your first year plus 14 holidays, 401(k) company contributions based on years of service, and more.
We encourage you to apply even if your experience is not a 100% match with the position description; we will consider people from a variety of backgrounds and career experiences.
NPGA is committed to reducing bias in every aspect of the hiring process. We have long recommended an evidence-based approach to hiring. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. This position may require pre-employment screening potentially including a criminal background check, verification of academic credentials, licenses, certifications, and/or verification of work history.