Sr. Director, Legislative Affairs

12 Oct, 2021


Sr. Director, Legislative Affairs

National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA)
Washington, DC


Senior position responsible for developing public policy arguments and legislative strategies in support of NADA’s agenda. Works with the Vice President and Senior Vice President of Legislative Affairs to implement NADA’s legislative agenda before Congress.


Essential Functions

  • Leadership role in formulating and implementing policy for NADA’s legislative priorities before Congress.
  • In conjunction with Vice President and Senior Vice President, develop and execute strategies to advance and achieve NADA’s legislative policies and goals.
  • Lobby Members of Congress and key staff members, particularly with jurisdiction over assigned issues.
  • Analyze proposed legislation and amendments for dealer impact and draft briefing and advocacy materials to protect the rights and interests of automobile and truck dealers.
  • Prepare testimony and technical background on legislation for congressional committees.
  • Coordinate efforts with industry-based coalitions and lead outreach to potential allies on issues of mutual interest.
  • Represent NADA at political action committee events.
  • Deliver speeches and presentations before dealer groups including NADA Washington Conference.


Non-Essential Functions

  • As needed, assist the Vice President and the Senior Vice President with managerial duties of the Legislative Office.
  • Other job-related duties as assigned.



Education and Work Experience

Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s Degree or Juris Doctor Degree preferred.  Extensive experience (8+ years) in the federal legislative process, which may include either senior staff level on Capitol Hill or a national trade association. Senate experience, tax expertise, and/or auto industry experience a plus. Must have exceptional writing and oral communication skills. Key competencies include problem solving, strategic thinking, negotiation skills, results orientation, attention to detail, analytical skills, and ability to manage legislative issues.  Excellent advocacy and political skills with strong emphasis on bipartisan relationships.


Physical Demands          

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee will occasionally be required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell.
  • The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • The employee must have the ability to travel up to 15%.

8:30 AM – 4:45 PM, Monday – Friday
37.5 hours per week

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Job posted: 2021-10-12