Vice President for Public Policy
Autos Drive America Position Description – Vice President for Public Policy
About the Association:
Autos Drive America is a Washington, D.C. based trade association representing the U.S. operations of international motor vehicle manufacturers. Our members currently build nearly half of all vehicles made in the United States. With investments valued at over $92 billion that support nearly 2.5 million American jobs, these companies bring significant benefits to communities across the country. Autos Drive America’s mission is to educate policymakers and other stakeholders about the value of global trade and investment to American jobs and the economy, as well as to main street America. Consistent with this mission, we work to promote policies that expand trade, reduce trade barriers, and ensure a level playing field for all U.S. auto manufacturers.
Summary of Position:
The Vice President for Public Policy is responsible for maintaining a deep knowledge of the U.S. automobile industry in general and the American operations of international automakers in particular. He/she will have a strong background in public policy and be equipped to effectively promote open trade and investment policies to advance the competitiveness of America’s auto manufacturing sector. He/she will have expertise in trade and customs matters, and in-depth understanding of global supply chains. The Vice President of Public Policy will report to the President and CEO and work across all departments to help ensure the success of Autos Drive America by delivering results for our members.
The ideal candidate will have proven expertise on trade and customs matters, demonstrated ability to work successfully on a bipartisan basis, and excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Primary responsibility is to oversee the substantive policy portfolio for Autos Drive America. This includes formulating trade and competitiveness perspectives on legislative and regulatory matters that impact U.S. auto manufacturing and serving as a policy resource for Association and member company staff.
• Become a subject matter expert for international automobile manufacturers on U.S. trade and investment policies, international tax provisions, bilateral and multi-lateral trade agreements, automotive customs issues, and critical supply chains, and an advocate on these matters with policymakers in Congress, the Executive Branch, and at the state level.
• Develop and support Autos Drive America’s strategies on a wide variety of legislative and regulatory issues involving trade, customs, and critical supply chains.
• Contribute to the overall management and administration of the Association, as well as to the development and implementation of the Association’s strategic plan, initiatives, advocacy efforts, and external messaging priorities.
• Assist in the management of key committees and Best Practice Groups, organize regular meetings, keep member companies up to date on important developments, and solicit input and feedback.
• Represent and interface with member companies, outside groups, coalitions, and consultants on policy matters.
• Develop and submit comments on relevant Federal Register notices and rulemakings.
• Prepare congressional hearing testimony, letters to Congress and the Executive Branch, and responses to congressional inquiries that impact international automakers.
• Analyze legislative proposals and draft legislative language or responses for consideration by policymakers.
Education: Four (4) year college degree required. Masters or professional degree preferred.
Experience: Minimum ten (10) years of relevant, professional work. Background knowledge of trade and customs policy, the auto industry, and/or manufacturing preferred.
Position type: Full-time
Autos Drive America offers competitive benefits – 401(k), health, dental and vision, paid time off, holiday leave, professional development opportunities, and more.
Autos Drive America is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Autos Drive America does not discriminate in hiring or any other personnel action on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, physical and/or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, credit history, political affiliation, matriculation, or any other characteristic or status protected by applicable laws.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the individual(s) assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required. Management reserves the right to modify, and/or remove duties, and to assign other duties as necessary. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.
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Job posted: 2021-03-09