Workforce & Labor Lobbyist

13 Mar, 2021


Workforce & Labor Lobbyist

Washington, DC

The Workforce Lobbyist Director coordinates UPS interests with legislative and regulatory authorities to influence legislation and regulatory policy benefiting the business needs of the company. He/She oversees the development and management of relationships with government officials and directs external consultants. He/She also lobbies government officials to support UPS objectives. The Workforce Lobbyist Director informs informal stakeholders about Public Affairs activities and objectives. This position manages others within the department.


This position is full-time, and will report to the President of Federal and State Public Affairs and will work closely with other Public Affairs team members in the development and implementation of sophisticated legislative strategies. Prior legislative experience and a strong understanding of complex issues concerning employment and labor public policy is a necessity. Additional subject matters may be included in lobbying efforts.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Manages legislative and political association relationships
  • Utilizes association relationships to advocate on public policy issues in order to protect the UPS brand
  • Develops and maintains relationships with industry associations and think tanks to ensure UPS’s interests are addressed
  • Serves as a leader in organizations to ensure that UPS issues are prioritized
  • Utilizes legislative and regulatory processes
  • Determines legislative priorities and how Public Affairs can best engage government officials to influence outcomes favorable to UPS
  • Participates in legislative and regulatory hearings to positively impact outcomes that affect UPS
  • Develops position papers for Members of Congress to ensure UPS’s position is articulated accurately
  • Manages government and external relationships
  • Works with government officials and legislative staff members to educate them about UPS’s business and issues
  • Utilizes the political process to impact the legislative and regulatory processes
  • Uses information on Congressional Committee assignments and the elected official’s role to prioritize the relationship-building activities
  • Demonstrates Industry Leader expertise
  • Serves in a leadership role in external advocacy organizations to represent Public Affairs
  • Analyzes positions of government and industry officials to determine key players on assigned legislative and regulatory issues
  • Evaluates pending legislation and regulations to recommend UPS’s policy position
  • Develops research and scholarship to help UPS support advocacy efforts
  • Manages advocacy campaigns in support of UPS’s legislative and regulatory agenda 

Knowledge and Skills

  • Considers industry trends when making policy decisions; understands critical aspects of business models and operating structures to provide input into decisions
  • Demonstrates understanding of the functions, regulations, and procedures of Congress and government agencies; takes a leadership position in in coalitions and trade associations
  • Identifies public affairs issues that impact the company; develops positions on public affairs issues that reflect the company’s business needs; develops meaningful relationships with key elected officials, appointed administration officials, Non-Government Organizations, and associations to convey UPS’s position as well as opposing positions on a variety of topic
  • At least 4-6 years of experience serving in a legislative role in the government or working directly on public policy issues for corporate clients
  • Directs policy experience in employment/labor advocacy
  • Thrives under pressure and have a proven ability to achieve hard-fought policy outcomes
  • Possess a deep understanding of government relations, including effective lobbying strategies, grassroots organizing, and the mechanics of policy-making
  • A strong strategic thinker with polished written and oral advocacy skills
  • Organized, collaborative, and action-oriented
  • Willing to travel occasionally
  • Self-starter; intrinsically motivated, and also a good teammate

UPS is an equal opportunity employer. UPS does not discriminate on the basis of race/color/religion/sex/national origin/veteran/disability/age/sexual orientation/gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law

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Job posted: 2021-03-13