Monday, February 28, 2011

The Tax Coalition Job Bank--February 18th, 2011

The Tax Coalition Job Bank
February 28, 2011

From Job Bank Chair Kimberly Pinter:

Director, Tax Policy

Employer: National Association of Manufacturers

Date: Friday, February 18, 2011

Job Type: Gov't Affairs/Exec. Mgmt

Description: Director, Tax Policy Department: Tax and Domestic Economic Policy/ Policy and Government Relations Reports To: Vice President, Tax and Domestic Economic Policy FLSA Status: Exempt L-9 Prepared Date: February 2011

SUMMARY: Works with NAM member companies to develop NAM positions on tax policy issues and advocates these positions with members of Congress, Congressional staff, administration officials and the press. Performs other duties that advance the work of the department and the association, including related research projects, new media and member outreach.


Specific responsibilities include:

Identify tax issues affecting U.S. manufacturers and U.S. global manufacturing competitiveness and develop NAM's positions, working with NAM members, particularly the NAM's Tax Subcommittee and its various task forces. Provide staff support for this policy structure, and work with the policy structure to frame positions and construct advocacy campaigns.

Coordinate, direct and participate in lobbying activities with NAM members on tax policy issues; meet with Congressional members, staff and Administration officials to identify, discuss and resolve policy issues.

Develop, direct and work with coalitions of other industry groups and companies as part of policy advocacy campaigns. Manage and provide staff support for coalitions as appropriate.

Contact regulatory agencies and testify at public hearings, Congressional sessions and member involvement activities to enlist support for members' interests. Prepare written reports, lobbying materials, letters, analyses and statements on major tax policy issues for distribution to Congress, the Administration, NAM members and the press; develop and write communications to NAM members on tax policy issues and NAM initiatives.

Respond to member company requests, questions and concerns; assist field and national division staff with member requests.

Assist in planning and coordinating meetings and conferences with NAM members and with congressional groups or government agencies.

Maintain and expand knowledge of and expertise in tax and economic policy issues.

Other duties may be assigned, as needed.


Within the NAM: Work closely both with other members of the tax department as well as NAM staff in other policy departments, public affairs, communications and government affairs. Assist field and national division staff members.

External to the NAM: Work closely with representatives from NAM member companies, members of Congress and congressional staff, Administration officials and staff and representatives from other business and trade association groups.


Supervisory responsibilities include shared administrative support.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each essential duty. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university, law or advanced degree preferred; approximately five years of related association, law firm, corporation or executive branch and/or Hill experience; an in-depth understanding of the various tax and economic policy issues impacting U.S. manufacturers; a thorough knowledge of the public policy process; excellent communications (verbal and written) skills; strong organizational and interpersonal skills; current contacts on Capitol Hill and in the Administration; and experience handling media inquiries. Flexibility and the ability to work as part of a team are key.

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