Director of Government Relations
The Recording Academy
Job Based in Washington, DC
The Recording Academy is seeking a passionate advocate for the interests of individual music creators before Congress, state legislatures and other government agencies. The Director of Government Relations reports to the Academy’s Chief Advocacy & Industry Relations Officer and works closely with the Academy’s outside legislative consultant.
The Recording Academy is an organization of singers, musicians, songwriters, and studio professionals that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards, The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs.
· Works closely with the Chief Advocacy & Industry Relations Officer to represent Academy membership before government entities. Work will include lobbying Congress, attending stakeholder meetings, hearings and markups, and related duties.
· Works with other governmental agencies that affect Academy membership to advance creators’ rights.
· Helps develop policy recommendations for Recording Academy.
· Prepares briefing papers, talking points and member updates regarding related government activities.
· Writes articles for Recording Academy publications and websites.
· Monitors legislation on federal and state level.
· Assists in planning and executing advocacy events including congressional briefings and the annual GRAMMYs on the Hill Awards and Advocacy Day.
· Assists with budgetary forecasting and preparation.
· Co-supervision of Executive Assistant and interns.
Some travel required.
At least five years of experience working on Capitol Hill or closely with Congress.
Experience with Judiciary Committees preferred.
· Must be available to begin meetings with House and Senate staff in January 2012.
Excellent relations with congressional staff from both parties.
Expertise in copyright law and related I.P. issues.
Outstanding verbal and written communication skills.
Must have proven presentation skills, be very detail oriented, and possess exceptional interpersonal skills.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
Ability to maintain strict confidentiality and use discretion regarding Academy advocacy matters.
Ability and willingness to work extended hours during peak periods.
Four year college degree in related field (public policy, music business, etc.). Law degree strongly desired.
Please email your resume, cover letter and salary requirements to: firstname.lastname@example.org
No direct calls.