Thursday, June 7, 2012
Senior Director, Legislative Affairs -- NADA
JOB DESCRIPTION _________________________________________________ Senior Director, Legislative Affairs Dept/Location: Legislative Affairs (200220) / DC Office Reports To: Executive Director, Legislative Affairs Supervises: Yes Classification: Exempt Summary: The Senior Director of Legislative Affairs works with the Vice President and Executive Director of Legislative Affairs to implement NADA legislative agenda before Congress. The Senior Director is also responsible for developing public policy arguments and legislative strategies in support of NADA’s agenda. Essential Functions: • Staff leadership role in formulating and implementing policy for NADA’s legislative priorities before Congress • In conjunction with Vice President and Executive Director, develop and execute legislative strategies to advance NADA’s government relations policies and goals • Lobby Members of Congress and key staff members, particularly with jurisdiction over assigned issues • Analyze proposed legislation and draft briefing and advocacy materials • Draft and revise legislation and amendments to protect the rights and interests of automobile dealers • Prepare testimony and technical background on pending legislation for congressional committees. • Coordinate efforts with industry-based coalitions and outreach to potential allies on issues of mutual interest • Attend political action committee receptions and fundraisers. • Conduct original research on issues affecting automotive retailing • As needed, assist the Vice President and the Executive Director with managerial duties of the Legislative Office Non-Essential Functions: • Other duties as assigned Qualifications: Education and Work Experience Bachelor’s Degree required, Masters Degree or Juris Doctor Degree preferred. Extensive experience (11+ years) in federal legislative process, which may include either senior staff level on Capitol Hill or national trade association. Tax expertise strongly preferred. Executive branch experience is desirable. Excellent advocacy and political skills with strong emphasis on effective verbal and written communication. Must be available for occasional travel. 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 35 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. • Employee must have the ability to travel.