Friday, September 21, 2012

Director of Government Affairs -- Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers

Director of Government Affairs Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers - Washington D.C. Metro Area Job Description • Lead and manage AHAM’s advocacy activities in the States. • Provide advice, counsel, and/or instruction to AHAM staff and its member companies on political matters. • Assist in advocacy with Congress including writing testimony, attending meetings and other forms of communications. • Organize and develop coalitions to assist in the advocacy effort. • Lead grassroots efforts as part of an advocacy effort. • Track State and federal legislative activities. • Report to Vice President of Policy & Government Relations. Desired Skills & Experience • At least 3 years’ experience working in Congress or State Legislatures. • At least 4-6 years working to influence actions by Congress or State Legislatures. • Experienced in communicating (in written, verbal or other form) clearly, concisely and effectively to diverse and high-level audiences. • Demonstrated political and advocacy experience at the state and federal levels. • Demonstrated experience in establishing and maintaining effective relationships with elected officials and their staffs. • Demonstrated knowledge of or interest in issues and policies that affect the appliance industry. Company Description The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) is the appliance manufacturer’s trade association and represents manufacturers of major, portable and floor care home appliances, and suppliers to the industry. Its mission is serving the home appliance industry while delivering value to consumers through leadership, education and advocacy. AHAM is also a standards development organization, accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). The Association authors numerous appliance performance testing standards used by manufacturers, consumer organizations and governmental bodies to rate and compare appliances. More information about our organization is available at: COMPANY ADDRESS: 1111 19th Street, NW Suite 402 Washington, DC 20036 202/872-5955 (Phone)

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