Monday, August 5, 2013
Vice President or Director, Government Affairs -- American Wood Council
http://lobbyingjobs.com/display-job/10418/VP-or-Director,-Government-Affairs.html VP or Director, Government Affairs Location: Washington, District of Columbia Posted: 07.29.2013 Employment Type: Full time Organization: American Wood Council Job Description: This is a great opportunity to design and implement a government affairs strategy for a national trade association. Reporting directly to the President, the selected individual will serve as the principal government affairs representative and lobbyist, and will direct, implement, and manage federal and state legislative affairs. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: • Develop and recommend to the CEO (and the association) appropriate government affairs strategies and tactics for achieving association objectives • Implement approved AWC legislative and political strategies and initiatives that support AWC goals • Effectively deploying and coordinate available staff and contracted resources • Build and maintain relationships with key congressional members and staff • Ensure AWC legislative goals are coordinated within AWC and with related industry groups • Develop educational opportunities for federal and state legislators and their staff that serve to highlight the industry and its accomplishments • Maintain relationships and coordinate with outside interest groups in coalitions and on shared federal legislative goals • Track, research and analyze relevant legislation for members and prepare summary issue papers • Oversee content posting of current federal legislative issues, key votes, and issue papers on Grow the Vote and AWC websites • Coordinate association and member interests by tracking, analyzing, engaging in, and reporting on state legislative activities • Serve as liaison to state public policy groups and industry state associations • Have and maintain understanding of FEC requirements and limitations on lobbying • Engage in other activities in support of AWC public policy objectives Job Requirements: EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: • Bachelor’s degree required • Five to ten years experience as a policy and political professional, ideally combining Federal and state government experience (congressional, executive branch or both) with some industry/association experience • Considerable experience and knowledge of the political process at all levels of government • Broad experience with various legislative offices or committees • Experience/educational background in manufacturing or environmental issues is a plus QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE: • Strategic thinking with good judgment and discretion, excellent communications, and sound problem solving skills. • Results-oriented with proven willingness to take accountability for results • Able to collaborate (a proven team player), while also able to work independently when necessary • Effective leadership that can successfully implement the Association’s public policy agenda • Understanding of the industry and its policy concerns • Possess excellent writing, proofreading, and computer knowledge/skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Internet, etc.), along with knowledge of contemporary communications options (Internet, social media, etc.) • Industry knowledge helpful • Must be available for some travel HOW TO APPLY: Qualified individuals, please send a resume and cover letter with salary requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org with VP/Director, Government Affairs listed in the subject line.