Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Manager, Great Lakes Region -- US Chamber of Commerce

Title: Manager, Great Lakes Region Department: Congressional and Public Affairs (Regional Office) POSITION OVERVIEW: Help develop and coordinate grassroots legislative and political activities in six states. RESPONSIBILITIES: Build and maintain relationships with members of Congress and their regional and Hill staffs; cultivate grasstops relationships; activate Chamber membership on key policy issues; strengthen relations with state, regional, and local chambers; bolster chambers’ advocacy programs through government affairs training programs; perform candidate and issue research; recommend candidates for political endorsements and assist campaigns of endorsed candidates; represent the U.S. Chamber at events; help develop grassroots legislative strategies and identify emerging issues; conduct outreach to Chamber members to enhance the legislative agenda and provide membership services; carry out targeted outreach beyond the U.S. Chamber’s membership; build and maintain media relationships; manage and maintain social media messaging; work with other regional staff to conduct nationwide programming; develop and sustain strong relationships with staff in Congressional Affairs and other departments. REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s degree and 3-5 years’ experience lobbying, working on a campaign, or in a similar environment; knowledge of key issues affecting the business community; ability to travel extensively throughout the region and nationally; legislative connections in one or more of the following states: Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania; excellent written and verbal communications skills and proficient in public speaking. Salary will be in the low $80s. This position is based in Chicago, IL. Local candidates or those willing to relocate are welcome to apply. Apply online at https://www.uschamber.com/about-us/careers. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. Our recruitment and employment policies are inclusive. We respect both the spirit and letter of the laws of equal employment opportunity.

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