TheNational Association of Manufacturers (NAM) is seeking a Director, Government Relations to serve as a key lobbyist for the NAM with the U.S. Congress covering all issues of importance to the NAM. Collaborate extensively with the Vice President of Government Relations and the Policy Division on legislative activities and priorities related to the NAM and its members. This position will require significant time and direct interaction with congressional offices and the Administration.
Join the NAM and Make an Impact in the Following Ways:
• Work to advance the NAM's policy agenda through extensive contact with the U.S. Congress and the Administration.
• Enhance the effectiveness of NAM’s pro-growth agenda lobbying efforts by maintaining high visibility on Capitol Hill, developing and maintaining relationships, and gathering information and legislative intelligence.
• Assist Vice President with developing lobbying strategy among various NAM policy departments and represent the NAM's position before members of Congress and their staffs.
• Participate in NAM-led or supported coalitions and provide strategic input to help improve their efforts.
• Maintain knowledge of NAM priorities and legislative issues to provide accurate and timely information and assistance to member companies and other staff.
• Engage member companies and be responsive to their requests and professional in all interactions.
• Assist with member company recruitment and retention.
• Ability to handle pressure in a deadline driven environment
The above list of responsibilities is representative of the position and is not intended to preclude new or additional duties being added to the position.
Minimum six years of professional experience including serving as a Legislative Director or Legislative Assistant;
Excellent communications skills, both oral and written, with strong persuasive and intellectual ability;
Thorough understanding of the legislative process and congressional procedures, as well as existing relationships on Capitol Hill;
Exceptional political savvy and solid knowledge of the legislative and regulatory processes;
Ability to plan, think independently and adapt to the needs of a fast-paced professional environment;
Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and independently follow through on assignments;
Ability to handle pressure in a goal and deadline driven environment;
Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) is the largest manufacturing association in the United States and one of the nation’s most influential advocates for manufacturing. By joining the NAM, you become part of a spirited and dynamic team that is driven to succeed. We recognize and reward our staff with competitive pay and annual performance based bonus programs. We offer an outstanding benefits package that includes health, dental, and vision insurance, life, short-term and long-term disability, flexible spending accounts, SmarTrip, and a 401(k) Salary Deferral plan with employer match and contributions, vacation and sick leave, complimentary on-site gym access and healthy snacks in the break room. Become part of a fast paced team passionate about keeping the United States the world leader in manufacturing.
The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) is the largest manufacturing association in the United States, representing small and large manufacturers in every industrial sector and in all 50 states. Manufacturing employs more than 12 million men and women, contributes $2.17 trillion to the U.S. economy annually, has the largest economic impact of any major sector and accounts for more than three-quarters of all private-sector research and development in the nation. The NAM is the powerful voice of the manufacturing community and the leading advocate for a policy agenda that helps manufacturers compete in the global economy and create jobs across the United States.
The NAM’s world-class staff of policy experts provide unmatched access and information on the key issues affecting your business and bottom line. We are on the front lines of a wide range of policy battles, from immigration reform and labor relations, to energy and the environment, to trade policy and taxes. At every turn, we are working on behalf of manufacturers in America to advance policies that help manufacturers do what they do best: create economic strength and jobs.