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 NAM’s policy departments on legislative activities and priorities related to the NAM and its members. The preferred candidate will have prior experience working with Democratic staff, caucuses and lawmakers, particularly in the U.S. House. The Director will be required to register as a federal lobbyist.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
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 in order to provide accurate and timely information and assistance to member companies and other staff.
Engage member company government relations representatives 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.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Seven to 10 years of professional experience working on Capitol Hill or in a federal government relations capacity;
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, particularly with Democratic offices;
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.
About National Association of Manufacturers
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, and ample vacation and sick leave. Become part of a fast-paced team passionate about keeping the United States the world leader in manufacturing.