Monday , May 23 2022

Jobs in Public Affairs – Director of Government Affairs

Website Public Affairs Council

Job Description:

The Director of Government Affairs leads the association’s federal policy, lobbying, advocacy and coalition activities. The individual also provides analysis of legislation and regulations and advocates on selected issues on behalf of PTA members before Congress and the Administration. The Director works closely with volunteer leadership and collaborates across the association on policy and advocacy efforts.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Leads National PTA’s federal policy and lobbying activities, including the association’s congressional and administration outreach
  • Manages and maintains key relationships with education groups and coalitions to further National PTA’s mission and public policy priorities
  • Oversees the development and production of National PTA’s Public Policy Agenda
  • Monitors and analyzes legislation, best practices and federal funding streams in selected policy areas
  • Provides strategic analysis of federal programs and policies to PTA leadership
  • Advocates on behalf of PTA members to a variety of external audiences, including congressional staff, federal agencies and the Administration, and representatives of other national education organizations
  • Prepares letters to Congress and the Administration, coalition sign-on letters, public comment and testimony
  • Drafts legislation and report language for congressional offices and committees to advance PTA’s policy agenda

Job Requirements:

  • Professional demeanor and excellent interpersonal and verbal/written communication skills
  • Effective organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Proven ability to prioritize, execute project tasks and conform to shifting priorities as needed
  • Highly motivated and independent, yet team-oriented
  • Ability to meet deadlines and use technology to improve workflow and work productively in a collaborative environment
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Demonstrated presentation and public speaking skills

Qualification & Experience:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree
  • At least 7 years of related experience in public policy, working on Capitol Hill, in a state legislature, or non-profit association

Job Details:

Company: Public Affairs Council

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Alexandria, VA, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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