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Director, Federal Government Affairs

The Director of Federal Government Affairs will be responsible for advocacy and outreach to Congress.  The ideal candidate for this position will be someone with a background in and a passion for internet policy and politics. This person will be a team player, a self-starter, and willing to learn new skills and take on a variety of assignments.

Activities & Responsibilities

  • Build and manage strategic relationships with federal government officials primarily in Congress and federal agencies; help shape strategic policy positions in coordination with the policy team
  • Coordinate with association members to develop and execute political strategies to advance policy priorities
  • Plan for and track relevant committee hearings, legislation, and federal proposals and communicate relevant information to member companies and association colleagues in an efficient and effective manner
  • Develop written analysis, testimony, and background materials as necessary in support of the IA’s objectives
  • Build strategic relationships with internal and external stakeholders to achieve desired outcomes
  • Assist with coordinating federal officials at internal and external events in DC and across the country
  • Assist with the IA PAC and other political-related events
  • Work collaboratively with the communications and legal/policy teams to ensure that any efforts assigned or undertaken are in alignment with the IA’s overall mission, messaging, and strategy
  • Fulfill other duties/projects as assigned

Minimum Qualifications & Requirements:

  • Minimum of 8 years of relevant experience in federal government affairs
  • Experience working in Congress or directly and regularly with Congress
  • Strong relationships with congressional Democrats
  • Knowledge of the federal legislative process
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills, and excellent interpersonal skills
  • Detail-oriented, self-initiating, well-organized, and capable of managing multiple projects simultaneously and independently
  • Results-oriented and exhibits excellent judgement
  • A high-level of energy and a willingness to take on all variety of assignments as part of a small but dynamic team
  • Bachelor’s degree is required; advanced degree is a plus

Salary dependent on experience.

Please send a resumé and cover letter to [email protected]n.org