Manager, State Government Affairs, Northwestern Region

Posted: August 8, 2017

Internet Association’s Manager of State Government Affairs, Northwestern Region will be based in Seattle, Washington and work directly with the Vice President of State Government Affairs in Washington, D.C. and the State Government Affairs team based in Sacramento, California and Albany, New York to help implement the Association’s government relations program in multiple states within the Northwest United States. Other primary responsibilities include planning and executing various IA events within the region and helping to develop and represent the IA’s position before state and local government bodies and decision makers throughout the Northwestern United States. The ideal candidate for this position has a background in and a passion for internet policy and politics. He or she will be a team player, a self-starter, and willing to learn new skills and take on a variety of assignments.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work with IA’s team in Washington, D.C., as well as staff from IA member companies, to help implement the Association’s public policy program in the Northwestern U.S. and appropriate municipalities.
  • Plan and execute various state and local IA events, including policy conferences and political events.
  • Represent IA’s position on matters before state and local government bodies and decision makers.
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with local government officials and stakeholders to further Internet Association’s goals.
  • Develop written analysis, testimony, and background materials as necessary in support of the IA’s objectives.
  • Monitor and analyze state and local legislation, regulations, and political activity of interest to the internet community.
  • Work collaboratively with policy, communications, and legal teams at IA member companies to ensure that any efforts assigned or undertaken are in alignment with the Association’s overall mission, messaging, and strategy.
  • Think outside the box to help identify unique opportunities to advance IA’s overall objectives.
  • Fulfill other duties/projects as assigned including possible expansion of advocacy assignments in the Northwest U.S.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum of five years current and relevant experience in state or local government affairs; Experience in advocacy within state capitals located in the Northwest United States is strongly encouraged.
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills, and excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge of state and local legislative and regulatory systems.
  • Willingness to travel to state capitals and municipalities as needed.
  • Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree a plus.
  • Detail-oriented, self-initiating, well-organized and capable of managing multiple projects simultaneously and independently.
  • A high level of energy, an ability to think outside the box, a willingness to take on all variety of assignments as part of a small but dynamic team, and a passion for all things internet.

Please provide a resume and cover letter to Competitive benefits. Growth opportunity. Significant travel may be required. Salary dependent on experience.

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