Director of Legislative Affairs
About the Job
Develop and conduct programs to enhance NPGA’s federal government affairs, Political Action Committee and grassroots outreach capabilities. Work with the entire legislative affairs and regulatory affairs staff to further the Association’s overall advocacy agenda.
Establishes and maintains relationships with federal legislators, regulators and staff, NPGA members businesses and their employees, and Washington-based hazardous material, petroleum, and transportation industry associations and related lobbyists.
Duties & Responsibilities:
- Maintain and expand contacts with Members of Congress and congressional legislative staff to achieve positive results on behalf of NPGA member companies in the areas of energy, transportation, tax, and natural resources legislation. An ability to work in a professional and bipartisan fashion is absolutely necessary.
- Serve as point of contact for NPGA federal government relations efforts, specifically in the area of federal legislation. Partner with NPGA legislative affairs staff in building and maintaining the PropanePAC. Act as principal legislative grassroots liaison with NPGA member companies and company employees.
- Work with fellow Washington-based hazardous material (HAZMAT) industry lobbyists, and related gas industry associations to bolster NPGA’s voice in the government affairs community and develop legislative coalition-building opportunities.
- Act as principal grassroots liaison with NPGA member companies and company employees. Gather information to maintain and expand existing NPGA database of companies that comprise of the NPGA Legislative Liaison program. Provide membership with legislative grassroots alerts and action plans as necessary.
- Continuously explore opportunities to combine the potential political, grassroots and financial power of NPGA’s Legislative Liaison program and PropanePAC programs.
- Provide support in the planning and execution of overall industry related NPGA events held in Washington DC and around the country, as well as NPGA legislative affairs department events - fundraisers, lobbying breakfasts, etc. - that occur both in Washington and in the home Districts of Members of Congress.
- Conduct special research, analysis and writing projects as assigned by the department Vice President, the Chief Executive Officer or the NPGA Board of Directors.
- Interfaces with all levels of NPGA staff, as well as NPGA’s Board of Directors and Government Affairs Committee.
- When directed by the department Vice President, Chief Executive Officer or Board of Directors, perform other assignments and duties as required.
- Bachelor’s degree and minimum 5 years experience working in a government affairs or related field.
- Solid understanding of the legislative process with experience in either the House of Representatives or the Senate.
- Strong written and oral communication skills.
- Strong legislative research capacity.
- Knowledge of computer systems and software.
Salary is competitive, based upon experience