Director, Local Policy & Government Affairs

  • Location: new york, New York
  • Type: Permanent
  • Job #1557011

Director of Local Policy & Government Affairs (NY or D.C)

Work with the VP of Policy & Government Affairs to develop and execute an impactful and comprehensive government relations strategy at the state and local levels.  

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Effectively represent  vision for the improvement of cities to elected officials and their staff, and the broader policy community
  • Manage consultant engagements on targeted projects
  • Work effectively within formal and informal industry coalitions, and otherwise develop industry contacts, to advance areas of common interest
  • Draft official written material: op-eds, blog posts, policy proposals, comments on regulations, formal correspondence, etc.
  • Represent the company at policy conferences and other forums

Qualifications

  • 10-15 years' relevant experience
  • A strategic thinker and day-to-day executor who can juggle several issues at once; you’re able to effectively consider and solve both short and long-term problems
  • Execution-oriented; a self-starter who takes action and achieves tangible results
  • A natural at public affairs; an excellent communicator with demonstrated writing, editing, and speaking skills
  • You thrive in fast-paced environments and feel comfortable with a high level of responsibility
  • You have a strong ability to articulate strategic objectives and have a deep knowledge of government and politics;
  • In policy or geographic areas that are new to you, you can quickly get up to speed, identify the key issues, and quickly develop and execute a strategy;
  • Have extensive experience managing relationships with a broad spectrum of stakeholders
  • Have significant experience in government, policy, and political affairs