Founded in 1936, NAMA is the association representing the $25 billion US convenience services industry. With more than 1000-member companies — including many of the world’s most recognized brands — NAMA provides advocacy, education and research for its membership. We are searching for a Director of State and Federal Government Affairs. Join our team and let’s collectively help our members with advocacy and knock down the barriers that they face. Great values, excellent benefits, wonderful members and amazing employees!
Summary of Position: Responsible for providing regulatory and legislative advocacy and monitoring at the federal level. This position also assists in developing and promoting the organization's policies and objectives involving local, state, and federal government affairs.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Analyze policy proposals at the federal, state, and local level and determine impact to the industry and ability to effect change.
Create strong relationships with key constituencies within the industry and become a trusted advisor to NAMA members.
Maintain and create strong relationships with Members of Congress, administration officials and regulatory agencies.
Represent NAMA and the industry in food and beverage coalition organizations.
Lead the orchestration of agenda, policy issues, and engagement campaign for annual DC Fly-In and Public Policy Conference.
Update and maintain NAMAs grassroots advocacy program
Manage NAMAs Government Affairs Committee.
Prepare government affairs presentations and communications materials as needed.
Support and manage compilation of annual government affairs budget.
Manage speakers and content for annual trade shows and other education platforms related to government affairs.
Complete lobbying reports as required by law.
Create press releases, member alerts, and webinars regarding timely government affairs issues.
Manage consultants as needed.
Lead efforts related to Member of Congress industry visits.
Manage state and local government relations team; prioritizing tasks and resources focused on ROI.
Represent NAMA at various industry and non-industry events across the country, providing remarks, presentations, or sitting on panel discussions.
Technical Requirements – Education, Areas of Knowledge and Experience
Four-year degree is required.
Three to five years Capitol Hill experience is highly preferred.
Experience with federal agencies would be helpful in performing duties of the position.
Behavioral Requirements - Personal Skills and Competencies
Excellent organizational and project management skills
Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and to work with a multi-client service model
Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
Excellent communication skills with professionality phone etiquette are essential
Must be responsive, detail minded, and flexible
Some management experience preferred
Travel 25% in this position is required
Telecommuting is allowed.
About National Automatic Merchandising Association
Founded in 1936, NAMA is the association representing the $25 billion U.S. convenience services industry. With more than 1100 member companies – including many of the world’s most recognized brands – NAMA provides advocacy, education and research for its membership. Visit NAMA on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.