Federal Affairs: Political and Legislative Manager
The position is responsible for managing activities related to political mobilization and federal lobbying activities, as well as the American Chemistry Council’s (ACC) Political Action Committee (PAC). The position works with the PAC Chairman, the Vice President, Federal Affairs and members of the Federal Affairs team to administer the PAC and the PAC contribution process, as well as participates in advocacy activities in support of federal government affairs priorities on Capitol Hill. The position is responsible for managing campaign communications amongst ACC member companies and the internal ACC Federal Affairs team, and reports directly to the Vice President, Federal Affairs.
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Major Duties and Responsibilities:
- Reviews, monitors and implements PAC strategy, as well as organizes solicitation events and develops and executes communication materials to the PAC membership.
- Coordinates strategies for the PAC with the input of relevant stakeholders including the Vice President, Federal Affairs.
- Assists the Federal Affairs Department with activities related to Capitol Hill lobbying efforts and coordinates outreach among ACC member companies, as well as assists with administration of the PAC.
- Assists in the preparation of memorandum, data entry, and written correspondence with individual association members and other businesses.
- Assists in monitoring Congressional hearing schedules, and maintaining records and writing memos, as well as assists with legislative research, workshops, seminars, and congressional testimony preparation.
- Manages the department filing, record keeping and event coordination.
- Prepares memos, drafts thank you letters and conducts research, as needed.
- Assists Director, PAC in maintaining accurate PAC records to ensure Federal Election Commission (FEC) compliance.
- Responds to member inquiries related to the PAC and Federal Affairs efforts.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
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- Bachelor’s degree.
- Two years professional experience.
- Experience using Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint.
- Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple projects.
- Strong written and oral communications skills and the ability to interact with internal and external contacts.
- Ability to work independently on a variety of complex tasks/priorities.
- Ability to build consensus, work in a team environment and coordinate across groups within a large organization.
- Ability to move and/or lift boxes weighing up to 25 lbs.
- Graduate degree.
- Experience working in political fundraising, a congressional office or association federal government relations.
- Experience with grassroots or PAC software, e.g., Vocus.
- Knowledge of Capitol Hill, the legislative process, current U.S. political dynamics, and/or federal election laws.
- Federal Election Commission (FEC) compliance experience, especially with political action committees.
- Registered lobbyist.
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