The Director of Legislative Affairs plans and carries out legislative activities, including the prioritization of issues, the development of NACD’s positions, and the formulation of strategies to advance the association’s positions on Capitol Hill. This position also oversees all grassroots advocacy and political programs, including the annual Washington Fly-In, the political action committee, and member company outreach to Congress.
Develops key relationships on Capitol Hill to represent the interests of the NACD membership effectively
Serves as a Staff Executive to the NACD Government Advocacy Committee and works with the committee to develop positions and strategies on legislative proposals at federal and state levels
Works closely with the Regulatory Affairs staff and the NACD Regulatory Affairs Committee and Subcommittees to coordinate position development on issues that have both legislative and regulatory aspects
Communicates legislative information to the NACD membership through NewsBrief, the NACD website, action alerts, and updates at industry meetings
Represents NACD before Congress, with the media, and at various industry events
Represents NACD on industry coalitions and working groups
Manages any outside consultants to facilitate effective legislative activity at federal and state levels
Oversees all grassroots advocacy and political programs, including the annual Washington Fly-In, the Responsible Distribution PAC, and member company outreach to Congress
Works with communications department on marketing pieces and/or member educational pieces (print/digital) on legislative and grassroots issues
Responds to press inquiries on legislative issues
Jointly develops and manages the Government Affairs budget
Represents the organization in a professional manner
Performs all other duties as needed
Minimum of bachelor’s degree
Minimum of 5-10 years Capitol Hill and/or association public policy experience
Understanding of federal environmental, safety, transportation, and security laws and regulations that affect the chemical distribution business
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Strong organizational skills
Ability to prioritize and manage a wide variety of tasks
Ability and willingness to travel
Thorough understanding of federal laws as they relate to lobby reporting and PACs
Team player who supports coworkers
Applicants may submit resume, cover letter and salary requirements to email@example.com.
NACD's 420 member companies are located in every region of the country and operate more than 1,700 chemical distribution locations and employ more than 21,000 employees.
Member companies are largely entrepreneurial and generally service a particular geographic region and specific industrial sector. They are typically small businesses, although some companies are national and international in s...cope. They know their products and processes, and provide value-added services to their customers in a professional, responsible manner.