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Government Affairs Manager

National Safety Council
Washington, DC
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Save lives, from the workplace to anyplace.

The National Safety Council is America’s leading safety advocate. We enable people to put everyday strategies in place to solve problems — at work. As a non-profit, our focus is on eliminating the leading causes of preventable death and injury. More specifically, NSC is focused on:

  • Workplace Safety
  • Roadway Security
  • Impairment

Every one of our employees is committed to helping people live their fullest lives, and right now we’re seeking someone to fill the role of Government Affairs Manager.

Position Highlights:

Part of a dynamic team that juggles many issues at once, this person manages NSC legislative, regulatory, and policy development. You are accountable for

  • Advancing NSC legislative and regulatory priorities and identifying strategic opportunities for NSC at the federal level.
  • Developing NSC policy positions to set strategy and manages the communication of NSC policies to key federal government, private sector, and other related audiences.
  • Identifying and managing relationships with partner organizations to maximize NSC legislative and regulatory effectiveness and reach.
  • Juggling multiple issues are the same time.
  • Working in a collaborative way with NSC team members

What You’ll Do:

Issues Management (35%)

  • Track the introduction and movement of federal and state legislation for assigned areas. Recommend legislation that the organization should consider endorsing or opposing.
  • Engage regularly with Congressional offices and other policymakers to develop and advance legislation and other policy initiatives.
  • Identify and pursue opportunities to highlight and advance NSC work, including submitting testimony to Congressional committees; meeting with key executive branch policymakers, etc.
  • Tracks federal legislation, including appropriations, and budget proposals for federal agencies and programs of importance.
  • Tracks positions of legislators related to NSC's strategic issues. Identifies potential sponsors of NSC-proposed legislation
  • Identifies relevant federal rulemakings/requests for information and drafts and coordinates NSC comments to federal agencies.
  • Represents NSC at meetings and can talk as an expert on NSC positions on policies

Relationship Building (30%)

  • Builds awareness and understanding of NSC's strategic issues with federal and state legislators, their personal staffs and relevant committee staffs.
  • Establishes positive working relationships with key officials of Federal departments and agencies. Manages and develops partnership agreements with targeted agencies.
  • Leads or participates in alliances and coalitions of organizations aligned around shared safety issues. Uses these coalitions to advance NSC's legislative and regulatory initiatives and increases the prominence of NSC.
  • Builds relationships with key government affairs contacts at other associations and agencies and seeks out organizations and coalitions with whom NSC can partner to further its strategic objectives.
  • Identifies and researches potential sources of federal funding for NSC work.
  • Develops relationships with NSC members, delegates, chapters, and others who are directly involved with NSC.

Communications/Advocacy (20%)

  • Presents to NSC members and volunteer leadership regarding Government Affairs priorities and activities.
  • Engages chapters, NSC members, advocates, and partner organizations in contacting elected officials at key points in the legislative process.
  • Works across the organization to share relevant information and engage internal stakeholders in policy discussions.
  • Researches and drafts official NSC policy positions on pertinent safety topics.
  • Promotes NSC policy positions and programmatic activities with relevant government and association partners.
  • Develops and delivers written and oral communications to promote NSCs positions.
  • Plans, oversees, and evaluates staged NSC events held to promote NSC public policy positions, as necessary (e.g., Capitol Hill Day).
  • Communicates efforts with the government affairs team and ensures appropriate knowledge of projects and efforts.

Organization Relationship Management (10%)

  • Identifies potential membership, grants and business development opportunities.
  • Identifies opportunities to respectfully engage other NSC functions and offices.

Other Job Duties (5%)

  • Responsible for safety as outlined in the Safety Manual. Follows safety policies and practices specific to job/position and level.
  • Conducts periodic safety drills and manages DC office safety program.
  • Serves as the first line review for internal products before the Vice President review.

We’re Looking for Someone with:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and at least 8 years of relevant experience in Federal Government affairs with at least 3 years of experience with legislative and regulatory affairs related to safety and health issues.
    • Executive branch or Capitol Hill experience preferred.
    • Extensive knowledge of legislative and appropriations processes.
    • Must possess the ability to work autonomously and with little direction.
    • Salary range: $90,000-$110,000

Reasons You’ll Love it here:

NSC cares about the safety, health, and overall well-being of our employees. We offer competitive benefits, resources, and tools to promote a work-life balance that supports employees during all phases of life. We off the following:

  • At least 20 PTO days accrued 1st year and 11 paid holidays
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, vision, and life insurance plans
  • Flex spending accounts for medical and dependent care
  • 403(b) & Roth 403(b) with employer match up to 6%
  • Reimbursable training
  • Student loan pay down
  • Dress for your day

We believe that you can’t be safe if you don’t feel safe. Feeling safe requires a commitment to equitable policy implementation and promoting diversity in the safety profession. We must cultivate our own diverse, inclusive, and equitable work environment to deliver on our mission to save lives, from the workplace to anyplace.

NSC is an equal opportunity employer.

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