How to Become a Government Affairs Director
To become a government affairs director, you need a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, such as political science, social science, or public administration. For senior government affairs director roles, you need a master’s degree in communication, public relations, or a similar field. Substantial experience in community organization, lobbying, government relations, and related activities are typical qualifications in lower-level roles. Skills in public relations and campaigning, oral and written communication techniques and strategies, grassroots activities, government affairs, and research and analysis are helpful in this role. As the face of the branch you represent, you must have impeccable public speaking skills as well.