Policy Advisor - Midstream

Washington D.C.
Jun 05, 2018
Jul 10, 2018
Analyst, Other
Full Time

Do you enjoy working in a fast paced, dynamic industry with issues that headline news and shape the current political landscape?  If you have a strong knowledge of legislative and regulatory process and a desire for working in the energy sector, we’d love to hear from you! Come join the American Petroleum Institute and work for one of the largest and most influential trade associations in the US, where you will enjoy working as a team member for the only national trade association that represents all aspects of America’s oil and natural gas industry.

As API’s Policy Advisor, you will be a part of the Midstream team that works to:

  • Identify and manage policy risks to the oil and gas industry related to issues of safety and infrastructure
  • Develop advocacy strategies that align with member company needs and implement outreach efforts working with coalitions and industry stakeholders
  • Actively communicate and collaborate throughout the organization (e.g. communications, federal and state government relations, legal, and economics departments) to develop and implement policy strategies
  • Oversee the content of external communications including websites, op-eds, and campaign materials for API’s efforts related to infrastructure advocacy.

You will be responsible for:

  • Developing and implementing strategies that advance the public policy and operational objectives established by multiple committees.
  • Developing and managing responses to regulatory and legislative initiatives affecting member companies.
  • Representing API at meetings with industry, government and trade groups, to advocate for industry policies. 
  • Developing and maintaining effective working relationships with appropriate internal staff and external contacts including, but not limited to member company representatives, consultants, coalition/trade association partners and government agencies.
  • Managing consultant and research work done on behalf of the member companies and ensure that positions are reflected in API advocacy efforts at both the federal and state levels.
  • Responding to member company inquiries concerning API issues and activities in the Midstream area.  
  • Developing and managing midstream talking points and advocacy materials, source content for blog posts, review and update infrastructure websites and other midstream materials.
  • Managing salient issues and assist with special projects as assigned.

You will possess the following qualifications:

  • Four year college degree required, with 7 years of experience working petroleum industry or related energy issues.
  • Strong knowledge of and/or experience with the federal/state legislative and regulatory processes.
  • Demonstrated abilities interpreting and analyzing federal and state regulation/legislation to develop broad issue management strategies. 
  • Experience and understanding of the oil and natural gas midstream industry is ideal.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and project management skills are essential.
  • Experience working with committees and regulatory agencies is strongly desired.
  • Must have the ability to make effective and succinct presentations to management and the public. 
  • Coalition and consensus building skills are essential.
  • Must be able to travel at least 25% of time

About API

The American Petroleum Institute (API) is the only national trade association representing all facets of the oil and natural gas industry, which supports 10.3 million U.S. jobs and nearly 8 percent of the U.S. economy. API’s more than 625 members include large integrated companies, as well as exploration and production, refining, marketing, pipeline, and marine businesses, and service and supply firms. They provide most of the nation’s energy and are backed by a growing grassroots movement of more than 40 million Americans.

Although our focus is primarily domestic, in recent years our work has expanded to include a growing international dimension, and today API is recognized around the world for its broad range of programs.  Learn more about API at www.api.org

As an API team member, you will enjoy competitive wages, excellent benefits, a generous PTO plan with paid holidays and a great working atmosphere.


This job outline describes the typical accountabilities and requirements of the position and should not be construed as an all-encompassing description of every duty performed by or expected of the incumbent.

API is an EOE M/F/D/V.

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