SVP of Government Affairs

Washington, DC
Jan 14, 2019
Jan 28, 2019
Accountant, IT
Full Time
POSITION SUMMARY:This position reports to the Senior Vice President of Government Affairs and is responsible for representing Company's Health and Civil portfolios on Capitol Hill. Responsibilities include developing and implementing legislative and political strategies to support these programs. The position requires extensive interaction with Company's line managers to help guide them through the legislative process and to keep them well informed of congressional activities that may affect Company business. The position will also have interaction with other corporations and associations. The successful candidate will develop and implement legislative and political strategies and programs to support Company initiatives and protect or promote company interests in the US Congress. Specific accountabilities include:Establishing, developing and maintaining effective working relationships with members of Congress and their staffs, as well as trade associations and industry coalitionsMaintaining comprehensive and up-to-date knowledge of Company's business interests in order to effectively identify, represent and advocate company positions and interests before Congress Evaluating proposed and existing federal legislation of importance to Company and effectively communicating the information back to the line organizations PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:Build strong political relationships with key Congressional Members and staff, coalitions and allied organizationsEstablish reputation as trusted, credible source of information among stakeholders, congressional members and staffMonitor and maintain information on legislation, policy, and lobbying efforts as well as provide in depth legislative and budget analysisCreate and implement strategy to achieve Company's goals on legislative and policy initiatives and achieve positive outcomes in those processesWork collaboratively with the lines of business to deepen internal partnerships and provide proactive legislative insight and supportSupport a range of issues within the civil portfolio to include areas: Health, Energy and Homeland, VA and other areas within the Civil and Health portfolios. BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:Bachelor's degree from an accredited university in related field and 15+ years of overall experience including 10+ years of related legislative and/or lobbying experience working on Capitol Hill and with federal government relations. Success in this position will require the incumbent to possess excellent relationships with current members of Congress and committee staff.Possesses a thorough understanding of legislative processes and the ability to establish relationships with elected officials and industry partners that will be beneficial to the organizationAbility to maintain and develop relationships in the political arenaCongressional experienceProficiency in MS Windows, Word, and PowerPoint requiredStrong verbal, communication, research and excellent written skills with the ability to prepare policy documentsHighly proactive, entrepreneurial and able to navigate ambiguity and complexity while developing successful solutionsOrganized and self-motivated, strong project management skills in order to multi-task and manage multiple projects simultaneously from beginning to end within a fast-paced environment with changing prioritiesAbility to work collaboratively, and engage comfortably with senior executives; highly skilled in the use of persuasion and influenceHigh-level creative thinker with the confidence to use it; proactively seeks out newer, better ways to get things done, using existing resources and creating efficiencies PREFERRRED QUALIFICATIONS:Knowledge/experience in the executive branch is highly desiredMaster's degree

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