Federal Lobbyist, Government Relations

National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA)
Falls Church, VA
Jan 07, 2022
Jan 15, 2022
Accountant, IT
Full Time
Job Summary Leads the tax, employee benefits, and retirement policy portfolio for the association. Implements a plan to build a strong network within the government for NAIFA and helps the association build relationships with government officials, regulatory agencies, Congressional offices, and specific industry groups to advocate NAIFA's interests. The position provides research and analysis of critical policy issues and their potential impact on NAIFA members and their clients. Essential Functions Works with leaders of government and industry to influence public policy, monitors government and regulatory initiatives that may present an opportunity or risk to the association, and advocates for specific plans to advance the association's objectives Establishes and maintains relationships with key government, industry, community, and regulatory agency stakeholders; designs and implements advocacy strategies Works with senior leadership to create consistent and cohesive policy positions on a host of tax, employee benefits and retirement issues Duties and Responsibilities Lobbies and builds relationships with members of Congress and regulatory agencies and their staffs. Educates relevant legislative and regulatory officials and staff about issues of interest in NAIFA. This includes, when appropriate, individual lobbying and lobbying in conjunction with grassroots/constituents. Recommends strategies and policies for legislative and regulatory issues. Prepares memoranda, talking points, speeches, correspondence, policy recommendations, legislative strategies, presentations, and other materials. Shares information on developing issues with colleagues and relevant NAIFA members. Attends hearings, political events, fundraisers, and other meetings as necessary. Represents NAIFA at association, industry, and coalition meetings. Utilizes discretion and independent judgment in the responsibilities associated in serving as advisor to Senior Vice President. Works with relevant NAIFA committees and NAIFA allies (eg, ACLI, IRI, and other groups that share common purpose with NAIFA). Works with grassroots and PAC personnel to coordinate the lobbying, PAC, and grassroots programs of the association. Works well with association members and other employees, functions as a team player and accepts constructive suggestions for improving job performance from supervisors and managers. Performs other related duties as assigned PandoLogic. Keywords: Lobbyist, Location: Falls Church, VA - 22042

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