Senior Manager, State Affairs

Position Summary:

  • The Senior Manager, State Affairs functions as a liaison and lobbyist for the AGA state government relations practice area.
  • Develops and maintains positive working relationships and communications with state legislative and regulatory officials, as well as related staff.
  • Provides support to the Senior Director, State Affairs in his/her responsibilities with state legislative and regulatory advocacy programs. 


Knowledge and Capability Requirements:

  • Identify, monitor and analyze state regulation and legislation and relevant state policy.
  • Support the Association’s government relations goals by lobbying, building coalitions and expanding relationships with key decision-makers, policymakers, governors, mayors and public utility commissions.
  • Participate in the development of policy positions, strategies, and execution of tactics to influence state legislative and regulatory activity.
  • Support the Senior Director’s and Vice President’s efforts to inform, coordinate and mobilize member company representatives and other interested parties (coalitions) to pursue AGA’s government relations goals.
  • Advise and inform state level officials and other key stakeholders of policy positions and issues.
  • Assist in the coordination of the materials needed to effectively advocate AGA’s state legislative and regulatory policy positions.
  • Assist Senior Director with the preparation, forecasting, monitoring and tracking of the relevant aspects of the Governmental Affairs & Public Policy budget.
  • Assist in the planning, coordination and execution of State Affairs and Government Relations-related meetings and after-hour receptions.
  • Assist in the planning, coordination and execution of AGA branding events. 
  • Conduct research, develop analysis and coordinate collateral materials for use in public policy outreach and communications.
  • Work with Communications Department to refine messages and produce collateral materials to advance priority policy objectives.
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues across the Association to develop and implement effective advocacy strategies and member service programs.
  • Ensure consistently strong relationships with members and associates of state focused trade associations.


Position Requirements:

  • Minimum five years of legislative, regulatory, lobbying or political experience in a support position
  • Understanding of the legislative process, political fundraising and campaigns and/or public relations
  • Contacts and relationships with mayors, state legislatures, governors or public utility commissioners
  • Strong interpersonal, oral and written communications skills
  • Approximately 50% domestic travel is required as is the ability to work non-traditional hours when needed
  • Bachelor’s degree in related discipline or equivalent life experience required


For immediate consideration, please complete AGA's application process through ADP.