Senior Manager, State Affairs
- 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.
- 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.