Manager, Government Relations
AFPM is the premier trade association for the refining and petrochemical industry, representing more than 95 percent of our nation’s refining and petrochemical manufacturing capacity. The association is headquartered in Washington D.C. in the heart of the K Street corridor.
AFPM is looking for a knowledgeable and impactful Manager, Government Relations. A successful candidate will participate in the development, implementation, and management of the organization’s federal legislative strategies and programs and serve as one of the Association’s lobbyists before the U.S. Congress and the Executive Branch.
This is a full-time exempt position and will report to the Vice President, Government Relations. The Manager, Government Relations will work with the Government Relations staff to increase AFPM’s visibility on Capitol Hill and advocate for the association’s legislative agenda. The successful candidate will build key relationships with Congressional offices and other stakeholder organizations.
The ideal candidate will:
• Develop and execute programs to advance AFPM’s legislative strategy.
• Initiate and maintain effective working relationships with Members of Congress, Congressional staff, Congressional Committees, Executive Branch officials and their staff.
• Monitor and drive legislation pertaining to the fuels and petrochemical industries.
• Participate in, develop, and lead coalition activities in support of AFPM objectives.
• Maintain strong working relationships with AFPM member company representatives.
• Identify emerging legislative issues and trends impacting AFPM member companies.
• Assist in the production of high-quality Congressional testimony, comments, presentations, and other advocacy materials.
• Attend PAC and other political events as needed.
• Coordinate with other AFPM departments as appropriate.
• Performs other duties as assigned by the Vice President, Government Relations
• Bachelor’s degree in government relations related field, or equivalent experience.
• Minimum 5 years’ experience working with energy and legislative issues in a related association, industry, or congressional office.
• Superior oral and written communication skills
• Demonstrated ability to think strategically about the policy, politics, and press of an issue and translate strategy into action
• Ability to prioritize, plan, organize and carry out multiple assignments to achieve multiple objectives.
• Excellent work ethic and an ability to work well in a team environment.
Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Compensation includes health benefits.