Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA), a construction industry trade association, seeks Legislative Affairs Assistant Director for its Capitol Hill Office. The Assistant Director is responsible for representing the interests of SMACNA’s membership before the Congress and other government agencies and offices as well as engaging in grassroots activation and outreach.
SMACNA is an international trade association representing the interests of construction contractors engaged in the sheet metal, heating, ventilating and air conditioning industry.
Represent the Association in meetings with members of Congress, personal Congressional staff, committee staff, government officials, coalition meetings and political events
Participate in development of the Association's long - and short-term advocacy strategy
Engage in Grassroots Activation and Outreach
Research, develop, and write issue papers, legislative testimony and regulatory comments.
Provide accurate verbal and written feedback on such meetings to CEO, Director and other appropriate association staff
Communicate and coordinate with other departments, members and chapters as necessary on department activities and to advance program efforts and initiatives
Assist with activities related to the political action committee
Minimum of 5 years of experience in similar positions, preferably within the construction industry
Relevant university degree or master’s level degree
Deep understanding of and experience from the US political processes at federal and state level
Excellent command of the English language – verbal and written
Results driven, team-oriented and socially skilled networker – great at building relationships
Strong organizational skills as well as demonstrated experience of leveraging the network of relationships
Previous expertise interacting with DOL, PBGC and U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions and U.S. House Committee on U.S. Workforce highly desired
Expertise with health care, multiemployer pension plans, construction issues and other relevant legislation highly desired
Must be a self-starter and team player with ability to coordinate with national and local associates
SMACNA is an Equal Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.