TheNational Association of Manufacturers (NAM) is seeking a strong Senior Director, Advocacy Initiatives to provide strategic direction and manage key public affairs initiatives for the association in partnership with member and other affiliated groups. This position is responsible for building and maintaining key relationships with executives and providing direction and support for programs which enhance advocacy efforts.
Join the NAM and Make an Impact in the Following Ways:
Drive advocacy and public affairs initiatives on key issue campaigns.
Manage a wide range of programs to mobilize the NAM members with the association’s advocacy efforts, including coordinating coalition meetings and joint letter initiatives.
Develop and maintain the association’s relationships with non-traditional allies and partners, as well as non-CMA business community partners.
Manage communications and events for DC-based member company personnel and provide staff support to a new Advocacy Advisory Group.
Work with larger member companies to leverage their in-house member engagement programs and outreach to supplier and customer networks.
Manage advocacy leadership academies to assist the Association’s members in developing and implementing tactics to engage their employees.
Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university, preferably with a political science or public policy emphasis
7 to 10 years of association experience, corporate government affairs, political campaign, or Capitol Hill experience
Strong written, computer, and organizational/time management skills
Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to be a team member and team leader
Excellent ability to build relationships
Strong understanding of the executive branch and legislative process
Professional public speaking ability
Previous event planning/management experience, including strategic planning, content development, and logistics
Proven ability to work effectively in a fast paced, quality and goal driven work environment
The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) is the largest manufacturing association in the United States and one of the nation’s most influential advocates for manufacturing. By joining the NAM, you become part of a spirited and dynamic team that is driven to succeed. We recognize and reward our staff with competitive pay and annual performance based bonus programs. We offer an outstanding benefits package that includes health, dental, and vision insurance, life, short-term and long-term disability, flexible spending accounts, SmarTrip, and a 401(k) Salary Deferral plan with employer match and contributions, vacation and sick leave, complimentary on-site gym access and healthy snacks in the break room. Become part of a fast-paced team passionate about keeping the United States the world leader in manufacturing.
The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) is the largest manufacturing association in the United States, representing small and large manufacturers in every industrial sector and in all 50 states. Manufacturing employs more than 12 million men and women, contributes $2.17 trillion to the U.S. economy annually, has the largest economic impact of any major sector and accounts for more than thr...ee-quarters of all private-sector research and development in the nation. The NAM is the powerful voice of the manufacturing community and the leading advocate for a policy agenda that helps manufacturers compete in the global economy and create jobs across the United States.
The NAM’s world-class staff of policy experts provide unmatched access and information on the key issues affecting your business and bottom line. We are on the front lines of a wide range of policy battles, from immigration reform and labor relations, to energy and the environment, to trade policy and taxes. At every turn, we are working on behalf of manufacturers in America to advance policies that help manufacturers do what they do best: create economic strength and jobs.