The Policy Manager promotes the advocacy objectives of the Association by supporting the work of the policy team and administratively supporting the President & CEO. This position coordinates all the activites of the policy staff across legislative, regulatory, third-party, and state-focused initiatives and handles scheduling and administrative tasks for the CEO.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Support the work of the policy team including the VP, Legislative Affairs, VP, External Affairs and VP, Regulatory Affairs and Public Policy.
Manage the logistics of the policy Task Forces and Committees. Handles all scheduling for the President & CEO.
Perform administrative tasks for CEO including booking travel, preparing expense reports, and other projects as directed by CEO.
Manage the work of the ITS America State Chapters in close collaboration with the VP External Affairs.
Assist in developing communications and collateral materials for the Hill, the Administration, regulatory agencies, state/local officials, ITS America members, and other stakeholders.
Help draft, proofread and edit high-quality advocacy materials such as letters, memos, alerts, news releases, fact sheets, and reports for use within ITS America as well as outside entities.
Manage sending of Policy Rundown and other issue alerts from ITS America to members on legislative and policy developments.
Attend and report on selected Congressional hearings, regulatory meetings, and other policy events.
Conduct legislative, regulatory, and other policy tracking and research.
Work closely with the marketing team to maintain ITS America’s advocacy materials on its Web site and ensure that the advocacy materials are accurate and up-to-date.
Ensure that distribution and contact lists are up-to-date.
Provide administrative support including processing invoices and expense reports.
All employees are responsible for their own safety, as well as that of others in the workplace. To help us maintain a safe workplace, everyone must be safety-conscious at all times. This position is performed in a typical office environment where the noise level is usually quiet to moderate. Work may occasionally be performed in public setting or venue such as conferences or workshops where moderate to loud noise from multiple ongoing conversations and presentations may be simultaneously occurring. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts and vehicles. Safe use of equipment, as well as safe practices while on ITS America or Customer property is essential.
ITS America will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and its amendments as well as other applicable local and state employment and disability laws.
ITS America is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)
Qualification, Knowledge and Skill Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree required.
Prior professional experience preferred, including on Capitol Hill and/or transportation/technology trade association.
Strong interpersonal and communications skills with a passion about ITSA and transportation technology policy goals.
Strong written and verbal communication skills, including editing, and the ability to present information in a clear and compelling manner.
Capable of digesting and quickly understanding complex transportation technology policy matters.
Excellent organizational skills and ability to multi-task.
Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.