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Director of Legislative Affairs

Description

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We are looking for a seasoned professional to fill the role of Director of Legislative Affairs. This individual will be responsible for overseeing all legislative initiatives and government relations on behalf of our organization. The Director will work closely with senior leadership to develop and implement strategies that advance our organization's legislative agenda. This includes monitoring legislative developments, advising on policy issues, and representing our organization before lawmakers and other government officials. The ideal candidate will have a deep understanding of the legislative process, strong communication skills, and the ability to build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders. This role requires a strategic thinker with a strong understanding of how to use influence, advocacy, and networking to achieve results.

Responsibilities

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  • Develop and implement legislative strategies.
  • Monitor legislative and regulatory developments.
  • Advise senior leadership on policy issues.
  • Represent the organization before lawmakers and government officials.
  • Build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders.
  • Coordinate with other departments to ensure alignment of legislative strategies.
  • Prepare and present reports on legislative activities.
  • Manage the organization's government relations team.
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant laws and regulations.
  • Participate in fundraising and advocacy efforts.

Requirements

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  • Bachelor's degree in Political Science, Law, or related field.
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in legislative affairs or government relations.
  • Strong understanding of the legislative process.
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders.
  • Strong strategic thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Knowledge of relevant laws and regulations.
  • Experience managing a team.
  • Willingness to travel as needed.

Potential interview questions

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  • Can you describe your experience with legislative affairs?
  • How do you build relationships with key stakeholders?
  • Can you provide an example of a legislative strategy you developed and implemented?
  • How do you stay updated on legislative and regulatory developments?
  • Can you describe a time when you had to advise senior leadership on a policy issue?