The State Legislative Program Manager supports the State Government Relations Department by managing, guiding, and directing state legislative programs including state ballots, voting records, and voter guides (state content). Additionally, the position tracks, analyzes and provides feedback on legislative and regulatory proposals throughout the states. Supports internal coalition efforts regarding broad policy initiatives and provides executive analysis and talking points for advocacy efforts. The position will aid in growing the influence of small businesses and NFIB in state legislatures, media, and general public by providing content for Public Affairs and Senior Media Managers; research, draft and distribute internal communications.
Collaborate with the State Government Relations Department to develop and execute state advocacy plans to include: 1) creating and maintaining legislative data base; analyzing bills and regulatory proposals to determine their impact on small businesses; assesses policy consistency and balloted results throughout the states; interacts with FGR, Research, and Legal Departments to ensure consistency of policy direction and communicates this with state directors; 2) reviews daily bill introductions and amendments in contract states, tracks legislative calendars and committee agendas; 3) research and prepare talking points, policy summaries and analyses, and memoranda in support or opposition of bills and communicate this with Sr. State Directors and Exec. Dir SGR; 4) coordinate with state directors, identify key bills/ issues for preparation of voting records, and state ballots.
Must communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; work outcomes must meet and / or exceed productivity and quality standards. Must be able to work as part of a cooperative team environment and independent of direct supervision; adhere to Company and Department policies and procedures. Some travel may be required. Performs other projects as needed.
Bachelors degree in political science, communications, or related field; Master Business Administration or Public Affairs preferred.
Seven (7) years relevant work experience in state or federal government relations, executive or state legislative branches or association management. Specialized knowledge of general and state specific legislative and political processes and issues
Proficient in Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint and legislative database software.
Basic political campaign, public relations and media affairs experience helpful.
Professional, energetic, self-starter. Must possess excellent analytical, organizational, written and oral communications and interpersonal skills, including public presentation skills.
Ability to meet deadlines, negotiate conflicts, take initiative, multitask, assume project management responsibility and prioritize work under pressure. Equal Opportunity Employer