Government Relations Director

  • Land Trust Alliance
  • Washington, DC, United States
  • Apr 26, 2017
Full time Advocacy Government Affairs / Relations Lobbyist Public Affairs Public Policy

Job Description

Summary Description

The Government Relations Director (GRD) is both a strategic and hands-on management and leadership position.    The GRD combines excellent communications, public relations, and policy skills to maintain and enhance the Alliance’s reputation as a conservation policy leader.  The GRD is responsible for supervising an interdisciplinary team consisting of subject matter analysts, the Advocacy manager and an administrative position.  S/he must demonstrate excellent leadership and team building skills to head a team with experience in IRS Tax Policy and Conservation Defense, Farm Bill Conservation Programs, Land and Water Conservation Fund, and other vital conservation programs. 

Additional requirements include formulating policy, maintaining and developing advocacy networks, supporting policy initiatives, and directing communications strategies.

Specific Responsibilities:


  • Lead, manage, and coordinate all aspects of the Government Relations Department; supervise and guide an interdisciplinary team to success
  • Maintains positive relationships with Members of Congress, Alliance members, supporters, and federal agency staff; communicates effectively with broad and diverse audiences.
  • Coordinate closely with the Alliance’s Communication Department to develop communications strategies, media campaigns and ensure consistency of messaging
  • Manages and tracks all communications with Congressional Members and their staff
  • Oversee the Ambassador’s Program; maintain positive relationships with Alliance members and involve those members in government relations activities
  • Impart government relations issues and strategies across all channels of the Alliance; provide regular and detailed reports to the EVP, prepare all briefing, testimony and public speaking materials for use by the President and EVP. 
  • Ensures government relations work is non-partisan and adheres to all internal policies and federal regulations


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