GR State Chapter Director

  • Telework from any location
  • Sep 30, 2019
Full time Advocacy Director / VP / Pres. Government Affairs / Relations

Job Description

Great opportunity to lead a new GR initiative at NAIFA!  We are looking for a GR State Chapter Director responsible to design and execute the implementation of a multi-state advocacy program, through lobbying, coalition building, political engagement, and thought leadership.

The Director will serve as NAIFA state chapter liaison to foster strong state chapter relationships with key members of state government and industry groups to promote association interests.  Focus will be to develop a proactive advocacy agenda for all states; create systems and processes to identify and mobilize relationship between NAIFA members and state legislators; and facilitate process to strategically disburse PAC funds to state legislators and engage NAIFA members.

This position can telework from any location.

Other Key Responsibilities:

  • Analyze proposed legislative and regulatory actions to determine potential risk and opportunity
  • Mobilize and react quickly to execute state government relations campaigns in priority states facing top public policy challenges
  • Coordinate efforts between states on similar legislative proposals
  • Engage with company and industry leaders to design and execute public policy
  • Build strategic third-party relationships and manage coalitions
  • Review and manage spending on state contract lobbyists; evaluate necessity based on top public policy challenges; identify opportunities to obtain information/services from allied industry groups or carriers
  • Create effective reporting systems for state lobbyists to provide regular updates on changing regulations and policies
  • Develop system and process to identify, cultivate, and maintain quality relationships between NAIFA members and state officials
  • Ensure state chapters have engaged members and processes to mobilize quickly in response to NAIFA’s requests for action
  • Develop and utilize training materials to educate NAIFA members to be effective citizen lobbyists
  • Ensure state chapters host a day at the capital during each legislative session
  • Collect and report on member engagement efforts in each state
  • Advise and collaborate with the Marketing Department on using their tools to create public relations communications, partnerships and media campaigns

Education and Experience:

  • Undergraduate degree
  • Minimum 6-10+ years of legislative, political and/or lobbying state experience
  • People and issue management experience with demonstrated skills in risk assessment, strategic planning, negotiation, and influence

 Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Successful multi-tasker experienced working with tight deadlines and competing demands
  • Willingness and ability to travel and to maintain a flexible work schedule
  • Ability to translate complex public policy into business strategy
  • Effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Exceptional listening skills
  • Proficiency in relevant computer applications and database systems
  • Ability to interact effectively with all levels of the company, from senior executives to staff
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Working knowledge of the insurance and financial services industry