State Government Relations Director
Posted on Nov 5, 2020 by American Heart Association
Coordinates and handles all elements of successful public policy priority campaigns.
Meets with members of the legislature, their staff, and other state government officials to gain support for AHA's advocacy issues.
Meets with local elected officials and stakeholders in Austin, Texas and other local jurisdictions (as defined by your supervisor) to maximize opportunities and gain support for AHA's advocacy issues.
Monitors and engages on state-level legislative and regulatory issues of concern to AHA and apprises appropriate volunteers and staff of emerging advocacy issues.
Provides policy research, development of support materials, recruitment of spokespersons, preparation of testimony, and other activities as needed to advance our state and local legislative agenda.
Participates in coalition building efforts and other partnerships to designed to strengthen opportunities that advance our advocacy issues.
Recruits membership for and provides staff support to volunteer state advocacy committee(s). Collaborates with the committee to develop an annual state and local legislative agenda.
Provides strategic direction on statewide grassroots and key contact, recruitment, retention and mobilization efforts. Provides strategic direction and support materials for state lobby days and/or local in-district meetings.
Collaborates with communications staff partners on development and timing of media advocacy efforts.
Prepares required reporting information including local, state and/or federal lobbying reports and other reporting as necessary.
Provides advocacy presentations and training opportunities to volunteers and staff as needed.
Attends and participates in meetings throughout the year, including national and regional staff trainings, regional and state-level meetings with staff partners, and metro board meetings.
Want to help get your resume to the top? Consider the experience we require:
Bachelor's Degree in Public Policy, Political Science, Law, related field or equivalent work experience.
Minimum of three (3) years of:
Experience and success in legislative and regulatory lobbying.
Experience building and managing issue advocacy coalitions.
Experience developing and implementing grassroots and media advocacy tactics.
Possess policy analysis and technical (legislative and regulatory) writing skills.
Ability to simultaneously handle multiple, complex projects in varying stages of development under time constraints.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of planning, budgeting, and prioritizing work.
Excellent oral and written communications skills.
Ability to travel overnight approx. 25% of the time.