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Director, Public Policy

Company: Columbia Association, Inc.
Location: Alexandria
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Thursday, December 29, 2022 At SHRM, we are committed to making work, workers and workplaces better through insights-driven policy solutions, learning and development, thought leadership and research. We are shaping the ways employers and employees thrive together. SHRM is empowering our more than 300,000+ members, including HR professionals, business executives, and people managers, to lead as strategic business partners and effective stewards of workplace culture, business productivity, and employee engagement. Reporting to the Chief of Staff, Head of Public Affairs and Corporate Secretary,the Director, Public Policy directs the comprehensive strategy and initiatives to achieve SHRM's public policy objectives at the federal and state level. The position directs and supervises staff resources to develop and represent the views of SHRM and its members. The position also manages strategic partnerships that leverage SHRM's policy positions, research content and subject matter expertise, as well as educational events and resources.
Position Description

  • Develops and directs the comprehensive strategy and initiatives to achieve SHRM's public policy objectives at the federal and state level
  • Directs financial and staff resources to meet the goals and objectives of SHRM in the targeted areas of responsibility.
  • Establishes and maintains relationships with strategic partners, SHRM members, and other stakeholders in order to advance SHRM's overall public policy objectives.
  • Directs and oversees activities and events to ensure SHRM is the recognized leader on HR public policy issues among interested stakeholders.
  • May serve as a spokesperson for the Society to the media on public policy issues.
  • Conducts presentations and training sessions on HR public policy issues at national, state and chapter conferences and meetings as well as to outside stakeholder groups on behalf of SHRM.
  • Creates materials, programming, articles and information to educate SHRM members, and volunteer leaders on HR public policy issues.
  • Serves, as appropriate, in leadership and other capacities in coalitions with other associations and organizations on HR public policy issues. Position Qualifications
    • Bachelor's degree in political science or related field.
    • 10 years' experience in Policy, regulatory or government affairs.
    • Demonstrated success in implementing an organization's policy strategies that yield productive results is required. Prior experience with an association strongly preferred.
    • Demonstrated success as an external affairs executive with the ability to develop and manage strategic partnerships.
    • Strong leadership experience with policy coalitions and building efficient and results-oriented teams. Prior experience in developing budgets also required.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills, including experience in giving public presentations or speaking activities.
    • Creative approaches to problem solving are required. Ability to simultaneously coordinate a variety of complex projects and work within activity program deadlines is needed.
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and Excel).
    • Knowledge of Social Media platforms.
    • Solid customer service commitment: resourceful, diplomatic, team-oriented and sensitive to the needs of members and staff.
    • Demonstrated ability to work within a team environment, while successfully delivering to internal and external customers at all levels in a timely manner.
    • Superior written and oral communicator who can convey complex policy research in simple terms to management.
    • Ability to prepare persuasive, simple documents and presentations for use by other internal and external stakeholders.
    • Ability to manage consultant relationships Preferred
      • Advanced degree or JD
      • Prior experience working for an association or on Capitol Hill, state legislature or governors' staff..
      • Some staff management experience
      • Experience working with human resource issues and laws and workforce-related issues. Physical Requirements
        • Must be able to perform essential duties satisfactorily with reasonable accommodations.
        • Work is generally done sitting, talking, hearing and typing. Visual acuity to use a keyboard, prepare and analyze data and figures; transcribing, viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading. Work Environment
          • Work is regularly performed in a professional office environment and routinely uses standard office equipment.
          • Travel Required: Moderate 20-30%

            Our employment practices are in accordance with the laws that prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran's status, marital status, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by applicable law. SHRM is an equal opportunity employer (Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran). We do not sponsor applicants for work visas.

Keywords: Columbia Association, Inc., Alexandria , Director, Public Policy, Executive , Alexandria, Virginia

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