Director, Government Relations

The Government Relations Director maintains and nurtures the relationships with government, associated authorities and all committees, legislatively represents and protects organization interests. Directs an organization’s policies and objectives involving local, state, and federal government affairs. Being a Government Relations Director leads analysis of proposed legislative actions, determines the potential impact on the organization and develops appropriate responses. Assists in the establishment of corporate strategies, policies and plans, which align with government laws, regulations and standards. In addition, Government Relations Director monitors legislative and regulatory activities, promotes company market position. Requires a bachelor’s degree. Typically reports to top management. The Government Relations Director manages a departmental sub-function within a broader departmental function. Creates functional strategies and specific objectives for the sub-function and develops budgets/policies/procedures to support the functional infrastructure. Deep knowledge of the managed sub-function and solid knowledge of the overall departmental function. Working as a Government Relations Director typically requires 5+ years of managerial experience.

Director, Government Relations Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Director, Government Relations to join our team.

Responsibilities:

  • Represent the organization at 340B Coalition or other external meetings;
  • Work with VP of Government Relations to ensure the team is effectively meeting and tracking departmental goals;
  • Identify creative ways to execute legislative priorities and meet departmental goals;
  • Engage in direct lobbying to cultivate strategic relationships with bipartisan offices and Committees on Capitol Hill;
  • Present on 340B Health member webinars, at two annual conferences and regional roundtables throughout the year;
  • Draft policy documents, one-pagers, Congressional testimony and other materials as needed;
  • Regularly oversee interactions with outside consultants and lobbyists;
  • Maintain current knowledge of relevant health policies and proposals impacting 340B hospitals;
  • Lead analysis of proposed legislative policies and help determine the potential impact on the organization’s membership;
  • Supervise staff and consultants working on policy and advocacy;
  • Manage Service Year Alliance policy and advocacy work;
  • Advocate to increase AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and YouthBuild appropriations;
  • Generous paid time off;
  • Manage the development of partnerships with think tanks, organizations with expertise in areas of common interest, and others in the service field;
  • Draft legislative specifications, white papers, letters, and testimony in support of policy ideas.

Requirements:

  • Ability to maintain good working relationships, internally and externally;
  • Demonstrated track record of bi-partisan success;
  • Direct experience working on advocacy for policy and appropriations;
  • A strong network and reputation on Capitol Hill and federal government;
  • Deep understanding of legislative process and federal government relations.