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Manager, Federal Government Affairs

 

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Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Research, track, and monitor the activities of the U.S. Congress, Federal agencies, as well as those of pertinent non-government organizations (e.g., AHRI, ICC, ANSI, BOMA, NEMA) and prepare regular updates for members and staff.
  2. Prepare and issue written materials (articles, newsletters, web site updates, and position statements) that convey important legislation and policy information being considered that would affect ASHRAE members.
  3. Assist in the development of legislation, legislative report language, and related documents and correspondence to be used in the U.S. Congress to aid in legislative development and outcomes aligned with the mission of ASHRAE.
  4. Facilitate developing ASHRAE responses to Federal Register notices, working with ASHRAE headquarters staff, and coordinating comments from relevant volunteer committees.
  5. Develop and implement the Society’s annual Public Policy Priorities with respect to Federal Affairs in coordination with the Director of Government Affairs, Chair and Vice Chairs of the Grassroots Government Advocacy Committee and other relevant Society committees.
  6. Serve as a staff liaison to relevant subcommittees of the Grassroots Government Advocacy Committee.
  7. As directed, participate in relevant stakeholder coalitions and build relationships with organizations aligned with the mission of ASHRAE. This may involve attending meetings and conference calls, coordinating meetings, negotiating language in letters, statements and press releases, and developing legislative and report language.
  8. Collaborate with the Senior Manager of State and Local Government Affairs to ensure a unified voice, share information, and coordinate interaction with ASHRAE members and outside organizations.
  9.  Provide support for the daily operations of the Washington Office which include:
    1. Interface with key staff members in all program areas within ASHRAE; and
    2. Assist in the organization of local meetings for ASHRAE headquarters staff and ASHRAE leadership.
  10. Serve as a resource to the Society regarding federal grant funding programs; provide information, research, analysis, written reports and recommendations as needed
    1. Research funding sources and match the needs of the agency with ASHRAE programs and activities
    2. Provide timely advice and information on funding opportunities, requirements and procedures; collaborate in defining and implementing project funding strategies
  11. Perform other duties as requested, required, and appropriate.

 

Education and Job Related Experience

A bachelor’s degree from an accredited university is required. The best candidates will have the following:

  • Excellent writing and communication skills.
  • A well-grounded understanding of public policy and political processes.
  • U.S. Congressional experience (as a Hill staffer or in government affairs activities).
  • A familiarity with technology-related concepts and with public policy issues of interest to ASHRAE.
  • Knowledge of the U.S. standards development process.
  • Knowledge of government, particularly federal agencies, procedures and personnel.
  • A proven record of accomplishment in communicating complex information in understandable terms to non-policy experts.