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Manager of Federal Government Affairs – Washington, DC

ASHRAE has an immediate opening for a Manager of Federal Government Affairs. This position is responsible for the full portfolio of federal legislative, regulatory and policy issues affecting ASHRAE. This individual will be responsible for preparing summaries of these federal issues for ASHRAE members and other audiences, drafting statements and supporting information that could be used for education and advocacy purposes (e.g., letters, testimony, fact sheets, talking points, presentations), and managing federal government affairs information on the ASHRAE website. In addition, this position will be responsible for attending and organizing meetings with officials from Federal agencies and departments, Congressional staff and members, aligned organizations, and planning/executing Congressional briefings and other coalition meetings. This position is also responsible for assisting the Director of Government Affairs in establishing and building relationships with government officials and pertinent industry groups. This position reports to the Director of Government Affairs, who is a member of the senior staff team.

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, 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. Assist with development and implementation of the Society’s annual Public Policy Priorities with respect to Federal Affairs in support of the Director of Government Affairs, Government Affairs Committee and other relevant Society committees.
  5. Serve as a staff liaison to relevant subcommittees of the Government Affairs Committee.
  6. 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.
  7. Facilitate developing ASHRAE responses to Federal Register notices, working with ASHRAE headquarters staff, and coordinating comments from relevant volunteer committees.
  8. Interface with key staff members in all program areas within ASHRAE.
  9. Assist in the organization of local meetings for 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
  11. Perform other duties as requested, required, and appropriate.
  12. Some travel is required.

Qualifications

  • A well-grounded understanding of public policy and political processes.
  • A minimum of five years of U.S. Congressional experience (as a Hill staffer or in government affairs activities).  Candidates with more experience are preferred.
  • Familiarity with technology and policy issues involved with building technology, the built environment, sustainability, and related areas of interest to ASHRAE.
  • Knowledge of government, particularly federal agencies, procedures and personnel.
  • Excellent oral and written communication, including a proven record of accomplishment in communicating complex information in understandable terms to non-policy experts.
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to work effectively with others, be self-motivated, manage long- and short-term deadlines, ability to coordinate numerous projects at one time, and skilled at “managing-up.”
  • A strong sense of accountability and exemplary ethical standards.
  • Proficient with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Explorer, and ability to learn new software and virtual meeting platforms quickly.
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university, preferably in public policy, public administration or in a technical field.

Benefits

In return for your skills, ASHRAE provides a flexible work schedule, competitive salaries, and fantastic company paid benefits including paid holidays, sick time, & vacation. We offer employee dental, vision, life, and disability insurance paid at 100% and employee medical is paid at 90%. We have an outstanding 401k plan with a generous match, along with an employee assistance program, & participation in the public service loan forgiveness program. Our non-smoking office is located in downtown Washington, DC with access to two metro lines. 

We invite you to check out our website at www.ashrae.org to learn more about us. Let ASHRAE be the right place to share your skills and enhance your résumé. Please send a cover letter and your résumé, along with your salary requirements to Attn: Manager – Federal Govt Affairs at hr@ashrae.orgNo calls please.

ASHRAE is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all ASHRAE staff must show proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

 

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