The Director of Legislative Affairs plans and carries out legislative activities, including the prioritization of issues, the development of NACD’s positions, and the formulation of strategies to advance the association’s positions on Capitol Hill. This position also oversees all grassroots advocacy and political programs, including the annual Washington Fly-In, the political action committee, and member company outreach to Congress.
Develops key relationships on Capitol Hill to represent the interests of the NACD membership effectively
Serves as a Staff Executive to the NACD Government Policy & Advocacy Committee and works with the committee to develop positions and strategies on legislative proposals at federal and state levels
Works closely with the Regulatory Affairs staff and the NACD Regulatory Affairs Subcommittees to coordinate position development on issues that have both legislative and regulatory aspects
Communicates legislative information to the NACD membership through NewsBrief, the NACD website, action alerts, and updates at industry meetings
Represents NACD before Congress, with the media, and at various industry events
Represents NACD on industry coalitions and working groups
Manages any outside consultants to facilitate effective legislative activity at federal and state levels
Oversees all grassroots advocacy and political programs, including the annual Washington Fly-In, the Responsible Distribution PAC, and member company outreach to Congress
Works with communications department on marketing pieces and/or member educational pieces (print/digital) on legislative and grassroots issues
Responds to press inquiries on legislative issues
Jointly develops and manages the Government Affairs budget
Represents the organization in a professional manner
Performs all other duties as needed
The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:
Minimum of bachelor’s degree
Minimum of 5-10 years Capitol Hill and/or association public policy experience
Understanding of federal environmental, safety, transportation, and security laws and regulations that affect the chemical distribution business
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Strong organizational skills
Ability to prioritize and manage a wide variety of tasks
Ability and willingness to travel
Thorough understanding of federal laws as they relate to lobby reporting and PACs
Team player who supports coworkers
Total compensation for this position is market-driven and includes direct salary and comprehensive employee benefits. Qualified, interested candidates should forward a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Director, Legislative Affairs” in the subject line.
About National Association of Chemical Distributors
The National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD), established in 1971, is an international association of chemical distributors and their supply-chain partners. Member companies process, formulate, blend, re-package, warehouse, transport, and market chemical products for over 750,000 customers.
The chemical distribution industry that NACD represents is a major economic engine, employing over 70,000 people and generating $5.14 billion in tax revenue for local communities across the country, all while delivering valuable products to every industry sector.