Federal Government Affairs Representative

The Washington, DC office of the New York City-based trade association, The Toy Association, Inc., is seeking an individual to join the dynamic federal government affairs team as Manager or Senior Manager, depending on experience. Reporting to the Vice President of Federal Government Affairs, the individual will help develop, execute, engage in and monitor federal and international policies that impact the toy industry. Responsibilities include but are not limited to expanding visibility and increasing relationships on Capitol Hill and in relevant federal departments and agencies, managing issues of importance to the industry, assisting with growing grassroots and PAC programs, contributing to DC-based events and projects such as fly-ins and drafting/contributing to policy papers.

About The Toy Association

Included in NPT’s Best Nonprofits to Work for in 2018, The Toy Association™, Inc. is the not-for-profit trade association representing all businesses that design, produce, license, and deliver toys and youth entertainment products for kids of all ages. Our 950+ members drive the annual $27 billion U.S. domestic toy market, and our organization has a long history of propelling the health and growth of the toy industry, which has an annual U.S. economic impact of $110.9 billion.

The Toy Association is the voice of the toy industry and continually addresses evolving safety, legislative, and trade issues. And we offer members exclusive services, tools, content, and events.

More information available at www.toyassociation.org

Duties:
- About 20% travel (including to New York office, Toy Fair, conferences, member facilities, etc.)
- Represent the industry in the federal government – set up, meet with and maintain relationships with Congressional offices and federal regulators
- Monitor bills and regulations that impact toy association members (both federal and international)
- Report to Toy Association members about policy developments and assess impact on toy companies
- Write comments to submit to federal and international regulators
- Work with Toy Association members to understand concerns and engage in grassroots strategies
- Help manage PAC
- Help organize events such as DC Fly In, Strategy Meeting and educational seminars (including securing speakers, doing power point presentations, speaking to members and other audiences, handling some logistics)
- Limited administrative functions as necessary

Qualifications:

- Bachelor’s degree
- 4-6 years of Capitol Hill and/or government affairs experience is preferred
- Knowledge of product safety, chemical, internet of things, trade, intellectual property and other toy industry policy issues is a plus.

Competencies:
- Excellent written and oral communication
- Strong interpersonal communication skills
- Strong attention to detail
- Analytical
- Proactive
- An ability to quickly grasp industry issues
- Team player while also working independently

 

To Apply: 

 Please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to jobapplicants@toyassociation.org   
 
Note: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work to be performed and general areas of accountability. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all accountabilities, duties and skills required of the job incumbents.