Title: Director of Regulatory Policy

Department: Government Relations


Job Summary:

The Director of Regulatory Policy will ensure that federal regulatory work is integrated with the policies, positions, and goals of the ASPCA to ensure that we improve the lives of animals across the country. With the VP of Federal Affairs, the Director will implement the Government Relations strategic vision and coordinate with other sections of the ASPCA, including Legal Advocacy in its role as legislative and regulatory counsel. This person will build support for our legislative and regulatory agenda by initiating and managing regular contact with Congress, the executive branch, and federal agencies. This position will further the ASPCA policy agenda through congressional appropriations work, agency relationships and public process, issue expertise, and material development.

Job Responsibilities:

Lobbying & Coalition Building (50%)

• Establish, develop, and maintain relationships with key Congressional offices and federal agencies
• Develop and coordinate federal regulatory issues and strategies with other ASPCA departments
• Focus on strategies for synchronizing congressional appropriations work with agency policy agenda
• Establish and participate in coalitions in order to amplify messaging

Internal Coordination and Support (30%)

• Work closely with Legal Advocacy and Campaigns departments within the ASPCA on responses and requests to federal agencies
• Collaborate and coordinate internally with ASPCA departments and experts
• Provide analysis, research, and materials in support of regulatory and legislative efforts
• Provide expertise and analysis for regulatory and legislative testimony and statements at hearings, conferences, and briefings

Additional Responsibilities (20%)

• Attend national conferences and speaking engagements as needed
• Track movement of regulations and policies pertaining to animal protection
• Additional responsibilities as required

Projects and responsibilities may be added or changed at the company's discretion


• JD required

Knowledge Requirements and Experience:

• Three years of experience in a non-profit or government agency working in legislative/regulatory arenas
• Strong familiarity with appropriations process
• Background in animal protection legislation and regulation highly desirable
• Ability to analyze, interpret, and assess regulatory and legislative proposals
• Understanding of the legislative and regulatory structure and process
• Knowledge of animal welfare issues and laws


• Willingness and ability to travel nationally when needed (up to 10-15%)


• Ability to work independently or in a team environment
• Ability to think analytically and concentrate on tasks
• Articulate with the ability to speak extemporaneously
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Highly organized with acute attention to detail including the ability to examine and observe details and well as remembering details (such as names, etc.)
• Strong oral communication, writing, and media skills
• Ability to prioritize responsibilities, multi-task, delegate, supervise others, manage time, and address time sensitive projects in a professional and responsible manner
• Intensely driven to see positive change for animals with a commitment to work on animal protection issues
• Brings high levels of energy and tenacity, including ability to handle stress and emotion, with an enthusiasm for teamwork
• Courteous and professional in all interactions
• Must have a high degree of integrity and accountability
• Ability to use a computer, mouse, keyboard and telephone
Exemplifies the ASPCA’s Core Values

o Has Commitment and dedication to improving the lives of animals
o Demonstrates Ownership and feels responsible for outcomes
o Believes in Team – that we are stronger together
o Seeks to Elevate others and reimagine what is possible
o Focuses on Impact, specifically making change for animals


To Apply: 

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.