Position Available: Senior Director, Legislative Affairs

Position has responsibility for analyzing and formulating IDFA’s policy positions and advocating for IDFA’s legislative priorities before members of Congress and their staff.

Responsibilities include:

  • Legislative strategies in support of IDFA’s policy goals, including the association’s appropriations priorities
  • Analyze legislation and effect on dairy industry
  • Build relationships with IDFA members to understand their business issues and policy objectives
  • Build relationships with policy makers and coalition groups
  • Liaison with outside stakeholders and coalitions
  • Develop briefing materials to help educate policy makers and other stakeholders
  • Draft policy papers, testimony and statements
  • Attend fundraisers as well as other political activities, meetings and hearings

Job requirements:

  • Excellent analytical as well as written and verbal communication skills a must
  • Understanding of the U.S. political process and willingness to develop and expand political contacts
  • Excellent people skills (must be able to interact with members of Congress and their staff, coalition groups and policy makers on a daily basis)
  • Familiarity with Capitol Hill, particularly the Senate, and United States Department of Agriculture
  • Agricultural policy experience
  • Leadership and organization skills to effectively run committee meetings
  • Confident public speaker who is able to address legislative and policy issues at board meetings and conferences
  • Problem solving skills to assist members with issues and ability to interpret and explain relevant legislation and policies
  • Customer service skills to assist members in many different capacities from complex legislative questions to general inquiries
  • Must be a self-starter
  • 10+ years of experience preferred
To Apply: 

If interested, please submit your resume to Tracy Boyle at tboyle@idfa.org