Position Available: Senior Director, Legislative Affairs

This 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:

  •  Develop and implement legislative strategies to support IDFA’s policy goals
  •  Lead advocacy in support of 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
  •  Liaise 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)
  •  U.S. Senate experience (Legislative Director or Senior Legislative Assistant level) strongly preferred
  •  Familiarity with United States Department of Agriculture and other executive branch agencies important to the dairy industry (e.g., FDA)
  •  Food/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