Government Affairs and Media Relations Coordinator

GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS AND MEDIA RELATIONS COORDINATOR

GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS AND MEDIA RELATIONS

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The Government Affairs and Media Relations (GAMR) Coordinator provides operations support to Federal and State legislative and regulatory advocacy initiatives, grass roots activities, logistics for meetings and events and communications. Provides support for presentations and talking points for Public Policy and Legislation (PPL) Committee Chair, GAMR Staff Vice President and the SNA Officers, including the Chief Executive Officer. Assists GAMR Center staff in drafting, compiling, and disseminating Association background materials for distribution to allied organizations, Capitol Hill and SNA membership, as needed.

 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s or Associates degree preferred or high school diploma and equivalent education and training required.

 

EXPERIENCE AND KNOWLEDGE:

  • Three years or more of experience providing support to programs and services in a business   environment.
  • Demonstrated work experience in a legislative or regulatory office with related support responsibilities preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience with assigned independent program support responsibilities.
  • Demonstrated experience working with large data bases accessing information to enter and retrieve data.
  • General understanding and working knowledge of the legislative process preferred.
  • Work experience in a member service-oriented or customer service environment preferred.
  • Familiarity with websites and updating and maintaining content preferred.

 

COMPETENCIES:

  • Demonstrated skills in multi-tasking while managing a demanding workload to support daily and long term assignments.
  • Strong writing and editing skills for routine correspondence, emails, articles, web stories/updates, and other communications and documents.
  • Excellent verbal and interpersonal skills for articulate and professional telephone manner and other customer service interaction, both internally and externally.
  • Strong customer service skills with proactive approach to providing telephone, email and in-person support.
  • Demonstrated skills accessing, entering data and retrieving information from a data base information system.
  • Demonstrated success as a team member and ability to support other members of a team.
  • Strong problem solving skills with ability to identify a problem, research how to address or solve and bring forward suggestions.
  • Excellent initiative and ability to resourcefully get information, make contacts and utilize cultivated resources and contacts.
  • Strong workload organization skills with ability to adapt quickly to changing priorities, balance long- and short-term assignments, and meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to be flexible and adapt to organizational change.
  • Excellent skills in Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and others, for reports and presentations.

 

POSITION RELATIONSHIPS:

 

Internal: SNA staff.

External: Members, Congressional and regulatory office staffs, allied organization staff.

 

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Assists in scheduling appointments and arrangements with Hill and regulatory office staff for meetings with SNA members and staff. Coordinates preparation of materials for meetings and appointments and transportation.
  • Creates and maintains accurate Hill, regulatory agency and allied organization contact lists while checking and rechecking for accuracy and to be sure they are current.
  • Develops contacts and cultivates contacts for easy access and up to date information.• Drafts short articles, updates and social media posts on SNA legislative, regulatory, grass roots and related content.• Assists the Director, Media Relations with communication packets, coordination of Spokesperson network, coordination of alerts, press releases, etc.• Provides support for Center meeting preparations and logistics.      • Significant moving around is required at SNA meetings and conferences in conference and hotel facilities or at other organizations’ locations.• Occasional evening and weekend work is required.FLSA CATEGORY: Non-exempt.
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  • • Occasional travel to SNA meetings is required.
  • • General office desk work, moving to and from meetings and interacting with staff
  • OTHER FACTORS:
  • SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: None.
  • Receives frequent supervision and direction from the Staff Vice President, Government Affairs and Media Relations and makes only routine decisions independently.
  • SUPERVISION RECEIVED:
  • • Develops power point presentations and other presentations for members and staff, based on direction and input from GAMR staff.
  • • Provides support to SNA PAC liaison, making arrangements for meetings with PAC committee, helping with reports, FEC filings, tracking event invitations and fundraising events.
  • • Provides support with coordination of Government Affairs and Media Relations press releases, newsletters, and publications.

Submit resume to vtaylor2@arlingtonva.us

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