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Senior Director, State Affairs & Advocacy

Company: Retail Industry Leaders Association
Location: Washington
Posted on: November 22, 2020

Job Description:

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Title: Senior Director, State Affairs & Advocacy
Employment Status: Fulltime; Exempt
Department: Public Affairs
Supervisor: EVP, Communications & State Affairs
About RILA
RILA members include more than 200 retailers, product manufacturers, and service suppliers, which together account for more than $1.5 trillion in annual sales, millions of American jobs, and more than 100,000 stores, manufacturing facilities, and distribution centers domestically and abroad. Learn more about us at www.rila.org!
Summary of Position
To represent the association before state and local governments on critical issues impacting the retail industry. To develop and assist with state government affairs strategies designed to meet organizational objectives, which include building a strong presence for RILA with state and local government officials, state retail associations and member companies.
Position Responsibilities

Work with relevant members of the government affairs team to develop and execute state legislative advocacy activities
Enhance state and local legislative tracking functions and direct communication of data to member companies
Maintain positive liaisons with state retail associations by seeking opportunities to leverage relationships and provide support
Support and coordinate activities of RILA's state government affairs committee
Develop and maintain RILA relationships with national groups representing governors, state legislators, state regulators, and local officials with an eye toward identifying important legislative and regulatory trends
Develop and maintain RILA strategic approaches to specific legislative and regulatory issues, including but not limited to; privacy, data breach, labor, and product safety
Ensure that state legislators are fully apprised of RILA's position on key issues through written and verbal testimony, official correspondence, appropriate media resources and direct and grassroots lobbying
Respond to individual member inquiries on various state issues
Present RILA position and legislative updates at state and local focused conferences
Coordinate legislative advocacy and monitoring activities on priority issues at the local level, including large format retail size restrictions, health care mandates, and other issues as identified
Provide lobbying and research support for federal issues as directed by others on the Government Affairs team
Manage outside consultants and resources to meet policy objectives as needed

Looking for

Strong written and oral communication skills
Member/client/stakeholder focus
Collaborative work style
Highly organized with quality orientation
Experience with Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)


Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage (FDA/HSA options available)
Employer Sponsored Life Insurance, STD and LTD Coverage
401 (K) Retirement Plan with Employer Match
Generous paid time off, 11 paid Federal holidays
Professional Development Opportunities
Staff Events/Outings
Some Travel Required

RILA Core Values

- Operate with the highest integrity and respect for each other and the brands we represent
- Delight members with service beyond their expectations
- Learn from experiences, adapt and constantly improve
- Collaborate with one another to achieve more and celebrate wins together

Application Instructions
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Both documents are required in order to be considered for the position.
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