Provide strategy, policy development and management, fundraising, and leadership support to the U.S. Chamber’s Institute for Legal Reform’s (ILR’s) chief operating officer; provide conceptual, programmatic, and administrative leadership; generate and implement political and legislative strategies; develop policy work plans and programs to execute ILR initiatives; represent the organization at events; coordinate activities with associations and other partners; lead coalitions; and represent ILR in the media and other relevant audiences.
Develop, implement, and manage programs and initiatives that fulfill ILR’s mission with particular focus on state and federal programs.
Establish and manage vendor and donor relationships under federal and state programs.
Proactively fundraise as directed by the COO and the Chamber’s Executive Vice President of Fundraising.
Work with the COO to manage lobbying and policy development efforts and oversee prioritization of the issues (being mindful of long- and short-term goals and implications).
Identify, cultivate, maintain, and leverage strategic relationships with federal and state policymakers, including members of Congress and staff on both sides of the aisle; “Washington insiders” and thought leaders; key federal and state agencies, state officials, representatives, constituents, and in-state allies.
Proactively position the ILR on issues and represent its interests to public policy experts, legislators, and regulators through direct lobbying and coalition building.
Represent ILR at events and to a variety of audiences.
Deliver and set the bar for high-quality work both internally and externally (e.g., well-written, with a strong attention to substance, clarity, and detail).
Supervise ILR staff as determined by COO.
Juris doctor and 15+ years’ experience in policy development and advocacy in a legal or political environment, corporation, or trade association.
Knowledge and experience in the litigation process, including strong legal analysis.
Solid track record in conceptualizing and executing strategic initiatives.
Thorough understanding of national advocacy campaigns focused on reform, especially on legislation and strategic communications; a creative strategist with proven ability to develop and implement complex issue campaigns.
Self-confident team player with strong interpersonal skills who prefers to work in a collaborative professional services environment (as distinguished from a more hierarchical command-and-control organization).
Able to take the lead in suggesting new approaches, procedures, and processes, while sharing credit for accomplishments with others.
Strong leader with sound judgment who values colleagues and subordinates and becomes the go-to person.
Excellent verbal and written communication, including editing and document review.
Experience with budget planning and management.
Flexibility for frequent overnight travel.
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