The Northeastern Retail Lumber Association which represents 1,165 independent retail lumber and associated companies throughout New York and New England is seeking a highly energetic, organized individual to help manage its growing portfolio of legislative programs.
The Manager of Government Affairs oversees the legislative advocacy for 2-4 New England states and coordinates with contract lobbyists in each state. The role includes monitoring legislation, preparing testimony, legislative updates for members, coordinating and overseeing lobby days for each state, scheduling of appointments for annual D.C. legislative trip, applying for an administering a NY Safety Grant, and coordinating grassroots efforts.
Candidates must possess strong leadership skills and experience in conducting effective legislative campaigns that combine research, communications and grassroots mobilization. Excellent written, oral communication skills, knowledge of Microsoft Suite, and ability to travel is a must. Social Media, CRM/AMS experience and Adobe knowledge is a plus.
A bachelor’s degree in government relations, political science or other related field and at least 3 years of legislative experience is preferred.
The NRLA is an 1,165 member association representing independent lumber and building material suppliers and associated businesses from New York to Washington DC. Throughout our 125 year history, the NRLA has been an industry leader in education, legislative and regulatory reform, and member programs and services. We also produce the industry’s largest regional trade show, Lumber and Building Material Expo (www.lbmexpo.com)