The Foodservice Packaging Institute (FPI) is the trade association representing the single-use foodservice packaging industry in North America. We are a small association, with four full-time staff and an annual budget of roughly $1 million. Our members include packaging converters and their raw material and machinery suppliers, plus foodservice distributors and operators.
FPI, located in Falls Church, Virginia, offers a competitive salary, very generous benefits, flexible hours, and a terrific environment where we “work to live,” not “live to work.”
About the POSITION
FPI is hiring a full-time Director of Government Relations to lead the association’s legislative and regulatory activities. Responsibilities will include:
Monitor legislative and regulatory issues
Work with members and staff to develop positions on key issues
Provide written/oral testimony
Engage proactively with legislators and regulators
Coordinate with allied associations and organizations
Represent FPI in coalition meetings
Inform members of legislative and regulatory updates
Field member questions related to legislation and regulation impacting the industry
The position reports to the president.
A successful candidate will have…
A Bachelor's degree or higher
Experience lobbying at the state, provincial and/or local level
Excellent written and oral communications skills
Flexibility to travel
Experience working with a member organization (such as a trade association) and an understanding of issues related to packaging are valued, but not required.
In addition, the candidate will be detail-oriented and efficient, show initiative and have strong interpersonal skills. He or she will enjoy working in a collaborative – and fun! – environment.
Local candidates will work in FPI’s offices in Falls Church, Virginia. Non-local candidates will be considered and relocation is not a requirement of employment. Relocation expenses will not be reimbursed.
About Foodservice Packaging Institute
Founded in 1933, the Foodservice Packaging Institute (FPI) is the trade association for the foodservice packaging industry in North America. FPI promotes the value and benefits of foodservice packaging and serves as the industry’s leading authority to educate and influence stakeholders. Members include raw material and machinery suppliers, manufacturers, distributors and purchasers of foodservice packaging.