The American Cleaning Institute’s (ACI) Government Affairs Department operates at the federal, state, and local levels across the country. The incumbent assists the Director, State Government Affairs and the Department in the furtherance of ACI programs aligned with strategic goals and related priorities, and other support as needed. The incumbent is responsible for maintaining a baseline awareness of the state legislative landscape. The incumbent identifies, monitors, tracks, and reports on state legislative activity, with some work on regulatory issues. The incumbent utilizes their knowledge of ACI priority issues to assist the Director, State Government Affairs with advocacy coordination not limited to outreach to stakeholders, elected officials, and agency staff in the designated states. Interaction with external stakeholders as well as ACI members is a critical function of the position; to act as a conduit of information and intelligence between member companies and allied industries to ensure overall alignment and relationship management.
QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Bachelor’s degree required with a minimum of four (4) years of experience in state government relations.
Knowledge of state legislative processes with an ability to apply that knowledge to relevant tasks.
Must have familiarity with non-governmental organizations or other non-profit entities.
Ability to read, interpret, and analyze legislative and regulatory language.
Excellent written and oral communication skills relevant to legislative summaries, testimony drafts, and newsletters.
Must possess strong written, verbal, analytical, and interpersonal engagement skills to develop and nurture key stakeholder relationships in the interest of ACI.
Must be meticulous, self-initiating, well-organized, and capable of managing multiple projects simultaneously and independently.
Should be purposeful and exhibit excellent judgment.
Should have an elevated level of energy and a willingness to take on a variety of assignments.
Proficient in utilizing relevant computer software programs, including but not limited to Microsoft Office applications, legislative tracking software (e.g., MultiState), and familiarity with association management applications (e.g., Impexium).
Ability to conduct research on legislative and regulatory history through state agency websites and other online resources.
Ability to organize and manage projects from inception to completion.
Ability to plan and effectively respond to changing circumstances and issues.
Work with the Director, State Government Affairs to identify, track and affect state legislative and regulatory ACI priority policy as directed.
Keep track of committee schedules, hearings dates, and testimony deadlines.
Aid in, or develop, responses, including drafting position letters, testimonies, statements, regulatory comments, or other materials.
Be responsible for regular updates to member companies regarding bill statuses.
The American Cleaning Institute's purpose is to serve the growth and innovation of the U.S. cleaning products industry by advancing the health and quality of life of people and protecting our planet. ACI achieves this through a continuous commitment to sound science and being a credible voice for the cleaning products industry.
Established in 1926, ACI is dedicated to advancing public understanding of the safety and benefits of cleaning products, and protecting the ability of its members to formulate products that best meet consumer needs. ACI serves both its members and the public by developing and sharing information about industry products with the technical community, policy makers, childcare and health professionals, educators, media, and consumers.