The Virginia Chamber of Commerce (VCC) seeks a full time Manager of Legislative Affairs. This position will report to the Executive Vice President of Public Policy (EVP) and General Counsel. Under the direction and guidance of the EVP, the Manager of Legislative Affairs is responsible for the development and execution of public policy strategies at the state and federal level, educating policy makers on the important issues impacting businesses in the Commonwealth, and advocating on behalf of the VCC and its investors to implement Blueprint Virginia 2025.
Specific duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following: maintain positive relationships with members and staff of the Virginia General Assembly, the Virginia congressional delegation, the Governor’s Office, Executive Branch agencies, and other elected officials; represent and speak on behalf of the VCC at legislative hearings and meetings, provide written and oral testimony before relevant committees in support of or opposition to specific legislation; prepare talking points, correspondence, and analysis designed to support the VCC’s policy, legislative, and regulatory objectives; track legislation during the General Assembly session, monitor all introduced bills and recommend bill positions (support, oppose, monitor) to the EVP; assist with developing the VCC’s legislative agenda and creating action alerts and advocacy campaigns in VoterVoice; develop the VCC’s annual legislative scorecard; proactively research federal and state policies that could impact Virginia’s business community; coordinate biannual lobbying days with the federal delegation; manage the activities of the Virginia Chamber Political Action Committee (PAC); oversee the annual lobbying disclosure reporting process and lobbyist notification process; collaborate closely with other staff to execute the VCC’s mission and strategic goals.
The ideal candidate will have a positive attitude, be energetic, enjoy a diverse workday, communicate clearly and professionally, work independently and with direction, and represent the Chamber in a positive and professional manner at all times.
Salary will be based on experience.
Please send introductory letter, resume, and professional references by mail to the Virginia Chamber of Commerce, 919 East Main Street, Suite 900, Richmond, VA 23219, Attn.: Donna Hale, Vice President of Operations and Human Resources, on or before March 31. No phone calls please.
The Virginia Chamber of Commerce is an equal opportunity employer.