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JOB TITLE:         Senior Director, Government Affairs & Communications

FLSA STATUS:    Exempt                                                         EEO CODE:  1-A


JOB GRADE:       14

REPORTS TO:     President & CEO



Has the overall responsibility of managing the company’s organizational communication strategy and leading local, state and federal advocacy efforts.


  1. Lead a team to develop and manage all activities related to government affairs and public policy
  2. Drive the process to develop GLI’s legislative agendas by engaging with business leadership to uncover legislative and policy issues that inhibit economic growth
  3. Represent GLI and GLI’s membership during legislative sessions and testify as appropriate
  4. Strategically identify mechanisms to ensure GLI’s legislative priorities are accomplished and lead the team to success
  5. Drive the content of GLI policy and advocacy programming and events
  6. Lead the communications team and ensure talking points and messaging materials align with the GLI mission and brand
  7. Oversee the organization’s media engagement strategy, including positioning GLI for earned media opportunities
  8. In collaboration with the marketing team, ensure cohesive organizational communications
  9. Perform other duties as assigned


This work is performed in a moderately noisy office environment, which can include stressful situations. May be required to drive at night or in inclement weather conditions from time to time.


Talking and listening for long periods of time.  Frequently sitting at a computer terminal.  Must be able to see, hear and speak. Movements frequently and regularly required using the wrists, hands, and /or fingers.



Computer, printer, calculator, copier, fax machine, shredder, scanner, iPhone, van or car



Bachelor’s degree plus five (5) years in public policy, communications, or government relations.  A combination of education and experience may be substituted when proficiency is demonstrated.  Leadership skills are primary; familiarity with federal/state/local government structure and legislative and political process.  Experience with grassroots advocacy and lobbying.

Ability to exercise judgment and diplomacy in a wide variety of public contact situations.  Ability to work with a variety of constituencies including business leaders, public officials, community representatives, etc.  Extensive community knowledge is required.

Strong written and oral communication skills are necessary.

Strong collaboration and consensus building skills.

Strong interpersonal and negotiation skills.

Well-developed presentation and facilitation skills.

The incumbent must be able to pass any required drug test, maintain a valid driver’s license, and maintain the confidentiality of any information s/he encounters.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to those who are able to perform the essential duties of the job.



The incumbent must have computer skills.  Experience with the following types of software and/or Windows based applications is preferred: word processing, databases, Internet, e-mail.

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