TheNational Association of Manufacturers (NAM) is seeking a Director of Labor and Employment Law. This position works with association members to develop NAM policies on a broad range of labor and employment issues and advocates these positions with members of Congress, Congressional staff, administration officials, federal agencies and the press. The director performs other duties that advance the work of the department and the association, including related research, media and member outreach.
Join the NAM and Make an Impact in the Following Ways:
Monitor, track, and study proposed policy and legislation to determine possible effects on manufacturing and NAM member companies; conduct policy background research to maintain requisite job knowledge and expertise.
Plan and coordinate meetings, conferences and other exchanges between member companies and other stakeholders to develop NAM policy.
Coordinate, direct and participate in lobbying activities with NAM members on labor and employment policy issues; meet with Congressional members, staff and Administration officials to identify, discuss and resolve policy issues.
Develop, direct and work with coalitions of other industry groups and companies as part of policy advocacy campaigns. Manage and provide staff support for coalitions.
Prepare policy papers, issue briefs, memoranda, testimony, policy updates, talking points, etc. to inform member companies, the press and the public about manufacturing priorities. Handle press inquiries and interviews covering all relevant policy areas.
Engage member companies and be responsive to their requests and professional in all interactions. Assist with member recruitment and retention.
Prepare and file regulatory comments, prepare and deliver testimony at public hearings, and present NAM positions at briefings and member company and other events.
Bachelor's degree (B.A.) from a four-year college or university, J.D. strongly preferred;
Approximately three to five years of related association, law firm, corporation or executive branch and/or Hill experience;
An in-depth understanding of the various labor and employment policy challenges facing U.S. manufacturers;
Thorough knowledge of the public policy process; excellent communication (verbal and written) skills; strong organizational and interpersonal skills;
Previous background in labor relations, employment law, administrative law, or regulatory policy is helpful, as is general knowledge of government contractor issues;
Experience handling media inquiries is helpful;
Ability to succeed in a fast paced, quality driven work environment.
About National Association of Manufacturers (NAM)
The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) is the largest manufacturing association in the United States, representing small and large manufacturers in every industrial sector and in all 50 states. Manufacturing employs more than 12 million men and women, contributes $2.17 trillion to the U.S. economy annually, has the largest economic impact of any major sector and accounts for more than three-quarters of all private-sector research and development in the nation. The NAM is the powerful voice of the manufacturing community and the leading advocate for a policy agenda that helps manufacturers compete in the global economy and create jobs across the United States.
The NAM’s world-class staff of policy experts provide unmatched access and information on the key issues affecting your business and bottom line. We are on the front lines of a wide range of policy battles, from immigration reform and labor relations, to energy and the environment, to trade policy and taxes. At every turn, we are working on behalf of manufacturers in America to advance policies that help manufacturers do what they do best: create economic strength and jobs.