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Do you have between 3-5 years of experience working in a government relations or public affairs role? Have you worked on issues connected to EPA?
The Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA) is seeking a Manager, Government Relations who will be responsible for management of legislative and regulatory issues related to environment, worker health and safety, and other policy matters impacting the specialty chemical industry.
Reporting to the SOCMA Vice President, Legal and Government Relations, the position supports member activities including:
Prepare read-ahead materials and meeting minutes for SOCMA committees
Develop member materials for lobbying efforts
Create informative collateral for SOCMA members including blog posts, one-pagers, guidance documents, articles etc.
Assist in the development of presentations for department speaking engagements and webinars.
Additionally, this will be member-facing position with significant one-off, customized member assistance. The role also includes close collaboration with other departments on marketing, communications, and events/programming.
Analyzing regulations and legislation and developing support material
Working with federal agencies on the evolution of existing programs and rulemakings (specifically, working with EPA)
Supporting task forces and committees of SOCMA members
Drafting white papers, comments, one-pagers, member alerts etc.
Cross collaborating internally with other departments
Support members on regulatory compliance issues
Representing SOCMA in coalitions with outside organizations
Contributing to content development for programing and events
Helping in membership growth
Contributing to development of the government relations strategic plan
Supporting the development and implementation of new processes to streamline both GR and organizational efforts
Other duties as assigned
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:
Experience working on EPA or environmental regulatory matters
TSCA experience a plus
Strong communication skills (both internal and external) – written and verbal
Self-motivated problem solver
Ability to work collaboratively especially in hybrid work environment
Strong understanding of legislative and regulatory processes
Experience with coalition work (large and small)
Bachelor’s degree in government, public policy or related experience.
Trade association experience preferred
Minimum of three to five (3-5) years’ experience preferably with a trade association, public affairs, government relations firm, or Congressional Office.
The Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates® (SOCMA) empowers our members with the latest industry knowledge, an unparalleled peer network, highly customized resources and dedicated technical and professional staff.
Our mission is to support and foster the growth of the specialty chemical industry by delivering legislative and regulatory advocacy, promoting the highest levels of safety, and strengthening business intelligence and manufacturing operations. Learn more: www.socma.org/about/