National Farmers Union Government Relations Representative
National Farmers Union
April 17, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
Chapter Relations, Government Relations, Public Relations
POSITION DESCRIPTION Organization: National Farmers Union Location: Washington, D.C. Position: Government Relations Representative Reports to: Sr. Vice President of Public Policy & Communications Date: April 2018
OVERVIEW The Government Relations Representative is responsible for researching, disseminating information and lobbying on behalf of NFU policy issues.
PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES - Lobby members of Congress, congressional staff and appropriate federal agencies. - Represent NFU at coalition meetings with outside organizations. - Draft correspondence to administration, federal agencies and Congress on requested issues. - Provide issue update memos; research for background facts, history, and data; develop charts and graphs to be used in testimony, comments, press and talking points. - Research and prepare written testimony for congressional hearings and comments on federal rule making process. - Provide weekly materials to the Communications Department for publication of the Government Relations Update and other NFU publications. - Create background material for PowerPoint presentations in conjunction with the Communications Department for all NFU presentations.
NOTE: The duties listed are not intended to be all?inclusive. Duties assigned to any individual employee are at the discretion of management.
PREFERRED EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONS Bachelor’s degree or a combination of education and closely related legislative experience. Excellent written and verbal communications skills are required. Requires the ability to work independently as well as cooperatively with the government relations staff and other office departments. Knowledge of agricultural policy and practices is highly preferred.
COMPENSATION Salary is negotiable and commensurate to education and experience.
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS Please email cover letter and resume to email@example.com with “Government Relations Representative” in the subject line.
CLOSING DATE May 1, 2018
About National Farmers Union
NFU represents family farmers, fishers and ranchers across the country, with formally organized divisions in 33 states. The key to the success and credibility of the organization has been Farmers Union’s grassroots structure in which policy positions are initiated locally. The policy process includes the presentation of resolutions by individuals, followed by possible adoption of the resolutions at the local, state and national levels. Members and staff of the Farmers Union advocate these policy positions nationwide.
National Farmers Union believes that good opportunities in production agriculture are the foundation of strong farm and ranch families, and strong farm and ranch families are the basis for thriving rural communities. Vibrant rural communities, in turn, are vital to the health, security and economic well-being of our entire national economy.