The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) is seeking a hands-on Manager of Government Relations to manage state and federal government relations efforts across a range of policy priorities. The ideal candidate will have five years of experience working in government relations for a trade association, industry group, or government affairs consulting firm, or in a legislative and/or communications capacity for a member of Congress. The person will be responsible for helping to manage various aspects of government relations efforts on behalf of the equipment manufacturing industry and member companies. Responsibilities include tracking legislation and managing the regulatory database, reviewing and assessing relevancy and impact on the industry, and working with relevant internal and external stakeholders on appropriate responses; assisting in the formulation and execution of lobbying strategy for legislation and regulation; managing relationships with member companies, contract lobbyists, industry groups and coalitions, and elected officials; assisting in the development and execution of industry events; planning and organizing webinars and events; participating in research projects; developing content on legislative and regulatory issues; and representing the industry before lawmakers and external stakeholders.
Requires Bachelor’s Degree in a related field; superior written and verbal communication skills; ability to set priorities, work independently, and produce materials in consistent, efficient, and timely manner; thorough understanding of the political, legislative, and regulatory landscape and the state and federal level and outstanding legislative and regulatory analysis skills.
AEM offers competitive salary and an outstanding benefit package including health (single premium $135 per month), dental (free), vision (single premium $2.50 per month), pension, 401(k), life insurance, long term disability, 18 PTO days during first full calendar year, 10 paid holidays and eligibility to telework one or two days per week. Our staff is passionate about what they do, our office space is really cool, our dress code is casual, and we get involved in community service.
About Association of Equipment Manufacturers
AEM is the North American-based international trade group providing innovative business development resources to advance the off-road equipment manufacturing industry in the global marketplace. AEM membership comprises more than 850 companies and more than 200 product lines in the agricultural, construction, forestry, mining and utility sectors worldwide. AEM is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with offices in the world capitals of Washington, DC; Ottawa, Canada; and Beijing, China.
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