Sr. Director of Regulatory & Industry Affairs, Built Environment
National Electrical Manufactures Assoc
Location: National Electrical Manufactures Assoc
Type: Full Time
Senior Director of Regulatory and Industry Affairs, Built Environment
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) represents nearly 325 electrical equipment and medical imaging manufacturers that make safe, reliable, and efficient products and systems serving major markets including the Built Environment, the Grid, Industrial, Core Electrical and Mobility. NEMA’s combined industries account for 360,000 American jobs in more than 7,000 facilities covering every state. These industries produce $106 billion in shipments and $36 billion in exports of electrical equipment and medical imaging technologies per year.
Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, NEMA’s mission is to accelerate and create an environment in which the all-electric economy will thrive. NEMA employs approximately 75, to grow to 85 over the next year and an annual operating budget of approximately $24 million, expected to grow to $34 million over the same timeframe. The National Electrical Manufacturers Association engages in advocacy on public policy issues important to those industries, develops performance and other Standards in the electrical and medical imaging industries, and provides economic reports and analytical products to assist Member companies with business decisions. NEMA is an ANSI-accredited standards development organization.
The SeniorDirector ofRegulatory and Industry Affairs, Built Environment leads NEMA’s regulatory agency engagement and issue management relative to NEMA members with products and integrated technologies for the built environment, including energy-efficient, electric, and connected building building products, lighting, and medical imaging. The Director engages with agency officials at the Department of Energy, the Environmental Protection Agency, and other relevant federal and state agencies on rulemakings and other programs of interest to NEMA members. The Director leads teams of members to develop positions and strategies that advance member interests. The Director also works with NEMA members to develop strategies to advance NEMA members interests in the built environment space, by bringing to bear other NEMA competencies such as federal and state legislative affairs, internal and external communications, standards development and market insights.
The position reports to the Senior Vice President, Regulatory and Legal Affairs. NEMA delivers values to members using a matrixed, multi-faceted model, supported and facilitated by the Director.
The position is located in Arlington, Virginia, allows for a hybrid work schedule, and may include up to 30 percent time on travel, including both domestic and international.
Oversees NEMA’s engagement with regulatory agencies of jurisdiction in built environment space, including DOE, EPA, and relevant state agencies, among others. Maintains constructive working relationships with senior officials within relevant agencies. Oversees member committees and teams on relevant regulatory engagements
Leadership of matrix staff team with NEMA Technical and Public Affairs Departments to develop strategy and advance NEMA’s policy positions and desired regulatory outcomes, leveraging full scope of NEMA’s capabilities and demonstrating value to members.
Serve as subject matter expert on building systems and products for internal and external audiences. Build NEMA reputation, capabilities, services, and value for NEMA members with building systems applications.
Acts as membership growth catalyst. Coordinates with the NEMA Membership Department to provide excellent customer service to retain existing members, while seeking opportunities for to grow NEMA’s membership and the industry’s profile in the built environment space.
Regulatory agency engagement on programs and rulemaking. Develops constructive, respectful and effective relationships with governmental and non-governmental stakeholders, both domestic and international, to deliver value-add strategies.
Serves as subject matter expert on sector issues and priorities based on depth and breadth of experience. Communicator and evangelist of NEMA value to constituents. Trusted NEMA spokesperson with an ability to provide press interviews, thought leadership pieces, present at conferences and events, and serve on external committees to advance NEMA objectives. Cultivates relationships with coalition partners, regulators, NGO’s, key allies, member companies.
Competencies and Attributes
Excellent market and industry knowledge
Exemplary communications and relationship management skills
Issue and member leadership track record
Ability to thrive in a matrix environment, while modeling NEMA's core values: respect, integrity, teamwork, leadership
Persuasive written and oral skills
Diplomacy and effective conflict management capabilities
Creativity and learning mindset
Deep knowledge of existing and emerging built environment technologies/systems desired
Past experience analyzing, influencing, implementing, or adapting regulatory issues affecting built environment technologies preferred
Experience and Qualifications
Undergraduate degree required; advanced technical or business degree a plus
Ten or more years full-time experience in related field(s)
NEMA offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package including paid holidays and personal time, flexible working hours, 401(k) plan, health/dental insurance, and partial pre-tax parking/Metro subsidy.
Interested individuals should apply directly to NEMA at: NEMA CAREERS