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Vice President, Government Relations


Washington, District of Columbia 20001
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The National Association of Manufacturers is seeking an experienced government relations professional to collaborate extensively with the Senior Vice President of Policy and Government Relations (SVP) on legislative activities and regulatory response initiatives. The Vice President, Government Relations position serves as a senior government relations professional for the NAM, along with the SVP and NAM President.  This position ensures the effectiveness of Washington advocacy on behalf of NAM members. 


Join the NAM and Make an Impact in the Following Ways:



The Administration and Congressional Liaison - Work to advance the NAM's policy agenda through strong relationships with key Administration and Congressional officials and staff.  Ensure that all lobbying activities are consistent with the NAM policy agenda and seek member support on these activities.


Media and External Liaison Activities – Engage in media interviews on policy issues as directed by the Communications Division.  Serve as a spokesperson as appropriate by giving speeches or making presentations.  Engage in outreach with relevant associations, coalitions and other business groups.


Staff Leadership & Management - Provide leadership and operational oversight of the Government Relations departmental activities and assigned staff members.  Actively manage workload, priorities and the execution of duties by staff members.  Engage in performance management of staff through frequent feedback and by conducting mid-year and year-end performance appraisals.


The above list of responsibilities is representative of the position and not intended to limit or preclude other responsibilities and tasks that may be associated with or added to the position.



Supervisory Responsibilities:


Manage professional and administrative staff members as assigned.




  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline (political science, public policy, etc.).
  • 8 – 10 years of experience in legislative/regulatory affairs.
  • Capitol Hill experience highly desirable;
  • Proven management capabilities supervising and leading a team;
  • Must possess exceptional political savvy and have a very strong knowledge of the legislative and regulatory processes.
  • Excellent communications skills, both verbal and written, are essential.
  • Proven ability to work effectively in a fast paced, quality and goal driven environment.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Get involved. Make an impact. Join the NAM team.



The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) is the preeminent US manufacturers association as well as the nation’s largest industrial trade association, representing small and large manufacturers in every industrial sector and in all 50 states. Manufacturing employs nearly 12 million workers, contributes more than $1.6 trillion to the U.S. economy annually, is the largest driver of economic growth in the nation and accounts for the lion’s share of private sector research and development.

The NAM understands that its role as the most influential U.S. manufacturers association is to be the powerful voice of the manufacturing community and the leading advocate for a policy agenda that helps manufacturers create jobs. The NAM – a manufacturers association consisting of 11,000 manufacturing companies – is a strong force for sensible government policies that will reduce the cost of production and tear down barriers to exports.

The NAM's world-class staff of policy experts provides unmatched access and information on the key issues affecting your business and your bottom-line.  We are on the front lines of a wide range of policy battles, from health care 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.