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Vice President, Tax and Economic Policy

National Association of Manufacturers

Washington, District of Columbia 20001
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The National Association of Manufacturers is seeking an experienced policy professional to lead it's tax and domestic policy team.  The Vice President, Tax and Economic Policy will  work directly with member companies, government agencies, Congress, industry coalitions and pro-business advocacy groups in advancing the NAM agenda. Manage and coordinate internal committees and external coalitions to formulate the association’s positions and policies on tax and domestic economic issues. Communicate the association’s agenda in public forums and speaking engagements. Provide departmental leadership and manage assigned staff members responsible for tax and domestic economic policy.


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


  • Effectively manage assigned staff and provide guidance on workload execution and priority setting. Work to develop staff members by coaching and supporting professional development as appropriate. Manage the performance of staff members and conduct annual reviews.


  • Provide oversight of the development, implementation and monitoring of lobbying activities and functions, including but not limited to, the following:  drafting issue briefs, white papers and lobbying points on important issues to the department, draft letters to members of Congress, Administration officials as well as prepare Congressional testimony promoting NAM positions; work with coalitions and other trade associations to broaden and enhance the NAM's message. Maintain high visibility on Capitol Hill, within the Administration and the broader policymaking community on priority issues. 


  • Ensure that committee members are updated on legislative and department activities as it relates to income taxes, tax reform, retirement security and international tax, R&D tax credits, estate tax, corporate alternative minimum tax, corporate governance, accounting, insurance, securities litigation and other matters of interest to the NAM membership. 


  • Coordinate schedules with the appropriate chair(s), schedule task force and coalition meetings as necessary. 


  • Recruit new members for active participation in task force activities. 


  • Handle various departmental administrative duties including monitoring the budget, planning various meetings and ensuring that workflow is managed efficiently.


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:

             Two direct reports.


We are looking for Team Leaders who meet the Following Criteria:  

  • Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university;
  • A minimum of 10 years of related corporate, Capitol Hill or Association experience;
  • Excellent knowledge of legislative issues, process and procedures;
  • Must be an excellent communicator;
  • Previous experience managing people and programs is necessary;
  • Ability to read, analyze, present and interpret governmental legislation or regulations, general business periodicals and professional journals;
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and Congressional testimony;
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from Congressional members and staff; Administration officials, NAM members, the press and general public;
  • Demonstrated leadership skills in leading a team and as a team member of a leadership team;
  • Ability to handle pressure in a quality, goal and deadline driven environment.


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


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

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