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Director Regulatory Affairs

National Electrical Manufactures Assoc
Arlington, VA 22209
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The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) develops performance and other product Standards for the electro-industry, crafts and executes advocacy and government relations campaigns, and provides business analytics to assist Member companies with business decisions.

The Director - Regulatory Affairs leads the Federal Regulatory Core Competency practice and assists in State Advocacy Core Competency. The position primarily but not exclusively interacts with the U.S. Department of Energy, Federal Trade Commission, Environmental Protection Agency, California Energy Commission, California Public Utility Commission, Federal Communications Commission, Consumer Products Safety Commission, National Parks Service, and Housing and Urban Development. Advocacy expertise on both policy and technical issues to achieve desired outcomes is a key expectation of this position.

The Director reports to the Vice President of Public Affairs, and is in Arlington, Virginia. Approximately 25 percent time on domestic travel is required.

Key Responsibilities

Accountable for and leading expert in managing outcome-based regulatory advocacy efforts at the Federal and State

  • Achieves NEMA industry positions with relevant agencies via in-person meetings, webinar/teleconference and written comments
  • Maintains close coordination with NEMA membership on issues of importance
  • Forms and leads coalitions to achieve assigned objectives, including teaming with other trade associations and/or professional organizations

Lead development and implementation of Federal- and State-level regulatory strategies

  • Anticipates longer-term trends in the regulatory space and communicates through all NEMA channels, with emphasis on regulatory innovations relevant to Members
  • Forcefully represents the association in State-level activities with officials, legislators, regulators, other stakeholders, and media

Understand, analyze and develop action plans to achieve industry-supportive results in Federal/State issues such as energy policy, utility regulation, and Standards

  • Creates and has published via NEMA Communications original material related to Core Competency Practice and assigned Issue Portfolios, especially regarding Efficiency Policy and Efficiency Technology

Experience and Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree is required, advanced degrees a plus
  • Five or more years of proven experience in government relations
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Federal and State regulatory processes to include energy conservation Standards, building codes and electrical safety highly sought
  • Knowledge of electric energy/utility and manufacturing challenges and opportunities, especially as may be affected by regulations
  • Strong relationship builder with executive presenceability to shape policy-making and regulatory processes to achieve goals
  • Trade association experience desirable and keen to master new digital skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with proven ability to persuasively advocate in private and public settings
  • Innovative thinker and leader, individually proactive and outcome-oriented, performs effectively as a team leader/builder/player
  • Demonstrated ability to excel in a fast-paced, multidiscipline environment with challenging timelines for multiple projects occurring simultaneously

Veterans are encouraged to apply. EOE/M/F/V/D.


Posted: 2022-09-13 Expires: 2022-10-14

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