20 days old

Director, State Government Affairs

Electronic Software Association
Washington, District of Columbia
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time
  • Shift
    1st Shift

Come join one of the most exciting, dynamic organizations in the non-profit and technology worlds as a Director of State Government Affairs!  The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) represents the leading U.S. publishers of video games across the nation and on the global stage and owns and operates E3, the premier trade show for video games.  ESA is seeking a Director of State Government Affairs to lead advocacy in their assigned region. (Level of position to be determined by expertise and skillset of candidate.) 

In this role, you will develop and implement strategies to advance ESA’s priority issues and projects as identified by the ESA Board and leadership.  The incumbent will coordinate all work through the VP of State to ensure that it aligns with broader Government Affairs goals.  


Qualified candidates will offer a bachelor’s degree in political science, government, or related area plus five to ten years of state government lobbying experience.  A JD from an accredited institution is a plus.  Key to success in the role is the ability to collaborate with and direct the activities of states lobby consultants.  Must be able to travel up to 33%. 

ESA’s offices are located in Washington, DC, near the Gallery Place/Chinatown and Mt. Vernon Square/Convention Center Metro stations.  ESA offers competitive salaries and bonuses, generous benefits, and a commitment to work/life balance. 

ESA is not currently sponsoring work visas or transfers, including OPT or H1-B.  ESA is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. 

Additional inquiries and questions can be emailed to Beth Cessna at jobs@cessnasearch.com.   

The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) is the U.S. association exclusively dedicated to serving the business and public affairs needs of companies that publish computer and video games for video game consoles, handheld devices, personal computers, and the Internet.  The Association represents these industry leaders across the nation and on the global stage.  ESA offers a wide range of services to its members, including a global content protection program, business and consumer research, government relations and intellectual property protection efforts.  ESA also owns and operates E3, the premier global trade show for video games and related products.

Posted: 2020-09-30 Expires: 2020-10-30

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