TheNational Association of Manufacturers (NAM) is seeking a Director, Tax Policy to join the Policy and Government Relations Division. This position works closely with NAM member companies to develop NAM positions on tax policy issues and advocate these positions with members of Congress, Congressional staff, Administration officials and the press.
Join the NAM and Make an Impact in the Following Ways:
Coordinate, direct and participate in lobbying activities with NAM members on tax policy issues; meet with Congressional members, staff and Administration officials to identify, discuss and resolve policy issues.
Identify tax issues affecting U.S. manufacturers and U.S. global manufacturing competitiveness and develop NAM’s positions, working with NAM members, particularly the NAM's Tax and Budget Policy Subcommittee and various task forces.
Develop, direct and work with coalitions of other industry groups and companies as part of policy advocacy campaigns. Manage and provide staff support for coalitions as appropriate.
Contact regulatory agencies and testify at public hearings, Congressional sessions and member involvement activities to enlist support for members' interests. Prepare written reports, lobbying materials, letters, analyses and statements on major tax policy issues for distribution to Congress, the Administration, NAM members and the press; develop and write communications to NAM members on tax policy issues and
Respond to member company requests, questions and concerns; assist field and national division staff with member requests.
Assist in planning and coordinating meetings and conferences with NAM members and with congressional groups or government agencies.
Maintain and expand knowledge of and expertise in tax and economic policy issues.
The above list of responsibilities is representative of the position and is not intended to limit or preclude other responsibilities and tasks that may be associated with or added to the position.
Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university, law or advanced degree helpful;
Approximately five years of related association, law firm, corporation or executive branch and/or Hill experience;
An in-depth understanding of the various tax and economic policy issues impacting U.S. manufacturers;
A thorough knowledge of the public policy process; excellent communications (verbal and written) skills;
Strong organizational and interpersonal skills;
Current contacts on Capitol Hill and in the Administration;
and experience handling media inquiries;
Flexibility and the ability to work as part of a team are key;
Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, quality and goal driven work environment.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) is the largest manufacturing association in the United States, representing small and large manufacturers in every industrial sector and in all 50 states. Manufacturing employs more than 12 million men and women, contributes $2.17 trillion to the U.S. economy annually, has the largest economic impact of any major sector and accounts for more than thr...ee-quarters of all private-sector research and development in the nation. The NAM is the powerful voice of the manufacturing community and the leading advocate for a policy agenda that helps manufacturers compete in the global economy and create jobs across the United States.
The NAM’s world-class staff of policy experts provide unmatched access and information on the key issues affecting your business and bottom line. We are on the front lines of a wide range of policy battles, from immigration 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.