This position provides legal support to all departments and functions of a non-profit business trade association, with a particular emphasis on contracts, federal regulations, government affairs and legal research. Legal responsibilities include, but are not limited to: providing contract, research and drafting support for state and federal legislative and regulatory government affairs activities; daily monitoring of the Federal Register to identify and respond to regulatory issues; serving as a resource on NHTSA and FMVSS matters; providing legal support for the development, maintenance and enforcement of technical standards; reviewing public relations, marketing and advertising materials; drafting, reviewing and negotiating a wide variety of business and vendor contracts; supporting international business development activities; and serving as a liaison between the association and other industry legal counsel.
The position requires a Bachelor’s degree and a Juris Doctorate degree from an accredited law school, as well as current membership in good standing in a state bar, preferably but not necessarily Virginia. A minimum of three to five years’ experience as a practicing attorney in relevant specialized areas of law is required. Preferred job related experiences include extensive work with a variety of contract types, familiarity with researching and analyzing state and federal statutes and regulations, interaction with regulatory and other state and federal government officials, and heavy responsibility for producing quality written materials. A broad exposure to a wide variety of legal issues would be beneficial. High levels of skill in legal writing and research, oral and written communications and organizational self-management are essential.
About Recreation Vehicle Industry Association, Inc.
The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) represents the manufacturers and suppliers to manufacturers of travel trailers, fifth-wheels, truck campers, park model RVs and motorhomes, collectively known as RVs. We are a mid-sized trade association of 60 staff located in Reston, VA, about a mile from the Silver Line Wiehle Metro stop. The RV industry has an economic impact nationwide of about $50 billion annually.