Public Affairs Coordinator
Responsible for coordinating all aspects of public policies pertinent to Greater Spokane Incorporated. The Public Affairs Coordinator will work closely with the VP of Communications and Public Affairs to support legislative priorities, issues and actions. The Public Affairs Coordinator will serve as an additional liaison to the GSI in matters related to Public Affairs.
- Research, author and develop policy papers.
- Develops background information on local, state and federal issues that impact the Region.
- Assists in the development and preparation of local, state and federal policy agendas.
- Prepares for meetings of Public Policy Council and public policy subcommittees, including scheduling and gathering needed materials.
- Works closely with GSI events team to plan and execute on Public Affairs events such Legislative Reception, WA State Fly-In and WA DC Fly-In.
- Serves as a liaison for businesses where GSI Public Affairs issues are concerned.
- Identifies and addresses the issues of importance to GSI and our membership as it pertains to policy and advocacy.
- Collaborates with Marketing & Communications team to increase investor and public awareness of GSI’s advocacy efforts.
- Develops and maintains relationships with federal, state, and local elected officials and their staff.
- Contributes to organizational success by:
- providing strategic input on issues affecting the organization;
- working with colleagues to discover and develop ways to retain, grow, better align and leverage GSI resources for greater impact;
- contributing to an organizational culture of teamwork, support, engagement, and empowerment;
- GSI reserves the right to change or assign other duties to this position.
Knowledge, Skills, & Experience Required:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Education/Experience: Bachelor’s degree in political science, business and or communications. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. Experience with membership organizations is desired. Demonstrated ability to conduct public policy analysis, convene and organize meetings, appreciate a wide range of viewpoints, and to design and implement strategies for effective business advocacy.
- Working knowledge of political structures and dynamics among various governmental units in the Spokane Region, State of Washington and Congress. Demonstrated ability to develop communication strategies to effectively relay relevant information to stakeholders and maximize the visibility of GSI in the area of public policy.
- Certificates and Licenses: Valid driver’s license.
- Computer Skills: Technology savvy and proficient using Microsoft Office suite, CRM software, social media and Internet.
- Supervisory Responsibilities: none
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Exposed to typical office environment conditions and noise levels. Frequently required to travel to local, regional, and national events, meetings or training by car and air travel. Regularly scheduled to work 40 hours per week; frequently may be required to work more than 40 hours per week to meet deadlines, finish assignments, or attend events and meetings.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel or crouch.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
- Employee medical, dental, life, and long-term disability insurances paid by employer
- Optional vision insurance, FSA and HSA plans
- 5% employer 401K contribution
- Generous paid vacation and sick leave
- 11 paid holidays per year
- Monthly transportation/parking stipend
- Education Assistance Program
Please submit cover letter, resume and anticipated salary expectations