Job Title: Vice President, International Economic Affairs
Department: International Economic Affairs
Reports To: SVP, Policy and Government Relations
FLSA Status/Level: Exempt/Leadership Staff
Prepared Date: March 2020
Position Summary: Work directly with member companies, government agencies, Congress, industry coalitions and pro-business advocacy groups in advancing the NAM agenda. Manage and coordinate internal committees and external coalitions to formulate the association’s positions and policies on international trade and related matters. Communicate the association’s agenda in public forums and speaking engagements. Provide departmental leadership and manage assigned staff members responsible for international economic policy issues.
Day to Day Responsibilities:
Effectively manage assigned staff and provide guidance on workload execution and priority setting. Work to develop staff members by coaching and supporting professional development as appropriate. Manage the performance of staff members and conduct performance oversight.
Lead the development, implementation and monitoring of lobbying activities and functions, including but not limited to, the following: drafting issue briefs, white papers and lobbying points on important issues to the department, draft letters to members of Congress, Administration officials as well as prepare Congressional testimony promoting NAM positions; work with coalitions and other trade associations to broaden and enhance the NAM's message. Maintain high visibility and leadership on Capitol Hill, within the Administration and the broader policy making community on priority issues.
Ensure that committee members are updated on legislative and department activities as it relates to international trade, international investment, international finance and export controls and other matters of interest to the NAM membership.
Coordinate schedules with the appropriate chair(s), schedule task force and coalition meetings as necessary.
Recruit new members for active participation in the Association’s activities.
Handle various departmental administrative duties including budgetary issues.
The above list of responsibilities is representative of the position and not intended to limit or preclude other responsibilities and tasks that may be associated with or added to the position.
Three direct reports.
Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university;
A minimum of 10 years of related corporate, Capitol Hill or Association experience;
Excellent knowledge of legislative issues, process and procedures;
Must be an excellent communicator;
Previous experience managing people and programs is necessary;
Ability to read, analyze, present and interpret governmental legislation or regulations, general business periodicals and professional journals;
Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and Congressional testimony;
Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from Congressional members and staff; Administration officials, NAM members, the press and general public;
Demonstrated leadership skills in leading a team and as a team member of a leadership team;
Ability to handle pressure in a quality, goal and deadline driven environment.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.
About National Association of Manufacturers
The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) is the largest manufacturing association in the United States and one of the nation’s most influential advocates for manufacturing. By joining the NAM, you become part of a spirited and dynamic team that is driven to succeed. We recognize and reward our staff with competitive pay and annual performance-based bonus programs. We offer an outstanding benefits package that includes health, dental, and vision insurance, life, short-term and long-term disability, flexible spending accounts, SmarTrip, and a 401(k) Salary Deferral plan with employer match and contributions, and ample vacation and sick leave. Become part of a fast-paced team passionate about keeping the United States the world leader in manufacturing.