Government Affairs Content Coordinator
Reports to: Vice President, Government Affairs
Department Name: Government Affairs
Location: Washington D.C.
The Portland Cement Association (PCA), founded in 1916, is the premier policy, research, education, and market intelligence organization serving America’s cement manufacturers. PCA members represent 93 percent of U.S. cement production capacity and have facilities in all 50 states. The association promotes safety, sustainability, and innovation in all aspects of construction, fosters continuous improvement in cement manufacturing and distribution, and generally promotes economic growth and sound infrastructure investment.
A key member of the Government Affairs team, this position is responsible for developing and managing high-quality member and stakeholder communications on legislative and regulatory issues. Working with subject-matter-experts in the Government Affairs department and across the organization, this person will collect and assemble information for the website, newsletters, e-alerts and other digital and print deliverables related to cement industry advocacy issues, events and priorities. In addition, this person will serve as a front-line ambassador with internal and external organizations in promoting and producing PCA Government Affairs events and initiatives related to the department.
- Government Affairs material management – write, edit, produce and proofread (using AP style) government affairs materials for PCA members, allies, Capitol Hill, Administrative Agency and other influential audiences. Review/edit completeness, quality and accuracy of team’s work and ensure that the government affairs department speaks with one voice.
- Update materials for the association website and member portal, working closely with the government affairs department.
- Develop and edit issue updates and reports for member company government affairs staff and senior executives.
- Contribute to the strategy and management of PCA’s government affairs social media presence, including generating engaging content, ensuring adherence to best practices, responding to queries, and moderating user-generated content.
- Coordinate with the Communications Department to write and contribute to press releases, medial alerts, talking points and media briefings.
- Provide support and project coordination on a wide variety of communications initiatives and activities to drive the achievement of PCA’s strategic vision and goals.
- Prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously, and follow through on issues in a timely manner.
- Assist in development and coordinating project plans of communications initiatives, identifying timelines, resources require and staff contact, and assuring appropriate documentation and status reporting of projects as needed.
- Track, report and help enforce deadlines on a day-to-day basis for department projects and work areas.
- Manage webinars, committee calls, in-person meetings, invitations, guest lists, and other aspects of PCA Government Affairs-hosted events.
The position reports to the legislative and regulatory Vice Presidents of Government Affairs, working closely with the Directors as may be appropriate.
Education: Undergraduate degree in a related field.
Experience: Two or more years of work experience, preferably on Capitol Hill or in a D.C. based trade association, political campaign, consulting firm, or other policy-intensive environment. Federal legislative and/or regulatory experience is preferred.
- Outstanding writing skills, with experience in distilling legislative, regulatory, and/or technical issues into high-quality, easy-to-understand materials read by internal and external stakeholders.
- Knowledge of the federal legislative and regulatory process and its impact on businesses.
- Ability to work under pressure, troubleshoot and anticipate needs.
- Ability to juggle multiple projects on multiple projects, often in an intense deadline-driven environment.
- Positive attitude and ability to exercise good judgement in a variety of situations.
- Willingness to work hard and learn new subjects, skills and topics.
- Expertise in Microsoft-based software products, MailChimp, ConstantContact, DirectImpact, member databases and similar electronic contact management and communication tools.
Working conditions are a typical office setting in Washington, DC. Significant local travel in the Washington, DC metro area is expected. The position requires frequent attendance at events scheduled in the evening or on weekends. Travel is required though it will not exceed 25 percent.
This position description describes the general nature of the position. The above information is not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities and cover every aspect of the position. Additional responsibilities and elements of the description may be added, changed or deleted by management at any time either in writing or verbally.
Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran
To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to HRMailboxDC@cement.org