State Government Affairs Manager $85,000-$125,000
Company: BREWERS ASSOCIATION
Posted on: November 18, 2021
Advance the Brewers Association's state government affairs
objectives, often working in concert with state brewers guilds.
State government affairs managers advise on policy formulation,
develop plans to implement state government affairs objectives, and
work with state trade associations and affected brewers to advocate
for desired legislative and regulatory outcomes. State government
affairs managers also help develop and strengthen the Brewers
Association's understanding of existing state laws and monitor and
report on legislative developments.
Assist Brewers Association Government Affairs Staff and the
Government Affairs Committee in developing state legislative
Formulate arguments and create advocacy materials in support of
Brewers Association state government affairs objectives.
Monitor and track state legislative and administrative rulemaking
activity, report to Brewers Association staff on such activity, and
recommend possible priorities for state association and Brewers
Maintain regular contact with state trade association boards and
executive directors both to monitor state government affairs
activities and to coordinate Brewers Association and state
association government affairs programs.
Build and maintain relationships with key state legislators and
Cultivate and maintain professional working relationships with
state trade association executive directors and key representatives
of other industry stakeholders (e.g., for state wholesaler
associations, winery associations).
Lobby legislative and executive branch officials in coordination
with Brewers Association staff and state brewers association boards
and executive directors.
Research and compile multistate databases on state alcohol laws and
policies and ensure that such databases remain current as laws and
Where appropriate, organize and coordinate coalitions to advance
government affairs objectives across multiple states or across
multiple stakeholders within a state.
Where appropriate, prepare and submit written or oral testimony in
support of pending bills or pending rulemaking projects.
Present at state association meetings and other gatherings to
promote the Brewers Association and to provide the Association's
perspective on various policy issues.
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
At least three years of state government affairs and/or public
policy experience. Multi-state government affairs experience
College degree required. Juris Doctor preferred.
Curious mind and willingness to learn new things, particularly as
the position will require the manager to develop a strong knowledge
of the government affairs landscape and the law of multiple
Skilled at reading and understanding legal documents (e.g., bills
and rulemaking proposals).
Ability to write persuasive talking points, legislative testimony,
comments on pending rules, and other documents necessary for
advancing government affairs objectives.
Ability to make engaging and persuasive oral presentations,
including public speaking, to state trade associations, lawmakers,
and regulatory bodies.
Adept with building professional relationships and maintaining
cordial relations even when taking a position contrary to that of a
Proficient at preparing and maintaining accurate compilations that
summarize bills, laws, rulemaking projects, and similar relevant
Strong self-motivation and ability work independently.
Willingness to travel, sometimes on short notice.
Craft Brewers Conference and Tradeshow (location different each
year) once per year
Hill Climb in Washington, DC once per year
At least one annual trip to a gathering of state alcohol regulators
(e.g., National Conference of State Liquor Administrators, National
Alcohol Beverage Control Association).
At least one annual trip to participate in a state trade
association leader gathering, as well as attending state
association leader meetings at the Craft Brewers Conference and the
Multiple other trips (estimated at two/month) to states within
manager's assigned region as needed to support legislative efforts,
present at state association functions, etc.
Note: This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list
of all duties, responsibilities or qualifications associated with
Equal OpportunityBrewers Association is an equal opportunity
employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color,
national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political
beliefs, sexual orientation, or marital/familial
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