Greater Louisville Inc.
  • 23-Apr-2021 to Until Filled (EST)
  • Government Affairs & Public Policy
  • Louisville, KY, USA
  • Full Time

Greater Louisville Inc. (GLI) - the Metro Chamber of Commerce is focused on growing the regional economy. As the region's largest convener of business leadership, GLI leads economic and global outreach strategies focused on business attraction, nurtures the entrepreneurial eco-system, and champions the development of the community's talent base. Additional strategic efforts focus on diversity and racial equity to help build a more inclusive economy. As the voice of Greater Louisville's business community, GLI advocates for a pro-business environment and facilitates businesses engagement on issues that impact regional competitiveness. GLI is one of only three percent of chambers nationally certified with 5-star accreditation status by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, based on GLI's dedicated policy efforts, effective operations, beneficial programs and overall positive community impact.

This position will assists with GLI's legislative agenda by analyzing and tracking legislation, lobbying and planning events.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND TASKS:

  1. Track, read, evaluate and draft legislation
  2. Work with GLI members to uncover policy-based obstacles to economic growth and develop legislative position statements to address those obstacles.
  3. Research and analyze public policy issues
  4. Lobby local, state and federal officials
  5. Attend committee meetings and summarize content
  6. Update membership on bills and issues during the General Assembly
  7. Organize GLI's grassroots efforts
  8. Assist the Events team with Government Affairs related events and programming
  9. Perform other duties as assigned

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor's degree and 4 years government affairs or public policy experience. A combination of education and experience may be substituted when proficiency is demonstrated.

Strong understanding of the local legislative process.

A demonstrated existing network of professional relationships with elected officials at the local, state and federal levels.

Strong written and oral communications skills.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to those who are able to perform the essential duties of the job.

SPECIALIZED SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:

Must have excellent communication skills and the ability to work with top level executives. Practical political experience preferred. The incumbent must have computer skills. Experience with the following types of software and/or Windows based applications is preferred: word processing, databases, Internet, e-mail.

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