Government Relations Coordinator


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Reference Job Posting: IRC38766

Job Title: Government Relations Coordinator

Organization Name: Legal

Job Summary: Under the supervision of the General Counsel, the Government Relations Director will provide timely information management and represent the company's interests on legislative and regulatory developments at the tribal, federal, state, and local level.

Adhere to the TCC Ch'eghwtsen' model of service and guiding principle which requires providing timely and effective service along with the ability to interact with others in a way that inspires trust and demonstrates respect, compassion and empathy.

Essential Functions: This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.

Representative Duties: Under the general supervision of the General Counsel, job incumbent:

1. Represents TCC on a wide range of matters before federal, state, and local governments, including elected and appointed officials in the executive and legislative branch.

2. Works with directors and managers on developing priorities and positions on various issues.

3. Updates the advocacy website, and assists with Native community civic engagement.

4. Oversees and implements the Get Out the Native Vote initiatives and goals.

5. Assists with the Hunting and Fishing subsistence advocacy priorities.

6. Is responsible for reviewing, monitoring, analyzing legislative issues, and preparing materials to brief the TCC management, tribes, and TCC programs.

7. Develops and maintains relationships with key federal, state and local officials.

8. Represents TCC at various meetings involving federal and state government issues.

9. Participates in the development of legislation and regulations affecting TCC.

10. Schedules, assists, and organizes TCC Management meetings with public officials.

11. Researches and keeps management informed of pending legislative issues and government developments of strategic concern to TCC.

12. Oversees action plans on issues requiring governmental approval and interact with government officials regarding questions, concerns and approval status.

13. Provides input into TCC's strategies for external relations, governmental relations, media, advertising, marketing, public information, and community relations.

14. Serves as the liaison between TCC and government officials by cultivating and maintaining strong and constructive relationships.

15. Coordinates and sometimes directs TCC representatives, consultants and employees on selected issues.

16. Has potential to take a public service leave of absence under Personal Policy 703 to serve in federal, state or local government.

Other Responsibilities:

1. Performs other job related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

1. Bachelor's Degree in Political Science, Public Policy, or related field or equivalent years of experience. JD preferred.

2. Experience in public policy and State or federal legislative staff experience.

3. Valid Alaska Driver's License with clean driving record.

4. Must pass background check pursuant to federal Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention Act requirements.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

1. Ability to listen, write, and speak effectively, and positively relate and interact with co-workers and others.

2. Ability to establish, maintain and utilize a broad network of contacts (e.g., in a specific industry, in government, and the community) to monitor public and internal issues that affect our business.

3. Ability to identify and balance the needs and requirements of various parties and obtain consensus on finding a solution.

4. Ability to plan, prioritize, organize and manage resources in order to accomplish organizational goals within a specific time period.

5. Ability to formulates effective strategies consistent with the organization.

6. Work with minimal supervision.

7. Ability to integrate organizational functions in order to focus on meeting customer needs and organizational goals.

8. Ability to manage time effectively when accomplishing tasks, projects, and goals.

Supervision: This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

Physical Demands: Requirements are those of normal office type work with extended hours of sitting and operation of standard office and computer equipment. Position requires recurring bending, stooping, kneeling, reaching, and stretching. Incumbent must be able to work accurately and efficiently in a busy and sometimes stressful environment. Job incumbent may be required at times to lift up to thirty pounds. This position requires regular travel to meetings in Anchorage, Juneau, Fairbanks, TCC villages, Washington DC and other national meetings.

Summation: Must be able to work under minimal supervision. Incumbent is expected to work well with others. Incumbent must be reliable in attendance and punctuality. Must be flexible and available to Tanana Chiefs Conference scheduling needs. Job incumbent must have excellent communications skills. Please attach a writing sample with your resume and cover letter.

Fairbanks, AK

1 month(s) ago