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Senior Director of Government Affairs

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Company Name:  Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce
Job #:
Job Type:  Full Time
Job Category:  Non Profit
Location:  Brooklyn, NY
Pay Range:  45000-80000 per year
Job Description:  

Specific Duties 
The Senior Direct of Government Affairs is responsible for government affairs, legislation, and strategic policy development. 

  • Government Affairs:
    • Work with our lobbyists to track relevant business legislation and develop policy recommendations. 
    • Draft written and oral testimony and statements of support/opposition to local and state legislation. 
    • Along with the chairs of the Government Affairs Committee (GAC) and the President & CEO, organize meetings, events, and other activities with businesses, elected officials, and policy makers to foster relationships and an understanding of key issues. 
    • Schedule events with elected officials and policy makers in coordination with the Events Department. 
    • In partnership with our State & Federal lobbyists, the GAC, and the President & CEO, organize annual state and federal legislative visits in Albany & Washington DC. 
    • Produce our annual state and local legislative agenda in collaboration with members, GAC and our lobbyists. 
  • Policy:
    • Closely monitor local political news, blogs, and social media to keep a finger on the pulse of political sentiment and key issues and develop strategic policy recommendations. 
    • Foster and maintain relationships with partners in the business community, advocates for business, policy makers, and legislators to understand policy priorities and influence legislation and public dialogue. 
    • Present a well-reasoned and thoughtful narrative around the Brooklyn small business community to promote policies and positions.
    • Draft Op-Eds and other relevant media releases related to key policy objectives priorities. 
    • Any other special projects as requested by the President & CEO. 

Required Skills:  


  • A Bachelor''s Degree with preference for a concentration in Public Policy, Urban Planning, Business or a related field. 
  • Master''s degree in public administration or public policy preferred. 
  • At least 3 years of experience working in public policy and/or politics. 
  • Proven ability to work across political parties to achieve policy goals. 
  • Passion for working with diverse communities and viewpoints to achieve consensus and reach a common goal. 
  • Extremely strong written and verbal communications skills. Highly skilled writer/editor. 
  • Highly organized, with excellent project management skills. Proven ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects simultaneously, meet deadlines, and consistently deliver high quality results 
  • Proficiency with all Microsoft Office products. 
  • A love for “all things” Brooklyn and our small businesses. 
Saturday - Sep. 19, 2020
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