Assistant Director of Legislative Affairs
Position Objective: Advocate on behalf of the organization with a focus on federal legislation and regulation.
Duties and Responsibilities: Works closely across the Legislative Affairs and Ag Policy Divisions to implement Florida Farm Bureau Federation’s policy priorities at the federal level. Will serve as a liaison with Florida’s 30 congressional offices and staff. Coordinate FFBF’s Political Action Committee, including fundraising and other political activities. Is responsible for supporting and organizing county legislative programs.
Manages assigned advisory committees, sets meeting dates and agendas, and maintains accurate minutes of the meetings. Must have the ability to build consensus among members to reach policy objectives.
Must have the ability to grasp agricultural-related policy initiatives, programs, and/or agency rules and communicate effectively with other staff and/or members. Must be capable of working with volunteers to achieve policy and legislative goals.
Should have sound communication skills, including both speaking and written types of delivery. Must be capable of developing, preparing, and presenting reports to staff, members, or others on various agricultural-related issues. Must possess the necessary computer skills to compile and present data in a variety of formats.
Should have the ability to deal with the media through interviews and written comments.
Qualification Requirements: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience: Bachelor’s degree from four-year College or University with 1 to 3 years related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports and business correspondence. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, members, and the general public.
Reasoning Ability: Ability to solve practical business problems and interpret a variety of instructions and information furnished in written, oral, or other forms.
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee in order to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. Travel by automobile and air are required to perform this job. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.
Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all the essential duties, responsibilities and requirements of personnel.
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