Under the direction of the Senior Vice President, International Affairs and Trade Policy, the Manager of Federal Affairs and Trade Policy (Manager) will work on trade and international tax issues, facilitating the development of policy positions; advocating with government officials and stakeholders; and, engaging with coalitions, member companies, and consultants. Additionally, the manager will also support other federal affairs policy issues as necessary and provide administrative support to team members.
- Manage annual report to the U.S. Trade Representative on global trade barriers to the industry.
- Facilitate the development and maintenance of one-pagers, policy papers, talking points, and/or other materials for meetings with government officials.
- Support the SVP, International Affairs and Trade Policy, and the EVP, U.S. Government Affairs, to track and report on international tax policy.
- Represent MPA in meetings with the U.S. government, both the Hill and Administration, foreign government delegations, embassies, coalitions and associations on international trade issues.
- Support coalition filings, liaising with regional offices and other industry groups.
- Conduct research on international market developments.
- Develop presentation materials on key policy areas, including but not limited to, international market access and copyright.
- Track communications and maintain files for MPA and also assist in communication with and support of member companies.
- Manage communication, correspondence and scheduling support for the team, including reoccurring meetings and calls.
- Assist the SVP, International Affairs and Trade Policy as well as other team members, with arrangement of travel, scheduling and submittal of monthly expense reports.
- Other duties and projects as assigned.
Education and Experience Requirements
- Bachelor’s degree in political sciences, international affairs or other related field required.
- At least 3 years of experience in government advocacy or international relations required.
- Foreign Language skills strongly preferred.
Other Skills, Knowledge or Abilities
- Working knowledge of the federal legislative process, demonstrated interest in international relations and foreign government advocacy.
- Prior experience working in or with U.S. Executive branch agencies or Congress on copyright, tax, trade, foreign policy and/or technology issues or prior experience working in or with the creative or technology industries.
- Exceptional interpersonal skills; ability to interact with the public and high-level executives and officials and work collaboratively with diverse constituencies, both internal and external.
- Outstanding analytical, verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to edit and synthesize information and reports.
- Strong ability to research market developments and relevant news events in foreign jurisdictions.
- Expertise in planning, including the ability to manage multiple projects, determine project urgency and create detailed action plans in a timely manner.
- Demonstrated initiative and ability to issue spot.
- Expertise in writing and editing detailed reports and business correspondence as well as advocacy materials such as talking points, testimony, and background materials.
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