Position Title: Legislative Assistant
The Legislative Assistant, reporting to the Chief Advocacy Officer, is primarily responsible for managing a portfolio of legislative policy issues relevant to drinking water utilities, such as infrastructure investment, water quality regulation, and water affordability. The position is also responsible for representing AMWA at meetings with congressional staff and water sector associations, writing newsletter articles on various legislative initiatives, coordinating relevant committee meetings and calls. This person will analyze and report on legislation from members of Congress and proposals from other organizations, and aid the development of AMWA’s legislative priorities. This person will work collaboratively with AMWA’s team to support and execute AMWA’s strategic goals.
In coordination with the Chief Advocacy Officer, develops and implements AMWA’s legislative affairs program and strategy.
Works with the Chief Advocacy Officer to develop strategies and issue positions to achieve legislative objectives and to advance the interests of AMWA and its members.
Tracks legislative proposals that could impact the association, its members, and the water sector.
Represents AMWA with meetings with congressional staff and other water sector organizations.
Serves as the primary staff liaison to AMWA’s Legislative Committee.
Contributes articles for the weekly Monday Morning Briefing newsletter and produces other legislative updates as necessary.
Drafts testimony for congressional hearings, and letters in response to legislative proposals.
Responds, as appropriate, to inquiries from members and congressional staff on policy issues related to drinking water. Collaborates with AMWA staff on the development and implementation of the association’s policy goals.
Composes social media content relevant to association’s legislative agenda.
Works with other AMWA staff to develop and execute a comprehensive and original program for two annual conferences each year.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Necessary Knowledge & Skills:
Position reports to the Chief Advocacy Officer. Has regular interaction with the Chief Strategy and Sustainability Officer. Interacts with all other association staff in a variety of capacities.
Regular interaction with members of Congress and staff, representatives of relevant national and water sector organizations, association utility members, and other individuals.
This job description is not intended to be, and should not be, construed as an inclusive list of all responsibilities or skills associated with the position. While it is intended to be an accurate reflection of the job requirements, management reserves the right to modify, add or remove duties, and to assign other duties as necessary.
AMWA is a 501(c)(6) organization. AMWA offers employees a comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, health and dependent care flexible spending accounts, a 401k plan and other benefits. Salary will be commensurate with skills and experience. AMWA is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.