The Florida Chamber of Commerce is seeking an exceptional, experienced Policy Director to develop, promote, execute, and coordinate components of the Florida Chamber's legislative agenda. This individual will serve as the primary Governmental Affairs point of contact, recognized policy expert, and lead lobbyist in assigned policy areas.
The candidate will work closely with legislators, cabinet members, Chamber business members and partners, and local chambers of commerce. Interaction with these groups is performed on a regular basis and designed to assist and grow the Florida Chamber's political and legislative advocacy efforts. In addition, the ideal candidate will lead various issue-based coalitions in policy areas of responsibility and will contribute written policy content such as articles, research and policy materials, and public testimony.
This individual should be a highly driven, persuasive communicator that understands the policy and political landscape in Florida, excels at member engagement and service, and unequivocally believes in and champions free enterprise. In addition to being trustworthy, integrity-filled, and results oriented, the ideal candidate will possess:
5+ years knowledge of and/or experience in the state legislative and regulatory process
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Strong public speaking and interpersonal skills
Proficiency in relevant computer skills (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Ability to work independently as well as part of a large internal and external team on multiple tasks at once
Willingness to travel
Law or advanced degree in government, politics, or policy a plus
Competitive total compensation package comprised of base salary with bonus opportunity
5 hours of PTO per month to volunteer at the non-profit of your choice
Long-Term Disability (Short-Term Disability also available)
Flexible Spending Accounts
The Florida Chamber of Commerce, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and does not unlawfully discriminate against any applicant or candidate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or any other class protected by federal or state law. Persons with disabilities encouraged to apply.
The Florida Chamber of Commerce is the leading business advocacy organization with a mission of securing Florida’s future. We unite business for good and we are working to grow Florida from the 17th largest economy of the World to the 10th largest economy by 2030. As we focus on making Florida more competitive, we champion core values of Accountability, Collaboration, Communication, Member & Customer Service, Integrity, Loyalty, Respect, and Success, the Florida Chamber of Commerce has ambitious initiatives and goals in place. ‘The Florida 2030 Blueprint is leading Florida to a diverse and sustainable economy through global competitiveness, prosperity & high paying jobs, as well as vibrant & resilient communities.
The Florida Chamber employs an average of 40 employees. We offer an excellent benefit plan, which includes health, life, paid time off and a generous 401k plan.