Federal Affairs Assistant | NBWA: America's Beer and Beverage Distributors
Position Objective:
Provide administrative and logistical assistance to the executive vice president of government affairs and the senior director of political affairs. Coordinate directly with the federal affairs team on the association’s legislative, political and grassroots affairs activities. 
Essential Functions:
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Administrative/Federal Affairs:
  • Provide administrative support for the executive vice president of government affairs and the federal affairs department including scheduling, managing expenses and submitting federal lobbying disclosure reports. 
  • Participate in weekly legislative and political strategy meetings.
  • Assist with logistics, preparation and staffing for NBWA membership events including the Annual Legislative Conference and Annual Convention & Trade Show.
  • Represent NBWA at various public or political events/conferences as needed.
  • Other administrative duties as requested to support the NBWA office operation including answering phones and assisting with the receptionist desk. 
Political Affairs:
  • Responsible for tracking and processing all NBWA PAC disbursement requests and assist with the NBWA PAC receipts process.
  • Work closely with the senior director of political affairs to execute PAC solicitation campaigns, maintain donor relationships and increase political engagement. 
  • Produce PAC materials and analysis reports for the Board of Directors’ meetings, Annual Legislative Conference and Annual Convention & Trade Show. 
  • Maintain the PAC database utilizing Aristotle software.
  • Support NBWA’s advocacy efforts through the grassroots program which involves coordinating with members of Congress and NBWA membership across the country. 
  • Prepare materials and briefing memos for site visits. 
Legislative Affairs:
  • Assist with on-going communication efforts to educate members of Congress and congressional staff on NBWA’s legislative priorities. 
  • Research and monitor developments on legislative issues affecting our industry as requested. 
External Relations:
  • Communicate and build strong relationships with association membership, state association executives, industry and association groups, PAC professionals, hired consultants and congressional staff.
Education and Experience:
  • College graduate preferred. 
  • Hill, trade association, and/or political experience is preferred. 
  • Must be familiar with general office procedures and Microsoft Office Suite (proficiency in Excel is a necessity).
  • Experience with Aristotle or similar database software is a plus.   
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Previous knowledge of Capitol Hill, the legislative process and political fundraising preferred. 
  • Strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent attention to detail and the ability to multitask.
  • Keeping up to date with the technical aspect of the job and its related functions. 
Work Environment/Physical Demands:
This job is performed in a professional office environment. This position regularly uses standard office equipment such as phones, copiers and computers. While performing the duties of this position, the employee may occasionally be required to lift boxes that weigh 20 lbs. and stand for long periods of time.
Position Type/Hours of Work:
This is a full-time position. The workweek consists of Monday-Friday working 37.5 hours per week. Additional requirements are occasional long hours and weekend work.
*Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of all job duties or responsibilities. Duties and responsibilities may change at any time with or without notice.
The National Beer Wholesalers Association provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
This job description is not a contract and all employees are employed at-will. The employee and the position can be terminated with or without notice.
How to Apply:
Interested candidates should forward a cover letter and resume to careers@nbwa.org.