Governmental Affairs Director

Company: Arkansas Farm Bureau

Updated: 2/14/2014


Summary of Job Description: Responsible for the development and execution of the organization’s lobbying strategies relative to the federal government, the state government, and natural and environmental resources. Lead the organizations lobbying team that lobbies the Congress and state legislature and administrative branches. Direct the activities and programs of the Governmental Affairs Department. Serve as a member of the organizations Senior Management Team. Qualifications: Requires a bachelor’s degree in agriculture or related field. Requires at least five years experience working with Congress and/or state legislature. Must possess a good working knowledge of legislative rules and regulatory process. Work closely with county Farm Bureau leaders. Requires ability to relate well to individuals with diverse personalities, education and agricultural interest. Must be able to interact well with various agencies and interest groups, both agricultural and nonagricultural. Needs ability to build strong working relationships with national and state legislators, staffs and agency personnel.