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Legislative and Consumer Outreach Manager

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Position Summary

The scope of this job is to conduct outreach to legislative and consumer interests on standards-related issues and strategies. The incumbent will track standards and technology-related Congressional legislation, provide status reports, and assist in planning and carrying out educational Hill events. The incumbent will also identify issues related to consumer representation in, and input to, relevant national and international standards development activities and formulate high impact programs and related messaging outlining the importance and value of consumer representation in standardization, both at the technical and policy levels.

Essential Functions

  • Identifies and tracks relevant standards- and technology-related House and Senate bills, hearings, and other activities.
  • Identifies opportunities, venues, and participants for educational Hill events that that highlight the contributions of the standards community to national priority areas.
  • Develops outreach and educational materials as needed to support Congressional awareness of the importance of standards to U.S. health, safety, and competitiveness.
  • Works with ANSI staff and ANSI-accredited Standards Development Organizations to identify and catalog relevant standardization initiatives where consumer input is needed and/or desired.
  • Works with appropriate ANSI staff and U.S. Technical Advisory Group (TAG) Administrators to identify and catalog IEC and ISO standardization initiatives where consumer input is needed and/or desired.
  • Identifies and conducts outreach to consumer advocacy groups and other relevant organizations to educate them about standardization and encourage their participation in standards development.
  • Serves as a resource to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and other relevant federal agencies on all relevant standardization matters of interest to or affecting consumers.
  • Implements ANSI policies and administrative decisions, and lends expertise to ANSI’s consumer policy development.
  • Keeps supervisor informed of activities and developments in the assigned program area.
  • Performs other duties and carries out special projects as necessary.

Information Security Responsibilities

  • Attend/complete assigned information security training by the designated completion date.
  • Read and adhere to published ISMS policies and procedures.
  • Report timely any observed violations of ISMS policy - or known encroachments on information security - to your department leader and/or the Information Technology Department.

Education & Tranining

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent required; focus on economics, business, public policy, engineering, science or related field a plus
  • Five years’ experience, preferably at a nonprofit organization, public interest group, Congressional office or government agency

Other Qualifications

  • Thorough knowledge of consumer issues
  • Passion/enthusiasm for consumer advocacy
  • Working knowledge of the legislative process and Congressional operations generally
  • Strong networking skills
  • Strong interpersonal, social media, verbal communication, and writing skills
  • Team player with ability to interact with all levels of the organization
  • A commitment to public service and the protection of others
  • Proficiency in MS Office including Word, MS Mail/Exchange, Excel, PowerPoint, and the Internet
  • Communications coursework a plus
  • Further relevant education a plus

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.

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