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JDG wins search for VP of Government Relations

JDG has been retained to conduct a VP of Government Relations search for a prominent software and solutions firm whose mission is to provide valuable, trusted and proven election systems and services to our nation’s election administrators.  

Responsibilities 

  • In collaboration with the senior management team, develop and implement nationwide federal, state and local government relations engagement strategies in support of the company’s goals.
  • Interface and educate federal agencies and state election entities regarding our client’s positions relevant to pending or proposed legislation, security measures and regulation of elections.
  • Remain current on regulations affecting elections among state & local jurisdictions.
  • Serve as liaison for state and local election authorities as well as federal agencies including but not limited to: Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Election Assistance Commission (EAC), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP)
  • Drive, build and protect the brand by overseeing and managing the company’s public relations and media engagement strategy.
  • Work with congressional committees that oversee legislation which is pertinent to the Elections Industry and handle congressional inquiries.
  • Build and enhance relationships with federal agencies, state election officials, Congress, external lobbyists and other key stakeholders.
  • Inform and assist with current and future election equipment and voting security measures.
  • Uphold the highest ethical standards which align with the values of the organization.
  • Build credibility, organize effectively, solve problems quickly and communicate clearly.

Qualifications

  • At least 7+ years of experience working in the government relations industry targeting federal or state governments.
  • Demonstrated success in influencing decision-makers and policy makers at the federal, state and local levels.
  • Ability to provide strategic counsel to senior leaders on policy and government relations.
  • Strong political acumen to effectively build sustainable relationships and establish positive corporate identity.
  • Successful candidates will have significant analytical, written, presentation and communication skills as well as comprehensive understanding of the legislative and policy process. 
  • Election experience from a regulatory perspective a plus.

Education:Bachelor’s degree required; JD or Master’s in Public Administration highly preferred. 

Location: Omaha, NE or Washington, DC highly preferred; able to work remotely anywhere in the U.S.

Travel: If based in Omaha or Washington, DC, approximately 50% travel.  Otherwise, up to 75% travel.

Compensation:  Base salary and incentives up to $300,000 plus comprehensive benefits package.

Citizenship:  U.S. Citizenship required.

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