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Lobbyist - Volunteer

Employer
SUMTER BLACK CHAMBER OF COMMERCE FOUNDATION
Location
Sumter SC
Salary
Volunteer
Closing date
Apr 21, 2024

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Focus Areas
Capacity Building / Volunteerism
Job Function
Advocacy / Lobbying
Position Type
Volunteer
Degree Level
Bachelors
Experience Level
Professional

 Duties:

Maintain relationships and develop alliances with elected officials, community leaders, and other relevant stakeholders Establish and maintain trustworthy, long-term relationships with elected officials, community leaders, and other relevant stakeholders Develop and maintain professional relations with elected officials, community leaders, and other relevant stakeholders Generate positive media exposure and visibility in the community Support and promote the organization’s mission and vision.

Lobbyist Responsibilities: Contact and build relationships with public officials, and engage in advocacy and lobbying to advance the company’s business interests Prepare materials to support efforts to gain support for the company’s legislation, regulations, or activities, including press releases, fact sheets, talking points, and position papers Meet with and obtain feedback from government officials about proposed legislation or policies, and respond to their feedback Update the company’s website with information about its legislative or regulatory efforts, including press releases, fact sheets, talking points, and position papers Attend meetings and hearings and write letters, emails, and other communications to government officials.

Requirements And Skills: Bachelor’s degree 2+ years’ proven experience as a lobbyist Excellent communication skills Strong interpersonal skills to build relationships with legislators and other governmental officials Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously with a constant eye on quality Knowledge of contract negotiation and administration

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