Public Relations and Government Affairs Associate

<p>One of Michigan&rsquo;s most innovative and top growth companies&nbsp;is seeking a top-caliber Public Relations and Government Affairs Associate to join their team in Ann Arbor, MI.&nbsp; This highly visible role will have direct exposure to the CEO and act as the go-to on all aspects of the regulatory environment for cutting-edge technology.</p>

Ann Arbor, MI

Hunt Search Group

Hunt Search Group is a professional staffing firm providing direct hire and contract staffing solutions to companies across all industries. We accelerate organizations&rsquo; growth by attracting, assessing and placing specialized expertise in finance &amp; accounting, IT and engineering to precisely deliver talent for critical positions, enhancing the competitiveness of the organizations and people we serve.

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Competitve Salary and Benefits

Overview: <p>As a global and growing business, this position can truly offer a world of opportunities to expand your skills and&nbsp;develop your career.&nbsp;&nbsp;This is a fantastic opportunity with career progression and the potential to make an impact with a rapidly growing company.</p>
Responsibilities: <ul> <li>Develop public policy agendas, recommendations, and strategies for advocating those policy agendas across all levels of government</li> <li>Direct the creation and execution of PR programs to ensure quality media coverage for the company. Specific to corporate matters, developing messaging and outreach activities for topics including but not limited to corporate social responsibility, innovation, public policy and other areas of strategic corporate significance.</li> <li>Monitor regulatory proceedings before governmental entities exercising jurisdiction over new product testing and deployment</li> <li>Track relevant legislation for the company in the municipalities, states, and countries which the company has indicated potential interest in entering, and develop policy recommendations</li> <li>Conduct research and provide recommendations on a variety of topics related to potential avenues for commercialization of new technologies and products</li> <li>Cover hearings, prepare reports and summaries; create and update materials related to advocacy efforts</li> <li>Develop and fact-check presentations and external-facing documents that establish the company&rsquo;s position on a variety of legislative and regulatory activities</li> <li>Direct the company's relationships with key top-of-line press and social media influencers and bloggers; also, direct relationships with trade press/influencers in support of business line communications.</li> <li>Reasonable domestic and international Travel</li> </ul>
Requirements: <ul> <li>Bachelor&rsquo;s Degree</li> <li>5-8 years of relevant experience with&mdash;and a keen working understanding of&mdash;the US state and local policymaking process and government relations</li> <li>Ability to be both a substantive issue expert on matters related to the company&rsquo;s business and a manager of complex political relationships&nbsp;</li> <li>Experience identifying and understanding key technical aspects pertaining to corporate operations in state and/or local political environments, understanding business implications, and synthesizing information for internal and external customers<br /> </li> <li>Strong written and verbal communication skills and experience creating and effectively delivering factual, relevant and easily understandable talking points and other messaging</li> <li>The capability to establish and build solid relationships with relevant external and internal audiences across all management levels.</li> <li>Ability to maintain the highest personal levels of ethical conduct, confidentiality, and integrity</li> <li>Ability to travel</li> </ul>