Lobbyist - Bay Area

Lobby · San Francisco, California
Department Lobby
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

Position Summary:    The individual in this role is a public relations specialist with strong communication skills who persuades policy makers and legislators to move public policy in favor of their clients' interests.  Consults and works for the interests of businesses, trade organizations, and public interest groups.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Advocate and engage with elected officials, agencies, departments and stakeholders on behalf of and to advance client interests
  • Develop a deep understanding of the clients' business priorities
  • Develop and implement successful strategies to advance clients priorities, leveraging existing network and building additional and relevant relationships
  • Possess a working knowledge of other interest groups holding a similar position or that will have an impact on the clients
  • Prepare press releases, informational literature and at times represent the client at news conferences and in other forms of media
  • Other responsibilities include scheduling and facilitating meetings with legislators & stakeholders on behalf of the client
  • Responding to regulatory inquiries and testifying at public hearings
  • Register, track and report all lobbying activities with government agencies and report expenditures to stay within ethics and state compliance guidelines
  • Develop and implement a business development/marketing strategy to elevate Platinum brand and expand portfolio of clients


Minimum experience/education requirements:

The successful lobbyist candidate should have previous lobbying and/or public relations experience and a network of contacts with policymakers and members of public office at city, county and state level.

 

Key skills/knowledge required:

  • Solid understanding of the governmental process
  • Leadership skills
  • Communication skills
  • Excellent written and presentation skills
  • Ability to build and maintain a strong network
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently


Computer Skills:

Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook


Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk, sit and use a computer for prolonged periods, use hands to finger, handle or feel to talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up 15 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to focus.

Work Environment:


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.


Platinum Advisors offers company-paid Medical, Dental and Vision Benefits, company-matched 401(k), paid vacation, sick leave and holidays.


Platinum Advisors is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 


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  • Location
    San Francisco, California
  • Department
    Lobby
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced