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What we do:

The New Jersey Business & Industry Association (NJBIA) is the voice for thousands of businesses in NJ and our mission is to build a more prosperous state. NJBIA is the nation’s largest private statewide employer association. We make a difference in everything we do to provide our members with a voice for their business in NJ. We provide vital information, services, and advocacy to our members. Our vision is to strengthen the NJ business landscape as the home of economic vitality, business prosperity and increase workforce excellence so that our members can not only sustain but thrive. Join us in our mission and be a part of something big!

What we offer:

A work environment that embraces innovation and change, flexible work arrangements, and a hybrid schedule in this role. We offer a competitive salary and robust benefits package including generous paid time off including vacation, sick, personal and 9 paid holidays, 401K plan with employer match up to 6%, medical, dental, and much more.

  • Lobbyist, Government Affairs

    The New Jersey Business & Industry Association (NJBIA) is the nation’s largest private statewide employer association representing more than 1 million jobs in New Jersey. NJBIA provides information, services and advocacy to our members and is widely regarded as the most credible and effective advocate for business in the State. In addition to a dynamic work environment, NJBIA offers a competitive salary and robust benefits package including generous paid time off, 401K plan with employer match, medical, dental, and much more.

    We are currently seeking a full-time Lobbyist, Government Affairs to join our dynamic legislative affairs team. This position requires lobbying on behalf of the business community before all areas of government, along with research responsibilities. This position requires a bachelor’s degree, legislative and policy research experience and a strong understanding of complex issues concerning public policy. Additional subject matters may be included in lobbying efforts.

    Responsibilities include:

    • Monitor and review legislation and regulations, policy relevant to large and small member businesses.
    • Conduct legislative and economic research, providing analysis on issues and policy matters of legislative and regulatory concern, and provides factual information to inform NJBIA positions on legislation impacting the NJ business community.
    • Lobby members of the Legislature, Governor’s staff, legislative committee staff to affect desired policies effecting legislation and regulation.
    • Testify at legislative hearings.
    • Develop and maintain network of contacts within Legislative and Executive branches.
    • Build relationships with team of experts of employment and labor gurus and other business groups as reliable sources of information and allies on various issues.
    • Attend fundraisers and other political events as necessary.
    • Prepare amendments to legislation and develop policy initiatives impacting business.
    • Communicate anticipated impact of legislation to NJBIA members, Communications Department, Executive and Legislative branches. Assist in social media and other communications as necessary.
    • Support member engagement through targeted outreach
    • Provide information on key issues to New Jersey news media in consultation with Communications Department staff.
    • Protect Association interests at legislative hearings.
    • Work with other NJBIA departments and staff as necessary to carry out the mission of NJBIA.

    NJBIA believes that diversity in all dimensions of the organization supports and bolsters the innovative thinking essential to its success and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants. NJBIA is an Equal Opportunity Employer, our goal is for our people to reflect the state in which we live and the members we serve, and to ensure representation of people of color, veterans, gender, sexual orientation, and individuals with disabilities in our organization.

    Job Type: Full-time

    Benefits:

    • 401(k)
    • 401(k) matching
    • Dental insurance
    • Employee assistance program
    • Flexible spending account
    • Health insurance
    • Health savings account
    • Life insurance
    • Paid time off
    • Retirement plan

    Schedule:

    • Monday to Friday

    Education:

    • Bachelor’s (Required)

    Work Location: One location

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