Government Relations Manager Salary
The average pay for a Government Relations Manager is $60,996 per year. A skill in Lobbying is associated with high pay for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Job Description for Government Relations Manager
Government relations managers perform liaison functions between their organization and various legislative bodies and government regulatory agencies at the federal, local and state level. They must work to protect and advocate for their company's interests with regard to current or proposed federal regulatory and/or legislative issues that may impact their organization, and they must always stay up-to-date on pending and enacted legislation, as well as rules and regulations pertaining to their company and industry.Read More...
Government relations managers also need to build relationships with members of relevant legislative bodies and key staff, as well as lobbyists that work on their company's behalf. They must keep the management up to date on relevant government rules and regulations and consult with their legal department as needed. These managers must follow relevant laws and company policy related to gift giving as well.
At least a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and significant experience in government affairs is required for government relations manager positions. Basic knowledge in Microsoft Office software is needed, as well as excellent knowledge of legislative and regulatory processes related to their industry. Government relations managers must be willing to travel, and they must be flexible in their work hours since they may be contacted for business purposes outside of regular office hours. Additionally, they must have excellent oral and written communications skills and outstanding interpersonal skills.
Government Relations Manager Tasks
- Design and implement campaigns to evangelize company's mission to government officials and the interested public.
- Understand local, regional, or national government's needs and goals and how your company's vision fits with and advances those goals.
- Communicate with local, regional, or national government to evangelize and promote company's mission and goals.
- Understand potential legal and cultural barriers to company's goals and create solutions for them.
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