The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce

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The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce Kansas City Metropolitan Area
Jun 05, 2022
Full time
Overview: This role represents the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce (the Chamber) and the Civic Council of Greater Kansas City (Civic Council) to plan and execute strategies to advance the inclusive growth and development priorities for the regional business community and both agencies in the State of Kansas.   Responsibilities: (35%) *Advise Chamber and Civic Council leadership and staff about relevant legislation, policy proposals, and actions. Work with key agency leaders to analyze potential impacts on the Kansas City Business Community Execute educational campaigns to keep policy makers informed on key strategic issues and policy measures that impact the regional business community (i.e. Medicaid Expansion, early childhood education) Develop supporters and political alliances within the state and community to proactively advocate on behalf of policy priorities and positions Organize and collaborate with partners to advocate for specific legislation, including political organizing Attend legislative hearings, develop, and deliver oral and written testimony on legislation Plan and implement events and other activities to support the Chamber and Civic Council state policy goals. This includes, but is not limited to, legislative briefings, roundtables, town halls, news conferences, and meetings. Provide leadership on state ballot initiative campaigns and long-term strategic legislative issue campaigns to advance Chamber and Civic Council priorities (35%) * Develop and execute advocacy and lobbying strategies for the Chamber and Civic Council Craft the state’s policy agenda according to input from Chamber and Civic Council members Strengthen relationships with Chamber and Civic Council members, elected officials, and government agencies and increase their understanding of and support for joint policy priorities Work closely with Chamber and Civic Council committees and regional policy coalitions to achieve policy goals (20%) * Identify priority legislative policy challenges and opportunities for the development of the KC business community Track, research, analyze, and advise the Chamber and Civic Council on legislation and regulatory proposals. Advise on a wide range of materials in support of the Chamber and Civic Council’s government relations agenda such as talking points, legislative summaries, factsheets, testimony, reports, and letters. Work with Agency Policy leaders and Chamber Marketing team to develop relevant public relations materials and social media. Send weekly legislative updates to Chamber and Civic Council members during the legislative session (10%) Work with Chamber and Civic Council leadership to manage activities of the KC BizPAC Develop and execute plans to grow PAC contributions and advance efficacy in legislative affairs Facilitate PAC events, meetings, ad interviews for State elections Track legislator votes for PAC Disbursement Committee Compile and file reports as needed   Other Duties: Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice. *Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions