International Foodservice Distributors Association, Inc.
Location: Tysons Corner Area
Type: Full Time
Required Education: 4 Year Degree
IFDA offers a competitive salary reflective of positions in Washington, DC, commensurate with experience, as well as an excellent benefits package, including health, vision and dental coverage; life insurance; short term and long term disability insurance; a 401(k) retirement plan; a profit sharing plan; vacation, personal, and sick leave; and flexible office hours.
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2 openings available.
Internal Number: 212
IFDA is hiring for two newly created positions! Join a growing government affairs team to support a vital and dynamic $303 billion industry that supplies food and related products to more than one million professional kitchens daily, including restaurants, colleges and universities, K-12 schools, U.S. military and government facilities, hospitals and care facilities, hotels and resorts, and other operations that make meals away from home possible.
The International Foodservice Distributors Association is seeking two Directors of Policy & Government Affairs who will represent the interests of the foodservice distribution industry before Congress and federal agencies. Each director will also be responsible for managing activities within the Government Affairs department, including staffing IFDA’s new “Fly-Out” program. We seek individuals who have strong relationships on Capitol Hill and a working knowledge of the legislative and regulatory processes, who are energetic and self-starters, and who can manage multiple projects concurrently.
Work with the VP of Government Affairs to implement advocacy strategies with Congress and federal agencies to advance legislative and regulatory policies that are favorable for the foodservice distribution industry
Build and maintain contacts with key lawmakers, congressional and committee staff, federal agencies, and representatives of allied trade associations
Monitor legislative and regulatory activity, and assist in policy development, in defined issue areas that may include labor, taxes, transportation, and food safety
Work with the IFDA communications team to draft materials, including issue summaries, fact sheets, letters, and talking points in support of IFDA’s government affairs priorities
Additional Duties and Responsibilities:
Support IFDA-led coalition activities and represent IFDA at various coalition meetings, as necessary
Assist in planning and executing IFDA’s Fly-Out program, including coordinating IFDA member facility tours with key lawmakers
Assemble content for, and communicate with, IFDA member companies through the Daily Update, Federal Insight, and other association communications vehicles
Assist in IFDAPAC fundraising efforts and attend fundraisers and other political events on behalf of the association
Assist in planning and executing association committee meetings staffed by the Government Affairs department and attend meetings, as necessary
Serve as a resource to IFDA members and staff, including responding to government affairs inquiries
No direct supervisory responsibility
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:
Working knowledge of, and experience with, the legislative and regulatory processes
Excellent written and verbal communications skills
Strong project management skills, including attention to detail
Sense of urgency and responsibility concerning projects and activities
Ability to work independently and collaboratively
Ability to manage time and multitask effectively
Education and Experience Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree required
6 or more years of experience in government affairs and handling relevant issues
Experience on Capitol Hill is preferred.
Location and Travel:
Hybrid remote-office opportunity. IFDA will offer strategic flexibility recognizing much time is spent out of the office on Capitol Hill and downtown Washington. Out of town travel is up to 20%.
About International Foodservice Distributors Association, Inc.
IFDA is the premier trade association for the foodservice distribution industry. With a combined annual sales volume of almost $300 billion, foodservice distributors are vital drivers of the American economy. IFDA Member Companies play a critical role in the foodservice industry supply chain, delivering food and other products to more than one million professional kitchens every day.
Our Mission: IFDA provides leadership and action on industry issues most important to our members' success.
Our Vision: To be the place where industry leaders address the industry's biggest challenges and opportunities.
IFDA continues to work diligently to advance the interests of foodservice distributors through government relations, industry relations, education, and research. We exist to help our members succeed!
Visit www.ifdaonline.org for more information about IFDA.