Cooperative Network seeks Government Affairs Coordinator

Cooperative Network seeks Government Affairs Coordinator

Cooperative Network is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the full-time position of Government Affairs Coordinator for its Madison, Wisconsin office. Candidate works under the direction of the Senior Government Affairs Director with the day to day government relations functions of Cooperative Network.

Primary responsibilities include: directly lobby the legislature and actively engage with state departments and agencies to advance the interests of Cooperative Network and members; assist in developing government relations short term strategic planning and agendas, including recommending rapid strategic changes as needed; participate in planning and implementing Cooperative Day at the Capitol in Wisconsin and Minnesota, along with similar events and activities; prepare position white papers and educate Cooperative Network staff on key legislative issues impacting the organization and its members; research proposed legislation, rules and/or programs to ensure that Cooperative Network’s positions are aligned with member’s views and priorities; as well as other association support activities as directed.

A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in political science, public relations, business, economics or related field from an accredited college or university, or equivalent work experience. A minimum of three years’ experience in the legislative field, with an employment history demonstrating increasing responsibility. Knowledge of legislative, regulatory and administrative processes is necessary.  Understanding and appreciation of the cooperative business model and experience working with member-owned cooperatives is desirable.

Must be organized, present a professional image, and proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite.

This full-time position requires a flexible schedule with occasional evening and/or weekend events. Occasional travel within and outside of Wisconsin may be required to attend meetings and/or interact with cooperative leaders, boards and committees, and related entities. Click here to view the full job description. Application deadline is Friday, March 15, 2019.

Send resume and cover letter indicating salary requirements to hr@cooperativenetwork.coop. No phone calls please.

Topics: Operations | Regions: Wisconsin
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