Director, Federal Affairs

General Motor
October 03, 2023
Offerd Salary:Negotiation
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Working Time:Full time
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Hybrid - Position does not require an employee to be on-site full-time but the general expectation is the employee be onsite an average of three (3) days each week.

The Role:

The Director, Federal Affairs, will be responsible for policy development and advocacy before the U.S. Congress and other federal government agencies and will report to the Executive Director, Federal Affairs. In this role, he/she will be part of a dynamic team advocating for GM's business interests, implementing key strategies, strengthening critical relationships with Members of Congress and their staff- as well as other key stakeholders – working aggressively and strategically on multiple issues of critical importance to GM. This position is crucial for creating and communicating an integrated government relations strategy to pave the way for GM's business success and growth.

What You'll Do

  • Drive strategy on critical issues and proactively identify opportunities and challenges to the company.

  • Build and maintain key relationships with Members of Congress and staff to help grow the company's outreach in specific constituencies and create new interest among others.

  • Manage engagement with the Congressional Black Caucus.

  • Have a solid understanding of Congressional procedures and hold strong relationships with key committee Members.

  • Be a team player who can work well internally not only with peers and government relations colleagues but also with senior executives and be able to operate in a very fast paced environment.

  • Must be enthusiastic and creative and have high energy and unquestionable work ethic.

  • Additional Description

    Your Skills & Abilities (Required Qualifications)

  • Background/expertise in financial services, sustainability, and diversity is a plus

  • Bachelor's Degree, preferably in public policy, communications or business, or equivalent experience

  • 10 years of Government Relations/Capitol Hill/Public Policy/Lobbying experience

  • Accomplished oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills with significant attention to detail

  • Ability to drive strategy on critical issues of importance to GM

  • Ability to initiate and proactively identify opportunities to better position GM in Washington and with critical internal and external constituencies

  • Ability to drive strategy on critical issues of importance to GM

  • Ability to initiate and proactively identify opportunities to better position GM in Washington and with critical internal and external constituencies

  • A company vehicle will be provided for this role with successful completion of a Motor Vehicle Report


    GM does not provide immigration-related sponsorship for this role. Do not apply for this role if you will need GM immigration sponsorship (e.g., H-1B, TN, STEM OPT, etc.) now or in the future.

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    Diversity Information

    General Motors is committed to being a workplace that is not only free of discrimination, but one that genuinely fosters inclusion and belonging. We strongly believe that workforce diversity creates an environment in which our employees can thrive and develop better products for our customers. We understand and embrace the variety through which people gain experiences whether through professional, personal, educational, or volunteer opportunities. GM is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

    We encourage interested candidates to review the key responsibilities and qualifications and apply for any positions that match your skills and capabilities.

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