Associate VP of Business Advocacy & Development Position Available

Job Summary: 

Under the general supervision and direction of the CEO & President, will work on advocacy and policy at the Hawaii State Legislature, City Council and, possibly, federal and other counties.

Minimum Qualifications and Education Required:

  • BA degree
  • Proficiency using PC computers, Word, Excel, Outlook and the internet
  • Ability to work effectively, both independently and in a team environment
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to create a positive impression of the Chamber by phone, email and in person

Essential/Primary Job Duties (other duties may be assigned):

  • Draft testimony, legislative documents, fact sheets, policy-related talking points and other documents
  • Research, analyze and provide memorandums on legislative issues
  • Assist in reviewing all bills at the beginning of the legislative session
  • Track bills, monitor hearings, meet with legislators and City Council and testify at hearings
  • Provide logistical support in the planning and execution of legislative activities, workshops and other related events
  • Attend legislative and other government affairs-related events
  • Oversee policy committees
  • Develop legislative strategy
  • Manage and execute non-legislative initiatives such as business development, manufacturing in Hawaii and other grant-related opportunities
  • Attend provide assistance and support to the Event’s staff at general events and activities of the Chamber
  • Other duties as assigned

Other Requirements:

  • Normal business hours, with some early morning, evening and weekend hours
  • Able to lift 25 pounds

Email resume to: labe@cochawaii.org