The Vermont Area Agencies on Aging are in search of a lobbyist. The primary duties and responsibilities of this contracted position include:

  • Lobby on behalf of the Area Agencies on Aging.
  • Use a team based approach with the Vermont Association of Area Agencies on Aging (V4A) to provide information to legislators, legislative committees, and state agencies, as well as, work with V4A to assist and support advocacy efforts and messaging.
  • Write reports and help prepare fact sheets on issues related to older Vermonters and V4A Legislative Priorities.
  • Prepare issues for drafting into bills and work to pass legislation of importance to AAA’s, and work to defeat legislation that has a detrimental impact on the AAA’s.
  • Attend hearings and meetings with legislators and state agency staff, and provide summary notes on a regular basis.
  • Coordinate and prepare testimony for legislative hearings and essential meetings.
  • Work collaboratively with other lobbyists, and provider advocacy groups including with similar issues.

Best Qualified Candidates will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in business administration or other field appropriate to the position and three or more years of lobbying experience (defined as having been registered to lobby by a regulatory authority, compensated financially for influencing government policy or legislative action, or authorized to represent a public or private interest before a governmental agency to advance a policy objective).
  • Knowledge of

– Applicable laws and regulations.

– Legislative process and protocols.

– Health and human services issues of concern to older Vermonters.

  • Experience with health and human services as well as aging and independent living policies.
  • Experience working with coalitions on legislative and policy issues.
  • Ability to:

– Establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of                       employees, other stakeholders, state legislators, and local and state elected                 or appointed government officials.

– Lead work groups and teams to achieve favorable results.

– Prepare background and analysis of health and human services issues of                       older Vermonters.

  • Access to reliable transportation to travel to Montpelier and occasionally throughout Vermont.
  • Ability to work after core business hours during the legislative session as needed.
  • Effective written and verbal communication; ability to express complex and technical ideas clearly and concisely.
  • Strong computer skills.

A cover letter, resume and three letters of reference are required. In addition, please provide a one-page description of strategies you would take to move the V4A 2017 Legislative Priorities forward. The Priorities can be found at http://vermont4a.org/advocacy. Send electronically by August 18, 2017 to janet@vermont4a.org.

Job Details

  • Position Type: Unknown / Not Applicable
  • Location: Vermont (statewide)
  • Employment Type/ Status: Unknown / Not Applicable