Western Resource Advocates (WRA) seeks a Government Affairs Manager to support our legislative, regulatory, and administrative advocacy efforts in Arizona. This role will report to the Government Affairs Director and work closely with WRA’s program staff to advance innovative legislative and administrative policy solutions critical to addressing the state’s most pressing conservation challenges. The Arizona Government Affairs Manager will focus on advancing policies related to climate and clean energy. The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated strategic thinker who possesses sound judgment, strong decision-making skills, and political acumen.
The position can work remotely from the Phoenix metropolitan area or can be based in WRA’s Phoenix office; or a hybrid of the two. WRA employees are encouraged to work from home during the COVID-19 pandemic. After the pandemic, some travel to WRA’s Phoenix office and within Arizona will be required for collaboration with WRA staff and stakeholders as well as interactions with decision-makers.
STRATEGIC ADVOCACY EXPERIENCE
This section is made up of skills that a candidate may come in with, and if not, may be trained on the job. They are not required and candidates who do not possess these skills yet, should not be discouraged from applying.
Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Salary range for this position is $70,000-$90,000; salary depends on relevant experience and new staff rarely start at the top of the range. WRA’s excellent benefits package includes health, dental, and vision coverage, a 401(k) retirement plan, life & disability insurance, 3 weeks paid vacation leave, sick leave, parental leave, and sabbatical leave after five years. WRA’s offices are closed December 25 – January 1. Position is full-time exempt.