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The Program Director, State Government Relations (U.S. West), will represent and advance ACT’s government relations agenda before elected officials and government decision-makers primarily at the state and local level in key western states. Works with a variety of internal staff and external partners to identify, develop, implement and effectuate advocacy, outreach and lobbying strategies to secure state policies, legislation, or administrative actions that foster existing business lines or lead to new opportunities for ACT solutions. Additionally, this position works with a variety of ACT staff to understand complex state relationships, build relationships and understand the specific policy needs of states through interactions that support the delivery of ACT’s products and services in a manner that achieves defined goals and objectives in a multi-state territory.
MAJOR TASKS, RESPONSIBILITIES AND KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES - EXTERNAL:
In collaboration with and at the direction of the Senior Director of U.S. Government Relations develops and executes a strategic multi-state outreach and lobbying plan
MAJOR TASKS, RESPONSIBILITIES AND KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES – INTERNAL:
In collaboration with internal units, identifies the key states/opportunities for new business, protecting at-risk existing business, or securing new business from current state contract holders
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: