CH2M Government Relations Geographical Director - South Central Region in Houston, Texas
Leading all public and political outreach in support of the State & Local Governments Client Sector efforts for sales & growth
• Providing advisory services to our sales/business development leadership/teams, client account managers (CAMs) and CAM teams, and offices in the South Central Geography including TX, OK, and AR, with a very strong emphasis on Texas. • Day-to-day, works hand-in-glove with U.S. State & Local Client Sector Geographic Sales Leader for South Central Geography and serves/supports/coaches the CAMS in that geography. • Devising and planning of political, public involvement, legislative, regulatory, and funding strategies in support of the CAMS and account strategies in the South Central Geography. • Analyzing various Texas legislative and regulatory public policy issues of interest and assessing impact on CH2M’s business including collaboration with the U.S. Federal Government Relations team and Private Sector Client Strategy & Sales organization, as appropriate. • Assisting Regional Client sector leadership in hiring and managing all Texas state and local lobbying professionals/advocates; monitoring and providing guidance on state & local lobbying compliance rules & regulations to Lobbyist/Advocate. • In concert with the South Central Geographies growth strategy and client account plans, build and enhance relationships with strategic & key organizations, state and local elected and appointed officials, as well as federally elected and appointed officials. • Developing political action plans and strategies to gauge the Texas political climate in support of the State & Local Government Client Sector project opportunities. • Forecasting election activity and coordinating political fundraising for Texas state and local elected officials in coordination with the CAMs and the CH2M PAC. • Compiling all internal data related to political compliance reporting, including political contribution and gift data for preparation into required reports; coordinating with Sector personnel to compile all political compliance information as needed for disclosure within Request For Proposal (RFP) responses. • Managing the CH2M Texas State Political Action Committee (TexPAC) including all fundraising activities, disbursement planning and compliance matters; provide coordination with client sector personnel on strategic TexPAC political planning, attendance to political/fundraising events and other TexPAC matters.
The minimum qualifications for this position are:
Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, Communication or other related degree.
A minimum of 20 years related public relations, strategic communications, public affairs or equivalent experience.
The ideal candidate will possess the following skills and experience:Master’s degree in Political Science, Communication or other related degree.
Please note that we will not sponsor an employment visa, such as an H-1B or related visa, to fill this position.
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