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Posted: March 21, 2017

Organization: Nationwide

Title: Government Relations Specialist

Description: The Government Relations Specialist will assist with Ohio Government Relations activities, including
lobbying efforts on assigned legislative and regulatory matters at the Ohio Statehouse, Governor’s Office,
and Administrative Agencies, In addition to Ohio government relations activities, it will also support P&C
Public Policy, Office of Consumer Safety, National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), and
state guaranty fund boards. A primary responsibility of this role will be to support the Ohio Government
Relations leader, build and maintain relationships with legislative staffers, caucus leadership staff, key Ohio
elected officials, covering hearings that coincide on priority legislation, staffing assigned legislative issues,
holding in-district meetings with elected officials and Nationwiders, attending fundraising events, building a
statewide key contact program, increasing PAC receipts, and assisting with communications to business
leaders and the Nationwiders who reside in the state of Ohio. This position is based in Columbus, Ohio and
references to “federal” in the job description should be replaced with “Ohio.”

Job Summary: Assists in representing the organization on legislation at the state and/or federal level.
Partners with other government relations staff in identifying, reviewing, and analyzing potential concerns of
relevant federal insurance, banking, and human resources areas; advocates the company’s interest before
appropriate federal staff. Assists in developing and maintaining professional relationships with state and/or
federal agencies and legislatures.

Additional Details:

To Apply: Qualified candidates should send their resume to



Posted: March 10, 2017

Organization: Ohio Chemistry Technology Council

Job Title: Operations and External Relations Manager

Position Concept: The Operations and External Relations Manager is responsible for assisting the President with the overall business operations and administration of the Ohio Chemistry Technology Council (OCTC). This position also assists in the execution of internal and external projects related to social media, public/government relations and member services. This individual shall manage multiple projects while working with minimal supervision.

Additional Details:

To Apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Jenn Klein, President, at or 88 E. Broad St., Suite 1490, Columbus, Ohio 43215.



Posted: March 7, 2017

Organization: MORPC

Job Title: Public & Government Affairs Director

Definition: Serves as the agency's chief communications officer and leads the agency’s government affairs, membership, and advocacy program. Responsible for developing and implementing effective public relations strategies that protect and enhance MORPC’s reputation. Oversees the execution of the agency’s state and federal government affairs strategies and promoting the active participation of the membership in public policy, advocacy, and organizational programs and events. Represents MORPC to local, state and federal officials. Provides leadership throughout the agency and to local governments on related initiatives, public policy, and collaborative efforts. The Director establishes budgets and sets direction for an annual department plan and priorities. Manages a creative, experienced team. Reports directly to the executive director and serves as a member of the agency’s senior leadership team.

Examples of Work:
• Develop MORPC’s position on proposed local, state and federal legislation and public policy and provide meaningful guidance and strategic advice to executive director, senior leadership team, and members.
• Responsible for managing agency’s relationship with legislative and advocacy consulting firm.
• Prepares and presents monthly legislative updates for the Executive Committee, the Commission, Regional Policy Roundtable, and the MORPC leadership team.
• Able to think creatively, approach communications from new angles, and work collaboratively with other departments and programs to achieve agency and programmatic communications and public information goals.
• Focus on building upon the agency’s brand and supporting multiple departmental and program marketing and community outreach goals.
• Develop and support partnerships and our reputation as a leading regional organization.
• Works closely with, acts as a trusted senior advisor to, and supports the executive director, officers, and senior management on messaging, speaking opportunities, media requests, internal communications, commission affairs, board relations, and more.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Ability to handle multiple projects, prioritize, and proactively initiate change and new strategies. Experience in leading strategic planning and execution of communications plans and in working with media and social media. Advanced understanding of the federal and state legislative/public policy processes, local government concerns and necessities, along with regional methods. History of anticipating topics and the skills to be strategic, proactive and innovative. Ability to effectively lead a professional team and counsel senior team leaders and board members on government affairs and communication matters. Strong media relationships and experience as a media spokesperson. Specialized knowledge, skills and understanding of digital and social marketing. Understanding of current management and office practices and Microsoft Office computer applications. Should have valid driver's license, good driving record and maintain automobile liability insurance coverage as required by MORPC. Should be willing to use personal vehicle with mileage reimbursement to conduct MORPC business. Essential functions include the ability to use telephone, computer and participate in meetings and events outside the office and during evenings and weekends.

Acceptable Experience and Training: Bachelor's Degree and a minimum of ten (10) years experience in a communication and government affairs position including five (5) years in a management role. A Master's Degree in public administration, political science, public policy, planning, or related field preferred. A minimum of seven (7) years of professional experience in local and/or state government required.

Additional Details:

To Apply: Please mail resume to or complete an application at MORPC, Attn: P&GA-1-17, 111 Liberty St., Ste 100 Columbus, Ohio 43215, or email resume to for consideration.

MORPC is an EOE/AAP employer.



Posted: March 6, 2017

Organization:  Ohio Soybean Association & Ohio Soybean Council

Job Title: Policy/Membership Coordinator, OSA; Marketing/Outreach Coordinator, OSC

Job Summary:  Applications will be accepted until March 24 for the position of OSA Policy/Membership Coordinator and OSC Marketing/Outreach Coordinator. 

Responbilities: Coordinate OSA legislative and policy program, in cooperation with OSA Board and Executive Director; coordinate annual OSA membership campaign; organize OSA participation in statewide, regional and national programs and events; provide staffing assistance to OSA Board of Trustees, in coordination with Executive Director; coordinate OSC marketing initiatives, under supervision of other OSC staff; coordinate OSC outreach to Ohio soybean industry, in cooperation with other OSC staff.  Qualifications: bachelor's degree in relevant field or equivalent experience; 2-3 years of legislative and policy experience; familiarity with agriculture and farming preferred; familiarity with trade associations and member-based organizations; experience using social media applications; strong oral and written communication skills; proficiency with word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software; ability to travel frequently as needed, both within and outside Ohio.

For more details: Please see

To apply: Please email a cover letter and resume to Kirk Merritt at


Posted: February 22, 2017

Organization: Ohio Credit Union League

Job Title: Manager of Policy Impact

Job Summary: The Ohio Credit Union League has an immediate opening for a Manager of Policy Impact.  This position is responsible for conducting research and review of state and federal legislative and regulatory policy and effectively communicating policy positions to industry and regulatory bodies. Areas of focus include, but are not limited to, state and federal policy environment for credit unions; charter enhancements; coordination of industry comments and regulatory advocacy; ethics reporting and training; and manage or assist with special projects key to advocacy success.

A Bachelor’s degree is required and a law degree is preferred. The successful candidate must have a minimum of two years of experience in a similar position.  Knowledge of the financial services industry is preferred.

To Apply:

Subject Line: Mgr. Policy Impact

OCUL is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to diversity in the workplace.


Posted: February 16, 2017

Organization: Vorys Health Care Advisors

Position: Senior Advisor

Position Summary: Working independently or as part of a team, the Senior Advisor will advise clients regarding health care policy issues, with a solution oriented perspective.  Common client priorities include a wide variety of state, federal health care and Medicaid policy, including benefit package design, home and community based services waivers, provider requirements, reimbursement methodologies; including hospital, physician, and specialty areas of behavioral health, developmental disabilities and other long term services and supports areas. While knowledge of federal processes is important, VHCA specializes in the perspective of health systems; adapting and innovating at the community/program/clinical level. This position requires strong analytical, oral and written communication skills; the ability to work with diverse individuals, health care organizations and stakeholders, and think strategically.

Additional Details:

To Apply: If you’re interested in applying for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to


Posted: February 13, 2017

Organization: CAIR Ohio

Job Title: Government Affairs Coordinator

Job Description: This is a full-time, salary-based position. The candidate will be responsible for advocating and promoting legislative and policy solutions for issues that impact Muslims and the broader American public. Responsibilities will include advocating for just and inclusive policies and legislation when interacting both with local and federal government agencies, as well as coordinating opposition to unjust policies and legislation. The role requires excellent research and communications skills to understand legislative trends and to interface with staff, community leaders and volunteers in an effective manner. The candidate must be comfortable working productively in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment and should be flexible with changing job requirements as the team grows. Occasional evenings and weekends and some travel may be required.

Additional Details:

To Apply:


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