Legislative Director Resume Samples

A Legislative Director creates federal priority issues with the Executive Director and coordinates with the state agency staff. Typical activities seen on the Legislative Director Resume are – strategizing and creating action plans to advance legislative issues; researching federal legislation and preparing memoranda to analyze and outline response options; responding to congressional delegation members and state officials; preparing federal legislative testimony; developing and revising legislation to satisfy federal legislative agenda; consulting with the president, and drafting legislative update for the newsletter.

As this is a senior-level post, apart from work experience, the following skills are also needed – management expertise, strong academic credentials; strong leadership and organizational skills; strong oral and written communication skills; the ability to work under pressure, and a thorough knowledge of the legislative process. Qualified candidates normally have a degree in relevant fields.

 

Legislative Director Resume example

Legislative Director Resume

Summary : Over 11 plus years experience in Legislative Director Relations Recognized for transportation accomplishments. A registered lobbyist for two global organizations. Degree in Public Policy and Management.

Skills : Writing, Public Speaking, Relationship Development, Management Skills.

Description :

  • Analyzed introduced legislation, proposed new regulations, and existing regulatory changes from all 50 states to determine the potential impact on industry stakeholders and initiate action when warranted.
  • Capitalized on relationships with state legislators, administrators, staff, and government stakeholders on administrative and legislative issues (as well as with industry trade partners, allies, and stakeholders).
  • Authored and published two bimonthly columns on current legislative and government issues.
  • Presented public testimony before various panels, serving as key subject matter expert.
  • Facilitated numerous presentations for conferences and conventions.
  • Successfully secured tax reforms resulting in net tax revenue gains for departments of revenue while decreasing stakeholders' tax liability and increasing profitability.
  • Educated and primed members of state legislatures, state bureaucrats.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
BS In Political Science


Legislative Director Resume

Objective : Over 18 years of Legislative Director experience in state government. To plan, coordinate, and implement the Chapters state and local legislative priorities, state legislative lobbying, political programming, and state government interactions.

Skills : MS Office, Time Management, Word Processing Skills.

Description :

  • Managed and monitored legislative correspondence.
  • Assisted in administering the budget of the State Legislative Office.
  • Served as a resource person to the State Resolutions Committee.
  • Participated in the county, state, or national meetings, relating to legislative programs as directed.
  • Presented or assigned presentation of testimony before state legislative committees and regulatory agencies.
  • Served as liaison with other groups to gain support and understanding for Farm Bureau positions.
  • Developed and maintained working relationships with key individuals in all levels of state government.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
MS In Legislative


Legislative Director Resume

Headline : Legislative Director with extensive experience developing, presenting, and lobbying issues at the federal and state levels while developing relationships with key lawmakers, agency leaders, and stakeholders.

Skills : Strategic Communication, Community Outreach, Legislative Relations, Government Relations, Communication Skills.

Description :

  • Served as chief advisor on a wide range of policy matters including, but not limited to, telecommunications, healthcare, campaign finance reform, international relations, and housing.
  • Coordinated the Federal Appropriations process.
  • Provided a team atmosphere for legislative staff.
  • Coordinated the House Government Reform/House Armed Services Committee for the congressman.
  • Acted as the liaison to the House Democratic Leadership, businesses, interest groups, and trade representatives.
  • Provided leadership for Member on votes, pending bills for co-sponsorship, as well as briefings and hearings with public and private entities.
  • Represented the Congressman at meetings and briefings.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Masters In Political Studies

Legislative Director Resume

Objective : Energetic, a team-focused attorney with a wealth of legal experience in criminal, labor, antitrust, legislation, and policy matters. Motivated self-starter with experience in advising on educational and youth-related legal matters, serving as a consultant for a local non-profit that works with juvenile offenders in the metropolitan area.

Skills : Research, Active Reader And Consumer Of Literature, Able Public Speaker, Personal Management.

Description :

  • Researched and analyzed issues to provide political and policy advice.
  • Developed and implemented legislative agenda and strategy.
  • Reviewed, summarized, and amended legislation presented by various committees in the Council.
  • Reviewed and analyzed city and agency budgets.
  • Reviewed contracts for compliance with procurement laws.
  • Wrote speeches and statements.
  • Served as the Councilmember's primary liaison and spokesperson to District agencies, interest groups, and lobbyists.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
High School Diploma

Legislative Director Resume

Summary : To obtain a Legislative Director position allowing me to utilize my legislative, organizational, and public relations skills. Professional.

Skills : Management, Project Management, Problem Solving, Organizational Leadership.

Description :

  • Developed and implemented a legislative program for the PA Department of Agriculture.
  • Coordinated efforts with all Executive Staff and Press Office.
  • Managed the legislative department using analytical skills.
  • Lead, managed, and coordinated all legislative matters consistent with EEC’s mission and as directed by the Commissioner, included preparation and distribution of required legislative reports.
  • Worked closely with EOE’s legislative director, including outreach to legislative leadership; timely review of draft legislative reports, testimony, and bill comments; and throughout the annual budget process.
  • Provided assistance to the Commissioner and Board of Early Education and Care by advising on major legislative policy and legislative issues as well as monitor and report legislative developments.
  • Served as EEC’s liaison to the Joint Committee on Education; developed agenda and material for monthly meetings; respond to information requests from research staff; scheduled briefings on key EEC issues for Education Committee’s legislative membership; attend relevant legislative hearings.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
B.A. In Political Science

Legislative Director Resume

Headline : As a Legislative Director assists the Senior Staff with working to coordinate policy and operational issues between EEC and the Executive Office of Education (EOE). Ensure that there is consistency with Administration policies and will work to ensure that political and legal implications are factored into all decisions and strategies.

Skills : MS Office, Time Management, Word Processing Skills.

Description :

  • Managed and monitored legislative correspondence.
  • Assisted in administering the budget of the State Legislative Office.
  • Served as a resource person to the State Resolutions Committee.
  • Participated in the county, state, or national meetings, relating to legislative programs as directed.
  • Presented or assigned presentation of testimony before state legislative committees and regulatory agencies.
  • Served as liaison with other groups to gain support and understanding of the Farm Bureau positions.
  • Developed and maintained working relationships with key individuals in all levels of state government.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
MS In Legislative

Legislative Director Resume

Summary : As a Legislative Director Under the supervision of the Assistant Executive Director for Governmental Relations leads the Governmental Relations team in legislative and political strategy, messaging, and campaign tactics in areas relating to state legislative and political agenda.

Skills : Communication Skills, Written Skills.

Description :

  • Supervised the legislative staff at a busy congressional office.
  • Served as the principal advisor to an active Member of Congress serving on the House Financial Services Committee.
  • Advised on policy matters related to Immigration, Federal Budget, Financial Services, Taxes, Defense and National Security, Economy, Energy, and Appropriations.
  • Developed policy positions and legislative strategy for the Member of Congress.
  • Monitored legislative activity on the House floor and handled long-term and short-term legislative planning for the Member of Congress.
  • Oversaw the progression of bills with which the Congresswoman was involved as they move from the Committee to the floor.
  • Met with groups of key constituents or other office visitors.
  • Recommended co-sponsorships of legislation to the Member.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
B.A In Legislative

Legislative Director Resume

Summary : Nearly 10 years of Legislative Director experience with a proven record of accomplishment advancing domestic economic and foreign policy initiatives. Extensive knowledge of legislative and regulatory processes, internal congressional and executive branch dynamics, and the legislative-executive branch relationship. Senior-level experience managing staff, providing strategic policy and communication direction, developing professional relationships, and coalition-building with a diverse clientele.

Skills : Microsoft Office Suite, Clerical, Leadership Training, and Development.

Description :

  • Served as Legislative Director for a member of House Democratic Leadership, Co-Chair of the Democratic Steering and Policy Committee and a senior member of the Appropriations Committee.
  • Managed legislative team and collaboration between communications and district staff to provide direction on message and to implement district events to further the member's legislative agenda.
  • Developed legislation with a variety of stakeholders that would create a National Infrastructure Bank, a federal entity that would leverage private dollars to finance infrastructure projects.
  • Authored and passed amendments to National Defense Authorizations Acts, including amendments addressing defense article procurement issues and enhancing mental health screening.
  • Successfully worked with small manufacturing firms to develop bipartisan and bicameral legislation providing a tax incentive for firms to domestically invest in equipment, facilities, and job training.
  • Managed the work of EEC’s Advisory Councils
  • Prepared and submitted necessary materials for approval of RFPs and grants through the Executive Office of Education.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
High School Diploma

Legislative Director Resume

Objective : To obtain as a Legislative Director, Experience in legislative research and policy evaluation from time spent on state legislative staff. Ideal candidates will have worked in one of the following capacities for a year or two. Chief of Staff, Legislative Director, Legislative Aide, Legislative Assistant, and Committee Administrator.

Skills : Good Verbal and Organizational Skills.

Description :

  • Developed and advanced our federal policy agenda.
  • Lead our DC-based team of advocates and campaign staff to advance our policy goals.
  • Sought out and identify policy opportunities related to our issue portfolio and make recommendations regarding policy positions and messaging.
  • Coordinated the development of several pieces of legislation on health care, civil rights, environmental and educational issues.
  • Coordinated several special events including town hall meetings.
  • Developed strong and collaborative relationships with federal agencies, partner organizations, coalitions, legislators, and congressional staff on both sides of the aisle, and other stakeholders to advance shared goals.
  • Drafted materials for lawmakers, the public, and the media to help advance our campaigns, including opinion editorials, press releases, letters to the editor, action campaign emails, factsheets, bill summaries and policy briefs, regulatory comments, analyses, and presentations.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
GED

Legislative Director Resume

Summary : Legislative Director with 5 years of experience in working with our staff of researchers, campaign staff, and communications experts to develop and implement advocacy campaigns at the federal level. Responsible for balancing proactive policies with a robust defense of the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, the Endangered Species Act.

Skills : Legal Research, Organizational Skills.

Description :

  • Fundraised from charitable foundations and individual donors to support our program.
  • Coordinated regulatory activities with appropriate Commodity and Regulatory Department personnel.
  • Planed and directed Farm Bureau State legislative activities with approval.
  • Secured State legislative consideration of measures favorable to Farm Bureau policy and seek to amend or defeat measures contrary to those policies.
  • Coordinated with Commodity and Regulatory Affairs personnel, to secure favorable action on Farm Bureau policies on regulatory issues at the state level.
  • Developed and coordinated programs to improve Farm Bureaus' effectiveness with state legislators.
  • Assigned, supervised, and coordinated work activities for the employees in the State Legislative Office.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
BS In Political Science