Senior Manager, State Government Relations

New York, NY

MAJOR PURPOSE

Responsible for advocating on behalf of MLB and its Clubs on a variety of issues before state legislative, executive, and rulemaking bodies.


MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop, communicate, and explain MLB’s position on legislation, regulations, and other proposals to state lawmakers, regulators, and other government officials
  • Monitor legislative and regulatory activity, and identify proposals of strategic, financial, and operational importance to MLB
  • Coordinate with Club government affairs personnel regarding overlapping policy issues
  • Maintain strategic relationships with state and local elected officials, staff, and agencies in various jurisdictions
  • Travel to state capitols and conferences to meet with government officials
  • Testify in state legislative and regulatory hearings in support of MLB and its Clubs
  • Draft written testimony, advocacy pieces, talking points, briefings, and PowerPoint presentations for various audiences
  • Develop subject matter expertise on a range of policy issues that affect professional sports
  • Oversee MLB’s use of contract lobbyists and membership in trade organizations, where applicable
  • Support MLB’s federal lobbying efforts as needed
  • Perform related duties as required

 

REQUIREMENTS

  • B.A. and a minimum of 3 years of State-level government relations and/or regulatory experience required
  • Strong oral and written communication (including editing) skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to build strong relationships with internal and external partners
  • Professional demeanor, organized, and detail-oriented
  • Ability to manage deliverables with time-sensitive deadlines
  • This position will be based in New York City but require significant travel
  • Experience drafting submissions to governmental bodies is required
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office required, including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel; advanced knowledge preferred

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