Since 1924, the American Motorcyclist Association has protected the future of motorcycling and promoted the motorcycle lifestyle. AMA members come from all walks of life, and they navigate many different routes on their journey to the same destination: Freedom on two wheels.
As the world’s largest motorcycling organization, the AMA advocates for motorcyclists’ interests in the halls of local, state and federal government, the committees of international governing organizations, and the court of public opinion.
Government Relations Manager
The AMA Government Relations Manager develops and implements initiatives to advance the interests of the AMA and the motorcycling community before local, state and federal policymakers.
The government relations manager will be responsible for monitoring local, state and federal legislation, regulation, and other actions that have an impact on motorcycling. Further, the government relations manager will assure that timely, complete and accurate information is provided on public policy (legislative, administrative and regulatory) that may affect the membership, motorcycling or the AMA.
The government relations manager will be the AMA representative at events as needed. The government relations manager will develop in-depth knowledge on their issue-areas and be a resource to other AMA staff and members. The government relations manager will work to increase the AMA’s visibility, involvement and impact in state legislatures, as well as state and federal regulatory agencies.
The government relations manager will have sophisticated knowledge of the legislative and regulatory processes, as well as a demonstrated ability to develop and accomplish strategic goals through grassroots initiatives, coalition building and other effective advocacy methods.
The government relations manager will work with the Government Relations team to keep staff informed on their issues and will develop extensive knowledge and skills with AMA advocacy software.
• Under direction of the Director of Government Relations, provide input on AMA policy and actions in regards to motorcycling issues
• Play leading role in representing the AMA to other organizations and at events related to motorcycling issues
• Monitor local, state, and some federal actions to determine appropriate actions needed to protect the interest of motorcyclists
• Foster relationships with partner organizations in the interest of AMA members
• Stay current on motorcycling issues and be a resource to other GRD staff and AMA members
• Work with GRD team to develop advocacy campaigns to advance AMA issues at the local, state, and federal levels
• Perform other duties that may be assigned
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Working Conditions
• Advanced technical computer skills and proficiency with Microsoft Suite and social media platforms
• Knowledge of legislative and regulatory processes
• In-depth knowledge of motorcycling issues and advocacy
• Little/no strain; standing, walking, sitting
• Environment: inside and may have some minor temperature discomforts
• Some travel requirements and comfort in public speaking
Qualifications—Education, Licenses, Certifications
• Bachelor’s degree in political science, public relations, communications, or related discipline
• One to three years of job related experience with an emphasis on legislative and/or regulatory issue management
• Experience with motorcycling advocacy strongly desired
• Experience in working in transportation, infrastructure, road safety, or motorcycle industry desired
• Experience working with public land agencies, land access issues, and off-highway vehicle recreation desired
• Motorcycle license or experience is strongly preferred
The AMA offers a competitive benefits package, including paid time off, medical, dental, 401(k) and tuition reimbursement.
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Equal Opportunity Employer