Government Affairs/Public Policy, Political Action Committee (PAC), Regulatory Affairs
4 Year Degree
Americal Petroleum Institute (API) is seeking a Policy Advisor.
Provide leadership to API and manage API’s policy development on trade and corporate accounting policy issues as identified by the Vice President of Corporate Policy with the objective of supporting and advancing public policy to the benefit of API and its members.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Coordinate the development and implementation of trade and corporate accounting policy for API.
Critically assess pending legislation, regulatory efforts or administrative action that could be of impact to the industry in the area of trade and corporate accounting policy. Provide quick and concise information on proposals as needed.
Support API senior management in API’s broader mission and objectives by providing technical support in the trade and corporate accounting policy areas.
Act as the main API liaison for the Committee on Accounting Policy & Finance, Customs Subcommittee and Trade Work Group and help coordinate various API Committee meetings and forums conducted throughout the year.
Act as an advocate for the industry and represent API with policy makers in Congress and the administration (such as US Trade Representative and the Securities & Exchange Commission) as well as other organizations (such as Financial Accounting Standards Board), the media and other third parties.
Support API’s advocacy teams as well as member companies on trade and corporate accounting policy positions including the analysis of third party studies and government data necessary to develop industry talking points and messaging.
SKILLS, EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION:
Minimum of 7 years of experience addressing trade or financial policy issues.
Relevant advanced degree such as a Master’s or MBA preferred. Undergraduate degree required.
Demonstrated ability to analyze issues and present them in a clear and concise manner to technical and non-technical audiences.
Proven leadership capacity and the ability to handle multiple issues concurrently, to prioritize resources and staff, and to coordinate efforts among departments and committees.
Possess high level of personal integrity and other essential leadership characteristics.
Experience with the oil and gas industry preferred but not required.
Ease with public speaking.
About American Petroleum Institute
The American Petroleum Institute is the largest U.S. trade association for the oil and natural gas industry. It claims to represent about 650 corporations involved in production, refinement, distribution, and many other aspects of the petroleum industry.