JOB POSTING: Policy Director

SUMMARY: The Policy Director is responsible for the development and
implementation of overall strategic policy for issues related to the vitality and growth of
business for a statewide organization composed of the CEOs of Minnesota’s largest
employers. Primary constituents include Members and their delegates to the Partnership,
stakeholder organizations, state lawmakers, opinion leaders, the broader business
community, and the public.

1. Manage up to two MBP Policy Committees: Consult with committee chair
and committee members to develop legislative agenda priorities and nonlegislative opportunities. Provide committee members with issue updates as
appropriate. Organize two to four committee meetings per year.
2. Develop and implement legislative strategies to advance/oppose priority
legislation, including providing public testimony at legislative committees
and other venues.
3. Represent MBP’s interests by maintaining strong relationships with other
issue area stakeholders and organizations, including the Minnesota
agencies, legislators, MBP Members and Deputies. Help identify and develop
agenda and activities on issues of MBP interest with the goal of translating
polices to Minnesota practices and laws.
4. Develop relationships with community organizations and groups to
determine the effectiveness of the current industry systems and identify
needed improvements (including non-legislative strategies).
5. Represent MBP Members through state, regional and local task forces, and
advisory groups.
6. Develop relationships with members of the media to act as a resource and
share MBP Member perspective.
7. Provide timely and concise information to CEO and Communications
Director for media opportunities and MBP Board presentations.
8. Perform other duties as requested.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in related field.
Experience: Seasoned professional with a minimum of three years of public policy
experience. Strong understanding of the legislative process.
1. Excellent writing and verbal communications.
2. Excellent interpersonal communications skills and the demonstrated
ability to use good judgment and maturity to interact with MBP staff,
business leaders, public affairs professionals, lawmakers, agency
staff, outside organizations and the media.
3. History of leading proactive initiatives and proven ability as a selfstarter.
4. Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously.
5. Ability to work well under pressure and make decisions in a fastpaced environment.
6. Proficient in Microsoft platform and applications.
7. Experience using a variety of social media tools in a professional

Competitive salary and benefit package; salary commensurate with experience.

Submit resume and cover letter to
Deadline: 5:00 p.m., Friday July 12, 2024