Greater Phoenix Leadership Seeks Director, Public Policy

Job Title: Director, Public Policy 

Reports to: President and CEO 

Organizational Summary 

Greater Phoenix Leadership (GPL), a membership-based organization of the valley’s leading CEOs, aligning leadership and resources at the intersection of the business, government, philanthropy and education sectors, seeks a dynamic and skilled team member to create, implement and maintain the public policy engagement and priorities of the organization.  

Job Description and Key Functions 

With general supervision and in partnership with the President & CEO, the Director of Public Policy has primary responsibility for coordination and execution of state and federal policy priorities of Greater Phoenix Leadership.  

Position responsibilities include providing comprehensive staff support and oversight for the GPL Public Policy Committee and Board of Directors related to state and federal policy issues.  The Director will be a registered lobbyist for Arizona on behalf of the organization. This person will engage, coordinate and maintain positive and strong relationships with state and federal elected officials and their staff members, and monitor and track proposed legislation of interest to GPL. When applicable, the Director will manage and oversee any legislative and policy consultants assisting GPL. The Director will partner with other GPL staff and external sources in the planning and execution of an annual membership meeting in May, the AZ CEO Summit in September and a Policy Summit in November of each year and lead team efforts for planning, content creation and execution of monthly membership meetings and provide staffing expertise for other issues and activities of the organization, as assigned. 

The Director will engage with members, staff and partners of GPL in a timely and professional manner in execution of all duties and responsibilities as assigned by the President and CEO. 

Essential Duties and Key Responsibilities: 

  • Work with CEO, GPL staff and GPL members who are chairs/co-chairs of standing committees and/or task forces regarding public policy issues of member and community interest 
  • Source, prepare, present and disseminate information and materials related to Public Policy Committee and Board of Directors, ensuring all are kept abreast with accurate and timely information on policy and political issues 
  • Actively engage and participate at levels necessary to maintain knowledge and relationships on policy and political issues in the broader community, represent GPL at meetings and gatherings of other groups and organizations working in similar areas 

Competencies Required 

  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, as well as interpersonal skills suitable for a role requiring diplomacy and professional interaction with a wide range of public officials 
  • Excellent organizational skills, high attention to detail, project management and/or meeting and event planning skills, and experience working in cross-functional teams with representatives from varying organizations and sectors 
  • Broad knowledge of office technology, tools, programs and policies for creating and sustaining a strong and vibrant organizational culture 
  • Strong knowledge, experience and understanding of Arizona and Federal legislative policy and processes, including creation and implementation of short-and- long term advocacy campaigns and activities 
  • General knowledge of business community ecosystems in Arizona, the organizations, leadership and major public policy issues 
  • Demonstrated ability to fulfill GPL’s professional expectations of accountability, active collaboration, strong work ethic and a commitment to open communication, respect, diversity and professionalism 

Position Requirements 

A bachelor’s degree is required; with 8 years’ experience performing similar work in a business, NGO or governmental setting; or more than ten years of professional experience in any combination.  

Work Environment and Culture 

The organization is currently operating within a hybrid work environment, allowing staff to work both virtually and on-site at 400 East Van Buren Street, Suite 555, Phoenix, AZ 85004. Flexibility is respected while person-to-person interaction demands of the role are met and position demands and responsibilities are carried out successfully. 

Salary and Benefits 

GPL offers a market-based competitive compensation and benefits package, commensurate with the duties and responsibilities. The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed and should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required. 

To Apply  

To apply, submit resume and cover letter, with references, to No phone calls, please. 

GPL is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.