The CTIA PAC Director will be primarily responsible for the growth, compliance, and management of the CTIA Political Action Committee in a fast-paced political environment. The position reports to the Sr. Vice President, Government Affairs, and must ensure the sound financial management and compliance of the PAC with applicable federal campaign finance and election laws. The ideal candidate will have previous PAC management and compliance experience, be a detail-oriented person with innovative and creative ideas to grow the PAC, have existing relationships with fundraising consultants, and be a strong self-starter with the ability to work in a team environment.
Essential duties and responsibilities include the following (other duties may be assigned):
With the Government Affairs team, create and manage an annual budget for the PAC.
Responsible for all aspects of the day-to-day management and administration of the PAC.
Plan and execute ongoing corporate PAC solicitation and communication activities and campaigns.
Work with the creative team to create solicitation documents for external use.
Work with appropriate contacts at CTIA member companies to secure annual prior approval and encourage support for CTIA PAC.
Work with the Accounting Department to process contributions and disbursements.
Direct CTIA employee solicitation efforts before all levels of eligible employees.
Coordinate CTIA PAC-hosted fundraisers.
Prepare and submit all required FEC filings and work with PAC counsel to ensure compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.
Manage CTIA’s lobby disclosure and contribution reporting processes and ensure timely filing.
Prepare reports for CTIA Board meetings, Board Books, and assist with PAC presentations.
Serve as liaison to member companies on all fundraising matters.
Manage departmental access to key databases.
Plan, coordinate, and purchase appreciation and recognition gifts for the Board.
Provide consistent progress reports on PAC participation rates, disbursement ratios and compliance with the PAC budget.
Plan creative events and activities to encourage employee interest and participation in the PAC.
Manage and perform financial transactions, including contributions and disbursement of funds to campaign committees. Manage CTIA Charitable Match program, including disbursements to qualified charities.
Assume other responsibilities as requested in support of the company’s goals and objectives.
Assist in management of department interns.
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
Project Management – Manages several projects simultaneously and meets all deadlines. Provides concise and regular status reports on all projects.
Customer Service - Responds to requests for service and assistance; meets commitments.
Interpersonal Skills - Projects positive image of the organization and possess strong customer service skills; maintains confidentiality.
Written Communication - Writes clearly, informatively, and persuasively; edits work for spelling and grammar.
Teamwork - Contributes to building a positive team spirit.
Judgment - Exhibits sound and accurate judgment.
Planning/Organizing - Prioritize and plans work activities; uses time efficiently.
Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position.
Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; arrives at meetings and appointments on time.
Dependability - Follows instructions; responds to management direction.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This position requires a highly motivated, team-orientated candidate with prior fundraising, compliance, and PAC management experience, strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
This position requires an understanding of the process of PAC development, an understanding of Capitol Hill, and accounting skills, including basic financial reporting, is strongly preferred. Project management skills are essential, including an ability to work without supervision, to produce work that is accurate and timely. A commitment to discretion and confidentiality, teamwork, professionalism, and achievement is also required.
Proficiency with basic computing programs. Knowledge of DDC PAC software is a plus.
Education and/or experience:
Bachelor’s degree and at least three years of PAC experience. Must have knowledge or experience with legislative process and PAC compliance. Familiarity with financial reporting required.
Strong written and oral communications skills are required.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit; and use of motor skills.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This position may require overtime. Candidate must be flexible to work overtime if needed.
This list describes general job duties and responsibilities. It is not a complete list of duties. Incumbents may be required to perform additional tasks related to these duties.
CTIA does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, color, race, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, marital status, personal appearance, veteran status, political affiliation, matriculation, genetic information, pregnancy or related conditions, disability or any other characteristic protected by law.
CTIA (www.ctia.org) is an international organization representing the wireless communications industry. Membership in the association includes wireless carriers and their suppliers, as well as providers and manufacturers of wireless data services and products. CTIA advocates on behalf of its members at all levels of government. The association also coordinates the industry’s voluntary best practices and initiatives, and sponsors the industry’s leading wireless tradeshows. CTIA was founded in 1984 and is based in Washington, D.C.