Lobbyist Job Description

A lobbyist is a person who represents a client in governmental affairs.

Lobbyists typically try to influence legislative or regulatory activities of a government or private corporation.

Lobbyists are generally hired by those who stand to gain financially from the passage of a law or regulation.

Lobbyists also lobby to increase government spending on particular programs, and to decrease government spending on programs they oppose.

Lobbyists also lobby for a variety of causes, such as environmental protection, health care, labor, or education.

Most lobbying is done through government agencies that handle specific policy matters.

Updated on:     
September 15, 2022

Job Brief:

We're looking for a lobbyist to help us influence important government decisions.

Lobbyist Duties:

  • Maintain relationships and develop alliances with elected officials, community leaders, and other relevant stakeholders
  • Establish and maintain trustworthy, long-term relationships with elected officials, community leaders, and other relevant stakeholders
  • Develop and maintain professional relations with elected officials, community leaders, and other relevant stakeholders
  • Generate positive media exposure and visibility in the community
  • Support and promote the organization’s mission and vision

Lobbyist Responsibilities:

  • Contact and build relationships with public officials, and engage in advocacy and lobbying to advance the company's business interests
  • Prepare materials to support efforts to gain support for the company's legislation, regulations, or activities, including press releases, fact sheets, talking points, and position papers
  • Meet with and obtain feedback from government officials about proposed legislation or policies, and respond to their feedback
  • Update the company's website with information about its legislative or regulatory efforts, including press releases, fact sheets, talking points, and position papers
  • Attend meetings and hearings and write letters, emails, and other communications to government officials

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Requirements And Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 2+ years’ proven experience as a lobbyist
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills to build relationships with legislators and other governmental officials
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously with a constant eye on quality
  • Knowledge of contract negotiation and administration

[Company Name] is an employer that is committed to equal opportunity and diversity. We are dedicated to constructing a team that is inclusive of people of all races, religions, national origins, genders, and ages. We also encourage applications from veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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