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The position: Director of IP Coalition Development for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Location: Washington, D.C.
Job duties: Lead and manage a new initiative of the U.S. Chamber's Global Intellectual Property Center. Develop and implement a comprehensive strategy in key states to promote the importance of intellectual property to jobs, the economy and America's competitiveness. Identify and manage the day-to-day relationships with partners, who include local and state chambers, business associations and small businesses. Coordinate research, communications and marketing strategies. Assist with program planning, goals and budgets.
The company: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world's largest business federation, representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes. Most of the Chamber's members are small businesses with less than 100 employees.
Requirements: This position requires a college degree and at least five years experience on advocacy/issues campaigns at the grassroots/state level. The applicant must have program management experience, demonstrated leadership and organizational skills, and excellent written and verbal communication. The job requires a proven ability to manage coalitions and working groups. You must be able to create and implement strategic plans, so knowledge or experience related to intellectual property is highly preferred, as is experience working with academics and universities.
Extra perks: The Chamber offers 11 paid holidays, up to five weeks of paid time off, and comprehensive health benefits. There is also tuition reimbursement, an in-house physician, a fitness center, backup childcare services, group retreats and a paid volunteer program.
Interesting info: Applicants must be able to travel, as this position involves some domestic travel.
Other opportunities: The Chamber also needs a video communications coordinator, an administrative assistant and a media relations manager. Plus, The Chamber is looking for a director of congressional and public affairs with experience working on Capitol Hill.