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Lobbyists serve their clients' interests and persuade legislators to vote for certain public policies. These professionals are hired by trade organizations, public interest groups, or public relations firms. Typical job responsibilities of a Lobbyist include investigating client interests, reinforcing their positions, representing clients at events, writing press releases, meeting with legislators, and taking part in public hearings. Eligible resume samples make display of assets such as analytical thinking, current events knowledge, persuasion, initiative, creativity, and stress resilience. Employers select resumes displaying training in communication or political sciences.

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Director of Hispanic Affairs/senior Lobbyist

  • Drafted, co-sponsored legislation and successfully led a coalition and budget strategy to place in statute a naturalization services program (NSP) under the Department of Community Services and Development.
  • Reinstated NSP funding and obtained $9 million in community grants over a four-year cycle.
  • Led and organized press strategy on pro-immigrant bills awaiting the Governor's signature. Three bills were signed into law.
  • Directed the first ever regional and national encounter of Hispanic young adults in the United States. Over 3,000 youth converged on the campus of Notre Dame University in the summer of 2006.
Candidate Info
11
years in
workforce
7
years
at this job
BA
Bachelor of Arts
MA
City Planning
JD
Juris Doctor
2

Co-founder & Primary Lobbyist

Review legislation that is pending or in discussion at the state and federal levels and determine if action in the way of lobbying or testimony is necessary to aid or hinder said legislation with a focus on protecting civil rights, civil liberties, and fundamental rights

  • Through the use of legislative contacts and advisement, have drafted and submitted for consideration a pair of bills to the Rhode Island House of Representatives for the 2015 session
  • Through lobbying, written, and oral testimony helped to defeat H5573, H5590, H5593 H7583, H7585, H7587 & S2318 (all gun control bills) which were brought to committee over the course of 2013 and 2014
  • Has drafted and provided edits & inputs on multiple pieces of legislation for the Rhode Island House General Assembly with causes ranging from taxpayer due process, animal health and welfare, and museum funding & upkeep
  • Building relationships with legislators and other lobby groups through cold contacts or mutual goals
  • Maintaining web presence through social media and e-mail regarding current actions and topical discussions
Candidate Info
12
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
College Prep
Fine Arts
3

Principal Investigator/lobbyist

Using existing empirical research and primary research, developed a proposal to further healthcare reform efforts on the state level

  • Institutional Review Board Approval obtained to survey legislators (with an 80% response rate) on issues concerning state and national reform efforts
  • Presented unique policy position to legislators, with positive feedback, for consideration in upcoming legislative sessions
  • Analyzed global and domestic healthcare delivery systems for best-use efficiencies in designing new healthcare delivery model
Candidate Info
17
years in
workforce
5
months
at this job
BS
Business Management
MA
Health Care Policy
4

Staff Representative / Lobbyist

  • Arranged effective Labor-Management meetings to resolve work rule and collective bargaining infractions, disciplinary concerns of employees through the grievance process and arbitration for up to 11,000 members.
  • Won over 85% of assigned cases in the areas of contractual disputes, disciplinary infractions, employment discharge cases, unemployment compensation and hearings.
  • Negotiated a record 3-4% wage increase that impacted 1,500 bargaining unit members.
  • Knowledgeable of private and public sector state labor laws while adhering to what has been negotiated between related parties.
  • Advised, investigated and ensured compliance of the collective bargaining agreements, policies to include any and all personnel matters of represented employees in a bargaining unit.
  • Partnered with representatives from human resources, leadership, and legal counsel with different viewpoints on work rules, policies, and procedures in order to seek resolution.
  • Led negotiations for all local unions in both the public and private sectors of employment.
  • Developed and maintained relationships with Union and Community leaders along with any and all elected officials from City, County, and State and Federal levels of government.
Candidate Info
27
years in
workforce
10
years
at this job
BA
Political Science
5

Lobbyist / Political Organizer

Develop and leverage relationships to advance the public policy objectives of 95,000 public school employees.

  • Working with management and governance, develop a proactive legislative agenda while monitoring legislative and administrative actions that impact public school employees.
  • Analyze public policy, including proposed legislation and administrative rules, to determine potential impact on public school employees.
  • Design and implement various political action and member organizing programs using the Voter Activation Network (VAN) data platform.
  • Interpret contract language, Wisconsin and federal employment laws, state administrative codes and policy documents while providing representation to Wisconsin technical college faculty and support staff employees.
  • Develop and delivered training curriculum.
Candidate Info
18
years in
workforce
12
years
at this job
BA
Political Science
MA
Industrial And Employment Relations
6

Lobbyist/political Fundraiser

Writes weekly legislative reports during the legislative session updating clients on the status of bills that are relevant to their business

  • Lobbies for 12 different clients
  • Manages and updates firm's bill-tracking software
  • Cultivates relationships with clients and works to address their legislative needs
  • Responsible for editing and adding content to the firm's website using a specially designed content management system
  • Manages & maintains the firm's bookkeeping system using Quickbooks
  • Writes and issues daily news reports to clients
Candidate Info
11
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
BA
Mass Communications
7

Senior Associate/lobbyist

Leveraged partnerships and worked effectively with legislators, federal agencies, associations, consultants, coalitions and NGOs to ensure clients' positions are represented.

  • Represented and advised foreign sovereigns and domestic utility clients on U.S. foreign policies, including energy, trade and human rights issues, and provided strategic advice on how to best enhance governmental relationships. Advocated on behalf of clients before Congressional members, NGOs and senior government officials. Drafted briefing materials and white papers.
  • Represented utilities in all matters before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the Department of Energy, and the Environmental Protection Agency.
  • Advised clients on complying with agency regulations governing transmission, market reliability, generator interconnection, cost of service, prohibitions on market manipulation, smart grid and renewables. Demonstrated skills communicating complex energy law, regulations, and technical information to clients orally and in writing.
  • Monitored and identified agency proceedings, energy legislation, and regulations and rulemakings that impact clients. Provided substantive legal and policy advice and recommended the appropriate course of action on whether to file pleadings, engage in settlement discussions, litigate or appeal.
  • Counseled clients on the reliability standards developed by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC). Represented clients in FERC and NERC enforcement inquiries and investigations. Engaged in successful client negotiations in multi-party NERC enforcement proceedings at FERC. Prepared and conducted internal audits and compliance training on FERC's enforcement authority.
  • Developed litigation and advocacy strategies for a wide range of utility clients before FERC and the Court of Appeals, including the successful representation of a public utility client in a complex landmark multi-party complaint case against Enron involving the manipulation of FERC's market rules and regulations. Prepared expert witnesses to provide oral and written testimony in regulatory proceedings.
  • Tracked and analyzed energy legislation. Drafted legislation for Congressional consideration.
  • Ensured proper staffing of cases for several high profile energy clients. Developed and oversaw client budgets, and participated in client development efforts.
  • Supervised, evaluated and mentored junior Associates, Paralegals and support staff.
Candidate Info
20
years in
workforce
7
years
at this job
MA
International Business
JD
Juris Doctor
8

Consultant/lobbyist

Lead on AFSC participation in a collaborative effort to campaign for a shift spending to meet human needs in Washington State

  • Assist in finalizing legislative referendum, consulting with legislators and representatives of community groups and organizations
  • Plan and conduct extensive advocacy and outreach to garner organizational sign-ons.
  • Oversee media outreach and social networking activities for campaign
  • Coordinate with over 60 volunteers who assisted with the campaign.
Candidate Info
23
years in
workforce
5
months
at this job
BA
Education
MA
Master of Arts
Management Training
9

Lobbyist & Project Management

  • Leader of Environmental Concerns over a team of 50 peers.
  • Reached out to thousands regularly.
  • Daily public speaking addressing large groups of students, strangers, politicians and the media with record success.
  • Planned “Earth Week 2014” and influencing over 3000 students personally to sign petitions and make phone calls to influence important political decisions in both the New York State and nation’s capital.
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
9
months
at this job
BA
Political Science, Photography Minor
Helicopter Pilot
10

Lobbyist Aide/legal Assistant

Clerical duties including; answering telephones, responding to emails, maintaining client records, assisting with client's needs, assisting in trial preparation, and organizing a productive working environment

  • Prepare and maintain financial statements
  • Research and track proposed legislation in the Texas House of Representatives and Senate
  • Assisting in meeting with various Representatives and Senators, as well as political organizations
Candidate Info
7
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BBA
Finance
JD
Juris Doctor

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