The National Alcohol Beverage Control Association (NABCA), located in Alexandria, VA, was founded in 1938 and is the national trade association representing the political jurisdictions that directly control the distribution and sale of beverage alcohol within their borders. NABCA’s mission is to support and benefit alcohol control systems by providing research, fostering relationships, and managing resources to address policy for the responsible sale and consumption of beverage alcohol. NABCA is an established non-profit, offering an excellent employee benefits package and competitive salaries.
NABCA has an immediate opening for an Alcohol Policy and Legal Research Analyst to assist the Sr. VP, Public Policy/Communications and the Sr. VP/General Counsel in providing research support for NABCA’s regulatory policy, research, communications goals and legal affairs. The Alcohol Policy and Legal Research Analyst identifies and tracks new and emerging legislative, regulatory and legal issues, analyzes new and proposed regulations, and monitors external research and policy developments for NABCA.
The Regulatory and Alcohol Policy and Legal Research Analyst reports to the Sr. VP, Public Policy/Communications and may report to NABCA’s SVP/General Counsel for directed legal matters.
Proactively and systematically monitors pending legislation, analyzes issues and identifies implications at the federal, state and local levels that impact control jurisdictions, members, general public, etc. Conducts legislative research and drafts memos detailing implications on a regular basis.
Performs basic and advanced research to educate Association members and others about topics that may also be relevant to the public. Regularly analyzes complex research data, translates findings, and develops reports that can be easily understood by a variety of audiences.
Writes papers, reports and research summaries on alcohol policy and regulatory issues for internal and external audiences. Manages project and task timelines to ensure that production and distribution deadlines are met. Writes summaries of selected articles and reports pertaining to topics identified through literature searches on an ongoing basis.
Conducts literature searches in national and international publications to identify articles, reports and other pertinent information that will inform and support research projects. Maintains an organized repository of literature searches and shares research data with staff, media (where appropriate), NABCA members and other relevant audiences.
Researches, organizes and distributes Legislative Update and Safety Literature reports to targeted groups. Researches and distributes news articles of interest to NABCA members, conducts surveys, administers questionnaires, researches policy issues, etc.
Uses a variety of software tools and databases to accomplish research and dissemination tasks including assembling data, formatting charts, graphic displays, tables, etc. Organizes and indexes research data so it is easily found. Conducts surveys on various topics and compiles results as requested by staff, members and others.
Coordinates and participates in monthly and quarterly conference calls and assists as liaison with Regulatory and Communications committees. Represents NABCA at seminars, conferences and other events. Serves as a presenter or panelist for selected panels/workshops as requested.
Assists the SVP/General Counsel in planning and executing the Annual Legal Symposium; serves as the primary point of contact to ensure that Continuing Legal Education (CLE) applications are processed with state CLE authorities. Assists the SVP, General Counsel and SVP, PP/C in legal research.
Assists the General Counsel by researching, organizing and disseminating Legal Updates to members and others on a regular basis. Assists the SVP, General Counsel in conducting legal research.
Uses appropriate legal research methods to analyze and develop written materials. Disseminates relevant federal and state case law information and researches the scope and probable consequences of regulatory changes to NABCA staff and membership. Keeps management updated on notable or significant regulatory trends that impact membership practices and operations.
Performs special projects as requested.
Bachelor’s degree in public policy, education policy, or related major and a minimum of 7 years of directly relevant experience are required. Equivalent experience may be substituted for the degree requirement. Juris Doctorate or Master’s degree preferred.
Strong analytical and legal research skills are required. Experience writing policy briefs, background papers, conducting literature reviews, and translating research findings for multiple audiences is required.
Must possess outstanding verbal communications and presentation skills and able to engage others when discussing legislative and regulatory policy issues. Must be creative, thorough and possess outstanding writing, editing and proofreading skills.
Must possess an intermediate level of proficiency with Office 2010 and/or Office 2016. Experience using a variety of software tools, databases and social media vehicles to accomplish research tasks including conducting surveys, assembling data, formatting charts, graphic displays, tables, etc. is required.
Must possess excellent organizational, planning and time management skills. The ability to successfully manage multiple projects and meet deadlines is essential. Must be a quick learner who is self-directed, can work independently to identify and resolve challenges/problems, and accomplish projects and assignments without close supervision.
Must be professional, tactful, and diplomatic. The ability to maintain highly productive working relationships with staff, members, state officials, vendors, etc. is essential.
Occasional overnight and local travel is required.
FLSA Status: Exempt
No phone calls please; submit resume, cover letter and salary history to email@example.com by April 25, 2018.
The National Alcohol Beverage Control Association, located in Alexandria, VA, was founded in 1938 and is the national trade association representing the jurisdictions that control the distribution and sale of beverage alcohol within their borders. The mission of the National Alcohol Beverage Control Association (NABCA) is to support member jurisdictions in their efforts to protect public health and safety and ensure responsible and efficient systems for beverage alcohol distribution and sales. NABCA is an established non-profit trade association offering an excellent employee benefits package and competitive salaries.