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 seeking a Public Policy Analyst to work in its’ headquarters office in Alexandria, VA. The Public Policy Analyst will develop resources and relationships in support of NABCA’s public policy priorities and develop strategies that support and advance the interests of jurisdictions and members. This position reports to the Sr. VP, Public Policy/Communications.
The Public Policy Analyst will assist the Sr. VP, Public Policy/Communications in monitoring and assessing the impact of proposed public policy or legislative changes within control jurisdictions on members and the public at large. S/he:
- Serves as NABCA’s primary public policy resource by convening briefings, conference calls, issue forums, webinars, virtual meetings, and similar events to disseminate information to stakeholders. Participates in and/or represents NABCA at various meetings.
- Assesses advocacy landscapes within each control jurisdiction to identify public policy technical assistance opportunities for review by the Sr. VP/PPC. Establishes and maintains productive working relationships with public policy stakeholders to maximize the effectiveness of NABCA’s public policy efforts.
- Continuously gathers substantive stakeholder information from staff, members, organizations, etc. Identifies and maintains rosters of key players engaged in relevant public policy dialogues in each jurisdiction.
- Identifies public policy and legislative issues of importance to control states. Analyzes, organizes and distributes pertinent public policy information to appropriate groups. Proactively addresses and tracks information requests.
- Researches, writes, and interprets public policy or legislative changes. Prepares reports, legislative updates, policy briefs, issue analyses, articles, opinion editorials, presentations, etc., for release or use by NABCA and others that discuss the impact of policy changes in affected jurisdictions. Disseminates jurisdiction-specific information to members.
- Proactively monitors proposed as well as implemented public policy changes affecting control jurisdictions and NABCA members; Identifies emerging policy issues and trends of interest to jurisdictions.
- Maintains and updates a clearinghouse to catalogue information (i.e., public policy issues, contact information, organizations, media, etc.) that would assist stakeholders in each control jurisdiction. Uses clearinghouse and public policy source files for each jurisdiction (contacts, issues, background materials, etc.) to provide targeted technical assistance as directed by the Sr. VP/PPC.
- Monitors and catalogues all types of public policy media (social media, print, online, broadcast, journals, trade publications, newspaper, magazines, other source materials, etc.) related to alcohol policy issues both nationally and for each control jurisdictions.
- Occasionally prepares testimony, talking points and or reports to be presented by NABCA Executive Staff and Board members before legislative panels or other organizations.
- Submits regular reports on the progress of public policy initiatives and projects. Assists the Sr. VP of Public Policy and Communications and Communications Department on various special projects as needed.