Staff Assistant to Government Relations office responsible for project management, office administration, and general support of Government Relations staff.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND AUTHORITY
Provide administrative and project assistance to Government Relations staff.
Manage Senior Vice President’s schedule.
Manage special projects and draft letters, memos, reports and other documents that require knowledge of the office and organization’s mission and procedures.
Organize paperwork for internal and external reporting.
Assist in the development of presentations for meetings and conferences.
Coordinate with other departments or outside vendors to ensure that department needs are met.
Manage approval, submittal, and payment of bills associated with office operations. Create and maintain department Purchase Orders and Check Requests.
Assemble and submit DC staff expense reports. Reconcile department corporate card charges and ensure accurate account coding.
Monitor office supply stock and place orders when needed.
Participate actively in the planning and execution of company and team events.
Partner with Senior Vice President to create annual department budget and regularly track and monitor budget charges to ensure accuracy. Provide monthly explanations on variance report to Accounting team.
Assist Political Action Committee Manager with PAC Administration.
Other duties that may be assigned by the Senior Vice President.
1-3 years of administrative or assistant experience (including budget management)
Attention to detail and problem-solving skills
Strong organizational and planning skills and ability to collaborate with varying managerial levels
Practical experience with basic computer tools, particularly Microsoft Office
Report to Senior Vice President, Public and Government Affairs.
A love for cars, trucks and SUVs is the motivating force behind the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA). This trade association consists of a diverse group of manufacturers, distributors, retailers, publishing companies, auto restorers, street-rod builders, restylers, car clubs, race teams and more.
SEMA members make, buy, sell and use all kinds of specialty parts and accessories to make vehicles more attractive, more unique, more convenient, faster, safer, more fun and even like-new again.
The companies that founded SEMA—and the entire specialty parts and accessories industry, for that matter—were started by people who loved cars and trucks and turned their hobby into a career. Most people in the industry today still feel this way. That’s one of the things that makes SEMA and its members unique.
Today the organization performs many services for its members and for the hobby as a whole. Perhaps most importantly, SEMA works hard to protect consumers’ rights to drive accessorized, customized and vintage vehicles. SEMA keeps close tabs on legislators in Washington, D.C., and also in each state within the United States, so SEMA members and anyone who loves cars and t...rucks can protest pending legislation that might harm our hobby, as well as endorse legislation that’s good for car lovers. SEMA also has helped numerous consumers interact with car dealers, who sometimes try to get away with charging for repairs on a modified vehicle by claiming (wrongly) that specialty accessories have voided its warranty.