AH is a professional services firm that specializes in helping non-profit organizations achieve their mission, create value, and advance their causes, industries, and professions. We have four main divisions within AH — a full-service Association Management Company; a Marketing and Communications Agency (MarCom); a Meetings & Events Management Team; and a division that focuses on other custom solutions such as strategic planning, website builds, database integrations, accounting services, staff recruitment, credentialing management, public affairs and lobbying, and growing non-dues revenue.
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In order to be considered for this position, the online application must be submitted, along with an updated resume. All applicable fields on the application are required, including full employment and salary history.
The Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) is a non-profit association representing approximately 250 manufacturers who make 95 percent of the prenatal to preschool products in the U.S. market. Member companies are located around the world and manufacturer products in the following categories:
Vehicle Transportation Health & Safety
Sleep & Furniture
How Does JPMA Help Baby Product Manufacturers, Retailers and Related Businesses?
JPMA takes pride in our role of serving as the voice of the industry and is committed to ensuring child safety. This includes:
Monitoring the juvenile product industry’s regulatory landscape
Working to promote the industry and those involved
Serving as a top resource for product safety standards
Educating consumers on the safe use and selection of baby products
Gathering and distributing industry statistics
Hosting an annual competition recognizing the most innovative baby products on the market
Advocacy, Product Safety & Certification
Broad & Diverse Membership
Comprehensive Source for Baby Product Information
The Director of Regulatory and Legislative Affairs (JPMA) is responsible for all JPMA legislative and regulatory activities within Washington, DC, as well as all state and international activity. This position is responsible for the analysis, direction and management of all legislative and regulatory initiatives and for the execution of agreed upon deliverables in support of the association’s strategic plan.
The Director of Regulatory and Legislative Affairs reports to the AE of the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) and is a member of the Association’s Leadership Team. The Director of Regulatory and Legislative Affairs may also be called upon to work with AH’s business development team in support of advancing AH’s strategic plan. The person holding this position will be required to perform a variety of tasks including leading and directing the work of others.
The Director of Regulatory & Legislative Affairs will work out of AH’s Washington, DC office.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Work with JPMA Executive Staff, General Counsel, and key industry committee and volunteer leaders to develop, execute and advance the industry’s annual federal, state and global legislative and regulatory agenda.
Assist in the development of the agenda and action plan, with milestones for the execution of the annual agenda
Identify and assess compatibility of potential coalition partners (TIA, AAFA, ACC, AAP, etc.) and maintain relationships as appropriate
Provide quarterly reports on issues impacting annual agenda and recommend any necessary refinements to strategy
Identify, monitor, analyze, interpret and summarize federal and state regulations that relate to the juvenile products industry
Provide timely analysis of relevant legislation and regulations to facilitate strategic discussion and actions
Work with JPMA Executive Staff, lobbyists, committee or task group leaders and volunteer leadership to craft industry’s government affairs
Draft and file comments and testimony, as appropriate and with the assistance of JPMA General Counsel and Executive Staff, related to pending legislative or regulatory actions and federal rule-making
Recommend lobbyists and lobbying firms to compliment the government affairs work of JPMA, negotiate contracts and oversee the relationships.
Write a regular Washington Update to be distributed to members with insight about legislation and regulations that have a direct impact on JPMA members
Attend approximately four JPMA Board meetings annually and brief volunteer leaders on regulatory issues
Attend Annual JPMA Baby Show (annual trade show) and brief members and other constituents on relevant legislative and regulatory issues
Organize and execute an annual Washington, DC fly-in for members including taking the lead on program planning and obtaining speakers
Provide ongoing strategic advice to JPMA Staff, JPMA Board and industry leaders on regulatory issues at the state, federal and international level
Work with JPMA’s Assistant Executive Director to provide appropriate educational content for members
Contribute to external content related to regulatory and legislative developments including, but not limited to, website content, press releases and editorials
Travel to individual states as necessary to provide JPMA’s perspective and interact with local governments and key stakeholders
File comments and letters with appropriate parties on behalf of JPMA
Regulatory Agency Monitoring
Attend meetings as appropriate, which are held at regulatory agencies for any JP related issues (CPSC, NHTSA, FDA, EPA, etc.)
Report back to Executive Staff and key volunteer leaders on substantive outcomes of those meetings
Provide detailed reports on Regulatory Agency visits
Provide written reports of regulatory agency interactions to Executive Staff
Attend meetings on behalf of JPMA and JPMA members and provide brief reports
Capitol Hill Monitoring
Attend hearings and meetings as appropriate with Congressional staff
Educate Members and their staffs about JPMA
Provide ongoing communication between JPMA Washington DC Staff and Congressional offices
Act as a member of the JPMA Senior Leadership Team and support the activities and strategic initiatives of the association
Work closely with JPMA’s Director of Product Safety & Certification to ensure seamless integration of JPMA’s policy agenda and the ASTM process, and efficient collection of member data and information supporting JPMA’s positions and related comments and testimony. Attend relevant ASTM meetings and JPMA Certification Committee meetings.
Work in conjunction with JPMA’s Managing Director of Public & Government Affairs to refine her scope of work and support execution thereof
As requested, personal visits to members at their places of business to educate about regulatory, legislative and compliance issues
* This is not meant to be all-inclusive as other duties may be assigned.
MEASUREMENT OF SUCCESS
Strategic plan deliverables
Comments submitted on Federal Rulemakings
Letter sign on additions tracked and quantified
Met expectations for amount of time spent on Capitol Hill, and in Regulatory Agency Offices (e.g., CPSC, NHTSA, etc.)
New contacts generated and relationships maintained
Washington Fly-In Feedback (if applicable) strongly positive
Development of a Regulatory Affairs Committee if appropriate – strong positive feedback from internal and external stakeholders
Execution of Hill Luncheon or other similar annual event
Timely updates for Executive Staff on Regulatory and Legislative issues, status updates, action items
Strong communications plan and execution related to informing and educating members about Washington office activities and topics of interest
EDUCATION/ EXPERIENCE/REQUIRED PROFICIENCIES
Bachelor’s degree required.
Benefits include, but are not limited to:
Medical, Dental and Vision
Voluntary Life Insurance - Employee Paid
Paid holidays and Paid Time Off (PTO) accrual
Basic life insurance, short term and long term disability
Other Benefits of Working at AH:
Named Best Place to Work by Philadelphia Business Journal 6 Times – based on a survey conducted of our employees
Industry Leader – Most credentialed AMC, and the first AMC to be Customer Service Certified by the Customer Service Institute of America
AH is a professional services firm that specializes in helping non-profit organizations achieve their mission, create value, and advance their causes, industries and professions. We have four main divisions within AH - a full-service Association Management; a Marketing and Communications Agency (MarCom); a Meetings and Exhibits Management Team; and a division that focuses on other custom solutions... such as strategic planning, website builds, database integrations, accounting services, staff recruitment, credentialing management, public affairs and lobbying, and growing non-dues revenue.