Join us in a Washington, DC based role, to advance the LEGO Group’s citizenship agenda through implementation of a public affairs and policy strategy that directly enhances our reputational profile and impact.Build a Public Affairs Program to increase visibility of the LEGO Group and our citizenship agenda in Washington DC with key stakeholdersYour job is to develop and execute a public affairs program though advocacy, platform activation and expanded stakeholder engagement. This agenda includes Learning Through Play, STEM, Environmental and Social Responsibility and Digital Citizenship. Program will be aligned with our business entities and global communications, PR and reputation management strategies. Thus, you enable us to shape actions, policy and direction in line with our values and strategic priorities. You will:
• Expand and cultivate credible stakeholder relationships and partnerships in DC and nationally with policy makers, regulators, NGOs, interest groups, business alliances and community leaders
• Identify and leverage platforms to build the reputation profile of the LEGO Group and drive impact
• Be responsible for developing a messaging toolbox to activate in the Americas market (position papers, talking points, Q&A, creative assets and background materials)
• Manage gov’t affairs issues and related stakeholder engagement as a partner to LEGO Education and the LEGO Foundation.
• Manage relationships with relevant consultancies, partners and associations
• Support broader GPA issues management, priorities and industry efforts as needed for the LEGO Group.
This position reports to the Sr. Director of Government & Public Affairs (GPA), based in the LEGO Group’s Americas hub location in Enfield, CT.
Experienced public affairs professional with superior communication skillsYour success in this position depends on your ability to assess the external landscape for opportunities relevant to the strategic priorities of the LEGO Group and leverage and engage accordingly. You are able to identify and activate public and private engagement opportunities and build strong stakeholder relationships and partnerships that deliver a positive impact for the LEGO Group.
• BA or MA in Political Science, Education, Business, Communication or related
• 5-8 years professional experience including 2-3 years in policy work with Congressional office or committee
• Able to develop and cultivate credible relationships with policymakers, regulators, industry and thought leaders across political parties and ideologies.
• Experience designing and managing programs for a variety of stakeholders
• Highly skilled in event development, coordination and execution.
• Written and verbal communication skills necessary to translate complex issues and research into clear, compelling content for target audiences
• Able to create both engaging and fun communications that reflect the LEGO brand as well as messaging appropriate for more sensitive issues.
• Position requires 30-40 days per year of travel; primarily domestic. Available during occasional evenings and weekends depending on business needs and events.
• Able to work remotely from company operations while still maintaining close collaboration and team dynamic.
• Some international experience with a multi-cultural environment would be a plus.
There are compelling stories to tell about inspiring children through our unique playful learning experiences, or how we play an active role in making a global difference on product safety, or how we’ve reduced our environmental impact…come help us share these stories and affect the policies that impact children so these builders of tomorrow can thrive. N. MacPherson Sr.Director, GPA Americas
Join the global LEGO® familyIn the LEGO Group, we succeed together, and you will be part of a global family where you will collaborate across the LEGO Community. We look very much forward to reading your application - please use the APPLY NOW button above or below, and please remember to attach a current CV and cover letter.Additional DetailsWe conduct drug screening as a part of our drug free workplace policy and in support of our commitment to the health and safety of our employees.
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