Director of Public Policy

Baton Rouge Area Chamber
Baton Rouge, LA
Date Posted:  May 10, 2024
Closing Date:  June 24, 2024

We’re on the hunt for an innovative Public Policy Director to join the team. If you’re passionate about making a tangible impact on the world, diving deep into policy research and analysis that leads to getting big things done, and want to be on a team that works hard and has fun doing it, then we have been dreaming of you!

Who We Are: 

The Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) is leading the charge to transform the Baton Rouge area into a dynamic hub of business activity and opportunity. We aren’t your average chamber of commerce; BRAC is an architect of change, shaping the future of the Capital Region. With 1,300 member organizations and a broad policy reach, we’re committed to accelerating economic opportunity, creating vibrant communities, and building beautiful spaces.

What the Work Looks Like:

  • Be a Change Architect: See an opportunity for change? Craft the policy, rally our allies, and blueprint strategies that not only dream about success; they make it happen.
  • Coalition Catalyst: Build alliances to promote and drive transformative policy initiatives.
  • Research: Spearhead cutting-edge research initiatives that supercharge our advocacy efforts and propel our projects forward.
  • Strategic Thinking/Writing: Craft policy positions that resonate with our ethos and priorities to bolster the regional landscape for business.
  • Advocacy: Make strong cases for issues impacting our business community on the local, state, and national levels. We’re talking advocating, educating, and making waves.
  • Presentation King/Queen: Design dynamic presentations that captivate audiences, weaving data into compelling narratives.
  • Policy Communication: Flex your policy genius as a spokesperson at public forums and as a writer, adeptly articulating BRAC’s positions.
  • Relationship Building: Master the art of connecting with a broad spectrum of community stakeholders, making every interaction count.
  • Collab with Colleagues: Bring your creative best to brainstorming sessions and collaborative huddles, adding your unique flair to cross-team projects.

The Ideal Candidate Is:

  • Educationally Equipped: Armed with a bachelor’s degree (think political science, public administration, economics, or business). Got a graduate or professional degree? Even better.
  • Communication Wizard: Exceptional at both written and verbal communication. Your words don’t just speak; they dazzle.
  • Research Dynamo: You have a knack for digging deep and crafting arguments that persuade and influence.
  • Decision-Maker: A pro at making smart calls and delivering top-tier results.
  • Public Speaking Star: Comfortable and engaging in front of any crowd.
  • Insightful Analyst: Can draw insightful conclusions from information and transform mundane data into convincing narratives.
  • Knowledgeable of Government: A deep understanding of public sector puzzles, from DC to BR, from taxes to infrastructure, from budgets to beautification, and everything in between.
  • Local Savvy: You know the inside scoop on the local scene and understand what’s-what within the region’s political and cultural landscapes.
  • Adaptable: Whether it’s buttoned-up boardrooms or laid-back brainstorming sessions, you’re a chameleon, comfortable and effective in any setting.
  • Project Management Guru: Excel at creating work plans that lead to achieving big goals.
  • Tech-Savvy: Fluent in Microsoft Suite and comfortable with CRM software because, let’s face it, we live in the digital age.
  • Self-starter: Thriving with minimal oversight, even on complex issues.
  • Experience Extraordinaire: With at least five solid years in the world of public policy, you’ve been there, done that, and have the success stories (and battle scars) to show for it.

Why You’ll Love It Here:

  • Make Change: You’re not just joining a team; you’re joining a cause. We’re pushing boundaries, challenging the status quo, and making a real difference.
  • Your Voice Matters: From Day 1, you’ll be a key player in shaping the future of our community and beyond.
  • Showcase Your Talent: Flexibility, freedom, and a chance to flaunt your unique talents in an environment that celebrates innovation and creativity.
  • Work-Life Balance: Enjoy the flexibility of a hybrid work schedule. Recharge with two weeks of PTO, 10 paid holidays, 10 paid sick days, and two floating holidays for when you need that extra break.
  • Unlock Your Growth: Elevate your expertise with an annual professional development budget. Whether it’s attending a sought-after conference or enrolling in a new course, we’ve got you covered.
  • Retirement Ready: We offer a 401(k) plan and match up to 6% of your contribution.
  • Health Comes First: Health insurance, dental insurance, plus a cafeteria plan for pre-tax health benefits.
  • Stay Protected: Feel secure with life insurance valued at 2½ times your annual salary, ensuring peace of mind for you and your loved ones.

Ready to leave your mark on the world in a role that’s anything but ordinary?