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Manager – Standards Development

The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA), a Division of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association, develops performance and other Standards; crafts and executes advocacy campaigns; and provides analytical products to assist member companies with business decisions.

This position leads and supports Members within the MITA Ultrasound, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, and X-Ray product Sections. The Manager reports to the Executive Director – MITA. In this position, the Manager will craft annual goals and work/meeting plans to achieve each Section-directed outcome, communicating important Section-related developments to the Executive Director. This individual will also perform logistic and meeting duties in accordance with NEMA meetings policy.

This position is in Rosslyn, Virginia and may include up to 10 percent domestic travel.

Key Responsibilities

I. Ultrasound Section

  • Manage operations of the Ultrasound Section and track work plans to ensure plan is fully completed on schedule
  • Make logistical arrangements, conduct meetings, prepare meeting minutes and distribute associated documents according to NEMA best practices
  • Serve as Secretary for US Technical Advisory Group (TAG) SC62B and US TAG SC62C and US TAG TC 87 for corresponding IEC Standards work

II. Magnetic Resonance Imaging Section

  • Manage operations of Magnetic Resonance Imaging Section and track work plans to ensure plan is fully completed on schedule
  • Make logistical arrangements, conduct meetings, prepare meeting minutes and distribute associated documents according to NEMA best practices

III. X-Ray Section

  • Manage operations of all X-Ray Section and subgroup(s) (e.g., CT, Mammography, CR/DR, Interventional, General Fluoroscopy) and track work plans to ensure plan is fully completed on schedule
  • Make logistical arrangements, conduct meetings, prepare meeting minutes and distribute associated documents according to NEMA best practices

Experience and Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree required, preferably in health or health-related sciences
  • Meaningful work experience and demonstrated achievements working in trade associations, for-profit companies and/or government service
  • Ability to quickly grasp the essentials of each Section's underlying medical science and engineering in addition to Standards and regulatory development
  • Strong task management and organizational skills with ability to manage multiple time-sensitive projects simultaneously
  • Clear and persuasive writer, speaker with ability to represent MITA with professional presence, including on technical matters
  • Ability to diplomatically manage competing views and form consensus-based decisions
  • Motivated to seek additional personal growth; driven to seek creative methods to achieve organizational improvement 
  • Knowledge of (or ability to quickly acquire) digital work environment expertise as relevant to MITA and MITA member processes
  • Skilled in Microsoft Office Suite

NEMA offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package including paid holidays and personal time, flexible working hours, 401(k) plan, health/dental insurance, and partial pre-tax parking/Metro subsidy. EOE/M/F/V/D. 

Interested individuals may apply at: https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=7432ce3b-9c91-4d10-b5f9-8b14c0b4bea8&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=298993&source=CC3&lang=en_US


Field Representative – Midwest Region

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) develops performance and other Standards; crafts and executes advocacy campaigns; and provides analytical products to assist Member companies with business decisions.

The Field Representative – Midwest Region promotes NEMA technical positions to Electrical Inspectors, Building Code Officials, electrical contractors, Code-making bodies and others at the state and local levels. The Field Representative may be asked to represent NEMA on Federal or State citizen advisory committees as needed. The position reports to the Technical Director – Operations and is part of a team of four Field Representatives.

The incumbent will work from a home office located in the Midwest Region and will represent NEMA in:  WY, CO, ND, SD, NE, KS, MN, IA, MO, AR, WI, IL, MI, IN, KY, OH, and WV.  Extensive travel (~50%) can be expected.

Key Responsibilities

I. Participate in state and local meetings affecting code development, enactment and enforcement

  • Maintain expert knowledge of National Electrical Code® (NEC) and any state and local variances from NEC
  • Promote adoption of NEC without state or local amendments
  • Maintain expert knowledge of electrical requirements in buildings and other related codes including energy, fire and life safety codes
  • Understand and convey NEMA positions regarding differing codes including at code-making bodies (e.g. NFPA)
  • Lead education and training initiatives related to code adoption and implementation in the assigned region

II. Develop and deepen external contacts

  • Maintain effective links to senior electrical and building code enforcement officials and others concerned with safe and effective use of electricity
  • Establish coalitions with like-minded organizations, agencies or influential individuals to promote NEMA positions
  • Assist in retaining and recruiting NEMA Members
  • Build effective relationships with relevant code-making bodies (e.g., NFPA, ICC)
  • Provide verbal testimony and written public comment at code development hearings 

III. Develop and maintain internal communications

  • Maintain contact with NEMA Industry Directors, Program Managers and Government relations staff, the last especially regarding code adoption 
  • Maintain contact with NEMA Members across span of responsibilities
  • Notify Members in a timely manner of any product, market or installation issues impacting NEMA Member products arising in assigned region
  • Advise Sections when state and/or local hearings affecting their Members' products are being held

IV. Locally lead and actively participate in NEMA Natural Disaster Standard Operating Procedures

  • Develop key contacts at the state and local levels
  • Distribute NEMA outreach materials, guidance documents, etc. to communities impacted by natural disasters and complete tasks outlined in the Natural Disaster SOP
  • Provide assistance to NEMA Member facilities in assigned region impacted by natural disasters

V. Other duties

  • Maintain Field Representative State Playbooks; submit Trip Reports on designated meetings
  • Update NEC and Energy Code Adoption maps and reports
  • Represent NEMA as Subject Matter Expert at National Association of State Contracting Licensing Agencies
  • Maintain Travel and Office budgets

Experience and Qualifications

  • High school diploma required; college degree in related field a plus
  • 5 or more years of experience as licensed commercial and/or residential electrician required
  • Electrical Inspector or Building Code Official experience highly desirable
  • Comprehensive knowledge of NEC and code development processes a plus
  • Knowledge of the regulatory environment in Midwest Region advantageous
  • Excellent writing and communications skills; demonstrated confident executive presence
  • Savvy negotiator; possess ability to resolve disagreements with respect and integrity
  • Ability to function effectively within a matrixed organization and execute multiple programs with demanding timelines
  • Initiative and desire to learn new areas – especially in digital sphere
  • Proficient computer skills, (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and e-mail) required

NEMA offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package including paid holidays and personal time, flexible working hours, 401(k) plan, health/dental insurance, and partial pre-tax parking/Metro subsidy.

Interested individuals should send a current resume, specifying salary requirements, to https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=7432ce3b-9c91-4d10-b5f9-8b14c0b4bea8&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=296381&source=CC3&lang=en_US

EOE/M/F/V/D.


Director, NEMA Government Relations

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) develops performance and other Standards for its Members in the electrical and medical imaging industries, crafts and executes advocacy campaigns and provides analytical products to assist Member companies with business decisions.

The Director - Government Relations will focus on energy policy and related electrical technology issues, including digital connectivity, primarily at the federal level.  Some state advocacy may be sought. The position involves working closely with association Member executives; evaluating implications of legislative/regulatory initiatives; and developing and advocating policy positions that benefit the industry.  Activities include interacting with legislative/regulatory staff and elected officials, preparing position papers and comments, covering hearings/markups, and implementing strategies that achieve Member objectives. 

The position reports to the Vice President, Government Relations.  The position is located in Arlington (Rosslyn), Virginia includes some domestic travel (20%).

Key Responsibilities

I.  Accountable for managing outcome-based advocacy efforts at the federal level

  • Lead development and implementation of legislative and regulatory strategies to include involving Member company representatives
  • Form and direct coalitions to achieve assigned objectives by teaming with other trade associations and/or professional organizations
  • Represent the association at Federal (and State, if assigned) activities with legislators, regulators, other stakeholders
  • Develop and manage persistent lines of communications with stakeholders and collaborate with Member company representatives
  • Working with NEMA Communications team, develop communications and media plans that effectively advance advocacy goals

II. Organize and manage grassroots efforts that include organizing visits by legislators to Member company facilities

  • Develop innovative ways to create Member-based efforts to influence pending rules and bills

III. Manage NEMA Political Action Committee (NEMA PAC) including building lists of prior authorizations, developing PAC outreach materials to Member companies, and maintaining 100% compliance with FEC regulations. 

IV. Develop creative new ideas to increase Member use of Government Relations services.   

Experience and Qualifications

  • Five plus years' experience on Capitol Hill, Regulatory Agency, or trade association  
  • Undergraduate degree required – advanced degree a plus
  • Demonstrated success in achieving outcomes, preferably in legislative and regulatory processes
  • General knowledge of electric energy/utility and manufacturing challenges a plus
  • Strong relationship builder with ability to meet goals in policy-making and regulatory processes
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with proven ability to persuasively advocate in private and public settings at all times displaying executive presence
  • Innovative thinker and leader who is individually proactive, outcome-oriented, and a team builder/player
  • Demonstrated ability to excel in a fast-paced, multidiscipline environment with challenging timelines for multiple projects occurring simultaneously
  • Knowledge of or ability to quickly learn Capitol Hill ethics requirements and programs
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and other legislative/issues tracking software

NEMA offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package including paid holidays and personal time, flexible working hours, 401(k) plan, health/dental insurance, and partial pre-tax parking/Metro subsidy.

Interested individuals should send a current resume, specifying salary requirements, to https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=7432ce3b-9c91-4d10-b5f9-8b14c0b4bea8&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=290855&source=CC3&lang=en_US.

Veterans are encouraged to apply. EOE/M/F/V/D.


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