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Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce

Public Policy Manager

Los Angeles


From Ms. Olivia Lee via APALS.


Job Description

Public Policy Manager

Founded in 1888, the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce is one of the nation’s leading regional business advocacy organizations. We’re a fast-paced public policy department with a

mission of improving the economic prosperity and quality of life throughout Southern California. Our work revolves around policy development and advocacy at all levels of government,

coalition building and providing maximum value to our members. For more information, visit



The public policy manager is in the Public Policy Division of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce and reports to the vice president of public policy. This is a full-time (40 hours per week),

Exempt level, salaried position. Benefits include: Vacation Time; Sick Time; Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance; Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA); Long Term Disability; Life Insurance, 401(k) and

commuter/transportation benefits (Metro TAP and Metro-Link Corporate Program).


Job Description

·         Manage issue development, with an emphasis on transportation, energy and environmental policy, for the Chamber and advise the Vice President of Public Policy on setting the

·         Chamber’s public policy agenda.

·         Serve as an advocate for the Chamber on the federal, state, regional and local levels of government through coalition work, direct lobbying, and grass roots organizing.

·         Responsible for effectively representing the Chamber, its board of directors and members before elected officials and general public.

·         Staff the Chamber’s public policy councils as assigned as well as special task forces and industry councils as needed.

·         Track issue development and legislation at assigned jurisdictions, as well as maintain regular interaction with key elected officials and their staff.

·         Develop issue messaging and communications strategy in coordination with the Chamber’s marketing & communications department and fellow stakeholders.

·         Contribute to the development of the Chamber’s external communications (website, weekly member communications, newsletter and media)

·         Perform other duties as assigned by Vice President of Public Policy



·         Bachelor’s degree required;

·         Minimum of three years’ experience in related field

·         Excellent written and verbal communication skills

·         Significant experience in project management, policy analysis and issue development

·         Ability to provide excellent customer service and be a team player

·         Ability to produce a large quantity of work at high quality

·         Demonstrated ability to work well with volunteers and staff at all levels


Working Conditions/Physical Demands:

The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The Los Angeles Area

Chamber of Commerce provides reasonable accommodation to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This position requires:

·         Work may be performed in a stressful, fast-paced office environment, depending upon assignment.

·         Requires reliable transportation to attend off-site meetings and events.

·         Requires attending early morning and late evening meetings and events.

·         Requires ability to understand verbal communication and to respond effectively.

·         Positions in this class typically require: reaching, typing, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing, standing for long periods of time and repetitive motions in computer use.

·         Requires learning and adapting new software.


The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated topromoting a culturally diverse workforce. All Qualified applicants will receive consideration for

employment without regards to race, color, religion, gender, or national origin.


Email resumes to Jessica Duboff, Vice President of Public Policy,

By Friday, June 23rd.



Asian Americans Advancing Justice

Senior Telecommunications, Technology and Media Fellow

Washington, D.C.


From Ms. Josie Thomas, EVP/Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, CBS Corporation.



Senior Telecommunications, Technology, and Media Fellow

Organizational Profile:

Founded in 1991, Asian Americans Advancing Justice-AAJC (Advancing Justice-AAJC) works to advance the human and civil rights of Asian Americans, and build and promote a fair and equitable society for all. To achieve our mission, we engage in policy advocacy, research, public education, community capacity-building/mobilization and litigation strategies to advance public policies that enable Asian Americans and other vulnerable communities to reach their full potential and address unfair and discriminatory structures and institutions that systematically deny Asian Americans and other vulnerable communities their civil and human rights.

Based in Washington, D.C., Advancing Justice-AAJC is a member of the Asian Americans Advancing Justice (Advancing Justice) affiliation. With our affiliates in Atlanta, Chicago, San Francisco and Los Angeles, we work together as equal and independent partners, operate under one name, and strive to speak with one unified and powerful voice to promote justice, empower our communities, bring local and national constituents together, and strengthen our multi-racial democracy.


Title: Senior Telecommunications, Technology, and Media Fellow

Reports to: Vice President, Policy and Programs

Term: Immediately

Status: Full time, Exempt Employee, 40 hours/week.


Position Summary:

The Senior Telecommunications, Technology, and Media Fellow (“Senior Fellow”) will be primarily responsible for developing and providing public policy research, strategies, analysis, and education on telecommunications, technology, and media diversity. An advocate for fair and equal representation of Asian Americans in the media and fair and equal access to telecommunications and technology law and policy, the Senior Fellow will work to advocate for reforms that will benefit the broader Asian American



Organizational Leadership and Strategic Planning

·         Act as thought partner to the Vice President, Policy and Programs on issues related to telecommunications, technology, and media diversity.

·         Work closely with the Executive Team, all organization staff, and board of directors to provide leadership and direction in setting budgets, program goals and strategies, advancing new ideas and innovation that align with our organizational mission and strategic plan.


Plan and Strategize Activities Related to Telecommunications, Technology, and Media Diversity

·         In consultation with the Vice President, Policy and Programs, identify, organize and implement strategies related to telecommunications, technology, and media diversity;

·         Work with key legislators and executive branch officials to advance fair laws, regulations, guidelines, and policies that benefit the Asian American community;

·         Provide public policy research and analysis on issues related to telecommunications, technology, and media diversity;

·         Monitor and analyze legislation, regulations, and other policy developments; prepare testimony, comments, and other relevant material;

·         Contribute to the development and implementation of strategic communications plans related to telecommunications, technology, and media diversity; including providing content support, responding to press inquiries and making public speaking appearances as necessary and appropriate.


Develop, Implement and Maintain External Relationships and Partnerships

·         Build and maintain excellent relationships with affiliates and the relevant legal and advocacy groups within the civil rights and Asian American communities nationally and locally;

·         Develop community education materials; conduct community outreach and education;

·         Coordinate program planning and implementation with Advancing Justice-AAJC affiliates to identify areas for potential legislative or administrative reform.



·         Contribute to the development and implementation of a development supported growth strategy for telecommunications, technology, and media diversity, including the identification of donor prospects through work with peer organizations and other professional contacts;

·         Assist with fundraising, grants management, and relationship management with funders and supporters;

·         Work with the finance and development teams to craft project budgets and contribute to the development of grant proposals relating to telecommunications, technology, and media diversity;

·         Provide content/information for donor communications and materials (donor newsletters, action alerts, special reports from the executive director, social media postings, etc.); and

·         Attend meetings with prospects/donors as necessary and appropriate.


General AAJC Roles

·         Live and exhibit the Core Values of Advancing Justice-AAJC, by contributing to an environment that promotes trust, teamwork, and transparency among staff, board, National Advisory Council, affiliates, and community partners.

·         Contribute to, establish and follow policies and procedures, including maintenance of confidentiality, to ensure that the principles of Advancing Justice-AAJC are implemented.

·         Participate fully in, and lead decision- making processes; understand outcomes and be accountable for decisions made in, or affecting his/her area.

·         Understand the values and principles of Advancing Justice-AAJC and apply them fully in work responsibilities.

·         Participate in other activities and serve on ad hoc committees as requested.

·         Attend and contribute to Advancing Justice-AAJC and board of directors meetings.

·         Willing to travel and work occasional evenings and weekends.



Education and Experience:

·         Bachelor’s Degree; Master’s Degree in Public Policy or a Juris Doctorate Degree preferred.

·         Two-three years of relevant experience working in government or an advocacy organization preferred.


Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

·         Ability to operationalize vision, think strategically, creatively problem solve, and exercise good judgment.

·         Successful track record of forging alliances, working in coalitions, and moving people to take collective action.

·         Facilitative and collaborative leadership style with strong people skills.

·         Experience working with diverse groups from various sectors ranging from grassroots to policy institutions.

·         Fundraising experience, including building and developing relationships.

·         Excellent communicator and writer with experience as a spokesperson who can articulate messages to different audiences, including the media.

·         Strong supervisory skills and experience with proven ability to manage, coach and mentor staff and work collegially with management team members.

·         Ability to adapt to changing priorities and balance competing assignments is necessary.

·         Knowledge of telecommunications, technology, and media diversity issues, particularly as they pertain to Asian American and Pacific Islander communities.

·         Experience navigating administrative and legislative processes.

·         Must have the ability to plan, organize, and help to oversee a comprehensive program.


Application Process:

Send resume with references, short writing sample and a cover letter to Hiring Manager at


Asian Americans Advancing Justice-AAJC is an equal opportunity employer.




Federal Government Relations Director

Washington, D.C.


Job Description

McDonald’s is more than the world’s largest chain of quick service restaurants, serving millions of customers in over 100 countries daily. Under the leadership of CEO, Steve Easterbrook, we are building a better McDonalds that will make delicious, feel-good moments easy for everyone.

McDonald’s seeks a Federal Director for its U.S. Government Relations team. The position will lead external engagement with the federal government community in Washington, D.C., including elected officials, Administration officials, regulatory agencies and other organizations seeking to impact public policy development at the federal level.   This position will focus primarily on health, agriculture, nutrition, food safety and environmental issues.   This position will be a member of the Corporate Relations team, led by Global Chief Communications Officer, Robert Gibbs. The position reports to the U.S. Government Relations Vice President and will work closely with both Federal Relations Director for Workforce & Tax, issues and DC-based Government Relations Manager.

The Director, Health & Nutrition, will develop and execute a proactive strategy for establishing McDonald’s positive interaction in health & food policy.   S/he will develop and implement a stakeholder engagement plan designed to position the McDonald’s system positively with key administration officials, lawmakers, staff, regulatory agencies and other policy makers.   The Director will interface with key internal (owner-operators, GR and other departments, corporate and regional management) and external stakeholders (trade associations, legislative consultants, other industry professionals) to develop an effective, integrated communication strategy.  S/he will assist in forming coalitions, lead initiatives and directly advocate before relevant stakeholders.  S/he will work closely with the Director of Tax/Workforce to plan, coordinate and execute the activities of the federal U.S. government relations team in the areas of outreach, events, message development, issue management, influencer engagement, policy communications and thought leadership. As part of the Corporate Relations team, this person will value brand reputation, understand drivers of brand reputation and work to manage reputational attacks that could impugn business growth.  This person will work as part of a team to ensure that policy and reputational objectives align and support corporate and U.S. business goals. The position will be based at McDonald’s DC offices. 

The successful candidate will possess significant political acumen and have established federal government relations expertise and strategic planning capabilities. S/he will have a deep knowledge of public policy and regulatory affairs will impact the McDonald’s business.  Strong writing, presentation and relationship-development skills are essential as this position requires communication to a variety of audiences.  The successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to analyze and leverage a range of data, and to asses risk and opportunity to make strategic decisions.



·         Develop and implement a plan for proactively establishing productive relationships with key stakeholders and lawmakers in the health, nutrition, Ag and food safety space.

·         Develop strategies to positively impact federal regulatory and legislative issues facing the McDonald’s system.

·         Advocate and work with third party groups to address system priorities.

·         Establish and maintain a sophisticated political network.

·         Maintain and advocate for McDonald’s in trade associations; use trade associations to reach McDonald’s business and advocacy goals.

·         Develop and implement plans to successfully coordinate key outreach tactics in Washington DC, including, but not limited to, a fly-in, staff briefings, meet-and-greets and informational testimony

·         Partner with regional staff to amplify local government relations efforts initiatives.

·         Help direct field activities when grassroots action is necessary to influence legislation.

·         Assist in developing and maintaining communication pathways with operator leadership, regional leadership, and senior management, advising them on all matters relating to local legislation and public policy issues of interest.

·         Work closely with state and local staff and provide information, advice and perspective concerning federal government leadership, policies and activities.


Minimum Requirements

Basic Qualifications

·         BA/BS degree in Political Science/Government, Public Administration, Business Administration, Communications or related area

·         10+ years of experience in federal government affairs


Preferred Qualifications

·         Experience in Congress/federal government agency as well as private sector

·         Familiarity with industry preferred

·         Campaign and lobbying experience a plus

·         Strong communication and interpersonal skills

·         Must enjoy working in a fast-paced, multi-tasking, deadline-oriented dynamic environment with constant change

·         Detail-oriented, self-starter and good team player

·         Creative thinker, solid experience in concept to execution of new ideas

·         Solution oriented problem solver

·         Networking and relationship-building skills are imperative

·         Ability to influence others outside direct line of control, management

·         High level of strategic focus, planning, perspective

·         Excellent writing and presentation skills


For more information and to apply, visit:



Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW)

2017 Summer Internship – Intern

New York


From Mr. Fields Jackson, Jr., founder and CEO, Racing Toward Diversity magazine.




Cosmetic Executive Women, (CEW) a non-profit professional organization with over 9,000 executives, both women and men, in the beauty, cosmetics, fragrance and related industries.  Located in Chelsea, CEW has an opportunity for a 2017 Summer Internship.



Job Responsibilities include:

·         Venue shipping coordination, messengers, packing and managing all shipped or couriered items to/from event (working within budget)

·         Order and track inventory of event specific supplies (including signage) and “bring to” lists

·         Oversee and execute all event collateral for on-site and CEW management

·         Manage, maintain and file all Event Binders

·         Manage content of events supply and beauty closets, arrange for periodic clean-outs and reorganization as needed

·         Oversee all event registration (both online and onsite); member/attendee troubleshooting with Events Assistant

·         Handle event related member/attendee phone inquiries

·         Maintain industry event calendar

·         Process invoices

·         Provide administrative support to Director and Events Department

·         Manage volunteers at events

·         Pre-event, work closely with Events Assistant & Sponsorship Development team to confirm sponsor guest names and gift bag products

·         Qualified candidates must be highly organized, detailed oriented, manage multiple priorities, projects and deadlines, work well independently as well as within a team, and demonstrate proficiency in Word, Excel and Outlook.



·         Up to 20 hours per week, flexible schedule as long as hours are worked between 10 AM and 6 PM, Monday-Wednesday & 8 AM and 5 PM, Thursday. $11.00 per hour. Internship will start as soon as possible and end in late August.



Applicants please send resume and cover letter to


CEW is an equal opportunity employer.


About CEW

CEW members are a global community of over 9,000 men and women representing all aspects of the beauty industry. CEW brings its members together at every stage of their careers. With unparalleled access to industry leaders to network, learn and exchange ideas – we are moving our members and the industry forward. 


To apply, visit:



American Express

Summer Intern, Corporate Communications

New York


From Mr. Fields Jackson, Jr., Founder and CEO, Racing Toward Diversity magazine.



Summer Intern, Corporate Communications


American Express is seeking a summer intern. The intern role sits in the Corporate Affairs & Communications organization and will provide internal and external support to the Risk & Information Management group ("RIM") and executive office for the President, Global Credit Risk & Information Management. The RIM group is responsible for driving industry-leading outcomes in credit and fraud write-offs, as well as big data capabilities across all American Express businesses and geographies.


The types of projects you'll work on:

·         Support the Corporate Communications team on a variety of summer projects, including:

·         RIM internal communications programs, including writing and editing employee announcements, managing and updating content on employee intranet site, and assisting with Quarterly Town Hall production.

·         Prepare RIM leadership team for internal and external speaking opportunities related to fraud risk management, big data, and machine learning.

·         Draft speaker biographies

·         Research potential speaking opportunities

·         Create target list for 2017-2018

·         Brainstorm content and help write session abstracts

·         Assist with briefing speakers before events

·         General support for other corporate initiatives; benchmarking against competitors, pulling background articles for interview preparation, researching issues for executive event prep documents.


The type of experience you can expect:

·         Experience working for a Fortune 500 company

·         Experience adapting and communicating complex and technical information to a variety of audiences

·         Experience with executive and internal communications

·         Experience creating press materials and executive interview briefs Qualifications



·         Rising senior or recent graduate

·         Minimum 3.0 GPA

·         Strong interpersonal skills and ability to create connections across functions and levels

·         Excellent written and verbal skills

·         Strategic thinking skills

·         Some experience developing and implementing creative PR and communication programs

·         Self-starter with excellent project management skills

·         Ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced work environment



·         Square Feature on Global Information Management (GIM)- Center of Excellence

·         Center of Excellence for companywide employee intranet, "The Square."

·         Work closely with Chief Data Officer & Global Information Management team members to conceive and develop a story idea that enhances employees' understanding of how GIM enables better, faster, smarter data decisions at the Company.

·         In partnership with Square Editorial team, manage the script and production of an engaging video and/or visual content to accompany the story.

·         Draft executive communication to all RIM Employees promoting the story after it's published.

·         Tags: USUndergrad ReqID: 17007105 Schedule (Full-Time/Part-Time): Full-time


To apply, visit:




Product Marketing and Strategy Analyst-TMS003S1

Plano, Tex.




Who we are

Collaborative. Respectful. A place to dream and do. These are just a few words that describe what life is like at Toyota. As one of the world’s most admired brands, Toyota is growing and leading the future of mobility through innovative, high-quality solutions designed to enhance lives and delight those we serve. We’re looking for diverse, talented team members who want to grow and challenge what’s possible with us. 


Who we’re looking for

Toyota’s Vehicle Marketing and Communications Department is looking for a passionate, qualified and highly-motivated Product Marketing and Strategy Analyst.


The primary responsibility of this role is to be the subject matter expert for a Toyota vehicle series.


Reporting to the series’ Vehicle Marketing and Communications Manager/National Manager, the person in this role will support the Marketing department’s objectives by creating and executing fully integrated marketing strategies for their responsible series including cross-organizational alignment with internal and external stakeholders.


What you’ll be doing
Key responsibilities of this role will include performing at a high-level in the required competencies by:


Marketing Strategies (50%)

  • Define target customer by conducting and coordinating analytical research and applying those findings to create tailored strategies that communicate clear and compelling brand messaging
  • Provide deep insights through analysis of internal data and market research to create compelling stories that drive strategic decisions
  • Demonstrate agility by using multiple data sources, finding data patterns, and extracting actionable insights both at the aggregate and segmented consumer level.
  • Integrate user research, market analysis, and interdepartmental feedback into product requirements to ensure products  meet customer needs’

Vehicle Operations (30%)

  • Develop and manage detailed, product specifications documents used in the development of consumer facing collateral materials, digital assets, quick reference guides and training materials
  • Maintain continuous, 360-degree understanding of series features, specifications, customers, competitors, communications targets and segment dynamics.
  • Perform ad hoc reporting and analysis to support team objectives. This may include pricing, sales performance, and ROI analyses.


Marketing Communications (20%)

  • Interface with agency teams and provide project management oversight for campaign and creative asset development, ensuring process milestones and budget requirements are achieved
  • Develop brand awareness strategies in all aspects of integrated marketing communications: advertising; production; traditional media; social media; digital marketing; content marketing; lead generation; reporting; measurement




What you bring

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher
  • Experience in marketing, consumer insights, product and/or corporate planning, advertising, sales, or pricing
  • Proven experience translating unstructured data into actionable insights for decision making
  • Advanced Microsoft Suite skills (e.g., Excel, PowerPoint) with ability to manipulate and create pivot tables and functions for data-driven storytelling.
  • Experience creating compelling, easy to understand, visually appealing presentations that tell the story and reveals the “Why” or “What If” answers
  • Thorough understanding of marketing metrics and analytics, proactive in analyzing performance and suggesting improvements, can apply strategic thinking, problem solving, and hypothesis-driven data analysis
  • Exemplary communication skills and strong business acumen to understand corporate strategy and present actionable findings to management
  • Must be able to understand complex media plans, define and identify KPIs, tools and technologies and apply post mortem learning to future campaigns.
  • Ability to build credibility and collaborate with internal stakeholders and external partners
  • Demonstrated success in a fast-paced, high-workload environment
  • Able to work well autonomously and as part of a cohesive team.
  • The ability to travel domestically and internationally up to 15% of the time


Added bonus if you have

  • MBA or advanced business degree
  • Automotive related work experience
  • Recent relevant experience applying prominent marketing strategy models for a large global brand.
  • Familiarity with key market data sources (examples: vehicle registrations databases and consumer research studies) or have demonstrated competency to quickly learn and use these tools


What we’ll bring

During your interview process, our team can fill you in on all the details of our industry-leading benefits and career development opportunities. A few highlights include:

  • A work environment built on teamwork, flexibility and respect
  • Professional growth and development programs to help advance your career, as well as tuition reimbursement
  • Vehicle purchase & lease programs
  • Comprehensive health care and wellness plans for your entire family
  • Flextime and virtual work options (if applicable)
  • Toyota 401(k) Savings Plan featuring a company match, as well as an annual retirement contribution from Toyota regardless of whether you contribute
  • Paid holidays and paid time off
  • Referral services related to prenatal services, adoption, child care, schools and more
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Relocation assistance (if applicable)


What you should know

Our success begins and ends with our people. We embrace diverse perspectives and value unique human experiences. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer that celebrates the diversity of the communities where we live and do business. Applicants for our positions are considered without regard to race, ethnicity, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, religion, military or veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by law. 


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Wells Fargo

Meeting and Event Planning Manager

Multiple Areas Considered

California, Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, Wisconsin


Job Description


It starts with you. Our goal is to attract, develop, retain and motivate the most talented people - those who care and who work together as partners across business units and functions. We value and promote diversity and inclusion in every aspect of our business and at every level of our organization.


The Meeting & Event Planning Manager manages a small team of meeting planners and is responsible for the planning and execution of multi-day company meetings, conferences, and events. This individual works closely with line of business partners sponsoring the event, conference or meeting. Acts as the liaison and strategic advisor to the line of business she/he supports. Advises & strategizes on overall annual Meeting and event strategy and budgets. This position is responsible for adherence to risk and compliance as well as all privacy regulations and policies.

The Wells Fargo Meetings and Events team partners with colleagues to strategically conceptualize, plan, organize and execute meetings, conferences, recognition trips and high-end client events. This position will support the Wealth Management and Abbot Downing lines of business. Individual should possess strong experiential marketing experience and proven success designing, leading, planning and executing targeted events that support business development and relationship management goals in the luxury/affluent client segment.


Responsibilities Include:

  • Collaborate with Marketing Executives to develop and execute external marketing event strategy for affluent client segment.
  • Manage the client experience as an expression of the brand
  • Ensure data integrity for all managed meetings to allow for accurate business intelligence
  • Manage and execute all logistical aspects of multi-day meetings, conferences and client events, as needed
  • Advise internal clients on event format, speakers, activities, décor and entertainment
  • Plan and manage departmental budgets
  • Responsible for risk management, security, corporate tax and compliance
  • Participate and/or lead strategic projects to support team function
  • Manage, mentor and provide strategic direction for direct reports
  • Manage meeting assignments to ensure professional development and work-life balance
  • Evaluate event effectiveness and future improvement opportunities
  •          Other locations may be considered based on candidate’s qualifications


Required Qualifications


  • 6+ years of meeting and event planning experience
  • 2+ years of leadership experience


Desired Qualifications


  • Intermediate Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint) skills
  • A BS/BA degree or higher
  • Wealth or investment management experience
  • Highly refined and professional verbal and written communications


Other Desired Qualifications


  • 2+ Years planning experience in the Luxury/Affluent Client Segment
  • 2+ Years direct people management experience; specifically managing a meeting/event team
  • Proficient in meeting and event management software (Lanyon, C-Vent, etc.)
  • Certified Meeting Planner (CMP/CMM) Certification


Job Expectations


  • Ability to travel up to 30% of the time



All offers for employment with Wells Fargo are contingent upon the candidate having successfully completed a criminal background check. Wells Fargo will consider qualified candidates with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable local, state and Federal law, including Section 19 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act.

Relevant military experience is considered for veterans and transitioning service men and women.

Wells Fargo is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation.


For more information and to apply, visit:


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