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Job Title:        Policy & Economic Research Assistant

Department:   Public Policy

Reports to:      VP, Public Policy & Economic Research

FLSA Status:  Non-exempt

Job Summary

Provides administrative support to the Public Policy Department. Performs research and writes policy briefs and articles on various Public Policy and Economic Research issues. Also provides member support as it relates to the department.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Drafts correspondence and other documents to Chamber members, committee members, elected and community officials.
  • Researches various public policy issues.
  • Collects and analyzes data, research trends, and evaluates economic issues.
  • Prepare reports, tables, and charts that present research results.
  • Provides general administrative support to Public Policy staff and direct administrative support to the VP, Public Policy & Economic Research.
  • Assists committees by maintaining membership roster, coordinating and facilitating meetings and agenda items including coordination of guest speakers.
  • Provides administrative support at these meetings, including taking notes.
  • Coordinates meeting preparation for committees.
  • Facilitates annual committee interest inquiries.
  • Responds to member inquiries as they relate to assigned committees.
  • Updates legislative trackers.
  • Updates policy briefs as needed.
  • Coordinates with Marketing Department to publish and update text and documents such as Committee agendas and Board Positions online.
  • Compiles policy positions for annual policy review which is distributed to the Public Policy Committee and Board of Directors.
  • Compiles and edits President’s and Board of Directors’ reports on behalf of the Public Policy Department.
  • Performs other clerical duties for departments including, but not limited to, filing, distributing mail, printing & copying,
  • Delegate duties to department interns as needed.
  • Attends community and government meetings as needed.
  • Attends various Chamber of Commerce events that may occur outside of normal business hours, when necessary.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


Interacts frequently with staff, board members, community leaders and elected officials in person, by telephone or through correspondence.

Qualifications and Requirements:


  • Bachelor’s degree in political science, economics or related field preferred.
  • Internship in a government relations office or for an elected official a plus.

 Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong writing, proofreading, and editing skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point), use of a CRM database and Internet applications.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including tact and professionalism in dealing with staff and the public.
  • Ability to read and interpret news articles, reports, government documents and briefings, in order to understand current issues.
  • Perform basic mathematical computations.
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Must possess basic understanding of economic theory.
  • Understanding of political process and familiarity with elected officials at local, state and federal level.