Open Position: Director, Government & Industry Affairs

Position: Director, Government & Industry Affairs

Location: K Street, Washington, D.C., United States

Desired Start Date: Q1 2023

Compensation Range: Commensurate with experience and competence

Point of Contact: Send Resume to

Position Description: Director, Government & Industry Affairs

The Director of Government and Industry Affairs manages and leads the Wash-DC office and all federal advocacy operations, develops policy and legislative goals and strategies, and coordinates press efforts and public relations efforts with the Communications team.  In this role, you will be the leader in driving IADC’s U.S. government affairs agenda in Washington, DC, and will create and execute an external engagement approach that promotes member company-driven objectives through advocacy and relationship-building.

Core Responsibilities

  • Actively engage with member companies and external stakeholders on key issues and initiatives.
  • Regularly interact with allied trade associations, company executives, and Members of Congress and their staff.
  • Develop and execute an advocacy strategy that appropriately addresses federal policy issues of importance to IADC, its members, and the industry at large.
  • Manage day-to-day operations in WDC and Act as treasurer of DRILLERSPAC; maintaining lobbying reports; developing and implementing PAC strategy.
  • Establish relationships with Members of Congress, staff, and regulators whose policy purview may relate to member business. Act as IADC liaison to industry working groups/unity efforts.
  • Maintain IADC’s sanctions verification program; update sanctions protocol as required.
  • Plan and execute annual fly-in for member companies.
  • Maintain working knowledge of industry operations including rig design, drilling, petroleum geology, and key service operations.


  • Legally authorized to work in the United States. Highly self-disciplined, motivated, ethical and professional individual.
  • BA degree in political science, business, public administration or related field.
  • Understanding of energy policy issues, specifically o/g exploration and production public policy issues.
  • Demonstrated experience as an effective communicator with excellent analytical, writing and interpersonal skills. 3+ years Capitol Hill or other public policy experience.


  • Capitol Hill experience relevant to oil and gas industry.
  • Previously registered to lobby in US.
  • Direct oil and natural gas industry experience