Mindset is a bipartisan strategic advisory and lobbying firm based in Washington, DC. The firm was established to provide strategic advisory and advocacy services primarily in the financial services area. Mindset has expanded since its founding, and our practice areas now include tax and trade, energy and the environment, health care, and telecommunications.
While we are very proud of Mindset’s roots in financial services, we are squarely focused on the future—maintaining best-in-class service for existing clients, while expanding into new areas. We accomplish this through our hustle and humility. We work hard to get the job done, and we never lose focus on our clients.
Mindset also values substantive depth, and we have a strong research team that works hard every day to ensure all team members understand every nuance of their subject area. This depth of expertise informs our advocacy strategy and ensures that we can keep our clients abreast of every important development on issues that matter to them.
Mindset is deeply committed to fostering a welcoming, inclusive, and bias-free work environment. We bring a diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) lens to everything we do, from building well-functioning teams to meeting the needs of our clients. At Mindset, we’ve created a workplace where our team members bring all of who they are to the table, and our work and our clients are better for it.
The Director will leverage his/her/their expertise and relationships with policymakers and industry stakeholders to achieve our clients’ public policy goals. The Director will build relationships as needed in pursuit of these goals.
Additionally, the Director will be responsible for project management of research initiatives on behalf of clients, Principals, and Partners.
The ideal candidate will have five to ten years of relevant government and/or government affairs experience with a focus on energy and environmental issues.
The Director will work closely with and under the supervision of the firm’s Partners and Principals to perform a wide range of activities, including but not limited to:
Developing and maintaining strong relationships with House and Senate offices, in coordination with other Mindset team members
Deploying relationships in support of client goals, through strategic, sophisticated advocacy
Contributing to and supervising research team projects for Partners, Principals, and clients, and translating that research into client-ready deliverables;
Delivering timely communications to internal and external stakeholders regarding legislative and regulatory policy developments that could affect our clients to ensure an opportunity to influence outcomes
Building a strong network of support among key external stakeholders to enhance advocacy efforts
Candidates will have strong familiarity with Capitol Hill and the legislative process. Candidates will have unquestioned credentials and possess a demonstrated and clear reputation for excellence and integrity in the government/government affairs community. Additional qualifications include:
A thorough understanding of the legislative and executive policy-making process
Ability to effectively interact with clients; ability to effectively influence and manage key relationships with a keen focus on collaboration and open communication
Keen awareness to anticipate emerging government, public or community/social issues of importance to our clients and capability to position the company effectively to handle such issues in all aspects
Strong analytical ability and oral and written communications skills
Strong interpersonal skills; ability to mentor other employees; team player with social awareness and a proactive approach to collaboration and client management
Strong organizational skills; able to manage multiple long- and short-term projects with overlapping deadlines
Highly autonomous and self-motivated work ethic, demonstrating sound judgment, initiative, and an ability to manage multiple priorities with a sense of urgency
Demonstrated support for issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including allyship and challenging bias; ability to effectively work with and support colleagues from a variety of social identities, including (but not limited to) race, gender, disability, sexual orientation, age, class, religion, and nationality
An undergraduate degree is required. An advanced degree such as a JD or MBA is highly desirable.