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Director, Government Relations

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Equifax is where you can power your possible. If you want to achieve your true potential, chart new paths, develop new skills, collaborate with bright minds,  and make a meaningful impact, we want to hear from you.

Equifax is seeking a Director, State Government Relations to develop, execute, and manage state and local government relations objectives for Equifax within the following states: Alaska, Arkansas, Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota. The Director, Government Relations will be responsible for direct lobbying, developing trusted relationships with legislators, governors, regulators and state agencies to influence policy/legislation involving issues consistent with Equifax business interests and objectives. The Director, Government Relations will also be accountable for identifying business risks and opportunities and developing strategies to ensure advancement of business priorities and public policy goals.

This role will have a continual focus on increasing the presence and reputation of Equifax across assigned states, while finding strategic alignment between business objectives, government programs and other trends. The Director, Government Relations will be responsible for managing state government relations priorities in their region, providing sound legislative and regulatory advice, collaborating with other Directors and business leaders, as well as other activities as directed by the Senior Director, Government Relations - West and Vice President, U.S. Government Relations. This position is remote and the individual can be based in Alaska, Arkansas, Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota or South Dakota. 

What You'll Do:

  • Support the Equifax Government Vertical by expanding states’ use of Equifax products and services, including verifications, credit data and identity and fraud solutions, through legislative and regulatory engagement

  • Build and leverage working relationships with key lawmakers, regulators and state agencies within region to create new sales opportunities while also protecting existing contracts

  • Identify and manage legislation and regulations within region that could create value or cause strategic harm to Equifax

  • Develop legislative strategies and positions supporting Equifax’s government relations objectives, which include development of policy briefing documents, legislative testimony, amendments, comments and policy white papers as needed

  • Manage consultants and other external resources to advance the company’s agenda in key states

  • Develop substantial knowledge of Equifax products and services and key laws that regulate business

  • Work with the relevant state managers at the Consumer Data Industry Association

  • Other duties as assigned including, but not limited to, monthly reporting, business unit updates,

What Experience You Need:

  • 3+ years of relevant experience in state government, government relations or direct lobbying

  • Bachelor's degree from a 4-year college or university

  • Ability to travel 25-50%

What Could Set You Apart:

  • Knowledge of government benefits programs preferred

  • Thorough understanding of the legislative/political process

  • Established network of political and state agency contacts

  • Proven track record of government relations accomplishments

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and experience creating and effectively delivering factual, relevant and easily understandable talking points and other messaging

  • Ability to interact effectively with a wide range of external audiences and with company management

  • Ability to work on a remote team while staying connected to a broader government relations team

  • MS Office including Word & PowerPoint

  • Legal research

We offer comprehensive compensation and healthcare packages, 401k matching, paid time off, and organizational growth potential through our online learning platform with guided career tracks.

Are you ready to power your possible?  Apply today, and get started on a path toward an exciting new career at Equifax, where you can make a difference!

Equifax is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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