AFPM is the premier trade association for the refining and petrochemical industry, representing more than 95 percent of our nation's refining and petrochemical manufacturing capacity. The association is headquartered in Washington D.C. in the heart of the K Street corridor.

AFPM is looking for a knowledgeable and impactful Manager, Government Relations. A successful candidate will participate in the development, implementation, and management of the organization’s federal legislative strategies and programs and serve as one of the Association’s lobbyists before the U.S. Congress and the Executive Branch.

This is a full-time exempt position and will report to the Vice President, Government Relations. The Manager, Government Relations will work with the Government Relations staff to increase AFPM’s visibility on Capitol Hill and advocate for the association’s legislative agenda. The successful candidate will build key relationships with Congressional offices and other stakeholder organizations.


  • Develop and execute programs to advance AFPM’s legislative strategy.
  • Initiate and maintain effective working relationships with Members of Congress, Congressional staff, Congressional Committees, Executive Branch officials and their staff. 
  • Monitor and drive legislation pertaining to the fuels and petrochemical industries.
  • Participate in, develop, and lead coalition activities in support of AFPM objectives.
  • Maintain strong working relationships with AFPM member company representatives.
  • Identify emerging legislative issues and trends impacting AFPM member companies.
  • Assist in the production of high-quality Congressional testimony, comments, presentations, and other advocacy materials.
  • Attend PAC and other political events as needed.
  • Coordinate with other AFPM departments as appropriate.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Vice President, Government Relations


  • Bachelor’s degree in government relations related field, or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience working with energy and legislative issues in a related association, industry, or congressional office.
  • Superior oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically about the policy, politics, and press of an issue and translate strategy into action
  • Ability to prioritize, plan, organize and carry out multiple assignments to achieve multiple objectives.
  • Excellent work ethic and an ability to work well in a team environment.

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AFPM is an equal opportunity employer. AFPM does not discriminate in employment on account of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, age, sex (including sexual harassment), sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, military status or unfavorable discharge from military service.

I understand that neither the completion of this application nor any other part of my consideration for employment establishes any obligation for AFPM to hire me. If I am hired, I understand that either AFPM or I can terminate my employment at any time and for any reason, with or without cause and without prior notice. I understand that no representative of AFPM has the authority to make any assurance to the contrary.

I attest with my signature below, the information provided to AFPM is true and complete information. No requested information has been concealed. I authorize AFPM to contact references provided for employment reference checks. If any information I have provided is untrue, or if I have concealed material information, I understand that this will constitute cause for the denial of employment or immediate dismissal.

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