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Government Affairs Coordinator

Job Number:  49705
Group:  Magna Corporate
Division:  Magna Services of America (Home Office)
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular




Job Number: 49705 
Group: Magna Corporate  
Division: Magna Services of America (Home Office) 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 
Location: TROY 


Group Description 

At Magna, we create technology that disrupts the industry and solves big problems for consumers, our customers, and the world around us. We’re the only mobility technology company and supplier with complete expertise across the entire vehicle.


We are committed to quality and continuous improvement because our products impact millions of people every day. But we’re more than what we make. We are a group of entrepreneurial-minded people whose collective expertise gives us a competitive advantage. World Class Manufacturing is a journey and it’s our talented people who lead us on this journey.


Role Summary

The Government Affairs function within Magna International provides economic and workforce development, public affairs, and lobbying services to Magna’s groups and divisions. It serves as a central resource for global public policy makers, government officials, industry organizations, and community leaders. The public policy team within Government Affairs leads and manages policy development and advocacy on behalf of the corporation with key public stakeholders at the local, state, federal and international government levels. 


The Government Affairs Coordinator will work closely with Government Affairs Management to implement and develop processes and be responsible for executing and supporting Magna public policy and compliance initiatives at the international, federal, state, and local level. 


Individuals with an awareness of government, political structures, and the automotive industry are encouraged to apply. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Monitor, research, analyze, and summarize legislative and regulatory developments in assigned areas of responsibility.  
  • Draft and edit written communication materials, including fact sheets, infographics, reports, FAQs, presentations, talking points, and other support documents.  
  • Provide support for Magna outreach and advocacy efforts, including scheduling and attending meetings with government officials and preparing briefing document; Work with Executive Director of Government Affairs, Senior Manager of Government Affairs, and Senior Manager of Regulatory and Legislative Trends to advance Magna interests.  
  • Draft correspondence to government officials in support of Magna advocacy efforts.  
  • Work in coordination with Magna Groups and Divisions and Government Affairs Management to develop issue positions, coordinate with external stakeholders, and provide updates to Magna leadership.  
  • Maintain database of internal Subject Matter Experts who will receive updates and assist in the development of Magna positions on a variety of issues.  
  • Attend hearings, briefings, seminars, trade association meetings, and other events as related to assigned areas of responsibility.  
  • Participate on trade associations committees and working groups in assigned areas of responsibility.  
  • Ensure deadlines are met and work with the Government Affairs Team and Magna Groups and Divisions to ensure consistency across projects. 
  • Create, write, edit, and publish content for use on the company intranet site, social media platforms, and internal newsletters.  
  • Work with the Government Affairs Team on any other assignments and/or reports, as requested. 
  • Perform other duties, as required. 


Key Qualifications/Requirements

Education / Experience: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Economics, Political Science, Public Policy, or related field.  
  • 1-2+ years’ related experience
  • Previous experience in a professional, fast pace corporate environment preferred. 
  • Experience in corporate grassroots programs is a plus.  


Knowledge / Skills:  

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and virtual communication platforms (Microsoft Teams, WebEx, Zoom).   
  • Good judgment and professional verbal and written communication skills.  
  • Strong technical and analytical competence in select areas of policy, including mobility, supply chain, sustainability, tax, and trade is a plus.  
  • Effective organizational and project management skills; ability to manage multiple work streams and processes.  
  • Proven ability to handle multiple assignments simultaneously and be comfortable in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.   
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative, and not be afraid to ask questions and seek answers when follow-up is required.  
  • Excellent attention to detail and diligent at following up.  
  • Proactive attitude, intellectually curious, and self-motivated.  
  • Flexibility in handling multiple requests and changing priorities

Additional Information

Work Environment:      

  • Normal amount of sitting or standing, average mobility to move around an office environment; ability to conduct normal amount of work at a computer.  
  • Travel is required, up to 40% of the time.  
  • The successful candidate will be required to prove as a condition of employment that they are fully vaccinated by the start date of employment or have a valid religious or medical reason not to be vaccinated.  
  • This position is not intended for applicants from jurisdictions that prohibit the consideration of vaccination status in hiring decisions.  


Awareness. Unity. Empowerment.

At Magna, we believe a diverse workforce is critical to our success. That’s why we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We hire on the basis of experience and qualifications, and in consideration of job requirements, regardless of, in particular, color, ancestry, religion, gender, origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability or gender identity. Magna takes the privacy of your personal information seriously. We discourage you from sending applications via email to comply with GDPR requirements and your local Data Privacy Law.

Nearest Major Market: Troy
Nearest Secondary Market: Detroit

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