The International Trademark Association (INTA) is the global association of trademark owners and professionals dedicated to supporting trademarks and related intellectual property in order to protect consumers and to promote fair and effective commerce.
Location – NYC
Develops and implements government relations strategies for Africa and the Middle East, working with senior management, relevant INTA departments, representative offices, committees, government and international agencies, and other IP-related organizations. Responsible for special projects and project management including researching and preparing issue reports, and designing and managing databases, policy advocacy research surveys and other assigned studies.
Africa and the Middle East:
- Makes recommendations and participates in the development of Association policies and positions on trademark-related issues in Africa and the Middle East.
- Reviews and analyzes proposed legislation and regulations that may be of interest to the Association and refers such matters to the appropriate committees and/or subcommittees for consideration.
- Serves as liaison for assigned committees.
- Researches and drafts position papers, testimony, reports, and correspondence that relate to assigned topics.
- Contacts national and international agencies for information on schedules, status of various pieces of legislative measures and proposed rules, contacts, etc.
- Identifies and develops government relations opportunities for the Association.
- Acts as Association liaison with private sector interest with similar goals on local, national and international levels.
- Responds to routine and substantive inquiries from members of the Association and the public concerning assigned topics.
- Drafts articles for the INTA web site and INTA Bulletin concerning assigned topics. Also consults with web site and INTA Bulletin editors on placement of stories on assigned topics that are written by Association members.
- Assists the Education and Legal Resources departments in identifying topics and speakers/contributors regarding assigned issues for publications, roundtables, forums and programs.
- Works with the Associations representative offices to serve as the Association’s liaison with legislators and government executive agencies.
- Works with the Marketing & Communications staff to develop a consistent public relations campaign regarding assigned issues.
- Coordinates and participates in the development, information collection, quality assurance and maintenance of databases and reports regarding Advocacy Group (AG) committee projects, including:
- the AG committee record system;
- the Trademark Office Benchmark Database;
- the INTA Policy Inventory Database; and
- Content updates for website pages such as the Topic Portal and Advocacy.
- Performs special projects such as monitoring, researching and reporting on issues, INTA statement/comment quality review and committee survey projects.
- Coordinates and participates in meetings involving government delegations to INTA’s office and during the Annual and Leadership Meetings.
- Serves as the key person in the External Relations Department for various staff-wide projects/activities relating to association and information management systems, communication technology, committee selection, Annual and Leadership Meeting scheduling and logistics.
Achieving annual personal objectives and meeting criteria contained in Employee Evaluation process which includes: service orientation both internal to staff and external to members/public; reliability/dependability/work habits; job knowledge; quality of work; productivity/quantity of work; planning and organization; judgment; initiative; leadership; and problem-solving/decision making.
- Advanced degree in related area, e.g. international studies.
- Minimum five-years directly related work experience.
- Skills or Related Knowledge:
- Knowledge of government processes and procedures.
- Interpersonal and persuasive skills.
- Writing, editing, research and oral communications skills.
- Networking and resource access skills.
- Computer literacy in word processing, presentation and database software.
- Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
- Analytical, research and problem solving skills.
- Fluency in French and/or Arabic; Portuguese a plus.
How to Apply
All applicants must include a cover letter addressing their qualifications for the position. Applications without cover letters will not be reviewed.
Applicants must send email to firstname.lastname@example.org and must use Associate, External Relations – Africa/Middle East and Special Projects in the subject line.
Deadline – N/A