Employment Opportunities

Coordinator, Public Policy (Hybrid)

Organization: American Forest & Paper Association
Office: Washington DC Office (Hybrid)

This position provides a great opportunity to learn about the development of policy and regulations. The selected person will perform a variety of administrative functions as part of the public policy team and have a front row seat at meetings where thoughtful exchanges occur to develop a strategy. In addition to administrative tasks, the coordinator also searches for relevant information and learns priority issues for our industry.

The below description provides more detail on American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA), this role and how you will impact the industry.

Working at AF&PA:

Based in Washington, DC, American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) values diverse backgrounds and capabilities and invites all talented individuals to apply to be part of our team and support our culture and mission. We encourage the exchange of knowledge, innovative ideas and different perspectives to reach our goals and we support work/life balance.

Essential job functions:

  • Provide administrative, logistical, and substantive support to the Public Policy Department, including planning internal/external meetings and preparation of meeting materials; arranging travel plans; scheduling appointments.
  • Manage preparation and logistics of Environment Resource Committee and relevant subcommittee meetings.
  • Prepare the minutes of various committee meetings and calls
  • Facilitate the distribution of departmental analysis and policy developments to AF&PA member companies.
  • Monitor and compile daily report of the Federal Register.
  • Manage the departmentís Bloomberg Government account and send issue relevant stories to appropriate staff members
  • Oversee and monitor departmental budget planning and implementation and handle project and administrative management.
  • Assist in execution of large AF&PA meetings or fly-ins for Congressional or Administration meetings.
  • Answer and accurately direct incoming calls from AF&PA members, Federal agency and Congressional staff, and other outside parties.
  • Organize and maintain filing system in conformance with the Association's record retention policy.
  • Maintain and update committee distribution lists in our database (for mailing letters, e-mail notices, etc).
  • Compile and calculate individual expense reports and vendor invoices.
  • Answer general inquiries referring to department activities and provides general office support, such as ordering supplies, setting up conference rooms for meetings, etc.


Not all great candidates will meet all the criteria listed below. If your knowledge, skills and abilities are transferrable and you think youíre a great candidate for AF&PA - please consider applying.

  • Bachelorís degree in one of the social sciences.
  • Three or more years of related office experience.
  • Knowledge of environmental policy preferred.
  • Must be able to work on multiple tasks in a fast-paced and changing environment, with high attention to detail.
  • Must have a demonstrated ability to exercise judgment and discretion with limited supervision and personal initiative.
  • Must have a demonstrated ability to maintain positive rapport with co-workers and demonstrate excellent communications and interpersonal skills.
  • Must possess excellent arithmetical facility, as well as writing and proofreading skills.
  • Must possess superior administrative skills (typing, file organization, copying, etc.), and computer knowledge/skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Internet, etc.).
  • Must have a demonstrated ability to respect confidentiality and exercise discretion in sensitive matters.
  • Must have the ability to grasp new tasks and issues quickly.
  • Knowledge of federal regulatory and legislative process preferred.

Compensation and Benefits:

The salary for this position is expected to be between $25.65 and $28.70 per hour (approximately $50,000-$56,000 when annualized using a standard workweek of 37.50 hours). This is a good-faith estimate based on market data for comparable positions and the current budgeted amount for this role. Factors to be considered when determining the salary of the selected candidate include relevant skills, experience and knowledge, and the alignment of these qualities with those of existing staff.

AF&PA offers a generous benefits package which current includes:

  • Paid Vacation, Personal and Sick leave totaling 27-42 days per year, plus holidays
  • Four Blue Cross Blue Shield medical plans options (including our most popular plan that covers 100% of the employee premium and 94% of the cost to add family members)
  • Generous retirement plan with up to 9% employer contribution after waiting period
  • Free access to a new 7,000 sqft fitness center with Pelotons, Mirror Fitness, weights and more
  • Plus dental, vision, life insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, Health Savings Account...


This is a hybrid position that includes two days of remote work. Our current location is at 11th and K NW, and we will be moving at the end of the year to 13th and G, NW (above Metro Station).

About Us

The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) serves to advance U.S. paper and wood products manufacturers through fact-based public policy and marketplace advocacy. The forest products industry is circular by nature. AF&PA member companies make essential products from renewable and recyclable resources, generate renewable bioenergy and are committed to continuous improvement through the industryís sustainability initiative ó Better Practices, Better Planet 2030: Sustainable Products for a Sustainable Future. The forest products industry accounts for approximately 5% of the total U.S. manufacturing GDP, manufactures about $350 billion in products annually and employs about 925,000 people. The industry meets a payroll of about $65 billion annually and is among the top 10 manufacturing sector employers in 43 states. Visit AF&PA online at afandpa.org.

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