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The Association of Global Automakers represents the U.S. operations of international motor vehicle manufacturers, original equipment suppliers, automotive technology companies and other automotive-related trade associations. Our diverse and growing membership, supported by a core group of highly successful auto manufacturers, represents the mobility space as it is becoming not the industry of the past.  Global Automakers works with industry leaders, legislators, regulators, and other stakeholders in the United States to create public policies that improve motor vehicle safety, encourage technological innovation and address environmental needs. Our goal is to foster an open and competitive mobility marketplace in the U.S. that encourages investment, job growth, and innovation. 

The automotive industry is evolving rapidly, transforming the policy and regulatory space in which our members operate. We are looking for employees who are passionate about the auto industry, strategic thinkers and collaborative. You will join a cross-functional team of experts in environment and energy, vehicle safety, connected automation, federal and state government affairs, attorneys and communicators who, working with our member companies to get input and drive consensus, help provide high-impact advocacy on critical U.S. federal, state, and local regulatory and policy issues. 

Global Automakers provides a competitive compensation and benefits package. Global Automakers is an equal opportunity employer. 

To apply:

Please send your cover letter, salary requirements and resume to

Environment & Energy Manager

The Environment & Energy Manager will report to the Senior Director for Environment & Energy and will assist with the execution of automotive-related environmental, energy and product stewardship advocacy for Global Automakers and its members. Environment and energy topics include, for example, fuel economy/greenhouse gases, tailpipe emissions standards, advanced technologies, and chemicals management. 

This position requires a well-rounded individual with exceptional communication skills who can manage multiple subject areas and also will assist in developing strategic direction. The successful applicant must be a self-starter, have strong team-working skills, and thrive in a collaborative and dynamic work setting. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Work cross-functionally with Global Automakers’ member companies, internal team and consultants to develop, implement and follow through on short- and long-term strategic goals, such as engagement on federal and California fuel economy and greenhouse gas regulations.
  • Support and co-lead association committee work to implement annual operating objectives. This work includes scheduling meetings, gathering relevant information, developing agendas, minutes and other meeting materials, (co-)chairing meetings, preparing reports, creating content for member-based website, project and task management, ensuring needed follow-up, and engaging in frequent discussion with member companies, consultants and Global Automakers team.
  • Monitor and analyze U.S. environmental regulations and policies and the activities of other environmental stakeholders affecting the auto industry. 
  • Draft federal and state regulatory comments, testimony, and other documents for public submission. This work also includes analysis, research, and gathering and summarizing information to support association positions on regulatory or legislative actions, policies, and other matters of interest.
  • Analyze data and lead technical studies to support advocacy efforts.
  • Routinely interact with member companies, other trade associations, Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Energy, California Air Resources Board, and other relevant federal and state/local agencies.
  • Perform other duties as needed related to federal and state environmental and energy policies to support Global Automakers’ Environment & Energy and Chemicals Committees.


Managing Counsel

The Managing Counsel will assist the Vice President and General Counsel in providing legal, policy and strategic advice to Global Automakers and its member company committees concerning key policy priorities, including environment and energy matters, connected and automated vehicles, motor vehicle safety, and trade and competitiveness. This includes working cross-functionally with Global Automakers’ subject matter experts and relevant committees in developing policy positions on legislative and regulatory matters and assisting the federal and state affairs teams in advocating for these positions. The successful candidate will also assist in internal Association corporate governance and legal compliance. Specific areas of responsibility include:

  • Supervising and directing outside counsel on litigation involving Global Automakers, including participation as amicus curiae in cases concerning legal issues impacting our members and the auto industry generally.
  • Advising the Association on antitrust matters and policies, and monitoring compliance with these policies by Association staff and member company committees.
  • Implementing legal compliance policies and lobbying reporting obligations.
  • Legislative drafting and interpretation.
  • Reviewing and revising, as needed, Global Automakers’ communications to legislative, regulatory and administrative bodies, courts and the press (e.g. regulatory comments, congressional testimony, legal briefs and press statements).
  • Participating in and facilitating activities of the Associations’ legal committees and work groups and the Manufacturing Operations Counsel and Tax “best practice” groups.
  • Coordinating Global Automakers’ legal liaison and relationship-building with member company in-house legal departments, including responding to requests for assistance and recommendations.
  • Working as a member of the Global Automakers’ team in advancing its mission and values.

Reports to: Vice President and General Counsel


Public Policy Internship

The Association of Global Automakers is seeking a paid communications intern to work 25 hours per week for the semester in our Washington, DC office (1050 K St, NW, Suite 650). Applicants must have excellent writing and research skills, experience using social media, and an interest in public policy and communications.

The successful applicant will work directly with the Global Automakers team. Activities may include:

  • Monitoring the news, blogs and social media sources for auto industry developments
  • Analyze automotive sales and vehicle data  
  • Creating power points
  • Conduct internet researching related to issue areas
  • General administrative duties as required