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Public Affairs Consultant - Northbrook

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Allstate Insurance Company,

Northbrook, IL

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Where good people build rewarding careers.

Think that working in the insurance field can’t be exciting, rewarding and challenging? Think again. You’ll help us reinvent protection and retirement to improve customers’ lives. We’ll help you make an impact with our training and mentoring offerings. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to expand and apply your skills in ways you never thought possible. And you’ll have fun doing it. Join a company of individuals with hopes, plans and passions, all using and developing our talents for good, at work and in life.

Job Description

The Government and Industry Relations group is responsible for managing government affairs and public policy work at the state and federal levels including but not limited to: Drafting Legislation and Regulations/ Guaranty Fund and Residual Market Governance/ Issue Identification and Advocacy / Lobbying/ Position Development including research and drafting/ Legislative and Regulatory Developments/ Political Advice and Counsel and ALLPAC and Corporate Contributions/ Trade Association Leadership and Participation/ Government and Regulatory Litigation and Disputes / Monitoring, Reporting, and Other Advice and Counsel related to Government Affairs.

The Government and Industry Relations group is also responsible for managing Regulatory and Regulatory Compliance work including but not limited to: Administrative & Regulatory Agency Inquiries and Investigations/ Lobbying and Campaign Contribution Compliance/ Insurance Regulatory Compliance/ and Regulatory Examinations.

As part of the Government and Industry Relations group, the Public Affairs Team builds and executes the public affairs strategy in support of major public policy and reputational priorities for the corporation.  The team leads the initiatives that demonstrate Allstate’s business, societal, and public policy leadership to help build reputation capital and grow the business. 

The position of Public Affairs Consultant reports the Public Affairs Manager and supports the team in implementing, planning and measuring key elements of the public affairs strategy.  This position assists in the execution of major programs and initiatives designed to drive positive reputational results on these issues among key stakeholders including policymakers, opinion leaders, agents, employees, consumers and customers. The Public Affairs Consultant also assists in the implementation of various advocacy programs as well as offers insight and support of major public policy initiatives.

Key Responsibilities

Contribute to the coordination and implementation of the strategies and tactics in support of public affairs initiatives.

Provide support in creating compelling communication strategies and messaging to promote Allstate’s advocacy initiatives.

Support Allstate’s grassroots and political engagement efforts through operational execution of events and activities.

Support policy programs, presentations and other special initiatives.

Job Qualifications

Position requires a minimum of 2 years of experience in a political management or public affairs role with an emphasis on public relations, government affairs and communications.

Minimum B.A. in Political Science, Journalism, or other related majors is required.

Position requires proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Familiarity with the field of corporate public affairs and experience working on initiatives, material, and message development to support public policy objectives and business priorities.

Ability to identify opportunities, recommend and help implement process improvements

Intermediate strategic/conceptual thinking abilities

Is analytical and detail oriented; able to identify, prioritize and solve problems effectively

Basic to intermediate budget management skills

Able to work in a diverse, multi-office environment

Basic to intermediate business acumen

Basic to intermediate training development and delivery abilities

Functions autonomously and deliver corporate results while keeping management of work progress and escalate issues as appropriate

Able to interact with all levels of personnel

Strong interpersonal skills, intermediate to advanced written and oral communication and effective customer service skills

Has relevant experience or education

Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred

Basic to intermediate subject matter expertise in one or more relevant areas

Basic project management skills

Basic to intermediate change management skills

Basic to intermediate researching, quality assurance, and formatting skills

Ability to identify inconsistencies in routine work and initiate corrective action within own workflow

Able to deliver results with a sense of urgency

Adapts well to change; able to multi-task and make effective decisions in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment

Is a proactive self-starter who is able to manage his/her time effectively and work independently

Intermediate to advanced computer skills

Knowledge of legal holds process

Insurance, financial, legal, or compliance industry experience preferred

Demonstrates ethics and integrity

Exercises discretion and maintains confidentiality of sensitive information

The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.

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As a Fortune 100 company and industry leader, we provide a competitive salary – but that’s just the beginning. Our Total Rewards package also offers benefits like tuition assistance, medical and dental insurance, as well as a robust pension and 401(k). Plus, you’ll have access to a wide variety of programs to help you balance your work and personal life -- including a generous paid time off policy.

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The Allstate Foundation brings the relationships, reputation and resources of Allstate to support innovative and lasting solutions that enhance people's well-being and prosperity. Since 1952, The Allstate Foundation has been dedicated to a straightforward purpose: helping people. We have created practical, proven programs for thousands of individuals and families to help them overcome personal challenges and uncertainties - leading to better, safer lives. The Allstate Foundation supports a range of programs across the nation, in the Chicago area (our backyard) and at the state and local level. In every case, we direct our resources and support toward areas that fulfill our commitment to help protect and prepare people across the nation.

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