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Traverse Connect is Hiring: Director of Government Relations

Traverse Connect is a regional economic development organization charged with creating and implementing a clear and comprehensive economic development strategy for the Grand Traverse region. Traverse Connect drives economic development efforts, oversees business development initiatives, and works with partner organizations across the region on significant community initiatives.

The Northern Michigan Chamber Alliance is a coalition of chambers and economic development organizations in Alpena, Benzie, Boyne City, Cadillac, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, East Jordan, Elk Rapids, Gaylord, Harbor Springs, Leelanau County, Manistee, Marquette, Petoskey, Sault Area, and Traverse City. The Alliance exists to advocate for rural northern Michigan and move forward rural-centric business policy.

Traverse Connect is currently seeking a Director of Government Relations. This position serves as the primary staff for the Northern Michigan Chamber Alliance and Traverse Connect’s legislative advocacy activities and public policy initiatives. The Director of Government Relations is also responsible for maintaining relationships with federal, state, and local elected officials and their staffs, as well as with regulatory and administrative officials, to support efforts of Traverse Connect and the Northern Michigan Chamber Alliance regarding legislation, regulation, and policy favorable to the region’s business community.

Applicants must submit a resume and cover letter by 5:00 p.m. EDT on Friday, August 20, 2021.

For a full job description and list of primary responsibilities and desirable traits and characteristics, please review the full job posting. The salary range for this position is $65,000 to $80,000 depending on experience and skillset. Traverse Connect offers competitive benefits that include a 401K plan, health and dental insurance and paid time off for personal use in addition to major holidays.

Cover letters and resumes should be sent by email to All correspondence will be considered confidential.