Government Affairs Associate - WDC

Kellen Company
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Posted
    Dec 02

Position description

Kellen is a global association management and communications company born to help build stronger not-for-profit organizations, so they can make the greatest impact. We do it by freeing volunteer leaders from the constraints, inertia, and fear holding them back and then empowering them with the strategic thinking, best practices, technology, and top talent they need to achieve their goals.

What are we looking for?

This position entails government affairs and advocacy management for several Kellen association clients. Candidates must be comfortable in a fast-paced, energetic, and participatory environment, where candidate’s involvement is critical to client success. The Government Affairs Associate assists in management of day-to-day operations of assigned clients supporting government and policy affairs efforts.

Essential Functions
Provide support to client committees, including notices, scheduling, agendas, minutes and project management. 
Staff client committee meetings and execute decisions stemming from them in coordination with manager.
Assist in coordinating logistics for conferences, meetings, and events as it relates to government affairs.
Assist with the development and implementation of the client government and policy affairs agendas.
Monitor, analyze, summarize, and track legislative and regulatory developments on issues at the federal and state levels.
Attend hearings, policy briefings, seminars, coalition meetings, and other events to represent association clients and provide reports.
Conduct outreach to Congress, Administration and regulatory agencies.
Create and maintain relationships with other relevant organizations and coalitions.
Serve as client representative in coalitions and participate in meetings as assigned.
Research and write articles for the client media or other publications.
Draft letters, memos, alerts, and reports for clients.
Other duties that align with the mission and vision of the company.

Am I qualified? 

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution is required.
  • Preferred policy experience in energy, transportation, and employment and labor. 
  • 2-4 years of federal legislative experience, with Capitol Hill experience desired.
  • Experience with associations and government and policy affairs is a plus.
  • High energy, versatile and multi-task oriented, self-directed once trained on assigned tasks, and able to handle diverse details at one time.
  • Effective planning and organization skills to effectively manage multiple client relationships/associations at any given time. Reliability to maintain established schedule, manage time and priorities, and meet commitments and deadlines.
  • Strong computer skills with proficiency in spreadsheet, word-processing, database, and presentation software applications.
  • Strong ability to work with internal colleagues, the client’s leadership and membership, and government stakeholders.
  • Excellent communication (written & verbal) and proofreading skills.
  • Must be a positive team player in a challenging and ever-changing environment.
  • Flexibility under competing priorities and changing deadlines.
  • Excellent focus and able to manage and balance priorities.
  • Highly detail oriented.
  • Ability to set priorities and keep multiple projects and tasks moving forward.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.
  • Ability to travel.

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