This position will support the work of senior government relations representatives in the Washington Operations Office and serve as their professional staff liaison. Position serves as representative of CAE to stakeholders at the highest levels of the U.S. Government, specifically including leaders within the Executive Office of the President; at the Departments of Health and Human Services, Transportation, Homeland Security, Defense, Education, and Labor; and within Congress. Position serves as a legislative and budget analyst, conducting qualitative & quantitative research & analysis of federal legislation, regulations, rulemaking, and policy. Position will assist with the creation of written and visual materials for stakeholder meetings and panels. Position will provide daily administrative functions and provide routine oversight of interns.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Subject Matter Expertise – Provides strategic, budgetary, and policy analysis and expertise across CAE’s three business units (Healthcare, Civil Aviation, and Defense & Security) in support of senior executives.
Legislative & Policy Analyst – Identifies, evaluates, and disseminates timely and thorough research and reports on relevant federal legislation, budgets, appropriations, Congressional hearings, and Administration policies to company stakeholders.
Business Development & Strategic Communications – Assists with the development and execution of business development strategies, communications, and corporate advocacy campaigns on behalf of CAE’s three business units.
CAEPAC Management – Supports the administrative functions of the CAE Political Action Committee (CAEPAC), including scheduling, managing guest lists, and staffing PAC events.
Administration – Provides routine oversight and work direction to CAE interns.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Education – Bachelor’s degree in political science, policy, business, international relations, communications, or similar required. Postgraduate degrees in business, political science, policy, international relations, law, or similar are preferred.
Experience – professional with at least two (2) years (with 4+ years preferred) of working knowledge of Federal government and/or Congress required. Specific, demonstrated, and successful experience working with federal agencies, including Congress, involved in health care, civil aviation, and/or defense and security is preferred. Experience working with Congressional processes, including interest groups, is preferred. Experience with federal budgets, strategic planning, policy formulation, and industry relations is desired. Demonstrated experience supporting senior government, industry, and political leaders preferred. Experience covering Congressional hearings, tracking and monitoring legislation, and third-party and events is preferred
Expertise – Demonstrated expertise in government processes; federal budget and appropriations; civil aviation, healthcare policy, and/or defense and security; and regulatory matters is required.
Office Skills – Competency in using modern office functions and basic, professional information technology systems (including, but not limited to word processing, analytical, presentation, communications and database software) is required. Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, SharePoint and video conferencing solutions (e.g., Teams, Zoom, Skype, etc.)
Social Media – Knowledge of social media platforms and communications strategies preferred.
Alignment with the CAE Values – Demonstrated performance congruent with CAE professional behaviors and team-oriented culture.
Professionalism and Composure – Ability to sustain a professional, respectful, and composed demeanor at all times and with officials at every level of seniority in both government and industry. Ability to sustain such a demeanor with colleagues, supervisors, subordinates, and customers.
Range – Ability to work across multiple functions, at all levels.
Adaptability – Ability to adjust to adverse and challenging circumstances, including shifting political dynamics and learning/mastering new skills.
Teamwork – Tireless ability to work successfully within a small, highly-focused team.
Work Ethic & Drive – Ability to work at the highest levels of output, efficiency, and multi-tasking. Ability to prioritize deadlines and be a self-starter.
Vision – Ability to fully evaluate the status quo, identify challenges, present plans for improvement and further development, and then implement and manage positive change aligned to desired objectives based on consultation and collaboration with senior Washington team.
Must comply with all company security and data protection / usage policies and procedures. Personally responsible for proper marking and handling of all information and materials, in any form. Shall not divulge any information, or afford access, to other employees not having a need-to-know. Shall not divulge information outside company without management approval. All government and proprietary information will be accessed and stored electronically on company provided resources.
WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS
This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and video conferencing equipment.
Must be able to sit and operate a personal computer for long periods
Occasional domestic travel
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