International Policy Advisor

Arnold & Porter
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Commercial
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Posted
    Jul 09

Position description

The Global Law and Public Policy Practice Group of Arnold & Porter has an International Policy Advisor opening in the Washington, DC office.  The International Policy Advisor provides primary support to former Ambassador(s) and/or congressional personnel.  

Essential responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Engaging in analysis and research for the Ambassador(s) and/or congressional personnel as requested.
  • Assisting with the drafting and facilitation of client proposals, contracts, and bids for new work.
  • Monitoring business developments related to client initiatives and foreign policy.
  • Preparing detailed itineraries, including important numbers, locations, and contact names.
  • Preparing monthly projected schedules.
  • Maintaining a current contact database in InterAction.
  • Reviewing Ambassador(s) and/or congressional personnel's mail and invitations.
  • Coordinating and assisting with the preparation for Ambassador(s) speaking engagements and fellowships.
  • Facilitating interviews and calls with media outlets.
  • Assisting with drafting end-of-year reflections for firm leadership.
  • Responding to all invitations, either by written correspondence or by personal telephone call.
  • Maintaining files of invitations that have been declined, accepted, or tentative/pending.
  • Maintaining the Ambassador(s) and/or congressional personnel's files, including notes, correspondence, and all information relating to travel.
  • Preparing guest lists and invitations for events, ensuring that they are properly delivered, and verifying acceptances/regrets.
  • Working with the Ambassador(s) and/or congressional personnel to develop and maintain contact lists and guest lists for receptions, lunches, dinners, and other representational activities. Ensuring that the data is accurate.
  • Participating in meetings, conferences, and social functions to aid on matters of protocol.
  • Maintaining a calendar of special events of interest for Ambassador(s).
  • Handling all visa arrangements for foreign travel.
  • Assisting with special projects as directed by the Ambassador(s) and/or congressional personnel.

Qualifications: 

  • Two-year degree or equivalent experience considered.
  • Prior experience providing scheduling and protocol support to an Ambassador or Congress/Senate member.
  • Strong database and internet research skills.
  • Proficiency in Windows operating systems and Microsoft Office Suite and/or related software.
  • Strong writing skills.
  • Ability to act with tact, diplomacy, discretion, and respect for confidentiality and cultural diversity.
  • Ability to maintain a range of contacts.
  • Ability to clearly and effectively communicate with people at all levels within the firm and outside the firm.
  • Must possess good judgment.
  • Experience making visa and travel arrangements.
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage time effectively.
  • Possess reliability, dependability and motivation.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment while exhibiting a strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to handle a variety of tasks simultaneously.
  • Exceptional client service, both internal and external.
  • Flexibility to work additional hours, as necessary.

 

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