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GENERAL SUMMARY
• This position reports to the Practice Group Leader.
• Supporting legislative advocacy priorities of clients and coordinating the policy and political events for the practice group.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES
• Scheduling and staffing client congressional appointments
• Coordinating practice group lobby days.
• Preparing advocacy materials, including schedules, briefing materials and direct client communications.
• Planning and organizing practice group policy forums and fundraising events.
• Attending congressional hearings
• Direct contact and interaction with clients.

SKILLS NEEDED TO BE SUCCESSFUL
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships throughout the practice group, with clients and with elected officials and their staff.
• Understanding of the legislative process and attention to current congressional activity, including pending legislation and current policy issues.
• Familiarity with the federal regulatory process, comment periods, and federal agency jurisdiction and organizational charts.
• Keen understanding of lobby and fundraising rules, including working closely with firm personnel on FEC filings.
• Strong writing skills with a thorough command of the English language to include excellent spelling, grammar and punctuation.
• Ability to accurately and quickly edit written materials.
• Ability to prioritize and flexibility to complete projects in a timely manner.
• Strong organizational skills, with ability to prioritize numerous tasks and complete them properly under time constraints
• Proven keen attention to detail.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
• Two years’ experience in government, preferably in a Congressional office
• Bachelor’s degree
• Demonstrated ability to organize information and projects successfully
• Proven record of strong attention to accuracy and detail.

The statements contained in this posting description are not necessarily all-inclusive, additional duties and responsibilities may be assigned and requirements may vary from time to time.

Professional business references and a background check will be required for all final applicants selected for a position. In accepting a position, it is understood that continued employment is contingent upon a satisfactory background check. A satisfactory background check is the absence of a criminal record which bears a demonstrable relationship to the applicant/employee’s suitability to perform the required duties and responsibilities of the position.

Alston & Bird is not currently accepting resumes from agencies for this position. If you are a recruiter, search firm, or employment agency, you will not be compensated in any way for your referral of a candidate even if Alston & Bird hires the candidate.

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