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Legislative Representative/Counsel

This position provides legislative and administrative strategy development and implementation on environmental issue priorities for Earthjustice on broad issue areas (e.g. BLM Lands, Endangered Species; Clean Air) as assigned by Supervisor. This role will focus on a range of issues related to federal oil and gas development. 

Director, Media Relations

The American Gaming Association (AGA) seeks a Director, Media Relations to manage the AGA’s earned media efforts and industry narrative. As an integral member of the strategic communications team, the director is primarily responsible for telling gaming’s positive story and defending industry interests in trade, regional, and national media outlets.

Legislative Counsel

Alliance for Justice (AFJ), national association of 130 organizations dedicated to advancing justice and democracy, and Alliance for Justice Action Campaign (AFJAC), an affiliated advocacy organization, are seeking a new legislative counsel.For forty years, AFJ has worked tirelessly to raise awareness about the importance of the courts, fight for a more equitable society on behalf of environmental, consumer, civil and women’s rights, immigrant, and health groups, and fight the racism embedded in our justice system. Alliance for Justice is premised on the belief that all Americans have the right to secure justice in the courts and to have their voices heard when the government makes decisions that affect their lives.

Manager of Legislative and Regulatory Policy

The American Dental Association is dedicated to promoting the public's health through its initiatives in research, education, advocacy, public awareness and the development of standards.The Manager of Legislative and Regulatory Policy is responsible for lobbying federal agencies on behalf of the ADA, through both written communications and in-person meetings with agency staff at all levels. The manager also assists with the development and delivery of the ADA's legislative and regulatory priorities in Congress, through written testimony, letters and other communications. These activities require a close working relationship with ADA leadership and frequent independent decision-making. This position sits in Washington, D.C.

Director, Investment, Trade and China

The Director will coordinate and manage USCIB engagement and advocacy on investment, trade, financial services, and competition/anti-trust policy issues and will also provide support for USCIB involvement on China and APEC issues. The Director will be responsible for issues management, policy development, secretariat support to the relevant USCIB committees and working groups and participate in membership development activities.

Senior Tax and Trade Policy Analyst, Vice President

The Senior Tax and Trade Policy Analyst will lead sector coverage by identifying areas of opportunity, conducting proprietary research, developing a differentiated outlook, and effectively conveying views to clients through written and verbal communication.  This position is ideal for an experienced policy advisor, strategist, or consultant with an extensive subject matter background and deep network looking for the resources and flexibility to develop forward-looking views and promote them. Compensation packages are competitive and will be commensurate with experience.

Deputy Assistant Director and Specialist (Foreign Affairs, Defense and Trade Division)

Agency:            LIBRARY OF CONGRESSJob Announcement Number:    VAR001411SALARY RANGE:$132,552.00 to $199,300.00 / Per YearOPEN PERIOD:01/04/2021 to 03/01/2021SERIES & GRADE:SL-0130POSITION INFORMATION:Open – PermanentPROMOTION POTENTIAL:NoneDUTY LOCATIONS: 1 vacancy in the following location:Washington , DC, USWHO MAY APPLY:U.S. CitizensSECURITY CLEARANCE:Top SecretSUPERVISORY STATUS:Yes JOB SUMMARY: The Congressional Research Service (CRS) seeks a senior manager to serve as the Deputy Assistant Director for its Foreign Affairs, Defense and Trade Division.PLEASE NOTE: CRS is also seeking an Assistant Director to lead its Foreign Affairs, Defense and Trade Division (VAR001410).  Applicants are invited to apply for either or both vacancies.  A SEPARATE APPLICATION IS REQUIRED FOR EACH._____________DUTIES:  The Congressional Research Service (CRS) works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing objective, nonpartisan research and analysis to committees and Members of the House and Senate. The CRS Foreign Affairs, Defense and Trade Division (FDT) seeks a senior manager to serve as Deputy Assistant Director and Specialist. The selectee will support the Assistant Director in managing FDT, which provides expert research to meet ongoing congressional policy making and oversight needs on critical issues such as U.S. foreign policy, institutions, and budgets; regional and transnational affairs; foreign assistance and international development; national security strategies, policies, and budgets; military operations, personnel, logistics, acquisition and related issues; international trade and finance; and foreign policy legislation. The Deputy Assistant Director counsels the Assistant Director on all aspects of the administration and operations of the division; monitors research, administration and operations of the division in relation to its capacity for and actual experience in meeting needs of the Congress; ensures that the division is working toward identifying public policy problems facing the Congress and follows through with analysis that provides an objective, authoritative framework in which the Congress can assess the consequences of legislative/policy options; demonstrates intellectual leadership in monitoring congressional needs in policy areas within the research management responsibility of the division; collaborates with other senior research division managers to assure full identification of significant issues and develops analytical approaches; and serves with full delegated authority as the Assistant Director in his/her absence. The Deputy Assistant Director performs special research, consultative, or administrative assignments as requested by the CRS Director or the Assistant Director. Major duties of this position include:Demonstrates intellectual leadership in the formulating, framing, conducting and communicating of research policy and analysis conducted in the division, in terms of subject matter expertise, methodology and relevance to congressional needs. Reviews the written products of staff to ensure that the Service’s quality standards are met.In collaboration with other senior managers, ensures coverage of all issues identified throughout the Service. Oversees implementation of the research agenda, including approaches, frameworks, or methodologies. Monitors, updates, and adjusts the research agenda to meet the changing needs of Congress, reassesses/reallocates capacity and communicates adjustments to supervisors and staff. Coordinates research activities with managers in other divisions to promote research and analysis across the Service.Performs the human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised. Ensures that supervisors and staff conduct research and analytical activities in a collaborative manner that incorporates expertise from multiple disciplines available from both inside and outside the division. Establishes and clearly communicates performance expectations for staff members in support of agency goals. Provides informal feedback and periodically formally evaluates staff on performance measures and results.Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with various high-level individuals, including committees and officers of the United States Congress, other legislative agencies and the Library of Congress, executive branch departments and agencies, professional organizations, universities, and other research organizations in order to advance the programs and objectives of the Congressional Research Service. The Deputy Assistant Director leads staff toward meeting the Library’s vision, mission, and goals by acting decisively, leveraging diversity and inclusiveness, demonstrating flexibility and resilience, fostering continuous improvement and innovation, fostering integrity and honesty, communicating effectively, and managing conflict and crisis. Exhibits commitment to the Library’s Supervisory Core Competencies. QualificationsThe competencies below are required for this position.  Those marked with a double asterisk (**) are considered the most critical competencies for this position.A candidate's resume must show a proven record of accomplishment that clearly demonstrates he or she has:Multidisciplinary knowledge of foreign affairs, defense, and trade.**  Multidisciplinary knowledge of the theories, laws and regulations, concepts, processes, methodologies, principles, and/or practices related foreign affairs, defense, and trade issues areas that emerge from the legislative and oversight work of the Congress.  This includes knowledge of the history, trends, interrelationships, and current status of foreign affairs, defense and trade issue areas.Ability to manage and execute public policy research and analysis.**  The ability to manage, organize, and evaluate the analysis of public policy issues by applying broad knowledge of foreign affairs, defense, and trade.  This includes ensuring public policy problems are appropriately conceptualized and defined; appropriate research approaches and frameworks, analytical methodologies, and techniques are utilized; information and research are fully analyzed and synthesized; the implications of data and research findings are identified and appropriate conclusions are drawn; alternatives are generated and assessed; and the consequences of choosing each alternative are evaluated.  This also includes understanding the big picture, the inter-relationships of all aspects of the public policy issue, and the appropriate array and design of products and services to meet client needs.Ability to lead people and manage a workforce.** Manages and promotes a diverse and inclusive workforce that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.  Conducts workforce-planning activities by identifying staffing needs and recruiting, hiring, training, supervising, and mentoring highly qualified, staff to meet those needs.  Ensures tasks are appropriately delegated and completed by monitoring and evaluating performance against a predetermined deadline and/or measure of quality. Ability to exercise judgment and discretion.**  Demonstrates awareness of the likely consequences or implications of one’s own actions and work within the context of agency/ organizational/departmental standards. Acts appropriately in a given situation (e.g., with colleagues, clients, media/press), using discretion, and being committed to confidentiality.Ability to communicate in writing and assess the quality of products and services.**  The ability to write, review, and oversee the production of a variety of clear, cogent, accurate, and well-organized products. This includes evaluating the content, organization, and relevance of a range of products and services to meet the quality standards of a public policy organization. Ensures that products and services are substantively correct, and meet CRS’s core values of objectivity, nonpartisanship, authoritativeness, and timeliness.  Makes suggestions for improvement.Ability to think strategically and implement change.  The ability to implement a strategic vision and direction for an organization or group and effect change. This includes evaluating interdependencies and interrelationships among functions and resources and outcomes and ensuring performance targets are met.  This also includes championing ideas that promote the mission with enthusiasm, conviction, and assertiveness; gaining support and commitment from others; and motivating and inspiring others.Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.  Ability to effectively express ideas and recommendations other than in writing in various settings to peers, staff, managers, supervisors, and external audiences to both provide and seek information.  This includes actively listening to or understanding communicated information and answering questions thoughtfully and completely.Continue with the application process only if you are able to document on your resume that you meet all the critical competency requirements at the levels described below. Multidisciplinary knowledge of foreign affairs, defense, and trade: I am recognized by decision-makers as a professional resource in areas relevant to foreign affairs, defense and trade issues.Ability to manage and execute public policy research and analysis: As a major job responsibility, I have managed research and policy analysis relevant to foreign affairs, defense and/or trade.Ability to lead people and manage a workforce: I have managed the performance of a diverse and inclusive workforce.Ability to exercise judgement and discretion: In execution of work duties, I was routinely relied upon to exercise judgment and discretion.Ability to communicate in writing and assess the quality of products and services: I have written a variety of clear, cogent and well-organized products, and have evaluated and critically reviewed a range of products and services to ensure quality standards are met.  

Assistant Director and Senior Specialist (Foreign Affairs, Defense and Trade Division)

Agency:            LIBRARY OF CONGRESSJob Announcement Number:    VAR001410SALARY RANGE:$132,552.00 to $199,300.00 / Per YearOPEN PERIOD:01/04/2021 to 03/01/2021SERIES & GRADE:SL-0130POSITION INFORMATION:Open – PermanentPROMOTION POTENTIAL:NoneDUTY LOCATIONS: 1 vacancy in the following location:Washington , DC, USWHO MAY APPLY:U.S. CitizensSECURITY CLEARANCE:Top Secret Clearance/ Sensitive Compartmented InformationSUPERVISORY STATUS:YesJOB SUMMARY:The Congressional Research Service (CRS) seeks a senior manager to serve as the Assistant Director for its Foreign Affairs, Defense and Trade Division.PLEASE NOTE: CRS is also seeking a Deputy Assistant Director for its Foreign Affairs, Defense and Trade Division (VAR001411).  Applicants are invited to apply for either or both vacancies.  A SEPARATE APPLICATION IS REQUIRED FOR EACH.___________________________________DUTIES:  This position serves as head of the Foreign Affairs, Defense and Trade Division (FDT), a major CRS research division.  In this capacity, and reporting directly to the Director of CRS, the Assistant Director manages, within the interdisciplinary environment of CRS, a professional research staff in its production of written products and consulting services in support of the United States Congress.Working directly with congressional committees and Members of the House and Senate, research analysts and specialists within CRS’s Foreign Affairs, Defense and Trade Division contribute to an informed national legislature as it considers policy issues of importance to the American people.  Areas of research, analysis, and consultative support covered by FDT include U.S. foreign policy, institutions, and budgets; regional and transnational affairs; foreign assistance and international development; national security strategies, policies, and budgets; military operations, personnel, logistics, acquisition and related issues; international trade and finance; and foreign policy legislation.The Assistant Director ensures that written and consulting work is of the highest quality and consistently meets the Service’s standards of objectivity, nonpartisanship, timeliness, legislative relevance, authoritativeness, and accessibility.  In addition, the Assistant Director actively collaborates with managers and staff in CRS’s other research divisions to ensure that a multifaceted approach to policy issues is taken to best inform Congressional decision-making.The Assistant Director leads implementation of the Service’s agenda for issues within the division’s areas of responsibility, including approaches, frameworks, and methodologies for addressing policy and legislative issues. This includes demonstrating personal intellectual leadership in monitoring congressional priorities in the various policy areas and assuring access to the intellectual capacity to meet current and changing needs of the United States Congress at a sustained level of excellence. This also includes exercising overall responsibility for the oversight and management of the division’s human, financial, material, and information research assets, including a staff of approximately 100 employees. In performing these activities, the Assistant Director is responsible for ensuring that the research, analytical, and consulting activities of the division are aligned with the legislative work of Congress and with the priorities, goals, and policies of CRS for meeting congressional needs.The Assistant Director also serves as one of the chief advisors to the Director, counseling the Director on all aspects of the research management and operations of CRS and recommending specific policies and procedures for improving the Service’s overall quality, efficiency, and effectiveness. The Assistant Director serves as a member of the Director’s senior management team and serves as a principal CRS representative to Members, committees, and officers of the United States Congress.Major duties of this position include:In collaboration with other senior managers, leads, plans, directs, and evaluates the research and analyses of the Service in policy areas for which the incumbent has direct research management responsibility and ensures that such activities are fully aligned with the legislative work of the United States Congress and with the priorities, goals, and policies of CRS for meeting congressional needs.Demonstrates personal intellectual leadership in monitoring congressional needs, in formulating and maintaining an agenda to meet those needs, in guiding and directing relevant research of individuals and groups, and in reviewing and evaluating the work of researchers and their managers.Ensures research, analysis, and consulting services provided by the division are of the highest quality and meet CRS’s standards of objectivity, nonpartisanship, timeliness, legislative relevance, authoritativeness, and accessibility.Counsels the Director and Deputy Director on all aspects of the management and operations of the Congressional Research Service and advises on matters relating to the research activities, operations, and mission of the Service.Serves as a principal representative to committees and officers of the United States Congress, other legislative agencies and the Library of Congress, executive departments and agencies, professional organizations, universities, and other research organizations on the broadest matters related to CRS research, policy, and organization.Oversees and ensures compliance with human resource management functions for division staff. Establishes and clearly communicates performance expectations for staff.QualificationsThe competencies below are required for this position.  Those marked with a double asterisk (**) are considered the most critical competencies for this position.A candidate's resume must show a proven record of accomplishment that clearly demonstrates he or she has:Expert knowledge of foreign affairs, defense and trade.** Applies expert, multidisciplinary knowledge of the theories, laws and regulations, concepts, processes, methodologies, principles, and/or practices related to foreign affairs, defense and trade issue areas  that emerge from the legislative and oversight work of the Congress. Is conversant in the history, trends, interrelationships, and current status of foreign affairs, defense and trade issue areas.Ability to lead, develop, and execute research and consulting support in a public policy setting.**   Leads implementation of the Service’s research agenda with respect to the division.  This includes developing innovative and creative ideas to advance the quality of the research and the success of the Service and recommending specific policies and procedures for improving efficiency and effectiveness of research management and operations of the Service and assesses their implications. This also includes overseeing and managing policy and legislative research and consulting services across and within major research areas; guiding and directing the research of individuals and groups; and critically reviewing and evaluating the work of researchers and their managers.Ability to lead people and manage a workforce.** Manages and promotes a diverse and inclusive workforce that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts. Oversees the overall performance of the division by assessing staffing requirements in relation to current and anticipated needs of the Congress, developing staffing plans, justifications, and requests, and making work assignments for and evaluating staff in order to assure the availability of the intellectual capacity needed to meet the current and changing needs of Congress at a sustained level of excellence. Develops and oversees strategies for recruiting, hiring, mentoring, and training a diverse workforce as well as builds and maintains exceptional staff performance.Ability to exercise judgment and discretion.** Demonstrates awareness of the likely consequences or implications of one’s own actions and work within the context of agency/ organizational/ departmental standards. Acts appropriately in a given situation (e.g., with colleagues, clients, media/press), using discretion, and being committed to confidentiality.Ability to communicate in writing and assess the quality of products and services.** The ability to write, review, and oversee the production of a variety of clear, cogent, accurate, and well-organized products. This includes evaluating the content, organization, and relevance of a range of products and services to meet the quality standards of a public policy organization. Ensures that products and services are substantively correct, and meet CRS’s core values of objectivity, nonpartisanship, authoritativeness, and timeliness.  Makes suggestions for improvement.Ability to think strategically and lead change. Establishes and implements a strategic vision and direction for an organization or group and leads and effects change. This includes evaluating interdependencies and interrelationships among functions and resources and outcomes; developing performance targets; and identifying strategic opportunities.  This also includes championing ideas that promote the mission with enthusiasm, conviction, and assertiveness; gaining support and commitment from others; and motivating and inspiring others.Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing. Effectively expresses ideas and recommendations other than in writing in various settings to peers, staff, managers, supervisors, and external audiences to both provide and seek information.  This includes actively listening to or understanding communicated information and answering questions thoughtfully and completely.Continue with the application process only if you are able to document on your resume that you meet all the critical competency requirements at the levels described below.Expert knowledge of foreign affairs, defense and trade: I am recognized by decision-makers as a professional resource in areas relevant to foreign affairs, defense and trade issues.Ability to lead, develop and execute research and consulting support in a public policy setting: I have routinely led and/or managed public policy research and analysis in specific areas pertinent to foreign affairs, defense and/or trade at the national or international level.Ability to lead people and manage a workforce: I have led and managed the performance of a diverse and inclusive workforce.Ability to exercise judgment and discretion: In execution of work duties, I was routinely relied upon to exercise judgment and discretion.Ability to communicate in writing and assess the quality of products and services:  I have written a variety of clear, cogent and well-organized products and have evaluated and critically reviewed a range of products and services to ensure quality standards are met.

Government Relations Specialist — Washington, DC

The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) is seeking well-qualified candidates for a Government Relations Specialist position. This is an exciting opportunity at a challenging and critical time in the AAUP, in higher education, and in the labor movement. An ideal candidate combines knowledge of government relations with technical skills and expertise in using digital organizing and online engagement tools to effectively mobilize members in grassroots lobbying efforts.

ASSOCIATE VICE PRESIDENT FOR FEDERAL RELATIONS

Association of American Universities (AAU) federal relations professional staff members are responsible for exercising leadership in working  with the association’s members, constituents, and other organizations to advance the association’s priorities and  interests in the legislative and executive branches of the federal government.

Policy Advisor

BGA is seeking dynamic professionals to join our team as Policy Advisors (PA). This position will be responsible for designing, coordinating, and implementing legislative and policy efforts around specific core organizational issues. The PA will work in close coordination with BGA national staff and partner organizations to develop and implement BGA's policy and legislative agenda on these issues, and will report to the Legislative Director.

Communications Director, FEATURED JOB

The National Association of State Treasurers (NAST) is seeking a Communications Director to lead all components of its communications efforts, including marketing, social media, and active engagement with national, state, and local media, policymakers, and the public. The Communications Director will work closely with the Executive Director, NAST staff, and NAST members to review, enhance, and execute a creative and effective communications plan.

Director of Federal Child Care Policy

The Director of Federal Child Care Policy will provide vision and leadership to maintain and grow the Center’s Child Care/Early Learning work – as a strategist, advocate, spokesperson, and fundraiser working at federal, state, and local levels. This work will include the continued cultivation of a coalition of advocates, researchers, analysts, and policy makers to further the Center’s goals and raise the level of public awareness about critical issues affecting outcomes particularly for (but not limited to) low-income women and women of color, as well as their children and families.

WASHINGTON DC PUBLIC POLICY ADVISOR

Locke Lord LLP is seeking a Public Policy Advisor to support its federal lobbying practice in the Washington DC office. In this role, the candidate will work on legislative and regulatory matters, advocacy efforts, and assist with day to day operations.  The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree and some Capitol Hill experience. 

Washington Representative, World Jewish Restitution Organization

We are looking for a strategic Washington Representative who is based in Washington, DC. As Washington Representative you will educate, raise awareness, and share information regarding WJRO interests with Congressional staff, the Administration and foreign governments represented by their Embassies located in Washington, DC.

Healthcare Analyst

Height Capital Markets is an investment bank with headquarters in Washington, DC, that specializes in regulatory and policy research for institutional and corporate clients. Height is seeking a Healthcare Analyst to join our research team. The Healthcare Analyst will conduct open-source research, develop differentiated investment ideas, write original analysis, and effectively convey those ideas to clients through a variety of media.  This position is ideal for an experienced investment professional with a deep understanding of health policy.