Congressional Affairs Officer

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Full time

Overview: <strong>Req. No.: R0001750</strong><br /><br /><strong>The Office</strong><br />The Office of Congressional and Government Affairs (OCGA) is the principal liaison office between the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine and Capitol Hill. <br /><br /><strong>The Opportunity</strong><br />The Congressional Affairs Officer develops strategy and oversees special projects and events, with an emphasis on relationship development with new Members of Congress and staff. Other duties include negotiating legislative requests for National Academies' work, preparing witnesses for hearings, leading congressional outreach on National Academies&rsquo; activities, and monitoring relevant legislation and policy trends.
Responsibilities: <p><strong>ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:</strong></p> <ul> <li> <p>Special Projects and Events</p> </li> </ul> <p>Develops special projects and events, including establishing an initiative to introduce newly-elected Members and new staff to the National Academies. Arranges and attends meetings and events to foster connections and increase stakeholders&rsquo; familiarity with the mission of the National Academies. Plans and coordinates travel and other logistics for meetings.</p> <ul> <li> <p>Congressional Relations</p> </li> </ul> <p>Identifies key Congressional stakeholders for outreach on relevant Academies work. Negotiates legislative text, arranges briefings on Capitol Hill, and maintains communications with staff.&nbsp; Responds to congressional inquiries, requests for hearing witnesses, etc. and strategizes with Academies leadership and colleagues on approach. Monitors legislation that calls for new work by the National Academies.</p> <ul> <li> <p>Strategy and Collaboration</p> </li> </ul> <p>Advises National Academies&rsquo; staff regarding Congressional activities and interests. Follows progress of relevant Academies&rsquo; activities from conception to completion and advises on opportunities for congressional engagement, relevance to policymakers, etc.&nbsp; Develops and delivers presentations to staff groups, Academy members, and other internal stakeholders.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>NONESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES</strong></p> <ul> <li> <p>Related duties and special projects as assigned.</p> </li> </ul>
Requirements: <p><strong>Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:</strong> &nbsp;</p> <ul> <li> <p>Knowledge of Congressional legislative and oversight processes, and the jurisdiction and composition of committees relevant to the mission of the National Academies. Knowledge and experience in government relations and legislative process. Ability to interact in a nonpartisan fashion with Congressional Members and staff, other government leaders and external stakeholders.</p> </li> <li> <p>Communication -Ability to develop relationships with co-workers and employees in other National Academies&rsquo; departments through effective communication.&nbsp; Excellent communication skills with a proven ability to effectively interact with all levels of employees.&nbsp;</p> </li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Minimum Education/Training Requirements:</strong> &nbsp;Bachelor&rsquo;s degree in a related field, or equivalent knowledge.</p> <p><strong>Minimum Experience:</strong> &nbsp;Eight years of related professional experience. Preferred experience: 10 years of related professional experience, with at least 4 years of experience working as senior Congressional staff and managing relationships with a diverse set of stakeholders.</p> <p><strong>Physical Capabilities:</strong> &nbsp;Ability to work at a computer for extended periods of time and ability to travel.</p> <p><strong>Required Licenses, Certification or Registration:</strong> &nbsp;None.</p> <p><strong>Supervisory Responsibilities/Controls:</strong>&nbsp; Reports <span class="modified">and s</span>ets objectives with <span class="modified">Deputy</span> Executive Director<span class="modified">, OCGA</span>.</p>