Associate Director PGA (Lobbyist)

Employer
American Israel Public Affairs Committee
Location
Washington, DC
Posted
May 21, 2022
Closes
May 24, 2022
Ref
530990972
Hours
Full Time
Job Category : Policy and Government Affairs The Associate Director, Policy and Government Affairs will serve as one of AIPAC's senior registered lobbyists, responsible for building and maintaining relationships on Capitol Hill and with the broader Washington, DC policy community to support and promote AIPAC's legislative agenda. S/he will also manage an issue-specific portfolio under the supervision and guidance of PGA leadership. Job Duties & Responsibilities: Build and maintain strong relationships with Members of Congress, congressional staff, and other policy professionals in Washington, DC in support and promotion of AIPAC's comprehensive legislative agenda; Independently identify opportunities and develop key initiatives to strengthen US-Israel cooperation in assigned areas. S uch areas could include national security/foreign policy, defense, cyber, energy, or economics; Independently devise and promote policy campaigns in the above areas under the guidance of a Deputy Director, PGA; Prepare written materials for use with internal and external audiences; Speak at AIPAC events, as required; Supervise other staff, as appropriate; Other duties as assigned. Qualifications/Skills: Bachelor's degree in relevant field; Advanced degree preferred; 7+ years of policy, government relations, advocacy, or other relevant experience; Prior work on Capitol Hill or in the executive branch strongly preferred. Understanding of the legislative process and the intersection between policy and politics; Familiarity with Israeli history and politics and American policy in the Middle East; Strong analytic and communications skills, able to articulate complex concepts in a concise and compelling manner; Demonstrated ability to take initiative, think creatively, and execute successfully; Ability to work both independently and collaboratively; Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced, team environment with tight deadlines; Demonstrated ability to work with senior AIPAC professional and lay leadership or with their equivalents in other settings; Ability to supervise other staff, as required; Posting Instructions: Please provide a cover letter with a resume to be considered. Incomplete applications with missing documentation will not be considered. In states, where permissible, AIPAC requires employees to be vaccinated against COVID 19 and will consider accommodations for medical and religious exemptions. If applying for more than one position please use the 'Attachment' function to attach a position-specific cover letter Please use your legal names when completing the employment application (No nicknames)

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