Congressional Relations Specialist
The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) is a bipartisan independent federal commission that monitors and seeks to advance the internationally recognized freedom of thought, conscience, religion, or belief and related human rights.
Created by the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998, USCIRF is an independent bipartisan U.S. legislative agency which monitors the universal right to the freedom of religion or belief, using international standards to do so, and makes policy recommendations to the President, Secretary of State, and Congress. USCIRF's activities include: engaging with Administration officials, members of Congress, think tanks, and policy experts; disseminating information to the public and policymakers through op-eds, press releases, and policy briefs; participating in Congressional hearings; convening public hearings and expert briefings; engaging in overseas diplomatic visits and inquiries; and participating in multilateral for a. More information about USCIRF is available at www.uscirf.gov
USCIRF is seeking a Congressional Relations Specialist to assist USCIRF in designing and implementing strategies to promote priority issues. The Congressional Relations Specialist will report directly to the Director of Congressional Affairs and Policy and Planning. Primary responsibilities include working with Congressional offices; developing materials specific to USCIRF's mandate, including fact sheets and summaries of legislation; providing research on legislation and policy issues; and drafting letters, memos and other documents as requested.
- Not Required
- A minimum of a Bachelor's degree, along with at least four (4) years of substantive experience in relevant areas that demonstrate commensurate experience;
- Knowledge of international relations, with a primary focus on religious freedom or human rights;
- Experience working with or in Congressional offices on international relations;
- Comprehensive understanding of the legislative process and experience in analyzing and summarizing legislation;
- Ability to perform legal analysis and summarize the analysis;
- Experience in organizing and doing briefings, consultations, and other presentations;
- Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced setting and meetingdeadlines;
- Ability to synthesize information from varioussources;
- Ability to work both independently and as part of ateam;
- Strong written and verbal communicationskills;
- Attention to detail; and
- Exercise sound judgment and critical thinking.
A minimum of a Bachelor's degree.