Government Affairs Specialist

Wounded Warrior Project
Washington, DC
Aug 14, 2019
Aug 20, 2019
Accountant, IT
Full Time
Job Summary The Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) Government Affairs Specialist assists with the planning and implementation of WWP's legislative and advocacy operations to advance WWP's mission and vision, and supports the WWP Government Affairs team to analyze and report on federal legislative and regulatory matters, communicate WWP's public policy positions, and identify new, timely opportunities to communicate the impact of WWP programs and services and bolster relationships with legislative representatives, nonprofit organizations, and internal and external partners and stakeholders. Essential Duties & Responsibilities Support the Government Affairs team to build and enhance collaborative relationships to advance WWP advocacy priorities and inform on WWP public policy positions. Support the Government Affairs Directors to develop and implement advocacy campaigns for high-priority policy initiatives at the federal and state levels, specifically tailored to the issue to maximize success. Prepare internal and external communications, eg, drafting emails, reports, memos, and presentations, and other internal and external communications. Coordinate cross-organizational communication with WWP program management to support and inform on policy initiatives. Collect and analyze data to assist the GCR team in their decision-making and in reporting to leadership the activities and results. Compile and analyze data to identify and track trends. Prepare reports on federal legislative and regulatory matters of interest to WWP. Support the Government Affairs team with a variety of projects and activities, eg, team budgeting process, the strategic planning process, defining KPIs, and interviewing candidates. Assist with the oversight of external resources and vendors who are supporting WWP advocacy efforts. Collaborate with the GCR Communications team to develop communications to raise awareness of Government Affairs team activities with stakeholders. Coordinate with Community Partnerships team and inform them on advocacy-related grants and projects. Coordinate engagements, working groups, roundtables, and meetings. Represent WWP at events, meetings, discussions, hearings, and conferences. Provide written summaries and recommendations to Government and Community Relations team Develop community support for WWP and effectively communicate WWP's history, mission, vision, and the benefits of WWP programs and services, and inspire others to become involved with and support WWP. Other duties as assigned. Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Strong written and verbal communication skills. Good organizational and time management skills. Ability to adapt to changing priorities and meet deadlines. Demonstrated ability to analyze information and recommend creative, practical, solutions. Demonstrated understanding of military service organization (MSO) and veteran service organization (VSO) community needs, concerns, and issues. Demonstrated research and writing capabilities. Working understanding of the legislative process. Working understanding of policy and advocacy issues and processes. Demonstrated ability to establish working relationships with WWP teammates to advance the mission and advocacy priorities and inform them about WWP public policy positions. Demonstrated relationship-building skills. Demonstrated ability to manage sensitive matters with diplomacy, and confidentiality, and build effective working relationships with diverse individuals. Demonstrated computer proficiency using Microsoft Office, eg, Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint. Continuously enhance personal knowledge to better support the organization. Professional presence and demeanor. High energy level. Self- starter; willing to take initiative. Unequivocal commitment to the highest standards of personal and business ethics and conduct. Mission-driven, guided by core values, and a pleasure to work with. Education & Experience Requirements Bachelor's degree in political science, business, management, communication, or other relevant field of study. Equivalent combination of education, experience, training, or certification may be considered in lieu of degree. Two years of experience in advocacy, policy, and/or legislative affairs or research. Preferences Two years of military experience or working with veteran's or military service organizations. Two years of experience working with a non-profit organization. Two years of experience working in a Congressional office, an Executive branch office, or with a lobby firm. Certifications & Licensure NA *ca-ml

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