Government Relations Assistant

Location
Washington, D.C
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Oct 09, 2021
Closes
Nov 07, 2021
Ref
2021-1705
Function
Communications
Industry
Nonprofit
Hours
Full Time
The American Enterprise Institute seeks a Government Relations Assistant to join the AEI Government Relations team as they work to promote AEI's scholarship among key audiences, including government officials on Capitol Hill, the Executive Branch, state-level policymakers, and others.

The position's primary responsibility is to assist the AEI Government Relations team as they work to maximize the impact of AEI's ideas in federal policymaking by organizing and supporting the team's operations. Other responsibilities include maintaining and expanding congressional and executive branch contacts through Salesforce and other database tools and operational support to the Director of Government Relations and the rest of the team. Successful candidates will be self-starters with strong oral and written communication skills, be detail oriented and organized, have a keen interest in public policy and research, and have the ability to inform and persuade diverse audiences, meet tight deadlines, multitask, and prioritize.

A bachelor's degree is required for this entry-level position. Familiarity with the work of AEI scholars and a strong interest in public policy are preferred. The position will interface directly with the members of AEI's government relations team and AEI scholars along with others around the Institute.

Qualified candidates should submit an online application to www.aei.org/jobs , complete with a cover letter, resume, and a 500-word writing sample.

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