JOB SUMMARY:
Navatek, a privately-owned defense contractor with offices in Rhode Island, Washington D.C., Maine, South Carolina, Michigan, and Hawaii is seeking a Government Affairs Coordinator. The Government Affairs Coordinator develops, plans, and monitors Congressional initiatives and tracks Congressional developments within Senate and House Committees and sub-Committees. Conducts research, monitors legislation, writes Congressional white papers, and prepares Congressional and constituent correspondence for the CEO and Director of Programs. Collaborates and communicates with key stakeholders, as necessary, and provides support with all aspects of government research initiatives.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS:
  • Assists in the formulation and monitoring of Congressional initiatives for assigned issue areas.
  • Devises Congressional Request plans and writes Congressional whitepapers.
  • Plans, coordinates, and schedules introduction of whitepapers with Senate and House Members’ offices.
  • Advocates and coordinates support from research partners, Universities, Government Agencies, and other stakeholders.
  • Collaborates with Senate and House Committees’ staff on language.
  • Encourages and facilitates effective working relationships with stakeholders and coordinates Congressional support and sponsorships to get Requests in final Defense Bill(s).
  • Tracks legislation throughout legislative process, monitors Congressional developments in assigned issue areas, and provides internal briefings.
  • Tracks ongoing initiatives and ensures appropriate action steps taken.
  • Serves as liaison between CEO and Director of Programs and legislative and agency staff.
  • Assists with Congressional issues and responses; conducts research; and performs special projects as assigned by the CEO and Director of Programs.
  • Meets with and supports inquiries from constituents, policy groups, legislative staff, and other stakeholders.
  • Collaborates with consultants and Members’ offices regarding press releases.
  • Drafts press releases in issue areas and coordinates media inquiries.
  • Maintains regular and punctual attendance, as established by the CEO and Director of Programs.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
  • Bachelor’s degree in political science, communications, or related field preferred.
  • Juris Doctor or master’s degree preferred. 
  • Experience in public policy advocacy, experience in legislative branch, or equivalent experience from which comparable knowledge and skills may be obtained.
  • 2-3 years of professional experience involving government relations at the State or preferably Federal level.

SKILLS/TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE:
  • Extensive knowledge of the Legislative process, Senate and House, and Congressional procedures.
  • Excellent project management skills.
  • Highly conscientious, organized, and reliable
  • Professional demeanor with strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills. 
  • Highly resourceful, taking ownership of assignments and following through to completion.
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively with a variety of stakeholders in writing and verbally.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment without missing deadlines or losing focus on priorities.
  • Ability to accept performance-based feedback.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:
  • U.S. Citizenship required.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, which can include evening and weekends, and travel.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.

 

This is a full time position

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