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Government Affairs Associate - Washington, DC

Space Foundation
Arlington, VA
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description
 
 

LOCATION: Space Foundation Washington DC Office 

REPORTS TO:  Senior Manager- Washington Operations

 


POSITION SUMMARY:

 

The Government Affairs Associate - Washington Operations supports the daily operations of the Washington DC office and carries out activities that advance the Space Foundation mission. This includes frequent engagement with Space Foundation donors and partner organizations, as well as the executive branch, legislative branch, industry, academia, and international space organizations. 

 

The Government Affairs Associate will conduct research and analysis on key Space Policy related issues and other topics, coordinating across the Space Foundation enterprise to assure mission success in Education, Space Awareness, Corporate Services, International Affairs, Research & Analysis, Cyber initiatives, and New Generation Space Leaders ("New Gen") initiatives.

 

The Government Affairs Associate will conduct logistic planning and coordination to execute highly visible events in the DC area to support Space Foundation Board Members, Corporate Members, and other invited guests from across the Space Enterprise.

 

Additionally, the Government Affairs Associate will serve as an office assistant responsible for a variety of administrative and logistics tasks to support the daily operations of the DC office.

 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

Responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Represent the Space Foundation to donors and partner organizations, as well as the executive branch, legislative branch, industry, academia, and international space organizations.
  • Participate in attending, proposing, developing, planning, organizing, and managing special events or programs, including:
    1. Meetings with the Administration and Congressional staff and officials and industry representatives;
    2. Industry events, meal functions, receptions, hearings, and meetings;
    3. The annual Space Symposium and the annual Faga Forum on Space Intelligence; and
    4. New Gen program activities and events in the Washington DC area and other locations.

 

  • Plan and coordinate administrative and logistic requirements for Space Foundation events conducted by the Washington DC Office, often working collaboratively with other partners; tasks include: preparing and sending invitations, tracking RSVPs, preparing event materials, securing and setting up the venue, arranging catering, audio-visual needs, etc.
  • Conduct research, analysis, and assessment on specific issues and/or legislation as required.
  • Draft reports and assessments of space-related hearings or other policy-related meetings.
  • Draft Information Papers on key space-related topics.
  • Assist in the preparation of congressional and other public presentations for senior Space Foundation leaders and the Board.
  • Routinely communicate across the Space Foundation team, to share information and collaborate on projects and activities. 
  • Liaise with other organizations and coalitions on joint projects, as appropriate.
  • Work collaboratively with the customer relations team to update the Washington DC contacts list/database of key Space Foundation customers, including, but not limited to, executive branch officials, Congressional offices, industry executives, trade associations, think tanks, and public policy organizations.
  • Assist with scheduling meetings with Space Foundation donors and supporting visits to Washington DC by Space Foundation executives and Board of Directors.
  • Assist with routine office logistics and administrative tasks.
  • Perform other duties and projects as may be assigned.  

 


COMPETENCIES:


The following briefly describes the knowledge, skills, abilities, and characteristics associated with this position, including any required experience, education, licensure, certification, or combination thereof:

  • Experience in policy, government, public administration, communications, or other related/applicable field; undergraduate degree preferred.
  • Relevant professional experience (government or industry) in the Washington DC environment, or related environments such as the European Union or a national, state, or provincial capital (i.e., London, Paris, Berlin, Ottawa, etc.). 
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills. 
  • Ability to comprehend and articulate technical subject matter. 
  • Ability to concurrently and effectively manage multiple tasks
  • Familiarity and/or experience with the space industry is desired.
  • Flexible work hours to meet business requirements are part of this job.  

 


PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. 

 


WORK ENVIRONMENT:

 

Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

 

Individuals in this position will generally work indoors and will have a workspace designated solely for him/her.   Necessary office furnishings, equipment, and supplies will be provided by the Foundation.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee may periodically be required to work outdoors and would be exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time.   The employee may periodically be required to work in an offsite environment or at special events, and from time to time may be asked to travel on Foundation business, at the Foundation’s expense.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. 

 


JOB STATUS: 

 

  1. FLSA Classification:  This position is non-exempt according to guidelines of the Fair Labor Standards Act and, as such, an individual in this position is eligible to receive overtime pay.  

 

  1. Full- or Part-Time:  This position is full-time in nature.  An individual in this position will regularly work a schedule consisting of 40 hours per week.

 

  1. Work Location:  This position’s primary work site is the Washington, DC office located in Arlington, VA.   *

 

  1. Regular Schedule:  Usual business days are Monday through Friday, holidays excepted, and usual business hours are from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. in the time zone in which the position is located.  The nature and responsibilities of this position are such that it is eligible for flexible work scheduling, such as a 4-day workweek or alternate start/end times, on a consistent or recurring basis. 

 

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