Policy and Government Relations Assistant

Center for US Global Leadership
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Posted
    May 31

Position description

The U.S. Global leadership Coalition (USGLC) is seeking a Policy and Government Relations Assistant. The position has a dual reporting structure with public policy related functions (50%) reporting to the Director of Policy and the government relations functions (50%) reporting to the Director of Government Relations and resides in Washington, D.C. 

Policy responsibilities will include:

Policy Outreach.

  • Engage with relevant policymakers in Executive Branch bureaus involved in global development legislation.
  • Engage with think tank and advocacy experts on global development legislation, such as MFAN, ONE, Bread for the World, and Center for Global Development.


  • Provide research assistance on special projects relating to U.S. foreign policy, global development, and economic prosperity.
  • Coordinate coverage for ongoing think tank events and Congressional hearings relating to diplomacy and global development.
  • Maintain and update USGLC State Fact Sheets.
  • Contribute to and author blog posts.


  • Share responsibility for preparation of materials for USGLC events including salon dinners, small meetings, and events.
  • Duties as assigned based on the needs of the department.

Government Relations responsibilities will include:

Advocacy. Work with Government Relations colleagues to maintain and expand Congressional support for funding for the International Affairs Budget and for relevant global development legislation. Activities include:

  • Develop relationships with House and Senate offices, especially based on USGLC’s activity in field states.
  • Assist in the planning and implementation of Capitol Hill lobby days and events.
  • Monitor congressional hearings, legislation, and briefings; particularly around relevant non-budget focused issues (e.g. Development Finance, Food Security, Aid Transparency).
  • Prepare briefing materials both for internal and external audiences, including assisting in drafting of budget and legislative analysis documents.


  • Research and analyze legislation and policy initiatives, particularly for non-budget areas that impact development and diplomacy programs.
  • Draft background information and voting records for Members of Congress as needed for events and meetings.


  • In-District Meetings & Field Events: Lead preparation of materials and memos for in-district congressional meetings and in-state events with government officials and local validators.
  • Liaison: Serve as a liaison between GR and Policy Departments.
  • Other duties as assigned based on the needs of the department.


Position Requirements:

Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in public policy, government relations, foreign policy, international relations or a similar subject. The position requires at least 1-3 years of public policy and government relations experience related to U.S. foreign policy and international development. Strong analytical, writing, proofing/editing and communication skills are required. Limited travel is expected. 


Competitive salary will be offered, commensurate with experience and qualifications. The USGLC also provides a package of benefits, including health and disability insurance, retirement plan, paid annual and sick leave, and federal holidays.

Application instructions

Please email cover letter and resume by applying below. Please reference “Policy and Government Relations Assistant” in subject line. Short listed candidates will be contacted. No calls please.

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