Government Relations Coord

  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Posted
    Nov 20

Position description

ONE is a global campaign and advocacy organization with over nine million members from around the world who are committed to the fight against extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa. We hold world leaders to account for the promises made to the poorest, and we press them to support better policies and aid that is more effective. We also work with leaders in Africa to support greater democracy, accountability and transparency and advocate for increased domestic investments in development so that these resources can be effectively deployed.  With HQ in Washington, D.C., we operate from North America, Europe and Africa.

ONE’s members are critical to this work. They come from every walk of life and from across the political spectrum. They’re artists and activists, faith and business leaders, students and scientists. They take action day in, day out — organizing, mobilizing, educating, and advocating so that people will have the chance not just to survive, but to thrive.

ONE teams in Washington D.C., New York, London, Johannesburg, Brussels, Berlin, Paris, Ottawa and Abuja to educate and lobby governments to save and improve millions of lives.  


Employees of ONE work in a collaborative and creative environment towards reaching a common goal of ending extreme poverty and preventable disease.  When you work for ONE, you will receive an exceptional benefits package along with the opportunity to contribute to worldwide causes impacting those most in need.

The Government Relations Coordinator will be responsible for assisting the Government Relations team in a variety of capacities, to include policy research, tracking Congressional hearings and events, preparing briefings and presentations, scheduling, internal and external meeting preparation, and other administrative tasks. The Government Relations Coordinator will work closely with the U.S. Policy Director, the U.S. Advocacy team, and the Communications team in carrying out these duties. The ideal candidate will bring experience working on Capitol Hill or other work with the legislative branch a high level of self-motivation and a curiosity and interest in ONE’s core issues. Duties include supporting team logistics such as the creation and maintenance of a contact management system, meeting scheduling, event planning and support, and serving as supervisor to team interns. This is a full time opportunity reporting directly to the Senior Director of Government Relations based in our Washington, DC office. 


  • Do policy research on key areas of ONE interest, to include the U.S. foreign assistance budget, and development programs focused on agriculture, global health, economic growth, and transparency.
  • Draft government relations written products – congressional updates, hearing digests, event memos.
  • Financial duties may include researching and monitoring departmental costs, preparing payment documentation and obtaining proper approvals when necessary.
  • Individually contributes to team objectives and outcomes under moderate supervision with some latitude for independent judgment.
  • Developing responsibility for functional work outcomes and goals as defined by management
  • Interface with internal and/or external clients including collecting, collating, furnishing and exchanging information.
  • Utilize strong communication skills to explain, interpret, and summarize new and existing information.
  • Manage calendar, scheduling, travel, reservations, and expense reports for the Government Relations team.
  • Organize weekly Legislative team meetings with consultants, compile agenda, and send out action items for the week.
  • Organize weekly GR team meetings and send out notes and action items for the week.
  • Work with other administrative staff, both internally and externally, to execute GR team meetings and logistics.
  • Additional duties as determined


  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field plus two or more years of professional work history
  • One or more years of experience working on Capitol Hill or some other legislative capacity.
  • Understanding of the U.S. political process.
  • Strong research skills.
  • Work style exhibiting a high level of discretion and independent judgment.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and Google Suite.
  • Ability to manage multiple, shifting priorities under tight deadlines while performing in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment.
  • Related work history in poverty and infectious disease alleviation, advocacy, policy, legislation and/or demonstrable interest in the causes ONE supports.
  • Ability to work and live in the United States is required


  • An understanding of the complexities surrounding collaboration in a global matrix organization
  • Highly organized and detail oriented
  • Self-motivated, intuitive problem solver
  • Collaborative mindset and strong interpersonal skills
  • Remains positive and productive in high pressure and stressful situations
  • Demonstrates critical thinking, communication, and relationship-building skills
  • Action oriented and results focused
  • Flexible and resourceful

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