District of Columbia
Under the direct supervision of the Director, Washington DC Office provides legislative research, policy analysis, mission planning, written reports and legislative updates, and administrative support for the Washington office.
PRINCIPLE DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Assist in the planning of DC advocacy missions for Government Affairs Committee, JCRC/Write On for Israel students, and other JUF groups and community leaders. Mission planning includes setting up lobby visits, speakers, booking hotel, meeting spaces, food. In addition, drafting and preparing materials such as: talking points, policy papers, biographies, and other background information for participants.
- Monitor the status of Federation legislative priorities utilizing on-line legislative research and attending and reporting on congressional hearings, mark-ups, and coalition meetings. Research policy issues and serve as lead on key domestic policy issues, including as health and human services, social services and safety net programs, and make recommendations to the Director.
- Draft issue briefs, position papers, articles for JUF News and News Express, Washington DC Updates, correspondence with Congress and the administration, action alerts to the Government Affairs Committee and affiliated agency professionals, and analyses of proposed legislation or regulations. 10% Set up for weekly Government Affairs staff meeting and help coordinate monthly Committee meetings. Create detailed agendas for the Government Affairs Committee chairman, and email alerts for the committee.
- Provides basic administrative support for the Director including: filing, data entry, drafting expense reports, compiling emails, updating calendar and requests, and photo copying, ordering supplies, and other administrative tasks as needed.
- Oversee the workload and projects carried out by the Washington DC Office’s federal policy intern.
- Assist with the development of content for the annual federal policy agenda.
- Coordinates invitations to Illinois congressional delegation to attend special JUF events, such as the Government Officials Dinner and the Annual Meeting.
QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED:
- Bachelor degree in Political Science, History or related field or its equivalent.
- Capitol Hill, legislative affairs or political experience preferred.
- Demonstrated interest in Jewish communal affairs, through volunteer or professional capacities.
- Proficiency in all Microsoft Office Suite of Products, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and ability to do legislative Internet research.
- Ability to juggle and prioritize multiple tasks and projects at once and work in a fast-paced environment.
- Excellent interpersonal, organizational, written and oral communication skills.
Minimum Education Required