External Affairs Associate

Posted March 29, 2024
LocationWashington D.C.
Job Type Direct Hire
Industry Associations
ContactDirect Hire Team

Job Description

The Ford Agency has partnered with a leading, tech-focused association in their search for an External Affairs professional to support their Government Affairs team. This role is responsible for maintaining relationships with policy advocates and interest groups to help further the association's goals. This is a great opportunity for an individual with experience working within the free market think tank or corporate community who is looking to join a focused and growing government relations team!
Responsibilities Include:
  • Manage strategic external relationships; track activity
  • Participate in relevant committees and engage in education efforts
  • Support policy team's goals and objectives
  • Work to identify and grow new relationships that further Member's policy goals
  • Represent Association at partner events and meetings
  • Coordinate consistent communications to Members
  • Maintain relationships with Member companies' government relations teams
  • Some travel as needed
Qualifications Include:
  • Bachelor's Degree required
  • 3+ years of experience working in government affairs
  • Knowledge of legislative process and relationships; existing government relations relationships preferred
  • Excellent written and oral communication and advocacy skills
  • Ability to work in fast-paced, team environment
Key Points:
  • Hybrid, 3 days/week onsite
  • NW DC
  • Growing Team
Candidates for this position must be based in DC, MD, or VA area or have independent plans for relocation.
The Ford Agency is a recruiting firm based in Washington, D.C. We represent a broad range of organizations including: non-profits, associations, legal, consulting, and government relations firms. This position is an opening with one of our clients.