- Government Affairs Policy Advocate/Counsel, USA
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Government Affairs Policy Advocate/Counsel
The Government Affairs Policy Advocate/Counsel will play a key role in implementing Public Knowledge's government affairs strategy through advocacy, strategy development, and relationship building in Congress, at Federal agencies, within the Executive Branch, and across the public interest field.
Position Status: Full-time
Location: Washington, D.C.
Reports to: Vice President, Government Affairs
Assist in developing and implementing Public Knowledge's legislative and outreach strategy
Analyze legislative and regulatory proposals and obtain up-to-date information on legislative/regulatory matters
Represent Public Knowledge at relevant conferences, events, coalition meetings, and before policy-making bodies such as Congress, the Federal Communications Commission, the Federal Trade Commission, and the Copyright Office'
Draft and edit agency comments and/or congressional testimony for legislative hearings on telecommunications /technology policy, intellectual property, and other issues
Serve as a resource to allies and other non-D.C. based groups in building advocacy strategy and relationships with policymakers
Organize events to advance policy positions, including Congressional advocacy days and field events
Coordinate development of Public Knowledge advocacy materials
Mentor legal and policy fellows.
Serve as a spokesperson and resource to the media within areas of expertise
A college graduate with a passion for public policy, knowledge and interest in technology, and a demonstrated interest in the political process and advocacy in the public interest
Graduate degree preferred
Three or more years of experience with Capitol Hill, Federal agencies, or other relevant policy-related experience
Familiarity with legislative matters regarding technology policy preferred
Experience conducting outreach and developing partnerships with a wide range of organizations and constituencies
Strong oral and written communications skills
A creative self-starter who can devise new, innovative outreach strategies
A willingness and ability to learn complex technological and legal issues quickly
Ability to translate complex technical and legal issues for consumption by policymakers and the general public
The ability to produce high‐quality results on tight deadlines and with little oversight
Compensation: Public Knowledge provides competitive compensation, excellent benefits, and opportunities for professional growth.
Job posted on 11th December 2018
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