Government Affairs Associate, Vogel Group

Employer: Vogel Group

Reporting to: Principal

OVERVIEW: The Vogel Group is one of the fastest-growing bipartisan, strategic government relations and business advisory firms in Washington, D.C. We provide a holistic approach to advocacy, government relations, and strategic business counsel on the market, economic, political, and industry influences. We help our clients understand risks and opportunities and address challenges impacting their organizations, associations, and businesses today while strategically planning for the future. Our clients include trade associations, for-profit and nonprofit companies, charitable organizations, established multinational corporations, as well as small start-ups. We combine expertise in policy, regulation, consulting, advocacy, and alliance building to help clients navigate the legislative and regulatory environments to create opportunities, resolve problems, direct action, and build and maintain positive interactions with key federal policymakers and influencers.

SUMMARY: Vogel Group is looking for an Associate with 1-2 years of Government or Policy experience. The Associate will complement and support the team’s existing efforts in developing, coordinating, and executing congressional strategies and policy objectives on behalf of a diverse portfolio of clients.


  • Effectively manage calendar and engagements for Principal.
  • Coordinate speaking engagements and travel arrangements including domestic itineraries, reservations, and briefing materials.
  • Prepare Principal for a variety of internal and external meetings by developing briefing materials, coordinating prep calls, and developing presentations (as needed).
  • Assist in the responsibility of maintaining, cultivating, and engaging relationships that include U.S Government officials, Members of Congress, and relevant Committee staff, to create value-add opportunities that raise the visibility of Vogel Group’s clients and their policy and advocacy priorities.
  • Managing a federal multi-issue policy portfolio, including tracking legislation and regulations that impact clients’ business operations.
  • Draft legislative language, memos, attend hearings, draft hearing testimony, and develop policy positions for firms’ clients.
  • Monitor legislative and regulatory activities and promote clients’ association and market positions.
  • Participate and assist in the management of fly-in days (virtual and in-person). This includes assisting with all legislative and policy collateral such as issue papers, talking points, etc.
  • Perform additional duties, as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this role.

Education and Experience:

  • A bachelor’s degree required with a minimum of 1 year of relevant experience;
  • Experience participating in a government affair functions;
  • Experience producing written materials for a variety of stakeholders;
  • Government experience as a congressional aid or in a government relations role at a lobbying firm, law firm, corporate office, non-for-profit entity, or association preferred;
  • Experience in planning and executing virtual or in-person Capitol Hill advocacy days and events preferred;


  • Excellent writing and oral communication skills;
  • Professionalism, confidence, and drive;
  • Exceptional strategic, creative, interpersonal skills;
  • Outstanding time management skills;
  • Ability to establish and cultivate strong long-term relationships;
  • Team-oriented;


  • Ethics: Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and principles; upholds organizational values.
  • Problem Solving: Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information; skillfully develops alternative solutions and exercises good judgment; works well in group problem-solving situations; uses reason.
  • Organizational Support: Follows policies and procedures; completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization’s goals and values; benefits organization through outside activities.
  • Communication: Effectively communicates ideas and thoughts verbally and in written form; exhibits good listening and comprehension; keeps others adequately informed; selects and uses appropriate communication methods.
  • Teamwork: Eager and able to work in a collaborative and cross-disciplinary fashion in a fast-paced, dynamic, and deadline-oriented environment.


  • Salary is commensurate with experience.
  • Health, dental and vision insurance.
  • 401k plan with employer contribution.
  • Commuter benefits.

Interested candidates should send resumes to: [email protected].

The Vogel Group is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. The Vogel Group does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with disability, or other applicable legal protected characteristics.

Job Type


Washington, D.C.

Date Posted

March 26, 2024