Government Affairs Associate/Senior Associate, The Vogel Group

Employer: The Vogel Group

Reporting to: Principals

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: The Vogel Group is looking for a Government Affairs Associate with 2-4 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.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Executive Administrative Support and Operations

  • Effectively manage calendars and engagements for two principals.
  • Coordinate speaking engagements and travel arrangements including domestic itineraries, reservations, and briefing materials.
  • Prepare principals for a variety of internal and external meetings by developing briefing materials, coordinating prep calls, and developing presentations (as needed). 

Government Affairs

  • 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 The Vogel Group’s clients and their policy and advocacy priorities.
  • Represent Vogel Group clients to external policy stakeholders at events, conferences, coalition meetings, and in various working groups.
  • Managing a federal multi-issue policy portfolio, including tracking legislation and regulations that impact clients’ business operations.
  • Work with Principals and Senior Staff to develop and execute effective government affairs strategies consistent with the business objectives of clients.
  • Monitor, identify, analyze legislation and regulatory activity that may impact client operations and business objectives.
  • Draft legislative language, attend hearings, draft hearing testimony, and develop policy positions for firms’ clients.
  • Monitor legislative and regulatory activities and promote clients’ association and market positions.
  • Attend meetings on behalf of clients, as needed.
  • 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 2 years of relevant experience;
  • Experience participating in a government affair functions;
  • 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;
  • Strong relationships with Congressional staff and members and strategic partners;
  • Experience in planning and executing virtual or in-person Capitol Hill advocacy days and events;
  • Experience producing written materials for a variety of stakeholders.

Skills:

  • 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;
  • Additional languages other than English a plus, but not required. 

Competencies:

  • 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; supports affirmative action and respects diversity.
  • 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.

COMPENSATION:

  • Salary is commensurate with experience.
  • Health, dental and vision insurance.
  • Retirement plan with employer match.

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

Full-Time

Location

Washington, DC

Date Posted

October 6, 2021