Position Summary: The Government Affairs Policy Counsel/Advocate will play a key role in implementing Public Knowledges 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: Director of Government Affairs
Assist in developing and implementing Public Knowledges advocacy strategy and approach to Capitol Hill on issues such as net neutrality, platform accountability, content moderation and free expression, broadband deployment and affordability, spectrum, copyright reform, and other technology policy issues that affect consumers
Obtain up to date information on technology legislative matters before Congress
Meet with key policymakers at the Federal Communications Commission, Federal Trade Commission, the White House, Congress and elsewhere to build support for Public Knowledges priorities
Convene and work in coalitions with various stakeholder groups to develop priorities and strategies
Research and draft congressional testimony for legislative hearings on telecommunications/technology policy issues and help prepare witnesses for hearings
Serve as a resource to allies and other non-D.C. based groups in building advocacy strategy and relationships with policymakers
Coordinate development of Public Knowledge advocacy materials
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
Law or other Graduate degree a plus
Three or more years of experience with Capitol Hill, Federal agencies, or other relevant policy?related experience
Familiarity with legislative efforts on technology policy preferred
Experience conducting legislative or issue advocacy and developing partnerships with a wide range of organizations and constituencies
Experience drafting legal/advocacy documents such as briefs and model legislation preferred
Full comprehension of the influences of the regulatory and government agencies
Demonstrated ability to create advocacy strategies
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple projects simultaneously
Sound judgment and ability to analyze situations and information
Strong communications skills
A creative self-starter who can devise new, innovative outreach methods
A willingness and ability to learn complex technological and legal issues quickly
The ability to produce high-quality results on tight deadlines and with little oversight
Compensation: Base salary from $65,000 $80,000 depending on experience, plus excellent benefits and opportunities for professional growth.
To Apply: Send a resume, cover letter stating your interest in Public Knowledge, and a writing sample (maximum five pages each) by clicking Apply to this Job below. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, starting on October 5. Candidates are encouraged to apply early. Position will be open until filled.