Federal Government Affairs Associate

15 Nov, 2021


Federal Government Affairs Associate

Corteva Agriscience
Washington, DC


Corteva Agriscience™ has an exciting opportunity for a Federal Government Affairs Associate (Political Action Committee Manager) to join our U.S. Government and Industry Affairs Team in Washington, D.C.

The U.S. Federal Government Affairs Associate’s primary focus is to support and implement the U.S. government affairs strategy at the federal level by lobbying members of Congress, congressional staff and appropriate federal agencies. The Associate would also be responsible for the Corteva Employee Political Action Committee, including the development and implementation of the strategy for all aspects of the Political Action Committee (PAC), grassroots activity and engagement, oversight of political and grassroots involvement tools, internal and external Fundraising, contacts and relationships with campaigns and party organizations, organizing fundraisers, and compliance processes.

The Associate will support the Federal Government Affairs team with research, draft policy documents and participate in advocacy strategy setting. The individual will also distribute information to Congress, the Administration and Corteva Agriscience leadership as it relates to Corteva’s key legislative and administrative priorities. This individual will represent Corteva Agriscience with external organizations, trade associations and industry partners in Washington, DC and across the country.

This role can accommodate a flexible work arrangement where you may work a couple days a week from home, but must be local to the DC area.

How will you help us grow? It matters to us, and it matters to you!

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for all aspects of the day-to-day management and administration of Corteva PAC
    • Prepare and maintain state and federal PAC contribution budget
    • Oversee reporting requirements for applicable federal election laws and ensure compliance with all applicable Federal Election Commission regulations
    • Develop and lead fundraising strategy for Corteva PAC
    • Serve as staff liaison to the CORTEVA PAC Board of Directors
    • Manage recordkeeping of PAC activities, donors, contribution recipients and disbursements
    • Lead all PAC marketing and communications to members including the development of reports and newsletters for internal and external use, as well as donor recognition events and programs
  • Establish and maintain relationships with campaign fundraisers, members of the agriculture industry, and other stakeholders
  • Provide political evaluation and fundraising analysis throughout the election cycle
  • Responsible for annual budget preparation and adherence
  • Responsible for all aspects lobbying disclosure reporting at the federal and state level
  • Work with Government Affairs and Industry Affairs team to ensure alignment of legislative strategy and Corteva PAC goals
  • Support and implement U.S. Federal Government and Industry Affairs strategy to advance key legislative and administrative priorities in the seed, crop protection and digital agriculture space.
  • Maintain working knowledge of Corteva’s advocacy priorities and key agriculture policy issues impacting our Company, industry, and customers


What expertise have you grown? What do you bring to the table?

  • BA/BS in marketing, business, political science, ag journalism or communications, or related field.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft software suite and tools, including Excel.
  • Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision, as well as a part of a team.
  • General knowledge of the legislative process and interest in politics.
  • 3-5 years of experience working with or for a PAC or in government relations, campaigning, fundraising, or on Capitol Hill
  • Unwavering attention to detail and proven ability to manage multiple complex initiatives simultaneously
  • Strong interpersonal and diplomatic skills required to develop and foster positive relationships.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to travel domestically, as needed.



Let’s peek at how you can grow your wellbeing, health, and future at Corteva!

  • Strike a better work-life balance with robust time off benefits including paid maternity, paternal and family illness leave
  • Prepare for your future with our competitive retirement savings plan, tuition reimbursement program, and more
  • Enjoy access to health benefits for you and your family on your first day of employment
  • And much, much more!


Ready to grow your perspectives, impact and career? Start by applying to this opportunity today!


Corteva Agriscience™ is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to boldly embracing the power of inclusion, diversity, and equity to enrich the lives of our employees and strengthen the performance of our company, while advancing equity in agriculture. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability or any other protected class. Discrimination, harassment and retaliation are inconsistent with our values and will not be tolerated. If you require a reasonable accommodation to search or apply for a position, please visit:

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Job posted: 2021-11-15