Government Affairs Associate

25 Oct, 2022

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Government Affairs Associate

Lot Sixteen
Washington, D.C.

TL/DR

Lot Sixteen is a bipartisan lobbying and communications firm looking for an Associate to join our team and advocate for our clients’ interests.

The Firm

Lot Sixteen is looking for a Government Affairs Associate to join an energetic and relentlessly competent team of government relations professionals. In this role, ownership of and accountability for planning and executing work across a wide variety of functions will be required.

We are a pro-active bunch. We translate our words into actions. We insist on knowing what we are talking about. We view the identification of a problem or task as only the first of many steps required to get results. We prioritize solutions, develop detailed work plans, secure approval to execute those plans and get to work on implementation. We eat elephants, one bite at a time. We worry, so clients don’t have to. And we want this same approach from the person who takes this job.

We are focused on building an agency that feels like home, a team of friends who support each other as much as they challenge each other, and a client base whose trust and confidence in us is earned every day. At Lot Sixteen, we prioritize quality, we adore smart thinking, and we actively work to cultivate a more diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment. Accordingly, we strive to provide or exceed all the standard work perks and expectations, including:

  • Competitive salary
  • Generous benefits, including:
    • Health and Dental Plan
    • Retirement Plan with company matching
    • Commuter Benefits
  • All-you-can-eat snacks and all-you-can-drink coffee
  • Colleagues who welcome your real family & friends and recognize that balancing both is an essential ingredient to happiness
  • Downtown Washington, D.C. office location on McPherson Square, near 15th & K St. NW

The Role

A Government Affairs Associate at Lot Sixteen has a fairly diverse set of responsibilities, including roles in:

  • Assisting in the coordination of materials that will represent clients’ interests before Congress, executive branch agencies and other entities in Washington
  • Informing clients of bill introductions, amendment filings, regulatory actions, votes and other key developments in Washington through written memos and/or phone calls
  • Covering congressional hearings, summarizing relevant discussion and incorporating analysis into high-quality, client-facing communications
  • Conducting policy-oriented research and presenting findings to clients in presentations or written materials
  • Contributing to the development of advocacy plans and helping to drive forward the process of executing tasks associated with those plans
  • Assisting with the drafting and editing of written content and materials
  • Utilizing, creating and/or updating various databases
  • Monitoring congressional floor, committee and individual member office activities

The Candidate

Did we just become best friends? Well… yeah… if you’re someone who:

  • Knows how to balance competing demands with composure, smarts and confidence
  • Enjoys writing, and is good at it (presentations, memos, speeches and zinger txt msgs)
  • Feels an obligation to keep people in the loop, rather than cut them out of it
  • Prides yourself in looking around corners, evaluating scenarios and being prepared
  • Finds fulfillment in developing and implementing solutions to problems that feel unsolvable
  • Likes to lend a hand when you see someone who needs help
  • Cares deeply about your professional relationships and works hard to strengthen them
  • Finishes what you start, without anyone checking up on you

You are most likely to thrive in this role if you have at least 1 – 2 years of experience. We care less about where or how long you went to school than we do about how eager you are to continue learning. Experience in public service – on the Hill, in the military, at an agency or otherwise – would be outstanding. So would deep knowledge of and curiosity about the business implications of changes to public policy. Equally important: a willingness to admit what you don’t know and go find the answers. The ideal candidate for this role**:

  • Likes meeting new people
  • Has an affinity for storytelling
  • Prefers engaging in the policymaking process to opining on it
  • Has cultivated a real expertise on a particular set of issues
  • Builds coalitions of similarly-situated people and organizations
  • Seeks to understand U.S. federal policy development and implementation processes
  • Prioritizes well in a fast-paced, demanding environment

**A note on qualifications: Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they are able to perform every task in the job description. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job and will consider any equivalent combination of knowledge, skills, education and experience to meet minimum qualifications. If you are interested in applying, we encourage you to think broadly about your background and skill set for the role.

Interested?

Please email your resume and ten sentences about why you might be into us and/or why we should be into you to Missy Deerin (missy@lotsixteen.com) with the subject line, “I’m interested in working at The Lot as a Government Affairs Associate.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Job posted: 2022-10-25