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Government Affairs Director

Government Affairs Director
Organization: Lot Sixteen LLC
Location: Washington, DC
Date Posted: 03/04/2024

The Role

A Director at Lot Sixteen:

Shows initiative in client materials development, assists meaningfully in proposal writing, and makes a consistent effort to provide clients with ideas and information before they ask for it. Directors should exhibit intellectual curiosity, creative problem-solving skills, and an ability to juggle multiple timelines and deadlines while working independently most of the time. This role is more senior than Associate or Senior Associate positions, but not as senior as Vice President or Executive Vice President candidates. Directors at Lot Sixteen have a fairly diverse set of responsibilities, including:

  • Managing the day-to-day relationships with client contacts
  • Leading interactions with clients and proactively responding to client needs
  • Representing 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
  • Drafting, reviewing, and editing 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, media pitches, op-eds, general talking points, blog and social media posts, and zinger txt msgs)
  • Prefers engaging in the policymaking process to opining on it
  • Has cultivated a real expertise on a particular set of issues
  • Can’t help yourself but to build coalitions of similarly-situated people and organizations
  • 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
  • Finishes what you start, without anyone checking up on you

You are most likely to thrive in this role if you have at least 3-4 years of experience in an agency doing account work or if you have worked on energy policy issues on Capitol Hill or at a trade association. Also relevant is a deep knowledge of and curiosity about the business implications of changes to public policy. We care less about where or how long you went to school than we do about how eager you are to continue learning. Equally important: a willingness to admit what you don’t know and go find the answers.

The ideal candidate has knowledge of and abilities in the following:

  • U.S. federal policy development and implementation processes
  • A deep knowledge of and curiosity about business considerations and the impact that policy changes have on businesses
  • Authoring and editing written content with excellent grammar, formatting, and tone
  • Running Google Drive and Microsoft Office (especially Teams and Excel.)

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.


Please email your resume and ten sentences about why you might be into us and/or why we should be into you to [email protected] with the subject line, “I’m interested in working at The Lot as a Government Relations Director.”

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