Government Affairs Project Associate

30 Sep, 2020


Government Affairs Project Associate

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center
New York, NY

Summary: The Government Affairs Project Associate will provide support to the department and manage special projects in furtherance of The Center’s government relations and advocacy goals. The Associate supports a diverse portfolio of programming, ranging from coordination of statewide advocacy and community building events, to direct client support through social services programs. This position is based in NYC, and currently remote. Interested parties should be within commuting distance of The Center.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the strategic administrative coordination of the programs of the department, including clerical duties such as answering phones, processing mail, sending emails, scheduling meetings, note-taking, data entry, submission of financial documents, and the development and implementation of data collection and reporting systems.
  • Plan and execute events, meetings, activities and management of event-related logistics for events across the department, including the coordination of travel, accommodations, and contracting with necessary vendors, with a particular focus on advocacy and government relations program events.
  • Work with team members to prepare and assemble materials for meetings related to external stakeholders, government officials and community relations.
  • Serve as project manager for government grant applications, preparing and compiling all package components for each grant submission, including meeting coordination, note-taking and follow-up with staff and external consultants.
  • Track all government relations and lobbying activity, including time allotment and related expenses, and submit monthly reports as directed.
  • Prepare high quality written materials to support advocacy, government relations and government programs’ priorities including memos, testimonial submissions, speeches, reports and letters.
  • Attend events, trainings, webinars on an ad hoc basis to represent The Center
  • On an as needed basis, manage short-term projects identified by the Chief Advocacy Officer.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements:

  • Minimum three (3) years of administrative or project management experience; working in nonprofit organization or social services agency strongly preferred.
  • Strong proficiency with research, data collection, review, analysis, documentation and reporting applications, including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, the Google Suite, and databases such as Salesforce.
  • Exceptional organizational and communications skills.
  • Comfort with using and engaging external parties with communications technology (i.e. Zoom, Microsoft Teams) and digital communications.
  • Team player, with a willingness to learn, lead, and initiate; a self-starter.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, time management skills, and ability to manage multiple projects at once while remaining attentive to detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to be a productive member of a community of people at work, respecting differences while working toward shared goals, comfort with periods of ambiguity, and constructive participation in ongoing organizational and department development.
  • Experience and ability to interact with a wide range of personalities, including a diverse group of community members and stakeholders, with respect and tact.
  • An understanding of the concepts of institutional and structural bias, racism, and gender identity inequities, and their impacts on the communities served at The Center.
  • A strong commitment to social justice and the mission of The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center.

The Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Job posted: 2020-09-30