Government Affairs Specialist

05 Sep, 2021

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Government Affairs Specialist

SourceAmerica
Vienna, VA

Job Details
Description
The SourceAmerica story is an inspirational one. For more than 40 years, SourceAmerica is the country’s leading source of job opportunities for people with significant disabilities. Through our network of nonprofits, we supply products and services that meet the strictest quality standards, at a competitive price, and utilize a dedicated workforce of professionals with disabilities. Learn more about us at: https://www.sourceamerica.org/about

SourceAmerica is looking for a talented Government Affairs Specialist to join its Vienna, VA-based team. Only candidates based in the greater Washington DC area will be considered.

We want to add a team member who has the best opportunity for success with our organization. Here are a few experiences/skills that are ideal for our needs:

Have you worked on Capitol Hill, the Executive Branch in the federal government, for a trade association, or an advocacy group in government affairs?
Do you have an experience in executive support or with complex scheduling for C-suite professionals?
If you’ve had similar experiences or have those skill sets, please read the following summary of the requirements of this position. Please keep in mind this is a summary and an official job description will be provided to candidates at the time of their interview.

Job Summary

This position provides direct administrative support to the Government Affairs Business Unit. It is responsible for crucial information sharing, document creation, scheduling and managing tasks within Government Affairs and across multiple functional departments and internal business units within SourceAmerica, with a specific focus on activities related to planning SourceAmerica’s national Grassroots Conference. This position acts as a gatekeeper and operations manager for department ensuring deadlines are met, deliverables are produced, and all other critical functions which keep the department running at its top efficiency. This position may have to travel into Washington DC to support various grassroots and government affairs activities on behalf of the organization.

Here are some of the functions of this job; a full job description will be given to candidates in the interview process.

Essential Functions

Coordinates and maintains official documents and records in appropriate files.
Completes special projects by organizing and coordinating information and requirements; planning, arranging, and meeting schedules; monitoring results.
Ensures completion of all deliverables to internal SourceAmerica business-units such as presentation collateral, reporting documents, and all other information inquiries including but not limited to the national Grassroots Conference.
Answers and represents Government Affairs team with internal and external communications.
Schedules appointments for Government Affairs team.
Provides administrative support to the Government Affairs team through preparation of travel itineraries and subsequent travel expense forms.
Performs key reporting and research duties as prescribed.
Required Education, Experience, and Skills

Minimum associates degree in relevant field or equivalent relevant experience and expertise
Experience in executive scheduling, executive assistance, or office administration
SourceAmerica recognizes 1½ years’ experience = 1-year college, should a candidate not meet the required education
Preferred Education, Experience, and Skills

Experience in government affairs and grassroots
Experience on Capitol Hill, the Executive Branch or relevant adjacent industry (re: trade associations, advocacy groups, or member associations)
Additional experience, education and work product to determine level of seniority within job function
Benefits

SourceAmerica offers a comprehensive, flexible, and market-competitive benefits program including: paid holidays, vacation time, sick leave, health insurance, and retirement benefits. We have a hybrid remote work program where employees work in our office 2-3 days per week and work from home the balance of the work week. More details will be provided during the interview process.

SourceAmerica is an equal employment opportunity employer. View our EEO Policy here: https://www.sourceamerica.org/sites/default/files/eeo-policy.pdf

Qualifications
Education
Required

Associates or better.

Preferred

Bachelors or better in General Business or related field.

Experience
Preferred

Grassroots
Government Affairs
Executive Scheduling
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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Job posted: 2021-09-05