Government Relations Associate

28 Jul, 2020


Government Relations Associate

Merchant McIntyre & Associates
Washington, DC

Merchant McIntyre Associates is a boutique government affairs and federal grant writing firm headquartered in Washington, D.C., that represents nonprofit clients from a variety of sectors including higher education, health care, county and local government, social services, and international aid organizations.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assisting client services team with client project management, identifying competitive federal grant opportunities aligned with client needs, and developing comprehensive federal strategies for clients;
  • Communicating directly and professionally with clients by phone, email, and occasionally in person;
  • Analyzing and reporting on federal grant solicitations to determine alignment with client priorities;
  • Conducting substantive research related to federal policy trends and priorities in key client sectors;
  • Quickly and efficiently summarizing relevant information for client calls and briefings; and
  • Scheduling, organizing, and assisting with hosting clients in Washington, D.C. including meeting requests, logistics, developing meeting content and leave-behind materials, participation in meetings, and coordinating substantive follow-up.

Candidate Qualifications:

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and at least 2-3 years’ relevant work experience;
  • Strong verbal communication and interpersonal skills, preferably with prior experience in a client- facing role;
  • Competitive candidates will have some prior experience working with federal grants (Federal

Agency, Capitol Hill, nonprofit organization, and/or private sector);

  • Strong research, writing, and editing skills;
  • Ability to quickly synthesize and accurately summarize lengthy and complex materials, such as federal grant solicitations;
  • Self-motivated and task-oriented, with the ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks and responsibilities.

Compensation & Benefits:

  • Full-time, salaried position based in Washington, D.C. with potential opportunity for client travel.
  • Competitive benefits package including Health Reimbursement Account (HRA), 401(k), transportation stipend, flexible PTO policy, and professional development opportunities.
  • Salary commensurate with experience.

Job Type: Full-time


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) Matching
  • Paid Time Off
  • Professional Development Assistance


  • Monday to Friday

COVID-19 considerations:
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this position will be remote until further notice. However, candidates must currently reside in the Washington, DC metro area and be able to work full-time from our DC offices as soon as the DC stay-at-home order is lifted.


  • Bachelor’s (Required)

To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume to so we can evaluate your credentials and respond to you.

Job posted: 2020-07-28