Government Relations Deputy Director

23 Dec, 2020


Government Relations Deputy Director

The Hudson Institute
Washington, DC

General Description. Hudson Institute seeks a Government Relations Deputy Director to assist the Vice President of Government Relations on all activities related to Hudson Institute’s interaction with government officials in the United States and abroad. The Government Relations Deputy Director will report to the Vice President of Government Relations, and will also coordinate closely with Hudson leadership, other staff, and trustees. This position demands a highly organized individual with excellent communication skills, demonstrated bipartisan credentials, and a deep interest in current events. The Government Relations Deputy Director will work out of Hudson’s Washington, D.C. office.

About Hudson Institute. Founded in 1961, Hudson Institute is a research-focused public policy think tank headquartered in Washington, D.C. The Institute’s mission is to promote American leadership and global engagement for a secure, free, and prosperous future. For more than half a century, Hudson Institute has been challenging conventional thinking by developing new ideas and practical solutions to shape critical foreign and domestic policy decisions.

Primary Duties
The Government Relations Deputy Director will facilitate the implementation of numerous Hudson Institute initiatives designed to inform policymakers and other pertinent officials on a wide range of issues. These activities involve frequent contact with Congress, the executive branch, foreign embassies, and other relevant domestic and international organizations. Key duties include but are not limited to:

  • Organizing briefings/discussions (via workshops, symposiums, one-on-one meetings, etc.) to promote constructive dialogue and policy development;
  • Attending congressional hearings and preparing occasional memos summarizing key points of discussion;
  • Tracking key dates on congressional/administration calendar (major committee hearing, floor vote, foreign leader visiting the US, overseas travel by administration officials, etc.);
  • Drafting correspondence (invitations to members of Congress and senior administration officials, etc.); and,
  • Conducting research on policy proposals and other matters, as needed.


    Additional Performance Requirements: Successful performance in this position involves consistent, high-level fulfillment of each and every duty described above. Additional requirements and/or qualifications for the position include:

    The Government Relations Deputy Director must have a minimum of five years of relevant work experience.

    The Government Relations Deputy Director should have extensive knowledge of executive branch organization, congressional committee structure and legislative process. The Deputy Director will demonstrate commitment to Hudson’s mission, good judgment, an entrepreneurial spirit, and strong interpersonal and writing skills.

    The Deputy Director must be exercise professionalism in all situations and circumstances and possess the necessary organizational skills to accomplish multiple tasks in a fast-moving and dynamic environment.

    Application instructions

    How to Apply. Please email a resume and cover letter to A competitive salary and excellent benefits package are offered based on experience.

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Job posted: 2020-12-23