Government Relations Lead

14 Jul, 2021


Government Relations Lead

Washington, DC/Atlanta, GA/Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Sacramento, CA

Position Summary

Policy and Government Relations: State, Local, Higher Education – Government Relations Lead

(Washington, DC, Sacramento, Austin, Chicago, or Atlanta)

Deloitte’s Policy and Government Relations (PGR) group is currently looking to add a Government Relations professional to the team. This role will begin on a remote work basis and be based in a Deloitte office in Washington, DC, Sacramento, Austin, Chicago, or Atlanta thereafter.

Policy and Government Relations Core Functions:

  • Protect Deloitte’s business interests and expand growth opportunities through advocacy, education, and engagement at the federal and state levels
  • Establish Deloitte as a trusted thought leader by promoting the Firm’s eminence with government stakeholders and policy influencers at the federal and state levels
  • Support internal and external clients by monitoring, analyzing, and providing insights into the political, legislative, and public policy landscapes
  • Identify and analyze policy trends to help inform business decisions, develop policy positions, and advance the Firm’s business objectives and initiatives

Role Description:

  • Support and advance Deloitte’s State Government Relations program with direction from the State Government Relations leadership team
  • Develop and maintain relationships with internal leaders, providing general government relations support, including:
      • Monitoring and providing analysis of key trending issues and legislation in State, Local, and Higher Education
      • Coordinating Deloitte’s engagement with state leadership and trade associations
      • Supporting lobbyist management activities, including the interview and hiring processes
      • Providing political intelligence, including on gubernatorial and legislative elections
      • Supporting PGR leadership on special projects
  • Prepare reports and presentations on SLHE issues
  • Coordinate with PGR SLHE staff on project delivery, including key elements of the team’s election strategy, development and execution of the team’s communication plan, and special projects as assigned

Requirements include:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 5+ years of professional experience with at least 3 years of state legislative, government, and/or policy experience
  • A keen understanding of state legislative, policymaking, and political processes
  • Experience with developing and implementing legislative strategies
  • Excellent writing, communication, and presentation skills
  • Strong project management skills and the ability to work on concurrent projects with limited oversight
  • Demonstrated ability to learn issues quickly and work in new policy areas with little previous expertise
  • Quick analytical thinker, able to effectively monitor, synthesize, translate, and summarize complex policy, legislative, and political topics for use by internal executives
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Ability to develop and maintain professional relationships
  • Professional demeanor and presence
  • Team player with clear demonstration of ability to work in a dynamic, team-based, deadline-oriented environment
  • Strong PowerPoint presentation development skills
  • Travel of up to 10% (While 10% of travel is a requirement of the role, due to COVID-19, non-essential travel has been suspended until further notice.)
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without the need for employer sponsorship, now or at any time in the future


  • Knowledge of Public Sector and/or Professional Services Industry and/or government procurement
  • Experience working on policy issues related to health and human services, transportation, and/or general technology
  • Experience working with states in the Western or Central regions of the US in a legislative, policy, or governmental capacity
  • Strong Excel skills


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Requisition code: 37964

Job posted: 2021-07-14