Government Relations Manager

10 Nov, 2020


Government Relations Manager

Axiom Space
Washington, DC

OVERVIEW: Axiom Space is an emerging leader in human spaceflight and on-orbit research & manufacturing services. Guided by the fundamental conviction that human spaceflight answers a timeless calling to explore, innovate, cooperate, and progress, Axiom strives to make living and working in space commonplace by providing unprecedented access today to the International Space Station while building its successor – the world’s first international commercial space station. 


SUMMARY: The Government Relations Manager will coordinate legislative efforts by working with state, local and federal governments as well as the media.  The Government Relations Manager will manage and assist in the direction of Axiom Space policies and objectives involving local, state and federal governments.   



  • Conduct research and monitor legislation, as well as track happenings within the government that could affect Axiom Space
  • Liaise directly with the U.S. Federal government, particularly the Congress, but also the White House (OMB, OSTP and other Executive Offices), the Departments of Commerce (Office of Space Commerce) and Transportation (Office of Commercial Space Transportation) and NASA. Registration as a lobbyist is likely necessary
  • Responsible for being knowledgeable of aerospace public policy, regulatory and industry positions
  • Lead the analysis of proposed legislative actions, determines the potential impact on the organization and develops appropriate responses
  • Monitor legislative and regulatory activities and promotes company market position
  • Create functional strategies and specific objectives for the role 
  • Attend industry association meetings and initiatives
  • Perform additional duties as assigned


QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education & Experience

  • A bachelor’s degree in Political Science, Law, Communications or another relevant area required with a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience
  • Experience in managing a government affairs function including the management of internal and external resources and consultants
  • Government experience as congressional aid or in a lobbying firm or law firm
  • Familiarity with the Federal Election Campaign Act and with corporate separate segregated funds-SSF (PACs), and analogous state and local campaign contribution laws and regulations
  • Strong relationships with Congressional staff and members and strategic partners
  • Experience in planning and executing virtual or in-person Capitol Hill advocacy days and events
  • Experience producing written materials for both internal and external stakeholders


  • Excellent writing and oral communication talents
  • Professionalism, confidence and drive
    • Exceptional strategic, creative, interpersonal skills
    • Ability to establish and cultivate strong long-term relationships
    • Additional languages other than English a plus

    Competencies: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

    • Ethics – Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and principles; upholds organizational values
    • Problem Solving – Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics
    • Organizational Support – Follows policies and procedures; completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization’s goals and values; benefits organization through outside activities; supports affirmative action and respects diversity
    • Communications – Expresses ideas and thoughts verbally; expresses ideas and thoughts in written form; exhibits good listening and comprehension; keeps others adequately informed; selects and uses appropriate communication methods
    • Cost Consciousness – Works within approved budget; develops and implements cost saving measures; contributes to profits and revenue; conserves organizational resources
    • Teamwork – Eager and able to work in a collaborative and cross-disciplinary fashion in a fast-paced, dynamic and deadline-oriented environment

    Axiom Space is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  Axiom Space does not discriminate on the basis or race, regional color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.


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Job posted: 2020-11-10