Government Relations Manager

19 Apr, 2022


Government Relations Manager

The Corps Network
Washington, D.C.

Do you have a strong interest in government relations and are interested in applying your knowledge of the Federal Government and Congress?  Are you looking to work with an organization that provides a positive influence in the lives of young people and make a significant impact on the community and natural space?  Then this may be the job for you!

The Corps Network (TCN) seeks a full-time Government Relations Manager to work with the Director of Government Relations in the Washington, DC office. The Government Relations Manager will work to execute the policy and legislative agenda and to promote TCN’s Member-Corps to Congress and the Federal Government. The Government Relations Manager will also work to develop and sustain Congressional and Federal agency relationships while advocating on behalf of the Nation’s Service and Conservation Corps. This position is focused on champion development within key issue areas, strategic advocacy, and engagement with industry-aligned stakeholders, and positioning TCN as a critical resource for decision-makers in Washington, D.C. This position also helps to build grassroots engagement among our membership so that each Corps can confidently advocate for and on behalf of the communities in which they serve.


Key Responsibilities

  • Act as a key point of contact with Congressional (personal office and committee) and Agency staff.
  • Track and analyze Congressional legislation and appropriations, federal agency regulation, committee hearings, and mark-ups.
  • Manage weekly meetings of internal coalition of public lands service organizations.
  • Attend meetings, events and briefings with Congress and the Administration.
  • Research and help develop policy positions aligned with membership priorities.
  • Develop and carry out advocacy and outreach strategies in support of policy and legislative objectives.
  • Develop advocacy materials including drafting testimonies, support letters, memos, talking points, etc.
  • Serve as an external representative to various strategically aligned DC-based coalitions and at events.
  • Support annual national conference and member Action Summit through staff support and content development.
  • Provide as-needed support to cross-departmental teams.

Qualification and Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree (preferably in a related discipline).
  • 2-4 years of previous related work experience, previous Congressional, government, national service, and/or military service experience a plus.
  • Prior experience in Congressional and Federal Government Relations and working knowledge of Congress, the White House, and Federal Agencies.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications, research, and analytical skills.
  • Familiarity and/or demonstrated interest in at least one of the following: youth and veteran workforce development; public lands/natural resource management; national service/AmeriCorps; climate resilience and adaption.
  • Diplomatic and comfortable interacting in politically sensitive environments.
  • Ability to anticipate future project needs and take the initiative, articulate challenges, opportunities, and questions as they arise.
  • Confident to work as part of a team as well as independently, often under tight deadlines and across multiple projects at once.
  • Interest and experience working with people from all backgrounds and abilities.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, Google Suite, and Dropbox.
  • Prior experience with CRM systems (Salesforce, Fiscal Note) a plus.


TCN requires that all employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including all booster shots, as of the first day of employment. This is a requirement whether or not the employee works in a TCN office. TCN will consider requests for reasonable accommodations based on medical reasons or sincerely-held religious beliefs.

To Apply

Please submit your resume and cover letter for consideration. Thank you for your interest. We will reach out to those that best meet the qualifications.


About The Corps Network

Established in 1985, The Corps network is the National Association of Service and Conservation Corps. Corps are locally-based organizations that engage young adults (generally ages 16 – 25) and veterans (up to age 35) in service projects that address recreation, conservation, disaster response, and community needs. Through a term of service that could last from a few months to a year, Corps participants – or “Corpsmembers” – gain work experience and develop in-demand skills. Corpsmembers are compensated with a stipend or living allowance and often receive an education award or scholarship upon completing their service.

For more information about The Corps Network, visit


Equal Opportunity Employer

Job posted: 2022-04-19