Washington, DC

WorldatWork is seeking an effective lobbyist who will implement and advance the association’s public affairs and public policy agenda. This position is based in our Washington, D.C. Office, located near McPherson Square Metro Station.

WorldatWork is a nonprofit human resources association for professionals and organizations focused on compensation, benefits and total rewards strategies. WorldatWork and its affiliates provide comprehensive education, certification, research, advocacy and community to total rewards professionals. WorldatWork has more than 70,000 members and subscribers worldwide; more than 80% of Fortune 500 companies employ a WorldatWork member. Founded in 1955, WorldatWork has offices in Scottsdale, Ariz., and Washington, D.C., and is affiliated with more than 70 human resources associations across the United States and around the world.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop, cultivate and utilize relationships with congressional members and staff, federal agency staff, and other human resources and workplace advocacy groups to advance WorldatWork’s public policy goals.
  • Assist in the development of the association’s public policy strategy and execute programs and campaigns to advance this strategy.
  • Identify, analyze and report on emerging total rewards public policy issues.
  • Drive legislation pertaining to key total rewards issues.
  • Attend congressional hearings and meetings, and provide regular updates to WorldatWork internal stakeholders and key advisory groups.
  • Assist in the production of high-quality Congressional testimony, comments, presentations and other advocacy materials.
  • Participate in and lead coalition activities in support of WorldatWork public policy goals.
  • Assist with filing federal lobbying reports on time.
  • Review and update legislative content on WorldatWork website as needed.


  • Minimum 5 years of Capitol Hill and/or government affairs experience working on employment and labor issues.
  • Experience working with House Education & Workforce Committee and/or Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (HELP) Committee is desired. Experience working on compensation/pay issues is also a significant plus.
  • Knowledge of human resources/total rewards issues preferred.
  • Excellent understanding of U.S. legislative and regulatory process.
  • Strong writing and verbal communication skills.
  • Public speaking experience preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree in political science, related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience, required. Graduate-level degree in law, public policy or related field preferred.

WorldatWork offers exceptional total rewards including competitive pay (including bonus program), benefits (medical, vision, dental, 401K and life insurance), work-life effectiveness, recognition, and opportunities for career development. Qualified individuals should submit a resume (including salary history/requirements and a letter of interest) via the online process at or by clicking on the link below. EOE M/F/D/V Drug testing and background check are required. WorldatWork is a participant of E-Verify. No agencies please.


Job Posted: April 4, 2017