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Manager of Government Affairs

Manager of Government Affairs
Organization: National Venture Capital Association (NVCA)
Location: Washington, DC
Date Posted: 11/09/2023


1. Support Public Policy Advocacy

  • Draft policy documents and newsletters
  • Coordinate meetings and fundraisers
  • Conduct research to advance policy agenda

2. Coordinate Advocacy Days

  • Organize events with policymakers in Washington and nationwide

3. Manage PAC Operations

  • Oversee Political Action Committee activities

4. Liaise Across Departments

  • Integrate public policy efforts association-wide

5. Represent Association

  • Attend meetings, forums, and events on behalf of the association

6. Participate in Coalitions

  • Provide advice and actively engage in coalitions

7. Assist in Board Preparation

  • Contribute to the preparation of Board materials and presentations

8. Coordinate Department Functions

  • Oversee various functions within the public policy department


  • Project Management: Coordinates projects effectively
  • Customer Service: Responds promptly; meets commitments
  • Interpersonal Skills: Maintains confidentiality
  • Written Communication: Clear and informative; strong editing skills
  • Teamwork: Contributes to building a positive team spirit
  • Judgment: Exhibits sound and accurate judgment
  • Planning/Organizing: Prioritizes and plans work activities efficiently
  • Professionalism: Tactful, reacts well under pressure, treats others with respect
  • Quality: Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness
  • Attendance/Punctuality: Consistent and timely, especially on designated office days
  • Dependability: Follows instructions, responds to feedback


  • Professional with entry to three years of policy experience
  • Team player, motivated, resourceful, organized, communicative
  • Ability to work independently with attention to detail


  • Strong motivational and proactive skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to develop productive relationships internally and externally
  • Proactive thinking and initiative
  • Willingness to learn and improve skills


  • Proficient in Windows, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Demonstrated proficiency in data management applications and electronic calendars


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent office experience


  • Regularly required to sit and stand, utilizing motor skills


  • Generally quiet; may require flexible hours and limited travel

Note: The above job description is not exhaustive; incumbents will follow additional instructions and perform related duties as assigned by their supervisor.

Salary/Benefits: Competitive salary, health benefits, generous paid vacation, annual performance-based bonus, public transportation reimbursement, and wireless equipment & service.

Application Process: Submit resume, cover letter, and two writing samples to with the subject line “Manager of Government Affairs.”

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