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SGR LLC, Government Relations & Lobbying – is seeking a qualified Junior Lobbyist to assist SGR lobbying efforts and drive company growth. Through its relationship with Sphere Consulting, a communications and reputation management company, SGRs philosophy will draw on extensive communications and media relations experience, which will be a guiding factor to SGR’s approach to lobbying. We believe this model is essential to the success of modern-day lobbying, because effective advocacy must continually deploy an expanding rage of complementary components.
SGR will work in tandem with Sphere Consulting, which provides solutions for several of the world’s largest companies, organizations and individuals across industries. Sphere provides our clients with a range of capabilities related to media relations, public affairs campaigns, and digital strategy with ongoing projects for leading firms in financial services, telecommunications and media, pharmaceuticals, aerospace and defense, manufacturing, retail and clothing, infrastructure, along with other business in major transactions.
Assist the Senior Lobbyist/Director of Government Relations in developing and implementing government relations and lobbying strategies, practices and processes for our clients. Act as a liaison between SGR, clients, and the federal government, with a particular focus on either the Senate or House side. Develop and maintain effective relationships and liason with designated federal agencies, trade organizations, and coalitions involved with client programs. Assure that client policies and positions are brought to the attention of appropriate government officials and related association, organizations, and coalitions. Ensure that relevant information on government programs and coalition activities is brought to the attention of SGR Senior Lobbyists and Clients. Assist Senior Lobbyist and Clients by informing them of current and forthcoming regulation and federal and state policy as it pertains to their interests, and provide assistance in developing policy recommendations on those federal and/or state programs.
Possess three to five years of Capitol Hill experience. Candidates should have a commanding knowledge of key policy areas and key figures in Washington, exhibiting broad understanding of Washington, leading trends and changes in advocacy, and political and regulatory landscapes. Candidates should be flexible self-starters possessing intellectual curiosity and a creative problem-solving ability with a consultancy mindset. Candidates should possess strong skills in the areas of interpersonal communication, analysis, critical thinking, attention to detail, and multi-tasking. Candidates should work well independently and within a team while interacting effectively with various levels of management and with clients. Candidates should possess strong research and writing abilities, a high degree of professionalism, and an enthusiasm to attend events and meetings outside traditional working hours. JD, MBA, or relevant advanced degree preferred.