Government Affairs Associate

R Street Institute - Washington, DC

Full-time
R Street Institute

Washington, DC

The R Street Institute—a free-market think tank headquartered in Washington, D.C. and with regional offices across the country—seeks an energetic Government Affairs Associate to track and analyze federal, state, and local legislative and regulatory priorities. If you are the right fit, you will report to the Associate Vice President of Government Affairs. If you want to join a young and energetic organization and be on the ground level influencing public policy, this may be just the opportunity you need.

Your typical day at R Street may include identifying and tracking legislative and regulatory priorities, interacting with policymakers and providing administrative support for the Government Affairs team. You will also be asked to provide research and analysis on state and federal legislation that will help R Street craft its engagement strategy.

Aspects of Your Role

Tracking and analyzing federal, state, and local legislative and regulatory priorities
Managing third-party relationships via a CRM system
Data entry in support of the Government Affairs department
Researching policy proposals
Drafting and circulating the Government Affairs department’s newsletter
Internal tracking of staff-specific priorities on a quarterly basis
Drafting advocacy pieces, including op-eds, talking points and fact sheets, relevant to RSI's policy positions

Skills and Qualifications

A robust understanding of state and federal legislative and regulatory processes
1-2 years of experience in government or government affairs
Experience tracking legislation and using CRM systems (experience with FiscalNote and/or Quorum is a plus)
Ability to draft written product under tight deadlines
Passion for free markets and limited, effective government
A sense of humor and a desire to grow with a dynamic organization

This is a full-time job based in Washington, D.C. and requires a daily presence in our office. R Street is growing rapidly but remains a close-knit team.

R Street strives to provide a compensation package superior to those at other think tanks and nonprofits. In addition to a highly competitive salary, we provide a health insurance option entirely paid by the employer (even for families); wellness benefit; employer-subsidized mobile phone benefit; 401(k) contributions with up to a 4 percent match; and an exceptionally generous vacation policy.

R Street does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation, era of military service, gender identity, relationship structure or anything else that's illegal, immoral or stupid to use as a basis for hiring.

We currently plan to accept applications for this job until filled. We will contact ideal individuals for telephone interviews and conduct them on a rolling basis. We will hold in-person interviews in our D.C. office.

To apply, please upload a cover letter and résumé in Microsoft Word or PDF format.