Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Program Assistant, United States Institute of Peace, for Recent Grad

These are the values we expect each USIP employee to live up to in their work and in their interactions with their colleagues.
  •  Commitment
  •  Respect
  •  Teamwork
  •  Accountability
  •  Openness
SUMMARY 
As part of the Office of Congressional Relations at USIP, the Program Assistant will support to the Congressional Relations Director and Deputy Director. This position reports to the Director of Congressional Relations.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 
  • Assists Congressional Relations Director and Deputy Director in responding to Member of Congress and Congressional staff inquiries.
  • Tracks outreach on Capitol Hill in database, keeps database up to date with new congressional activities, runs quarterly reports on congressional interactions, and generates new ways of reviewing the activity data.
  • Identifies and maintains appropriate lists for outreach to Members of Congress and congressional staff for meetings, briefings, mass mailings, events, and other outreach.
  • Produces a weekly report on upcoming Congressional hearings, events and key issues by monitoring Congressional publications, news, and schedules for legislative developments and opportunities to engage Congress on USIP and its work.
  • Conducts program-related research and writing that includes drafting and mail merges.
  • Maintains a comprehensive understanding of USIP programs and activities and represents Congressional Relations in internal meetings.
  • Supports  logistical arrangements for events on Capitol Hill, including reserving rooms, ordering food and supplies, arranging room set-up and serving as a point of contact. 
  • Responsible for researching vendors and evaluating vendor costs.
  • Supports contract management and contract execution, including requisitions, invoice and expense processing and payment monitoring.
  • Maintains electronic files for Congressional Relations related materials
  • Monitors webpage on USIP’s website and internal website.  
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree in a related field required.
  • A minimum of 1 year of experience working in international relations or international conflict resolution.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Excellent professional writing skills.
  • Team-oriented.
  • Solid public speaking and people skills.
  • A firm understanding of Capitol Hill and the legislative process, and some work experience on Capitol Hill preferred.
  • Familiarity with USIP preferred.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in a related field required.
  • A minimum of 1 year of experience working in international relations or international conflict resolution.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Excellent professional writing skills.
  • Team-oriented.
  • Solid public speaking and people skills.
  • A firm understanding of Capitol Hill and the legislative process, and some work experience on Capitol Hill preferred.
  • Familiarity with USIP preferred.
All USIP contract and employee positions are contingent upon the favorable completion of a suitability background investigation.  
Compensation is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Apply here.