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Location: Washington, Washington DC
At the nonprofit Urban Institute, we believe in the power of evidence to improve lives and strengthen communities. Our employees are empowered to influence policy, open minds, shape decisions and offer solutions. We encourage intellectual honesty, innovation, diversity, and mutual respect, and our analysis elevates the debate, wherever it takes place.
The Urban Institute’s External Affairs team is seeking a Government Affairs Coordinator to help with outreach efforts to Capitol Hill, the federal executive branch, state and local government leaders, and other key stakeholders. The Coordinator will assist the External Affairs team in a range of functions that support a large nonprofit research organization’s successful outreach strategies, including government affairs, communications, and administrative functions.
This position is well suited for a proactive and communications-oriented individual who has a deep interest in public policy and the policy ecosystem. This position reports to the Senior Manager of Government Affairs and will work closely with members of the External Affairs team.
The ideal candidate will take initiative, will be a quick study, and will be resourceful, innovative, excited to bring new ideas to the team, and interested in how research and evidence can be used by policymakers. Top-notch candidates will bring a solid understanding of the public policymaking process and excellent written and verbal communication skills. This position demands excellent interpersonal skills and maturity to communicate with outside stakeholders and internal clients.
Please include a cover letter and résumé with application materials.
Working in the Nation’s Capital- the epicenter of public policy- among a network of policy experts, you can expect to have an impact on policy areas you care about and work with great colleagues who are smart, mission-driven and collaborative. You will blend academic rigor with on-the-ground collaboration; be encouraged and supported to fulfill your potential through meaningful work that matters; and, enjoy a welcoming workplace free from harassment, discrimination and intolerance.
In addition, we offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes: medical, dental, disability, and life insurance coverage. Competitive paid time off allowance, and eligibility to participate in a generous retirement savings plan plus elect a pretax benefit for commuting expenses.
The Urban Institute strives to be a vibrant, creative community of skilled and committed people who bring to their work a whole range of different experiences. Accordingly, the Urban Institute is committed to Equal Employment without regard for race, ethnicity, gender, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other protected status under applicable law.
The Urban Institute is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer -- Minorities/Women/Disabilities/Veterans.