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Government Relations Program Coordinator

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Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Location District of Columbia - America North
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level First Level
Company Name Wilderness Society
Contact Name HR
Website Further Details / Applications
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Reporting directly to the Senior Government Relations Director for Energy, the Program Coordinator’s primary responsibility is to ensure efficient administrative functioning of the Government Relations team. Primary duties include filing quarterly lobby reports, facilitating initiatives across the organization, serving as the department’s liaison with staff and other environmental organizations, and assisting with the development and integration of administrative programs and projects to enhance delivery of campaign-related objectives.
  • Acts as the lead administrator and contact for key aspects of lobby reporting for TWS.
    • Ensures Congressional and administrative reporting deadlines are met.  
    • Develops, tracks, and regularly reports out on basic metrics for evaluating reporting performance.
    • Assists with organization-wide training to ensure compliance and effectiveness.
  • In coordination with Human Resources, administers the seasonal intern program for Government Relations.
    • Assists with interviews, selection, hiring, and orientation of DC-based interns assigned to the Government Relations group.
  • Performs general administrative duties to include, but not limited to, the following:
    • Compiles and edits documents, schedules meetings, and other general office duties.
    • Assists the Government Relations staff with check requests, invoices, expense reports, and leave requests.
    • Acts as a liaison between the Government Relations team and other TWS staff.  
    • Staffs the DC Reception desk as needed, greeting visitors, answering the main TWS line, and ensuring security.
    • Assists with the administration of the TWS archive in Denver.
    • Provides limited administrative support to VP, Communications and Marketing.
  • Supports the Senior Director in implementing staff development initiatives within the Government Relations team.
  • Assists the Government Relations team with preparing the annual budget and quarterly reports. Closely monitors projects throughout the year and alerts the Senior Director of budget variances.
  • Assists the Senior Director with the design, implementation, and administration of the TWS Legislative Information System. 
  • Manages the TWS public letter and testimony library.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned. 
Experience, Competencies, and Education
  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Minimum one year experience in a professional setting. Administrative experience preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills and superb attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple, concurrent assignments while meeting deadlines and quality execution.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and desktop publishing.
 Desired Characteristics
  • Experience working with land management agencies or on legislative issues strongly desired. 
  • Familiarity with public lands system and wilderness preservation system is a plus.
  • Strong customer service mindset. Ability to work with all levels of internal management and staff as well as outside vendors and donors.
  • Adept at anticipating the needs of others.
The Wilderness Society offers a very competitive salary and benefits package, including: health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance; sick and vacation leave; and a pension plan. TWS is an equal opportunity employer and actively works to ensure fair and equal treatment of its employees and constituents regardless of culture, socioeconomic status, race, marital or family situation, gender, age, ethnicity, religious beliefs, physical ability, veteran status or sexual orientation.
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