Congressional Relations Associate

Applications Due October 8, 2015

Partnership for a Secure America (PSA) is currently seeking a Congressional Relations Associate to begin in October. The selected candidate will assist PSA’s management team with implementing all outreach and bipartisan educational programs on Capitol Hill, including coordination on policy statements, training seminars, briefings, and off-the-record events.

PSA is a nonprofit founded by former U.S. Representative Lee Hamilton (D-IN) and the late former U.S. Senator Warren Rudman (R-NH) to advance bipartisanship on today’s national security and foreign policy challenges. Leveraging the leadership of its distinguished Advisory Board, PSA has unique credibility and access to forge common ground and fashion thoughtful, fact-based policy that promotes America’s national interests. PSA works on a broad range of key policy issues such as nuclear nonproliferation, international conflict resolution & prevention, energy security, international organizations, and more. The organization is heavily engaged with the Congress, executive branch, and think tank community. For more information, visit PSA’s website at

Salary is in the $40K range, commensurate with experience.

Associate Responsibilities

· Plan/develop and execute/conduct programming within assigned program areas. Associate will work with organizational partners and issue experts, as needed, to develop and execute program area events and strategy.

· Assist with grant reporting, proposals, tracking, and compliance.

· Handle logistics for program areas, including liaising with speakers and program participants, planning and executing events, tracking budgets, analyzing outputs and outcomes.

· Draft and send PSA’s communications documents, including monthly newsletters, invitations to speakers, event announcements, etc.

· Assist with administering PSA’s webpage, Facebook, and Twitter.

· Help expand organization’s reach on Capitol Hill and beyond, including building and maintaining contacts, and representing PSA at professional events. Research potential future funders, or partner organizations.

· Research various subjects and produce talking points, briefings, or memos as needed.

· Assist with general office tasks and management.

Required Qualifications

· Degree in international relations, public policy, government, or related field.

· 1 to 2 years of Capitol Hill, or congressional relations experience.

· Outgoing, personable attitude. Demonstrated written, oral and interpersonal communication skills.

· Previous experience developing and executing policy events, including the ability to identify timely, relevant topics and liaise with high-level experts.

· Strong knowledge of current foreign policy and national security issues.

· Outstanding organizational skills and attention to detail.

· Flexibility and willingness to work simultaneously on a wide range of tasks and projects, and ability to prioritize.

· Ability to work both collaboratively, as part of a team, and independently.

· Strong commitment to PSA’s principles and bipartisan mission.

· Strong work ethic.

Desired Qualifications

· Previous grant-writing and reporting experience.

· Media relations/journalism experience.

· Technical familiarity with video editing, web updates, and social media.

Applications are DUE BY Thursday, October 8th. Qualified candidates should email a resume, cover letter, 1 page writing sample and list of 3 references, to