OUR MISSION

Reestablishing the Bipartisan Center in American Foreign Policy

Partnership for a Secure America (PSA) is a nonprofit founded by former U.S. Representative Lee Hamilton and U.S. Senator Warren Rudman to advance bipartisanship on today’s critical national security and foreign policy challenges.

We believe that the United States is being ill-served by the growing partisan divide surrounding its national security and foreign policy. Although partisan rancor has traditionally stopped “at the water’s edge,” this tradition of bipartisan cooperation has eroded significantly in recent years in negative and harmful ways.

Policy differences must always be debated, but growing partisan bitterness dangerously interferes with substantive discussion of our national security and foreign policy. The Partnership for a Secure America is a not-for-profit organization created to address this growing problem and help foster bipartisan, consensus driven, national solutions to the major national security and foreign policy challenges facing our country.

Partnership for a Secure America’s goals are:

  • To heighten public awareness of and support for a bipartisan national security and foreign policy;
  • To bring leading Democrats and Republicans together to seek common ground in national security and foreign policy; and
  • To accomplish the above tasks through the use of the most effective tools of modern communications.

To Achieve these ends, PSA:

  • Develops and seeks bipartisan consensus on a series of national security and foreign policy issues;
  • Works to build coalitions to support recreating the bipartisan center in American national security and foreign policy;
  • Conducts a national free and paid media campaign using the most sophisticated communication tools based on joint, bipartisan positions; and
  • Organizes national events including town hall meetings, conferences, and speaker series to support the bipartisan center in American national security and foreign policy.

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Partnership for a Secure America is an equal opportunity employer. PSA does not discriminate based on race, color, citizenship status, national origin, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, political affiliation, or any other factor protected by law.

Congressional Relations Associate

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

About PSA:

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 issues such as Middle East policy, international organizations, energy security, international conflict resolution & prevention, nuclear nonproliferation, and more. The organization is heavily engaged with Congress, the executive branch, and DC’s think tank community.

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

Associate Responsibilities

  • Plan/develop and execute/conduct programming within assigned program areas including liaising with speakers and program participants, planning and executing events, tracking budgets, analyzing outputs and outcomes.
  • Associate will work with organizational partners and issue experts, as needed, to develop and execute program area events and strategy.
  • Draft and send PSA’s communications documents, including invitations to speakers, event announcements, etc.
  • Assist with grant reporting, proposals, tracking, and compliance.
  • Help expand organization’s reach on Capitol Hill and beyond, including building and maintaining contacts, and representing PSA at professional events.
  • Assist with administering PSA’s webpage, Facebook, and Twitter.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrated written, oral and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Previous experience developing and executing policy events. This includes the ability to identify timely, relevant topics, liaise with high-level experts, and coordinate seamless events.
  • 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.
  • Outgoing, personable attitude.
  • 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 January 18th. Qualified candidates should email a resume, cover letter, 1 page writing sample and list of 3 references, to vacancy@psaonline.org.