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Government Relations Manager

Title:                         Government Relations Manager

Reports to:             Director, Congressional Relations

Job Summary:          The Government Relations Manager is responsible for engaging Members of Congress, administration officials, and official staff to advance Heritage policy solutions. Promote and market 100% of the research output of Heritage’s Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy to the policy making community. Promote and market Heritage’s research through educational fellowships, issue briefings, original writing, media appearances, one on one in person and digital communications, email marketing, and other innovative methods of engagement. Establish and foster positive relationships with members of the Congressional audience and utilize those relationships to advance the mission of the Heritage Foundation. Provide day-to-day oversight, mentorship and guidance to Program Associates.

Job Duties:

  • Devise, execute and track strategic engagement with Members of Congress, Staff and Administration Officials.
  • Plan and execute the Marshall Fellowship program in coordination with the Davis Institute.
  • Plan and execute issue specific monthly working groups for Hill staff.
  • Coordinate and execute Congressional staff briefings on topics within issue areas.
  • Actively contribute to Heritage issues management discussions supplying strategies and information relevant to the discussion.
  • Communicate Heritage policy positions on Capitol Hill and in coalition meetings.
  • Assist with the planning and execution of the Emerging Leaders Conference and other Department wide priorities.


Education:                   B.A.

Experience:                 4 years of relevant experience and extensive knowledge of Capitol Hill

Communication:         Skilled writer

Technology:                Advanced MS Office and Outlook; Database management and social


Other Requirements:  

  • Understand and support the Heritage mission and vision for America, True North conservative principles and the department's goals and objectives
  • Knowledge of and ability to articulate Heritage policy positions
  • Confident and motivated self-starter with the ability to balance multiple projects at once.
  • Innovative thinker with excellent time management skills
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