Policy Consultant

Assist a federal client by managing the logistics of meeting and teleconference planning for policy groups. Assist with and support the development of policy initiatives for the federal office. Previous experience working with American Indian/Alaska Native communities or tribal leadership is required.

Location: Washington, DC

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist with consultation policy and have active involvement with tribally-oriented working groups within the federal office
  • Plan, execute, manage and close-out multiple teleconferences, face-to-face meetings, including at least two face-to-face meetings for 2-5 days, and field-based Tribal consultation meetings
  • Write plans for all meetings, webinars, conferences, and events, including scheduling and drafting agendas for policy meetings
  • Support the formulation of advice on tribal and state legislation and other activities affecting Native Americans
  • Assist in the development of long and short-term strategies to address issues raised in consultation sessions
  • Provide post-event support for all meetings and teleconferences such as tracking participants, follow up with action items, preparing and analyzing a meeting evaluation
  • Conducts research and develops Congressional and Departmental briefing materials and analyses related to the client’s mission
  • Assist and attend meetings, hearings, briefings on the Hill on topics related to the federal clients’ interests
  • Other duties as assigned

Skills and Abilities:

  • Able to work in a fast-paced and deadline-driven environment
  • Must have strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be self-directed and high motivated
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills with demonstrated ability to manage conflicting priorities
  • Team player with ability to work independently and perform with a high level of autonomy with minimal guidance or review
  • Detail orientated with strong ability to anticipate needs and problems and act accordingly
  • Ability to demonstrate good judgment/decision-making skills
  • Extensive working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and SharePoint is highly desired

 Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • 2 years of relevant work experience in event or meeting planning
  • Previous experience working with American Indian/Alaska Native communities or tribal leadership is required

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