Friday, November 22, 2013

ICW Job Opening- Apply Now!

Government Relations Assistant

Resumes and letters accepted until filled.
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Reports to the President and CEO of ICW and is part of a team developing key messages about the organization, its mission, and members.      

Responsibilities include:

Track and analyze bills.  Attend legislative hearings and activities.  Represent organization with legislators and higher education stakeholders.

Work with student liaisons at individual colleges.

Assist in crafting ICW message for external constituencies, working with ICW team.  Work with ICW team to develop and implement ICW public policy positions.

Any other activities as requested by the President and CEO of ICW.

Qualifications:  Understanding of independent higher education, the higher education system and a general understanding of legislative processes.  Outstanding writing ability, careful listener, and strong communication and interpersonal skills.  Familiarity with issues affecting higher education.  Self-starter and disciplined time manager with excellent follow-through.  Policy analysis skills, familiarity with the Washington legislative process, and excellent research skills are desired.  Must be able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, be comfortable in a high energy environment, communicate effectively, have initiative and be able to work independently.  Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, public relations, policy, or related field. 

Annual Salary:  $25,000-$35,000
Position through June 30, 2014 with the possibility of a permanent position beginning July 1.