|Communications and Government Relations Associate|
$50,000-$60,000 per year (depending on qualifications and experience) plus benefits
Friday, July 19, 2013
The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) is a bipartisan independent federal commission that monitors and seeks to advance the internationally recognized freedom of thought, conscience, religion, or belief and related human rights.
Established as part of the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998, USCIRF’s primary responsibilities are to make foreign policy recommendations to the President, Secretary of State, and Congress related to the status and impact of freedom of religion or belief around the world. USCIRF’s activities include disseminating information to the public and policymakers through op-editorials, press statements, and policy briefs; participating in Congressional hearings; convening public hearings and expert briefings; engaging in overseas diplomatic visits and inquiries; engaging with Administration officials, members of Congress, think tanks, and policy experts; participating in multilateral fora; and generating expert studies on critical issues. More information about USCIRF is available at www.uscirf.gov.
USCIRF is an equal opportunity employer.
USCIRF is seeking a Communications and Government Relations Associateto be a key member of the Government and Media Relations team. The Communications and Government Relations Associatewill support USCIRF’s activities as they relate primarily to media activities and advocacy.
Reporting to the Director of Government and Media Relations, the Communications and Government Relations Associate’s primary responsibilities involve the following:
This position requires a minimum of a bachelor’s degree.
Minimum 3 years’ progressively responsible experience commensurate with duties outlined above, and including:
How to Apply
To apply, candidates should send or fax a cover letter, resume, three references, and a writing sample (no more than five pages; preferably a press release) to:
732 N. Capitol Street, NW
Washington, DC 20401
Fax: (202) 523-5020
Applications will be held in strict confidence. After submitting your application for this position, you will receive an e-mail confirming receipt of your application materials. USCIRF will contact you if we wish to schedule an interview or if we require additional information or references.
No calls please.
Evaluation of Applicants
This job is excepted from the competitive civil service. Applicants will be evaluated and deemed either eligible or ineligible based on the relevance and quality of their experience and education and on the desired qualifications described above.
Pursuant to section 204(c) of the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998, as amended, USCIRF staff members are hired “on the basis of professional and nonpartisan qualifications.”
USCIRF offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, ten Federal holidays, life insurance, and medical benefits. Please visit www.opm.govfor more information on benefits.
Selective Service. If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify at the time of appointment that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under Selective Service law.
Reasonable Accommodation.USCIRF provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact USCIRF at (202) 523-3240. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
Equal Employment Opportunity. The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.