OPEN POSITIONS

GOVERNMENT RELATIONS POSITION

The Alliance for International Exchange is looking for a dynamic and creative Government Relations professional to help execute all of the Alliance’s advocacy efforts. The Alliance is an association of 90 organizations and serves as the only collective public policy voice of the exchange community in the United States. The Government Relations professional supports the work of the Alliance both internally and externally. S/he reports to the Executive Director and works closely with other staff members, Alliance members, and external consultants on a variety of projects, primarily focused on congressional engagement.

The Government Relations professional:

  • Primarily focuses on advancing Alliance priorities in Congress, interacts directly with congressional staff, and supports the Executive Director in his congressional engagement
  • Coordinates with external consultants and Alliance members on advocacy efforts
  • Serves as a liaison with congressional offices and develops new relationships and cultivates existing ones through meetings, briefings, and events
  • Supports congressional sign-on letters and other advocacy efforts
  • Organizes advocacy “fly-in” days and other congressional meetings, including event logistics and the development of materials
  • Is principally responsible for supporting the Congressional International Exchange and Study Caucus, including through a monthly Exchanges Newsletter, briefings, and other events
  • Coordinates with public affairs staff on grassroots and coalition engagement in states and congressional districts
  • Works in concert with the Executive Director to engage the Department of State, including drafting and/or reviewing comments to regulations, attending and facilitating meetings, and developing relationships with State Department staff
  • Supports the Alliance Annual Meeting by developing sessions, serving on the conference committee, and helping with event logistics
  • Acts as Alliance representative and/or speaker at a variety of industry and member events and conferences

Seeking a professional with three to five years of focused advocacy, government relations, and/or legislative responsibility, who has strong writing, speaking, and interpersonal skills. Previous work in Congress preferred. Experience supporting associations and/or coalitions is a plus, as is knowledge of and personal experience with international affairs and exchange programs. Bachelor’s degree required, graduate degree preferred.

The Alliance offers a very supportive work environment with generous benefits. We are an equal opportunity employer. We also value national service and encourage service year alumni and veterans to apply. Salary is commensurate with experience and salary history. Please send your resume and cover letter in one PDF, including salary history, to: resume@alliance-exchange.org. No calls please.


SPRING INTERN

The Alliance for International Exchange is looking for a dynamic and creative self-starter to help support our work during the Spring of 2018. The Alliance is an association of 90 organizations and serves as the only collective public policy voice of the exchange community in the United States. The intern supports the work of the Alliance both internally and externally. S/he reports to the Manager for Public and Member Affairs and supports other staff members on a variety of projects.

Prerequisites: Currently a student or recent graduate; strong writing, research, communications, and technology skills; interest in international exchange; experience with or interest in advocacy is a plus, as is experience with organizational leadership.

Responsibilities/Duties:

The intern supports a range of core programs and projects by assisting with:

  • Research for Alliance communications outlets
  • Writing for Alliance weekly Policy Monitor
  • Preparation for the Alliance’s Annual Advocacy Day
  • J Day development and coordination
  • Material development for grassroots advocacy
  • Member services on a broad range of issues and concerns
  • Special event preparation and execution
  • Maintenance of Alliance database
  • General administrative functions

The Alliance is a very supportive work environment and an equal opportunity employer. We value national service and encourage service year alumni and military veterans to apply.

Please send your resume and cover letter in one PDF to: lcavanaugh@alliance-exchange.org.

No calls please.