The Government Relations Officer – Washington, DC will be responsible for coordinating and overseeing outreach and engagement with policymakers in the Washington, DC area, including Congress and the administration and federal agencies, as well as state and local government where relevant to Academy work.
The Government Relations Officer – Washington, DC will support and advance the Academy’s efforts to increase visibility and impact with policymakers, including outreach on behalf of projects and commissions from the Academy’s five program areas: American Institutions, Society, and the Public Good; Education; Global Security and International Affairs; The Humanities, Arts, and Culture; and Science, Engineering, and Technology.
A principal focus, and the majority of time, over the next few years will be to support the American Institutions, Society, and the Public Good program area to advance the recommendations in the Academy report, Our Common Purpose: Reinventing American Democracy for the 21st Century. The recommendations cut across political institutions, civil society, and civic culture with the goal of strengthening our constitutional democracy. The Academy is committed to making significant progress on all 31 of the report’s recommendations by 2026, the 250th anniversary of the nation’s birth.
The Government Relations Officer – Washington, DC will report to the Director of Strategic Implementation and will work closely with the Chief Program Officer, Program Directors, and other Program staff.
This position will be hybrid and based at the Academy’s Washington, DC office. Occasional travel (typically less than 10%) and some nights and weekends are required to support project activities.