Comms/Government Relations Assistant, GR

The National Endowment for Democracy

About the organization

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is a 501(c)3 grantmaking foundation that receives an annual Congressional appropriation in excess of $310 million and is governed by a private, bipartisan Board of Directors. This unusual arrangement positions NED to play a unique role as America’s leading foundation for freedom, empowering the institution to be nimble, innovative, and risk-taking in support of democratic activists, civil society organizations, independent media, and the NED family core institutes (the International Republican Institute, the National Democratic Institute, the Center for International Private Enterprise, and the Solidarity Center).


Provide administrative and logistical support to Comms team
Support Comms team with research, drafting, and editing of Comms products
Assist with public event coordination, run of show, registration, event room setup, and day of event logistics as needed, including support for the Penn Kemble Forum on Democracy.
Assist with travel, catering, scheduling, financial paperwork, and other team production needs
Scheduling for grantees, fellows, Program staff as appropriate with Hill and USG
Building and update of GR invitation lists for NED events
Research Congressional positions, media, legislation, policy statements, for statements
Logistics and scheduling support for heavy engagement periods (e.g. Appropriations push)
Support to FOIA Officer in document gathering and review to fulfill requests
Performs other duties as assigned.


Bachelor's Degree with relevant coursework from accredited university required
Relevant internship, temp experience, and/or coursework preferred
Broad understanding of democracy support space, U.S. government, foreign policy, communications, and related topics
Strong written and verbal communication skills for different audiences and platforms
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
Adept at technology
Ability to work both independently and as part of the team while juggling multiple projects
Great attitude
Collaborative team player
Experience with nonprofit or international affairs organizations is desirable
Strong skills in Microsoft Office products, including Excel and PowerPoint
Highly organized to manage multiple production timelines, meet deadlines, and achieve goals
Effective written and oral communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, and ability to connect goals and priorities with a variety of both technical and non-technical staff members
Self-motivated and self-directed creative thinker
Excellent judgment and problem-solving skills
Collegial team player

This position is part of the NED Bargaining Unit.


$45,500 – $60,625

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