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Outreach and Government Affairs Associate (job opening)
« on: May 02, 2011, 02:08:05 PM »
Position Summary: The Outreach and Government Affairs Associate will work to support both Public Knowledge's government affairs and outreach teams, through constituency building, event organizing, strategizing and relationship building.

Position Status: Full-time

Location: Washington, D.C.

Reports to: Director of Government Affairs; Director of Outreach and New Media

Essential Duties:
Assists the Director of Governmental Affairs and other PK staff in preparing and executing
a strategy for outreach to Congressional staff, White House staff, Federal agencies and other government bureaus, in order to further Public Knowledge's policy goals.
Assists the Director of Outreach and New Media and other PK staff in preparing and executing a strategy for outreach to various constituencies, including but not limited to creative professionals, technological innovators, software developers, Internet users, gamers, civil rights and civil liberties groups and groups of color.
Attends relevant conferences and events and works to raise PK's visibility and credibility both inside and outside of Washington, D.C.
Maintains an active PK presence across social media platforms.
Assists in the planning and execution of PK outreach events and initiatives in cooperation with the Events Manager and outreach staff.
A college graduate with a passion for public policy
Experience conducting outreach and developing partnerships with a wide range of organizations and constituencies
Strong communications skills
A creative self-starter that can devise new, innovative outreach methods
A willingness and ability to learn complex technological and legal issues quickly
The ability to produce high‐quality results on tight deadlines and with little oversight
Familiarity with Capitol Hill or Federal agencies is a plus
Compensation: Public Knowledge provides competitive compensation, excellent benefits and opportunities for professional growth.

About Public Knowledge: Public Knowledge is a Washington D.C.-based, non-profit, public interest group working to promote a creative and connected future. Public Knowledge is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, ethnicity, sexual or gender orientation, religion or physical ability. For more information on us, visit

Please email resume and cover letter to by May 25, 2011. No phone calls please.