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.
Created by the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998, USCIRF is an independent bipartisan U.S. legislative agency which monitors the universal right to the freedom of religion or belief, using international standards to do so, and makes policy recommendations to the President, Secretary of State, and Congress. USCIRF's activities include: engaging with Administration officials, members of Congress, think tanks, and policy experts; disseminating information to the public and policymakers through op-eds, press releases, and policy briefs; participating in Congressional hearings; convening public hearings and expert briefings; engaging in overseas diplomatic visits and inquiries; and participating in multilateral for a. More information about USCIRF is available at www.uscirf.gov
USCIRF is seeking a Congressional Relations Specialist to assist USCIRF in designing and implementing strategies to promote priority issues. The Congressional Relations Specialist will report directly to the Director of Congressional Affairs and Policy and Planning. Primary responsibilities include working with Congressional offices; developing materials specific to USCIRF's mandate, including fact sheets and summaries of legislation; providing research on legislation and policy issues; and drafting letters, memos and other documents as requested.
- U.S. Citizenship.
- Resume and supporting documents (see How to Apply).
- Satisfactory completion of a background investigation.
- Completion of a probationary period.
- Must be able to meet and maintain suitability and security requirements.
Reporting to the Director of Congressional Affairs and Communications, The Senior Congressional Relations Specialist's primary responsibilities include:
- Attending and/or covering Congressional hearings and Hill events;
- Preparing and coordinating USCIRF hearings, briefings and special events;
- Drafting testimony, legislation, position papers, background reports, comparisons of laws and bills, and other relevant materials;
- Developing and maintaining relationships with Congressional offices and working effectively with these offices, including providing staff with information on a timely basis;
- Monitoring legislation and legislative activities;
- Researching legislation, Congressional voting records and policy issues; compiling backgrounders on Members of Congress Managing USCIRF's Congressional Calendar;
- Overseeing Congressional Affairs Interns;
- Editing USCIRF publications (policy papers, fact sheets, feature articles, special reports, etc.);
- Ensuring timely compiling of reports to CA&C Director, Executive Director, and Commissioners (Monthly Activities Reports, Commission Meeting Materials);
- Work closely with policy staff on congressional affairs related tasks; and
- Other duties as assigned by the Director of Congressional Affairs and Communications.
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