Communications Analyst, Legislative Affairs

Location: Washington, DC
Job Code: 1886
# of Openings: 1


LTS is seeking a Communications Analyst, Legislative Affairs in Washington, D.C. to support a project with the Department of Veterans Affairs. 

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Serve on a team of communications professionals and develop subject matter expertise within the federal IT environment, specifically Legislative process and Congressional relations.
  • Assist in communicating the client’s current events, accomplishments, and personnel changes to oversight bodies through a number of mechanisms, including the development of executive leadership messaging, Congressional hearing preparatory materials, and responses to official Questions for the Record.
  • Work with senior level executives to understand their priorities and assist with communicating progress toward organizational goals to Congress and other oversight bodies.
  • Proactively build and manage relationships with key stakeholders across a range of levels and business functions.
  • Demonstrate excellent writing skills, with the ability to synthesize information from multiple sources, translate complicated issues into a clear point of view, and create a compelling, concise and well-written narrative. 
  • Adhere to team quality assurance measures and lead review of deliverables within your purview to ensure high-quality, error-free materials. 
  • Develop detailed measurement plan for each communication initiative and campaign. 
  • Provide leadership for a communication team serving a government client.
  • Identify opportunities and deliver results independent of supervision.
  • Evaluate effectiveness of communication strategies, tactics and means of measuring results, and track changes and trends over time
  • Work closely with government client and team to ensure schedule and objectives are met and exceeded.
  • Hone interpersonal, verbal and presentation skills.
  • Attention to detail and deliver against client timelines.
  • Participate in business development opportunities.

Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • Ability to work closely with a range of individuals with diverse interests, backgrounds, dispositions, and executive levels is essential;
  • Ability to manage competing priorities and multiple projects under tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment;
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, professionalism and leadership skills are essential.
  • Strong strategy development, writing, editing, and proofreading skills are essential, including ability to present concepts verbally.
  • Must possess excellent organizational and planning skills.
  • Superior project management and time management skills.
  • Self-motivated with a positive and professional approach to management.
  • Strong analytic and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to foster collaborative relationships with other cross-functional teams.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software

Education and Experience

  • Bachelors or Advanced Degree in Communications, Marketing, Public Relations, English or Business is preferred.
  • 5-7 years of Communications experience.
  • Capitol Hill experience, congressional affairs, or government relations experience preferred;

Security Clearance Requirements:

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Public Trust

Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.

LTS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law.

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