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Director, Congressional Affairs and Communications - Federal

U.S.-China Commission
Washington, District of Columbia 20001
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

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Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Director of Congressional Affairs and Communications will work as the principal point of contact for communication between the Commission and Members of Congress and their staff, and the media. The work requires the ability to:

1. Engage with Members of Congress and their staff to assess interests in order to provide: (1) briefings by Commissioners; (2) Commission work products including the Annual Report; and (3) support Congressional policy, awareness, and engagement on matters related to the People’s Republic of China and the statutory mandate of the Commission.

2. Manage all communications with the media including: (1) speaking with reporters; (2) preparing Commissioners for interviews; (3) drafting press releases; and (4) collaborating with Commission staff on editorials and speeches for Commissioners.

3. Manage administrative Hill related work including arrangements of Congressional hearing rooms for Commission hearings, scheduling member meetings and managing the yearly presentation of the Commission’s Annual Report to media and Members of Congress.

4. Identify, track and maintain a weekly summary of legislative actions regarding matters within the statutory mandate of the Commission.

5. Prepare background memos and info-briefs on mandated issues to support Commissioner and staff engagement with Congress and the public.

6. Prepare background material and engage with Congressional offices to explain Commission processes, budget, and impact.

7. May be assigned part time or full time supervisory responsibility over an employee or fellow, or over the work of other Commission employees in support of the Commission communications and congressional requirements.


1. Experience and ability to work effectively as a member of a team.

2. At least two years of experience which has developed knowledge of Congress, its structure, and operations.

3. Experience working as a Congressional staff member in a position of substantial responsibility. (Experience working on issues pertaining to China or the Asia-Pacific Region is preferred.)

4. Proven and demonstrable experience and ability to present written and oral information clearly and concisely. Strong writing and editing skills are required.

5. Knowledge of the People’s Republic of China, Chinese culture, and the major features of the U.S.-China relationship.

Posted: 2020-01-30 Expires: 2020-02-29

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