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Government Affairs Associate

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The Commonwealth Foundation is among the most effective and influential state-based think tanks in the country. With a top-notch team of policy analysts and communication experts, CF transforms free-market ideas into public policies so all Pennsylvanians can flourish.

Our research and advocacy have led to lower taxes on working Pennsylvanians, greater transparency in state government spending and contracts, criminal justice reform that reduced both prison population and crime, and increasededucational options for thousands of students.

Our work is driven by our core values of:

Treating everyone with dignity,
Stewardship of our investors’ time and treasure, and
Pursuing productive solutions to problems.
We are looking for a motivated and hard working individual to join the team and support our government affairs efforts.

The position will report to the Vice President and be based in our Philadelphia, Harrisburg, or Pittsburgh office.

Develop personal and organizational relationships with legislators and staff, assisting CF staff in building relationships as appropriate.
Coordinate strategy to get legislation introduced and secure votes for passage.
Provide guidance for tone of legislative communication and tools or analysis needed to help policymakers.
Communicate legislative updates to CF staff.
Work with outside coalitions on key policy initiatives.
Work with CF staff to strategize issue campaigns and public engagement.
3+ years of relevant professional experience.
Familiarity with PA legislature.
People-savvy, well-organized, both a team player and a self-starter, a creative problem solver.
Excellent writing and editing skills.
Share a commitment to the free-market principles of CF.
Monthly stipend for health care.
Short-term and long-term disability insurance.
Reimbursements for needed mobile technology.
Matching 403b retirement plan up to 4%.
Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience.
Qualified candidates should submit the following application materials in one PDF with your name in the file:

A cover letter detailing your experience, your interest in/passion for the organization’s mission, and your salary requirements.

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