Senior Associate

  • Townsend Public Affairs, Inc
  • Washington, D.C., DC, USA
  • Apr 11, 2019
Full time Advocacy Government Affairs / Relations Lobbyist Public Affairs

Job Description

Townsend Public Affairs, Inc.

Senior Associate, Government Affairs

Building on over two decades of political involvement at the national, state, and local levels, this California-based, bipartisan firm has offices in Southern California, Northern California, Central California, and Washington, DC. The firm specializes in the development and execution of government and public affairs strategies for a select clientele of public agencies and non-profit organizations, including but not limited to municipalities and counties, community colleges, special districts, K-12 school districts, transportation agencies and museums.


The Senior Associate will champion the Federal agendas of California-based clients, as well as support the operations of the Federal office, including but not limited to, management of the office located on Capitol Hill, coordinating client visits to Washington D.C., conducting policy research and advocating for client issues and priorities to achieve desired outcomes.


Position responsibilities:

  • Create a robust federal agenda for clients that includes funding and policy priorities. Client agenda should result in weekly updates to the client on activity;
  • Strong ability to communicate to public agency clients how the activity of the federal government will impact their day to day operations;
  • Leverage key relationships on Capitol Hill to advance client policy and funding agendas;
  • Lead client strategy meetings and create the development of advocacy initiatives;
  • Draft external and internal communications documents including memoranda, correspondence, and position letters;
  • Secure meetings with Members of Congress for client advocacy trips throughout the year;
  • Track and report on legislative and regulatory activity including providing federal updates;
  • Monitor federal grant programs and administration initiatives;
  • Develop strong relationships with key federal agency officials that manage federal grant programs;
  • Draft federal grant program funding applications for client priority projects;
  • Attend meetings, hearings, and events on Capitol Hill;
  • Understand and effectively communicate the federal services that we provide through business development opportunities;
  • Interface directly with clients remotely and in-person;
  • Perform other responsibilities as necessary.


Townsend Public Affairs, Inc


$80,000 - $120,000