The Manager of Government Affairs for the National Venture Capital Association will support the efforts of the public policy department, including major public policy efforts, political action committee (PAC) management, advocacy days, research and writing projects, and otherwise help coordinate operations. In addition to supporting the public policy department, the position will provide assistance to other departments as needed. 


1. Support public policy advocacy efforts, including drafting policy documents and newsletters, coordinating meetings, conducting research, attending fundraisers, and other work as needed to advance the policy agenda  

2. Coordinate public policy education and advocacy days with policymakers in Washington and around the country  

3. Manage Political Action Committee operations  

4. Liaise with other departments to integrate public policy efforts across the association  

5. Represent Association in meetings, forums, and other events  

6. Advise and participate in coalitions  

7. Assist in preparation of Board materials and Board presentations  

8. Otherwise coordinate functions of the public policy department  


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:  

Project Management – Coordinates projects.  

Customer Service – Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments.  

Interpersonal Skills – Maintains confidentiality.  

Written Communication – Writes clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar; able to read and interpret written information.  

Teamwork – Contributes to building a positive team spirit.  

Judgment – Exhibits sound and accurate judgment.  

Planning/Organizing – Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently.  

Professionalism – Approaches others in a tactful manner; reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position.  

Quality – Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.  

Attendance/Punctuality – Exhibits consistency and timeliness at work, especially on Tuesday – Thursday 9-5 in office days; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.  

Dependability – Follows instructions, responds to management direction and feedback.  


The ideal candidate is a professional, entry level to three years of policy experience, with a proven ability to support senior government affairs management with responsibilities in a fast-paced environment. The candidate should be a team player, extremely motivated, resourceful, organized, communicative, and able to support the department’s efforts by undertaking and completing tasks independently with strong attention to detail. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  


Strong motivational skills and a desire to be proactive. Excellent written (including proofreading and editing) and oral communication skills. Ability to develop productive relationships both internally and externally. Ability to think proactively, take initiative and see tasks through to completion with appropriate follow-up. Willingness to learn and leverage experience to improve skills and capabilities strongly preferred.  


Demonstrated proficiency in computer technology including applications for data management and electronic calendars (Windows, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook required).  


Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent office experience.  


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties  

of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and stand, and utilize motor skills.  


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet. This position may require flexible hours and ability for limited travel.  

The above job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform related duties, as assigned by their supervisor.  

Salary/Benefits: Competitive salary is commensurate with experience and includes a health benefits package, generous paid vacation, annual performance-based bonus, public transportation reimbursement and use of wireless equipment & service.  

Application Process: Please submit resume with cover letter and two writing samples with subject line “Manger of Government Affairs” to