Key Job Responsibilities:
- Research CRS’ relationships with key members of Congress and the impact of our advocacy efforts on their position.
- Assist with mapping key advocates and tracking their activities.
- Provide research assistance for ongoing advocacy benchmarking efforts.
- Collect and make accessible stories, photos, and other content to support CRS public policy priorities and campaigns.
- Review data and research related to public policy priorities, messaging for advocacy, and constituent advocacy best practices.
- Support staff to organize and host lobby days and events on Capitol Hill and in district, including editing and preparing external advocacy materials.
- Enter, update, and maintain data tracking advocacy activities in Salesforce CRM.
- Update content on Team Microsoft site.
- Attend and report on relevant hearings on Capitol Hill and/or other policy meetings in Washington, DC, as needed.
- Other duties as assigned.
Key Working Relationships: Advocacy Department staff based in HQ and Washington, DC; Mission and Mobilization staff based in HQ and U.S. regional offices
Skill Set Required
Education and Experience
Currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree program or a graduate of an undergraduate or graduate degree program
Professional & Personal Skills
• Ability to work a minimum of 35 hours per week
• Proven interest in international affairs, political science, public policy, communications/public relations, and/or relevant social sciences
• Experience on Capitol Hill a plus
• Strong interpersonal and communications skills
• Motivated self-starter
• Demonstrated organizational skills and attention to detail
• Excellent research and writing skills
• Proven Microsoft Office skills and expert use of various web-based applications, as well as an eagerness to learn new software applications
• Familiarity with SharePoint and Salesforce.com, a plus
• Commitment to the mission of Catholic Relief Services
Agency-wide Competencies (for all CRS Staff):
These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.
• Continuous Improvement & Innovation
• Builds Relationships
• Develops Talent
• Strategic Mindset
• Accountability & Stewardship
NOTE: All interested applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S. at the time of application.
CRS' talent acquisition procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.
Summer (Jun - Aug)
Hours per week:
Monday through Friday
Yes, 14.45/hour salary
U.S. Citizen/U.S. National, Permanent U.S. Resident
March 29, 2019
Resume, Cover Letter
To be considered, all applicants must apply directly to this post via the CRS external website at www.crs.org/about/careers. Requisition # 4631