Coordinator, Government Relations

Coordinator, Government Relations

Coordinator, Government Relations

Coordinator, Government Relations

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May 3, 2024
Washington, D.C.
Position type
Experience (minimum)
2-5 Years
Education (minimum)
Travel required?
Base salary (minimum)
Not specified


About InterAction 

InterAction is the largest U.S.-based alliance of international non-government organizations (NGOs) and partners. Celebrating our 40th anniversary this year, we mobilize our Members to think and act collectively to serve the world’s poor and vulnerable, with a shared belief that we can make the world a more peaceful, just and prosperous place – together. Using our collective voice and convening power, we seek to shape important policy decisions and actions across a wide range of issues – including foreign assistance, humanitarian relief, development, economic equity, food security, and climate change.

Our Members are premier international global development, humanitarian, and sector-supporting organizations that work in almost every country and manage more than $15.4 billion in programs annually. InterAction’s revenue comes from dues, government, private foundation and corporate grants, and fee-for-service programs. Additional information can be found at

Position Description

InterAction’s Global Development, Policy, and Learning Team seeks a motivated early-career individual with a passion for global change. Through our bipartisan work, InterAction and its Members advocate for funding of poverty-focused development programs and humanitarian relief, while also engaging on issues like democracy, rights, and governance; climate adaptation; food security, nutrition, and agriculture; water, sanitation, and hygiene; shrinking civil society space; and humanitarian access.

Coordinators support the overall advocacy initiatives of InterAction’s Members across one or more issue areas. Working within the public policy team, the coordinator will organize meetings, briefings, and other events; prepare meeting materials and notes; research and draft papers on development practical and share official communications with InterAction Members and other key actors. The incumbent will have the opportunity to work with a dynamic coalition, take ownership of advocacy initiatives, engage on a wide range of development issues, and represent the Coalition to Congressional Administration staff.

Position Type


This is a full-time position based in Washington D.C. InterAction maintains a hybrid work environment and employees are eligible to telework three days a week and work in the office two days a week. There is an expectation that employees will be based in the Washington D.C. region.

Essential Functions

  • Support the Public Policy Committee’s Policy Advisory Committee and Steering Committee
  • Build and maintain relationships at the staff level in the executive branch, particularly within USAID
  • Build and maintain relationships at the staff level in Congress, particularly with SFRC and HFAC
  • Track proposed pieces of U.S. legislation and Congressional action on global development and US foreign assistance issues
  • Support one or more of InterAction’s working groups. This includes coordinating InterAction events and meetings with NGO community, U.S. government officials and other global actors, to include elements like developing agendas, scheduling, running meetings, following up on action items, etc.
  • Coordinate nonprofit advocacy and education outreach efforts toward policy makers, members of Congress, and Congressional staff
  • Seek and consolidate input from InterAction members to develop and working group plans and strategies, with support from senior managers and directors
  • Draft blog posts, statements, background papers, and talking points
  • Support tracking and analysis of InterAction public policy team’s advocacy data and goals. This includes engagements with Congress and the Administration and legislative actions related to foreign assistance
  • In coordination with other InterAction staff, represent InterAction and its membership with external stakeholders and forums
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree with a focus on international development, political science, international relations, humanities, social work, international law, conflict studies of similar fields; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Three years of work experience
  • Must enjoy working as a team and facilitating cross-team collaboration. Ability to follow through on tasks and responsibilities proactively
  • Strong organizing, coordination, and project management skills. Ability to prioritize, multi-task, adapt, and manage time effectively
  • Experience coordinating multiple stakeholder views
  • Experience in organizing and supporting workshops and meetings
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office software
  • Excellent written and oral communication
  • Strong professional character and ethics
  • Strong commitment to InterAction mission and values


Preferred Qualifications 

  • Previous internship or professional experience with congressional advocacy or an NGO
  • Previous experience with, U.S. Congress, politics, U.S. foreign assistance agencies, international development or humanitarian work, and the NGO sector
  • Experience in advocacy and communications strategy development and implementation

Supervisory Responsibilities

The position does not supervise employees.


Salary range $60,000 - $65,000. InterAction additionally offers an excellent benefits package

Expected Start Date

As soon as possible



In addition

InterAction is an equal opportunity employer that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. InterAction does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, and individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws.

There are no extraordinary physical requirements for the performance of the essential functions of this position. InterAction will make reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

All applicants must be able to provide documentation that they are legally eligible to work in the United States for an extended period.

InterAction does not accept unsolicited resumes through or from search firms or staffing agencies. All unsolicited resumes will be considered the property of InterAction and InterAction will not be obligated to pay a placement fee.

To Apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume. All applications must be submitted through ADP for consideration. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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