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Job Title: Program Associate
Report to: Senior Vice President, Public Sector
The IT Alliance for Public Sector has an immediate opening for a strong self-starter as Program Associate. The Program Associate supports the Federal and State & Local policy teams and assists with organization and execution of all ITAPS programs and activities. Responsibilities include coordinating weekly communications activities, website upkeep, meeting preparation and logistics, and coordinating intern applications and speaker invitations. More information about ITAPS can be found at itaps.itic.org.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
- Compile, curate, and distribute external ITAPS weekly advisory and internal monthly calendar in a timely and thorough manner;
- Search for newsworthy and relevant news articles to include in weekly advisory and share with ITAPS team;
- Edit and proofread letters, reports, and other documents for appropriate spelling, grammar, and punctuation;
- Update and edit ITAPS marketing materials; create documents from corrected copy or general instruction
- Research, create, and maintain mailing and member recruitment and contact lists
Meeting Support & Speaker Database Management
- Provide all aspects of meeting support to committee meetings and business development meetings, including promotion, member participation, and assisting in speaker identification, recruitment, confirmation and follow up; capture RSVPs and coordinate meeting space and logistics such as interacting with members, anticipating scheduling conflicts, and working to resolve issues in a swift and efficient manner
- Prepare, photocopy, collate, distribute, and file meeting materials and taking meeting notes/minutes when directed
- Maintain and regularly update the inventory and spreadsheet including speakers’ list, media list, wins tracker, etc.
Advocacy and Research Support
- Manage the spreadsheet for tracking and monitoring of state and federal legislation and regulations using external service providers to bookmark legislation
- Conduct legislative research and analysis of issues that impact members engaged in public sector procurement
- Research and verify data, contact addresses, and information for blogs and communications with legislator and Hill staff
Other Duties as Assigned
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Strong self-starter who will take initiative
- Excellent organizational skills with ability to handle multiple projects and juggle competing priorities
- Strong interpersonal skills with focus on internal and external customer service
- Ability to work independently on research, advocacy issues and engage team members to facilitate successful results
- Strong analytical, writing, proofreading, organizational, and communication skills
- PC experience with Windows software including a basic understanding of Adobe applications
- Interest in association management, public affairs, and government relations
- Ability to work collaboratively with smart, action-oriented, ambitious, multi-talented and hardworking colleagues
- Willingness to learn public sector IT procurement policy issues, along with topics such as cybersecurity, cloud, etc.
Education and Experience
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university
Minimum of 1-2-years experience in a legislative, regulatory, analysis or communications role with a trade association or policy organization is strongly preferred.