SMI Junior Associate
SMI Inc. is a comprehensive government relations and solutions firm with a focus on national security, energy, and research and development. SMI is seeking a Junior Associate with a strong work ethic, attention to detail, and an entrepreneurial nature.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:
This position will provide assistance to senior level government relations professionals as they execute strategies to secure new business, advance the interests of current clients, and maintain and build strong relationships within the Federal Government and the U.S. Congress.
This position will provide support by working closely with senior staff on scheduling and logistics; industry, legislative and policy research; business development activities; drafting presentations and proposals; and interacting with clients and government contacts. This position will also play a key role in the firm’s communication strategy, which includes a newsletter, a website, and social media, as well as regular written and verbal communication with clients. As such, an ability to communicate in a clear, concise, and confident manner is desired.
Strong candidates will be able to understand complicated technologies quickly. They will be able to communicate well with a wide range of individuals from other people in government relations to former military to engineers. They must be able to effectively balance client needs, their time, and other tasks.
This entry level position will provide opportunities for growth as well as strong work experiences for other government and political positions.
Candidates with experience and interest in communications and social media are encouraged to apply.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university. Previous work experience in Congressional offices, lobbying and trade associations is desirable but not required. Familiarity with national security issues and the federal budget process is desirable but not required. Candidates should possess strong writing, research and communication skills. Experience required with Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word.
Compensation: Starting salary is $50,000 plus benefits.
All interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to HR@strategicmi.com
SMI is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.