This position is to provide one Senior Program Analyst to support GEC’s Front Office Leadership in developing and implementing objectives to counter foreign state and foreign non-state propaganda and disinformation. This positon will ensure that GEC activities support national strategic objectives. This position will facilitate the development and distribution of GEC Front Office leadership’s guidance to the broader GEC.
Roles and Responsibilities:
- Serves as an advisor and assistant to Front Office Leadership (including but not limited to the Special Envoy and Coordinator, Principal Deputy Coordinator, Deputy Coordinators, and the Chief of Staff).
- Develops and maintains strong relationships with members of the interagency, the State Department, private sector, and civil society.
- Plans, develops, and executes GEC’s strategic engagement with the United States Congress for the entire GEC.
- Serves as the lead advisor on all engagements with the U.S. Congress as they relate to advancing and executing the GEC’s mission to counter foreign state and non-state propaganda and disinformation.
- Routinely interacts with senior congressional staff, including legislative policy advisors and professional committee staff, as appropriate in conjunction with GEC government personnel.
- Conceives, develops, and implements the GEC’s congressional outreach strategy, designed to advance GEC Front Office Leadership’s congressional priorities, including but not limited to budgetary matters.
- Maintains a comprehensive knowledge of Congressional leadership, relevant committee membership, and committee staffers in order to provide timely and accurate advice to the GEC Front Office Leadership.
- Prepares GEC Front Office Leadership and other GEC personnel for meetings with Members of Congress and congressional staff, congressional testimony, and briefings, in addition to other related congressional events and activities.
- Assists Front Office Leadership in all aspects related to GEC’s media engagement and public affairs matters.
- Maintains a thorough understanding of the media environment as it pertains to the GEC’s priorities, including a comprehensive knowledge of journalists and media outlets with interest in associated matters.
- In consultation with the GEC’s Leadership, advises the Special Envoy on media engagement opportunities, anticipates potentially problematic media coverage, and identifies opportunities to amplify the Special Envoy’s activities.
- Responds, as appropriate to media inquiries, in consultation with GEC Leadership and the Department’s Bureau for Global Public Affairs.
- Assists and advises GEC Front Office Leadership on potential speaking engagements (either by invitation or proactively by GEC). Also responsible for running the request down, confirming GEC Leadership attendance, and coordinating with other staff members in the Front Office on logistics and preparation materials as necessary.
- Coordinates the drafting of public remarks as needed by Front Office Leadership.
- Assists Front Office Leadership in preparation of meetings with State Department personnel, the interagency, members of the private sector, and members of civil society.
- Assists Front Office Leadership in the development and communication of guidance across the entire GEC, by serving as a conduit for the Front Office Leadership’s visions, priorities, and overall efforts.
- Undertakes special projects, and carries out assigned tasks of a high priority nature at the request of Front Office Leadership.
- Prepares and presents oral briefings and written reports as required by Front Office Leadership.
- Performs other tasks as needed within scope of work.
Qualifications and Education Requirements:
- Knowledge of current public and congressional attitudes towards countering foreign state and non-state propaganda and disinformation.
- Ability to synthesize information and relevant insights from U.S. government agencies, academia and the private sector in order to counter foreign state and non-state propaganda and disinformation.
- Broad knowledge of current U.S. foreign policy objectives and programs.
- Specific, historical knowledge of the establishment of the GEC into law by Congress through the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and the GEC’s subsequent successes and challenges.
- Organizational skills and multi-tasking abilities.
- Creative thinking and analytical skills.
- Written and oral communication skills.
- Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, and multi-task in a high volume, fast-paced work environment.
- Maintain a flexible, team-oriented approach to work.
- Excellent ability to build and maintain strong working relationships with colleagues.
- Significant familiarity or direct experience in working with the interagency.
- Active security clearance at the Top Secret level with active SCI access.
- A Bachelor’s Degree is required for this position.
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