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Governmental Affairs Director

Needed: Government affairs director passionate about local and county government to provide advocacy on real estate issues and to coordinate and manage a comprehensive legislative program.

Bachelor’s degree, strong communicator, self-motivated, organized and project management. Early mornings, evenings and travel are required. Resume, writing sample, salary requirements to kathy@ghar.info.

Posted November 1, 2019

United Way of Pennsylvania

United Way of Pennsylvania is seeking an innovative policy enthusiast to serve as a valuable member of our team. UWP fights for the health, education, and financial stability of every Pennsylvanian. UWP is a statewide collaborator and represents Pennsylvania’s 44-member United Way network on policy issues that help us achieve our mission.  As our team is expanding, we are looking for a dynamic team-player to join United Ways in achieving common good for Pennsylvania. The position will be located at the United Way of Pennsylvania headquarters, located in the Harrisburg area.  

Reports to: UWP Public Policy Director


1) Increase grassroots engagement by UWP membership in support of United Way state and federal advocacy priorities
2) Increase United Way volunteer, donor and general public engagement in support of United Way’s legislative priorities.
3) Implement communication and engagement strategies to support our advocacy grant commitments
4) Produce compelling, persuasive and effective communications which support UWP’s policy agenda
5) Equip UWP members with timely and accurate information about how legislation, regulation or other government action will impact United Way community impact, resource development and/or nonprofit partners.

Job Responsibilities:

Implement strategies to execute the UWP public policy agenda with direction from the UWP Public Policy Director Engage members in public policy advocacy through strategies which include:

• Briefing members on policy priorities of UWP through written and electronic means
• Issuing timely action requests on state and federal priorities
• Identifying educational topics and subject matter experts to talk about policy matters relevant to United Way’s work

Partner with local United Ways to engage United Way boards of directors and other volunteers, including business and community leaders, to advocate for United Way priorities Plan and execute in-district and Capitol meetings and events to support UWP’s advocacy priorities, including UWP’s annual Hill Day in Harrisburg Review and analyze legislation and maintain UWP’s bill tracking system Conduct research to inform UWP’s advocacy efforts.

Develop advocacy messages for social media and coordinate social media advocacy with UWP’s Operations Manager Develop persuasive communications to support legislative and regulatory advocacy as directed by UWP’s Public Policy Director Build relationships with legislative staff and state agency staff to support United Way’s health, income and education policy agenda.

Represent UWP at various coalition meetings, conference calls, and conferences as needed Build relationships with like-minded advocacy organizations, and develop formal and informal communications which support coordination of advocacy efforts with these partners Implement strategies to support United Way Worldwide public policy priorities Author content for UWP’s member and public newsletters Other duties assigned by the UWP Public Policy Director

Minimum Requirements:
Bachelor’s Degree - public policy, political science preferred
1-2 years of prior experience working in government relations, state/federal government or   other advocacy and policy experience
Strong oral and written communication
Some overnight travel is required. Ability to operate a motor vehicle, or to provide your own reliable transportation to and from the office as well as required statewide travel.

This position is a non-exempt position under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

This position is partially funded by grants.

Salary and Benefits:

The Advocacy and Engagement Coordinator will be employed by United Way of Pennsylvania. UWP provides a competitive benefits package which includes health insurance, vision, dental, a 401(k) match, and paid time off, including flexible holidays.
Salary range for this position is $40,000 to $45,000, depending on experience and qualifications.

To Apply:
Please submit a cover letter, resumé and writing sample to info@uwp.org by November 15. Applications must include all three parts in order to be considered.

Posted October 28, 2019

Governmental Affairs Representative

Harrisburg area non-profit is seeking a Governmental Affairs Representative.  The position reports to Director of Governmental Affairs. This position performs various functions related to advocacy and assists the Director with all aspects and functions of the department. Duties include tracking legislation, preparing legislative updates, utilizing association and legislative software, representing the association before the general assembly, administration and state agencies.  Applicant must possess strong organization skills and be able to apply a creative approach to meeting deadlines and fulfilling job duties. Extensive knowledge of Microsoft products is required. Microsoft CRM experience is a plus. Local government knowledge is also a plus.  Minimum Bachelor’s Degree required.  Please email cover letter and resume to govaffairsrep@gmail.com. No phone calls please.

Posted September 10, 2019

Government Relations Intern

Wanner Associates is a Pennsylvania-based bipartisan government relations firm and is seeking a dedicated and passionate Government Relations intern to provide assistance, under direct supervision, on key projects necessary to the furtherance of firm and client goals.

The Government Relations intern will assist the Government Affairs team on policy issues management and analysis, and external and internal communication. This internship will offer the opportunity to gain valuable skills, network, and learn about legislative process, regulation, and advocacy for a diverse client group.

Structure & Responsibilities:

  • Due to the legislative schedule, the intern must be available to work in Harrisburg during some assigned session days, but the exact schedule is flexible and some assignments could be remote.
  • The ideal candidate will possess strong analytical, writing, investigative, interpersonal, and communicative skills, have the ability to multi-task, and work as a team player.
  • Aid in tracking the existence and movement of administrative regulations and laws
  • The internship will run the entire academic semester.
  • Attend strategy and staff meetings
  • Assist with miscellaneous office tasks and projects as needed 


  • Must have an interest in government and legislative affairs
  • Must be detail oriented and have the ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Must have excellent research, writing, and interpersonal skills

Pay/Academic Credit: This internship is eligible for pay and academic credit.

To Apply: · E-mail resume to tmowatt@wannerassoc.com

Posted August 19, 2019

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