Job Listing: Policy and Government Relations Fellow

NADO Published: April 25, 2022
Washington, DC
Job Type


Position: Policy Fellow

Location: Washington DC and/or remote work

Job type: Hourly – part time

Compensation: $18 per hour

About NADO: The National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) represents hundreds of community and economic development stakeholders across the country, including the national network of Regional Development Organizations (RDOs) and Economic Development Districts (EDDs) designated by the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration (EDA). NADO’s member organizations collectively assist thousands of cities and counties with economic development, public works, workforce training, transportation, public infrastructure, affordable housing, disaster recovery and prevention, economic resilience, public health, and a variety of other community services.

Position Description: The Policy Fellow role is responsible for supporting and advancing NADO’s advocacy goals and legislative priorities. Primary responsibilities include:

  • Tracking, monitoring, and analysis of federal legislation and policy
  • Interacting with NADO’s membership, Board of Directors, and Executive Committee and responding to member inquiries
  • Writing, coordinating, and producing NADO News, NADO’s weekly publication that contains legislative updates, federal grant opportunities, and other member updates
  • Working with NADO’s partner organizations, coalitions, and stakeholders
  • Helping to plan events, conferences, and meetings
  • Coordinating outreach efforts and interacting with Congressional staffers and federal partners on assigned issues
  • Working with NADO’s advocacy consultants to advance legislative priorities
  • Assisting with the development of advocacy-related content for NADO’s website and social media and contributing to publications and special reports
  • Other duties as assigned

The Policy Fellow role reports to Mirielle Burgoyne, Deputy Executive Director/Director of Government Relations.

Skills and Experience Required:

Strong writing and communications skills are required. Must be able to work collaboratively in a team environment. Experience working or interning on Capitol Hill, for an association, or in the realm of federal legislative and regulatory policy and/or grassroots advocacy is preferred.

A bachelor’s degree is required. Pursuit of a master’s degree in political science, public policy, domestic or international development, or a related field is preferred but not a requirement.

 To Apply:

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and two to three writing samples to Jamie McCormick at [email protected]. In the subject line of your email, please reference the “Policy Fellow” job opening.