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Deputy Director, Government Relations at Best Buddies International

Deputy Director, Government Relations

Best Buddies International Work from home, DC Full-Time
$46,000.00 - $52,000.00 / year
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Salary Range: 46000.00 To 52000.00 (USD) Annually

Job Title:   Deputy Director, Government Relations

Department:  Government Relations

Reports to:  Vice President, Government Relations

Location:  Work from Home

Date:  1/13/2021

Important Note: In order for candidates to be considered for this position, we must receive a resume and a cover letter. Please paste your cover letter in the resume field. 


Position Overview:  Assist in securing government funds from federal, state, and municipal sources to support Best Buddies in assigned areas under the direction of the Vice President, Government Relations.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Flexible and strong work ethic
  • Ability to travel frequently, as well as work evenings and weekends
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities successfully
  • Superior attention to detail
  • Automobile with applicable insurance


Job Duties include, but are not limited to:


  • Research federal, state, and municipal government funding for assigned areas
  • Serve as point of contact with assigned state staff regarding the preparation of new proposals, monthly reporting, and contract renewals  
  • Schedule meetings with elected officials and agency staff as needed
  • Travel to states to attend meetings with elected officials and agency staff 
  • Take meeting notes, draft thank-you notes for attending staff, and conduct follow-up
  • Assist in preparing presentations to state developmental disabilities councils and state special education advisory committees
  • Assist with state/municipal outreach efforts with relevant internal and external contacts, including providing expert advice to staff on procedures and protocol
  • Create and/or edit reports for government funds; when necessary, provide meaningful training and feedback to state staff regarding program reports
  • Assist the vice president in the coordination of stewardship efforts for key officials
  • Issue invitations to relevant government contacts for national and state events
  • Additional duties and projects as assigned



  • Lead preparation of proposals and applications for assigned grants, including adhering to internal compliance process

Benefits include: group medical/dental insurance, paid vacation, holidays, personal & sick time, 401(k) retirement plan, short term disability, critical illness and life insurance. Commuter benefits available. Business casual environment.


Recommended Skills

Attention To Detail
Hardworking And Dedicated
Verbal Communication
Written Communication
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