Government Affairs Administrator Job at Alliance Defending Freedom, Lansdowne, VA

  • Alliance Defending Freedom
  • Lansdowne, VA

Job Description

Everyone says they want to change the world. We’re looking for people who actually will.

Alliance Defending Freedom is an alliance-building legal organization that advocates for the right of people to freely live out their faith. Please visit to view our Statement of Faith and  Doctrinal Distinctives


Government Affairs Administrator

Alliance Defending Freedom is looking for a highly professional  Government Affairs Administrator to join us in our Lansdowne, VA office. As the Government Affairs Administrator, you are a vital part of the Strategic Initiatives Team. In this role, you will report to and provide administrative and programmatic support to the Sr. Counsel, Government Affairs Director. You will assist the Strategic Initiatives Team to engage those serving in the government and the broader legal community. You will also be responsible for supporting the team’s work, preparing ADF clients and other allies for strategic events and opportunities to advance ADF’s generational wins, and helping Blackstone Fellows and other allies secure strategic government opportunities. 

Your Essential Responsibilities:

In this position, you will:

  • Assist with developing and maintaining strong working relationships with state and federal government offices; track and draft reports on the team’s engagement with these offices
  • Support the planning and execution of different ADF events, including interfacing with attendees and faculty and preparing clients
  • Track government job opportunities and coordinate interviews and other support for Blackstone Fellows and other ADF allies interested in pursuing career opportunities in government offices
  • Provide administrative support to the Sr. Counsel, Government Affairs Director. This includes coordinating meetings and event registration, booking travel, preparing expense reports, etc.
  • Conduct background research and other projects to assist the vetting of candidates for positions in the public sector

Other Responsibilities (Non-Essential):

  • Related duties or special projects as assigned by the Sr. Counsel, Government Affairs Director or the Sr. Counsel, Sr. Vice President of Strategic Initiatives & Special Counsel to the President

Skills you need to succeed:

Demonstrated proficiency in:

  • Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint
  • Strong initiative and self-motivation
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail and proven project management skills
  • Networking and ability to work with different styles and personalities
  • Research, analysis, and electronic database maintenance
  • SharePoint, Salesforce, and/or Airtable is a plus

Ability to:

  • Be a team player who works collaboratively cross-team
  • Anticipate needs
  • Multi-task effectively in a fast-paced environment
  • Learn new computer programs quickly and efficiently
  • Handle a wide variety of tasks, some with tight deadlines
  • Be a creative thinker with confidence and motivation
  • Professionally and appropriately handle privileged and confidential communications and information
  • Travel occasionally as needed

Education and/or experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • 2 years of administrative experience




We have it! Alliance Defending Freedom offers team members a competitive compensation and benefits package that includes major medical insurance, dental care, medical and dependent care reimbursement, paid disability, long-term care insurance, and life insurance. We also offer a 401(k) plan with a generous company match. Work and life balance is important to the well-being of our team members. You will receive paid time off (PTO) that starts accruing from your hire date and 11 paid holidays per year.

Job Tags

Holiday work, Full time,

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