Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma D.C. Bureau Government Affairs Strategist in Durant, Oklahoma
D.C. Bureau Government Affairs Strategist
This position will be located in Washington D.C.
Job Purpose or Objective(s): Acts as an advocate for Choctaw Nation with the Federal Government and on a sovereign-to-sovereign basis. Communicates between the U.S. federal government and internal Choctaw Nation partners such as the Chief, Assistant Chief, SEOs, Executive Directors, and Directors in ongoing federal policy related efforts.
Develop and execute strategies to increase the Choctaw Nations federal funding streams such as categorical grants, block grants, revenue shares, pass through, etc.
Attend and participate in discussions such as legislative hearings, listening sessions, and consultations geared towards Federal Indian Policy.
Develop and execute strategies to advance the Choctaw Nation’s governmental federal advocacy priorities via policy and regulatory action. Research, analyze, and monitor proposed and implemented federal public policy issues at all branches of government to assess impacts to the Choctaw Nation.
Maintain relationships with appointed officials at the national levels to ensure that Choctaw Nation’s leadership is properly positioned with key administration officials.
Prepare and submit written reports, analyses, and briefings for the Chief, Assistant Chief, the Tribal Council, SEOs, and other officials regarding federal public policy activity. Produce communication with governmental agencies.
Lead all intergovernmental communication and initiatives related to the Choctaw Nation’s federal designation. Build relationships with all partners from entry level federal staff to the President’s cabinet officials and White House staff. Be their primary point of contact for the Choctaw Nation. Maintain official records and documents to ensure all compliance with Tribal, federal, state, and local regulations pertaining to federal matters concerning the Government Relations Department.
Participate in and provide support at public events and meetings for the Choctaw Nation to help maintain relationships with elected officials and partners at the national level.
Other duties as may be assigned
Required Education, Skills and Experience:
College degree in Public Policy, Public Affairs, Economics, Law or a related field.
Understanding of federal, state and local legislation, regulation and judicial processes, as well as tribal sovereignty
Proficiency conceptualizing, researching, analyzing, writing and public speaking
Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe applications
Knowledge of community and special interest groups involved in relevant tribal policy/legislative issues
Unrestricted ability to travel
Minimum of five years’ experience working with federal, state, local, Commerce tribal government and federal Indian policy
Master’s degree in Public Policy, Public Affairs, Economics, Law or a related field.
Excellent writing, conceptualizing, analyzing, public speaking, and research skills and the ability to meet sensitive deadlines.
Proficiency using federal resources such as the National Archives, the Library of Congress/Thomas, the Federal Register, the Congressional Record, etc..., as well as research resources like Lexis
Direct involvement with, and leadership of, community groups
Unrestricted ability to travel
Minimum of five years’ experience working with federal, state, local, tribal government and federal Indian policy
Primary Location OK-Durant
Work Locations Durant HQ 1802 Chukka Hina Durant 74701
Organization Congressional Relations
Req ID: 20008425