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Government Relations Associate

The American Battlefield Trust, the nation’s premier historic land preservation nonprofit organization, seeks a politically savvy government relations professional. The Trust preserves America’s hallowed battlegrounds and educates the public about what happened there and why it matters.

Location: Washington, DC
Reports To: Director of Government Relations
Job Classification: Full-Time; Exempt
Major Duties and Responsibilities
  • Promote historic battlefield preservation initiatives among state and local officials
  • Research and manage state and local government activities that could affect battlefields
  • Develop strategic partnerships with national and regional nonprofit organizations that help support the Trust’s mission
  • Oversee information and communications related to state and local battlefield grant programs
  • Monitor potential threats that could disturb or destroy historic battlefield resources.
  • Collaborate with other departments (land preservation, web, development) to achieve goals of battlefield promotion and preservation.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Experience
  • Bachelor's degree
  • 3-4 years of relevant professional experience
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and writing skills
  • Experience in politics, government relations and/or public relations
  • Demonstrated interest in American history and/or land conservation
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
To apply for the position, please send resume, cover letter, salary requirements, and references to No calls, please.
At the American Battlefield Trust, we build parks and tell stories — the narrative threads that make up the rich tapestry of our nation. Our culture calls for hardworking, entrepreneurial individuals that take calculated, intelligent risks and are always looking for opportunities to learn and improve. Our staff is united by a commitment to excellence and a passion for keeping American history alive.
Since 1987, the Trust has saved more than 55,000 acres of hallowed battlefield land from the Revolutionary War through the Civil War. We have reached millions of students and other life-long learners through our education programs. As our nation heads toward the 250th anniversary of its birth, we are looking to grow even more and build upon our previous successes. 
The American Battlefield Trust is an Equal Opportunity Employer.