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Associate Director, Federal Government Relations

Sep 18, 2020

Summary Description

The Associate Director of Federal Government Relations lobbies the House of Representatives on a range of tobacco prevention issues including authorizing, appropriations and tax issues. Knowledge of the federal legislative process as well as tobacco or health policy issues is required. This position is based in Washington, DC and reports to the Vice President for Federal Government Relations.  This job is open to candidates who can permanently work in the United States. 

Primary Duties

  • Lobby Congressional offices on a range of tobacco prevention issues including authorizing, appropriations, tax and trade issues.
  • Analyze legislation and draft policy and advocacy materials such as correspondence to Members of Congress, fact sheets and talking points on a range of tobacco-related issues. 
  • Oversee consultant outreach to select Congressional offices.
  • Grow the number of cosponsors for priority legislation, secure signatures on priority Congressional sign-on letters, and increase Member participation in tobacco-related events and caucus activities.
  • Identify threats and opportunities for TFK engagement.   
  • Participate in meetings with key partner organizations.
  • Maintain daily collaboration with the VP of Federal Government Relations and others on the federal team.  
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the VP for Federal Government Relations.  


  • Knowledge of the federal legislative process.
  • Knowledge of tobacco or health policy issues.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently with only general supervision.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment while juggling and coordinating multiple projects and deadlines.
  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Five (5) years legislative and/or issue advocacy experience.








To apply for this position, please email a cover letter, resume and  two short writing samples  to   Please reference the position code: ADFGR/03 in the subject line of your e-mail. Please also indicate your salary requirement.  Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.  No phone calls please.


The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from individuals who will contribute to its diversity.

The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is a leading force in the fight to reduce tobacco use and its deadly toll in the United States and around the world. Our vision: A future free of the death and disease caused by tobacco. We work to save lives by advocating for public policies that prevent kids from using tobacco products, help adults quit and protect everyone from secondhand smoke.