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Senior Associate, State Government Affairs

Prism Group is a bipartisan public affairs firm that specializes in assisting corporations, non-profits, trade associations, and sovereign governments navigate complex legislative and regulatory environments. A vibrant, team-oriented focus allows us to engage policymakers and high-level influencers and offer a full set of strategic advocacy and communications services to generate positive outcomes.

This person will work directly with trade associations, Fortune 500 companies, and small businesses seeking information on active state legislation and strategy around engagement.

Prism Group has one of the America’s strongest, most experienced fifty state government affairs functions. Like few other firms, we specialize in customizing dynamic nationwide state government engagement programs for clients.

This position reports directly to one of our partners and will support him in servicing all clients, including but not limited to those in our food and agriculture, workforce, and small business portfolios.

This position is one of growth and provides a hands-on opportunity to learn state government affairs from highly respected experts.

Role Summary

We are looking for an attention-oriented professional who can communicate clearly and effectively. This person will directly report to and support one of our firm’s partners with primary responsibility for state government affairs management. This person must be able to work with organizations representing a wide variety of viewpoints as all our team members support each other and all our clients. This person must come prepared with a spirit of cooperation and openness.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Support a Prism Group Partner managing state affairs clients.

  • Track and monitor client priority legislation and provide alerts and reports.

  • Prepare written and oral communications ((letters, reports, memoranda, email updates) around complex policy topics to share with clients, trade association members, lawmakers, and staff.

  • Develop relationships with state legislators and staff, as well as key stakeholders.

  • Plan and coordinate state lobby events virtually and/or in-person.

  • Assist with grassroots activations and related tasks.

  • Other duties on a state and federal level as determined.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university.

  • At least two years’ experience with a trade association, state government or Congress.

  • Direct experience within or working with state government is highly desirable.

  • Ability to work in a bipartisan setting with multiple clients of varying interests.

  • Must be comfortable as a public speaker and meeting leader.

  • Exceptional writing abilities. Writing samples will be expected.

  • Basic understanding of the legislative process including tracking legislation using on-line platforms.

  • Excellent time management skills and ability to balance deliverables in a multi-client environment.

  • High attention to detail and can exercise critical thinking in a fast-paced environment.

  • Flexibility to travel and work outside of the office and/or during evenings or weekends.


This is a full-time position based at our office in downtown Washington DC. Currently, Prism Group employees work remotely on Mondays and Fridays, unless otherwise warranted by client meetings or travel. We are in-office on Tuesday-Thursday. Normal business hours are usual, but this person must be able to work evenings or weekends if needed.

Compensation and Benefits 

  • Competitive salary, bonus plan, and 401(k) match.

  • Other Benefits: Prism Group provides a pre-tax stipend to purchase your own customized insurance plan, or commuting transportation, or cell phone usage.

  • Hybrid Workplace

  • 10 days of PTO

  • Sick Leave

  • Wellness Benefit: Onsite Gym

  • Near popular metro stations (Metro Centro, McPherson Sq & Gallery Chinatown Place)

Prism Group is an equal opportunity employer. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.

This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and apprenticeship. Prism Group makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time.

Submit your resume to; applications will close by May 31, 2023.

Please direct all inquiries to

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