Deputy Director, Government Relations

Best Buddies International
February 21, 2021
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Salary Range: 46000.00 To 52000.00 (USD) Annually

Job Title:   Deputy Director, Government Relations

Department:  Government Relations

Reports to:  Vice President, Government Relations

Location:  Work from Home

Date:  1/13/2021

Important Note: In order for candidates to be considered for this position, we must receive a resume and a cover letter. Please paste your cover letter in the resume field. 


Position Overview:  Assist in securing government funds from federal, state, and municipal sources to support Best Buddies in assigned areas under the direction of the Vice President, Government Relations.

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Flexible and strong work ethic
  • Ability to travel frequently, as well as work evenings and weekends
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities successfully
  • Superior attention to detail
  • Automobile with applicable insurance


Job Duties include, but are not limited to:


  • Research federal, state, and municipal government funding for assigned areas
  • Serve as point of contact with assigned state staff regarding the preparation of new proposals, monthly reporting, and contract renewals  
  • Schedule meetings with elected officials and agency staff as needed
  • Travel to states to attend meetings with elected officials and agency staff 
  • Take meeting notes, draft thank-you notes for attending staff, and conduct follow-up
  • Assist in preparing presentations to state developmental disabilities councils and state special education advisory committees
  • Assist with state/municipal outreach efforts with relevant internal and external contacts, including providing expert advice to staff on procedures and protocol
  • Create and/or edit reports for government funds; when necessary, provide meaningful training and feedback to state staff regarding program reports
  • Assist the vice president in the coordination of stewardship efforts for key officials
  • Issue invitations to relevant government contacts for national and state events
  • Additional duties and projects as assigned



  • Lead preparation of proposals and applications for assigned grants, including adhering to internal compliance process

Benefits include: group medical/dental insurance, paid vacation, holidays, personal & sick time, 401(k) retirement plan, short term disability, critical illness and life insurance. Commuter benefits available. Business casual environment.

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