Staff Associate

Staff Associate

Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Middle East, North Africa, and Global Counterterrorism is seeking a Staff Associate to handle day to day administration, subcommittee event coordination and communications, research, and other tasks as assigned. The Staff Associate will serve on a small team of subcommittee staff and will be expected to coordinate logistics for hearings, travel, briefings, markups, and other subcommittee events; assist the Professional Staff Member and Staff Director with preparing legislative documents; serve as the primary contact for Subcommittee correspondence; and manage the Subcommittee intern program, among other responsibilities. Successful candidates will be hard-working, collaborative, eager to learn, and detail-oriented, with strong writing and communication skills, as well as experienced in a fast-paced environment. Undergraduate or graduate school alumni with an interest in foreign affairs, Middle East policy, and counterterrorism are encouraged to apply. Previous Hill experience preferred. Relevant linguistic proficiency encouraged.

Qualified candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Aviva.Abusch@mail.house.gov with the subject line ‘MENAGCT Staff Associate.” No calls or drop-ins. 

About U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Middle East, North Africa, and Global Counterterrorism

The subcommittees shall have jurisdiction over the following within their respective regions: (1) Matters affecting the political relations between the United States and other countries and regions, including resolutions or other legislative measures directed to such relations. (2) Legislation and oversight regarding human rights practices in particular countries. (3) Legislation with respect to region- or country-specific loans or other financial relations outside the Foreign Assistance Act. (4) Legislation with respect to disaster assistance outside the Foreign Assistance Act, boundary issues, and international claims. (5) Oversight of regional lending institutions. (6) Oversight of matters related to the regional activities of the United Nations, of its affiliated agencies, and of other multilateral institutions. (7) Identification and development of options for meeting future challenges relating to U.S. interests in the region including terrorism and cyber issues. (8) Oversight of base rights and other facilities access agreements and regional security pacts. (9) Concurrent oversight jurisdiction with respect to matters assigned to the other subcommittees insofar as they may affect the region. (10) Oversight of foreign assistance activities affecting the region. (11) Such other matters as the Chairman of the full Committee may determine.

The Subcommittee on the Middle East, North Africa and Global Counterterrorism: In addition to its regional jurisdiction, oversight of: international terrorist threats, United States’ efforts to manage and coordinate international programs to prevent and combat terrorism as coordinated by the Department of State and other agencies, and efforts to bring international terrorists to justice.