Blinded Veterans Association BVA Seeks Administrative/Research Assistant for Government Relations [Position Has Been Filled]


The Blinded Veterans Association (BVA) is an organization of blinded veterans helping blinded veterans. Through our service programs, regional groups, resources, and advocacy before the legislative and executive branches of government, we hope to make life better for blinded veterans.

BVA is currently has an immediate opening for a part time, Administrative/Research Assistant for Government Relations located at the National Headquarters in Alexandria, VA. Resume and cover letter must be received by December 16, 2016.

BVA seeks an individual to provide assistance to the Director of Government Relations for 15 hours per week. This individual will provide assistance with research and administrative support to the Director as requested.

Primary Responsibilities Include:

Conducting research on policy and legislative developments that could impact BVA's legislative agenda and reporting noteworthy information to the director of government relations; monitoring the progress of legislation of interest to BVA; assisting with the preparation of correspondence and position papers; Proofreading documents and reports; Representing BVA at VSO work group meetings; Occasionally accompanying the director of government relations to meetings with VA and congressional staffers; Other duties as assigned.

Skills and Experience Required:

The successful candidate will demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills, ability to work on multiple tasks and track numerous events and deadlines simultaneously, adaptability to change, capability to conduct research on a wide range of topics, and excellent people skills.

Preferred Skills and Experience Required:

A minimum of a bachelor's degree in social science, political science or related work experience.


This job description does not list all duties of the job. You may be asked by supervisors or managers to perform other instructions and duties. You will be evaluated in part based upon your performance of the tasks listed in this job description.

Management has the right to revise this job description at any time. The job description is not a contract for employment, and either you or the employer may terminate employment at any time for any reason.

Job Type:       (1) Part-time position working 15 hours/week

Salary:            $15.00 /hour

BVA background check will be performed.

To be considered for this position, please submit resume by email to:

Blinded Veterans Association
Attention: Mrs. Melanie Brunson
Director of Government Relations
125 N. West Street, 3rd Floor
Alexandria, VA 22314

The Blinded Veterans Association Is An Equal Opportunity Employer.