The Ferguson Group, LLC (TFG), headquartered in Washington, DC, is a bipartisan government relations consulting firm. We represent the largest number of local governments in Washington, D.C. TFG offers a unique work environment which provides dedicated individuals the opportunity to learn and work directly with the firm’s lobbying and grants team on a wide variety of substantive issues. Our areas of expertise include federal grant funding, water resources, community and economic development, environmental issues, land use, transportation, and housing.
TFG’s entrepreneurial work environment provides the space and opportunity for independent, responsible self-starters to gain experience in various disciplines including preparing federal, state and foundation grants, research on federal programs and legislation, and government relations while contributing to our firm’s projects and advocacy efforts. TFG specializes in a wide variety of issue areas, and understands the gamut of perspectives from Capitol Hill to local municipalities. We create a challenging and interesting experience for our research assistants, yet our "small firm" environment enables a research assistant to experience a range of policy issues common to the federal government.
TFG is seeking a Grants and Research Assistant to assist firm lobbyists and staff on a variety of grant and research projects. Daily assignments often include: assisting in the preparation of grants for municipal clients, researching and tracking federal legislation; searching previous and current appropriations bills for critical information; locating grant opportunities for municipal government and nonprofit clients; assisting with public relations by compiling information for TFG's website, database, and business proposals; attending congressional and industry hearings and briefings; and writing blog posts, summaries and memorandums. Grants and Research Assistants will also be responsible for contributing to research and written content for technical reports on economic development planning, demographic analysis, environmental issues, and related subjects.
Preferred candidates will have completed a Masters Degree in political science, public policy, public administration, economics, environmental sciences, or related disciplines. Candidates with Bachelors of Arts or Science degrees in the same disciplines will be considered if the candidate has extensive research or grant experience. All candidates must have strong writing and verbal skills and have an interest in government relations. Work performed by a Grants and Research Assistant requires that the successful candidate be an academically-inclined quick learner who enjoys, and is proficient at, in-depth research. Candidates should also be interested in learning about grants and the grant writing process. A background in economics and grant writing is strongly desired. Proficiency in Microsoft suite programs, Adobe, and internet applications is necessary
If you are interested in TFG’s Grants and Research Assistant position please send your resume and a cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate your availability. The subject line of your email should contain the words "Grants and Research Assistant Candidate."