Archive for May, 2011
Pennsylvania Democratic Member of Congress seeks a district director to oversee district office operations and Member’s strategic local agenda. Working as part of a team with other senior staff, the district director is charged with implementing and developing strategic goals for the district office, local policy objectives, and strategies and operating plans for the Member’s district office with respect to the district, constituents and policy needs of the Member.
The district director works closely with the legislative team to provide strategic counsel and to implement outreach initiatives on policy issues as they relate to the Commonwealth and district, including health care, tax policy, fiscal and budget matters, appropriations, economic development, transportation and livability issues.
This position requires staying informed and knowledgeable on key local concerns including advising the Member and other staff on these concerns, and taking frequent meetings on behalf of the Member with elected officials and their staff and representatives of local groups. The district director is responsible for building and strengthening relationships with stakeholder communities.
The district director directly supervises district employees with responsibilities including
interviewing, hiring and training district office employees, and planning, assigning and directing work. Through supervision of the casework staff, the district director oversees casework matters and correspondence with constituents and federal agencies.
Candidates must thrive under pressure and tight deadlines. This position requires being available to work a flexible schedule, including evening hours, early mornings, and occasional weekends. Candidates unable to work these hours need not apply.
Democratic Senator is seeking a Deputy Scheduler. Duties include: assisting the Scheduler in all aspects of managing the Senator’s schedule; writing correspondence; reviewing and sorting invitations; calling with regrets; answering phones and following up on requests. Candidates should have strong computer and organizational skills, be good in dealing with the public and have the ability to prioritize in a fast-paced environment. Salary commensurate with experience. Please e-mail cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.
Senior Midwestern Democratic Senate Chairman is looking for a Deputy Press Secretary to assist fast-paced communications team. Successful applicant will track news stories throughout the day’s news cycle, compile and distribute daily clips to Senator and staff, assist communications team with day-to-day operations, draft press materials, provide new media updates and perform related research. Will also work with communications and legislative teams to compile documents for both media and external distribution and maintain updated reporter contact lists. Please e-mail a cover lette
Capitol Hill Jobs
Republican Senator seeks Legislative Correspondent to answer constituent mail. The issue portfolio focuses primarily on, but is not limited to health care and education. Candidates must have a proven track record of excellent writing and communication skills. Legislative Correspondents are required to maintain tight deadlines while often handling multiple tasks. Previous Capitol Hill experience and/or background in health care/education issues pref
Member seeking conservative legislative correspondent. Familiarity with the legislative process and Intranet Quorum (IQ) are required and those without Hill experience need not apply. Responsibilities include but are not limited to managing, drafting, researching and responding to constituent correspondence, creating mail reports, writing proactive mailers, and briefing the Member on trends in correspondence. Applicants must be committed, pro-life conservatives, detail-oriented, driven, team players with exceptional writing skills. Send resumes to
Southern Democrat seeks scheduler for fast paced Washington, D.C. office. This person will be responsible for the Member’s daily and long-term schedule in Washington, D.C. and the district, managing invites and scheduling requests, providing travel and logistical accord, collecting and distributing briefings, preparing events and meetings, acting as a liaison to constituents, handling the member’s personal correspondence, and various additional administrative duties. This person must be a good writer, discrete, savvy, able to multi-task, meticulously organized, and able to quickly solve problems in a fast-paced work environment. Candidate should be comfortable dealing with a wide variety of people. Previous Capitol Hill scheduling experience is strongly preferred but not required. A good sense of humor is a must.
Progressive House Member of Congress from Texas seeks a detail oriented, highly organized and self-motivated individual as an Executive Assistant. Candidate will prepare the daily schedule for the Member, and prepares detailed itineraries, including important numbers, locations and contact names; prepares monthly projected schedules; and briefs the Member on all scheduling activities and requests of the Washington, D.C. and district offices; coordinates photo opportunities with constituents; makes reservations for the Congressman’s air
travel, ground transportation, and lodging; submits vouchers for travel and expense reimbursement to the staff member responsible for submitting office bills for payment; responds to all invitations, either by written correspondence or by personal telephone call; ensures that the Member is provided with briefing materials for each event by coordinating with event
Capitol Hill Jobs
North Carolina Democrat seeks outgoing, detail-oriented individual with excellent writing and communications skills, to serve as Staff Assistant/Legislative Correspondent for the Washington, DC Office. Major responsibilities include the following:
*processing constituent mail and flag requests
*scheduling and leading tours
*assisting constituents with information requests
*researching and drafting correspondence
*tracking legislation in assigned areas
*providing administrative support for the Member, Chief of Staff, and the legislative team