Archive for May, 2016
Senior Democratic Member of Congress seeks an energetic, organized, creative, self-starter to join the team of her very active and visible legislative office staff. The candidate must have strong interpersonal skills, be comfortable with managing multiple tasks and work well under pressure.
The staff assistant is responsible for front office duties, including answering and screening telephone calls, mail distribution, room reservations, and responding to constituent requests for flags, tours, and other information. The staff assistant also serves as intern coordinator by recruiting training, scheduling and assigning duties.
The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree, significant experience interacting with the public, excellent writing and communication skills and a working knowledge of the District of Columbia. Candidate must be a resident of the District of Columbia or willing to move immediately to D.C., if hired.
Applications accepted until filled. Salary is based on skill and experience level.
Interested applicants should send a resume, cover letter, references and two writing samples to: DC00.NortonResume@mail.house.gov or fax to (202) 225-1129.
The Office of Senator McCaskill is looking for a Legislative Correspondent (LC) to handle a busy portfolio of issues related to healthcare, the judiciary, women, children, seniors, campaign finance reform, crime, civil rights, and more. Primary duties include sorting, researching, and responding to constituent mail. The LC will also assist the Legislative Assistant responsible for the issues in the portfolio and may help prepare for hearings, conduct research, draft memos, attend briefings, and meet with constituent groups. Applicants should be resourceful, organized, and dependable with strong written, verbal, and interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to interact effectively with constituents and staff members. Missouri ties strongly preferred but not required. Experience in issue areas preferred. Please email cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls please.
Democratic office seeks an energetic, detail-oriented individual with strong communication skills for the position of Staff Assistant a busy Washington office. Daily tasks include greeting constituents and visitors, processing flag and tour requests, coordinating and conducting Capitol tours, managing the technology services in the office, and providing administrative support to the Congressional Office. Candidates must possess strong multi-tasking skills, a good sense of humor, excellent oral and written communication skills, attention to detail, the ability to work well with others, and good time management skills. Experience with IQ desired. Deadline to apply is Wednesday, June 1. Please send a resume and cover letter to MN04Job@mail.house.gov. No phone calls or drop-ins.
Republican Senator seeks a Press Assistant to assist the press secretary and communications director. Day-to-day responsibilities include: compiling news clips, drafting press releases, advisories and memos, writing e-newsletters, managing the office website, constituent photos, video editing, and social media outreach, fielding press calls and assisting with media events. Applicants must be proactive, hardworking, creative and detail oriented. Applicants should have strong writing and interpersonal skills as well as the ability to juggle multiple assignments and work under deadlines. This position would be based in Washington, D.C. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to email@example.com with 223221 as the job referral number in the subject line.
Democratic Senate office is currently seeking a special assistant/daily driver for the Senator. Attention to detail, strong sense of responsibility, natural discretion, superior interpersonal skills, and strong oral and written communication abilities are required. Most importantly, the candidate must have an ability to prioritize tasks and follow through while working in a high pressure environment. Individuals must have impeccable driving skills, a good driving record and a familiarity with Washington. The selected candidate will report to the scheduling office and will handle advance, logistics and driving as well as overall administrative office support for the Senator. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with 223223 as the job referral number in the subject line.
Northeast Democrat seeks a Digital Media Director to manage a full range of online media as part of aggressive communications shop. Responsibilities include crafting, executing and analyzing social media strategy, designing and updating website, broadcast-quality video production and editing, graphic design and assisting with planning and executing of press events. In addition, this individual will be responsible for managing press interns, maintaining press lists and preparing event materials for both the Washington, DC and state offices. This is not an entry-level position. The ideal applicant will have 2 years of demonstrated experience working in communications and digital strategy or television news production. Hill experience is not required, but energy, enthusiasm and a team-player is a must. Experience with photo and video editing software, such as Adobe Premiere and Photoshop, is highly preferred and experience in photography is a plus. This office is an equal opportunity employer; we do not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, age, religion, disability, national origin, uniformed status, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression. Please send resume, two writing samples and at least two samples of original digital product (hyperlinks ok) to email@example.com with 223224 as the job referral number in the subject line.
Northern Virginia office seeks a staffer for a varied portfolio in the district office. The position will include some outreach, case work and event planning in the district, which encompasses the cities of Alexandria and Falls Church, Arlington County, and parts of Fairfax County. This person will establish and maintain contacts with myriad local organizations and keep in touch with their concerns and local events. In addition, he or she will help organize and staff various events in the district, such as town halls, policy forums, and the like. They will also handle a small portion of the office’s case work.
This person will join a (congenial!) five-person office, so must be collaborative and available to jump in on other tasks, such as answering phones in the office, and occasionally staffing the Congressman at various events, including some evening and weekend hours. He or she must also have a car. Preference for Spanish speaker and knowledge of northern Virginia.
Please send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Senior House GOP Member is looking for a Communications Director—this will be a one person shop with assistance as needed from the rest of the staff. A strong focus on expressing the Member’s messaging through social media will be a key component of this job. The Communications Director will also be responsible for the Member’s e-newsletter and writing floor speeches. This is not a job for someone fresh out of college, but candidates will be reviewed on their past experiences. Thank you for your interest in this position, please send your resume and cover letter to email@example.com.
Republican Senator seeks a Legislative Correspondent to work on energy, public lands, agriculture, water and other issues as needed in his Washington, DC office. Daily duties include but are not limited to researching and responding to constituent mail, attending hearings and briefings, and supporting Legislative Assistants. Legislative Correspondents are required to maintain a tight deadline while often handling multiple tasks. Qualified candidates will have at least one year of Hill experience. Strong writing and organizational skills are essential. Applicants should be highly motivated and be able to thrive in a fast-paced environment. Familiarity with Intranet Quorum computer system is preferred. Salary commensurate with experience. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with 223222 as the job referral number in the subject line.
The House Committee on Science, Space and Technology (Majority) is seeking experienced candidates for the position of Communications Director. The successful candidate will be a strong writer who can communicate public policy on a District, state and national level and can operate in a fast-moving, high pressure environment. Candidate will be responsible for managing committee press team and coordinating with professional staff, as well as working with press secretaries in Committee Members’ personal offices. Qualified candidates must be able to draft op-eds and press releases, and proactively work with the local and national media. All candidates must have at least three years of professional experience. Please submit a resume and writing sample to email@example.com. No phone calls or drop-ins, please.
Northwest Democratic senator seeking Deputy Press Secretary. Duties will include drafting press releases and other media materials, preparing briefing memos, fielding press calls, assisting with pitching stories, assisting in the planning of earned media events, and maintaining press lists. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience working in communications and have a team mentality, sense of humor, positive attitude and thrive under deadlines. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, 3-5 relevant writing samples, and 3 recent professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org with 223219 as the job referral number in the subject line.
Southern Republican office is seeking qualified candidates for a Legislative Assistant/Correspondent position based in Washington, DC. Applicants must possess a strong work ethic, exceptional writing skills, and knowledge of the legislative process. This position will provide support on a wide range of policy issues, but focus will be on appropriations, flood insurance and other Gulf Coast issues. Previous experience handling these issues is strongly preferred. An ideal candidate should be organized, detail-orientated, and a proven multi-tasker. Qualified candidates must have at least one-year of relevant Capitol Hill experience (no interns). Please send resumes to GulfCoastLA@gmail.com.
Midwestern Democratic Member seeks an energetic, highly organized and detail-oriented Scheduler for the Washington, D.C. and District Offices. Responsibilities include maintaining the Member’s daily and long-term schedules, travel logistics for domestic and international travel; working professionally and with multiple Committee staff members and leadership offices; and, assisting with the Member’s personal correspondence. This position works closely with the Chief of Staff to ensure smooth daily office operations, has additional administrative duties to help maintain office records, and includes other projects as assigned by the Member and/or Chief of Staff. The Scheduler is responsible for communicating and directing D.C. and State staff on the materials needed for meetings/events and the execution of the daily office schedule. Individuals applying for this position should be prepared to have flexible work hours and be able to adapt to a fast-paced and constantly changing environment. This is NOT an entry level position. Knowledge or connection helpful but not required. Salary range $40K – $50K depending on experience. Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to 14Michigander@gmail.com. No walk-ins, please.
The Office of U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill is seeking a Communications Assistant to join an aggressive and busy press shop. The ideal candidate will be highly organized, detail-oriented, capable of juggling multiple assignments under tight deadlines, and will have strong writing and interpersonal skills. Duties will include: clipping and distributing morning news, fielding press calls, managing press lists, drafting written materials, pitching news stories, supervising a press intern, and assisting with projects as needed. Capitol Hill or campaign experience preferred but not required, and Missouri ties are a plus. The position is based in Washington, D.C. and reports to the Communications Director. For consideration, please email a cover letter, resume, brief writing sample, and professional references to McCaskillPressJobs@gmail.com.
Southern Democratic Office seeks a scheduler/office manager. The staffer will maintain the Member’s official schedule, travel plans, and related records. Brief the Member on scheduling activities in Washington and present proposed meetings to Chief of Staff and Member for input. Coordinates the scheduling of press, interview, radio, and television with the Communications Director. This is not an entry-level position. Metropolitan Atlanta-ties a plus. Please send inquiries to COStoCHJ@gmail.com.
Democratic Member seeks addition to active legislative team. The team is looking for a self-starter, with relevant Hill or policy experience, to handle legislative correspondence for various domestic issues. Portfolio has some flexibility based on candidate’s relevant experience, but will include energy and environment issues, as well as some combination of agriculture, tax, labor and disability issues. Responsibilities will include researching and drafting responses to constituent mail, professionally representing the Senator in meetings, tracking legislation, and supporting legislative assistants with preparation for meetings, briefings, and events. Ideal candidate will possess strong writing and interpersonal skills, excellent attention to detail, familiarity with the legislative process, and demonstrated interest and work experience in public policy. Candidate should be ready to work in a challenging, rewarding, and fast-paced environment. Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to email@example.com with 223211 as the job referral number in the subject line. Candidates should be prepared to take a writing and grammar assessment.
Indiana Republican Rep. Luke Messer seeks full-time press assistant/staff assistant in the Washington, D.C. office. The ideal candidate will have experience or education in digital media, new media or journalism. Strong writing skills are a must, and an ability to boil down complex issues into easily understandable social media content is ideal. The press assistant/staff assistant must be a self-starter with the ability to learn and grow in a fast-paced environment. The press assistant/staff assistant will be responsible for press clips, daily social media posts, assisting the communications director with press releases and press inquiries, answering phones, giving tours, and interacting with constituents. Experience creating graphics and editing video is not required, but an ability and interest in learning to do both is a must. Resumes and cover letters can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Democratic Senator is looking for Legislative Correspondent to handle technology, communications, defense, veterans and foreign policy matters. Duties would include general research, letter writing, preparation of Commerce Committee hearing materials, meeting with constituent groups and overall support of the Legislative Counsels and other policy staff. Ideal candidates should have strong writing and communication skills, attention to detail and willingness to work hard as part of a team. Pacific Northwest connections strongly preferred. Please send resume, cover letter and writing sample to email@example.com with 223213 as the job referral number in the subject line.
Democratic Senator is seeking to fill the position of Deputy Scheduler in the Washington, DC office. The primary duties include sorting, entering and responding to invitations, compiling nightly briefing materials, managing the Senator’s personal correspondence and call list, organizing the Senator’s weekly constituent coffee hour, providing support to the Chief of Staff and other administrative duties. Applicants must be highly organized, detail oriented, adaptable to the ever-changing schedule, possess strong interpersonal skills and have a valid driver’s license. 1-2 years prior Senate or scheduling experience is strongly preferred. Please email a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with 223209 as the job referral number in the subject line.
The Office of Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) seeks a creative and highly motivated self-starter to serve as Legislative Correspondent/Press Assistant in the Washington, DC office.
Primary responsibilities include receiving, sorting, prioritizing, drafting, and processing responses to all constituent correspondence. The Legislative Correspondent/Press Assistant is also responsible for drafting proactive mass mailings, including 499s and print and e-newsletters.
The Legislative Correspondent/Press Assistant will also assist the Press Secretary with management of social media and will be responsible for graphic design.
This position requires excellent writing, research, and communications skills as well as the ability to work in a fast-paced and team environment. The ideal candidate will have a sense of humor, be a detail-oriented self-starter who demonstrates a high degree of creativity and motivation, and is willing to take on additional tasks as assigned. This is not an entry level position.
Previous Capitol Hill experience, familiarity with Spry constituent management system, and North Carolina ties strongly preferred.
To be considered, applicants must submit the following in a single document (MS Word or PDF):
A. 1 page cover letter (including current or most recent salary)
B. Resume (no more than 2 pages)
C. Two writing samples (no more than 1 page each)
D. References with contact information (no more than 4)
Send to: email@example.com with “Legislative Correspondent” in the subject line. No calls or drop-bys please.
New England Democratic Senator seeks Legislative Correspondent to assist with covering many policy issues before the Commerce Committee and related mail, including transportation, homeland security, science, space, and other issues as assigned. This position requires excellent written and verbal communication skills, attention to detail, strong organizational abilities and a commitment to meeting deadlines. Responsibilities include responding to constituent mail in a timely fashion, assisting legislative staff with research and the development of policy proposals, and representing the Senator in constituent and stakeholder meetings. The ideal candidate has a strong interest in transportation policy and safety, including highways, rail, transit and aviation. Northeast ties are a plus. Equal opportunity employer. Email cover letter, resume and two brief writing samples to firstname.lastname@example.org with 223208 as the bulletin position number in the subject line.
Democratic Senator on the Judiciary Committee seeks law student or recent law school graduate for law clerk position. The law clerk will assist the Senator’s counsel and staff on all legislative and policy matters within the jurisdiction of the Judiciary Committee, including intellectual property, judicial nominations, criminal justice, civil rights, immigration, and constitutional law. Responsibilities include assisting counsel in preparing for hearings, representing the Senator at meetings, and writing memos, speeches, and talking points. Interested applicants must have a record of leadership and initiative. The position requires strategic thinking, the ability to work independently, careful attention to detail, and outstanding oral communication and writing skills. Ideal candidates must be able to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment and possess strong legal, negotiation, and legislative skills. J.D. is required. This position is unpaid; the term is flexible. Please e-mail a cover letter, which includes your availability to start, and resume to email@example.com with 223212 as the job referral number in the subject line.
Communications Team Opening: Southern California Democrat seeks a press secretary to support a dynamic, collaborative, entrepreneurial, bi-coastal communications operation. Primary responsibilities include: write and distribute e-newsletter; draft op-eds, speeches and letters; manage and grow social media presence; manage and update the website; organize and track event photos; create on-line graphics; compile daily press clips; and plan and execute district and DC press events.
Candidates must have excellent writing and social media skills. We’re looking for a problem solver who can work quickly and calmly under pressure. Spanish speaking and California ties a big plus. This is not an entry level position.
Please send cover letter, resume, and 3 writing samples to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Democratic Member seeks an organized problem-solver to fill a unique role in his legislative team. The position will have dual responsibilities: managing a mail portfolio and serving as an assistant to the legislative director. Mail portfolio will cover various domestic issues, including civil rights, judiciary and criminal justice issues, agriculture, and possibly tax issues. Mail responsibilities include researching and drafting responses to constituent inquiries, professionally representing the Senator in meetings, tracking legislation, and supporting legislative assistants. Assistant responsibilities include coordinating daily and weekly reports for the legislative team, helping the LD with organizational tasks, occasional scheduling for the LD, and supporting the team with miscellaneous administrative and research projects. This unique position allows the LC to gain a bird’s eye view of the legislative team’s work, while also drilling into a few specific issues. The team is looking for someone who is flexible, with excellent attention to detail. Ideal candidate will possess strong writing and interpersonal skills, familiarity with the legislative process, and demonstrated interest and work experience in public policy. Candidate should be ready to work in a challenging, rewarding, and fast-paced environment. Bachelor’s degree required. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to email@example.com with 223210 as the job referral number in the subject line. Candidates should be prepared to take a writing and grammar assessment.
Senior Democratic Senator seeks Speechwriter. Responsibilities will include writing speeches (including conducting in-depth research), talking points, floor statements, and video scripts. The Speechwriter will also be responsible for drafting op-eds and handouts as needed. The Speechwriter will report to the Communications Director and work closely with the Senator, legislative staff, and state staff. This position requires outstanding research skills, creativity, writing skills, and the ability to thrive in a teamwork-oriented environment. Must be able to work on deadlines and handle multiple projects at once. Please e-mail a cover letter, 500+ word writing sample, and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with 223214 as the job referral number in the subject line.
The Secretary of the Senate’s Office of Senate Chief Counsel for Employment is seeking applicants for the Legal Staff Assistant vacancy. This is administrative work providing support to attorneys, paralegals, and litigation secretaries and providing general office support in a legal environment for the Office of Senate Chief Counsel for Employment (SCCE). Work includes greeting and assisting clients and visitors, including Senators and their staff; monitoring and answering main office phone lines; filing documents with DC federal courts in accordance with statutory provisions; delivering and picking up legal documents in the DC metro area; coordinating the scheduling and preparation of seminars; operating audio-visual equipment at seminars; tracking and reporting SCCE website traffic; maintaining the office’s law library, including periodic loose-leaf updates and volume replacement; shredding documents; and other duties as assigned. Work is bound by Secretary of the Senate policies and procedures and standard office policies and procedures. Work is performed under the immediate supervision of the Assistant Legal Administrator. The complete vacancy announcement and application may be found on the Employment link of Webster or http://www.senate.gov/employment under the Secretary of the Senate. Please submit your application, resume and cover letter by 11:59 pm, June 13, 2016. Late applications will not be accepted. Hiring for this position will be governed by the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act of 1998 (“VEOA”), as made applicable by the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995.
Midwest Republican Member seeks a Scheduler/Executive Assistant for the Washington, DC office. The ideal candidate will be highly-organized, a proven multi-tasker, have a great attention to detail, excel in a fast-paced environment, have strong verbal and written communication skills, ability to work independently yet be a team player, be a quick learner, and be conscientious and personable. The Scheduler will manage the Members DC schedule and possibly the district schedule as well, depending on experience.
Responsibilities include: organizing and responding to invitations and meeting requests, committee schedules, member travel, handling the member’s personal correspondence and managing the overall day to day schedule.
Candidates must be willing to be on call to assist the member after regular business hours as well. Two years’ experience and Midwest ties preferred, but not required.
If interested, please email: email@example.com.
Conservative Southern Senator seeks Press Secretary. Candidate should have background on the Hill, strong writing skills, and experience on the record. Will also be responsible for staffing the Senator, drafting talking points, and helping develop the skills of junior communications staffers. Must be able to handle multiple projects at once and consistently meet deadlines. This is not an entry-level position, and reports directly to the Communications Director. Background in education and workforce-related issues a plus. Please email resume, two writing samples and your favorite Southern state to SouthernSenateJob@gmail.com. No cover letter necessary.
The Office of Senator Joni Ernst is currently seeking candidates for a Press Secretary opening. The day to day responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, drafting and review of press releases and other written content as well as serving as spokesperson with state media outlets. The ideal candidate will have 5 years of previous communications and writing experience. Applicants must be self-starters who also possess an ability to handle multiple tasks at once while maintaining attention to detail. Excellent written and verbal skills are required. Please email a cover letter and resume to Resumes_Ernst@ernst.senate.gov.
New England Democrat seeks Staff Assistant for Washington, D.C. office. Responsibilities include front office duties, driving the Member to events in DC, coordinating constituent flag and Capitol/White House tour requests, assisting the Communications Director with social media and press clips, drafting constituent correspondence, and serving as office administrator. The ideal candidate will be personable and dependable with proven writing skills. Previous Capitol Hill experience and Connecticut connection preferred. No calls please. Please send resume and writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Florida Progressive Democrat seeks Legislative Correspondent with excellent writing, research, and communications skills as well as the ability to work in a fast-paced team environment. The ideal candidate will have a sense of humor, be a detail-oriented self-starter who is willing to take on additional tasks as assigned. Candidate should have a least 1 year of related Capitol Hill experience, a car and driver’s license, and have familiarity with IQ constituent management system. Florida ties and Spanish speaker are a plus. Please send resume, cover letter including salary requirement, references, and two independently written examples of legislative correspondence to FL09job@gmail.com. No emails, calls or drop by please.
Senator Joe Donnelly is seeking a qualified individual to serve as press assistant in his Washington, D.C. office. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: leading radio outreach, booking and staffing the Senator for radio interviews; drafting press releases, advisories, speeches, talking points, and video scripts; compiling daily press clips; assisting with research; and managing press interns. This position requires exceptional writing, editing, and strong communications skills, attention to detail, and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment. A background in basic photography, photo editing and video editing is ideal. Indiana ties are strongly preferred as is experience on a campaign, Capitol Hill, or equivalent. The candidate must be able to exercise discretion and independent judgment. Please send a cover letter and resume to Sarah_Rothschild@Donnelly.Senate.Gov. No phone calls or drop-ins please.
House Democratic Leadership Office seeks a Scheduler to join a two-person operation. Candidates should be meticulous, well-organized, hard-working and ready to operate in a fast-paced environment. High degree of professionalism required, as well as an ability to work a flexible schedule, including long hours. Responsibilities include working closely with the Director of Scheduling to maintain the Member’s daily and long-term schedules, coordinating all travel arrangements, and managing scheduling requests. Candidates should have experience working with high-level principals. Capitol Hill experience preferred. Salary commensurate with experience. Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and references to DemocraticLeaderScheduling@gmail.com.
Legislative Correspondent/Legislative Assistant (health/education/labor/judiciary) – Congressman Andy Barr (R-KY)
Legislative Correspondent/Assistant needed to handle health, education, labor, empowerment and judiciary issues for a conservative Member of Congress. Strong writing and computer skills essential. Must be able to work autonomously in an fast-paced environment and work well with constituents and outside groups. Send resume to email@example.com.
The Democratic Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry seeks a General Counsel with strong oral and written communication skills to serve as a senior advisor to the Ranking Member. Primary responsibilities include formulation of legislative initiatives, providing oversight of relevant agencies, assisting with the nomination process, and negotiating with other Committees and Congressional offices. Duties include providing technical and legal analysis of legislation and Committee jurisdiction, recommending legislative strategies and tactics as appropriate, drafting bills and amendments, and performing other Committee business as required. The ideal candidate will have the ability to exercise discretion and independent judgement over a broad range of legislative issues and situations. J.D. required. Substantial Hill and/or agency work experience and familiarity with Senate rules and procedures preferred. Please e-mail cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with 223216 as the job referral number in the subject line.
Southern Republican Congressman is seeking an Executive Assistant and Scheduler to serve in Washington, D.C. Office.
Ideal candidate will be high energy, highly-organized, proven multi-tasker, detail-oriented, possess strong verbal and written communications skills, politically savvy, ability to work creatively and quickly, be a fast learner and a problem solver. Individual must excel at balancing competing demands in a fast-paced environment maintaining close attention to detail and a positive attitude.
Responsibilities include managing Member’s schedule including organizing and tracking invitations, meetings, Committee schedules, speaking engagements, Member travel, scheduling requests, and managing the day-to-day schedule and logistics. Additional responsibilities include assisting the Chief of Staff with administrative functions as needed. Candidates must be on call and available to assist the Member outside of regular business hours, have a valid driver’s license, and access to a working vehicle.
Please send resume and cover letter to email@example.com. No calls or drop-ins please.
Pacific Northwest Democrat seeks Legislative Correspondent/Press Assistant for Washington, D.C. office. Primary responsibilities include managing the office mail program and ensuring that constituent correspondence is responded to in a timely manner. The Legislative Correspondent/Press Assistant will also assist the Communications Director with press-related materials, research, daily news clips, and media tracking.
Strong, proven writing skills a must; previous Capitol Hill experience, familiarity with Intranet Quorum software, and ties to the Pacific Northwest strongly preferred. Please send resume, cover letter, and two independently written examples of legislative correspondence on topic of applicant’s choice to firstname.lastname@example.org. No calls or drop-bys please.
Rep. Anna G. Eshoo (CA-18) seeks a Communications Director to handle all media matters. Duties include long-term planning, working with local and national reporters, producers, and bookers, as well as conducting proactive media outreach, managing online communications, and drafting press releases, op-eds, and speeches. The position requires a close partnership with legislative and district staff, attention to detail, and the ability to work well under pressure.
The Communications Director also oversees an active social media, online operation, and email communications program. The position requires excellent organizational skills, understanding of message development, sound judgement, a positive attitude and the ability to work well in a team environment. Hill experience preferred. This is not an entry level position.
Email cover letter, resume, references, and two writing samples to email@example.com. NO CALLS OR DROP BYS PLEASE.
The Office of Congressman Ted Poe seeks a compassionate, detail-oriented, and proactive individual to serve as Legislative Assistant and Director of the Congressional Victims’ Rights Caucus, a bipartisan caucus that advocates for crime victims and law enforcement in Congress. The position is primarily responsible for managing the Caucus and communicating with its 80+ members, formulating and analyzing legislation, briefing the Congressman on policy developments, articulating the Congressman’s policy positions to outside advocacy groups, building coalitions to advance priorities, and organizing issue-specific briefings. Qualified candidates must have prior Hill experience, be excellent writers, have strong interpersonal skills, and be able to manage time efficiently under tight deadlines. An interest and/or background working on victims’ issues is preferred. Email resume, cover letter, and writing sample to Gina.Santucci@mail.house.gov. No calls or drop-ins.
U.S. Senator Joe Manchin is seeking candidate for the position of Regional Coordinator based out of his Charleston, WV office. This person will have strong West Virginia ties and have the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment while maintaining attention to detail and meeting strict deadlines. Duties will include, but are not limited to monitoring developments, opinions and concerns of community and constituent groups; briefing State Director and Deputy State Director on local issues; liaising with federal, state and local agencies; processing constituent casework requests; and representing the Senator at various meetings and events. Ideal candidates will possess strong writing and communication skills, a team player, be flexible in a demanding environment and exude a professional demeanor. The position requires computer proficiency (i.e. Word and Outlook) and the ability to uphold confidentiality. Please e-mail cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with 223203 as the job referral number in the subject line.
We’re on the lookout for a scheduler. It would be an 8-month gig, so ideal candidate is someone with scheduling experience wanting to get foot in door on the Hill or a Staff Assistant who has Hill experience, the capacity to take on the position, and is interested in moving up in the scheduling world—even if just for under a year. If you know anyone that fits that description, please send my way. Appreciate any recommendations you may have. Thanks!
Send resume and cover letter to Diane.Cihota@mail.house.gov.
Western Republican Office seeks writer/editor. Primary duties will include drafting speeches, Op-Eds, talking points, committee statements, video scripts and e-news updates as well as conducting research to support the communications team. The ideal candidate is a self starter who is detail-oriented with a strong background in composition and grammar editing.
Candidates should also possess the ability to disseminate complex public policy in relatable and personal ways. Experience is appreciated. Please send cover letter, resume and two writing samples to email@example.com.
Republican Senator seeks a Legislative Assistant to handle health care, Medicare, Medicaid, labor, veterans’ health care, and education. Ideal candidates will have at least two-three years of Hill (preferably Senate) or lobbying experience; knowledge of private health and Medicare issues; and possess strong writing, communication, attention to detail, and interpersonal skills. Please submit resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congressman Sam Johnson is seeking a staff assistant for his district office in Plano, Texas. Responsibilities include, but not limited to: managing the office administrative operations, answering phones, and writing, while handing mail and case management intake procedures. Some community outreach activities are available as well as assisting with constituent education programs.
Qualified applicants will be hard working, self-motivated, organized, and possess excellent communications skills. Interested candidates should email their cover letter resume to email@example.com with the subject line staff assistant. No calls or walk-ins please.
The Secretary of the Senate’s Stationery Room is seeking applicants for the Inventory Control Specialist vacancy. This is general support work for the Senate Stationery Room. Work includes receiving, organizing and distributing Stationery merchandise in multiple locations, as well as organizing and maintaining shelf-stock in the Senate Stationery Room. Work is bound by Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Government Accountability Office (GAO) guidelines, Senate rules and regulations, and Secretary of the Senate policies and procedures, but requires independent judgment in setting priorities and handling assignments. Hiring for this position will be governed by the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act of 1998. The complete vacancy announcement and application may be found on the Employment link of Webster or http://www.senate.gov/employment under the Secretary of the Senate. Please submit your application, resume and cover letter by 11:59 pm, May 9, 2016. Late applications will not be accepted.
The Secretary of the Senate’s Disbursing Office is seeking applicants for the Health Care Program Administrator vacancy. This is a supervisory administrative position working with the DC Health Benefits Exchange (DCHBX) to provide health care coverage for Senators and their staff based on the requirements established by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The incumbent works under the general supervision of the Deputy for Employee Benefits and Financial Services and oversees all administrative tasks related to the enrollment of Senators and their staff into designated health care plans and ensuring the process conforms to applicable laws, policies, procedures. Work includes supervising a Health Care Program Specialist. Work is bound by federal laws and statutes, Senate rules and regulations, and Secretary of the Senate policies and procedures. The complete vacancy announcement and application may be found on the Employment link of Webster or http://www.senate.gov/employment under the Secretary of the Senate. Please submit your application, resume and cover letter by 11:59 pm, May 17, 2016. Late applications will not be accepted.
Legislative Assistant will manage a portfolio of legislative/policy issues, track legislation, monitor floor action, draft talking points and memos, meet with constituents and stakeholders and coordinate with other legislative and communications staff to identify/prepare/execute policy initiatives for the Congressman. Candidate must have knowledge of the legislative process, have excellent writing skills and be a self-starter and team player. Hill experience strongly preferred. Chicago ties, Spanish language and social media experience are a plus.
Please send a cover letter, resume and salary requirements in a single PDF document to firstname.lastname@example.org and include “Legislative Assistant” in the subject line. No drop-ins or phone calls please.
Congresswoman Diana DeGette seeks a communications assistant with strong writing and speaking skills, boundless curiosity and a verve for public service. Responsibilities include tracking media trends, managing the website, drafting materials for use with traditional and social media and maintaining an active, strategic digital outreach program. Other duties include ensuring daily compilation of press clippings, designing materials involving graphics and supporting public events. This is not an entry-level position; previous Hill or campaign experience is preferred. Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and three writing samples to email@example.com.
Senator Casey seeks a Constituent Advocate for his Harrisburg, Pennsylvania field office to act on behalf of constituents as a liaison with federal, state and or/local agencies under the supervision of the Director of Constituent Services. Responsibilities will include answering casework correspondence and oral communications from constituents; communicating with various levels of government officials to apprise them of constituents’ problems and assist in their resolution; conducting targeted outreach as part of the office’s strategic plan; as well as other administrative duties as assigned. The ideal candidate will be hardworking and empathetic with excellent oral and written communications skills. Applicants should have a demonstrated ability to effectively manage time and an interest in public service. Preference will be given to bilingual candidates and those with Pennsylvania ties. Interested parties should e-mail a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Constituent Advocate” by May 20, 2016. Late applications will not be considered. Absolutely no phone calls or drop-bys, please.
Senator Al Franken seeks a recent law school graduate for a one-year fellowship. The fellow will assist the Senator’s counsels and staff on all legislative and policy matters within the jurisdiction of the Judiciary Committee, including commercial privacy, government privacy and transparency, antitrust, judicial nominations, criminal justice, civil rights, LGBT rights, reproductive rights, immigration, and campaign finance. Responsibilities include assisting counsels in preparing the Senator for meetings, briefings, Judiciary Committee hearings, and Senate floor activity; developing and planning legislative initiatives in these policy areas; and representing the Senator in meetings and at events. Qualified candidates will have a proven ability to work effectively in a team-oriented, fast-paced, high-pressure environment with overlapping short-term and long-term deadlines; unfailing attention to detail; exceptional writing and analytic skills; and strong inter-personal, management, negotiation, and organizational skills. The position is unpaid; however, the office will support applicants’ efforts to obtain outside funding. Please e-mail a cover letter, resume, law school transcript, and short writing sample to email@example.com.