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Legislative Director – Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-IL)

Midwest, industrial heartland Congresswoman on the House Leadership team seeks an experienced Legislative Director. This leader would drive forward an aggressive legislative agenda, serve as the Member’s key policy advisor, and lead/mentor a dynamic legislative team that advances the Member’s priorities on the Transportation and Infrastructure and Agriculture committees, as well as the Democratic Steering and Policy committee. Jobs and the economy in the industrial heartland are this Congresswoman’s primary focus.

Ideal candidates will possess previous experience as a Legislative Director and a total of at least 5 years of legislative Hill experience. Innovative thinking and outstanding planning skills are a must. They should have a thorough knowledge of the legislative process and a demonstrated track record of legislative success. Candidates should be energetic, organized, and politically astute and be able to collaborate with others in a tight-knit, fast-paced environment. They should be both creative and resourceful, possessing the vision to help construct a legislative blueprint that advances the Member’s long-term objectives, while understanding the crucial interface between policy and messaging. Excellent writing, verbal and organizational skills are essential.

Illinois/Midwest/rural ties a plus. A sense of humor is greatly appreciated. This is a senior-level leadership position that requires a strong work ethic, total dedication, and close attention to detail. Non-traditional work hours are expected.

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.  The application window closes on January 24, 2016. No phone calls or drop-ins please.

Qualified applicants should email a cover letter, resume and two writing samples to with the phrase “Legislative Director” in the subject line.

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