Representative Lauren Underwood (IL-14), Vice Chair of the
Committee on Homeland Security, and member of the Committee on Veterans'
Affairs and the Committee on Education and Labor, seeks a highly motivated,
experienced Legislative Assistant. Responsibilities include managing and
executing the Member’s legislative agenda within the Homeland Security
Committee, as well as a legislative portfolio including but not limited to:
energy and environment, gun violence prevention, immigration and judiciary,
LGBTQ+ rights, and campaign finance.
Responsibilities of this position include drafting and analyzing
legislation, conducting research, drafting policy memos, meeting with
constituents, and staffing hearings. The ideal candidate will be creative,
ambitious, collaborative, self-starting, thorough, and curious.
This is not an entry-level position; salary is $60,000. Hill experience is required, and
Illinois ties are preferred. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are strongly
encouraged to apply. The office is an equal opportunity employer and does not
discriminate based on race, religion, disability, age, ethnicity, national
origin, sex, gender, LGBTQ identification, family status, or military status.
Women, people of color, and other members of traditionally underrepresented
communities are strongly encouraged to apply. Please email a resume, cover
letter, brief writing sample, and references with “Legislative Assistant” in
the subject line to Illinois14.Jobs@gmail.com by February 14,