▪ The District Director oversees the operations of district offices. This position develops and implements policy objectives, strategies and operating plans for the Congresswoman's district office(s) and directs all activities and staff of the district office.
▪ A Bachelor’s degree in political science or related public policy field; strong academic credentials. Additionally, five or more years of related experience or training in management and/or legislation or equivalent similar experience.
▪ Strong base of relationships with key figures in Michigan politics, and a special emphasis on relationships with key stakeholders in the city of Detroit and other cities and townships.
▪ Supervisory: Directly supervises district employees; carries out responsibilities by office policy and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring and training district office employees; planning, assigning and directing work; as well as appraising performance;
▪ Acts as the grassroots representative for the Member throughout the entire district including acting as liaison with federal, district, and local agencies;
▪ Works with the District Press Assistant to ensure appropriate media participation when assigned the lead role on a Member-hosted event;
▪ Approve all district scheduling requests;
▪ Assign staff as determined by the member's district schedule;
▪ Assist with event planning and coordination of district-led events;
▪ Conducts district office staff meetings;
▪ Interviews, selects, and trains new employees in the district offices;
▪ Maintains a professional working relationship with the Member, staff, and constituents;
▪ Maintains close communications with the Washington, DC office, Chief of Staff and relevant committee staff;
▪ Meets with elected officials and representatives of local groups on behalf of the Member;
▪ Plans, assigns, and evaluates work of employees in district offices;
▪ Represents the Member or assigns appropriate staff to do so in the district as needed;
▪ Schedules meetings with federal and district government agencies as necessary;
▪ Speaks to local groups when the Member is unavailable;
▪ Staff the member; staffing includes providing advance at events before the member arrival or driving the Member to and from events.
▪ Travels throughout the district at regular intervals to keep abreast of local concerns;
▪ Works well under pressure, handles stress and manage in a high-pressure work environment;
▪ Works a flexible schedule including long hours, nights and weekends.
SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED:
▪ Thorough knowledge of legislative process and of House organization and procedures;
▪ Thorough knowledge of the Members' Congressional Handbook and House Rules;
▪ Ability to perform essential job functions above;
▪ Ability to work cooperatively and courteously with others;
▪ High level communications and customer service skills;
▪ Temperament to communicate with a variety of personalities in a tactful, pleasant, and professional manner;
▪ Thorough knowledge of local, state and federal agencies and departments;
▪ A deep understanding of the 14th congressional district and federal political process
▪ Provides necessary organization, supervisory leadership and motivation to manage district office(s);
▪ Excellent oral and written communication skills;
▪ Knowledge of the office policies, practices, and procedures;
▪ Knowledge of required office computer applications; and
Interested applicants can send a cover letter and resume to the following email address: MI14DistrictDirector@mail.house.gov.