Congresswoman Terri Sewell, a Member of the Health Subcommittee of the Ways and Means Committee, co-chair of the Committee’s Rural and Underserved Communities Health Task Force (RUT), and Member of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) and New Democrat Coalition (NDC), seeks a proactive Legislative Assistant and Health Policy Advisor who will be primarily responsible for managing the member’s health care portfolio. In addition to health, portfolio includes Veterans Affairs, Education, and Labor HHS Appropriations, among other issues. Success in this position will depend on the staffer’s ability to create, negotiate, and execute sound policies that benefit the 7th Congressional District of Alabama and build and maintain relationships with stakeholders and congressional and agency staff. Responsibilities include staffing and preparing the Congresswoman for committee briefings, hearings, and markups, collaborating with committee staff on RUT agenda, working with CBC and NDC staff, developing and executing legislative agenda on issues in portfolio, drafting and negotiating legislative text, writing memos, talking points, and remarks for portfolio-related events, and meeting and engaging with constituents and stakeholder groups.
This is not an entry-level position. Hill experience is preferred. The ideal candidate will be able to prioritize requests based on the needs of the district and will possess a strong understanding of the legislative process, health care policy, and coalition building. The position requires the ability to generate new ideas, advance the Congresswoman’s legislative priorities, and maintain an understanding of the unique and challenging needs of the district that he or she can articulate to all outside stakeholders. Candidates must be proactive and able to work extended hours in a fast-paced, team-oriented, and demanding environment, while maintaining a positive attitude and valuing constituent casework/outreach and collaboration with district staff. Strong writing skills are necessary for success in this position.
The office is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage women, minorities, and LGBTQ candidates to apply. Salary commensurate with experience. Email a resume, cover letter and two writing samples, all saved in PDF format, to AL07.Resumes@mail.house.gov with the subject line “LA/Health Policy Advisor.”