The Office of Congresswoman Nikema Williams seeks a Progressive Legislative Director

The Office of Congresswoman Nikema Williams seeks a Progressive Legislative Director

Congresswoman Nikema Williams seeks a Progressive Legislative Director to oversee her policy team and legislative agenda. This is not an entry-level position and significant previous policy experience on Capitol Hill is required. Interviews have already commenced, but please pass along to anyone that might be interested. 


Our team is fortunate to represent the fighting fifth, also known as Georgia’s 5th Congressional District. We are a diverse, dynamic, ambitious, and fun team that is driven by the mission of social justice and voting rights for all. Our guiding principle is to always center the voices of those who have been most marginalized in our communities. We collectively fight to uplift the voices of the district regardless of where they were born, their skin color, where they live, or who they love. We will use all levers to meet people's needs while building a better future.



Responsibilities will include advancing legislative priorities and supporting the member’s work on the Financial Services and Transportation and Infrastructure Committees, and the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress. The ideal candidate will have substantial experience working on a variety of issues, including financial services, voting rights, closing the economic wealth gap, labor, and racial justice issues. Strong academic credentials, committee experience, and proven management and leadership skills are required. Highly qualified candidates will possess strong strategic thinking, planning and execution skills. Moreover, the candidate should possess strong oral and written communication skills, the ability to work well under pressure, extensive knowledge of the legislative process, and be available to work long hours. This is a senior level role in a Freshman Office; only candidates with previous Hill experience and proven knowledge of legislative and political processes will be considered. Law degree and previous experience serving as a legislative director or senior policy staff are strongly preferred. 


Candidates from BIPOC, LGBT+, working class, and/or other underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged to apply, as well as candidates with ties to Georgia (and GA-05 in particular). You can find the application here, or submit your resume, cover letter, and three writing samples to and include “Legislative Director” in the subject line. Due to the volume of applications we receive, we will only contact you if we decide to move forward with your application.


Please no calls, direct emails, or walk-ins. 


Application closes April 29th, 2021