Legislative Correspondent

Legislative Correspondent

LEGISLATIVE CORRESPONDENT - The Office of Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14) seeks an enthusiastic, highly organized, creative, and self-motivated professional to serve as a Legislative Correspondent. Essential strengths of ideal candidates include excellent writing skills, strong attention to detail, and the ability to manage a variety of challenging assignments under tight deadlines.   

 

The Legislative Correspondent will manage a high-volume constituent mail program, which includes responding to all constituent correspondence in a timely manner, researching and drafting all constituent correspondence, monitoring incoming and outgoing mail, keeping the constituent database complete and current, managing intern correspondence work, researching legislative issues, and working with the legislative and communications staff to maintain a proactive constituent outreach operation. Additional daily tasks will include supporting the Congresswoman and staff as needed. 

 

The office is currently operating at maximum telework, but when it is safe to reopen, this position will be located in the Washington, DC office. 

 

The salary for this position is $50,000. Hill experience and Illinois ties are preferred, but not required. 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. 

 

The deadline to apply is Friday, May 14, 2021. To apply, please email Illinois14.DCJobs@gmail.com with “Legislative Correspondent” in the subject line and the following application materials attached as one combined PDF: 

  • Cover letter 

  • Résumé

  • 1-3 brief writing samples 

  • Three references including name, current title and organization, phone number, email, and a one-sentence description of your relationship to the reference