STAFF ASSISTANT, OFFICE OF CONGRESSMAN RAJA KRISHNAMOORTHI IL-08
The Office of U.S. Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi seeks a full-time Staff Assistant in his Schaumburg, Illinois district office. The Staff Assistant will provide administrative support to the operations of the district office. The ideal candidate must be self-motivated, organized, and possess strong oral and written communication skills. The Office of U.S. Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi is an equal opportunity employer.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
o Draft constituent correspondence
o Drive the Congressman to and from events
o Staff the Congressman at events
o Compile briefing book
o Greet visitors
o Answer the telephone
o Respond to constituent requests for general information, tours, and other inquiries.
o Monitor delivery and pickup of materials
o Maintain the front office
o Assist with various administrative and legislative duties
o Assist with casework and other duties as assigned
EDUCATION (OR EQUIVALENT EXPERIENCE):
Bachelor’s Degree. Alternatively, two years of related experience or training in politics or government.
SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED:
o Strong oral and written communication skills;
o Ability to use and troubleshoot photocopiers and other office equipment;
o Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint);
o Temperament to communicate with a variety of personalities in a tactful, pleasant, and professional manner;
o Ability to work cooperatively and courteously with others;
o Ability to multitask;
o Thoroughness and careful attention to detail;
o Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment in fulfillment of casework responsibilities;
o Passion for public service;
o Work well under pressure and handle stress;
o Work a flexible schedule including long hours, nights and weekends.
HOW TO APPLY:
Please send a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to District Director at Sabey.Abraham@mail.house.gov
LEVEL OF LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY:
Ideal candidate would speak Spanish