Legislative Assistant

Legislative Assistant

Representative Chrissy Houlahan (PA-06) seeks a Legislative Assistant for her Washington, DC team. This individual is responsible for working with the Legislative Director to formulate and advance the member’s policy priorities, working closely with the district team to integrate local stakeholder input into the legislative process, briefing the member before hearings and meetings, helping draft releases, speeches, and letters, and generally working with other members of a highly-collaborative, high-performing staff to help deliver for our constituents and our community (which is our #1 priority).  

The ideal candidate writes well, is good at solving problems, is a strong negotiator, is responsive to internal and external stakeholders, is good at building relationships within the Democratic caucus and across the aisle, can long-term plan even when the Hill is chaos, can manage the chaos that is working in the House, and has a sense of humor. Prior Small Business, Financial Services, and/or Housing experience desired. Competitive salary and benefits include health insurance, retirement plan, four weeks of paid vacation, one week of paid time off for community service, transit benefits, student loan repayment, teleworking options, and more.      

Interested applicants should e-mail 1) a resume, 2) a cover letter, and 3) two writing samples to PA06HoulahanJobs@gmail.com with the subject “Legislative Assistant: LAST NAME” by Sunday, November 14, 2021. The office is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, disability, military status, age, marital status, or parental status. Women, veterans, people of color, and LGBTQ+ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicants with disabilities who require reasonable accommodation to participate effectively in the application or hiring processes are encouraged to request an accommodation at any time during those processes. Requests for accommodation should be directed to PA06HoulahanJobs@gmail.com.