Policy Director

Policy Director

The For Country Caucus seeks a Policy Director who will work with the Caucus Co-Chairs to support the legislative agenda of the Caucus and promote bipartisan relationship-building. The Policy Director will manage policy initiatives of the Caucus, such as identifying and researching issues of interest to the Caucus, working with Members’ staff to introduce and advance legislative proposals, developing materials to support the goals and mission of the Caucus, and promoting the Caucus both internally within the House of Representatives and to the public.

The job description and further details are attached to this email. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, two writing samples, and a list of three professional references to forcountrycaucus@mail.house.gov with the subject line “4CC Policy Director Applicant” no later than 5:00 PM on Friday, January 21. Competitive candidates will be invited to interview during the week of January 24.

The For Country Caucus seeks a Policy Director, who will work with the Caucus Co-Chairs to support the legislative agenda of the Caucus and promote bipartisan relationship-building.

The For Country Caucus is a bipartisan group of military veteran Members of Congress who work together to advance shared priorities related to national defense, veterans and their families, and national service. The Caucus works toward building a Congress that is strategic in purpose and focused in action, where elected officials put their country first.

The Policy Director will manage the policy agenda of the Caucus, including identifying and researching issues of interest to the Caucus, working with Members’ staff to introduce and advance legislative proposals, developing materials to support the goals and mission of the Caucus, and promoting the Caucus both internally within the House of Representatives and to the public.

Responsibilities:

  • At the direction of Co-Chairs and their staff, develop and coordinate legislative strategy to achieve caucus strategic objectives

  • Actively solicit For Country Caucus Member legislative priorities and cultivate good working relationships with staff at multiple levels in each Member office

  • Work with Caucus leadership and their staffs to schedule and organize regular Caucus meetings, identify bipartisan policy opportunities, and collaboratively execute legislative strategy

  • Collaborate with Caucus Member offices and outside stakeholders to create issue-specific briefings for Caucus Members and staff

  • Coordinate with the communications staffs of Member offices to amplify the activities of Caucus Cochairs and Members

  • Represent the Caucus in meetings with House leadership and Committee staff, as well as with outside organizations and stakeholders

  • Organize public and private caucus events promoting the bipartisan and public service culture of the caucus

    Required Qualifications:

  • At least two years of work experience in policy, communications, government affairs, or a related area

  • Dedication to promoting respect, civility, and cooperation in government

  • Entrepreneurial spirit and a demonstrated ability to work independently

  • Strong understanding of the House legislative process

  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment within a collaborative team setting

  • Excellent organization and written and verbal communications skills

  • Ability to exercise sound judgment in representing the Caucus

  • Bachelor’s degree

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous work experience as a legislative staffer in the House of Representatives or Senate

  • Experience working in issue areas of interest to the Caucus, including defense policy, veterans affairs, or national service

  • Veteran of the United States Armed Forces

    Salary: $60,000 - $70,000