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Mondaire Jones is the 34-year-old Congressman from New York’s 17th District, serving Rockland and Westchester Counties. He serves on the House Judiciary, Education and Labor, and Ethics Committees and is the first openly gay, Black member of Congress. He also serves as Freshman Representative to Leadership, the youngest member of the Democratic House leadership team, Deputy Whip of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, and Co-Chair of the LGBTQ Equality Caucus. A product of East Ramapo public schools, Mondaire was raised in Section 8 housing and on food stamps in the Village of Spring Valley by a single mother who worked multiple jobs to provide for their family. He later graduated from Stanford University, worked at the Department of Justice during the Obama Administration, and graduated from Harvard Law School. He is a co-founder of the nonprofit Rising Leaders, Inc. and has previously served on the NAACP’s National Board of Directors and on the board of the New York Civil Liberties Union. Most recently, Mondaire worked as a litigator in the Westchester County Law Department. Mondaire was born and raised in Rockland and resides in Westchester.
WHAT YOU WILL DO:
The Legislative Director will serve as an integral part of the Senior Staff. They will:
Serve as key advisor to the Member of Congress and Chief of Staff;
Monitor House Floor and Committee activities, including policies and procedures;
Provide guidance and recommendations on all legislative matters;
Lead policy team and coordinate legislative strategy around key priorities;
Manage and mentor legislative staff and fellows in policy development and legislative initiatives;
Staff the Member in Committee hearings and markups, constituent meetings, and events;
Research policy, write memos, draft bill proposals, and lead in developing legislative agenda;
Prepare remarks and talking points, develop questions for Committee hearings, and draft official correspondence;
Work closely with the District Director, Communications Director, and Chief of Staff on key initiatives;
Maintain strong working relationships with constituents, advocates, and colleagues in Congress;
Manage relationships with a large number of local, state and national stakeholders;
Lead staff through the annual appropriations process.
WHAT YOU BRING:
Strong commitment to Mondaire’s mission and values
Previous Hill experience
Exceptional attention to detail
Great communication skills
Strong computer skills — ability to learn and adopt new technologies and systems
Ability to be discreet with sensitive information
Please begin by filling out this form. From there, the process is as follows:
Zoom Interview with the Chief of Staff (30 minutes)
Zoom Interview with Senior Staff (30 minutes)
Timed Written Exercise (1-2 hours)
Final Zoom Interview with Mondaire (30 minutes)
Please note that you will have time to ask questions during each of the interview stages — we want to ensure that you have a chance to learn more about this role throughout the process!
LOCATION AND COMPENSATION:
The position will be based in our Washington, DC office, with ample travel opportunities to New York. We are flexible with remote work on non-session days.
Salary starts at $90,000. Benefits include health insurance coverage and up to $833 per month in student loan repayment.
Women, people of color, LGBTQ+ people, and members of other minority or marginalized groups are strongly encouraged to apply. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate against candidates on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, or veteran status.
We are also committed to providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the interview and employment process, including using our online system to apply for a position.
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