SUMMARY: Representative Robin Kelly (IL-02) seeks a Legislative Director to lead the Congresswoman’s work as Vice Chair of the Energy & Commerce Committee and member of the Oversight and Reform Committee. Qualified candidates will work in a busy office to further the Congresswoman’s leadership in gun violence prevention, health equity, and technology policy. Responsibilities include managing the legislative team, preparing the Congresswoman for Committee hearings; developing and planning legislative initiatives; monitoring legislative developments in-portfolio within committees and on the House floor; planning and organizing briefings and other events; and other assigned tasks. This position will report to the Chief of Staff and work closely with the District Director and Communications Director.
Please send a resume, cover letter and a 1-2 page writing sample to ILStaffingResumes@gmail.com with “Legislative Director” in the subject line by Friday June 3, 2022. No phone calls, faxes, emails, or walk-ins, please.
A demonstrated knowledge of legislative process and of House organization and procedures;
Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines;
Self-starter with good political instincts and judgment;
Strong writing, interpersonal, self-motivation, and organizational skills are a must;
Graduate or Law Degree preferred;
Illinois or Midwestern ties are a plus.
This is not an introductory level position, at least 4 years of experience required.
The office is an equal opportunity employer. Women, people of color, and LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.