Staff Assistant

Staff Assistant

The Office of Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14) seeks a self-starting, highly organized, team player to serve as Staff Assistant in her DC office. Essential strengths of ideal candidates include close attention to detail and time management, strong proactive communication skills, willingness to quickly jump into any task to support the Member or staff, an unfailingly polite demeanor even in challenging situations, an understanding or aptitude for learning IQ or other CRMs, and the ability to prioritize and follow through on multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment.

Responsibilities include greeting and engaging visitors and callers, helping them navigate our office, and logging their views and requests in IQ; maintaining an office environment that exudes care and professionalism; providing administrative support to the legislative, communication, and front office teams; leading DC-based constituent services including flag and tour requests; recruiting, hiring, and managing our internship program; ordering supplies; meticulously and accurately batching correspondence; staffing the Member; and other duties as assigned. Additional responsibilities may include driving the Member to and from events outside of regular business hours. A car is not required for the position.

Starting salary is $55,000. Illinois ties are preferred, but not required. The office is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, religion, disability, age, ethnicity, national origin, sex, gender, LGBTQ identification, family status, or military status. Women, people of color, and other members of traditionally underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

The deadline to apply is Monday, June 6, 2021. To apply, please email with “Staff Assistant” in the subject line and the following application materials attached as one combined PDF: 

  • Cover letter 

  • Résumé

  • Three references including name, current title and organization, phone number, email, and a one-sentence description of your relationship to the reference