Housing and Education Legislative Assistant

Housing and Education Legislative Assistant

Rep. Nanette Diaz Barragán (CA-44) seeks a highly talented and motivated Legislative Assistant in her Washington, DC office – with the primary responsibility of handling the Member’s work on homelessness, housing, education, and other issues.

Responsibilities will include drafting legislation, policy letters, memos, and talking points, preparing for and staffing committee hearings, making vote recommendations, meeting and maintaining relationships with constituents and advocacy groups, working closely with the communications team and district staff, advancing a number of the Member’s legislative priorities, and other tasks as required. The position requires strong written and oral communication skills, the ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced work environment, and to work collaboratively in a team environment.

This is NOT an entry-level position. Candidates should have at least 2-3 years of Capitol Hill or relevant policy experience, be highly motivated, detail-oriented professionals with strong organizational and time-management skills, a positive attitude, and the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines in a fast-paced work environment. 

Candidates should also have a strong understanding of the complexities associated with housing and homelessness, a passion for economic and racial justice, experience with coalition building, and the ability to maintain strategic relationships with constituent organizations.

Los Angeles Metro Area|Southern California ties, experience working directly or indirectly with homelessness organizations, and Spanish language skills are a plus. 

Salary starts at $60,000, but commensurate with skills and experience.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, two references, and two writing samples with “Legislative Assistant” in the subject line to CA44Resumes@mail.house.gov.

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.