Legislative Aide

Legislative Aide

Senior progressive appropriator and member of House leadership seeks a Legislative Aide to help manage constituent casework and manage a small legislative portfolio to include: Fin Serv, Tax and Trade, Veterans, Animals, Postal Services and Sports.

 

Job Duties:

·         Acts as the representative for the Congresswoman within their area of responsibility including answering casework correspondence, meeting with constituents, verbal communications with constituents, and serving as a liaison with federal, district, and local agencies;

·         Informs the District Director of all happenings in their assigned issue areas by screening district media sources and interacting with constituents;

·        Assesses casework for problems requiring legislative action and makes recommendations to the District Director and Chief of Staff/Legislative Director

·         Works with the Legislative Director and Chief of Staff to formulate and advance legislative initiatives for assigned issue areas

·         Tracks legislation and coordinates co-sponsorship of bills for the Member

·         Provides input to help the Communications Director to draft speeches, press releases, op-eds, and Congressional Record statements for the Member

Requirements:

·         Strong progressive values

·         Experience researching public policy and preparing recommendations for a Member of Congress or other executives/leaders (e.g., Federal department/agency, non-profit organization, private sector)

·         Strong written and verbal communication skills

·         Experience making decisions and advising senior leaders on important issues

·         Comfortable navigating challenging situations and being politically savvy

·         Prior experience with forming partnerships and advancing legislative priorities for a Member of Congress

·         Prioritization and time management skills, with the ability to manage multiple projects at a time

·         Knowledge of issues in portfolio

 

The successful candidate is innovative, extremely well organized, a team player, and a self-starter who pays exceptional attention to details. Spanish language skills and/or CA ties are a plus.

Our 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. People of color and people from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. To apply, send a cover letter, resume and short writing sample to lee.resumes@mail.house.gov with “Legislative Aide” in the subject line.