Congresswoman Jahana Hayes (CT-05) seeks an experienced Legislative Director to oversee the legislative team in the Washington, DC office. This is not an entry-level position and significant Capitol Hill experience is required. The Legislative Director will manage a large and diverse portfolio, while creatively and effectively identifying new policy areas to pursue. The ideal candidate will demonstrate an ability to manage and mentor staff, think strategically, and advance legislation and policy initiatives.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
Ability to concisely communicate in real time and under pressure important and often complex policy issues;
Capability to manage a team of policy professionals and develop communication and analytical skills in that team;
Clear understanding of the legislative process and ability to execute a legislative strategy; and
Excellent organization and time management skills and ability to prioritize tasks.
Role and Expectations:
Manage a legislative team of 4-5 staff;
Develop a legislative strategy in close consultation with the Member and Chief of Staff;
Set goals and develop strategic plans to meet those goals;
Consistently monitor Congressional proceedings and develop strategies for best advancing the Member’s goals;
Work collaboratively as part of a team to accomplish goals; and
In consultation with the communications staff, ensure accomplishments are communicated to constituents and stakeholders in the district.
Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Interested parties should e-mail a concise cover letter including salary requirements, a resume, and two short writing samples (one narrative style and one issue brief) to CT05jobs@mail.house.gov with the following subject line: Full Name – Legislative Director. No phone calls or walk-ins, please.