Legislative Director

Legislative Director

LEGISLATIVE DIRECTOR

Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-03), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, House Foreign Affairs Committee, and House Small Business Committee, seeks a hardworking, experienced Legislative Director to oversee his policy team and legislative agenda. This is not an entry-level position and previous policy and managerial experience on Capitol Hill is required. The ideal applicant will be a team player, have a demonstrated ability to manage and mentor staff, think strategically, and have experience in formulating and advancing legislation. Successful applicants will work quickly under pressure, have good working knowledge of House legislative processes and procedures, excellent organization and communication skills, and work well with others. This senior staff position reports to the Chief of Staff and the Congressman. Candidates with more than a decade of policy, political and managerial experience that may be interested in a Deputy Chief of Staff role will be considered.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Executes long-term and short-term strategic planning for the Member’s legislative agenda

  • Manages the policy team and assigns, monitors, and evaluates legislative staff work-products

  • Handles a portfolio of legislative issues, which may be tailored to the candidate’s expertise

  • Monitors activity on the House Floor and the Member’s committees

  • Provides the casework team and the district staff with federal updates and guidance on federal matters

  • Builds relationships with district and national stakeholders and advocacy organizations

  • Takes constituent and advocacy group meetings as necessary

  • Coordinates the preparation of legislative memos, policy-related prep, and cosponsorships 

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE:

  • 5+ years of Capitol Hill / Legislative experience 

  • 3+ years management experience

  • Policy experience in national security, foreign affairs, and/or defense a plus

  • Knowledge of or ties to New Jersey a plus

TO APPLY: Email a cover letter, resume, a short writing sample and 2-3 references to NJ03Resumes@mail.house.gov with the subject line, “Legislative Director: [Your Full Name]” Please no unsolicited drop-ins, phone calls, or emails to the office.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: August 26, 2022 at 6pm EST

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.  People of all identity groups are encouraged to apply.