Legislative Director

Legislative Director

Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL), a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and the House Oversight Committee (Chairman of the Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy and Member of the Coronavirus Subcommittee) seeks a hardworking Legislative Director to oversee his policy team and legislative agenda. This is not an entry-level position and previous policy and Capitol Hill experience is required. The person in this role will also have a legislative portfolio of domestic policy issues, including workforce development, tax, finance, small business, and labor.

Required Experience and Qualifications

• Works quickly under pressure and manages time efficiently

• Is creative and has an entrepreneurial spirit

• Possesses strong written and verbal communications skills

• 5+ years of congressional, policy, or political experience (Capitol Hill experience strongly preferred)

• Policy experience in domestic policy issues a plus

• Knowledge of or ties to Illinois a plus

Responsibilities

• Develop a legislative strategy in close consultation with the Member and Chief of Staff

• Manages a legislative team of 4-5 staff

• Works closely with the communications team and helps influence the successful messaging of legislative issues

• Coordinates the preparation of legislative and policy memos, hearings, and Town Halls

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

• Occasionally assists with the creation and execution of events in the District and in DC

• Regularly monitors activity on the House Floor and the Member’s committees

• Builds relationships with district and national stakeholders and advocacy organizations

• Takes constituent and advocacy group meetings as necessary

TO APPLY: Email a cover letter and resume to il08careers@gmail.com with the subline, “Legislative Director: [Your Full Name]”

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. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.