Representative Lauren Underwood (IL-14), Vice Chair of the Committee on Homeland Security, and member of the Committee on Veterans' Affairs and the Committee on Education and Labor, seeks a highly motivated, experienced Legislative Assistant. Responsibilities include managing and executing the Member’s legislative agenda within the Homeland Security Committee, as well as a legislative portfolio including but not limited to: energy and environment, gun violence prevention, immigration and judiciary, LGBTQ+ rights, and campaign finance.
Responsibilities of this position include drafting and analyzing legislation, conducting research, drafting policy memos, meeting with constituents, and staffing hearings. The ideal candidate will be creative, ambitious, collaborative, self-starting, thorough, and curious.
This is not an entry-level position; salary is $60,000. Hill experience is required, and Illinois ties are preferred. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. The office is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, religion, disability, age, ethnicity, national origin, sex, gender, LGBTQ identification, family status, or military status. Women, people of color, and other members of traditionally underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged to apply. Please email a resume, cover letter, brief writing sample, and references with “Legislative Assistant” in the subject line to Illinois14.Jobs@gmail.com by February 14, 2020.