Representative Chrissy Houlahan (PA-06) seeks a Legislative Assistant for her Washington, DC team. This individual will be responsible for:
- Policy analysis and research on a range of complex topics
- Writing for a variety of audiences, including the Representative and her constituents
- Identifying opportunities for policy action
- Representing the office in meetings with constituents, advocacy groups, and other stakeholders
- Effectively communicating the Representative’s views and negotiating with stakeholders
The ideal candidate must have superb verbal and written communication skills, a demonstrated ability to evaluate complex policy issues, a working knowledge of the legislative process, and good humor on tough days. Successful applicants will be extremely organized and able to effectively manage multiple projects under tight deadlines. Capitol Hill experience and/or Pennsylvania ties a plus.
The portfolio for this role will be determined based on the strengths of the successful applicant. Please note that the portfolio will NOT include the Representative’s Foreign Affairs or Armed Services Committee work. Please indicate in your cover letter which policy areas you would want to work on, if you were the successful candidate.
Interested applicants should e-mail a resume, cover letter and a one-page writing sample to PA06HoulahanJobs@gmail.com with the subject “Legislative Assistant: [LAST NAME]” by July 31, 2020. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. 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. Women, people of color, and LGBTQ+ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
Applicants with disabilities who require reasonable accommodation to participate effectively in the application or hiring processes are encouraged to request an accommodation at any time during those processes. Requests for accommodation should be directed to PA06HoulahanJobs@gmail.com.