Legislative Director

Legislative Director

Congressman David Trone (MD-06), member of the House Appropriations Committee, seeks qualified candidates for the position of Legislative Director. Candidates will be expected to manage a large legislative team with autonomy and decision-making authority and advise an active Member on all legislative policy, positions, and strategy. This is not an entry-level position and previous Capitol Hill legislative experience is required. Strong candidates will have a thorough understanding of the legislative process, experience managing a team, and the ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment. This senior staff position reports to the Chief of Staff and works closely with the Communications Director and the District Director.   RESPONSIBILITIES * Executes long-term and short-term strategic planning for the Member’s legislative agenda * Manages a large policy team and assigns, monitors, and evaluates legislative staff work-products * Supervises, edits, and approves the work of the policy team members * Provides the casework team and the Maryland-based staff with federal updates and guidance on federal matters * Monitors legislative activity on the House Floor and the Member’s committees * Builds relationships with district and national stakeholders and advocacy organizations * Coordinates the preparation of legislative memos, mail response, and policy-related interview prep * Maintains meticulous records of votes, policy positions, and legislative initiatives   SKILLS AND PREFERRED EXPERIENCE * 5+ years of relevant experience with at least 2 years of Capitol Hill legislative experience and some management experience * Excellent oral and written communication skills * Ability to think creatively and motivate team members * Maryland ties and experience staffing a member of the Appropriations Committee a plus    TO APPLY: email a cover letter, resume, a short writing sample, and three references to trone.jobs@gmail.com [trone.jobs@gmail.com] by January 8th at 6:00pm.    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.