Chief of Staff

Chief of Staff

Congresswoman Debbie Dingell seeks Chief of Staff to manage her Washington, DC and Michigan offices and serve as her principal advisor.  This position is responsible for implementing and developing all policy objectives, strategies, and operating plans for the office, in addition to managing and supervising up to 18 full-time staffers in her Washington, DC and district offices.  The Chief of Staff is also responsible for overseeing the budget, hiring process, and representing the Member with the administration, leadership, committee offices and external stakeholders.


Key responsibilities include the following:

            -Supervising the Congresswoman’s staff of up to 18 full-time employees in three offices in Washington, DC and Michigan.

            -Oversight of all personnel and management matters, including salary decisions, staff reviews, and hiring new employees as needed.

            -Managing the Member’s Representational Allowance and the office budget.

            -Developing and implementing short, medium, and long-term goals for the office and ensuring deadlines are met.  

            -Approves strategies and tactics on legislative, communications, and community relations issues in conjunction with the Legislative Director, Communications Director and District Director.

            -Acts as principal liaison to the House Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) of which the Member serves as Co-Chair, in addition to the administration, leadership, committee staff and external stakeholders.


Skills required include the following:

            -Knowledge and experience with the legislative process, in addition to the Member’s Congressional Handbook and House rules

            -Temperament to communicate with a variety of personalities in a pleasant and professional manner.

            -Multi-tasking and managing dozens of projects simultaneously across many issue areas.

            -Long hours and work on weekends is expected.

            -Exceling at working under pressure and meeting tight deadlines.

            -Ability to work with stakeholders on both sides of the aisle and off the hill to achieve the Congresswoman’s goals.

            -Prior management experience preferred.

            -Michigan ties preferred but not required.


The office is an equal opportunity employer.  To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and three references to