US Senate Vacancies: Revised: April 19, 2010 at 10:14 AM
Offices within the United States Senate are equal opportunity employers.
PRESS SECRETARY -
Democratic Progressive Senator seeks experienced Press Secretary for aggressive press shop to coordinate media contact and activities for much of the Senator's home state. In addition to helping to execute a statewide, media strategy, the press secretary will work to help manage press contacts in 12 media markets including urban, rural, and suburban areas. Day-to-day responsibilities include drafting press releases and statements, drafting columns and letters to the editor, and proactively reaching out to reporters as well as responding to media inquires on a range of issues. The ideal candidate will be knowledgeable of current legislation and have a thorough understanding of the legislative process. The position requires a team player with outstanding written and oral communication, the ability to find innovative press ideas and opportunities, and the ability to produce quality work under pressure in an extremely fast-paced environment. Interested applicants should email cover letter, resume and 2 page writing sample to to email@example.com indicating job referral number in the subject line.
PROFESSIONAL STAFF MEMBER -
Democratic Senator on the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee seeks a Professional Staff Member for Subcommittee to handle aging, HHS appropriations, and some health issues. This position is in a fast paced office and requires great attention to detail. A successful candidate must work well under pressure, be able to work independently and as part of a team, and have strong writing, organizational, and communication skills. Hill or related experience required. Maryland connections preferred. This is not an entry level position. Please email cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls please.
LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT -
Democratic Senator is seeking a Legislative Assistant to handle budget, tax, banking, and other economic issues. Hill or related experience necessary. Must be flexible, creative and work well under pressure. Strong writing and analytical skills needed. Please email resume, cover letter and brief writing sample to email@example.com indicating job referral number in the subject line. Salary commensurate with experience.
CHIEF COUNSEL -
Committee Chairman seeks Senior Counsel with experience in oversight issues to work on investigations and policy. Background in pensions and/or health care policy a plus. Must be pro-active and have excellent writing skills. Legislative experience is required. Applicants should email a cover letter, resume, references and writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating job referral number in the subject line.
SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR -
Republican Senator seeking junior or mid-level Systems Administrator to manage Windows-based computer operations for offices with a combined staff of 55 in Washington, D.C. and throughout the state. SA will be responsible for maintenance of the LAN; servers, workstations, laptops and other mobile devices, email accounts, printers and all other network-based office equipment. Additional duties include management of IT budget in consultation with the Office Manager, troubleshooting emergent IT problems (hardware, software, and network), maintaining equipment inventory, and updating website as needed. Qualified candidates will be detail-oriented, resourceful, organized, proactive, possess a strong aptitude for training and assisting staff with computer applications, and demonstrate knowledge and enthusiasm for new technology. Knowledge of HTML is encouraged but not required. Senate background and experience with Capitol Correspond preferred. Salary is commensurate with experience. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to email@example.com indicating job referral number in the subject line.
DEPUTY SCHEDULER -
Democratic Senator seeking proactive, resourceful, detail-oriented person with strong writing skills to fill Deputy Scheduler position. The DS works closely with the Executive Scheduler as well as the COS, legislative, press and state staff members. DS will assist in maintaining the Senator’s daily and long-range schedules, including organizing and investigating invitations and requests for the Senator, developing prioritized recommendations with staff input, and following up with timely RSVPs or regrets. DS also assists in collecting, organizing, and delivering Senator’s daily briefing materials, as well as coordinating Senator’s incoming and outgoing phone calls. DS also prepares, edits, and tracks Senator’s outgoing written correspondence. DS will coordinate and execute special events and projects for the Senator. Ideal candidate will have minimum of 1 year experience in an administrative or other similar role, preferably on Capitol Hill. Candidates must also have excellent writing skills, discretion, and the ability to think and react quickly to challenging situations. Michigan ties a plus. Flexible work hours required when Senate is in session. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating job referral number in the subject line.
RESEARCH ASSISTANT -
Majority staff for the Senate Subcommittee on Disaster Recovery is seeking a Research Assistant to work on disaster recovery, emergency management, and homeland security issues. Responsibilities include conducting legislative research, drafting correspondence, and assisting with hearing preparation on these issues. Candidates should have excellent writing, analytical, and organizational skills. One year of Capitol Hill experience required. Policy experience in disaster management preferred. Please email resume and cover letter detailing your interest and qualifications for the position to email@example.com indicating job reference number in the subject line. Applications submitted by any other means will not be considered.
PRESS ASSISTANT AND CASE WORKER -
U.S. Senator from Illinois seeks hardworking and dependable individual to perform Press Assistant and Case Worker responsibilities in Chicago office. Responsibilities for the entry level position to be divided equally between a busy press department and a high volume casework operation. Primary press duties to include preparing press clips, drafting media advisories, news releases and other press materials, promoting events to the media and supporting the communications director and press secretary in planning and advancing events. Primary casework duties to include responding to casework inquiries from constituents, and acting as neutral liaison between constituent and federal, state, and local agencies. The ideal candidate will possess superior research and analytical skills, excellent written and oral communication skills, have the ability to work independently and productively within a team, and be able to prioritize multiple tasks. A strong interest in public policy issues and public service is encouraged. Bachelors degree required; a background in journalism or public relations with experience writing news stories or releases and familiarity with Illinois media a plus. The office is an equal opportunity employer; we do not iscriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or sexual orientation. Interested candidates may submit a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
DEPUTY PRESS SECRETARY -
Western Republican Senate office is looking for a Deputy Press Secretary, an entry-level position, to assist the Communications Director in all media activities for the Senator and the office. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: preparation of written statements, news releases, editorials, and correspondence; maintenance of social media; maintenance and creation of website features; assisting in setting up radio and television news conferences and events; performing various research tasks for the Communications Director; and additional duties as assigned. Although this is an entry-level position, the successful candidate should have strong academic credentials, including a college degree, and sound judgment and decision-making skills. Familiarity with the state, its issues, geography and officials is a plus. The individual should also have the ability to exercise discretion and independence, coupled with strong decision-making skills, and the ability to work well under pressure and cooperatively and courteously with others. Resumes and cover letters can be mailed to Susan Wheeler, 239 Dirksen, Washington, DC 20510; e-mailed to Susan_Wheeler@crapo.senate.gov; or faxed to (202) 228-0019. NO WRITING SAMPLES. The deadline for accepting applications is Thursday, April 29, 2010. No resumes will be accepted after the deadline.
STAFF ASSISTANT -
Senior Republican Senator seeks a highly motivated, well-organized college graduate for a front desk position in Washington, DC. The candidate must be able to initiate and implement multiple projects and meet deadlines in a fast-paced office atmosphere. The candidate also must have strong oral and written communication skills. Please submit a cover letter, resume and brief writing sample to email@example.com indicating job referral number in the subject line.
LEGISLATIVE CORRESPONDENT -
Moderate Democratic member of the Senate Armed Services and Intelligence Committees seeks Legislative Correspondent to handle constituent mail and meetings, research, and other tasks relating to foreign policy and national security issues. Candidates must possess proven analytical and writing skills, a strong background in national security issues, and the ability to remain organized in a fast-paced environment. Military experience or relevant graduate studies preferred. Please send cover e-mail and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject “LC Position.” No phone calls please.
COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR -
Republican Midwest Senator seeks a Communications Director to lead a communications team of five. The Director will plan and implement media strategy, including "new" media; serve as a spokesperson for the Senator; and oversee the writing and timely distribution of press releases and other materials. Position will involve travel to home state. Candidates must have experience in communications, exceptional writing/editing skills and the ability to lead the communications team under tight deadlines and an active media/public schedule. Applicants should email a cover letter, resume, references, salary history, and writing sample to email@example.com indicating job referral number in the subject line.
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT -
Southern Democratic Senator seeks Executive Assistant. It is the responsibility of the person in this position to assist the Senator with most immediate needs as well as to keep the Senator on time and on task. The EA assembles briefing materials for the Senator for all meetings and events. The position also includes making all travel arrangements for the Senator as well as handling reimbursements and receipts, overseeing personal correspondence, etc. This position also involves driving Member to and from events on a regular basis, so knowledge of driving in the District is helpful. A tie to the Southeast is preferred. Long hours are often required of this position. Necessary skills include positive attitude, ability to work under pressure and in a high-stress environment, attention to detail, good phone manner, strong organizational, communication and writing skills, efficiency, and discretion. Please submit cover letter, resume and references to SouthernDemEA@gmail.com
MAIL MANAGER -
Democratic Senator seeks qualified individual for Mail Manager position. The Mail Manager is responsible for, but not limited to: reading, sorting, and scanning incoming constituent mail for distribution to legislative staff; data-entry and preparing weekly mail reports. Ideal candidates should possess strong organizational and interpersonal skills and be detail-oriented. Experience with IQ mail system a plus. Please e-mail cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating job referral number in the subject line.
DC SCHEDULER -
Democratic Senator seeks highly motivated, detail-oriented, and energetic individual for open Scheduler position. Responsibilities include fielding scheduling requests and maintaining the Senator’s DC schedule in a fast-paced, changing environment. Qualified candidates should have excellent communications and interpersonal skills, and should be team oriented, highly-organized, and resourceful. Prior Hill scheduling experience preferred, but not required. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to email@example.com indicating job referral number in the subject line.
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO THE SENATOR -
Senior Democratic Senator seeks organized, detail-oriented individual to fill Executive Assistant position. Individual will be responsible for acting as a liaison and doorkeeper to the Senator with constituents, staff and other Senators and Principles. In addition, the Executive Assistant will monitor incoming telephone calls, take messages and return calls as requested, and will be responsible for coordinating all of the Senator’s travel arrangements. The ideal candidate for this position will possess strong oral and written communication skills, the ability to exercise discretion and maintain the confidentiality of information, work well under pressure and in an extremely fast-paced environment, and be available to work long hours as necessary. Northeast ties a plus, Hill experience a must. Interested applicants should e-mail cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org, ATTN: EA Job.
SENIOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS ADVISOR -
Democratic Senator seeks senior foreign affairs policy advisor. Expertise with European and former Soviet states’ relations highly valued, as is experience with the Washington think tank and foreign policy communities. This is a senior-level position requiring 10+ years experience in relevant fields. Applicants must be skilled writers and public speakers, should work well with colleagues and be available for travel. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to email@example.com indicating job referral number in the subject line.
LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT -
Democratic Senator active in foreign relations is seeking an experienced Legislative Assistant to handle foreign relations, intelligence and trade issues. Applicants must have significant experience and expertise in foreign policy, as well as the ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks in an extremely fast-paced, high-pressure environment. Hill experience and an advanced degree or law degree are preferred. A security clearance is helpful. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and brief writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org.
PRESS INTERN (UNPAID) -
Western Democratic Senator seeks hard-working, self-motivated press intern for busy communications shop. Responsibilities include compiling daily clips, producing web content and updating website, pitching local media outlets, overseeing press lists and providing administrative support. The ideal candidate will be a team player with excellent writing and organizational skills, and the ability to juggle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment. Hill experience preferred, but not required. Job requires early morning arrival. Please e-mail cover letter, resume and two short writing samples to email@example.com.
PRESS SECRETARY -
Moderate Southern Democratic Senator seeks energetic Press Secretary with excellent writing skills for fast-paced press office. Duties include drafting press releases, statements and talking points; planning and staffing the Senator for Washington and in-state media events; regular in-state travel; build strong relationships with Washington and in-state press; general press operations support. Candidates must be able to write quickly and accurately, have proficiency in or desire to master varied media tools, including a broadcast-quality video camera. Team-comes-first attitude and sense of humor are musts. Prior press, campaign or journalism experience required. Please email cover letter, resume and two writing samples to firstname.lastname@example.org.
PRESS INTERNS -
The office of U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) seeks unpaid press interns for fast-paced, aggressive communications office. Press interns will work closely with Communications Director, Press Secretary, and Press Assistant on a variety of tasks. Responsibilities include answering the press line and fielding calls from reporters, working with communications office and legislative staff to compile reports and other documents for media distribution, working with Press Assistant to compile daily press clips for Senator’s review, coordinating daily update of reporter contact lists, and work with communications office on new media projects. Position requires a keen attention to detail, the ability to multitask and meet tight deadlines, and the ability to demonstrate professionalism and discretion at all times. Strong writing and grammar skills and proficiency of Microsoft Office applications required. Journalism/communications background and Ohio ties a plus. To apply, please submit cover letter, resume, and two writing samples to SenBrownPressIntern@gmail.com.
Democratic Senator seeks an experienced Speechwriter to write speeches, op-eds and press statements. Excellent written and oral communication skills are essential, as is the ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment. Hill experience preferred. Please send resume and writing sample to email@example.com
RESEARCH ASSISTANT -
Nonpartisan office seeks individual experienced in data collection and analysis to assist legal and policy staff. Responsibilities include retrieving data from statistical sources, developing tabular and graphic presentations, and reaching out to industry and government sources for additional information. Applicants must be highly proficient in using web search tools and spreadsheet software and be capable of producing materials and answering questions under tight time restraints. An undergraduate degree in economics, mathematics, or a quantitative science required. Relevant work experience desirable. Please e-mail cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating job referral number in the subject line.
MILITARY LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT -
Southwestern Democratic Senator seeks Legislative Assistant to handle Armed Services, Foreign Affairs, and Veterans' Affairs issues. Applicants should have a strong background in one or more of these issues, preferably including military experience. Strong research, writing and interpersonal skills, as well as a sense of humor, are critical. Previous Hill experience strongly preferred. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to email@example.com indicating job referral number in the subject line.
SUMMER INTERNS -
US Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship (Republican office) is seeking college students and recent college graduates for unpaid, full or part-time internships for the summer 2010 term. Responsibilities include assisting staff with legislative research, drafting correspondence, administrative duties, preparing hearings and briefings, compiling daily press clips, and assisting with special projects. The ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment is also appreciated. Applicants should have strong written and verbal skills as well as an interest or background in business and economic development. No phone calls please. Send a cover letter, resume, and 2-3 page writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating job referral number in the subject line
HEALTH LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT -
Senior Democratic Senator on the Finance Committee is seeking a Health Legislative Assistant to join a fast-paced team. The ideal candidate will have considerable knowledge of Medicare, Medicaid, CHIP, long-term care, health information technology, rural health care, and general insurance reform. Excellent oral and written communication skills, strong analytical abilities, keen attention to detail, and the ability to work well under pressure are essential. Previous Hill experience a plus. Please e-mail cover letter and resume to email@example.com indicating job referral number in the subject line.
PRESS SECRETARY -
Maryland Democratic Senator seeks Press Secretary for busy communications office. Duties will include, but are not limited to, writing press releases and other media deliverables, staffing events, writing talking points and generally supporting the Senator's press operations. Previous Hill, campaign or other communications experience a must. Degree in communications or journalism and Maryland ties preferred. Please fax or e-mail resume, cover letter and two brief writing samples to 202-224-3892 or firstname.lastname@example.org indicating job referral number in the subject line. No phone calls please.
DEPUTY COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR -
Progressive Northeast Senator seeks Deputy Communications Director for a four person press shop. Responsibilities include: planning and implementing media strategy, including "new" media; writing press releases and other materials; and building and maintaining relationships with members of the media and editorial boards. Candidates must have exceptional writing skills, ability to work quickly under tight deadlines and work well as part of a team. Hill or campaign experience is preferred. Please send resume and writing sample to DepCommDir@gmail.com.
RESEARCH ASSISTANT -
Democratic Senator seeking Research Assistant to organize Senator's record and compile daily material for Senator's review. Must be organized, quick, able to balance many projects simultaneously, comfortable using technology and a strong writer. Research experience preferred. Please e-mail a resume and cover letter to email@example.com indicating job referral number in the subject line.
COMMITTEE PENSIONS COUNSEL -
The Democratic Labor Policy Office of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee seeks a Pensions Counsel/Advisor. Applicants should demonstrate a strong knowledge of pension and retirement policy, including familiarity with pension funding and fiduciary rules. Duties include drafting legislation, planning legislative strategy, and preparing for hearings and floor debate. Interested applicants must be strong writers and work well in a fast-paced environment. Legislative background a plus. To apply, please e-mail cover letter, resume and references to firstname.lastname@example.org. The office is an equal opportunity employer; we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity.