Revised: June 15, 2011 at 12:03 PM
Offices within the United States Senate are equal opportunity employers.
LEGISLATIVE CORRESPONDENT -
Democratic Senator seeks a Legislative Correspondent. Responsibilities include responding to constituent mail, assisting Legislative Assistants and meeting with constituent groups. The position requires excellent writing skills, a strong interest in public policy, the ability to handle multiple tasks and good interpersonal skills. Issues include Social Security, taxes, pensions, banking, transportation and healthcare. Candidates from Maryland strongly preferred. Please email cover letter, resume, and a brief writing sample to email@example.com indicating job referral number in the subject line.
SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR -
Democratic Senator seeks a Systems Administrator to oversee computer systems in DC and State offices. Responsibilities include determining hardware, software and system requirements to meet the IT needs of the office, maintaining and troubleshooting hardware and software problems related to the network, desktop devices, and other office equipment, and providing blackberry support. Knowledge of Intranet Quorum and Enterprise is recommended. Candidates should be well-organized, dependable and flexible, and able to balance multiple-tasks as well as maintain composure under pressure. Applicants must also demonstrate a strong aptitude for training staff on computer applications and have strong oral and written communication skills. Salary is commensurate with experience. Please email cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating job referral number in the subject line.
STAFF ASSISTANT -
Western Democratic Senator is seeking a Staff Assistant. Applicants must be detail oriented, well organized, able to handle a fast-paced work environment, work well in a team environment, and have exceptional interpersonal skills. Candidates should be personable, dependable and professional to support a very busy front office, and have excellent oral and written communication skills. Duties include, but are not limited to, answering phones, greeting visitors, sorting mail, and other administrative duties as assigned, as well as providing support to scheduling, press, and legislative staff as needed. Western ties a plus. Please email a cover letter and resume to DemSenatorJob@gmail.com indicating “Staff Assistant” in the subject line
COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR -
Southern moderate Democratic Senator seeks experienced Communications Director to lead media and public outreach efforts in a fast-paced communications office. Working directly with the Senator and other members of the management team, the Communications Director is responsible for the development and implementation of integrated strategies to achieve the Senator’s policy and communications goals. This includes outreach plans for the media, key stakeholders, and the general public. Duties include managing activities of a six-member communications team, including communicating the Senator’s committee work; supervising and help writing communications collateral, including press releases, op-eds, letters to the editor, talking points, and speeches; leading communications team to identify and plan media events in Washington D.C. and in the state; cultivating and maintaining meaningful relationships with members of the state and national media; working with third party validators, stakeholders and surrogates to ensure that there is an echo chamber of the Senator’s key messages; supervising new media communications, including website, Facebook, and You Tube activities; and providing input to the legislative team’s response to constituent mail. Ideal candidates for this Washington D.C.-based position have a minimum of 8 to 10 years of relevant experience; political and extensive on-the-record experience preferred. Experience as reporter and/or producer a plus. Excellent writing skills, media contacts, and knowledge of new media tools are a must. Please e-mail resume, letter of interest and three writing samples to email@example.com indicating job referral number in the subject line. Application deadline is close of business Thursday, June 16th.
EDUCATION/HEALTH CARE FELLOWSHIP -
Moderate Democratic Senator seeks fellowship candidates who demonstrate expertise with both education and health policy. Duties would include interacting with relevant stakeholders, summarizing reports, hearings, & regulations, and aiding in the drafting of memos and legislation. The candidate would need to be able to juggle multiple assignments and meetings in a fast-paced Senate office. Knowledge of relevant federal statutes, including ESEA/NCLB, and ACA, and familiarity with the Department of Education and the Department of Health and Human Services is a plus. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating job referral number in the subject line.
PROFESSIONAL STAFF MEMBER -
Senator Carper is seeking a Professional Staff Member to cover cyber security and homeland security issues on his active Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee subcommittee staff. Candidates should have extensive knowledge of and background in the cyber security and homeland security issues before the committee, be self-motivated, and possess excellent writing skills. Responsibilities would include developing and advancing legislation and staffing Senator Carper at hearings. Hill experience is preferred. Please e-mail resume and cover letter to email@example.com indicating job referral number in the subject line.
LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT -
Republican Senator seeks Legislative Assistant to handle Agriculture and other policy issues. Only applicants with experience in agriculture will be considered. The ideal candidate would possess strong writing and communication skills and be able to think creatively and innovatively on policy matters. Hill experience a plus. This office is an equal opportunity employer. Please email cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating “Legislative Assistant” in the subject line.
DEPUTY SCHEDULER -
Democratic Senator is seeking a Deputy Scheduler. Duties include: assisting the Scheduler in all aspects of managing the Senator’s schedule; writing correspondence; reviewing and sorting invitations; calling with regrets; answering phones and following up on requests. Candidates should have strong computer and organizational skills, be good in dealing with the public and have the ability to prioritize in a fast-paced environment. Salary commensurate with experience. Please e-mail cover letter and resume to email@example.com indicating job referral number in the subject line.
PRESS SECRETARY -
Midwestern Democratic Senator seeks a Press Secretary for busy press office. Candidates must have strong verbal and written communication skills, previous on-the-record experience and the ability to work quickly and accurately in a fast-paced and deadline-driven environment. Candidates must also possess excellent writing and editing skills and a team mentality. Responsibilities include serving as on-the-record spokesperson, drafting news releases and op-eds, implementing press strategies, and helping the Communications Director manage day-to-day press operations. Prior Hill press experience is a plus. Please e-mail cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating job referral number in the subject line.
RESEARCH ASSISTANT -
Midwestern Democratic Senator has an immediate opening for a Research Assistant. Candidates should be detail-oriented, have strong written and verbal communication skills, and be familiar with the legislative process. Knowledge of agriculture, trade, and nutrition issues is desirable. Hill experience is a plus. Please e-mail a cover letter, resume and brief writing sample to email@example.com indicating job referral number in the subject line.
PROFESSIONAL STAFF MEMBER -
A Republican Senate office seeks experienced staff member to handle health issues. Position requires extensive policy experience in health care and a strong working knowledge of the legislative process. Duties include researching and developing legislation and working it through the legislative process, hearing preparation and organization, drafting letters, statements, and memos. Interested applicants must be strong communicators both in written and oral forms, independent self-starters and work well in a fast paced environment. Senate legislative and oversight experience preferred. Some travel is required. Please send a cover letter, resume, and a 300 word assessment of a key health care issue in the body of the email message to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating job referral number in the subject line.
ASSISTANT TO THE CHIEF OF STAFF/LEGISLATIVE CORRESPONDENT -
Moderate Senate office seeks an individual to serve as the Assistant to the Chief of Staff. This person would be responsible for the execution of the Chief of Staff’s daily appointments and travel. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, responding to all incoming meeting requests, researching and booking travel arrangements and managing correspondence. In addition, this person would be responsible for maintaining organizational systems and other administrative tasks. Finally, there will be a legislative correspondent portfolio for this individual as well. This person must be flexible, detail-oriented, able to juggle multiple tasks, and have strong interpersonal and organizational skills and be familiar with working in a busy Senate office. At least one year of Senate experience preferred. Please e-mail resume and cover letter to email@example.com indicating job referral number in the subject line.
DEPUTY PRESS SECRETARY -
West Coast Democratic member of Senate leadership seeks Deputy Press Secretary for fast-paced communications office. Duties include drafting talking points and speeches; writing press releases and pitching stories to reporters; assisting with media events; tracking media coverage; assisting with new media efforts; and performing general press office support. Candidates must be able to work quickly, accurately, and creatively in an active environment, under tight deadlines. Candidates must also possess excellent writing, editing, and overall communication skills. Prior press experience desirable. This is not an entry-level position. Please email cover letter, resume, references, and three writing samples to firstname.lastname@example.org.
PRESS ASSISTANT -
Midwest Democratic Senator seeks hard-working, detail-orientated, press assistant for busy communications shop. Responsibilities include compiling daily news clips, maintaining and updating website, drafting press releases, overseeing press lists and providing administrative support. The ideal candidate will be a strong writer and a team player. The position requires excellent time-management and organizational skills as well as the ability to juggle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment. Communications background is a plus. Please e-mail resume and cover letter to email@example.com indicating job referral number in the subject line.
DIRECTOR OF CONSTITUENT SERVICES DEPARTMENT -
New York City District Office of U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand seeks a responsible, organized, dependable, patient, and professional manager to supervise the Constituent Services department, which handles requests for assistance from constituents across the state, and to handle his/her own portfolio of constituent cases. Applicants must have significant managerial experience, the ability to delegate and prioritize multiple activities and responsibilities, and the ability to interact professionally and thoughtfully with dedicated staff with diverse skills and perspectives. Applicants must be self-motivated team players; able to exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality; possess strong written, and oral communication skills; and be proficient working on the computer. Foreign language skills preferred. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, supervising department of constituent liaisons responding to requests from constituents, reporting to the Senator and senior staff on the volume and nature of constituent inquiries, serving as a liaison between constituents and the relevant federal agencies involved with the constituent's issue, which requires responding to constituent correspondence, inputting data into database and file log system, writing and sending inquiries regarding constituent inquiries to relevant federal agencies and following up with agencies until matter is resolved. Responsibilities also include monitoring casework for systematic problems which might be resolved by legislative action. Past or current residency in New York preferred. Salary commensurate with experience plus excellent benefits. Senator Gillibrand’s office is an equal opportunity employer. NO PHONE CALLS - Please send cover letter, resume and references to firstname.lastname@example.org and please put "Director of Constituent Services" in the subject line of the email.
STAFF ASSISTANT -
Democratic Senator seeks a personable, dependable and professional Staff Assistant for a very busy front office in Washington, DC. Duties include, but are not limited to: answering phones, greeting visitors, arranging tours and distributing faxes. Applicants must have excellent interpersonal skills, be fluent in Spanish, and be able to work in a team environment. Please e-mail resume and cover letter to email@example.com indicating job referral number in the subject line.
COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR -
Democratic Senator is looking for a Communications Director to manage national and in-state communications operations. The position is based in Washington, DC. The ideal candidate will demonstrate proven success in designing and implementing strategic communications plans, maintaining strong relationships with reporters, producing high quality written materials, and serving as an on-the-record spokesperson. The ability to manage staff and integrate press operations with policy and political staff in a fast-moving work environment is imperative. This is a senior position. Applicants must have strong references who will attest to prior success as a communications director in legislative and governmental offices. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating job referral number in the subject line.
Moderate Democrat is seeking an Attorney with 1-3 years of Hill experience preferably as a Legislative Assistant or more senior position. Responsibilities include providing strategic, technical and legal analysis of legislation and Senate procedure and preparing memoranda. Applicants should possess excellent academic credentials and writing skills. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to email@example.com indicating job referral number in the subject line.
GRANTS AND SPECIAL PROJECTS INTERN -
Northeast Democratic Senator seeks a summer intern to assist grants director. Responsibilities include researching federal and state grant programs, writing letters of support on behalf of organizations seeking federal and state grant funding, and other general office support as necessary. This internship will provide limited legislative policy exposure, but it will provide considerable insight into the workings of critical federal and state funding programs. Qualified candidates should be excellent writers, organized, self-motivated, professional, and able to work in a fast paced office. Interested applicants should email a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
JUDICIARY/LABOR/EDUCATION COUNSEL OR PROFESSIONAL STAFF -
Senior Member of the Senate seeks experienced counsel or professional staffer to develop and implement Senator’s domestic policy agenda including judiciary, labor, education and consumer issues. Responsibilities include developing, drafting and promoting legislation and other initiatives. Successful candidates will have extensive experience in the field as well as law or other advanced degree. Congressional experience a strong plus. Excellent opportunities for professional growth. Equal opportunity employer. Send resume and cover letter to email@example.com
DEPUTY PRESS SECRETARY -
Northwest Democratic Senator seeks a Deputy Press Secretary for an active press office. The ideal candidate will be intellectually curious, with a thirst for legislative details and an aptitude for putting them into English. In other words, if you would take offense at being called a “policy wonk” this isn’t the job for you. Day-to-day responsibilities will include responding to media requests, drafting press releases, op-eds, talking points and content for the website; but the successful candidate will also be able to recognize press opportunities and will work with the Press Secretary and Communications Director to best capitalize on them. While this will be an opportunity to develop and grow as a media professional, this is not an entry-level position. A minimum of 3 years experience in government, media and/or communications is required. Interested candidates should e-mail their resume, writing samples and a cover letter detailing their interest in the position to: RWPressOffice@gmail.com (All inquiries regarding this position should be submitted via email.) This office is an equal opportunity employer; we do not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, age, religion, disability, national origin, uniformed status, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression
LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT -
Moderate Democratic office is looking for a Legislative Assistant to cover banking, financial services, housing and trade issues. Ideal candidates should have related Hill or private sector experience. Applicants should be highly-motivated, independent, and possess good analytical and writing skills. Please send resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Moderate Democratic Senator is looking for a Caseworker. This person will serve as representative and act as a liaison with federal, state and local agencies in order to help constituents with their concerns. This person must be personable, helpful, and ready to assist any individual with his or her problem. Prior casework experience on the Hill is a must. West Virginia ties preferred. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to email@example.com indicating job referral number in the subject line.
PRESS INTERN -
Midwest Democratic Senator seeks hard-working, detail-orientated, Press Intern for busy communications shop. Responsibilities include compiling daily news clips, maintaining and updating website, drafting press releases, overseeing press lists and providing administrative support. The ideal candidate will be a team player, who is self-motivated and has excellent time-management and organizational skills, and the ability to juggle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment. Communications background is a plus. This is an unpaid internship. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating job referral number in the subject line.
SENATE SUBCOMMITTEE STAFF DIRECTOR -
Progressive Senator is looking for a seasoned staffer to lead a HELP Subcommittee staff. Prerequisites: policy experience in aging and/or primary health care, a working knowledge of the legislative process. Experience in management and knowledge of the Senate preferred. Minimum 5 years legislative, federal agency or advocacy experience required. Please paste a cover letter, resume and a 250 word assessment of a key issue in primary care or aging into the body of the email message window to email@example.com indicating job referral number in the subject line.
COMMITTEE BUDGET ANALYST -
Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs is seeking a Budget Analyst. Responsibilities include conducting oversight of regulatory agencies, developing and staffing hearings, and preparing memoranda, statements and speeches. Applicants should possess MBA, CPA, or similar educational background. Please email resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org
COMMITTEE COUNSEL -
Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs is seeking attorneys with banking or housing law experience. Responsibilities include drafting legislation, developing and staffing hearings, and preparing memoranda, statements and speeches. Applicants should possess excellent academic credentials and at least 3 years of private practice or regulatory experience. No Capitol Hill experience required. Please email resume to: email@example.com
PRESS SECRETARY -
Western Democratic Senator seeks experienced, dynamic communications professional to serve as Press Secretary. The ideal applicant will be an excellent writer and editor with a strong track record of building relationships with print and broadcast media, experience in implementing new media strategies, and the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment. Duties will include working with reporters, editors and producers; drafting and editing news releases, speeches and op-eds; and developing new media content. On-record experience required and Hill experience preferred. The position reports to the Communications Director in Washington, D.C. For consideration, send cover letter, resume and writing samples to firstname.lastname@example.org
LEGISLATIVE DIRECTOR -
Moderate Democratic Senator seeks a Legislative Director. Responsibilities will include managing an active staff of Legislative Assistants and Legislative Correspondents, developing and implementing legislative strategy, mentoring staff, and reviewing legislative output for substance and style. Also responsible for small legislative portfolio. Previous experience as a Senate Legislative Director is strongly preferred. Senate legislative experience as a Senior LA, Senior Policy Advisor, Counsel or similar position is required. Strong writing, management and analytical skills are a must. Issue expertise in tax, budget, entitlements and energy is also a plus. Successful candidate will be an aggressive, politically savvy leader with an ability to function in a fast-paced environment. Please e-mail cover letter and resume to email@example.com indicating job referral number in the subject line.
PRESS ASSISTANT -
Senior Democratic Senator in leadership from a Western state seeks highly motivated Press Assistant to work in the state office and assist aggressive DC-based press operation. The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in press and possess exceptional writing skills and the ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment. Degree in journalism, political science, communications/PR is preferred, but not required. The candidate will be responsible for writing press releases, advancing press events, media tracking and other press related duties. To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, and two brief writing samples with the words “Press Assistant Position” in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org
HEALTH POLICY ADVISOR -
Senior Democrat, prominent in health care issues, seeks highly skilled health policy player for active personal office. Successful candidate must be able to generate ideas – large and small – and possess strong writing, organizational and interpersonal skills. Previous Hill experience preferred, but not required. Salary commensurate with experience. Equal opportunity employer. Please email resume to: email@example.com.
PRESS SECRETARY/SPEECHWRITER -
Moderate Midwestern Democratic Senator seeks Press Secretary. The ideal applicant will have strong speechwriting and writing skills, several years of Capitol Hill experience, knowledge of the Midwest and the ability to handle multiple tasks and deadlines in fast-paced office. Duties include writing speeches, press releases, talking points and advisories; overseeing weekly conference calls with state media; overseeing daily clips; some website maintenance; updating and maintaining press files; staffing press events; training and managing interns, and other related duties. Successful candidate will have the ability to conduct independent research, work well under pressure and have experience in media relations as well as have some on-the-record experience. This position reports to the Communications Director in Washington and works with press staff in the state. Please submit cover letter, resume and 4 writing samples. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
A Democratic Midwestern Senator’s office is seeking energetic, organized and politically driven college students and/or recent Bachelor degree graduates for unpaid nternships. These positions provide exposure to the legislative process, while developing a strong understanding of how a congressional office operates. Intern responsibilities, include but not limited to, answering phones, leading tours, organizing constituent mail and the potential to assist legislative staff with research on a variety of issues. Interns will be encouraged to attend hearings and briefings to enhance their experience on Capitol Hill. Midwestern ties are preferred. Interested candidates please send a resume, cover letter and references to MidwestSen@gmail.com
DEPUTY PRESS SECRETARY -
Moderate Democratic Senator seeks communications professional to serve as Deputy Press Secretary. The ideal applicant will be an excellent writer and editor with a proven ability to work in a fast-paced environment and build upon innovative new media strategies. Duties include supervision of the daily news clips; hands-on role in maintaining the Senator’s new media presence; developing website content; and drafting and editing news releases, talking points and op-eds. Experience working with web development, social networking tools, video production and mass e-mail communication is required. Duties also include planning and staffing the Senator for Washington and in-state media events, as well as regular in-state travel. This is not an entry-level position: at least two years of professional communications experience is required, and on-the-record or Hill experience is preferred. The position reports to the Communications Director in Washington. For consideration, send cover letter, resume and two writing samples to email@example.com.