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Senate Select Committee on Ethics seeks staff counsel with significant investigative or trial experience. Candidates must possess superior analytic and oral/written communication skills and should have at least five years of experience. Salary commensurate with experience. Fax resume to 202-224-7416 or email



Midwestern Democratic Senator is seeking a Staff Assistant for an office that is very focused on constituent services. The successful applicant will have excellent interpersonal, teamwork, and oral and written communication skills. Duties may include greeting visitors to the office, answering phones, sorting and entering constituent mail, and other administrative tasks. Experience in customer or constituent service is a plus, as well as connections to the Midwest. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to indicating job referral number in the subject line.




Democratic Senator seeks a Systems Administrator, based in the D.C. office, to oversee computer systems in the D.C. and state offices. Major responsibilities include IT support and management of the computer/office network, hardware and software. Experience with iOS and MS software and hardware, server management and a Constituent Services System strongly preferred. Qualified candidates should be well-organized, dependable, friendly and flexible. Applicants must also demonstrate skill and patience for training and supporting staff on computer applications and hardware. Salary is commensurate with experience.Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to indicating job referral number in the subject line.




Midwestern progressive Democratic Senate Judiciary Committee member seeks a Counsel who will be responsible for preparing for hearings, drafting bills and amendments, planning legislative strategy, and writing memos, speeches and talking points. Applicants should be highly motivated with the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment, and must possess excellent legal, writing, and interpersonal skills. J.D. required. Several years of legal practice and prior Hill experience strongly preferred. This office is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, national origin, or disability. Please email cover letter and resume to



Moderate Democratic Senator seeks a dependable, outgoing 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 skill and be able to work in a team environment. Must have Senate experience as an intern and West Virginia ties preferred. Please e-mail resume and cover letter to indicating job referral number in the subject line.



Southern moderate Democratic Senator seeks Press Assistant for a very active communications office. Specific responsibilities include assembling daily press clips; drafting grant announcements, booking and preparing event advisories and audio/video notices; maintaining contact lists; and fielding all press requests. Must have the ability work closely with members of the communications team to write and distribute materials on tight deadlines. Strong writing skills essential. Also must possess strong organizational skills and the ability to multi-task. Prior Hill experience preferred, but not necessary. Please e-mail a resume, writing sample, and letter of interest to by close of business Friday, July 8th.



Maryland Democratic Senator seeks Press Secretary for busy media office. Duties will include, but are not limited to, writing press releases and other media deliverables, staffing events, pitching and developing relationships with members of the press and generally supporting the Senator’s press operations. Previous Hill OR outside communications experience a must. Degree in communications or journalism and Maryland ties preferred. Please e-mail resume, cover letter and two brief writing samples to indicating job referral number in the subject line.



Moderate Democratic Senator is seeking a Press Assistant with sound political judgment, ability to multitask, and strong writing background. The Press Assistant is critical to successful execution of daily press operations and will be responsible for: tracking media coverage and trends; managing the official website and social media accounts; researching and maintaining press contact lists; helping to develop multimedia content; assisting press team with drafting/editing press releases, website content and other press materials. Ideal candidate is a dependable team-player who possesses a strong work-ethic, initiative and high attention to detail. Please send cover letter, resume, two one-page writing samples and references to with “PRESS ASSISTANT” in the subject line.



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 indicating job referral number in the subject line.



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 indicating job referral number in the subject line.




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 indicating job referral number in the subject line.



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



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 and please put "Director of Constituent Services" in the subject line of the email.



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 indicating job referral number in the subject line.



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 indicating job referral number in the subject line.



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



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: (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



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



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 indicating job referral number in the subject line.


Midwestern Democrat seeks experienced, creative, and savvy Communications Director for proactive press operation. Candidates must have outstanding writing abilities in a variety of formats, including speechwriting, press releases, new media, talking points and other written materials drafted for the Member. They also must demonstrate experience pitching stories to media and have on-the-record experience. Candidates for the position must be able to work well with other staff to develop and execute an effective communications strategy for the Member. This is not an entry level position. Campaign or Hill experience required. All candidates for this position must provide: 1) a cover letter; 2) a resume; 3) three writing samples; and 4) three references. Send application to ABSOLUTELY NO CALLS OR DROPBYS.


Democratic Member of Congress from Texas seeks a detail oriented, highly organized and self-motivated individual as an Executive Assistant. Ideal candidate should have a real commitment to public services and to completing challenging tasks. Candidate will prepare the daily schedule for the Member, and prepares detailed itineraries, maintain important numbers, locations and contact names; prepare monthly projected schedules; and briefs the Member on all scheduling activities and requests of the Washington, D.C. and district offices; coordinates photo opportunities with constituents; handles the Congressperson's travel arrangements; responds to all invitations, either by written correspondence or by personal telephone call; ensures that the Member is provided with briefing materials for each event by coordinating with event participants and the appropriate legislative and/or district staff; maintains the Member’s files, including notes, correspondence, and all information relating to travel; acts as a liaison for constituents and other individuals when they visit the Member. Candidate should be able to work well under pressure; should be able to work a flexible schedule; and perform other duties as assigned. Bachelor’s degree and at least two years of office experience is preferred. At least one year working in a congressional office is beneficial. Must have strong telephone skills; strong oral and written communication skills; and the ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment with respect to prioritization of and recommendations on appointments. Candidate should have a car. Thoroughness and careful attention to detail is an absolute must. Does this sound like you? Send resume, cover letter, and references to:


SENIOR LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT - Progressive Maryland Democrat seeks Senior Legislative Assistant to be responsible for handling various legislative issues. Candidates should have excellent written and oral communication skill including writing constituent mail, floor statements, and talking points. Applicants should have at least three years of Capitol Hill legislative experience. Applicants with a JD and ties to the 4th Congressional District of MD are very strongly preferred. Please send resume, cover letter, and three short writing samples with the subject line “Senior LA”. No calls or drop by’s please.


LEGISLATIVE DIRECTOR – Extremely active progressive member seeks experienced, creative, and politically savvy Legislative Director to provide strategic leadership on legislative priorities and supervise and mentor legislative staff while managing a robust legislative portfolio. Candidates should have outstanding writing abilities with experience drafting talking points, statements, speeches, and other material as needed. Five years of Capitol Hill experience, three years of supervisory experience, and a JD are required. Connections to Maryland are preferred. A good sense of humor and ability to perform well under pressure are a plus. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Please email resume, cover letter, three short writing samples and three references to with the subject line “Legislative Director”. No calls or drop by’s please.


California Progressive Democrat seeks Legislative Assistant responsible for broad range of foreign affairs issues with focus on Global Peace and National Security issues. Duties include developing and implementing legislative strategy, outreach and collaboration with local and national organizations, preparation of briefing materials and written remarks. Candidate must have strong writing and speechwriting skills, be effective working independently across issue areas and on short deadlines. Not an entry-level position. Previous foreign policy and Hill experience strongly preferred. Budget and appropriations experience valued. Please email cover letter and resume No calls or drop-ins please.


Officer of Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) is seeking one unpaid Legal Fellow to fill an immediate position until August 2011. Main responsibilities include answering phones, writing memoranda, drafting constituent mail, researching legislative issues, attending meetings/hearings as needed, draft articles and op-eds, and work on healthcare issues. The candidates legal skills will be put to good use. There will also be opportunities to attend receptions and seminars that interest you. Candidates should be self-motivated, enthusiastic, organized, flexible, and have a great attitude and sense of humor. Interested candidates should email a resume a resume and cover letter to Arthur Sidney at


Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) seeks bilingual, experienced Communications Director to handle busy press operation. Responsibilities will include handling press inquiries for CHC; drafting press releases, media advisories, statements, website content and talking points; working closely with the staff of CHC members; attending Member and staff meetings; and, assisting Executive Director with legislative initiatives. Candidates must be able to speak and write Spanish, have excellent writing and editing skills and the ability to quickly produce press material. Capitol Hill experience and established relationships with members of the national press, particularly Spanish media, are a plus. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and two writing samples to No drop-ins or calls please.


Legislative Assistant: House Democratic Member seeking a Legislative Assistant to handle a variety of issues including Judiciary, Small Business / Commerce and Transportation. This position requires that the individual closely monitor issues, and write floor speeches, meeting memos, vote recommendations and other policy-related documents. The position also requires staffing the Member, extensive meetings and communications with constituents and constituent groups on behalf of the Member and office. The ideal candidate will have a thorough working knowledge of the legislative process, Member office organization, and possess superior writing and analytical skills. Candidates must have experience as a Legislative Assistant or Legislative Correspondent. Experience with Judiciary issues is a plus. Qualified applicants should e-mail a resume and cover letter to


Progressive member of the Appropriations Committee seeks Legislative Director to manage all aspects of a diverse and dynamic legislative agenda. At least 3 years of Hill experience, along with interest and expertise in healthcare and HIV/AIDS is required. Outstanding writing skills, ability to manage work of others, and to take initiative and advance agenda is required. Please submit resume, cover letter and one writing sample No calls or drop-bys please.CAMPAIGN JOBS:


General Description:
The Field Director is responsible for creating, implementing and
executing a field plan for an open seat county race in Dauphin County,
PA. The Field Director will manage field organizers/interns to build
the volunteer infrastructure necessary to execute a voter contact
strategy. In addition, the Field Director is responsible for ensuring
that data is utilized properly; including cutting walk lists,
recording results, creating proper survey questions, using advanced
targeting methods, etc.
-Capability to write a field plan based on established vote and ID

-Can create accountability systems to ensure field program stays on

-Able to walk door-to-door and engage voters in conversations about
the campaign

-Highly organized, goal-oriented, and able to work independently

-Able to meet strict deadlines while operating in a high pressure,
fast paced environment

-Previous field campaign or organizing experience.

-Must be willing to work long, irregular hours, including evenings and

-Full access to a reliable vehicle for use in the course of performing
the job.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and salary
requirements to


"How to Work a Room" Career Networking Program and Happy Hour
WHERE: Bailey's of Ballston, 4238 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA (Ballston Metro)
WHEN: Wednesday, July 13th 6:30-8:30 pm
Please join the Arlington Young Democrats Careers & Networking Group as we welcome Career Consultant Stephanie Deckter to go over "How to Work a Room" This will be a fun and engaging opportunity to build networking skills and practice them on the spot. We will have a presentation, some exercises, and then an opportunity to stay to mix and mingle.
This is great for anybody looking for work, looking to advance, or for anyone just looking to improve their professional skills.

Questions? Please contact Shawn at

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