The Office of U.S. Representative Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, seeks a Deputy District Director in her Seattle, WA office. The Deputy District Director runs day-to-day operations of the district office at the direction of the Deputy Chief of Staff/District Director, provides oversight to the constituent services team, and manages outreach for the Congresswoman.
The ideal candidate will have:
- Excellent managerial and staff development skills necessary to oversee a dedicated, cohesive staff of five;
- Excellent organizational skills necessary to work in a fast-paced and rapidly changing environment;
- Experience advising an elected official, non-profit board, or other executive position;
- Understanding of the local, political environment;
- A network of local connections that can be brought to bear;
- 3-5 years of successful management experience or equivalent oversight of teams;
- experience in grassroots organizing, policy/legislative work or a combination;
- ability to provide necessary organization, leadership and motivation to help manage a House office;
- excellent oral and written communication skills; ‘
- willingness to work irregular hours including evenings and weekends and
- thorough knowledge of the federal legislative process and of House organization and procedures, or an understanding of these procedures at another level of government and quick-study skills to learn federal procedure in short order.
DUTIES (with the oversight of the Deputy Chief of Staff/District Director):
- represents the Congresswoman or assigns appropriate staff to do so in district as needed;
- manages district office staff;
- plans, assigns and evaluates work of employees in district office;
- interviews, selects and trains employees of district office;
- proposes and carries out outreach plans for the Congresswoman;
- contributes to efforts to communicate the Congresswoman’s work for the district;
- speaks to local groups when the Congresswoman is unavailable;
- maintains close communications with the Washington, DC office and committee staff;
- travels throughout the district at regular intervals to meet with stakeholders as well as staff the Congresswoman
- must have valid WA state driver’s license and access to car;
- meets with elected officials and representatives of local groups on behalf of the Member;
- schedules meetings with federal and district government agencies as necessary;
- responds to constituent telephone calls and mail; and
- performs other duties as assigned.
Women, people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, new Americans, people with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged to apply. State and/or district ties are a plus.
Applicants must submit a cover letter and resume to email@example.com by January 19th, 2021 with “Deputy District Director” in the subject line. Applicants will be considered on a rolling basis. No calls or drop-ins please.