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The Office of Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) is seeking a Legislative Assistant to handle a broad portfolio centered around health, seniors, Social Security, reproductive justice, women’s rights, and environmental issues. The ideal candidate will possess strong strategic thinking, planning and execution skills. Additionally, candidates should have strong oral and written communication skills and the ability to work well in a fast-paced work environment.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Advancing current and new legislative initiatives including idea generation, building support, legislative drafting and producing accompanying materials, such as speeches, policy memos, and factsheets;
  • Preparing and staffing the Congresswoman for relevant committee hearing and markups, including drafting hearing remarks and questions, preparing amendments and talking points;
  • Representing the Congresswoman’s priorities with external stakeholders;
  • Building and maintaining relationships with external and internal stakeholders includingadvocacy organizations; academics; fellow Congressional and Committee offices; and
  • Carrying out additional duties as required.

Job Requirements:

  • 3 – 5 years of relevant experience including policy development and analysis; issue advocacy; and strategic planning;
  • Passionate about public service and committed to progressive values;
  • Excellent writing and time management skills;
  • Ability to digest new content with a political and ideological lens that is appropriate for the office;
  • Previous Hill experience strongly preferred;
  • Poised, level-headed, flexible, collaborative, team oriented; and
  • Eager to learn, grow, and thrive in a dynamic and high-paced environment

The Office of Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal is an equal opportunity employer. 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. Prior Hill experience is strongly preferred.

Candidates should submit their resume, cover letter, two writing samples, and references in PDF format to with “Legislative Assistant: [Applicant’s First and Last Name]” in the subject line.
No calls or drop-ins please.