Senior Legislative Assistant

Senior Legislative Assistant

Responsibilities Include:

The Senior Legislative Assistant will assist in developing FRC’s work with Capitol Hill and Federal Agencies.  Analyze and comment upon issues related to priority issues to FRC.  Provide critical analysis and research, writing and editing of monographs, articles, press releases, op-eds and information sheets for FRC. The Senior Legislative Assistant will maintain relationships with personnel in Congressional offices and federal agencies, monitor federal agencies on issues of priority to FRC, and track federal and state legislation.  Writes and edits articles, reports, press releases and fact sheets on issues.  Conducts and analyzes legislative research and compiles the findings in reports as directed.  The Senior Legislative Assistant will track news events related to federal and regulatory issues in broadcast, print, and online media.  Maintain voting record of Congressional members’ votes.  The Senior Legislative Assistant will also provide commentary in print and broadcast media; act as a spokesperson to media outlets on a range of issues when necessary.

Minimum Requirements:

The successful candidate will have a College degree and at least 3 years of professional experience in a related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience; Capitol Hill experience is preferred.  Skills for success in this position include excellent editing and communication skills, ability to convey ideas concisely and accurately both orally and in writing, and strong analytical skills. Success in this position demands a willingness and ability to work cooperatively in a fast-paced office environment.  The successful candidate must be a productive, competent, and dependable individual with team spirit; and have demonstrated ability to carry out multiple tasks in a busy environment.  The successful candidate must also work well under pressure; have a professional presence and telephone manner; be well organized, focused, detail, and task oriented.

This position may be filled as a Legislative Assistant if the skills and experience of the successful candidate support that decision.

If you are interested in being considered for this position please submit your cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and two writing samples to hrdept@frc.org