Legislative Affairs Associate

17 Aug, 2020

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Legislative Affairs Associate

Congressional Progressive Caucus Center (the CPC Center)
Washington, DC

About the CPC Center

The Congressional Progressive Caucus Center (the CPC Center) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that identifies and develops solutions to build a more just, equitable, and resilient nation. Our network approach brings together community leaders, organizers, advocates, unions and policy experts to build people-led cutting edge policy.


Position Description

The CPC Center is recruiting a Legislative Affairs Associate to analyze and monitor current and upcoming federal policy, as well as strengthen the CPC Center’s relationships with key stakeholders.


Duties and Responsibilities 

The Senior Legislative Affairs Associate will have the following duties and responsibilities:

The Legislative Affairs Associate will have the following duties and responsibilities:

Analysis and Policy Development

  • Aggregate materials from policy, research, and movement partners

  • Compile and draft content for a weekly e-newsletter

  • Write legislative analyses and policy explainers for key stakeholder audiences

  • Together with other members of the Legislative Affairs team, develop policy ideas to advance justice, equity, and fairness

  • Track legislation, committee action, and floor activity in Congress

  • Rapidly distribute information on fast-moving legislation

Outreach

  • Identify key partners and cultivate relationships

  • Quickly respond to requests from partner organizations for information and feedback

  • Identify and recruit speakers for meetings and events

  • Together with other members of the Legislative Affairs team, help conceptualize meetings and events, developing agenda and other content

Other duties as assigned


Key Relationships 

This position will report to the Legislative Affairs Director and work closely with other members of the program team, including the Policy Director, Communications Director, Organizing Director, and other Associates.


Qualifications

The ideal candidate for this position will possess the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher

  • 4 years of relevant work experience, including at least 2 years of legislative experience in Congress (committee experience preferred)

  • Existing relationships with key stakeholder audiences

  • Passion for the mission of the Congressional Progressive Caucus Center and social movements for justice, equity, and fairness

  • Broad familiarity with the policy priorities of the CPC Center and the ability to quickly learn new policy issues

  • Excellent writing and proofreading skills

  • Demonstrated ability to handle projects of various sizes and perform well under pressure in a small organization with a fast-paced, multitasking environment

  • Ability to work on tight deadlines and adapt to changing situations

  • Outstanding time management and organizational skills

  • Collaborative style, combined with the ability and desire to work in a team-based environment

  • Responsiveness to feedback

  • Willingness to pitch in where needed

  • Demonstrated flexibility and openness in responding to changing work priorities


Salary Range

$55,000-$65,000 annually


Benefits

The Legislative Affairs Associate will also receive excellent benefits including generous vacation, paid holidays, 401(k) match, and paid health insurance.


Commitment to Diversity

The CPC Center is strengthened by the diversity of our network and our differences in background, culture, experience, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, and much more. We strongly encourage applications from people of color, women, the LGBTQIA+ community, and other groups that have historically been subject to discrimination.


To Apply

Please send the following materials to jobs@progressivecaucuscenter.org with “Legislative Affairs Associate” in the subject line.

  • A cover letter explaining your interest in this work and any related experience.

  • Your resume.

  • A 1- to 2-page writing sample demonstrating your ability to clearly and concisely communicate on a federal policy issue (e.g. memo or fact sheet). Excerpts of longer works are acceptable.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Due to the large volume of applications, only applicants moving on to the next round will be contacted.

Job posted: 2020-08-17