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Deputy District Director

Jan 8, 2021
Office of U.S. Representative Pramila Jayapal (WA-07)
Seattle

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;

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 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 jobs.pramila@mail.house.gov 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.

 



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