Legislative Chief of Staff

Alexandria, VA, USA
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Job Description

Job Name: Legislative Chief of Staff

Company Name: Northern Virginia Senator

Position Title: Legislative Assistant

Job Type: Full-Time

Description: A Senior Northern Virginia Democratic state senator seeks an experienced professional to serve as Chief of Staff, a role focused on supporting the Senator’s legislative priorities, overseeing office communications,managing office operations and occasionally a small team of additional staff, and implementing political strategy. Varied workload and uniquely valuable experience providing opportunities to engage directly in the lawmaking process.  

Responsibilities include:

  • Researching and drafting legislation in consultation with stakeholders and state agencies.
  • Reviewing legislation coming before the Senator during the annual fast paced legislative session, and potentially supporting Committee and Commission operations in planning, and setting agendas. 
  • Researching and drafting remarks, policy briefs, constituent correspondence, and op-eds for local and regional publications. 
  • Assisting legislative aide and interns in office organization, project management, and reviewing and editing staff’s projects and daily tasks. 
  • Occasionally staffing the Senator at community functions. 
  • Managing social media strategy and public facing political communications such as direct mail, text programs, and digital advertising. 
  • Managing donor database, prospecting new donors, and executing fundraising strategies, including planning and orchestrating in-person fundraisers, direct mail appeals, call time, and assisting the office’s treasurer in compliance reporting. 

Salary commensurate with experience. 

Job Requirements:

  • Strong written communication skills.
  • Extreme attention to detail, strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to self-manage and motivate and proven project management skills.
  • Proficiency with Google GSuite & MS Office.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ethical reasoning. 
  • Familiarity with NGP & VAN (preferred).
  • Experience in, and familiarity with Virginia state politics (strongly preferred).

Job Duration: Indefinite

Required Travel: to Richmond, during the legislative session, 6-8 weeks per year with occasional additional travel within the state for political and legislative events. Job requires occasionally working nights, weekends, or state/federal holidays. 

Minimum Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate

Minimum Experience: 2-3 yrs

Salary: $68,000 - $70,000 and a generous benefits package provided by the Commonwealth.  

Contact Information:

  • Contact Person: Carter Hutchinson
  • Email Address: SenatorEbbin@Senate.Virginia.gov