Position Type: Full-Time
Reports to: Chief Operating Officer
Location: Washington, DC
ABOUT THE POSITION
The Congressional Director will work with the leadership of the Congressional Future Caucus (CFC) to set the legislative agenda for the Caucus, build Caucus identity, and support cross-partisan relationship-building. In close collaboration with members of Congress and their staff, the Director will work to make the CFC a bipartisan force on Capitol Hill.
ABOUT MILLENNIAL ACTION PROJECT
The Millennial Action Project (MAP) has an audacious mission: transcend political tribalism through Millennial leadership. MAP is a national, nonpartisan organization dedicated to activating millennial policymakers to collaboratively govern our country. In 2013, MAP organized the nation’s first and only caucus for young members of Congress, the “Congressional Future Caucus,” to forge pragmatic cooperation on future-oriented challenges. MAP scaled this model into over 25 state legislatures, each with a Future Caucus consisting of young, high-potential legislators. The national Advisory Board includes Senator Olympia Snowe, Senator BIll Bradley, Ambassador Jon Huntsman, Jr., Governor Jennifer Granholm, and former U.S. Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra. More information about MAP can be found at www.millennialaction.org.
Recruit incoming Millennial legislators in the 116th Congress to join the Congressional Future Caucus
Lead the effort to deepen engagement with our existing Congressional Caucus co-chairs, vice-chairs, and members; manage all day-to-day interactions with members’ staffs
Identify bipartisan policy opportunities, carry out legislative programming, and organize regular Future Caucus meetings in conjunction with Future Caucus leadership
Develop and execute growth strategy to expand work and raise the profile of the caucus
Work with our communications staff to amplify the initiatives, successes, and legislative activities of our caucus co-chairs and members (e.g., identifying success stories to pitch, coordinating the drafting of joint op-eds, initiating Caucus joint-press releases, etc.)
Lead planning on all joint programming with partner organizations in the bipartisan federal legislative space
Lead engagement of our Congressional caucus co-chairs and members in all other MAP activities
Represent MAP and/or the MAP President at events relating to our Congressional caucus program and/or in the state legislative space
Take on other tasks related to the Congressional Future Caucus program or otherwise support MAP leadership as needed
Three to five years of work experience in the Congressional legislative space, in communications, policy, government affairs, or a related area
Creative, entrepreneurial, and self-motivated orientation
Demonstrated keen political acumen and relationship-building skills in a federal legislative context
Strong sense of federal legislative processes, as well as current issues and events related to our work
Comfortable working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
Excellent written and verbal communications skills
Ability to exercise sound judgment in representing MAP in high-level meetings and public appearances
Sincere commitment to MAP’s mission of working across partisan lines, and an intuitive understanding of MAP’s message
This is a full-time position based in Washington, DC. Some travel may be required.
Salary and Benefits
Salary is commensurate with experience. Highly competitive benefits provided, including commuter benefits, 401k program, open vacation policy, and comprehensive health benefits. Fun company culture and weekly breakfasts and lunches provided!
How to Apply
Submit a cover letter and resume to email@example.com.
Application deadline of November 30th, 2018
MAP is an equal opportunity employer. Reference checks are conducted on all prospective new hires.