The National Association of Counties (NACo), a nonprofit in Washington, D.C., is the only organization that supports our nations’ counties’ elected officials through policy and advocacy work. NACo is seeking candidates for a Legislative Assistant position for our Government Affairs department.
Do you have a passion for policy and looking to cut your teeth at a prominent Capitol Hill association? Are you looking for the experience that will propel your Washington D.C. career? Look no further! You will have the opportunity to work on policy issues related to county government and gain exposure to the federal policy process.
Under the direction of the Associate Legislative Directors, this position focuses on analyzing legislation and regulatory activities, as well as administrative duties associated with preparing for and conducting meetings and educational sessions held in conjunction with NACo conferences. In this role you will gain valuable exposure to lobbying strategies, perform supportive administrative duties such as providing answers, both oral and written, to membership inquiries on legislative matters.
Ideal candidates will have experience on Capitol Hill and thrive in a political environment designed to advance a strategic and nonpartisan approach toward advancing the NACo agenda. Candidates should have a strong understanding of and interest in the U.S. political system, including local and regional government. NACo is a friendly, fast-paced work environment with a bipartisan, mission-driven team.
- Supporting Associate Legislative Directors in their written work and meetings;
- Responsible for written department-wide products and analysis;
- Responsible to perform legislative research on issues important to county governments and county elected officials;
- Responsible to learn and manage various web software used by the legislative department for communications needs and assist in interdepartmental mailings of press releases, legislative alerts, etc., when necessary;
- Assist in tasks associated with the preparation and execution of major conferences and meetings—including legislative fact sheets and policy analysis, and other various tasks as assigned;
- Assist the Director of Government Affairs and Associate Legislative Directors in managing the steering committee appointment process. This includes coordinating with state associations and NACo staff;
- Assist in scheduling appointments and set up meetings;
- Perform various other duties that may be assigned from time to time based on the needs of the government affairs department.
- Bachelor’s Degree;
- Excellent writing skills;
- Knowledge of Microsoft Office including Word, PowerPoint and Excel;
- Deep understanding of the federal government;
- Ability to meet deadlines and handle a variety of duties;
- Self-motivation; and
- The ability to work well under pressure.
Employees of NACo enjoy a fun and challenging environment with a wide range of competitive benefits. Benefits include comprehensive medical, vision and dental insurance coverage; paid holidays and leave; transportation subsidy, tuition reimbursement; group life insurance, 401(k) match and pension plans, credit union membership; and short-term/long-term disability coverage.
NACo and its subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers. Our jobs are open to all applications regardless of race, color, sex, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, marital status, pregnancy, disability, military status, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local law.