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Professional Staff 009-21

Capitol Hill 


The House Committee on Education and Labor (Democratic staff) seeks a Professional Staff member responsible for higher education issues such as accountability, accreditation, minority-serving institutions, and federal student loans.

Proficiency of programs authorized in the Higher Education Act is required. Applicants should have two to four years of higher education policy or research experience or two years of higher education policy or research experience and an advanced degree.

This position is writing intensive and requires the ideal candidate to have exceptional writing, communication, and organizational skills. Must demonstrate the ability to successfully manage multiple projects under deadlines; display a collaborative disposition; and a commitment to social justice and expanding economic opportunity.

Responsibilities will include leading a discrete number of higher education issue areas; researching, reviewing, and drafting legislation; providing technical assistance to Member offices; preparing written materials including talking points, letters, memos, and legislative analyses; tracking regulatory developments, floor activity, and the related activities of other committees; supporting the execution of committee preceedings and events related to higher education; and coordinating with the oversight and communications teams in support of the Committee’s agenda. Salary Range: $65,000 to $80,000.

To apply, applicants must submit a resume and two short writing samples (no longer than 3 pages each) demonstrating a proficiency in higher education
to
E&L.Jobs@mail.house.gov with "Higher Education Professional Staff Position" in the subject line. Please apply no later than January 20, 2021.

The office is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, gender identity, or sexual orientation. Candidates of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Posted January 12, 2021


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