SESSIONAL LOBBYING/ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF ASSISTANT
- Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Sessional staff role for the 2022 Connecticut General Assembly Session
A Connecticut lobbying firm is looking for a sessional staff member for the 2022 Connecticut General Assembly (CGA) legislative session. The ideal applicant is highly motivated, a good note taker, and comfortable working in a fast-paced environment. Experience in campaign management or state/local government is a plus. We offer a competitive salary and benefits. Typical work hours for the position are 8am-5pm, Monday- Friday. This position is currently remote but subject to change based on public access to the CT Legislative Office Building. Employment period will be from February to May 2022.
· Be adept at web-based search of the CGA website for bill search functions, committee activities (including meetings and public hearings), research reports, and minutes, for all legislation that we are following
· Perform daily review of CGA website for updates on meetings, public hearing notices, etc.
· Attend committee meetings and public hearings
· Monitor local and national media for topics of client and firm interest
· Interact with clients at Capitol and on phone and email
· Monitor and take thorough notes on public hearings, committee meetings, and press conferences
· Produce summary memos on public hearings, press conferences and committee meetings
· Accompany firm members on “get acquainted meetings” with committee staff, legislators, clients to establish working relationships for session
· Attend meetings with clients at LOB, State Capitol and around the State
· Provide administrative support for community outreach functions
· Provide administrative staff support for visiting clients to Connecticut
· Work with firm lobbyists to update and prepare weekly bill tracking reports
· Research and compile resources for firm use including various lists.
Other skill sets needed:
· Coordinate material drop-off with local, state and federal offices
· Research issues and draft memos, materials and letters
· Light office duties – send meeting requests to legislative offices, coordinate and set up phone/zoom conference calls, produce and
distribute copies of materials, reports, and testimony; prepare and send individual and group e-mails
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