Legislative and Political Assistant

Based in Silver Spring, MD

National Nurses United (NNU), a dynamic and forward-thinking union is looking for an energetic and skilled legislative and political assistant to join its efforts to transform health care, invigorate the movement for progressive social change, and empower its growing membership of nurses across the country.

The person chosen for this exciting opportunity will provide crucial research, political, legislative and administrative assistance to the work of the Legislative and Political Directors. This will include helping to conduct outreach to members of Congress, assisting us in connecting NNU’s membership to our legislative agenda, and developing materials needed for Hill and public outreach. In addition, this position will assist the Political Director as needed on campaigns in the U.S. and in internationally, developing the infrastructure for a new global nurses alliance, working with allies around the globe.

Working closely with the Legislative and Political staff, the legislative and political assistant will be charged with managing multiple priorities, developing written products for the Web and use in Hill visits, conducting research into pressing public policy areas, setting up Hill meetings and reports, and other support-related tasks as needed. This person may also attend relevant meetings, events and Hill briefings as needed, and would assist the Political Director in mailing, collecting and organizing campaign questionnaires and related materials during the busy upcoming election season.

This individual must be a self-starter with an interest in politics and a keen eye for opportunity. Excellent writing and research skills, both online and off, knowledge of organizing principles and social movements, and sound political judgment are also required. This position often requires an intense schedule and the ability to deal with a wide range of personalities and demands under pressure. The ideal candidate will have some experience supporting legislative and/or political work, advocacy, or political campaign experience, or have worked as a student leader or organizer for a cause. Proficiency in simple databases such as Excel is required. Spanish-language fluency is a plus. We hope that you have a valid driver’s license. Applicants must be able to work successfully on their own and as part of a team.

Compensation: Competitive salary and benefits (defined benefit pension plus 401k, employer paid family medical coverage, including domestic partner coverage).

To apply, fill out the online application, and submit a resume and cover letter. No phone calls. NNU’s Washington office is located in Silver Spring, Maryland near the Metro station.


Watch NNU Executive Director RoseAnn DeMoro outline the need for the Robin Hood tax and our vision for a progressive labor movement in an interview with legendary journalist Bill Moyers which aired nationally on PBS: http://billmoyers.com/segment/roseann-demoro-on-the-robin-hood-tax/

I am honored to have the support of the largest nurses’ union in this country and one of our nation’s great unions. Senator Bernie Sanders https://vimeo.com/143471247

NNU is a premiere organization of registered nurses and one of the nation’s fastest growing labor and professional organizations in the U.S. and a strong, progressive voice for nurses, patients and healthcare workers around the world. We are seeking a like-minded and experienced professional who believes in our mission with a personal dedication to social justice issues.

NNU is committed to Equal Opportunity, and to considering applicants of all ages, races, sexual orientations, national origins, ethnicities, and religions. We encourage people from diverse backgrounds and experiences related to our core organizational values and objectives to apply.

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