With Honor Action is seeking a highly motivated Legislative Director to support the organization in various capacities. This position offers a unique opportunity to drive impact as well as strong opportunities for professional growth.

With Honor Action is a cross-partisan movement dedicated to promoting and advancing principled veteran leadership to reduce polarization. With Honor Action works alongside the bi-partisan For Country Caucus of 25 veterans. Public confidence in Congress has plummeted over the last forty years and, as debilitating partisanship in Washington is near a record high, veteran representation in Congress is near a historic low. With Honor Action’s unique cross-partisan collaboration is integral towards fulfilling our vision of creating a government that works for and is trusted by the American people at a time when extreme partisanship is corroding our legislature and its ability to govern. Learn more at www.withhonor.org.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Work with Senior Leadership Team at With Honor to develop legislative priorities, set strategy, and execute on legislative goals and priorities
  • Work in close collaboration with principled, veteran Members of Congress and their staff to develop priorities and legislative agenda
  • Research and analyze policy issues including, but not limited to, veterans affairs, national service, and national security
  • Drive legislative strategy for With Honor. Schedule and lead legislative team meetings, work with outside consultants and With Honor Leadership Team to ensure successful completion of goals and legislative tasks
  • Develop, update, and maintain key legislative tracking documents and strategic planning memos
  • Manage additional legislative team and With Honor fellows, taking responsibility for training; planning, assigning, and directing work; as well as appraising performance and solving problems
  • Work directly with Communications, Campaigns and Research Director(s) to ensure organizational symmetry and cross participation to achieve strategic legislative and organizational goals
  • Provide frequent updates on legislative priorities to CEO and Chief of Staff
  • Provide factual support for all With Honor communications, advertising, and polling
  • Monitor and summarize daily news cycles to highlight key stories and developments
  • Conduct projects and assignments as directed by the CEO and Chief of Staff
  • Manage other responsibilities as they arise in a fast-paced, motivated, non-profit environment

Attributes for success:

  • Excellent organizational skills and an obsession with accuracy and details
  • Proficient understanding of the legislative process and structures of the U.S. House and Senate
  • Uncompromising integrity, discretion, and trustworthiness
  • Strong commitment to our mission of bi-partisanship and reducing polarization in Congress
  • Willingness to work with and support members of both political parties
  • Ability to execute in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong writing, communications, and problem-solving skills
  • Proactive self-starter with desire to learn and master new skill sets
  • Unwavering positive attitude
  • Ability to build relationships and work proactively with staff at all levels
  • Adaptable, flexible, responsive, and cool under pressure

Experience and qualifications:

  • A minimum of two years of legislative experience in a congressional office, committee staff or similar environment 
  • Familiarity with the policy areas of interest to With Honor, including veterans’ affairs, national service, and national security preferred
  • Experience working with the House or Senate Armed Services, or Veteran Affairs committees preferred 
  • Experience writing legislative memos and text preferred 
  • Experience building bi-partisan relationships preferred 
  • Ability to work cooperatively and courteously in a fast-paced professional environment 

Terms:

  • Full-time employee
  • Salary commensurate with experience
  • Position is based in Washington D.C.

Application: 

Interested candidates should submit a resume, a one-page cover letter that addresses how this position and exposure to With Honor may fit into your interests and career outlook, and a legislative research product or memo that is 1-5 pages in length.