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2019 Legislative & Communications Assistant Job Description
Looking for an opportunity to get involved in state policy on behalf of low- and middle-income working families? The Indiana Institute for Working Families, a program of the Indiana Community Action Association, is currently seeking to hire a Legislative & Communications Assistant for the 2019 Session of the Indiana General Assembly. The pay is $13.00/hour and candidates should expect 20 – 29 hours per week. Some evenings will be required. The position will officially start January 2, 2019 and last through April 2019 (or when the legislative session ends). Applications will be accepted immediately and on a rolling basis through November 16th or until a candidate is selected. This is a great opportunity to spend time in our statehouse observing and learning the policy process, and previous interns have gone on to policy, advocacy, consulting, and PhD programs.

·       Follow legislation by attending, taking notes at committee meetings and bill hearings at Indiana Statehouse as directed by Institute staff
·       Maintain and update the Institute’s legislative tracking system, keeping policy analysts and director informed of relevant daily schedules
·       Assist with Institute communications and outreach, including press releases, action alerts, and email announcements as directed
·       Read and summarize research on agenda items and emerging policy issues; potential to assist with research products
·       Produce a weekly video “Inside the Statehouse” update and write blog to reflect information
·       Other tasks and projects as they arise

·       Commitment to promoting the interests of Indiana’s working families
·       Knowledge of the legislative process and background in public policy, political science, communications or related field preferred
·       Strong writing skills and ability to break down complex policy
·       Experience with communications, including visual media production
·       Interest in policy analysis, with quantitative and/or qualitative analytical skills preferred
·       Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite – knowledge of Excel, Outlook, Word and Blogger useful
·       Highly organized and able to work independently, with general availability on weekdays

Interested applicants should send resume, cover letter, general availability, and writing sample to:
Amy Carter, Policy Analyst -

The Indiana Institute for Working Families is committed to building a diverse staff
and strongly encourages applications from female and minority candidates.
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