I am hiring!
September 13th, 2019
My wonderful staffer Kristina Hughes is moving on up to a great new opportunity that is perfect for her, and I could not be more proud. And that means I am hiring an administrative assistant/communications director! This is a full time position. It’s a State of Nebraska Salary Grade “C” position, which means the salary starts at ~$24,821 and can go up from there (to like 31 or 32k?) depending on the qualifications and experience of the candidate. You get great insurance benefits, 12 days of sick leave, and 12 days of vacation leave, and after one year of working you can get up to 12 weeks of family and medical leave. All Legislative employees have these same benefits, but I will add that I am personally adaptable to the needs of my staff.
Essential job functions include…
🔹Being in Lincoln 40 hours/week (sometimes more during session)
🔹Understanding and maintaining the master schedule of my entire life, including making and rescheduling appointments
🔹Handling constituent feedback—the good, the bad, and the ugly—with warmth, thoughtfulness, professionalism, and a spirit of helpfulness
🔹Handling all other forms of communication to the office in a solution-oriented way, including email, snail mail, visitors, tours, etc., and routing messages to the right place
🔹Organizing constituent outreach events including town halls, which includes venue booking, managing catering, and the development and distribution of promotional material
🔹Keeping a very organized file of nearly every piece of paper that comes into the office
🔹Maintaining a record of constituent contact—what they said, what we did, etc.
🔹Maintaining office supplies and equipment
🔹Drafting and sending an email newsletter on a weekly basis
🔹Attending and participating in District 8 community events, neighborhood association meetings, and collaborator/stakeholder events
🔹Maintaining the beauty of the office
The ideal candidate…
🔹Is self-motivated, independent, secure in their judgment
🔹Can take initiative and problem-solve
🔹Is a reader
🔹Is deeply curious
🔹Has familiarity with best practices in research methods
🔹Can stay calm and professional amid chaos
🔹Is a total political nerd, is familiar with the legislature, and follows local and national news
🔹Has a strong grasp of social media and mobile
🔹Is reliable, responsible, and punctual
🔹Takes direction and responds to feedback well
🔹Operates with high emotional intelligence and is an exceptional communicator
To apply, send links to your social media accounts, your resume or cv, and a cover letter (including the "why") to me, firstname.lastname@example.org. There is no application deadline, but it’s in your interest to send your application sooner than later.
No Facebook messages. No texts.
🔹 ADA Requirements: Must be able to remain in a stationary position at least 50% of the time. The person in this position needs to regularly move around inside the office and the capitol building to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc. The person in this position constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a printer, copier, and scanner. The person in this position frequently communicates with constituents and other callers who have inquiries and must be able to exchange accurate information in these situations. The person in this position must occasionally move boxes, files, and other equipment weighing up to 30 pounds around the office and within the building. This description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions, it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.