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Job Title: 

Legislative Assistant

Job Location: 
Washington, DC
Salary Range: 
Competitive based on experience/qualifications.
Full Job Description: 

The Council of Large Public Housing Authorities (CLPHA) is a non-profit organization that works to preserve and improve public and affordable housing through advocacy, research, policy analysis, and public education. We support the nation's largest and most innovative public housing authorities (PHAs) by advocating for the resources they need to solve local housing challenges and create communities of opportunity. CLPHA members own and manage nearly half of the nation’s public housing program, administer a quarter of the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program, and operate a wide array of other housing programs.

CLPHA is seeking a dynamic and experienced Legislative Assistant. Under the general direction of the Legislative Director, this position is responsible for assisting the Legislative Director in formulating and executing CLPHA’s legislative and policy agenda. This position has the responsibility to help communicate and represent CLPHA’s interests before the United States Congress. The position has the responsibility to help communicate to CLPHA member organizations on legislative matters, prepare legislative analyses, and help formulate and execute grassroots legislative advocacy.  



The incumbent must have at least a bachelor’s degree in public policy, public administration, business administration or a related field and three (3) years of related experience to be eligible for the position. Master’s degree in public policy, public administration, Juris Doctorate or related field, and/or a minimum of two (2) years of experience in a legislative position on a congressional, association or organization staff; or at least three (3) years’ experience in a professional field within the context of housing is highly preferred. 

To Apply: 

Interested applicants should email a cover letter, writing sample (1-2 pages) and resume to gholder@clpha.org. Application materials will be reviewed on a rolling basis and accepted until the position is filled. 

Date Posted: 
Wednesday, October 26, 2022
Posting Expiration Date: 
Sunday, December 25, 2022

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