Position currently available with Rep. Herod: LEGISLATIVE AIDE
About Rep. Leslie Herod:
Representative Herod was elected in 2016 as the first LGBTQ African American in the General Assembly. Since then, she has sent 52 bills to the Governor’s desk, including legislation to de-felonize drug possession, end cash bail for minor offenses, give a $100 college kickstarter account to every child born or adopted in Colorado, and require jails and prisons to provide free menstrual hygiene products to inmates. In addition to winning reelection in 2018, Rep. Herod championed a landmark ballot initiative - Caring 4 Denver - that will raise at least $35 million annually for mental health and substance misuse treatment and services for children and adults in Denver. Rep. Herod represents Northeast Denver and serves as the Chair of the House Finance Committee, Vice-Chair of the House Judiciary Committee, Vice-Chair of the Committee on Legal Services, and Chair of the Colorado Black Democratic Legislative Caucus.
Legislative aides keep the essential functions of a legislative office running smoothly. Primary responsibilities will include managing a very busy calendar, scheduling meetings, responding to constituent emails and phone inquiries, managing a team of 3-4 interns, and organizing in-person town halls and other events in the district. As time allows, a qualified legislative aide will be asked to perform policy research and work on specific bills if they have relevant experience. Being a Legislative Aide at the Capitol puts you in the middle of the state’s most exciting political action and often opens the door for other opportunities in politics, government, and public service.
Demonstrated commitment to progressive values and policies
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Highly, highly organized with the ability to balance and track progress on multiple projects at one time under tight deadlines; excellent time management and attention to detail
Motivated self-starter who can provide high quality work without close day-to- day supervision
A high degree of confidentiality and discretion
Self-aware and open to constructive feedback
Flexible and adaptable work style; ability to stay calm in high stress environment
Eagerness to grow leadership skills and manage a team of interns
Copywriting and/or graphic design skills Experience with event planning and execution Fluency with Google Suites (Drive, Docs & Sheets) Photography and videography experience Knowledge of Colorado government a plus
$15 per hour, 40 hours / week from January 6th through May 8th, 20 hours / week from mid- December through January 5th, and 20 hours / week from May 9th until end-date (no later than June 30th). Benefits include a PERA retirement account membership and a daily travel stipend (Jan 6 – May 6 only).
How To Apply:
To apply for this position, please send your resume (1 page) and a cover letter (1 page) to Andrew@LeslieHerod.com with subject line: “Legislative Aide Application”. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.
The office of State Representative Leslie Herod is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, or disability. We are committed to maintaining a diverse and inclusive organization and strongly encourage LGBTQ candidates, women, and people of color to apply.