Legislative Positions

Seeking a public policy job in a fast-paced environment? The Senator is open to candidates with a variety of policy, research, political, and communications experience. A qualified candidate MUST have the following:

  • Superior written and oral communication skills, including strong editing skills;
  • Excellent attention to detail;
  • Basic familiarity with the legislative process;
  • A passion for progressive politics; 
  • Experience with policy research;
  • Facility with various platforms (e.g. Google Docs, Word, database management);
  • The capacity to work both independently (including remotely)– and as a member of a team;
  • Minimum of a four-year degree from an accredited college or university; and
  • Creativity, good judgment, and the ability to maintain confidentiality.

While not required, the following would be beneficial:

  • Knowledge of Maryland and/or Montgomery County politics;
  • Communications and social media experience;
  • Website management skills;
  • A background in casework and/or human services;
  • The ability to speak a language other than English; and
  • Interest in or knowledge of: elections, nonprofits, environmental policy, local government, consumer protection, public safety, and/or government transparency. 

Duties will include:

  • Providing legislative support to the Senator and Chief of Staff;
  • Preparing testimony and talking points for hearings and other speaking engagements;
  • Drafting blast emails, press releases, website content, and social media posts;
  • Tracking issues specific to the legislator’s district and Committee assignment;
  • Managing constituent casework and outreach;
  • Professionally staffing the Senator at events in Annapolis and the legislative district;
  • Strategically scheduling the Senator’s community engagements; and
  • Assisting in planning special events.

The position is (very!) full-time during the legislative session (January-April) and can be either part- or full-time during the remainder of the year. Telework options are available outside of the legislative session.

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter that describes your skills, interests, salary expectation, and availability in one PDF document. It should be titled with your full name and sent to staff@cherylkagan.org. Women, minorities, and bilingual applicants are especially encouraged to apply. Interviews will begin immediately.

(Updated August 2023)