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State of Massachusetts Legislative Director - Senator's Office in Boston, Massachusetts

The Legislative Director (LD) is a senior member of the Senator’s team and serves as advisor and manager for the Senator’s legislative agenda. The LD is the office point person on all legislative matters including, but not limited to: bills filed and co-sponsored by the Senator, legislation before the Senate, and legislative concerns from constituents. The LD leads the development of policy positions and oversees all legislative initiatives on behalf of the Senator. The LD reports to the Chief of Staff. Primary Duties and Responsibilities: · Research policy issues and draft legislation, amendments, and committeetestimony. · Collaborate with and advise the Senator and senior office staff on the formulation of strategiesand legislation designed to advance the Senator’s policyand budgetpriorities. · Monitor and maintain up-to-date knowledge on legislation affecting the Senator’s district andlegislation on which the Senator is a principal sponsororco-sponsor. · Organize and manage workflow for hearings, meetings and events related to the Senator’s legislative priorities and committeeassignments. · Respond to legislative-related inquiries and communications from constituents,organizations, legislators, and otherstakeholders. · Brief the Senator on key issues prior to meetings, caucuses, and Senatesessions. · Convene, inform, and persuade various stakeholders regarding the Senator’s legislativepriorities. · Draft and edit speeches, talking points, and remarks for the Senator. Other Duties and Responsibilities May Include: · Research policy and legal issues related to legislation assigned to the Senator’s committees. · Provide constituent services and case work on district issues, and support districtevents. · Assist with messaging, media relations and constituent outreach regarding the Senator’slegislative agenda. · Attend events with the Senator or on their behalf. · Assist with general administrative duties: answering phones, ordering supplies, sortingmail. · Train, supervise, office staff orinterns. · Perform other duties asassigned. 1. Bachelor’s degree and at least 1 year of relevant work experience, or any of the following combinations of education and experience: a. Associate’s degree and at least 3 years of relevant work experience; b. Graduate degree or higher in a related field; or c. At least 5 years of relevant work experience. 2. Law degree preferred. 3. Experience with and knowledge of the legislative process, public policy, or special-interestadvocacy. 4. Excellent oral and written communicationskills. 5. Temperament to communicate with a varietyofpersonalities in a tactful, positive, and professional manner. 6. Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work cooperatively and professionally in a dynamic work environment. 7. Ability to produce quality work under pressure and in a fast-paced environment. 8. Ability to travel to the district when necessary. 9. Ability to maintain a flexible schedule including working extended hours, possibly on nights and weekends. The Senate’s total compensation package features an outstanding set of state employee benefits for eligible employees which you may consider towards your overall compensation, including, but not limited to: * 75% state-paid medical insurance premium * Reasonable Dental and Vision Plans * Flexible Spending Accounts and Dependent Care Assistance programs * Low-cost basic and optional life insurance - Retirement Savings: State Employees' Pension and a Deferred Compensation 457(b) plan * 12 paid holidays per year and competitive Sick, Vacation, and Personal Time * Competitive Senate-sponsored parental leave - Tuition Benefit for employees and spouses at state colleges and universities * Long-Term Disability and Extended Illness program participation options * Employee Assistance Programs - Professional Development and Continuing Education opportunities * Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program The Senate requires all Senate employees to have received COVID-19 vaccination or to have been approved for an exemption as a condition of employment. Finalists will be given details about how to demonstrate receipt of vaccination or request an exemption due to a sincerely held religious belief or medical reason not to be vaccinated. The Massachusetts Senate is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, military, and veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law. Our goal is to be a workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the diverse commonwealth we serve, and women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Job: Administrative Services* *Organization: Senate *Title: *Legislative Director - Senator's Office Location: Massachusetts-Boston - State House Requisition ID: 230009NQ