Open Position at the KS Catholic Conference: LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT

October 11, 2017 | Posted in News/Updates

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Organization:

The Kansas Catholic Conference (KCC) is the public policy arm of the Catholic Church in Kansas and serves the state’s four Catholic bishops from an office located in Topeka.

Position Description:

The Legislative Assistant has a wide variety of responsibilities.  The primary responsibility is advocacy on behalf of KCC positions at the Kansas Legislature.  This involves meeting with state representatives and senators, submitting written testimony and delivering spoken testimony at committee hearings, and speaking on behalf of the Conference at various functions.  Public speaking is an important part of this position’s responsibilities.

The Legislative Assistant position also involves significant clerical and administrative office support responsibilities (ordering supplies, scheduling meetings, filing, etc.).  This position is for someone with the flexibility to handle both the “lobbying” and the clerical aspects of the position with equal dedication.

The KCC is open to a flexible work schedule for this position – part time and/or full time – or a blend of both.  However, it is important that the Legislative Assistant work full time during the legislative session.

Requirements:

  • Practicing Catholic in good standing with a robust understanding of the Catholic faith and Catholic social teaching.
  • Strong interest in public policy and the legislative process.
  • Flexibility to adapt to sometimes stressful situations, willingness to work long hours when needed during the legislative session, and strong written and verbal communications skills.
  • Demonstrated skills with Microsoft Office applications.
  • Undergraduate degree necessary; academic concentration and professional work experience within related fields preferred.

Summation:

The Kansas Catholic Conference works to bring Catholic moral principles to bear on public policy.  It is the office of the Catholic Church in Kansas charged with directly engaging the political process.  It does so in a strictly nonpartisan manner.  This is not a position for pursuing partisan political activism.  It is, rather, a unique opportunity for a faithful Catholic to join a team-oriented organization dedicated to the proposition that Catholic moral principles are relevant to sound public policy.

Application:

Submit resume and cover letter to: resume@kscathconf.org.