Senator Brian Schatz of Hawai‘i seeks a full-time Community Affairs Representative (CAR) in the Senator’s Honolulu Office.
The CAR will assist with constituent casework issues by opening lines of communication with the Department of Defense, Department of Veterans Affairs, and other government agencies. The CAR’s responsibilities may also include representing the Senator at military/veteran events and meetings, tracking and providing analysis on constituent issues, building and maintaining relationships within the community, and staffing the Senator as needed. The CAR will also play a significant role in the Senator’s Military Service Academy Nominations program. The position is primarily 8:00 am to 5:00 pm with some evening and weekend commitments. Overnight travel is possible but infrequent.
Experience and Skills
The ideal candidate is committed to serving Hawai‘i constituents professionally and with compassion. This person is an effective communicator with excellent listening, oral, writing, and public presentation skills. They should be self-motivated, team-oriented, organized, flexible, and able to analyze issues and seek creative solutions.
Military experience is preferred (or someone familiar with issues impacting military veterans and military communities). Other desirable qualities include past employment in a federal, state, or local government office. The candidate should be familiar with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
The Office of Senator Brian Schatz
Senator Schatz’s office is a great place to work. The office is made up of more than 50 driven, talented, personable staffers, and it is one of the most diverse and highly educated offices in the U.S. Senate. Staffers help to advocate for the people of Hawai‘i, make sure the federal government does what it should, and communicate how government can and should work for people. Most staffers are based in offices in Washington, D.C., and Honolulu—though some staffers work on the islands of Hawai‘i, Kauai, and Maui. Senator Schatz’s office does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including marital or parental status, sexual orientation, and gender identity), disability, age, or national origin.
Salary and Benefits
Salary is commensurate with experience. U.S. Senate employees are eligible for a number of benefits including student loan repayment, employer contribution for health care insurance, parking, retirement plans, life insurance, and personal and professional development courses.
This position is available to start now.
The position is based in the Senator’s Honolulu, Hawai‘i office.