Hiring for Chief of Staff

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I am hiring a Chief of Staff at my district office. The Chief of Staff is responsible for a variety of critical functions to directly support our work and acts as coordinating staff member for all positions within the offices, paid and non-paid staff.

A broad and strong set of professional skills are required. If you consider yourself progressive, organized, and a strong problem-solver, consider applying. This is a full-time, year-round position.

Apply here. Deadline EXTENDED to November 22nd. No phone calls, please.

Complete job description here.


  • High computer proficiency - specifically google platforms

  • Ability to maintain all database platforms

  • Ability to exercise discretion, independent judgment, and problem solving skills

  • Organized with thoroughness and careful attention to detail;

  • Very strong oral and written communication skills;

  • Consistent and reliable work attendance

  • Temperament to communicate with a variety of personalities in a tactful, pleasant, and professional manner.

  • Knowledge of office policies, practices, and procedures;

  • Knowledge of government offices and procedures is helpful to the success of the job

  • Ability to multitask

  • Result driven and able to motivate or inspire both staff and volunteers

  • Focused on quality i.e. delivering excellent services to constituents

  • Ability to work with different people and remain calm under pressure

  • High analytical skills, be able to see patterns, be a fast thinker and a good decision maker

  • Strong presentation and event planning skills

  • Some travel requirement, mostly Springfield and Chicago, can include out of state

Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Does not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.