temporary ( Open to All ) Program Assistant/Coordinator (2 positions)(Temporary Position)

  • Opening Date: September 21, 2022
  • Closing Date: October 15, 2022
  • LC Organization Unit: Congressional Research Service
  • Grade: GS-09
  • Series: 0301
  • Availability: Open to All
  • Duration: 4-6 months with the possibility of extension(s), not to exceed 10 months.

The Congressional Research Service (CRS), a service unit of the Library of Congress, works exclusively for the United States Congress providing policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation.

Every two years, CRS, in coordination with the House of Representatives, sponsors a four-day seminar for newly elected Members of the House of Representatives. All new Members and their families are invited. The seminar focuses on issues and legislative procedure that new Members need to understand during their first year in office.

Two program assistant/coordinators are needed to support all aspects of this four-day event. The ideal candidate is detail oriented; possesses strong organizational and communication skills; and works well as one of a strong team of professionals.

Responsibilities include:

Logistics - updating invitation materials; managing transportation; managing the room reservation process and hotel room coordination; assisting with outreach efforts to newly-elected Members and related tracking; coordinating travel; communicating travel arrangements; managing food and beverage functions; determining setup for function rooms; coordinating the preparation and shipping of materials; and managing all aspects of communication (both oral and written) with speakers including materials, a/v, transportation and special needs.

 Facilities and Services - conducting site inspection; participating in pre-meeting briefings with staff, suppliers, security, military, and facility providers; planning technology requirements; and conducting a post-meeting review with staff.

Knowledge/Education requirements:

 

- College degree or equivalent experience

- Strong organizational and interpersonal skills (events and conference experience preferred)

- Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel

- Capacity to learn other types of software programs

- Strong proofreading skills

- Clear, professional, and polite phone manner

- Ability to multitask and work in a fast-paced environment as part of a team

- Must have a professional demeanor

- Understand customer service

 Anticipated Start Date:  Early to mid-October, 2022

 Duration: Full time (40 hours per week) temporary position lasting 4-6 months with the possibility of extension(s), not to exceed 10 months.  

 Salary: $60,000 range.

How to Apply: Please email a resume that includes the start date, end date and number of hours per week for each work experience, a cover letter, and a list of any major conferences/events you have coordinated to newmemberseminar@crs.loc.gov. The list should include a description of the conference and your role. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.