46th Ward Aldermanic Staff Assistant (full-time)

General Purpose:

Support busy aldermanic office goals through constituent support, liaison with City of Chicago Departments and Sister Agencies and general office support. This specific position will work on issues related to public safety, parks, and schools.

Main Job Tasks and Responsibilities

  • respond to queries from the public and constituents
  • respond to all requests from alderman
  • work with City of Chicago department leads to answer questions and solve problems
  • attend scheduled constituent meetings in the evening and on occasional weekends
  • attend meetings in office and around the City of Chicago

Education and Experience

  • high school diploma required, undergraduate or graduate degree preferred
  • previous work with elected officials
  • previous constituent or customer service
  • ability to stay calm in stressful situations
  • ability to multi-task and manage many projects at once
  • strong written and verbal communication skills
  • knowledge of municipal government
  • ability to work with a team to reach goals
  • knowledge of Google and Microsoft office software applications

Key Competencies

  • understanding of the diverse community of the 46th Ward
  • verbal and written communication skills
  • professional personal presentation
  • problem assessment and problem solving
  • stress tolerance and patience
  • flexibility and adaptability
  • organizing and planning
  • attention to detail
  • initiative
  • reliability
  • teamwork

To apply, please submit a .pdf version of your resume and a cover letter outlining your experience, your knowledge of the community and why you would be a good fit for this office to