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.


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 community meetings some evenings and (rarely) on weekends
  • Attend meetings in the office, at City Hall and around the City of Chicago

Education and Experience:

  • High school diploma required, undergraduate or graduate degree preferred
  • Previous work with elected officials
  • 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 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