Political and Legislative/PAC Assistant

Location US-DC-Washington | US-VA-Tysons (McLean)
Posted Date 2 months ago(02/15/2024 10:02 AM)
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Experience (Years)
Government/Legislative Affairs - Political & Legislative Assistant

External Description

Political and Legislative/PAC Assistant


The Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA), the largest airline pilot union in the world and the largest non-governmental aviation safety organization in the world seeks a Political and Legislative Assistant for our office in Tysons (McLean), Virginia.  ALPA represents more than 77,000 pilots at 43 airlines in the United States and Canada.  Under direct supervision, the Political and Legislative Assistant supports the Government Affairs Department with Political Action Committee (PAC) administration and provides legislative support.  


Responsibilities include preparation of PAC disbursement memos; maintaining accurate PAC records to ensure Federal Election Commission (FEC) compliance; maintaining ALPA-PAC dues check-off program, inputting information on individual records, maintaining online check-off forms, as well as physical forms that arrive in the mail; thank you letters, cancellation notices, and donor recognition lists; preparation of materials for external ALPA-PAC reviews; answering member inquiries relating to ALPA-PAC; keeping accurate files for access by external auditors; maintaining several email accounts for the Government Affairs Department; and, assisting with legislative research, workshops, seminars, congressional hearing monitoring, congressional correspondence, and congressional testimony preparation. 


ALPA is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in a safe workplace. We prohibit discrimination, harassment and harmful behavior of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, gender identity, caste, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or other protected characteristics as outlined in federal or provincial laws.  We highly value everyone and all are encouraged to apply, including minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities. 

Minimum Requirements:

  • Two years of college; high school diploma required; or, the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Three (3) years of related experience required, preferably in a government-related role, five (5) or more years strongly preferred.
  • Customer/member service experience required.
  • Quorum PAC (CisionPAC) or experience with PAC software preferred.
  • Knowledge of Capitol Hill, the legislative process, current U.S. political dynamics, and/or federal election laws preferred.
  • Experience in political fundraising, congressional office, political campaigns, or federal government relations preferred.
  • Federal Election Commission (FEC) compliance experience, especially with political action committees, is a plus. At management discretion, additional equivalent experience and/or ALPA experience with proven expertise may be substituted for some of the above. 
  • Must be willing to work in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple projects.
  • Must be extremely detail oriented; be able to work in a team environment; and possess strong organizational skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills, oral and written, for effective interaction with all levels of contacts, internal and external.
  • Software: Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint required.
  • Able to work flexible schedule on short notice as needed.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills, oral and written, for effective interaction with all levels of contacts, internal and external.
  • Software: Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint required.
  • Able to work flexible schedule on short notice as needed, including the Association’s Capitol Hill office.


 Physical Demands:


Note: The physical demands described herein are characteristic of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential physical activities of this position described below.


Constantly operates a computer/smartphone/tablet.  Regularly required to maintain a stationary position; move about the office; determine what others have said or written; and, converse with others and exchange accurate information.

Regularly required to sit, stand, bend, reach, and move about the office.  May also include occasional bending, stooping, squatting, and/or pushing and pulling or moving, e.g., to pack, unpack, and/or move cases.

Occasionally required to move, raise, reach, and/or retrieve binders, books, boxes, and files up to ten (10) pounds (lbs.).  Sporadically, may be responsible to move, raise, reach, and/or retrieve binders, boxes, cases, and/or files weighing as much as 25 lbs.  (Assistance may not always be available.) 


ALPA offers competitive salaries with terrific benefits, including:

  • 401k Plan with Non-Elective Employer Contribution of 11% plus 2% into a Market-Based Cash Balance Plan after 180 days of employment.  No employee contribution required!  The 401k plan includes a Roth option and 4-year vesting schedule.
  • Generous health care benefits on day one – PPO, Kaiser (where available), and a High Deductible Health Plan which includes coverage for medical, dental, and vision benefits for employee, spouse, and/or dependent children;
  • 27 days paid vacation and holidays per year plus 2 volunteer days per year;
  • Generous sick and bereavement leave;
  • Competitive parental leave;
  • Company-paid premiums for disability and life insurance;
  • Flexible Spending and Health Savings accounts;
  • Retiree health plan;
  • Education Assistance Program; and,
  • Optional benefits including pet insurance, excess life insurance, legal plan, and qualified transportation fringe benefits, where available.


PROJECTED SALARY RANGE:  $939.00 - $1,263.00 per week

Relocation Not Provided.







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