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National Iranian American Council (NIAC) is hiring a Legislative Director


Position Description


The Legislative Director will monitor legislative affairs, develop close working relationships with Congressional staffers (primarily focused on Congressional districts with large populations of Iranian Americans) and interest groups, and educate and advocate on behalf of our community. Staffers will engage the Iranian-American community in the process through legislative news and analyses, action alerts and campaigns, and other political engagement activities. Primary focus will be on the need for a diplomatic solution to the US-Iran stand-off, immigration and civil rights issues. NIAC organizes regular staff briefings, Congressional breakfasts and larger conferences on Capitol Hill with regard to US-Iran relations and other issues important to the Iranian-American community.


The Legislative Director will report to the Board of Directors (currently ten professionals representing the legal profession, NGO and community groups, academia, business and the media), in the person of the President, and follow general policy guidance established by the Board.




  • A successful applicant will have:
  • Two to five years experience in policy analysis and legislative staff functions.
  • Work experience on Capitol Hill strongly preferred.
  • Academic preparation in government, political science, policy formulation or a related field.
  • Ability to interact in a positive manner with board, staff, volunteers and members of NIAC, current and potential individual donors, institutional donors such as foundations, and the general public.
  • Ability to present the organization in the best possible light, effectively conveying its unique mission and record of accomplishment.
  • Experience in non-profit organizations is desirable, and knowledge of the Persian language and/or knowledge of the Iranian-American community in the United States would be a plus.



Low to high 40s, depending on experience. NIAC provides health benefits.


To apply: Please send resume, cover letter, writing sample, and the names and phone numbers of two references (professional or academic) to the attention of Dr. Trita Parsi,


National Iranian American Council

2801 M Street NW

Washington, DC 20007

Tel: (202) 719-8071

Fax: (202) 719-8097


NIAC is a non-partisan, non-sectarian, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting Iranian-American participation in American civic life.

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