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Thank you for your interest in joining Team Hick! Senator Hickenlooper’s staff includes constituent advocates, legislative experts, communications pros, outreach representatives, and others who are honored to serve Coloradans. Visit this page for current job openings.  

Our office prioritizes building a diverse team. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability.

Current Job Openings

Special Assistant

Colorado Senator John Hickenlooper — a laid off geologist turned brewpub owner turned elected official — seeks a full-time Special Assistant for our Denver, CO office. This entry-level position will serve as the Senator’s driver while he is in Colorado. The role calls for someone yearning to hit the road to meet people across the State and help wrangle our team (and an extroverted Senator!) as we make our visits across the State. When the Senator is in Washington, D.C. this position will support the state office’s administrative functions including: answering phones, mail management, drafting letters, supporting the Senator and State Director with administrative items. 

As a team, we take the job seriously but not ourselves and are looking for similarly humble-minded teammates with a sense of humor who are hungry to roll up their sleeves and help Coloradans. We’d really love you to apply, especially if you describe yourself as highly organized, detail oriented and punctual, having strong interpersonal skills, being wild about great customer service, and resourceful with a can-do attitude. Colorado ties are a must. Having a car and Spanish-language skills are added bonuses, but not required. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability. Diverse applicants encouraged to apply. A clean driving record is required. Travel expenses will be reimbursed. The salary for this position is $45,000 plus federal benefits. 

This position is not a remote position, though occasional days working from home are allowed as appropriate and with approval. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating the job referral number (227771) in the subject line.

Deputy Press Secretary / Writer

Colorado Senator John Hickenlooper — a laid off geologist turned brewpub owner turned elected official — seeks a Deputy Press Secretary / Writer to support our very active communications team. This role will be based in Washington, D.C. and is responsible for drafting and editing talking points, remarks, video scripts, op-eds, press releases, and other written material. They will also assist with reporter outreach, interview prep, and event staffing. Ideal candidates are hard-working, witty, and detail-oriented with an ability to juggle multiple projects at once in a fast-paced environment with a sense of humor and a positive attitude. We value creativity, excellent writing skills, and an ability to capture the Senator’s voice. Our office prioritizes building a diverse team. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability. The salary range for this position is $55-65K.

Applicants should submit a resume and work samples. Work samples should include talking points or a press release and at least one example that demonstrates your longer-form writing ability (i.e. video script, remarks, op-ed, speech). Don’t send a cover letter; instead, please describe in 200 words or less why you would be an ideal candidate for this position. Please e-mail the application materials to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating the job referral number (227607) in the subject line.