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Subject: Communications Director Opening

The House Rules Committee has an opening for a Communications Director.
The position involves working with national reporters on rules issues and other topics while also overseeing an active district office press operation.
If you are interested, please send resume and cover letter to:
Organizing for Health ( is currently identifying and recruiting lead organizers to develop leadership teams in Manchester, New Hampshire, and Columbia, South Carolina.  Beginning in February 2011 the lead organizers' roles in these states will be to develop leadership and strategy for the pilot campaigns, as well as organize and lead trainings for OfH.

Organizing for Health (OfH) applies the principles and practices of community organizing to transforming health systems in ways that simultaneously result in better health, higher quality care and lower costs. Lead organizers will work as part of an action research team, led by experienced researchers and organizers including Ruth Wageman and Marshall Ganz, at sites in New Hampshire or South Carolina. The approach is based on developing leadership, building community and building power from community resources. Organizing will be done in collaboration with a local leadership team building relationships, mobilizing shared values, devising a focus and creative strategy, and achieving measurable results.

Organizers most likely to be most successful in this context are those with initiative and drive with, on the one hand, experience in constituency-based relational organizing, leadership development, and campaign focused results. At the same time, those will be most successful who are eager to learn, try fresh approaches, and who want to explore new ways to make organizing count. Knowledge of the healthcare system would be an added asset.  Beginning in February 2011 the lead organizers' roles in these states will be to develop leadership and strategy for the pilot campaigns, as well as organize and lead trainings for OfH.

OfH is an action-research project funded by the Fannie E. Rippel Foundation and member project of the ReThink Health initiative. Led by Ruth Wageman and Kate Hilton, the OfH team works with Marshall Ganz and the Leading Change project at the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations at Harvard University and is administered by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Send Duncan Hilton your resume and cover at if you are interested in the position.

Incoming Committee Ranking Member seeks professional staff with experience in investigative oversight, financial services and economic policy, health policy, foreign affairs and national security, federal workforce, and information technology policy.  Advanced degrees and significant Hill experience preferred; recent graduates will NOT be considered.  Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.  Application deadline December 24.  Submit brief cover letter in the body of the email clearly detailing relevant experience, including Congressional staff experience; submit resume as an attachment.  Applicants who do not follow these instructions will not be considered.  Send applications, clearly indicating “Professional Staff” in the subject line.
Incoming Committee Ranking Member seeks communications professionals.  Applicants must have superior writing skills, established contacts with national media, and expertise in electronic and social media and must be adept at strategy development, rapid response, and issue advocacy.  Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.  Application deadline December 24.  Submit brief cover letter in the body of the email clearly detailing relevant experience, including Congressional staff experience; submit resume as an attachment.  Applicants who do not follow these instructions will not be considered. Send applications to, clearly indicating “Communications Staff” in the subject line.

Policy Analyst
The Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD) is seeking a Policy Analyst to help support its policy, regulatory and communications activities.  TTD consists of 32 affiliated unions that represent workers employed in all modes of transportation.  TTD primarily engages in legislative and policy advocacy before Congress, the Executive Branch, and independent agencies on transportation-related issues.  TTD also promotes its agenda through media outreach and online advocacy.  
The Policy Analyst position will focus on monitoring legislative and regulatory matters of importance to our member unions.  The job will require daily examination of the Federal Register to help inform unions of pending regulatory issues, careful monitoring of congressional hearings and mark-up schedules, and tracking introduced legislation.  In addition, the position will also directly assist the Communications Director with research, media outreach and grassroots communications (website experience a plus).
The Policy Analyst will be expected to draft and distribute written notices and explanations of regulatory proposals and developments on Capitol Hill to our affiliated unions.  The position will also draft letters to the Hill, assist with press releases as needed and write other policy-based documents.  The person will be assigned progressively more advanced writing projects, including comments on federal regulatory proposals.  Excellent writing skills are mandatory for this position, and you will be asked to provide writing samples if you are a finalist for this job.
We are a small, fast-paced office and candidates must have the ability to handle multiple tasks and work on tight deadlines.  The candidate must share the goals of the labor movement and have experience in a congressional, government affairs or related advocacy position (regulatory experience is a plus). Excellent benefits, including 100% employer paid health insurance; pension; transit allowance and a generous vacation/paid holiday package are provided.  
Please send a cover letter, resume and recent salary history to EOE.

Social Security Works (SSW) is seeking a Communications Director to join a national campaign to strengthen the Social Security program as a vehicle of social justice.  Social Security Works convenes and serves as staff to the Strengthen Social Security Campaign (SSSC), a coalition of more than 220 national and state organizations representing the aging, labor, women, youth, people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, LGBT and citizen advocacy communities.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
·         Develop and implement a communications strategy that includes traditional media, new media and Internet activism.
·         Advise on the strategic and programmatic direction of the campaign.
·         Collaborate with field and legislative staff on joint activities.
·         Manage communications consultants to develop clear deliverables and ensure that they are being met.
·         Coordinate communications strategies with coalition partners.
·         Promote the campaign to reporters, bloggers, editorial writers and columnists.
·         Prepare media communications materials and advise about public education materials.
·         Maintain the campaign’s website and Facebook and Twitter feeds.
·         Maintain records of media contacts and media coverage.
Education and Experience:
·         Bachelor’s degree required; study in communications, journalism or related field is very helpful.
·         At least five years of experience as a communications director with non-profits, unions, congressional offices and advocacy and election campaigns.
·         Established relations with national media organizations.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
·         Extensive knowledge of how to run a comprehensive earned media communications program for an advocacy campaign and for public education.
·         Strong knowledge of both traditional and new media communications strategies.
·         Keen understanding of the news cycle and progressive politics.
·         Ability to produce well-written media relations and public education materials.
·         Good editorial skills.
·         Proven ability to manage consultants.
·         High level of organization and ability to multitask.
·         Strong ability to set goals, adhere to timelines, and measure performance.
·         Ability to work independently and to work collaboratively with peers at the same organizational level.
·         Knowledge of Vocus.
·         Ability to use Excel, Google docs and other list building software.
·         Familiarity with Social Security and retirement security issues very helpful.
How to Apply:
Send cover letter and resume to
State “Communications Director” in subject heading.
Open until filled, apply early.
Social Security Works is a project of The Advocacy Fund, an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage and seek applications from women, people of color, including bilingual and bicultural individuals, as well as members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, marital status, medical condition (cancer-related) or conditions Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and AIDS-related conditions (ARC). Reasonable accommodation will be made so that qualified disabled applicants may participate in the application process. Please advise in writing of special needs at the time of application.

Major Gifts Officer
The League of Conservation Voters is seeking a Major Gifts Officer to focus on securing major gifts in support of the LCV family of organizations including LCV (a 501(c)4 organization), LCV Action Fund (a federal political action committee) and LCV Education Fund (a 501(c)3 organization).  LCV has embarked on an ambitious strategic plan to dramatically increase the number of mid-range donors ($1,000 to $25,000) across the country. The Major Gifts Officer is a key member of the Major Gift Team and the Development Division, supporting the critical work of the high-paced division, which plays an integral role in the organization’s growth and functioning.
This position is based in Washington, D.C., however the location is negotiable for the right candidate.
Reports To: Senior Vice President of Development
Positions Reporting to this Position: N/A
Major Gifts Officer:
The Major Gifts Officer (MGO) is responsible for the identification, cultivation, solicitation, acknowledgment and stewardship of major gifts ($1,000+) for LCV, LCVEF, and LCV Action Fund. In addition, the MGO will work with our state league partners to raise funds jointly from both national and state league donors and major donor prospects as part of a collaborative fundraising structure.
The Major Gifts Officer will work with the Senior Vice President of Development, other members of the Major Gift Team, and the Director of Collaborative Fundraising to help prepare an annual major gifts fundraising plan that includes solicitation of donors for LCV’s various entities and joint solicitation of donors with the state leagues.  The MGO will be responsible for maintaining a specific portfolio of individual major donors, select foundation funders, and prospects.
  • Work in concert with the SVP of Development to develop and implement an annual major donor cultivation and solicitation action plan, including methods of identifying new donors and implementing solicitation and stewardship strategies for current and prospective donors.
  • Manage a defined major donor portfolio that includes current, lapsed and prospective donors as well as joint state league donors.  Responsibilities include: visit and trip management; donor outreach; and facilitation of donor requests for materials and information.
  • Perform major gift solicitations via face-to-face asks, personal letters, and phone calls.  Depending on the states in the MGO’s portfolio, some of these solicitations will be conducted with the state league.
  • Conduct research on donors and prospects, develop donor profiles and briefing documents, and maintain and manage database profiles for portfolio of donors.
  • Work with LCV’s development, communications, and program staff, along with state league partners, to develop compelling materials and scripts to maximize fundraising results.
  • Work with LCV/LCVEF board and state league partner boards to help gain access to donors and prospects and to expand relationships with donors and prospects in region.
  • Work with state league partners to steward and cultivate joint major donors.
  • Work with state league partners to plan and oversee joint major donor fundraising special events in their region, including possible candidate bundling events for Give Green, a project of LCV Action Fund.
  • Serve as a training resource and mentor to state league development staff and state leagues boards as appropriate.
  • Assist in the implementation of strategies to upgrade and convert mail responsive donors to become major donors.
  • Ensure portfolio records are current with all necessary and pertinent information, and input contacts and actions into database in a timely manner.
  • Help to identify planned giving prospects.
  • Prepare regular major gifts reports for the SVP of Development for inclusion in development division reports to the Boards of Directors and the President.
  • Participate in Major Gift Team planning meetings and trainings, fundraising and organizational strategic planning meetings, as well as regular development, message, and program meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • College degree required                      
  • 5+ years of development experience with a strong background and proven success in individual major gift fundraising required
  • Issue advocacy and/or political fundraising experience strongly preferred
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills required
  • Detail oriented with strong organizational skills
  • Ability to prioritize, multitask and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work both independently and as a member of a team
  • Expert interpersonal skills, energetic, and self-motivated
  • Travel required
  To Apply:  Send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to with "MGO" in the subject line, or mail to League of Conservation Voters, Attn: Human Resources, 1920 L Street NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20036. No phone calls please.
The League of Conservation Voters is an equal opportunity employer.
Position Summary:

The Special Assistant to the Chair is integral to keeping the
Committee Chairman on schedule.  The ideal candidate will have a clean
driving record, prior driving experience, excellent organizational
abilities and good instincts. Prior military experience is a plus.

Responsibilities Include:

    * Assisting in the planning, scheduling and executing  of the
Chair’s DCCC schedule;
    * Provide transportation for the Chair to DCCC meetings and events;
    * Staffing the Chair at events both in Washington DC and around the country.

Qualifications and Requirements:

    * Commitment to the election of Democrats in the U.S. House of
    * Bachelor’s Degree;
    * Clean driving record for the last 5 years is required;
    * Familiarity with current technology, both MAC and PC, including
PDA, and  MS Office Suite products;
    * Excellent interpersonal skills;
    * Superior time management, planning, and communications skills.

If interested, please send resume and cover letter to Hayley Dierker
Following positions open on my Government Affairs team at
HP.  I would welcome you passing this note along to your network.  You
can search and view the job description for each by clicking on the
link below and entering the job title or requisition number.
Northeast Region Government Affairs Manager-539749
Western Region Government Affairs Manager-539747
Latin America Region Government Affairs Manager-539758
_________________________________________________________ Program Overview: is currently seeking Outreach Associates to support the Programming Department, which manages all programs, outreach and partnerships of
Outreach Associates will assist with the execution of the Democracy 2.0 program. This will include, but not be limited to, recruiting Northern California Community College students to apply to attend the Democracy 2.0 Summit: Target 2020| My Education, Our Future.
In 2011, will convene a Target 2020 Summit in San Jose, CA with 100 students from Community Colleges throughout Northern California. The Summit will achieve several goals:
  • Develop student-led solutions to help fill 4.7 million jobs that will require college degrees by the year 2020.
  • Create a defined set of priorities that will increase dialogue about community college completion rates, result in workable solutions and lead to higher completion rates in our target areas.
  • Build a network of Millennials who view themselves as decision-makers and stakeholders in the process of improving their campuses and their communities and building civic engagement opportunities.
    Job Description: is seeking Outreach Associates to support the California outreach efforts for the Target 2020 Summit series launching April 15-17, 2011. Reporting directly to the Democracy 2.0 Summit Manager, the Associates will assist with the recruitment of participants for the Democracy 2.0 Summit. This will include:
    • Recruiting students from the assigned region(s) of community colleges to apply and attend the summit through on-site visits, informational meetings/conference calls and social networking.
    • Recruit potential competitors in the Democracy 2.0 Award Competition.
    • Assist competitors with application process and ensure all team members apply for Summit.
    • Attend bi-monthly conference calls (beginning Jan 10th, 2011).
                                                                                                                                                        The ideal candidate will be a current or past California Community College student with experience organizing and networking through peer groups. He or she must be an individual who thrives as part of a highly motivated, committed team, and will have a passion for producing effective communications and has excellent time management skills. Other qualifications include:
    •  Goal oriented and willingness to hold self and others accountable
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Has previous work experience in grassroots organizing
    • Ability to work independently in a field environment and provide on-the-ground support
      To Apply:
      The Outreach Associate is a part-time, contract position beginning January 10, 2011 and ending on or before April 30, 2011 with a base stipend of $500 and incentive payments for recruitment goals reached. Associates are also expected to be available for the entirety of the Target 2020 Summit, April 15-17, 2011.
      Applicants must have access to a personal computer or laptop and phone to use while working remotely. To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to by Monday, January 3, 2011 at 6 PM EST.

      Subject: State Policy Fellowship Announcement
      Date: Fri, 17 Dec 2010 17:01:05 -0500
      State Policy Fellowship Announcement
      We are now accepting applications for the 2011 State Policy Fellowship, an initiative of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (, a national policy institute, and the State Fiscal Analysis Initiative (SFAI), a network of influential state policy organizations.  Its goal is to help build a diverse generation of future leaders who will shape state policies that affect disadvantaged families and communities.  With the overwhelming majority of states expected to continue to face budget shortfalls in the coming years that could lead to severe cuts in public services, fellows will play a particularly vital role in affecting budget policies of importance to low- and moderate-income families and contributing to the fiscal policy dialogue moving states forward.
      The Fellowship is sponsored the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, a national policy institute, and the State Fiscal Analysis Initiative (SFAI), a network of public policy organizations in over 30 states that participate in debates over budget and tax issues and other issues in their states that affect disadvantaged communities and families.  
      Below are key details on the program:
      ·         Fellows will spend two years as entry-level analysts working with a state policy organization belonging to the nationwide SFAI network or with the Center’s state fiscal division in Washington, D.C.
      ·         Fellows will research and write analyses on current policy issues; brief policymakers, journalists, and others on these issues; and serve as a resource for advocates and community groups.
      ·         Each fellow will receive an annual salary of $45,000 - $50,000 (regional salary adjustments may be applied to higher-cost locations).  In addition, health benefits will be included.
      ·         Fellows will participate in a career development program that includes a week-long seminar in Washington, D.C. and additional training and professional development opportunities, including national policy conferences.  Additionally, fellows will be partnered with mentors who are leaders in their field.  
      ·         To be eligible for the program, candidates must 1) have a graduate degree in public policy, public affairs, economics, social work, public health, law, or a related field by August 2011, 2) have a strong academic record, and 3) be eligible to work in the United States for the two-year duration of the program.
      Application requirements include a personal essay, resume, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and two letters of recommendation.  Completed applications must be submitted by January 14, 2011, but we encourage applicants to apply earlier.  The fellowship will begin in the latter part of August 2011.
      For complete program information, please visit or on Facebook.  To download a PDF copy of the program brochure, click here.  If you have questions, contact Tianca Crocker at or (202) 408-1080
       FYI - BOEMRE's Office of Public Affairs has posted a new position for
      a Public Affairs Specialist who will focus on outreach, promotion and
      public education around our science and research initiatives. This is
      the first time the bureau has hired someone for this post.

      Take note that there are two job postings, the first is for anyone to
      apply (DEU); the second is for current or former federal employees
      with competitive status (MP).

      The Public Affairs Specialist, GS-1035-14 vacancy will close at 12
      midnight on Wednesday, January 12, 2011.  The vacancy announcement
      numbers are BOEMRE-CD-11-MM412684 (DEU) and BOEMRE-CD-11-MM412685 (MP)
      and can be accessed directly by following the links provided:



      Knowledge and Content Manager ServiceNation: Service as a Strategy
      Be the Change, Inc. seeks a talented Knowledge and Content Manager to lead content strategy and development for Service as a Strategy, an initiative of the ServiceNation campaign in partnership with Cities of Service. Service as a Strategy is a nationwide effort to identify hundreds of creative and high-impact strategies that can be used by cities to engage their residents in service to address challenges. Service as a Strategy will also engage national and local funding partners to implement these high-impact service strategies in cities across the country. Our vision is to inspire significant new investments in service strategies so that cities can more successfully engage citizens to address challenges in their communities.
      The Knowledge and Content Manager will be responsible for running a collaborative process to collect best practices and develop volunteer service initiatives to be implemented in cities in partnership with nonprofits, corporate partners and city governments. This process may include the engagement of a national consulting partner, issue area experts, corporate and foundation leaders, city representatives, and nonprofit leaders.
      Initiatives will be developed in the following areas: Education and Youth, Health, Neighborhood Revitalization, Veterans Reintegration, and Disaster and Crisis Preparedness/Recovery.
      Specific responsibilities include:
 •            Research impact areas and stakeholders •            Facilitate process by which partners and pro-bono teams conduct interviews with key stakeholders •            Write and edit blueprints and associated materials •            Solicit feedback from experts/stakeholders on the toolkits and integrate edits •            Collect/produce associated materials including potential webcasts, etc. •            Assist in coordinating the work of graduate student interns •            In coordination with ServiceNation team, manage key stakeholder and partner relationships •            Create and develop a system to capture metrics for impact analysis reports and program evaluation •            Assist in the planning of events and technical trainings
 •            Demonstrated passion and commitment to system change work across a variety of impact areas •            Three years of professional experience in a role requiring analytical problem solving, policy analysis or
      research, and/or project management •            Excellent relationship management skills with both individuals and organizations; facilitative approach to
      problem solving and collaborative work ethic •            Strong writing and editorial skills •            Entrepreneurial and self-motivated approach to new projects and initiatives •            Ability to synthesize large amounts of information into clear language for multiple audiences •            Extremely organized and detail oriented

      Active Democratic Member seeks Legislative Assistant with good knowledge of defense and foreign policy.  The ideal candidate will also have legislative experience in Congress or possibly applicable government experience elsewhere. This is a NOT a job for new college graduates.  Please send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to

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      United States Student Association Foundation

      Job Announcement

      Alumni & Development Director

      United States Student Association
      The United States Student Association, the country’s oldest and largest national student-led organization, develops current and future leaders and amplifies the student voice at the local, state, and national levels by mobilizing grassroots power to win concrete victories on student issues. USSA believes education is a right and works to build grassroots power among students to expand access to higher education for all.  Founded in 1947, USSA is the recognized voice of students in Congress, the Department of Education, and in the White House.
      United States Student Association Foundation
      The United States Student Association Foundation is the education and training arm of USSA providing education and organizing materials, technical assistance, and training to students organizing on access issues on campus, state, and federal level.  The USSAF ensures the pipeline of effective student leadership by facilitating education, training and other development opportunities at national, state and local levels in advocating for issues that affect students.
      Position Description:
      USSAF is seeking a dynamic, creative, and detail-oriented individual to plan and implement a broad range of outreach and fundraising programs with past leaders of USSA/F and to provide support to the USSAF fundraising consultant and officers on foundation fundraising. This position reports to the President of USSA Responsibilities include:

      Alumni Network
      ·         Manage alumni donor program in collaboration with the Communications Director and other staff as needed.
      ·         Be in regular contact with alumni via written updates, emails, mailings, and telephone calls.
      ·         Coordinate  mentoring relationships between staff, alumni and foundation board..
      ·         Manage the alumni database and maintain alumni list serve.
      ·         Coordinate  USSA/F events in Washington and around the country, including securing contributions and ads around USSA’s annual conferences.
      ·         Serve as the point person for alumni contacts and the fundraising database.
      ·         Develop systems to ensure that board members and other USSA student leaders are tracked after graduation and incorporated into the alumni network.
      ·         Coordinate alumni networking events across the country.
      Foundation Fundraising
      ·         Create comprehensive fundraising plan for 2012 fiscal year with fundraising consultant
      ·         Research prospective funders and major donors.
      ·         Serve as the liaison between the fundraising consultant and the officers and staff.
      ·         Work with the USSA/F President and staff to ensure that grant deliverables are being met.
      ·         Provide the fundraising consultant with needed information for grant proposals and reports.
      ·         Work with fundraising consultant to maintain an updated timeline for writing proposals and submitting reports
      ·         Track staff travel and set up meetings for staff with alumni and donors.
      ·         Provide fundraising leadership and assistance to state student associations.
      ·         Develop a comprehensive array of written materials to support fundraising activities.
      ·         Provide support to the office manager in collecting USSA membership dues as needed.
      ·         Attend and staff USSA/F conferences and meetings and conduct workshops as needed.
      ·         Provide support to USSA/F projects as needed.
      ·         Direct Planning of awards reception at National Legislative Conference.

      Preferred Qualifications and Experience:

      ·         At least 1-2 years of experience in development, fundraising and/or event planning. ·         Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
      ·         Strong interest in and commitment to higher education access, civil rights, economic justice, leadership development, and grassroots organizing.
      ·         Self-motivated, outgoing, detail-oriented.
      ·         Willingness to work evenings and weekends, and to travel.
      ·         Experience working with databases, Word, Excel, Microsoft Publisher, and Fundraising Databases.
      ·         Commitment to access and affordability to higher education and social justice issues; as well as a commitment to underrepresented and historically disenfranchised communities.
      ·         Minimum 2 year commitment
      Salary and Benefits
      Base salary of $34,500, full health and dental insurance, two weeks paid vacation, paid holidays, and assistance with loan repayment if applicable.
      Application Deadline: January 31st
      How to apply: Please submit resume, a cover letter, three references, and a writing sample to:

      United States Student Association Foundation

      Try Onaghise-Coburn
      Re: Alumni & Development Director
      1211 Connecticut Avenue, N.W.

      Suite 406
      Washington, D.C. 20036
      (Fax) 202-223-4005
      Email title should state “Alumni & Development Director”
      USSA is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. People of color, women, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and differently-abled people are strongly encouraged to apply.
      Manager, Media Relations, New America Foundation
      The New America Foundation is seeking a communications professional with 4–8 years experience to manage and increase the organization’s media visibility. The ideal candidate will have a love of public policy and the DC media world, and the proven ability to turn complex issues into compelling media coverage.
      • Work with colleagues in various policy programs to develop specific press plans for their initiatives.
      • Leverage events, op-eds, books, and policy papers to generate increased earned media coverage for New America.
      • Coordinate radio/TV booking of New America fellows and staff.
      • Identify online opportunities and cultivate appropriate relationships with bloggers and other online opinion leaders.
      • Coach and encourage colleagues to effectively work with both old and new media.
      • Help to manage, update, and cultivate New America’s extensive contact database, which comprises media leaders, opinion leaders, and public affairs audiences.
      • Ensure that all media coverage is tracked and the results are circulated.
      • Continually build own understanding of New America’s programs, individuals, and ideas in order to more effectively promote them.
      Qualifications Ideal candidates will have the following qualifications:
      • 4–8 years of professional communications experience, preferably on Capitol Hill or with a public policy organization.
      • Solid relationships with reporters and producers at the national/elite level.
      • Persuasive communication skills and confidence in presentation, whether by phone, in person or in writing.
      • Strong editing skills and attention to detail.
      • Proven experience managing booking operations (pre-existing booking rolodex a plus).
      • Outstanding organizational skills, excellent time management, and the ability to manage complex operations in a fast-paced environment.
      • An energetic, team-player attitude.
      • A bachelor’s degree is required.
      Application Process E-mail a resume, cover letter, and work samples to: Human Resources, New America Foundation, 1899 L Street, NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20009. E-mail: Please state “Manager, Media Relations” in the e-mail subject line. No phone calls, please.

      Generous salary package commensurate with experience; excellent benefits. The New America Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.

      “Don't do nothing because you can't do everything, do something, anything." Colleen Patrick-Goudreau
      Child poverty. Inequality. Animal cruelty. Injustice. In the face of all these problems, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Fortunately, there are amazing organizations working on the front lines of all of these issues, both here in the U.S. and nationwide.
      Grassroots Campaigns’ Canvass Directors and Assistant Directors work to build critical community support for these organizations and more: one day, one person, one conversation at a time. Directors run one of 23 canvass offices nationwide, recruiting, training and managing a team of paid canvassers, developing leaders, and handling the administrative work to run a successful campaign.
      To Apply:
      Contact Mandy at; or apply Online at
      Key Qualifications:
      - Leadership experience and skills;
      - Passion for grassroots political and social change;
      - Strategic approach to problem solving;
      - Sense of humor and creativity;
      - Ability to manage and motivate diverse types of people.

      Gain invaluable leadership experience while you work on the most important issues we face. Canvass Directors and Assistant Directors will:

      Build a Team. Develop and implement a recruitment strategy to hire and train a team of 10-30 paid canvassers in the community. Manage, motivate and develop activists and leaders in their office.
      Manage a Campaign. Take responsibility for the success of a specific issue campaign in your office. By running effective trainings and canvassing alongside their staff, Directors will help identify thousands of new members and raise tens of thousands of dollars each season.
      Build the Progressive Movement. Directors create leaders who take on more responsibility within the office and use the skills they develop in every area of their lives.
      Annual salary; healthcare; paid training. Positions are through November 6, 2012.

      Grassroots Campaigns past and current clients include: Amnesty International, the American Civil Liberties Union, Oxfam America, the League of Conservation Voters, Planned Parenthood Action Fund, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Equality California, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty Animals, VoteVets, the Democratic National Committee, Political Action, Repower America, Working America, Common Cause, and the Center for American Progress and Save the Children. (Save the Children is an independent organization and is not religiously or politically aligned. Save the Children has no direct affiliation with the organizations Grassroots Campaigns, Inc. partners with.)
      To apply, send your resume and cover letter to Mandy at
      Applications are considered on a rolling basis. Grassroots Campaigns is currently hiring in: MA, NY, TX, DC, PA, MN, IL, IN, MO, WA, CA, and CO.

      The Constitution Project (TCP) seeks a staff director to work with its
      newly-created, bipartisan Task Force on Detainee Treatment. *

      The goal of the Task Force is to bring to the American people a
      comprehensive understanding of what is known and what may still be
      unknown about the past and current treatment of detainees by the U.S.
      government, as part of the counterterrorism policies of the Obama, Bush
      and Clinton administrations. The Task Force will help policymakers and
      the public confront alleged past abuses-including torture and cruel
      treatment-by following the facts. The Task Force will review available
      information, determine where the holes are and then pass the baton to
      the administration, Congress and ultimately-to the American people-who
      will determine what steps should be taken next.

      The members of the Task Force represent a full spectrum of political
      views and a wide range of professional backgrounds-legal, public policy,
      intelligence, military, law enforcement, religious, academic, public
      service, and medical.

      The staff director, working under the direction of TCP's president and
      with the support of its staff, will guide the Task Force in its
      investigation and in the development of its report and recommendations.
      To assist in this work, the staff director will help hire and manage a
      team that will include investigators, legal counsel, and others as
      appropriate. This is a full-time, temporary position with an expected
      duration of 12-18 months.

      The ideal candidate will have:

      * Extensive experience with oversight and investigations,
      policymaking, and policy analysis
      * Knowledge of international, human rights, constitutional, and
      national security laws and policies
      * Outstanding research and writing skills
      * A proven ability to manage a team
      * The ability to manage competing demands and thrive in a
      challenging, fast-paced environment.
      * A commitment to consensus-building and to working in a bipartisan

      Timeframe: The Task Force will begin the research and investigation
      phases of its work as soon as the staff director and support team are
      hired. A final report will be released in 12-18 months.

      About The Constitution Project: Established in 1997 and based in
      Washington, DC, The Constitution Project (TCP) is known for its ability
      to bring together unlikely allies-experts and practitioners from across
      the political spectrum-in order to promote and safeguard America's
      founding charter. TCP is working to reform the nation's broken criminal
      justice system and to strengthen the rule of law by undertaking
      scholarship, advocacy, policy reform, and public education initiatives.
      TCP was born out of the belief that we must cast aside the labels that
      divide us, in order to keep our Constitution and our democracy strong.

      The Constitution Project is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It does not
      discriminate on the basis of race, gender, ethnicity, sexual or gender
      orientation, age, religion, or physical ability. More information about
      the Constitution Project is available at
      A competitive salary and benefits are available.

      Please submit a resume, references, and a writing sample to the
      attention of Scott Messinger via email at
      <> (including "Task Force Staff
      Director Application" in the subject line) or via mail at 1200 18th
      Street, NW, 10th Floor, Washington, DC 20036.

      No phone calls please.

      Winter/Spring Internship
      Congressman Ben Ray Lujan (NM-03) is seeking un-paid full-time and part-time interns for his Washington, DC office. Candidates should be motivated, flexible, and detail-oriented individuals with availability beginning in January with a preference for those that can stay three months. New Mexico ties are a plus, but are not required.
      Intern responsibilities include answering constituent phone calls, leading tours of the Capitol, sorting mail and faxes, writing letters, and assisting experienced staff with projects in diverse issue areas. Candidates should be outgoing and possess strong oral and written communication skills, an ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment, and a good sense of humor. Candidates with New Mexico ties are strongly encouraged to apply. Please e-mail a resume, cover letter, and a 1-2 page writing sample to


      Congressman Mike Quigley (D-IL) is seeking an unpaid intern for his Washington, DC office for the Spring semester. Preference will be given to those who can work full-time and can start in late December or January.  Interns will gain experience in nearly every aspect of a Congressional office.  Responsibilities will include a variety of administrative, press, and legislative duties.  Duties will include press clips, answering telephones, greeting visitors, assisting with the correspondence program, leading Capitol tours, attending legislative briefings, and assisting the legislative staff with research and special projects.
      Individuals with Chicago ties are strongly encouraged to apply. Candidates should possess strong organizational and communication (written and oral) skills. Previous IQ experience also useful.
      Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and a 1 page writing sample to
      The office of Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) seeks interns to work in the Washington, D.C. office for the Spring of 2011.  Our office is team-oriented. Ideal candidates must be meticulous, self-motivated and eager to work in a dynamic environment. Previous political experience is a plus but not required. Strong interest and knowledge of American politics, particularly the legislative process, desired. Interns must maintain a positive attitude and possess excellent interpersonal skills. Interns will be responsible for assisting the team with phones, mail, tours, flag-requests, and related front office duties. Additional tasks, including drafting constituent correspondence, research projects, and attending hearings may be assigned on a case by case basis. Both full and part time internships are available. We are looking for smart and dedicated interns to make a valuable contribution to our DC office operation. New Jersey ties are a plus. If interested please respond with a cover letter and resume

      Congresswoman Gwen Moore


      Progressive Wisconsin Democrat seeks a legislative intern for Spring 2011. Interns will work in a fast-paced Congressional Office, gaining valuable exposure and knowledge of the legislative process and the United States Congress. Intern responsibilities include greeting constituents, handling constituent phone calls, opening and sorting mail, and assisting staff with administrative tasks. Interns will also have the opportunity to conduct legislative research, and assist with correspondence, as well as attend some Capitol Hill briefings, congressional hearings, receptions, and press events.


      Interns must have a good attitude, strong work ethic, and excellent written and oral communication skills.  Successful interns will be able to find information with little assistance, be able to work both independently as well as part of a team environment, and with strong attention to detail.  Applicants should have working knowledge of current events and policy topics, as well as a willingness to do mundane tasks as needed. Fourth Congressional District residency preferred; however, candidates from outside the state will also be considered.


      Interns must be able to commit to at least three full days a week (9:00am-6:00pm) from January to April/May. First priority will be given to applicants who can work full-time.

      To apply, send resume, cover letter and writing sample to

      The office of Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee is seeking  legislative interns to start  immediately. Duties include, but are not limited to: working with the Chief of Staff, Legislative Director and Legislative Aides in drafting constituent correspondence, attending congressional hearings and briefings, answering phones and sorting mail . Houston, Texas ties are preferred, but not required. All Applicants should send a resume, brief writing sample and three references to the Internship Coordinator, at:
      American Continental Group, Inc., a government relations firm in Washington DC, is seeking spring interns to begin the first week of January. For more information about our firm, visit our website at or please feel free to contact me at the email address below.

      Our interns are a highly valued and integral part of our firm. Your main responsibilities would include tracking congressional and agency hearings and meetings, and writing summaries which sometimes go directly to partners and clients. There are other policy and related projects as needed. Our client portfolio is diverse and covers many issues including, but not limited to, financial services, defense, immigration, transportation, telecom, foreign relations and others. Of course as with any internship there is a small administrative component, such as answering phones, but that is definitely not the bulk of the internship.

      Our office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily, and interns receive a $1,000/month stipend for undergrads, and a $1,500/month stipend for those who are with us full-time hours and already have undergraduate degrees.

      Please submit cover letter and resume to Meilee Wong at

      Company: Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC)
      Job Title: Spring & Summer Fellowship
      Location: Virtual

      Who we are:

      The Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC) is an organization
      powered by over 650,000 members and dedicated to electing better,
      bolder progressive candidates to Congress. Our cutting-edge issue
      advocacy campaigns and electoral work are consistently featured by the
      New York Times, Washington Post, MSNBC, CNN, Huffington Post, and
      other national media.

      Our recent issue advocacy includes playing a lead role in opposing tax
      cuts for the rich, protecting Net Neutrality, advocating for Elizabeth
      Warren, getting Keith Olbermann back on MSNBC, and holding Wall Street

      We mobilize our members to call Congress, petition national leaders,
      and fund tactics like TV ads, online ads, and polls – all of which
      consistently make national news. We also maintain strong relationships
      with allies inside Congress and with other political and issue

      Our electoral work includes recruiting candidates, providing
      candidates with the tools and knowledge they need to run strong
      campaigns, teaching campaigns modern best-practices so they save time
      and money, and mobilizing our membership to support strong progressive

      Our lobbying arm, the P Street Project, connects our grassroots
      advocacy with Congress by developing relationships on Capitol Hill and
      constructing an inside-outside legislative strategy around progressive

      We are now launching the 2011 Spring and Summer Fall Fellowship

      • Spring fellowship
      o Application deadline: January 15
      o Fellowship: January to May
      • Summer fellowship
      o Application deadline: March 15
      o Fellowship: June to August

      The fellowship:
      Our fellows will have the opportunity to take responsibility for
      innovative high-level projects critical to our activism, matched to
      their unique skill sets and interests, while working remotely from
      their own homes or apartments. Fellows may have the opportunity to
      work with our lobbying arm, the P Street Project, to learn the ropes
      of lobbying and relationships on the Hill.

      On any given day, our work might include: writing emails to hundreds
      of thousands of activists, designing the next generation of campaign
      software, editing a YouTube video, finding the star of our next TV ad,
      working with allies in Congress to plot a legislative strategy,
      writing a blog post, updating our supporters via Twitter, reaching out
      to national bloggers, reaching out to media about our work, and more!

      People with interest in any of these areas are encouraged to apply.

      Compensation / Hours:
      This is a paid position commensurate with experience and time
      available. Hours in the Spring are flexible to accommodate students.
      During Summer, we are seeking full-time or nearly full-time fellows.

      How to apply:
      To apply, send a résumé and a short statement about why you want this
      position to Make sure you indicate the
      fellowship period for which you are applying.

      PCCC is an equal opportunity employer. Women, people of color, members
      of the LGBT community, and others are strongly encouraged to apply.

      Strengthen Social Security Campaign: Communications and Policy Fellowship (Unpaid)

      Strengthen Social Security Campaign is expanding our communications team to more actively engage the media.  We are seeking a Communications and Policy Fellow to support our growth.  Because this is an unpaid internship, we are flexible in terms of hours per week.

      We're looking for intelligence, creativity, experience, rave reviews and someone who can write well. You should have the ability to learn quickly and summarize important information and arguments. But we're also looking for someone with entrepreneurial initiative, willingness to work and think hard, commitment to the team, practical perfectionism, a sense of humor and eagerness to chart unfamiliar territory. Our work involves the full range of organizational communications: creative planning, research, writing and media relations with traditional and new media.

      The position is based in Washington, DC, and is metro accessible.


      ·         Assemble daily clips and maintain a clips database.
      ·         Update Strengthen Social Security website.
      ·         Research target media markets.
      ·         Assist in writing press advisories, news releases, blog entries, and other communications materials.
      ·         Assist with pitching print, television and radio media outlets.
      ·         Provide research assistance to experts in developing our policy papers, reports and factsheets.
      ·         Perform assorted administrative tasks.
      Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
      ·         Good understanding of the news cycle, the media and promoting a policy and political agenda
      ·         Good research and writing skills
      ·         Versatile self-starter with strong intellect and initiative and total reliability
      ·         Strong organizational skills
      For more information about the campaign please visit

      If you are interested please send a resume, cover letter and three writing samples to  Please put "Communications Fellowship" in the subject line.
      Social Security Works is a project of Tides Center, an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage and seek applications from women, people of color, including bilingual and bicultural individuals, as well as members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, marital status, medical condition (cancer-related) or conditions Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and AIDS-related conditions (ARC). Reasonable accommodation will be made so that qualified disabled applicants may participate in the application process. Please advise in writing of special needs at the time of application.

      The Grassroots Business Fund (GBF) is an impact investing organization whose mission is to build and support high-impact businesses that provide sustainable economic opportunities to millions of people living at the base of the economic pyramid. GBF’s approach is to provide investment capital and capacity building to these businesses, which empower the poor as independent entrepreneurs and consumers of affordable goods and services. To date, GBF has invested $7 million in 28 businesses across 12 countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, and has impacted the lives of 4.5 million people. Learn more about or see our latest video on GBF at

      Communications Intern (Washington, DC)
      Job responsibilities:
      • Assisting with daily activities with the communications staff
      • Assisting with maintaining the website and other online communications tools
      • Providing research for communications staff
      • Producing reports analyzing website traffic
      • Assisting with the development of online media (video, graphics, text)
      • Drafting op-eds, letters to the editor, and press releases
      • Assisting in the production of message documents and talking points
      • Reviewing the news and compiling relevant stories
      • Researching reporters, outlets
      Additional qualifications include:
      • Strong writing skills
      • Exceptionally organized
      • Proficient in Microsoft Office software
      • Able to take a project and run with it to completion
      • Goal-driven and results oriented
      • Ability to digest and condense information into press-friendly summaries
      • Basic understanding of press releases, news advisories, and other communication forms
      Interns are required to work for 15-20 hours per week. Internships are unpaid, though funding may be available from your university. Academic credit may be arranged.
      Internships are open to all undergraduate and graduate students who have completed two or more years of college. Eligibility extends through the two years following graduation.
      To Apply:
      Send a resume, cover letter and a short (fewer than 500 words) writing sample to Michael Stulman at

      Applications will be accepted until candidates identified.

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