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Director of Operations Position Available. Growing Democratic Political Firm seeks an energetic, self motivated, personable office manager for a variety of duties. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter able to handle a variety of tasks including but not limited to: front office support, bookkeeping, answering phones, filing, invoicing clients, coordination of partner schedules, managing vendors, scheduling partner travel, and generally being able to handle and execute the numerous tasks necessary to keep a fast-paced office running smoothly. The ideal individual should be comfortable with Microsoft Office, QuickBooks, and Excel. Additional computer software and/or design skills a plus. A positive and professional attitude is a must as is a willingness to pitch in and help whenever needed.
Please send resumes to worcester@4cparntersLLC.com
Office Manager/Administrative Assistant
A small downtown DC lobbying firm is looking for an office manager/administrative assistant/meeting planner. This is an excellent opportunity for someone just out of college and looking to gain experience in DC. We are looking for someone with a great attitude and the ability to juggle many different tasks. The position includes but is not limited to:
· One-on-one support to the owner
· Type proposals, emails, general communications
· Manage a busy calendar, including domestic and international travel arrangements, meetings and luncheons
· Accounts receivable and accounts payable data entry
· Oversee general office admin, including equipment maintenance, supply orders, postage & shipping processing
· Filing PAC reports with the Federal Election Commission
· Filing Lobbying Reports to the House and Senate
· Support membership renewal and outreach to a busy trade coalition
· Type and disseminate press releases and member updates (Constant Contact)
· Aid in coordinating annual meeting of trade coalition
· Update web page
· Attend meetings and briefings as requested
· Research RFPs whenever appropriate
· Schedule meetings and provide logistical support
· Create and edit excel spreadsheets, powerpoint presentations and reports and correspondence
· Manage special projects
· Attend Congressional fundraisers and other Capitol Hill events
BASIC SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications particularly Excel, Word and Outlook.
• Ability to navigate Internet in search of product data
To apply: Send resume and statement of interest Stacie Sines at Stacie@FederalRelations.com _____________________________________________________
Senior-Level and Mid-Level Management
Chlopak, Leonard, Schechter (CLS) & Associates, a leading DC-based strategic communications firm, seeks experienced professionals to join our growing team at the Senior Vice President, Managing Director, and Managing Associate levels.
Successful candidates will join an expanding mid-size agency that serves a range of clients – from Fortune 100 corporations and high-profile individuals to foreign governments, trade associations and non-profit organizations. Candidates must have between 5+ years (mid level) and 10+ years (senior level) of work experience in legislative, political or regulatory arenas and/or at a communications agency. For immediate openings, specific experience in technology, litigation and antitrust, and healthcare is desirable. French-speaker with trade experience desired for another senior-level position.
Primary responsibilities for Senior Vice President and Managing Director include: developing and managing campaign plans, leading account teams, fostering client relationships, managing budgets, involvement in new business development.
Primary responsibilities for Managing Associate include: managing and executing projects, daily interaction with clients, writing and editing, pitching reporters, and active participation in strategic campaign planning.
Email your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, visit www.clsdc.com.
Congressman Bill Owens (D-NY) is accepting applications for a full time intern to begin immediately. Preference will be given to those who can work full-time. Interns will gain experience in nearly every aspect of a Congressional office. Duties will include but are not limited to: attending legislative briefings and hearings, assisting the legislative staff with research and special projects, assisting with the correspondence program, answering telephones, greeting visitors, and leading Capitol tours. Though the internship is unpaid, interns will gain valuable Hill and office experience and will have access to many unique Hill opportunities.
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Kelley.Longshore@mail.house.gov
Senior Progressive House Democrat seeks candidates for unpaid internship to work closely with Press Secretary. The internship is available in the Washington office, and is for the Spring 2011 term, full or part-time. Duties include drafting press releases and statements, assisting Press Secretary with social media outreach, conducting research, attending briefings/hearings, and other basic administrative responsibilities. The ideal candidate should be personable, energetic, and have a passion for Progressive politics. Qualifications include strong writing and communication skills, a fine attention to detail, and familiarity with social networking sites. Additional consideration will be given to those familiar with Moveable Type.
All applicants must send a cover letter, resume, and 500 word writing sample to email@example.com with subject line: Press Intern.
The Alliance for Climate Protection is looking for a sharp New Media Intern to join its national campaign to educate the public about implementing bold clean energy and climate policies. You’ll be a key member of our New Media team, helping to launch innovative online campaigns, recruit new online activists, frame the public narrative and mobilize our membership.
* Write daily social media content including Facebook posts and tweets.
* Help research, write, and edit blog posts.
* Resolve membership questions and review other user-generated content.
* Load and test email messages, web pages, and other engagement mechanisms.
* Compile and summarize results of weekly analytics for websites, email campaigns and social media properties.
* Keep up-to-date on climate related news and advances in new media space.
* Proven interest in new media trends and tools
* Excellent writing and verbal communication skills
* Creative problem solving and experience working on a team
* Current or recent undergraduate or graduate student
* Familiarity with HTML, CSS, and Photoshop is a big plus.
* Experience with online organizing tools like Wordpress, YouTube, and Twitter.
* Prior work in nonprofit advocacy, the climate movement, and/or political campaigns.
Interns will work in our Washington, DC headquarters, located a short walk from the Chinatown and Metro Center metro stations. This is an unpaid position, but course credit can be arranged. Interns must be able to commit at least 15 hours a week to the position. Internship program dates are roughly mid-January through the end of April for the spring semester. Please visit http://www.climateprotect.org/about/internships/ for more information.
Send a resume, cover email/letter, short writing sample, and dates of availability to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please use the subject line “New Media Intern Application.” Applications are due by Friday, January 14.
Internship in Consensus Building, Washington, DC
Convergence seeks an intern to work collaboratively on different consensus-building projects in initial stages of development: health care (prevention and wellness), education, and US-Muslim relations are a few of our policy initiatives at this time. Interns at Convergence can expect to assist senior staff with policy-related projects and the running of an entrepreneurial non-profit organization. The goal would be to provide administrative support, research fundraising prospects, further define the multi-year consensus projects, enroll participants in our process, and research policy issues and industry trends.
Interns should also expect to:
• work on organizational communications: website, newsletter, etc.;
• help with administrative needs;
• take part in weekly staff meetings;
• support senior staff at internal and external meetings.
Applicants should be somewhat familiar with or interested in the subject matter (above), have an understanding of the public policy process, and understand the rhythms of Washington, DC. Each position requires a self-starter with excellent interpersonal skills and creativity to gain the attention and feedback necessary from key stakeholders in the respective policy arenas.
In addition, Interns should:
• be working on or have completed a college degree or higher;
• be able to commit to at least 30 hours per week for one semester;
• be flexible with regard to work assignments;
• work well in individual or team-work approaches;
• have a high command of written and spoken English;
• be fluent with Word, Excel and online communication vehicles;
• IT and web design knowledge is desirable.
The experience at Convergence will:
• expose interns to the Washington, D.C. policy arena,
• cultivate a deeper awareness of self, skills and interests,
• educate interns about the process of consensus building,
• provide the opportunity to be creative and entrepreneurial regarding their work and experience at Convergence.
About Convergence (www.cnvg.org)
We are a non-profit organization that employs dialogue and consensus-building to forge enduring solutions to important domestic and international. Having generated successful projects on issues such as healthcare coverage for the uninsured and U.S.–Muslim relations, the seasoned leadership at Convergence has demonstrated that skillfully conducted dialogue among diverse sectors of the interested public can create not-otherwise-possible solutions and powerful, unlikely alliances for action on key issues of the day.
Convergence initiates consensus-building projects by bringing together diverse stakeholders who represent the major issues in this country. We help these participants develop and implement breakthrough solutions and, in the process, foster a culture of greater civility and respect in public discourse. Our work reflects a return to an American tradition of pragmatic problem solving by bringing people of differing views to a common table.
To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to Dusie Hoagland, email@example.com
J Pope Consulting, LLC is a political and organization fund-raising consulting firm that provides its clients with the expert advice needed to exceed its fund-raising goals. We are looking for interns who enjoy working with Progressive political leaders and organizations.
Finance Internship responsibilities include but not limited to assisting in office administration, event planning, scheduling, and program execution. Interns will possess a professional demeanor, the ability to multi-task, and a high level of efficiency. Interns should be able to commit a minimum of 15 hours per week. Excellent verbal and written communications skills required. Must have basic computer and word processing skills (Windows, MS Office, including Word, Powerpoint and Excel). Interns will work directly with Principal of organization and will receive training on fund-raising fundamentals. Internships are unpaid.
This internship requires intern to have a car and mostly takes place in the Maryland office. Please send cover letter and resume via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
State Policy Fellowship Program
We are now accepting applications for the 2011 State Policy Fellowship, an initiative of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (www.cbpp.org), a national policy institute, and the State Fiscal Analysis Initiative (SFAI), a network of influential state policy organizations. The program seeks to increase the diversity of the next generation of leaders who will shape state policies that affect disadvantaged families and communities.
Fellows will spend two years as entry-level analysts in a state policy organization in the SFAI network (www.statefiscal.org) or 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.
Bringing Diverse Voices to State Policy Debates
To expand the diversity of voices that speak with authority in state policy debates, the program identifies highly qualified candidates who have graduate degrees in public policy, law, social work, economics, or similar fields and connects them to public policy organizations.
Making a Difference for Vulnerable Families and Communities
Fellows will tackle domestic policy challenges in areas like health care, taxes, anti-poverty policy, education, and public safety. Working in independent, highly respected think tanks located in state capitals, they will analyze the impact of state budget and tax policy choices on low-income residents and promote positive reforms.
Fellows will become part of a national network coordinated by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and will travel to Washington, D.C. for training and career development. The program also identifies mentors and provides ongoing training and opportunities for professional growth. External rotations may be offered in some locations at nonprofit partners, government agencies, governors’ offices, or legislative committees.
1) graduate degree in public policy, law, social work, economics, or related field by August 2011,
2) strong academic record, and
3) eligibility to work in the United States for the two-year duration of the program.
Each fellow will receive an annual salary of $45,000 - $50,000 (regional salary adjustments may be applied to higher-cost locations) and health benefits are provided.
We invite candidates who recently received a graduate degree and who have an interest in state fiscal policy and a commitment to improving opportunities for low- and moderate-income families to apply by the January 14, 2011 deadline. (We encourage early submissions.)
For complete eligibility requirements and to apply, please visit www.cbpp.org/fellowship or visit us on Facebook under State Policy Fellowship Program. Fellowships will begin at the end of August 2011.