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Sophomore Democrat seeks legislative assistant for education, health care, housing, and labor issues. LA will be responsible for liaising between local agencies and federal counterparts, drafting and monitoring legislation, developing and instituting legislative goals and agenda, preparing floor statements and speeches, and other duties as assigned. Strong writing skills, familiarity with legislative process, and substantive knowledge of issues – especially education and health care – required; advanced degree preferred. Not an entry-level position.

Please submit resume and brief writing sample to


Job Description: Campaign in Upstate NY seeks organizers for a major progressive campaign. Organizers will conduct a robust operation through canvassing, fund raising and generating volunteers.

Qualifications: The ideal candidates will have 1-2 election cycles in experience and experience with all aspects of field organizing; managing turf, maintaining VAN data, fundraising etc. Candidates should also have experience in adverse weather and be comfortable canvassing in snow over the winter months. Organizers must have vehicles and laptop computers and be willing to work long days. Preference will be given to candidates with knowledge of Upstate NY.

Compensation will be commensurate with experience. Housing will be provided.

Please send a resume and brief cover to


League of Conservation Voters

Job Openings

Online Fundraising Manager

Title: Online Fundraising Manager Status: Exempt

Reports To: Vice President, Membership and Marketing

General Description:

The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) works to turn environmental values into national priorities. To secure the environmental future of our planet, LCV’s mission is to advocate for sound environmental policies, to elect pro-environmental candidates who will adopt and implement such policies and to provide the state LCVs with the resources and tools to accomplish and sustain their mission. The Online Fundraising Manager works under the direction of the Vice President for Membership and Marketing to conduct low donor (under $1,000) fundraising, e-mail and site testing, and e-mail list management.


Manages all aspects of e-mail acquisition and data modeling strategy including; initial
system set up, email design and schedule, data management, ISP communication/intervention, e-mail tracking, performance, and feedback loops.
· Reviews set up and execution of non-acquisition online campaigns including; testing recommendations and outcomes, e-mail review, and post-performance reporting. Assists Development Associate in campaign setup and execution as needed.

Develops comprehensive e-mail testing and tracking performance systems for all online campaigns (including acquisition and house lists). Testing systems to include baseline performance metrics, comparative metrics, campaign testing and reporting, and rollout recommendations. Reports outcomes to Digital Strategies Team, VP and SVP of Development, and Executive Team on monthly and quarterly basis.

Builds and manages pages, tools, and graphics in CMS and CRM as needed. Works with New Media Manager/Communications/Digital Strategies Team to troubleshoot site problems and works with Convio to ensure issues get resolved.

Drafts copy for non-campaign online messaging, edits copy, and routes materials through vetting process as needed.

Manages e-mail cross promotions with outside organizations, including contracts, data suppressions, and results. Tracks cross-promotion groups within eCRM system and regularly reports on group performance.

Manages“” mailbox and all e-mail inquiry correspondence.

Manages online calendar for Digital Strategies’ Team.

Coordinates and supports all online fundraising and cultivation emails for High Donor programs.

· Other duties as assigned.


· Work experience: 3-5 years of demonstrable success in online fundraising and online campaigns. Experience in a political advocacy context, preferable in a progressive or environmental organization.

· Education: College degree required.

· Skills: Excellent Excel skills; Proven experience coding in CSS/HTML; Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop; Experience with Convio, Salsa, and/or other eCRMs; Background in graphic design a plus

· Capabilities: Initiative, Energy and judgment; Critical thinking skills; Sense of teamwork and community; Highly organized; Interest in environmental issues desirable.

To Apply: Send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to with Online Fundraising in the subject line by February 11, 2011, 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.


“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 Dershowitz Group Seeks Account Manager

The Dershowitz Group, a boutique strategic communications firm with clients focused on a range of policy issues including defense and intelligence, terrorism and energy security is seeking an energetic account manager interested in working in a highly supportive but demanding environment. Applicants should be well organized, have at least 1-3 years after college work experience, and strong written and oral communications skills. Applicants should also have a comfort level with a variety of computer applications and the ability to learn new ones quickly. Candidates who have experience in professional conference planning, media relations, marketing, are well-rounded and have a deep interest and good understanding of international affairs, will be of particular interest to our firm. Qualified candidates should send resume and customized cover letter including reference to their area of expertise in the policy issues described above to No calls please.


Head of Strategic Communications




The British Embassy is seeking a world class communication professional to head its Strategic Communications operation.

This is an fantastic opportunity for a recognised leader in communications (Director-level equivalent) to add to their track record of success through the design, development and delivery of holistic communication plans that engage key target audiences and influence US opinion of a range of international policy issues.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Strategic Communications: Work with a wide network of colleagues across the US and in London to develop and deliver credible multi-platform strategic communication campaigns in support of the British Government’s objectives.
Stakeholder Outreach: Develop productive and valuable relationships with potential external partners that support communication objectives and raise the profile of the British Embassy in the US.
Management: Working closely with the Head of Communication, lead, manage and motivate a ten-person strong communication team in Washington, plus a wider network of colleagues in the UK’s Consulate-Generals across the US. Develop the team’s professional communication skills and quality control their output.

Minimum Qualifications/Experience:

Successful candidate will:

Be a leader committed to developing your team and adept at delivering through others.
Be able to demonstrate a track record of collaboratively developing creative campaigns and then delivering them through a team on behalf of some demanding customers.
Have an in-depth knowledge of the full range of communication tools and techniques, and the communication environment within the US.

Congressional, government or public policy experience preferred. Some knowledge of international policy issues would also be an advantage.

Under US State Department requirements, the Embassy may only employ, as non-diplomatic staff, persons who are US citizens, US Green Card holders or A visa holders*. If you hold a visa other than an A visa you are not currently eligible to work at the Embassy. Please refer to our website for information on exceptions to this policy at All candidates will be subject to background checks and security clearance.

*A visas are acceptable at the Embassy and Consulates. The UK Mission to the UN (UKMIS) accepts G visas, and British Defence Staff (BDS) outposts accept A or NATO visas.

The British Embassy Network offers a strong benefits package. This package includes medical, dental, vision, life, long term and short term disability insurance, a 401(k) retirement savings plan, generous vacation and leave time, and an enriching training package.

The salary range for this position starts at $77,000 annualized. Actual salary will be confirmed upon offer of employment.

To Apply:

Resume and a cover letter with salary history should be submitted in a .doc (word) file format by 26 January 2011 to Please note in the subject line of your email “Head of Strategic Communications”. Applications received after the deadline will be considered on a rolling basis as required. Please identify in your cover letter whether you are currently eligible to work at the Embassy. Internal candidates must address their resumes through the Head of Group before applying.

Only successful candidates will be contacted. Please no phone calls. Due to the high volume of resumes we receive, we can not guarantee consideration of your application if the submission instructions are not properly followed.

The British Embassy is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a diverse workforce. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, veteran status, or other category protected by law.


Director of Operations Position Available. Growing Democratic Political Firm seeks an energetic, self motivated, personable Director of Operations 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

Office Manager
Third Way is seeking an Office Manager to provide support to the organization in the areas of administration, HR, and IT management. Reporting to the Senior Manager of Administration, this position is an intricate part of Third Way’s administrative support team.

This position is responsible for the overall management of the Third Way office:

Office Management

Ø Order and maintain stock of office supplies and kitchen supplies

Ø Maintain office and kitchen supply budget

Ø Interact with vendors and account managers for office maintenance

Ø Ensure that the shared spaces in the office are well organized and presentable to staff and visitors

Ø Process credit card receipts

Human Resources Assistant

Ø Assist with recruitment efforts

Ø Review and distribute incoming resumes to hiring managers

Ø Occasionally conduct initial telephone interviews

Ø Setup new hires with phones, computers, usernames, and passwords

Ø Setup and assist with on-boarding process

Technical Support

Ø Liaison to IT Support integrators

Ø Provide moderate to high level of technical support to the staff. This includes troubleshooting computers, copiers/printers, phones, fax machines, scanners and other office equipment

Ø Maintain fixed asset inventory

Ø Setup mobile phones and resolve service issues, acting as the primary Third Way contact with carrier

Ø Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Acrobat Adobe applications

Reception/Conference Room Management

Ø Welcome guests at reception

Ø Answer and forward incoming calls

Ø Send, receive and distribute mail, faxes and packages

Ø Meeting set-up and take-down including food and technology

Ø Manage catering orders for certain events

Ø Manage telephone system and company voicemail

Ø Assist in maintaining conference room calendar

Other duties as assigned.

Bachelor’s degree
Excellent computer skills
High level of attention to detail and ability to work well under deadlines
Strong time management skills
Work experience in a team environment with minimal supervision, demonstrating an ability to prioritize and take appropriate action.
Diplomatic at communicating with staff and external contacts.
Ability to coordinate multiple projects within specified time frames ~ strong multi-tasking ability a must.
Strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
Flexible and adaptable to changing priorities.
Discretion at handling confidential documents and information.
Excellent verbal skills and articulate phone manner.
Ability to solve problems creatively

Submit cover letter, resume, writing samples, and salary requirements to: with “Office Manager” as the subject line.


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 with subject line: Press Intern.

Winter/Spring 2011 Press Intern Needed:

Senior House Democrat seeks a press intern with excellent written and communication skills to work in a fast-paced Washington, D.C. office. Intern responsibilities will include assisting Communications Director in compiling daily news clips, maintaining website and social media outlets, and drafting press releases. This is an ideal position for someone interested in pursuing future press employment opportunities on the Hill. California ties and experience with web technology are a plus. If interested, please send cover letter and resume to


Democratic GAIN: Internship (Washington, DC)

Democratic GAIN exists to support the professional needs of individuals and organizations that work in Democratic and progressive politics. Democratic GAIN is seeking a full time intern to help in day-to-day activities in the DC office.

Responsibilities include:
-Assisting with trainings, networking events, career fairs and other events
-Responding to member inquiries
-Tracking and researching job postings
-Updating Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin accounts
-Drafting email blasts and web content
-Assisting with outreach to the progressive community in various states for events

Ideal intern should have:
-Attention to detail
-Good customer service
-A great attitude and willingness to work on all kinds of projects
-Flexibility for attending longer events when needed preferred
-Familiarity with political campaigns, labor unions and progressive advocacy organizations a plus
-Experience with online tools a plus

Intern should be available 30-40 hours a week starting immediately. Stipend available.

Please send resume and a cover letter explaining why you are interested in this internship

Democratic GAIN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate based upon gender, race, national origin, disability, age, religion, sexual orientation or gender identity. People of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Congressional Internships

The Office of Congresswoman Donna F. Edwards (D-MD) is seeking qualified interns for the upcoming spring semester to serve in the Washington, D.C. office and District Offices. Applicants should have a familiarity with the legislative process, have a desire to learn while being a part of a hardworking team, and be dedicated to serving the citizens of Maryland. Interns from the 4th Congressional district strongly preferred.

The Washington, D.C. intern experience is designed to immerse interns in all areas of a Congressional work environment. Interns are required to exhibit strong written and verbal communication skills and will be expected to conduct capital tours, research current legislative topics, and assist with administrative duties. In addition, interns will respond to constituent letters and requests, attend hearing and briefings, and complete projects in specific issue areas as requested.

Constituent Service Internship

In addition to many of the responsibilities above, constituent service interns will work primarily in our District Offices to assist Constituent Service Representatives. Responsibilities include assisting with constituent files, gathering information from different agencies, and answering constituent calls. Students or recent graduates with Social Work degree preferred but not required.

Outreach Internship

The Outreach Intern supports the team with a variety of outreach projects and activities, including event planning, and advocacy communications. The Outreach Intern also conducts project research using the web and traditional sources such as booth set up at events. S/he helps develop several databases and lists of state, local/civic, and federal organizations and government agencies. S/he must monitor local and national media through print, online/blog and television news media. The Outreach Intern also responds to outreach-related initiatives and assists with general outreach efforts.


· Strong written and verbal communications skills

· Extremely well organized and ability to research

· Attention to detail; ability to manage many projects simultaneously

· Community involvement or volunteer experiences

If interested, please send a cover letter, resume, a maximum 2-page writing sample, transcripts and, 2 letters of recommendation (former employer and educational reference) to


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

The 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

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.

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