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Progressive Minnesota Democrat seeks an energetic Legislative Assistant to serve work on broad range of both domestic and foreign policy issues. Candidates should have excellent written and oral communication skills and a good understanding of the legislative process. The candidate should be a self-starter and able to constructively work in a team environment in a fast-paced office. This is not an entry level position. Candidates from Minnesota are strongly encouraged to apply. Previous Capitol Hill experience is a plus, but equivalent work experience will be considered. Please send a cover letter, resume and one short writing sample to MN05position@mail.house.gov no later than COB on January 24, 2010. Please, no calls or walk-ins.
Oregon Democrat seeks an experienced Legislative Assistant to handle an active health care and transportation portfolio. Responsibilities include advising member on legislative issues, drafting bills and amendments, writing speeches/talking points, and meeting with constituents and other stakeholders. This is not an entry level position. Candidates must have 1-2 years minimum experience as a Legislative Assistant, excellent written and oral communications skills, a sense of humor, and the ability to excel in a team-oriented office environment. Strong transportation and/or health background preferred. Oregon ties a plus. Email resume, cover letter, and short writing sample to: OR01.Jobs@mail.house.gov. Deadline to apply is Wednesday, January 19, 2011.
National Field Director - Public Interest Network
The Public Interest Network is seeking a National Field Director.
The Public Interest Network is a family of more than a dozen organizations working for social change throughout the United States. Our member organizations include: U.S. PIRG, the Federation of State Public Interest Research Groups (PIRGs); Environment America and its state affiliates; Progressive Future; Progress Florida; Green Corps; Frontier Group; Green Century Funds; National Environmental Law Center; Environmental Action; Toxics Action Center; Pesticide Watch; Center for Public Interest Research; and Progressive Voter Network.
The Public Interest Network evolved from collaborations among the state PIRGs, which began actively sharing ideas and combining efforts in the early 1980s. Now, as then, each member organization works on its own agenda according to its own strategy with its own base of support. Member groups share a model for organizational success that emphasizes goal-setting, accountability and sustainable expansion. We work together to identify, recruit and train the next generation of leadership for the public interest movement, and when new opportunities or challenges arise, we meet them together, sharing resources, ideas and technical expertise.
The National Field Director is a new position for the network. We are looking for senior level candidates with strong field organizing experience.
Top priorities for the position
· Develop and oversee a plan to build field depth and breadth in all 50 states for Public Interest Network organizations – with the focus on building strong state campaigns and organizations.
· Develop field work models; evaluate and improve current models.
· Cultivate a deeper relationship between program and field so that the two support and enhance each other’s work.
Job responsibilities include
· Building field power in all 50 states
o Develop short and long range plans for building field power for Public Interest Network organizations in all 50 states.
o Work to coordinate the efforts of different brands within states.
o Facilitate coordinated field efforts of the network organizations through conference calls, emails, sharing of strategies.
o Represent the Public Interest Network for coordinating field efforts with other organizations and seeking out opportunities for collaboration.
o Maintain the organizations’ legislative and electoral field target chart.
· Developing models for field work
o Maintain expertise on all of the Public Interest Network’s models of field work. These models include but are not limited to: grass-tops field organizing, grassroots field organizing, voter registration, voter contact, student organizing, and all other forms of citizen outreach that generate field campaign product.
o Evaluate and update Public Interest Network field models each year , using cost/benefit analysis and developing other tools to assess the programs in terms of management, product, and expense.
o Track developments in field work from other organizations and campaigns. Aggressively test good ideas and find ways to implement them in our models.
o Develop new and better models for self-sufficient field campaigns.
o Train staff within the network on best field practices.
· Expanding relationships between program and field
o Work with program staff to develop program campaigns that will translate into effective field campaigns – ensure that we are working on programs that will stir people up and excite them.
o Establish feedback loops between the field and program staff to enhance the work of both.
o Provide ongoing support to the network’s national and state field directors and advocates in developing field campaigns.
· Fundraising from foundations, donors, and coalition partners to support existing and new field work to help us reach these goals.
Candidates should possess a track record of success managing staff and implementing field campaigns; excellent strategic thinking skills; and a strong commitment to progressive issues and grassroots organizing.
The position offers entrepreneurial challenges with considerable opportunities for professional growth and to contribute meaningfully to building the progressive movement. The successful candidate will bring the following skills and attributes to the position:
· Strong management skills and experience;
· Keen sense of political strategy and ability to quickly adapt to a changing political environment;
· Goal-orientation and willingness to hold self and others accountable;
· Willingness to travel for site visits and desire to engage in front-line evaluating;
· Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills, including attention to detail;
· Experience with grassroots organizing and issue advocacy campaigns;
· Experience with voter persuasion, early-vote and get-out-the-vote drives;
· Ability to work quickly and cooperatively under pressure;
· Energetic outlook and commitment to the network’s progressive mission and grassroots approach to change;
· A team orientation that combines collegiality and creativity to drive and motivate others.
Candidates for this position should have five or more years of relevant professional experience, including political campaign experience in support of a candidate or initiative campaign. Advanced degrees, including a JD or masters in related fields, may count toward a candidate’s professional experience. A two-year commitment is required.
Salary and Benefits
Salary for this position is commensurate with the successful candidate’s relevant professional experience. We offer a competitive benefits package that includes health care coverage, educational loan assistance, retirement plan, dependent care assistance program, paid vacation and sick days, and parental leave. Opportunities for advancement, travel, and additional training are available.
Boston, MA, Denver, CO or Washington DC
Send cover letter, resume, and salary requirement to Hiring Director Jeff Sprague at email@example.com. Please specify which position you are applying for in the subject line of the e-mail, and be sure to mention where you saw our job advertised.
The Public Interest Network is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, age, handicap, pregnancy, sexual orientation, or veteran status.
*Legislative Caucus Directors Needed*
The Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee is searching for top talent to
fill openings for legislative caucus directors around the country.
We're looking for strategic, organized, hard working staffers with at least
two cycles of progressively-responsible campaign experience. Caucus
directors are typically responsible for designing the 2012 campaign plan for
a group of legislative Democrats, recruiting candidates, managing the caucus
budget, and supervising the caucus consulting team.
Ideal candidates are motivated self-starters with experience in
communication, fundraising, and field.
Please send resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will screen resumes and submit
qualified applicants to search committees in those states.
*Campaign Talent Needed for 2011 States*
The DLCC also is accepting resumes for a talent bank for state legislative
campaign positions in Virginia, New Jersey, Louisiana and Mississippi.
Please send resumes to email@example.com. Strong candidates for Campaign
Manager, Field Director, and Finance Director positions will be submitted to
those states' caucus directors.
An Account Executive is responsible for helping research, plan and
implement our clients’ initiatives. The Account Executive will be
responsible for drafting and executing professional products for
clients including plans, presentations, trainings, media relations,
An Account Executive will lead at least one project with oversight by
senior management on the team and will work with colleagues to deliver
unsurpassed results. Strategic advice, coaching and mentoring junior
staff, and closely monitoring project work plans are critical to an
Account Executive’s success.
The Account Executive reports directly to senior management but may
also bear responsibility for tasks associated with projects led by
other team members.
A successful Account Executive will be responsible for the following
• Problem solving and proactively contributing constructive ideas.
• Ensuring quality control on projects and delivering results for
• Working collaboratively in a team environment.
• Continuously learning new skills to adapt to complex projects or
• Helping triage and prioritize work assignments with project leads.
• Always being prepared and knowledgable about clients’ projects.
• Having a flexible schedule, including long work weeks, nights and
• Identifying new opportunities for business growth.
• Participating in new business meetings and contributing to proposals
for prospective clients.
• Developing and conducting trainings for clients and their employees
to help fulfill the terms of company contracts.
• Represent the company at functions and events, or on behalf of
clients as needed.
• Error-free writing including press releases, letters, memos and
other products for client review and sign off.
• Consistently meeting project deadlines as set by team leads.
• Reporting on a daily, weekly and monthly basis.
• Other duties as assigned.
• Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of four years relevant experience in
• Outstanding speaking, copy editing, and writing skills.
• Prior knowledge of HTML, Wordpress, Joomla and various technology
• A determined, highly motivated self-starter with an open mind.
• Previous experience with database management is a plus.
• Second language is a plus.
Quantum Politics, LLC (QP) is an exciting consulting firm
headquartered in Washington, DC. QP was created to provide
progressive individuals, non-profits and businesses with the tools,
training and people they need to rapidly become recognized authorities
in their fields. QP leverages the power of modern media to increase
demand for our clients’ products and services. To apply, submit a
cover letter, resume and two writing samples to
firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information visit www.quantumpolitics.org.
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.
Roosevelt Summer Academy DEADLINE EXTENSION: Feb 17th
Get PAID to Make an Impact this summer through this Public Policy
The Roosevelt Summer Academy is a paid fellowship program that
combines a full-time internship with a training curriculum and weekly
networking events as part of an integrated program of leadership
development. We bring new, diverse, and progressive voices into the
political process. The program runs for nine weeks, from June 9th to
August 12th, 2011. Potential placement organizations include high
profile labor unions, political influence-rs, and think tanks
including the Economic Policy Institute, the AFL-CIO, the Center for
Community Change, NDN, and the Center for America's Future, among
APPLY TODAY at http://www.rooseveltcampusnetwork.org/projects-programs/summer-academy
For more information, see our website at www.rooseveltcampusnetwork.org
Special Events & Development Internship Spring/Summer 2011
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, 20036, United States
Organization: American Rights at Work
Start/End Date: Mid Feb - June
Paid Internship and/or University Credit
American Rights at Work is the nation’s only policy and public
education organization dedicated to advancing workers’ rights to form
unions and bargain with their employers for fair wages, benefits, and
The Special Events & Development Intern is responsible for assisting
the Development Department and our administrative team in planning and
producing American Rights at Work’s annual Awards Celebration, as well
as working on other key projects with our Development team.
While specific projects will vary from week to week, key
responsibilities will include coordinating various event logistics;
communicating with our sponsors; assisting with volunteer recruiting
as it relates to the event; assisting with event communications and
mailings; collecting RSVPs and ideally providing on-site support for
the event (set for June.)
The intern’s time will also be spent assisting the department with
donor acknowledgment letters, filing, database projects and other
The intern will report to the Deputy Director of Development.
In carrying out these duties, the intern will have the opportunity to
work closely with, and learn from, experienced development and
administrative professionals. The intern will have the opportunity to
learn about event planning and the operation of a non-profit
development department. The intern will also gain a working knowledge
of the differences in 501 (c)3 and 501 (c)4 organizations. Specific
duties may include:
• Assist with coordinating event logistics and tracking vendor
• Coordinate event mailings with Administrative and Development Team.
• Create and help manage list of event sponsors and RSVP list.
• Assist with volunteer recruiting and plan staffing for the event.
• Work with the communications department to send out special events
emails to the organization’s e-mail list and coordinate materials for
the event website or other external postings.
• Assist with development office donor research, outreach and
• Work with staff in other departments on various tasks, as needed.
• Interest in and/or knowledge of event planning and non-profit
• Attention to detail a must.
• Strong written and interpersonal communication skills.
• Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize and perform a wide variety of
tasks over the course of the workday.
• Motivation, enthusiasm and a willingness to learn.
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
• Strong computer competency; proficiency in Word and Excel
(experience with mail merge function a plus.)
• Organizational and general office skills.
• Familiarity with database applications a plus.
Please submit cover letter, resume, 2-3 references, and your
prospective hours and availability, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will review candidates on a rolling basis starting on January 17th.
Incomplete applications, or applications delivered by fax, mail, or in
person will not be considered. Please no phone calls or direct
D.C. Public Schools offers a unique internship opportunity, the Urban
Education Leaders Internship Program (UELIP), for undergraduate and
graduate students as well as recent graduates who are interested in
public education reform.
UELIP associates are assigned substantive projects under the
supervision of members of the Chancellor’s team. In addition, multiple
professional development and networking opportunities are offered
throughout the semester. Associates will be able to observe and
experience the process of innovative education reform first-hand.
Ultimately, the mission of UELIP is to recruit, develop and connect
emerging leaders to effect change in D.C. Public Schools in order to
make an impact on student achievement.
More information and the online application can be found at:
Applications for the spring are reviewed on a rolling basis until
Monday, January 24th. Apply now!
Please send questions to UELIP coordinator Maggie Raible at
Program Dates: January 17, 2011 – May 20, 2011
Applications reviewed on a rolling basis up until January 24, 2011
Time Requirements: At least 15 hours a week with a minimum commitment
of 10-11 weeks
Program Dates: June 6, 2011 – August 19, 2011
Round 1 deadline: December 31, 2010
Round 2 deadline: March 1, 2011
Time Requirements: Full Time, 40 hours a week during the program dates
Networking Happy Hour with YGL
Event Description - Networking Happy Hour with YGL
Interested in growing your professional network? Join YNPNdc and Young Government Leaders (YGL) for a special Networking Happy Hour! Plus, enter a drawing to win a Wii gaming system courtesy of YGL!
Connect with a new community of young professionals from YNPNdc and YGL, learn about both organizations and our upcoming events and professional development programs. Plus enter a drawing to win a Wii gaming system courtesy of YGL! Feel free to bring along friends or coworkers. We look forward to meeting you!
Date & Location
Date: January 19, 2011
Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: 18th Amendment
613 Pennsylvania Avenue SE
Washington D.C., DC 20003
Metro: Eastern Market - Orange, Blue
Back in the job market, looking to advance or just looking to make some new contacts? Please join YPCAN for our Networking Happy Hour at the Mad Hatter near Dupont Circle in Washington, DC on Tuesday, January 18th from 6:30-8:30pm. Many changes have come to DC and many young professionals are looking for their next move. Get your business cards ready and come join us!
The Mad Hatter is located on 1321 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC. It is easily accessible from the Dupont Circle and Farragut North stations on the Red Line as well as the Farragut West station on the Blue and Orange Lines.
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