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Hiring: Executive Director for the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC), Incoming Chair Rep. Judy Chu (CA-32)

Summary: The executive director serves a bicameral caucus of 30 Members of Congress, and reports directly to the chair. The E.D. manages the work of the caucus on member services and policy strategy through six task forces, chaired by Members of Congress. The E.D. also directs and coordinates community outreach and media strategy, including social media, across diverse AAPI communities. The position requires close collaboration with the Congressional Black and Hispanic caucuses, House and Senate leadership, the executive branch, as well as AAPI community advocacy groups.


To implement the strategic goals and objectives of a caucus of 30 Members of Congress dedicated to advancing the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community.
To give direction and leadership toward achievement of caucus’s philosophy, mission, strategy, and annual goals and objectives.
Reports directly to the chair of the caucus, typically through the chair’s chief of staff.


Supporting the Chair: Serve the needs of the Caucus Chair with respect to the work of the caucus, including preparing the Chair to run caucus meetings to carry out the work of the caucus, keeping the Chair apprised of the ongoing developments within the AAPI community, briefing the chair on community meetings and events, drafting talking points, and other support.
Member Support: Provide support to 30 Member offices with respect to relationships with and information regarding the AAPI community, as well as preparing Members and their staff for caucus events and meetings. Maintain relationships with congressional staff throughout the 30 Member offices. Ensure effective staff communication with 30 Member offices regarding the work of the caucus. Working with schedulers to ensure Member attendance at caucus events.
Capitol Hill and Executive Branch relationships: Manage relationships for the caucus including with House and Senate congressional leadership, congressional committees, the Congressional Black and Hispanic Caucuses and other legislative caucuses and executive branch contacts.
Community Outreach: Ensure visibility of Caucus Members to the community. Create and implement comprehensive plan for ongoing community outreach to national and local Asian American and Pacific Islander community contacts. This includes planning summits, meetings, conferences, events, briefings, and trainings. The caucus is the voice of the AAPI community in Congress, and as such, community input on the priorities of the caucus is important.
Policy: Manage the legislative and other policy work of six task forces, namely civil rights, economic development, education, health care, housing, and immigration. This includes legislative strategy development, work with congressional leadership, congressional committees, and the executive branch.
Media: Manage media/communication strategy of the caucus, with major news outlets, Capitol Hill newspapers, AAPI ethnic media, and social media. Maintain community listserv and media lists. Oversee a quarterly caucus newsletter.
Staff: Manage the work of primary CAPAC staff.
Recordkeeping: Ensure caucus recordkeeping, including keeping records of meeting minutes of the organization, and developing annual reports of caucus accomplishments.


Knowledge of legislative process and of House organization and procedures preferred;
· Experience managing a small team environment;
Ability to manage multiple projects and initiatives;
Works well under pressure and handles stress;
Works a flexible schedule, including long hours;
Temperament to communicate with a variety of personalities in a tactful, pleasant and professional manner.
Ability to work cooperatively and courteously with others;
Thoroughness and careful attention to detail;
Ability to exercise discretion and sound political judgment

Please submit resumes via email to Amelia Wang, Chief of Staff, at No phone calls or drop by inquiries please!


The Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of law is
a non-partisan public policy and law institute that focuses on the
fundamental issues of democracy and justice. Our work ranges from
voting rights to campaign finance reform, from racial justice in
criminal law to presidential power in the fight against terrorism. A
singular institution - part think tank, part public interest law firm,
part advocacy group - the Brennan Center combines scholarship,
legislative and legal advocacy, and communications to win meaningful,
measurable change in the public sector.

Position: The Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law is
seeking two full-time Research Associates for the Center’s Democracy
Program. The Democracy Program seeks to change the ways in which
citizens participate in their government by fixing the systems that
discourage voting, hinder competition and promote the interests of the
few over the rights of the many. To advance these goals, the Center
employs research, policy analysis and publications, media outreach and
public education, legislative counseling and advocacy, and legal
action in six project areas: Campaign Finance Reform, Fair Courts,
Voting Rights & Elections, Voting After Criminal Conviction, New York
Reform, and Redistricting.

Research Associates assist with substantive projects as well as those
aspects of administration, communications, and fundraising for which
the Democracy Program is responsible. Research Associates typically
combine a concentration in one or two project areas with general
duties, including: providing legal and factual research; drafting, and
editing publications; organizing events; and providing administrative,
clerical, and paralegal assistance.

These positions will focus primarily on our money and politics,
voting, and other democracy issues as they arise.

Qualifications: Initiative, drive, and commitment; excellent research,
analytic, and writing skills; computer skills; professionalism,
reliability, flexibility, and attention to detail. Candidates must be
willing to do administrative and clerical work. Experience with
democracy issues a plus. Paralegal experience or experience in
statistical analysis preferred, but not required.

The Brennan Center, an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer,
is strongly committed to diversity and welcomes applicants of all
races, ethnicities, genders, and sexual orientations, including people
who have been previously incarcerated.

This is an entry level position; lawyers and individuals with advanced
degrees should not apply.

Start Date: One position begins in February 2011 and one in summer
2011. Applicants must be willing to make a two-year commitment.

Salary: $35-40,000, based on years out of college or comparable

How to Apply: As one file, upload a cover letter, resume, writing
sample of up to 10 pages, and contact information for three references
online at
. No phone calls, please. If you have difficulty with the online
system, you may send your application by e-mail to: with "Research Associate" in the subject
line, after registering in the online system.

Deadline: February 20, 2011. Candidates will be contacted in late
February or early March.


Position: Communications Director
Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN)

Organization Description
SLDN, a non-partisan, non-profit, legal services, watchdog and policy
organization dedicated to ending discrimination against and harassment
of military personnel affected by "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"

Job Description
The Director of Communications is responsible for planning,
implementing, managing and evaluating all public relations initiatives
for Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN), including news media
relations, publications (print, video and electronics) and web site
management. The Director of Communications will work closely with the
Executive Director and will report to the Chief Operating Officer.
Purpose and scope

Job knowledge: the incumbent is expected to have substantial knowledge
in media relations, and a good knowledge in GLBT civil rights and the
armed forces.

Work environment: the Director of Communications acts as the first
point of contact for all public communications. The incumbent must be
able to respond to multiple requests with tight deadlines and minimum
of error.

Decision making: the Director of Communications has substantial
latitude in making decisions about SLDN’s public relations
initiatives, in consultation with the Executive Director and the
Directors of the Legal and Legislative Departments.

Interpersonal relations: as the first point of contact with the media
and significant spokesperson for SLDN, the incumbent must possess
exemplary interpersonal relationship skills.

Management span: the Director of Communications is a member of SLDN’s
senior staff. The incumbent manages a Senior Communications Manager
and outside public relations vendors.
Principal Duties

Media/Public Relations
# Serve as organizational spokesperson
# Background reporters on SLDN initiatives, goals and objectives
# Pitch story ideas to national, local and specialized news media outlets
# Cultivate and develop relationships with national, local and
specialized news media outlets
# Coordinate and schedule press interviews and appearances
# Maintain and update SLDN’s media contact list
# Build upon and grow SLDN brand
# Write press releases, media advisories, op-eds, pitch letters and speeches
# Prepare media background packages
# Identify opportunities, develop strategies and implement plans to
publicize/market SLDN as an organization
# Develop and implement strategies that ensure that SLDN maintains
strong relationships with all potential spokespersons
# Identify and develop film, documentary and other public relations
opportunities consistent with the communications plan
# Develop and implement a national advertising campaign

Communications Strategy
# Develop and implement a long-term communications plan which includes
media and public relations
# Identify emerging issues segway SLDN’s response and develop response
# Research, measure and evaluate the success of public relations campaigns

# Develop, implement and manage SLDN’s communication budget

Publications: Writing, Editing & Design
# Oversee design, content and production of all communications
materials, including: quarterly and annual reports, brochures, policy
reports, public service announcements and video scripts
# Develop communication materials in support of SLDN’s fund-raising mission

Electronic/World Wide Web Media
# Develop web site content
# Manage web site design

Staff/Vendor Supervision
# Supervise communications department staff and interns
# Supervise and coordinate services of outside public relations
agencies hired in support of SLDN campaigns
# Manage vendor relationships in support of the communications strategy
Experiential and educational qualifications

* A bachelor degree from an accredited institution, preferably in
English, Journalism, Communications or a related field.
* At least five years progressively responsible public
relations/affairs experience, including in positions requiring direct
and frequent interaction with the press.
* Experience with variety of communication tools and techniques,
including news media, the web and production of publications.
* Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
* Expertise with internet technologies, Microsoft Office and
graphics software.

Application Process

Submit your resume and cover letter via email to, via
fax to 202-797-1635, or via postal mail to PO Box 65301 Washington DC

OPEN POSITION Date Posted: 6/15/2010

Updated: January 19, 2011

Position Title: Witness Ministries Director

Staff Group: Multicultural Growth and Witness

Reports To: Director of Multicultural Growth and Witness

Location: Washington, DC (onsite)

Grade: 14, full-time

Basic Purpose: To empower Unitarian Universalist (UU) public witness and social justice in local communities and states, and in national and international spheres; to lead initiatives and programs to support UU congregations, religious professionals, and lay leaders to do effective public witness and social justice as a demonstration of UU faith and values in the public sphere. Essential: Must be a Unitarian Universalist OR possess extensive experience with progressive interfaith social justice organizing and coalition building work.

Principal Responsibilities

1. Strategically plans and guides initiatives that enable UU congregations and religious leaders to minister effectively through public witness and social action.

2. Strategically guides the Multicultural Growth and Witness (MGW) staff’s national advocacy and interfaith coalition work; considers effectiveness using the criteria of grounding, opportunity, fit, and accountability.

3. Serves as the face and voice of Unitarian Universalism in the nation’s capital for social witness priorities nationally, internationally, and by supporting local initiatives.

4. Represents the UUA in coalitions addressing strategic priorities in public witness through networking with interfaith and national coalitions, federal advocacy groups, and social action arms of interfaith partners.

5. Supports UU leaders in congregations, states, districts, and issue-centered groups on initiatives that are strategically grounded and that will enhance Unitarian Universalism’s voice.

6. Collaborates with MGW Director, Congregational Life Regional Leads, and Ministry and Faith Development colleagues to advance social justice initiatives/programs, highlight best practices, and provide learning opportunities as an aspect of building congregations’ capacity to minister effectively in a multicultural world.

7. Partners with Stewardship and Development staff when appropriate to cultivate donor support for the Standing on the Side of Love (SSL) campaign and other public witness initiatives.

8. Supervises Congregational Advocacy and Witness Director, SSL Campaign Manager, and Environmental Justice Program Associate (Ministry for Earth Intern).

9. Serves on the Public Witness Team.

10. Performs other duties as requested by supervisor, the Vice President for Ministries and Congregational Support, or President.

Qualifications: This is an exempt, grade 14 position (entry $62,900; midpoint $81,000). The ideal candidate is a Unitarian Universalist ministerial candidate or religious professional. Must be able to work collaboratively with Multicultural Growth and Witness colleagues and across staff groups. Must possess excellent organizational skills and experience working with UU congregations, religious professionals, and lay leaders and/or progressive interfaith social justice coalitions that are congregationally based. Strong commitment and experience in advancing social justice and anti-oppression/anti-racism/multiculturalism at the congregational level is required. Computer proficiency required, especially MS Office and Outlook. Community organizing, group facilitation, organizational change, media, distance learning, and virtual team management experience are highly desirable. Individual must be involved in and knowledgeable about issues relevant to LGBT communities, communities of color and Latina/o/Hispanic communities.

Familiarity with UU congregations and Spanish/English bilingual ability are a plus. Must be based in Washington, DC. Occasional travel is required.

How to Apply: People with disabilities, people of color, Hispanic/Latino/a and B/G/L/T/I/Q/Q candidates are encouraged to apply. Send cover letter and résumé via e-mail—indicating “Witness Ministries Director” in the subject line—to, via fax to (617) 367-3237, or to Human Resources, UUA, 25 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02108.


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 and can start immediately. 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

Internship positions are still available in Democracy for America’s Field department for the Spring 2011 session from March through May at our headquarters in beautiful Burlington, VT..

Democracy for America (DFA) is looking for creative, motivated young people who want to get involved in progressive politics. At DFA, you will have the opportunity to work directly with staff, playing a substantive role in your department. The hands-on experience you gain at DFA will be invaluable wherever your education and career take you.

DFA Field interns work directly with our National Field Organizers and grassroots activists to bring about progressive change through online organizing in our fast-paced Burlington office. The interns help the Field Organizers recruit and develop DFA leaders across the country through on-the-ground and online trainings, and national and local actions. They are essential to mobilizing DFA’s one million (and counting) members to support local progressive candidates and issues through blog posts and local emails. They also provide logistical support for our nationwide Campaign Academy and Night School program.

To apply for a Democracy for America internship, please send a cover letter and resume to Operations Manager Tegan Rymer at

Democracy for America accepts applications on a rolling basis. More information on Democracy for America internships at


National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce Internships

The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce® (NGLCC) is a rapidly growing and dynamic non-profit organization working to expand the economic opportunity of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) business community. The NGLCC is currently seeking part time and full time interns to assist the growth of various initiatives within our organization.

Internships Available:

Communications/ Internship
Corporate Relations Internship
Supplier Diversity Internship
Events Internship
Programs Internship


Enthusiasm and dedication toward advancing the LGBT movement
Willingness to learn about and become engaged in a cutting-edge aspect of the LGBT movement
Experience with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook)
Ability to work in a fast-paced office environment
More information can be found at Interested? Send your resume and a cover letter to
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:

The deadline for applications for the spring is THIS MONDAY, Jan.

Please send questions to UELIP coordinator Maggie Raible at

Spring Semester
Program Dates: January 17, 2011 – May 20, 2011
Applications reviewed on a rolling basis up until January 24, 2011
Time Requirements: At least 20 hours a week with a minimum commitment
of 10-11 weeks

Summer Semester
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


*National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce Internships*

The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce® (NGLCC) is a rapidly growing
and dynamic non-profit organization working to expand the economic
opportunity of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) business
community. The NGLCC is currently seeking part time and full time interns to
assist the growth of various initiatives within our organization.

*Internships Available*:

- Communications/ Internship
- Corporate Relations Internship
- Supplier Diversity Internship
- Events Internship
- Programs Internship


- Enthusiasm and dedication toward advancing the LGBT movement
- Willingness to learn about and become engaged in a cutting-edge aspect
of the LGBT movement
- Experience with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook)
- Ability to work in a fast-paced office environment

More information can be found at Interested? Send your
resume and a cover letter to

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