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LEGISLATIVE DIRECTOR: Senior Progressive New England Democrat, Member of House Energy and Commerce Committee, seeks experienced, creative, and politically savvy Legislative Director to develop legislative strategy, supervise active legislative staff, and coordinate and implement legislative agenda. In addition to supervisory responsibilities, the Legislative Director also will handle telecommunications issues and must have at least three years of experience in telecom policy. Candidates should have outstanding writing abilities in a variety of formats, including talking points, statements, speeches, and other written materials drafted for the Member. Candidates for the position must be able to juggle multiple tasks simultaneously under short deadlines. This is not an entry-level position, and candidates must have at least three years of legislative experience either on Capitol Hill or in a position requiring regular involvement with issues before Congress. All candidates for this position must provide: 1) a cover letter; 2) a resume; 3) three writing samples; and 4) three references.  Apply to:


STAFF ASSISTANT: Natural Resources Committee Democrats seek Staff Assistant in Committee office. This position demands ability to multitask, high efficiency and strong organizational skills as well as an ability to work cooperatively with others and a good sense of humor. Duties include, but not limited to: overseeing main office of the Committee, greeting visitors, answering phones, managing office mail, working on projects related to the work of the Ranking Member and the other Democratic Members of the Committee. Background and interest in environmental and energy issues a plus. Superior writing and analytical skills are required. This is an entry-level position, prior Hill experience not required and recent college graduates are encouraged to apply. Interested applicants should email their cover letter, resume, 3 references, and 3 writing samples to


Director of Foundation Relations

For more than 30 years, Corporate Accountability International has

successfully challenged corporations like GE, Nestlé, and Philip

Morris to halt abusive practices that threaten public health, the

environment and our democracy. Today our campaigns challenge the

dangerous practices of some of the world’s most powerful industries.

Think Outside the Bottle exposes the truth behind bottled water

marketing and defends the human right to water in the face of

increasing corporate control. Value [the] Meal challenges the fast

food industry to stop driving an epidemic of diet-related disease, and

our campaign Challenging Big Tobacco is blocking industry interference

in health policies that protect our kids.

The Director of Foundation Relations will write proposals and

accompanying reports to help bring campaigns to scale. Working with

our Director of Philanthropic Partnerships and other senior staff, the

Director of Foundation Relations will research prospective

foundations, track our outreach and work on all aspects of grant

seeking work, while helping to maintain a creative and fun office



• Identify and build relationships with program officers at

prospective national, regional, and family foundations.

• Cultivate relationships with funders and ensure regular

communication through phone, emails, in-person outreach and meetings.

• Lead the Foundations Team of senior staff, including the Executive

Director and Chief of Staff.

• Coordinate with staff leadership to develop, draft and edit letters

of interest, proposals, and reports for each campaign.

• Work with financial staff to prepare and submit budgets and

financial reports to foundations.

• Facilitate timely and effective planning and budgeting of foundation

outreach program.

• Maintain comprehensive, accurate and up-to-date files, records and


• Participate in organization-wide planning, fundraising and campaign



• Demonstrated commitment to social justice and progressive social


• At least five years experience writing grants and grant reports,

with a proven track record in securing funds.

• A fast, clear and excellent writer.

• Outstanding organizational, tracking and systems skills.

• Excellent multi-tasking ability, problem-solving skills and positive

attitude towards challenges.

• Strong verbal communication skills.

• Ability to orchestrate involvement of senior staff.

• Computer skills, including proficiency with Excel, Microsoft Office

and databases.

• Highly motivated and tenacious, with great attention to detail.

• Grassroots organizing experience a major plus.

ACCOUNTABILITY: The Director of Foundation Relations reports to the

Director of Philanthropic Partnerships.

SALARY RANGE: Commensurate with experience, with a generous benefits


LOCATION: Campaign Headquarters, Boston

TO APPLY: Email letter of interest, résumé and three to five

references to Randall Smith at

Corporate Accountability International is an equal opportunity

employer and an inclusive organization.

People of color, women, and GLBTQ people are strongly encouraged to




Executive Director Position

The Maryland League of Conservation Voters (Maryland LCV) and the

Maryland League of Conservation Voters Education Fund (Maryland LCVEF)

is looking for a visionary and collaborative leader with demonstrated

fundraising skills, both with major donors and foundations, experience

in managing an organization and staff, and a recognized ability to

build political power and strength. The successful candidate must

also have proven strategic planning and program development


Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, are essential.

The Executive Director will report directly to the Board of Directors

of both organizations and will have the responsibility to supervise,

hire and fire all staff.

Specific Responsibilities:

• Raise and maintain a budget

• Manage a staff of seven or more, along with interns and a County


• Lead the organization in the development and implementation of all


• Legal monitoring of all operations

• Communicate organization’s mission, goals and positions to media and

the public

• Organizational and political strategic planning

• Work in coalition with other environmental organizations

• Board management and development

• Lead the Board, staff and supporters with a common sense of vision

and purpose

Experience Sought:

• Successful fundraising experience with major donors and foundations,

including taking organizations to new levels of revenue--Required

• Significant understanding of staffing and budget needs for a 501c3

and 501c4--Required

• Experience managing a budget of at least $500,000 and staff of 4-6--


• Experience working with the media, developing message and public


• Political and legislative campaign experience, including working at

a senior level in a campaign or organization—Required

• Knowledge or experience working on environmental issues and

commitment to political and legislative activism for the environment—


• Experience with successful strategic, long-range planning--Preferred

• Basic understanding of legal issues involving 501c3 and 501c4


• Ability to function on a national level in the political/

environmental arena-Desired

Maryland LCV and the Maryland LCVEF provide competitive compensation

and benefits. Salary is commensurate with experience. Benefits

include: Health and dental insurance, 401K plan, Flex Spending and

four weeks of vacation.

Position Requirements: This is a full time position based in

Annapolis. Evening and weekend hours are required to be successful.

Availability: We seek to have the successful candidate begin on or

around April 15, 2011.

To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to Please

send electronic copies ONLY. Hard copies will not be evaluated.

Please apply by February 11, 2011.

All applicants and information received will be held in confidence.


The Campaign for Community Change is seeking a temporary Online

Communications Director for their position in Washington DC.

Applications can be sent to

About the Campaign for Community Change:

The Campaign for Community Change (The Campaign) aims to increase the

profile of policy issues that matter to low-income people and people

of color; educate and empower communities to act on those issues; and

influence the federal legislation to benefit low-income families and

communities. Specifically, the Campaign works to equip low-income,

immigrant and communities of color with the skills and resources to

participate year-round in the electoral process. The Campaign’s goal

is to ensure that these communities—historically underrepresented in

voter turnout—are recognized as constituencies to which every

candidate is accountable. We aim to promote a culture of civic

participation and assist our constituencies to become fully engaged in

American democracy.

One of the most distinctive elements of the Campaign is that it is

driven by local grassroots groups and leaders. The Campaign provides

guidance and support, but the ownership is in the hands of the people

from these communities and the organizations to which they belong. The

Campaign will provide partner organizations with an array of support

and resources to help them reach their electoral goals through voter

education, registration, mobilization and protection, as well as

efforts designed to strengthen the membership and leadership within

their organizations. For further information please visit our website


Position Overview: For the past year and a half, the Campaign for

Community Change has worked with a large coalition of local and

national organizations committed to passing humane immigration reform.

The coalition has worked on multiple fronts, generating policy

recommendations, reaching potential supporters through a coordinated

online and offline field campaign, raising issue visibility in the

media, and mobilizing voters to support pro-immigrant candidates.

After successfully building large and powerful mobile and email lists,

as well as a web and social media presence, the coalition is entering

into it’s next phase. While the field plan of the coalition will be

“dormant” it will be the job of the Director to both transition the

lists while engaging in tactics and strategies to aggressively grow

them. The Campaign for Community Change is seeking an Online

Communications Director with 3-5 years experience in managing complex

online campaigns. The Online Communications Director should be a self-

starter, a web and data "geek", and an experienced organizer with a

clear vision about how to use the Internet and online tools to

mobilize thousands of supporters. The ideal candidate will have a

history of proven success in list building, leveraging technology for

grassroots organizing, developing and implementing effective online

advocacy and fundraising strategies, project management, and staff

management. Previous experience working with coalitions and

distributed teams successfully is a plus.

This position is temporary.

The Online Communications Director reports to the Director of New


Principal Responsibilities:

* Work with coalition partners to transition campaign lists into

new phase of campaign “dormant” mode.

* Work closely with partner groups and the Communications team to

develop effective online/offline strategies and messaging.

* Develop a detailed online campaign budget including technology

and design costs, paid marketing and staffing.

* Hire staff as needed and coordinate sharing of staff resources

with coalition partners.

* Manage and update the coalition website; contract and work with

vendors as needed.

* Develop a strong email communications plan to engage list

members in campaign activities, promote local and state level messages

and maximize growth.

* Work with partner organizations that support the campaign and

have stake in the listbuilding work.

* Work with the coalition and partner organizations to maximize

the campaign's reach online - including website traffic, blog

coverage, social network reach, etc.

* Provide training and support for coalition members and partner

organizations around practical application of online technology and

new media tools in both community organizing and issue advocacy


* Manage the coalition list-building project, including:

* The keeping of a project timeline that lays out the steps needed

to achieve list-building goals.

* The convening of meetings and following up with partners as

necessary to ensure that all milestones are being met.

* Manage partner relationships and new list sharing terms.


* Strong project management skills. Experience in staff hiring and


* A commitment to the passage of just and humane immigration


* An internet visionary constantly looking for new and innovative

ways to organize campaigns online.

* Knowledge of basic HTML, CSS and image manipulation.

* Understands the online political space and political


* Able to track a lot of moving parts and manage complex projects.

* Maintain attention to detail, while keeping the big picture in


* Ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally.

* Able to write compelling email copy, with an understanding of

what makes some emails more effective at generating action than


* Experience working with partner organizations on an issue


* Familiarity with Action Kit or similar program (Blue State

Digital, Convio, Capitol Advantage, Get Active, etc).

* Familiarity with SMS advocavy work and/or experience with a

platform like Mobile Commons (Revolution Media etc).

* Familiarity with best practices in list segmentation, message

personalization, and email/SMS response tracking.

* Familiarity with online organizing practices, including social

network and blogger outreach.

* Familiarity with the use of voter file data and modeling for

reaching potential campaign supporters, a plus.

* Experience with providing training and support around online

organizing practices, including social network and blogger outreach.

* Specific experience around practical application of online

technology and new media tools in community organizing and issue

advocacy campaigns a plus.

* The ability to speak Spanish is a plus.

Salary & Benefits: Campaign for Community Change offers a competitive

salary. Temporary employees receive all legally mandated benefits.

Closing Date of Position: Open until filled

How to apply: Please submit resume, cover letter that includes salary

expectations and at least two writing samples to:


Washington DC Based PR, GR, Marketing/Branding Firm Administrative Assistant

Book Hill Partners (BHP) is a government relations and public affairs firm that represents a range of clients in the public and private sectors. Our work ranges from media relations and marketing to managing trade associations to working with government agencies. Located in the heart of the central business district, BHP is close to the Metro Center station and has on-site parking for easy access.

We seek candidates who are looking for an exciting opportunity with a growing and dynamic firm. The right candidate wants to find a professional opportunity where they can grow with the company.

We are seeking an Administrative Assistant to provide administrative support to our team of professionals. The position’s responsibilities include:

· Answering and screening telephone calls in a professional, courteous and timely manner; taking accurate messages; and arranging conference calls.

· Coordinating calendars and scheduling appointments; ensuring all parties are informed and kept abreast of schedules and changes.

· Meeting visitors, clients and other guests.

· Coordinating travel arrangements and handling expense reports.

· Processing invoices.

· Coordinating meetings including but not limited to preparing and distributing agendas and other materials, reserving and preparing facilities, and recording and transcribing meeting minutes.

· Ordering and maintaining supplies; coordinating equipment maintenance.

· Performing general clerical duties.

· Conducting basic research, writing, and other account-related work as opportunities arise.

We require this individual to demonstrate a high level of professionalism in dealing with senior-level clients and contacts.

The candidate must also maintain the confidentiality of sensitive information and materials. We further expect the candidate to exercise considerable judgment and discretion in all matters.

Candidates for this position must have strong organizational skills and the ability to multi-task. The position requires excellent communications skills, a strong working knowledge of an office environment, and the ability to use the Internet. Candidates should have expertise in Microsoft Office programs; exceptionally strong skills with either or both PowerPoint and Keynote are an advantage. Similarly, strong consideration will be given to those with simple web design and HTML or XML skills in order to update web sites.

Candidates should be comfortable carrying out assignments with minimal guidance, with the understanding that they operate within a team environment.

In addition to the base salary, we also expect to reward performance with opportunities for growth. For example, we will positively consider subsidizing or paying for additional educational programs in a range of work-related areas, such as graphic design, writing and computer skills.

Further as we grow, it is our goal that this individual will grow with us—there is the opportunity here for the right person to use this position as a stepping stone to greater responsibilities and additional compensation.

Salary is commensurate with experience and demonstrated skills. Salary range is up to $45,000 a year not including bonus opportunities. Benefits include 401k and health insurance.

Parking and fitness facility in building.

Book Hill Partners is an equal opportunity employer and we encourage anyone with the requisite skills to apply.

To Apply please send Cover Letter and Resume to

For more information check out:


Executive Assistant at the Institute for the Study of War

Position is posted here.

The Institute for the Study of War seeks an energetic and articulate executive assistant to support its growing programs and operations.

Description: Responsibilities include scheduling, managing correspondence, and coordinating travel for ISW’s President. Duties also include assisting in event planning, office management, and financial and administrative support. In addition, the executive assistant will manage ISW’s Intern Program including recruiting, on-boarding, and intern management.

The ideal candidate is highly organized and professional with excellent communication skills.


The ideal candidate will have: 
1. A Bachelors degree with a minimum of one year experience in a professional administrative capacity;
2. Commitment to and interest in ISW’s mission;
3. Experience working and interacting with high-level personnel;
4. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively;
5. Excellent organizational capabilities;
6. The ability and willingness to work simultaneously on a wide-range of tasks and projects and to prioritize appropriately;
7. A pleasant, professional, and diplomatic manner in interacting with senior management, co-workers, partners, and the public;
8. Integrity, professional discretion and ability to handle confidential matters;
9. The ability to work independently and collaboratively with others;
10.Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (knowledge of Photoshop, InDesign, or HTML a plus);
11. No knowledge of military affairs is necessary.

The Executive Assistant reports to the Deputy Director and the President.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. To apply, please submit a cover letter and résumé to

The Institute for the Study of War (ISW) is a non-partisan, non-profit, public policy research organization. ISW advances an informed understanding of military affairs through reliable research, trusted analysis, and innovative education.


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


The Washington, D.C. office of Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) is

currently seeking full or part-time interns for the spring 2011

semester to begin immediately. Candidates should be collegial and

professional, possess strong oral and written communication skills, be

quick learners and possess excellent attention to detail. Duties

include but are not limited to assisting with front desk duties,

sorting and distributing mail, assisting staff with administrative and

legislative projects, and conducting tours of the Capitol and Senate


This internship is an excellent opportunity to learn about, contribute

to, and gain experience in the daily workings of a busy U.S. Senate

office. Interns are assigned to legislative staff and work closely on

substantial legislative projects related to their interests and

educational goals as possible. Current college students or recent

college graduates with availability Wednesdays, Thursdays, and/or

Fridays preferred. Candidates with northeastern ties are strongly

encouraged to apply. Please e-mail a resume, cover letter, and a short

writing sample to with the subject

line “Spring 2011 Internship”.


Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2011 14:16:51 -0500

Policy Intern Position Open

Job Description: The National Hydropower Association (NHA) seeks a Policy Intern to provide support to the Policy Assistant and Director of Government Affairs with respect to special projects, legislation, regulatory work, internal communications, and other issues. We are looking for someone that can begin as soon as possible.

This is a great position for someone interested in gaining experience in the renewable energy sector, public policy and government affairs.

Organization: NHA is a nonprofit national association dedicated exclusively to advancing the interests of the hydropower industry. It seeks to secure hydropower's place as a climate-friendly, renewable and reliable energy source that serves national environmental and energy policy objectives.

NHA unites the diverse North American hydropower community, providing a powerful advocacy voice among U.S. decision makers, the general public and the international community. Through membership, individuals and organizations gain access to regulatory bodies, influence over energy and environmental policy and a means to exchange valuable information with one's peers. For more information, check out

Position Qualifications:

· Strong research skills, including use of databases and the ability to conduct legislative research. Familiarity with THOMAS is a plus

· Solid writing skills to prepare summaries, newsletter articles, fact sheets, announcements to members. Clarity is a must.

· Excellent Computer skills: knowledgeable and proficient in Excel, PowerPoint, and Word required. Knowledge of Google Earth a plus

· Excellent organizational skills

Experience: Degree-seeking undergraduate. Majors in public policy, political science, communications, or related fields helpful.

Compensation: This is a part-time (10-15 hours a week) position and is unpaid however a monthly travel stipend will be provided.

How to Apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume, and a brief writing sample to with the subject “Policy Intern”.

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