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LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT with Natural Resources experience needed for Democratic office. Responsible for legislative work on Natural Resources, including Native Hawaiian issues; energy, technology and transportation. Duties include preparing briefing materials, developing and tracking legislative priorities, responding to constituent mail in assigned issue areas, representing/staffing Member at meetings. Excellent writing, analytical, and communication skills necessary. Bachelor’s degree or higher; minimum three years progressively responsible legislative experience on the Hill. This is not an entry-level position. Please reply with resume, three references of past or current direct supervisors and one 1-3 page writing sample.
ACP Operations Associate
American Corporate Partners, www.acp-usa.org, is a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting returning veterans transition from the armed services to the corporate environment. ACP offers present and past service members a unique mentoring and networking opportunity with employees from leading corporations and select universities nationwide.
ACP is seeking a detail-oriented, motivated, and hard-working individual who has an appreciation for ACP's mission. The position involves the creation and monitoring of mentoring relationships, addressing issues, as well as providing research, writing, and program development support to staff. The candidate should have outstanding interpersonal skills and be well versed with computers. He or she must be open to evolving responsibilities as our organization grows and be able to provide assistance on special projects as assigned.
A strong record of academic achievement is required. Successful candidates will have completed college with a GPA of 3.5 or higher. Recent veterans and military spouses are encouraged to apply. Applicants with a social media background are also welcomed.
Please send a cover letter and resume to Michelle Roxby at email@example.com. A resume without a cover letter will not be read. Please include your resume and cover letter in the body of the e-mail rather than as an attachment. No phone calls please.
Compensation: $45,000 annually plus health care.
POSITION: Director of Bilateral Government Relations at KickStart
LOCATION: Washington, DC or New York, NY
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION: KickStart-International (“KickStart”) is an innovative, prize-winning social enterprise with a mission to help millions of people in Africa escape poverty by promoting sustainable employment creation and economic growth. KickStart believes that impoverished people in the developing world need precisely what any other poor person needs: a way to earn more money.
KickStart works by designing very low cost tools and equipment and mass marketing them to very poor, but entrepreneurial, African men and women, who buy them and use them to establish profitable small-scale family businesses. KickStart’s best-selling products are manually operated irrigation pumps which are marketed under the brand name “MoneyMaker”. KickStart develops a private-sector supply chain to distribute and sell the equipment and a large-scale marketing/extension program to widely promote the equipment to poor farmers. Finally, KickStart carefully measures its impacts to determine if the families who buy the equipment really do make enough money to get out of poverty. To date more than 105,000 families have lifted themselves out of poverty with these tools. In summary, KickStart has developed and proven a cost-effective, replicable and sustainable model with the potential to take many millions of families around the world out of poverty.
KickStart was recently featured as a “Top Project” on Jumo.org and recognized by Fast Company magazine and the Monitor Group. KickStart was also named “One of the Top 15 Charities for Investors” by Nuwire and has earned the highest possible rating on Charity Navigator. Additionally, the MoneyMaker pump was called one of the “Ten Inventions that Will Change the World” by Newsweek.
For more information, please visit www.kickstart.org.
ABOUT THE POSITION:
KickStart is seeking an experienced professional to expand and manage its government, multilateral and bilateral fundraising programs. KickStart is in the midst of a major expansion with a goal of increasing its annual impacts by approximately 4x over the next 5 years. The Director of Bilateral Government Relations will be responsible for generating new revenue from bilateral and multilateral government funding agencies and for developing and managing related external relationships and partnerships. This person will work closely with, and report directly to, the Chief Development and External Relations Officer.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Organizational and Strategic Planning
Generate and execute KickStart’s governmental fundraising strategy and objectives, designing a detailed fundraising plan and ensuring key performance indicators are met
Work closely with KickStart’s development, management and program teams in the U.S. and Africa to manage government funding proposals from start to finish, including conceptualizing programs, developing budgets, writing proposals and reports, managing implementation and reporting on results
Lead KickStart’s careful tracking of, and response to, requests for proposals (RFPs) from government and multilateral agencies
Research and apply for new funding opportunities from bilateral donors, multilateral agencies (e.g., World Bank/International Finance Corporation, African Development Bank), and U.S. government agencies (e.g., USAID, State Department, USDA, PEPFAR, the Millennium Challenge Corporation)
Identify and secure opportunities for KickStart to provide its services (e.g., MoneyMaker irrigation pumps, supply chain development, training, etc.) to projects worldwide, as lead and/or subcontractor
Write and submit proposals, grant applications and reports
Represent KickStart at meetings and public forums related to its mission and programs (e.g., development aid, job creation, technology, agriculture, food security)
Initiate and maintain strong, on-going partnerships with relevant community, including governmental, consultants and other non-governmental and non-profit organizations to collaborate on government funding proposals
Build strong public-private partnerships and actively cultivate and manage relationships with program staff at bilateral, USAID and multilateral funding agencies
Candidates should possess the following:
Education and Experience
Bachelor's degree required; Master's degree preferred
Knowledge of international development and/or international agriculture and rural development
10+ years of experience and proven success seeking funds from bilateral donors, US government and multilateral funding agencies
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal (e.g.: public speaking, presentations, correspondence, proposals and reports), including compelling, clear, succinct and jargon-free writing abilities
A drive to cultivate and close new and existing revenue opportunities
Sophistication and poise, with the intellectual depth and maturity to work with executives, staff, government officials and other leaders
Detail orientation, with an ability to operate in a highly organized fashion
Demonstrated competency working with budgets
Charisma, able to articulate KickStart’s mission and programs to inspire across multiple formats (e.g., in-person meetings, phone and video conference)
Flexibility and creativity, exhibiting determination while maintaining respect for others’ concerns
Emotional maturity and a good sense of humor
Ability to work independently and remotely, sometimes on weekends, early in the morning or late in the evening to collaborate with colleagues in Africa
Commitment to KickStart’s mission, purpose and values, and to its methodology, history, culture, programs and constituencies
Foreign language skills (French, Portuguese, Swahili) a plus, but not required
Willingness to travel (estimated at 25%), including internationally
Competitive compensation commensurate with experience.
To apply for this position, visit: http://www.on-ramps.com/jobs/581
POSITION TITLE: Legislative Assistant/Legislative Counsel
OCCUPATIONAL GROUP: Professional/Administrative
District of Columbia Councilmember Mary M. Cheh is seeking to hire a legislative assistant/legislative counsel for the Committee on Government Operations and the Environment. These services include the drafting, monitoring, and analysis of legislation, preparation of legislative or legal memorandums on the interpretation of legislation. The Committee reviews, analyzes, and makes recommendations to the full Council relative to legislation that is officially referred. Committee staff are responsible for preparing the Committee Chair in the conduct of hearings on proposed legislation and oversight matters. Staff are further asked to respond to problems that exist or may arise within District agencies; directly respond to constituent requests; review proposed contracts and reprogramming; exercise oversight over executive agencies and boards; and staff the Chair for annual performance and budget hearings. The Committee on Government Operations currently has oversight of the following Executive agencies: the Office of the Chief Procurement Officer, the Department of Human Resources, the Office of the Chief Technology Officer, the Board of Elections and Ethics, the Office of Property Management, the Department of the Environment, and several other related agencies.
The incumbent is expected to:
Serve as the resident legislative and/or legal expert on the legislative history of programs, functions, and activities of the departments, agencies, offices assigned to the staff member.
Write legislation, amendments, committee reports, public hearing questions, opening statements, and presentation and discussion points for legislative and Committee meetings.
Consult with Executive Branch officials, other Council offices, citizen and business stakeholders and advocacy groups on proposed or pending legislation.
Analyze and review proposed operating and capital budgets and other financial information associated with the assigned departments, agencies, offices or programs of the Committee.
Respond to oral and/or written inquires from the general public, business leaders, advocacy groups to the Committee or its members.
Investigate the issues, review pending legislation and compose correspondence.
Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in a field of study directly related to public policy development such as public administration, public policy and other related fields of study that exhibit the possession of the skills and competencies for a legislative position assigned to a Council Committee. An advanced degree in public policy or public administration or a Law Degree is a plus. The successful incumbent will also have expertise, knowledge, or experience in the programs, functions, and activities of the agencies assigned to the Government Operations Committee. In some cases candidate will possess knowledge of federal and District laws as well as knowledge of the organizational and operational environment of the District government. In either case education or experience must show both breadth and depth and demonstrate the possession of the organizational skills and competencies.
Skills and Competencies required:
Adaptability – Demonstrates the ability to adapt quickly to changing conditions or performance expectations. Maintains productivity while performing multiple assignments. Effectively evaluates and uses new ideas to enhance results.
Accountability – Accepts accountability for achieving results and takes responsibility for outcomes. Identifies ways to enhance individual and group performance in order to make greater contributions to the Council. Takes a proactive approach, anticipating and addressing issues before they arise.
Communications – Communicates with individuals and groups effectively and professionally (verbally and in writing). Makes clear and convincing oral presentations. Listens effectively and clarifies information as needed. Writes in a clear concise, organized, and convincing manner for the intended audience.
Judgment – Analyzes information and makes correct inferences or draws accurate conclusions. Considers possible implications and alternatives when making decisions and takes into account other perspectives before making a decision.
Organizing Work – Approaches work in a methodical manner. Keeps track of details to ensure work is performed accurately and is completed on time. Allocates time and resources effectively and coordinates efforts with all affected parties.
Research – Utilizes the appropriate assumptions, methods and analytical approaches to obtain requested information. Demonstrates the ability to analyze collected information and provide recommendations on how the information should be used, shared, and documented.
This position requires work in a high paced, team environment that is also sometimes stressful with minimal supervision. All work is primarily performed in an office setting. Performance expectations will be developed with the Committee Director and Chairperson of the Committee.
Salary is commensurate with experience.
This position requires residency in the District of Columbia, or willingness to relocate within 6 months of start date.
Please send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Anthony Lopez (firstname.lastname@example.org)by close of business on Friday – February 11, 2011. Please reference “Legislative Assistant/Legislative Counsel Position” in the subject line.
Planned Parenthood Federation of America
Presents and advocates policy positions representing Planned Parenthood Federation of America before the U.S. Congress and Executive branch agencies. Further PPFA’s goals of access to reproductive health care for women and families by maintaining contact with key staffers, members of Congress and the administration. Serves as a resource for PPFA affiliates and staff by providing information and support on federal legislation and policy.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Lobbies members of Congress and their staff on reproductive health and related legislation and serves as PPFA's "voice on the Hill" to ensure Congress is informed and aware of PPFA's message and issue priorities to influence the outcome of federal legislation and federal policies.
2. In collaboration with Legislative Director, formulates and implements legislative strategy to carry out PPFA's goals regarding reproductive health policies and programs so key members of Congress and the Administration are informed and aware of PPFA's positions on issues.
3. Develops and maintains working relationships with targeted contacts in legislative and executive branches to educate them and respond to information requests on PPFA's positions and priorities regarding reproductive health and related issues.
4. Monitors legislative development and activities in Congress and the Administration related to and programs of interest to PPFA. Provide PPFA affiliates and staff with the latest information regarding legislative activity and coordinate efforts to mobilize activities in support of PPFA policy positions.
5. Communicates, coordinates and strategizes with coalition partners; represents PPFA and PPFA's positions in coalition meetings and works to develop consensus on issues in order to be most effective in lobbying activities.
6. Prepare detailed Congressional target lists to identify members of Congress who need additional information lobbying and grassroots activities. Track members positions on domestic policy issues and monitor movement.
7. Research policy and potential policy and write legislative analysis, summaries and talking points on PPFA issues for members of Congress, their staff, affiliates and coalition partners.
8. Collaborate with other PPFA departments to mobilize grassroots activities, develop messages and achieve desired goals on issues of choice.
9. Completes special projects as assigned and required.
Required Education: Bachelor’s degree in Government, Public Policy or related field is required.
Required Experience: Five to seven years of directly-related work experience including lobbying and project management experience.
Related Skills or Knowledge: Computer literate. Comprehensive knowledge of the federal legislative process, specifically Congressional budgeting, appropriations cycle, and authorization processes. Commitment to the mission of PPFA and an understanding of women's health and reproductive rights issues. Excellent organizational, written and oral communication, customer service, problem-resolution/negotiation, and interpersonal skills. Contacts with Hill staff. Ability to function effectively as a team player. Knowledge of diverse groups, working with a multicultural workforce and sensitivity and appreciation to cultural differences is required.
Alliance for Justice seeks a Director, Advocacy Programs, to lead its
nationally renowned advocacy program, which provides training, direct
assistance, publications, and online resources to foundations and the
nonprofit sector on matters related to lobbying, election activity, and
other forms of advocacy
JOB: Finance Director - Northern Virginia Senate Campaign
Feb 09 07:44PM -0800 ^
Highly competitive Virginia Senate campaign is looking for an
Finance Director to start in early March. We are planning an
aggressive campaign to reach out to primary voters inside the Beltway
and need somebody tough to raise the money to meet our goals.
The Finance Director will be responsible for writing and executing a
finance plan, meeting monthly targets, managing candidate/surrogate
call time, executing multiple fundraising events and coordinating with
the campaign's treasurer on quarterly compliance filings. Qualified
candidates will have 2-3 years fundraising experience. Virginia
experience is a plus.
This position is located in Alexandria, VA. (Approx. 15-minute drive
from downtown DC.) Salary is commensurate with experience.
Please email cover letter, resume and salary requirements to
Rep. Marcy Kaptur Internship
The office of Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) is seeking a full or part-time intern for the winter/ spring semester. Current college students or recent graduates are preferred. Candidates must have strong writing skills, the ability to conduct extensive research, and a high level of professionalism. Duties include (but are not limited to) attending hearings and briefings, writing projects such as memos, reports, and correspondence, providing support for legislative staff, carrying out research projects, and administrative support. Ohio ties are a plus but are not necessary. Interested candidates should email resume, cover letter, and a brief writing sample to OhioInternship@yahoo.com with the subject line: (Last Name) Spring Internship. Please include days and times available for internship.
Congressman Mike Quigley (D-IL) is seeking a Press Intern for the
Spring. Intern will be responsible for compiling and distributing
daily clips to the office, drafting press releases, updating Member’s
website and social media. Strong writing skills needed and familiarity
with social networking and new media is a plus. While the internship
will be press focused, responsibilities will also include some
administrative duties including answering telephones, assisting with
the correspondence program, and leading Capitol tours.
Priority will be given to those who can work full-time, but
consideration will be given to all applicants who can work morning and
early afternoon hours. Chicago ties are also a plus.
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and a 1
page writing sample to email@example.com
The AIDS Institute - a national nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that promotes action for social change through public policy research, advocacy and education - is seeking an intern to assist in public policy efforts. The intern will assist in the organization's efforts to implement a broad range of domestic HIV/AIDS policy objectives before the Congress and the Administration. Policy areas include: prevention, research, care & treatment, appropriations, Medicare/Medicaid, and others.
The Public Policy Intern will attend and report on community and coalition meetings, hearings and briefings on Capitol Hill, and conduct public policy research. The intern may also be asked to produce research in reporting and/or publications of the agency. Other duties may be assigned by the Deputy Executive Director or the Executive Director. The Public Policy Intern will also be responsible for managing the Institute's congressional database.
Qualifications: This position requires excellent analytical, writing, interpersonal and organizational skills, and an interest in advancing domestic HIV/AIDS public policy. Interest and knowledge of Capitol Hill is desired and proficiency with Microsoft Office programs is essential.
Applicants should send an email with the subject “public policy intern” to firstname.lastname@example.org with a cover letter and resume
Finance Internship opportunities available immediately, 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 8 hours per week for the Spring or Summer semester. Excellent verbal and written communications skills required. Must have basic computer and word processing skills (Windows, MS Office, including Word, Powerpoint, Excel, and Access).
Interns will work directly with Principal of organization and will receive training on fundraising fundamentals. Currently, internships are unpaid but transportation stipends are negotiable. Office is conveniently located near Union Station metro. Please send cover letter and resume via fax to 202/547-8554 or via email to email@example.com. Please email resumes to Madalene@arumgroup.com