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Legislative Director

Employer: Moderate West Coast Democrat

Date: Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Job Type: Capitol Hill

Description: Moderate West Coast Democrat seeks experienced and creative Legislative Director to develop legislative strategy, supervise legislative staff, and coordinate and implement legislative agenda. In addition the Legislative Director must have experience with agricultural policy and legislative issues. Candidates should have outstanding written and verbal communication skills. Candidates for the position must be able to handle multiple tasks and work with tight deadlines. This is not an entry level position, and candidates must have at least 3 to 5 years of legislative experience either on Capitol Hill or in a similar non-Hill position that requires policy and legislative analysis and working with Congress. Candidates should be organized, have a strong sense of humor, and must be team-oriented. All candidates for this position must provide: 1) a cover letter; 2) resume; 3) three writing samples; and 4) three references; send to


Senior Deputy Director, Office of Minority and Women Inclusion, EM-301
WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: All United States Citizens may apply to this posting.

Senior Deputy Director, Office of Minority and Women Inclusion, EM-301
WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: Current or former federal employees with reinstatement eligibility and people who are eligible under special hiring authorities such as Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA), disabled veterans with a 30% or more disability, and persons with disabilities.

*National Immigration Forum *

*Executive and Development Assistant *

The National Immigration Forum works to uphold America’s tradition as a
nation of immigrants. The Forum advocates and builds public support for
public policies that are fair and supportive to immigrants and refugees in
the US. As the nation’s leading immigration advocacy organization, the Forum
fights for policies that reunite families, recognize the importance of
immigration to our economy and our communities, protect refugees, encourage
newcomers to become new Americans and promote equal protection under the

Founded in 1982, the Forum works with national and local advocacy groups,
business organizations, and think tanks. It works to convene a diverse
range of organizations interested in immigration policy to develop strategy
and messages in order to educate officials and the public. . In a time
when our country struggles to find a realistic and safe immigration
solution, the National Immigration Forum is a principled and pragmatic
policy voice intent on raising the level of discourse and valuing the
humanity and benefit of immigrants and refugees.

Visit our website at for detailed
information about the Forum.

*Reports to: Executive and Development Directors*

Initially, and on a *temporary* basis, this position will also perform
duties of the Office Administrator as assigned. This will include the

• Ensure office equipment, computers and cell phones, copier, postage
equipment and fax machine are available and in good working order.

• Act as liaison for building services, parking spaces, building security,
etc. Manage conference room reservations.

• Organize Board of Directors and committee meetings, including scheduling
and arranging meeting and conference call logistics, developing agenda,
assembling and mailing board materials, and recording and maintaining
committee meeting minutes.

• Other office support as assigned.

The Executive and Development Assistant provides support to the Executive
Director, supports fundraising efforts and performs general office duties.

*Executive Support:*

• Work closely with the Executive Director to schedule travel, maintain his
calendar, screen and respond to requests.

• Be responsible for heavy calendar management, requiring interaction with
both internal and external executives and assistants, as well as
consultants, to coordinate a variety of appointments and meetings.

• Prepare Executive Director’s travel expense reports, credit card expense
reconciliation and expense reimbursement requests.

• Support Executive Director’s meetings with Senior Staff including meeting
notices, developing agenda and ensuring follow-up on actions discussed.

• Support Deputy Director with staff meeting schedule notices and agendas.


• Provide logistical and administrative support for donor cultivation
events, including the annual Keepers of the American Dream awards event

• Assist in donor prospect research and assembling of stewardship materials.

• Manage donor files and records in the Forum database, Salesforce.

• Manage donation acknowledgements/thank you letters.

• Prepare monthly reports of donations for the Development and Finance

• With direction from the Director of Development prepare annual report,
annual fund appeals and email communications with donors, including concept,
drafting, managing review process and production.

• Prepare bank deposits.


• Open and distribute mail.

• Arrange catering for staff events.

• Order office supplies.

• File vendor checks.

• Provide telephone coverage for general calls. Respond to routine inquires
and exercise good judgment when referring calls to the appropriate person.

*Qualifications: *


*Knowledge, skills and abilities: *

Demonstrated ability to organize, prioritize, and complete work
independently. Must be a self-starter with flexibility, good judgment, and
the ability and flexibility to take on a wide range of tasks. Requires great
people skills and the ability to function in a position that provides
support to/takes direction from three executives. Good knowledge of office
support functions including database management. Strong computer skills,
including advanced knowledge of MS Outlook, Word and Excel. Knowledge of
Salesforce software not required but preferred.

*Education:* High school diploma required; undergraduate degree desirable.

*Experience:* Two to three years of progressive experience related to
office coordination/support. Experience in the areas of executive level
support and development required. Non-profit experience also a plus.

*Salary:* Negotiable - depending on experience.

The National Immigration Forum is an equal opportunity employer and women,
people of color and ethnic minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Visit our website at to view the complete job

*Applicants are encouraged to apply by March 28, 2011; however, the position
will remain open until filled.*

To apply, send resume and cover letter to
Include Executive in the subject line.

No telephone calls please.


SEIU is Hiring Campaign Communications Coordinators in major cities

Mar 16 12:30PM -0700 ^


Job Title: Communications Coordinator


Manage communications for coalition-based local union campaign for
good jobs in one of the following cities: Seattle, Portland, Los
Angeles, Milwaukee, Cleveland, Minneapolis, Chicago, Detroit, Houston,
Boston, Pittsburgh, Washington, D.C., New York and Miami. Develop and
coordinate communication strategy and message among local unions and
community coalition allies in the given city.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: (Any one position may not include all of the
specific duties and responsibilities listed. Examples provide a
general summary of the work required and should not be treated as a
total and complete list of expected duties to be performed by
employees in the classification.)

Campaign Communications
• Develops message and message discipline among labor and community
coalition partners
• Manages media relations in coordination with community coalition
• Identifies and develops spokespeople for public speaking including
media interviews
• Writes campaign talking points, speeches, press materials
• Develops campaign literature including leaflets, walk pieces,
petitions, postcards, brochures, briefs and backgrounders
• Coordinates with New Media staff regarding online campaign needs
including website content, list development, e-mail and texting
• Coordinates with Video Services staff regarding campaign video needs
• Manages campaign event communications, i.e. strategy, message,
location, signage, visuals, materials, media outreach, spokesperson
prep, event flow and agenda
• Coordinates communications with area union members
• Performs other duties as assigned


Must be able to represent the campaign with local leaders, members,
staff, and outside organizations utilizing independent judgment and a
high level of professionalism.

Interfaces with high level organizational and external contacts,
• SEIU officers, division leadership, International senior staff,
project and program managers, field, political, and organizing
directors, local union officers and staff.
• External: news media, politicians, government officials, partners
and allies.
• Vendors: design and production companies, consultants, pollsters,
freelancers, video and multi-media producers, advertising agencies.

Ensures that sophisticated choices are made about appropriate vendors
and support services.

Decision Making:

• Must have demonstrated ability to manage own work and work of others
without supervision.
• Requires a high level of judgment and ability to take initiative and
work independently.
• Must use a high level of judgment and discretion in resolving
• Must maintain a high level of confidentiality in handling SEIU
• Must be able to work with International and local union elected
leaders and senior staff in complex and sometimes politically
sensitive situations.
• Must be able to act and organize time with extreme independence.
• Must be able to handle multiple “priority” projects simultaneously
and set and meet deadlines, and ensure that staff team does the

Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in communications or related field. Five to eight
years of related work experience or a combination of education and
experience that would provide for the following knowledge, skills and

• Experience developing and implementing strategy on a wide range of
campaigns, including organizing, contract, political, and legislative,
as well as experience working with community allies.
• Thorough knowledge of media relations strategies.
• Thorough knowledge of electronic and print media systems. Knowledge
of advertising techniques and familiarity with all aspects of
literature, audiovisual, and online production process required.
• Excellent writing, verbal, and analytical skills.
• Demonstrated capacity to continuously develop knowledge and skills
related to use of rapidly changing technology.
• Knowledge of unions or other advocacy organizations.
• Skill in the use of personal computer including Microsoft Office

Physical Requirements:

Work is generally performed in an office setting, but job may require
work in the field or in other settings to perform the tasks required
to complete assignments. Long and irregular hours.

To Apply: Please email your cover letter and resume to :


Executive Assistant/Scheduler

Complete College America, a national non-profit now working with 27 states to significantly boost college completion, seeks an Executive Assistant/Scheduler to provide administrative and logistical support for its President in Washington, DC. Complete College America is driven by the fundamental belief that we must reinvent American higher education to match the needs of the new majority of students who must balance the jobs they need with the higher education they desire. Today, half of our students leave college with only debt and no degree – to ensure our country’s future, this can and must change. An ideal Executive Assistant will equally commit experience and passion to this vital endeavor. For more information, visit

Duties and Responsibilities

· Organize and coordinate the President’s daily agenda;

· Schedule meetings and attend to related preparation details, including ensuring the President has appropriate briefings, presentations, handouts, etc;

· Make travel arrangements for the President, utilizing our travel agent;

· Coordinate schedules of the President, senior staff, board of directors, funders and consultants for staff, team, and board meetings;

· Answer all calls to Complete College America’s Washington, DC, office, routing calls to appropriate staff;

· Maintain a call log of all incoming calls, ensuring that calls are returned promptly;

· Provide support for Complete College America’s conferences and convenings, including logistics and scheduling (some light travel may be required);

· Compose letters and other documents as requested by the President;

· Maintain a shared online filing system and contact directory for the President; and

· Other related administrative support functions, as necessary.


· Significant and proven experience as an Executive Assistant and/or Scheduler in a dynamic work environment, including a demonstrated ability to multi-task;

· Excellent oral and written communications skills;

· Strong organizational skills and a demonstrated flexibility to handle the unexpected;

· Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook); and

· Bachelor’s degree preferred; associate degree acceptable.

Application Process

· Please submit your resume, cover letter and salary history to


Sierra Club Careers
Job Title: Associate Press Secretary, Natural Gas
Department: Communications
Location: San Francisco, CA
Reports To: National Press Secretary
Summary: The Sierra Club seeks an Associate Press Secretary to create a communications strategy for its aggressive campaign to protect America's water, air and landscapes by holding the natural gas industry to stringent environmental safeguards. The ideal candidate for this new position has strong professional experience in all aspects of communications and is particularly adept at working with reporters, bloggers and others in media to spread the word about the potentially catastrophic environmental threats posed by dirty fuels and the hopeful solutions created by the clean energy revolution. We are looking for someone with a proven record for building relationships with reporters and bloggers; someone who can quickly craft masterful messages and juggle multiple press inquiries while tenaciously driving a long-term communications campaign using the full spectrum of channels, from Twitter to the hometown dailies. Proven skill in the sensitive handling of controversial issues and crisis communications experience is important, and a good sense of humor couldn't hurt. The ideal candidate will have the scrappy confidence to work collegially with assertive experts and will collaborate well with a group of top communications professionals at the nation’s largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization.
Job Activities:
1. Works with the Natural Gas campaign and campaign volunteers to develop the concept for reports to release at press conferences and other appropriate media events. Oversees the research and writing of those reports.
2. Oversees Sierra Club’s rapid-response program for Natural Gas, developing messages and writing op-eds, letters to the editor, talking points, and other media materials. Creates strategic media responses to published comments regarding the Sierra Club and to the positions of politicians, institutions, or groups.
3. Oversees strategy and messaging and materials development for the Natural Gas campaign, serving as liaison across various teams and committees.
4. Crafts long-term strategic vehicles for promoting Sierra Club messages and stories, including but not limited to writing letters to the editor, reports op-eds, radio actualities, press releases, fact sheets, and talking points.
5. Collaborates with the National Press Secretary, Communications Director, Deputy Director and outside consultants to provide assistance and guidance to the Natural Gas campaign in developing a long-range media strategy. Drafts communications plans and coordinates communications work around Beyond Oil campaigns with web and social media teams, Sierra Magazine, Sierra Club Productions, and other teams.
6. Develops relationships with regional and national reporters and pitches stories to those reporters.
7. Performs research and analysis using a variety of resources to craft appropriate media messages, write press releases, opinion editorials and other materials.
8. Trains and coaches staff and volunteers in media skills.
9. Contributes to staff strategy meetings, and stays current on substantive and political developments in major conservation campaigns by reading latest literature, attending meetings, and maintaining contact with relevant sources.
10. Advises and assists communications staff to pitch other Sierra Club messages, events, and reactions to the working press as needed.
11. Works with Sierra Club staff to monitor and respond to media opportunities. Collects and distributes media clips and news analysis on Natural Gas issues.
Knowledge and Skills:
-- Bachelors degree in communications, journalism, or a closely related field, or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
-- 3+ years prior experience as a journalist, media liaison or other position involving media/press relations.
-- Excellent writing and verbal communications skills.
-- Demonstrated knowledge of environmental issues and national politics desired.
-- Ability to interact cooperatively effectively with staff, volunteers and the public. Ability to meet strict deadlines and work under pressure.
We would appreciate your participation in a brief survey about the position you are applying for and about yourself. Your responses will be completely anonymous and will be held completely confidential. Take our short survey here.

Note: Due to high traffic, the survey sometimes gets overloaded, transferring the user to the main site instead of the survey page. Please try again at a later time if this happens. Your effort is greatly appreciated.

Please send cover letter and resume to To ensure proper routing of your application, please specify job code Assoc. Press Secretary, Natural Gas – SCHQ in the subject line. Please do not add or modify anything else beside job code in the subject line.
The Sierra Club offers competitive salary package commensurate with skills and experience plus excellent benefits that include medical, dental, and vision coverage, and a retirement savings 401(k) plan.
The Sierra Club is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce.
Note: Positions remain online until they are filled. If you are applying for more than one job, a resume and cover letter are required for each position.

The Office of Financial Stability at the Department of the Treasury (TARP) is seeking a senior writer/editor to write a variety of products including reports, speeches, congressional testimony and policy letters.

We are seeking senior level candidates with speechwriting experience, a solid knowledge of financial issues, and preferably, Hill experience.

Candidates need to apply through USA jobs but can also send resumes to me at

Job Announcement Number:11-DO-461DH

Here’s the link:


POSTING DATE: March 14, 2011

POSITION: Voting Rights Fellow

DEPARTMENT: Voter Protection

LOCATION: DNC Headquarters, Washington, DC

CONTACT: Applicants should email a cover letter, resume, and
transcript to, with subject line “Voting
Rights Fellowship.”

The Voter Protection Department provides the DNC with guidance on
voting rights and election administration issues, coordinating with
the Democratic Party at the national and local levels to promote laws
and policies that advance the right to vote. The Department monitors
developments in state and federal election law, including tracking all
aspects of redistricting, from community engagement to litigation.
The Voting Rights Fellow will serve for a one-year term beginning
April 2011 and ending March 2012, and will support the work of the
Voter Protection Department by conducting legal research, especially
focusing on redistricting issues.

The Voting Rights Fellow will be responsible for monitoring and
reporting on state and federal voting rights litigation, including
redistricting. Additionally, the Fellow will research and write about
state and federal law regarding redistricting, voting rights, and
other election administration matters. The Fellow will often be asked
to conduct time-sensitive research.

• Candidate must be a law school graduate with an interest in
voting rights and election administration; must possess strong legal
research and writing skills, and be comfortable using Lexis and other
legal research tools.
• Candidates should have strong interpersonal skills,
experience meeting deadlines, and the ability to manage many tasks
• A strong interest in and commitment to politics are a must.

POSTING DATE: March 14, 2011
CLOSING DATE: Until Filled
POSITION: Accounts Payable
DEPARTMENT: Accounting

LOCATION: Washington, DC

CONTACT: Resumes should be emailed to

General Purpose:

Perform accounting and clerical tasks related to the efficient
maintenance and processing of accounts payable transactions. There
will be other responsibilities within the accounting department
assigned on an as needed basis.

Main Job Tasks and Responsibilities

• review invoices and check requests
• resolve invoice discrepancies
• set invoices up for payment
• ensure proper coding of invoices
• process check requests
• reconciliation of payments
• prepare analysis of accounts
• monitor vendor accounts to ensure payments are up to date
• vendor file maintenance
• correspond with vendors and respond to inquiries
• produce monthly reports
• assist in month end closing
• maintenance of documents

Education and Experience

• BS in Accounting or an equivalent degree required
• knowledge of accounts payable
• knowledge of general accounting procedures
• proficient in data entry and management
• 1-3 years accounts payable and general accounting experience
• Experience with Microsoft Dynamics (Navision) and Quickbase

Key Competencies

• organizing and prioritizing
• attention to detail and accuracy
• confidentiality
• communication skills
• information management skills
• problem-solving skills

The Democratic National Committee (DNC), is committed to diversity
among its staff, and recognizes that its continued success requires
the highest commitment to obtaining and retaining a diverse staff that
provides the best quality services to supporters and constituents. The
DNC is an equal opportunity employer and it is our policy to recruit,
hire, train, promote and administer any and all personnel actions
without regard to sex, race, age, color, creed, national origin,
religion, economic status, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender
identity or expression, ethnic identity or physical disability, or any
other legally protected basis. The DNC will not tolerate any unlawful
discrimination and any such conduct is strictly prohibited.


“Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA-09) seeks a highly motivated, full-time
intern for summer 2011, starting in May.

Interns are responsible for both administrative and legislative
duties. Administrative tasks include assisting the staff assistant
with answering phones, greeting visitors, sorting mail, entering data,
and drafting correspondence. Legislative support includes performing
research, drafting public statements, prepping materials for hearings,
attending hearings and briefings, reaching out to agencies and other
congressional offices, and a host of various special projects.

Candidates should be professional and possess strong oral and written
communication skills, an ability to multitask in a fast-paced
environment, and a good sense of humor. Ties to California’s 9th
Congressional District are a plus but not required. Interested
applicants should e-mail a cover letter and resume to No calls, faxes, or drop-ins please.”

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