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Regional Press Secretary, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC)

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is seeking experienced, strategic communicators to be Regional Press Secretaries for the 2012 cycle. The regional press secretary is responsible for developing relationships with media in targeted congressional districts. The regional press secretary spends a significant amount of time working with individual candidates and campaigns to develop and implement aggressive media strategies, story pitches, writing press releases and talking points, and interview preparation. Campaign experience preferred. 2-3 years of on the record experience is required for the position. To apply please send resume, cover letter, and 2 brief writing samples to Stephen Carter

The DCCC prohibits discrimination of employment, promotion, compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment on the basis of gender, disability, race, age, national origin, color, creed, sexual orientation, sex (including marital and parental status), gender identity and expression, religion, economic status, ethnic identity, veteran’s status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. This policy covers all programs, services, policies, and procedures of the DCCC, including opportunity for employment and treatment as a DCCC employee. The DCCC is an equal opportunity employer and will comply with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination in employment.


NAACP Regional Field Director

The Regional Field Director is responsible for overseeing field
operations in one of seven NAACP multi-state regions. The RFD
provides support for, and direction to, NAACP state conferences,
branches and youth & college divisions. She/he will provide support
in the form of trainings, leadership development, advocacy for
regional units within the larger NAACP family, as well as supporting
region-wide member needs. Mobilize NAACP units, members, people of
color and allies within the region to engage in grassroots and
legislative organizing and civic participation on targeted campaigns.

Reporting to the National Field Director, RFD will:

o Coordinate and/or conduct Executive Leadership Training
o Work to increase youth activism and engagement within the State
Youth & College divisions
o Provide advice and counsel to unit leadership on effective
operations, NAACP goals and policies.
o Implement advocacy and civic participation campaigns on key issues,
and establish alliances to integrate non-members into NAACP campaigns,
with measurable accountability standards.
o Coordinate the efforts of regional, multi-state Field Organizers who
may be hired to work on specific campaigns.

• Support the work of NAACP departments in their engagement with the
region, including: '
o Assist Membership Division with organizing strategies implemented by
state and local units.
o Problem-solving with NAACP Constituent Services at the Regional
o Provide support for the NAACP’s disaster relief efforts within a

• Provide National Field Director with monthly and quarterly progress
reports for strategic goals and organizing/advocacy activity of state
and local units, and other related duties as assigned by the National

• Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree from an accredited college or
• At least five years of management experience, preferably in a non-
profit organization.
• Extensive experience directing large, complex organizing campaigns.
• Experience in membership-building and recruitment.
• Experience in setting and achieving measurable targets, managing
teams, and coordinating between multiple stakeholders.
• Ability to handle multiple priority projects and meet established
timelines and reporting requirements.
• Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
• Ability to execute strategic goals and work effectively with state
and local leaders.
• Excellent analytical, presentation and leadership skills.
• Ability to travel extensively.

Please send resume and a short cover letter, including for which
Region (below) you are applying, and at least 3 professional
references to to apply. Please include “NAACP
Regional FD” in the subject line. NAACP hopes to fill RFD positions
by mid-May or early June. (Please note that an additional region may
open up).

Region 1: West Coast (CA, WA, OR, ID, NV, UT, AZ, HI, AK)
Region 2: Northeast (ME, VT, NH, MA, RI, CT, NJ, PA, NY, DE)
Region 4: Midwest (MT, WY, CO, ND, SD, NE, KS, MN, IA, MO)
Region 6: Southern (TX, OK, NM, AR, LA)
Region 7: Mid-Atlantic (MD, DC, VA)


Roosevelt Institute Campus Network

National Field Director: Job Description

The Roosevelt Institute Campus Network seeks a creative, experienced Field Director to develop, manage and oversee its grassroots efforts to create progressive change. The Campus Network empowers young people nationwide to campaign around youth-generated policy ideas to address local, state, and national challenges. The Field Director will be responsible for increasing the Campus Network’s depth, through the expansion of membership at existing chapters, and its breadth, through the establishment of new chapters in target areas nationwide. The Field Director will design and execute organizing trainings, assist in designing and leading initiatives, and otherwise empower the Network to be maximally effective at engaging, empowering, and promoting the next generation of American leaders to create progressive change.

The Field Director will train, manage, and support more than twenty staff nationwide, help to disseminate best practices, chapter models, and projects to chapters nationwide, and travel to chapters across the country for trainings, chapter development, and campaign support. Additionally, the Field Director will be responsible for relationship building with key partner organizations, and the measurement of progress towards the Campus Network’s membership and impact goals.

The Field Director will be a full-time position based in New York City. Salary is commensurate on experience with full benefits included.


· Lead and execute the design of an innovative, student-led field engagement model for the entire Roosevelt Campus Network

· Facilitate the development and distribution of all essential training resources and tools (website, outreach materials, recruitment strategy, organizing training materials, etc.)

· Check-in weekly with staff members nationwide and conduct regular site visits with developing chapters to evaluate progress and provide support

· Assist with the development of Campus Network campaigns around student ideas

· Work with chapter members nationwide to aid in recruitment strategies and provide ongoing training, consultation and coordination to maximize impact nationwide

· Track progress towards campaign organizing goals by managing the Network’s reporting & communication process

· Monitor National Field and distribute “State of the Network” updates to the Campus Network Director and members of the Student Advisory Board

· Collaborate closely with and support the Deputy Field Director in all efforts

· Provide guidance, expertise and assistance to student staff on organizing and policy engagement

Skills and Background:

· Bachelor's degree or equivalent required plus direct field management experience

· Demonstrated experience working with diverse communities and young people

· Experience in coalition-building and an ability to recognize and develop the diverse strengths of different kinds of organizations and organizers for one cause

· Self-starter, highly motivated, resourceful, dynamic and creative

· Strong communication skills, both verbal and written

· Must take initiative and be a great team player

· Willingness to travel for site visits, training, and events and ability to work well from remote locations

· Experience as an activist and organizer in the policy arena (i.e. issue organizing beyond campaign experience)

· Management experience is a plus

About the Roosevelt Institute Campus Network:

The Roosevelt Campus Network, a student policy organization, engages young people in a unique, progressive activism that empowers them as leaders and promotes their ideas for change. Founded in the wake of the 2004 election, the Roosevelt Campus Network was organized by and for young people because traditional forms of youth participation were incomplete. The Campus Network proves that young people can not only knock on doors and register voters, but also create sweeping, progressive change in communities nationwide by contributing their ideas to local, state, and national level policy debates. In the years since its founding, the Campus Network has grown into the largest student policy organization in the country, representing nearly 10,000 members at more than 85 chapters nationwide. Through the Campus Network’s Think Impact model of policy change, young people are empowered to go out into their communities, identify local challenges, and solve them by campaigning around student-generated solutions. The Roosevelt Campus Network is committed to fostering tomorrow’s thought leaders and elected officials by empowering young people to create change in their communities today.

To Apply:

Send cover letter, resume, a brief writing sample, and a salary history to Please include the job title in your email subject. The Roosevelt Campus Network is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to engaging the skills and leadership of people of color, low-income persons, LGBT persons, differently-abled people, and other people from diverse backgrounds. People from these and other traditionally marginalized backgrounds and communities are strongly encouraged to apply.


The Washington, DC office of Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (D-NY) is looking for unpaid interns for the summer. First-hand experience in her congressional office will provide interns with an unparalleled knowledge and understanding of the development of public policy and governmental affairs. An internship with Congresswoman Slaughter also offers unique insight into the legislative process and parliamentary procedure, as she is Ranking Member of the powerful Committee on Rules. Responsibilities include drafting letters to constituents, attending committee hearings, writing summary briefs, researching various issues for the legislative staff and assisting with office duties, including answering phones and sorting mail. Interns are an integral part of the team and are given substantial opportunities to learn and grow in a fast-paced and active office. Candidates with upstate New York connections are especially encouraged to apply. Interns must be available at least two full days per week. Please indicate availability and available start date in cover letter. Applicants should e-mail cover letters and resumes to Selam Maru at by April 15.


This summer, work with Grassroots Campaigns to End Poverty and Advance
Progressive Causes

Right now our country is facing some unprecedented problems:
environmental degradation, massive global poverty, and ongoing civil
rights abuses.

Grassroots Campaigns is currently partnering with some of the
country’s leading advocacy and humanitarian organizations to help
create positive change.

This summer, we will be working with groups like Amnesty International
on the fight for human rights and the American Civil Liberties Union
to protect our constitution. We also work with Oxfam to fight poverty
and the ASPCA to stop cruelty to animals.

We're currently hiring students to work full-time this summer
advocating for progressive causes.

Apply online at
or call Riley at 1-800-455-8555

Locations include: Berkeley, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Indianapolis,
Kansas City, Los Angeles, New York, Pasadena, Philadelphia,
Sacramento, San Diego, Santa Cruz, San Francisco, Seattle, and
Washington D.C.


Career Development Lecture Series

Strategizing Careers on Capitol Hill and
Understanding Careers in Intelligence

DC Internationals MESALI Presents

Mark M. Lowenthal

When: Monday, March 28, 2011--7:00-8:30 PM

Where: DC Internationals' Middle East South Asia Language Institute (MESALI)
The United Methodist Church Building
1920 G Street, NW
Washington DC

Cost: FREE with MESALI ID or proof of prior enrollment.
General Admission: $5

Space is Limited. To R.S.V.P., email

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