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Maine Dems: Communications Director
Mar 28 12:57PM -0700 ^
The Communications Director will work with the Chair and the Executive
Director to develop and implement the Maine Democratic Party’s message
and outreach for 2011-2012. Duties include, but are not limited to:
1) Develop and maintain relationships with all types of media. From
bloggers to national news outlets, the Communications Director will be
expected to pitch all angles.
2) Work in coordination with elected Democrats’ communications staff
to supplement their message. Open lines of communication and
relationships with staff of members of Congress and our State House
and Senate will be necessary.
3) Develop relationships with our allied organizations to ensure
strategic coordination of message.
4) Facilitate direct media outreach by the Chair and Vice Chair,
including press releases, interviews and draft newspaper columns or
articles. Outreach to specific programs when relevant issues arise.
5) Fully integrate traditional and new media strategies for all
communications from the MDP. This position will be responsible for
maintaining and updating our social media presence, writing content
for our website and producing short web videos.
6) Monitor local and national press for relevant stories and
developments. In the 24 hour news cycle, there is little time for
delay and rapid response is necessary.
7) Organize rallies, press conferences and other media events, often
in a short time frame.
8) Be able to work flexible hours, occasional nights and weekends
required. Also a willingness to work outside of area of expertise will
Above all we are looking for a team player with a strong voice who can
maintain their cool under high-stress situations. A passion for
democratic politics is strongly encouraged. If this sounds like the
job for you, please submit a resume, writing sample (no more than 2
pages), 3 references and any other relevant work examples to
Experience and Qualifications: At least three years experience with
media relations and communication strategies. Maine political
communication experience preferred.
Deadline for submission is 5p on April 15th.
The Maine Democratic Party is an equal opportunity employer.
EMILY's List Direct Marketing Director
Mar 29 09:02AM -0400 ^
*Direct Marketing Director*
EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest financial resource for women candidates,
is in search of a Direct Marketing Director to work with the organization’s
Development team and report to the Director of Development.
The Direct Marketing Director will oversee all aspects of direct marketing
and membership programs. This includes supervising the direct marketing and
membership services staff and vendors, managing the budget, developing all
offline direct marketing projects as well as coordinating full integration
of offline and online fundraising efforts. It is expected that the Director
will collaborate across all departments and entities to create an exciting
environment that fully integrates and maximizes fundraising efforts
throughout the organization.
*Specific Duties *
The Direct Marketing Director will be expected to:
· Thoroughly understand EMILY’s List, its mission and policies,
culture, history, vision, finances and how its constituencies and sources of
funding can be integrated to maximize fundraising efforts;
· Oversee message development, production and overall coordination of
vendors and consultants for all offline fundraising programs;
· Be responsible for projecting, monitoring, and reporting income and
expense budgets and results for all direct marketing projects. Develop
comprehensive statistics to track the efforts and support the strategic
analysis of the direct response program;
· Project overall membership numbers including renewal rates for
existing membership and recruitment numbers for prospective members. Work to
renew, recruit, and upgrade members;
· Develop cash-flow projections to meet the strategic spending needs
of the organization and monitor direct marketing cash-flow;
· Work with candidates and campaign staff to project income, cash
flow, and costs of money raised through EMILY’s List candidate direct mail;
· Oversee all operations of the telemarketing program;
· Manage direct marketing and membership services staff members;
· Manage the file cut review process; this includes working with the
marketing analyst on file cut objectives, overseeing timely production,
verification and delivery of file cuts for all direct response projects.
*The ideal candidate should have the following experience and
· A Bachelor’s degree and five to seven years experience in the
political realm and/or non-profit organizations (501(c)(4) and
in a membership organization is strongly preferred;
· Strong management and communication skills both with direct reports
and outside vendors;
· Significant experience in developing and managing direct marketing
(especially direct mail) and telemarketing programs;
· Experience managing revenue and expense budgets on multiple
· Strong data analysis, evaluation, and income projection skills.
EMILY’s List offers a competitive salary and a generous benefits package.
To apply, please e-mail your resume and a cover letter with salary
requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org, subject line: Direct Marketing
Director. No calls, please.
*EMILY's List is an Equal Opportunity Employer.*
Applicants of diverse backgrounds are welcomed and encouraged to apply.*
TITLE: Director of Public Policy
Educational and Advocacy Activities
Serve as an expert resource for public policymakers and other interested organizations on the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and on issues identified by the President that are important for Friends of the Global Fight to pursue.
Continue to build on Friends of the Global Fight's role as a respected and objective voice on the Global Fund and on the three diseases.
Develop and manage a comprehensive, proactive policy agenda to pursue the organization’s priorities. This includes planning a yearlong series of activities designed to educate policymakers and potential allies in the global health community about the importance of strong funding for the Global Fund.
Guide and manage Policy Department staff in the implementation of key departmental goals and initiate or supervise key tasks, including drafting letters, legislative analysis, position statements, memos, speeches and other materials necessary to accurately convey Friends of the Global Fight's positions and recommendations.
Create, maintain and cultivate close working relationships with U.S. policymakers, their staff members, and other global health partners to educate them on the Global Fund and other issues of concern to Friends of the Global Fight.
Collaborate with other advocacy, health and international organizations to ensure common views are advanced as effectively as possible in broader coalitions.
Monitoring and Policy Analysis
Oversee the work of the Policy Department in monitoring and analyzing all public policy issues, including relevant international initiatives with respect to the Global Fund and HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and global health in general. This includes monitoring legislative and policy activities in the White House, executive branch agencies, Congress, foreign governments and international agencies/multilateral organizations, including policies developed by the Board of Directors and Secretariat of the Global Fund.
Work with the President, Director of Communications and Global Fund staff to identify key questions and issues that has a unique impact on the work of the Global Fund. Make proactive recommendations to the President on strategies to deal with policy changes that will help maximize U.S. government support for the Global Fund.
Work with the Director of Communications to facilitate strong cooperation between the Policy and Communications Departments in developing strong and effective educational and advocacy messages to support the organization’s work.
Develop strong relationships with Global Fund staff, global health policymakers at the federal level and leaders in the international health community.
Provide strategic guidance to the Global Fund on U.S related policy issues.
Leadership and Reporting
Direct and oversee the work of the policy team, including developing priorities and budgets, coordinating policy activities, tracking timelines and budgets, and reporting on progress.
Proactively manage the legislative agenda, analyze public policy issues and trends, and report and recommend appropriate strategies and activities by Friends of the Global Fight that will maximize support for the Global Fund.
Provide oral and written reports to the President, staff and, if assigned, the Board of Directors on developments in public policy and the objectives and results of education and advocacy activities.
Implement standard practices to ensure that staff activities are in compliance with appropriate ethics and grant rules.
Supervise, and mentor policy staff.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Detailed knowledge of the federal political system and federal government processes, with particular emphasis on the budget and appropriations.
Strong knowledge of the Global Fund and global health issues generally.
Outstanding ability to interact effectively with leaders in public policy, global health and other partners.
Highly developed research skills to conduct original source analysis of legislative initiatives and policy development, and to articulate how these interact with the Global Fund and U.S. policies, initiatives and procedures.
Superior analytical, oral, written and interpersonal communications skills.
Decisiveness and diplomacy, with a strong and demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities and projects while working as part of a team.
Demonstrated skills in management, leadership and mentoring of a dynamic policy team.
Dedication to improving global health through better public policy.
Desire and ability to work well under pressure and in a fast-paced environment.
Bachelor's degree is required. Advanced degree in Public Health, Public Administration or Law preferred.
At least 10 years of experience working on Capitol Hill, in the Administration or in the advocacy community.
Experience with national and/or international public interest advocacy campaigns, international affairs or demonstrated equivalent experience.
Experience working with communications experts, policymakers and public health advocates.
Experience directing a public health issue advocacy campaign and/or political campaign is a plus.
Previous experience with legislative research and tracking is desirable.
Regular and full-time.
Salary depending on qualifications, plus benefits package.
Please send resume and provide at least two writing samples of strategy memos, letters or speeches to email@example.com. No phone calls please.
Immediate Opening for Executive Assistant/Operations Manager
A newly launched progressive media effort has an immediate opening for an
Executive Assistant who will also manage the operations for the
organization. This organization will be a major player in the 2012
elections, and is looking for a talented, organized individual to join the
core team. Applicant should have at least 3 to 5 years experience in
scheduling and office management. Applicant should be a self-starter who
can work comfortably in a fast-paced environment. The position requires
someone with strong inter-personal skills for interaction with high-profile
executives and an ability to prioritize multiple tasks. Strong computer
skills and a good working knowledge of Excel also required. Salary is
commensurate with experience. E-mail resumes to
firstname.lastname@example.org andinclude Executive Assistant in the subject
211301 LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT - Democratic Senator seeks highly motivated and energetic individual for Legislative Assistant position handling health care and other issues. Qualified candidates will have deep knowledge of health care issues, and strong writing and analytical skills. The successful candidate will also have a strong commitment to public service and be proactive, resourceful, well-organized, and able to meet deadlines in a fast-paced, changing environment. Prior Hill experience is strongly preferred. We are an equal opportunity employer. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to email@example.com indicating job referral number in the subject line.
211240 LEGISLATIVE DIRECTOR - Moderate Democratic Senator seeks a Legislative Director. Responsibilities will include managing an active staff of Legislative Assistants and Legislative Correspondents, developing and implementing legislative strategy, mentoring staff, and reviewing legislative output for substance and style. Also responsible for small legislative portfolio. Previous experience as a Senate Legislative Director is strongly preferred. Senate legislative experience as a Senior LA, Senior Policy Advisor, Counsel or similar position is required. Strong writing, management and analytical skills are a must. Issue expertise in tax, budget, entitlements and energy is also a plus. Successful candidate will be an aggressive, politically savvy leader with an ability to function in a fast-paced environment. Please e-mail cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating job referral number in the subject line.
211012 DIRECTOR OF SCHEDULING - Democratic Senator seeks highly organized, detail oriented person to serve as Director of Scheduling. This is a senior-level position and requires the ability to work in a fast-paced environment and creatively solve problems. Primary duties include, but are not limited to, working directly with the Member and senior management to create Member’s schedule, drafting correspondence, manage all aspects of the Member’s travel and work with staff to ensure briefing materials are prepared for meetings and events. Ideal candidate will possess strong oral and written communication skills, ability to exercise discretion, be team oriented, maintain confidentiality, available to work long hours as necessary and be resourceful. Hill experience recommended but not required. Please submit a cover letter and resume by email to email@example.com indicating job referral number in the subject line.
211030 DEPUTY PRESS SECRETARY - Moderate Democratic Senator seeks communications professional to serve as Deputy Press Secretary. The ideal applicant will be an excellent writer and editor with a proven ability to work in a fast-paced environment and build upon innovative new media strategies. Duties include supervision of the daily news clips; hands-on role in maintaining the Senator’s new media presence; developing website content; and drafting and editing news releases, talking points and op-eds. Experience working with web development, social networking tools, video production and mass e-mail communication is required. Duties also include planning and staffing the Senator for Washington and in-state media events, as well as regular in-state travel. This is not an entry-level position: at least two years of professional communications experience is required, and on-the-record or Hill experience is preferred. The position reports to the Communications Director in Washington. For consideration, send cover letter, resume and two writing samples to firstname.lastname@example.org.
211191 PRESS SECRETARY/SPEECHWRITER - Moderate Midwestern Democratic Senator seeks Press Secretary. The ideal applicant will have strong speechwriting and writing skills, several years of Capitol Hill experience, knowledge of the Midwest and the ability to handle multiple tasks and deadlines in fast-paced office. Duties include writing speeches, press releases, talking points and advisories; overseeing weekly conference calls with state media; overseeing daily clips; some website maintenance; updating and maintaining press files; staffing press events; training and managing interns, and other related duties. Successful candidate will have the ability to conduct independent research, work well under pressure and have experience in media relations as well as have some on-the-record experience. This position reports to the Communications Director in Washington and works with press staff in the state. Please submit cover letter, resume and 4 writing samples. Email: email@example.com
211200 LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT - Senior Democratic Senator is seeking Legislative Assistant to work on economic issues – including budget, tax, small business and pensions – as well as technology issues. Understanding of economics, and ability to clearly communicate on economic issues is essential. Position would involve advising Senator on economic issues and assisting in development of economic development and deficit reduction initiatives. Position also involves working with businesses and sectors in the state; especially those that interact with federal agencies. Applicant should be creative, self-motivated and flexible. Must work well in fast paced office. Position requires strong writing and analytical abilities. Previous experience necessary – previous Hill experience preferred. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating job referral number in the subject line.
211219 HEALTH POLICY ADVISOR - Senior Democrat, prominent in health care issues, seeks highly skilled health policy player for active personal office. Successful candidate must be able to generate ideas – large and small – and possess strong writing, organizational and interpersonal skills. Previous Hill experience preferred, but not required. Salary commensurate with experience. Equal opportunity employer. Please email resume to: email@example.com.
211236 PRESS ASSISTANT - Senior Democratic Senator in leadership from a Western state seeks highly motivated Press Assistant to work in the state office and assist aggressive DC-based press operation. The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in press and possess exceptional writing skills and the ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment. Degree in journalism, political science, communications/PR is preferred, but not required. The candidate will be responsible for writing press releases, advancing press events, media tracking and other press related duties. To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, and two brief writing samples with the words “Press Assistant Position” in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org
211268 PRESS SECRETARY - Western Democratic Senator seeks experienced, dynamic communications professional to serve as Press Secretary. The ideal applicant will be an excellent writer and editor with a strong track record of building relationships with print and broadcast media, experience in implementing new media strategies, and the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment. Duties will include working with reporters, editors and producers; drafting and editing news releases, speeches and op-eds; and developing new media content. On-record experience required and Hill experience preferred. The position reports to the Communications Director in Washington, D.C. For consideration, send cover letter, resume and writing samples to email@example.com
211264 SCHEDULER FOR SENATOR - Senior Western Democrat seeks proactive, experienced, and energetic Scheduler for a fast-paced, team-oriented Washington, DC office. At least one year scheduling experience is necessary, Congressional scheduling experience preferred. Job responsibilities include managing all incoming invitations to DC office and working with Legislative, Press, and Executive Assistant to determine priorities for the Senator's time. We need a highly-qualified individual who will be responsible for travel arrangements, invitation follow-ups, organization of daily briefing materials for the Senator, schedule maintenance, and other similar duties. Scheduler also works on some special projects when needed and aides in support to the Executive Assistant with personal items. Qualified candidates must be detail-oriented, have excellent communication and organizational skills, and an ability to perform under pressure. Additionally, candidates must be willing to work hours as needed by the office and the Senator. Most importantly, a natural maturity and understanding of confidentiality and discretion are essential. Independent, self starter, and resourceful are all words to describe the successful candidate. Applicants must have strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills. Please send cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
211288 LEGISLATIVE DIRECTOR - Democratic Senator seeks a Legislative Director to lead an active legislative department. Responsibilities will include development and oversight of legislative strategies for the Senator, managing legislative staff, and working closely with all staff within the office. A successful candidate will have a keen awareness of politics, have strong management, analytical, and communication skills. May also responsible for a legislative portfolio. Prior legislative Hill experience is a must. We are an equal opportunity employer. Please e-mail cover letter and resume to email@example.com indicating job referral number in the subject line.
Representative Martin Heinrich (NM-01) is looking for outstanding intern
candidates to start immediately. Applicants should possess an interest in
the legislative process, should be highly organized with strong attention to
deal, and have strong written and verbal communications skills. Intern
responsibilities include but are not limited to attending briefings,
answering the phones, drafting and responding to constituent letters,
assisting in research, giving tours of the Capitol, and various other
administrative tasks. Applications will be accepted for both full-time and
part-time interns. These are unpaid positions. To apply, please send a
resume, cover letter, and a short writing sample to Catherine Melsheimer at
211298 PRESS INTERNS - Democratic Senator seeking Interns to work closely with press staff. The internship is available in the Washington office, and is for the Spring 2011 term, full or part-time. Duties include drafting press releases and statements, conducting research, attending briefings/hearings, and other basic administrative responsibilities.The ideal candidate should be personable, energetic, and have a passion for politics. Qualifications include strong writing and communication skills as well as a demonstrated attention to detail. Additional consideration will be given to those familiar with IQ. Those with West Virginia ties are encouraged to apply. Please send a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to DemPressInternship@gmail.com. Subject line: Press Intern.
211190 SCHEDULING INTERNS - Senator Kirsten E. Gillibrand’s Washington DC office seeks highly-motivated and dedicated individuals to serve as scheduling interns for winter and spring 2010. The scheduling intern works directly with the Senator’s scheduling team and senior staff to manage all event, meeting, and speaking requests submitted to our office. The ideal candidate will have an interest in government and public service, as well as an efficient work ethic, strict attention to detail, and ability to maintain confidentiality at all times. Candidates for the winter term should be able to begin interning immediately; candidates for the spring term should be able to begin interning in January. Please submit resume, references, and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. This internship is unpaid and open to all students currently enrolled in or recently graduated from high schools, colleges, or universities.
211181 INTERNS - A Democratic Midwestern Senator’s office is seeking energetic, organized and politically driven college students and/or recent Bachelor degree graduates for unpaid nternships. These positions provide exposure to the legislative process, while developing a strong understanding of how a congressional office operates. Intern responsibilities, include but not limited to, answering phones, leading tours, organizing constituent mail and the potential to assist legislative staff with research on a variety of issues. Interns will be encouraged to attend hearings and briefings to enhance their experience on Capitol Hill. Midwestern ties are preferred. Interested candidates please send a resume, cover letter and references to MidwestSen@gmail.com
LEGISLATIVE INTERNSHIPS - Senior North East Democratic Senator seeks full-time, unpaid interns for the spring semester (January through early May) in the Washington, DC office. Part-time interns will also be considered but candidates with full-time availability will be given preference. Responsibilities include a range of legislative and administrative work, including answering phones, managing incoming and outgoing mail, attending hearings and briefings, and writing research memos for LCs and LAs. Applicants must work well under pressure, have excellent written and oral communications skills, and a strong work-ethic. Preference will be given to those with North East ties. To apply, please fax a cover letter and resume, to 202-228-0525. Please do not call regarding the status of your application.
211224 PRESS INTERN - Northeast Democratic Senator seeks an unpaid press intern for the spring semester (February-May) Responsibilities will include answering the press line, compiling press clips, updating the website, conducting research and assisting the communications team with day-to-day operations. Applicants must be self-motivated and have excellent writing, research and organizational skills. If interested, please send a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and references via email to DemocratPressIntern@gmail.com