Thursday, March 31, 2011 31st, 2011

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HyperVocal’s growing staff seeks ambitious, smart and witty DC-based reporters to cover politics (Hill/WH), DC social events, the DC media world, and other such players in the nation’s capital. Reporters will work with Editor-in-Chief (and other reporters) on content strategy and editorial direction. This is not a drill. This is frontlines work.

Always wanted to storm the halls of Congress? Have you fantasized of a DC gossip/events column? Want to hold politicians' and the media elite's feet to the fire? Want to do something fun at night after you leave your job as a consultant/lawyer/pollster/PR maven/Hill intern/newspaper reporter/etc?

At HyperVocal, we do the hard part: the hunting and gathering of what’s out there. We’re post-partisan "Internet Sherpas," groundskeepers of rationality, arbiters of reality and pseudo-nonsense. We know what works, what the biggest stories will be before they blow up, what will go viral before it happens. If you or someone you know wants to be a part a growing digital news operation, now's your chance. Feel free to forward this along.

The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic about Washington politics and familiar with the power-brokers (and those that think they are power-brokers), ideally has access to parties/events, and has strength in writing, copy editing, and reporting according to AP style (but with a young, online twist). He or she should be familiar with HyperVocal content/style and should not sound ridiculous when talking about Twitter (you know who you are). Familiarity with HTML, FlipCams, video editing and blogging platforms is preferred. Availability to work flexible hours is a plus. HyperVocal is entirely digital and completely social.

Send a cover letter and resume to Positions are freelance/part-time to start (so you can have another job or three), but it could definitely lead to full-time, if applicable.



Design Associate

*Organization:* Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund and Leadership Institute
*Location:* Washington, DC
*Reports to:* Senior Vice President, Marketing & Communications

Position Overview

The Design Associate will be responsible for conceptualizing designs and
producing materials for print and electronic media by providing a visual
style consistent with Victory's branding requirements. Our ideal candidate
will be a team player who can work collaboratively with others and has a
proven track record of excellence in design and marketing communications.

The Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund and Leadership Institute is an equal
opportunity employer with a strong commitment to a diverse staff. We offer a
collegial and mission-oriented working environment where professionalism,
innovation and creativity are valued. Our offices are centrally located in
downtown Washington, D.C. and within walking distance from numerous Metro
stations and Metrobus lines.

We offer competitive compensation commensurate with experience, including a
401(k) plan and full medical coverage.

Key Responsibilities

- Develops creative design concepts that meet the business objectives of
the organization and advance the brand strategy.
- Design promotional materials, donor communications, fundraising
collateral, event signage and web components to increase the visibility and
recognition of the organization.
- Manages relationships with vendor partners such as print, video
production and interactive agencies.
- Collaborates with various organizational teams on design solutions,
effectively manages delivery schedules and provides regular communication
and updates on all projects and tasks.
- Works with the other members of the Marketing & Communications Team to
develop and maintain brand guidelines/style guides.


- Demonstrated delivery of marketing materials such as collateral,
presentations, event signage, digital graphics, advertising and email
campaigns, all with an exceptional attention to detail.
- Proficiency with print design and branding, interactive web
technologies and software or web applications.
- Ability to manage multiple projects creatively, efficiently and
thoroughly from kick-off to completion in a fast-paced, deadline-driven
- Strong knowledge of graphic design principles with a solid
understanding of the production process.
- Demonstrated experience with project planning and excellent project
management skills required. Portfolio review required.
- Expertise in the Adobe Creative Suite, Photoshop, Illustrator and
InDesign required. Knowledge of Flash, HTML, CSS, and video editing software
such as Final Cut Pro highly desired.
- Must have strong attention to detail and be able to work as a team
- Bachelor's degree in Design, Graphic Design, Fine Arts or related area

To Apply

Please submit your resume, cover letter and samples of your work to No phone calls, please.


Position Announcement: Operations and Field Director


Appleseed is seeking a full-time Operations and Field Director to oversee the organization’s financial management, human resources, internal operations, and Appleseed Center development. This position reports to the Executive Director and will work closely with a committed and energetic staff, Board of Directors, and Appleseed Center personnel from around the U.S. and Mexico. We anticipate that the winning candidate will work at the Appleseed headquarters in Washington, D.C., with short out-of-town trips approximately 3-4 times per year. Office is convenient to all major metro lines.


Appleseed is a nonprofit network of public interest justice centers and professionals dedicated to building a society in which opportunities are genuine, access to the law is universal and equal, and government advances the public interest. Appleseed and Appleseed Centers bring together volunteers from the law, business and academic professions to devise long-term solutions to problems affecting the underprivileged and underrepresented in such areas as education, financial access, immigration, life long justice and Gulf Coast Recovery. For more information visit:



Ø Manage the yearly work planning process and the implementation of the staff’s work plans

· Initiate and manage development of plans with staff and Executive Director (Current staff is 12 FTEs and 2 PTEs)

· Review weekly progress reports from staff with Executive Director and persons submitting them

· Plan & convene staff meetings around strategic/work plans

· Conduct bonus evaluations centered on work plans

Ø Oversee all human resource functions

· Facilitate, contribute, and monitor the communication and supervision of the entire national office, which is actually in four locations now (Washington, D.C., Austin, TX, NYC and Albuquerque, NM)

· Recruit staff as necessary and approximately 8 interns/year: job listings, screening, interviews, reference checks, review writing samples

· Provide offer letters; handle new hire paperwork, payroll, health care, etc.

· Conduct staff orientations

· Ensure that staff is evaluated on a timely basis

· Find opportunities for staff to meet their professional development goals

· Serve as point person for staff troubleshooting, problems, issues of concern

· Promote staff cohesion and morale

· Ensure a rational and competitive system for salaries

· Maintain personnel files and make updates to personnel policies

· Administer health insurance policy; 401k plan; professional and disability insurance plans; reimbursements for gym memberships

Ø Assist the Executive Director in working with the large, professionally-esteemed Board

· Manage preparation for thrice-yearly board meetings, including scheduling, agenda, and materials (These are typically in Washington, D.C., NYC and one at a Center location)

· Ensure that board committees meet regularly, have goals, and meet their goals

· Do individual follow-up with board members as needed

· Attend audit committee meetings

· Ensure minutes of all committee meetings are taken, edited and provided to auditors and board

· Ensure follow-up from board meetings

Ø Oversee Appleseed’s office and office systems

· Ensure that the office has the needed technology and that it functions well at effective cost

· Promote communication across the office and systems to ensure it

· Assist in editing all large-scale communication materials

· Ensure corporate registration and charitable registration status, as well as insurance coverage

· Direct and oversee National’s operational policies, objectives, and initiatives

· Ensure competitive bidding for all large contracts

· Ensure quality control throughout office

· Serve as primary liaison to legal counsel in addressing legal issues e.g. copyright, antitrust, governing instruments, partnerships, licensing etc.

Ø Ensure that the financial goals of the organization are met and that the financial systems and accounting are sound.

· Work with department heads and controller to ensure expenditures do not exceed budget without cause or foreknowledge

· Manage budget preparation process & finalize budget for the Executive Director & Board’s review (Current budget is approximately $7million.)

· With Controller, ensure financial materials are accurate and communicated appropriately

· Approve all expenses

· Prepare a schedule of functional expenses for the auditors and assist them on an as needed basis

· Supervise coding and whistle blower protection

· Ongoing tracking of budget items

· With Grants Manager and Controller, oversee restricted funding


Work to ensure implementation of the long-range plan, which foresees opening two Centers in the next three years; strengthening existing Centers; promoting network and replication of best practices among Centers; and helping to forestall the loss of any existing Centers
Serve as liaison to the Board’s Center Evaluation Committee
Assist Centers in formation to achieve independent status (currently, New Mexico)
Participate on Executive Director Committee calls and work with head of EDC and Executive Director to ensure follow up
Supervise the dashboard Center self-certification process and flag items that indicate a Center may be in organizational trouble, so as to make plans to avert any Centers from collapsing
Secure funding by 2015 for person to oversee collaborative projects and development of partnerships
Promote improved communication among Centers by forwarding articles, Center ideas that merit consideration for replication, & funding opportunities, and hosting conference calls/webinars featuring Center or national personnel or persons of interest to Centers.
Assess opportunities or find pro bono help to ascertain possibilities for achieving economies of scale.
Supervise desk review/site assessments of Centers per schedule (typically 2-3 per year)
Funnel Center inquiries to best resources.
Optimize role of Center board representatives.


· At least 5 years of nonprofit or other similar work experience preferred;

· Excellent leadership, management and decision making skills;

· Excellent written and oral communication skills;

· Meticulous attention to detail and accuracy;

· Excellent interpersonal skills;

· Creative ability to problem solve;

· Ability to develop budgets and analyze financial reports;

· Excellent computer skills, with proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel and familiarity with DonorPerfect and QuickBooks strongly preferred;

· Strong commitment to Appleseed’s mission and methods of leveraging pro bono professional talent to effect systematic changes opening doors to opportunity and justice;

· Ability to work effectively as a member of a motivated and close-knit team;

· Familiar with human resources;

· Bachelor's degree required. Master's Degree preferred.

Compensation will be commensurate with experience and will be competitive with comparable nonprofit positions. Appleseed offers attractive benefits, currently including generous health benefits, flex spending accounts, a performance based bonus plan, 401k matching program, partial gym reimbursements, and short and long-term disability insurance.

Preferred Start Date: mid-June. We anticipate an overlap and training period with the incumbent, Meredith Barnes Driscoll, who will be pursuing her M.B.A. in the fall.

Contact Information

Please submit a cover letter and résumé to Meredith Barnes Driscoll via email at Résumés will be reviewed as they are received. No phone calls please.

Appleseed is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, physical disability, mental disability, age, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, national or ethnic origin, genetic information and any other protected status.


USSA Hiring Announcement
National Electoral Action Project Director
United States Student Association Foundation
The United States Student Association, the country’s oldest and largest national student-led organization, develops
current and future leaders and amplifies the student voice at the local, state, and national levels by mobilizing
grassroots power to win concrete victories on student issues.
United States Student Association Foundation
The United States Student Association Foundation ensures the pipeline of effective student leadership by facilitating
education, training and other development opportunities at national, state and local levels in advocating for issues
that affect students.
Field Department
The Field Department led by the National Field Director is the organizing arm of USSA/F. The department works to
implement USSA/Fs programs and campaigns in USSA member campuses, while helping to expand USSA’s base.
The purpose of the department is to build power for students through running campaigns on issues that impact
students’ lives while developing student leaders and building strong student organizations at the local, state, and
national level. The National Electoral Action Project Director will be part of the Field Department leading USSAF’s
2012 Electoral Action Project through which the organization will register, educate, and mobilize student voters
across the country. In addition, the National Electoral Action Project Director will work with student leaders across
the country in a variety of roles but always with the end goal of building the student movement and making an
impact in their everyday lives.
• Plan and implement USSAF’s 2012 Electoral Action Project, a national campaign to register, educate and
mobilize student voters
• Manage field organizers to implement the Electoral Action Project plan in their respective states
• Represent USSAF in national coalitions for youth voter engagement, identify areas for collaboration with
other organizations
• Work with the National Field Director to develop USSA campaign plans and organizing materials for
national campaigns (both issue and electoral campaigns)
• Implement national field plan for their respective states and campuses including field visits and grassroots
campus campaigns through planning, implementation, and evaluation
• Train students across the country in grassroots organizing and electoral organizing principles and skills
• Collaborate in planning, recruiting for, and staffing of two annual USSA conferences and other USSA
sponsored trainings
• Promote the department, USSA, and USSAF at conferences, coalition meetings, mailings, and through day
to-day contact with people
• Represent USSA among field based coalitions in the absence of the National Field Director
• Developing and supervising diverse and strong coalitions on campuses that include student governments
and student organizations (Student of Color, LGBTQ, Women, etc.)
• Work to recruit and retain USSA members in their respective states
• Organizing and conducting regional/state/campus trainings and strategy sessions
• Making field visits to member campuses and State Student Associations around the country
Preferred Experience
• Prior experience running an electoral program on a state or national level
• Experience with the Voter Activation Network, Catalyst, National Field, or other data and tracking
• Understanding of and experience with Direct Action Organizing
• Experience managing and training staff and/or volunteers
• Experience with statewide student associations preferred
• Student, student government, and/or community organizing experience
• Experience organizing in/with student of color communities
• Electoral Organizing experience
• Experience in Coalition development
• Participation in Grassroots Organizing Weekend, Electoral Action Training or Midwest Academy training a
• Experience working with USSA or higher education access issues
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Self-motivated, outgoing, detailed-oriented
• Willingness to work evening, weekends, and travel
• Experience with online social networks, websites and online organizing
Salary and Benefits
Base salary of $34,500, full health insurance, 2 weeks paid vacation, paid holidays, and assistance with loan
To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, 3 references and a 2 page writing sample to Try Onaghise-Coburn at by April 15th, 2011. Email subject shall state: “National Electoral Action Project Director”.
Please no phone calls, faxes or mail in applications.
USSA is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. People of color, women, gay, lesbian, bisexual,
transgender and differently-abled people are strongly encouraged to apply.


United States Student Association Foundation
United States Student Association
The United States Student Association, the country’s oldest and largest national student-led organization, develops
current and future leaders and amplifies the student voice at the local, state, and national levels by mobilizing
grassroots power to win concrete victories on student issues.
United States Student Association Foundation
The United States Student Association Foundation ensures the pipeline of effective student leadership by facilitating
education, training and other development opportunities at national, state and local levels in advocating for issues
that affect students.
Training Department
The purpose of USSAF’s Training Department is to develop student leaders to fuel the student movement and the
next generation’s social justice organizing. The Training Department is responsible for USSAF’s training programs,
which include the GrassRoots Organizing Weekend (GROW) and the Electoral Action Training (EAT), and other USSAF
affiliated trainings. The GROW is a three-day training that teaches students the skills and concepts of direct action
organizing on a college campus. The GROW was developed in partnership with the Midwest Academy. The EAT is a
project of Wellstone Action and USSAF. This is a weekend-long, comprehensive training to teach students the skills to
register, educate and mobilize their campus for elections. USSAF has a peer-to-peer training model meaning our
students train other students. USSAF has a training team of seasoned student organizers.
The Training Department also oversees USSA/F’s national conferences, the annual Grassroots Legislative Conference
(LegCon) and National Student Congress. Hundreds of USSA member and non-member schools gather at LegCon to
learn about higher education issues and then lobby on USSA’s National Student Lobby Day. National Student Congress
is when USSA member schools gather to elect leadership, choose our campaign issues and steer the direction of the
• Plan and coordinate approximately 25 trainings per year
• Create GROW and EAT recruitment plan with Field Department
• Coordinate training logistics and recruitment
• Hire, train and supervise a team of approximately 10-15 GROW and 10-15 EAT trainers
• Update and develop curriculum
• Complete ongoing evaluations of the trainings and trainers and implement solutions for improvement
• Integrate training participants into USSA/F’s programs
• Direct the creation of conference goals and program, including speakers, training and general sessions
• Coordinate a targeted conference recruitment plan with the Field Department
• Manage conference financial and site logistics
• Delegate roles for USSA/F staff, students, and alumni for both conferences.
• Work on other USSA/F programs
Preferred Experience
• Experience in peer-to-peer training
• Familiarity with higher education access issues
• Experience in direct action organizing and electoral organizing on a college campus
• Experience working with diverse communities
• Experience with student government and student organizations
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Self-motivated and detail-oriented
• Proficiency in computer skills, including Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and Publisher
• Willingness to work evenings, weekends and to travel
• Participation in a GROW, EAT or Midwest Academy training.
Salary and Benefits
• Base salary of $34,500, full health insurance, 2 weeks paid vacation, paid holidays, and assistance with loan
To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, 3 references and a 2 page writing sample to Try Onaghise-Coburn at by April 30th, 2011. Email subject shall state: “Trainings Director”. Please no phone calls,
faxes or mail in applications.
USSA is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. People of color, women, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender
and differently-abled people are strongly encouraged to apply.


Job Title: Information Technology Specialist (INET)

Department: Department Of Homeland Security

Agency: DHS Headquarters

Job Announcement Number: DHSHQ11-453158-IO

SALARY RANGE: $74,872.00 - $97,333.00 /year
OPEN PERIOD: Wednesday, March 30, 2011 to Wednesday, April 06, 2011
SERIES & GRADE: GS-2210-12
POSITION INFORMATION: Full Time Career/Career Conditional
DUTY LOCATIONS: 1 vacancy - Washington DC Metro Area, DC
WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: United States Citizens


Secure the Homeland
Proud to Protect
We are looking for people who want to contribute their skills and talents to help preserve our Nation's freedoms and secure our homeland. The mission of the US Dept of Homeland Security is carried out every day by the dedicated men and women who answer the noble calling of public service with courage and enthusiasm. With a diverse and critical mission, we lead the unified effort to secure America. DHS fosters a culture that values and promotes diversity, teamwork, flexibility and innovation.
In Headquarters, we coordinate, plan, and guide the Department's work across all DHS components. You could enjoy a career that includes research, administration and management, legal work, budget and finance, cyber security, infrastructure protection and intelligence analysis. Our services touch every U.S. citizen, and our goal is to secure our country across land and sea. Come join the team that is "Proud to Protect."
The primary purpose of this position is to be responsible for the coordination of all content published or posted on website.
This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), Enterprise System Development Office (ESDO).


You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position.
Relocation Expenses WILL NOT be paid.
You must be able to obtain/maintain a Secret security clearance.
Financial Disclosure Form required.

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Additional Duty Location Info:

1 vacancy - Washington DC Metro Area, DC

Make recommendations to the Director of New Media and Web Communications and advise senior managers on ways to increase awareness on high performing web content and trends in online communications; develop content indexes, mapping and inventory documentation and make improvements to the information architecture; assist with the administration of the content management system and enforcement of DHS's taxonomy and information architecture; create taxonomies and metadata frameworks for grouping and tagging content; draft and implement strategies across DHS to drive increased traffic to the DHS site with search engine optimization techniques and search engine tuning strategies.
Work closely with the Director of New Media and Web Communications team to develop and manage content throughout its lifecycle across DHS's web sites and shepherd content through the creation process; maintain the freshness, integrity and quality of the content on the web site; work in close collaboration with the communications team to write, edit and proof web content; research and vet story ideas and create and manage a DHS-wide editorial calendar; handle day-to-day management of text, images, video, audio and other content on DHS's web sites working in coordination with content authors across the Department; update text, photography, video, slideshows and other materials frequently; maintain quality control across the site (links, photos, functionality and content); serve on the Incident Crisis Team by posting relevant content online that helps public safety and situational awareness.
Serve as a technical authority on the web and electronic product development and dissemination process; assist with editing all content for the web in accordance with strategic communication goals and best web practices; review all content to ensure compliance with 508, W3C, DHS standards and regulations; maintain familiarity with content management systems, basic html and cascading style sheets; edit documents and files using Photoshop, Visio and Acrobat Professional as well as flash, video and audio editing software, blogging technology or other web applications; develop innovative solutions for content management, workflow and maintenance; oversee content migration planning and activities as needed and prepare documents and procedures to do so.
Apply a working knowledge of basic html, cascading style sheets, content management systems and experience with software tools such as Visio, Adobe Acrobat Professional, Flash and video and editing software.

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Qualifications and Evaluations


Specialized Experience:
Applicants must have one year of specialized experience in private industry, public service, non-profit or volunteer work that is equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-11) in the Federal service. This experience must have provided the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. For this position, specialized experience is applying knowledge of information architecture, search engine optimization and taxonomies and handling the day-to-day management, editing and quality control of text, images, video, audio and other content on an organization's website.
Additional information on the qualifications requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review on OPM's web site at
Candidates are required to possess certain Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, or Other Characteristics (KSAOs) to successfully perform the functions of this position. Candidates will be asked to demonstrate their attainment of these KSAOs in an online job questionnaire:
The KSAOs are:
1. Skill in creating user-centered information architecture and creating artifacts such as content inventories and mapping.
2. Skill in applying search engine optimization techniques and practices.
3. Skill in writing, editing, updating and maintaining content, including text, images, video and audio and exercising quality control over content assets across an enterprise level website.
4. Skill in using best practices in web content standards and adhering to regulations that impact public sector websites.
5. Ability to communicate effectively with management and staff concerning the online communications environment.

Education: Substitution of education in lieu of specialized experience may not be used for this grade level.

Background Investigation: To ensure the accomplishment of its mission, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) requires each and every employee to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet those standards, all selected applicants must undergo and successfully complete a background investigation for Secret clearance as a condition of placement in this Noncritical Sensitive position. This review includes financial issues such as delinquency in the payment of debts, child support and/or tax obligations, as well as certain criminal offenses and illegal use or possession of drugs.


To view the online questionnaire,View Assessment Questions.
Note: Failure to reflect your responses to the questionnaire in your resume will reduce your chances of being referred to the selecting official.
How You Will Be Evaluated for Delegated Examining:
The Category Rating system will be used to evaluate applicants on their total background including experience (paid and unpaid), education, awards, and training and self-development as it relates to the position based upon the information provided in the resume/application and any other supporting documents. If you are a current or former Federal employee, your resume must indicate the GS or pay band level for each position that you held. If your resume includes non-government service, including contractors, please include the salaries for each position held. All work experience should specify the length of time spent in the position. One year of specialized experience is equivalent to 12 months at 40 hours per week. Part-time hours are prorated. Based on the extent and quality of your experience, education and training in relation to the evaluation criteria, you will be placed into one of the following three categories:

Best Qualified - Applicants possessing a background that demonstrates a superior level of possession of all evaluation criteria.
Well Qualified - Applicants possessing a background that demonstrates a satisfactory level of possession of the evaluation criteria.
Qualified - Applicants possessing the specialized experience described above.
Application of Veterans’ Preference: Category rating and selection procedures place those with veterans’ preference above non-veterans within each category. Veterans who show proof they meet the eligibility and qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent are listed in the highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-9 level or higher.

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Benefits and Other Info


The Department of Homeland Security offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. The following Web address is provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees. To find out more click here:


Promotion Potential: This position has no known promotion potential beyond GS-12.

Other Information:

Selectee may be required to serve a one-year probationary period.

Selectee will be required to complete an OGE 450, Confidential Financial Disclosure Form.

The Department of Homeland Security is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All candidates will be considered regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, protected genetic information, status as a parent, lawful political affiliation, marital status, physical/mental disability (if not a job factor), membership or non-membership in an employee organization, or any other non-merit factor.
If you are a displaced Federal employee, you may be entitled to receive special priority consideration under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) or the Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP). Eligible ICTAP/CTAP employees within the commuting area must (1) submit documentary evidence of eligibility (Reduction-in-Force (RIF) notice or certificate of expected separation or other agency certification), (2) submit all required documents specified in the announcement, and (3) be rated as "Well Qualified" for this position. To be considered well-qualified, you must be rated in the well-qualified category. Well-qualified for ICTAP/CTAP is the same as defined in the Quality rating categories.
All employees are required to participate in Direct Deposit/ Electronic Funds Transfer for salary payments.
The Department of Homeland Security provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. Applicants should notify the point of contact on this vacancy announcement if a reasonable accommodation is needed for any part of the application and hiring process. For information, please visit
Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify that they have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so under Selective Service law, if selected.

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How To Apply


How to Apply:
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
1. Your Résumé
2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire
3. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below)
The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, April 06, 2011. Failure to provide complete information WILL result in you not receiving consideration for this position.
To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID 453158. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.
If you cannot apply online:
1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire,
2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire , and
3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.
NOTE: If applying online poses an extreme hardship, you may request alternate application procedures to submit your application package by fax. Please contact the Human Resources office listed on the announcement between the business hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Eastern Time, at least two working days prior to the closing date of this announcement.
The application package for alternate application procedures must be submitted and received in the Human Resources office no later than 11:59PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) on the closing date of this announcement.
NOTE: Paper applications and information sent by mail WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.


The following documents are required (if applicable):
1. Resume or OF-612 "Optional Application for Federal Employment" or any other written format you choose is REQUIRED to submit your application for consideration.
2. DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, MUST be provided in order to receive veterans preference. If a DD-214 Form is not available at the time of application, applicant MUST submit proof of honorable discharge or terminal leave status or active duty status. Veterans with a service connected disability and others claiming 10 point preference MUST provide a copy of the letter from the VA or branch of service showing disability dated after 1991 and are encouraged to submit Form SF-15 IFYOU DO NOT SUBMIT ALL OF THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION, YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE ADDITIONAL VETERAN PREFERENCE POINTS.
3. Current or former Federal employees MUST submit a copy of their SF-50 Form which shows competitive service appointment, tenure group, and salary. If you are applying for a higher grade, please provide the SF-50 Form which shows the length of time you have been in your current/highest grade. If you have promotion potential in your current position, please provide proof. Employees applying with an interchange agreement must provide proof of their permanent appointment. IF YOU DO NOT SUBMIT ALL OF THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION, YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE CONSIDERATION AS A STATUS CANDIDATE.



Chrystal Robinson
Phone: (202)357-8183
Email: CHRYSTAL.ROBINSON@HQ.DHS.GOV Agency Information:
Department of Homeland Security Headquarters
Washington, DC 00000


The process of consideration of applicants may take several weeks.
Notification Process: Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a review of your complete application is made you will be notified of your rating and or referral to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted. You will be informed of the outcome via e-mail. Note: To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select Application Status, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.


New Partners, a progressive, full service political consulting firm with specialties in strategic advising/consulting, communications, research, fundraising/development and field/grassroots strategy, is seeking spring interns in the finance department of our firm’s Washington, DC office. Interns will work on a variety of nonprofit, foundation and political clients and will be provided a stipend. Please visit for more information on the firm.

Candidates should possess strong oral and written communication skills, solid organizational skills and attention to detail, and sound political instincts. He or she must also have the ability to work independently, meet tight deadlines, and balance multiple projects at once. All candidates should be familiar with Microsoft Office suite.

Candidates should be current college or graduate students, or recent graduates. To apply, please email resume, cover letter and writing sample to

START DATE: April 11, 2011

Ideal Candidate Will Possess the Following Qualifications:

• Ability to digest and condense information into user friendly summaries;

• Basic knowledge of campaign finance rules;

• Working knowledge of fundraising and research resources: Nexis, NGP,,


• Assist finance staff with day to day projects including: donor research, call sheet production, briefing and memo writing, and fundraising calls;

• Maintain and update call lists and donor databases;

• Participate in and staff fundraising events;

• Provide administrative support

Job Opening: Director of External Communications, Amalgamated Transit
Union (Washington, DC)

The Amalgamated Transit Union is looking for a seasoned communications
expert to build and oversee external communications. The individual
would be responsible for creating, managing and executing a daily
communications strategy, as well as working with Union leadership to
implement a long-term media plan.

• Develop and implement strategic media outreach plan to increase the
ATU’s presence in the news cycle; support their political/legislative
campaigns; draw attention to crucial transit issues; and raise the
profile of ATU leadership
• Serve as on-the-record spokesperson and point of contact for all
national and local media
• Write press releases, pitches, op/eds, speeches and other press
• Work with ATU field mobilization department and local unions to
coordinate and oversee local and regional press efforts
• Work with website director to enhance use of social media

• 7+ years experience in political/labor communications; extensive on-
the-record experience
• Strong writing and editing skills
• Experience developing and executing strategic media campaigns,
ideally in a political, labor or non-profit setting
• Good contacts and relationships with DC and national media
• Proven ability to proactively pitch and place stories
• Commitment to principles of union organizing, as well as fundamental
knowledge of labor issues.
• Experience building a communications shop is a huge plus.
• Exceptional organizational skills, with the ability to juggle
entirety of the ATU’s communication needs, prioritize, and problem
solve independently

• Based on experience

• Please send a cover letter and resume to

About the ATU

The Amalgamated Transit Union is the largest labor organization
representing transit workers in the United States and Canada. Founded
in 1892, the ATU today is comprised of over 190,000 members in 264
local unions spread across 44 states and nine provinces. Composed of
bus drivers, light rail operators, maintenance and clerical personnel
and other transit and municipal employees, the ATU works to promote
transit issues and fights for the interests of its hard-working

Job: Political Director, People For the American Way

Mar 30 10:33AM -0400 ^

Just the messenger- application instructions are below. Political Director,
People For the American Way

People For the American Way is a national organization dedicated to
defending constitutional and civil rights and promoting the democratic
values of citizen participation, freedom of expression, freedom of religion,
and equal opportunity for all. The Political Director is responsible for
managing the local, state, and federal election-related activities of People
For the American Way, the People For the American Way’s Action Fund (527)
and the People For the American Way Voters Alliance (Political Action
Committee). The position reports to the Executive Vice President for Policy
and Program.


- Manage overall political strategies of the organization
- Devise and manage organizational strategies for maximizing PFAW’s
impact on target races, including the endorsement of federal candidates by
the PFAW Voters Alliance and of state and local candidates by the PFAW
Action Fund
- Serve as a primary PFAW spokesperson to the media, activists, allies,
and potential funders on the organization’s overall electoral strategies and
- Analyze and report (through internal memoranda and public commentary as
appropriate) on national, state and local electoral trends that have an
impact on issues and constituencies of importance to PFAW
- Analyze key local, state and federal races in which issues of concern
to PFAW will play a prominent role and identify target races where PFAW
electoral strategies can have an impact.
- Assist PFAW in fund raising to support the political operations of the
- Build PFAW’s program to support the election of young progressives to
public office
- Identify and analyze key local, state and federal races that provide
opportunities to promote young progressive candidates in races that will
have an impact on progressive policy
- Identify promising young progressive candidates in impact races
- Manage PFAW’s process for vetting and endorsing young progressive
candidates in impact races
- Promote endorsed young progressive candidates to voters (through
conventional and new media), to PFAW members and activists, and to ally
organizations and individuals
- Promote and help brand PFAW’s unique role in supporting the election
of progressive young elected officials in impact races
- Any other duties and activities as needed

*Qualifications: *

- Significant organizing and/or campaign experience at the local and/or
state level
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Strong interpersonal skills; ability to work effectively with a variety
of people
- Experience with progressive issues and public interest commitment
- Familiarity with the progressive community and local and state
legislative process
- Commitment to progressive values and interest in People For’s issues
and activities
- Ability and willingness to travel
- Minimum of college degree required

*To apply: Send resume and statement of interest to Human Resources, People
For the American Way, 2000 M Street, NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20036.

*People For the American Way is an equal opportunity employer.*

Those interested should contact
Full-time Position Available:
Apply immediately

Students for a Free Tibet (SFT) is a global, chapter-based network of
young people and activists who work in solidarity with the Tibetan
people in their struggle for freedom and independence. Through
education, grassroots organizing, and non-violent direct action, we
campaign for Tibetans’ fundamental right to political freedom. SFT
works to empower and train youth as leaders in the worldwide movement
for social justice. SFT’s global network is led and coordinated by SFT
Headquarters (SFT HQ) located in New York City.

SFT is seeking a Development Director to administer SFT’s fundraising
program. The position involves both implementing SFT’s annual
fundraising plan and further developing long-term strategies and
initiatives. As a dynamic, youth-led, grassroots organization, SFT
relies on a diverse range of income sources and creative grassroots
fundraising strategies.

* Providing the overall strategic direction, coordination, and
implementation of SFT’s fundraising program;
* Overseeing the implementation of all development plans and
initiatives, including online and direct mail appeals, fundraising
campaigns, major donor relations and cultivation, special event
planning and organizing, grant writing, merchandise sales, and
grassroots fundraising efforts;
* Motivating and supporting the staff and Board of Directors in
successfully raising funds and working together as an effective and
coordinated team;
* Updating SFT’s donor database and identifying and analyzing giving
* Communicating regularly with donors;
* Developing annual budgets and helping to prepare financial reports
with other staff;
* Working with SFT’s national offices to help develop fundraising
strategies and goals;
• Perform other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.

* Bachelors degree or equivalent;
* A minimum of two years working in an administrative capacity for a
non-profit organization is required, preferably in a fundraising
* Experience creating and implementing successful grassroots
development plans, strategies, and initiatives;
* Experience with special event planning and cultivating relationships
with major donors;
* Exhibited commitment to SFT’s mission.

* Comfortable working under pressure and managing a diverse array of
tasks with shifting priorities;
* Excellent verbal, written, organizational, analytical, and
interpersonal communication skills;
* Good computer skills, (experience using Convio and Common Ground
donor databases an asset);
* Ability to work well in a team;
* Detail oriented with strong organizational skills;
* Outgoing, creative, positive, and motivated;
* Independent and solutions-oriented;
* Ability and willingness to travel, work some weekends, and work long
hours when needed.

SFT International does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race,
ethnicity, religion, or sexual orientation.

STATUS: Full-time position. This position is based in SFT HQ’s office
in New York City.
SALARY: Commensurate upon experience. Health and dental benefits included.
REPORTS TO: SFT International’s Executive Director

PLEASE APPLY IMMEDIATELY by emailing in a single submission: cover
letter, resume, salary requirements and a brief writing sample
(unedited by others) to Please use
"SFT Development Director" as the subject of your email. Applications
will be considered on a rolling basis. Only complete applications will
be considered.

For more information, please contact:


*OCA 2011 Summer Internship Program*

*“Asian Pacific American Roots, Movement and Progress”***

* *

All are welcome to apply. *First generation college students* and students
of* Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, South Asian, and Southeast Asian
descent *are highly encouraged to apply.

* *

*Application Deadline *(extended)**

All materials must be received by* Monday, April 11th at 11:30 pm
EST*.* *Priority
consideration for complete applications submitted by* Monday, April 4th* .**

* *


*OCA’s goals**:*

Advocate for social justice, equal opportunity and fair treatment
Promote civic participation, education, and leadership
Advance coalitions and community building
Foster cultural heritage**

* *

*Apply online at **OCA Summer Internship Program Online

* *

* *

*Past OCA internship placements have included*: OCA National Center,
Southeast Asian Resource Action Center (SEARAC), White House Initiative on
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, Peace Corps, Department of
Transportation, Senator John Ensign’s office, House Minority Leader Nancy
Pelosi’s office, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
(NAACP), Department of Justice, and many more.

“*When I came to OCA as an intern, I had never been farther from Boston than
Philadelphia…That summer opened my eyes to the great work being done by
other young API people across the country, and also encouraged me to think
of my work in both local and national terms. Even more importantly, the
friendships I made then have helped hold me together in the years since, not
just in relation to my continued involvement in community empowerment and
development, but just by virtue of having great friends who have been
through the same battles I have.”*

–Giles Li, Founder of Boston Progress Arts Collective & former OCA staff

* *

*2010 OCA Internship Class Video*

* *

*Purpose*: To cultivate future leadership for the Asian Pacific American
(APA) community by providing opportunities to work in the public sector and
learn about issues affecting APAs. Based in the nation's capital, interns
will build relationships, engage in weekly leadership development, meet with
legislative officials and participate in OCA’s National Convention in New
York, NY on August 4-7.

*Types of Internship Placements:*

· *OCA National*: Work in the OCA National office in Washington DC
and learn about OCA's impact in the community.

· *Non-Profit*: Engage with one of our partners in Washington, DC
and learn how they serve the APA community.

· *Government:* Learn about policy making through hands on
experience in a federal agency.

· *Congressiona*l: Gain experience in a congressional office and
participate in the legislative process.

*Stipend: *$2,500 for 10 weeks of full time work

*Requirements: *

1. Undergraduate student (Minimum age of 18. Seniors are

2. U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

3. Demonstrated interest in APA issues

4. Excellent written and oral communication skills

5. Commitment to work 10 weeks in Washington DC within the
period of June 6 – August 19

6. Completed Application Package including:

o Completed Application Form

o Résumé

o Unofficial academic transcript

o Exactly two letters of reference

· One-page essay (*12 pt, single-spaced, 500 words maximum*) addressing
the following: How will OCA’s summer internship benefit you and your


1. Submit entire application package by deadline

2. Applications will be reviewed by a committee

3. Personal or telephone interview will be scheduled

4. Accepted interns will be notified by April 29th. A firm
commitment will be required at that time to secure placement.

*OCA 2011 Summer Internship Program Online
* *

*Facebook OCA 2011 Summer Internship Application

*Online, early and complete application submission is highly encouraged*.
Visit *www.* **
*.** *For more information, please refer to our Internship *FAQ
email Diana Bui, Senior Manager-Student Leadership Development Programs, at

***Please distribute widely to ensure access and opportunity for all
eligible students***

* *

*OCA is a national organization dedicated to advancing the social,
political, and economic well-being of Asian Pacific Americans.*

Gregory A. Cendana
Executive Director
Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance, AFL-CIO

Work: (202) 508-3733
Fax: (202) 508-3716

The Committee of Interns and Residents/SEIU Healthcare (CIR), a union
of resident physicians or physicians-in-training with over 13,000
members throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico, is looking for an
undergrad or graduate school intern to work with our political
department. This is a paid position based in New York City. The
internship will begin in late May/early June and run through early

CIR’s political program operates in New York, California, Florida,
Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Mexico and the District of Columbia.
This internship offers a real hands-on opportunity to work with
various aspects of the department to enhance the union’s local, state
and national political work

Primary Responsibilities:
• Assist the Political Director and Public Health Organizer with
coordinating program logistics
• Political research, including prior legislation at the federal,
state and local level
• Preparation of talking points, advocacy memos, the drafting of other
internal and external communications
• Administrative duties, including some scheduling work

• Graduation from high school
• Interest in labor and progressive politics
• Positive attitude
• Ability to analyze data and make sound, logical conclusions
• Ability to take instruction well
• Above-average organizational skills
• Excellent phone demeanor
• Attention to detail
• Ability to work well under pressure
• Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
• Ability to handle multiple assignments in a timely manner
• Familiarity with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft

Political Department interns will work in CIR’s main office in New
York, NY and will receive a stipend. Full-time interns will work a
maximum of 35 hours per week; part-time academic year interns will
work a minimum of 20 hours per week. Find out more about the union at

To Apply: Send resume, writing sample and availability to
No calls please.


Paid Internship at DC political consulting firm

Kennedy Communications is an award-winning Democratic direct mail
communications firm, located in the heart of DC. Our strategic
guidance has produced victories in more than 27 states at all levels
of government, from U.S. House and Senate to local races and

Interns will get to participate in all areas of the firm – direct
mail, research and Internet strategies. This is an excellent
opportunity for anyone thinking of getting into the political
consulting business. Administrative tasks are a necessary component of
this internship. Because of the responsibility offered in this
position, our interns must be reliable, organized, highly
self-motivated and have the ability to manage multiple tasks.

Ideal candidates will be self-starters, excellent writers and
researchers, and have a sense of humor. Opportunities for employment
through the fall campaign season are common at the completion of the

To apply:
Please email your resume, cover letter, and references to with “Summer Internship” in the subject
line. The internship comes with a modest stipend. We will work with
students who are receiving class credit.

Applications reviewed on a rolling basis. Flexible start date available.

We are conveniently located within a few blocks of the blue, orange,
and red Metro lines. Kennedy Communications is an equal opportunity



Summer Intern (paid)


The Alliance for American Manufacturing, a fast-paced, highly
successful labor-management public policy organization focused on
domestic manufacturing, labor and international trade issues, seeks a
Summer Intern to aid in the communications, legislative, research, and
administrative operations of the organization. The candidate should
be a current or recently graduated undergraduate student with interest
in progressive policy issues, proven written communications abilities
and, if at all possible, great web and social media skills. We offer
an exciting work environment in the heart of Washington D.C. This is
a great opportunity to learn about important policy issues affecting
U.S. jobs, the labor movement, manufacturing and international trade,
the wider policy-making community, and effective communications and
public relations strategies. AAM is an equal opportunity employer.
Please send your cover letter, resume and a writing sample to Sam


Executive Director or assigned AAM staff


Perform updates to the AAM website, including video and audio files postings
Post to AAM blog and monitor blog discussions
Link to other social networking sites, such as Facebook, Twitter, etc.
to expand the readership for the AAM message
Attend Congressional hearings and other meetings
Perform internet and other research tasks
Help organize events and outreach efforts
Administrative help around the office
Perform other duties assigned by the Executive Director and staff of AAM.


The successful candidate must have initiative, excellent writing and
web skills, knowledge of and enthusiasm for social networking, and
ability to handle tasks assigned in a responsible and timely fashion.
Familiarity with manufacturing, trade, or labor issues is appreciated,
but not required. However, good attitude and willingness to learn


Washington, DC


June 6, 2011


$250/week stipended internship. Full time position (36 hours a week)

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