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Third Way is currently seeking a Director for our Domestic Policy Program. This is a high profile, high impact, senior level policy position that supervises and coordinates all activities of the department and manages the work of four policy staff and outside consultants.

The Domestic Policy Program

The goal of the Domestic Policy Program is to develop innovative policy ideas, communications strategies, and frameworks in support of the program’s agenda to promote education, immigration reform, economic mobility, gay equality, and common ground solutions on divisive culture issues. We seek someone who thinks outside the box and challenges existing orthodoxies, and helps others do the same.

The Domestic Policy Program Director

The Director of the Domestic Policy Program will play a major role in policy development, public presentation of our work, and management of the organization. The Director represents Third Way in meetings with Members of Congress and staff, Administration officials, the business community, advocacy organizations, academics and other thinkers, Third Way’s Board of Trustees, and in the media.

This position affords qualified candidates with an extraordinary opportunity to help grow and brand a vibrant and important part of the progressive governing and political infrastructure. Our workplace is diverse, inclusive, collegial, and family-friendly.

Job Requirements

The ideal candidate should have the following:

· A Bachelors degree – graduate degree preferred but not required.

· A minimum of 7 years of relevant experience working in the policy or advocacy arena, Capitol Hill or the Administration.

· A strong general background in issue areas like education, poverty, immigration, and culture issues.

· Significant experience managing others and managing projects.

· A proven ability to write compelling and high-impact products. (That means the ability to write crisp, clear prose and to articulate persuasive arguments.)

· Strong public presentation ability.

· Experience in working with the media is preferred but not required.

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to: with “Director of Domestic Policy” as the subject line.


Assistant Project Manager/Personal Assistant
Job Description
Assistant Project Manager (Washington, DC)

Liberty Engineering, a successful and dynamic engineering solutions
company is seeking a highly motivated individual to work as both an
assistant project manager and personal assistant for our companies
senior principals.
Individual must thrive at organization and multi-tasking of job duties
in a fast paced production environment. Daily duties would include
meticulous organizing and filing all project related documentation
such as proposals, schedules, and budgets. The assistant project
manager will also be expected to incorporate engineer’s edited notes
with precision into such documents before they are submitted for
final approval. Superior oral and written communication skills are
required to coordinate and set up internal personnel meetings as well
as meeting with existing and new clients.
Personal assistant duties required could range anywhere from getting
lunch for engineering teams, printing CADD files for meetings, booking
travel arrangements, or scanning in photos from location scouts.
Additionally, just having a keen ability for anticipating what tasks
needs to be done and doing it without direction is a must. The hired
individual will have the opportunity to learn about how projects are
executed and managed daily.
Previous experience from working within the Architectural and
Engineering Industry is preferred but not required.
What is most important is having the ability to learn quickly how the
industry works and apply what is learned to the job with enthusiasm
and precision.

Job Duties and Other Qualifications Needed:
• Bachelors degree
• Must be U.S. Citizen
• Ability to juggle multiple projects simultaneously and work
efficiently under deadlines.
• Must be extremely organized and detail oriented.
• Superior verbal and written communication skills
• Positive attitude and outgoing personality a must.
• Innate ability to complete all tasks with full 100% completion. (99%
not good enough)
• Must be a reliable, team-player who likes working with individuals
one and one, as well as large groups.

Compensation includes a salary a 401(K) plan, paid vacation and
holidays, health/dental/vision insurance, life & disability insurance.

Qualified applicants should send cover letter on why job appeals to
them as well as a resume via e-mail to:


* Location: DC Metro area
* Compensation: $40,000-$50,000 depending on experience -full time job
with benefits included
* Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.
* Please, no phone calls about this job!
* Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or
commercial interests.
Company Description
Liberty Engineering is an engineering solutions company, specializing
in critical mission requirements for secure environments. Liberty
Engineering provides state-of-the-art designs to both private and
government customers to offer the most appropriate project plan.
Located in Washington D.C., Liberty Engineering offers comprehensive
solutions to data center customers in locations nationally and
overseas. We provide mechanical, electrical, security and
telecommunications infrastructure engineering capabilities through
troubleshooting, existing conditions assessments, design and
commissioning services.

Liberty Engineering offers a fast paced job environment with a balance
of peer mentorship and project responsibility.


Nevada Conservation League Education Fund (NCLEF) seeks a field organizer to develop and implement strategic statewide campaigns on clean energy and toxics.

As the threat of global warming grows, NCLEF’s top priority remains building a clean energy economy and cutting dependence on dirty energy sources such as coal and oil. NCLEF is also focused on other key public concerns such as the regulation of toxic chemicals and holding polluters accountable. NCLEF will continue to wage these fights on many fronts in the coming year and are looking for a creative and skilled organizer with a knack for online work to help run these campaigns in Nevada.

General Description:

Working closely with NCLEF in Nevada, as well as with the League of Conservation Voters Education Fund in Washington, D.C., the Field Organizer will develop and implement campaigns that aim to move forward with critical new pollution rules for power plants and other major pollution sources, while also pushing the Obama Administration to implement the strongest pollution standards. The Field Organizer will focus in part on holding Members of Congress accountable if they side with polluters in weakening public health protections. The Field Organizer will also work to build support for new policies that regulate the most hazardous and toxic substances, many of which are currently unregulated.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Develop creative and strategic ideas that help engage the public and grow support.
Work closely with existing coalition partners in Nevada to ensure efforts are collaborative and reach out to new groups in order to strengthen the coalition.
Serve as online and offline grassroots organizer to help build public pressure for the policies NCLEF supports.
Independently implement strategies and tactics that are developed with other staff members.


Strong communication skills, particularly in the form of public outreach (action alerts and blogs).
Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment.
Experience initiating campaign ideas and willing to take risks.
Proven ability to organize campaigns that garner media coverage.
Ability to quickly synthesize new information and apply new tools accordingly.
Strong aptitude for technology and adept at using technological resources in a creative way.
Capability of integrating online communications and organizing with offline organizing, mobilization, and events.
Ability to work both independently and as a member of a team.
Minimum of 2-3 years relevant work experience
Salary is commensurate with experience. This is a contract position based in Nevada that will run through completion of the campaign (approximately December 2011).
To Apply:
Send cover letter, resume, and writing sample (blog, LTE, article) to with "NV Field" in the subject line by March 28, 2011. No phone calls please.

Nevada Conservation League Education Fund is an equal opportunity employer.

Topic: Paid Canvassers Needed to Support Public Education in Suburbs of Chicago
Mar 17 03:29PM -0700 ^

Paid Canvassers are needed for a North Suburban Chicago Referendum
Campaign in support of quality schools. Primary responsibilities will
be going door-to-door on behalf of the campaign. Hiring

15+ hours per week in evenings and weekends
Own transportation preferred
Salaried positions and / or college credit available

Fellows who can devote more time will be taught basic fundraising and
event planning as well.

Please email for more information. Include

Available positions at AFSCME Council 67
Mar 17 03:23PM -0400 ^
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Paid Communications & Marketing Summer Internship at Educación Para
Nuestro Futuro
Made possible by the ExxonMobil Community Summer Jobs Program

Since 1998, Educación Para Nuestro Futuro founded by Escuela Bolivia,
a grassroots nonprofit, has empowered Latino children, youth, and
families of all origins through education and leadership development
to succeed and contribute to their community, while teaching others
about the Latin American culture.

Position Summary
We are seeking a Communications and Marketing Assistant to support our
communications strategy from June 1 - July 27, 2011. The intern will
be an integral part of our staff and can look forward to promoting
his/ her leadership, communication, and organizational skills as well
as gain experience working at a grassroots nonprofit organization.
This position will report to our Executive Director.

• Create publicity materials (newsletters, brochures, emails etc.)
in English and Spanish
• Conduct community outreach by attending local events,
distributing flyers and information, and communicating with
participants and potential participants
• Maintain relations with media outlets
• Maintain and update website, databases, and blog
• Manage social media presence via Facebook and Twitter
• Assist with other projects and general administrative support as

• A $2,750 stipend provided by the ExxonMobil Community Summer
Jobs Program
• Training and increased knowledge in communications, outreach,
and nonprofits
• Improved Spanish-speaking and translating abilities
• Experience with a grassroots nonprofit supporting Latinos’
educational pursuits

• University-level student studying communications or related
field (must have earned at least 24 credits)
• Spanish language skills, both written and spoken
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
• Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
• Strong attention to detail, outstanding organizational skills,
and multi-tasking ability
• Self-motivated, reliable and energetic with a strong capacity
for team work
• Experience working with linguistically and culturally diverse
• Must be available to attend Intern Kick-Off Reception hosted by
ExxonMobil on June 8th and the ExxonMobil Intern Development Seminar
on June 23rd

Please send a cover letter, resume with professional references, and 2-
page writing sample by April 5, 2011 to:


The Louisiana Senate Democratic Campaign Committee is seeking applicants for
Finance Director to run an aggressive fundraising operation to help us gain
the majority in 2011.


· Work with the caucus Executive Director and Chairman to create and execute
a winning fundraising plan for the Committee. Establish quarterly, monthly,
and weekly fundraising goals and outline how they will be reached.

· Coach local Senate Candidates & their staff to create & execute
successful fundraising operations

· Manage member call time & other activities to hit finance targets
& deadlines

· Manage follow up on all correspondence and pledges

· Make fundraising calls to donors in addition to candidate call

· Build on existing donor database by identifying and recruiting
new donors.

· Plan and execute fundraising events.

· Oversee compliance and prepare disclosure reports in cooperation
with DSSCC accounts manager & treasurer.

· Supervise & train Finance Assistant in donor research, event
planning, & other support activities

· Recruit and supervise interns/volunteers to assist with data
entry and other tasks

· Coach local Senate Candidates & their staff to create & execute
successful fundraising operations

· Support other campaign operations as necessary


• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience

• 2+ cycles of fund-raising experience on a district or statewide
campaign preferred. Previous caucus experience a plus.

• Good and goal management skills

· Knowledge of NGP and other finance software

• Strong written and verbal communication skills

• Proven entrepreneurial abilities, creativity and initiative

Pay and benefits are commensurate with experience. Must be comfortable with
long, irregular hours, frequent travel, and be willing to relocate to Baton
Rouge for the 2011 cycle.


To apply, please send resume and 3 references to

Topic: 37+ Open Jobs at OPOWER
Marc Laitin Mar 17 07:07AM -0400 ^

All, OPOWER has more than 37 open jobs ranging from professional service
engineers to client solutions to energy efficiency content coordinators and
more. For those of you who don't know us, we are a for profit energy
efficiency company that works with utility companies to help their customers
reduce their energy usage. In the three years we've been running our program
we have reduced energy usage among targeted utility customers by more than
210 GWh, or the equivalent of shutting down a coal fired power plant for
more than a month.... We're growing crazy fast and we need more
smart/talented folks to come join us and help make a difference.

See the links below for our list of jobs and to apply via our online system.
To view jobs and learn more about OPOWER in a more friendly format, visit us



Learn more or Jobvite a
*We’re Hiring at OPOWER*
*Associate Professional Services
*Associate Software
*Chief Financial
*Client Solutions
*Client Support
*Consumer Marketing
*Desktop Support
*Director / Senior Director, Retailer & Manufacturer
*Director, Corporate Communications & Media
*Director/Sr. Director, Talent
*Lead Professional Services
*Lead Software Engineers - East
*Manager/Director, Office
*Managing Director,
*MySQL Database
*Product Manager
*Product Manager, Social
*Professional Services
*Program Analyst
*Proposal Writer
*QA Manager
*Sales Operations
*Senior Director, East Coast
*Senior Operational Quality
*Senior Software Engineer in
*Senior Technical
*Senior User Experience
*Senior User Experience
*Senior Visual Designer
*Senior Visual Designer
*Software Engineer --
*Software Engineering in Test (All Levels) - San
*Software Engineers (ALL LEVELS) - East
*Software Engineers (ALL LEVELS) - West
*Software Engineers in Test (ALL
*Staff Accountant
*Technical Project

Topic: Job Opportunity: Speechwriter NYC
Mar 17 02:42PM -0400 ^


Manhattan Borough President Scott M. Stringer seeks a Speechwriter to
be part of his energetic, collaborative and innovative team to
implement a shared vision of progressive policies and community-based
planning. The Speechwriter is responsible for helping to drive the
Borough President’s policy agenda and community-based initiatives by
preparing written materials to engage print and broadcast media,
inform the public, and communicate with stakeholders in and outside of
government. The Speechwriter will report to the Director of

Candidates should have experience working in fast-paced,
deadline-driven environments and should be skilled in quickly
producing creative and targeted written copy. Exceptional written and
verbal communications skills and a sophisticated understanding of New
York City government and politics are essential.

Major Responsibilities of the Position:

Conduct background research and write/edit event-related briefing
materials, talking points, speeches and testimony for the Borough
President on a wide variety of issues including, but not limited to:
education, health, transportation, economic development and housing;
Draft supporting materials, including press releases, quotes and press
advisories, for the purpose of explaining and disseminating
information about the work of the Borough President’s Office;
Brief and prepare the Borough President on speaking engagements and
travel with the Borough President to events;
Work with all units in the office to edit and improve written materials;
Assist with fielding media inquiries and help organize press
conferences and other events; and
Occasionally edit position papers and policy briefs.

Educational and Professional Requirements:

At least 3-5 years of communications/public relations writing
experience with government, civic, policy/research or similar
Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferred;
Demonstrated commitment to public service;
Flexibility to accommodate irregular and sometimes long work hours; and
Bilingual (Spanish/English) strongly preferred.

Successful candidates will have the ability to:

Work effectively in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment with a
sense of possibility, high expectations and an entrepreneurial spirit
to produce usable copy;
Work with staff members to meet aggressive goals;
Think strategically and prioritize tasks effectively to meet deadlines;
Simultaneously manage multiple projects while maintaining a firm grasp
of individual project details; and
Build and manage relationships with external parties and internal leaders.


Salary for this position is competitive and depends on prior
experience. In addition, a comprehensive benefits package is included.

Application Process:

Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume and brief
writing sample in a single word or PDF document to with “Speechwriter” in the subject line.
Writing samples should be no more than 500 words in length and should
be written in a spoken word style. The Office of the Manhattan Borough
President is committed to a diverse workforce, and we seek diversity
among applicants for this position. People of color, women,
gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender people, people with disabilities, and
veterans are encouraged to apply. New York City residency is required
within 90 days of appointment. However, City employees in certain
titles who have worked for the City for two (2) continuous years may
also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester,
Rockland, or Orange County.

Topic: (JOB) Campaign Director Corporate Accountability International - Boston
Mar 17 10:59AM -0700 ^

The Campaign Director is responsible for developing, overseeing and
implementing campaign strategies and tactics on our Value [the] Meal
campaign, which is a part of our international Campaign Challenging
the Corporate Abuse of Food. The Campaign Director mobilizes and
expands the base of individual members and activists through in-
person, phone, mail and email communication; recruits new experts and
thought leaders; builds and maintains alliances with organizations and
institutions; organizes actions and events; supervises organizing
staff; and serves as a campaign spokesperson, while working in a
creative and enthusiastic office atmosphere.

Corporate Accountability International has additional job openings
with our communications, online, field, and development teams posted

For more than 30 years, Corporate Accountability International has
successfully challenged corporations like GE, Nestlé, and Philip
Morris to halt abusive practices that threaten public health, the
environment and our democracy.

Today, the organization leads campaigns that challenge dangerous
practices of some of the world’s most powerful industries. Think

Outside the Bottle exposes the truth behind bottled water marketing
and defends the human right to water in the face of increasing
corporate control. Value [the] Meal challenges the fast food industry
to stop driving an epidemic of diet-related disease, and our campaign
Challenging Big Tobacco is blocking industry interference in health
policies that protect our kids.

• Develop and implement strategic campaign plans and budgets.
• Develop in-depth understanding of corporate impact on our food
systems with particular attention to the fast food industry’s impact
on public health.
• Supervise campaign staff and coordinate with regional field
organizers to develop national and regional campaign actions.
• Help build, develop and maintain Corporate Accountability
International’s national and international activist base.
• Develop activist leadership through in-person meetings, phone calls
and email correspondence.
• Develop and cultivate relationships and coalitions with allies and
• Serve as a campaign spokesperson to the media and at events.
• Create materials and develop stories with the communications and
development teams to engage and motivate Corporate Accountability
International’s membership to take action on Value [the] Meal.
• Regularly evaluate progress against campaign objectives, and help
develop effective ongoing strategies.
• Maintain comprehensive, accurate and up-to-date files, records and
• Help develop and implement fundraising plans and plays a lead role
in recruiting staff.

• Participate in organization-wide planning, fundraising and campaign

• Demonstrated commitment to corporate accountability, with a global
• At least 5 years as a full-time staff organizer in a progressive
social change organization, including at least 1 year of field
organizing experience.
• Demonstrated ability to manage organizing programs, develop and
implement plans.
• Staff management experience.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Strong organizational and results tracking skills.
• Proven ability to project and stay within budgets.
• Experience with effective grassroots fundraising.
• Proven ability to work well with a diverse group of people.
• Enthusiasm for national and international travel.

ACCOUNTABILITY: The Value [the] Meal Campaign Director reports to the
Deputy Director.
SALARY RANGE: Commensurate with experience, with a generous benefits
LOCATION: Campaign Headquarters, Boston
TO APPLY: Email letter of interest, resumé and three to five

references to Randall Smith at

Corporate Accountability International is an equal opportunity
employer and an inclusive organization. People of color, women, and
GLBTQ people are strongly encouraged to apply.

Topic: JOB:Development Associate
Mar 17 10:52AM -0700 ^

The Organization
The National Women's Law Center is a non-profit organization that has
been working since 1972 to advance and protect women's legal rights.
The Center focuses on major policy areas of importance to women and
their families including economic security, education, employment,
health, and reproductive rights, with special attention given to the
concerns of low-income women. The Center takes pride in maintaining
Charity Navigator’s 4 Star rating for eight years, and it is the
highest rated national non-profit working on women’s issues.

The National Women’s Law Center – a preeminent women’s rights legal
advocacy group with a $12 million budget and $15 million endowment –
is seeking a Development Associate to join its busy Development team
to provide foundation fundraising support.

The Development Associate assists the Center’s grant writers in
preparing foundation fundraising proposals, reports, budgets, and
related attachments. Additional responsibilities include: drafting
original documents; acknowledging foundation donations and maintaining
the Raiser’s Edge database; researching foundation prospects;
coordinating mailings to foundation donors; maintaining foundation
files; tracking deadlines and managing the foundation grants calendar;
proofreading; assisting with the Center’s annual dinner (one of the
largest in DC) and other fundraising initiatives as needed.

This is a terrific opportunity to work with a successful and
experienced team of development professionals for a respected and
growing organization, and to use your skills and creativity as the
Center expands its fundraising initiatives.

Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree. Prefer applicants with 1-2
years experience, extraordinary attention to detail and critical
thinking skills, an interest in women’s rights issues, excellent
written and oral communications skills, and exceptional organizational
skills. Must have positive attitude, sense of humor and be a team
player who can work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
Experience in database maintenance, Raiser’s edge, foundation
fundraising, donor relations, and acknowledgments a plus.

Salary commensurate with experience. The Center offers excellent
benefits, including pre-tax flexible spending accounts for medical,
dependent care, and transportation, and four weeks of annual vacation.
Office located on the Red Metro Line in Dupont Circle. Intellectually-
stimulating workplace with passionate, dedicated colleagues.

How to Apply
Please submit a cover letter describing your qualifications and salary
requirements, resume, and three supervisory references. Electronic
submissions are preferred. Please send materials to and include position title in the subject
line. Hard copies may be addressed to: Human Resources Department,
National Women's Law Center, 11 Dupont Circle, Suite 800, Washington,
DC 20036, FAX: 202-588-5185. Applications accepted until position is
filled. No calls please. EOE.

Press internship opening

The Washington, DC press office of Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (D-NY) is looking for a full-time unpaid intern for the spring. First-hand experience in the Congresswoman’s press office provides interns with an unparalleled knowledge and understanding of the development of public policy and the role of the media in informing constituents about the activities of their federal representatives. An internship with Congresswoman Slaughter also offers unique insight into the legislative process and parliamentary procedure, as she is Ranking Member of the powerful House Committee on Rules.

Responsibilities include tracking and clipping relevant news, drafting press items, and assisting the press team with research and other duties. 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. Applicants should e-mail cover letters, resumes and a 2-page writing sample to Selam Maru Please indicate available start date in cover letter.


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 4, 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


Applicants must be already in Cleveland.


Interns needed to work in coordination with SEIU staff and members on
a coalition based local union campaign for good jobs in the greater
Cleveland area. Interns must be able to work days, evenings and

weekends as well as have a reliable vehicle and valid driver’s
license. The internship is paid and based in Cleveland, Ohio.
An SEIU Intern is responsible for:
• Canvassing and engaging community members in Cuyahoga county around
campaign message
• Identifying, recruiting and developing leaders and collaborating
with community allies
• Communicating campaign vision and plan for progress
• Involving community members in local events, projects and actions
Who is SEIU?
We’re nurses, caregivers, support staff and professionals who work in
hospitals, nursing homes, mental health and DD care facilities, social
service agencies, Head Start programs, libraries, schools and other
health and human service centers. We are janitors, security officers,
residential doormen and maintenance workers, window cleaners,
industrial workers and theater and stadium workers.
We’re united by our belief in the dignity and worth of workers. We
organize to improve the lives of working people and their families and
lead the way to a more just and humane society.
We’re part of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU),
America’s largest and fastest growing union. If you want to put your
mind and heart to work in the cause of a better world, there’s a role
for you in SEIU.
• A passion for justice, a willingness to learn and the ability to
work hard with irregular hours
• Good communication skills, personal discipline and organization,
good judgment and the ability to work with people from diverse
backgrounds and cultures
• Computer skills needed
There are two waves available for the 2011 Internship: Wave 1: May 2nd
– June 3rd and Wave 2: May 23rd through July 1st. Please specify your

availability in your cover letter.

To Apply: Email your cover letter and resume to :

SEIU is an equal opportunity employer.

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