Thursday, April 28, 2011

US Public Affairs Vacancies -- April 28th, 2011

Council on Foundations

Public Affairs Manager
Arlington, VA
Salary details on request

"We are seeking a manager to develop and execute grassroots media relations plans to promote and grow philanthropy. The Public Affairs Manager will also serve as primary communications and marketing liaison to the Council's Government Relations team. Key Responsibilities include establishing and maintaining good relationships with media representatives and Council staff working with policy-makers."

Associated General Contractors of America

PAC Manager
Arlington, VA / Washington, DC
Competitive salary

"The successful candidate will possess knowledge and experience working within the confines of federal election law, must be able to plan and execute fundraising and PAC education programs & have an in-depth knowledge of the workings of Capitol Hill; a bachelor's degree; excellent oral and written communication skills; and the motivation and ability to respond to multiple issues simultaneously."

American Academy of Ophthalmology

Government Affairs Representative
Washington, DC
c. $75,000 - $85,000

"The Government Affairs Representative works closely with the Division Vice President and Director of Congressional Affairs to monitor federal legislative and regulatory activities affecting Academy's priorities as they relate to public health and eye care. This position also advises Academy decision-makers in the formulation of related policy and lobbies Federal Governmental Agencies."

Wildlife Conservation Society

Federal Affairs Associate
Washington, DC
Salary details on request

"NY-based Wildlife Conservation Society seeks a highly motivated team-oriented individual to join its Washington, DC staff full-time to schedule meetings, briefings, and events; draft correspondence; coordinate and track internal billing; and provide administrative support to the Washington Office Director. Responsibilities include: writing, scheduling, event planning, budget tracking, and project management."

American Immigration Lawyers Association

Advocacy Associate
Washington, DC
Competitive salary

"As an active member of our advocacy team, your will utilize your legislative background to participate in lobbying Congress and representing AILA in various external capacities; help monitor and analyze legislation; track immigration-related legislation, and other congressional activity; develop advocacy materials; maintain online and web-based advocacy initiatives; serve as a resource on policy and legislation for AILA members."

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Trade Association Vacancy

Alexandria-based trade association seeks candidate to lobby Congress and the Administration. Must have strong written and oral communications skills, be able to work as part of a team, manage multiple issues and projects, attend political events and travel as necessary. Hill or lobbying experience a plus. Send resume to 27th, 2011

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LEGISLATIVE DIRECTOR OPENING: Midwestern Democrat is seeking a Legislative Director to handle a number of policy issues. Candidates should have a knowledge and skill base that shows a record of accomplishment. Applicants must have LD experience OR at least 4 years substantive legislative experience. Applicants must demonstrate an ability to manage and mentor staff, think strategically, develop and implement legislative plans and achieve results. Candidates must have superb writing skills, a constituent orientation, and the ability to perform well under pressure.

Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to by Monday, May 2, 2011. Only applications submitted to this email address will be considered.

No calls or drop by’s please.


COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR: Midwestern Democrat seeks experienced, creative, and savvy Communications Director for proactive press operation. Candidates must have outstanding writing abilities in a variety of formats, including speechwriting, press releases, new media, talking points and other written materials drafted for the Member. They also must demonstrate experience pitching stories to media and have on-the-record experience. Candidates for the position must be able to work well with other staff to develop and execute an effective communications strategy for the Member. This is not an entry level position. Campaign or Hill experience required. All candidates for this position must provide: 1) a cover letter; 2) a resume; 3) three writing samples; and 4) three references. Send application ABSOLUTELY NO CALLS OR DROPBYS.


Congressman Earl Blumenauer’s Washington, DC office seeks Staff Assistant. Candidates must have outstanding writing, research and organizational skills, and ability to multi-task and work under tight deadlines. Responsibilities include greeting visitors, answering phones, sorting mail, recruiting and managing interns, ordering supplies, and handling constituent requests for general information, Capitol tours, flags and other inquiries. There are also opportunities for assisting the Member and staff with projects and constituent correspondence. Oregon ties, political experience, knowledge of mail management/database systems, and a sense of humor are all a plus. Interested applicants should email a resume, cover letter, and two brief writing samples to


About the Position: is seeking an effective, experienced COO to build the internal capacity and organizational systems that will help lead our team during an exciting period of organizational growth. The Board of Directors and the CEO are looking for a mission-focused, strategic, and process-minded leader with experience scaling an organization, leading a management team, and developing a performance culture among a group of talented, diverse individuals.

The COO will partner with the CEO, leading the organization’s internal operations. The COO must be a leader who is able to help the staff deliver measurable results and advance the vision and mission of our organization. Importantly, a successful COO will have the skills, sensitivity, and personal confidence to tap into the power that each member of the team brings to the mission. While it is essential that the COO bring efficient and effective systems to increase the productivity of the organization, it is also critical the team retain the creativity necessary to continue innovating and leading our field.


Reporting to the CEO, the COO will lead all internal operations and will have the following responsibilities:

· Working in partnership with the CEO, lead strategic planning and implement processes and approaches to achieve it

· Coordinate the annual operations plan and budget

· Build, and lead the performance management process that measures and evaluates progress against goals for the organization

· Develop and manage an accounting system that provides the organization with quick access to financial information, enables strategic budgeting, separates growth capital from annual revenues, and meets the highest accounting and ethical standards

· Administer human resources to meet’s human resources policies, support employees, and comply with all applicable laws

· Analyze the current technology infrastructure and scope out the next level of information technology and systems that support the growth of the organization

· Instill a human capital development and “coaching” culture within; upgrade human resource functions including: training, development, compensation and benefits, employee relations, performance evaluation and recruiting

· Provide a strong day-to-day leadership presence for all staff; bridge local and national operations and support an open door policy among staff

· Work with the Board of Directors, present at board meetings and serve on board committees.

· Position as a thought and practice leader within the broader civic engagement community

· Manage contracts that deliver superior performance to customers

· Build a training and development system that supports staff to achieve their goals and work with each other effectively at

· Build the brand and communicate actively with constituencies to increase’s recognition, reputation and influence

Key Qualifications

As a prerequisite, the successful candidate must believe in the Millennial-focused vision of and be driven by the mission. Beyond that, we are seeking a candidate that has proven experience in scaling an organization and a demonstrated ability to both lead and build the capabilities of a driven, bright, diverse team.

The successful candidate will most likely have had significant management experience in both the for-profit and nonprofit sector. Additional requirements are:

· Results – Proven track record of exceeding goals and a bottom-line orientation; evidence of the ability to consistently make good decisions through a combination of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgment; high level of business acumen, including the ability to balance the delivery of programs against the realities of the budget; problem solving; project management, and creative resourcefulness

· Strategic Vision and Agility – Ability to think strategically, anticipate future consequences and trends, and incorporate them into the organizational plans

· Capacity Building – Ability to effectively build organization and staff capacity, developing a top notch workforce and the processes that ensure the organization runs smoothly.

· Leadership and Organization – Exceptional capacity for managing and leading people; a team builder who has experience in scaling up organizations; ability to connect to staff both on an individual level and in large groups; capacity to enforce accountability, develop and empower top notch leaders from the bottom-up, lead from the top-down, cultivate entrepreneurship, and learn the strengths and weaknesses of the team so as to put people in a position to succeed

· Action Oriented – Enjoys working hard and looks for challenges; able to act and react as necessary, even if limited information is available; not afraid to take charge of a situation and take unpopular stands when necessary

· Strong Manager – Thorough understanding of finance, systems, and HR; broad experience with the full range of business functions and systems, including strategic development and planning, budgeting, business analysis, finance, information systems, human resources, and marketing

Compensation is prepared to offer an attractive compensation package, including a competitive base salary as well as health, dental and vacation benefits. This is an outstanding opportunity for a highly motivated professional to assume a pivotal role in the evolution of a fast-growing, highly respected organization.

Application Information

To apply, please submit a thoughtful cover letter, outlining how your skills and experience meet the requirements of this position, salary requirements, a resume and 1-2 references via email to Maya Enista, Chief Executive Officer, at by COB on Friday, May 13th, 2011.


Progressive Municipal Candidate in New Haven Seeks Highly Motivated Organizers

This going to be a highly competitive and energetic campaign.

Field Organizer's Responsibilities Include:

Helping build volunteer support network
Identifying supporters and building political base for local candidates
Executing grassroots field strategy
Develop message strategy for community needs and interests
Organizers are needed from June through mid September 2011 and potentially onto to November 2011. Great way to build your career in politics. No prior experience necessary. We are interested in developing young campaign workers who can continue to help Democrats win elections.
Start Date: Late May to Early June

Interested persons should email


Third Way is the leading moderate think-tank of the progressive movement. Our aims: an economic agenda that is focused on growth and middle class success; a culture of shared values; a national security approach that is both tough and smart; and a clean energy revolution. We create high-impact products for use by elected officials, candidates and the Administration.

Third Way is currently seeking an Office Manager to organize and coordinate office operations and procedures to ensure organizational effectiveness and efficiency.

The Office Manager reports to the Director of Administration and is responsible for providing office management services to Third Way. This includes maintaining office services, IT operations, supporting the HR functions, contract/subscription management, and maintaining office/kitchen supply inventory. The following is a detailed list of responsibilities for the Office Manager:


Manage Office Services

Main Activities:

§ Direct and coordinate the day-to-day office and administrative services of the organization.

§ Oversee office setup, supply needs, IT support, and equipment requirements.

§ Supervise and manage receptionist.

§ Provide a high level of internal customer service to all TW staff.

§ Serve as POC with outside vendors.

§ Enforce Third Way office standards and procedures.

§ Oversee and manage budget for office and kitchen supplies.

§ Keep Director of Administration informed of monthly supply expense.

§ Make recommendations to improve office operations.

§ Design filing systems of all general office information

Support HR Processes

Main Activities:

§ Assist with the TW Recruitment, Selection, Interviewing and On-Boarding Process.

§ Generate and distribute new hire welcome packet.

§ Conduct new hire orientations.

§ Process new hire paperwork.

§ Ensure new hire is properly setup (desk/office, IT, phone, security, etc.)

§ Process Ex-Hires out of TW.

§ Ensures special acknowledgement for employees’ events (i.e. birthdays, births, etc.).

§ Create and update all personnel files.

§ Act as first line of communication on all benefits inquires.

Oversee IT/Phone System efficiency

Main Activities:

§ Provide staff and users with assistance solving computer related problems.

§ Supervise the ordering, acquisition, inventorying, and disposition of hardware and software.

§ Ensure that IT systems run smoothly.

§ Ensure server data is backed up properly.

§ Ensure phone system is functioning properly.

§ Add/remove end-users to/from network, email and phone system.

§ Act as liaison between Third Way and IT Service Provider.

Manage office efficiency

Main Activities:

§ Ensure Office Manager Manual is updated at all times.

§ Oversee the monitoring of facility to ensure a safe, secure, and well-maintained environment.

§ Manage emergency evacuation policy and process.

§ POC on any facility/building changes.

§ Maintain, manage, and reconcile Petty Cash

Contract / Subscription Administration

Main Activities:

§ Work with Directors and Vice Presidents to generate consulting agreements

§ Maintain all consultant files and schedules

§ Work with Directors and CFO to ensure proper and timely payment

§ Ensure that TW has all appropriate documentation for tax purposes

§ Maintain and renew all publication subscriptions

§ Setup and maintain all vendor relationships

Perform other related duties as required


§ Bachelor’s degree required

§ Excellent computer (including trouble shooting) and MS Office Suite skills

§ High level of attention to detail and ability to work well under deadlines

§ Strong time management and organization skills

§ Diplomatic at communicating with staff and external contacts

§ Strong organizational and interpersonal skills

§ Flexible and adaptable to changing priorities

§ Discretion at handling confidential documents and information

§ Proactively and creatively solve problems

§ Strong business and technical writing skills

Brenda M. Bethea

Director of Administration

Third Way

1025 Connecticut Avenue, NW

Suite 501

Washington, DC 20036

p: 202-384-1714

f: 202-775-0430


“REC helped me create a dialogue on my college campus about
responsible investment practices. I was able to pursue and design my
own responsible investment campaign based on my campus and interests.
At every step, REC provided me with guidance, ranging from weekly
conversations with the National Organizer to a large body of research
on effective campaigns run at other schools.”
- Caroline Incledon, one of REC’s 2010-2011 Student Organizers

How would you change the world with one million dollars? What about
$10 million, $100 million, or $1 billion? REC can help you discover
the immense potential your school's endowment holds - and then give
you everything you need to make change happen on your campus!

Universities, as major institutional investors, are failing their
communities by supporting the financial status quo in higher ed:
maximizing profit over all social or environmental considerations;
choosing high-risk, high-reward dealings; investing in highly complex
financial instruments with little transparency; banking with Wall
Street, instead of equally sound local community institutions; and
choosing to not engage or influence the corporations in which they're

The Responsible Endowments Coalition seeks dynamic and motivated
students to support responsible investment advocacy by student
activists on their own campus, and to support the responsible
investment movement nationwide. If you don't know much about
investment finance or activism, that's ok! As long as you have a
passion for social justice and have strong leadership skills, we’d
love for you to apply. Experience working with or leading peer groups
may be helpful, even though formal organizing experience is not

REC student organizers in the past have run campus campaigns focusing
on issue investment transparency, filing shareholder resolutions,
investment in the local community, and divestment. Regardless of the
issue, student organizers run campaigns that are tailored to their
campus, as determined in conjunction with and supported by the REC
National Organizer. Our movement is diverse and covers a broad range
of concerns, so if you have an idea for a campaign please let us know
in your application!

Start Date: Training August 2011 (one week in early August TBD),
position runs throughout your academic year
Location: Your campus in the United States
Compensation: $10 per hour, up to $3,000 per academic year ($1,500 per
semester) and additional $250 plus housing and travel for one week
training. We are also happy to provide college credit plus travel
expenses for training in lieu of a salary.
Prerequisites: 3.0 GPA or above. No previous experience or knowledge
of investment finance or organizing required.

To learn more and apply, visit us at
. Questions? Email us at We look forward
to hearing from you!

Topic: Communications Director - New York City Council Member
Apr 25 06:51AM -0700 ^

Progressive New York City Council Member is recruiting applicants for
the position of Communications Director. This is an excellent opening
for a self-starter with outstanding communication and political skills
who is seeking a leadership role in a fast-paced government

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
* Creating and implementing an aggressive earned media strategy
* Drafting and disseminating engaging press releases, e-newsletters,
and other communication materials.
* Coordinating press conferences and other events
* Utilizing social networking tools to engage the online community and
increase following
* Interacting with local, city-wide and state-wide media
* Attending community events on behalf of the Council Member
* Maintaining an up to date archive of all print and media coverage

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have exceptional writing and
analytical skills; excellent judgment; knowledge of and familiarity
with media outreach; political sensitivity. The applicant should be
highly self-motivated, a focused team player, a skilled, and when
needed, shrewd negotiator, have strong interpersonal skills, be
willing to work long hours and serve in a highly collaborative work
environment. Bilingual applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.
College degree is required, previous work experience in journalism is
strongly preferred.

Compensation: Commensurate with experience. Health coverage and
excellent benefits package provided.

To Apply: Qualified candidates should email a cover letter, writing
sample and resume to

Topic: North Carolina House Caucus Seeks Caucus Director
Apr 22 06:20PM -0700 ^

The North Carolina House Democratic Caucus will be accepting resumes
for House Caucus Director now through Monday, May 2nd 2011.

The House Caucus Director manages the caucus program including staff,
budget, fundraising, polling, research, and direct voter contact.
Additionally, the Director advises House members on campaign strategy,
fundraising, policy issues, and incumbent protection.

Previous legislative campaign or caucus experience preferred.

Please submit your resume to: North Carolina House Democratic Caucus,
Attention: Leslie Martes, 220 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, NC 27603




NOI is hiring a Data Training Coordinator. Please forward to friends
and family in the progressive movement! If you have any questions,
need more information, please let me know!

All my best, JW

Job Title: Data Training Coordinator Location: Washington, DC

Application Deadline: April 29th, 2011

Position Summary: The New Organizing Institute (NOI) is seeking a
full-time Data Training Coordinator to develop beginner,
and advanced level curriculum, recruit and prepare trainers,
creative outreach and participant recruitment strategies, and work
directly with partner organizations to shape the training program.

The ideal candidate for this position has managed data for electoral
or issue campaigns and successfully trained organizers, directors,
stand-alone data managers to use data and technology.

NOI is a progressive organization that builds capacity and
sophistication in the progressive movement in the areas of technology
and new media, especially as they relate to organizing. NOI offers
numerous trainings for progressive practitioners, engages in data
research, and coordinates with a wide range of progressive partners
leverage common interests in the improvement of technology options in
the field.


• Successfully train over 400 beginner, intermediate, and advanced
level practitioners in 2011 to use data and technology to change the
• Manage all training logistics, from the initial application and
recruitment efforts to the final participant send-off
• Work with existing contacts, partner organizations, and industry
experts to develop new training curriculum, participant guides, and
workshop materials
• “Train the Trainers” by helping expert trainers to clearly
articulate and convey complex curriculum to participants
• Additional responsibilities as needed


• Commitment to progressive technology, training, and excellence
• Strong written and oral communication skills
• Significant experience working with electoral or issue campaign
• Demonstrated technical abilities (VAN, Excel, PowerPoint)
• Familiarity with Catalist data and tools, Access, GIS, MySQL, and
• Steadfast leadership and a high level of patience are required
Apply: This is a full time, salaried position, which includes
healthcare. Compensation is commensurate with experience. Qualified
applicants should submit a resume and cover letter no later than
29th, 2011 to

Please use the subject “Data Training Coordinator Application”.
National Field Director - Primary Care Progress
Apr 24 11:51AM -0700 ^

Organization Background

Primary Care Progress (PCP) is a growing grassroots network of primary
care clinicians trainees and students engaging their local primary
care communities to promote primary care and transform primary care
delivery and training. We believe that addressing the challenges
facing primary healthcare requires a grassroots, bottom-up approach
and that trainees have a critical role to play. Our members are
initiating efforts in local communities to promote the importance of
primary care and raise awareness about new models of care, engage
trainees in efforts to redesign care delivery, and support the
creation of local primary care curricular reform collaboratives.. The
PCP network is designed to connect trainees, clinicians, and educators
with one another through local activities, while creating a national
community of like-minded primary care advocates who energize and
inspire one another. Our national team provides various programming,
leadership development, website resources, national field team
expertise, and the sharing of best practices within the network.

Position Overview

Primary Care Progress (PCP) is seeking a dynamic and accomplished
National Field Director to develop and implement field plans to
promote PCP initiatives and support chapters in communities throughout
the country. The National Field Director will contribute strategic
direction, manage a growing volunteer and paid team of on-the-ground
organizers and chapter leaders, and build on and implement an
innovative and successful primary care community engagement and
mobilization campaign. This senior level position is an exceptional
opportunity to contribute to a very fast growing movement aimed at
changing the face of health care in America.


• Develop and implement a strategy to build out the primary care
advocate network in critical regions and communities with key primary
care players and grassroots opinion leaders;
• Create and execute national and regional field plans
• Coordinate with allied groups and the national Field Directors of
other groups working to revitalize our primary healthcare system
• Working with other key staff, design and disseminate strategies and
resources related to primary care community mobilization, leadership
development, and trainee engagement
• Work with the leadership of the Primary Care Innovation
Collaborative (PCIC) and Speakers Bureau (SB) Teams to disseminate
PCIC and SB strategies and resources
• Work with the Strategic Communications Manager to design and
implement strategies to incorporate social media technology (Twitter,
Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.) to support and enhance the overall field
• Recruit, train, and manage a team of 5-10 field organizers in
different regions with potential to manage more team members with
growth of program
• Travel for site visits to provide support and technical assistance
to local collaboratives
• Develop and implement comprehensive systems to track and report on
• Contribute to fundraising and grant writing and budget management
for the field strategy


• 5+ years of experience preferably in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial
setting; experience in a field leadership position in support of
specific issues or initiatives required;
• Content knowledge of the healthcare field a plus
• Strong staff management skills and experience supervising both paid
staff and volunteers
• Strong sense of social strategy and ability to quickly adapt to a
changing environment
• Goal-orientation and willingness to hold self and others accountable
to aggressive goals
• Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
and an ability to inspire and engage with others meaningfully
• Ability to work quickly and cooperatively under pressure
• Energetic outlook and commitment to the Primary Care Progress
mission and grassroots approach to change
• A team orientation combining collegiality and creativity to drive
and motivate others
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required; Master’s degree

To Apply: Please upload a resume and thoughtful cover letter,
outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of
the position and stating how you heard about this opportunity, both in
Word format, to Andrew Morris-Singer at
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Primary Care Progress maintains a commitment to equal employment
opportunity in our employment practices. Primary Care Progress will
not discriminate against any employee with respect to any term or
condition of employment, including but not limited to less favorable
treatment, exclusion from employment or employment opportunities
(including hiring, assignment, performance assessment and promotion)
on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship,
ancestry, gender (including pregnancy), gender identity, age,
disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or other protected
characteristic or status.

About Commongood Careers: PCP has partnered with Commongood Careers
to conduct the search for a National Field Director. Commongood
Careers ( is a nonprofit search service that
connects talented individuals to organizations that are dedicated to
creating positive social change. Founded and staffed by nonprofit
professionals, Commongood Careers offers personalized, engaged
services to jobseekers and organizations throughout the hiring
process, as well as access to a wealth of knowledge about nonprofit

LGBTQ Presidential Appointments Project
Apr 25 02:56PM ^

LGBTQ Professionals for the Obama Administration

There are more than 5,000 positions appointed by the President. The Presidential Appointments Project recommends and supports LGBTQ professionals - including young professionals with one to four years of experience and senior professionals with executive/management experience - for open positions.

To be considered, please upload your resume in Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) format using the "Apply to the Project" link at, answer the required questions and make sure that our system has read your resume correctly. If there's an opportunity that matches your skillset, the Project will reach out to you to suggest changes to your resume, if needed.

Please pass this message along to other LGBTQ professionals in your network - and thank you!

Samir Luther
Director, Presidential Appointments Project
Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund and Leadership Institute

Gay & Lesbian Leadership Institute
A 501(c)(3) non-profit building, supporting, and advancing a diverse network of LGBT public leaders.

Canvassing jobs
Apr 23 01:32PM -0700 ^

Working Washington is a group of individuals and organizations
committed to seeking good jobs for everyone and a fair and just
economy that works for all.
We are seeking individuals interested in social justice and
progressive change for temporary employment, beginning immediately
(April 2011). The work is for our neighborhood outreach canvass.
The canvass is a short-term outreach effort to reach and talk to
residents in South King County neighborhoods. These are temporary
positions ending on May 15, 2011. Candidates who are biligual fluent
in English and : Spanish, Vietnamese, Russian, Amharic, Khmer are
especially encouraged to apply.

The terms of this project work are:
-The regular work week is Wednesday through Sunday.
The regular schedule is:
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday - 1:30pm to 9:30pm Saturday
- 10am to 6pm
Sunday – 1pm to 9pm On occasion, canvassers may be
instructed to work a modified schedule
PAY: Canvassers will be compensated at a rate of $12.50 per hour.
Canvassers will not be scheduled to work more than 40 hours per week.
-If canvassers are assigned to use their own vehicle, they will be
compensated at a per diem reimbursement rate of $20/day. It is not a
requirement of this position to have a car, though canvassers are of
course responsible for their own transportation to/from work.
-Dress code is casual but presentable.
-Canvassers should be prepared to work alone walking door-to-door in
neighborhoods; need to dress for the weather and have comfortable
-Food will not be provided, so canvassers should pack a lunch and, of
course, plenty of water.

To apply, e-mail or

Graphic Designer (Print and Web) -- Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund
Apr 25 10:28AM -0400 ^

*Design Associate *

Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund and Leadership Institute
Washington, D.C.

Job Description

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 Design Associate produces high-impact print and online materials aimed
at further the mission of the Victory Fund and Leadership Institute. S/he
helps shape the look and feel of fundraising events, conferences,
development collateral, annual reports, and direct mail pieces, among other


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 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 environment.

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, Quark, 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 player.
Bachelor's degree in Design, Graphic Design, Fine Arts or related area

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

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.

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to Please, no phone calls.

MI House of Reps Graphic Designer/Web Designer
Apr 25 10:14AM -0400 ^

Graphic Designer/Web Designer

The Communications Staff Web Designer will creatively design new sites,
maintain existing sites and adhere to a consistent overall look and feel.
He/She must be familiar with user-interface and information architecture
principles and how to design websites with complex information or
functionality. The web designer works closely with Democratic Caucus Members
and their staff, staff photographer, graphic designers, website programmer
and communications staff.

Minimum Qualifications:

The ideal candidate must have a proven commitment to Democratic values,
excellent organizational and time management skills, and tremendous work

Proficient in Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, CSS, HTML,
DHTML, XML, W3C Standards, Section 508, Social Networking and Web 2.0

Demonstrated ability to develop websites that work across multiple browsers
and platforms.

Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Ability to create, edit and produce print-ready files for print-based

Ability to multi-task, work at a fast pace and within deadlines.

Highly self-motivated with the ability to work both independently and
collaboratively as an integral team member.

Willingness to work additional hours or travel when needed.

Deadline: This position will remain open until filled.

To apply please submit resume, cover letter and portfolio to

We have a new opening for a Director of Development, Austin, TX
Here are some of the specifications;
Job Summary:

The Director of Development; Campus Specific is a development officer with
proven success in the areas of capital campaigns, planned giving, major
donor development, and annual fundraising. This position is responsible for
overseeing the planning and implementation of fundraising for a hospital
campus and surrounding communities. In addition, the position is a member
of the system fundraising team and is responsible for assisting in
fundraising for all system priorities, programs and research projects.

* Secures philanthropic support for the Healthcare Foundation and System

* Meets established department fundraising goals; showing reasonable
increases year over year

* Meets established activities goal which is measured by monthly RE reports.
To meet these goals the director should have at a minimum five cultivation
visits per week, three stewardship visits per week, and one major gift ask
per week

* Responsible for portfolio management by moving prospects through the
development process to major gift donor. For a Development Director, with
an average portfolio of 100 prospects at any given time, there should be at
least 100 moves in and out of the portfolio in a year

* Supervises development staff by successfully completing quarterly verbal
evaluations and written annual evaluation of staff members, coaches and
councils staff for their development and goal attainment

Required skills, knowledge and ability:

* Bachelor degree required; Masters degree preferred

* Seven plus years of experience

* CFRE, Certified Fund Raising Executive preferred

* Non-profit experience preferred with major gift operations

* Experience in the areas of capital campaigns, planned giving, major donor
development/annual fundraising

* Proven leadership skills, fundraising success, and volunteer leadership

* Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills

* Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team oriented environment

* Proven project management skills

Salary is based on experience but in the $80,000 range and eligible for
annual merit and annual bonus.

Hi all, the AFL-CIO is looking for a media outreach specialist to
create and lead media and communications strategy in national
political and policy areas. It's very well-paid and an exciting time
to be at the AFL and in the labor movement. Happy to talk more to
anyone who has questions.

JOB TITLE: Media Outreach Specialist

DEPARTMENT: Public Affairs – Media Outreach Department


REPORTS TO: Department Director


The Public Affairs Department carries the voice of America’s working
families to the media, to leaders and to the general public through
various media and communications outlets.

The Media Outreach Specialist focuses on improving public attitudes
toward unions, to improve the communications practices of affiliated
unions by also increasing their capacity to use good communications
practices, and to build support for pro-working families legislative
and political issues.

The Media Outreach Specialist works under the supervision of the
Media Outreach Director.


Technical Skills

• Conceive and direct media events based on natural and created news
• Develop strategies to improve the public image of the labor movement
using the full range of media.
• Write news releases, background pieces, advisories, fact sheets and
other news-related information.
• Write and place Op-Eds.
• Provide media support for strategic campaigns from Washington and in
the field as necessary.
• Conduct media training with union activists and leaders at all levels.
• Perform other duties as assigned.


• Initiate contact with and respond to inquiries from print, radio and
television journalists, working with them to pitch story ideas and
provide information to generate positive media coverage of the labor

• Work with field-based communicators at the affiliate, state and
local levels to plan media events, coordinate consistent message
delivery, and provide communications support for activities of the
labor movement at every level.


• Keeps the director fully informed on a regular basis on issues
affecting departmental programs.
• Prepares and submits regular and ad hoc reports on departmental
activities as required.


• Performs other duties as assigned



 A bachelor degree in communications, journalism, or other related
field desirable.
 Minimum of five years performing pro-active media outreach,
including experience working with national political reporters.
 Experience with advocacy organizations required.
 Familiarity of labor movement required with labor movement
experience preferred.


 Strong inter-personal skills.
 Good judgment.
 Demonstrated superior writing skills including experience writing
Op-Eds, press releases, fact sheets and other media related materials.
 Ability to work with grassroots union and community movements to
plan, develop and implement message and events.
 Excellent verbal communication skills.
 Proficiency in Internet-based research, word processing and e-mail programs.
 Flexibility to travel as required in performance of duties.


• Washington, D. C.

Position Type

• Full-time/Regular

Public Affairs Associate
Washington, DC Office
Position Description


The incumbent in this position will have primary responsibility for
supporting, coordinating and implementing research, projects and
initiatives on behalf of clients of the federal government relations
and strategic business development practice of the firm. The position
will focus on helping companies, municipalities, learning institutions
and other organizations interact with the federal government. The
incumbent will have the flexibility and versatility to work in a
variety of subject matter areas. Experience in energy, homeland
security or health care issues would be a major plus.

1. Conduct research inquiries, data gathering and analysis on policy,
legislative, budgetary, stakeholder and other matters to support
government relations and strategic business development initiatives.
2. Draft correspondence, summaries, reports, presentations, analyses,
white papers, status reports and other documents for government
relations, business development or other public affairs activities of
the firm in Washington, DC.
3. Manage specific projects, including overseeing production of
communications materials, arranging travel and other tasks that will
come up in the firm’s work.
4. Plan, schedule, coordinate, support and handle logistics for client
visits, meetings, receptions, press briefings and other events.
5. Track legislation, hearings, regulatory proceedings, program
budgets and project progress.
6. Otherwise support the President and other firm principals in the
development and execution of government relations, strategic business
development and other public affairs initiatives.

To perform this job successfully, the incumbent must be able to
perform each of the essential functions satisfactorily. The
requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills,
ability, physical and environmental conditions required of the
employee. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals
with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.
-Superior written and oral communication skills
-Serve as a role model for ZWPA Strategies’ core values and commitment
to client service in all interactions with colleagues, co-workers and
outside the company.
-Ability to multitask and work effectively, both independently and in
teams, in a fast-paced dynamic environment to ensure timely completion
of assignments with high quality performance
-Outstanding interpersonal skills, including the ability to interact
in a professional manner with senior level government officials,
Congressional staff, corporate executives and teammates during periods
of high stress and tight deadlines
-Must be able to perform under pressure and effectively handle
multiple tasks and projects simultaneously
-Results and deadline oriented
-Proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and databases preferred

-Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, Journalism, Economics or
related field required/ certifications or equivalent experience
required (Graduate Degree a definite plus)
-2-4 years of total professional experience as an analyst, researcher,
consultant or program/project manager in government programs and/or
strategic business development
-Experience and knowledge of current government programs and policy in
the energy field required
-Experience working in Congress or the Federal Government preferred

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required
to do the following:
-Travel outside the Washington, DC metropolitan area
-Work with word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software
-Qualify for access to secure federal facilities

To apply, please send your cover letter, résumé and writing sample to Please write "Public Affairs Associate
Application" in the subject line.
Director of Community Organizing - Equality NC
Apr 25 11:13AM -0700 ^

Job posting online at:

Equality North Carolina (ENC) seeks experienced, talented, mission-
driven applicants for the position of Director of Community Organizing
to work full-time based in Raleigh, Charlotte or Greensboro. Equality
NC is a 501(c)(4) advocacy organization working to secure equal rights
and justice for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender North
Carolinians, and provides staff support to Equality NC Foundation, a
501(c)(3) educational organization and Equality NC PAC, a state
political committee.

Position Overview
The Director of Community Organizing is a member of the organization’s
senior staff, reporting to the Executive Director. The Director of
Community Organizing will lead Equality NC’s volunteer and community
organizing program to enhance Equality NC’s grassroots lobbying power,
strengthen our base of activists and supporters, support pro-equality
candidates, educate North Carolinians about our issues, and engage key
business, civic, and faith leaders to influence decision-makers.

Developing and implementing community organizing campaign plans
Managing a team of paid and volunteer organizers across the state
Working collaboratively with the Executive Director and staff to
manage grassroots lobbying campaign, including coordinating
constituent contacts through phonebanking, online action alerts, and
some canvassing
Identifying and cultivating allies among local religious, social
justice and political organizations for coalition building and to
increase awareness of Equality NC’s agenda
Plan and direct major program events, including the annual Equality
Conference and Day of Action
Identifying, recruiting and training supporters to tell stories of how
discrimination has affected their lives
Managing voter contact program
Developing schedule of outreach and visibility events designed to
engage local activists and increase number of identified supporters
Working with staff to ensure that volunteer opportunities are
meaningful and likely to lead to sustained commitment and leadership
among activists
Recruiting and managing organizing interns
Accurately tracking and assessing volunteer productivity
Other duties as assigned

Qualifications of Ideal Candidate
Bachelor’s degree
3-5 years of political or issue campaign organizing experience showing
increasing responsibility
Top-notch “people skills,” including excellent oral and written
communication skills
Articulate, detail-oriented, organized, and computer-literate
Ability to work independently and manage a number of simultaneous
Ability to provide leadership to our growing organizing program
Experience successfully working with diverse communities, including
communities of color
Willingness to work flexible hours, including some evenings and
Reliable transportation and willingness to travel
Demonstrated commitment to equal rights and justice for LGBT people

Competitive based on experience and qualifications. Excellent benefits
including: paid time off, health and dental insurance, life

How to Apply
Please submit cover letter, résumé, writing sample, and list of at
least three references via email to Ian Palmquist, Executive Director.
E-mail: Submit documents in Word or PDF format
only. Please include your name in the filename for all attachments.

Applications must be submitted by Monday, May 9, 2011.

Law Firm Seeking Grad with Accounting/Finance Background
Apr 21 10:50AM -0400 ^

This is an incredible entry-level opportunity for a recent college grad with
a major in accounting or business administration, who has an interest in
utilizing your education in a law firm. If you have worked through school in
an office environment, that experience will also be taken into strong
consideration. You will be fully trained in utilizing your basic accounting
skills, as well as your writing and proofreading skills, and ultimately be
put to task as the “point person” for all client billings for a 50+ DC law
firm. Truly, this kind of opportunity does not happen often. This firm
enjoys growing their staff in specialist positions such as this
billing/financial specialist position so as to build their firm with
top-of-mind staff who like being challenged in day-to-day duties in a
fast-paced environment. Opportunities like this go quickly and the firm is
ready to hire, and eligible candidates must be able to interview and start
immediately! Salary contingent on experience. For immediate consideration,
please submit your resume in Word format to today!

Entry Level Paralegal Opening

Are you graduating this May and seeking an opportunity to get your foot in
the door with a top law firm? The DC office of an international law firm is
seeking an entry level paralegal to be the next member of their busy and
growing team. This law firm offers training and is focused on developing
their paralegal staff. In this role, you will learn essential legal skills
while working shoulder-to-shoulder with some of DC’s most powerful
attorneys. You could even have an opportunity to cross train in litigation,
corporate and international trade practices. Your responsibilities as a
paralegal will include document management, research, analysis, and trial
preparation. Qualified candidates should be degreed from top schools with a
minimum 3.0 GPA. Special consideration will be given to candidates who have
prior legal experience with outstanding computer and communication skills.
Email your resume today for immediate consideration to

Applicants sought for Manager for Grassroots Advocacy
Apr 25 03:37PM -0400 ^

Applicants Sought for Manager for Grassroots Advocacy
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) seeks a full-time
Manager for Grassroots Advocacy.
The Manager of Grassroots Advocacy is responsible for expanding and
enhancing NACDL’s efforts to engage and mobilize individuals and
groups in support of NACDL’s legislative priorities. The manager will
be expected to support NACDL’s core criminal justice reform
initiatives. As a member of NACDL’s national affairs department, the
manager will coordinate with NACDL policy staff to ensure effective
and integrated approach to grassroots advocacy in all NACDL policy
areas -- federal, state, indigent defense and white-collar crime. The
manager will also establish and maintain contacts with other field
departments and ensure campaign coordination where possible. Specific
responsibilities are as follows:

Meetings and Outreach: Initiate and coordinate lobby meetings between
NACDL members and Members of Congress; assist affiliates and other
allies with coordination of meetings with state legislators. Assist
NACDL members with lobby meeting preparation and follow up. Collect
and maintain information regarding contacts with legislators.
Coordinate other grassroots lobby events (e.g., Washington lobby days
and call-in campaigns). Coordinate field-level coalition building with
influential community members and organizations.
Databases: Collect and maintain up-to-date information regarding NACDL
members’ relationships with legislators, government officials and
influential community members and organizations. Assist in developing
and maintaining legislative target lists.
Information & Resources: Assist in preparation of talking points and
other materials for dissemination to NACDL activists, affiliates and
allies. Maintain grassroots website to ensure availability of
up-to-date legislative information and user-friendly resources.
Prepare and disseminate timely federal and state action alerts
regarding pending legislation. Assist with legislative tracking.
Develop curriculum and workshops to train NACDL members and affiliate
leaders in grassroots lobbying, mobilization, and use of Internet
Communications & Public Affairs: Publicize NACDL’s grassroots efforts
through NACDL’s monthly magazine The Champion and other channels.
Communicate with NACDL’s activists, affiliate leaders and general
membership to provide progress reports and legislative updates.
Coordinate editorial board meetings, op-eds, and letters-to-the-editor
concerning legislative issues. Represent NACDL at grassroots meetings
and events.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree and 3 years’ relevant experience
Excellent written and oral communication skills and interpersonal skills
Commitment to criminal justice reform
Ability to use website tools and social media for grassroots campaigns

Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience and competitive with
other not-for-profit associations. Excellent benefits package.
To Apply: Send cover letter with salary history and requirements,
resume, and writing sample (5-10 pages preferred) to NACDL - ATTN: MGA
SEARCH, 1660 L Street, NW, 12th Floor, Washington, DC 20036, or email with the subject line “Manager for Grassroots
Advocacy.” Please format filenames to read "last name, first name -
cover," "last name, first name - CV," etc.

Deadline: May 6, 2011

Greenberg Quinlan Rosner is a global leader in public opinion research
and strategic consulting. Please visit to learn more
about us.

We are seeking a qualified individual to serve as Tier I and Tier II
Help Desk support.

This is a great opportunity to be fully engaged in all aspects of IT
while supporting the progressive idealism of the firm. Duties include
issue tracking and resolution, backup system maintenance, inventory,
telecommunications, and user training and development.

Must provide excellent customer service, have experience
troubleshooting Microsoft operating systems and business products, be
able to organize and manage multiple tasks and priorities, have strong
analytical, problem-solving, and conceptual skills and the ability to
communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.


Accuracy and Attention to Detail
We pride ourselves on a long history of accurately predicting election
dynamics and outcomes. We are committed to providing our clients with
a top-quality product that is correct and complete. To ensure that
our work is accurate, we place a premium on paying attention to every
detail and showing concern for all aspects of the job, no matter how

Belief in Our Mission
We are committed to progressive goals, ideas and leaders. We embrace
diversity and believe in social justice for all.

We clearly communicate information and seek out answers in a
respectful, professional manner. In our fast-paced environment it is
critical to keep others informed and engaged. Forging and maintaining
positive relationships with colleagues and clients is essential.

Intellectual Curiosity
We believe in always asking “why”. The desire to learn drives us to
think more deeply and thoroughly on all issues. Our curiosity leads
to the exploration and innovation that allows us to remain a leader in
our field.

Strong Work Ethic
We are dedicated to working hard and going the extra mile for our
clients and our colleagues. This commitment comes from the internal
motivation, initiative, intensity and energy that we bring to our
individual roles. We do not shy away from difficult tasks; we
dedicate ourselves to doing whatever it takes to get the job done

We accomplish everything as a team. We rely on, and are accountable
to, each other. Our level of responsibility and dedication to the
team is unique and binds us in our common goals. This allegiance to
the team means always being able to trust and count on our peers.

Submit cover letter, resume and salary requirements to

Greenberg Quinlan Rosner is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

(TRAINING) "Negotiating Your Way to a Better Salary" Workshop Series: May 10th & 17th
Apr 25 03:36PM -0400 ^

DC Ladies, check out this great training!

Career Coaches Alyssa Best and Elisa Ortiz, in partnership with WIN
(Women's Information Network), present a special two-part workshop
series for women:

Negotiating Your Way to a Better Salary

As female professionals, we’re great at advocating for the issues that
we care about. But, we’re not always able to transfer those advocacy
skills to speaking on behalf of our personal and professional
interests in the workplace. In fact, as a result of our commitment to
serving others and contributing our energy to our causes, we might let
ourselves feel guilty for making our needs a priority.

These two workshops will empower participants to explore how their
hard work and accomplishments can serve as a source of power leading
to job satisfaction, professional fulfillment, and sustainability.
Through group facilitation and discussion, role play exercises and
reflection, participants will identify and practice strategies to
improve their communication and negotiation skills in the workplace.

Workshop Dates:

Workshop One - Tuesday, May 10th, 6:30-8:30pm: "Getting it Right from
the Start" will focus on negotiating your salary and benefits package
when starting a new job.

Workshop Two - Tuesday, May 17th, 6:30-8:30pm: "Moving Up" will
explore tips, tricks and methods for leveraging your hard work into
salary increases and promotions at your current (or future) job.


WIN Office
1050 17th St NW, Suite 600

You can choose to attend either Workshop One or Two or both for a
discounted price. Plus, we're offering a bonus: with your purchase,
you can add a 30-minute one-on-one coaching session with one of your
trainers for the low price of $25 (a 50% discount)!

WIN members can take advantage of a special $10 discount by entering
the code "winmember" upon registering.

Space is limited so register TODAY to guarantee your spot before the
registration price goes up on May 4!

For more information and to register:

About the Trainers:

Alyssa Best helps people identify their dream careers and provides
them with the tools to achieve their goals. As a career coach,
trainer, and speaker, she offers guidance and skills on topics related
to career and professional development to build leadership for social
change. She has mentored and worked with emerging leaders at Wider
Opportunities for Women, the Center for Progressive Leadership, and
the Institute for Women's Leadership at Rutgers University. For more

Elisa M. Ortiz is a leader, consultant, activist and organizer who has
worked with a variety of social justice-focused nonprofit
organizations in and around Washington, DC. She currently works
full-time at Smart Growth America conceptualizing, planning, and
implementing state smart growth campaigns. In addition to her day job,
she also works as a part-time consultant and career coach, as a member
of the Leadership Council of YNPNdc, and as a citizen member of the
Arlington County Transportation Commission. For more information:


Job Posting
The Ohio Democratic Party seeks a Voter File Manager (VFM) to manage
the day-to-day voter file needs of ODP, county party organizations,
state and federal campaigns, and activists. VFM responsibilities
include, but are not limited to, management of all use and
maintenance of and training for VoteBuilder and the ODP My Campaign
database. The VFM will also collect, perform research on, track and
analyze all relevant voter and turnout data.

Qualified Candidates should have the following:

• Prior campaign experience including experience analyzing data and
writing in a political environment.
• Knowledge and familiarity with Catalist and VAN. Intermediate
knowledge of Excel including formulas, functions, and pivot tables.
Intermediate knowledge of Access (or other SQL database) including
creating queries and manipulating large data sets.
• Ability to standardize data from multiple sources and produce
complex reports and to multitask and manage time effectively.

This position is available immediately and will remain open until
filled. Competitive salary, plus healthcare. Please send resume,
cover letter, and three professional references electronically to

Topic: North Carolina House Caucus Seeks Caucus Director
> Apr 22 06:15PM -0700 ^

The North Carolina House Democratic Caucus will be accepting resumes for
House Caucus Director now through Monday, May 2nd 2011.

The House Caucus Director manages the caucus program including staff,
budget, fundraising, polling, research, and direct voter contact.
Additionally, the Director advises House members on campaign strategy,
fundraising, policy issues, and incumbent protection.

Previous legislative campaign or caucus experience preferred.

Please submit your resume to: North Carolina House Democratic Caucus,
Attention: Leslie Martes, 220 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, NC 27603

Apr 22 01:50PM -0700 ^


Job Title: Communications Coordinator for coalition-based campaign
for good jobs in Miami & NYC.

Bilingual English/Spanish a


Manage communications for coalition-based local union campaign for
good jobs. in one of the following cities: , New York and Miami.
Develop and coordinate communication strategy and message among local
unions and community coalition allies in the given city. Positions are
also open in

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

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


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

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

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

Decision Making:

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

Education and Experience:

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

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

Physical Requirements:

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

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


Summer Press Internship

The communications department at the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is seeking a highly organized and hard working summer intern. The ideal candidate will be available beginning May 31st through August 12. This is a great opportunity for those looking to gain valuable experience in a fast-paced, campaign-oriented press office.
The intern’s duties will include, but are not limited to, monitoring news coverage, research, day-to-day office operations, and assisting staff members with various projects. The intern will play an integral role in the DSCC’s press operation and is expected to commit to an agreed upon number of hours per week including early mornings. Writing, administrative and computer skills are a must. Applicants should also possess a strong attention to detail, good organizational and computer skills, and an interest in electoral politics. Campaign experience is a plus.
To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and three references to
Corporation for National and Community Service
Internship Position Description
Social Media Intern

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is the
federal agency that administers the AmeriCorps, Senior Corps and Learn
and Serve America programs.

The Office of Public Affairs is responsible for internal and external
communications for CNCS. It is comprised of individuals working with
various media, including print, web, and social network platforms as
well as marketing and various other forms of messaging including CEO
speech writing and preparation. Interns work alongside staff as part
of the communications team in a fast paced office. The intern will
write content for social media and assist in posting to Twitter,
Facebook, blogs and YouTube.

Full-time availability is preferred but part-time internships are
available. Interns may be eligible for a commuter benefit.
Internships are available year round and are filled as appropriate
candidates are identified.


Strong commitment to service. Interest in a career in communications,
marketing and/or technology. College student or graduate. The ideal
candidate will have experience using social media including Twitter,
Facebook, blogs, YouTube, and will be a strong writer. Also required
are a good understanding of the web, ability to take initiative and
follow directions, is creative and a team player. The ability to
execute and work against a deadline is important. US citizenship is

Contact Information:

Please send your resume and a cover letter to Sacha Cohen, Director,
Office of New Media at

Crossroads Campaigns is a progressive political consulting firm
helping organizations and campaigns with development, field programs,
online tools, and communications services. We strive to provide top-
notch service and a high return on investment for our clients. We
empower our team in an environment with potential for professional and
personal growth.
We are seeking a paid Full Time Intern to assist staff members with
research, client support, and administrative tasks. The Full Time
Intern will receive a stipend of $1000 a month. Interns will work
closely with both senior and junior staff members but will be expected
to be able to carry out independent projects.
-Interest and understanding of politics, particularly in the field of
US politics and immigration reform.
-Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.
-Working knowledge and experience using basic research databases
-Ability to work in an organized manner and communicate professionally
with staff
-Current college student or recently graduated
Job Description:
-Completing political research tasks on the national, state, and local
-Working with social media sites and basic websites
-Support staff with daily administrative tasks
-Help staff with editing and proofreading of material
-Provide support with client-work in the corporate, electoral, and non-
profit fields

Start date is flexible; however, we prefer as soon as possible. The
internship would be for a period of 3 months.
If interested, please send a brief cover letter and resume to

Planned Parenthood of South Florida and the Treasure Coast, Inc. is
seeking dedicated and passionate interns.

-Special Events interns will assist in coordinating event
correspondence, data entry and updating donor database, research and
present information such as venue options, update social calendars,
create and provide copy on special events materials like invitations
and save-the-date cards, and participate at special events committee
meetings and events.

-Communications and Social Media interns will assist staff with
communications projects ranging from writing content for the website
and drafting press releases, to creating YouTube videos and posting
information on our Facebook and MySpace pages.

-University Street Team interns will organize peers on campus around
sexual health education and advocacy programs and serve as an outreach
coordinator between Planned Parenthood and the undergraduate and
graduate students on your campus.

-Government Relations interns will assist with policy initiatives and
communications with elected officials during legislative sessions to
advocate for pro-choice and reproductive health issues. Interns must
work in either our West Palm Beach or Miami office. Internships will
be awarded to applicants who clearly demonstrate enthusiasm for and
dedication to protecting reproductive choice. We will work with you to
create a work plan specific to your abilities, strengths, and

To learn more about these internship opportunities and to apply, send
a current resume
and cover letter explaining why you are pro-choice and want to work
for Planned Parenthood, and at least one letter of recommendation to: For more information, visit
or call 561-472-9942.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Legislative Assistant Vacancy--Senate Office

Legislative Assistant – Senate Republican is seeking a well qualified individual with at least three years of relevant experience to join his hard-working team. This LA will handle financial services, housing, budget, taxation, and other economic issues for a member of the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. Hill experience with these issues is required. The position may involve additional policy areas. Responsibilities include preparing Committee briefing materials, advising the Senator on assigned issues, crafting legislation and amendments, assisting with constituent mail, and supervising a legislative correspondent. Exceptional writing skills are essential for any successful candidate. Interested applicants should e-mail a cover letter, resume, references and two relevant writing samples to with “Attn: Banking LA Position” in the subject line. No calls, drop-ins, or faxes, please.

Program Associate for Regulatory Studies Program -- Mercatus Center

Program Associate for Regulatory Studies Program

We are looking for a Program Associate to assist with outreach, distribution, and promotion of our Regulatory Report Card, as well as some research and writing.

Duties Include:

• Cultivating relationships between the Mercatus Center and policy audiences in state governments, on Capitol Hill, and in the executive branch
• Monitoring areas of policy and news related to regulations, and increasing awareness of the Mercatus brand through publications, linking, and writing.
• Providing research, writing, editing, and general support to the senior scholars who handle regulatory issues.

Qualifications Needed:
• Background in economics.
• Expressed interest in regulatory policy or related fields.
• Exceptional interpersonal skills.
• Demonstrated interest and capabilities in working with both scholars and policymakers.
• Ability to balance multiple responsibilities.
• Curiosity and creative thinking.

To apply, submit a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to hr at No phone calls please.
About the Mercatus Center at George Mason University:
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Monday, April 25, 2011

Program Director, North Africa--Discovery Channel

Program Director, North Africa
Discovery Channel Global Education Partnership (DCGEP) - Morocco or Silver Spring, Maryland, USA (with significant travel) (Washington D.C. Metro Area)
Job Description

Title: Program Director, North Africa

Location: Morocco or Silver Spring, Maryland, USA (with significant travel)

Position Summary: The Program Director, North Africa, will report to the VP, Global Education Programs. Country Representatives for Egypt and Morocco report to this position.

Success in this position will hinge on effective management of current school-based projects in North Africa in accordance with organizational priorities and donor contracts; fully engaging donors and government partners; and spearheading new partnerships and funding for expansion in the region. The Program Director, North Africa, will be a key player in leading the design of new projects in existing countries and even new countries.

Primary Responsibilities: Specific duties and responsibilities will include, but not be limited to the following:

Supervise relationships with national and local stakeholders, with particular emphasis on developing collaborative relationships with Ministries of Education and funding partners.
Effectively manage donor relationships including events and reporting.
Manage representatives/coordinators in participating countries (currently Morocco and Egypt).
Develop and manage country operating budgets.
Ensure effective project implementation, personnel and financial management, and program evaluation in each country.
Build and strengthen existing and new partnerships in the public and private sector in order to leverage resources and ensure program success and sustainability.
Cultivate new funding opportunities and partnerships in region, including research, proposal and budget development, in collaboration with VP, Global Education Programs, and other senior management.
Regularly visit projects to coach and monitor local staff, assess and monitor project sites, and maintain donor/stakeholder relationships (travel requirements will vary – estimate up to 40% travel depending on the stage of projects and the location in which candidate is based).

Desired Skills & Experience


Proven success in managing international education development projects in North Africa or the Middle East including implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
Proven ability to work effectively with public and private sector leaders as well as community members in developing countries.
Experience must include developing and managing operating budgets, managing in-country personnel, stakeholder and donor development and management, and proposal and report writing.
Excellent budget management skills, with solid understanding of budget issues relevant in developing countries; strong attention to detail.
Strong written and verbal communication skills for a variety of audiences: donors, governments, press, and grassroots communities.
Strong management skills, with a style that is inclusive, results oriented and team based.
Strong strategic thinking skills and interpersonal skills; flexible and adaptable.
Fluency in Arabic.
Experience managing corporate and government grants.
Proven cross-cultural leadership and keen awareness of North African culture.
Experience living and working in the developing world.
Excellent creative, innovative, and inquiry based problem-solving skills.
Proven ability to recruit, supervise, motivate and retain diverse, first-class team.
Personal ethics and professional integrity of the highest level that will engender total confidence in business conduct.
Bachelors Degree or international equivalent required; Advanced degree and/or equivalent work experience a plus.
Legal right to work in the United States, if based in Maryland office.
To apply please send cover letter, resume, and references to:

No phone calls please. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
No relocation will be offered for this position. This is a position with the nonprofit Discovery Channel Global Education Partnership, not with Discovery Communications, Inc.
Company Description

Organization: Discovery Channel Global Education Partnership (DCGEP) is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to using the power of media to transform education and improve lives in the developing world.
Additional Information

April 19, 2011
Project Management
Nonprofit Organization Management
Job ID:

Manager, External Relations--National Alliance on Mental Illness

NAMI (the National Alliance on Mental Illness) is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of persons living with serious mental illness and their families. Founded in 1979, NAMI has become the nation’s voice on mental illness, a national organization including NAMI organizations in every state and in over 1100 local communities across the country who join together to meet the NAMI mission through advocacy, research, support, and education.

We currently have an opening for a Manager, External Relations. The individual in this foundation and corporate fundraising position works with the Director, External Relations, to plan, coordinate, implement and successfully implement a highly successful foundation and corporate relations strategy. These efforts include foundation identification and proposal development, corporate sponsor identification and solicitation, grant writing, project management, and special events.

Location: NAMI Headquarters, Arlington, Virginia

Travel: 25-30%

Reports To: Director, External Relations

Essential Functions:

• Build and grow all aspects of organizations’ foundation fundraising. Identify appropriate foundations, build positive relationships, prepare and submit grant requests.

• Identify, cultivate and establish relationships with new corporate sponsors while nourishing existing ones. Solicit and close funding proposals with corporate sponsors.

• Lead grant writing efforts for foundation and corporate grants. Depending on project scope, write funding proposals independently or as part of a team from initiation through completion.

• Ensure that all corporate funding proposals and grants are presented to corporate partners in a timely manner, and follow up to make sure all information has been communicated.

• Coordinate and facilitate meetings at the NAMI office with senior staff to determine general and project funding needs.

• Travel to corporate offices of foundations and new and existing corporate sponsors to present on NAMI activities.

• Assist External Relations staff in coordinating corporate involvement in the Annual Corporate Partners Meeting, the Issues Exchange meeting, the NAMI Convention and the NAMI Gala Reception.

• Monitor the progress of foundation and corporate-sponsored projects within NAMI, serving as the liaison between the sponsoring organization and the department fulfilling the deliverables. Develop progress reports on a regular basis for corporate funders.

Minimum Qualifications:

• 3-5 years experience in foundation fundraising
• Ability to multi-task, meet deadlines under pressure and work independently
• Competence with Microsoft Office Suite.
• Excellent writing skills.
• Collaborative style
• Strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills.

Desired Qualifications:

• 3-5 years in corporate fundraising
• Knowledge of mental health field
• Experience in sales


• B.A. or B.S., preferably in communications or business.

How to Apply:

Send cover letter, including salary history, and resume to:

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The office of U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) seeks unpaid press interns for fast-paced, aggressive communications office. Press interns will work closely with Communications Director, Press Secretary, and Deputy Press Secretary on a variety of tasks. Responsibilities include answering the press line and fielding calls from reporters, working with communications office and legislative staff to compile reports and other documents for media distribution, working with Deputy Press Secretary to compile daily press clips for Senator’s review, coordinating daily update of reporter contact lists, and work with communications office on new media projects. Position requires a keen attention to detail, the ability to multitask and meet tight deadlines, and the ability to demonstrate professionalism and discretion at all times. Strong writing and grammar skills and proficiency of Microsoft Office applications required. Journalism/communications background and Ohio ties a plus. To apply, please submit cover letter and resume to



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 subject line: Press Intern



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Senior Western Democrat seeks proactive, resourceful, detail-oriented person to fill an environment/energy Legislative Assistant position. LA is responsible for coordinating the legislative activities of the Senator through the Environment and Public Works Committee. The LA will be responsible for covering issues related to public lands, energy, water, wildlife, superfund, clean air, and natural resource development. The LA will work closely with legislative correspondents on approving their research and responses for new issues, in addition to approving answers to the constituent mail in their areas. LA will also coordinate and track legislative interests in the state through state office field representative. Travel to the state and staffing the Senator is required. Primary duties: assisting in development of policy positions and legislative initiatives; monitoring legislative activities in committee and on the Senate floor; assisting LC in answering legislative mail; researching and writing statements, speeches, and staff position papers, briefing memoranda, and other materials; assisting communities and organizations in the home state in assigned legislative areas; working with legislative interns and Congressional Fellows; responding to personal and telephone inquiries regarding the Senator's legislative activities. Requirements: ability to speak to constituent groups, Senate offices and federal agencies on issues of mutual concern; anticipating problems and issues that will arise in devising and carrying out the Senator’s legislative agenda; consistency in quality of information and guidance provided to the Senator, groups, individuals and co-workers. Applicants must be able to work well in a fast-paced environment and have strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills. Ability to analyze issues, monitor workload, and keep Senator up-to-date in assigned substantive issue areas a must. At least two years of previous Hill experience at the LA level is required. Please send cover letter and resumes to



Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs is seeking a Budget Analyst. Responsibilities include conducting oversight of regulatory agencies, developing and staffing hearings, and preparing memoranda, statements and speeches. Applicants should possess MBA, CPA, or similar educational background. Please email resume to:



Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs is seeking attorneys with banking or housing law experience. Responsibilities include drafting legislation, developing and staffing hearings, and preparing memoranda, statements and speeches. Applicants should possess excellent academic credentials and at least 3 years of private practice or regulatory experience. No Capitol Hill experience required. Please email resume to:



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



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 indicating job referral number in the subject line.



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



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:



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 indicating job referral number in the subject line.



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:



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



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



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 indicating job referral number in the subject line.