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Midwestern Democratic Congressional office seeks Communications Director in Washington, D.C. Candidates must have achieved an effective record of accomplishment in developing and executing message; implementing a communications plan across all media; have outstanding writing and editing skills, with experience writing speeches, op eds and other social media communications. Candidate must have experience in working with local and national reporters, producers and bookers; drafting releases, statements and advisories; preparing talking points for interviews; and planning press events. Candidate must demonstrate skill in working with a collaborative team. Candidate should have supervisory experience. Candidate must have 3-4 years of experience in communications field. This is NOT an entry level position. Please send a cover letter, resume and one short writing sample to no later than COB on April 8, 2011. No calls or walk-ins.


Rep. Brad Sherman

STAFF ASSISTANT – California Democratic House Member seeks a Staff Assistant for the Washington, D.C. office. Responsibilities include greeting visitors, answering the telephone, scheduling tours and responding to constituent requests for general information and other inquiries. This position also monitors delivery and pickup of materials, maintains the front office, and assists with various administrative duties. The Staff Assistant must work well with the Member, other staff, constituents and do well under pressure. The applicant must be prepared to work a flexible schedule. Salary is commensurate with experience. Please send cover letter and resume, along with references.

Rep. Brad Sherman

COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR — California Democratic House Member seeks a communications director to handle all media matters. Duties include long-term planning, conducting very proactive media outreach, and drafting press releases, op-eds, and speeches. The position requires a close partnership with legislative and district staff and remarkable attention to detail. The communications director also oversees an active social media operation and will oversea direct mail pieces and active email communications programs. Excellent communications skills required. Hill experience is preferred. Salary commensurate with experience. Send cover letter, resume, references, and two writing samples.

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Transit union seeks Legislative/Political Representative. Experience
with labor issues and political campaigns preferred. Strong writing
skills required. Salary commensurate with experience. Send resume and
cover letter to: ATU, Government Affairs Dept., 5025 Wisconsin Ave,
NW, Washington, DC 20016, or email to

The web team is hiring – we are looking for a web content strategist. Please be on the look-out for content mavens and help us spread the word to recruit some great candidates – the position (GS-12 at $74-97K) closes on April 6th.

Strong writing for the web chops needed, along with a proven track-record at SEO and information architecture.

Read the full announcement here, and please share widely.


The Nature Conservancy
Salmon Project Director
San Francisco, CA
Full Time
About the Organization
The Nature Conservancy is the world’s leading conservation organization, working in all 50 states and more than 33 countries. Founded in 1951, the mission of The Nature Conservancy is to preserve the plants, animals, and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive.
The Nature Conservancy of California has established a new salmon program dedicated to protecting and restoring priority salmon runs by removing critical bottlenecks across their lifecycle. The Conservancy has launched a new salmon program with the following objectives:
1. Leverage existing Conservancy projects to demonstrate solutions to challenging salmon-related problems;
2. Identify the most ecologically important salmon populations;
3. Assess the type and severity of threats at each stage in the life cycle of these salmon populations to focus our work in the places where critical bottlenecks occur and where we can demonstrate new approaches to wild salmon conservation; and
4. Develop protection and restoration practices—as well as public policy and private sector opportunities—to address the threats we have identified at individual locations across much broader geographic areas.
Salmon Project Director
The Conservancy seeks a seasoned conservation practitioner to lead key strategies under the program and to coordinate execution of the program across the Conservancy’s programs and departments. The Salmon Project Director will have primary responsibility for facilitating the implementation, monitoring, and adaptation of the California salmon strategic plan across the organizations programs and departments under the direction of the North and Central Coast Regional Director. S/he will work with a core salmon team representing science, policy, and project staff to carry out statewide strategies and to engage staff across the state and Pacific Region to carry out place-based projects in line with the strategic plan.
The Salmon Project Director will perform the following and other duties as assigned:
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
• Identify and articulate solutions that the Conservancy is demonstrating at existing project sites.
• Compile, communicate, and disseminate best practices and lessons learned.
• Develop and implement state and federal policy solutions, and industry, partner, and agency engagement.
• Support philanthropy and senior managers in fundraising.
• Prioritize and develop new site-level engagements.
• Survey support needs from the field and explore and implement measures to fulfill needs.
• Lead on one or more strategies of the strategic plan, potentially including ocean engagements, key policy initiatives, and key partner, agency, or industry engagements.
• Monitor and update the salmon strategic plan and financial plan.
• Work with science and project teams to develop decision support analyses and to track progress and results.
• Work with external affairs team to research, develop, and track policy and agency engagement strategies.
• Support marketing and senior managers in media and membership outreach.
• Represent the Conservancy at relevant conferences and workshops.
• Conduct workshops and trainings regarding the science on salmon lifecycle engagement, decision support analyses, and best practices for Conservancy staff and partners.
• Provide oral and written updates to senior executives and trustees as needed.
• Liaise with the Conservancy Pacific marine and terrestrial programs and share lessons learned.
The successful applicant will have the following minimum qualifications:
• BA/BS degree and 10 years experience in conservation practice or equivalent combination of education and experience
• Demonstrated success in directing a major fisheries-related program of strategic conservation importance through policy and place-based action
• Experience in successfully managing team members to set and achieve realistic but ambitious results
• Proven skill in engaging partners in government, industry, science, and the NGO community and in developing and cultivating high-level conservation contacts
• Demonstrated success building support for conservation projects across a wide range of audiences, including trustees, donors, agencies, colleagues, partners, and senior staff
• Experience in collaborating with scientists and other conservation practitioners to develop focused conservation priorities
• Knowledge of current trends and practices in salmon, water, and marine conservation policy and practice
• Experience in supporting fundraisers in developing fundraising plans and in identifying donor prospects and in donor cultivation
• Experience developing practical applications of scientific concepts and technical innovations for conservation purposes
• Knowledge of methods and standards of biodiversity information systems and initiatives and experience conceiving and implementing strategic initiatives
• Ability to manage time and diverse activities under deadlines while delivering quality results
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively with and through others in a decentralized and geographically dispersed organization
• Proven interpersonal, communication, and negotiation skills
The position will be located in San Francisco, California. The Nature Conservancy offers an excellent benefits package and a competitive salary that is commensurate with experience.
Compensation and Benefits
Working Conditions/Physical Effort
The Salmon Project Director may work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain, and under physically demanding circumstances. These conditions may
• require occasional physical exertion and/or muscular strain,
• present occasional possibility of injury, and
• require long hours in isolated settings.
This position may also
• require frequent travel domestically and/or internationally, and
• require evening and weekend hours.
To Apply
This position will remain open until filled. To be considered for this position, interested candidates must follow the link below to submit a resume, cover letter, and salary requirements:
The Nature Conservancy is an equal opportunity employer.

Corporate Accountability International is growing and has created a
new position for a Foundation Relations Director to support our
continued expansion.
This is a great opportunity for an experienced grant writer to be a
part of a fundraising team that is supporting winning campaigns that
are protecting people and the environment.
The Director of Foundation Relations will build upon a successful
grants program that is raising over $500,000 a year. An ideal
candidate enjoys developing relationships with program officers and
has at least five years of grant-writing experience.
Please forward this announcement on to people who you think would be
great for the job. Interviews are ongoing - apply soon.


Gabrielle Núñez
Corporate Accountability International

Director of Foundation Relations

For more than 30 years, Corporate Accountability International has
successfully challenged corporations like GE, Nestlé, and Philip
Morris to halt abusive practices that threaten public health, the
environment and our democracy. Today our campaigns challenge the
dangerous practices of some of the world’s most powerful industries.
Think Outside the Bottle exposes the truth behind bottled water
marketing and defends the human right to water in the face of
increasing corporate control. Value [the] Meal challenges the fast
food industry to stop driving an epidemic of diet-related disease, and
our campaign Challenging Big Tobacco is blocking industry interference
in health policies that protect our kids.

The Director of Foundation Relations will write proposals and
accompanying reports to help bring campaigns to scale. Working with
our Director of Philanthropic Partnerships and other senior staff, the
Director of Foundation Relations will research prospective
foundations, track our outreach and work on all aspects of grant
seeking work, while helping to maintain a creative and fun office

• Identify and build relationships with program officers at
prospective national, regional, and family foundations.
• Cultivate relationships with funders and ensure regular
communication through phone, emails, in-person outreach and meetings.
• Lead the Foundations Team of senior staff, including the Executive
Director and Chief-of-Staff.
• Coordinate with staff leadership to develop, draft and edit letters
of interest, proposals, and reports for each campaign.
• Work with financial staff to prepare and submit budgets and
financial reports to foundations.
• Facilitate timely and effective planning and budgeting of foundation
outreach program.
• Maintain comprehensive, accurate and up-to-date files, records and
• Participate in organization-wide planning, fundraising and campaign

• Demonstrated commitment to social justice and progressive social
• At least five years experience writing grants and grant reports,
with a proven track record in securing funds.
• A fast, clear and excellent writer.
• Outstanding organizational, tracking and systems skills.
• Excellent multi-tasking ability, problem-solving skills and positive
attitude towards challenges.
• Strong verbal communication skills.
• Ability to orchestrate involvement of senior staff.
• Computer skills, including proficiency with Excel, Microsoft Office
and databases.
• Highly motivated and tenacious, with great attention to detail.
• Grassroots organizing experience a major plus.

ACCOUNTABILITY: The Director of Foundation Relations reports to the
Director of Philanthropic Partnerships.
SALARY RANGE: Commensurate with experience, with a generous benefits
LOCATION: Campaign Headquarters, Boston
TO APPLY: Email letter of interest, résumé and three to five
references to Randall Smith at

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


Social Media Intern
This challenging, new, and creative internship position is open to
college or graduate students with an interest in social justice
activism and ending gender-based violence.

Holla Back DC! is a community-based and led organization that aims to
empower the DC Metro area to build a community free from public sexual
harassment and assault. We do this through online activism, public
policy and advocacy, community workshops, and innovative direct

• Work closely with the Holla Back DC! management team to implement
web-based PR and marketing activities, including blogs, tagging,
social networking, viral marketing, search engine marketing, and other
forms of electronic communication
• Monitor blogs and websites to identify opportunities for Holla Back
DC!. Find relevant newsworthy articles for publication on Holla Back
DC!’s social networking sites and website
• Update and maintain Holla Back DC!’s presence on social networking
sites including Facebook, Twitter, Youtube. Respond to fans
questions, find fans and followers, create buzz, lead discussions
• Liaison with artists and their news updates for social networking
sites and blogs
• Develop and maintain web and organizational partnerships to
publicize Holla Back DC!
• Update website updates as necessary, updating sections of the
website and uploading pictures/videos.
• Write weekly blog entries for Holla Back DC!’s blog
• Evaluate and reporting effectiveness of the campaign and website
• Additional duties as assigned

Intern Requirements:
• Strong writing skills
• Enthusiasm and passion for Holla Back DC! and its mission
• Love for independent media
• Organized, responsible, detail oriented, and dedicated
• Ability to communicate clearly and effectively
• Fascination with new media tools and strategies
• Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office, web publishing
tools, and internet research skills
• Ability to juggle multiple tasks under deadlines
• Previous work experience preferred

Duration: 15-20 hours/week beginning late May to August 2011.
Location: Washington, DC preferred but not required
Compensation: Unpaid. However, Holla Back DC! will strive to develop
intern’s professional skill set and work with schools to arrange
school credit.

Women and people of color strongly encouraged to apply. Please email
your resumé, cover letter, references and a list of your top five
online media outlets to to apply. Rolling
applications accepted. Deadline to apply is May 5.

For more info on Holla Back DC!, check out

NVBCC Paid Intern

Mar 31 11:21AM -0400 ^

The Northern Virginia Black Chamber of Commerce (NVBCC) is a
nonpartisan organization committed to the growth and development of
our member partners. Our goal is to facilitate the economic
empowerment of black-owned businesses in Northern Virginia and of
those businesses that wish to partner with them. Through our
initiatives, the Chamber provides leadership and support for the
economic development of the Black Community in Northern Virginia. We
serve members in Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax County, Loudoun County
and Prince William County, as well as the other municipalities within
the region.

NVBCC seeks a spring intern to support the operations of the
organization. Candidates should be teachable and expect to maximize
their experience. In addition, candidates must possess an
entrepreneurial spirit and a willingness to take risks, fail fast, and
learn. The ability to work independently and be a team player is
required. NVBCC values excellent communication, organizational, and
interpersonal skills (everything valued by entrepreneurs). Computer
skills are essential – particularly a thorough knowledge of Microsoft
Office applications, and the willingness to learn web-based

Working closely with Chamber mentors, the intern is encouraged to view
the following responsibilities as a training ground for managing their
own company:


• Schedule Board and Committee meetings and distribute meeting

• Draft correspondence

• Create slideshows

• Attend weekly 1-hour staff meetings

• Perform other administrative tasks as assigned


• Process new members and renewals

• Write member profiles for publications using pre-set questions

• Assist members in using the “members only” features of the website

• Distribute announcements and alerts


• Maintain online calendar of events

• Make logistical arrangements for events

• Set-up event registration

• List events on third party calendars

Public Relations

• Draft press releases and distribute final drafts to media

• Coordinate social networking accounts, including posting
information and news to groups and pages

• Create and distribute e-newsletters

• Update website using Joomla content management system

• Assist in marketing and PR campaigns

The Project
In addition, intern will also be responsible for a project from
development to completion, with the oversight and assistance of
Chamber mentors. While not required, interns are encouraged to attend
Chamber events as their schedules allow.

Beginning in April and ending in June, the position requires 12-15
hours per week, with some telecommuting possible.

A stipend will be provided.

The Northern Virginia BCC is an equal opportunity employer. Resume
with accompanying cover letter can be addressed to the attention of:

Northern Virginia BCC

2331 Mill Road, Suite 100

Alexandria, VA 22314

Or e-mail applications to

Interviews will be ongoing until an intern is selected. No phone
calls please.

“Sometimes I feel discriminated against, but it does not make me
angry. It merely astonishes me. How can anyone deny themselves the
pleasure of my company? It’s beyond me.” ~ Zora Neale Hurston

Gaea Honeycutt

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