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Senior Democrat seeks Director of Operations for fast paced DC Congressional office. Duties include working with the CoS to ensure that office goals, personnel policies, attendance policies and leave procedures are adhered to. Staffer will ensure that all daily correspondence is completely prepared and accurately reflects the Member's instructions. The other tasks are accompany Congresswoman as needed to DC events and official functions and follows up with appropriate action as necessary and organize special projects within his/her issue area of responsibility as directed by Congresswoman or Chief of Staff. Qualified applicants will be extremely organized, detail oriented and able to perform many tasks simultaneously. Hill experience preferred. Interested applicants should fax a resume and cover letter to 202-225-1477 Attn: Chief of Staff or e-mail to No phone calls please.

Job: Rapid Response Field Coordinator
Reports to: National Field Director

Position Summary:

The DCCC Field Department is looking for a Rapid Response Field Coordinator. Applicants should have at least two cycles of campaign experience in a field capacity. Experience with earned media a plus. They should be highly organized with a proven ability to multitask, pay attention to detail, have a great sense of humor, love campaigns and be committed to taking back the House.

This position starts immediately and lasts through August 2011.

The Rapid Response Coordinator will be responsible for tracking activities in target districts over the course of multiple summer recesses. This will include working with partner organizations, building events, tracking communication with constituencies and creating reports for senior DCCC staff.

Specific Responsibilities Include:
Track activity in target districts over the summer recess;
Organize a response to Republican events in districts;
Work with partner organizations where appropriate ;
Organize reports for DCCC senior staff;
Assist the National Field Director as needed;
Other related duties as needed;

Required Skills:
The ideal candidate should have previous political campaign field and tracking experience;
Self-motivation and the ability to anticipate and prevent problems;
Possess the initiative to work independently and follow through on all projects;
Organizational skills and ability to meet strict deadlines required;
Excellent written and verbal communications skills;
Familiarity with Democratic partner organizations a plus;
Experience organizing earned media experience a plus;
Willingness to assist Field Director on other projects as needed;

The DCCC prohibits discrimination of employment, promotion, compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment on the basis of gender, disability, race, age, national origin, color, creed, sexual orientation, sex (including marital and parental status), gender identity and expression, religion, economic status, ethnic identity, veteran’s status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. This policy covers all programs, services, policies, and procedures of the DCCC, including opportunity for employment and treatment as a DCCC employee. The DCCC is an equal opportunity employer and will comply with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination in employment.

Please email resumes to
Clearly indicate the job for which you are applying. No faxes or phone calls, please.

Description & Requirements
description of job opening
The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), the nation's largest nonpartisan, individual membership association of state legislators, is seeking to hire an Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force Director. Candidates should have a minimum of two years of policy experience, preferably in energy, environment, biotech, agriculture, and property rights. A strong background of working with state legislators and state policy issues is preferred. Qualified candidates will also have excellent writing, communication, fundraising abilities and organizational skills. Previous media experience is helpful but not necessary. Candidates must demonstrate a strong commitment to ALEC’s mission of promoting the Jeffersonian principles of free markets, limited government and individual liberty.

Educational Requirements: Bachelors Degree Some travel is required (10%) Start date: Immediate

E-mail a resume, a writing sample, and a cover letter to Genneya Briscoe at No phone calls, please.

Manager, Corporate Communications - Seattle, WA

Seattle, WA, United States

Job Summary and Mission

This job contributes to Starbucks success by leading communications programs across the enterprise around financial, day-to-day issues management, media management and other key corporate initiatives. Protects and enhances the Company's internal and external reputation with strategic communication plans and materials. Provides timely strategic communications counsel to all levels of the organization, including senior or regional leaders. Leads or influences teams of communicators to execute and implement communications strategies and plans. Models and acts in accordance with Starbucks guiding principles.

Summary of Key Responsibilities

Responsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to the following:

Leadership - Setting goals for the work group, developing organizational capability, and modeling how we work together:
Identifies and communicates key responsibilities and practices to ensure the immediate team of direct reports promotes a successful attitude, confidence in leadership, and teamwork to achieve business results.
Supports the implementation of company programs to ensure the success of the Company.
Planning and Execution - Developing strategic and operational plans for the work group, managing execution, and measuring results:
Executes communications strategies, adjusts priorities to manage new and emerging issues and situations both internal and external to the organization.
May develop, track and maintain program budgets.
Plans and manages business unit/department processes and practices to ensure that programs are aligned with company business goals and objectives.
Prepares, communicates and educates client groups and team on changes in policies and practices within the organization.
Business Requirements - Providing functional expertise and executing functional responsibilities:
Counsels appropriate stakeholders on communications issues, strategies, events and their potential enterprise-wide implications.
Develops and implements processes for planning, updating, publishing, editing and archiving communications objectives.
Ensures adherence to legal and operational compliance requirements.
Develops and implents communications strategies and plans around financial reporting and Investor Relations needs,
Executes analyses of issues that might impact the Company, and executes proactive and reactive plans for issues management.
Identifies internal and external resources and requirements for successful execution of communication plans.
Initiates and cultivates collaborative relationships with key stakeholders inside and outside the organization.
Manages multiple complex projects that cross business units in order to support more effective communications throughout the organization.
Manages the preparation of communications relating to operations, product changes and other initiatives to ensure that field partners, customers, media and other stakeholders receive appropriate communications.
Works with limited guidance from communications director.
Partner Development & Team Building - Providing partners with coaching, feedback, and developmental opportunities and building effective teams:
Challenges and inspires partners to achieve business results.
Conducts and ensures the completion of performance reviews.
Ensures partners adhere to legal and operational compliance requirements.
Oversees training and development of partners directly and indirectly managed and makes effective staffing decisions.
Provides coaching, direction and leadership support to team members in order to achieve partner, business and customer results.

Summary of Experience
Corporate communications, with focus on experience in and a knowledge of financial reporting and issues management, preferably at a multi-unit retailer or an agency (5 years)
Management or supervision (5 years)
Project management (5 years)

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Ability to apply knowledge of multidisciplinary business principles and practices to achieve successful outcomes in cross-functional projects and activities
Demonstrated ability to apply general business knowledge and experience in a complex, fast-paced global environment
Demonstrated ability to develop and lead execution of effective communication programs and plans both internal and external across the enterprise
Demonstrated experience and knowledge in communications of financial reporting, issues management and media management
Demonstrated experience in corporate communications, preferably at a multi-unit retailer or an agency
Effective budget and people management skills
Strong presentation, oral and written communications skills
Ability to interact effectively with senior management and communicate with all levels of the organization
Ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues, agencies and partners across the organization
Ability to be culturally sensitive and work with diverse groups of people
*Product Manager**. New York, NY. Full-time.*

IAVA is seeking a highly motivated, creative and talented Product Manager
who wants to make a difference in the lives of America's newest generation
of vets.This job is an incredible opportunity for someone with a background
in web development and project management who wants to take the lead on
turning innovative ideas for online campaigns and tools into reality. As the
Product Manager, you would be responsible for convening and managing the
right players – vendors or staff - to upgrade existing products and create
new ones.

For application instructions and full job description, visit:
JOB: Chief Information Officer at Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America
in New York

IAVA is seeking a Chief Information Officer to build a team that can drive
ambitious growth and development of our Salesforce-based technology
infrastructure. As a senior leader of the IAVA team, the CIO will need to
serve as the main bridge between overall organizational strategy and
technical and data solutions. This is an ideal position for someone who has
a strong track record of results and successful project management skills
and extensive knowledge of customer relationship management systems and
content management systems.

For application instructions and full job description, visit:
American Federation of Teachers
Assistant Director, Political Department
Special Note: The purpose of the assistant director position is to work
with the AFT and its affiliates to develop and implement political and
legislative programs to support AFT’s goals.

Position Summary: The assistant director will work with the department
director to develop programs to strengthen the AFT”s mobilization efforts
around issues, legislation and electoral campaigns. The assistant director
will spend significant time traveling and working directly with AFT state
and local affiliates.

Position Responsibilities:
• Developing and implementing political and legislative action programs
in support of AFT’s goals.
• Conducting political and legislative training programs.
• Organizing and maintaining records of field activity through regular
reports of local and state federation legislative and political activity.
• Building the AFT’s political capacity through COPE fundraising.
• Assisting with the development and maintaining of relationships with
labor and community allies.
• Assisting the director in the daily operations of the department.
• Other duties as assigned by the director.

Primary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• A minimum of six years of political campaign field experience.
• Extensive experience in political campaign plan development and
• Advanced experience with targeting and voter contact programs, in
particular as it relates to ballot initiative and candidate based elections.

• Working knowledge of direct mail, phone, web, and other tools of voter
contact programs.
• Experience in training others to conduct campaign field work.
• A basic understanding of campaign finance regulations.
• Excellent communications skills, both verbal and written, as well as
the ability to work in a collegial manner.
• Ability to travel throughout the United States, as assigned.

Secondary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Experience with school board and state legislative campaigns is
• Experience working with labor unions is preferred.
• Working knowledge of Washington, D.C., political coalitions and
community organizations.

Application requirements: Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume
and writing sample to the director of human resources or via email to Please reference posting #AOF-62-11-0511-V.
Online Organizing Fellow, Energy Action Coalition
May 20 01:42PM -0400 ^ Online Organizing Fellow

LOCATION: Washington, DC
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Rolling until hired
END DATES: August 15th
COMPENSATION: Limited stipends available on an as-needed basis

The Energy Action Coalition Summer Fellowship Program brings together top leaders in the movement to gain hands-on experience, while advancing advancing Energy Action Coalition’s effort to create a clean, just and renewable energy future. Summer Fellows join Energy Action Coalition staff and coalition partners to help coordinate and lead joint campaign efforts. The focus of the 2011 Summer Fellowship will be building and harnessing momentum coming out of Power Shift 2011 to further build the movement and win substantive victories..


At Power Shift 2011, 10,000 young leaders came together to reclaim our democracy and move our country beyond dirty energy. With the largest organizing training in history and compelling actions, we launched into the next wave of grassroots actions. The summer Online Organizing Fellows will help build on our momentum and grow the new online community. The role of this Fellow is to use online organizing and new media as means to communicate the work of Power Shift leaders and inspire people into action.


Work with the online team to help manage a growing online community for the Power Shift movement
Engage EAC supporters through Twitter and Facebook
Draft email blasts and online actions
Analyze data to help us better communicate with supporters and tell the story of our work
Assist in the development and maintenance of new media outreach/advocacy
Support the EAC online team in a variety of tasks and strategy development

Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Demonstrated experience or interest in environmental and social justice issues
Flexibility and the ability to work under pressure.
Ability to manage multiple priorities effectively.
Basic knowledge of HTML/CSS
Experience with blogging and generating online content
Experience with online outreach/advocacy using a variety of new media (Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, YouTube, etc.)

Founded in June 2004 by youth climate leaders, the Energy Action Coalition unites a diversity of organizations in an alliance that supports and strengthens the student and youth clean energy movement in North America. The 50 partners of Energy Action Coalition work together to leverage our collective power and create change for a clean, efficient, just and renewable energy future. The work of Energy Action is focused on four strategic areas: campuses, communities, corporate practices, and politics. To learn more visit:


Send a resume and cover letter to Please include “Online Organizing Fellow” in your email subject, and include whether you are in need of a stipend to be able to participate in this fellowship.

Energy Action Coalition is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to engaging the skills and leadership of people of color, low-income persons, LGBT persons, differently-abled people, and other people from diverse backgrounds. People from these and other historically marginalized backgrounds and communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Jeff Mann | Energy Action Coalition
Online Director, Power Shift 2011 |
Program Specialist, Working America
May 20 01:47PM -0700 ^

Working America, the community affiliate of the AFL-CIO, is the
fastest growing organization for working people in the country. With
more than 3 million members recruited since 2003, Working America
organizes and mobilizes people who do not have a union on the job in
support of working families’ issues.

The Program Specialist will work with the Program Director on
developing and implementing issue campaigns and special projects on
the national and state level. This will include researching issues,
creating materials for popular education, and moving program.

Reports to: Program Director


• Assist the Program Director and the Regional Directors on
implementing program on the national and state level;

• Conduct and organize research on legislative, policy and campaign
issues, and monitor developments;

• Develop issue educational materials for one page flyers, fact
sheets, background memorandums, phone scripts, talking points, etc.;

• Maintain the campaign tracking & activist databases, which hold all
national and state level issue information;

• Draft national and state-level campaign progress reports on a
regular basis;

• Interact and engage with allies and affiliates in connection with
Working America program priorities;

• Assist the Program Director and the Regional Directors on special

• Other duties as assigned.


• 3-5 years experience in programmatic and field campaigning;

• Familiarity with labor movement required with labor movement
experience preferred;

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills;

• Strong research skills, including familiarity with common internet/
online resources;

• Excellent ability to prioritize, plan and organize work activities,
and consistently use time efficiently;

• Efficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook;

• Strong interpersonal skills;

• Good judgment;

• Commitment to labor issues;

• Ability to work long and irregular hours as necessary;

• Periodic travel to field offices, conferences or other events as

• Must work well with a team.

Competitive salary includes medical insurance and 401(k) with employer
contribution. To apply, please email a resume and cover letter to, or fax a resume and cover letter to


JOB: WCF Fall Fellowship
May 20 10:06AM -0700 ^

WCF, founded in 1974, is the only non-partisan political venture
capitalist organization supporting women leaders at all levels of
office, during the earliest stages of their public life. By focusing
on the woman, not only the race, WCF provides women candidates the
personalized care and tools they need throughout their political
careers. WCF is dedicated to advancing the political participation and
leadership of women who support reproductive health choices for all.
We are building a national network of women voters, donors, and
activists to ensure women’s voices are heard. Through our affiliated
political action committee, WCF PAC, we provide candidate endorsements
early, when the need for support is greatest. Our sister organization,
WCF Foundation, produces original research relevant to women in
politics to help women build the skills and infrastructure they need
to become more effective leaders in public life.

WCF Fellowship Program OVERVIEW:
WCF is seeking applications for the 2011 Fellowship Program. The
fellowship program is designed to provide young women and men with
practical, firsthand experience within a national political
organization with an emphasis on professional development. WCF Fellows
have gone on to work on the Hill, on political campaigns, and for
organizations such as The Center for American Progress, DCCC, The
Raben Group, and Association of Reproductive Health Professionals.
Each Fellow will specialize in one of six categories: Endorsed
Candidates, Communications, MsRepresentation, Development & Donor
Management, Event Communications and Graphic Design, or She Should

WCF Fellows will also have the opportunity to expand their knowledge
and skills in areas such as:
• Non-profit & PAC infrastructure and political database maintenance
• Online Communications: blog writing, basic HTML, and website content
• Event planning, fundraising, grant writing, and donor development
• Professional Development: formal performance reviews, public
speaking, resume review and networking

To Apply: Please complete the online form and submit a resume, a list
of references, and the WCF Fellowship Statement of Interest. In your
statement (maximum one page), please describe your interest in WCF and
women's issues and describe a project that you would like to focus on
during your fellowship.

Deadlines and Duration: Part or full-time slots are available and
negotiable. While we would prefer a commitment for the specified time
period listed, the individual start and ends dates can be negotiated
at the time of the offer.
• Fall Fellowship Program: August 29th to December 2nd

Interview Process:
All interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis as we receive
applications. Early applications are highly encouraged.
• Step 1: Resume, Online Questionnaire, and Essay Review
• Step 2: Brief Phone or In-Person Interview
• Step 3: Reference Check
• Step 4: Offer Extended

Qualifications: Applicants should have excellent research, writing,
and communications skills as well as the ability to work independently
and in a small group setting. Applicants must have excellent computer
skills. A strong interest in progressive women’s issues and increased
representation of women in political office is critical.

Location and Compensation: Fellows will work at the WCF office in
Washington D.C.
Full-time Fellows: $500 per month.

Categories of Specialty Roles: Six categories of fellowship roles are
available. Qualified candidates may designate an interest in more than
one category if interested. A total of 6-10 fellows will join our
Fellowship program each term.

• Communications Fellowship will work with the Communications Team to
enhance WCF’s national profile, online and off. The fellow will assist
in managing WCF’s social networking sites (Facebook, Twitter),
website, blog, video projects, email campaigns, and data maintenance.
The fellow will also assist with traditional media outreach, including
research on demographics, beats, reporters, and building and cleaning
press lists. This is an excellent opportunity to learn how nonprofits
use new media and technology to complement traditional communications
work. To qualify, candidates should have knowledge of new media and
web 2.0, excellent writing skills, and the ability to multitask and
learn quickly.

• Development Fellowship will work with the Development Manager and
Events Manager to cultivate donors to expand the membership of WCF.
The fellow will be working closely with the development team on call
time, event planning, fundraising research, and member outreach. To
qualify, candidates must be political savvy, work well in a small team
environment, have the ability to multitask and learn quickly, and have
an interest in fundraising and events.

• Event Communications and Graphic Design Fellowship will play a large
role in crafting our messaging and materials for WCF's signature
events. Working with both the Communications and Development
Departments, the fellow will assist in designing materials sent to
donors, supporters, and event attendees gaining firsthand knowledge of
both fundraising and strategic marketing. To qualify, candidates
should have a good working knowledge of the Adobe Design Suite, with a
background in either communications or development.

• MsRepresentation Fellowship will work with the Communications Team
to enhance WCF’s national profile, online and off. Primary
responsibilities for the fellow include production of WCF’s weekly
MsRepresentation blog and e-newsletter. As time permits, the fellow
will also assist in managing and developing content for the WCF
website as well as support the communications team on various
projects. To qualify, candidates must possess strong writing and
research abilities and excellent political judgment. Editorial
experience a plus. Proficiency in HTML programming desirable but not

• Political Fellowship will work with the Political Director and
Programs Manager to build on WCF PAC’s current and past endorsements.
The fellow with assist with tracking candidate progress, researching
potential candidates, and building profiles of newly endorsed
candidates. The fellow will also assist with researching state
requirements for PAC registrations and contributions. To qualify,
candidates should have a high level interest in politics, strong
research skills, and exceptional writing skills.

• She Should Run Fellowship will work with the Political Director,
Programs Manager, and Programs Coordinator to build on WCF’s She
Should Run program. The fellow will spearhead outreach to partner
organizations to increase national awareness about the She Should Run
program. The fellow will also assist with the creation of She Should
Run curriculum materials, including monthly newsletters and website
content. To qualify, candidates should have a high level interest in
politics, strong research skills, and exceptional writing skills.
Apply online at
For more information contact Julie Daniels, Political Programs
Manager, 202-393-8164 or

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