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Staff Assistant
Pennsylvania Democratic Member of Congress seeks a staff assistant to be based out of a SE PA district. This person will travel with the Member in the district and will help to coordinate district based scheduling. The staffer will be responsible for driving the Member to district events and appointments, as well as advancing events to ensure proper set up.

Working closely with the D.C. scheduler, the staffer will help prepare a daily district schedule for the Member with detailed briefing materials, background memos and itineraries. Following events, the assistant will be responsible for reporting back to the district director and other staffers to ensure proper follow up on requests.

The staffer will also be responsible for office management and administrative duties, including greeting visitors; answering the telephone and responding to constituent requests for general information, tours, and other inquiries; as well as supply ordering and general office maintenance.

Candidates must thrive under pressure and tight deadlines. This position requires being available to work a flexible schedule, including evening hours, early mornings and occasional weekends. Candidates unable to work these hours need not apply.

Bachelor’s degree and at least two years of office experience is preferred, with at least one year working in a governmental office or political environment being ideal. Candidates should have strong telephone skills; strong oral and written communication skills; and the ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment with respect to prioritization of and recommendations on district scheduling. Candidates should send a cover letter and resume to

District Director:

Pennsylvania Democratic Member of Congress seeks a district director to oversee district office operations and Member’s strategic local agenda. Working as part of a team with other senior staff, the district director is charged with implementing and developing strategic goals for the district office, local policy objectives, and strategies and operating plans for the Member's district office with respect to the district, constituents and policy needs of the Member.

The district director works closely with the legislative team to provide strategic counsel and to implement outreach initiatives on policy issues as they relate to the Commonwealth and district, including health care, tax policy, fiscal and budget matters, appropriations, economic development, transportation and livability issues.

This position requires staying informed and knowledgeable on key local concerns including advising the Member and other staff on these concerns, and taking frequent meetings on behalf of the Member with elected officials and their staff and representatives of local groups. The district director is responsible for building and strengthening relationships with stakeholder communities.

The district director directly supervises district employees with responsibilities including interviewing, hiring and training district office employees, and planning, assigning and directing work. Through supervision of the casework staff, the district director oversees casework matters and correspondence with constituents and federal agencies.

Candidates must thrive under pressure and tight deadlines. This position requires being available to work a flexible schedule, including evening hours, early mornings, and occasional weekends. Candidates unable to work these hours need not apply.

This is a senior level position. Candidates must hold a bachelor’s degree or higher with a minimum of five to seven years of senior professional experience in either the government, political, nonprofit or business sector. The ideal candidate excels in management and is team-orientated, results driven, proactive, and committed to public service. Candidates should send a cover letter and resume to


Hi folks,
I'm leaving this position (currently one position, we are splitting into
two) and need a few good folks to take over! Please see below for
application instructions.

The Delaware Democratic Party is currently soliciting resumes for the
positions of Communications Director and Data and Technology Director.
Potential applicants should send a resume and cover letter explaining
their relevant experience to Executive Director Joe Aronson
( and
CC Hiring Committee Chairman Jim Hussey ( and State
Democratic Party Chairman John Daniello (
Please see below for job descriptions. *Applications should be submitted by
5pm on June 3rd, 2011.*

*Communications Director Responsibilities:*


- Craft and execute a cohesive, proactive Democratic Party message
- Disseminate message through the use of traditional media tools (press
releases, op-eds, earned media events, and good relationships with Delaware
and National media), as well as new media tools like our website(s),
Facebook, Twitter, and email campaigns.
- Serve as party public spokesperson for the media.
- Coordinate media appearance scheduling for state party leadership.
- Craft and disseminate talking points and scripts for party leadership,
candidates, and volunteers.
- Maintain internal party communications, such as weekly newsletter to
- Monitor the press for stories related to the Democratic Party, our
candidates, or our issues, and archive for future use.
- Supervise production of party communications materials (mail,
brochures, etc)
- Maintain a working relationship with communications staff of elected
officials and candidates so that the message is always unified
- Oversee Party and opposition research
- Provide support and training for Democratic candidates and elected
officials on communications and message issues.
- Write correspondence for state chair.
- Cultivate rapid response teams for print and radio communication.
- Be prepared to coordinate with executive director, technology director,
field team, etc. on collaborative or cross-departmental projects.

*Communications Director Qualifications:*

- Cool under pressure. Able to stay calm in media interviews and stick to
talking points.
- Excellent writer and public speaker.
- Well organized and detail-oriented.
- Familiar with the use of new media.




*Data & Technology Director Responsibilities:*


- Understand long term goals of the Democratic Party, and build a data
and technology strategy to support those goals.**
- Maintain state-of-the-art voter, volunteer, and financial databases.**
- Responsible for marketing and training “VoteBuilder” voter file
database to state and local candidates and campaign staff.**
- Provides technological support to candidates and staff.**
- Provides regular updates on new VoteBuilder tools and features.**
- Oversee targeting operation for State Party programs, and provide
guidance to local candidates on targeting for their campaigns.**
- Help State Party and campaign staffers come up with the right
technology solutions to suit their needs.**
- Responsible for basic maintenance of office technology (networking,
printers, fax, etc).**
- Supports the communications director in website functionality and new
media optimization/analytics

*Data and Technology DIrector Qualifications:*

- Expert user of VoteBuilder technology.
- Ability to translate difficult technical concepts into plain English
for new users.
- Extremely well organized and detail-oriented.
- Innovative and inquisitive.
- Some experience with web design preferred, though not required.
Interest in learning is necessary.

Walmart Local Expansion Campaign Coordinator

1. Coordinate and drive local area campaign on Walmart expansion,
including the items listed below.
a. Outreach to and ongoing conversations with community organizations,
faith-based groups, other unions, etc to build coalitions and
collaborations on issues of Walmart’s expansion
b. Facilitate local union & allies to decide on goals & strategy of
c. Facilitate regular coalition meetings
d. Planning and implementing campaign events
e. Ensure outreach to elected officials happens as needed by campaign
f. Ensure proactive outreach to relevant news media happens to get
earned media coverage of our campaign and issues
g. Coordinate and summarize intelligence gathered from our various
sources about new Walmart developments/possibilities.

2. Work with other departments at the local union(s) (such as the
organizing department, representational department or “rep” staff
working with member outreach/activation related to this campaign,
community affairs, political department, etc) to ensure communication,
coordination and comprehensive strategy
a. Regular meetings with above departments to update and strategize
b. Connect work of Walmart campaign to other organizing or bargaining
campaigns as appropriate

3. Serve primary point person for national coordination with overall
Walmart campaign and with other local unions nationwide running
campaigns on Walmart expansion.
a. Communicate weekly with national Walmart campaign team
b. Participate on national conference calls with point people in other
markets to report progress/results, share information, plan nationally
coordinated activities.
c. Help plan and carry out nationally coordinated activities

• Community or union organizing experience; preferably in Chicago
• Familiarity with Chicago neighborhoods and political landscape
• Understanding of issues regarding retail jobs and the Chicago labor
• Demonstrated commitment to social and economic justice
• Demonstrated leadership ability and communication skills
• Ability to work long and irregular hours

Please send cover letter and resume to


Campaign Manager for Senior NJ Democratic Legislator:

-Running day-to-day campaign operations for a senior Democratic
-Assisting with local campaign operations in legislative district
-Full-time campaign position through November election
-Immediate start date
-Candidates should have at least one cycle of political experience
-Responsibilities include:
-Running campaign office
-Managing political operations, scheduling and voter outreach
-Organizing and running events
-Staffing candidates at events and meetings
-Recruiting and training volunteers
-Executing field operation
-Meeting and coordinating with local organizations and opinion
-Coordinating activities with County and State level campaigns in
the area

Interested candidates should submit cover letter and resume to Matt at

Alliance for Justice is a national association of over 100
organizations dedicated to advancing justice and democracy. For over
30 years, AFJ has been a leader in the fight for a more equitable
society on behalf of a broad constituency of environmental, consumer,
civil and women’s rights, children’s, senior citizens and other
groups. AFJ believes that all Americans have the right to secure
justice in the courts and to have their voices heard when government
makes decisions.
AFJ is seeking an experienced and dynamic individual to serve as its
Manager of Foundation Relations. This position is an integral part of
the Development team and reports directly to the Director of
Development. The Manager of Foundation Relations works closely with
the President and program staff. The position is responsible for
planning and implementing fundraising activities with foundations,
including developing and maintaining a foundation fundraising plan,
liaising with foundations, proposal development and writing, grant
reporting, and other communications with funders.

Responsibilities include:
Strategy and Planning
• Developing and executing the strategy for reaching foundation
funding goals, including managing the ongoing cultivation and
engagement of existing foundation supporters and prospecting new
sources of support
• Identifying new foundation prospects to pursue through research
• Identifying opportunities for increased giving from existing

Writing and Communications
• Producing high-quality written communication for funders at all
stages of the development process, including proposals, reports;
informational updates, and other information-sharing communications
• Compiling data and supplementary materials (such as informational
packets, financial reports, statistics on programmatic initiatives,
etc.) for funder communications

Development Operations
• Creating and managing the deadline-driven calendar of all
development activities related to foundations, including scheduling
foundation meetings/calls, submitting all grant materials on time,
following up to proposals, regular communications with foundations,
and other activities as necessary
• Maintaining accurate and up-to-date records and data on foundation
• Other responsibilities as determined by organizational need and the
staff member’s interests

• Three to five years of experience in foundation fundraising, or
relevant programmatic experience
• Excellent writing and organizational skills
• Demonstrated ability to maintain good relationship with donors
• Demonstrated ability to work in teams and use problem-solving skills
to bring projects to completion.
• BA degree or equivalent required.

Salary according to experience. Excellent benefits available.

To apply:
Mail a cover letter and resume to:
Manager of Foundation Relations
Alliance for Justice
11 Dupont Circle, NW
Second Floor
Washington, DC 20036

Or fax to 202-822-6068; email to

Alliance for Justice is an equal opportunity employer.

The Working Families Party is seeking to fill two positions in our Brooklyn,
NY headquarters. Both positions would be a great fit for early career folks
with a few years experience who want to develop their skills at one of the
country's most exciting political organizations.

Looking for sharp writers and strong personalities who will thrive in the
very unique work environment that is the WFP.

Job Descriptions and directions to apply:
Development Associate:
Communications/New Media Associate:

Looking to hire immediately and expect the positions to fill quickly.
Please help spread the word and direct any inquiries my way.
Alliance for Justice is a national association of over 100
organizations dedicated to advancing justice and democracy. For over
30 years, AFJ has been leader in the fight for a more equitable
society on behalf of a broad constituency of environmental, consumer,
civil and women’s rights, children’s, senior citizens, and other
groups. Alliance for Justice believes that all Americans have the
right to secure justice in the courts and to have their voices heard
when government makes decisions that affect their lives.
Alliance for Justice seeks an experienced grant writer to research,
identify, and pursue grant prospects, and to build relationships with
public and private foundations. This position is an integral member
of the Development team, works closely with the program staff, and
reports directly to the Development Director.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, researching
potential grant prospects; drafting letters of interest and grant
proposals; drafting grant budgets; reviewing grant agreements;
administering grants; cultivating and stewarding relationships with
foundation philanthropic officers; compliance with all grant reporting
requirements including writing reports; coordination with program
staff to ensure fulfillment of funder guidelines; identifying and
pursuing new funding opportunities; and responding to inquiries from
the foundations.

The successful candidate will have a BA or equivalent degree, and
three to five years of relevant experience. Additional requirements
are outstanding writing and interpersonal skills; independent worker;
creative problem solver and self-starter; well organized; a flexible
attitude and work style; the ability to juggle multiple tasks and
periodic high workload; ability to work collaboratively.

Salary according to experience. Excellent benefits available.

To apply:
Send cover letter and resume to:
Grant Writer
Alliance for Justice
11 Dupont Circle, NW
2nd Floor
Washington, DC 20036

Or fax to (202) 822-6068; or email to

Alliance for Justice is an equal opportunity employer.


Subject: Chief of Staff at The Mission Continues

The Mission Continues to identify aChief of Staff for the organization. Based in St. Louis and reporting directly to the CEO, the Chief of Staff will to serve as the main point of contact between the CEO and staff as well as key external partners, managing high-impact projects, logistics and critical work streams.

A full position description can be found at For your reference, I am pasting a brief blurb about The Mission Continues below, but encourage you to visit to learn more about the organization.

If you think you might know anyone who could be interested, please do let me know. If you prefer, please send any interested candidates directly to me at ( Also, please do feel free to send this email far and wide.

Thanks so much!

All best,



About The Mission Continues:

The Mission Continues is a national nonprofit organization with a mission to build an America

where every returning veteran can serve again as a citizen leader. Founded in 2007 when Navy

SEAL Eric Greitens returned from Iraq, the organization offers paid service fellowships to

wounded and disabled veterans, awarding over 100 fellowships in 22 states to date. In addition,

The Mission Continues has mobilized 14,772 civilian and veteran volunteers to complete 255

service projects across the nation.


If you are eager to start or expand your career in human resources
this position will allow you to accomplish this goal. This global
corporation has offices scattered throughout the world and is
considered to be a leader in energy. In this HR Assistant role you
will be responsible for updating and managing all information
pertaining to human resources across the company. Along with a degree,
a minimum of two years of business experience is preferred, ideally in
human resources. Experience with human resources data systems (SAP
preferred), as well as Microsoft Office skills are required. You will
be interfacing with all levels of professionals, both nationally and
internationally, which puts you in a prime position to be recognized
for your attention to detail, your problem solving skills, and your
sense of being able to analyze and resolve the day-to-day human
resources issues in a large, corporate environment. Many corporations
will tell you there is growth, but this corporation has proven results
that speak to hiring the best of the best and developing them to their
ultimate potential. These opportunities do not stay available long so
please send your resume to! Salary range is
$45-55K with excellent benefits, generous performance bonus, and
extensive paid time off.

Executive Assistant
Public Affairs
New Office

New office of very progressive public affairs firm which recently
relocated to DC is currently adding an Executive Assistant to their
staff of high-powered, well-connected professionals. As sole support
to this busy team you’ll manage complex travel plans, handle
scheduling and meeting prep, coordinate client activities to include
venue selection, catering and more. Please have strong experience
with scheduling, understand DC as an insider, love to manage
executives, and be able to work until 6:00 daily. Outstanding
opportunity to join an awesome team! Grad + 1 year up to 45K, 3-5+
years up to 65K.

Please send resumes to, refer to job
#30289621. Resumes submitted after June 3, 2011 will not be


Less Than 90 Days Left Until August Democratic Primary

Interested in gaining political experience this summer/fall?

Progressive Democratic candidate running for the Virginia state senate
seeks summer/fall interns. Learn valuable skills. Earn school
credit. Build your resume. Work with fun people.

Responsibilities Include:

- Managing targeted precincts and tracking voter contact

- Recruiting and Training Volunteers

- Contacting and Persuading Voters

- Data Entry

Great opportunity for high school and college students, and recent
college graduates. For more information or to schedule an interview

Campaign is based in Arlington, VA

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