Moderate Texas Democrat seeks Press Secretary to handle media operations. Duties include, but are not limited to, managing the Member's external communications, scheduling interviews, coordinating messaging with legislative staff, maintaining website and social media, and drafting press materials–speeches, op-eds, letters to the editor, press releases, e-newsletters, talking points, etc. Spanish fluency, Hill experience and Texas ties preferred. Please send cover letter, resume, and two writing samples to firstname.lastname@example.org No phone calls or walk-ins, please.
Job Vacancy Announcement: "Senior Journalist / Communications Professional"
Employer: Task Force on Financial Integrity and Economic Development
Job Title: Senior Journalist / Communications Professional
Application Deadline: Close of Business, June 17, 2011
Location: Washington, D.C.
The Task Force on Financial Integrity and Economic Development, a consortium of governments and research and advocacy organizations, focuses on achieving greater transparency in the global financial system for the benefit of developing countries.
The Task Force is seeking an experienced journalist to promote its issues and expertise in the area of financial transparency in the US/North America media market as a primary focus and in Central and South America as a secondary focus. This position will be based in Washington, DC.
Place stories and opinion pieces on our key issues in print, broadcast and online media.
Identify and cultivate media contacts on Task Force issues.
Educate journalists about illicit financial flows, bank secrecy, tax evasion and corruption, and create a flow of story ideas they can investigate.
Turn Task Force policy materials into readable copy for journalists and public audiences.
Write and place timely op-eds and blogs relating to current news items.
Coordinate closely with media staff working for Task Force member organizations.
Maximize impact of reports and campaigning actions undertaken by the Task Force member organizations.
Excellent general knowledge of target media markets
Significant contacts in print, broadcast and online media
Proven understanding of new media
Familiarity with, or understanding of, illicit financial flows, tax evasion, bank secrecy and related issues
Skills/ Personal Qualities
Strong news sense
Ability to write clear copy to deadline
Ability to respond and work well under pressure and to prioritize workload and multi-task
Results driven, with excellent attention to detail
Proactive team player with a ‘can-do’ approach
Strong networking and interpersonal skills
Excellent organizational and administrative skills
Ability to work without close supervision and take initiative
5+ years of experience working as a journalist
Previous experience of developing and implementing a communications strategy
Proven experience of proactively pitching stories to journalists and editors across regions and outlets
Fluent in English; Spanish is a plus
If interested, please email a cover letter, resume and list of published work to Christine Clough, email@example.com. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
The Task Force on Financial Integrity and Economic Development (the Task Force) and its parent organization, the Center for International Policy (CIP), are equal opportunity employers. It is the Task Force’s and CIP’s policy to recruit, hire, and provide opportunities for professional advancement without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, citizenship, marital status, sexual preference, gender identity, parental status or disability.
The Task Force on Financial Integrity and Economic Development addresses inequalities in the global financial system that penalize billions of people, and advocates for improved transparency and accountability.
For additional information please visit http://www.financialtaskforce.org
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POSITION DESCRIPTION - Executive Director
The Partnership for Smarter Growth seeks an Executive Director with
the right mix of energy, enthusiasm and experience to lead a small,
dynamic, and effective non-profit engaging local community members in
shaping the future of the Richmond metropolitan region (Virginia).
The Executive Director will lead community engagement, policy and
public education efforts, while providing strategic leadership and
managing our organizational growth. The Executive Director reports to
a strongly committed Board of Directors, and will be responsible for
consistent achievement of the organization's mission and financial
objectives. Responsibilities include overseeing communications,
events and policy initiatives, as well as essential internal
management, including board management, staff management and
mentoring, fundraising, accounting, and office operations.
Organization Description and Mission
The Partnership for Smarter Growth (PSG) mission is to educate and
engage the communities in the Richmond region to work together to
improve quality of life by guiding where and how we grow. Our work
spans urban, suburban and rural communities in our nine jurisdiction
region -- the City of Richmond, the Town of Ashland, and the counties
of Goochland, Powhatan, Chesterfield, Henrico, Hanover, Charles City
and New Kent. We fill a critical role in the region, connecting
residents and officials, offering information on the interconnecting
issues of land use, transportation, housing, health and the
environment. We were founded in 2004 by both citizens and leading
area conservation groups, and obtained our own 501(c)3 designation in
2010. We have an active 16 member Board of Directors, an engaged
Advisory Board of business, government, academic and civic leaders,
and a large network of supporters. We have earned respect as an
honest broker and an effective advocacy and education group.
Program: Execute long-term strategy to achieve our mission, generate
and promote policy solutions, and work with local and technical
workgroups to implement change.
Communications: Lead online and in-person communications with the
community, partner groups, government officials, business groups and
the media. Represent the organization and keep the Board, donors and
supporters fully informed.
Organizational Development: Lead recruitment and training of
volunteers and interns and work with the Executive Committee to
recruit staff and board members. Work with the Board to ensure the
long-term growth of the organization.
Administration: Work with the Board to craft a budget and track
finances. Oversee event planning, scheduling, records and databases,
and official correspondence.
Fundraising: Work with the Board to develop and execute the
fundraising plan. Lead systematic efforts to identify and solicit
grants and individual and corporate donations, making cultivation of
donors an integral part of the program.
The successful candidate must be passionate and strongly committed to
our mission and work and have superior management, interpersonal and
strategic skills. We are looking for an individual with the following
o Experience in non-profit management and advocacy, and/or experience
in political campaigns or for-profit, entrepreneurial organization
o Experience managing budgets and creating and implementing
o Experience managing staff and organizational resources to create a
thriving, collaborative, and effective team;
o Experience in grassroots/community organizing or comparable work;
o Strong verbal and written communication skills;
o An ability to balance immediate and long term needs;
o Talent for thinking strategically to ensure effective delivery and
coordination of our programs, communications, and organizational
o Excellent interpersonal skills, an ability to work independently and
as part of a larger team, a sense of humor, and availability to work
occasional weekends and evenings;
o Knowledge and passion for growth and transportation issues and an
understanding and working knowledge of Richmond culture and politics
are helpful but not required.
The salary range is dependent on experience.
If you are interested in this position, please email a letter
outlining your interest and qualifications along with a resume and two
work samples (fundraising, media, marketing, or other written
materials) to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about Partnership for Smarter Growth please visit
our website at www.psgrichmond.org.
JOB ANNOUNCEMENT – Program Manager
Rachel’s Network, a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is
hiring a program manager to support its efforts to promote women as
impassioned leaders and agents of change dedicated to the stewardship
of the earth. The program manager will help advance the Network’s
mission in the areas of membership development, educational programs,
and communications. Specific responsibilities include:
Membership Development & Cultivation (30%)
Work closely with executive director on all membership-related
activities for recruitment of prospective members, orientation of new
members, and cultivation and retention of current members in the
eastern region of the U.S.
Track potential members throughout the process, including researching
referrals, distributing materials, and managing solicitation schedule
Manage member cultivation with sensitivity toward community of women
Note member activities for publications and targeted program engagement.
Manage database of members and prospects. Maintain accurate
membership contact information, produce mailing materials, and design
Handle special correspondence related to member cultivation/relationships.
Event Planning / Educational & Leadership Programs (30%)
Manage annual calendar of educational and networking programs for
Plan and coordinate Speaker Series and networking events held
throughout the year in various cities. Secure guest speakers and
venues, and manage event logistics. Disseminate invitations, handle
RSVPs, and coordinate follow-up.
With fellow program managers, plan and coordinate aspects of two
annual membership meetings to include inviting and scheduling
speakers, managing catering contracts, designing and disseminating
invitations, handling RSVPs, and producing and compiling printed
Facilitate board placement program, which places members on governing
bodies of local, regional, and national organizations.
Produce acknowledgements to speakers and members, and generate
correspondence related to various events.
Staff one Learning Circle, a member-led affinity group devoted to
studying an issue of shared interest.
Communications / Marketing (30%)
Produce biannual membership newsletters, including drafting content,
editing articles, designing layout, and coordinating printing and
Compile and disseminate member communications including weekly news
listserv, monthly e-newsletter, and bimonthly events listing.
Participate in ongoing updates of members-only social networking site.
Coordinate Network website including producing, editing, and
maintaining visual and written content. With a technical consultant,
keep information up-to-date for membership and public use.
Produce annual Membership Directory, including design, editing, and
management of printing process.
General Administration (10%)
Work with staff to coordinate board meetings and materials.
Perform general administrative support, and share light office duties
with fellow staff members.
* * * * *
The successful candidate will possess superior organizational and
people skills, be able to work independently in a small but busy
environment, and focus on multiple projects at once with an eye to
detail. All applicants must be available for an in-person interview.
An ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:
* At least two years of full-time professional experience with
fundraising and event planning.
* Exceptional demonstrated written and oral communication skills.
* Graphic design skills and visual creativity.
* Outstanding time management skills to meet deadlines.
* Well-organized, extremely accurate, and detail-oriented.
* Ability to work collaboratively as team member in a small office
atmosphere with initiative,
self-motivation, and flexibility.
* A sense of humor balanced with an eager and committed work ethic.
* Comfort in social and professional interactions with high-net-worth
funders and advocates.
* Ability to build an easy rapport with an outspoken base of members
who share a commitment to environmental funding but encompass a broad
range of interests and perspectives.
* Proficiency in MS Office Suite. Some knowledge of design and
database software a plus.
* Enthusiasm for and understanding of nonprofit, environmental,
philanthropic, and women’s issues.
Salary starting in the high 30s – commensurate with experience.
How to Apply:
Please email a personalized cover letter explaining why you are
interested in the position, résumé, design sample, and writing sample
(not to exceed two pages) to email@example.com.
No phone calls please.
THE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
Title: Associate Director of Development, Major Gifts, Columbian
College of Arts and Sciences, The George Washington University
Pay Grade: 20
Recruitment Salary Range: Commensurate with experience
Job Description Summary:
The Associate Director of Development, Major Gifts in the Columbian
College of Arts & Sciences raises major gifts from alumni, faculty
and friends in support of capital and current operating programs for
the Columbian College of Arts & Sciences. This position is
responsible for the identification, qualification, cultivation,
solicitation, and stewardship of major gifts of $25,000 and above,
with target asks in the $100,000+ range.
Minimum Qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of
specialization and 4 years of appropriate experience.
1. Manages prospect pool of 150-200 major gift prospects moving them
from identification to closure; conducts an average of 15-20 prospect
visits monthly; develops extensive knowledge of School/University
programs and projects to create matches with donor interests.
2. Identifies and qualifies major gift prospects for the Columbian
College of Arts & Sciences.
3. Makes personal calls to solicit major gifts for the Columbian
College of Arts & Sciences.
4. Develops plans and strategies for soliciting and closing major and
planned gifts from alumni, faculty and friends. Utilizes considerable
initiative, independence, originality and responsibility for
developing new methods and techniques for fund raising.
5. Meets established solicitation, visits and financial fundraising
6. Works with the Dean and faculty to identify priority needs for
major gift support.
7. Coordinates with other school-based and University wide Development
Officers on prospect assignments and fund raising strategies.
8. Works in conjunction with Alumni Relations staff on enhancing
alumni relationships, engagement, and loyalty to the Columbian College
of Arts & Sciences through specific events and activities; including
the Columbian College of Arts & Sciences Dean’s Advisory Council.
Direct supervision is received from the Assistant Vice President of
Development of the Columbian College of Arts & Sciences. Works
collaboratively with a team of Major Gift Officers in the Columbian
College of Arts & Sciences.
• A Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization is
• A minimum of four years of major gifts fund raising experience is
preferred, or six years of combined professional work experience in
public relations, marketing, higher education or business
administration to include at least two years experience in gift
• Strong organizational, multi-tasking and interpersonal skills are
necessary. Must excel in written and verbal communication.
• Experience fundraising in higher education preferred.
• Knowledge and experience with planned giving and volunteer boards is
• Excellent communications skills including effective writing skills,
and the ability to be a positive team member working within a large
Interested applicants should email their cover letters and resumes to
Public Citizen is in search of a new development director.
You can find the ad with more information here:
WeatherizeDC, which held the Clean Economy Canvass during PowerShift
2011, is hiring multiple Senior Organizing Fellows. These are four
month, paid positions with the opportunity for an extension. Please
apply and forward widely! Also, let me know if you have questions. My
WeatherizeDC e-mail is cc'd with personal information below.
HIRING: SENIOR ORGANIZING FELLOW WEATHERIZEDC
Grassroots Local Initiative: Weatherize DC
As an anchor program and campaign, WeatherizeDC aims to reduce
residential energy use to curb carbon emissions while creating local
green jobs for people who need them most. WeatherizeDC is mobilizes
one of America's greatest assets—community leadership and
—to unlock the promise of the home weatherization industry.
the power of campus activists, faith-based networks, and neighborhood
groups, WeatherizeDC recruits, develops, and trains community leaders
who can educate and mobilize their networks in support of home
weatherization. It uses data-driven and empowerment-based engagement
methods to create, track, and bundle consumer interest. Further, the
program’s role in creating demand for weatherization projects
enables it to coordinate with workforce partners to ensure that the
new jobs created translate into career-track, sustainable-wage work
for members of DC's most disadvantaged communities.
This community-based demand creation methodology is increasingly
recognized as one of the nation’s most promising and innovative
for igniting the home energy efficiency jobs market and unlocking an
equitable green economy. The crafters of the U.S. Department of
Energy’s 2009 national “Retrofit Ramp-up” program were influenced by
The DC Project’s methodology in designing its national program, and a
number of national environmental, labor, and service groups already
have expressed interest in adopting this model.
Senior Organizing Fellow
The Senior Organizing Fellow will work closely with WeatherizeDC
leadership to recruit like-minded individuals and organizations to
help build teams focused on weatherizing our community.
The Senior Organizing Fellow will:
-Identify and recruit volunteers, helping to train them and build
collaborative partnerships with
-Organize volunteers to complete direct homeowner contact, including
phone banking, door-to-door canvassing, direct outreach at community
events, and participation in energy meetings, in
which leaders educate homeowners about the benefits of residential
weatherization and strategize with them about how to reach
neighborhood weatherization goals
-Lead Volunteer Energy Assessments, WeatherizeDC’s innovative hands-
engagement method, by training volunteers to become knowledgeable and
trusted energy efficiency educators and assessors
-Build partnerships with community networks and organizations and
enlist their support in
neighborhood weatherization efforts
This fellowship will provide valuable experience for individuals
interested in pursuing work in
community organizing, the non-profit sector, politics and campaigns,
and environmental advocacy. Fellows will walk away with an
understanding of the essential tools, processes, and strategies of an
effective field campaign, community-based initiative, and a fast-
The organizing team is looking for applicants with some prior
campaign, advocacy, or non-profit
experience; please specify in you cover letter which campaigns you
have worked on and in what capacities. All types of campaign
experience, including issue-based, are welcome.
Applicants should submit the following to firstname.lastname@example.org
(include “Senior Organizing Fellow”):
Use your application materials to explain your interest in
WeatherizeDC and its mission; please highlight any exposure you have
to the Washington, D.C. community and the dates of your availability
over the fall. Your cover letter should explain the skills,
experience, and interests that qualify you to fulfill the expectations
Start date is ASAP and the position will last for four months with an
optional three month extension at completion. The fellowship has a
fixed stipend of $2,000 per month
email@example.com | cell: 314.809.3079 | twitter: b_wiley
"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to
get better. It's not."
-Dr. Seuss, The Lorax
Get in the Labor Fight!
Ever wonder what goes on in labor unions? The labor community is a big
supporter of Democratic candidates, and they fight for many of the same
issues that progressives fight for. But what exactly do unions do to help
fight for workers rights? What involvement do different unions have with
candidate and issue campaigns?
*Come to GAIN's Speed Networking: Labor event to find
Our June Speed Networking event will feature tons of leaders in the labor
*Nicole Brener-Schmitz - International Brotherhood of Teamsters*
*Derrick Figures - Lobbyist, AFT (American Federation of Teachers)
Kristin Johnson - Service Employees International Union
Shaun Kelleher - United Steelworkers
Heather Rodgers - Working America
Ben Waxman - AFL - CIO
Jessica Weinstein - AFSCME
Casie Yoder - United Food & Commercial Workers*
*Space is limited so register today to reserve your
*What: *Speed Networking: Labor
*Date: *Wednesday, June 8th
*Time: *5:00 PM
*Where: *GAIN Office - 1850 M St NW, Suite 1100, Washington DC
*Register: **You must register in advance to
Choice USA is hosting a Summer Organizing Institute at the Center for Community Change June 17-18. This training is specifically for progressive interns who want to take their summer internship skills back to campus. Register Today!
An organizing institute is an intensive 2-day training that will teach 101 organizing skill such as power, strategic planning, leadership development, membership development, advocacy,messaging and more. This training is modeled after our partner in organizing Campus Camp Wellstone, and we are proud to train their curriculum from a reproductive justice view point.
Trainers will be Jessica Pierce from the Generational Alliance and Kurston Cook from AFL-CIO. Training prices are $30 per person ( with a $10 sliding scale and full scholarships are available), but you must RSVP your intern today!