Wednesday, June 1, 2011 1st, 2011

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Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur seeking a Legislative Assistant with experience in the Appropriations process to cover her Agriculture Subcommittee assignment, energy, natural resources, and environment issue portfolio. Individuals should be capable of working with diverse stakeholders and tracking a broad legislative portfolio involving both budget and authorizing issues. Candidates must have at least three years of legislative experience in the United States Congress and be adept at using the Appropriations process to advance a broad legislative agenda. In depth knowledge and understanding of legislative process, creative thinking, and excellent writing ability is required. Please email cover letter, resume, references, and two writing samples to No calls, drop-ins, or faxes please.



Senator Jack Reed seeks a Legislative Assistant to handle economic, tax, and budget matters. This is not an entry-level position. Capitol Hill experience and an academic background in economics are required and Rhode Island ties are a plus. Qualified candidates will also have strong negotiation, analytical, writing, and organizational skills; the ability to initiate and undertake multiple tasks and meet deadlines in a fast-paced office atmosphere; and sound political judgment. The Legislative Assistant will also be expected to handle related constituent matters. Please e-mail cover letter and resume to In the text of your email, please indicate your Capitol Hill experience, level of issue expertise, and whether you have any ties to Rhode Island. Applicants who do not include this information in their email will not be considered. No phone calls please. Deadline for applying is June 10th.



Senator Carper is seeking a Professional Staff Member to cover cyber security and homeland security issues on his active Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee subcommittee staff. Candidates should have extensive knowledge of and background in the cyber security and homeland security issues before the committee, be self-motivated, and possess excellent writing skills. Responsibilities would include developing and advancing legislation and staffing Senator Carper at hearings. Hill experience is preferred. Please e-mail resume and cover letter to indicating job referral number in the subject line.


Senator Claire McCaskill is looking for a Legislative Correspondent to work on national security issues to include defense, homeland security, foreign affairs, intelligence and veterans. Primary duties are to sort, research and respond to constituent mail. LC will also assist Legislative Assistants responsible for these issues, including work associated with the Senator’s membership on the Armed Services Committee. LC may help prepare for hearings, attend briefings and meet with constituent groups. Applicants should be resourceful, organized and dependable. Strong writing skills are essential. Applicants with Missouri or Midwest roots and prior military service are encouraged to apply. Qualifications: at least a bachelor’s degree, excellent writing and proofreading skills, and computer literacy. Please e-mail cover letter and resume to No phone calls please.


Senior Midwestern Democratic Senate Chairman is looking for a Deputy Press Secretary to assist fast-paced communications team. Successful applicant will track news stories throughout the day's news cycle, compile and distribute daily clips to Senator and staff, assist communications team with day-to-day operations, draft press materials, provide new media updates and perform related research. Will also work with communications and legislative teams to compile documents for both media and external distribution and maintain updated reporter contact lists. Please e-mail a cover letter, resume and writing sample to


Democratic Senator is seeking a Deputy Scheduler. Duties include: assisting the Scheduler in all aspects of managing the Senator’s schedule; writing correspondence; reviewing and sorting invitations; calling with regrets; answering phones and following up on requests. Candidates should have strong computer and organizational skills, be good in dealing with the public and have the ability to prioritize in a fast-paced environment. Salary commensurate with experience. Please e-mail cover letter and resume to indicating job referral number in the subject line.


Midwestern Democratic Senator seeks a Press Secretary for busy press office. Candidates must have strong verbal and written communication skills, previous on-the-record experience and the ability to work quickly and accurately in a fast-paced and deadline-driven environment. Candidates must also possess excellent writing and editing skills and a team mentality. Responsibilities include serving as on-the-record spokesperson, drafting news releases and op-eds, implementing press strategies, and helping the Communications Director manage day-to-day press operations. Prior Hill press experience is a plus. Please e-mail cover letter and resume to indicating job referral number in the subject line.



Moderate Senate office seeks an individual to serve as the Assistant to the Chief of Staff. This person would be responsible for the execution of the Chief of Staff’s daily appointments and travel. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, responding to all incoming meeting requests, researching and booking travel arrangements and managing correspondence. In addition, this person would be responsible for maintaining organizational systems and other administrative tasks. Finally, there will be a legislative correspondent portfolio for this individual as well. This person must be flexible, detail-oriented, able to juggle multiple tasks, and have strong interpersonal and organizational skills and be familiar with working in a busy Senate office. At least one year of Senate experience preferred. Please e-mail resume and cover letter to indicating job referral number in the subject line.


Western Democratic Senator seeks hard-working, self-motivated Press Assistant for busy press shop. Responsibilities include compiling daily clips, drafting press releases and web content, pitching local media outlets, updating press lists and providing administrative support. Ideal candidate will be a team player with previous Hill or press office experience, excellent writing and organizational skills, and the ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment. Job requires early morning arrival. Please e-mail cover letter, resume and writing samples to


A Progressive Northeast Democrat is seeking a Press Secretary. The position will be based in Washington, but duties will focus on media and issues in the state. The ideal candidate would be a proactive and creative individual with excellent writing skills and the ability to work under tight deadlines. Duties will include working with reporters, drafting news releases, organizing daily news clips, and planning and executing press events in the state. Hill or other government experience and new media skills preferred. This is not an entry level position. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to indicating job referral number in the subject line. Resumes not submitted this way will not be considered.


West Coast Democratic member of Senate leadership seeks Deputy Press Secretary for fast-paced communications office. Duties include drafting talking points and speeches; writing press releases and pitching stories to reporters; assisting with media events; tracking media coverage; assisting with new media efforts; and performing general press office support. Candidates must be able to work quickly, accurately, and creatively in an active environment, under tight deadlines. Candidates must also possess excellent writing, editing, and overall communication skills. Prior press experience desirable. This is not an entry-level position. Please email cover letter, resume, references, and three writing samples to


Midwest Democratic Senator seeks hard-working, detail-orientated, press assistant for busy communications shop. Responsibilities include compiling daily news clips, maintaining and updating website, drafting press releases, overseeing press lists and providing administrative support. The ideal candidate will be a strong writer and a team player. The position requires excellent time-management and organizational skills as well as the ability to juggle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment. Communications background is a plus. Please e-mail resume and cover letter to indicating job referral number in the subject line.


New York City District Office of U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand seeks a responsible, organized, dependable, patient, and professional manager to supervise the Constituent Services department, which handles requests for assistance from constituents across the state, and to handle his/her own portfolio of constituent cases. Applicants must have significant managerial experience, the ability to delegate and prioritize multiple activities and responsibilities, and the ability to interact professionally and thoughtfully with dedicated staff with diverse skills and perspectives. Applicants must be self-motivated team players; able to exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality; possess strong written, and oral communication skills; and be proficient working on the computer. Foreign language skills preferred. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, supervising department of constituent liaisons responding to requests from constituents, reporting to the Senator and senior staff on the volume and nature of constituent inquiries, serving as a liaison between constituents and the relevant federal agencies involved with the constituent's issue, which requires responding to constituent correspondence, inputting data into database and file log system, writing and sending inquiries regarding constituent inquiries to relevant federal agencies and following up with agencies until matter is resolved. Responsibilities also include monitoring casework for systematic problems which might be resolved by legislative action. Past or current residency in New York preferred. Salary commensurate with experience plus excellent benefits. Senator Gillibrand’s office is an equal opportunity employer. NO PHONE CALLS - Please send cover letter, resume and references to and please put "Director of Constituent Services" in the subject line of the email.


NE Democratic Senator seeks Press Assistant to assist fast-paced communications team. Successful applicant will track news stories across multiple platforms throughout the day's news cycle, compile and distribute daily clips to Senator and staff, assist communications team with day-to-day operations, special projects, field media requests, and perform related research. Will also work with communications and legislative teams to compile documents for both media and external distribution and maintain updated reporter contact lists. Previous Hill experience, a team attitude and a sense of humor are strongly preferred. We are an equal opportunity employer; minority candidates strongly encouraged to apply. To apply, send resume and cover letter to


Democratic Senator is looking for a Communications Director to manage national and in-state communications operations. The position is based in Washington, DC. The ideal candidate will demonstrate proven success in designing and implementing strategic communications plans, maintaining strong relationships with reporters, producing high quality written materials, and serving as an on-the-record spokesperson. The ability to manage staff and integrate press operations with policy and political staff in a fast-moving work environment is imperative. This is a senior position. Applicants must have strong references who will attest to prior success as a communications director in legislative and governmental offices. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to indicating job referral number in the subject line.

Position Specification

Chief of Staff

The Mission Continues (“TMC”) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization whose mission is to build an America where every returning veteran can serve again as a citizen leader and where together we honor the fallen by living their values through service. TMC accomplishes its mission through its Fellowship Program for wounded and disabled post-9/11 veterans, service projects for veterans and civilians of all backgrounds and thought leadership efforts seeking to change the way the nation welcomes home wounded and disabled veterans. The organization was founded in 2007 by Eric Greitens, current Chief Executive Officer and author of “The Heart and the Fist.”
TMC is a rapidly growing organization that has been recognized by the Draper Richards Foundation, New Profit and Manhattan Institute as one of the country’s most socially innovative non-profit organizations. Through January 2011 it has awarded 106 fellowships to wounded and disabled veterans and empowered more than 15,000 volunteers to serve in their communities. Fundraising efforts have grown from raising $27,000 in 2007 to a projected $12M in 2011 revenues.
As the organization grows, TMC is looking to add team members who can help TMC achieve the scale necessary to reshape the way the nation welcomes home wounded and disabled veterans. The organization is fully dedicated to the personal and professional development of every member of the team.


The Mission Continues is seeking a Chief of Staff to play a key leadership role in positioning the organization as a leading national service organization that empowers returning veterans to continue serving their country here at home. The primary responsibility of the Chief of Staff will be to serve as the primary point of contact for the CEO to the staff as well as key external partners, managing high-impact projects, logistics and critical work streams. This position reports directly to the CEO.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Prioritize key deliverables for the CEO and staff to ensure the completion of all tasks
Compose, edit and refine a wide array of written materials (e.g.: articles, emails, op-ed pieces, etc.) for a diverse array of internal and external audiences.
Supervise the Executive Assistant to the CEO
Manage key relationships and networks for the CEO
Ensure follow-ups on all communication - phone calls, emails, etc.
Collaborate with the EA to ensure the CEO is briefed for meetings.
Collaborate with the staff to ensure logistics for key meetings and the delivery of information to the Board of Directors and any advisory groups
Serve as the intermediary for the organization’s contacts and the CEO
Interface with partner ventures and private sector interests that work closely with The Mission Continues
Manage high-level, sensitive relationships
Manage high-impact special projects, conducting relevant research and analysis on an as-needed basis
Serve as an executive-level surrogate for the CEO


Candidates should possess the following:
A BA/BS degree or equivalent work experience
5+ years of work experience with an emphasis in relationship management
Management experience preferred
Confidence in high-level interactions with senior leadership and key senior partners
Exceptional ability to build and maintain relationships, particularly in a time of growth and change
Superb writing skills - ability to draft client-ready written content, with minimal instruction and oversight
Strong communications and presentation skills – ability to deliver timely, relevant, mission-critical information in a clear and concise manner
Ability to push-back when necessary and stand on the strength of his or her own judgment
Deep entrepreneurialism, with an ability to maneuver effectively in the face of uncertainty and transition
Demonstrated ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment, lead projects, meet multiple concurrent deadlines, organize time and priorities, and work well as a member of a team
Ability to enlist the support of senior leaders as appropriate and necessary
An exceptionally high level of integrity, trust and accountability
Demonstrated sound discernment and judgment
Excellent interpersonal skills
Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail
Ability to learn quickly, be flexible and take an optimistic approach to work
Mature, professional demeanor
Commitment to continued professional growth
Commitment to the mission of empowering veterans to serve again here at home; close experience with veterans is a plus


St. Louis

Competitive compensation commensurate with experience



Position Specification

Campaign Communications Director at Be the Change

Be the Change, Inc. is a nonprofit that creates national issue based campaigns by organizing coalitions of non-profits, social entrepreneurs, policymakers, private sector and civic leaders, academics, and citizens. Vibrant coalitions, collaborative policymaking, bipartisan advocacy, and galvanizing events and online outreach are hallmarks of Be the Change, Inc. campaigns. Our combined grasstops and grassroots approach engages well-known voices in entertainment, retail, government, and philanthropy—and, through their megaphones, Americans of all ages and backgrounds. ServiceNation, the first campaign launched from Be the Change, Inc.’s platform with over 270 organization in its coalition, helped to achieve the strongly bi-partisan Kennedy Serve America Act -- the greatest expansion of national service in our country in 60 years. Service Nation also helped to inspire new service commitments from the entertainment industry, Mayors through Cities of Service, and a breakthrough partnership between the military and civilian service communities called Mission Serve. OpportunityNation, our second campaign, launching in 2011, will promote thoughtful, practical and bi-partisan solutions to increase opportunity and economic mobility in America.


This is an exciting opportunity to serve as part of the senior leadership team, driving organizational strategy and execution. The Campaign Communications Director will join the senior team consisting of the Executive Director of ServiceNation, the Executive Director of OpportunityNation, the VP for Organizational Strategy and Development, and the President of Be the Change, Inc.

Primary responsibilities include:
Communications and Marketing Strategy
· Work with key staff to create, implement and coordinate online and offline communication strategies for each campaign and associated events
· Create a communications plan to help manage relationships with key organizational stakeholders
· Manage all branding efforts, working with staff, Board, partners and other critical stakeholders to develop and clarify the organization’s brand
· Provide strategic communications advice and guidance to senior leadership as well as internal project directors and grassroots partners;
· Manage dedicated and shared human and organizational resources including a professional staff, interns, designers, freelancers, and contractors

Media and External Relations
· Cultivate and maintain relationships with national, state and local media; conduct outreach to the media
· Independently and through contracted PR firms, identify opportunities for organization to be represented in key media outlets and positioned as an expert in its field

· Proactively seek opportunities to place senior staff in high-profile opportunities beyond media, i.e., conferences, speaking engagements, etc.

· Enhance institutional image through publicity, messaging, and publications;

Content Development and Execution
· Write and edit content to support campaign strategies, including op-eds, press releases, newsletters, blog posts, public statements, fact sheets, powerpoint presentations, reports and other materials
· Manage the distribution of content via PR firms, media contacts and online sources


· 7-10 years of experience in the communications field with progressively increasing responsibility
· Excellent written and oral communications skills
· Deep understanding of online and social media techniques and tactics
· Proven success in project and vendor management, leveraging time and resources as efficiently and effectively as possible
· Existing relationships within the communications field (media, writers, pr, etc) is highly desirable
· Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with other staff, partners, and volunteers to advance organizational goals
· Attention to detail and the ability to prioritize, multi-task, and manage competing priorities
· Ability to be flexible, proactive and resourceful in an entrepreneurial environment with a high level of professionalism and respect for confidentiality
· Positive attitude, ability to tackle large, complex tasks with joy and optimism
· Strong sense of self-motivation, and a consistent track record of success as a high-level performer
· Authentic connection to the mission and vision of Be the Change, Inc.

Competitive compensation, commensurate with experience.

This position can be located in Boston, New York or Washington DC


Director, Government Relations - Job
Posted by: The Conservation Fund
Location: Arlington, Virginia, United States

Organization: Fund for the Public Interest

Job Title: Partnership Program Director

Description: Fund for the Public Interest (The Fund) is a national nonprofit organization working to raise money and increase visibility, membership and political power for the nation’s leading environmental and progressive groups.
We are looking for an experienced, innovative and ambitious candidate to oversee the Fund’s Partnership Program, which develops citizen outreach programs – primarily canvass programs – with other non-profits, and oversees our relationship with those partner groups. Examples of past and current partner groups include the Sierra Club, Human Rights Campaign and Save the Children.

The Partnership Program Director’s responsibilities are:

Networking and Marketing: Network and market the Fund’s citizen outreach services to potential partner organizations within the national public interest and non-profit communities.

Partner Acquisition & Negotiation: Identify and negotiate two new national partnerships over the next three years. Manage contracts with existing and potential partner organizations. Work with the Fund’s Canvass team to develop and manage test campaigns on behalf of new partners, including established outreach models (door to door and street canvass, voter registration) and experimental models. Create customized programs to meet partner needs.

Management of Partner Relationships: Manage the Fund’s relationship with partner organizations; maintain customer satisfaction with partners.

Organizational Building: Participate as part of the leadership of the Fund. Act as a liaison between the Fund and partner organizations. Help run trainings and staff recruitment drives.

Fundraising: Fundraise for the organization, through canvassing individuals and grantseeking.

Administration: Implement administrative systems including periodic reporting and invoicing to Fund departments and to partner organizations.

Campaign and Staff Management: Each summer the Partnership Program Director oversees a national event-based outreach program on behalf of the Human Rights Campaign.

The Partnership Program Director reports to the Director of Citizen Outreach for the Fund for the Public Interest.

Job Qualifications:
· Demonstrated commitment to the public interest, environmental protection, and social change.
· Three years of relevant professional experience, including experience managing staff and/or running a department, and fundraising -- preferably canvassing or other citizen outreach.
· Exemplary communication and writing skills.
· Ability to represent the Fund to the public interest and non-profit communities.
· High level of aptitude with numerical analysis and Microsoft Excel
· Prefer experience in contract negotiation

Salary & Benefits:
Salary is commensurate with relevant experience. An outstanding benefits package includes health care coverage, educational loan assistance, a retirement plan, paid vacation and sick days, parental leave, and a dependent care assistance program. Opportunities for advancement, travel, and additional training are available. The Fund is an equal opportunity employer.

Location: Minneapolis, MN or Washington, DC
Application: E-mail your cover letter, resume, writing sample, and how you found out about the position to Jeff Sprague at We’ll carefully consider your application and if we think you're a good fit, we'll be in touch.




Senate Democratic Office seeks Administrative Intern to assist in operating office telephones, greeting office visitors, processing communication, aiding with office research, and creating and maintaining excel databases. Additionally, applicant should have strong interpersonal and organizational skills and a strong attention to detail. Applicant must be able to start early June, and should be available to continue through August. Please note this is an unpaid position. Interested applicants will need to provide a resume, cover letter, and writing sample. Only applicants who submit all criteria will be reviewed and considered for this position. Please e-mail resume and cover letter to indicating job referral number in the subject line.

An award winning national Democratic fundraising firm is seeking a part time intern to serve in multiple capacities through August. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

Phone Calls
Data Entry

Applicants must be well-spoken, poised, thorough, able to hold conversation, maintain excellent grammatical skills, reliable and available 3 days per week for 3-5 hours per day. College credit and a transportation stipend are available. A small bonus at the end of the internship may also be available.

To apply, please send a one page resume and at least 2 references to Interviews will be held next week. NO PHONE CALLS OR EMAILS TO OTHER ADDRESSES.

A $10,000 Grant for female organizers under 35
The Berger-Marks Foundation announced a new award of $10,000 for a young woman leader in the social justice movement. The Edna Award will spotlight significant contributions to social justice and bestow a significant honor to a young woman whose leadership has already fueled social change. The Berger-Marks Foundation brings the benefits of unionization to women.

Women can apply for the award themselves or be nominated by others. Nominees must be 35 years or younger on 12/31/2011. Finalists will be notified in August. Young women from labor unions, women's groups, workers' rights groups and other areas of social justice are encouraged to apply.

Deadline: July 15, 2011

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