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Congressman Van Hollen has an opening for a Constituent Services Caseworker/Field Representative in his Rockville district office. Primary responsibilities include handling a large docket of constituent casework; interacting with constituents and government agencies; representing Congressman Van Hollen at community events; and coordinating outreach activities.

This position provides an opportunity to be part of a hard-working cohesive team, to make a difference in the lives of others, and to increase understanding of the operations of government agencies and the U.S. Congress.

The ideal candidate is self-motivated, great at multi-tasking and has a strong desire to help people. Excellent interpersonal and writing skills are a must. Familiarity working in and with a culturally diverse community is a plus. Must be able to work in a fast-paced office and as a member of a team. Evening and weekend hours are often required.

This is a full-time position with federal benefits.

Interested applicants are invited to send a resume and cover letter with salary requirements to Joan Kleinman at Please put “Constituent Services Position” in the subject line. No phone calls, please.

Do you have finance experience? Are you interested in a paid position
on a Democratic congressional campaign? The DCCC is looking for
support staff and finance directors for the 2012 congressional
elections and could use you!

Please join the DCCC for Speed-Networking on Thursday, June 2, 2011
from 4:00pm to 6:00pm at the Democratic Congressional Campaign
Committee (430 South Capitol Street SE, Washington, DC 20003 -- 1st
Floor Wasserman Conference Room). At this event, you will have an
opportunity to meet one-on-one with members of the DCCC Political and
Candidate Services team to discuss opportunities in 2012.

Don’t forget your resume!

Please contact Mai Le with questions at and RSVP to Ashley
McNeil at
New Media Assistant

EMILY’s List, the nation's largest financial resource for women candidates,
is in search of a New Media Assistant to join the New Media Department.**

Job summary:

The New Media department is responsible for building and maintaining the
organization’s online community and programs. The department also works
closely with the development, communications, and political teams to ensure
that our online program advances the organization’s fundraising, growth,
messaging, and electoral priorities. The New Media Assistant plays a
crucial role on this team, ensuring that our online properties are always
up-to-date, that our email campaigns are executed in a timely manner, that
data reports are pulled regularly, and that special campaigns and projects
can launch on-time.
Specific Duties:

- Manage day-to-day updates of our websites, including and, using our content management system (CMS) to
create new pages, forms, and templates;
- Use our CRM and email management system to prepare and send HTML email
communications to our online members;
- Assist with drafting and editing of online content, including managing
the internal and external vetting of all online copy;
- Design email and website graphics, re-touch photos, and edit video
- Compile data on email results and web traffic;
- Work with New Media team to brainstorm, develop, and maintain new
online features including viral campaigns, online advertising, and
online/offline grassroots strategies;
- Stay current on online advocacy and fundraising techniques and
technology, especially as it relates to political and non-profit strategy;
- Coordinate and manage multimedia content from other departments;
- Provide administrative support for the department;
- Serve as lunch hour back-up and break relief for front desk as needed;
- Perform other duties as assigned.


The New Media Assistant must be extremely detail-oriented, able to work
independently to meet daily deadlines, and comfortable managing multiple
projects simultaneously. Applicants must be tech savvy, have excellent
written and oral communications skills, and be a creative team player with a
“can-do” attitude. The New Media Assistant must have some knowledge of HTML,
Microsoft Excel, Adobe Photoshop, content management, and data management. The
ideal candidate will have some background in online or offline grassroots
advocacy or fundraising, be familiar with a variety of social networking
tools and online campaigns, and will have a college degree. Experience with
video editing, CSS, and JavaScript is a plus, but not required. To Apply:

This is a cycle-only hire through December 2012.

EMILY’s List offers a competitive salary and a strong benefits package. To
apply, email your resume and cover letter to with
the subject line "New Media Assistant." *No calls please.*

EMILY's List is an Equal Opportunity Employer.*

Applicants of diverse backgrounds are welcomed *

*and encouraged to apply.*

Membership Services Coordinator

* *

EMILY’s List, the nation's largest financial resource for women candidates,
seeks a Membership Services Coordinator.**

Principal Responsibilities

The Membership Services Coordinator works within the Development Department
of EMILY’s List. The main responsibility of the position is to serve as the
primary liaison to EMILY’s List donors and community members.

*Specific Duties:*

· Monitor, respond to and track all incoming correspondence;

· Work with Marketing Director, and other staff to craft replies to
member correspondence;

· Maintain integrity of member database;

· Provide regular response analysis for personal solicitation,
acknowledgements, and membership packets;

· Perform the day-to-day maintenance and long-term growth planning of
the *Friends of EMILY’s List* monthly giving program;

· Responsible for the writing, printing, and sending of
acknowledgements, and working with vendors to complete this process;

· Supervise Membership Services Intern;

· Serve as lunch hour back-up and break relief for front desk as

· Assist with other duties as needed.


The ideal candidate must have excellent communication skills, a college
degree plus one to two years of relevant experience, ideally in a membership
organization, and an interest in electing pro-choice Democratic women. Salary
competitive. Strong benefits package. To apply, email – subject line: Membership Services Coordinator -

*EMILY's List is an Equal Opportunity Employer.*

Applicants of diverse backgrounds are welcomed *

*and encouraged to apply.*

*NOW National Action Center Job Openings* Finance Manager

*Reports to: President of NOW*

*Primary Duties:*

- Act as a principle point person during annual audit process, including
preparing and scheduling the audit
- Main point of contact person for all vendors, bank representatives,
payroll company, U.S. Department of Labor, and others for all financial
related matters
- Assist the President in maintaining all contractual agreements,
including office lease, consultants and vendor contracts, reviewing
agreements and submitting timely payments
- Maintain petty cash account, reimbursing staff for expenses as needed
- Manage complete cycle of accounts payable and revenue operations for
the organization
- Manage general ledger and charts of accounts, preparing and posting
journal entries in the accounting software on a weekly basis
- Monitor daily cash flow activities for each bank account
- Perform monthly cash and bank reconciliation by the 15th of the
following month
- Deliver timely and accurate reports to the President each month
- Assist the President in preparing and developing annual budget
- Oversee NOW Inc., along with NOW Foundation and NOW PAC, preparing
separate financial reports for each entity, keeping track of internal
- Oversee staff's 401K accounts, providing assistance as needed
- Prepare quarterly financial reports and other analytical reports as
requested by the President to be presented in board meetings
- Work with an outsourced payroll company to process semi-monthly payroll
for staff salary and benefits
- In conjunction with the President, responsible for NOW's investment
portfolio ensuring maximum return on excess cash while maintaining
liquidity, minimizing risk and providing reserve for long-term liabilities
- Review and revise NOW's financial procedures manual as needed
- Keep abreast of non-profit rules and regulations, and other
governmental requirements for financial reporting as needed
- Other duties as needed

*The successful candidate will:*

- Have strong communication skills
- Demonstrate sound judgment and possess high degree of professional
- Be a hands-on manager with strong attention to detail
- Have strong computer skills and knowledge of accounting software,
preferably MIP

*Salary and benefits:*
Salary commensurate with experience. Great benefits. Exciting work. One
block from Metro. People of color encouraged to apply. NOW is an equal
opportunity employer.

*To Apply:*
Send resume, cover letter and salary history to with the
subject line "Finance Manager," or by fax to 202-785-8576.


The Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Institution is
seeking a Senior Research Assistant.

Basic Function:

Maintains and updates the Program’s central data ‘warehouse’ that
integrates key social, economic, land use, and transportation data
sets for our trend, research, policy, and practice work; conducts
metro-based market assessments to support the Program’s metropolitan
practice work, including summarizing the analyses in narrative and
graphic form; and provides general research assistance and support for
metro practice and innovations.

Education/Experience Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in a social science discipline and at least 2 years
of work experience in a fast-paced, public sector-oriented office
(e.g., government, nonprofit, policy/political organization); or
Master’s degree in Economics, Public Policy, Public Administration,
Geography, or other social science discipline with some practical work
experience. Experience in managing and manipulating multiple large-
scale data sets and analyzing economic and social data also required.

Knowledge Requirements:

Strong interest in federal, state, and local dimensions of
‘metropolitan’ policy strongly preferred; understanding of global
economic issues is a plus; proficiency in Excel and STATA required;
basic knowledge of Arc View GIS mapping preferred; familiarity with
Mac-based Keynote for presentations preferred; capacity to learn other
types of statistical and graphics programs preferred; strong
organizational and interpersonal skills, eye for detail, creativity
and design, mature judgment; ability to work in a fast-paced
environment and with multiple senior staff; and clear writing skills
preferred. Competence to undertake research assignments with little

Please visit:
for more information and instructions on how to apply.


Do you have an interest in sales, Human Resources, and recruiting? A
leading recruiting firm with over 25 years in business and who
represents the most prestigious law firms in the DC metro area is
looking for a Recruiter to identify top legal support professionals.
In this role, you will have an opportunity to recruit, network,
interview, and coach top legal talent to work with Fortune 500
companies and major law firms in DC. You'll be working in a fast-
paced, team spirited environment with an experienced group of
Recruiters who have a long tenure with TRAK Legal. This is a perfect
role for someone who wants to work with a team while also nurturing
your entrepreneurial spirit! Not only will you become an expert in
recruiting through our training program, but you will have the
opportunity to earn a competitive salary package. Ideal candidates
have a degree from a top school and a high GPA and 1-2 years of work
experience. Prior law firm or recruiting experience is ideal but not
required. If you are currently in a recruiting role but looking to
work with a leader in the industry, or if you want to enter into a new
career, this could be the job you've been searching for! TRAK Legal
has one of the best training programs in the industry and a "work
hard, play hard" culture. We are currently interviewing to fill this
position, so please send your resume in Word format to

Organization: Fund for the Public Interest
Job Title: Direct Mail 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 Direct Mail Fundraising Department, which raises
$1.5 million to $2 million annually for 60+ Public Interest Network
groups, including USPIRG, Environment America, Toxics Action Center
and Green Corps.

The Direct Mail Director will have a few major priorities guiding his
or her work in the near future:
• Coming up with new strategies for direct mail’s role in a changing
fundraising landscape, such as integration with online and email
fundraising and recruitment of monthly givers.
• Improving the fundraising model, including letter content and
mailing strategy. A significant part of this is working with our
partner groups to best package their programs and organizational
• Expanding the use of direct mail for acquiring new members and
building lists for our partner groups.

The Direct Mail Director’s responsibilities are to:
• Develop fundraising messages and campaigns: consult with group
directors and our creative team to choose the most effective messages
and stories for each organization’s special appeal letters and
membership renewals.
• Create and edit direct mail packages: write, edit and design direct
mail fundraising packages. Steer and edit all copy going out to
• Track performance: analyze fundraising results and report regularly
to partner groups and senior staff. Manage a large database of all
mailings and results.
• Identify new strategies for expanding our membership and deepening
• Work closely with group directors, our Membership Services staff and
outside consultants on mailing content and strategies. Work alongside
the leadership of other Fund citizen outreach departments (Canvass and
Telephone Outreach Project) to coordinate fundraising efforts.
• Manage staff: oversee the day-to-day management of an administrator
and part-time, hourly staff.
• Oversee all administrative functions of the department: supervise
large materials orders with multiple vendors, follow a complex
fundraising schedule for several groups, keep mailings arriving on
time, manage the departmental budget to ensure we are spending wisely
to maximize fundraising net and reduce costs, pay the department’s

The Direct Mail Director reports to the Director of Citizen Outreach
for the Fund for the Public Interest.

Job Qualifications:
o Demonstrated commitment to environmental protection and social
o 4-8 years of relevant professional experience, and a proven track
record of running a department or large project. Overall relevant
experience includes (but is not limited to) working in political,
policy, marketing, journalism or government settings.
o Exemplary writing and editing skills
o Strong attention to detail and organization, ability to meet
o High level of comfort with quantitative assessments, numbers and

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: Denver, CO
E-mail your cover letter, resume, writing sample, and how you found
out about the job to Jeff Sprague at We’ll carefully consider your
application and if we think you're a good fit, we'll be in touch.
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

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

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
• 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.



* *

*Title:* Summer Veterans Organizer

*Start Date:* June 20

*End Date:* August 12

*Locations:* Ohio, Virginia, North Carolina, Missouri

*Job Description:*
Do you want to do something different this summer? How about helping change
the country!

The Truman National Security Project is a national security leadership
institute, the nation's only organization that recruits, trains and
positions a new generation of progressives across America to lead on
national security. Having progressive veterans and military families leading
on security issues makes America a better place, by putting these patriots
where they belong–leading on the frontlines of the democracy they fought to
protect. No one plays a greater role in securing America than our veterans,
and the Truman Project has launched a new summer training and organizing
program aimed at recruiting and training veterans in key districts across
the country.

Individuals who are chosen for this highly-selective organizing, recruiting
and training opportunity will be brought to Washington D.C. for a three-day
training with some of the country’s top political trainers before beginning
the seven week position. While organizers are out in the field transforming
veterans networks in key locations, they will report directly to the Truman
Project's nationally recognized advocacy staff.

Qualifications for this position:

- Military background or connection to the veterans community
- Excellent communication and writing skills
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Knowledge of and interest in current affairs
- Willingness to travel
- Ability to use Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Microsoft Office

***Candidates are not required to have a college degree***

Participants must have a reliable vehicle and will be responsible for their
own housing while in district. Organizers will be paid a living allowance of
$350/week and will be reimbursed for mileage incurred while working.

If selected, organizers will be brought to Washington D.C. to attend the
training from Monday, June 20th to Wednesday, June 22th. The in state field
program will run from June 27-August 12th.

Deadline for applications is Wednesday, June 8th. Please email cover
letter, resume and two references to Please put
“Summer Organizer” in the email subject line.


State Voices seeks a talented leader and organizer with a record of
success running civic engagement organizations or issue campaigns to
serve as Director of State Capacity Building (DSCB). The DSCB will
work directly with State Voices’ 15 tables and hundreds of partner
organizations, ensuring they have the tools and training they need to
implement best practices, manage their programs effectively, and win
on the ground. The ideal candidate will have a proven record of
success as an organizer, leader, and manager and the communications
skills necessary to help elevate state organizations. The DSCB will
report to the Executive Director.

State Voices is a national network – built from the states up – that
helps grassroots organizations win shared policy and civic engagement
victories and build long-term power. We currently support tables of
501(c)(3) organizations in fifteen states that connect hundreds of
state, local and national affiliate organizations. In recent years,
State Voices has provided our affiliates with tools – voter files,
polling, targeting and mapping – to foster coordination and efficiency
for their nonpartisan activities, as well more than $10 million in
strategic grants.

The Director of State Capacity Building will be responsible for the following:

• Ensuring State Voices’ tables and partner organizations have the
tools, training, and other support they need to maximize their impact
and win on the ground in their states.
• Supporting the State Voices national network of state directors and
leadership committees;
• Developing trainings and materials for tables on fundraising,
nonpartisan civic/voter participation programs, annual planning,
communications, fundraising and organizational development;
• Convening state table staff to facilitate cross-state learning, as
well as developing programs to ensure collaboration and sharing of
best practices and innovations among state tables and affiliate
• Conducting site visits to states and participating in table meetings;
• Managing the State Capacity Building team as well as select vendors
and consultants.

Qualifications: Applicants for this newly designed role should have at
least 10 years experience and demonstrated success as an organizer and
as a leader of issue campaigns and/or civic engagement groups. The
right candidate will be an expert in designing and implementing voter
and citizen engagement programs, managing coalitions and will be able
to design trainings to share that knowledge with grassroots
organizations. Must be a self-starter, very organized, have excellent
interpersonal skills with people from diverse backgrounds, and have
the ability to travel at least once per month. Bachelor’s degree

Location: State Voices maintains its national office in Detroit,
Michigan, but has staff and consultants around the country. The
location of the Director of State Capacity Building is negotiable.

Compensation: Compensation is competitive and negotiable depending on
background and experience, and includes a full benefits package.

Please forward resume and salary requirements to
by June 10th. No phone calls please.

Equal employment opportunity and having a diverse staff are
fundamental principles at State Voices, where employment and
promotional opportunities are based upon individual capabilities and
qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender
identity or expression, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, national
origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status or any
other protected characteristic as established under law.


*Internships at EMILY’s List*

Gain valuable political experience and help elect pro-choice Democratic
women up and down the ticket! EMILY’s List is a grassroots political network
working to elect pro-choice Democratic women candidates to higher office. In
the 2009-2010 cycle, EMILY’s List raised more than $38.5 million to support
its mission of recruiting and supporting women candidates, helping them
build strong campaigns, and mobilizing women voters to turn out and vote.
With a community of more than 900,000 members across the country, EMILY’s
List is one of the largest political action committees in the nation. Since
its founding in 1985, EMILY’s List has worked to elect 84 pro-choice
Democratic women to the U.S. House, 16 to the U.S. Senate, nine governors,
and hundreds of women to the state legislatures, state constitutional
offices, and other key local offices. Interns are given the opportunity to
do substantive work, while gaining in-depth experience in the political

EMILY's List offers full- and part-time internships in the following

- *Communications*
- *Major Gifts*
- *Marketing*
- *Political*
- *Research*
- *Finance/Administration*
- *Information Technology*
- *New Media*

Because of the crucial role interns play in our organization, we ask that
applicants have excellent written and oral communication skills. Good
judgment and an ability to maintain confidentiality are also a must.

*Visit ** to apply for a Fall 2011
internship. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling schedule; the last
day to apply is August 15, 2011.*

Planned Parenthood of Central North Carolina is looking for interns in
our Chapel Hill office to assist in our efforts at this critical
time. This is an unpaid internship, perfect for students.

PPCNC provides education programs, health care, and advocacy to help
reduce unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections,
especially among teens, people with limited incomes, and the

- Database maintenance
- Social media
- Assist with fundraising events
- Graphics work

This is a great opportunity to learn about non-profits, fundraising
and development work, and how to use Raiser’s Edge. Raiser’s Edge is
one of the country’s most predominant fundraising databases. You will
work in the office and not directly with donors, though you may meet
some at fundraisers and events.

We hope to fill these positions immediately. Hours are flexible.

Please forward a cover letter and resume to

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

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
community including:

*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
*Questions?* **

Happy Networking!

Emily Lamia
Executive Director
Democratic GAIN

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