Monday, June 13, 2011 13th, 2011

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Democrat is seeking a Staff Assistant for their DC office. Person must be professional and personable. This office is run like a small business and every staff member is expected go above and beyond to help visitors. The Staff Assistant is vital in creating and maintaining a welcoming and helpful front office culture.

Basic duties include answering phones, managing the intern program, processing tour & flag requests, sorting mail, and performing general administrative duties and assisting staff when necessary. Applicants should be detail-oriented professionals with strong organizational skills, writing abilities, and interpersonal skills. Previous Hill experience and familiarity of IQ are a plus. To apply, please email a cover letter, resume and brief writing sample to




One Common Unity (OCU) is seeking a highly passionate, motivated, and visionary Executive Director to lead its team of staff, interns and fellows. OCU is a non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C., whose mission is to nurture sustainable, caring communities through innovative peace education, arts and media. Since 2000, OCU has been designing and implementing a number of workshops, retreats and community events, reaching approximately 2,500 DC residents annually. Over the past 10 years we have:

1) Provided arts-based nonviolence programming and workshops in four District of Columbia high schools, three junior high schools, three elementary schools, and seven recreation centers.2) Trained over 5,000 teachers in arts-based peace education.

2) Provided music literacy, nonviolence and leadership development in the summer months to over 200 youth ages 14 - 18 living in D.C. through our “RYS: Above the Violence” summer youth initiative.

3) Provided self-awareness and empowerment programs for over 100 young women from Washington Metro Area high schools.

4) Enriched the D.C. community through several cultural events and celebrations.

5) Administered the youth filmmaking program “A Nu View” for two consecutive summers, teaching 22 local high school students the principles of conflict resolution through the production of a documentary film.

6) Facilitated health and wellness retreats for adult professionals.

Why You Want To Work Here:

This position will allow you to have access to 10 years of institutional history and help innovate and drive a budding non-profit organization. You will have the support of a passionate and determined Board of Directors, and receive tremendous experience in organizational development, strategic planning, networking, program design, and intern recruitment/ management.

The Executive Director will report to the Board of Directors and work with staff, interns and fellows to devise, develop and execute programs outlined in OCU’s strategic plan; and will manage and facilitate the organization’s growth and expansion through networking and fundraising activities.


1. Strategy and Planning

a. Supports the operations and administration of the Board of Directors and provides the necessary information and advice to the Board members in order to develop long-term and short-term strategic plans.

b. Works with OCU’s staff to develop annual operations plans and the budget and provides information and justifications to the Board of Directors for the budgetary review and approval process. He/she ensures that the organization operates within the annual budget guidelines.

2. Organizational Management

a. Oversees all aspects of human resource management, including hiring and termination, developing position descriptions, setting compensation, supervising and evaluating staff, interns and fellows.

3. Fund Development

a. Works closely with the Treasurer and Financial Manager and is constantly informed on all of OCU’s financial activities, including bookkeeping and annual reporting.

b. Identifies potential sources of funding and oversees fundraising planning and implementation, ensuring that adequate funds are available to permit the organization to carry out its work.

c. Assists Associate Director in writing, editing, revising, and submitting grant proposals.

4. Program Development and Implementation

a. Works with staff to design, promote and deliver OCU’s services. He/she redesigns current programs in response to effectiveness and changes in the needs of OCU’s constituents.

5. Public Relations and Advocacy

a. Represents the organization and acts as a spokesperson, responding to requests for information about OCU, its programs and points of view from media, agencies, organizations and the public.

b. Coordinates relations with other organizations, and builds partnerships with other organizations and businesses in the relevant fields.


1. Bachelor’s Degree required. MA or MBA degree preferred.

2. 5 + years of direct experience in non-profit management, development, human resources, and fundraising.

3. Passionate about education, healthy lifestyles, the environment arts and social change.

4. Exceptional written and verbal communication skills; outstanding interpersonal skills

5. Strong organizational skills and an ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

6. Proven experience in team leadership and development.

7. Budget planning and management experience is required.

8. Highly collaborative individual with ability to influence others and build strong professional relationships.

9. Ability to effectively engage various stakeholders, ranging from CEOs to local mentoring program administrators

10. Experience with corporate philanthropy, workplace giving or non-profit communities preferred.

11. Experience in program design and implementation.

12. Living in Washington, DC and or willingness to relocate to Washington, DC.


This position begins as a part-time position (20 hours a week) with a modest living stipend. We are looking to the executive director to introduce his/her networks and relationships to help raise a respectable salary for him/her by mid-2012. The first 6 – 8 months will be investment of time and energy on the new executive director’s part, simultaneously providing him/her with the experience and the ability to manage a non-profit organization that has a strong stake in the Washington, D.C. community.

More information about One Common Unity, its projects and programs can be found at


Applicants should send a resume or CV, 2-4 references, and a cover letter to HawaH, executive director, at hawah (a)

Application deadline is July 30, 2011


The Disability Law Center is seeking a Staff Attorney. This is a one year
temporary position for an attorney to work exclusively with individuals
with developmental disabilities living in facilities or in the community.
Reports To:
Wage Class:
Union Classification:
Temporary (One Year) Staff Attorney
Team Leader/Litigation Director
Not Eligible
This is a one year temporary position for an attorney to work exclusively
with individuals with developmental disabilities living in facilities or in
the community.
Areas of practice may include, but are not limited to: investigation of
allegations of abuse and neglect; human rights issues; appropriate treatment;
discharge planning; community integration; supported employment; Medicaid
services; DDS eligibility; ISP appeals; chapter 688 transition services; an
d/or representation in civil rights cases. (Areas of practice are likely
to be narrowed based upon the needs of the Law Center and the expertise of
the successful candidate.)
Five or more years of practice experience preferred.
Responsible For:
Representation of clients in individual cases, in addition to
participating in monitoring, investigations, policy advocacy and impact litigation.
Shares responsibility with other legal and advocacy staff for systemic
advocacy, as well as for providing technical assistance, consultation, outreach
and training to clients, family members, advocates, and service providers.
Essential functions:
· Ability to practice law in the State of Massachusetts (Current
MA bar admission required).
· Ability to travel to facilities and community based settings
for outreach and advocacy.
· Ability to occasionally work long hours and/or weekends when
necessary to adequately perform job duties.
· Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
· Ability to identify facts and analyze pertinent legal authority
and develop creative solutions
· Represent individual clients consistent with the Law Center’s
priorities and selection criteria including the development and
implementation of all phases of case strategies and activities including negotiation,
mediation, and representation in administrative and judicial proceedings in
consultation with Team Leader and Litigation Director.
· Conduct outreach and monitoring visits to facilities and
community settings; interview witnesses and conduct factual investigations;
assist in probable cause analyses; develop and execute workplans to assess,
report upon and correct abuse and neglect of people with disabilities; draft
investigation reports and corrective action plans.
· Provide information and short-term assistance to DLC clients,
including writing letters and memoranda.
· Prepare reports, articles and special projects, and participate
when assigned to legislative and/or administrative advocacy.
· Prepare written materials and conduct activities for the
education and training of consumers, professional and others consistent with the
Law Center’s priorities.
· Participate in outreach activities to un-served and underserved
· Develop staff training programs in substantive issues including
updating staff on legal developments within their specialty area of law as
well as training staff on office practices and policies.
· Collaborate with senior attorneys and the Litigation Director
in the development of systemic activities as appropriate, including impact
· Assist in the planning and development of the agency’s program
· Compile information and prepare activity reports.
· May serve as a contact for media and may make public speaking
appearances on behalf of the Law Center regarding its activities in
consultation with the Executive Director or Director of Litigation.
· Juris Doctor degree.
· Admitted to practice law in Massachusetts.
· Experience in legal practice, including individual
representation, administrative and other systemic advocacy and /or investigations.
Desired Attributes:
· Demonstrated interest in disability law and experience working
with and/or sensitivity to people with disabilities.
· Demonstrated commitment to the civil rights of all people.
· Experience working with people with developmental disabilities,
including people with cognitive and intellectual disabilities, and their
families and advocates preferred.
· Experience in working with a Protection and Advocacy (“P&A”)
system or legal service program preferred.
· Experience in working with people with disabilities in
hospitals, ICF-MRs, rehabilitation centers, skilled nursing facilities, prisons
and/or jails preferred.
· Working familiarity with Department of Mental Health and
Department of Developmental Disabilities eligibility issues preferred.
· Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize complex tasks.
· Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a member of a
· Demonstrated ability to work with a minimum of supervision.
· Familiarity in using computers for word processing, case
management, data collection and communication.
· Demonstrated ability to speak another language in addition to
In order to be considered for this position, applicants must submit the
following materials in Microsoft Word format to _careers@dlc-ma.org_
( :
· A Cover Letter, which must indicate:
a) your personal and professional motivation for seeking this position,
b) a discussion of how you meet each of the minimum and any of the
desirable qualifications for this position;
· A Resume, including three (3) references;
· A Sample of Professional Written Work (memorandum of law,
analytical report, investigation report, etc.) consisting of no more than 5
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Position closed when filled. Applications
received by Thursday, June 30, 2011 at 5:00 p.m. will be given full consideration.

DLC is an equal opportunity employer and encourages candidates with
disabilities, women and individuals from diverse communities to apply.
The Disability Law Center is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action
Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, disability, ethnic
origin, gender identity, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation.

Myers Research | Strategic Services, a Democratic public opinion research
firm, is searching for an Administrative and Survey Fielding Director for
immediate hire. This is a full-time position with a competitive salary and
generous benefits. Office is not accessible by Metro so access to a car is a
necessity. Interested applicants should e-mail cover letter, resume, and
references to

Primary responsibilities:

* Provide executive support to the Principals, including
managing the calendar, scheduling all internal and external meetings, travel
arrangements, correspondence management, client interaction, and research

. Responsible for overseeing payroll, billing and invoicing, all company-related human resources and all administrative functions for the
company. Supervise employee relations, benefits and reimbursements. Maintain office supplies, shipping accounts and phone/internet accounts. Assist in new employee recruitment and training.

. Handle heavy phone traffic and serve as gatekeeper between clients and principals.

. Handle all vendor relationships, communication and coordination.

. Assistance in drafting of proposals and contract preparations for clients.

. Proof-reading, copy editing, and presentation drafting as necessary.

. Collection of public polls into marketing document for distribution list.

Project management responsibilities:
. Coordinate scheduling of all polls between client, calling houses and sample vendors.
. Manage work flow for principals and analysts, setting internal deadlines and priorities, and overseeing timeline for each step of each poll including stringent oversight of the CEO's workload and task list.
. Manage and schedule the company's programming department to make sure each poll component (toplines, cross-tabs and time series documents) is proofed for errors and then provided to clients.

The North Carolina AIDS Action Network -- a statewide advocacy
organization fighting for the rights of people living with HIV/AIDS,
their loved ones, and people at risk of acquiring HIV/AIDS in North
Carolina -- has an immediate opening for a contract position as
Program Coordinator.

The Program Coordinator will be responsible for all aspects of running
a successful volunteer-driven voter ID program, including but not
limited to: database management and targeting; survey design and
materials preparation; and volunteer recruitment and retention. The
Program Coordinator will collaborate with the Executive Director and
coalition partners on program design, and have support from the
Executive Director and Community Organizing Intern on volunteer
recruitment and retention.

The ideal candidate will possess:
o Demonstrated success running voter ID programs for issue and/or
candidate campaigns;
o Knowledge of VAN database management tools;
o Excellent communication skills;
o Demonstrated capacity to work effectively with limited direct
o Proven ability to recruit, train, mentor, and retain volunteers;
o Commitment to grassroots leadership development;
o Commitment to advancing the mission of the North Carolina AIDS
Action Network;
o Reliable transportation & valid driver’s license;
o Ability to work in the Triangle and/or Triad region of NC for the
project’s duration.

Availability to work some evenings and/or weekends is required in
order to accommodate the schedules of most of our volunteers. This is
a short-term, grant-funded project running through mid-late August of
2011. To apply, please submit a letter of interest, resume, and
writing sample to Review of applications will begin
immediately; we wish to fill this position quickly, so please submit
your materials at your earliest opportunity.

Job Title: Member Coordinator
Location: Cleveland, OH

Working America, the community affiliate of the AFL-CIO, is one of the
fastest-growing organizations for working people in the country. With
3 million members, Working America recruits and mobilizes people who
do not have a union on the job to fight for good jobs and a just
economy. The Member Coordinator will work primarily to identify and
develop member activists, mobilize members on key issues and assist
the State Director in planning and executing earned media events,
conducting outreach to organizational allies and identifying potential
state and local campaigns.

Reports to: State Director


• Re-contact members and develop activists;
• Mobilize members to take action on program initiatives;
• Research and report on state and local issues;
• Write regular reports to allies about state and local program work;
• Represent Working America at community and allied events;
• Assist in coordinating earned media events;
• Brief field staff regularly on developments on key issues;
• Other duties as needed

• Strong writing and verbal skills;
• Ability to represent Working America to a variety of allies and
• Strong ability to manage and meet multiple deadlines, and maintain
good records;
• Ability to work well with a team;
• Basic computer skills, including Microsoft Word and Excel;
• Some travel required

• Cleveland, OH

Position Type
• Full-time/Regular

Salary is $30,000 and includes medical insurance and 401(k) with
employer contribution. Working America is an equal opportunity
employer; women and people of color are encouraged to apply.

To apply, please email a resume and cover letter to or fax a resume and cover letter to


School Board, At-Large campaign in Fairfax, VA is seeking an
energetic, focused, enthusiastic individual to fill the role of
campaign manager. The ideal candidate will have 1-3 cycles of
campaign experience in the area of field operations or campaign
The qualified candidate will have either knowledge of Virginia
election laws or experience navigating election laws in another state
(with an ability to learn Virginia laws quickly). The ideal candidate
will have knowledge and experience with voter database and possess
good communication skills. The candidate must understand and value
progressive, grassroots organizing and have a commitment to creating a
better school system by electing a better school board.

The ideal candidate will be able to start immediately and work through
election day, Nov. 8th.

The qualified candidate will receive a monthly stipend.

Interest candidate, please contact Jeannie Armstrong at


*Student Activists Wanted*
*Spend your summer organizing for economic justice – and get paid to do it!*

Boston-based community-labor coalition offering an eight-week program for
students currently attending a community or four year college. Gain
valuable community and union organizing experience along with regular
one-on-one and classroom-style instruction.

*Dates: June 27 to August 19*

*Stipend of $425.00 per week*

Along with specialized trainings in topics from labor history to the
political economy, interns will gain valuable, hands-on experience in
organizing, campaign strategy and development. Afternoons and evenings will
be spent visiting community members in their neighborhoods, talking to them
about issues that affect us most – like jobs, healthcare and education. Other
duties may also include: engaging workers about positive ways to affect
change in their workplace, planning and attending events like marches and
pickets, and other communications and organizing activities assigned by

Required qualifications for this internship include:
· Commitment to justice for working people
· Strong communication skills
· Ability to work with people from different races, cultures,
religions and sexual orientations
· Willingness to work long and irregular hours

Interested applicants must commit to work all eight weeks of the
program. Previous
experience working in community, campaign or union organizing is preferred
but not required. Fluency in a second language is also preferred.

To apply: Email a resume and cover letter to Katie Annulli at ** with a subject line of “MassUniting Internship”.
No calls please.

*Application deadline: Monday, June 20. Screening to follow.*
*MASSUNITING is a coalition of neighbors, community groups, faith
organizations and labor united in the fight for good jobs, corporate
accountability and stronger communities. For more information visit*


Administrative Assistant Internship:
The California DISCLOSE 2012 Campaignis offering internship positions for
qualified candidates who are excited to work for honest disclosure in
political advertising. The California DISCLOSE Act will strengthen the
existing political disclosure laws by requiring that big-money special
interests "Stand by their Ads" just like federal candidates do.

DISCLOSE 2012 is a grassroots campaign to bring the California DISCLOSE Act
to the ballot in 2012.

If you have experience with administrative tasks or would like to develop
your skills to work professionally as an administrative assistant, we can
offer you a great opportunity to support an important cause while learning
important skills. We are looking for interns who can help to support our
operations on an ongoing basis, who are responsible, punctual,
detail-oriented and trustworthy. Basic technical skills such as data entry,
email management, spreadsheets (excel/google docs) as well as strong oral
and written communication skills are required for this position. You would
be working closely with campaign management and your work will contribute
heavily to the success of our campaign,

This is an unpaid internship where you will earn valuable experience in
community organizing, administration of a campaign committee and field
operations. You will receive a letter of recommendation after your
internship is successfully completed within one week. We are also happy to
work with your school or other organization to arrange for you to get credit
for your internship if possible.

Time Commitment:
15+ hours per week

* Help with administrative tasks (such as scheduling, checking campaign
email accounts, triaging/responding to email messages, answering phone
calls, taking notes, etc)
* Manage contacts and schedules for campaign manager and senior staff
* Follow up and tasks to be assigned as needed

We are looking for THREE Administrative Assistant Interns Nor-Cal (Oakland),
So-Cal (LA), and the San Joaquin Valley (Fresno)
Each intern will be reporting to the Local Director

Please send your resume and cover letter to
(Please note how many hours per week you are available and when you are
available to start.)

For more information about who we are and what we do:

©2011 DISCLOSE 2012 | 1442A Walnut Street | Suite 370 | Berkeley, CA 94709

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