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Legislative Assistant Position

Boutique bipartisan lobbying firm looking for Legislative Assistant. This is an excellent opportunity to work closely with top-shelf lobbyists on leading policy issues including, but not limited to, energy, healthcare and telecommunications.

Duties include:

- Provide legislative and administrative support for five principles at rapidly expanding consulting firm with clientele that includes Fortune 500 companies, trade associations and non-profit organizations

- Attend hearings, markups and other events on behalf of the firm; produce high quality briefing materials, issues summaries and meeting notes for distribution to clients

- Disseminate timely intelligence on progress of policy initiatives and current and anticipated legislative schedule relevant to client interests

- Schedule “fly-ins” for large and small groups; schedule meetings on the hill

- Maintain staff hill staff contact spreadsheets


- Self-starter that works well under minimum supervision

- Ability/willingness to do legislative work as well as tedious administrative tasks

- Flexible and have a good sense of humor

- Excellent writing and research skills

- Some experience working on Capitol Hill or in a lobbying firm/trade association preferred

Contact: Paula Short at


Premier Washington DC political staffing and recruiting company seeks:

Manager, Placement & Operations

Responsibilities, as Manager, Placement & Operations, are as following;

Manager, Placement & Operations,

§ Placement of Associates (employees) with Clients. Account Manager responsibilities; Managing relations and interaction with Clients, follow-up, negotiation with Clients, processing of Client applicant information and relevant administrative duties, as necessary.

§ Evaluation, interviewing, screening, scheduling of applicants, and necessary administrative duties for processing applications. Also, trouble-shooting of assignments and placements. Working with Clients and Associates to manage placements and assignments in a professional and expeditious manner. Supervision and mentoring of Associates (temporary employees).

§ Business Development duties are as follows; calls to prospective clients, follow-up to current and inactive clients, and outreach via direct mail and email.

§ General Duties are as follows; Business office operations (deposit, banking, office supply management) General administrative support, payroll & timesheet processing, answering phones, database maintenance, filing, faxing, copying.

§ Supervision & Management of Temporary employees


§ Solid computer skills: MS Word, Internet, Database experience, Macintosh OS X preferred

§ Minimum 2 years campaign or Capitol Hill/Washington DC experience preferred. Business experience helpful. Account Management or Client Management experience very helpful.

§ Excellent interpersonal skills, interest in politics, entrepreneurial attitude, and flexibility. Ability to multitask, follow through and attention to details is vital.

Interest in Human Resources/Staffing/Employment law strongly desired.

Annual Salary- (Dependent on Exp.)

Health Care: Full benefits, Available after 30 days

PoliTemps is a Legislative, Government, and Political staffing service for the Washington, DC area.

PoliTemps provides quality personnel who, in addition to administrative and computer skills, possess an understanding of the political, legislative, and public relations processes in this city.

We count among our clients top consultants, PR firms, associations, lobbying shops and corporations

Interested applicants, please send resume as MS Word to:

Partner - The Management Center

The Management Center (TMC) seeks a new Partner to help our nonprofit clients become high-performing organizations that deliver great results. The Partner will lead client engagements and serve as teacher/coach/trainer/nudge/spiritual-advisor/thought-partner to senior client executives. The ideal candidate for the Partner role will not be a lifelong consultant; rather, we seek an experienced executive who has managed and produced results and who has a passion for teaching others how to do the same.

Who We Are

Our mission is to instill the management practices that make it easier for nonprofit leaders and their organizations to get outstanding results. We are a nonprofit firm founded in 2006, and we have worked with over fifty client organizations, focusing in particular on leading progressive groups working for social change. Our clients work on issues – like expanding opportunities for people in low-income communities, protecting the environment, and promoting equal rights – where they face an inherently uphill battle and so must fight more effectively than their opponents if they are going to win. We aim to help them do that by making their organizations as effective as possible.

The majority of our work involves direct coaching of clients, and we also offer publications and training to the broader field. Along the way, we have built a strong reputation: on our most recent anonymous survey, 95% of clients said they “Strongly Agree” that they would recommend TMC to a friend. Such positive word-of-mouth has created fairly explosive demand for our services that the new Partner will help us meet.

What You’ll Do

Your job will be to instill the management practices that will help your nonprofit clients become high-performing organizations that deliver great results. You will work with CEOs and their senior teams to help them define ambitious goals; manage for execution; implement rigorous “people practices,” including selecting and retaining the best talent and letting go of people who don’t meet a high bar; and build cultures that reinforce excellence and constant improvement.

At any given time, you will lead roughly three to five intensive client engagements and several other less intensive relationships. Your work with clients might include:

* Observing them in action, diagnosing their needs, and designing the scope of our work with them;

* Delivering services to clients, including coaching senior executives one-on-one, designing new organization-wide systems, providing advice on challenges of the day, and conducting trainings for senior teams;

* Serving as the primary point of contact for clients and developing strong working relationships with them;

* In the friendliest way possible, nagging client leaders to make sure they are following-up on their commitments; and

* Prioritizing across client needs to ensure we spend our energy wisely.

Beyond your work with clients, you will help build and grow TMC. You might develop new tools for all of our clients to use, identify better approaches for how we engage with clients, or help us come up with more effective ways to assess our progress. You will also help shape the organization’s strategic direction, and serve as an external ambassador with key constituents. 

You will have the dubious privilege of reporting to our CEO, Jerry Hauser, who will measure your success primarily by improvement in your clients’ practices, client satisfaction, revenue generated, and fit with our culture.

Who You Are

To be successful in this job, you will excel in three areas:

1. Management instincts: You will have a demonstrated track record of success managing a high-performing organization, department, or team, and will therefore bring both a deep understanding of what it takes to produce results and instincts for going beyond the “textbook” to get to solutions that will work.

2. Critical thinking skills: You will need the smarts to quickly become “fluent” in your clients’ contexts, analyze situations to see beyond the surface of challenges, and effectively customize general practices to fit clients’ particular needs.

3. Interpersonal ability: You must be able to build trust and goodwill with clients and demonstrate deep respect for the clients’ work. You’re the kind of person who thrives on teaching and developing others, while bringing a healthy impatience to see progress.

We are more interested in these three qualities than in any particular type of experience. Prior experience in the nonprofit or progressive political arena is a plus, but not a requirement. You need to fit well with our culture, bringing a strong commitment to excellence, an ability to work in a fast-paced environment, and a cutting edge sense of humor!

What Else You Should Know

We are an equal opportunity employer, and we make a particular effort to recruit people of color to apply for open positions. The position is full-time and is based in Washington, DC, though for the ideal candidate we might consider other arrangements.

We offer excellent salaries and benefits, commensurate with experience.

What Now?

To apply, send a resume and brief cover note to


Fund for the Public Interest Partnership Program Director: Based in Washington, DC or Minneapolis, MN
Summary of job: Fund for the Public Interest 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. Right now we’re partnering with groups to protect thousands of waterways across the country from pollution, promote clean renewable energy and reduce our dependence on oil, fix our broken healthcare system and ensure equal rights for all. Past and current partner groups include the Sierra Club, Human Rights Campaign and Save the Children. The Partnership Program Director will be responsible for outreach to potential partner groups, including identifying and negotiating two new national partnerships over the next three years. The Director will develop, test and manage campaigns on behalf of new partners by making use of established and experimental models. Other responsibilities include: creating customized outreach programs to meet partner needs, overseeing national summer outreach for the Human Rights Campaign, fundraising through canvassing and grant seeking, running trainings and staff recruitment drives, managing partner relations, and reporting and invoicing.
Summary of qualifications: Three years of relevant professional experience, including: experience managing staff and/or running a department, fundraising—preferably canvassing or other citizen outreach, ability to represent the Fund nationally in the non-profit community, exemplary communication and writing skills, a high level of aptitude with numerical analysis and Microsoft Excel. Though not necessary, experience in contract negotiation is preferred.

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. The Fund is an equal opportunity employer.
Available: Immediately

Title: Advancement Director – Mid-Atlantic

Location: Washington, DC


The Advancement Director for the Mid-Atlantic region is responsible for Planning and implementing all aspects of the Sierra Club's major gift fundraising within the assigned geographic region. In particular, directs gifts of $10,000 and above with emphasis on soliciting gifts of $100,000 and greater in the context of the Sierra Club's capital fundraising initiative - The Climate Recovery Partnership. This position also includes serving as Advancement liaison to Sierra Club's political team, working with relevant staff to prepare compliant project descriptions and coordinate political fundraising activities.

Main Job Activities:

1. Plans and organizes donor identification strategies. Works closely with advancement colleagues, volunteers, and other non fundraising staff (including training) to identify prospects and develop strategies for the cultivation and solicitation of private philanthropic support

2. Makes solicitation/

cultivation calls on donors and prospective donors.

3. Plans and oversees regional donor events.

4. Develops and implements a Regional Fundraising Plan including a budget, monitors fundraising efforts & budget, sets priorities for future activities, and regularly reports progress to supervisor.

5. Maintains knowledge and expertise in environmental issues, the Sierra Club's priorities and concerns.

6. Provides guidance to direct reports by assigning work and establishing work priorities. Conducts performance appraisals. Makes salary, hiring and termination recommendations. Ensures development and training of staff.

Knowledge & Skills:
Three-to-five years' experience in development and major gift fundraising, including a strong background in personal solicitation and use of volunteers in fundraising efforts.

Demonstrated effectiveness and ability to meet personal solicitation fundraising goals. Demonstrated interpersonal skills.

Proven record of effective work with volunteers: organization, training, motivation, and coordination.

Strong public speaking and communication skills.

For a complete job description of this position and other fundraising opportunities at the Sierra Club please go to:

Sierra Club is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce.

Explore, enjoy and protect the planet.


Job Title: Digital Campaign Director /New York City

Employer: SEIU

Location: New York City

To Apply: Please email resume and cover letter to:

Digital Campaign Director is responsible for working with campaign and
organizing directors to integrate digital strategy into the organizing
work of the union. The Digital Campaign Director will be responsible
for creating the strategy for an implementing all aspects of new media
work on individual organizing campaigns including, but not limited to:
building targeted and specific email lists, running email campaigns,
mobile program, online video, working with bloggers, online
creating content for websites and more.

one position may not include all of the specific duties and
responsibilities listed. Examples provide a general summary of the
required and should not be treated as a total and complete list of
expected duties to be performed by employees in the classification.)

* Manages
every aspect of online campaigning, including (but not limited
making a campaign plan; writing content for email and websites;
directing the purchase of online advertisements for list-
building and
persuasion, creating channels for driving online activists to
action, coordinating the direction of online video creation, and
responsibilities as needed.
* Works
with campaign and department leaders on the development of
strategy, content, and technology to advance campaign goals.
* Analyzes
and reports on metrics for their campaigns; works with other
staff and directors to develop internal best practices.
* Manage relations and engage local, political, labor and issue
bloggers in the campaign
* Performs other duties as required to support the department and
its mission.

Include local and campaign staff, consultants, vendors, allies.
Direction and Decision Making:
This position reports the local union Chief of Staff and organizing
campaign directors.

Education and Experience

degree or equivalent experience required. Two to five years
in online organizing. Some field organizing experience preferred.
movement experience is a plus. Other abilities include:

* Proven
experience managing strategy, content creation, and technology
acquisition and development for Web and Internet campaigns.
* Experience
developing and implementing strategy on a wide range of
including organizing, contract, political, and legislative, as
well as
experience working with community allies.
* Thorough knowledge of Web site development, architecture, and
navigation protocols.
* Thorough knowledge of online publishing and related use of
Internet technology for communication, education, and advocacy.
* Knowledge of the use of new technology for community advocacy.
* Knowledge of software product development.
* Knowledge of building online audiences and communities.
* Knowledge of unions, the labor movement, and their mission and
* Knowledge of union organizing, political, and advocacy
* Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Excellent writing and editing skills required.
* Ability to effectively use Internet communications tools.
* Ability to make effective presentations.
* Ability to handle multiple priority projects simultaneously and
meet established deadlines.
* Ability to coordinate with others on projects so that deadlines
are satisfactorily met.
* Ability to work effectively with elected leaders and staff in
complex and sometimes political situations.
* Ability to continually develop skills related to use of rapidly
changing technology, and communications best practices.
* Ability to write and proofread Spanish a plus.
* Skill in the use of HTML and Microsoft Office programs.

Physical Requirements:
Work is generally performed in an office setting. Long and extended
hours and travel may be required.

SEIU is an Equal Opportunity Employer

We are Ohio (WAO) is a citizen-driven, community-based, bipartisan
coalition that seeks to fight back against Senate Bill 5, the unfair
attack on employee rights and worker safety.

WAO is composed of public and private sector works and employees,
police officers, firefighters, teachers, nurses, pastors, small
business owners, Republicans and Democrats, Independents, local
elected officials and business leaders, students, parents, and

We Are Ohio will be mobilizing volunteers across the state to empower
voters to exercise a citizen’s veto and fight for the working class
families of Ohio.

WAO is seeking to fill several Regional Field Director, Field
Organizer, and Volunteer Coordinator positions. These positions offer
competitive salaries, good benefits, and the opportunity to fight for
the future of Ohio. To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume,
and two references by June 30th to
When applying, please list job title as subject line.

Regional Field Directors

Job Description:
The Regional Field Director is responsible for overseeing field
operations in select regions throughout Ohio. She/he will provide
support to staff and volunteers in the form of trainings, leadership
development, as well as supporting partner member needs. Regional
field directors will manage Field Organizers to engage volunteers in
grassroots activism and voter contact. Regional Field Directors will
be responsible for implementing the statewide field plan in their
region and adhere to a high level of accountability and reporting
within the We Are Ohio staff structure.

Regional Field Director duties are to:
-Coordinate and conduct leadership training to encourage community
activism and engagement based on WAO goals.
- Manage Field Organizers to effectively build volunteer prospect
lists and networks.
-Implement advocacy and civic participation on SB 5 and key issues.
- Manage and convene local coordinating committees with coalition
partner organizations.
-Establish alliances to integrate non-members of WAO.
-Coordinate efforts of local Field Directors.
-Provide Progress Reports on strategic goals and
organizational/advocacy activity in region and report to Deputy Field
Directors on a daily basis.

-At least two cycles of field experience.
-Extensive experience managing and training volunteers.
-Some experience managing staff.
-Experience in setting and achieving measurable targets, managing
teams, and coordinating between multiple stakeholders.
-Ability to handle multiple priority projects and meet established timelines.
-Ability to communicate effectively, both written and verbal.
-Ability to execute strategic goals and work effectively with state
and local leaders.
- Ability to track and report regional activity in an accountability structure.
-Experience with Voter Activation Network or Vote builder (preferred
but not required).
-Experience with organized labor and Ohio (preferred but not required).
-Must be able to work long hours in a high-stress environment and
available for work July 15 - November 11, 2011.
Field Organizers

Job Description:
Field Organizers will work directly with Regional Directors to execute
the We are Ohio (WAO) field plan within their assigned region.
Organizers will work to build a strong network of volunteers to meet
and exceed voter contact goals.

Field Organizer Duties:
- Support and help to coordinate Labor and Allied field work.
-Supporting coalition partners in preparing and executing voter
contact activities such as canvassing and phone banking on a daily
-Provide progress reports on strategic goals and
organizational/advocacy activity in defined geographic area and report
to Regional Field Directors on a daily basis.
-Grow volunteer prospect lists and networks by engaging local
activists and stakeholders.

-Experience working for or volunteering on political campaigns.
-Strong organizational, management, and interpersonal skills.
-Experience in setting and achieving measurable targets, managing
teams, and coordinating between multiple stakeholders.

-Ability to handle multiple priority projects and meet established timelines.
-Ability to communicate effectively, both written and verbally.
-Ability to execute strategic goals and work effectively with regional
and local leaders.
-Experience with Voter Activation Network or Vote builder (preferred
but not required).
-Experience with organized labor in Ohio (preferred but not required).
-Must be able to work long hours in a high-stress environment.
-Must be available July 15 - November 11, 2011.

Volunteer Coordinators

Job Description:
Volunteer Coordinators will develop volunteer programs through
recruitment efforts; volunteer training programs and supervision of
the volunteers. They will be expected to manage office activities,
support field organizers in preparing for voter contact activities
such as cutting turf and generating call lists.

-Strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
-Strong attention to detail.
- Ability to handle multiple priority projects and meet established timelines.
-Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
-Experience with Voter Activation Network or Vote builder (preferred
but not required).
-Experience with organized labor (preferred but not required).
-Must be able to work long hours in a high-stress environment.
-Must be available to work July 15 - November 11, 2011.


Starting to get that itch to jump into the 2012 campaign election cycle now
that things have started heating up?

The first step is getting your resume in order.

Join GAIN for our Resume & Job Search Workshop next Tuesday, June 28th!

We'll be joined by Director of Candidate Services for the DCCC, Amy
Strathdee who has seen a million resumes. She'll have all the best tips as
to how to make yours stand out!

But job seeking isn't just about your resume - it's also about your cover
letter and your writing samples. And - most importantly - about where you
find the jobs. We'll have a great overview of who's hiring and when, so you
know what to expect in the next year.

Make sure your resume is in tip top shape to get you that position you want
for the 2012 election!

What: Resume & Job Search Workshop
Date: Tuesday, June 28th
Time: 4:30 PM EST
Location: Online via Webinar & GAIN Offices
RSVP: * *


The office of Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz has an opening for a challenging internship to aid our administrative and legislative teams. Responsibilities include: taking phone calls, Capitol tours, processing constituent mail, and performing other special projects for staff. Applicants should be enthusiastic, reliable, hard-working, and have strong writing and communication skills. South Florida ties are a significant plus. Interns will have the opportunity to attend briefings for the legislative staff and assist in the constituent correspondence process.

Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and 2-3 page writing sample to

The deadline for the Fall Session is August 1.

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