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Interesting article in Roll Call about staff going or not going to campaigns and Hill openings as a result: Campaigns Farm the Hill, but Not Like 2008


Communications Director. New York, NY. Full-time. Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) is the nation’s first and largest group for veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. IAVA is a non-profit, nonpartisan organization and has more than 200,000 active Member Veterans and supporters in all 50 states. Founded in 2004 by Iraq veteran Paul Rieckhoff, IAVA is staffed by both veterans and non-veterans. IAVA is a growing organization with increasing notoriety in the nonprofit, government, media, veteran service and business communities. The organization advocates on behalf of America’s newest generation of troops, veterans and their families.
IAVA is an exceptionally dynamic working environment that offers staff a unique opportunity to become involved with the most important issues facing the nation. Based in our New York City headquarters, we are seeking a Communications Director.
S/he will oversee all media efforts for the organization. This position offers an extraordinary opportunity to be a key architect in the development and implementation of nationwide communications campaigns. S/he will also have the opportunity to leverage national press relationships to gain coverage and generate public awareness around the most pressing issues facing Iraq and Afghanistan veterans. At the outset, s/he will manage a team of four communications professionals.
This position will be primarily focused on crafting communication strategies around all organizational campaigns, maximizing the visibility of IAVA in the national media space and coordinating with the policy team on leveraging media around key policy and issue related campaigns. Key tasks will include actively pushing IAVA and our issues in the media, maintaining high level media contacts, drafting of press releases, media advisories, opinion pieces, blogs and content for organizational social media platforms. This position will also help with writing speeches and putting together press conferences/other high-level media events for all IAVA leadership and spokespeople.
Building on IAVA’s reputation as a leading source for first hand information about the issues facing U.S. troops and veterans, the Communications Director will be expected to inject the organization’s principles and spokespeople into the national conversation about the current conflicts and the issues acing this newest generation of veterans.

Creating strategic media plans for key organizational campaigns;
Integrating online and new media strategies into overall communications strategy;
Executing rapid response for breaking news stories;.
Maintaining high level press relationships and creating new press relationships;
Creating and maintaining systems for tracking and reporting media placement, contacts and
Proactively pitching the media and generating coverage for the organization;
Liaising with the Executive Office on speeches, talking points and high level presentations;
Overseeing the creation of press releases, media advisories, opinion pieces, blogs;
Drafting all internal messaging and talking points.
This is a job of significant responsibility. The successful candidate will have a strong record of accomplishment in the communications field and experience working with both new and traditional media. An individual with a background in the news, politics, government or public relations worlds is preferred. This individual will manage a team of communications professionals and must have excellent management and leadership skills. This person must be an EXCELLENT writer and proficient in writing in several mediums—ranging from press releases to opinion pieces. A college degree is required.
The right candidate must be media savvy, quick-thinking, articulate, well-read, strategic, comfortable working in a dynamic, fast-paced environment and a team-player. S/he must be a long term planner and effective at short term rapid planning and crisis response. S/he should have a strong familiarity with the news and key players in the news industry. A good understanding of politics and Capitol Hill is a must. An understanding of on and offline marketing and advertising are pluses.
Start Date: Immediate:
Application deadline: Rolling

Salary Range: 90k to 110k.
Benefits: IAVA provides a range of benefit packages and three weeks paid vacation per year.
To Apply: Please send a resume and cover letter to, with "Communications Director" in the subject line. Include a cover letter that concisely explains how your prior experience will serve IAVA. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered. No phone calls, please. IAVA is an equal opportunity employer.

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 excutives. 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 letter to
To learn more about TMC, go to

*Roosevelt Institute Campus Network *

*Deputy Field Director: Job Description*

The Roosevelt Institute Campus Network seeks a deliberate, creative Deputy
Field Director to develop, manage and advance its grassroots efforts to
create progressive change. The Campus Network lifts up young people
nationwide to campaign around student-generated policy ideas for local,
state, and national challenges. The Deputy Field Director will be
responsible for helping the Field Director increase the Campus Network’s
depth, through the expansion of membership at existing chapters, and its
breadth, through the establishment of new, diverse chapters in target areas
nationwide. The Deputy Field Director will develop new media strategy,
assist in designing and leading campaigns around ideas, and otherwise
maximize the Network’s ability engage, empower, and promote the next
generation of American leaders to create progressive change.

The Deputy Field Director will help train, manage, and support more than
twenty staff to help disseminate best practices, chapter models, and
campaigns to chapters nationwide. The Deputy Field Director will be
responsible for maintaining regular, constructive communication for the
Campus Network leadership team and will travel to chapters across the
country for trainings, chapter development, and campaign support.

The Deputy Field Director will hold a full-time position based in New York
City. Salary is commensurate on experience with full benefits included. The
Deputy Field Director will report directly to the Campus Network’s Field

*About the Roosevelt Institute Campus Network *

The Roosevelt Campus Network, a student policy organization, engages young
people in a unique, progressive activism that empowers them as leaders and
promotes their ideas for change. Founded in the wake of the 2004 election,
the Roosevelt Campus Network was organized by and for young people because
traditional forms of youth participation were incomplete. The Campus Network
proves that young people can not only knock on doors and register voters,
but also create sweeping, progressive change in communities nationwide by
contributing their *ideas* to local, state, and national level policy
debates. In the years since its founding, the Campus Network has grown into
the largest student policy organization in the country, representing nearly
10,000 members at more than 85 chapters nationwide. Through the Campus
Network’s Think Impact model of policy change, young people are empowered to
go out into their communities, identify local challenges, and *solve* them
by campaigning around student-generated solutions. The Roosevelt Campus
Network is committed to fostering tomorrow’s leaders by empowering young
people to create change in their communities today.

*Responsibilities: *

- Develop and implement a new media strategy that supports the Campus
Network’s new field engagement model
- Lead bi-weekly one-on-one meetings with 10-15 student staff nationwide
and conduct regular site visits with developing chapters to evaluate
progress and provide support
- Guide weekly agendas and manage follow-up from leadership team meetings
and online communication through National Field
- Facilitate the development and distribution of all essential training
resources and tools (website, outreach materials, recruitment strategy,
organizing training materials, etc.)
- Assist with the development of Campus Network campaigns around student
- Work with chapter members to aid recruitment and provide ongoing
training, consultation and coordination to maximize impact nationwide

*Required Skills and Qualifications*

- Bachelor's degree or equivalent required plus direct field management
- Desire to build, be a part of, and learn through a strong field
organizing culture
- Strong personal organization
- Comfort with social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc…)
- Ability to build and manage relational commitment
- Flexibility in the spine, curiosity in the mind, and fire in the belly

*Preferred Skills and Qualifications*

- Experience with online organizing
- Experience working with young people, poor and working-class people,
and /or communities of color
- Experience with the Roosevelt Institute Campus Network at a chapter,
regional, or national level
- Ability to synthesize and easily communicate complex ideas
- Group facilitation and public speaking skills
- A healthy ecological consciousness and appetite for social justice

*To Apply: *

Send cover letter, resume, a brief writing sample, and a salary history to Please include the job title in your email
subject. The Roosevelt Campus Network is an equal opportunity employer with
a commitment to engaging the skills and leadership of people of color, of
low-income, who are differently-abled, and who are LGBT. People from these
and other traditionally marginalized backgrounds and communities are
strongly encouraged to apply.

*New Media Manager*
EMILY's List, the nation's largest financial resource for women candidates,
is in search
of a New Media Manager to work on the organization's New Media team.

*Principal Responsibilities*
The New Media department is responsible for building and maintaining the
online community. 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
manager plays a critical role on this team -- he or she works closely with
the new media
director to identify opportunities for growth and is responsible for
managing and
implementing the plans to engage our online community through the website,
networking sites and blogger outreach. Specific responsibilities include
developing and
managing content for the EMILY’s List blog, Twitter and Facebook accounts,
and analyzing data on those platforms, overseeing website content, managing
developing relationships with bloggers, and identifying new online audiences
for the
content that EMILY’s List is producing.

*Specific Duties*
• Work with new media director to identify opportunities for online growth
• Oversee development and production of content for organization’s website,
networking sites and blogs.
• Ensure that all content on online properties is current and relevant.
• Develop ideas for content on the blog, social networking sites and other
• Produce content for online communication to supporters including blog
website copy, online ads, and emails.
• Oversee reporting and provide analysis on web traffic and social
networking sites.
• Work with New Media Director to manage requests from other departments.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

Candidates for this position must be self-starters with three years of
experience working
in online communications, be politically savvy, have excellent written and
communications skills, and be a creative team player. Candidates should have
a solid
understanding of internet tools, advocacy campaigns, online fundraising,
list building,
and social networking. Basic technical skills are required. Candidates must
have a
college degree and an interest in electing pro-choice Democratic women.

EMILY's List offers a competitive salary and a strong benefits package. To
apply, email
resume and cover letter to, - subject line "New
Manager." No calls, please.

EMILY's List is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Applicants of diverse backgrounds are welcomed and encouraged to apply.

National Conference on Citizenship Seeking Director of Community Strategies
-- Career Opportunity --
Please send resume/CV, cover letter and salary requirements to Kristen Cambell at
All applications due by July 8, 2011
Founded in 1946 and chartered by the U.S. Congress in 1953, the National Conference on Citizenship
(NCoC) is a leader in promoting our nation’s civic life. We track, measure and promote civic
participation and engage in partnership with other organizations on a bipartisan, collaborative basis. We
focus on ways to enhance history and civics education, encourage national and community service, and
promote greater participation in the political process. Through our programs, research, and reports,
NCoC defines modern citizenship.
Many distinguished Americans have been involved with the growth and development of the NCoC over
the years including Presidents Harry S. Truman and Dwight D. Eisenhower and Chief Justices Earl
Warren and Warren Burger. The roster of board members, advisors and guest speakers at NCoC events
represent a diverse spectrum of leaders from across government, industry, academia, community and
nonprofit organizations and the media; people like Senators Robert Byrd and Lamar Alexander, Justices
Sandra Day O’Connor and Stephen Breyer, philanthropists Ray Chambers and Eugene Lang, authors
David McCullough and Walter Isaacson, scholars Robert Putnam and Stephen Goldsmith, Ian Rowe
(formerly of MTV), ABC’s Cokie Roberts, Jean Case of the Case Foundation, Facebook’s Sean Parker,
former Clinton Administration advisor William Galston and former Bush Administration advisor John
NCoC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This position is based in Washington DC.
Director, Community Strategies
NCoC seeks an entrepreneurial leader, who can help expand and manage the business development and
operation of the organization’s civic health initiatives.
America’s Civic Health Index (CHI) is the definitive measure of our nation’s civic engagement. This data
elevates the discussion of how our country and communities are building a more informed, engaged,
giving, and trusting citizenry. Through measuring a variety of civic indicators, the CHI educates
Americans about our civic life and motivates citizens, leaders and policymakers to strengthen it. Civic
Health Index publications include research reports, infographics, and customized initiatives.
NCoC sees this collection of information as a first step in a three-phase engagement strategy—one that
uses research to spark discussions that, in turn, identify and implement solutions in communities.
NCoC’s Director of Community Strategies will oversee the growth of this program by taking the CHI
publications through the full process of civic strategy development. The Director will work in
collaboration with NCoC’s local partners to develop and manage holistic strategies, recruit cross-sector
partners, raise funds, and measure results of these efforts.
Demonstrable skills should include:
• Proven analytical and strategic thinking skills
• Outstanding writing and editing abilities
• Outstanding presentation and public speaking skills
• Experience in building holistic partnerships with cross-sector institutions and universities
• Experience in raising funds from organizations and foundations
• Computer literacy (MS Office, Google Tools, Social Media)
• Experience producing quality publications
• Ability to work efficiently independently and as part of a team
Duties will include:
• Analyzing civic health indicators and suggesting strategies to promote greater civic participation
• Recruiting and maintaining relationships with local partners and vendors
• Raising money from local partners and foundations
• Creating business development strategies
• Managing production and publishing of research publications
• Assisting in production of special events
• Expanding NCoC’s presence and brand awareness into communities around the country
• Working with leading social scientists and government researchers to improve civic indicators
• Serving as a spokesperson and champion for NCoC’s programs
This position reports to NCoC’s Director of Programs. Salary is commensurate with experience; please
indicate desired range when submitting application.
Please no phone call inquiries.

Community Organizer—Good Jobs Better Baltimore

We are seeking organizers to run an aggressive campaign to make
positive change in our communities. Positions are available in

Organizers will be responsible for the following:

• Conduct broad and intensive outreach efforts to religious and
community leaders to involve them in organizing efforts to improve
life in our communities.
• Identify leaders and develop the leadership capacity of community
members to guide and lead the campaign.
• Bring together people in local meetings and area meetings to discuss
and plan community organizing campaigns.
• Work with community leaders, community members and workers to
implement the organizing plans developed.
• Mobilize community members to organize direct actions, rallies,
delegations and community meetings in broader efforts to bring
pressure to bear on the powerful to improve our communities.

Additional Qualifications:
Organizers must have sharp communication skills, an ability to make
and follow through on a work plan and work effectively in a team.
Demonstrated commitment to social justice is a must. Ability to work
nights, weekends and irregular hours is required. Candidates must also
show personal discipline, good judgment and the ability to work with
people from diverse backgrounds. There is a need for both monolingual
English speakers and Bilingual candidates who are fluent in written
and spoken English and Spanish.

Good Jobs Better Baltimore offers a competitive salary and benefits.

A 60 day apprenticeship period is required – our way of training
organizers, paid and on the job. On successful completion of
apprenticeship you will be considered for hire as an organizer. The
position is a term position of 18 months.



The Louisiana Senate Democratic Campaign Committee is seeking
applicants for Finance Director to run an aggressive fundraising
operation to help us gain the majority in 2011.


· Work with the caucus Executive Director and Chairman to create and
execute a winning fundraising plan for the Committee. Establish
quarterly, monthly, and weekly fundraising goals and outline how they
will be reached.

· Coach local Senate Candidates & their staff to create & execute
successful fundraising operations

· Manage member call time & other activities to hit finance targets
& deadlines

· Manage follow up on all correspondence and pledges

· Make fundraising calls to donors in addition to candidate call

· Build on existing donor database by identifying and recruiting
new donors.

· Plan and execute fundraising events.

· Oversee compliance and prepare disclosure reports in cooperation
with DSSCC accounts manager & treasurer.

· Supervise & train Finance Assistant in donor research, event
planning, & other support activities

· Recruit and supervise interns/volunteers to assist with data
entry and other tasks

· Coach local Senate Candidates & their staff to create & execute
successful fundraising operations

· Support other campaign operations as necessary

• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience

•.2+ cycles of fundraising experience on a district or statewide
campaign preferred.

• Good and goal management skills

· Knowledge of NGP and other finance software

• Strong written and verbal communication skills

• Proven entrepreneurial abilities, creativity and initiative

Pay and benefits are commensurate with experience. Must be comfortable with
long, irregular hours, frequent travel, and be willing to relocate to
Baton Rouge for the 2011 cycle.

To apply, please send resume and 3 references to
Virginia League of Conservation Voters
Environmental Campaign Director Position Description

VALCV Background:
The Virginia League of Conservation Voters (VALCV) has been fighting
for Virginia’s treasured landscapes for the past eleven years. During
that time we have worked to preserve and enhance the quality of life
of all Virginians by making conservation a top priority with
Virginia’s elected officials, political candidates, and voters. VALCV
is the non-partisan political voice of Virginia’s conservation

We conduct direct advocacy campaigns during the Virginia General
Assembly session to lobby elected officials to vote in support of
conservation. We then publish the conservation votes of each delegate
and senator in our Annual Conservation Scorecard. (You can see how
your elected officials measure up by visiting Outside
of the legislative session we seek to educate these officials about
conservation policies including air and water quality, energy, land
and historic preservation, transportation and smart growth so they can
be more informed in the future.

We endorse and support strong, conservation-minded candidates for
state office in order to build a “Conservation Majority.” We provide
financial support through our Conservation Majority Political Action
Committee as well as strategic and electoral support.

A major component of our work is educating Virginia voters about
priority conservation issues and urging them to take action to protect
and preserve our natural resources. That is where our 2011 outreach
efforts coordinated by the Campaign Director come into play.

2011 Outreach Campaign:
The Virginia League of Conservation Voters is planning to conduct a
comprehensive outreach effort in Richmond, VA. We plan to communicate
with tens of thousands of residents living in the Richmond metro area
about how they can make a difference for our environment. We will
encourage these individuals to support VALCV and to get active in our
conservation efforts as members and volunteers.

We are seeking a qualified Campaign Director to oversee and implement
our outreach campaign beginning in early July.

Campaign Director Responsibilities:
Fundraise through door to door canvass activities
Recruit and hire a full time staff of canvassers to work on the VALCV campaign
Manage, train and motivate a staff of 6-12 canvassers daily
Track office performance and individual staff performance
Manage all administrative details related to the campaign
Work closely with the Development Director to oversee the campaign office

Must be dedicated to environmental issues
Strong communication skills
Able to multi-task and work in fast-paced work environment
Previous staff management experience is a plus
Previous fundraising experience is a plus

VALCV’s Campaign Director can expect to work 50-60 hours each week. Paid training for the position begins as soon as possible.
Compensation will range from $500 - $540 per week based on experience.

To Apply:
Submit your cover letter, resume and three professional or academic
references to

Emily Francis

Development Director

Virginia League of Conservation Voters

530 E. Main Street, Suite 410, Richmond, VA 23219

(o) 804.225.1902

Check out our good work at and


The office of Congressman Jay Inslee (D-Wash.) is looking for motivated full-time or part-time interns to join our team during the fall of 2011. Primary responsibilities will include answering phones, sorting incoming mail, greeting constituents and guests, conducting research, and giving tours of the Capitol. Interns will work closely with members of the legislative and press staff, and will gain valuable experience by participating in the day-to-day operations of a congressional office. Applicants should have strong writing skills and should be hard-working, enthusiastic, and eager to help out. Candidates from Washington state strongly preferred. Women and minorities encouraged to apply. Please send your resume to Mariah Galaviz at

Blueline Campaigns is looking for current or recent college students
interested in interning with a democratic political consulting firm.

Blueline Campaigns is a full-service political consulting firm. We offer
campaign management, field organizing, new and social media, policy
research, strategy, communications, and a wide array of vendor services to
our clients.

Our internships provide students with a real-world working knowledge of
campaign management and political consulting while working with young,
experienced political operatives. Interns will receive knowledge of the
inner workings of the New York Democratic process, produce research that
influences political campaigns and their management, and may even meet some
key democratic stakeholders.

Interns will be responsible for:
- learning new media and online organizing techniques
- compiling and analyzing spreadsheets to inform strategic decisions
- researching candidates, clients, and opposition
- learning about New York City & State politics
- learning basics of political organizing

This is an unpaid internship with college credit. This internship is based
in New York City. Interns are responsible for their own transportation and
lodging. All hard-working, fast-learners are encouraged to apply.

To apply please send resumes to

*Environmental and Climate Justice Program Intern *

*Posting Date:* **

June 27, 2011**


Approximately two weeks**

*FLSA Status:*



Approximately 5 weeks; July 11 – August 15, 2011****


NAACP National Headquarters, Baltimore MD **


Founded in 1909 by W.E.B. DuBois and others, the NAACP is the nation’s
oldest nonprofit civil rights organization. With its long history and deep
roots—over 2000 local branches, youth and college chapters, and prison
chapters in 50 states and approximately 250,000 members—the NAACP has played
a critical leadership role in advancing the rights of African Americans and
evolving American democracy in ways that are relevant to the lives of all
Americans. ****


It is the continuing policy of the NAACP to take affirmative action to
assure equal opportunity for all current and prospective employees without
regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, gender
identity or expression, sexual orientation, personal appearance, marital
status, familial status, family responsibility, pregnancy or other
pregnancy-related conditions, childbirth, disability, military/veteran
status, citizenship status, religion or political affiliation, past
convictions or incarceration, prior psychiatric treatment, or any other
status protected by federal or state law, local ordinance or Executive
Orders. The NAACP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.****

*Summary of Duties*

We are seeking a dynamic and eager individual to support the objectives for
one of the Association’s major policy advocacy, reform and public education
programs: Environmental and Climate Justice, examining the impact of
climate change on African Americans and other communities of color and
working with communities to organize to advance social justice. Job
responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:****

Preparation of materials and activities for 2011 National

**· **Assistance with upcoming event preparation for other upcoming
activities, including Coal Project activities and Tennessee Environmental
Justice Summit****

**· **Establishment and Maintenance of Environmental and Climate
Justice Program Facebook Page and updating of the ECJ Webpage****

**· **Assistance with organization of Environmental and Climate
Justice Library and Filing System****

**· **Full time staffing of Environmental and Climate Justice
Program activities at Convention****

**· **Post-Convention follow up, including--typing sign-in sheets,
thank you letters and other follow up correspondence, etc.****

**· **Support to Establishment of Youth and College Leadership
Initiative on Environmental and Climate Justice including collaboration with
the Sierra Club Youth Initiative and Energy Action Coalition. ****

**· **Other duties as assigned****
* * *Qualifications*

** **

Prior administrative and event support experience****

Solid understanding of standard office procedures****

Strong administrative, communications and organization skills*

**· **Strong attention to detail and significant ability to

Proficiency with Microsoft Office software****

Exemplary time management skills. Ability to work under
pressure of time and urgent deadlines****

Ability to establish priorities and to plan and monitor own
work plan****

Demonstrate a high degree of individual initiative and
strategic approach to task****

Strong communication skills both written and verbal****

Flexibility to work beyond regular core business hours as

**Ability to travel **

*To Apply: *Resume and cover letter should be sent to NAACP at:*

Email: (preferred method)
Mail: NAACP – Human Resources; 4805 Mt. Hope Drive; Baltimore, MD 21215
Fax: (410) 580-5735****

*Please note that resumes will be accepted through Friday, July 1, 2011*

57 Days Left 'til August Democratic Primary

Interested in gaining political experience this summer/fall?

Progressive Democratic candidate, Barbara Favola, running for the
Virginia state senate seeks summer/fall interns. Learn valuable
skills. Earn school credit. Build your resume. Work with fun

Responsibilities Include:

- Managing targeted precincts and tracking voter contact

- Recruiting and Training Volunteers

- Contacting and Persuading Voters

- Data Entry

Great opportunity for high school and college students, and recent
college graduates. For more information or to schedule an interview

Campaign is based in Arlington, VA

Fall Internship Opportunities at Jubilee USA Network

- Communications and Media Intern
- Advocacy Intern
- Development and Executive Intern

Have you ever wondered how change happens? Ever wonder if you could be a
part of something that will improve the lives of billions around the world?
It all starts here.

Jubilee USA Network, an alliance of 75 human rights, environmental, labor,
faith, and community groups, works for the definitive cancellation of
crushing debts to fight poverty and injustice in Asia, Africa, and Latin

Jubilee internships are for qualified individuals with an expressed interest
in working on debt cancellation and other issues of global justice. The
internships provide an exciting opportunity for individuals looking to gain
experience in a dynamic nonprofit.

Jubilee USA internships are unpaid, though a transportation stipend can be
arranged. Arrangements can also be made to enable the intern to receive
academic credit for the experience.

*QUALIFICATIONS: *Applicants should have strong written and verbal skills,
attention to detail, a passion for working on global justice issues, and
have a strong knowledge of issues of debt and economic globalization.
Knowledge of computer programs such as Excel and Word and familiarity with
online communication is desired, and the ability to work as part of a team
is necessary. Interns must be able to work a minimum of 20 hours a week
and interns who can work as close to full time as possible will be given
higher priority.

TO APPLY: Jubilee is currently accepting interns for the fall

We will also accept early applications for the spring semester - if you
would like to be considered for this spring please specify that in your
introductory email.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, so please submit as soon
as possible.

The last date to apply will be July 15th, 2011*. *Please submit your
application to with the name of the internship for
which you are applying in the subject line (ex. Subject: Policy & Advocacy
Internship Application) and the following documents attached:*

1. A cover letter
2. Up-to-date resume
3. 2 - 3 page writing sample

If you have not followed these application instructions, we will not
consider your application. If you are interested in more than one internship
position, please make a note in the subject line. The internships are
unpaid but we offer a modest travel stipend. We ask that interns work 4
days a week from 9-5 but we are flexible.

For more information about Jubilee please go to:

For more information about the Fall Internships go to:

more information about our current interns go to:


Jubilee USA is a small and collaborative organization. Therefore, all
interns will assist with the operations of the organization and will have
the opportunity to work with the other teams and create projects suited to
their particular interests. All Jubilee interns will have the chance to:

- Attend educational and advocacy events at partner organizations,
International Financial Institutions, and Congress
- Establish connections through outreach to Jubilee USA’s network of over
70 religious denominations and faith communities, human rights,
environmental, labor, and community groups
- Participate in office-wide and team meetings including staff meetings,
brainstorming sessions, and Annual Network Council Meetings
- Learn valuable office skills in the everyday operations of a non-profit


*Development and Executive Intern*

The Development and Executive Intern will work directly with Jubilee USA’s
Executive Director and Communications and Development Coordinator. She/he
will have the opportunity to learn about nonprofit fundraising, grant
applications, and direct mail outreach. Jubilee USA receives support from
foundations, individual supporters, faith communities, and network members.
This is a position suited well for a student interested in business or
non-profit administration.

- Assist in increasing online donor fundraising
- Organize, write and assemble grant proposals
- Conduct donor outreach
- Help prepare annual fundraising appeal and annual report
- Update and write web and print materials for donor outreach
- Provide administrative support including:
- Data entry: Entering new supporters, and updating existing supporters
in our databases
- Draft and edit documents, spreadsheets, and reports related to the
daily operations of the organization
- Office functions: Assist with direct mailings and other related
administrative work to support Jubilee’s development activities
- Attend Jubilee USA Network meetings, coalition events and related

*Advocacy Intern*

Two Advocacy interns will work closely with Jubilee USA’s policy and
grassroots teams on our newest advocacy campaigns. Encompassing both policy
and grassroots advocacy, this position will include a wide range of
research, lobbying, outreach and policy education that supports Jubilee’s
campaign priorities. This position is best suited for a student in
Government or International Affairs/Development.

- Maintain Jubilee's advocacy databases
- Support Advocacy Fellow in communications with Congress and DC-based
partner organizations
- Update advocacy-related content for Jubilee website
- Research and write Jubilee materials used for outreach to policymakers
and the public
- Assist in outreach to Jubilee's grassroots community, through phone
calls, email communication and meetings on specific campaigns.
- Communicating with faith communities about newest activities and
- Provide administrative support including:
- Data entry: Entering new supporters, and updating existing supporters
in our databases
- Office functions: Assist with mailings and other related administrative
work to support Jubilee’s grassroots, development and policy activities
- Attend Jubilee USA Network meetings, coalition events and related

*Media & Communications Intern*

The Media and Communications intern will work directly with the
Communications and Development Coordinator. This position will include
everyday maintenance and special projects related to both Jubilee USA’s
internal and external communications including writing and editing online
content, organizational resources, and press materials. This position is
best suited for a student of communications who is interested in engaging in
the nuts and bolts of media outreach and relations. Experience preferred.

- Write and coordinate press materials
- Research and outreach to reporters
- Write and coordinate blog and social media
- Maintain press files and update press lists
- Help write, edit, and design educational and marketing materials
- Update website
- Office functions: Assist with mailings and other related administrative
work to support Jubilee's grassroots, development, communications and policy
- Attend Jubilee USA meetings, coalition events and related conferences

*Jennifer Tong*
Communications and Development Coordinator
Jubilee USA Network
212 East Capitol St NE
Washington, D.C. 20003
202.543.0692 /

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