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Moderate Texas Democrat seeks personable, experienced, knowledgeable and politically savvy staffer to serve as his legislative assistant for health care, energy, agriculture, tax and other tax issues. Responsibilities include advising the Member, drafting bills and amendments, writing speeches, statements, talking points, and preparing analyses or memos for the Member on relevant legislation and meeting with constituents and other stakeholders. Applicants should have previous Hill legislative experience. Texas ties and Spanish language skills preferred. Applicants for this position are requested to provide a cover letter, resume, three writing samples, and four references to No phone calls or drop ins, please.


Conference Assistant

2011 Take Back the American Dream Conference

Posting Date: July 1, 2011

Closing Date: July 31stor until position is filled

The Opportunity: The Campaign for America’s Future (CAF) and the Institute for America’s Future (IAF) seek a Conference Assistant who is a well-organized team player with a commitment to and interest in progressive issues. The Conference Assistant will gain hands-on experience with various aspects of conference planning including speaker and attendee outreach, advance, logistics and event promotion. For more information on the 2011 Take Back the American Dream Conference, go to

What You’ll Do:

Assist Events Manager with all aspects of conference planning
Create and maintain contact lists for speakers and partner organizations
Draft letters and respond to e-mail inquiries
Contact speakers and their offices; gather relevant information from confirmed speakers
Schedule and coordinate travel plans
Promote the conference using social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc..)
Perform other duties as assigned

What You’ll Have:

Strict attention to detail and ability to follow oral/written instructions
Maturity to take initiative and work independently
Strong work ethic and conscientious follow up
Strong analytical, problem-solving and organizational skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook
Knowledge of progressive political issues a plus

Requirements: This is a full-time, temporary position requiring beginning on August 1st and continuing through the October 7th. For the duration of the conference, you must be available to work long hours on-site.

Compensation: $12.00 per hour.

To Apply: Please mail, email or fax your resume and a cover letter that indicates how you learned of this opportunity to:

Conference Assistant

Campaign for America’s Future

1825 K Street, NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20006

Fax: 202-955-5606 Email:

Who We Are:

TheCampaign for America’s Future (and its sister organization the Institute for America’s Future) is a strategy center for the progressive movement-- promoting an agenda to enhance prosperity and opportunity for allAmericans. Our goal is to forge the enduring progressive majority needed to realize an America of shared prosperity and equal opportunity for all. We focus on kitchen-table concerns such as affordable health care, accessible higher education, retirement security, living wages, healthy workplaces, strong infrastructures, fair trade and clean energy. To support our goal we conduct policy research, publish progressive opinion, convene and educate progressive thinkers, organizers and community activists, and run issue-marketing, mobilization and advocacy campaigns. For more information, please visit our website at

The Campaign for America’s Future is an equal opportunity employer.


POSITION: Assistant Commissioner, Chief Talent Officer, New Jersey Department of Education
LOCATION: Trenton/Newark, NJ
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION:The State of New Jersey is embarking on a bold and ambitious strategy for education reform. Under the leadership of Governor Christie and Acting Commissioner Cerf, the N.J.D.O.E. has begun a deliberate and disciplined process to tackle some of the most significant obstacles standing in the way of every student having the opportunity to graduate high school, both college- and career-ready.
This is an exciting opportunity for an entrepreneurial and experienced professional to create and manage the human capital strategy, tools and infrastructure for one of the most exciting state education transformation efforts in the nation.
The Chief Talent Officer will be fully responsible for designing and executing a talent management strategy that fully aligns with the organization’s mission and goals. This is a unique opportunity to influence the quality of teachers, principals and educational leaders for a system serving 1.4 million students.
Key Responsibilities:

Serve as a key thought leader and subject matter expert on all topics relating to teacher and principal effectiveness while successfully accounting for the political and operational complexities associated with large-scale transformation efforts
Advise the Commissioner on mission-critical strategic priorities, proposing bold solutions on a range human capital issues relevant to the K-12 setting (e.g.: recruitment, preparation, certification, compensation and evaluation)
Identify best practices among local districts, other states, partner organizations and the broader non-profit and for-profit marketplace to ensure that the organization is bringing the best thinking to bear on its specific practices and approach to talent management
Manage a team of over 100 professionals, overseeing the day-to-day operations of all of the department’s educator-related initiatives
Lead internal communications related to all HR programs and the rollout of HR policies and procedures
Identify and track key metrics to measure progress against internal and external goals

5+ years of work experience with an emphasis on student achievement and demonstrated success driving improved performance as a leader of educators
Expertise in educator-related reform issues, such as teacher evaluations and instructional improvement
Proven experience designing and executing a strategic and broad-based talent management initiative
Strong entrepreneurial skills with an ability to communicate clearly during times of growth and change
Ability to establish and build a wide range of relationships across the organization’s multiple internal and external stakeholders, such as staff, teachers, principals, unions, community groups and advocacy organizations
Ability to function as both a catalyst and coach, guiding people at all levels of the education system by utilizing a facilitative approach that results in advancing the learning and development of others
Ability to function well in a dynamic, fast paced environment
Bachelors degree required; Masters degree preferred
Compensation package is commensurate with experience.
To apply for this position, visit:

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Title: Mgr, Licensure (Education)
Req #: laur-00007338
Job Type: Regular
Organization: Regulatory Affairs
Location: USA - MD - Baltimore
The Manager, Licensure reports to the Executive Director, External Relations and
assists Laureate institutions by supporting the degree programs related to
professional licensure, with an emphasis in educator licensure. This role
supports the Institutional Quality and Integrity division in researching and
staying apprised of state standards, legislation, and regulations related to the
various licensure areas.

* Conduct research on state and federal standards, legislation, regulations and
other policy within the Higher Education industry to assist in the development
and implementation of licensure programs.

* Support the other Laureate divisions including enrollment advisors,
admissions, product development, academic advisors, etc., by providing technical
assistance in licensure regulations and policy.
* Maintain knowledge of procedures related to the legislative process.
* Other duties as assigned, including travel to states as needed.
* Master's degree required; Doctorate preferred.
* Minimum of 2 years of experience in professional licensure or
regulatory/legislative research.
* Strong understanding of P-12 education and accreditation issues, experience
* Ability to interpret and understand legislative and regulatory policies and
procedures related to Scope of Practice at state, federal, and provincial levels
is essential.

* Significant professional practice contributions to the above listed
* Experience with professional practice licensing and certification
requirements at the state or federal level, including legislative and licensing
board processes.

* Excellent oral and written communication skills required.
* Ability to interface successfully with all levels of management and external

* Experience with graduate distance/online learning is preferred.
Laureate Education, Inc., and all of it subsidiaries or affiliates, are equal
opportunity employers. EOE.

Government relations office involved in the hottest topics on the Hill
needs a temporary Staff Assistant to support three busy lobbyists;
some with international concerns, some with environmental issues.
Position will be managing their ever-changing schedules, travel plans
to include international travel arrangements, meeting prep, briefing
books, executive visits, expense reports, and backing up the front
desk receptionist.

The position requires an individual who is highly organized, self-
motivated, flexible, and proactive. Ideal candidate will have two
years of office experience plus excellent communication skills. Must
be able to commit long term- Hourly rate to $16 per hour.

Please send Word resumes to with
"Staff Assistant" in the subject of your email.

"We Know the People Who Want to Know You!"

Director of Outreach
July 2011
Alliance for Justice ( is a national association of public
interest organizations spanning a range of issues, including civil
rights, social justice, and consumer and environmental protection.
Representing this broad constituency, Alliance for Justice is
dedicated to leading progressive advocacy and strengthening the
progressive movement.

The Director of Outreach reports to the Executive Vice President.
This position will supervise outreach staff and consultants and will
be responsible for the following activities:

• In coordination with program teams, develop, plan and implement
outreach strategies and activities for growing AFJ constituencies of
lawyers, law professors, nonprofits and foundations.

• Develop and implement field strategies to support work of
organization and coalitions.

• Develop, plan and manage for online outreach program and manage and
grow e-activist program beginning with an activist list of
approximately 40,000.

• Manage a plan for and identification, communication and retention
program for Alliance for Justice’s with AFJ’s 100 + member

• Attend and organize events including legal conferences, progressive
community conferences and AFJ advisory groups.

• Work with Communications team to develop and manage annual student
outreach campaign.

• Convene meetings and manage coalitions.

• Other responsibilities as assigned.


• 5- 7 years experience in fundraising, membership, communications,
outreach or organizing.
• 3-5 years experience managing staff, budget and program.
• Campaign or Hill experience desirable.
• Foreign language speaker a plus.

Application Process
Send a resume and cover letter indicating salary requirements to:
Outreach Director Search
Alliance for Justice
11 Dupont Circle, NW, 2nd Floor
Washington, D.C. 20036
Fax: (202) 822-6068
Alliance for Justice is an equal opportunity employer.



Position: Senior Ruby on Rails Developer

Department: Technology

Location: Washington, DC

CONTACT: Resumes should be emailed to: with subject line “Senior Ruby on Rails Developer”

The Senior Ruby on Rails Developer will join the Innovation Lab at the Democratic National Committee and build key infrastructure to advance the party. We have some very ambitious projects and we'll need your help to make them a reality.

Come work with the best tech team in politics solving hard problems and working on technology that really matters for Democratic campaigns and ultimately, the country.

Primary Responsibilities:

· work closely with stakeholders to design and build scalable web-based applications

· serve as a technical expert for other developers

· mentor teammates to improve team's skill set and proficiency

· contribute to the refinement of the team's development process and workflow

· contribute to multiple projects in a fast-paced team environment


· BS or MS in Computer Science or related technical field, or equivalent experience

· 3 or more years production experience with Ruby/Rails (or similar MVC framework) and associated technologies

· proficient CSS, HTML, and JS skills, and familiarity with jQuery/prototype

· SQL skills and experience architecting and scaling applications built atop relational databases (we prefer postgres)

· experience and proficiency with source code management (we use git)

· an appreciation of the finer points of TDD/BDD and agile software

· development

· a track record of building scalable web applications and APIs

· a strong sense of ownership in your product

· excellent problem solving skills

· excellent writing and communication skills

· passionate about politics and making a difference

Position: Ruby on Rails Developer

Department: Technology

Location: Washington, DC

CONTACT: Resumes should be emailed to: with subject line “Ruby on Rails Developer”

The Ruby on Rails Developer will join the Innovation Lab at the Democratic National Committee and build key infrastructure to advance the party. We have some very ambitious projects and we'll need your help to make them a reality.

Come work with the best tech team in politics solving hard problems and working on technology that really matters for Democratic campaigns and ultimately, the country.

Primary Responsibilities:

· work closely with stakeholders to design and build scalable

· web-based applications

· contribute to multiple projects in a fast-paced team environment


· BS/BA in Computer Science or related technical field, or equivalent experience

· 1-2 years experience with Ruby/Rails (or similar MVC framework) and associated technologies

· proficient CSS, HTML, and JS skills, and familiarity with jQuery/prototype

· SQL proficiency and experience working with relational databases (we prefer postgres)

· experience with source code management (we use git)

· experience with Test-Driven and Behavior-Driven Development

· a strong sense of ownership in your product

· excellent problem solving skills

· excellent writing and communication skills

· passionate about politics and making a difference

Position: Development Operations Engineer

Department: Technology

Location: Washington, DC

CONTACT: Resumes should be emailed to: with subject line “Development Operations Engineer”

Become a part of a team responsible for creating and maintaining infrastructure for the Democratic Party and its internal and external applications, and coordinating application deployment and testing with the development team. Will build and configure physical and virtual Linux servers, provide on-call systems support, assist development and research teams, manage monitoring and backups of all systems, maintain network infrastructure, and create and maintain documentation about systems.


· Experience in Linux-based, production server environments

· BS in Computer Science, Information Technology or other related field

· Be able to carry cell phone and be on call at all times

· Ability to work off hours as needed

· Excellent communication skills

Preference given for experience with:

· Experience managing layer 3 or higher networks Familiarity with Xen,

· EC2, and/or other virtual server software

· Experience with web server and web application deployment

· Scripting/programming skills (Perl, shell, etc)

· Understanding of MySQL or other database administration tasks iSCSI and/or Fibre SAN protocols BGP, STP and other network protocols Nagios, OpenNMS, Cacti, Zenoss, or other system and network monitoring tools

· Ability to manage firewalls

Position: Technology Project Manager

Department: Technology

Location: Washington, DC

CONTACT: Resumes should be emailed to: with subject line “Technology Project Manager”

The Technology Project Manager oversees the technical application design, construction and implementation for assigned technology projects. The Technology Project Manager will collaborate with other technology team members, organizational stakeholders, and product end-users as well as have a general understanding of best practices in project management.

• Collaborate with developers, quality assurance, production support, and project teams to provide technical direction on systems analysis, design, development, testing and deployment.

• Ensure timely and cost-effective delivery of solutions into production.

• Document technical requirements, develop and oversee project plans and implement change control procedures.

• Facilitate code reviews, software design sessions, and architectural reviews.

• Participate in technical advisory roles, as required.

• Interact with end-users at the technical and end-user levels, as required.

• Ensure effective handoff to operations for ongoing maintenance and troubleshooting.

• Ensure an increase level of code reuse, and contribute to the growth and use of the knowledge library.

Required Qualifications:

• A Bachelors degree in a technical discipline or equivalent.

• Demonstrated skills with project management tools and methodologies, software development lifecycle, and problem solving.

• Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects on multiple deadlines.

• Demonstrated success in the leading and managing of people in a team-based environment.

• 2 to 5 years experience as a technical project manager or project leader in an online commerce or software venue.

• Experience working with online organizing tools and platforms

The Democratic National Committee (DNC), is committed to diversity among its staff, and recognizes that its continued success requires the highest commitment to obtaining and retaining a diverse staff that provides the best quality services to supporters and constituents. The DNC is an equal opportunity employer and it is our policy to recruit, hire, train, promote and administer any and all personnel actions without regard to sex, race, age, color, creed, national origin, religion, economic status, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity or expression, ethnic identity or physical disability, or any other legally protected basis. The DNC will not tolerate any unlawful discrimination and any such conduct is strictly prohibited.


Highly competitive, targeted state legislative race with offices about
an hour
from downtown DC is hiring a Finance Director, with a projected start
date of 7/15. This election is November 8th of this year, so there
be no time to waste.

1-3 years previous finance experience is required, as is NGP
proficiency, a car, and a laptop. NationalField experience and Spanish
language skills strongly preferred, but not required.

This race is going to require long campaign hours and a tremendous
amount of work in writing and executing a call-time and event
strategy. It is also going to be a lot of
fun, and a great opportunity to put a W on your record.

To apply, please send resume, cover letter, and 1-3 non-academic
writing samples (e.g. sample call scripts/event invites/fundraising
plans) to Thanks!


Ohio Congresswoman Betty Sutton is seeking current college students or recent college graduates wishing to gain Capitol Hill experience in a fast-paced office for a full-time or part-time Fall Semester internship. We are seeking motivated, organized, and reliable individuals to assist the legislative and administrative staff with day-to-day duties. Such duties include attending briefings, answering phones, giving Capitol tours, drafting constituent correspondence letters, doing legislative research and various other tasks. The internship is unpaid, but interns will gain valuable Hill and office experience and will have access to many unique Hill opportunities. Those with ties to Ohio or the 13th Congressional District are strongly encouraged to apply. Please send a resume, cover letter detailing availability, two short writing samples and at least 2 references to


Fall 2011 Internship with Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY-04)

The office of Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY-04) is currently seeking part-time interns for our Fall Internship Program. The internship begins in mid August and runs through December. The intern’s hours will depend upon his or her class schedule. Qualified candidates will possess an interest in the legislative process, good writing and communication skills, and the desire to work in a fast-paced environment.

Responsibilities will include communicating with constituents, writing constituent letters, performing research requests, leading U.S. Capitol Tours, and administrative work. Our office's interns work closely with our staff and should be professional, motivated, and adept at multi-tasking.

Preference will be given to students from the Fourth Congressional District and the State of New York.

Please send a cover letter, resume, and a short writing sample to Jonathan Flack at or fax to (202) 225-5758. Please call (202) 225-5516 with any questions.

Congressman Mike Quigley (D-IL) is seeking an unpaid intern for his
Washington, DC office for the Fall semester. Preference will be given
to those who can work full-time and can start in early or mid August.
Interns will gain experience in nearly every aspect of a Congressional
office. Responsibilities will include a variety of administrative,
press, and legislative duties. Duties will include press clips,
answering telephones, greeting visitors, assisting with the
correspondence program, leading Capitol tours, attending legislative
briefings, and assisting the legislative staff with research and
special projects.

Individuals with Chicago ties are strongly encouraged to apply.
Candidates should possess strong organizational and communication
(written and oral) skills.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and a 1
page writing sample to


Protect Your Care, a national and state-based campaign to defend and promote the Affordable Care Act, is seeking a finance intern to work in its Washington, DC office.

Candidates should possess strong oral and written communication skills, solid organizational skills and attention to detail, and sound political instincts.

Candidates should be recent college graduates or current undergraduate students. To apply, please email resume, cover letter and writing sample to

Working knowledge of NGP,, and Microsoft Office is a plus.


• Assist finance staff with donor research and call sheet production
• Maintain and update call lists and donor databases
• Provide administrative support


Protect Your Care is a 501(c)4 organization that will create the political and media space for elected officials, industry leaders and community advocates to champion the Affordable Care Act and hold accountable those who seek to take those benefits away by repealing or defunding the law.

Networking Opportunity:



July“1st Thursdays” Social&

Career Networking Kickoff Mixer

@ Lounge 201 on Capitol Hill

(as seen in the Washington Post)


Courtney Sieloff


with Networking Tips for Job Seekers


Kouri Marshall

BRAND NEW Organizing For America-DC Coordinator

This Month’s Featured Co-Sponsors:

Network For Progress Career Networking

(formerly Generation Obama-DC Career Networking)

Prince George’s County Young Democrats

Salsa Labs

Host Committee:

Neil Chaudhuri, Ryan Clayton (@100ProofPolitic), Chris Golden (@chrisgolden), Randy Goldstein, Tyler Gray (@tylergray), Adair Hill (@uhdare), Shawn Logue (@shalo99), Chris Lundberg (@salsalabs), Jim McBride (@dcareerprogress, @networkprogress, @fwdprogress), April Pedersen (@salsalabs), Valentina Pereda, Toby Quaranta (@tobyquaranta), Keith White, Nicole Williams (@pgcyd) & More!

6:30-8:30pm Thursday, July 7th

(with 7:30pm Brief Program)

Lounge 201

201 Massachusetts Ave NE
Washington, DC 20002

@ Union Station red line metro (just walk east one block away!)

$3.25 drafts, $10 margarita mini-pitchers (3 glasses each)


1st 25 Registered w/Drink Ticket & 2 Raffle Tix

2nd 25 Registered w/2 raffle tix


2nd 50 Registered - w/2 raffle tix

100+ Registered - w/1 raffle ticket


(includes appetizers while supplies last + raffle prizes such as a

$25 Lounge 201 gift certificate and other items from local businesses)

Join Network For Progress, a “big tent” and “bottom up” social and media-savvy grassroots organization for the Maintream Majority of“Sanity”-loving Americans who comprise the “Yes We Can” Movement, as we continue our “First Thursdays” monthly networking mixer series where DC-area Progressives, Democrats and Hope Mongers can congregate to network and socialize to build our community for 2012 and beyond.

Once again we will be hosting during a “recess” week and located at Lounge 201 since people liked it so much last time but venue suggestions are welcome.

Our July event will serve as a kickoff of the new Network For Progress Career Networking Group (formerly GO-DC Career Networking) as we will meet new OFA-DC Coordinator Kouri Marshall (who might be a good contact for potential 2012 campaign pros) and Courtney Sieloff of has graciously offered to provide us with networking tips and talk job hunting with folks afterward.

We have two new sponsors as Prince George’s County Young Democrats and progressive software maker Salsa Labs who have generously donated some food and drinks to us!

For “early bird” rsvpers and attendees that will mean some nice perks but at the same time we need to invest in building this organization and making our events “affordable yet sustainable” so this time we will ask for a modest contribution at the door for people who sign up later or just show up at the door.

Activists are also welcome to come and share information about local events, campaigns and advocacy efforts.

Now let’s keep up the momentum from last month when we were featured in the Washington Post for our effort to compete with the Conservative “First Fridays” happy hours!

Washington Post:


More Photos:


Want to be a Co-Host? Questions? Contact us at

Please invite your friends and colleagues!




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