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Fast-paced California office is looking for a Legislative Assistant with good knowledge of transportation and infrastructure issues, telecommunications, energy and environment, trade, budget, taxes, small business and monetary policy matters. Legislative experience in Congress is a plus. Successful candidates will have strong political instincts, excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to prioritize and multi-task. Interested parties should forward their resumes, two writing samples and a list of references to resumesusc@yahoo.com

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT–Democratic National Committee
POSTING DATE: July 6, 2011
POSITION: Writer/Editor
DEPARTMENT: Communications
LOCATION: Washington, DC
CONTACT: Resumes should be emailed to DNCPress@gmail.com


The "Writer/Editor" will work with senior DNC officials to manage and coordinate the daily message for staff. S/he is responsible for writing a variety of materials to support the communications department, including but not limited to:
talking points, weekly issue updates, press releases and advisories, press statements, scripts, blog posts, web copy, marketing materials, op-eds and speeches.

Candidate must have at least 5 years professional writing and editing experience;
Strong organizational skills, experience meeting deadlines, and the ability to write quickly about complicated matters with minimal direction;
The ideal candidate will have a policy background, experience writing for different audiences, demonstrated flexibility and a good sense of humor;
Strong interest in and commitment to politics is a must.

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 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.
Director of Information Technology
The National Women's Law Center is seeking an experienced, hands-on
Director of Information Technology to report directly to the Vice
President, Administration and Finance. The Director will support and
maintain all aspects of the Center's IT infrastructure for
approximately 60 staff including local servers, network, and other
systems and applications (including Raisers Edge, Microsoft Dynamics,
MS Office applications, etc), desktop support, network administration,
and IT training for Center staff.
Job Duties and Responsibilities
Day-to-Day IT Management
Network/systems administration — ensure that systems and
configurations for servers and workstations are documented,
maintained, and in working order; establish access to common use
files; establish baseline trends of network performance; routinely
identify and correct deficiencies in the network performance.
Technical support — oversee or provide, as necessary, quick response
technical support for problem resolution for end-users; resolve
hardware, software, and applications issues providing work-around
solutions, as needed, to obtain temporary and permanent fixes.

IT vendor management — analyze current IT vendors, cost structure, and
services received; identify required Center services and provide

IT Policies and procedures — draft or update IT policies as required;
review, disseminate and enforce IT policies.

IT training — identify staff IT training requirements; coordinate
training activities and document participation.

Voice network administration — document and manage the telephone
system and associated telephone configuration.

Information systems security — provide support for information systems
security to include periodic assessment of information back-up needs,
account and password table management, and management and upgrade of
anti-virus software. Keep informed on virus alerts and solutions;
develop policy recommendations related to information systems
security; manage the firewall capability. Coordinate resolution of any
issues impacting information systems reliability and continuity of

Database administration — analyze business data requirements and
establish guidelines; if required, design and develop data models.

Network design — perform needs assessments to identify required
hardware and software technology; research strategic business needs of
users and the organization; and oversee, as necessary, the design
network configuration.

IT Planning
Document requirements and devise information management solutions —
during the processes related to technical support, training and
technology assessment, identify and document common and emerging
requirements and design solutions that address the overall

Information systems planning and budgeting — periodically assess and
determine solutions for changes in requirements and capacity for the
network and workstations as well as access to external databases and
the Internet; develop short- and long-term IT plans and related
budgets; track expenditures against approved budgets.

Best practices — participate in professional organizations to identify
IT best practices; remain up-to-date in new and emerging technologies
that may be relevant to Center operations; determine benefits to be
derived by upgrading existing technologies or incorporating new

Coordination of Center IT Requirements/Projects
IT vendor management — coordinate activities with hardware and
software vendors during the acquisition and installation of new
hardware and software; coordinate and evaluate vendor presentations
for technologies that might benefit the organization; identify
redundancies and recommend cost-savings through active vendor

IT projects — oversee special IT projects, as required.

IT Working Group — establish and lead an IT working Group with multi-
departmental representation to raise and resolve IT issues, identify
IT requirements, and facilitate Center-wide coordination.

Supervisory Responsibilities
Network/desktop technician and/or IT consultants.

B.S. degree in information technology or related field. Current
Microsoft certifications preferred and other industry certifications
desirable. 7-10 years overall IT experience in a mid-sized
organization, including hands-on support. 3-5 years IT management
experience, including the management of IT environments and managing
and developing technical staff. Proven track record administering the
following systems: Windows 2008 Server, Exchange 2003-2010, SQL
Server, Active Directory. Experience in leading IT implementation or
upgrade projects. Hands-on experience providing end-user and hardware
support. Previous experience administering Nortel systems desirable.

Demonstrated ability to organize, prioritize and complete work
independently. Must be a self-starter with excellent analytical and
problem-solving skills, flexibility, good judgment and the ability to
coordinate multiple, concurrent tasks in an effective manner.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.

Salary commensurate with experience. NWLC offers excellent benefits,
including four weeks’ vacation, health, medical, dental and life
insurances, 403B plan, and flexible spending plans. Conveniently
located in downtown Washingon, D.C. at Dupont Circle. Metro accessible
on the Red Line.

If you are interested in joining the NWLC team, submit a cover letter
describing your qualifications and resume. Electronic submissions are
preferred Please send materials to humanresour...@nwlc.org and include
position title in the subject line. Hard copies may be addressed to:
Human Resources Department, National Women's Law Center, 11 Dupont
Circle, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20036, FAX: 202-588-5185.
Applications accepted until position is filled. No calls please. EOE.


Director of Teacher Evaluation System Implementation
Houston, TX
The New Teacher Project (TNTP) helps school districts and states
fulfill the promise of public education by ensuring that all students—
especially those from high-need communities—get excellent teachers. A
national nonprofit organization founded by teachers, TNTP is driven by
the knowledge that although great teachers are the best solution to
educational inequality, the nation’s education systems do not
sufficiently prioritize the goal of effective teachers for all. In
response, TNTP develops customized programs and policy interventions
that enable education leaders to find, develop and keep great teachers
and achieve reforms that promote effective teaching in every
classroom. Since its inception in 1997, TNTP has recruited or trained
approximately 37,000 teachers—mainly through its highly selective
Teaching Fellows™ programs—benefiting an estimated 5.9 million
students. TNTP has also released a series of acclaimed studies of the
policies and practices that affect the quality of the nation’s teacher
workforce, most recently including The Widget Effect: Our National
Failure to Acknowledge and Act on Differences in Teacher Effectiveness
(2009). Today TNTP is active in more than 40 cities, including
Baltimore, Chicago, Denver, New Orleans, New York, and Oakland, among
others. For more information, please visit www.tntp.org.
We are currently hiring a large team to lead an innovative new
partnership with Houston Independent School District (HISD) in
Houston, Texas to help transform their teacher and human capital
management systems. As part of this exciting work, we are currently
seeking a Director of Teacher Evaluation System Implementation. This
role will work directly with support professionals in the district and
building-level school leaders to help manage the successful execution
of the new teacher evaluation and development system for this
initiative with HISD. Additionally, the Project Director will manage
the process to gather feedback and data to inform system

This role is based in the school district office in Houston and is
available immediately.

HISD’s Teacher Human Capital Management Transformation
In the new HISD, teachers’ success is the top priority.

Research has proven time and again that teachers have a greater impact
on their students’ success than any other school factor. HISD is the
seventh largest school district in the country and has garnered
national attention for its use of value-added data to guide
instructional decision-making and drive a system of differentiated
compensation for educators. To be the best school system in the
country, HISD must ensure that every student learns from effective
teachers. That means bringing the most talented new teachers to HISD,
giving all teachers the support they need to be successful, and
holding on to teachers who excel in the classroom.

TNTP will support HISD’s human capital transformation through a five-
year initiative to drive the strategic direction of the transformation
effort; develop new system-wide tools and processes; coordinate and
monitor school-level implementation activities; and build stakeholder
buy-in for reform and implement the following strategies:

• Smart recruitment/staffing: attracting the best new teachers from
across the state and across the country
• Useful appraisals: establishing a fair and accurate teacher
appraisal system to provide teachers and principals with meaningful
feedback and information
• Individualized support: providing teachers with the support they
need to do their best work.
• New career pathways: offering meaningful career pathways and
differentiated compensation to retain and leverage the most-effective

TNTP is helping HISD completely transform the way it recruits, hires,
develops and holds onto its teachers with one goal in mind: effective
teaching in every classroom, for every student, every day. We’re
building a new HISD that helps teachers reach their full potential—and
helps them love their jobs.

For more information about education reform at HISD, visit

The Director of Teacher Evaluation System Implementation role offers
the successful candidate the opportunity to have a profound impact on
how teachers are appraised and developed in HISD. As part of the
strategies to establish a rigorous and fair teacher appraisal system
and provide effective individualized support and development for
teachers, the Director is responsible for assisting in the district-
wide implementation of the new teacher appraisal and support system,
working directly with building principals and district-level School
Improvement Officers to support and build their capacity, gathering
school-level feedback about the new appraisal system, troubleshooting
issues as they arise, and assisting in the development of the content
for quality delivery of teacher development.

The Director responsibilities will include:

• assisting in the district-wide implementation of the new teacher
appraisal and support system
• working directly with building principals and district-level School
Improvement Officers to support and build their capacity
• gathering school-level feedback about the new appraisal system
• troubleshooting issues as they arise
• assisting in the development of the content for quality delivery of
teacher development


We are seeking candidates who are motivated by our mission and who
will bring excellent analytic, project and client management skills to
our HISD policy work. Successful candidates will be strong problem-
solvers, work well independently and be focused self-starters.

In addition we seek individuals who have the following qualifications:
• Strong education background and instructional skill set (required),
with a deep understanding of effective instructional practice
• At least 5 years of teaching experience and/or teacher support
experience (preferred), preferably in high-need schools
• Previous experience in school leadership or instructional
management, coaching or supporting teachers, (preferred)
• Expertise in adult learning/facilitation
• Track record of successfully working with a diverse clientele/levels
of experience
• A strong record of indentifying efficient and replicable solutions
to complex problems
• Affinity for working on-site in schools
• Familiarity with teacher performance management systems
• Extraordinary attention to detail
• A record of setting and achieving ambitious goals
• Excellent oral and written communication skills


The annual salary for these positions is $80,000 or commensurate with
experience in a similar position with the possibility of a performance
based bonus.

We also offer a motivated team of colleagues, a collegial atmosphere
that values professional development, a comprehensive benefits plan
effective on the first day of employment – including medical, dental,
vision, disability, life insurance, flexible spending account options,
generous vacation time, and a 403(b) plan with matching – as well as
the opportunity to impact the direction of a growing, mission-driven
company that is committed to the success of our nation’s children.

Application Process
Please submit your application and cover letter here:

We review applications on a rolling basis – so it is to your advantage
to apply as soon as possible. We will not consider applications
without a cover letter tailored to this position; please address cover
letters to the Human Capital Team. As part of our interview process,
candidates will be asked to complete a written exercise to assess fit
with the positions. The exercise should take about 3-4 hours to
complete and once the project has been reviewed, if the exercise meets
the hiring standards, candidates will be invited to an interview to
further determine fit with open positions. The New Teacher Project is
committed to fostering and capitalizing on the diversity of our
organization. We are an equal opportunity employer and seek
individuals of all ethnic and racial backgrounds to apply to this


Illinois Member Seeks Interns
Moderate Midwestern Democrat is currently seeking both full and part time interns. Prospective interns should have superior writing skills, a love for politics and the legislative process, a desire to learn, and a willingness to work hard in this fast-paced office. This is an unpaid internship that will begin in early August.
Day to day intern responsibilities will include: drafting constituent correspondence, leading tours of the U.S. Capitol, answering phones, working with legislative staff on policy issue research and attending briefings and hearings. Interns will work closely with legislative staff and will be given all the tools necessary to learn to become a congressional staffer by the end of the internship.
Illinois ties are a plus. The ability to work full time is a plus. However, part-time candidates and those from outside the state will also be considered.
Please send a cover letter and resume to frank.pigulski@mail.house.gov. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. No telephone calls or drop ins, please.

Congressman Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) seeks part or full-time interns beginning after August 1. Applicants should be enthusiastic, reliable, and hard-working. Spanish language skills a plus.
Please fax a resume and a cover letter to 202-225-3073 (no walk-ins or calls, please).

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