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Senior New York member seeks a Legislative Director who is a self starter with strong managerial and organizational skills to develop and implement a legislative plan. The position requires excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to work well under pressure. The ideal candidate has three to five years of legislative experience, as well as a firm understanding of the legislative process and House organization and procedures. If interested, please e-mail your resume, a cover letter and two writing samples to

SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR/LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT – Senior Northeast Democrat seeks an experienced Systems Administrator/Legislative Assistant to maintain office computers, computer network and Member website and monitor legislative developments and formulate initiatives within assigned issue areas. Applicants should have knowledge of current computer software and applications; knowledge of the legislative process, excellent oral and written communication skills, and the ability to concisely convey recommendations of policy positions to the Member. System duties will include trouble-shooting network, Blackberry, and iPad problems, as well as computer assistance to Member and staff. Legislative responsibilities will include Energy, Environment, Telecom, Agriculture, Grants, related appropriations matters and constituent mail. Applicant must be able to thrive in a fast-paced office environment, work independently and collaboratively, have strong interpersonal skills and possess a well-developed sense of humor. Prior Hill experience preferred. Please email cover letter, resume, references, and two writing samples to . No drop-ins, calls or faxes.

Progressive Upstate New York Democrat seeks Staff Assistant for D.C. office. Candidate must be personable and professional. Hill experience and previous employment experience are a must. Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to: managing the front office, supervising interns, answering telephones, greeting visitors, organizing tours, processing flag requests, sorting mail, writing constituent correspondence, and assisting other staff as needed. Familiarity with Staff Assistant responsibilities and IQ proficiency is strongly preferred. Strong writing skills are essential as significant mail responsibilities will be expected. For candidates with Staff Assistant experience, there will an opportunity to quickly transition into a Legislative Correspondent role after a few months of proven competency in the Staff Assistant role. The ability to multi-task and work well in a team environment are also key. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Upstate New York ties preferred. Send resume, cover letter, and writing sample to Please no calls or drop-bys.

POSTING DATE: July 13, 2011

CLOSING DATE: July 31, 2011

POSITION: Chief Diversity Officer

DEPARTMENT: Executive Director (DNC) / Chief Executive Officer (DNCC) / Executive Director (DCCC)

LOCATION: Washington, DC

CONTACT: Applicants should email to, with subject line “Chief Diversity Officer.”

Position Description:

The Chief Diversity Officer (CDO) will advise the Executive Directors of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) and the Chief Executive Officer of the Democratic National Convention Committee (DNCC) with respect to the development of diversity goals and strategies and the integration of those diversity goals and strategies into the DNC’s, DCCC’s and DNCC’s processes and practices

In addition, the CDO will serve as a liaison from the DNC to the DNCC and the Charlotte in 2012 Host Committee with respect to the 2012 Democratic National Convention. The Host Committee will be responsible for much of the vendor spending for the 2012 Democratic National Convention and operates independently of, although in consultation with, the DNC and the DNCC.

The DNC, DCCC and DNCC aspire to be diverse organizations that appreciate differences in race, culture, national origin, ethnicity, gender, religion, socioeconomic class, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical and learning ability, and military service. The DNC, DCCC and DNCC strive to maximize the development and contributions of their employees, create a supportive environment for diverse businesses to compete for available contracts, and to increase the amount of DNC, DCCC and DNCC expenditures with diverse vendors.

During 2011 and 2012, the CDO will: (1) work with the DNC’s and the DCCC’s senior staff to establish and implement goals and strategies for integrating diversity into staffing for and contract opportunities with the DNC and the DCCC; (2) work with the DNCC staff to monitor and evaluate DNCC goals and strategies for integrating diversity into DNCC staffing and contract opportunities; (3) serve as the DNC and DNCC liaison to the 2012 in Charlotte Host Committee with respect to the Host Committee’s diversity goals; and (4) work with the DNC and DNCC to maximize expenditures by the DNC, DNCC and 2012 Democratic National Convention vendors with diverse third-party vendors.


The CDO will assist the DNC’s Chief Operating Officer and Human Resources Director in developing and implementing systems for monitoring and assessing diversity in staffing and contracting at the DNC. This will include a diversity strategic plan and metrics for tracking progress.

The CDO will work with the DCCC to review and update the DCCC’s hiring practices and policies, and assist the DCCC in meeting diversity staffing goals for the 2012 cycle. Additionally, the CDO will work with the DCCC to ensure that new diversity policies are sustained over time.

The CDO will be responsible for developing sound business strategies in the context of national, nonprofit political organizations that are focused on the needs of diverse constituencies, working closely with other members of the DNC’s, DCCC’s and DNCC’s senior management team to ensure the organizations are effectively using diverse talent (both within their employee base and their vendors), to enhance the diversity planning process, and to evaluate performance against the organizations’ diversity goals.

The CDO will provide strategic advice and counsel to the DNC Chair, DCCC Chair, DNC Executive Director, DCCC Executive Director, DNCC Chief Executive Officer and other DNC, DCCC, and DNCC senior management on diversity-related issues, especially as they pertain to policy. The CDO will also consult with department leaders to help them develop and integrate diversity goals and strategies into their processes and practices. This will include facilitating sharing of best practices in the areas of sustainable vendor diversity in DNC, DCCC and DNCC departments.

The CDO will monitor internal and external diversity trends with respect to staffing and procurement of goods and services and will assist the DNC Executive Director and DNCC Chief Executive Officer in working with external allies to provide relevant information about employment and contracting goals, opportunities and performance. The CDO will serve as a liaison to organizations that promote workforce and vendor diversity. The CDO will also work to publicize opportunities at the DNC and DNCC, build an effective minority vendor directory, and identify opportunities to expand the pool of vendors with the capacity, expertise and experience to compete effectively for positions and contracts available through the DNC and DNCC.

The CDO will be an experienced and successful leader, manager and communicator. The CDO will have strong organizational skills and excellent written and oral communication skills. The position requires demonstrated ability to communicate and maintain effective interpersonal, collaborative, and professional relationships with other leaders within the DNC, DCCC and DNCC, as well as communicating effectively about DNC, DCCC and DNCC diversity initiatives and accomplishments with external Democratic leaders, allies and constituency groups.

Required Qualifications:
· Significant leadership experience developing, communicating, and implementing vendor diversity and sustainable sourcing initiatives;
· Strong collaboration and negotiating skills, with the ability to influence beyond formal authority;
· Strong written and verbal communication skills, including public speaking;
· Practical experience in developing and/or implementing procurement programs for diverse vendors, including without limitation women’s and minority businesses;
· Demonstrated ability to work effectively with all levels of an organization and to establish strong working relationships with diverse constituencies, including internal and external constituencies and diverse communities;
· Demonstrated ability to perform multiple tasks and deliver quality work in a timely manner;
· Demonstrated self-starter with ability to work independently and within a team environment;
· Strong project management skills; and
· Ability to anticipate obstacles and proactively identify solutions.

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.

The Nature Conservancy
(Job ID # 13390)

JOB TITLE: Senior Policy Advisor
JOB FAMILY: External Affairs/Government Relations
JOB NUMBER: 750002
LOCATION: Arlington, VA
SUPERVISOR: Director, U.S. Government Relations
DATE: June 27, 2011

· Bachelor’s degree in political science, environmental policy, or related field and 4 years of senior government relations/external affairs experience
· Federal agency or congressional staff experience.

The Senior Policy Advisor, Agriculture develops, coordinates and implements a strategy to further the work of the Conservancy and its conservation partners through direct interaction with U.S. government, national, and multi- and bi-lateral agencies focusing on policy and funding initiatives that provide conservation opportunities and/or impact our conservation programs. S/he will lead the Conservancy’s Advocacy efforts on the 2012 Farm Bill, working directly with U.S. House and Senate Agriculture Committees, other Members of Congress and their staffs, and senior USDA officials. S/he will play a lead role in implementing the Conservancy’s strategies for engaging in the Farm Bill, including regulations and appropriations. S/he identifies conservation policy and funding opportunities, evaluates the potential for TNC and NGO partner involvement, and develops and implements strategies to influence policy and public funding for conservation at the national and/or global level.
The Senior Policy Advisor, Agriculture liaisons with counterparts in the Conservancy’s U.S. Government Relations or International Government Relations departments and with Operating Units to provide and extract useful lessons and experience and to coordinate on joint policy approaches and strategies. S/he also serves as contact with the external professional community in the policy arena to keep abreast of new developments and opportunities that may be useful to the Conservancy and to report on and share the Conservancy’s experiences with others. The Senior Policy Advisor, Agriculture provides expert policy analysis and contributes directly to the Conservancy’s public funding strategies by providing input for proposal writing, negotiating with bilateral and multilateral agencies, influencing federal appropriations, and donor cultivation as needed.

· Bachelor’s degree in relevant field and 6-8 years of senior relevant experience.
· Federal agency or congressional staff experience.
· Expert knowledge of current trends in relevant policy discipline.
· Familiarity and experience with the programs and practices of the U.S. Farm Bill and related programs to support and encourage land and water conservation by farmers, ranchers and forest land owners.
· Demonstrated experience conceiving and implementing strategic initiatives.
· Demonstrated excellent project management skills.
· Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
· Ability to work with partners/government agencies without violating any restrictions related to conflicts of interest, lobbying former employers, or influencing decision makers.

· Diagnoses complex problems and identifies creative solutions.
· Cultivates the creative ideas of others to identify potential solutions. Experiments to find creative solutions – thinks outside the box.
· Designs, implements, and directs complex and diverse projects, encompassing multiple programs and coordinating the work of other professionals inside and outside the organization. Incorporates cross-disciplinary knowledge to support program objectives.
· Negotiates complex high profile or sensitive agreements.

· Significant opportunity to act independently within broad program goals.
· Makes strategic decisions based on analysis, experience and judgment.
· Decisions may have program-wide impact.

· May supervises administrative and professional staff with responsibility for performance management, training and development.
· Responsibility and accountability for meeting departmental strategic goals and objectives.

· Ability to communicate professionally with a wide variety of people from different cultures.
· Strong communications and presentation skills. Ability to prepare and present project proposals and negotiate with federal, bilateral and multilateral agencies to achieve program goals. Ability to persuasively convey the mission of TNC to diverse groups including key legislators, government officials and others who are critical to the Conservancy’s overall public funding strategies.
· Work in partnership with other organizations in a collaborative and advisory capacity.
· Effectively directs and or participates in complex negotiations.
· Develops constructive and effective working relationships inside and outside the Conservancy.

· Willingness to travel 25-40% of time.
· Work requires only minor physical exertion and/or physical strain. Work environment involves only infrequent exposure to disagreeable elements.

The Nature Conservancy
4245 N. Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203

The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer

To apply go to, click on “How to Apply” and then on “View Positions”. Search for position number 13390, Senior Policy Advisor, Agriculture. Complete on-line application and then submit resume and cover letter as one document. Please clarify salary required. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on July 29, 2011.

Once submitted, applications cannot be revised or edited. Failure to complete all of the required fields may result in your application being disqualified from consideration. The information entered in the education and work experience sections are auto screened by the system based on the basic qualifications of the position.

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POSITION: Chief Operating Officer at Harlem Village Academies
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION:Our client, Harlem Village Academies is widely recognized as a national leader in the education reform movement. Its growing network of public charter schools is transforming the lives of children in Harlem by providing them with an excellent education. Led by a team of passionate social entrepreneurs, Harlem Village Academies has developed and effectively executed on a clear, focused strategy: hire talented and passionate teachers, provide them with autonomy and extensive professional support and hold them accountable for results. HVA sets high standards for students’ academic performance and personal conduct; intervenes with love and rigor when a child is off-track; and engenders in students a love of learning, a spirit of community and dedication to academic and behavioral excellence.
Harlem Village Academies has achieved national prominence as one of the highest performing urban schools in the country. Students enter the academies several years below grade-level, many with a history of poor behavior. Yet, after a few years with the school they make remarkable gains.
100% of eighth graders passed the NYS Science and Social Studies Tests
100% of eighth graders passed the NYS Math Test, ranking Harlem Village Academy #1 of all open-enrollment public schools in New York State
HVA schools were the highest scoring in Harlem on the New York State ELA test
100% of high school students passed the Integrated Algebra and US History Regents exam
In addition to its track record of educational excellence, Harlem Village Academies has an exceptionally committed Board of Directors and an extraordinary group of supporters including some of the country’s most prominent and influential leaders in business, finance, real estate and media. Harlem Village Academies is regularly featured in New York and national media and serves as a model for schools across the United States. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg calls Harlem Village Academies “a model of excellence” and “the poster child for this country.”
With its proven, replicable education model, Harlem Village Academies is poised for growth. In addition to building Harlem’s first high-performing public high school, the organization plans to scale up to a system of schools at a pace that ensures continued excellent educational quality.
Reporting directly to the CEO, the Chief Operating Officer will ensure that the organization continues to deliver exceptional performance while meeting its ambitious growth goals. This is an ideal opportunity for an innovative, entrepreneurial and driven leader, with experience leading a business unit or innovative mission-driven organization, to play a role in growing a premier education reform organization that transforms the lives of children across New York.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Drive operational excellence across all departments including: operations (human resources, technology, data / compliance) fundraising, marketing, recruitment and finance
Hire, manage and develop best-in-class leaders throughout the organization, providing on-going mentorship and opportunities for professional development
Identify gaps and implement process improvements to support efficient and effective departments in both school and central office operations
Develop robust systems that will enable excellence across the organization as it grows in both scale and complexity
Conduct and/or oversee analysis to drive organizational decision-making
Serve as organizational leader, partnering with CEO, department heads and staff to deliver best-in-class results
The ideal candidate will have a track record of success in leading cross-functional teams to achieve ambitious goals in a high-growth, entrepreneurial setting. The COO must be exceptionally polished, professional and articulate with a high level of comfort building and refining operational process and supporting and developing senior leaders. Finally, he or she must be a genuinely kind individual who thrives leading a highly motivated, committed team.
Other qualifications:
10+ years of progressively increasing operational management experience in the context of a growing organization or business
Demonstrated ability to develop, implement and manage business systems and processes to support a growing multi-million dollar organization
Proactive, entrepreneurial style with the ability to take initiative, recognize opportunities and develop and implement focused plans for executing on those opportunities
Excellent organizational, project management and time management skills, able to oversee multiple, high-priority work streams
Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills, able to use quantitative and qualitative information to drive decision-making
Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, with an ability to communicate clearly and work effectively with a variety of staff at all levels across the organization
Commitment to team work with a willingness to be hands-on and do whatever it takes to support the success of Harlem Village Academies
Bachelor's degree required; MBA or Master’s Degree in related field preferred
Organizational Culture
HVA’s team members are expected to be committed to the mission, vision and values of Harlem Village Academies, have a positive and professional attitude, exhibit a very strong work ethic (including a willingness to work long hours) and possess an inner drive for personal and professional excellence. The ideal candidate will thrive working within an entrepreneurial and results-driven environment.
Harlem Village Academies is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds. *
Competitive compensation commensurate with experience
To apply for this position, visit:

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This position is available immediately in our New York City, NY office.
Anzalone Liszt Research is a nationally-recognized Democratic polling firm with offices in Washington, DC and Montgomery, Alabama. ALR is opening a new office in NYC and is looking for an intelligent, hard-working, and extremely organized professional with an interest in Democratic politics who can facilitate all job needs for one of ALR's partners.
Primary responsibilities include:
Helping open NYC office
Maintaining Contact Database
Coordinating daily tasks
Interfacing with ALR Analysts and Project Staff on day to day needs
Facilitating marketing meetings
Personal business coordination
Preference given to candidates who possess a mix of the following:
Experience working in political field
Bachelor's degree
Ability to multi-task
Highly organized
The ability to laugh at oneself or tell a good joke
Anzalone Liszt Research offers a competitive salary and benefits package that includes employer-paid health insurance and yearly performance-based bonuses. Fax resumes to Anzalone-Liszt Research at (334) 387-4656 or via email to Open until filled.

ALR is looking for an additional Research Analyst!
This position is available immediately in our Montgomery, AL office.

Anzalone Liszt Research is a nationally-recognized Democratic polling firm with offices in Washington, DC and Montgomery, Alabama. We are looking for an intelligent, hard-working professional with an interest in Democratic politics, and a proven ability (or willingness to learn) to program surveys in SPSS.

Primary responsibilities include:
Program survey questionnaires, tables, and crosstabs in SPSS
Demographic weighting

Preference given to candidates who possess a mix of the following:
Previous SPSS Data and/or Reporter software experience
Ability to multi-task (e.g., handle the programming load for multiple surveys at any given time)
Experience working with data in political campaigns
Ability to run multivariate analysis (e.g. regression, cluster, factor)
Bachelor's or Master's degree in computer science, statistics, or a related discipline
The ability to laugh at oneself or tell a good joke

Anzalone Liszt Research offers a competitive salary and benefits package that includes employer-paid health insurance and yearly performance-based bonuses. Fax resumes to Anzalone-Liszt Research at (334) 387-4656 or via email to Open until filled.

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