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CA37 seeks an experienced and organized person to serve as Executive Assistant and Schedule for the Washington DC office. Responsibilities include leading the management of the Member’s active Washington schedule, while coordinating daily with the Chief of Staff and the District office. Successful candidate will possess strong political instincts, sharp interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to prioritize, multitask and maintain attention to detail in a fast-paced environment. Previous Hill experience preferred. Qualified applicants can submit a resume, cover letter and references with the word “SCHEDULER” in the subject line.

Major Gifts Manager
Location: Washington, DC
The Major Gifts Manager will serve as an integral member of the Membership & Development Team. S/he will work with the Director of DC Membership, the Vice President of Membership & Development, the President and various Project Directors to identify and secure grants and major gifts in support of the organization’s project work and for general support. The successful applicant will have 2+ years of experience in non-profit or political fundraising, grant writing and/or project management and have strong organizational, communication and management skills. S/he will have primary responsibility for managing and cultivating project-based funding relationships and will work collaboratively with principals and project directors to shepherd major gift relationships and to direct and conduct grant writing and research. Together with the Membership & Development Team, the Major Gifts Manager will help develop and implement general strategies related to the fundraising activities of the organization and collaborate with them to provide creative leadership to other principals and staff.
Specific duties/responsibilities will include:
· Identifying, cultivating and developing foundation and major donors, and conducting prospect research to expand support for the organization

· Writing, editing, and producing grant proposals, donor requests, solicitation letters and donor acknowledgements

· Maintaining database and developing systems for recording and tracking grant proposals, awards and related information

· Prioritizing and managing multiple tasks under tight timelines and balancing competing priorities

· Other tasks and responsibilities as assigned

· 2+ years of experience in non-profit or political fundraising, grant writing and/or project management

· Superior organizational skills and attention to detail

· Initiative, creativity, and a high level of professionalism

· Excellent communication skills, especially written, and general experience with the grant application process

· Proficiency in NGP preferred.

The position reports to the VP of Membership & Development. Salary commensurate with experience. Please address resume, references and a writing sample, as well as any questions, to Jenna Narayanan at Please use subject line: Major gifts Manager.
About NDN & New Policy Institute
NDN is a leading center-left, multi-issue think thank and advocacy organization organized as a 501(c)(4) that is a major forum for events with cutting-edge thought-leaders and has a significant media presence and deep relationships with elected officials. In recent years NDN has become a leader on economic and globalization issues; clean technology and the creation of a low-carbon economy; demographic changes, including the study of the growing importance of Hispanics, the Millennial Generation and the exurbs; U.S.-Latin America relations and comprehensive immigration reform; and the advocacy and use of the latest new tools and media.
Our 501(c)(3) affiliate, New Policy Institute, is a non-partisan think tank and project of the Tides Center, whose mission is to imagine and build a 21st century America capable of meeting the challenges of our time by offering ideas; mastering new media and technology; understanding the changing demographics of our country and engaging new Americans. The New Policy Institute conducts research and builds solutions that address all three of these areas. We work to provide insightful analysis and detailed strategies that will help America succeed in the 21st century.
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The Office of Congressman Adam B. Schiff (D-CA) seeks an unpaid full or part time intern in his Washington, D.C. office. Responsibilities include legislative research and writing, attending legislative briefings and committee hearings, general administrative responsibilities, providing constituent services, assisting the administrative and legislative staff, and various projects of special interest. This is a great opportunity for an energetic, detail oriented, organized, and self-motivated individual to gain first-hand Capitol Hill experience. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and writing sample to

Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA-09) seeks a highly motivated, full-time Intern for fall 2011. Interns are responsible for both administrative and legislative duties. Administrative tasks include assisting the staff assistant with answering phones, greeting visitors, sorting mail, entering data, and drafting correspondence. Legislative support includes performing research, drafting public statements, prepping materials for hearings, attending hearings and briefings, reaching out to agencies and other congressional offices, and a host of various special projects. Candidates should be professional and possess strong oral and written communication skills, an ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment, and a good sense of humor. Ties to California’s 9th Congressional District are a plus but not required. Interested applicants should e-mail a cover letter and resume to

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