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Office of the Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi is looking for a staff assistant to the Executive Office. Ideal candidate will have Hill experience, working knowledge of Members of Congress, attention to detail, high level of organization, strong work ethic and the ability to work long hours. Please send resumes toExecutive.OfficeSAA@gmail.com
Conservative Democrat Seeking Legislative Assistant For Agriculture
Committee Work and Coastal Issues – Senior Member of the House Agriculture Committee is
accepting job applications for a Legislative Assistant to handle
Agriculture Committee work and other important issues to the
district. Issue areas include coastal issues, environment,
and telecommunications. Hill experience required and willingness to be a
team player is essential. Send resumes to email@example.com
Apply to: firstname.lastname@example.org
National Finance Assistant Reports to: National Finance Directors
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) serves as the official national Democratic campaign committee charged with recruiting, assisting, funding, and electing Democrats to the U. S. House of Representatives. We provide services ranging from designing and helping execute field operations, to polling, creating radio and television commercials, fundraising, communications, and management consulting. The DCCC is supported by the contributions of individuals and other groups from around the country.
Specific Responsibilities Include:
* Assist the National Finance Directors in the the day to day fundraising operations for the entire DCCC Finance Department.
* Serve as the liaison between the regional Finance teams and the National Finance Directors and ensure items, including event briefings, invitations, call sheets, and employee forms, are approved or addressed in a timely manner.
* Set up and prepare call time for Democratic House Leadership.
* Provide key administrative and organizational support to the National Finance Directors. Tasks include, but not limited to: scheduling, monthly expense reports, booking travel, and compiling event and finance meeting briefing binders and meeting packets.
* Assist with the event production for all large National events.
* Other duties as needed.
Required Skills: • Travel is sometimes required for this position. • Ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects at once. • Desire to work in a fast-paced environment.
The DCCC prohibits discrimination of employment, promotion, compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment on the basis of gender, disability, race, age, national origin, color, creed, sexual orientation, sex (including marital and parental status), gender identity and expression, religion, economic status, ethnic identity, veteran’s status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. This policy covers all programs, services, policies, and procedures of the DCCC, including opportunity for employment and treatment as a DCCC employee. The DCCC is an equal opportunity employer and will comply with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination in employment.
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Apply to: email@example.com
Global Campaign for Education, US
The US Chapter of Global Campaign for Education (GCE-US) is a broad-based coalition of non-governmental organizations (NGOs), faith-based groups, teachers unions, student groups, academic institutions, think tanks and foundationsdedicated to ensuring access to quality education in developing nations. GCE-US promotes access to education as a basic human right and mobilizes the public to create political will to improve education for children around the world.The GCE-US Secretariat staff work closely with the GCE-US Leadership Council, coalition members, and other organizations to greatly increase political will to advance U.S support for Education for All (EFA).
The Campaign Director will work closely with the GCE-US Leadership Council, coalition members, and other staff to advance GCE’s agenda with key decision-makers and build a strong base of grassroots and grasstops support for Education for All around the United States.
Duties and Responsibilities:
· Build relationships with policymakers and other decision-makers.
· Expand GCE-US coalition membership, leverage the involvement of coalition members and expand outreach to U.S. constituencies, including grassroots and grasstops, to broaden support for the campaign.
· Raise the profile of Education for All and of GCE-US across the country and in DC
· Lead the process of developing a strategic plan for the campaign and inform and advise the Leadership Council and coalition members of policy recommendations on an ongoing basis
· Organize nation-wide and DC based events to raise the profile of EFA with the media and policymakers.
· Ensure global education priorities and GCE-US have increased coverage in politically relevant media.
· Work with GCE-US partners to stay abreast of developments in international education policy, synthesize policy information and provide analysis
· Author policy and opinion papers for the coalition through consultation with the Leadership Council and coalition members.
· Manage campaign communications in coordination with the Campaign Associate, including bi-monthly campaign e-newsletters as well as posts on Facebook and Twitter accounts.
· Manage campaign budget and oversee reporting to the Leadership Council and funders.
· Manage campaign associate and consultants (including online, communications, and media consultants)
· Manage coalition working groups in partnership with working group chairpersons, and facilitate monthly coalition meetings
· Represent GCE-US at national and international meetings, conferences and public events
· Act as the GCE-US liaison with the Global Campaign for Education Secretariat as well as with other GCE Northern Coalitions.
· Bachelor’s degree required, with relevant advanced degree preferred
· Experience with global education policy or global development a must
· Familiarity with coalition work a strong plus
· 6-8 years policy-related experience with a non-profit or in government
· Strong oral communication, analytical, and writing skills
· Strong interpersonal and management skills, flexibility, and ability to work in a fast-paced environment
· Facility with MS Office, desktop publishing, and website maintenance
· Experience in developing and managing national advocacy campaigns
Salary based on experience, including an excellent benefits package. The position is based in Washington, DC. with some travel required.
To apply send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to GCE-USdirector@gce-us.org. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis so applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
The National Rehabilitation Association has 2 immediate
openings for the position(s) of Staff Assistant to assist
in a variety of special projects over an 8 week period. The
Association is located in Alexandria, Virginia.
Each position pays $12.00/hour for 7.5 hours per day,
5 days/week for 8 weeks, after which the position is
expected to end. Because of the skills gained, there may
well be future opportunities for temporary work with the
Association, but this cannot be guaranteed.
Initially the main activity is expected to involve computer
data entry and some answering of telephones. Thereafter
duties will be added to include various combination
of sorting and processing mail, processing membership
applications, handling of some e-mail and correspondence,
filing, assisting staff members in their duties, handling
assigned projects, and making phone calls.
Applicants must be of high integrity, have a strong work
ethic, possess basic PC computer skills, and have at least
a High School degree. The ability to write, speak, and
comprehend English is a must.
If interested, please contact Brian Coupe at 703-836-0850
or email Membership@NationalRehab.org
OFFICE COORDINATOR / STAFF ASSISTANT – Progressive Maryland Democrat seeks outgoing and organized individual for Office Coordinator / Staff Assistant for district office. Responsibilities include:
· answering the telephones;
· greeting visitors to the office;
· answering constituent requests for general information and other inquiries;
· monitoring delivery and pickup of materials;
· maintaining front office;
· drafting correspondence;
· managing district email accounts;
· organizing incoming and outgoing mail;
· supervising interns; and
· assisting with various administrative and case work duties.
Applicants with a BA / BS or 2 years of related experience and ties to the 4th Congressional District are preferred. Send resume, cover letter and list of three references to Adrienne.Christian@mail.house.gov with “District Position” in the subject line.
No calls or drop by’s.
LEGISLATIVE DIRECTOR – Extremely active progressive member seeks experienced, creative, and politically savvy Legislative Director to provide strategic leadership on legislative priorities and supervise and mentor legislative staff while managing a robust legislative portfolio. Candidates should have outstanding writing abilities with experience drafting talking points, statements, speeches, and other material as needed. Five years of Capitol Hill experience, three years of supervisory experience, and a JD are required. Connections to Maryland are preferred. A good sense of humor and ability to perform well under pressure are a plus. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Please email resume, cover letter, three short writing samples and three references to Adrienne.Christian@mail.house.gov with the subject line “Legislative Director”. No calls or drop by’s please.
SENIOR LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT - Progressive Maryland Democrat seeks Senior Legislative Assistant to be responsible for handling various legislative issues. Candidates should have excellent written and oral communication skill including writing constituent mail, floor statements, and talking points. Applicants should have at least three years of Capitol Hill legislative experience. Applicants with a JD and ties to the 4th Congressional District of MD are very strongly preferred. Please send resume, cover letter, and three short writing samples toAdrienne.Christian@mail.house.gov with the subject line “Senior LA”. No calls or drop by’s please.
STAFF ASSISTANT — Active Bay Area California Democratic Member of Congress seeks a staff assistant. Responsibilities include managing the front desk and greeting visitors. Daily tasks include answering telephones, conducting and organizing tours, processing flag requests, assisting a busy legislative staff, and serving as intern coordinator. Applicants should be detail-oriented professionals with strong organizational skills and writing abilities, positive attitudes and pride in work product. It is required that this staffer have a car. Please e-mail cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Absolutely no phone calls, e-mails or walk-ins, please.
A United States House of Representatives Committee that oversees national security, foreign affairs, and the military seeks a Counsel. The Counsel will provide legal advice to the Committee on legislation and other policy initiatives. The ideal candidate will have national security expertise as well as experience with House procedure. Excellent written and oral communication skills required. The candidate must be comfortable in a team-oriented environment. Ability to pass a security background investigation to obtain a security clearance required. Candidates with current security clearance preferred. Please email cover letter and resume to HouseCounsel2011@gmail.com.
North Carolina Democrat seeks experienced, proactive, detail-oriented individual with outstanding writing skills and sound political judgment to serve as Communications Director in Washington DC office. Applicants must demonstrate proven success in designing and implementing strategic communications plans, developing and maintaining strong relationships with reporters, producing high-quality written materials, and serving as an on-the-record spokesperson. Major responsibilities include the following:
· Drafting press releases, media advisories, op-eds, letters to the editor, talking points, speeches and other written materials for the Congressman
· Pitching stories to various media outlets
· Developing and implementing new media strategies
· Managing and maintaining website
· Compiling and distributing newsletters and other mass email communications
· Organizing daily news clips
· Working with legislative and district staff integrate press operation and policy objectives
· Overseeing constituent correspondence process and member outreach
· Managing a small portfolio of legislative issues, as assigned
THIS IS NOT AN ENTRY LEVEL POSITION.
The ideal candidate would have North Carolina ties, at least 3 – 4 years of professional communications experience (campaign or Hill), working knowledge of issues facing rural communities, and a strategic understanding of issues within the jurisdiction of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, three writing samples and three references to NC01.email@example.com with the Subject Line: Communications Director Vacancy. No phone calls, faxes or drop-in, please.
Progressive TX member seeks highly pro-active, experienced Communications Director to handle busy press operation. Responsibilities will include handling press inquiries; drafting press releases, media advisories, statements, website content and talking points; working closely with the staff of CBC members; attending Member and staff meetings; and, assisting Legislative Director with legislative initiatives. Candidates must have excellent writing and editing skills including speech writing and the ability to quickly produce press material. Capitol Hill experience and established relationships with members of the national press, particularly Spanish media, are a plus. Candidate must work closely with legislative staff to develop and implement strategic media plan in a fast-paced and results -driven environment. Must have proven track-record with national media, and ability to manage website and social media tools. Strategic understanding of key policy areas such as: energy, healthcare, global peace and transportation security is desired. This is NOT an entry level position. Qualified candidates should submit a resume, cover letter and one writing sample (press release or op-ed) firstname.lastname@example.org. No calls or drop-bys, please.
Legislative Director: 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. Please e-mail your resume, a cover letter and two writing samples email@example.com.
Senior Democrat seeks an experienced, well organized Executive Assistant/Scheduler for the Washington, DC Congressional Office. Primary duties include, but are not limited to: managing the Member’s DC schedule; taking care of all logistics associated with the Member's travel to and from DC and out of state; ensuring compliance with all financial and travel disclosure rules; maintaining the Member’s contact list, records and files. The ideal candidate should have a professional demeanor, possess strong organizational skills, be detail oriented, and demonstrate the ability to multi-task under pressure. In addition to having strong verbal and written communication skills, a minimum of two years prior scheduling experience is preferred. Salary is commensurate with experience. Please send cover letter and resume to DemOffice@yahoo.com.
Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas) seeks LC for DC office. Spanish skills a plus. Fax only to 202.225.3073 (no calls or walk ins please)
Progressive House Member of Congress from Texas seeks a detail oriented, highly organized and self-motivated individual as an Staff Assistant/Scheduler. Candidate will prepare the daily schedule for the Member, and prepares detailed itineraries, including important numbers, locations and contact names; prepares monthly projected schedules; and briefs the Member on all scheduling activities and requests of the Washington, D.C. and district offices; makes reservations for the Congressman's air travel, ground transportation, and lodging; responds to all invitations, either by written correspondence or by personal telephone call; maintains the Member’s files, including notes, correspondence, and all information relating to travel; acts as a liaison for constituents and other individuals when they visit the Member. Candidate will work well under pressure and handle stress; works a flexible schedule including some long hours and performs other duties as assigned. Bachelor’s degree is required with at least two years of office experience. At least one year working in a congressional office is beneficial; Experience making travel reservations and arrangements. Alternatively, three to five years of related work experience. Must have strong telephone skills; strong oral and written communication skills; and the ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment with respect to prioritization of and recommendations on appointments. Minorities are encouraged to apply .Thoroughness and careful attention to detail is an absolute must. Please send cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Senior Midwest Democrat seeks a Communications Director to manage press and communication operations. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, responding to press inquiries; drafting press releases; managing and updating official website and social media accounts; creating and distributing e-newsletters, franked mailings and questionnaires; planning in-district events; and developing and implementing media, communications, and public relations strategies. Candidate must be highly dependable, flexible, able to travel on a regular basis, and able to form close working relationships with co-workers and individuals outside the office. The selected applicant will have superior organizational and management skills. Knowledge of the appropriations process and Indiana ties a plus. Please send a cover letter, resume, and two short writing samples to email@example.com. No calls, faxes, or drop-ins please.
Caseworker/Commission on Black Men and Boys Coordinator: Senior Democratic Member of Congress seeks an energetic, organized, creative, self-starter to join the team of her very active and visible constituent services staff. Constituent Services staff assists the Member in responding to constituent issues and problems with federal agencies, staying on top of everyday events in the Member’s district, and keeping the community connected to the Member’s work. The Commission on Black Men and Boys is comprised of community leaders who hold hearings and other events on behalf of the Member on African American male self-empowerment to address their myriad of problems and make recommendations on how the Congresswoman, the public, private, and non-profit sectors can assist black men and boys. Candidate must be able to handle multiple tasks and issues effectively while responding to constituent requests and concerns and meeting deadlines. A successful candidate will be a motivated self-starter who can work independently and thinks outside the box. Prior community or casework experience is helpful. The ideal candidate will have significant experience interacting with the public, excellent writing and communication skills and a working knowledge of the local District of Columbia government. Candidate must possess a bachelor’s degree and be, or be willing to become, a resident of the District of Columbia. The closing date for this position is July 15, 2011. Salary:$40,000 to $43,000 depending on skill and experience. Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, two writing samples and references to: Raven T. Reeder, District Director, Office of Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton 529 14th Street NW STE 900 Washington, DC 20045-1928 FAX: (202) 783-5211 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
West Coast Progressive democrat seeks Legislative Director to manage all aspects of a forward-thinking and dynamic legislative agenda. Issues portfolio may include tax and economics. Successful applicants work well under pressure, possess excellent written and oral communications skills, have a good sense of humor. Prior Hill experience is required. Please submit cover letter, resume, and list of references to LegDir2011@yahoo.com. No drop-bys or phone calls.
Leadership House Democrat is seeking a Press Secretary to work in partnership with our Communications Director in a fast-paced, proactive press office. Candidates should have very strong writing and verbal communications skills and an active knowledge of social media messaging. The ability to multi-task, meet tight deadlines and think quickly on your feet is a must. Daily duties include writing press releases, talking points, op-eds, e-mail newsletters, as well as proactive media event planning and responding to national and local press inquiries in an on-the-record capacity. Position based in Washington, DC. Minimum 2+ years on-record experience required, House press secretary preferred. Send cover letter, resume and writing sample to: FL-20PRESSRESUME@MAIL.HOUSE.GOV. PLEASE NO DROP-BYS, PHONE CALLS OR EMAILS.
Senior Texas Democrat seeks a Legislative Assistant to handle a diverse portfolio of issues including women’s issues, veterans, postal issues, as well as be the coordinator for Congresswoman’s “World of Women for World Peace” initiative. Staffer must be able to handle multiple projects simultaneously in a demanding office environment; must have superior written and oral communication skills; and must be able to interface effectively with senior staff. Ideal candidate will have some prior Capitol Hill or legislative policy experience. Must send resume with cover letter in order to be considered for this position to email@example.com. No phone calls or walk-ins please.
The Minority side of a House Committee is looking for a Communications Director. The ideal candidate will demonstrate proven success in designing and implementing strategic communications plans and new media strategies, maintaining strong relationships with reporters, producing high quality written materials, and serving as an on-the-record spokesperson. The ability to integrate press operations with policy staff is imperative. This is not an entry-level position: at least three years of communications experience on the hill is required and applicants must have strong references who will attest to prior success in communications. Please send a resume and cover letter firstname.lastname@example.org.
Progressive CA member seeks highly proactive, experienced Communications Staff to develop and implement strategic media plan in a fast-paced and results-drive environment. Must have proven track record with national media, and ability to manage website and social media tools. Outstanding writing skills are required, including speech writing. Strategic understanding of key policy areas such as global peace and security,, poverty, and HIV/AIDS policy is desired. The is NOT a entry level position. Qualified candidates should submit resume, cover letter and one writing sample (press release or op-ed) to email@example.com. Minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. No calls or drop bys, please.
House Democrat on the Appropriations Committee is seeking a Legislative Assistant with experience in the Appropriations process to cover energy, natural resource, environment, and agriculture issue portfolio. Individuals should be capable of working with diverse stakeholders and tracking a broad legislative portfolio involving both budget and authorizing issues. Candidates must have at least three years of legislative experience in the United States Congress and be adept at using the Appropriations process to advance a broad legislative agenda. In depth knowledge and understanding of legislative process, creative thinking, an interest in progressive agriculture policy, and excellent writing ability is required. Please email cover letter, resume, references, and two writing samples firstname.lastname@example.org. No calls, drop-ins, or faxes please.
Senior Rocky Mountain Democrat is seeking a Legislative Assistant to execute an active legislative agenda involving energy, the environment, public lands, and other issues important to the West. Individuals should be capable of working with diverse stakeholders. An advanced degree and Colorado ties are a plus. Strong research, writing, and oral briefing skills are essential. Candidates should have at least two years of demonstrated experience managing issues and developing legislative strategies in a Congressional setting. The ideal candidate will be creative, possess a strong work ethic, and can have fun while maintaining a busy schedule. Interested applicants can direct resumes to email@example.com.
Active New Jersey Member of the U.S. House of Representatives seeks a motivated Legislative Director to manage and supervise active legislative staff, coordinate and implement legislative agenda, and assist in development of policy positions and legislative strategy. Candidates must have strong leadership and organizational skills, be a self starter, have excellent oral and written communication skills, the ability to work well under pressure and in a team environment. Must have the ability to manage the work of others and to take the initiative to advance the agenda of the Member. The position reports to the Member, Chief of Staff and General Counsel. Salary is commensurate with experience. Please email resume and references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please do not call the office about this position.
Midwestern Democrat seeks experienced, creative, and savvy Communications Director for proactive press operation. Candidates must have outstanding writing abilities in a variety of formats, including speechwriting, press releases, new media, talking points and other written materials drafted for the Member. They also must demonstrate experience pitching stories to media and have on-the-record experience. Candidates for the position must be able to work well with other staff to develop and execute an effective communications strategy for the Member. This is not an entry level position. Campaign or Hill experience required. All candidates for this position must provide: 1) a cover letter; 2) a resume; 3) three writing samples; and 4) three references. Send application to Democrat.Midwestern@mail.house.gov. ABSOLUTELY NO CALLS OR DROPBYS.
Democratic Member of Congress from Texas seeks a detail oriented, highly organized and self-motivated individual as an Executive Assistant. Ideal candidate should have a real commitment to public services and to completing challenging tasks. Candidate will prepare the daily schedule for the Member, and prepares detailed itineraries, maintain important numbers, locations and contact names; prepare monthly projected schedules; and briefs the Member on all scheduling activities and requests of the Washington, D.C. and district offices; coordinates photo opportunities with constituents; handles the Congressperson's travel arrangements; responds to all invitations, either by written correspondence or by personal telephone call; ensures that the Member is provided with briefing materials for each event by coordinating with event participants and the appropriate legislative and/or district staff; maintains the Member’s files, including notes, correspondence, and all information relating to travel; acts as a liaison for constituents and other individuals when they visit the Member. Candidate should be able to work well under pressure; should be able to work a flexible schedule; and perform other duties as assigned. Bachelor’s degree and at least two years of office experience is preferred. At least one year working in a congressional office is beneficial. Must have strong telephone skills; strong oral and written communication skills; and the ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment with respect to prioritization of and recommendations on appointments. Candidate should have a car. Thoroughness and careful attention to detail is an absolute must. Does this sound like you? Send resume, cover letter, and references to: Resumebox@mail.house.gov.
The Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago’s Government Affairs office seeks an Sophomore/Junior/Senior undergraduate student for a 2011 Fall internship in its Washington DC Government Affairs office. Receiving more than $330 million in government funds, the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago supports a network of more than 120 health and human services agencies serving more than 300,000 Chicagoans of all faiths and hundreds of thousands more in 59 countries around the world.
Prior exposure to government relations, non-profits, and domestic policy would be helpful. The selected candidate will gain exposure to Capitol Hill and the Administration, develop an understanding of a variety of domestic social policy issues, and a first-hand look inside the Jewish communal world.
The candidate should have excellent writing and research skills, be able to juggle multiple projects at once, and have a solid foundation in Microsoft Office. Specific responsibilities during the internship will include:
· Attend and/or watch congressional hearings and provide notes to Government Affairs staff
· Prepare and update materials for Capitol Hill visits
· Assist with all phases of preparation for special outreach events, including advocacy missions
· Compile and analyze surveys
· Research and draft documents on issues which include, but are not limited to, senior transportation, aging, Israel, Medicaid, Darfur, Medicare, Iran, and family caregiving.
The Federal Policy Internship is a part-time position (flexible but consistent 15-20/hour/week). The internship will begin September 6 and will end mid-December (dates are flexible with your school schedule). This internship is unpaid, but we may be able to help you obtain credit for the internship. The internship is open to current sophomores, juniors, and seniors.
Please forward a resume/cover letter, writing sample, and any questions to: email@example.com or fax at 202-466-7092 by August 22. Please visit www.juf.org/gov for an overview of JUF/JF’s Government Affairs Program.