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Please Join the DCCC and DSCC for a Resume Drop

Calling all Fundraisers!!

Do you have finance experience? The DCCC and DSCC are looking for Finance Directors and finance staff for the 2012 election cycle and could use you! Join us for a resume drop Friday, August 19, at 3:30 or 4:30pm.

Friday, August 19, 2011
First Wave: 3:30pm
Second Wave: 4:30pm
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
430 South Capitol Street SE
Washington, DC 20003
(1st Floor Wasserman Conference Room)
At this event, you will have an opportunity to meet one-on-one with staff members of the DCCC and DSCC to discuss potential campaign opportunities in 2012.

Don’t forget your resume!
To RSVP email your resume to
Ashley McNeil at and specify which wave you will attend.

If you are unable to attend you can still send your resume to and the appropriate staff at the DCCC will contact you as opportunities arise.


Center for Progressive Reform Job Listing:

Executive Director

The Center for Progressive Reform (CPR) ( seeks an Executive Director. Founded in 2002, the Center for Progressive Reform (CPR) is a nonprofit research and educational organization with a network of Member Scholars working to protect health, safety, and the environment through analysis and commentary. What began as a small group of scholars has grown to encompass 50 tenured law professors at universities across the United States and a full-time staff of ten, including an operations and finance manager, and a senior media consultant. CPR’s annual budget is approximately $800,000.

CPR pursues its mission to protect public health, worker and consumer safety, and the environment by bringing academic research promoting legal and policy reforms to the public policy debate. CPR’s growth and influence has expanded rapidly over the last few years. CPR produces white papers, maintains a well-read blog, holds semi-annual scholar meetings, and conducts brown bags, briefings, and webinars designed to educate policymakers and advocates. Most commonly described as a “progressive” or “liberal” think tank, CPR does not lobby, nor does it litigate. A dynamic and growing organization, CPR operates on a unique virtual office model, with the majority of staff located in the Washington, D.C. area. Potential candidates must reside within daily commuting distance from Washington and be prepared to work from home.

Candidates should have at least seven and preferably more years of work-related experience and must possess the following skills:

· Juris Doctor (this requirement may be waived in exceptional circumstances provided the applicant has an extensive background in a closely related field);

· Fund-raising and management experience, preferably within the non-profit community;

· Familiarity with the policymaking process in Washington, D.C.;

· Substantive knowledge of the issue areas emphasized by CPR; and

· Demonstrated commitment to work consistent with CPR’s mission and values.

The Executive Director is responsible for formulating and implementing CPR’s fundraising plans; guiding the Board with respect to strategic planning; serving as a spokesperson for the organization; recruiting and managing CPR staff; ensuring the organization’s compliance with all applicable legal and ethical requirements; developing and sustaining relationships with key allies and partners in the public interest communities; and overseeing the fiscal and administrative operations of the organization.

Salary is competitive, commensurate with experience, and includes benefits.

How to Apply:

Send cover letter, resume, relevant examples of previous written work, and salary requirements

to: Applications must be received no later than September 30, 2011, and finalists must be available for interviews with the search committee of the board and available to begin work by the end of this calendar year.

Progressive Municipal Candidate in New Haven Seeks Highly Motivated Organizers
This going to be a highly competitive and energetic campaign.
Field Organizer's Responsibilities Include:
Helping build volunteer support network
Identifying supporters and building political base for local candidates
Executing grassroots field strategy
Develop message strategy for community needs and interests
Organizers are needed from June through mid September 2011 and potentially onto to November 2011. Great way to build your career in politics. No prior experience necessary. We are interested in developing young campaign workers who can continue to help Democrats win elections.
Start Date: ASAP
Interested persons should email

National HIV/AIDS policy, advocacy, and grant making organization seeks three (3) Regional Field Organizers to work with its grantees, partners, and allies to implement a coordinated national organizing strategy to mobilize grassroots state and federal HIV/AIDS-related advocacy to achieve the National HIV/AIDS Strategy goals--reduction in HIV incidence; increase in access to care and improvement of health outcomes for people living with HIV/AIDS; and reduction of HIV-related health disparities. Regional Field Organizers will be located in Texas, Washington DC, and the Southeast U.S.
Field Organizers will work to enhance the leadership, organizing, advocacy skills, grasstops and grassroots engagement, media outreach, lobbying, issue messaging, political strategy, and materials development of AIDS United grantees and partners within assigned regions through developing and facilitating trainings, providing technical assistance, and developing leadership. They will work with the Director of Regional Organizing to develop and implement regional organizing plans that will enable both quick response and sustained efforts from people living with, impacted by, and at risk of HIV/AIDS and the agencies who serve them to pressing policy issues. Organizers will collaborate closely with the Policy Department to create campaigns and organizing tools that will assist with achievement of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy goals. Field Organizers will provide support to grantees and partners with state and federal advocacy efforts and communicate and coordinate those efforts and outcomes internally and externally.
Must have a minimum of 3-5years of grassroots issue organizing, campaign implementation, education and training, meeting facilitation, material development, coalition development and coordination.
Candidates must possess a strong demonstrated knowledge of HIV/AIDS policy issues. Must have demonstrated ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Position requires experience in program coordination, health- related services, administration, or related areas. Ability to work effectively independently and as a member of a team is essential. Possession of strong attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple projects, establish workload priorities, and meet deadlines is critical. Candidates must possess strong verbal & written communication skills and ability to work with diverse populations. Fluency in Spanish is a plus.
Competitive salary and exceptional benefits offered in a flexible work environment. Applications must include: Cover letter, resume and salary requirements and should be submitted to with “Regional Organizer” in the subject line (note that subject line must be exactly as stated in order for your application to process correctly). Incomplete applications will not be considered. Equal Opportunity Employer; people of color and persons living with HIV are strongly encouraged to apply. No phone calls please.
Updated August 18

New Partners, a progressive, full service political consulting firm with specialties in strategic advising/consulting, communications, research, fundraising/development and field/grassroots strategy, is seeking fall interns in the finance department of our firm’s Washington, DC office. Interns will work on a variety of nonprofit, foundation and political clients and will be provided a stipend. Please visit for more information on the firm.
Candidates should possess strong oral and written communication skills, solid organizational skills and attention to detail, and sound political instincts. He or she must also have the ability to work independently, meet tight deadlines, and balance multiple projects at once. All candidates should be familiar with Microsoft Office suite.
Candidates should be current college or graduate students, or recent graduates. To apply, please email resume, cover letter and writing sample
START DATE: September 6, 2011
Ideal Candidate Will Possess the Following Qualifications:
• Ability to digest and condense information into user friendly summaries;
• Basic knowledge of campaign finance rules;
• Working knowledge of fundraising and research resources: Nexis, NGP,

• Assist finance staff with day to day projects including: donor research, call sheet production, briefing and memo writing, and fundraising calls;
• Maintain and update call lists and donor databases;
• Participate in and staff fundraising events;
• Provide administrative support

Internship Program
Ever wonder if the hard work you've done makes an impact? At 21st
Century Democrats you won't. Our internship program gives you real
world political experience while making a difference for progressive
candidates around the country.
Who We Are
For more than two decades, 21st Century Democrats' mission has
revolved around training progressives and building a network of
populist Democrats who stand up for America’s working families and
lead the Democratic Party at the local, state, and federal levels. We
focus particular attention to training field organizers and building
the farm team of Democratic leaders who can move up to higher office
at every level and who represent the tradition of Democrats like Sen.
Tom Harkin, Sen. Barbara Boxer, Rep. Raul Grijalva, Rep. Mary Jo
Kilroy, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, Montgomery County Councilman Hans
Reimer and Gov. Ted Strickland.
The mission of 21st Century Democrats is to develop leadership at
every level – from training new generations of field organizers and
campaign staff to helping progressive candidates win campaigns in
order to build a broad network of Democratic leaders who will shape
the direction of the Democratic Party and enact progressive public
policy which transforms this country to a just, fair, and equal
society for all.
What you can expect
Your day isn’t going to be spent making copies or getting coffee.
Why? Our staff is small, but dedicated, so we rely on our interns to
take the lead on significant projects and bring them to completion.
Projects that our interns have worked on in the past include:
• Communications – Writing weekly emails to our national list of
58,000, keeping our blog, Facebook and Twitter accounts up to date
with fresh and timely content.
• Political – Acting as a liaison with our endorsed campaigns across
the country, our Elected Officials Network, and our State Advisory
• Events – Taking the lead on planning and executing fundraising
events like our Gala and Labor Breakfast, as well as meetings and
conferences with elected officials.
• Speaker Series – Working as the point person to recruit speakers for
our Annual Speakers Series that happens each summer. You will be
working with Members of Congress, Democratic Leaders and others to
engage them in our speaker series. Past speakers have included Van
Jones, Gov. Howard Dean, then Senators Hillary Clinton and Barack
Obama, and Sen. Al Franken.
• Training – Organizing and planning our grassroots campaign training
sessions. You will liaise with local political professionals to serve
as trainers for the sessions and also have the opportunity to
attending the training session yourself.
As an intern, you will receive a travel stipend of $50 per month on a
SmarTrip card. It is also possible to receive full or partial
reimbursement for applicable trainings you wish to attend.
To Apply: Send a cover letter and resume to Adam Hlava at

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