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Progressive Minnesota Democrat seeks an experienced, creative legislative director to develop legislative initiatives and supervise legislative staff while managing a robust policy portfolio. Candidates should have outstanding writing and editing abilities with experience drafting talking points, statements and briefing memos. The candidate should be a self-starter and able to constructively work in a team environment in a fast-paced office. Congressional experience and supervisory background required. Candidates should have knowledge of urban policy issues, House legislative procedure, and the budget process. Candidates from Minnesota are strongly encouraged to apply. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Please send a cover letter, resume and one short writing sample by Friday, August 26, 2011 No calls or walk-ins, please.


NMAC is hiring for a Communications Specialist- Social Media Content

This position works in the Government Affairs and Communications Division. The Communications Specialist - Social Media & Web Content will be charged with creating, expanding and amplifying NMAC’s online content/presence through the use of mainstream and community-oriented Social Media/Web 2.0 social networking tools. This position is responsible for the timely writing, editing, copy-editing and production of printed and electronic deliverables, including publications, website content, press releases, op-eds and other communications materials.
Through this comprehensive approach, the incumbent will help promote and position NMAC’s programs and services, and facilitate meaningful dialogue between the agency and its constituents, the greater health community, the general public, federal and state agencies, partners and other stakeholders.

Position Overview:
The incumbent will report to the Director of Government Affairs and Communications, and work with the IT/Database Specialist and the LMS/Social Media Specialist, to do the following:
· Possess strong materials production/project management skills, including: requesting bids from graphic artists, printers, and other communications vendors; establishing and tracking production schedules and records; and troubleshooting any challenges.
· Employ industry standards to procure appropriate vendors and staff input to produce culturally-competent health, technical assistance and/or HIV/AIDS-related materials/publications for a diverse audience – from information gathering, writing, copy-editing and design to revision, approvals, production and fulfillment.
· Distribute NMAC messages, updates and other information through agency communications channels according to Social Media communications outreach/media dissemination protocol/logic model. This includes the design and sending of NMAC e-newsletters, e-press releases, Social Media outlets, etc.
· Disseminating information via Social Media/Web 2.0 networks, including: blogs/micro blogs, videos, e-newsletters (listserv messages), social networking sites (SNS), RSS feeds, wikis, social bookmarking sites, and other online/Social Media/Web 2.0 solutions.
· Writing, editing and copy-editing federal/foundation grants, reports, business correspondence, standard operating procedures, etc.
· Preparing and sending out messages/releases and managing listservs members/media contacts using online e-newsletter/e-press release solutions using Convio.
· Creating and managing culturally-competent health- and/or HIV/AIDS website content, images and videos using propriety and/or non-proprietary content management systems, such as Sitellite, Drupal and Moodle.
· Facilitating and documenting internal and external online conversations using Social Media/Web 2.0 networks, including Skype, bulletin boards, teleconference calls, e-learning systems, etc.
· Experience with basic graphic design and familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite applications a plus, especially in the creation of name tags, table cards, flyers, etc.
· Resolving problems in a timely manner and the ability to develop alternative solutions, and using reason when dealing with emotional topics - an absolute necessity.

· Bachelor’s degree in Business or related field and three to four years’ experience and/or six to eight years of progressive experience is required.

· Strong understanding of HTML/DHTML and CSS.

· Experience with Adobe Creative Suites, Illustrator or Fireworks.

· Experience with Content Management Systems.

· Proficient in fixing cross-browser compatibility issues.

· Content Authoring.

· Ability to understand user experience and have an eye for design.

· Must possess strong project management skills, planning and demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities.

· Demonstrated critical thinking analysis.

· Must work well in a fast paced environment.

· Strong demonstrated writing and oral communication skills.

· Strong interpersonal skills.

· Working knowledge of Microsoft’s Word, Excel and Access software.

· Background in HIV/AIDS services preferred.

· Creating and implementing iPhone/Smartphone applications a plus.

Compensation is competitive, based on experience and/or educational qualifications.
NMAC will not reimburse interview travel costs.

Equal Employment Opportunity
National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and supports diversity in the workplace. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. All staff at NMAC must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States.
All applicants please copy and paste your cover letter including salary requirements and resume to the following web link:
Application closes: Midnight September 15, 2011


The Washington, DC, office of a Senior Member of the Ways and Means Committee has unpaid Press internship openings for FALL 2011 and is accepting applications at this time. The internship will begin in early September and last through the end of the year. Press interns are expected to work long hours and commit between 3-5 days per week. Internship duties include, but are not limited to compiling and daily clips, drafting press releases and op-eds, proofreading and editing, maintaining press lists, updating Member’s communications calendar, website and social media platforms. Intern may also assist with answering phones, incoming and outgoing mail, addressing constituent concerns, and assisting the Legislative/District office staff. Strong writing skills are needed and familiarity with new media and website development is a plus. Priority will be given to those with journalism or communications education /experience. The ideal candidate will be creative, motivated, mature, detail-orientated, and possess the ability to multi-task under high pressure. This is a great opportunity for college students and recent graduates. Women and minorities, especially those with Spanish language fluency, are highly encouraged to apply. To apply for a FALL 2011 Press internship in Washington, please send your cover letter, resume and writing sample (1-3 pages) addressed to the Comm. Director at
Finance Internship with Protect Your Care

Protect Your Care, a Democratic-aligned campaign set up to defend last year’s healthcare reform law, is seeking a finance intern to work in its Washington, DC office.

Candidates should be recent college graduates or current undergraduates.
An ideal candidate will have a strong interest in politics. Working knowledge of campaign finance, healthcare issues and NGP software is a plus.

• Assist finance staff with donor research and call sheet production
• Maintain and update call lists and donor databases
• Provide administrative support and occasionally assist communications department

To apply,

Please email resume, cover letter and references to

Protect Your Care is a 501(c)4 organization that will create the political and media space for elected officials, industry leaders and community advocates to champion the Affordable Care Act and hold accountable those who seek to take those benefits away by repealing or defunding the law.

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 to

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

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