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Senior Texas Member seeks Communications Director to develop and implement an aggressive communications strategy with local/national media and ethnic press, and to serve as the chief spokesperson. Responsibilities include writing press releases, speeches, and newsletters; developing and implementing district outreach activities (as related to press) and responding to press inquiries. Strong written and oral communication skills, and the ability to work well with legislative staff are required. An ideal candidate will have political savvy, press experience, knowledge of North Texas and the desire to work in a fast-paced, multi-task environment and have an easy- going nature. Salary is commensurate with experience. Please email resume and writing samples to

The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund is hiring a Director of Policy and Legislative Affairs in their DC Office.
NALEO was established in 1981 to promote the participation of Latinos in the nation’s civic life. The NALEO Educational Fund carries out this mission by developing and implementing programs that promote the integration of Latinos into the American political system, providing assistance and training to the nation’s Latino elected and appointed officials, and conducting research and policy analysis on political access issues.
The Director of Policy and Legislative Affairs acts as the organization’s primary representative and chief advocate on mission-related public policy issues. The Director works collaboratively with the Senior Director of Policy, Research and Advocacy and the Executive Director in pro-actively creating and setting the direction of policy initiatives relating to issues affecting Latino access to the electoral process, including naturalization, the Census, voting rights, election reform, and appointments to top federal positions. The Director is also responsible for supervising the day-to-day operations of the Washington, D.C. office, which includes managing two staff members, including a Policy Analyst and the Office Manager. The Director must maintain and strengthen excellent working relationships with members of the White House Administration and staff, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, the Congressional Hispanic Conference, other House and Senate members, and key federal agencies. The Director must also work closely with the national media and other advocacy organizations. The Director is also responsible for ensuring that the Washington, D.C. office keeps the organization’s constituency of Latino elected and appointed officials and other stakeholders informed about our policy initiatives. This is a full-time position, with a salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
For additional information regarding the position and the application process, please see the attachment or visit

POSITION: Vice President, Foundation Relations
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION: Our client is a premier non-profit in the education space. Its mission is to enlist the nation's most promising future leaders in the movement to eliminate educational inequality. Embarking on a stage of significant growth, the organization is looking for a team of highly talented individuals to help shape both the future of the organization and the education landscape.
Our client is seeking a Vice President of Foundation Relations to lead the effort to grow development partnerships and funding relationships with foundations and to leverage resources of the foundation community to help it reach its organizational goals. This position provides a way for individuals with strong strategic thinking and communication skills to contribute at a high level in a high-growth, entrepreneurial non-profit. The Vice President of Foundation Relations will report directly to the Vice President, National Development and will work closely with the Executive Vice President, Growth Strategy & Development, and the organization’s CEO and founder.
The Growth Strategy and Development team helps fulfill the organization's potential as a force for change by marshaling resources, cultivating public and private sector champions, and strategically seizing opportunities for expansion and revenue growth, both nationally and regionally.
Ensuring the National Foundation Relations Team meets its annual revenue goals
Ensuring that the best strategy for donor identification, cultivation, stewardship and recognition is being implemented for each foundation partnership
Managing the on-going cultivation of growth funders, who make multi-million dollar, multi-year investments in our client's growth plans, and growing their ranks by ensuring that these incredible champions remain connected to and inspired by the organization
Working closely with program leadership and research and public policy teams to ensure deep understanding of programmatic innovations and on-going research, with an eye to communicating developments to the foundation community
Collaborating with regions to identify and develop opportunities for national-regional or multi-regional support from major national foundations
Ensuring exceptional on-going communication with and stewardship of all national foundation supporters
Developing a broad external network and profile within the educational foundation community
Managing the foundation relations team, including 2 direct reports
Occasional travel required
Experience setting ambitious goals and delivering results
Understanding of non-profit and philanthropic sector essential
5+ years of professional work experience ideal
Experience in the K-12 sector or a desire to quickly become knowledgeable about the key issues and players in education reform
Proven ability to build strong relationships with a variety of constituents
Demonstrated success aligning diverse stakeholders around a common vision or objective
Exceptional listener with ability to understand the needs and motivations of others, find common ground and build trust with internal and external stakeholders, and synthesize a wide range of information into compelling narratives.
Exceptional strategic thinking and problem solving skills
Excellent writing and communications skills
Strong organizational and project management skills
Adaptable to growing, fast-paced, diverse, results oriented culture
Salary for this position is competitive and depends on prior experience. In addition, a comprehensive benefits package is included.
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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

Health Internship – ML Strategies

ML Strategies is seeking a full-time intern interested in health care policy and advocacy for Fall 2011 with a possibility of staying on past that. Interns at ML Strategies receive a wide range of responsibilities in assisting MLS professionals with client work and new client development. Duties may include monitoring Congressional hearings related to health, assisting with administrative duties, research on issues of importance to health practice clients, drafting memos and press releases and attending briefings, and meetings with ML Strategies professionals. The position will also work closely with ML Strategies and outside professionals on a new coalition to transform advanced health care and the treatment of long term illness.

This internship is ideal for students considering majors and careers in government, public policy, politics, or law. The internship will focus primarily on health care related issues. Individuals who wish to apply should be highly motivated, organized and professional. Time and compensation are negotiable. Legislative and/or Executive Branch internship experience is preferred.

Full time interns are asked to work 30-40 hours per week.

To Apply
Applications must include:
· Resume
· Writing Sample
· Dates and Hours Available
· Cover Letters are optional

Send applications to Abby Matousek 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

Start Date: September 6

To apply,

Please email resume, cover letter and writing sample 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.

State Directors Needed for 2012 Youth Organizing

Students Organizing for 2012 aims to create a coordinated campaign effort to
unify students and youth groups towards the re-election of President Obama.

We're seeking talented, committed volunteers to:

-Work with involved students at colleges and universities to form chapters
of our organization on their respective campuses

-Form a team of students to organize your state

-Synchronize your efforts with OFA state organization to maximize your
contribution to the campaign apparatus.

Please note that we have a wide array of national resources and people power
who will help you in setting up your state.


-1-2+ years of experience in Democratic campaigns and Democratic youth group
leadership preferred

-Must be of voting age and currently in either high school (preferably
11th or 12th grade) or post-secondary education (e.g.
undergraduates--preferably Sophomores and Juniors, Seniors encouraged as
well; graduate students are encouraged to apply)

-Must be outgoing and eager to work with political professionals and
volunteers alike

-Must have an entrepreneurial spirit and be willing to commit significant
time in addition to your academic pursuits

We're currently looking for State Directors for:
NY (only need a college-level state director at this time)

Students Organizing for 2012 is a volunteer organization independent from
the Democratic Party. Our goal is to replicate the youth enthusiasm that
spurred the 2008 Obama for America campaign. This is an opportunity to
distinguish yourself in political organizing, build contacts and leadership
skills, and take an active role in the youth movement that will re-elect
President Obama back to the White House.

Please note: This is an unpaid, volunteer position.

Interested parties should email resumes to

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