Tuesday, September 27, 2011

US Public Affairs Vacancies -- September 27th, 2011

This is the Public Affairs Links US vacancies page. It is updated regularly with all the internships, entry-level and senior positions available in the lobbying industry. If you would like to submit a vacancy to the site, please contact editor@publicaffairslinks.co.uk.

Stateside Associates
Legislative Associate
Arlington, VA
Salary details on request

"Stateside Associates, the leading 50-state government affairs and issue management firm, seeks professionals to perform research and analysis regarding state legislation and politics. You will work in one of Stateside's four (4) Issue Teams supporting major corporations and associations in their state lobbying efforts."

Director, Federal Government Affairs
Washington, DC
Salary details on request

"The Director serves as AARP's chief Capitol Hill lobbyist in the area of health and family and executes lobbying strategies to clarify and promote AARP's health and family advocacy policy objectives. The Director is charged with building, nurturing and sustaining effective relationships across the political spectrum on Hill and with key external organizations."

Senior Manager, Government Relations
Washington, DC
Salary details on request

"Initiates, develops and implements the vision, objectives and goals for a full range of professional, legislative, and political expertise needed to carry out the Mission and strategic plan of AAOS. Provides supervision and direction on policy priorities and lobbying strategy for the AAOS Office of Government Relations staff in consultation and coordination with other senior legislative and regulatory staff."

National Association of Manufacturers
VP, Issue Advocacy and Political Action
Washington, DC
Salary details on request

"The VP, Issue Advocacy and Political Action will be responsible for advancing the legislative agenda of the industry by using grassroots tools and campaigns as well as executing NAM programs related to member involvement efforts, issue advocacy to the public and political action. This individual will provide departmental leadership and manage assigned staff members responsible for advocacy initiatives."

National Association of REALTORS


"The Speechwriter performs a variety of writing and editing assignments related to executive communications. Primary duties include writing speeches, letters and scripts for elected leadership that reflect the speaker’s personal style and have passion, wit and conviction, and providing writing and editing support for major NAR communication projects."

Salary - Details on request
Location - Washington, DC
Closing Date - 10th October

Porter Novelli

Account Executive, Public Affairs

"Porter Novelli Public Services, a global public relations company, has an immediate opening for a full-time Account Executive to join the Washington, DC office’s Public Affairs team. Responsibilities include coordinating and implementing daily account activity on behalf of the client, and developing and editing high quality written materials including press releases, fact sheets, pitch letters, online content and general team/client correspondence."

Salary - Details on request
Location - Washington, DC
Closing Date - 10th October

Herbalife International

Specialist, Government Affairs

"Primary responsibilities include monitoring the development of federal and state legislative and regulatory issues of interest to the company, attending hearings, preparing position papers, participating in industry association meetings, as well as some state level lobbying. The Government Affairs Specialist is also responsible for maintaining an advocacy website, preparing internal communications and handling special projects."

Salary - Details on request
Location - Washington, DC
Closing Date - 10th October

Mansfield Fellowship Program

The Mike Mansfield Fellowship Program

Learn How Issues and Policies Are Handled in Japan…

What is the Mansfield Fellowship? A two-year government-to-government exchange program with Japan. Fellows spend one year in intensive Japanese language and area studies training in Washington, D.C. and one year working in Japanese government offices.

Who can apply, and how are they funded? Federal government employees with at least two consecutive years of service and a career interest in issues of importance to the U.S.-Japan relationship can apply. Applicants are either executive branch agency funded “detailees” or non-funded detailees (also known as “non-detailees”). Detailees continue to receive their salaries and benefits from their U.S. agencies, while non-detailees’ salaries are funded through the Fellowship Program. Congressional staff are always non-detailees and may have to separate from federal service. Executive branch employees need not separate from federal service.

The Mansfield Foundation covers the cost of airfare and provides financial support for housing in Tokyo, education for school-age children, and other related expenses for both detailees and non-detailees.

What are the benefits to my agency and me? Federal employees gain a unique set of knowledge and skills that enables them to lead and contribute to their agencies’ work on issues, programs, and policies involving Japan.

Gain a deep and practical understanding of Japan’s government policies, work culture, and decision-making processes through firsthand experience in Japan’s government and private sector.
Develop a network of Japan contacts to facilitate cooperative working relationships that continue long after Fellows return to the United States.
Foster a network of U.S. government contacts through the Fellowship alumni network, which can facilitate interagency and international cooperation.
No break in federal service for executive branch participants.
How can I learn more about the Mansfield Fellowships?

Visit the Mansfield Fellowships website and see the Fellowship brochure
Bi-monthly information sessions from September 2011-March 2012
Application deadline: April 2, 2012

The Mansfield Fellowship Program is administered by the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation with the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, as grantor.

Monday, September 26, 2011

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Enough, a project of American Progress, seeks a Research Director.
Enough’s long-term goal is to help develop and support a growing
grassroots movement pressing for an end to genocide and other forms of
mass violence against innocent civilians. The project’s current focus
is on the crises in Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and
areas affected by the Lord’s Resistance Army, and this portfolio will
continue to expand to other crises around the world.

The Research Director will work closely with the Executive Director,
Co-founder, and Policy and Advocacy Director to formulate Enough’s
policy prescriptions to end genocide and crimes against humanity, and
oversee the production of reports and other publications based upon
rigorous field-based research and analysis. This individual will also
be responsible for supervising related staff and consultants—based in
Washington and overseas—and providing them with clear and effective

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

Develop a production plan for timely, well-researched publications in
coordination with Enough’s senior management team.
Oversee the research, editing and content of regular field papers on
Enough’s focus countries.
Work closely with Enough’s Policy and Advocacy Director and
communications team to ensure that Enough’s policy prescriptions and
advocacy messaging are consistent.
Expand Enough’s network of contacts within the policy community and
deepen Enough’s relationships with policymakers and influential actors
in the United States and overseas.
Liaise with partners and other relevant organizations and institutions
to gather feedback and input to Enough’s policy work.
Develop and manage contracts and budgets in relation to these initiatives.
Represent the organization with policymakers, the media, and in public forums.
Work to create the greatest synergy and impact from Enough’s field
research, policy recommendations, relations with other organizations,
media outreach, and specific advocacy initiatives.
Ensure that field personnel carry out their work in an environment of
security and support.

Requirements and Qualifications:

A combination of at least seven years senior experience in government
affairs, the NGO community, conflict prevention, and international
policy; work experience in the region of Enough’s current focus
countries required.
Strong understanding of the policymaking process within the United
States government is essential.
Strong understanding of the United Nations system a plus.
Strong knowledge of countries in conflict, the developing world, and
public policy related to these fields.
Demonstrated analytical skills and excellence in written and oral communication.
Experience with developing and managing contracts and budgets.
Superb organizational and management skills, including the ability to
manage numerous tasks simultaneously.
Adept team player with good interpersonal and managerial skills.
A high level of personal energy, dependability, and commitment.
Committed to Enough’s missions and goals.

Additional Information

American Progress operates two separate nonprofit organizations to
maximize our progressive agenda: The Center for American Progress and
the Center for American Progress Action Fund. This job posting refers
collectively to the two organizations under the name “American
Progress.” The Center for American Progress is a non-partisan
501(c)(3) tax-exempt research and educational institute. It undertakes
research, public education and a limited amount of lobbying. The
Center for American Progress Action Fund is a non-partisan 501(c)(4)
tax-exempt organization dedicated to achieving progress through
action. It works to transform progressive ideas into policy through
rapid response communications, legislative action, grassroots
organizing, political advocacy, and partnerships with other
progressive leaders. The organizations share office space and

American Progress provides a competitive compensation and benefits package.

American Progress is an equal opportunity employer; women, minorities,
and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

For more information on the Center for American Progress, please go to

For more information on the Center for American Progress Action Fund,
please go to www.americanprogressaaction.org.

To apply, simply e-mail your Word resume and cover letter attachments
to: jobs@americanprogress.org.

Or you may write to:
Center for American Progress
1333 H Street, NW, 10th Floor – Enough Project Search
Washington, DC 20005

In your correspondence, please reference the exact title of the job
you are applying for in the subject line. This announcement will
remain posted until the position is filled. No phone calls please.

Please note that only those individuals whose qualifications match the
current needs of this position will be considered applicants and will
receive responses from American Progress.

Thank you for your interest in American Progress.

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 DemOffice@yahoo.com.

Legislative Assistant – House Democrat seeks Legislative Assistant to handle a diverse portfolio of issues including economic policy, financial services, government reform, small business, and other legislative issues as assigned. Responsibilities include developing and advancing the Member’s legislative agenda; providing detailed updates and analysis on relevant issue areas; representing the Member in meetings with constituents; and outreach to interested groups with a heavy emphasis on the business community. Successful candidates should have a talent for communicating complex issues in a concise manner, both verbally and in writing. Previous Hill experience or in a position relating to the substance of one of the major issues in the portfolio preferred. To apply, send cover letter and resume to EconLA@mail.house.gov.

Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas) seeks Ways and Means Counsel for DC office. Strong tax background important. Spanish skills a plus. Fax only to 202.225.3073 (no calls or walk-ins please).

TITLE: Professional Staff Member, Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs, House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, Majority Staff
REPORTS TO: Staff Director, Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs
SALARY RANGE: $50,000-$100,000, depending upon salary history. Higher salary negotiable in the case of extraordinarily qualified candidates.

· Assist the subcommittee staff director in advising the Full Committee Chairman and Subcommittee Chairman on legislative initiatives
· Monitor legislative needs and developments within committees and on the House floor within specific issue areas of responsibility
· Under the guidance of Subcommittee Staff Director, provide advice on policy matters within issue areas and help subcommittee staff director develop and implement strategic and policy goals
· Draft hearing, markup and floor statements for the Full Committee Chairman and Subcommittee Chairman
· Assist in determining Full Committee and Subcommittee hearing topics and prepare for hearings
· Assist in the drafting of legislation for the Committee
· Meet with congressional staff and internal/external organizations on behalf of the Committee
· Review and evaluate laws, regulations, programs, legislative proposals, etc.
· Performs other duties as assigned by Subcommittee Staff Director, Full Committee Deputy Staff Director, and Full Committee Staff Director

· College degree required
· At least three years of congressional or Administration experience resulting in direct, working knowledge of the subcommittee’s substantive jurisdiction required; at least five years strongly preferred
· Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills (writing test will be administered prior to an offer being extended)
· Excellent oral communication skills
· Thorough knowledge of legislative process, and mastery of House Rules
· Demonstrated ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment in the formulation and recommendation of policy positions
· Knowledge of current issues and events in which the Full Committee Chairman is involved
· Ability to work long hours, under pressure, and cooperatively and courteously with others
· Occasional travel as may be required.

Employees are eligible to receive Federal Benefits that include:

Sick and Annual Leave
Federal Employees Health Benefits Program
Thrift Savings Plan
Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance Program
Federal Long Term Care (LTC) Insurance
Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAFEDS)
Dental & Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP)

Employment with the U.S. House of Representatives is at-will. The U.S. House of Representatives is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including marital or parental status), disability, or age. Transportation and all related travel expenses associated with the interview and hiring process must be paid by the applicant.

Qualified candidates please send résumés only to the following e-mail address: VAR.Resumes@mail.house.gov with “DAMA Subcommittee PSM” in the subject line. No calls or walk-ins, please.

Your résumé will be reviewed to determine if you are among the top candidates. If you are one of the top candidates, you will be contacted for an interview.

Program Director
Posted on: September 26, 2011
Posted by: The Faith & Politics Institute
The position oversees all the planning and execution of the program work of the Faith & Politics Institute.
Key description
· The position requires a strong team player, and a natural leader. She or he will manage all areas of programming and events, such as logistics, materials, briefing books and event coordination for FPI staff; share in the development and coordination of program activities as appropriate; and work with the president, Congressional, development and communications leads, to create and ensure high quality events and activities.
· The successful candidate will be a creative self-starter, able to develop exciting programs that will extend the mission and reach of the Institute.
Areas of work
· Create and manage a three-year rolling program plan of compelling and attractive new programming;
· Execute on all responsibilities surrounding programs, and coordinate the various programs of the Institute so that they are staffed appropriately, and manageable by available staff and other resources;
· Prepare an annual program budget, organize all relevant meetings with the Board Program Committee and other groups to review plans, keep the Board and key stakeholders informed, and prepare annual reports;
· Share in the work of reaching, supporting and informing Members of Congress and their staff about the mission, vision and work of FPI;
· Work with:
o The Director of Finance and Membership Services to ideate and execute supporter/membership growth programs;
o The Senior Coordinator of Congressional Liaison around congressional outreach;
o The Development Associate and relevant consultants to develop any funding proposals
o Any other staff or consultants as necessary;
o Provide staff support, leadership and coordination as and where needed for all pilgrimages and other activities;
o Other duties as assigned.
· Work with Institute leadership to support the creation of high quality media and communications with Members and other audiences, both real time and online;
Reports to: President
Experience and Attributes
· A deep working knowledge of Capitol Hill: three or more years’ experience working with Congress;
· A proven record of developing compelling programs or experience indicating the ability to do so
· Three or more years senior or mid-level organizational leadership and extensive experience in managing programs, event planning and delivery;
· An ability to work in a team and maintain good relations with stakeholders, staff members and others, and the drive to deliver on assigned tasks;
· Strong written and communication skills and the ability to think strategically.
About The Faith & Politics Institute
The mission of The Faith & Politics Institute is to bridge the divides that arise in a thriving democracy.
For the past two decades, The Faith & Politics Institute has provided Members of Congress and the Washington DC community with experiences of extraordinary depth and personal spiritual reflection. Almost alone on Capitol Hill, the Institute provides Members of Congress and staffers unique opportunities to connect across the political aisle. One Member of Congress recently described it as an ‘oasis for us on the Hill.’
The Faith & Politics Institute is well-known for its shared experiences such as the Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimage. It also offers events to Members of Congress, national and international diplomats, and the larger Washington community that include discussions initiated by prominent and leading thinkers, reflection groups, and lectures. Less well-known are the events the Institute hosts to support Members of Congress and their staff: private reflection groups, opportunities for personal evaluation on decision making and bipartisan forums.
The Institute strives to base its work not simply on civility, but on a unique mix of growth, trust and personal, spiritual and confidential reflection. In the hectic environment of Washington DC, the Institute provides opportunities for lawmakers and others to meet in reflective settings, with Members from across the political divide, to evaluate and reflect on how they make decisions.
Through its work, the Institute has attained an almost unparalleled level of credibility and acceptance across the political spectrum. Through these efforts, the Institute helps lawmakers provide the highest quality of public service for our Nation. www.faithandpolitics.org
Please email your resume and cover letter to resume@faithandpolitics.org

Legislative Director – Congressman Todd Young seeks a Legislative Director for his Washington, DC office. The Legislative Director will supervise three or more staff with assigned legislative duties, advise the Member on all legislative activities, construct and execute legislative strategy in concert with the Member’s interests, and assist in the development of policy positions and legislative initiatives. The position will help facilitate construction and execution of communications plan relating to legislative activities, be responsible assigning legislative staff areas of responsibility and oversee all responses to constituent mail inquiries. Candidates should expect a flexible work schedule, work well under pressure, and have a minimum of 3-5 years of legislative experience as congressional staff. They must also have excellent writing and verbal communication skills, a thorough knowledge of the legislative process, as well as all House rules and procedures. A background in national security policy and foreign affairs is preferred and previous management experience and Indiana ties are a plus. Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter explaining their interest in working for Congressman Young to: indiana9jobs@gmail.com.
Scheduler – Republican Member of Congress from Oklahoma in search of a scheduler/executive assistant to organize and execute the Member’s schedule and coordinate administrative duties. The scheduler will work closely with the Chief of Staff to screen meeting requests, manage front office operations and administer the DC Internship Program, among other duties. The qualified candidate will be a highly-motivated self-starter who has strong organizational skills. The candidate should be able to work effectively as part of a team in a fast-paced environment. Oklahoma ties preferred. No calls or drop-ins. Please email resume, cover letter, and references to sean.murphy@mail.house.gov.

Financial Administrator - Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-03) seeks an experienced professional for the position of Financial Administrator in DC office operations. The position involves a variety of administrative duties including: developing a yearly office budget, management and monitoring of the Congressman’s budget, payroll and voucher systems. Prepare monthly financial reports showing up-to-date expenditures and projections of expenses to the end-of-the-year. Balance all personnel and account records each month; maintain and submit committee monthly reports to House Administration. Keep and prepare staff vacation records. Conduct orientation for all new employees to assist with their paperwork and benefits. Responsible for the vouchering payment of the Member’s bills and reimbursement to staff for any expenses incurred while on official business. Manage all reimbursable expense requests for staff; monitor and pay all Citibank Government Credit Card statements; submit and track student loan payment program paperwork for staff. Manage and maintain financial contracts with vendors conducting business with the Member. Has knowledge of and can apply the US House of Representatives rules and regulations that apply to the Member's congressional funding. Colorado ties are a plus but not essential. Prefer prior Hill experience in this position. Email a resume and cover letter to Chief of Staff, Mike Hesse, at mike.hesse@mail.house.gov with ‘Financial Administrator’ in the subject line.

Congressional Aide - Congressman Tim Murphy (PA-18) seeks a Congressional Aide for an entry-level position to assist staff in DC office operations. Position involves a variety of administrative and legislative duties, including: conducting Capitol tours, answering phones, legislative research, constituent services, letter writing and all around office help as needed. Only candidates that have ties to Southwestern PA and working knowledge of Internet Quorum will be considered. The ideal candidate will demonstrate strong organizational, interpersonal, and writing skills; be familiar with the workings of a congressional office; reflect a high degree of professionalism and bring a positive attitude. Email a resume and cover letter to resumepa18@mail.house.gov with ‘Congressional Aide’ in the subject line. No phone calls, drop-ins, or candidates without ties to SWPA will be considered.

Congressional Aide - Congressman Tim Murphy (PA-18) seeks a Congressional Aide for an entry-level position to assist staff in DC office operations. Position involves a variety of administrative and legislative duties, including: conducting Capitol tours, answering phones, legislative research, constituent services, letter writing and all around office help as needed. Only candidates that have ties to Southwestern PA and working knowledge of Internet Quorum will be considered. The ideal candidate will demonstrate strong organizational, interpersonal, and writing skills; be familiar with the workings of a congressional office; reflect a high degree of professionalism and bring a positive attitude. Email a resume and cover letter to resumepa18@mail.house.gov with ‘Congressional Aide’ in the subject line. No phone calls, drop-ins, or candidates without ties to SWPA will be considered.


Job: Field Operations Manager
Reports to: National Field Director and Chief Operating Officer

Position Summary:

The DCCC is looking for a Field Operations Manager. The Field Operations Manager will work across departments to facilitate campaign spending and tracking, in addition to providing support to the National Field Director. In addition, the Field Operations Manager is responsible for the creation, implementation and execution of the DCCCC Summer and Fall Fellowship program, a program designed to recruit people from across the country who will spend their summer or fall assisting the field operation in a congressional campaign.

Applicants should have at least two cycles of campaign experience, at least one of those spent in a field capacity. Compliance experience is a plus. The ideal applicant is highly organized with a proven ability to multitask, pay attention to detail, have a great sense of humor, love campaigns and be committed to taking back the House.

Specific Responsibilities Include:
Implementing and executing the DCCC Fellowship program;
Supervising Field department interns and routine scheduling;
Creating and tracking transfer documentation to include processing and monitoring all 441 ad;
Maintaining and updating field budgets;
Tracking data swaps;
Assist the National Field Director as needed;
Other related duties as needed;

Required Skills:
Previous political campaign experience;
Experience with relational databases and Excel;
Self-motivation and the ability to anticipate and prevent problems;
Possess the initiative to work independently and follow through on all projects;
Organizational skills and ability to meet strict deadlines required;
Excellent written and verbal communications skills;
Willingness to assist on other projects as needed;

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.

To apply, please visit www.dccc.org/fieldop. The deadline to apply is October 10th.

State Digital Director
Want to work on the Obama campaign? Obama for America is looking for
State Digital Directors in 2011 to join our digital team out in our
early and battleground states. We're going to run the most effective,
creative, and innovative digital campaign in the history of politics,
and our digital team will be core to achieving the communications,
fundraising and organizing goals of the cause.

State Digital Directors will be a vital part of the field team that
oversees the nexus of online and offline mobilization. You will be the
primary contact person for your online program for campaign leadership
and staff in your state, and will work closely with Regional Digital
Desks in headquarters.

You will be the face of the campaign in your state online. You will
be the content manager for your state’s digital program by writing and
developing narrative for your states blog and social networks. You
will be key to ensuring the integration between your states’ online
organizing and field programs. In developing your states digital
program, you will be accountable for its growth over time. You will be
responsible for training your state staff and volunteers on digital

A successful applicant must:
• Be a great writer
• Be a positive team player
• Be resourceful and scrappy

A successful applicant will have:
• A strong writing background.
• A varied and demonstrated history of successful online
and/or offline organizing in comparable circumstances
• Familiarity with best practices in online mobilization and organizing
• A strong understanding of social media best practices, and
experience in managing accounts.
• Ability to shoot digital footage and edit it into compelling
campaign videos, highlighting field work and grassroots support
in-state is highly preferred.
• Experience in training others, not necessarily in digital organizing
• Extreme adaptability, with an ability to multi-task and
pivot on a dime
• A strong work ethic (this is no 9-5)
• A powerful vision for what online organizing can accomplish
in this context
• A passion for helping millions of Americans fight alongside
President Obama and create change

If you're a fit, please send us an email describing why you want to
work for the campaign, along with your resume and portfolio, to
Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications; we
also offer a benefits plan.
Obama for America is committed to diversity among its staff and
recognizes that its continued success requires the highest commitment
to obtaining and retaining a diverse staff that provides the best
quality services to supporters and constituents. Obama For America is
an equal opportunity employer and it is our policy to recruit, hire,
train, promote and administer any and all personnel actions without
regard to sex, race, age, color, creed, national origin, religion,
economic status, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity
or expression, ethnic identity or physical disability, or any other
legally protected basis. OFA will not tolerate any unlawful
discrimination and any such conduct is strictly prohibited.

Communications Manager - ProgressiveCongress.Org
Progressive Congress was built at the intersection between the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) and the progressive movement to connect the progressive movement, ideas, and Congress. Founded by the leadership and staff of the CPC and key leaders in the progressive movement, the board includes a broad cross-section of the progressive community in the United States and the leadership of the CPC.
Like the CPC, Progressive Congress focuses its efforts around four key policy areas:
· Peace and global security;
· Energy independence and environmental sustainability;
· Civil rights, civil liberties, and human rights;
· Public health, education and economic opportunity.

Job Summary

The Communications Manager will serve as the primary point of contact for public and media relations efforts. He/she will actively monitor the media landscape and participate in crafting and disseminating the broad communications strategies which will advance ProgressiveCongress.Org and its objectives.

The Communications Manager will proactively identify outlets/reporters to pitch news stories and aggressively seek media coverage for PC.Org news. By maintaining relationships with the media, drafting press releases, pitch letters, and other written materials, and coordinating long-lead media pitches with other departments, the Communications Manager plays a key role in influencing audiences about ProgressiveCongress.Org.

· 3-5 years of communications experience;
· Existing contacts with mainstream and new-media;
· Skilled at pitching to the media, with a proven track record of placing stories;
· Experience with media monitoring software/services, press release distribution services and preparing pitch lists;
· Excellent communication skills, including the ability to synthesize complex information from a variety of sources and present to a lay audience in a compelling way;
· Ability to think strategically about promoting the mission and issues;
· Excellent organizational and problem solving skills, with the ability to manage multiple and shifting priorities and projects;
· Excellent attention to detail and follow through;
· Flexibility and an ability to adjust day to day beneficial;
· Previous non-profit or other organizational experience preferred.

To Apply please send a resume, writing sample and references to bo@progressivecongress.org.

Faith in Public Life seeks organizers in Nebraska and Pennsylvania to work with both grasstops and grassroots faith leaders to push back against state-level, anti-immigrant legislation. The primary responsibility of organizers will be implementing a leadership development program in targeted areas, including the recruitment of program participants and the facilitation of the program itself. Additionally, organizers will be tasked with identifying and mobilizing faith-driven immigration supporters at the grassroots level.

Organizers will be required to attend training in Washington, DC in early December of 2011 and will begin full-time work in January of 2012. The campaign will run through June of 2012, with the possibility of continuation depending on funding and program outcomes.

About Faith in Public Life
Faith in Public Life is a strategy center that promotes faith in the public square as a positive and unifying force for justice, compassion and the common good. Since its founding in 2005, FPL has broadened the debate over the role of faith in politics and public policy by amplifying progressive faith voices in the media, challenging the narrow agenda of the religious right and building diverse coalitions with national and state-based partners on moral issues such as health care, immigration reform and economic justice.

Job Responsibilities
Immigration Organizers will be responsible for the following:

• Recruiting faith leaders from specific geographical regions, through one-on-one meetings, to participate a leadership development program centered around immigration issues.
• Coordinating each piece of the program as designed by FPL’s Partnership and Outreach Coordinator. This will include planning public and media events, facilitating discussions, organizing political actions, and nurturing relationships with each program participant.
• Conducting phone-based voter contact efforts to identify faith-driven grassroots opponents of anti-immigrant legislation.
• Reaching and reporting back on specific goals around voter contact, clergy recruitment, and activities.
• Liaising with local immigration groups to engage them in our project, identify opportunities for synergy, and share resources and contacts
• Recruiting and supervising volunteers to help with voter contact efforts.

Faith in Public Life seeks details-focused candidates with excellent relationship-building skills and a demonstrated ability to see projects through to completion. The ideal applicant will be/have:
• Fearless about reaching out to new people,
• Excellent at communicating and persuading people to adopt new perspectives on issues
• An understanding of and desire to work with the faith-based community
• Previous organizing experience with a political campaign, advocacy group, or non-profit organization. Specific experience in Pennsylvania or Nebraska is a plus.
• An enthusiasm for working with diverse people and groups to accomplish shared goals
• A track record of successfully completing long-term projects and meeting goals on time

How to Apply
Please send a cover letter and resume to Beau Underwood, Partnership and Outreach Coordinator, at bunderwood@faithinpubliclife.org.

Need a job?
Looking for experience in campaign politics?

We are hiring canvassers to identify likely voters and turning out the vote for Democrats. We are seeking driven professionals to join our campaigns.

Full Time and Part Time
Starts ASAP
Good Hours for Students – M-F (3-9pm) Sat 11-4 Sun 12-5
Flat $50/Shift
No Experience necessary, however we are looking forpassionate and energetic individuals to work in fun, professional teams to campaign for Democrats.
Applicant must also have:
• Confidence and excellent Communication skills
• High level of Self-Motivation and Ambition.
To Apply Call or Email (Calls Preferred), please forward resumes and a brief cover letter with projected availability, and interests to:

(856) 270-2564

Fairfax Victory 2011 is hiring to elect Democrats in Fairfax County.

Fairfax Victory 2011 is a coalition of elected officials working to
elect Democrats in Fairfax County. We are hiring canvassers to
identify likely voters and turning out the vote for Democrats. We are
seeking driven professionals to join our campaigns.

Full Time and Part Time
Good Hours for Students – M-F (3-9pm) Sat 11-4 Sun 12-5
No fundraising Required
Flat $10/Hr

To Apply Call or Email (Calls Preferred)



Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) is accepting applications for a full time intern to begin immediately. Interns will be tasked with various assignments including communicating with constituents, providing staff with assistance, drafting correspondence under the supervision of the Legislative Correspondent and Legislative Director as well as a substantial amount of research to fully inform legislative and scheduling materials for the Congressman’s office. Great attention will be placed on time management skills and professional aptitude. Please send a cover letter, resume, and your dates of availability to ri01internship@gmail.com, ATTN: FALL 2011 INTERNSHIP in the subject line.

Offshore Wind Media Fellow

The Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN) is the first grassroots, nonprofit organization dedicated exclusively to fighting climate change in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Our mission is to educate and mobilize citizens of this region in a way that fosters a rapid societal switch to clean energy and energy efficiency, thus joining similar efforts worldwide to halt the dangerous trend of global warming.

CCAN seeks an Offshore Wind Media Fellow to help implement outreach strategies that support our Maryland offshore wind power campaign. This individual will interact with the communications director, campaign staff, and the larger coalition of environmental and labor groups working to develop offshore wind power in Maryland. This is a temporary position based in Takoma Park, Maryland.

Responsibilities will include:
- Draft Letters to the Editor, op-eds, press releases, fact sheets, and other collateral
- Maintain news alerts for all topics related to Maryland & national offshore wind and pass along relevant news to coalition
- Track media coverage
- Maintain up-to-date wind media list
- Conduct regular media outreach and maintain relationships with reporters
- Maintain social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, & Flickr for MD wind
- Contribute to content for coalition website
- Regularly update coalition website
- Search for proactive media opportunities for key coalition partners
- Generally work to raise the media profile of Maryland offshore wind

- Exceptional writing skills, with a demonstrated record of success
- Strong self-organization skills and ability to work independently under tight deadlines
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office software
- Goal-driven and results-oriented, with outstanding attention to detail
- Internet, social media, and computer savvy. Experience with Twitter, Facebook in political or social campaigns is a plus
- A demonstrated interest in climate change or other environmental or progressive causes
- Prior job or internship experience required, particularly in a political campaign, legislative office, or in a public relations agency
- Experience with Photoshop or Adobe Creative Suite preferred

Other details:
- The ideal candidate would be pursuing or have already received a bachelor’s degree in English, communication, public relations, political science, or a related field
- Must be willing to commit to 20 hours a week
- A $2,500 stipend will be awarded for 20 hours/week for three months in early 2012
- This position is based in Takoma Park, Maryland on the red line

To apply:
Please submit a resume, cover letter, and two short writing samples (500 words or less) to Jamie Nolan atjamie@chesapeakeclimate.org. Be sure to mention “offshore wind media fellowship” in the subject line.


J Street Fall 2011 Internships
J Street internships are a great opportunity to get extensive experience and learn valuable skills while contributing to a cause you believe in. J Street interns get involved on the front lines of the organization and are an important part of everything that we do.
Please email becca@jstreet.org with any questions. Applications are considered on a rolling basis. Please visit our website for a full listing of our fall 2011 internships:
Washington, DC Internships:
· J Street Fall ’11 J Street Education Fund Intern — DC — This position will involve assisting national staff on assorted administrative, clerical, research and programmatic tasks and projects. The J Street Education Fund intern will especially have duties relating to programming and speaking tours throughout the country.
· J Street Fall ’11 Communications and New Media — DC — This position is well suited to those interested in strategic political communications, including traditional and new media outreach. This position is writing and research intensive. The ideal candidate will be articulate, politically savvy and detail oriented.
· J Street Fall ’11 Political and Development Intern — DC — This position will involve assisting the DC Political Department staff on assorted administrative, clerical, research and programmatic tasks and projects. The intern will especially have duties related to supporter outreach and development work.
· J Street Fall ’11 Government Affairs Intern — DC — This position will involve assisting the Government Affairs staff on assorted administrative, clerical, research and programmatic tasks and projects. Many of these duties will be in support of staff’s lobbying activities on Capitol Hill.

Paid Internship. Deadline to Apply is October 31, 2011
Rabinowitz/Dorf Communications, a Washington, DC media consulting and public affairs firm, specializing in political non-profits, progressive foreign policy, religious and ethnic affairs, and academic research is looking for part/full-time interns for the spring semester.

The internship offers a great opportunity to work closely with many progressive, non-profit, religious, Democratic and international organizations. Rabinowitz/Dorf Communications is a unique firm that focuses on publicizing issues and planning events for clients with a wide range of issues as disparate as religious freedom, democracy building, women’s health, academic research and the environment, and from the Middle East peace process to Democratic Party politics.

Given the relatively small size of the firm and the diversity of its client base, interns will be exposed to a board range of projects in the publicity and public relations field and will be actively engaged in their implementation. Interns will cultivate a working knowledge of the Washington and national political scenes, the pro-Israel and American Jewish communities and – not least of all – the media.

Only current undergraduate college students will be considered, no recent graduates or grad students.

Intern applicants must possess strong written and verbal communications skills with a particular sensitivity to political nuance. A working knowledge of current international and domestic politics is required. Other qualifications include strong administrative, communication, and research skills. Initiative, enthusiasm, a propensity for original thought and a sense of humor are also essential. Organizational skills are admired. However, the ideal candidates seek careers as political press aides, public relations executives, journalists or non-profit communication professionals.

This paid internship begins at the start of the spring semester in early January. Please e-mail your resume, cover letter, and references to Meredith MacKenzie at Meredith@rabinowitz-dorf.com. No phone calls please.


Finance Internship with Protect Your Care

Protect Your Care, a progressive organization set up to defend last year’s health care 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 and great communication skills. A working knowledge of campaign finance, health care 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
• Assist in writing memos and briefs
• Provide administrative support and occasionally assist communications department

Start Date: As soon as possible

Compensation: Unpaid/College Credit

To apply,

Please email resume, cover letter and writing sample to kevin@protectyourcare.org.

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.

Fall Semester Internship
NYC Council Member Margaret Chin

Council Member Margaret Chin is the elected representative for the 1st New York City Council District. The District includes Chinatown & Little Italy, Lower East Side, SoHo, Battery Park City, Tribec

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Progressive California Democrat seeks Staff Assistant to greet visitors, answer phones, and respond to constituent requests for general information, tours, flags and other inquiries. The position also manages mail distribution, the office supply account, and other general office matters as required. Additional responsibilities will include tracking floor activities and processing press clips. Please send cover letter, resume and writing samples to Tony.Buckles@mail.house.gov or fax to (202) 225-9073, ATTN: Tony Buckles.

Southern moderate Democratic Senator seeks experienced, energetic, media-savvy professional to serve as Press Secretary for an active Senate office. Responsibilities include writing press releases, op-eds, talking points and speeches; working with the Communications Director to identify and plan press events in Washington and in the state; staffing events; developing relationships with members of the press, and supporting the Senator’s overall press operations. The ideal candidate will have several years experience in a Senate or House communications job, talking on-the-record with reporters and working in a high-pressure environment. Strong writing and people skills, solid knowledge of the national political press and ample initiative a must. Please submit a cover letter, resume and three writing samples (the first two must be a speech or statement and a press release. The third can be your choice of a press release, blog or op-ed) to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating job referral number (211526) in the subject line.

COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR - Silicon Valley Democrat (Rep. Mike Honda)
seeks communications director to develop and implement aggressive
communications strategy with local/national media and ethnic press,
and to serve as chief spokesperson. Responsibilities include writing
press releases, speeches, op-eds, and franked mail; developing and
implementing district outreach activities (as relates to press);
responding to media inquiries and working closely with the office’s
Online Communications Director. Requires strong written and oral
communication skills, creativity, and the ability to work well with
legislative staff. An ideal candidate will have political savvy,
depth of communications experience, knowledge of California, a love
and talent for speech-writing, a desire to work in a fast-paced and
fluid environment. Spanish literacy a plus. Please email resume
and cover letter to ca15commdir@mail.house.gov

No phone calls accepted.


Legislative Director, National Advocacy Center, Washington, DC
The National Wildlife Federation (NWF) is currently accepting applications for the Legislative Director position. The Legislative Director will serve as the chief lobbyist for the nation’s largest member supported conservation and education organization, broadly building and maintaining relationships with key congressional and executive branch offices while advocating for NWF’s priorities. The Legislative Director will coordinate NWF’s team of legislative advocates and represent the organization in various coalition and stakeholder groups including sportsmen, environmental, business, faith and other organizations. The position will help develop strategies to enhance NWF’s political influence and effectiveness and work to inform and deploy the organization’s CEO, Board of Directors, senior leadership and donors on Capitol Hill and in other venues. The Legislative Director will work closely with NWF’s field and media teams, regional offices and state affiliates in efforts to influence policy-makers.
Position Requirements:
Education: Bachelor’s degree required. Masters/JD preferred.
Experience: Minimum 10 years policy and/or advocacy related experience.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, strong and quick writer, good political instincts, self starter, works well with others, capable leader and negotiator. Must also be patient with a sense of humor. Should have proven capability to reach out to members of Congress from both political parties and to work collaboratively with a broad set of coalition partners and interests.

For more information and to apply online: https://careers.nwf.org/ext/detail.asp?jobid=nwf2193-222212214-DC

An international leader in the Digital Printing and Reprographics
industry headquartered in Washington, DC is currently seeking an entry
level Business Development Analyst to provide support to the business
development team.

- Results Orientated
- Ability to manage multiple projects
- Problem Solving and Decision Making
- Strategizing and implementing plans to address challenges
- Relationship Building/Sensitivity
-Excellent proofreading and communication skills
-MS Office Suite
-Adobe Creative Suite (Preferred)

Job Duties:
• Reports to the Business Development Manager
• Assists in the development of a strong pipeline of new customers and
projects in accounts through direct or indirect customer contact and
• Works with marketing, sales, and product development teams to
implement business development initiatives.
• Manage ROI Tracking processes
• Manage CRM databases
• Track and Compose RFP responses
• Manage Sales and Marketing Procedures
• Participate in proposal efforts
• Conduct research including industry, market and competitive
• Perform ad hoc administrative duties including:
§ Expense reports
§ Proposal production
§ Travel Logistics
§ Other minor requests

Bachelor's degree in Business, Communications, English, or Marketing

Requires 0-3 years of experience

Manages Others:


For consideration, please e-mail your resume to
*You must put Business Analyst - DC in the subject line of the e-mail
to be considered

Progressive agency looking for entry-level/1-2 year experienced data and code hacker looking to get experience in web development and web analytics.

This is a great opportunity for self-styled hacker types, with experiencing managing data for campaigns, agencies or organizations.

Your responsibilities would include:

· Managing website A/B testing for clients

· Implementing custom tracking scripts

· Troubleshooting data problems

· Querying custom data sets

· Optimizing sites with an eye to maximizing conversions.


· At least 1-2 years experience with JavaScript, or basic jQuery. Experience with PHP, Python or similar server side scripting language preferred. Advanced HTML proficiency.

· Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Excel

· At least 1 year experience with SQL, preferably MySQL or a similar database system.

· Past experience with Google Analytics or a web analytics platform strongly preferred.

· Strong problem-solving skills, with an ability to solve business problems with data.

· Quick learner with a penchant to want to learn everything possible about work.

You might be what we're looking for if you've ever:

· ...solved a difficult or time-intensive problem by writing a quick program.

· ...caused Excel to crash by querying it too heavily.

· ...built a small app using a popular web service's API.

· ...viewed source on a interesting website to piece together how they did something nifty.

Salary competitive, full benefits/health care/dental/401k/the works.

Apply by emailing analyticsanddatajob@gmail.com with your resume and optional cover letter. Be sure to include any interesting things you've built.


National Transportation Labor Organization Seeks Legislative Advocate

Aggressive DC-based national labor advocacy organization seeks a mid- to senior-level lobbyist to represent the views of transportation unions before Congress and the Executive Branch. The Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD) consists of 32 affiliated unions whose members work in all segments of the transportation industry – both private and public sectors.

The individual must have 5 years of related experience with preference given to candidates with Capitol Hill, Executive Branch, labor movement and/or non-profit backgrounds. This position requires not only excellent advocacy skills, but the willingness and ability to analyze legislative proposals and understand current transportation policy as it affects workers represented by TTD affiliates. Experience drafting policy-related advocacy materials and outstanding writing skills are required for this position. As part of the interview process, candidates will be asked to demonstrate their writing skills. Candidates must be able to excel in a fast-paced, small office environment and have a genuine interest in working for the labor movement.

Excellent benefits, including 100% employer paid health insurance, pension, transit allowance and a generous vacation/paid holiday package are provided. Please send a resume and cover letter to lobbyistjob@yahoo.com . EOE.


Aggressive Labor Organization Needs Communications Director

Aggressive DC-based national transportation labor organization seeks candidates for Communications Director. Responsibilities include drafting press releases, blogs, speeches, website and new media content as well as media pitching. The Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD) represents 32 member unions in the legislative and policy arena in every sector of transportation.

Candidates must be excellent writers and bring a modern and strategic approach to communications. Must have 5 years of hands-on communications and media relations experience, preferably with Capitol Hill, Executive Branch, labor movement and/or non-profit background. As part of the interview process, candidates will be asked to submit writing examples and take a writing test. Candidates must be able to excel in a fast-paced, small office environment and have a genuine interest in working for the labor movement.

Excellent benefits, including 100% employer paid health insurance, pension, transit allowance and a generous vacation/paid holiday package are provided. Please send a resume and cover letter tocommdir11@yahoo.com. EOE.


Position Announcement

Development Director

The Leadership Center for the Common Good is a national training and support center for community

organizations, with a focus on organizations working in low-income communities, communities of color, and

immigrant communities. Common Good works with community-based and grassroots organizations on an

array of social justice issues, ranging from living wage jobs to immigrants rights, from environmental

justice/green jobs to education reform. The Center is hiring a Development Director to help drive fundraising

for the organization, as well as to with our partners around the country.

The Development Director will work dually to help Common Good raise its budget and also work with

partner community organizations around the country. Duties will include:


Developing and executing a program to raise monies from individual donors;


Foundation relations management, including relationship-building, grantwriting, report preparation, etc.;


Developing new fundraising initiatives, including an online funding program, possible social ventures, a

sustainers program, and more;


Working with partner organizations in the states to strengthen their fundraising systems.

Ideal attributes of an applicant include:


At least five years relevant fundraising experience;


Exceptional communications skills;


Preference for candidates with exposure to community or labor organizing, or comparable exposure to

grassroots organizing for social justice;


Comfort with new media and technology, including online campaigns, blogging, social networking,

video, etc.

Position based in Washington, DC.

Send resumes to

lccgrecruit@gmail.com .


Position Announcement

Finance Director

Florida Democratic Party

The Florida Democratic Party (“FDP”) is seeking a Finance Director to lead their fundraising efforts in our nation’s largest battleground state. With 29 electoral votes in 2012, the state party will also have a targeted U.S. Senate race and multi-targeted Congressional races, plus a host of state level political activity. Moreover, Florida is a “donor” state with a large and diverse donor community. The Finance Director is responsible for developing and executing a statewide fundraising operation for the FDP. This is not an entry level position—qualified candidates will have two to three years or more campaign/party /non-profit fundraising experience. The Finance Director will report to the Executive Director.

Responsibilities include:

· Writing a comprehensive finance plan and securing buy in from elected leaders, partners and allies

· Researching donors, as well as scheduling and managing call time and meetings with the State Chair and other principals.

· Coordinating all the fund raising activity surrounding our Stare Convention and Jefferson-Jackson Dinners.

· Building and maintaining strategic relationships with donors in Florida and nationwide

· Planning small and large-scale fundraising events across the state

· Managing the state party’s low-dollar donor program.

· Recruiting for and maintaining the Florida Democratic Party’s Trustee Program

· Implementing and expanding the development of online fundraising campaigns.


· Minimum of two to three years related work experience as a Finance Director on a political campaign, for a state party or national committee or for an organization.

· Working knowledge of campaign finance software and experience using NGP.

· Strong oral and written communication skills

· Ability to work long days and irregular hours

· In-depth understanding of Federal and Florida campaign finance laws; or a demonstrated ability to understand the interplay of federal and non-federal money.

Relocation to Tallahassee, FL required. To apply, please email a resume and cover letter to beth@bethmatuga.com with “Finance Director Application” in the subject line. This position is open until filled.


Planned Parenthood of New York City is currently recruiting for a
full-time Manager of Political Affairs for the Public Affairs
Department located at our Executive Offices at 26 Bleecker Street, NY,

This is an Exempt position.


The Manager of Political Affairs acts as the main support staff person
for the Planned Parenthood of New York City Action Fund. As the Action
Fund staff person, the position is responsible for coordinating and
implementing the administrative, organizing and electoral functions of
the organization. The Manager of Political Affairs also supports the
work of the Planned Parenthood of New York City (PPNYC) Public Affairs
Department by helping to coordinate and implement a successful
lobbying program, developing effective background information on
elected officials and tracking legislators’ voting records. Each
organization pays for half of the Manager of Political Affairs time.

Duties for PPNYC Action Fund (501(c)(4)) include:

Coordination of Board meetings; consultation with lawyers regarding
legal questions, acting as internal liaison with Board and staff
regarding 501(c)(4) limits and appropriate activities; filing
appropriate campaign finance reports with city, state and federal
entities; administration of PPNYC Political Committee, ensuring
compliance with appropriate regulations, filing Finance Disclosure
Reports and implementing electoral activities; act as liaison between
Action Fund and Finance Department; in coordination with other staff,
creates and monitors annual budget; act as a liaison between the
Action Fund and Development Department and assist in the creation of
fundraising plan and materials; researches candidates, coordinates
candidate questionnaire process and creates voter guide; determines
endorsement recommendations and sends to Board; in coordination with
the Board and staff, creates and implements electoral activities plan;
creates print, online and other materials to educate the public; acts
as PPNYC Action Fund webmaster and main administrator of Action Fund
Conviocenter; conducts voter registration efforts within and outside

Duties for PPNYC (501(c)(3)) include:

Assists Director of Government Relations to develop and coordinate
logistics of PPNYC’s annual lobby plan including making appointments
with elected officials, coordinating lobbying teams, and leading lobby
teams as necessary; attends and assists the Director of Government
Relations with lobby visits in Albany, in-district and in Washington,
DC; assists in creation of materials for lobby visits; assists in
planning and leading lobby trainings for activists and staff; keeps
records of lobby visits and results; tracks elected officials’ voting
records, statements and public events; coordinates materials
distribution to elected officials; tracks information about federal
legislative strategy from PPFA, represents PPNYC on federal policy
calls and makes recommendations for PPNYC action; represents PPNYC at
coalition meetings as necessary.


Requires Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent. Requires 3-5 years of
related and/or applicable Public Affairs experience in a political or
social issues setting plus a strong interest in reproductive health
and rights advocacy. Internet research skills and strong written and
verbal skills a must. Some experience in policy research and analysis
and marketing clinical or social services a real plus. Must have
working knowledge of online voter engagement systems including VAN,
Convio, Catalist and My Activate.


Interested candidates should email their resume with cover letter and
salary requirement to:

AVP, Human Resources


Planned Parenthood of New York City, Inc is an equal opportunity
employer committed to a diverse workplace; women and minorities are
encouraged to apply.


Progressive Municipal Candidate in New Haven Seeks Highly Motivated Organizers
A highly competitive and energetic campaign seeks motivated, self-starters interested in working an urban political campaign. We are interested in developing young campaign workers who can continue to help Democrats win elections.

Field Organizer's Responsibilities Include:
· Helping build volunteer support network
· Identifying supporters and building political base for local candidates
· Executing grassroots field strategy
· Developing message strategy for community needs and interests
· Working as part of a team as well as independently organizing a region
Organizers are needed through November 2011. Great way to build your career in politics prior to 2012. No prior experience necessary. Spanish speakers and car owners helpful but not required.
Start Date: ASAP
Interested persons should email NewHavenMunicipalRace@gmail.com

Policy & Advocacy Coordinator
The Society for Neuroscience (SfN) is a non-profit, professional association representing over 41,000 members working in the dynamic and multi-disciplinary field of science that deals with the brain and nervous system. Our staff of 80-plus is a highly dedicated group passionate about and proud of supporting the scientific research, advocacy and public education activities our members are engaged in. We work in a unique, award-winning, environmentally friendly building and offer excellent employee benefits. We foster a culture of creativity, initiative-taking and excellence, and seek highly motivated, bright, inquisitive, and energetic team players interested in contributing to the multi-faceted mission of the Society.
Job Title: Coordinator, Policy and Advocacy
Department: Policy and Advocacy
Reports To: Director of Policy and Advocacy
Status: Exempt

SUMMARY: Coordinates and implements SfN policy and advocacy activities, with a particular emphasis on expanding the effectiveness of SfN’s support for the responsible use of animals in research and growing efforts to enhance international cooperation in support of neuroscience research, as well as other topics as identified. Will include substantial writing and project management activity.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES will include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Science Policy
• Implement policy and advocacy strategies that support the responsible use of animals in research. Help draft and finalize material developed through the Committee on Animals in Research (CAR) and work with director and committee members to achieve stated objectives. Work with director to provide staff support for year-long strategic planning effort by CAR. Help develop and organize the Animal Panel at the SfN Annual Meeting, and assist with onsite animal research issues as needed. Draft talking points, supporting documents and material.
• Implement other Society efforts regarding science policy issues, including the importance of a federal commitment to basic research, neuroethics, and other topics as identified.
• Work with director to monitor identified priority science policies.

Communications and Outreach
• Serve as lead in coordinating efforts for Educating the Public about Animal Research (EPAR), a three year grant-funded project.
• Work across departments to facilitate EPAR content adaptation, development, review, and approval.
• Coordinate with web development team for deployment of EPAR content
• Identify and work with partner organizations in development of EPAR
• Represent the Society on assigned coalitions focused on animals in research and other issues.
• Work with the director to coordinate and develop SfN responses to year-round animal activist activities, including letters, protocols, and proactive strategies set by CAR.
• Help draft and finalize letters, position papers, and other communications activity on public policy related to scientific research
• Actively and effectively communicate developments in assigned areas to SfN members through member publications, the SfN Advocacy Network, Web site updates, and social media channels. Proactively recommend communications activity, draft updates, and work with internal departments to finalize and post material.
• Help implement efforts to expand SfN’s advocacy presence in the global arena, supporting growing international advocacy collaborations with other neuroscience organizations, including the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies, the International Brain Research Organization, and others.

Committee Support and Administration
• Help director develop and organize committee agendas and logistics.
• Contribute to department administrative functions, including accurate and swift processing of procurement documents and contribute to effective departmental budgets.
• Participate as a supportive and engaged team member to ensure successful execution of special projects and events such as implementation of Capitol Hill Day and staffing of the annual meeting booth.
• Ensure logistics and communications strategies are in place to support the Social Issues Roundtable at the SfN Annual Meeting.

• Serve as an engaged and involved team member, supportive of the varied experiences and perspectives of internal and external colleagues.
• Support and actively build an office culture dedicated to superior customer service that exceeds member expectations.
• Work within the team and among teams to ensure that decisions are made to further the organization’s goals.


QUALIFICATIONS: Experience working in science policy, within the governmental department of an association, or on Capitol Hill is preferred. Strong project management skills as well as the ability to multi-task and set priorities in a flexible manner to address changing needs. Strong communicator, with excellent writing skills, as well as solid research, verbal and interpersonal skills. Strong office automation skills (word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software), as well as proven Internet research skills. Demonstrated confidence and tact to interact with a diversity of individuals including SfN leaders and members, Congressional staff, coalition members, and periodically members of Congress. Commitment to and appreciation for the vital and responsible use of animals in research.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Bachelor’s degree required. At least 1-2 years of experience in the governmental relations department of an association or grassroots advocacy organization or on Capitol Hill is preferred. Experience with animals in research issues and science policy a plus.

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to speak effectively before highly educated groups and employees of an organization. Excellent oral and written communication skills.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Basic math skills required.

REASONING ABILITY: Must show good judgment and logic. Also must be able to competently handle potentially controversial issues and situations.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here represent those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here represent those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Please forward your cover letter, current resume, salary requirements, and references by e-mail or mail to:

Human Resources, SfN
1121 14th Street, NW
Suite 1010; Washington, DC 20005
email: jobs@sfn.org Web: www.sfn.org


The Society for Neuroscience is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to fostering a diverse and multicultural work environment. SfN welcomes applications from all qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or any other category protected by law.

The Transportation Trades Dept., AFL-CIO (TTD) is seeking a mid to
senior level lobbyist to represent the views of transportation workers
before Congress and the Executive Branch. TTD consists of 32
affiliated unions whose members represent workers in all modes of
transportation including aviation, rail, transit, bus, longshore,
maritime and related industries.

The individual must have at least five years of related experience
with preference given to candidates with Capitol Hill or Executive
Branch backgrounds. This position requires not only excellent
advocacy skills, but a willingness and ability to analyze legislative
proposals and understand current transportation policy as it affects
workers represented by TTD affiliates. Experience drafting policy-
related advocacy materials and outstanding writing skills are required
for this position. As part of the interview process, candidates will
be asked to demonstrate their writing skills. Candidates must be able
to excel in a fast-paced, small office environment and have a genuine
interest in working for the labor movement.

Excellent benefits, including 100% employer paid health insurance,
pension, transit allowance and a generous vacation/paid holiday
package are provided. Please send a resume and cover letter to
lobbyistjob@yahoo.com . EOE.

Positions available in Houston, Dallas and Rio Grande Valley
Position: Working under the supervision of the TOP Campaign Director the Community Organizer will be directly responsible for developing relationships with community members and civic leaders to establish an active group of neighborhood residents who can effectively advocate for neighborhood issues, local politics, and effective policy reforms across Texas.
• Build a community led membership base
• Identify and develop grassroots leaders through ongoing training
• Organize events including press conferences, town halls, and forums on a monthly basis
• Working with the Campaign Director, help develop a comprehensive strategy to advance campaign goals
• Conduct grassroots lobbying activities including petition drives, letter writing campaigns and meetings with local elected officials
• Commitment to social justice
• Strong interpersonal, organizational, and presentation skills
• Ability to work well with all religious, cultural, ethnic and social groups
• Willingness to work long and often irregular hours including evenings and weekends;
• Fulltime access to a car
• Computer competency – Word, Internet required; Experience in working with database systems a plus
• Work closely with Field Director, maintaining regular communications
• Help develop and execute neighborhood organizing plans; map out key community and constituent targets; and identify and implement effective strategies to engage impacted communities
• Prepare written reports and compile statistical data as required
Salary: $30,000 - $40,000 depending on experience. Benefits include comprehensive medical, travel reimbursement
To Apply:
Applicants can e-mail résumé to: Amber Goodwin at agoodwin@organizetexas.org

Senior Director of Teacher Compensation Strategy
Houston, TX

The New Teacher Project (TNTP) helps school districts and states
fulfill the promise of public education by ensuring that all students—
especially those from high-need communities—get excellent teachers. A
national nonprofit organization founded by teachers, TNTP is driven by
the knowledge that although great teachers are the best solution to
educational inequality, the nation’s education systems do not
sufficiently prioritize the goal of effective teachers for all. In
response, TNTP develops customized programs and policy interventions
that enable education leaders to find, develop and keep great teachers
and achieve reforms that promote effective teaching in every
classroom. Since its inception in 1997, TNTP has recruited or trained
approximately 37,000 teachers—mainly through its highly selective
Teaching Fellows™ programs—benefiting an estimated 5.9 million
students. TNTP has also released a series of acclaimed studies of the
policies and practices that affect the quality of the nation’s teacher
workforce, most recently including The Widget Effect: Our National
Failure to Acknowledge and Act on Differences in Teacher Effectiveness
(2009). Today TNTP is active in more than 40 cities, including
Baltimore, Chicago, Denver, New Orleans, New York, and Oakland, among
others. For more information, please visit www.tntp.org.

We are currently hiring a large team to lead an innovative new
partnership with Houston Independent School District (HISD) in
Houston, Texas to help transform their teacher and human capital
management systems. As part of this exciting work, we are currently
seeking a Senior Director of Teacher Compensation Strategy, The Senior
Director will develop and help implement new systems for teacher
career pathways and compensation for this initiative with HISD.

Houston, Texas is strongly preferred for the location of this role;
however, working from a home office in a flexible location and
commuting to Houston 2-3 days a week is a possibility. This role is
available immediately.

HISD’s Teacher Human Capital Management Transformation
In the new HISD, teachers’ success is the top priority.

Research has proven time and again that teachers have a greater impact
on their students’ success than any other school factor. HISD is the
seventh largest school district in the country and has garnered
national attention for its use of value-added data to guide
instructional decision-making and drive a system of differentiated
compensation for educators. To be the best school system in the
country, HISD must ensure that every student learns from effective
teachers. That means bringing the most talented new teachers to HISD,
giving all teachers the support they need to be successful, and
holding on to teachers who excel in the classroom.

TNTP will support HISD’s human capital transformation through a five-
year initiative to drive the strategic direction of the transformation
effort; develop new system-wide tools and processes; coordinate and
monitor school-level implementation activities; and build stakeholder
buy-in for reform and implement the following strategies:

• Smart recruitment/staffing: attracting the best new teachers from
across the state and across the country
• Useful appraisals: establishing a fair and accurate teacher
appraisal system to provide teachers and principals with meaningful
feedback and information
• Individualized support: providing teachers with the support they
need to do their best work.
• New career pathways: offering meaningful career pathways and
differentiated compensation to retain and leverage the most-effective

TNTP is helping HISD completely transform the way it recruits, hires,
develops and holds onto its teachers with one goal in mind: effective
teaching in every classroom, for every student, every day. We’re
building a new HISD that helps teachers reach their full potential—and
helps them love their jobs.

For more information about education reform at HISD, visit

The Senior Director of Teacher Compensation Strategy role offers the
successful candidate the opportunity to have a profound impact on how
teachers are compensated in HISD. As part of the Career Pathways and
Compensation strategy, the Senior Director is responsible for the
design of new career pathways that will systematically provide
effective teachers with leadership opportunities, as well as the
development and execution of a new teacher compensation plan that
systematically allocates district resources to awarding excellence and
retaining top performers.

The Senior Director responsibilities will include:

• designing new career pathways that will systematically provide
effective teachers with leadership opportunities
• developing and executing a new teacher compensation plan that
systematically allocates district resources to awarding excellence and
retaining top performers
• working closely with stakeholders and senior district leadership to
create support for the new system


We are seeking candidates who are motivated by our mission and who
will bring excellent analytic, project and client management skills to
our HISD policy work. Successful candidates will be strong problem-
solvers, work well independently and be focused self-starters.

In addition we seek individuals who have the following qualifications:
• At least 3 years of high-level experience in compensation and/or
financial operations
• Expert project management skills and significant experience with
process-design in a leadership role
• Superior quantitative analysis skills
• Significant prior experience with client management, preferably
experience working closely with senior officials
• A strong record of identifying efficient and replicable solutions to
complex problems
• Extraordinary attention to detail
• A record of setting and achieving ambitious goals
• Excellent oral and written communication skills


The annual salary for this position is $95,000 or commensurate with
experience in a similar position with the potential for a performance
based bonus.

We also offer a motivated team of colleagues, a collegial atmosphere
that values professional development, a comprehensive benefits plan
effective on the first day of employment – including medical, dental,
vision, disability, life insurance, flexible spending account options,
generous vacation time, and a 403(b) plan with matching – as well as
the opportunity to impact the direction of a growing, mission-driven
company that is committed to the success of our nation’s children.

Application Process

Please submit your cover letter and application here:

We review applications on a rolling basis – so it is to your advantage
to apply as soon as possible. We will not consider applications
without a cover letter tailored to this position; please address cover
letters to the Human Capital Team. As part of our interview process,
candidates will be asked to complete a written exercise to assess fit
with the positions. The exercise should take about 3-4 hours to
complete and once the project has been reviewed, if the exercise meets
the hiring standards, candidates will be invited to an interview to
further determine fit with open positions. The New Teacher Project is
committed to fostering and capitalizing on the diversity of our
organization. We are an equal opportunity employer and seek
individuals of all ethnic and racial backgrounds to apply to this

Executive Director, ServiceNation at Be the Change
Government / Public Policy
General Management / Strategic Planning
New York City or Washington DC
Date Listed:
Be the Change, Inc. is a nonprofit that creates national issue based campaigns by organizing coalitions of non-profits, social entrepreneurs, policymakers, private sector and civic leaders, academics and citizens to address pressing challenges in American society. ServiceNation, the first campaign launched from Be the Change, Inc.’s platform with more than270 organizations in its coalition, helped to achieve the strongly bi-partisan Kennedy Serve America Act -- the greatest expansion of national service in our country in 60 years. ServiceNation also helped to inspire new service commitments from the entertainment industry, Mayors through Cities of Service, and a breakthrough partnership between the military and civilian service communities called Mission Serve. OpportunityNation, our second campaign, launching in 2011, will promote thoughtful, practical and bi-partisan solutions to increase opportunity and economic mobility in America.
This is an exciting opportunity for a strategic leader to grow the movement to elevate service as a core ideal and problem-solving strategy in our society. Reporting directly to the CEO, the Executive Director will be responsible for setting the strategy for the ServiceNation campaign, building strong coalitions of support and fundraising to support ambitious growth goals.
Key responsibilities:
· Provide vision, direction and oversight for the campaign, with the goal of creating new service opportunities and inspiring all citizens to engage in service
· Serve as the public face of the campaign, galvanizing all stakeholders (e.g.: partners, volunteers, funders) to support the mission and work of ServiceNation
· Provide strategic and operational oversight for ServiceNation program and events such as Mission Serve, ServiceNation’s military-civilian partnerships and Service as a Strategy, a partnership between ServiceNation and Cities of Service
· Serve as a thought leader and external voice for ServiceNation’s legislative and advocacy efforts, driving its effort to pass and fully fund legislation in line with its core mission
· Create and leverage opportunities to build brand awareness to further ServiceNation’s grassroots and coalition building efforts
· Lead all development efforts to meet revenue targets for current operating needs and longer-term goals
· Build and strengthen strategic alliances on a local, regional, statewide and federal/national scale
· Ensure that the campaign is operating efficiently and that spending is within budget
· Manage a team of 3-5 professionals, ensuring that the campaign continues to deliver against its ambitious goals
· Seven or more years of professional experience with experience serving as the leader of an organization or unit
· Demonstrated success leading and managing an organization through a period of growth, successfully meeting or exceeding organizational targets and driving significant impact
· Exceptional communication skills, with deep experience inspiring, galvanizing and motivating diverse audiences while garnering their respect
· Proven fundraising experience with an ability to work well with individuals, foundations and corporate sponsors that support the work for ServiceNation
· Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to develop productive working relationships across a wide variety of individuals and groups both internally and externally
· Exceptional problem-solving skills, with the creativity to develop innovative solutions to a wide array of issues.
· Entrepreneurial spirit with an ability to thrive in an environment that is characterized by significant growth and change
· Experience building and managing a budget and driving financial decision making
· Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree preferred
Competitive compensation, commensurate with experience.

» Please consider me for this position.


Responsibilities include: Working directly with donors and elected
officials. Organizing and coordinating events, organizing donors,
compiling and analyzing data, research, and developing and
implementing strategic finance plans. Applicants must have a strong
desire to work in an intense political environment.

Applicants for this position:

• must have excellent communication skills;
• must be able to write clearly and concisely;
• must be able to balance and prioritize multiple projects;
• should have proven organizational skills;
• should be personable and enjoy working with others;
• should be comfortable communicating on the telephone;

To apply, e-mail resume and references to: CampaignFinanceJobs2012@gmail.com

Position: Field Organizers

Top-tier Democratic candidate in the OR-1 special election is seeking
qualified applicants for Field Organizer positions.

Field Organizers will work in the competitive Democratic Primary in
the 1st Congressional District of Oregon for the special election on
November 8, 2011.

They will organize and mobilize key constituents and volunteers, and
build coalitions through outreach, organizing campaign events, and
ensuring that all voter contact goals are met through 1) direct voter
contact and 2) volunteer operations.

Applicants should expect to work long hours and have access to
reliable transportation.

Specific responsibilities of the Field Organizer include but are not
limited to the list below.

Consistently meet voter contact goals by:

• recruiting, motivating, managing and retaining volunteers for
canvassing, phonebanking, and other activities
• executing an aggressive voter contact strategy via phone and door-to-
door contact
• building and expanding relationships with key allies
• representing the campaign at community events

Successful applicants will demonstrate the following qualifications:
• Strong time‐management skills
• Strong work ethic
• Ability to motivate volunteers to reach goals
• Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
• Ability to spend several hours on the phone and in some cases
• Ability to adapt quickly and accomplish goals as set forth by the
• Results‐oriented, dependable, and proactive
• Ability and willingness to maintain confidentiality

Monthly salary range DOE

Hire Date: ASAP

To apply for this position please send resume to


TITLE: Finance Director, Race for U.S. Senate

REPORTS TO: National Finance Director

The Finance Director will:

Have extensive fundraising experience, preferably with a national campaign, with required experience in event fundraising.
Have extensive management experience, preferably working with a finance or sales team, with proven results.
Have a deep understanding of, and experience working with high level donors.
Have a history of building outstanding relationships with donors.

Achieve fundraising goals for our multi million dollar budget.
Work closely with the consulting and management team to implement the finance plan.

Location revealed upon application review. Regular to frequent travel depending on time of year.


· Bachelors degree or equivalent.
· Minimum four years work experience.
· Minimum two to four years management experience.
· Prior experience working with donors required; experience working with a national campaign required
· Strong verbal and written communications skills. Public speaking experience and relationship-building skills strongly recommended.
· Prior experience designing and monitoring a national finance plan.
· Basic knowledge of/or experience in the political campaign community required

Please email your one page resume, cover letter, and 3 references to Bulldog Finance Group HR at: jobs@bulldogfinancegroup.com NO PHONE CALLS.

Exciting top tier statewide race is looking for a Compliance and
Operations Manager. The Compliance and Operations Manager is
responsible for the overall management of the campaign's finances,
compliance and human resources operations.

Key Responsibilities:

• Preparing and filing all FEC reports in a timely manner, ensuring
FEC reports are reconciled with books and bank accounts, and
responding to any other requirements with the FEC
• Working to ensure that the campaign is in full compliance with
campaign finance laws, coordinating with the campaign's legal
• Entering all necessary contribution and disbursement data into the
campaign's database
• Processing and depositing receipts, maintaining all files related to
receipts and disbursements, preparing disbursement checks.
• Assisting in the creation and management of the campaign's budget,
prepare budget and cash-flow reports as needed
• Reconciling bank accounts
• Managing human resource responsibilities including payroll and
healthcare administration
• Managing financial relationships with vendors including sending and
collecting IRS paperwork, maintaining copies of all campaign contracts
and executing payments to vendors.


• Expert-level use of MS Office, Excel, and general database software.
Adept at learning and using tools and technology.
• Proficient in working in NGP
• Attention to detail and an ability to multi-task
• Political compliance or similar experience preferred
• Experience with financial records and managing finances

Salary commensurate with experience. Please send your resume and 3
references to campaigncompliancejob@gmail.com

Finance Director position available now with an U.S. Congressional Democratic campaign in Pennsylvania:

Finance Director:

In the position as Finance Director you will responsible for the overall management of the fundraising operation of the Congressional campaign.


Qualified candidates should have a bachelor’s degree in political science or related field and experience in raising money for political campaigns. Qualified candidates should be highly organized and have excellent phone skills. Knowledge of NGP Online Software, MS Excel & MS Word is desired

Application Process:

You must be able to relocate immediately.

If you are interested in the position please respond to this e-mail by pasting your current resume and a very short letter indicating your interest into the e-mail field with your salary history to:


Please send your resume as a “pdf” download document / attachment.

Please include the best phone number to call you!

Thank you,

Please feel free to forward this e-mail to anyone who may be interested in the campaign finance director position.