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Rep. Jerry McNerney (CA-11) is seeking an experienced Communications Director who will be responsible for planning and executing an aggressive and proactive communications strategy. Candidates should be outstanding writers, creative, energetic, politically astute and able to work well in a fast-paced collaborative environment. Applicants need prior on-the-record experience, a strong history of drafting all forms of communications materials, and an ability to respond to challenging situations quickly and strategically. Responsibilities include serving as an on-the-record spokesperson, drafting press releases and advisories, op-eds, and talking points as well as maintaining an active online and new media profile. Previous political and Capitol Hill experience is a plus. Qualified applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, and two writing samples, including a press release, to

Progressive Municipal Candidate in New Haven Seeks Highly Motivated Organizers
This going to be a highly competitive and energetic campaign.

Field Organizer's Responsibilities Include:

Helping build volunteer support network

Identifying supporters and building political base for local candidates

Executing grassroots field strategy

Develop message strategy for community needs and interests

Organizers are needed from June through mid September 2011 and potentially onto to November 2011. Great way to build your career in politics. No prior experience necessary. We are interested in developing young campaign workers who can continue to help Democrats win elections.

Start Date: ASAP

Interested persons should email


Obama for America is looking for talented mobile project managers to
join our digital team.
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.

Our mobile project managers will shape and implement our strategy to
mobilize supporters, raise money, and turn out the vote via mobile.

We’re looking for experienced mobile campaigners who have run
successful, innovative organizing and fundraising campaigns and have
no shortage of ideas for more; know major mobile platforms backwards
and forwards; and understand that we’re only as good as our data.

A great candidate will be able to formulate a mobile plan for specific
goals and audiences, draft messages that will compel people to action,
project manage the acquisition and use of new data, and analyze the
outcomes of a campaign in order to make the next one even better.

If you're right for this team, the following should all be familiar to

+ Online organizing and fundraising strategy
+ Segmented messaging campaigns
+ Project management
+ Major mobile platforms
+ Mobile technology and market trends

Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications; we
also offer a benefits plan.

To apply, please email your resume and a note explaining why you’d be
a good fit for our team to

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy:

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.

Regional Director, Political Opportunity Program (POP)

EMILY's List, the nation's largest financial resource for women
candidates, is in search of a Regional Director to work in the
organization's Political Opportunity Program.

Principal Responsibilities

The EMILY's List Regional Director is a senior position within the
Political Department. The Regional Director oversees the efforts of the
EMILY's List's Political Opportunity Program (POP) in a specified region
of the country. Principal responsibilities include recruiting,
training, and supporting pro-choice Democratic women who are running for
constitutional, state legislative, and key local offices.

Specific Duties

* Recruiting candidates;

* Conducting trainings;

* Building relationships with allies;

* Providing recommendations for candidate contributions;

* Assessing campaigns;

* Offering strategic guidance to campaigns;

* Helping elected officials as they develop strategic plans;

* Helping provide long-term plans and guidance to state-based

* Creating and fostering mentoring programs;

* Speaking on behalf of EMILY's List.


* The Regional Director must have eight to ten years of campaign
and electoral experience, must have a strong interest in electing
pro-choice women to office, and have or be willing to develop a thorough
understanding of state and local politics;

* The Regional Director must have excellent public speaking and
interpersonal skills, good attention to detail, significant training
experience, and a sense of humor;

* State government experience is a plus, and the Regional
Director must be willing to travel extensively.

Position location is flexible. EMILY's List offers a competitive salary
and a strong benefits package. To apply, email resume and cover letter
to, --subject line "Regional Director, POP."
No calls, please.

EMILY's list is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants of diverse
backgrounds are welcomed and encouraged to apply.

Employer: The Service Employees International Union (SEIU)

Job Location: Washington, D.C.

To Apply: Email Cover Letter and Resume to:

Job Title: Deputy Director for
Member Leadership and Action

Summary: The SEIU Member Leadership and Action Department is building
a new program to reach out to the 2 million members of SEIU to
mobilize for action in our National Fight for a Fair Economy. This
department includes an education and training division, a leadership
development component and significant work with outside consultants on
organizational development. This position is responsible for
assisting the MLA Director in the operation of the Member Leadership
and Action Program.


Overall responsibility: Support the development and implementation of
the Member Leadership and Action program through managing all
operational aspects of the department including the following:

* Assist with preparation and regular oversight reviews of annual

* Manage all aspects of tracking expenditures and budget

* Supervise the Operations Assistant in management of the day to
day operations including:

. Oversight of accounting activities related to MLA programs and
work with Locals.

· Supervise staff in planning and managing conferences,
retreats, etc.

· Develop and maintain database to track all coaching
contracts and processes.

* Make available resources for Local leadership, divisions, staff
and BOLD Center faculty to develop and support MLA programs.

* Develop and manage technology resources of MLA and interface
with other SEIU technology and information systems.

* Perform other duties as required to support the department and
its mission.


SEIU Member Leadership and Action Program Director; the Center
director; MLA staff and Center faculty; the Member Leadership and
Action Committee of the SEIU Executive Board; SEIU Local leaders and
staff; SEIU International Staff and Division Heads.

Direction and Decision Making:

This position reports to and works closely with the Director of Member
Leadership and Action.

Education and Experience:

Bachelors degree from an accredited four-year college or university
and; four years of progressively greater responsibility in a program
management role preferably in a union, political or issue-driven
environment; three (3) years experience in managing, developing and
evaluating a staff; developing and managing a large budget; and a
combination of relevant educational work experiences that would
provide for the following knowledge, skills and abilities.

· Ability to create and maintain budgets for major projects
and programs
· Ability to analyze reports and implement change to increase
operational efficiency
· Proven ability in developing materials for programs,
including advanced writing, video and on-line communications
· Interest and ability to assimilate and apply program
methodologies related to leadership development and organizational
· Knowledge and understanding of organizing in a union,
political, or community context

· Ability to develop strategies for dissemination of best
practices throughout the union

· Ability to work well with a broad range of constituencies,
including union membership, academics and outside partners

· Ability to manage relationships in sensitive and complex
political and organizational situations

· Ability to help design databases and other methods of
storing information to maximize availability

· Ability to set and meet clear deadlines and a willingness to
work in a team environment

· Ability to maintain a flexible attitude and approach toward
assignments while actively participating and supporting a team

· Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects,
successfully meeting established deadlines

· Strong written, oral and presentation skills

SEIU is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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


Ohio Congresswoman Betty Sutton is seeking current college students or recent graduates wishing to gain Capitol Hill experience in a fast-paced office for a full-time or part-time Fall Semester Internship. We are seeking motivated, organized, and reliable individuals to assist the legislative and administrative staff with day-to-day duties. Such duties include attending briefings, answering phones, giving Capitol tours, drafting constituent correspondence letters, doing legislative research and various other tasks. The internship is unpaid, but interns will gain valuable Hill and office experience and will have access to many unique Hill opportunities.

Those with ties to Ohio or the 13th Congressional District are strongly encouraged to apply. Please send a resume, cover letter detailing availability, two short writing samples and at least 2 references to


The office of Congresswoman Kathy Hochul (NY-26) seeks motivated and
enthusiastic interns to begin work in the Washington, D.C. office
immediately. Ideal candidates will be self-motivated, detail oriented,
and possess strong interpersonal skills. Responsibilities include, but
are not limited to, answering phones, sorting mail, handling tours
and flag- requests, assisting staff with constituent correspondence,
research projects, and attending hearings. We are looking for smart
and dedicated interns to be part of our DC office team. Previous
political or hill experience is a plus but not required. If
interested, please send a resume and cover letter to Please, no calls or drop-ins.


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