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COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR – Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) seeks an experienced Communications Director to run a busy press operation. Duties will include: writing press releases, speeches, talking points, and op-eds; pitching stories to reporters; managing incoming media requests; maintaining the website and social media platforms; managing the constituent newsletter content, production, and distribution process; working closely with the legislative staff to better understand policy and create new opportunities for the Member; and planning and implementing strategic communications initiatives. Candidates should have substantive press, communications, and writing experience from fields such as government, media/public relations, and/or journalism. Familiarity with financial services issues and Spanish language proficiency are pluses. We are looking for creative candidates with fresh ideas and thick skin.

Please send a cover letter, resume, and two brief writing samples to Mikael.moore@mail.house.gov. The office is an equal opportunity employer. Absolutely no phone calls or drop-ins, please.


Sent: Tuesday, September 06, 2011 10:49 AM
Subject: Seeking Candidates for Legislative Director Position

Progressive Minnesota Democrat seeks an experienced, creative legislative director to develop legislative initiatives and supervise legislative staff while managing a robust policy portfolio. Candidates should have outstanding writing and editing abilities with experience drafting talking points, statements and briefing memos. The candidate should be a self-starter and able to constructively work in a team environment in a fast-paced office. Congressional experience and supervisory background required. Candidates should have knowledge of urban policy issues, House legislative procedure, and the budget process. Candidates from Minnesota are strongly encouraged to apply. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Please send a cover letter, resume and one short writing sample Friday, September 9, 2011, to MN05position@mail.house.gov No calls or walk-ins, please.

The Maryland Democratic Party is seeking an experienced, determined and innovative Deputy Finance Director. The Deputy Finance Director works with the Finance Director to expand and implement a statewide fundraising operation for the Party. This is a fulltime position located in Annapolis, Maryland.
Responsibilities of the Deputy Finance Director will include:
Planning both small and large-scale fundraising events around the state
Organizing and managing the Chair’s fundraising calls, and tracking call results
Drafting both email and mail solicitations
Processing contributions and expenses
Staffing the Chair during events and meetings
Researching donors, and building and maintaining relationships with donors
Supporting other Party operations, as necessary
2 years of fundraising experience preferred
Understanding of political fundraising tactics, including targeting contributors
Excellent oral and written skills
Organized and able to prioritize and multitask
Positive and energetic attitude
Working knowledge of campaign finance software, with a preference for NGP-VAN
Ability to work long days and irregular hours
Previous experience or knowledge of Maryland politics and donors is a plus

To apply, please email a resume, cover letter and references to rfenity@mddems.org with ‘Deputy Finance Director Application’ in the subject line, no later than September 20, 2011. No calls please.

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is seeking a Press Assistant in her Washington DC office. Candidate must be able to successfully multi-task in a fast-paced environment. Duties include compiling daily press clips, writing press releases, executing bi-weekly e-mail newsletters, managing the official website and staffing Washington-based press events. Strong written and online skills are a must. Please send resumes to Employment@gillibrand.senate.gov

Moderate Democrat seeks a fellow to assist with tax, banking, trade, housing, and other economic policy issues. Responsibilities include generating job creation policy ideas, analyzing policy issues, meeting with constituents and stakeholders, and drafting memos. Ideal candidate will: have a graduate degree in law, business, economics, or policy; have private sector work experience; have an interest or background in innovation and high-tech manufacturing; possess strong communication skills; and be a team player. This is an unpaid fellowship, ideally lasting between six months and a year. Email cover letter and resume to: ModDemEconFellow@gmail.com.


Majority staff of a Senate Committee seeks experienced, energetic, media-savvy professional to manage committee press operations. Responsibilities include managing day-to-day operations, serving as a primary spokesperson for the member’s committee work, coordinating press conferences and message events, overseeing interview requests and briefings, writing press releases, op-eds, speeches and floor statements, and developing long-term strategies in coordination with the Chair’s Communications Director. Ideal candidate will have several years experience in a Senate 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 (one 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 in the subject line.


Senator Bill Nelson is seeking a fellow to assist with tax, budget, international trade and economic policy issues -- particularly activities related to his chairmanship of the Senate Finance Subcommittee on Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Growth. Responsibilities will include assisting in the preparation of subcommittee hearings; analyzing relevant policy issues and legislation; meeting with constituents and stakeholders; and drafting memos, speeches, and talking points. Ideal candidate will have a law or graduate degree, a passion for economic policy, and excellent writing and communication skills. Full-time commitment preferred, but other work arrangements will be considered. This is an unpaid fellowship. Email cover letter and resume to: NelsonFellowship@gmail.com.


Senate Committee seeks experienced Economist specializing in macroeconomics and fiscal policy. Ph.D. level of economics background required and comprehensive knowledge of macroeconomic modeling. Responsibilities include monitoring and reporting on current economic indicators such as GDP, employment and interest rates; writing the economic analysis sections of committee reports; and preparing hearings on economic topics. Applicants should be able to analyze the impact of budget policies on both short-run and long-run economic performance. Ability to analyze the economic and distributional effects of tax policies is important, and a familiarity with health economics is also a plus. Send cover letter and resume to senate.response@gmail.com.


US Senate Committee seeks a full time Assistant Staff Editor/Hearing Staff Assistant. This is a nonpartisan position serving the administrative needs of all Committee members and staff. Job description for Assistant Staff Editor/Hearing Staff Assistant: proofread and prepare Committee hearing transcripts under the direction of the Staff Editor; sort all incoming mail for distribution to full Committee and subcommittees; order letterhead and related supplies from Government Printing Office; organize and file all Committee hearings, markups, and printed documents for Committee; answer phones and direct calls to appropriate Committee and/or Subcommittee staff; act as doorkeeper and provide hearing room access and seating assistance to staff, witnesses, and members of the public; monitor Committee members, staff, press entering and leaving hearings; obtain documents requested by Committee staff from the Senate Document Room; make deliveries to Committee offices and to Senate and House offices; and assist with special projects. Candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to JOBS@commerce.senate.gov with the subject line “Assistant Staff Editor/Hearing Staff Assistant”.


Senate Committee seeks an organized and detail oriented individual to serve as Chief Clerk. This position is Non-Designated and supports both the Majority and Minority staff. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: developing and managing the Committee budget, processing vouchers for payment of Committee expenses, handling all payroll transactions, managing all administrative preparations and operations of committee hearings/mark-ups/meetings, assisting with distribution of materials for Nominations, maintaining personnel files, developing and enforcing administrative and emergency preparedness procedures, managing office moves, and overseeing various general administrative functions for the Committee. The Chief Clerk will supervise 5 non-designated staff; therefore, proven management experience is preferred. Position requires discretion and confidentiality. Ideal applicant will possess strong verbal and written skills, have the ability to multi-task, and work well in a team setting. Long hours may be necessary at times. Hill experience – preferably for a committee -- is strongly encouraged. College degree required.Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating job referral number in the subject line.


Senate Committee seeks experienced Systems Administrator to oversee computer operations for Majority and Minority offices. Responsibilities include administration and maintenance of LAN and physical networks; determining system requirements to meet the IT needs of the office; troubleshooting hardware and software problems related to the network, desktop devices, and other office equipment; providing blackberry and ipad support; setting up new user accounts; ensuring Committee systems integrity through continual monitoring of critical updates and virus definitions; researching new technologies; and maintaining office equipment inventory. Experience with Windows, Outlook, Microsoft Office, Symantec Antivirus required; knowledge of ADMA Enterprise and Photoshop helpful. Candidate must have strong interpersonal skills, maintain composure under pressure, and be able to prioritize and balance multiple projects. Salary commensurate with experience. Please email cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating job referral number in the subject line.


Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Contracting Oversight (Democratic staff) seeks law student or recent graduate to help staff with investigations, research, hearings, and administrative tasks. Fellowship is unpaid. Please e-mail cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating job referral number in the subject line.


Democratic Veteran Affairs Committee member is seeking a Legislative Assistant to handle committee work and other policy issues. Candidates should have strong writing and communication skills and be able to think analytically and innovatively on policy matters. The successful candidate will also have a strong commitment to public service and be proactive, resourceful, well-organized, and able to meet deadlines in a fast-paced, changing environment. Experience with veterans and/or military issues preferred but not required. Hill experience a plus.Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating job referral number in the subject line.


The office of Senator Robert P. Casey, Jr. (D-PA) is looking for a Foreign Policy Fellow beginning October 2011. The Fellow will work closely with the Senator’s primary foreign policy advisor in supporting Senator Casey in his work on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, specifically his role as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South Central Asian Affairs. The Fellow will be responsible for: preparing background materials and suggested questions for Committee Hearings; assisting with planning of Subcommittee Hearings chaired by Senator Casey; and support the Senator’s legislative and policy initiatives emerging from his work on the Foreign Relations Committee. The Fellow will also regularly meet with Pennsylvania constituents, outside advocacy groups, and NGO’s to share perspectives and exchange information on key foreign policy issues. The ideal candidate will possess a substantive knowledge of global affairs and have a strong understanding of the role Congress plays in the formulation of U.S. foreign policy. Preference will be provided to those with a strong regional expertise in the Middle East and South Asia. Successful applicants will also possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as a demonstrated ability to work well in a fast-paced environment. THIS IS NOT A PAID POSITION. Applicants must be in an established fellowship program and able to commit to a six-month rotation with the office, with preference given to those candidates able to commit to a longer duration. To apply, interested parties should e-mail a cover letter and resume to open_positions@casey.senate.gov with the subject line “Foreign Policy Fellow


Ranking Member of Senate Subcommittee is seeking attorney with domestic policy background and oversight experience to serve as number two on subcommittee staff. Regulatory and investigations background strongly preferred. Must have Hill experience, preferably on a committee and/or on the Senate side. Must have five years of experience since receiving law degree.Please email resume to: committeecounsel@gmail.com


Senate Democrat seeks experienced New Media Press Secretary to develop and manage social media and online communications strategies. The New Media press secretary is responsible for increasing the Senator's digital presence while expanding a network of online supporters through the creative use of Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, the Senator's official website, targeted email campaigns and blogger outreach. The ideal candidate for the position will offer several years of communications experience -- campaign, government or private sector -- that focuses on social media and online grassroots organizing. Applicants must also be able to demonstrate proven success in working in highly integrated environments that include communications, policy and political staff. Some traditional press secretary responsibilities round out the portfolio. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating job referral number in the subject line.


Ranking Member of Senate Subcommittee is seeking attorney with domestic policy background and oversight experience. Responsibilities include investigations, drafting legislation, developing and staffing hearings, preparing memoranda, statements and speeches, and serving as senior counsel for subcommittee. Capitol Hill and/or regulatory experience preferred but not necessary. Must have excellent references and five years of experience since receiving law degree. Please email resume to: committeecounsel@gmail.com


Republican Senator seeks Legislative Assistant to handle Agriculture and other policy issues. Only applicants with experience in agriculture will be considered. The ideal candidate would possess strong writing and communication skills and be able to think creatively and innovatively on policy matters. Hill experience a plus. This office is an equal opportunity employer. Please email cover letter and resume to leg.openings@gmail.com indicating “Legislative Assistant” in the subject line.


Democratic Senator seeks a personable, dependable and professional Staff Assistant for a very busy front office in Washington, DC. Duties include, but are not limited to: answering phones, greeting visitors, arranging tours and distributing faxes. Applicants must have excellent interpersonal skills, be fluent in Spanish, and be able to work in a team environment. Please e-mail resume and cover letter to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating job referral number in the subject line.


Senior Member of the Senate seeks experienced counsel or professional staffer to develop and implement Senator’s domestic policy agenda including judiciary, labor, education and consumer issues. Responsibilities include developing, drafting and promoting legislation and other initiatives. Successful candidates will have extensive experience in the field as well as law or other advanced degree. Congressional experience a strong plus. Excellent opportunities for professional growth. Equal opportunity employer. Send resume and cover letter to judiciaryposition@yahoo.com


Northwest Democratic Senator seeks a Deputy Press Secretary for an active press office. The ideal candidate will be intellectually curious, with a thirst for legislative details and an aptitude for putting them into English. In other words, if you would take offense at being called a “policy wonk” this isn’t the job for you. Day-to-day responsibilities will include responding to media requests, drafting press releases, op-eds, talking points and content for the website; but the successful candidate will also be able to recognize press opportunities and will work with the Press Secretary and Communications Director to best capitalize on them. While this will be an opportunity to develop and grow as a media professional, this is not an entry-level position. A minimum of 3 years experience in government, media and/or communications is required. Interested candidates should e-mail their resume, writing samples and a cover letter detailing their interest in the position to: RWPressOffice@gmail.com (All inquiries regarding this position should be submitted via email.) This office is an equal opportunity employer; we do not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, age, religion, disability, national origin, uniformed status, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression


Moderate Democratic office is looking for a Legislative Assistant to cover banking, financial services, housing and trade issues. Ideal candidates should have related Hill or private sector experience. Applicants should be highly-motivated, independent, and possess good analytical and writing skills. Please send resume to moddembankingla@gmail.com.


Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs is seeking attorneys with banking or housing law experience. Responsibilities include drafting legislation, developing and staffing hearings, and preparing memoranda, statements and speeches. Applicants should possess excellent academic credentials and at least 3 years of private practice or regulatory experience. No Capitol Hill experience required. Please email resume to: jobs_rep@banking.senate.gov


Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs is seeking attorneys with banking or housing law experience. Responsibilities include drafting legislation, developing and staffing hearings, and preparing memoranda, statements and speeches. Applicants should possess excellent academic credentials and at least 3 years of private practice or regulatory experience. No Capitol Hill experience required. Please email resume to: jobs_rep@banking.senate.gov


Western Democratic Senator seeks experienced, dynamic communications professional to serve as Press Secretary. The ideal applicant will be an excellent writer and editor with a strong track record of building relationships with print and broadcast media, experience in implementing new media strategies, and the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment. Duties will include working with reporters, editors and producers; drafting and editing news releases, speeches and op-eds; and developing new media content. On-record experience required and Hill experience preferred. The position reports to the Communications Director in Washington, D.C. For consideration, send cover letter, resume and writing samples to demcomsdirector@gmail.com


Moderate Democratic Senator seeks a Legislative Director. Responsibilities will include managing an active staff of Legislative Assistants and Legislative Correspondents, developing and implementing legislative strategy, mentoring staff, and reviewing legislative output for substance and style. Also responsible for small legislative portfolio. Previous experience as a Senate Legislative Director is strongly preferred. Senate legislative experience as a Senior LA, Senior Policy Advisor, Counsel or similar position is required. Strong writing, management and analytical skills are a must. Issue expertise in tax, budget, entitlements and energy is also a plus. Successful candidate will be an aggressive, politically savvy leader with an ability to function in a fast-paced environment. Please e-mail cover letter and resume to senate_employment@saa.senate.gov indicating job referral number in the subject line.


Senior Democrat, prominent in health care issues, seeks highly skilled health policy player for active personal office. Successful candidate must be able to generate ideas – large and small – and possess strong writing, organizational and interpersonal skills. Previous Hill experience preferred, but not required. Salary commensurate with experience. Equal opportunity employer. Please email resume to: hpaposition@gmail.com.

POSITION: Chief Operating Officer, Admission Possible
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION: Our client, Admission Possible, is helping break the cycle of poverty for low-income families and build an educated workforce for a globally competitive economy. Admission Possible is a high-growth nonprofit organization, providing low-income students with an intensive curriculum of coaching and support to earn college admission and a degree. Founded in 2000, Admission Possible has demonstrated that its program can dramatically improve students’ chances of attending and succeeding in college. To date, 98% of Admission Possible’s students have earned college admission and nearly 80% are working toward their degree or have graduated.
Headquartered in Saint Paul, Minnesota, Admission Possible currently serves students in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metro area and in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and has a new site opening in Omaha, Nebraska in the very near future. Over the next five to ten years, Admission Possible will expand to serve students in ten metropolitan areas across the country bringing its award-winning high school and college programming to 20,000 students annually.
Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”), the Chief Operating Officer (“COO”) will serve as the internal leader of Admission Possible, working closely with the CEO to achieve the organization's goals. The COO will do this by overseeing the implementation of Admission Possible’s strategic plan (recently completed with the help of McKinsey & Co.), designing and managing internal systems, and supervising all internal operations, including programs, operations, evaluation, finances, technology and human resources. This position is an ideal opportunity to play a key leadership role in managing, shaping and growing a national organization poised to have significant impact in the years ahead.
The Chief Operating Officer will be a key member of Admission Possible’s executive team. Specifically, s/he will:
Partner with the CEO to achieve Admission Possible’s goals
Supervise all Admission Possible national and local operations, including programs, operations, evaluation, finances, technology and talent by managing staff leads in these core areas
Oversee the implementation of Admission Possible’s strategic plan, ensuring alignment of efforts across the organization and refining the plan as necessary with staff and the Board
Provide programmatic leadership and input for all strategic plan implementation processes with the CEO and staff
Coach senior staff across all functions as they implement the strategic plan and transition program operations
Develop and implement a system for tracking and reporting on the progress of the strategic plan implementation
Design and manage internal systems at the national office and within local sites to track organizational progress and performance
Identify opportunities for Admission Possible to leverage cross-program and cross-functional strengths to take advantage of new opportunities and/or to address organizational challenges
Lead, coach, develop, and retain Admission Possible’s senior management team and serve as the primary liaison between local Executive Directors and the national office
In partnership with the Director of Finance and Operations, ensure the continued financial viability of Admission Possible’s operational units through sound fiscal management
Support the CEO in management of the Board, funders, and external partners as needed
Admission Possible is looking for a dynamic, driven leader who:
Has strong passion for Admission Possible’s mission to help end the cycle of poverty by ensuring college admission and graduation for low-income students
Has more than ten years of progressively increasing operational management experience and strategic planning for a growing, multi-site organization
Has excellent management skills including the ability to inspire, motivate, influence, and hold staff accountable to significant standards
Has experience leading, planning and managing in an entrepreneurial and growing organization
Has demonstrated ability to develop, implement and manage business systems and processes to support a growing organization including budget development, human resources and technology
Has strategic finance skills with basic accounting knowledge; advanced accounting skills not required
Has exceptional verbal and written communication skills
Has excellent organizational skills and detail-orientation
Exercises excellent judgment in decision-making
Has a Bachelor’s degree; MBA or Master’s degree in related field preferred
Admission Possible is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Salary commensurate with experience.
To apply for this position, visit: http://www.on-ramps.com/jobs/649
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New Partners, a progressive, full service political consulting firm with specialties in strategic advising/consulting, communications, research, fundraising/development and field/grassroots strategy, is seeking fall interns in the finance department of our firm’s Washington, DC office. Interns will work on a variety of nonprofit, foundation and political clients and will be provided a stipend. Please visit www.newpartners.com for more information on the firm.

Candidates should possess strong oral and written communication skills, solid organizational skills and attention to detail, and sound political instincts. He or she must also have the ability to work independently, meet tight deadlines, and balance multiple projects at once. All candidates should be familiar with Microsoft Office suite.

Candidates should be current college or graduate students, or recent graduates. To apply, please email resume, cover letter and writing sample to young@newpartners.com.

START DATE: September 12, 2011

Ideal Candidate Will Possess the Following Qualifications:
• Ability to digest and condense information into user friendly summaries;
• Basic knowledge of campaign finance rules;
• Working knowledge of fundraising and research resources: Nexis, NGP, opensecrets.org

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

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