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Subject: Legislative Assistant Opening

Centrist Pennsylvania Democrat seeks legislative assistant to handle very active legislative portfolio. Issues include education, energy, environment, and veterans. This is not an entry-level position and salary will be commensurate with experience. Applicants must have at least two years of legislative assistant or similar professional experience, and be a self-starter with a team-oriented personality. Connections to Pennsylvania are not required, but are highly preferred. Please e-mail your resume, a cover letter and two short writing samples in one document to with the subject line “Legislative Assistant” by close of business 9/16/11.

POSITION: Vice President, Alumni Strategy
LOCATION: Flexible (anywhere in the U.S.), IL-Chicago, NY-New York City
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION: Our client is a premier non-profit in the education space. Its mission is to enlist the nation's most promising future leaders in the movement to eliminate educational inequality. Embarking on a stage of significant growth, the organization is looking for a team of highly talented individuals to help shape both the future of the organization and the education landscape.
Our client recruits and engages a national corps of top recent college graduates to commit to teach for at least two years in urban and rural public schools and become lifelong leaders in the effort to expand educational opportunity. The organization's mission is to build the movement to eliminate educational inequity by enlisting the nation's most promising future leaders in the effort.
In the 2010-2011 school year, more than 8,200 first- and second-year corps members were teaching in 39 regions across the United States. Since 1990, the organization’s corps members have reached more than 3 million students. More than 20,000 alumni are working in education and many other fields, where they continue to advocate for students and families in low-income communities. While only one in six corps members say they were interested in the teaching profession before joining the organization, nearly two-thirds of alumni remain in the field of education.
Our client is a high-growth, outcomes-oriented organization, with a $220 million budget and more than 1,500 staff. In 2011, it was named a Fortune 100 Best Company to Work For. The organization operates in an entrepreneurial environment, maintains focus on quantitative measures and is committed to continuous improvement.
Team Overview
The Alumni Affairs team works to:
Support each region to fuel local movements to ensure educational excellence for all children with the diverse leadership of alumni
Strengthen the nation-wide network of diverse leaders committed to educational excellence and equity
Inspire all alumni to continue to engage deeply in our client's mission and to advance the organization’s work
Establish a breakthrough vision and direction for regional support and invest regional leadership deeply in this vision in order to realize dramatically different outcomes
Develop a theory of impact about alumni leadership and engagement that regional leaders can easily access and leverage as they build out their visions and plans for fueling local movements with the leadership of the organization's alumni
Build strong relationships with regional leadership and operate with a strong service orientation toward regional staff
Manage a team to assist each region in designing and executing bold visions for alumni impact
Oversee professional development for regional alumni staff
Manage the development and use of infrastructure and technology systems for alumni data and communication
Analyze and synthesize a broad set of quantitative and qualitative information to identify key problems and opportunities and craft impactful strategies
Serve on the leadership team of the national alumni affairs team, setting vision and direction for the team as a whole and managing effectively to team-wide priorities
At least 7 years work experience
Bachelor's degree
Previous management experience required
Strong critical and strategic thinking skills
Ability to set vision and direction
Excellent writing and speaking skills
Management experience
Strong client-service orientation and relationship building skills
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POSITION: Senior Managing Director of Strategy and Operations, Alumni Affairs
LOCATION: New York City strongly preferred, NY
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION: Our client is a premier non-profit in the education space. Its mission is to enlist the nation's most promising future leaders in the movement to eliminate educational inequality. Embarking on a stage of significant growth, the organization is looking for a team of highly talented individuals to help shape both the future of the organization and the education landscape.
Our client is seeking a Senior Managing Director of Strategy and Operations to maximize the potential of its 20,000 and growing alumni base as a force for change by ensuring that the national alumni team is setting a strong vision and direction, rooted in a well-considered research agenda. The Senior Managing Director of Strategy and Operations will evaluate the impact of current strategies and generate and test new hypotheses to expand the organization’s impact over time. This position will improve technology and reporting infrastructure to improve the ability to measure the impact of strategies and investments. It will also design and execute learning and development experiences for staff that build upon the insights from research and align with overall strategy.
The Senior Managing Director will support the VP, Alumni Affairs in developing and executing team management strategy and design administrative operations of the Alumni Team so that it can more efficiently achieve its mission. The Senior Managing Director will serve on the Senior Management Team of the Alumni Affairs Team and will collaborate closely with other senior Alumni Team leaders and directly manage a team of approximately six composed of an assistant, associate, director, two managing directors and a senior managing director. The Senior Managing Director will report directly to the Vice President, Alumni Affairs.
Assess key questions and establish comprehensive strategic research agenda for both short and long-term priorities
Set strategy and manage process for key national Alumni Team priorities including goal setting, team conferences and strategic planning
Oversee the needs assessment and resulting learning and development plans for national and regional Alumni Team members
Manage one full-time assistant responsible for providing administrative support to the SMD and VP, Alumni Affairs and managing special projects that help achieve maximum efficiency in team operations
Supervise technology and infrastructure planning to ensure Alumni Team needs are met
Develop operations, including managing creation of agendas and supporting materials for Alumni Team leadership and full-team conferences
Manage budgeting, forecasting and planning
Develop strong cross-functional systems to improve knowledge sharing across the team
Excellent reasoning and strategic thinking skills
Strong people management abilities
Superb planning and project management skills
Operates with a high level of personal responsibility
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Good judgment, strong initiative and a quick learner
Ability to thrive in a goal-oriented, fast-paced and entrepreneurial environment, including the ability to be flexible in project execution
Demonstrates deep commitment to mission and core values
Bachelor’s degree required
Minimum 7 years professional work experience preferred
Previous management experience required
Travel is required (approximately 20%)
Salary for this position is competitive and depends on prior experience. In addition, a comprehensive benefits package is included.
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Senior Midwestern Democrat seeks a motivated, enthusiastic, and detail-oriented intern for the fall of 2011. This is a great opportunity for individuals who are interested in learning about the workings of Capitol Hill and the legislative process in a busy office.
The internship will provide exposure to all areas of a legislative office. Responsibilities include: drafting press releases, weekly columns, and other writing projects as needed; researching, writing and editing responses to constituent letters and requests; attending hearings and briefings in specific legislative areas; and a variety of administrative tasks, including data-entry of constituent letters and front office duties.
Applicant should be a self-starter with strong attention to detail, the ability to meet tight deadlines, and superior writing and organization skills. Applicants with a strong interest in politics and a connection to the Midwest are preferred. Position to begin immediately.
Please email cover letter, resume, and two short writing samples to or fax to 202-225-5608.

Congressman Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) seeks part or full-time interns beginning after August 1. Applicants should be enthusiastic, reliable, and hard-working. Spanish language skills a plus.

Please fax a resume and a cover letter to 202-225-3073 (no walk-ins or calls, please).

New Partners, a progressive, full service political consulting firm with specialties in strategic advising/consulting, communications, research, fundraising/development and field/grassroots strategy, is seeking fall interns in the finance department of our firm’s Washington, DC office. Interns will work on a variety of nonprofit, foundation and political clients and will be provided a stipend. Please visit for more information on the firm.

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

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

START DATE: September 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,

• 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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