Wednesday, September 14, 2011 13th, 2011

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Assistant Director of Development
American Constitution Society for Law and Policy
Washington, DC

The American Constitution Society (ACS), one of the nation’s leading
progressive legal organizations, seeks a recent graduate with an
interest in a career in the development profession to serve as an
energetic and versatile Assistant Director of Development.

Responsibilities will include working as a part of the Development
team on the major donors program, annual national convention,
fundraising events, as well as working closely with ACS’s lawyer
chapter staff to realize the fundraising potential of ACS’s national
network of members. The Assistant Director of Development will work
closely with senior staff to establish and meet fundraising goals.

Job responsibilities include:

• Managing the ACS national convention, including event logistics,
registration, and soliciting sponsorships;

• Helping to build the major donors program by researching and
identifying potential donors and managing and maintaining the donor

• Assisting in the planning and execution of fundraising events around
the country;

• Preparing high quality communications; and

• Working with the Development team on a broad range of fundraising

The ideal candidate will have an outgoing personality, excellent
interpersonal and organizational skills, strong attention to detail,
event planning experience, curiosity and initiative, and good writing
skills. A bachelor’s degree is required, and campaign, development,
or other organizing experience is highly desirable. Some travel for
meetings and events will be required. ACS offers a competitive
nonprofit salary, along with outstanding benefits.

The deadline for applications is September 23, 2011. Please send a
cover letter and resume to the attention of Lisa Hayes at 1333 H St.,
NW, 11th Fl., Washington, DC 20005 or Applicants
graduating from college between 2007-2011 should also provide an
unofficial transcript. No phone calls, please. ACS values diversity
and is an equal opportunity employer; women, people of color, people
with disabilities and gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people
are encouraged to apply.


Are you interested in public relations, government affairs,
consulting, communications, lobying, international development or
broadcasting? These are only a few of the many interesting industries
our current client base is involved in! TRAK Services has many long
and short term administrative assignments lasting up to 6 months! If
you are available for day to day or for months at a time, if you are
waiting on a security clearance, returning to law school or grad
school in the fall, waiting to go into the Peace Corps, or just want
to try out some industries before making a permanent commitment, TRAK
has some great positions ready for you.

If you have the basics to advanced MS Word, Excel and/or PowerPoint,
you can earn an income while you’re searching for the right position.
Contact us today for immediate opportunities paying up to $14.00 per

*Please send resumes as a word document attachment with an indication
that you want temp work in the subject line to


Maryland Campus Organizer -- Chesapeake Climate Action Network


Looking for a challenge? How about working to change the tune of Virginia’s leaders away from dirty coal and oil and toward clean, renewable power like wind and solar...Or, working in Maryland to build one of the nation’s first offshore wind farms…Sound good? Read on.

The Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN) is the first grassroots, nonprofit organization dedicated exclusively to fighting global warming in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Our mission is to build and mobilize a powerful grassroots movement and use our proximity to the nation’s capital to push for state, national and international policies that will put us on a path to climate stability.

CCAN takes on the region’s worst climate polluters and fights for the most effective clean energy policies. We are seeking an energetic organizer to continue our work on campuses throughout the Chesapeake region in the 2011/2012 academic year.

Throughout history, real change has only come about when there was a visible, large grassroots movement behind the idea. At the forefront of each of those movements was an inspiring base of students pushing the envelope, organizing in their communities and on their campuses. Now more than ever, we have to make sure that the youth climate activists in our region are well organized and calling for the urgent, big changes that our nation needs to combat the climate crisis.


• Recruit and train student activists on campuses throughout the region
• Work with student leaders to run effective campaigns on and outside their campuses
• Plan, organize, and execute campaign special events
• Work with the media
• Some research and writing as needed to produce campaign materials
• Some work engaging state and federal elected officials and their staff


• B.A. or B.S (or equivalent organizing experience)
• Strong communication skills, both speaking and writing
• Basic knowledge of campaign planning
• Ability to connect with many different types of people and constituency groups
• Demonstrated experience organizing
• Demonstrated ability to work well both in teams and independently
• Problem-solver and goal-oriented
• Willing to travel as needed, a valid driver’s license and car, a satisfactory driving record and auto insurance

Compensation & benefits:

Commensurate with experience, a generous benefits package including health care, dental coverage and generous vacation leave. This position is located in Takoma Park, Maryland or Richmond, Virginia.

To apply:

Please email resume and cover letter (Word .doc or .pdf preferred) to Nathan Kauffman at Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis as they are received.



Are you interested in working for the non-profit organization that
runs Wikipedia? Are you interested in leading teams of volunteers and
developing Wikipedia's use as an innovative teaching tool in higher
education classes? If so, the Wikimedia Foundation wants you!

The Wikimedia Foundation - the San Francisco-based non-profit
organization that operates Wikipedia - officially announced a new job
opening last week - the "U.S. Education Program Associate," which will
be a full-time 12-month contract position starting as soon as
possible. Beginning in fall 2010 with the pilot project “Public Policy
Initiative,” the Wikimedia Foundation has been working with educators
across the United States to incorporate Wikipedia-editing into the
class as an innovative teaching tool. The Foundation provides these
professors with a variety of support resources, including
instructional videos, sample syllabi, and “Wikipedia Ambassadors” who
mentor students both in-person and online. Due to the success of the
Public Policy Initiative, the Wikimedia Foundation is now expanding
the program to all academic disciplines and more countries. We have
launched the program in India and will expand to Brazil and other
countries in 2012; at the same time, we will need to continue
facilitating the growth and improvement of activities within the
United States.

We've already built up solid volunteer leadership in the U.S., and
we're now looking for a person who will support and mentor these
volunteer leaders, working through them to grow the U.S. wing of the
Global Education Program both quantitatively and qualitatively. The
U.S. Education Program Associate will be an integral part of the
Global Education Program staff.

I would like to warmly encourage you to apply for this position.
Preference will be given to applicants who have demonstrated success
as a team coordinator and leader. Recent graduates are encouraged to
apply as well. You should especially apply if you're interested in any
of the following:

* Joining a collaborative, energetic, and small (but growing) team
that runs the Global Education Program at the Wikimedia Foundation
* Developing yourself professionally and personally: our explicit
intention with the U.S. Education Program Associate position is to
provide substantial professional mentorship to the person who occupies
it. We want you to grow on this job - as a team coordinator, a leader,
a problem-solver - and will help you with that!
* Introducing an innovative, real-world teaching approach to more
college/university classes
* Developing teams, mentoring volunteers, empowering others, and
building capacity
* Taking on unique and complex challenges
* Making a large impact - on the national level - in the world of
higher education, free knowledge, and online and offline communities
* Joining the non-profit organization that runs the largest free
online encyclopedia ever!

Please see
for more details about the position and how to apply. Email me - - if you have any questions!

Thank you very much.


Executive Coordinator
National Immigrant Justice Center
Chicago, IL

Heartland Alliance’s National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) is
dedicated to ensuring human rights protections and access to justice
for all immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers. NIJC provides
direct legal services to and advocates for these populations through
policy reform, impact litigation, and public education. Since its
founding three decades ago, NIJC has been unique in blending
individual client advocacy with efforts for broad-based systemic

NIJC seeks an Executive Coordinator for its Chicago office. This
position provides significant support services to the Executive
Director. The selected candidate will also act as a staff liaison to
NIJC’s Leadership Council, coordinate internal and external
communications, and oversee fundraising campaigns and special events.
The position is available immediately.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Support the Executive Director, which may involve coordination of
meetings, travel arrangements, and preparation of expense reports
• Serve as primary point-of-contact for NIJC’s Leadership Council.
This may include, but is not limited to coordination of quarterly
meetings, development of meeting agendas, preparation of meeting
minutes, and maintenance of Council rosters
• Oversee major fundraising campaigns, including year-end appeal and
annual benefit luncheon. The Midwest Light of Human Rights Awards
luncheon is one of the largest annual human rights events in Chicago.
NIJC welcomed more than 750 guests in 2011. The Executive Coordinator
will oversee the planning of this event, including researching keynote
speakers and awardees, preparing sponsorship materials, identifying in-
kind support, and directing staff and volunteers for the event
• Develop and prepare a wide array of materials for use by the
Executive Director’s office, including strategic planning documents,
brochures, etc.
• Draft and edit major foundation grant proposals; research new
funding opportunities
• Manage donor correspondence
• Work with all levels of internal management and staff as well as
external partners and vendors
• Coordinate the recruitment, selection, and orientation of interns
and volunteers
• Other tasks, as needed

• Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university and three
years of related experience or a high school diploma and seven years
of related experience and/or training
• Experience in managing a wide range of administrative and executive
support related tasks. The ideal candidate will be able to work with
little supervision in a fast-paced environment, often under tight
• The ideal candidate must remain flexible, proactive, resourceful,
and efficient while maintaining a positive attitude and professional
• Exceptional organizational skills
• Excellent written and verbal communications skills. Must be able to
present information to a variety of audiences in a clear and concise
• Experience with Windows XP and Microsoft Office is a must. Database
experience is preferred
• Able to react to change productively and handle other essential
tasks, as assigned

To Apply: Please apply on Heartland Alliance’s job board at



Competitive Illinois Congressional Campaign seeking Finance Director

• Organize and manage Call Time and tracking results
• Plan small and large-scale fundraising events
• Staff candidate at finance related events
• Identify new donor prospects and build relationships with donors
• Manage donor correspondence including thank you notes and follow up.
• Write campaign solicitations—both mail and online appeals
• Process contributions and expenses

• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
• Minimum 1 cycle of statewide or congressional campaign finance director experience
• Experience with NGP or other finance software
• Must be willing to relocate to northwestern Illinois for the 2012 election cycle
• Position will require various and at times frequent travel around the state
• Must have a car

Requirements include: willing to work full time including evenings and weekends as needed, well organized and able to multi-task, excellent oral and written skills, energetic attitude, working familiarity with FEC compliance rules.

To apply, please email resume, cover letter, and references to:
In subject line include "Finance Director.” Apply no later than September 30, 2011.


Field Organizer positions are available for a Chap Petersen's Re-
election campaign in the 34th Virginia State Senate District.

- Highly motivated, energetic, and personable organizer who can think
critically and problem solve
- Building and maintaining relationships with leaders in the
- Be able to work long hours including nights and weekends.
- Meet voter contact and volunteer recruitment goals
- Build, Initiate, and Oversee volunteer phone banks and canvassing
- Provide Nightly reports to the Field Director
- Prep walk packets, scripts, and other field related materials

- Vehicle
- Laptop
- Phone

Supportive Housing can be provided, previous organizing experience is
a plus.

If you are interested, please email Please
attach your resume, references, and any other questions you may have.
Positions are being filled ASAP


Highly competitive State Senate race in Northern Virginia seeks Field
Organizers (FOs) to help carry out the field plan to elect our
candidate in November. FOs will spend most of their time recruiting,
managing and training volunteers to keep them on message, motivated
and excited about the campaign and candidate. The ideal applicant will
be high-energy, outgoing and enthusiastic.

Applicants must have excellent written, verbal and internet
communication skills and experience in using the VoteBuilder is

Qualified applicants should have some campaign experience. FOs will
work seven-day work weeks under often stressful conditions; a typical
work-week is 75+ hours.

-Recruiting and training volunteers, expanding the volunteer network.
-Organizing volunteer canvasses and phone banks, and preparing all
-Contacting and persuading potential voters to meet aggressive voter
contact goals.
-Planning campaign events such as rallies and press conferences and
building crowds for these events.
-Researching potential locations for campaign events, retail
politicking, etc.
-Preparing written reports for the Field Director detailing your
weekly activities.
-Meeting with local activists, constituency groups and local party
leaders to build support for the candidate.
-Advancing the candidate at campaign events.
-Helping to enter campaign data.
-Various administrative and clerical tasks.
-Other responsibilities will be assigned as necessary.

-At least one cycle of political campaign experience, especially in
field operations.
-College degree.
-Experience using VoteBuilder.
-Excellent written, verbal and internet communication skills.
-Experienced in the Microsoft Office Suite.
-Knowledge of the Northern Virginia political landscape.

This is a paid, salaried position to be discussed in the interview.

Interested applicants should send a (1) current resume, (2) listing of
professional references and (3) a brief statement in the body of the
email as to why you are interested to writing
“Applicant: Field Organizer” In the subject line.


Be part of the fight for good jobs in Wisconsin!

Are you ready to speak out for good jobs? Thanks to Scott Walker’s
job-killing policies, over 17,000 private sector workers in Wisconsin
filed first-time unemployment insurance claims during the second
quarter of this year, making us second only to Kentucky on initial
unemployment filings. We don’t need more corporate bailouts and tax
cuts for billionaires: we need good jobs now!

Do you want to do something about it? Apply now to help build power
for working people and the unemployed in Wisconsin that fights to make
our economy work for everyone.

• Build community based committees where working families unite and
take positive actions to fight for good jobs and better communities
• Identify, recruit, and develop workers as community leaders
• Attend community functions as a representative of the coalition
• Conduct community meetings and coordinate community actions

• 1+ years of prior labor or community organizing experience
• Able to motivate people to action;
• Good written and verbal communication skills
• Patient in pressure situations and savvy with conflict management
• Motivated self starter who is strong desire to learn and can gets
results without heavy supervision
• Ability to work long and irregular hours, including weekends
• Driver's license with reliable car with insurance
• Computer skills desired (Microsoft Word, Excel, VAN database)
• Bilingual (Spanish-English) people are encouraged to apply
• Must have prior work experience in LaCrosse, Wausau, Appleton, Green
Bay or Oshkosh areas of Wisconsin.

Competitive pay, paid healthcare benefits and paid

Send resume to:

Wisconsin Jobs Now! is a coalition of community groups, neighborhood
associations, faith based organizations and labor united in an effort
to bring good jobs to Wisconsin now.


The One Anchorage campaign filed an application this week with the
Anchorage Municipal Clerk’s Office to place an initiative on the April
2012 ballot asking voters to include lesbian, gay, bisexual and
transgender (LGBT) Alaskans in the same legal protections already
provided to women and minorities in employment, housing, and public
businesses. Alaska’s LGBT community has been working since 2009 to
address the absence of federal, Alaska, or local laws protecting them
against discrimination. Leaders of the campaign include Alaskans
Together, the statewide LGBT advocacy organization; and
representatives of groups such as Identity, Inc., Anchorage’s LGBT
organization/Community Center; the ACLU of Alaska; and PFLAG (Parent
and Friends of Lesbians and Gays).

The Campaign Manager will manage all aspects of an exciting citywide
ballot measure campaign that will add sexual orientation and gender
identity to the city’s non-discrimination ordinance to which will
appear on the April 2012 ballot. We have started the process of
collecting signatures to qualify this measure for the April 2012
citywide ballot. This is a temporary, full-time position requiring a
commitment from September 2011 until April 2012.

Qualified candidates will have: citywide field campaign experience
where voter identification played a central role and have at least
five years of political campaign/organizing experience; a proven track
record in coalition building, grass roots organizing, financial
oversight, and public speaking; experience in the coordination of
media purchase, production, and relations; demonstrated ability to
work with diverse communities, serve as a team leader, and maintain a
sense of humor; and demonstrated fundraising experience.

To apply please send a resume with cover letter and references to:
Johnathan Jones, Project Manager
One Anchorage


Rep. Rob Andrews

Senior New Jersey Democrat seeks full and part-time interns to start immediately. Candidates should have strong communication and research skills, and a positive work ethic. NJ ties a plus. Responsibilities include organizing White House and Capitol Tours, processing and drafting responses to constituent correspondence, greeting visitors to the office, and performing legislative research. Candidates should send a cover letter including reason for interest and availability, as well as a résumé and writing sample (no more than 3 pages, any topic) to


Progressive Majority is hiring Political Interns. This is a paid position, see description below.

To apply: Send your cover letter and resume to

Get your feet wet in political campaign work by interning for Progressive Majority. We’re looking for three (3) interns to help us recruit, train and help elect strong progressive candidates across the country. If you support the progressive agenda and want to change politics from the ground up, apply today. You’ll work with our political team – a group of seasoned campaign workers and political organizers – learning the ropes at a successful, multimillion dollar political organization.

What you'll be doing:

· Support a national political team member in one of the following functional areas: Outreach, Recruitment, or Campaign Services;

· Interact with national and state-based allied organizations

· Assist in moving potential progressive candidates through the Progressive Majority political program, including recruitment, vetting, development, and campaign operations;

· Learn about and participate in the operations of a multimillion dollar, national political organization;

· Expand their knowledge of the planning and execution of grassroots campaign activities, including voter contact, fundraising, and communications;

· Build and maintain candidate data; help maintain candidate database;

· Help coordinate calls and meetings for senior department staff;

· General administrative office responsibilities;

· Perform additional duties as assigned

What we're looking for:

· Motivated self-starter and able to work well without constant supervision;

· Interest in progressive issues, electoral politics, and candidate development;

· Excellent communication, outreach, phone and interpersonal skills;

· Proficiency with Microsoft Office.

This internship is located in our Washington, D.C. office. Progressive Majority is an equal opportunity employer.

How to Apply:
Send email an email to with your cover letter and resume.


Job: Paid Internship

Description: Friends of Mark Warner, the campaign committee for United States Senator Mark R. Warner (D-VA), seeks a dedicated individual for a part-time internship. The ideal candidate is a motivated self-starter who desires to learn the ins and outs of political fundraising on the ground floor of the campaign. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

· researching new and prospective donors

· monitoring and building contribution reports

· utilizing NGP to update contact database and create call sheets

· assisting staffing call time

Essential Skills and Qualifications:

· a strong interest in politics and causes

· keen interpersonal skills

· proficiency in MS Office suite (Word, Excel, etc.)

· highly developed organizational skills, attention to detail and an ability to multitask

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to with Internship as the subject line.

This position is available immediately.

Stipend available.


Faith in Public Life seeks a Communications Intern to work between 10
and 20 hours a week to provide support to our programmatic operations.
D.C .based interns must work at least half of their hours from our
office in downtown Washington, D.C. Telecommuting may be considered
for non-D.C. based interns with excellent qualifications. This is an
opportunity to communications experience by working with the leading
organizations in the field of religion and politics.

Start dates are flexible for fall semester, spring semester, and
summer internships. This is a paid position. Please apply by sending
resume and cover letter to Tara Culp-Ressler at


• Contribute to the Daily Faith News Reel (http://, which includes each day’s top
news on faith, politics, public policy and public life
• Research and write for Bold Faith Type, Faith in Public Life’s blog,
and the FPL website
• Assist FPL staff in identifying opportunities in the news and
political environment to amplify the message of faith leaders and
• Compile press lists and make pitch calls to media outlets
• Assist Communications Staff with social media tracking and outreach;
assist Media Relations Assistant in tracking media hits
• Occasionally attend meetings or events with FPL staff
• Other duties as assigned by FPL staff; interns also have the
opportunity to design their own projects as approved and supervised by
FPL staff

Job Requirements

• Undergraduate or graduate student
• Strong writing and editing skills
• Experience using Adobe Creative Suite or other graphic design
platforms a plus
• Demonstrated knowledge and awareness of current political and policy
• Strong appetite for news, demonstrated interest in the media
• Experience or demonstrated interest in working with faith leaders
and/or communities
• Flexibility to adapt as the organization’s tasks and priorities
constantly shift with the political environment
• Commitment to organizational mission and goals

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.

Following the 2004 election, when faith was often hijacked for
partisan gain, a diverse group of 40 religious and social justice
leaders founded Faith in Public Life to advance a positive
alternative: an inclusive and unifying faith movement that would
counter the Religious Right and mobilize faith leaders working to
promote the common good. Since its official launch in 2006, FPL has
emerged as the most influential faith-based organization building this
burgeoning movement’s media presence and capacity, providing strategic
assistance to faith-based coalitions, developing creative online
communities and campaigns, and sponsoring groundbreaking opinion


About the company:

DCS Services utilizes innovative technology to create a winning
internet strategy for progressive elected officials, organizations and
companies. Our experienced political and Internet media consultants
work directly with campaigns and candidates to develop online media
plans that combine creative research-driven messages with cutting edge
websites, email and advertising.

Job Description:

We are looking for an enthusiastic college student or recent graduate
who would like to get experience working in the fast-paced world of
online politics. You will work on interesting projects for
congressional and campaign clients side by side with a member of our

The intern’s job will include:

• Research: Find articles about current news and issues in client’s
districts that will be included in our newsletter. Look up relevant
items that can be included on websites, sales presentations, and other
• Writing: Write content for internal newsletter. Proofread and fact-
check client emails and websites.
• Analysis: Put together reports summarizing metrics from both emails
and websites. Examine trends from the data and make recommendations.
• Updates: Load articles onto client websites through a content
management system.
• Social Media: Manage the social media profile of campaign clients.

These responsibilities will yield results visible to the client. We
are looking for someone who can take on responsibility and help our
clients achieve their goals.

• Desire to work in an exciting, fast-paced, and progressive political
internet consulting firm.
• First-rate computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office
including PowerPoint and Excel.
• Excellent Internet research skills – ability to use search engines,
blogs, and news sites to find relevant information.
• Understanding of online technology and concepts – coursework in
computer science or political science a strong plus.
• Analytical and problem solving skills are necessary including a
strong attention to detail.
• Strong writing and editing skills.
• Knowledge of HTML or additional web technologies is a strong plus.

Compensation: Paid by the hour

How to Apply:
Submit resume and cover letter to . Please
indicate the position for which you are applying in the subject line
of the email.


Finance Internship with Protect Your Care

Protect Your Care, a Democratic-aligned campaign 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. 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

• Provide administrative support and occasionally assist communications department

Start Date: September 19

To apply,

Please email resume, cover letter and writing sample to


Protect Your Care is a 501(c)4 organization that will create the political and media space for elected officials, industry leaders and community advocates to champion the Affordable Care Act and hold accountable those who seek to take those benefits away by repealing or defunding the law.


Join Democratic GAIN and Salsa Labs for the first installment of our fall Tuesday Toolset Training Series.

Salsa is a one-stop platform that organizations, campaigns, and companies use for online organizing, advocacy, fundraising, and communications - all tied together with a common database that gives organizers a bird's eye view of their entire community.

If you or your staff are currently using Salsa--or if you want to add this to your set of skills--then this training is a must.

All participants who complete this training will become Mild Salsa Certified - the first officially recognized certification for users of Salsa who demonstrate mastery of the standard Salsa skill set.

What: Salsa Labs Toolset Training
Date: Tuesday, September 20th
Time: 12:00 PM EST
Location: Webinar & GAIN Office (1850 M St NW, Suite 1100)

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