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Rep. Laura Richardson
California Democrat seeks an energetic and proactive Legislative Assistant to manage Committee on Homeland Security responsibilities and a broad portfolio of other legislative issues. Substantive knowledge and previous experience with Homeland Security Committee issues, including cyber security and emergency preparedness issues is a plus. Candidates should have prior Hill experience, have impeccable writing and analytical skills, be able to perform under pressure in a fast-paced environment and possess a keen knowledge of the legislative process. The candidate will be responsible for developing legislative initiatives, tracking legislation, drafting correspondence and floor/committee statements, and representing the Member in meetings. This is not an entry-level position; candidates should have at least two years of substantive legislative experience. To apply, please email a cover letter, resume and two writing samples to


GLLI Program Assistant
Organization: Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund and Leadership Institute

Location: National organization based in Washington, DC

Reports to: Vice President, Gay & Lesbian Leadership Institute & Director, Presidential Appointments Project

The Gay & Lesbian Leadership Institute works to achieve full equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people by building, supporting, and advancing a diverse network of LGBT public leaders. Through its training and professional development programs, GLLI assists hundreds of individuals who go on to influential careers in politics, government, business and advocacy each year. Many of GLLI’s trainees join the more than 1,000 openly LGBT elected and appointed officials now serving around the world.

This description of responsibilities is meant to be as comprehensive as possible and, in conjunction with annual goals, should serve as a guide for the Program Assistant. When applicable, specific projects have been enumerated as the employee’s responsibility. This description will be reviewed annually to adjust for changes that are likely to occur.

The Program Assistant is a key member of the team at the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund and Leadership Institute and will work with the Leadership Team to administer and coordinate its various leadership development programs – theVictory Congressional Internship, the Presidential Appointments Project, the David Bohnett Gay & Lesbian Leadership Fellows, Out Officials and Leadership Impacts, and the International Gay & Lesbian Leadership Conference. Throughout all of our programs, the Program Assistant will help us provide solid customer service to and build strong relationships with LGBT leaders.

In addition, the Program Assistant will lead the day-to-day administration of the Victory Congressional Internship’s recruitment and selection process, will help expand it to a year-round program, will serve as the primary point of contact for participants, and will lead and coordinate trainings.

Program recruitment, selection and placement (40%):
Answer questions from applicants by email and phone in a professional and timely manner
Screen applications for quality and completion, work with applicants to resolve issues
Facilitate selection committee processes to ensure deadlines are met
Prepare memos and web materials to announce selected participants to public and key stakeholders
Proactively handle travel and accommodation logistics to reduce costs and ensure a consistent program experience for all participants
Gather and use feedback from staff, stakeholders and participants to improve processes
Research and identify events and organizations for recruiting program participants
Search through candidate resumes and draft letters of recommendation for appointments; maintain lists of priority candidates for use as appointment opportunities arise

Database and website maintenance (30%):
Maintain the web-based and Raisers Edge databases of elected and appointed LGBT officials (“Out Officials”), program participants and demographic information; lead the annual Out Officials audit
Provide accurate counts of Out Officials and reports as needed for media, fundraising and other programmatic needs
Update our website ( with information about application processes, deadlines and other relevant information to anticipate the needs and questions of potential program participants
Create and manage comprehensive web-based forms and applications (primarily using forms) to streamline and maximize the efficiency of recruitment, selection and placement

Program administration – Victory Congressional Internship (30%):
Manage all administrative aspects of the program to ensure a positive experience, including student recruitment and selection, placement with congressional offices, housing and travel arrangements, and scheduling leadership programming and other events for participants
Provide ongoing mentorship of students throughout the summer and serve as the primary point of contact for students for issues that arise in congressional offices, housing, travel, etc.
Lead certain programming and coordinate speakers for other programming.

The Program Assistant will have additional assignments and will provide administrative and other program support as needed. In addition, the Program Assistant is expected to attend all staff meetings and demonstrate leadership by participating in various ad hoc committees necessary for the development and maturation of the organization and its programs.

Applicants must demonstrate a passion for developing leaders and achieving LGBT equality.

Incredible attention to detail; strong organizational, writing and editing skills; command of Microsoft Excel and Word, including experience working with large spreadsheets and mail merges; and comfort with web-based platforms (e.g., Google Docs, Wufoo, SurveyMonkey, Wikis) are required.

Experience with U.S. House of Representatives or U.S. Senate, political campaign experience and basic HTML knowledge are preferred but not required.

Applications, including a resume and cover letter, should be sent to with the subject line “GLLI Program Assistant” as soon as possible but no later than Friday, September 23. No phone calls, please.

The Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund and Leadership Institute is proud to be an equal opportunity employer; women, people of color, transgender people, people with disabilities, and people with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Smart Growth America seeks a Government Affairs Associate to assist in research, advocacy and outreach on behalf of promoting smart growth policies in the U.S Congress.

The Government Affairs Associate will report to the Director of Government Affairs and Outreach, and will work to engage members of Congress and staff on the federal policy agenda of Smart Growth America as well as work directly with agencies and organizations around the country on capacity building and knowledge sharing about smart growth implementation.

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Summary: Performs administrative and clerical duties for the Office of the President and CEO by performing the following duties.
Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
1. Screens telephone calls and incoming mail at the executive level and responds promptly to incoming correspondence as appropriate.
2. Maintains an updated and accurate calendar as well as schedules appointments and office meetings as requested.
3. Ensures management is informed of deadlines and issues regarding topics related to association.
4. Communicates with parties as needed on behalf of management to help facilitate day to day business matters.
5. Composes, prepares and proofreads correspondence, office memos and reports.
6. Maintains an extensive filing system for correspondence, business matters, and other related data.
7. Prepares and confirms all travel and accommodation arrangements, resolves related difficulties, and prepares and completes expense reimbursements in a timely manner.
8. Operates standard office equipment efficiently including computer, printer and photocopy machine.
9. Prepares outgoing mail.
10. Acts as company liaison for professional associations and organizations.
11. Provides administrative support for special projects and events to include research, compiling data and preparation of summary reports based on results.
12. Inventories and orders office supplies and equipment as directed.
13. Cover the front desk when receptionist/office assistant is not available.
14. Assist in the coordination and planning of HACR related events and programs.
15. Performs other related duties as assigned.
In addition to the above, this position will:

1. Serve as staff liaison for association's board of directors, corporate member and Corporate Directors advisory councils.
2. Handle meeting logistics, communications and preparation of documents for meetings.
3. Ensure all notifications of meetings are in compliance with by-law specifications regarding time and method of delivery.
4. Record meeting minutes and draft copy of minutes for review by Board secretary and Executive Team.
5. Maintain current contact information, including biographies, photos and organization records for each board member/alternate, as well as advisory council members.
6. Maintain Coalition organization records as required by association's by-laws and governing policies.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily and be committed to the mission of HACR. Job responsibilities must be performed with the utmost confidentiality to assure discreet handling of all business in order to earn President and CEO's full confidence. A successful candidate will have a strong attention to detail and tolerance for working on multiple projects simultaneously and demonstrate a commitment to completion of projects on a timely basis. Candidate must be able to take initiative; multi-task and work well under pressure independently and as a team member. Candidate must also have excellent verbal and written skills.
Minimum: Bachelor's degree from four-year college or technical school; and two to three years related administrative support experience at the executive level.
Language Ability:
Ability to speak Spanish preferred, but not required.
Reasoning Ability:
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
Computer Skills:
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have high level of proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, especially Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint and Microsoft Outlook.
To Apply For This Position:
Email your cover letter and resume to No walk-ins or phone calls will be accepted. --


Job Title: Campaign Communications

Job Location: Washington, D.C.

To Apply: Email cover letter and resume to:


This position is responsible for assisting in communications support
for various campaigns including organizing, political action,
bargaining, and other activities. Takes direct responsibility for
developing and coordinating public relations, media relations, and
general communications support for campaigns and other union

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES (Any one position may not include all of the
specific duties and responsibilities listed. Examples provide a
general summary of the work required and should not be treated as a
total and complete list of expected duties to be performed by
employees in the classification.)

· Develops and implements communications strategies to support
organizing, political action, and contract campaigns and other
activities of SEIU and various local unions.

· Writes leaflets, newsletters, talking points, speeches,
letters to the editor, op-eds, background pieces, fact sheets, press
kit materials, and other collateral materials as needed for various

· Develops media strategy, provides pro-active media outreach,
and answers inquiries from the news media; prepares members or union
personnel for contact with the news media.

· Provides communications support for International officers
or local officers attending campaign or other events.

· Monitors media coverage of various campaigns, maintains
clipping files, makes recommendations on ways to improve media

· Coordinates event logistics and interviews (i.e.
videography, still photography, advisories, news releases, stage-
setting collateral, etc.).

· Develops and Implements targeting and placement of paid
advertisements to support various campaigns and political action.

· Performs other duties as required to support the department
and its mission.


Include SEIU and affiliate staff, photographers, graphic artists,
printers, video crews, vendors, and other officials and experts on
campaign communications issues.

Direction and Decision Making

This position reports to the Assistant Director of campaign
Communications and the incumbent works independently.

Education and Experience

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with
course work in labor relations, communications, political science, or
liberal arts, and two (2) years of work in media relations, public
affairs, or campaign communications (or successful completion of PS-1A
probation). Applicants must be able to demonstrate the following
knowledge, skills and abilities:

· Knowledge of union organizing and other associated

· Knowledge of campaign communications strategies and media

· Knowledge of electronic and print media systems.

· Knowledge of advertising techniques.

· Ability to perform pro-active media outreach, maintain good
working relationships with journalists, and generate positive media

· Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in
writing. Excellent writing skills required.

· Ability to handle multiple “priority” projects
simultaneously and meet established deadlines.

· Ability to work effectively with elected leaders and staff
in complex and sometime political situations.

· Ability to work effectively with members, unorganized
workers, the media, and community allies.

· Ability to learn and develop new skills.

· Skill in the use of personal computers, Internet research
and media tools, Powerpoint.

Physical Requirements:

Work is generally performed in an office setting. Long and extended
hours and travel required.

Writing Sample and test required.

SEIU is an Equal Opportunity Employer


MoveOn Technical Campaign Manager
Location: Flexible. Ability/willingness to work ET hours preferred.
Duration: Starting ASAP; no fixed end date.
Goal: Leverage technology to help MoveOn's 5 million members change American politics. Help us make online tools to advance a progressive agenda.
Description: Since 1998, MoveOn has been using technology to help Americans have a voice in our political process. We're looking for a Technical Campaign Manager/"Geek" Organizer who can further that mission with intelligence, speed, and common sense. You should be a self-starter and have excellent writing and tech skills.
3 or more years of experience in web development and strong project management skills are required; political or advocacy experience is not required but is helpful. Priority will be given to candidates with a demonstrated ability to use technology in creative ways to accomplish social or political ends.
This is a fast-paced job. You'll need to be able to turn on a dime so when there's a new idea on Monday, you can test it and put it in front of 5 million people by Tuesday.
Responsibilities: The Technical Campaign Manager plays a central role in the daily functioning of MoveOn, working with all of MoveOn’s teams to fulfill each day’s urgent campaign needs, such as mailing design and targeting, as well as reviewing and fulfilling longer term technical projects, like new organizing tools, with the assistance of our tech team.
Additionally, the Technical Campaign Manager oversees the look and feel of's public facing web presence and leads the design of new tools and pages.
Finally, the Technical Campaign Manager works with other technical and campaign staff to maintain internal documentation systems for strategic and technical information, and oversees technical training for MoveOn staff members.
Specific responsibilities include:
Direct Support of Campaign Staff
· Be conversant with MoveOn's internal toolkit and strategic best practices
· Respond to emergency technical requests focused on MoveOn's internal toolkit
· Support campaigners with short-term technical and graphic design requests

Technical Project Planning
· Work with campaign staff to develop specifications for short and medium term technical projects

Liaison to Technical Consultants
· Connect staff members with appropriate consultant resources to complete technical projects
· Get feedback from technical staff to improve future projects

Organizing Documentation
· Maintain technical documentation with the help of other technical staff
· Maintain systems that allow collaborative documentation of strategic practices

Staff Technical Training
· Provide introductory trainings for new staff, focused on MoveOn's internal toolkit
· Provide, either directly or by outsourcing, ongoing training resources to assist in maintaining MoveOn's 'geek-organizer' staffing model

Website Design and Maintenance
· Edit photos and other images for mailings and web pages.
· Provide design assistance to campaign staff as necessary to achieve strategic goals

You must be:
· Skilled and experienced in:
1. Editing content for the web
2. Web design, UI development, HTML, CSS and SQL
3. Photo editing and graphic design
· Very smart, flexible, a keen problem solver, driven, and a deep believer in online democracy.
· Willing to do whatever needs to be done to make the campaign work, with a smile.
· Able to track a lot of moving parts and manage complex projects. (Maintain attention to detail, while keeping the big picture in mind.)
· Able to work very closely with other members of the team, but also to manage your work independently.
· Strong communication skills. Since MoveOn is a virtual organization, we depend heavily on written and telephone communication to coordinate internally.
· Creative in your use of technology to solve problems.
· Comfortable with a virtual office. Able to communicate well in conference calls, instant messaging, and email.
Not required, but bonuses:
· Copy editing skills
· Q/A testing experience
· Training experience
· Familiarity with Perl
· Familiarity with javascript
· Political or advocacy experience
Salary: Salary commensurate with experience. Health & Dental insurance and a generous benefit package will be provided, plus 4 weeks paid vacation.
To Apply: Email a resume and a sample portfolio, plus three references with phone & email, to and include "Technical Campaign Manager" in the subject line. Political Action is an equal opportunity employer.


Election Protection Coordinator
The Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (Lawyers' Committee) is seeking a bright, creative, highly qualified organizer to serve as Election Protection Coordinator for our Legal Mobilization Project (LMP). In general, the Legal Mobilization Project works to address civil rights issues beyond a litigation only model, including the involvement of pro bono lawyers for large scale projects, technology, advocacy, education, as well as a variety of enforcement options, while working with other Lawyers' Committee expert lawyers on particular issues. This includes developing overall organizational plans, protocols, volunteer and client materials, management tools, and volunteer recruitment and training.
This position will work with current and future staff on the Election Protection Program - the nation's largest, non-partisan voter protection program - and an ambitious election reform agenda. Election Protection works throughout the year to break down barriers to the ballot box for traditionally disenfranchised voters. In 2008, Election Protection mobilized over 10,000 legal volunteers, received over 240,000 calls to the 1-866-OUR-VOTE hotline, and organized Election Protection Legal Committees in 46 jurisdictions that worked on the ground throughout the election cycle and on Election Day to support traditionally disenfranchised voters.
The Election Protection Coordinator will build and maintain national and state coalitions, coordinate a nationwide network of volunteers, implement a nationwide legal field deployment, manage the 1-866-OUR-VOTE hotline and various call centers, manage our online communications program, develop grassroots advocacy strategy, maintain and develop tracking systems, and represent the Lawyers' Committee at various meetings and events.
Ideal candidates will have 3-5 years experience organizing either political, non-partisan, issue or candidate campaigns. Experience with national campaigns is preferred. The applicant must be detail oriented, have strong organizational skills, be able to manage multiple projects at one time, prioritize tasks effectively, and have exemplary writing and editing skills. The position will be responsible for managing web organizing resources, strategies for recruiting and mobilizing volunteers, programmatic development and other key program management functions. Applicants must be outgoing, affable, have a good sense of humor, able to work under the pressure of a campaign environment with tight deadlines and capable of developing and maintaining extensive coalition relationships.
The position is funded through December 31, 2012, and will report directly to the Manager of Legal Mobilization.
To Apply: Please send a letter of interest, resume, and three references to or Kathy Coates, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, 1401 New York Avenue, Suite 400, Washington, D.C. 20005. If you are applying by email please include REF#EPCC10711 in the subject line of the email. The Lawyers' Committee is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We encourage applications from minorities, women, and persons with disabilities. The position will remain open until October 7, 2011, and applications will be reviewed as received. A generous fringe benefits package, including employer-funded health insurance, is provided.

Ricardo Sanchez for U.S. Senate (Sanchez for Senate) seeks various
Finance (Fundraising) Positions:

Finance Assistants: entry-level position. Must be well organized and
have proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office. The finance assistant
is responsible for providing all clerical support to Finance Director
and all Campaign Fundraising activities.

Call-Time Manager: Previous campaign experience needed. Knowledge of
NGP a plus. The Call-Time Manager is responsible for all call-time
related activities, including but not limited to staffing candidate
during call-time, monitoring all calls to and from the candidate,
maintaining call log, updating donor database, providing donor follow-
up, conducting donor research, etc.

Regional Finance Directors: Previous fundraising experience on a
Federal or Statewide Campaign needed. Knowledge of NGP a plus.
Regional Finance Director is responsible for all aspects of
fundraising in respective regions: including but not limited to
planning and executing fundraising events, event and commitment follow-
up, researching and completing call sheets, direct donor solicitation,
staffing candidate at events and meetings, updating donor database,

Lieutenant General Ricardo Sanchez (Ret.) is a democratic candidate
from San Antonio, Texas. He is running for the seat of Senator Kay
Bailey Hutchison, who is retiring at the end of this term.
Campaign is based in San Antonio, Texas.

Please send resumes to Jenny at


Finance Internships- Arum Group LLC
The Arum Group, LLC is a Washington, DC based Democratic consulting firm specializing in political and non-profit fundraising, campaign training, and special events.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to assisting in office administration, event planning, scheduling, and program execution. Interns will possess a professional demeanor, the ability to multi-task, and a high level of efficiency. Interns should be able to commit a minimum of 10 hours per week. Excellent verbal and written communications skills required. Must have basic computer and word processing skills (Windows, MS Office, including Word, Powerpoint, Excel, and Access). Call Time,, and NGP experience a plus. Interns will work directly with Principal of organization and will receive training on fundraising fundamentals. Currently, internships are unpaid but transportation stipends are negotiable. Office is conveniently located near Union Station metro. Please send cover letter and resume via email to

Internship Opportunities

We are currently seeking interns for fall 2011!

GLOBAL TRADE WATCH: The mission of Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch
division is to ensure that in this era of globalization, a majority
have the opportunity to enjoy America's promises: economic security, a
clean environment, safe food, medicines and products, access to
quality affordable services such as health care and the exercise of
democratic decision-making about the matters that affect their lives.

Public Citizen started working on globalization and 'trade' issues in
1991 when we recognized that we needed to do so simply to remain
effective with respect to the public health, consumer safety,
environmental and economic justice goals Public Citizen had promoted
over decades. Motivating this strategic initiative was our realization
that today's international commercial agreements, such as the World
Trade Organization (WTO) and the North American Free Trade Agreement
(NAFTA), implementing the current corporate-led form of globalization
were no longer mainly about trade. Rather these far-reaching
agreements were backdoor delivery mechanisms for expansive enforceable
policies designed explicitly to limit governments' role in regulating
the economy and to eliminate many of the public interest safeguards
Public Citizen and like-minded organizations and activists had won
over decades.

Since its inception in 1995, GTW has been a leader in popularizing the
trade debate by connecting seemingly arcane "trade" policies to
peoples' everyday experiences - and helping people make a difference
in the future of "globalization" by giving them the tools they need to
educate their communities, hold Congress accountable for policy
choices, and hit the streets to protest. For more information, please
see our website: or

DESCRIPTION: Interns are an integral part of the Global Trade Watch
team. A Global Trade Watch internship can include research assistance,
assisting with grassroots organizing, media outreach, and working with
U.S. and international nongovernmental organizations. Interns are also
likely to assist lobbying efforts and attend Congressional hearings.
All interns are expected to do administrative support work, but they
are generally assigned to specific projects according to their
interests and qualifications, and often have the opportunity work
closely with staff on these projects. Applicants fluent in Spanish are
especially encouraged to apply, as we do a great deal of grassroots
work with Spanish-speaking organizations.

QUALIFICATIONS: Research, writing and computer skills necessary. Prior
study and/or interest in the environment, international trade,
globalization, economics, law/pre-law, and/or social justice
desirable, as well as an awareness of current events. Familiarity with
office procedures helpful. This internship is intended primarily for
undergraduate students.

CAPABILITIES: Well organized and willing to learn; ability to work on
a team, perform well under pressure, and adapt to rapidly changing

CONDITIONS: Walking two flights of stairs and several blocks to and
from congressional offices. Nonsmoking workplace.

EXPECTATIONS: We prefer that interns be able to work a minimum of 30
hours a week, but will make accommodations for exceptional applicants.
Our internships generally follow the academic calendar (beginning and
ending with each semester,) but there is some flexibility within that.
We request a least an 8-week commitment, though interns may request to
remain longer than one semester.

COMPENSATION: Most internships are UNPAID, though academic credit can
be arranged.

PLEASE NOTE: We are currently seeking interns for fall 2011. Please
note your availability in your application.

TO APPLY: We accept applications on a rolling basis. Send resume,
cover letter and a brief writing sample to:
Intern Coordinator
Global Trade Watch
215 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, 3rd floor
Washington, D.C., 20003
Or fax to: (202) 547-7392, or email: estoutmiles(at)
(No phone calls, please.)

Public Citizen strongly urges people of color to apply for all staff

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