House Communications Director Opening
Progressive Northeastern House Democrat seeks Communications Director to lead an aggressive press strategy principally focused on translating federal work to local communities in a New England-based district. The Communications Director will serve as a formal spokesperson and media liaison for the Congressman, implementing a multi-media communications strategy. The Communications Director is expected to remain abreast of current legislative and non-legislative issues about which the Congressman may be questioned, and provide advice and recommendations on media strategy. The Communications Director will oversee the creation and distribution of the office’s written materials, including talking points, press releases, speeches, newsletters and more. The Communications Director will also collaborate with and supervise an in-district Press Secretary. Strong writing and proofreading skills are required as well as a thorough understanding of print, broadcast and online media. Also required is a knowledge of current issues and events in which the Congressman is involved and the ability to exercise independent judgment in the representation of the Congressman's positions on policy issues. Interested applicants should email a cover letter and resume to NewEnglandMember01@gmail.com. Deadlines for submission is Monday, September 26th.
The House Committee on Homeland Security Democratic Staff seeks a professional staff member with a background in and understanding of counterterrorism and intelligence issues including, but not limited to threat assessment, foreign terrorist organizations, and classification/declassification policy. Experience working with the Department of Homeland Security is a plus. Qualified applicants will have at least three years of related experience, and possess a law degree or relevant graduate degree. The successful applicant will be self-motivated and excel when working in a fast-paced environment. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. Applicant Instructions: Please submit resume and cover letter firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls please.
The House Committee on Homeland Security Democratic Staff seeks a professional staff member with a background in and understanding of aviation security and management issues. Experience working with the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security is a plus. The ideal candidate will likely possess a law degree or relevant graduate degree. The successful applicant will be self-motivated and excel when working in a fast-paced environment. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. Applicant Instructions: Please submit resume and cover letter email@example.com. No phone calls please.
Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas) seeks Ways and Means Counsel for DC office. Strong tax background important. Spanish skills a plus. Fax only to 202.225.3073 (no calls or walk-ins please).
Progressive agency looking for entry-level/1-2 year experienced data and code hacker looking to get experience in web development and web analytics.
This is a great opportunity for self-styled hacker types, with experiencing managing data for campaigns, agencies or organizations.
Your responsibilities would include:
Managing website A/B testing for clients
Implementing custom tracking scripts
Troubleshooting data problems
Querying custom data sets
Optimizing sites with an eye to maximizing conversions.
Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Excel
At least 1 year experience with SQL, preferably MySQL or a similar database system.
Past experience with Google Analytics or a web analytics platform strongly preferred.
Strong problem-solving skills, with an ability to solve business problems with data.
Quick learner with a penchant to want to learn everything possible about work.
You might be what we're looking for if you've ever:
...solved a difficult or time-intensive problem by writing a quick program.
...caused Excel to crash by querying it too heavily.
...built a small app using a popular web service's API.
...viewed source on a interesting website to piece together how they did something nifty.
Salary competitive, full benefits/health care/dental/401k/the works.
Apply by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with your resume and optional cover letter. Be sure to include any interesting things you've built.
Director of Finance & Administration
Green Media Toolshed (GMT) is a nonprofit organization that
specializes in transforming advocacy by building networks that will
create support for social change quickly and effectively. We are in
search of a decisive and innovative senior team member who will manage
key internal financial and operational functions.
The Director of Finance and Administration will define the process and
implement the infrastructure and systems needed to support substantial
organizational growth over the next 1- 5 years. S/he will continue to
build and manage effective and streamlined operations systems,
including financial, accounting, legal, information technology (IT),
human resources (HR), and physical infrastructure.
Core responsibilities include the production of monthly financial
reports, maintenance of an adequate system of accounting records, and
a comprehensive set of controls and budgets designed to mitigate risk,
enhance the accuracy of the company's reported financial results, and
ensure that reported results comply with generally accepted accounting
principles. The Director of Finance and Administration will also
manage the operations of an organization of 10-15 employees, including
human resources, systems, and facilities.
Key areas of responsibility
In partnership with the COO, the Director of Finance will provide
strategic and ongoing leadership and direction in key operational
areas with special focus on financial policy and management and long-
term financial planning. This individual will direct and manage the
budget, financial reporting and controls, systems, forecasting,
accounting, investment, and organization operations.
• Maintain a documented system of accounting policies and procedures
• Manage outsourced functions, such as payroll services and
• Manage systems vendors, such as IT and legal counsel
• Manage facilities, including office infrastructure, furniture and
• Manage cash flow and forecasting
• Prepare for and coordinate all audit activities
• Negotiate leases and other contracts as needed
• Design financial and administrative systems adequate for achieving
the organization’s growth goals
• Pay bills and prepare invoices in line with required formats and
• Ensure that accounts payable are paid in a timely manner
• Ensure that accounts receivable are collected promptly
• Process payroll in a timely manner
• Ensure that monthly bank reconciliations are completed
• Maintain the chart of accounts
• Maintain an orderly accounting filing system
• Maintain a system of controls over accounting transactions
• Execute contracts; monitor budget and track reporting deadlines
• Ability to create systems to track costs incurred by vendors
• Prepare timely and complete financial statements for CEO, COO and
Board of Directors
• Calculate and issue financial and operating metrics
• Manage the production of the annual budget and forecasts
• Calculate variances from the budget and report significant issues to
• Manage preparation of narrative and financial reports for clients
• Coordinate the provision of information to external auditors for the
• Monitor debt levels and compliance with debt covenants
• Comply with local, state, and federal government reporting
requirements and tax filings
• Experience in dealing with commercial banks and other financial
• Implement and improve personnel policies; communicate information to
• Evaluate and oversee all benefits negotiations and management of
programs and accounts
• Coordinate benefits with staff members
• Track timesheets and time off accrual and use
Candidates should have at least 8 years of professional experience in
managing and finance and administration of a $3 - $10 million
organization. This position requires superior interpersonal skills,
discretion, diplomacy and judgment. The ideal candidate will also have
experience collaborating in a multi-disciplinary and dynamic team.
Successful candidates will also have the following competencies.
• Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or business management.
• Knowledge of and experience in nonprofit accounting practices and
• Clear resourcefulness in setting priorities, proposing new ways of
creating efficiencies, and guiding investment in people and systems.
• Experience in the areas of legal, audit, compliance, budget, and
• Technological savvy, with an ability to point to examples of having
worked with IT staff to develop and implement new processes and system
that increased efficiency.
• Demonstrated ability to work in partnership with a strong leader and
a committed staff with high standards and expectations.
• Keen analytical, organizational and hands-on problem-solving skills
that support and enable sound strategic decision-making.
• Professional demeanor and ability to establish productive
relationships with staff, Board members, clients, and potential
• Remains calm in stressful situations; works well under pressure.
• Effective and persuasive communication skills, in writing and
orally, with the ability to translate complex financial concepts to
individuals at all professional, finance and non-finance, levels.
• Advanced knowledge of QuickBooks, Microsoft Excel, and
• Strong administrative and organizational skills.
• Effective written and verbal communications skills.
• Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, sense of humor, and
This is a senior level position with a salary range of $70,000 -
$85,000, depending on qualifications and experience. We offer a
generous benefits package.
How to Apply:
Please send your resume, a cover letter and at least 3 professional
references to email@example.com. Green Media Toolshed
does not accept solicitations from job placement services. Green
Media Toolshed is an equal opportunity employer.
Want Experience in Politics?
Need a Job?
Fairfax Victory 2011 is hiring to elect Democrats in Fairfax County.
Fairfax Victory 2011 is a coalition of elected officials working to
elect Democrats in Fairfax County. We are hiring canvassers to
identify likely voters and turning out the vote for Democrats. We are
seeking driven professionals to join our campaigns.
Full Time and Part Time
Good Hours for Students – M-F (3-9pm) Sat 11-4 Sun 12-5
No fundraising Required
Requirements: No experience necessary, however we are looking for
passionate and energetic individuals to work in fun, professional
teams to campaign for Democrats.
Applicant must also have:
• Confidence and excellent Communication skills
• High level of Self-Motivation and Ambition.
• A genuine desire to Over-achieve.
• Fluent in Speaking, Reading and Writing English.
Applicants must be aged 18+
To Apply Call or Email (Calls Preferred)
If Email include a resume
Regional Field Director
Duties & Oversight/Responsibilities
Manage paid staff and/or volunteer organizers to meet volunteer
recruitment, voter contact and GOTV goals in one of six geographic
regions within Massachusetts.
Maintain an accurate database of voter contact and volunteer
recruitment data in collaboration with the statewide field
Provide daily report to Field Director, including volunteer
recruitment and voter contacts.
Train volunteers for voter contact activities.
Prepare and manage call lists (both virtual and paper), including
scripts, instructions and other important documents.
Recruit interns and volunteers, building effective teams to meet the
Schedule, prepare and execute outreach presentations at local schools,
colleges, universities, Democratic clubs and other community meetings.
Prepare precinct walk kits, including scripts, maps, literature and
Staff political events within designated region.
Serve as the primary contact for town or ward committee chairs and
volunteer organizations with designated region.
Secure and maintain a clean, organized, professional campaign office.
Maintain a positive presence in the community.
- At least two cycles of field experience.
- Extensive experience managing and training volunteers.
- Experience working within a goal-driven accountability structure.
- Experience managing and motivating teams to achieve critical goals.
- Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and meet frequent
- Excellent written and verbal communications skills. Strong public
- Ability to cultivate relationships with local leaders as the primary
liaison between the campaign and numerous political organizations.
- Commitment, dedication and passion for electoral politics.
- Positive attitude in high pressure or difficult situations.
- Strong personal organization skills and a relentless dedication to
- Experience with Votebuilder (VAN) or comparable voter file
- Must be able to work long, irregular hours and available for work
September 1st, 2011 through November 2012.
To Apply: Please email resume to MassSenateRace@gmail.com
The Democratic staff of the Committee on Education and the Workforce is seeking undergraduate and graduate Interns for the fall of 2011, to start immediately. Candidates must be energetic, hard-working, and able to work in a fast-paced environment. Daily tasks include, but are not limited to: administrative duties, attending briefings and staff meetings, staffing Committee hearings, and conducting research on Committee related topics. All internships are unpaid. If your college or university offers credit hours for internships, we can complete any and all forms or evaluations. Please send your resume and contact information to John D’Elia (John.D’Elia@mail.house.gov) to apply.
Social Media Intern
A prominent and growing DC-based strategic communications firm seeks an intern to specialize in social media writing and development. We're flexible on hours and location. If you're a sharp writer with a sharp understanding of the DC political/media world and a great writer, send us an email. firstname.lastname@example.org
The Energy Action Coalition Fall Fellowship Program brings together top leaders in the movement to gain hands-on experience, while advancing advancing Energy Action Coalition’s effort to create a clean, just and renewable energy future. Fall Fellows join Energy Action Coalition staff and coalition partners to help coordinate and lead joint campaign efforts. The focus of the 2011 Fall Fellowship will be building and harnessing momentum coming out of Power Shift 2011 to further build the movement and win substantive victories.
LOCATION: Washington, DC
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Rolling until hired
POTENTIAL START DATES: Looking for applicants to fill position as soon as possible
END DATES: Dec 15th
COMPENSATION: Stipends available
ONLINE ORGANIZING FELLOWS
At Power Shift 2011, 10,000 young leaders came together to reclaim our democracy and move our country beyond dirty energy. The Fall Online Organizing Fellows will help build on our momentum and grow the new WeArePowerShift.org online community. The role of this Fellow is to use online organizing and new media as means to communicate the work of Power Shift leaders and inspire people into action.
· Work with the online team to help manage a growing online community for the Power Shift movement
· Engage EAC supporters through Twitter and Facebook
· Draft email blasts and online actions
· Analyze data to help us better communicate with supporters and tell the story of our work
· Assist in the development and maintenance of new media outreach/advocacy
· Support the EAC online team in a variety of tasks and strategy development
· Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
· Demonstrated experience or interest in environmental and social justice issues
· Flexibility and the ability to work under pressure.
· Ability to manage multiple priorities effectively.
· Basic knowledge of HTML/CSS
· Experience with blogging and generating online content
· Experience with online outreach/advocacy using a variety of new media (Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, YouTube, etc.)
ABOUT ENERGY ACTION COALITION
Founded in June 2004 by youth climate leaders, the Energy Action Coalition unites a diversity of organizations in an alliance that supports and strengthens the student and youth clean energy movement in North America. The 50 partners of Energy Action Coalition work together to leverage our collective power and create change for a clean, efficient, just and renewable energy future. The work of Energy Action is focused on four strategic areas: campuses, communities, corporate practices, and politics. To learn more visit: www.wearepowershift.org
Send a resume and cover letter to email@example.com. Please include “Fall Online Organizing Fellow” in your email subject, and include whether you are in need of a stipend to be able to participate in this fellowship.
Energy Action Coalition is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to engaging the skills and leadership of people of color, low-income persons, LGBT persons, differently-abled people, and other people from diverse backgrounds. People from these and other historically marginalized backgrounds and communities are strongly encouraged to apply.
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 and great communication skills. A 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
• Assist in writing memos and briefs
• Provide administrative support and occasionally assist communications department
Start Date: September 19
Please email resume, cover letter and writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
The office of Congressman Jim McDermott (WA-7) is seeking Health Fellows for both the 2011 Fall semester and for Spring/Summer 2012. Duties include, but are not limited to, analyzing regulations and proposed bills, writing memos and attending briefings, and providing assistance to the legislative staff and communications staff. Applicants must have background in health policy including Medicare policy and financing, health insurance, and the Affordable Care Act. Excellent writing and communications skills a must, graduate degree preferred. No Hill experience necessary. This is an unpaid position. The office will consider a part-time position in conjunction with a graduate externship in health policy. Interested applicants should email a cover letter, résumé and brief writing sample (500-1000 words) to email@example.com.
Top tier Virginia House of Delegates campaign seeks paid finance
intern. Must have transportation to Western Fairfax County and be
able to start immediately. Familiarity with NGP, Excel, Word, VAN is
preferred, but not required.
Duties: Examples of daily tasks include keeping track of preparing
mailings, donor research and updating contact information for various
groups. Interns may also be asked to help with long-term projects that
may include writing memos, completing research projects, and helping
fulfill candidate staffing needs. Interns will also attend and staff
local fundraising events.
Please send resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org
J Street is looking for the next generation of talent to build the
future of the pro-Israel, pro-peace movement. We are now accepting
applications for fall internships with J Street offices across the
country, and we'd love to hear from you.
We're looking for talented individuals who are passionate about
Israel, and committed to J Street's mission of achieving a two-state
solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through American
diplomatic leadership. J Street internships are a great opportunity to
build your resume and learn valuable skills while contributing to a
cause you believe in. J Street interns get involved on the front lines
of the organization and are an important part of everything that we
This fall, J Street is offering internships in New York, DC, Chicago,
San Francisco, Los Angeles, Boston and Philadelphia. Applications are
considered on a rolling basis. For general information, please email
To see all of our internship opportunities, please visit
Current Internships Available:
In Washington, DC:
J Street Fall '11 J Street Education Fund Internship
J Street Fall '11 Communications and New Media Internship
J Street Fall '11 Political and Development Internship
J Street Fall '11 Government Affairs Internship
In New York City:
J Street Summer '11 Field and Development Internship
J Street Summer '11 J Street U Internship
In San Francisco:
J Street Summer '11 Northern California Internship
J Street Fall '11 Chicago Internship
J Street Fall '11 Outreach and Advocacy Internship
J Street Fall '11 Northeast Leadership Development Internship
In Los Angeles:
J Street Fall '11 Southern California J Street Political and Community
More About our Organization
J Street is the political home for pro-Israel, pro-peace Americans.
The organization gives political voice to mainstream American Jews and
other supporters of Israel who, informed by their progressive and
Jewish values, believe that a two-state solution to the Israeli-
Palestinian conflict is essential to Israel’s survival as the national
home of the Jewish people and as a vibrant democracy. J Street’s
mission is two-fold: first, to advocate for urgent American diplomatic
leadership to achieve a two-state solution and a broader regional,
comprehensive peace and, second, to ensure a broad debate on Israel
and the Middle East in national politics and the American Jewish
The J Street family of organizations includes J Street – a 501(c)(4)
non-profit which is responsible for lobbying and advocacy; JStreetPAC
– a federal political action committee that endorses and raises money
for federal candidates who support active American leadership to bring
peace and security to Israel and the Middle East; and the J Street
Education Fund – a 501(c)(3) that aims to educate communities about
the need for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
and promote open, dynamic and spirited conversation about how to best
advance the interests and future of a democratic, Jewish Israel. J
Street Local, J Street’s national field program and J Street U,
JStreet’s campus movement are programs of the J Street Education Fund.
Visit us at www.jstreet.org
J Street U, the student arm of J Street, the political home for pro-
Israel, pro-peace Americans. J Street U is a national network of
students bringing together a commitment to Israel, human rights,
democracy, and social justice. J Street U organizes on behalf of peace
and security for Israelis and Palestinians by encouraging US
leadership to achieve a two-state solution and by building on campuses
around the country a pro-Israel space that recognizes the urgent
necessity of a Palestinian state and lasting peace. www.jstreetu.org
Seeking Political Fundraising Intern for Democratic Capitol Hill
consulting firm starting Fall Semester 2011. Ideal candidate will
have a positive attitude, be able to manage multiple tasks, with an
attention to detail. Job responsibilities will include, but are not
limited to research tasks, data entry, and preparation for and
staffing of various events (sometimes outside of normal business
hours). Ability to deal with senior level individuals is a must.
Flexible days are a possibility.
Interested applicants should forward resumes to: email@example.com
Are you in the Washington, DC area looking for a quality, affordable
evening or daytime language program?
Welcome to MESALI, DC Internationals’ innovative new Middle East and
South Asia language institute. At MESALI, you can study a range of
Middle Eastern and South Asian languages — including Urdu,Arabic,
Dari/Persian, Pashto, Hindi, French, Kurdish, Berber, Hebrew,
Armenian, Amharic, Tigrinya, Sudanese dialect, and Turkish.
Our intensive ten-week standard courses are taught by some of the
finest professors in the area. We also offer private lessons, ESL,
preparation for the TOEFL examination and 60 hour intensive study for
those seeking more extensive and immediate language results.
Less expensive than any other DC language school, registration also
admits you for FREE to DC Internationals’ career development seminar
series and a host of cultural events. This semester we will feature
speakers from NPR and Politico. Register for "Indian Chef" to learn to
cook Indian food before you eat your work.
Fall classes begin the week of September 20. To register — and for
more information about the course syllabi and events — please visit
Class size is small and limited, so enroll early to secure a seat.
Check out the intensive sixty-hour daytime and evening courses
starting September 20, designed especially for those deploying or who
need immediate comprehensive results.
Join Democratic GAIN for our Switchboard Communications Toolset Training next Tuesday!
Switchboard is an online tool that allows campaigns and organizations to easily and creatively control their own phone mobilization and outreach programs.
The intuitive system walks users through the call setup flow, highlights steps that require attention, and provides a real-time synopsis of call results.
Switchboard will also introduce its newest surveying tool, Topline. Topline is a quick and inexpensive research instrument that allows you to gather the information you need to make critical decisions in real-time, and then gauge the impact of communications and contact strategies.
If you’ve ever done fieldwork, tried to crowd build for an event, or needed more data to inform decisions, then this training is for you. Learn how Switchboard’s intuitive and flexible system can help make your overall voter outreach program a success.
If you're one of the next 20 people to sign up, your registration fee will be waived!
What: Switchboard Communications Toolset Training
Date: Tuesday, September 27th
Time: 12:00 PM EST
Location: Webinar & GAIN Office (1850 M St NW, Suite 1100)