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Opening: Legislative Analyst, the RAND Corporation.

Overview of RAND
TheRAND Corporation is a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis. We focus on the issues that matter most such as health, education, national security, international affairs, law and business, and the environment. Our research is commissioned by a global clientele that includes government agencies, foundations, and private-sector firms. Approximately 1,600 people from more than 50 countries work at RAND's offices in North America, Europe, and the Middle East, representing diversity in work experience; academic training; political andideological outlook; and race, gender, and ethnicity.

Position Description

RAND is seeking a pro-active legislative analyst to work primarily on health policy issues as a critical member of RAND’s Office of Congressional Relations team. The individual will develop and execute strategies for expanding awareness, understanding, and use of RAND research by policymakers and staff on Capitol Hill. Theposition supports RAND Health, the largest of RAND’s domestic units, as well as the RAND Institute for Civil Justice.

Specific responsibilities:

You will design and implement strategic outreach to promote the awareness and use of RAND’s research and expertise by Senators, Representatives, and their personal office and committee staff. At the same time, you will be responsible for developing and executing strategies to expand and strengthen RAND’s network of legislative contacts on Capitol Hill.

Congressional outreach will include tracking legislation and regulations in your issue area, targeted dissemination of RAND research via the creation of Congressional staff/Member meetings with and briefings by RAND researchers, creation of strategic Congressional e-email newsletters highlighting RAND research on currently debated policy issues, targeted distribution of RAND studies to Hill Committees and staff, and active cultivation of opportunities for RAND researchers to deliver testimony.

As a member of RAND’s Congressional Relations team, you will work together on and coordinate joint outreach initiatives in collaborationwith your fellow congressional legislative analysts as well as communications professionals across the Office of External Affairs.

About RAND Health:
RAND Health is the largest independent health policy research program in the United States, with a broad research portfolio thatfocuses on health care costs, quality, and public health preparedness, among other topics. RAND Health has shaped private- and public-sector responses to emerging health policy issues for more than four decades. Our advances in quality measurement have determined how quality is defined and measured. We produced the first national report card on quality of care, using measurement tools we developed. Our landmark studies of health care financing helped change the way America pays for health services. We remain at the forefront of work on health promotion and disease prevention, identifying factors that affect individual and community health as well as the causes and consequences of substance use, violence, and sexual risk behaviors and ways to prevent them. Our analyses continue to provide policymakers with reliable information about emerging health care and public health issues.


3 years related experience, including service as a legislative assistant on Capitol Hill, with health policy experience strongly preferred. A Bachelor’s degree is required, (and an advanced degree is preferred). Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and good PC or Mac-based computer abilities are necessary.

How to Apply:

If you would like to be a member of an organization that is working to find solutions to today’s difficult, sensitive and important problems, please apply online at our website: (Job ID# is 3009). RAND offers competitive benefits including vacation pay, medical benefits, and tuition reimbursement. EOE.


Position: Vice President/Director of Membership
Supervisor: President/Vice President of Operations
Organization: National Farmers Union, Washington D.C
Date: October 2011


The Membership Director is responsible for the overalldevelopment and administration of membership programs, services and benefits with the goal of retaining and increasing membership. The successful applicant will have a thorough understanding of the policy and programs of National Farmers Union.


· Develop and implement an annual membership strategic plan to help increase membership.
· Assist with the development of new state or regional organizations.
· Assist state organizations with membership program development, strategic planning and leadership/board of director orientation and training.
· Provide oversight and administration of membership programs.
· Develop and implement new membership services and benefits.
· Seek, coordinate and provide guidance in obtaining affiliation memberships with state and national organizations.
· Conduct monthly conference calls with state membership directors and/or state presidents.
· Provide requested leadership training to state organization governance, management and staff.
· Deliver relevant membership presentations, addresses and seminars at state and national conventions and other functions.
· Assess member benefits and research and recommend additional benefits that complement the organization.
· Manage the budget and employees of the Membership Department.

ADDITIONAL DUTIES (if position is filled at the Vice President level)

· Supervision and coordination of the Education Department.
· Supervision and coordination of the Communications Department.

NOTE: The duties listed are not intended to be all-inclusive. Duties assigned any individual employee are at the discretion of management.


Requires a Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing or related discipline or combination of college level coursework plus related work experience. Must be computer proficient. Marketing experience a plus. Membership development experience preferred. Supervisory/management experience preferred for Vice President level appointment.


· Self-starter with an ability to prioritize tasks.
· Knowledge of the organization’s structure, philosophy and history.
· Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
· Excellent organizational skills.
· Analytic skills and ability to solve problems through strategic planning.

SALARY $55,000 - $100,000 depending on experience. Excellent benefits package.

Closing date: October 31, 2011. Please send cover letter and resume, with “Membership Director” in the subject of the email to


Federal Authority seeks an aggressive, proactive Communications
Director. The Director, based in both Washington, DC and the
Mississippi Delta region, will be responsible for implementing a
communications strategy for the eight-state Delta region, including
submitting weekly and monthly press plans, organizing and executing
press events, drafting and placing op-eds, executing walking tours and
roundtables, managing the website and online activities, as well as
scheduling and overseeing editorial board sit-downs. Preference will
be given to candidates who have substantive experience and
relationships with reporters, media and government officials in the
Mississippi Delta. The Director will ensure that the the authority is
viewed as the primary source and conduit of information within this
diverse region and its constituent base. The Director will work
closely and collaboratively with the Federal Co-Chairman and the Chief
of Staff to the Federal Co-Chairman. To apply, please email a resume
and a writing sample with the words "Communications Director Position"
in the subject line to

Job: New Media and Graphic Design Manager

About the Company

Founded in 2004 by Senator Ted Kennedy’s former Chief of Staff, DCS
Congressional is an online communications company that works primarily
with Democratic offices on the Hill, as well as campaigns and
non-profits. DCS provides an innovative approach to online
communication. We not only provide our clients the tools and software
to create and execute robust online programs, we also help them
develop a progressive online strategy that makes sense for their
audience and goals.

About the Job

We are looking for a personable, progressive-minded, hard-working
individual who possesses a strong communications, web design and new media background.
Duties would include and are not limited to:

• Designing Congressional websites and e-newsletter templates in Adobe Photoshop/Fireworks

• Formatting Congressional e-newsletters in HTML;

• Proofreading and editing copy

• Regularly interfacing with Congressional communication and systems
admin staff, both in the House and Senate

• Managing data for clients, including list management and statistical analysis

• Completing regular updates to client websites

• Democratic strategy and problem solving

• Analyze web analytics and develop and implement strategy decisions
based on results

• Advising Congressional staffs on social media trends

• Research

• Setup and implementation of telephone town hall software and
reporting following each event


• College Degree

• Experience working with light HTML

• Experience working with Adobe Design Suite and previous graphic design/web design work

• Superior understanding of MS Office Suite: MS Word, Excel, Access

• Ability to work effectively independently and in a team-oriented environment.

• Ability to work well under pressure and to meet deadlines.

• Strong oral and written communication skills

• Strong technical analysis and problem solving skills

• Interest in progressive politics

Preferred Skills and Experience

• HTML, proficiency in Dreamweaver or similar program

• Experience working with Joomla!, and Google Analytics a strong plus.

• Experience with Facebook Ads and other online marketing tools

Please send your resume and coverletter to: Please put “New Media and Graphic Design Manager” in the subject line. Graphic Design samples and portfolios are welcome, however not required.

SumOfUs is hiring a Campaign Director - Located Anywhere (Virtual Office)

SumOfUs is a new global grassroots movement for corporate accountability. We harness new technologies to mobilize consumers, small investors, and workers around the world to challenge corporate power and demand sustainable and responsible business practices. We work to hold corporations accountable across a broad range of issues – from corruption to climate, from unethical marketing to CEO pay.

Our team may be tiny, but we think big: We will push global pharmaceutical companies to make HIV/AIDS drugs more affordable and accessible in developing countries; we will make sure European consumers know when companies they frequent donate to Sarah Palin; we will organize mortgage-holders to fight against predatory lending and foreclosures.

We plan to launch soon and are seeking a full-time Campaign Director starting as soon as possible, initially for a short-term (3-6 month) contract but with the hope and expectation that the end result will be a permanent position. The position can be based anywhere in the world, contingent on fast and reliable internet access.

Read the full job description here:

The Bonner Group, a progressive non-profit and Democratic political fundraising firm, is seeking a self-motivated, organized and enthusiastic individual to join the team as a Development Assistant. This position will be responsible for working with the Bonner Group’s clients, supporting the team in developing fundraising strategy and managing its day-to-day implementation in a hands-on, collaborative and proactive manner. The Development Assistant will be responsible for implementing fundraising plans and major gifts campaigns through prospect research, individual donor cultivation and solicitation, event planning and other activities as required. This is an excellent opportunity for creative, entrepreneurial individuals to gain valuable experience fundraising for a diverse clientele that includes national and international advocacy, think tank/policy development, and media organizations.

Responsibilities: Collaborate with Account Executives in the implementation of strategic fundraising plans. Support the cultivation and solicitation of major gifts. Research and explore new sources of individual and foundation funding. Identify, cultivate and sustain individual donors through scheduling one-on-one meetings, phone calls, correspondence and appropriate follow up.

Day-to-day duties will include: Scheduling cultivation/solicitation meetings, organizing trip logistics, writing briefings for each meeting and conducting all appropriate follow up; creating or updating client fundraising materials (including solicitation letters and proposals); researching and prioritizing prospective donors; coordinating logistics for cultivation and fundraising events.

Qualifications: The Development Assistant position requires a bachelor’s degree, 1-2 years of professional experience (which may include internships), and an interest in fundraising for progressive organizations. The ideal candidate will demonstrate the ability to balance keen understanding and vision of our clients’ fundraising goals and strategies with a hands-on, detail-oriented approach to pursuing them. Essential qualifications include strong oral and written communications skills, an excellent telephone manner, meticulous attentiveness to detail, proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and some knowledge of fundraising database software, sound organizational skills and the ability to work independently and as part of our team.


To apply please send cover letter and resume to with the subject line “Development Assistant Application.”


The Bonner Group is a Washington, D.C.-based progressive non-profit and Democratic political fundraising firm. Our clients include some of the most prominent and effective progressive organizations across the country. Over the past 20 years, the Bonner Group has worked for major non-profit organizations, Presidential campaigns, House & Senate campaigns, Gubernatorial campaigns, ballot initiatives, capital campaigns, and '527' organizations.

Established by Mary Pat Bonner, the Bonner Group has distinguished itself as a force in the progressive community through its unparalleled experience in major gifts cultivation and ability to develop and execute successful fundraising strategies for a wide variety of clients. Our services include extensive research and strategic planning, major donor solicitation, capital campaigns, event management, database development and grant writing. We interact regularly with key philanthropists, activists and strategists in Washington and across the nation to bring the highest level of service to our clients’ fundraising campaigns.


Finance Assistant needed for high profile Congressional Race.

Responsibilities will include:

- Assisting in donor prospecting.
- Assisting with event planning and logistics.
- Completing research projects.
- Database maintenance.
- Fundraising calls.
- Assisting with candidate call-time.


- Must be well-organized.
- Experience with NGP ideal.
- Ability to work long irregular hours.
- Positive attitude.

All applicants please send a resume and cover letter to
Call Time Manager needed for high profile Congressional Race.

Responsibilities will include:

- Assisting Finance Director in implementing fundraising plan.
- Donor research.
- Preparing call sheets for candidate’s call-time.
- Staffing candidate during call-time.
- Keeping candidate focused and on-task during call-time.


- Must be well-organized.
- Experience with NGP ideal.
- Ability to work long irregular hours.
- Positive attitude.

Applicants please send cover letter and resume to


Congressman Mike Ross (D-AR) seeks unpaid interns to start immediately in his Washington, D.C. office. Interns will be responsible for many duties including answering phones, leading tours, greeting visitors, assisting legislative and other staff, and writing constituent correspondence. Please send cover letter and resume to

Democratic Caucus Seeks Qualified Candidates for Immediate Full-time Internship Opportunities
The Democratic Caucus of the House of Representatives seeks qualified candidate to start immediately for full-time internship. Successful applicants will be bright, highly motivated and have strong academic records as well as an interest in public policy. Interns will be directly engaged with the Caucus’ work and will perform a variety of duties that are essential to the office. These range from administrative duties such as answering phones and data entry, to assisting the staff in a variety of functions such as attending hearings and briefings, performing research and helping to execute the Caucus’ many events. A strong work ethic and a good sense of humor are desired. Candidates must be flexible and capable of working in an unpredictable, fast-paced environment.
In order to apply for a House Democratic Caucus Internship, please submit the following: cover letter and résumé; dates of availability; writing sample of approximately 3 pages (your own words, unedited); two references (please provide both the phone and email contact information). Please send completed application materials via e-mail


The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights/Leadership
Conference Education Fund is looking for one or two interns to round
out its Fall 2011 intern class.

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is a coalition
charged by its diverse membership of more than 200 national
organizations to promote and protect the civil and human rights of all
persons in the United States. Through advocacy and outreach to
targeted constituencies, The Leadership Conference works toward the
goal of a more open and just society – an America as good as its

The Leadership Conference Education Fund builds public will for
federal policies that promote and protect the civil and human rights
of all persons in the United States. The Education Fund's campaigns
empower and mobilize advocates around the country to push for
progressive change in the United States.

The Leadership Conference and The Education Fund offer a substantive,
fast-paced internship program designed to give undergraduate and
graduate students interested in civil and human rights, public
service, advocacy, journalism and online communications, real-world
work experience in the policy arena. The program provides interns the
chance to increase their knowledge and awareness of civil and human
rights issues, enhance their understanding of coalition politics, and
observe the legislative process of our federal government. Interns are
fully integrated into staff activities and involved in field
operations, development work, web content, and communications work.

Leadership Conference/Education Fund interns work out of our office in
downtown Washington, D.C., easily accessible by metro or several bus

Check out "A Day in the Life of a Leadership Conference Intern:" The
Leadership Conference/Education Fund Intern Experience

Internship Schedule
Internships are for a length of one school semester. Start and end
dates are flexible to accommodate your school's schedule.
• Fall interns: Internship Sept. 1 to Dec. 15; Application Deadline
August 15, 2011

Core Intern Responsibilities
• Writing articles for the website
• Tracking legislation and litigation related to key issues
• Monitoring media coverage of policy issues
• Attending steering committee and task force meetings as assigned
• Helping to coordinate grassroots and media events
• Attending congressional hearings and briefings
• Conducting on- and off-line research to support Leadership
Conference/Education Fund staff
• Occasional administrative work

Applicants should have strong writing skills, a desire and ability to
work with diverse groups of people, ability to work collaboratively,
the ability to multitask, and a strong commitment to social justice

The internship is unpaid. Need-based scholarships are available –
applicants interested in financial aid should submit a Free
Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form and a letter
detailing their financial need with their application. Sensitive
information such as Social Security Numbers can be withheld by the

How to Apply
Interested individuals should email a cover letter detailing their
interest in The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights,
resume, and short writing sample (no longer than three pages) to:

Avril Lighty
Intern Coordinator
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights/The Leadership
Conference Education Fund

Or send by mail to:
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights/The Leadership
Conference Education Fund
Attn: Avril Lighty
1629 K Street, NW, 10th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20006

Please note: we are unable to handle phone inquiries

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