Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Administrative and Program Assistant, Tokyo Office -- The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation

Administrative and Program Assistant, Tokyo Office The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation seeks an Administrative and Program Assistant for the organization’s Tokyo office. The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation ( is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization created in 1983 to advance Maureen and Mike Mansfield’s life-long efforts to promote understanding and cooperation among the nations and peoples of Asia and the United States. Through close collaboration among offices in Washington, D.C., Missoula, Montana, and Tokyo, the Foundation conducts exchanges and policy dialogues and produces publications that create networks among U.S. and Asian leaders, explore the underlying issues influencing public policies, and increase awareness about the nations and people of Asia. Responsibilities • Assist with implementation of the Foundation’s programs in Japan, the U.S. and elsewhere. • Perform clerical duties, including but not limited to: answering phones, creating and editing correspondence, organizing and maintaining paper and electronic files, mailing, and ordering office supplies. • Update Tokyo office’s mailing list • Oversee computer operations • Translate documents and assist with informational materials • Research • Provide support to Mansfield Fellows • Help coordinate and staff Tokyo office’s special functions • Other responsibilities as assigned by the Director and Program Manager of the Foundation’s Tokyo office Qualifications • Japanese (native) • Bachelor’s degree/study in the U.S. experience • English proficiency and strong written and oral communication skills in both Japanese and English • 1-2 years’ work experience • Computer skills, including research on the Internet, Word, Excel • Excellent problem-solving skills and interpersonal skills • Ability to multi-task and attention to details • Ability to work with a diverse group of people • Able to work effectively both independently and as part of a team • Interest in U.S.-Asia relations, public policy Terms: This position is full-time, 8 hours a day, Monday to Friday Contact: E-mail cover letter and resume (both in Japanese and English) to with “ADMINISTRATIVE and PROGRAM ASSISTANT” in the subject line. References are appreciated if available. No phone calls, please. Application deadline: August 1, 2016

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Legislative Correspondent -- House Member Personal Office

House Member is looking for a motived Legislative Correspondent with strong writing skills and knowledge of the legislative process. Applicant should have one-year of relevant experience. Please send resume and cover letter to

Monday, June 20, 2016

Legislative Assistant -- House Member Personal Office

Legislative Assistant Opening – Rep. John Ratcliffe The Office of Congressman John Ratcliffe is seeking qualified candidates for a Legislative Assistant position based in the Washington, D.C. office. Duties will include developing and implementing policy initiatives in line with office goals, tracking legislation and other policy developments to brief the Member, meeting with constituents and other stakeholders to advance the Congressman’s priorities, and coordinating with D.C. and district staff regarding legislation, messaging, and events. The ideal candidate should be proactive, possess exceptional writing and communication skills, and be a proven multi-tasker. Candidates should be able to think critically in a fast-paced environment, be able to handle a heavy work load, and be detail-oriented. One year of relevant legislative experience is required (no interns). Qualified candidates should send a cover letter and resume to No walk-ins or phone calls.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

US House Job Opportunities -- June 13th, 2016

House Vacancy Announcement and Placement Service (HVAPS) B-235 Longworth House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20515 202-226-5836 Vacancy Bulletins are available for pick-up in Longworth HOB - B-227 (CAO First Call Customer Service Center) or in the CAO Human Resources Office - Ford HOB 102. To Subscribe or Unsubscribe to the Vacancy Listserv visit: Job Line: 202-226-4504 MEMBER AND COMMITTEE VACANCY LISTING Week of June 13, 2016 MEM-168-16 California Democrat is seeking an exceptionally organized and hard-working scheduler to develop and maintain Member’s DC and district schedule. The ideal candidate will have excellent attention to detail while working in a fast-paced environment, exhibit good judgement, have a positive attitude, and work well in a team environment. Additional responsibilities include: planning domestic and international travel logistics, assisting with the Member’s personal correspondence, maintaining office records, and other projects as assigned by the Member and/or Chief of Staff. This is not an entry level position and previous scheduling experience is preferred. Salary commensurate with experience. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to MEM-167-16 Seeking a Communications Director to develop and implement aggressive communications strategy with local and national media. Ideal applicant is a quick and clean writer, detail-oriented, able to juggle numerous tasks successfully and best under tight deadlines. Responsibilities include writing press releases, speeches, op-eds, talking points, franked mail pieces and newsletters; coordinating interviews with reporters, setting up press events and press conferences, developing relationships with the media; implementing district outreach activities (as it relates to press); responding to media inquiries and coordinating the office’s online and social media operations. Requires strong written and oral communication skills, creativity, and the ability to work well with legislative and district office staff. An ideal candidate will possess a minimum of 3-5 years of communications experience, a demonstrated understanding of federal politics and policy and a desire to work in a fast-paced and fluid environment. Bilingual a plus. Valid driver’s license desired. Availability for Evening and Weekend assignments is required. Qualified applicants should send a cover letter, resume and three writing samples to Please be sure to put COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR in the subject line. PLEASE NO WALK-INS OR PHONE CALLS. MEM-166-16 Bay Area legislative office seeking District Scheduler / Office Manager: Responsibilities include coordinating the legislator’s California schedule by making travel and meeting arrangements while anticipating and responding to day-to-day developments; serving as the office's primary point of contact for constituents, elected officials, and nonprofit and advocacy organizations seeking meetings in the district; coordinating with staff (including field, legislative, press, and campaign) to identify schedule priorities, and then working proactively to make short- and long-term decisions to implement plans; working directly with the district director, the legislator, and his family, on logistics for work, travel, and personal matters. Also responsible for assisting the Capitol office and District Director on maintaining financial and expense records, and with various administrative duties. Opportunities for additional responsibilities commensurate with skills and abilities. A successful candidate will be highly organized, detail oriented, possess strong writing skills, have experience working in a fast-paced office, and the ability to maintain a professional, flexible, and cheerful demeanor while managing multiple and competing tasks and projects. Please send cover letter and resume to MEM-164-16 New England Democrat and member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee seeks legislative assistant for Washington office. Applicants should possess excellent writing skills, energy, enthusiasm, attention to detail, the ability to work in a fast-paced team environment, and a good sense of humor. Legislative portfolio includes, but is not limited to, work on Veterans’ Affairs Committee issues, healthcare, and defense. Previous experience in veterans or health care policy is required. Responsibilities include developing proactive legislative initiatives, tracking legislation, drafting correspondence and statements, and representing the Member in meetings. New England ties preferred and veterans strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants should send cover letter, resume, and two writing samples to No phone calls or walk-ins please. MEM-162-16 Congresswoman Dina Titus of Nevada seeks a Veteran Affairs Caseworker/Field Representative for her Las Vegas District Office. Successful candidates will have previous experience in social work, familiarity with federal agencies, excellent written and oral communication skills, be team-oriented, and comfortable working both independently and as part of a team. Strong knowledge or connection with Nevada’s First Congressional District is a plus. Availability for evening and weekend assignments is required. Interested candidates should send their resume and cover letter to Please write “Caseworker” in the subject line of your email message. MEM-161-16 California Democrat is seeking a highly organized, hard-working executive assistant/scheduler to develop and maintain Member’s official schedule both short and long term, and to organize domestic and international travel logistics. This position also works closely with the chief of staff on administrative duties. A successful candidate will have excellent written and oral communications skills and attention to detail, exhibit good judgement, efficiently problem solve, possess a positive attitude, work well in a team environment, and have a good sense of humor. Previous scheduling experience preferred. Office is an equal opportunity employer. Salary commensurate with experience. Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and writing sample MEM-157-16 Senior Democratic Member seeks an energetic, detail-oriented individual with excellent oral and written communication skills for the position of Staff Assistant/Legislative Correspondent in his busy Washington office. Daily tasks include greeting visitors, processing flag and tour requests, training and supervising interns, and providing support to the congressman and legislative staff. Legislative Correspondent responsibilities include management of an active constituent correspondence program, which includes monitoring the flow of incoming and outgoing mail and responding to mail and email in both form and individual letters in a timely manner. Candidates should have excellent writing, editing and multi-tasking skills, possess patience and a good sense of humor, strong communication skills, sharp attention to detail, the ability to work well with others, and good time management skills. Experience with the Intranet Quorum database and Microsoft Office desired. Knowledge of or ties to Georgia are a plus but not required. Please send resume and cover letter to Please absolutely no phone calls or drop-ins. MEM-154-16 Southern Democratic Member seeking a Military Legislative Assistant (MLA). This is not a senior position. It is important that the MLA have experience with military or a strong military background, familiarity with the NDAA, overall budgeting, and the ability to track major acquisition and RDT&E programs. Additionally, prior legislative experience with the Defense Authorization and Appropriations Process is preferred. An ability to multitask and work under tight deadlines is necessary. Georgia ties are helpful. Candidates that can engage in creative policy-making are encouraged to apply. Interested applicants should email a cover letter and resume to MEM-153-16 Southern Democratic Office seeks a scheduler/office manager. The staffer will maintain the Member’s official schedule, travel plans, and related records. Brief the Member on scheduling activities in Washington and present proposed meetings to Chief of Staff and Member for input. Coordinates the scheduling of press, interview, radio, and television with the Communications Director. This is not an entry-level position. Metropolitan Atlanta-ties a plus. Please send inquiries to MEM-152-16 The House Committee on Science, Space and Technology (Majority) is seeking experienced candidates for the position of Communications Director. The successful candidate will be a strong writer who can communicate public policy on a District, state and national level and can operate in a fast-moving, high pressure environment. Candidate will be responsible for managing committee press team and coordinating with professional staff, as well as working with press secretaries in Committee Members’ personal offices. Qualified candidates must be able to draft op-eds and press releases, and proactively work with the local and national media. All candidates must have at least three years of professional experience. Please submit a resume and writing sample to No phone calls or drop-ins, please. MEM-151-16 Florida Progressive Democrat seeks Legislative Correspondent with excellent writing, research, and communications skills as well as the ability to work in a fast-paced team environment. The ideal candidate will have a sense of humor, be a detail-oriented self-starter who is willing to take on additional tasks as assigned. Candidate should have a least 1 year of related Capitol Hill experience, a car and driver’s license, and have familiarity with IQ constituent management system. Florida ties and Spanish speaker are a plus. Please send resume, cover letter including salary requirement, references, and two independently written examples of legislative correspondence to No emails, calls or drop by please. MEM-150-16 The Committee on Ethics seeks an experienced office administrator to serve as the Director of Administration for the Committee. The Director of Administration will oversee the Committee’s administrative functions and will manage a nonpartisan administrative staff who are responsible for ensuring the efficient operation of the Committee’s work. This is a nonpartisan position which requires the ability to serve all Members of Congress equally and refrain from political or partisan activity. Candidates must possess a minimum of 5 years of experience with government administrative process, outstanding analytical and written and oral communication skills, and the sound judgment. Experience in one or more of the following areas is also desirable: accounting, office administration, and familiarity with Congress. Previous management experience preferred. Salary commensurate with experience. Please email resume, cover letter, and a list of references to Please include the phrase “Director of Administration” in the subject line. MEM- 149-16 The Committee on Ethics seeks an experienced attorney for an investigative counsel position. The Committee’s investigative counsels are responsible for conducting investigations and adjudicatory and disciplinary proceedings regarding Members and staff of the U.S. House of Representatives. This is a nonpartisan position which requires the ability to conduct impartial investigations and refrain from political or partisan activity. Candidates must possess outstanding analytical and written/oral communications skills, as well as the sound judgment necessary to evaluate the sensitive matters that arise before the Committee. Experience in one or more of the following areas is desirable: government ethics, criminal law, civil litigation, administrative investigations and adjudications, depositions, and financial accounting. Salary commensurate with experience. Please email resume, cover letter, and short writing sample to Please include the phrase “Investigative Counsel” in the subject line.

Recruiting for The Mike Mansfield Fellowship Program

NOW RECRUITING FOR THE MIKE MANSFIELD FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation is now recruiting for the Mike Mansfield Fellowship Program. This program provides up to ten federal employees with one year of professional development and networking opportunities in Japan. It was established by the U.S. Congress in 1994 to build a corps of U.S. federal government employees with proficiency in the Japanese language and practical, firsthand knowledge about Japan and its government. The Mansfield Fellowship Program includes seven weeks of language training in Ishikawa Prefecture and ten months of professional assignments in the government of Japan. During the one-year program, Fellows will develop an in-depth understanding of Japan’s government and its policymaking process and create networks of contacts with their counterparts in the Japanese government, charitable, business, and academic communities. Fellowships are awarded on a competitive basis to mid-career government employees with a professional interest in Japan. Successful candidates will join a diverse pool of Mansfield Fellows who currently serve in senior positions with the U.S. government. Fellowship Components The one-year Fellowship Program consists of two components: • Seven-week homestay and language training program in Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan • Ten months of placements in the government of Japan and other organizations During the program, Fellows are offered living allowances and other educational support benefits. Eligibility • Fellows must be federal employees with at least two consecutive years of federal government service by, and immediately preceding, July 1, 2017 • Fellows must obtain the authorization of an agency official before applying • Fellows must be detailed by their home agency to the Foundation for the full duration of the Fellowship year from July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018 • After completing the program, Fellows are required to serve at least two years in the federal government, where it is anticipated they will continue to work on projects and issues concerning Japan and U.S.-Japan relations Application Process Please visit to find out more about the application and selection procedures. Applications are due on October 31, 2016. Interested applicants are encouraged to reach out with additional questions to the Mansfield Foundation office at (202) 347-1994, or via email at

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Associate Director of Programs -- The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation

Position Announcement Associate Director of Programs The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation, a non-profit organization that promotes understanding and cooperation between Asia and the United States, seeks an Associate Director of Programs in its Washington, D.C. office. Working with the Foundation’s President and Vice President, the majority of the Associate Director’s responsibilities will be focused on the following programs: Mike Mansfield Fellowship Program • A one-year Fellowship program established by the U.S. Congress in 1994 to cultivate a corps of U.S. government officials with expertise on Japan and Japanese language ability. U.S.-Japan Network for the Future • A two-year program designed to build and enhance a network of Japan specialists who can bring diverse expertise and perspectives to the bilateral policy-making process in the mid- and long-term. Program responsibilities include working independently and as part of a team to develop, promote, implement, recruit participants, and fulfill reporting requirements for these programs. This position also requires extensive coordination with Foundation staff in Montana and Tokyo, cohorts of program participants throughout the United States and in Japan, and U.S. government and Embassy of Japan officials. Competitive candidates will have Japanese language ability, expertise on the United States government and government of Japan, experience developing programs with foundations and corporations, and experience managing a program budget. Candidates must be willing and interested in learning about policymaking and the U.S. government budgeting process. Experience working on federally-funded programs or on Capitol Hill would be helpful. Some domestic and international travel may also be required. Strong candidates will have at least two years of work experience and a master’s degree. U.S. citizenship or current work visa is required. Send a resume and cover letter to Application deadline: June 22, 2016.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Assistant Director for International Issues, Congressional and Governmental Affairs -- Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU)

Title: Assistant Director for International Issues, Congressional and Governmental Affairs Location: Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) Departments: International Programs and Congressional and Governmental Affairs Supervisors: Vice President, Congressional and Governmental Affairs and Vice President, International Programs Summary The Assistant Director for International Issues, Congressional and Governmental Affairs is a key joint appointment in APLU’s Offices of Congressional & Governmental Affairs and International Programs and works under the direction of the Vice President for Governmental Affairs and the Vice President for International Programs. Primary Responsibilities The main responsibilities of the position are to advance the association’s international legislative priorities through the annual appropriations and appropriate authorization processes. A significant component of this position requires outreach to and coordination with members of the Council on Governmental Affairs (CGA) – the government relations officials at APLU member universities – and the Commission on International Initiatives (CII) – the international affairs officers at APLU universities. The Assistant Director for International Issues is responsible for developing, in concert with both offices, an overall annual strategy for federal engagement to advance international issues of importance to our membership. The strategy will establish the set of actions required to achieve APLU’s goals for the fiscal year. The assistant director monitors, analyzes, tracks, and recommends the best course of action regarding federal legislation that would impact international programs of interest to APLU’s U.S. institutions, including but not limited to international development programs, international agriculture programs, immigration and visa policy, study abroad and international education. APLU is the leading higher education association on many of these issues. The Assistant Director is expected to drive an advocacy agenda and raise the profile of APLU as a leading voice. The Assistant Director will participate in events, meetings, and hearings with various coalition groups, legislative offices, and occasionally agency offices to represent APLU’s interests on issue areas and will report activities to the VPs for Governmental Affairs and International Programs. The Assistant Director position is supported by special dues paid by APLU member institutions through an International Advocacy Coordinating Committee (IACC). The Assistant Director is responsible for managing the relationship with IACC members and maintaining their support. Qualifications Qualified candidates will be experienced professionals with several years’ experience on Capitol Hill or in positions focused primarily on working with the Hill. Ideal candidates also will have some professional experience with universities as well as with the substance of the issues within APLU’s international portfolio. Candidates must be proven team players and self-starters, and have strong verbal and written communication skills. Candidates will also possess strong organizational and interpersonal skills, be detail-oriented and able to juggle multiple responsibilities simultaneously. Bachelor’s degree required. Salary and Job Requirements Compensation: Range starts at $70,000. APLU provides a generous benefits package. Location: Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) 1307 New York Avenue, NW, Suite 400 Washington, DC 20005 Timeframe: APLU is seeking to fill this position as soon as possible and will consider applications on a rolling basis. To Apply To apply, please send an e-mail, with attachments in Word format, including a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, your resume, two short writing samples (1-3 pages each), and three professional references to with the subject line: “Assistant Director, International Issues, Congressional and Governmental Affairs”. APLU is an equal opportunity employer.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Press Assistant -- House Member Personal Office

General press responsibilities include managing the member's website & social media presence, creating engaging digital media content, drafting op-eds & newsletters, and other communications activities. Candidate must have the ability to work under pressure and respond quickly to simultaneous tight deadlines and media opportunities. Candidates must have a strong work ethic, a keen attention to detail, and the ability to work independently as well as collaboratively. The position requires working flexible hours that include weekends and non-standard business hours. The position requires strong communication skills and the ability to interact, debate, and communicate effectively in both English and in Spanish. An ideal candidate would strive to think creatively and generate new ideas. Florida ties preferred. Candidate must have a valid driver's license and willingness to participate in transportation duties. Fluency in Spanish required - including writing and translating. Please have applicants send a cover letter & resume to