Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Openings for the Southern Rivers Region -- Cargill's River/Gulf System

The Southern Rivers Region consists of 18 assets handling in excess of 250 mil bushels of grain annually and generating revenues in excess of $72 mil. Working alongside the Northern Rivers Region team and our Grain and Oilseeds Supply Chain NA (GOSCNA) Business Unit, we are a significant contributor within Cargill's River/Gulf System. Serving both Cargill's farmer customers and our GOSCNA assets in the Gulf, we work together to originate multiple commodities and position them for shipment to Cargill's customers - both domestically and around the world. Based out of our St. Louis, MO office, these three roles are key contributors on the Southern Rivers Team. Role Specific Highlights of the two Merchant Roles include: • The primary objective is to uncover opportunity and generate revenue by proactively positioning and trading the truck, rail and barge markets across the assigned geography. • Responsibilities will include managing the merchandising and logistics for the assigned Cargill assets and 3rd party flex destinations within the region. • Additionally, merchants will be responsible for the management of contract exposure, 3rd party credit, and freight projections/execution. • Cross-functional and Cross-Business Unit interaction is significant in both roles. • Both roles offer decision making responsibility, P&L accountability and the expectation to make significant financial contribution to the bottom-line - not only within the Southern Rivers region, but including the River/Gulf System and the Cargill AgHorizons Business Unit. Merchandising Online Postings: Merchandising #1 Merchandising #2 Role Specific Highlights of the Accountant role includes: • The Professional Accountant position is a key member of the Regional Finance Team. This position will work closely with the Regional Controller to ensure the financial integrity, risk management and profitability of the Southern Rivers Region. • This role will perform month-end close processes, balance sheet reconciliations and approvals and control monitoring activities for the region. • This position will be expected to provide local expertise and support to the Region while ensuring consistent processes whenever possible. Responsibilities include fiduciary responsibility and controls, grain accounting (including grain marketing solutions/derivative products), IT, customer interaction, business partnership and administrative functions associated with the region. • Additionally, the accountant will also perform daily accounting work such as control monitoring activities including A/R & A/P monitoring and inventory control monitoring. Perform project work as assigned by the Regional Controller, including training of staff, work on control procedures/process, and travel to various regional locations. • This position will work closely with the other functions of our business including Plant Operations, Merchandising, and the Regional Sales Team Accountant Online Posting For more information: Regional Controller Cargill AgHorizons US Cargill office: 314.317.2772 I mobile: 217.898.0309 I fax: 314.576.9649 625 Maryville Centre Dr. I Suite 160 I St. Louis, MO 63141 katie_lyons@cargill.com

Special Assistant to the CEO -- Boutique DC Lobby Firm

Special Assistant Widely known, independent boutique DC public affairs and lobbying firm seeks Special Assistant to the CEO. Administrative responsibilities will be both business and personal – including scheduling, travel arrangements, handling certain correspondence, providing support for select projects, and an array of errands and general administrative support. The ideal candidate must have superlative organizational and communications skills, a professional manner, willingness to handle personal issues, high attention to detail, ability to anticipate needs, and a clear sense of office propriety and confidentiality. Relevant experience preferred; salary and benefits commensurate with experience. Resumes with cover letter should be sent to jobs@vennstrategies.com with “Special Assistant” in subject line.

Monday, June 29, 2015

US House Internship Opportunities -- June 29th, 2015

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: http://www.house.gov/content/jobs/ Job Line: 202-226-4504 _____________________________________________________________________________ INTERNSHIP VACANCY LISTING Week of June 29, 2015 MEM-158-15 Congressional Democratic Office looking for an unpaid Legislative Fellow to serve for a period of one year. The Fellow will be responsible for work related to the Congressman’s Financial Services Committee assignment and other legislative issues. The work will include preparing the Congressman for committee hearings and meetings, drafting legislative memos, coordinating with constituent groups, and advising the Congressman directly on bills and issues within the legislative portfolio. Fellow must have policy experience in fast-paced and demanding office and also be willing to contribute to a positive work environment. Please submit a resume and cover letter no later than July 7th to CongressionalFellowship@gmail.com. MEM-157-15 Democratic Congressman seeks applicants for full- or part-time unpaid press internship for Fall 2015. Duties will include tracking press clips and traffic on social media networks, updating and maintaining press contact lists, maintaining website, and assisting with the office’s day-to-day communications operation. Applicants should have a strong interest in political communications, news media, or journalism. Please send a resume, cover letter and writing sample to md06.internships@mail.house.gov by July 18th with “Summer Press Internship” in the subject line. MEM-156-15 Democratic Congressman seeks applicants for full- or part-time unpaid congressional internship for Fall 2015. Duties will include conducting legislative research for staff, drafting memos on hearings and briefings, assisting with front office duties, answer constituent correspondence on matters related to the House, and performing basic administrative tasks. Candidates must exhibit strong writing and communication skills. Maryland residents or strong ties to Maryland are preferred. Please send a resume, cover letter and writing sample to md06.internships@mail.house.gov by July 18th with “Summer Congressional Internship” in the subject line. MEM-154-15 North Carolina Democrat seeks an unpaid Communications Fellow for her Washington, D.C. office. Duties include tracking press clips and traffic on social media networks, updating and maintaining press contact lists, drafting press releases, and assisting with the office's day-to-day communications operation. Applicants should have a strong interest in political communications, new media, or journalism. North Carolina ties are a plus. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Please send your resume and cover letter to nc12internjobs@gmail.com. MEM-152-15 New York Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) is seeking unpaid interns, preferably to begin immediately. Interns will: • Assist with office administrative tasks including, sorting incoming mail, greeting visitors, and answering the telephone. • Assist in the preparation of constituent responses. • Perform legislative research. • Respond to requests from constituents. • Attend briefings, hearings, and special events. • Gain valuable Hill experience and learn about the federal legislative process. Candidates with graphic design, layout, Photoshop and computer programming skills are highly preferred. Congressman Jerrold Nadler represents New York's 10th Congressional District, which includes parts of Manhattan and Brooklyn. Congressman Nadler serves on the Judiciary Committee and on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, where he is the highest ranking member from New York. He is the Ranking member of The Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet. To Apply: Please e-mail a resume, brief cover letter, and 1-2 page writing sample to: Email: Christian.Barbato@mail.house.gov . MEM-150-15 Arkansas Republican is seeking interns for August through December 2015. Qualified candidates will be hardworking, motivated self-starters, detail-oriented, and professional with strong communication and writing skills. Daily duties as an intern will include, but are not limited to, providing general constituent services in the form of answering phone calls and sorting mail, leading Capitol tours, conducting research for staff members, drafting constituent correspondence, and attending hearings. Arkansas ties are a plus but not a requirement. This internship is unpaid. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and brief writing sample to ArkansasGOPIntern@gmail.com. MEM-142-15 The Washington DC office of Congressman Patrick Meehan is currently accepting applications for Fall 2015. Intern responsibilities include researching legislation for the Member and legislative staff, attending hearings and briefings, answering phones, day to day office duties, and answering constituent letters on various issues before the House of Representatives. As a result, interns learn about the legislative process and the many other functions of a congressional office. The hours are flexible, but generally run 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM when Congress is in session, and 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM when not in session. Ties to Pennsylvania’s 7th Congressional District are preferred, but not required. Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to MeehanDCIntern@gmail.com. The deadline to apply is July 10, 2015. MEM-129-15 The office of Congressman Bill Johnson (R-OH) is currently seeking highly motivated and organized applicants for a full or part-time unpaid internship for the 2015 fall internship program. The internship is scheduled to run from August 31 to December 18. Candidates should possess interest in the legislative process, excellent communication skills, and attention to detail. Responsibilities will mostly include, but are not limited to: answering phones, leading tours of the U.S. Capitol, attending and summarizing hearings and/or briefings for legislative staff, and performing various administrative tasks. Ohio ties are preferred, but are not required. The months of the internship may vary depending on the availability or school schedule of the applicant. If interested, please send a resume and cover letter to intern.oh06@gmail.com with "2015 Fall Internship" in the subject line. No phone calls or walk-ins will be accepted. MEM-122-15 Congressman Benishek from Michigan’s First District seeks unpaid interns to fill positions for September through December 2015. Main responsibilities include answering phones, processing mail, drafting constituent correspondence letters, researching legislative issues, and attending meetings/hearings as needed. There will also be opportunities to attend receptions and seminars of interest. Candidates should be self-motivated, enthusiastic, flexible, and computer-literate (with a good understanding of MS Office). This is a great opportunity for college students seeking academic credit. Michigan ties are preferred. Please e-mail your cover letter, resume, and references to Samuel Grossman at samuel.grossman@mail.house.gov. MEM-113-15 The office of Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (IN-02) is seeking a full-time communications intern for her Washington D.C. office for fall of 2015. Ideal candidate must possess strong writing skills, be detail-oriented and professional. Intern will work directly with the communications director and members of the media. Responsibilities would include writing releases, monitoring social media and developing media strategies. Position is unpaid and serves to provide professional and educational value to participants. Office is flexible in allowing intern to attend hearings and briefings as well as work with LA’s on issues of their interest. Potential applicants must be willing to work in a fast-paced environment and be interested in learning more about the legislative process. Candidates with photography and graphic design experience strongly encouraged to apply. Please send resume and cover letter to internship.in02@gmail.com. MEM-112-15 The office of Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (IN-02) is seeking full-time interns for her Washington D.C. office for fall of 2015. Ideal candidate would be professional, dependable and possess a strong writing skills and work ethic. Responsibilities include phone assistance, constituent correspondence, Capitol tours and other legislative projects. Positions are unpaid and serve to provide professional and educational value to participants. Office is flexible in allowing interns to attend hearings and briefings as well as work with LA’s on issues of their interest. Candidates must be willing to work in a fast-paced environment and be interested in learning more about the legislative process. Please send resume and cover letter to internship.in02@gmail.com.

US House Job Opportunities -- June 29th, 2015

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: http://www.house.gov/content/jobs/ Job Line: 202-226-4504 MEMBER AND COMMITTEE VACANCY LISTING Week of June 29, 2015 MEM-155-15 California Republican seeks Legislative Assistant to handle a diverse portfolio of issues. Duties will include tracking legislation and other developments to brief the Member on floor votes and pending legislative matters, developing and implementing policy initiatives in line with office goals, meeting with constituents and other interest groups, and coordinating with DC and district staff regarding legislation, messaging, and events. Qualified candidates must be proactive and hard working with exceptional writing and communication skills and the ability to work effectively in a fast paced environment. Legislative experience required. Knowledge of the Appropriations process and California ties are a plus. Please email resume and cover letter to carepublicanjobs@gmail.com. MEM-153-15 Established Member of Congress from the southeastern US seeks an experienced staffer for a Legislative Director position. Only current/previous Legislative Directors or Senior Legislative Assistants with experience will be considered. LD will be responsible for driving member legislative initiatives, briefing the member on all policy matters, meeting with relevant public interest groups and constituents, providing real time vote recommendations, and assisting the Chief of Staff on policy matters. Position requires a comprehensive knowledge of House procedures as well as a working knowledge of all current issues debated in the House. Teamoriented skill, outgoing personality, and attention to detail are requirements and staff members with ties to the southeast will be given special consideration. Please send a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to USHouseStaffJob@gmail.com. MEM-151-15 House Democrat seeks Legislative Assistant to handle a diverse portfolio of policy issues with a primary focus on legislation before the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. Responsibilities include developing and advancing legislative initiatives, preparing briefing materials, drafting constituent correspondence and floor statements, coordinating with the communications team and district staff on messaging and events, as well as building and maintaining stakeholder relationships. Candidate must be a strong and effective writer with excellent verbal communication skills. Good judgment and the ability to be proactive, resourceful and thrive in a fast-paced environment are essential. Previous congressional experience is required. This is not an entry level position. Candidates should have a demonstrable background in transportation policy. Email resume and cover letter to hire@mail.house.gov. No calls or walk-ins, please. MEM-148-15 The Office of Representative Justin Amash is seeking a bright, creative, and hard-working legislative assistant to join our Washington, D.C.-based policy team. The legislative assistant will draft legislation, analyze bills, and meet with constituents concerning policy matters, among other duties. The legislative assistant will be expected to handle a diverse portfolio of policy issues, which can be tailored somewhat to the staffer’s expertise and interests. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to individual liberty, economic freedom, and the defense of the Constitution. He or she also must be an excellent writer and clear thinker willing to take on the most serious impediments to a freer, more prosperous America. Candidates who prefer staid and steady work or who avoid challenges (and the occasional failure) may be more comfortable elsewhere. Candidates must have a B.A. or equivalent, and we prefer candidates who have a background in economics and some policy experience, although Hill experience is not required. To apply, please send a résumé and cover letter to mi03.apply@gmail.com. MEM-147-15 A North Carolina Democrat seeks a scheduler to serve in her Washington, D.C. office. Responsibilities include but are not limited to managing the Member’s D.C. calendar, District calendar, coordinating logistics and travel arrangements, and overseeing administrative work for the Member. Must be highly organized, detail oriented, self-motivated, have the ability to adapt to changing circumstances, creatively solve problems and be comfortable multitasking in a fast-paced environment while displaying a friendly, professional attitude. North Carolina ties are preferred but not required. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Please send a resume and cover letter to nchousejobs@gmail.com. No calls or drop-ins please. MEM-146-15 The District Office Field Representative/Caseworker monitors and updates the Congressman and District Director on district and local issues. This position acts as a liaison to federal, district, and local agencies for the Congressman and constituents and answers casework correspondence and verbal communications with constituents. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Acts as the representative for the Congressman within his or her area of responsibility including answering casework correspondence, meeting with constituents, verbal communications with constituents, and serving as a liaison with federal, district, and local agencies; Informs the Congressman and the District Director of all happenings in his or her assigned issue areas by screening district media sources and interacting with constituents; Handles casework assignments; Acts as a liaison to local, state and federal officials and other persons or groups to form effective relationships for the Congressman; Assesses casework for problems requiring legislative action and makes recommendations to the District Director and Scheduler; Monitors scheduled district meetings for the Congressman with constituents; Works well under pressure and handles stress; Works a flexible schedule including long hours, nights and weekends; and Performs other duties as assigned. EDUCATION (OR EQUIVALENT EXPERIENCE): Full-time experience preferred; strong academic credentials required; extensive community relationships desired. SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED: Strong oral and written communication skills; Thorough knowledge of local, state and federal agencies and departments; Knowledge of all issues and events in the district in which the Congressman is involved; Ability to work cooperatively and courteously with others; Temperament to communicate with a variety of personalities in a tactful, pleasant, and professional manner; Thoroughness and careful attention to detail; Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment in fulfillment of casework responsibilities; Knowledge of office policies, practices, procedures, and computer applications. WORKING CONDITIONS: Work is mainly performed in an office environment, but the Field Representative will often need to attend and participate in meetings and public functions out of the office including evenings and weekend events. Noise levels are usually moderate; and Ability to work in a small work station without an expectation of privacy. E-mail a resume and cover letter to CA02.Requests@mail.house.gov with the subject line “CA02 Field Representative/Caseworker.” MEM-143-15 Senior California Democrat seeks Legislative Assistant, or Senior Legislative Assistant depending on qualifications, to handle work on the Financial Services Committee. Candidates should have substantial experience with financial services issues and substantial Congressional experience. The successful applicant will possess strong writing and oral communication skills, work well with others, be comfortable in a fast-paced environment, and understand the legislative process. To apply, please e-mail a cover letter, resume, and three writing samples to HouseFinancialServicesLA@gmail.com. No phone calls or drop-ins please. MEM-141-15 Republican Member seeks a Legislative Assistant with strong Tennessee ties. Legislative duties will include briefing the Member on floor votes and other pending legislation. Preference will be given to those with expertise on issues involving healthcare, education and veterans’ affairs. Successful candidates must demonstrate exceptional writing ability, attention to detail, and organizational skills. Hill experience and familiarity with IQ are a plus. Send resume and cover letter to TNHousejob@gmail.com. MEM-140-15 The Office of Congressman Juan Vargas is seeking a high energy, highlyorganized, and detail oriented Field Representative/Caseworker for his District Office. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: • Serve as an official representative for the Member throughout communities in the District. • Act as liaison with federal, district, and local government agencies, political officials, and other community organizations to form effective relationships for the Member. • Monitor and update the Member and District Director on district and local issues of importance. • Staff and provide logistical support for scheduled district meetings and events for the Member. • Assess local and casework related issues for problems requiring possible legislative action; make recommendations to the District Director and Chief of Staff. • Answer casework correspondence and verbal communications with constituents. • Provide casework assistance to constituents in a timely and efficient manner; proactively follow up on all open cases until a resolution is reached. QUALIFICATIONS: • A candidate with a background in and/or understanding of military/veteran issues. • Veterans, reservists, women, and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. • Ability to work non-traditional hours, including nights and weekends, if needed. • Excellent written (English and Spanish) and interpersonal communication skills. • Ability to work with staff at all levels, work well under pressure and be detail oriented. • Possess an understanding of the federal legislative process. • Ability to quickly learn about key issues and events in the district for which the Member is involved. • A qualified applicant must be a U.S. Citizen, possess a valid California driver’s license with the ability to travel as needed. To apply, please email a resume and cover letter to CAJobs@mail.house.gov. MEM-133-15 New England Democrat seeks a Legislative Director to coordinate and manage the Member’s legislative agenda, as well as oversee an active and engaged legislative staff. Candidates should possess an in-depth understanding of the legislative process, have management experience, be a self-starter willing to think and act creatively, and thrive in a team-oriented environment. Excellent writing, verbal, and organizational skills are essential, as is the ability to work well under pressure. Previous Hill experience required, and New England ties are a plus. To apply, please email resume, cover letter, and two brief writing samples to hill.jobs@mail.house.gov. No phone calls or walk-ins, please. MEM-132-15 House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Chairman Jeff Miller seeks a seasoned communications professional to oversee the implementation of the committee’s communications strategy. This is a senior staff position reporting directly to the Staff Director. Successful candidates will have a record of accomplishment with internal and external communications, press relations and social media. Prior Capitol Hill experience is a plus. Qualified candidates should email a resume and three writing samples to var.resumes@mail.house.gov with subject line: Communications Director. No phone or office calls, please. MEM-130-15 Northern California Democrat seeks a hard-working Press Secretary to help drive a dynamic, entrepreneurial communications operation. Responsibilities will include writing and editing press releases, op-eds, talking points, enewsletters, and franked communications; developing content for and managing website and social media; coordinating telephone town halls; directing interns on communications projects; and pitching stories to the press. Candidates must be able to develop a fine-tuned sensitivity to the priorities and views of the district and find ways to advance the Member’s short-term and long-term legislative goals. Potential candidates must have excellent writing skills and demonstrated abilities in digital media and communication. We’re looking for a problem solver who can work quickly and calmly under pressure, with significant political experience and at least an above-average sense of humor. California ties, Spanish fluency, and familiarity with water, agriculture, military, and transportation policy will each be considered a plus. Please send cover letter, resume and a writing sample to CaliforniaCongressionalStaff@gmail.com. No phone calls or walk-ins please. MEM-125-15 Democratic member is seeking a staff assistant to manage the front office, supervise interns, assist with legislative tasks, and greet visitors. Qualified candidates will have excellent attention to detail, possess strong writing skills, excel at balancing competing demands, be able to anticipate and quickly solve problems in a fast-paced work environment, and be comfortable and welcoming with a wide variety of stakeholders. The ideal candidate will have a car and clean driving record, Capitol Hill experience, and a basic familiarity with the legislative process. Depending on previous work history, the opportunity for additional legislative responsibilities exists. Those with Northern California ties are strongly encouraged to apply. Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and brief writing sample to jo.th@mail.house.gov. Please no calls or drop-ins. MEM-124-15 Florida Democrat (Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz) seeks a high energy, highly organized, and detail oriented District Outreach Coordinator to work in the District Office. Excellent written and oral communication skills and the desire to work collaboratively with a team in a fast-paced environment are required. Ideal candidate would be politically astute and possess the ability to respond to challenging situations quickly and strategically. This position requires nontraditional hours and travel around the District. CORE RESPONSIBILITIES: • attend local meetings on behalf of the Congresswoman in the district; • organize district events and meetings with key constituency groups; • monitor and update the Member and District Director on district and local issues; • answer casework correspondence and verbal communications with constituents; and • handle all White House and Capitol tour requests. QUALIFICATIONS: • strong academic credentials; • strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills and oral communication skills; • knowledge of all issues and events in the district in which the Member is involved; • thoroughness and careful attention to detail; • ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment in fulfillment of casework responsibilities; • availability to work long hours; • ability to work well under pressure; and • ability to work cooperatively and courteously with others. DUTIES: • acts as the grass roots representative for the Member within his or her area of responsibility; • including answering casework correspondence, verbal communications with constituents, and acting as liaison with federal, district, and local agencies; • informs the Member and the District Director of all happenings in his or her assigned issue areas by screening district media sources and interacting with constituents; • handles all constituent tour requests for the White House and Capitol tours; • acts as liaison and interfaces with city, county, district, and federal officials, the chamber of commerce and other persons or groups to form effective relationships for the Member; • assesses casework for problems requiring legislative action and makes recommendations to the District Director and Chief of Staff/Administrative Assistant; • screens and refers cases, when appropriate, to other district offices; • trains and supervises Staff Assistants, including Interns, to handle Office matters such as logging incoming and outgoing correspondence, handling visitors, telephone calls, and computer operations; • logs in all incoming and outgoing mail and incoming telephone calls relating to casework; and • prepares monthly reports for the District Director on pending cases and district activities in his or her assigned issue areas • performs other duties as assigned. TO APPLY PLEASE SEND A COVER LETTER AND RESUME TO: FL23resume@mail.house.gov MEM-123-15 Ranking Member seeks a Press Secretary or Communications Director to manage committee, legislative and local press priorities. The applicant must be a hard worker who possesses excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills. The ideal candidate has Hill and political experience. Qualified applicants should send a cover letter and resume to employ@mail.house.gov. MEM-111-15 Senior Democratic Congresswoman seeks an experienced, organized and detail-oriented Scheduler/Office Manager for the Washington, D.C. office. Responsibilities include managing office calendars and visitor access to Member and staff in front office, organizing and tracking invitations, speaking engagements, travel reservations and other requests for the Member, coordinating with district staff, and maintaining administrative demands. The Scheduler/Office Manager will work closely with other staff members, particularly senior staffers, to ensure efficient and seamless office operations. Ideal candidates are flexible, responsive, collaborative, work well under pressure and on short deadlines, and are able to balance competing demands. Candidates must be available to assist the Member outside of regular business hours. Applicants should also have a positive attitude, excellent organizational skills, strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills, political instincts and an ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment. This is not an entry-level position. Previous Capitol Hill operational and/or scheduling experience is required. Ohio ties preferred. No phone calls, emails or drop-bys. Please submit cover letter, resume, and at least two references to Midwestern.Resume@mail.house.gov.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Legislative Assistant -- California House Member Personal Office

California Republican seeks Legislative Assistant to handle a diverse portfolio of issues. Duties will include tracking legislation and other developments to brief the Member on floor votes and pending legislative matters, developing and implementing policy initiatives in line with office goals, meeting with constituents and other interest groups, and coordinating with DC and district staff regarding legislation, messaging, and events. Qualified candidates must be proactive and hard working with exceptional writing and communication skills and the ability to work effectively in a fast paced environment. Legislative experience required. Knowledge of the Appropriations process and California ties are a plus. Please email resume and cover letter to carepublicanjobs@gmail.com

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Government Relations Manager -- CoBANK, ACB

CoBANK, ACB POSITION DESCRIPTION Title: Government Relations Manager Department: RLC Manager’s Title: SVP – Government Affairs Position Summary: As a member of the CoBank Government Affairs team, the Government Relations Manager is responsible for carrying out regulatory, grassroots, legislative, PAC, and industry relations activities on behalf of the bank. The GR Manager, located in CoBank’s Washington, DC office, is a key liaison between CoBank and its affiliated Farm Credit System associations and manages a wide range of projects to address regulatory and legislative issues. The GR Manager reports to the Senior Vice President – Government Affairs and represents CoBank externally in Washington D.C. as appropriate to Members of Congress, congressional staff, administration officials, regulatory official, and allied stakeholder groups. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: The essential functions include, but are not limited to: 1. Implement grassroots activities within CoBank and its affiliated Farm Credit System associations. Support FCS association efforts to engage policy makers on a wide range of issues. Help build consensus on public policy issues within the CoBank District. 2. Manage CoBank’s participation in the Farm Credit Council’s public policy position-setting process. 3. Manage CoBank’s PAC activities, including fundraising, funds disbursement, check delivery and related activities. Assist affiliated Farm Credit System associations with PAC their individual PAC activities 4. Ensure precise compliance with all relevant political/election law requirements.and file reports as required by law. 5. Draft and distribute written communications to a wide range of senior CoBank officials, Members of the CoBank Board of Directors, affiliated institution executives, and others regarding regulatory, legislative, and political issues and initiatives. 6. Track and analyze regulatory proposals and manage CoBank and affiliated association workgroups to develop policy positions and formal regulatory comments. 7. Coordinate CoBank's Ambassador Program – including development of monthly communication and all aspects of fall trip. 8. Coordinate semi-annual CoBank District Farm Credit Council meetings in conjunction with Farm Credit Council annual meeting and National Directors Conference. . 9. Prepare briefing books and other materials, including updates of CoBank "national and state sheets" for use by management, CoBank directors, and CoBank’s ACA representatives. 10. Arrange Hill visits for annual board meeting and other ACA fly-ins. Assists with hotel space, meeting rooms, and other meeting logistics. Other Duties and Responsibilities: 1. Some minor administrative tasks, including office bill processing 2. Other responsibilities as assigned. Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline and 4+ years of experience in public policy, government relations, and/or regulatory affairs. Capitol Hill experience is strongly preferred. Knowledge and Skills 1. Outstanding verbal and written communications skill required. 2. Intermediate ability to use standard office software including Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Access. 3. Ability to maintain effective working relationships with all levels of CoBank staff, customers, government and industry contacts. 4. Ability to understand, with some training to be provided, complex financial issues. Other Requirements 1. Commitment to CoBank’s mission to support rural communities and agriculture. 2. Occasional travel To apply, visit http://www.cobank.com/Careers.aspx This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and qualifications that may be associated with the job. Management reserves the right to add, subtract, or change the duties of the position at any time.

The Baker-Dole Leadership Program -- The Bipartisan Policy Center

The Baker-Dole Leadership Program The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) drives principled solutions through rigorous analysis, reasoned negotiation, and respectful dialogue. Founded in 2007 by former Senate Majority Leaders Howard Baker, Tom Daschle, Bob Dole and George Mitchell, BPC combines politically-balanced policymaking with strong, proactive advocacy and outreach As the only Washington, DC-based think tank that actively promotes bipartisanship, BPC works to address the key challenges facing the nation. Our policy solutions are the product of informed deliberations by former elected and appointed officials, business and labor leaders, and academics and advocates who represent both ends of the political spectrum. We are currently focused on health, energy, foreign affairs and homeland security, housing, the economy, and democracy. Further, BPC is committed to seeing our policy solutions enacted by lawmakers. Through the Bipartisan Policy Center Advocacy Network (BPCAN), our (c)(4) affiliate, we engage in advocacy and strategic outreach and education to bolster the legislative center and support efforts that bring Republicans and Democrats together on the difficult issues facing the country. BPC offers full-time summer, and part-time fall and spring internships each academic semester. Qualified candidates will be highly motivated and energetic self-starters. Interns will assist individual projects and departments in several capacities and should be enthusiastic about working on a variety of tasks. Candidates must be team players and express an interest in one of the BPC’s various policy projects or functional areas: Communications Democracy Project Development Economic Policy Project Energy Project Financial Regulatory Reform Initiative Foreign Policy Project Government Relations Health Project Health Innovation Initiative Homeland Security Project Housing Commission Immigration Task Force Prevention Initiative Intern Profiles Fall & Spring Programs During the fall and spring semesters, internships are part-time and unpaid and applicants must currently be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program. The fall and spring internship programs at BPC are flexible, allowing students to gain valuable experience while maintaining their regular class schedules. Interns will provide functional support, conduct research, and work directly with project analysts and staff in various capacities. Summer Program BPC has a robust summer internship program. Interns work full time and are assigned to a specific BPC project or functional area. Summer interns will receive a $2,500 stipend for ten weeks of work and must be rising juniors or above, but are not required to be enrolled in school at the time of application. Non-U.S. citizens are eligible to apply, but must have a valid work permit or visa verifying eligibility to work in the United States. We do not offer visa sponsorship. Interns provide administrative support, assist with events and meetings, conduct research and assist with the development and writing of reports, white papers and proposals. While interns work closely with their project teams, there are also opportunities to learn from and be exposed to the wide range of issues addressed by the organization. Application Deadline Fall internships: September 1 Spring internships: January 4 Summer Internships: February 2 Application Process Please submit all required materials via email to bpcinternships@bipartisanpolicy.org. Please do not send multiple submissions. Due to the number of applications received, we are unable to contact those who have not been selected for an internship. No phone calls please. Required Materials Cover Letter – please indicate your top two areas of interest from BPC’s project and functional areas listed above. Resume Writing Sample of approximately 3 pages College or university transcript (unofficial is acceptable) Please provide phone and email contact information for 1-2 references, including a professor or other individual familiar with your work. Incomplete applications will not be considered. The Bipartisan Policy Center is an equal opportunity employer and believes that our work benefits from diversity across the organization. Decisions to hire and promote are made without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation or preference, age, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status under federal, state, or local law. We seek to reach a broad and diverse candidate pool in filling our positions.