Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Executive Secretary -- Corning, Washington, DC

Job Title: Executive Secretary Job Reference Number: Corning, 325 7th Street, NW Suite 600, Washington, DC 20004 Scope of Position: • Serving as the primary administrative support for the Senior Vice President, Global, Corning Government Affairs. • The role of this individual includes scheduling support for SVP and possibly other staff members answering incoming calls, screening and respond to incoming emails. Compiling travel and expense reports. Proficient with PowerPoint, Excel and Dictation. Primary interface with management and senior level executives, government agencies, and clients. Position will report to Government Affairs Specialist. Day to Day Responsibilities: • Managing Calendar and Email for SVP. • Proofreading all documents to ensure accuracy. • Preparing and editing presentations. • Preparing draft of correspondence and papers direct from dictation. • Communicating professionally with clients. • Scheduling individual and group meetings including room booking and catering if needed. • Compiling reports for review by senior executive.. • Making travel arrangements and expense reports using Concur • Assembling briefing material. • Conducting on-line research. • Organizing and maintaining electronic and hard copy files. Travel Requirements: None Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time: • 8:00 am to 5:30 pm • 40+ hours per week to meet job commitment • Overtime Hours (must be flexible) Required Education: • Associates degree in Business preferred Required Years and Area of Experience: • 3-5 years' administrative support experience at executive level Required Skills: • Proficient in Microsoft Office application. • Strong written and verbal communication skills and comfortable interfacing with high level technical & management personnel. • Proficient Dictation skills. • Confidentiality. • Ability to proof-read work with accuracy. • Ability to manage up assisting manager with effectiveness. • Ability to work in a spontaneous and demanding environment. • Ability to meet work demands and tight deadlines. • Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize in a multi-tasking environment Balances conflicting priorities in order to manage workflow, ensure the completion of essential projects, and meet critical deadlines. • Utilizes analytical skills and a broad understanding of the business to effectively interpret and anticipate needs. Soft Skills (Communication/Team/Leadership): • Ability to work productively with minimal supervision. • Shows the ability to manage multiple conflicting priorities. • Comfortable with a hands-on approach to problem solving and taking the initiative. • Team player who enjoys collaboration. Apply at https://www.corning.com/worldwide/en/careers.html

Monday, February 8, 2016

US House Job Opportunities -- February 8th, 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: http://www.house.gov/content/jobs/ Job Line: 202-226-4504 MEMBER AND COMMITTEE VACANCY LISTING Week of February 8, 2016 MEM-051-16 The Republican staff of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs is seeking a full-time press assistant and digital manager in its Washington office. Responsibilities include but are not limited to compiling and monitoring press clips, drafting talking points, press releases, speeches and op-eds, managing the committee website and updating social media. The ideal candidate will possess strong written and verbal communication skills, the ability to work in a fast-paced environment, professionalism and a good sense of humor. Interested candidates should send their cover letter, resume, references and writing samples to curt.cashour@mail.house.gov with “press assistant” in the subject line. No walk-ins please. MEM-050-16 Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D. of California seeks a Caseworker for his district offices. 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. Prior experience working for federal, state, or local government is a plus. Candidates with fluency or strong verbal and written proficiency in Spanish are strongly preferred. Strong knowledge or connection with Riverside County and California’s 36th Congressional District is a plus. Availability for evening and weekend assignments is required. Caseworkers in the Office of Congressman Ruiz assist constituents by navigating complex casework through federal agencies in areas such as veterans’ affairs, social security, housing, immigration. Caseworkers also assess casework and community activities for matters warranting legislative action. Interested candidates should send their resume and cover letter to Octavio.Gonzalez@mail.house.gov. Please write “Caseworker” in the subject line of your email message. PLEASE NO WALK-INS OR PHONE CALLS. MEM-048-16 The Democratic staff of the U.S Congress Joint Economic Committee (JEC) is seeking an economist/policy analyst with substantive experience in applied microeconomics and public policy research. Duties include working collaboratively with JEC staff on a wide variety of U.S. economic policy issues; researching, writing and editing reports on various federal policies and legislative proposals; proposing ideas for new research topics on issues relevant to current public policy debates; aggregating and analyzing economic data; researching, writing and editing briefing documents for Congressional hearings; advising the Ranking Member and the Staff Director on economic issues; communicating with House and Senate Committees, federal agencies and think tanks. Basic qualifications: advanced degree in Economics or Public Policy required; Ph.D. level preferred; 2+ years of professional experience in research and data analysis, including applied microeconomics and public policy. Other qualifications: proficiency with STATA and U.S. Census microdata; strong background in applied econometrics; excellent writing skills, with the ability to convey complex policy issues to non-economists; significant understanding of the American political system; Washington experience preferred. To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to dems@jec.senate.gov with subject line “Economist/Policy Analyst position.” Applicants who are called for an interview will be asked to submit writing samples and a list of references. Position available immediately. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Salary commensurate with experience. The Joint Economic Committee is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, age, religion, disability, national origin, uniformed service, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression. MEM-047-16 Southern Republican office seeking a Press Secretary to implement a comprehensive communications strategy. Responsibilities include working with Legislative team to proactively move message, prepare Member for media events including developing a standard messaging sheet, proactive in identifying new media opportunities, draft press releases, media advisories, newspaper columns, and content for website. Also must be able to implement social media strategy including Facebook, Twitter accounts and website and compile, file and email out media clips. Please e-mail resume to TN08.HouseJobs@mail.house.gov. MEM-044-16 Senior Appropriations Democrat seeks candidates for the position of Communications Director for a fast-paced and highly engaged office. The successful candidate will have excellent written and verbal skills, the proven ability to manage multiple communications projects, and the ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment in the representation of the Member’s position on policy issues. S/he will be responsible for coordinating with the legislative team to develop, manage and organize all communications activities, including writing press releases, op-eds, mail pieces, talking points, organizing press events, maintaining the official website, implementing social media strategy, maintaining press database, writing e-newsletters & coordinating Tele-town halls. Duties will also include briefing the Member for interviews, writing and implementing PSAs, interacting with the press as the Member’s principal spokesperson and coordinating the Member’s overall press relations. Position may include limited legislative portfolio. The ideal candidate will have Hill experience, a depth of legislative and policy knowledge including that of the appropriations process, and Ohio connections a benefit. Candidates must be able to work extended hours and under time pressure, while maintaining a positive attitude and demeanor. Please submit resume, cover letter, two writing samples, and salary requirements to Midwestern.Resume@mail.house.gov. No walk-ins or phone calls. MEM-042-16 Southern Republican Member seeks Communications Director to manage and coordinate all communications activities, including media contacts for the Member and the office. Previous Hill experience preferred. Candidate must have strong writing, editing, and oral communication skills. Will act as the formal spokesperson and media liaison for the Member. Knowledge of social media including website maintenance required. Applicants will develop and implement media and communications strategy for the Member and must have an understanding of print and broadcast media. Position will also be responsible for a legislative portfolio. Email Resume and Cover Letter to: HouseCommsDir@gmail.com MEM-030-16 New England Democrat seeks highly-organized, detail-oriented scheduler for DC office. Scheduler oversees the Member’s schedule both in district and DC, and works closely with the Member, Chief of Staff and District Director to ensure smooth overall operations. Responsibilities include receiving and tracking scheduling requests, making travel reservations and coordinating all event logistics, managing Member correspondence, and other duties as assigned. The Scheduler also works directly with the Chief of Staff to process and manage expenses, reimbursements, and procurement. Applicants must have strong written and verbal communication skills, the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment, and be a team player. New England ties preferred but not required. Access to a vehicle a plus. Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to hill.jobs@mail.house.gov. No phone calls or walk-ins, please. MEM-029-16 Senior Democrat seeks Communications Director to manage 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-027-16 Northeast Republican in the House seeks a hard-working Press Secretary/Communications Director in Washington, D.C. office to implement a dynamic communications strategy. Duties include performing day-to-day operations of an active press office; managing the website and all social media accounts; developing and generating content for press releases, e-newsletters, talking points, speeches, columns, advertisements, and franked mail; and building press relations with local, regional, and DC press. Candidates must have excellent writing skills, demonstrated abilities in digital media and communication, and previous Hill or campaign experience. Candidates must be able to execute a media and communications plan in line with the unique priorities of the Congressman and views of the district. Send resume, writing sample, cover letter, and salary range to PressRez@gmail.com. MEM-021-16 Senior Member of Congress seeks General Counsel – the ideal candidate would have experience in a wide range of legal and administrative, legislative, and ethics issues relevant to a small government agency. Relevant policy experience and advanced degree(s) valued over Capitol Hill or political work. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to public service, strong writing, speaking and analytical skills, be proactive, resourceful, well-organized, and able to meet deadlines. Individuals must be U.S. citizens and have, or be able to obtain, a Top Secret Clearance. Overseas travel will be required. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to cscepositions115@gmail.com. MEM-020-16 Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe seeks a Global Security/ Political Military Affairs Policy Advisor – Ideal candidate would have experience in areas including: transnational security threats; arms control; monitoring compliance with international instruments; and working with international organizations with a security dimension such as OSCE and NATO. Area studies expertise in Europe and Eurasia is also a plus. Relevant policy experience and advanced degree(s) valued over Capitol Hill or political work. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to public service, strong writing, speaking and analytical skills, be proactive, resourceful, well-organized, and able to meet deadlines. Individuals must be U.S. citizens and have, or be able to obtain, a Top Secret Clearance. Overseas travel will be required. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to cscepositions115@gmail.com. MEM-019-16 Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe seeks Middle-Eastern Policy Advisor – the ideal candidate would have extensive and broad experience as a Middle East expert with experience in formulating policies to deal with political movements, security issues, and human rights challenges in the Middle East. Area studies expertise in the Middle East is also a plus as is deep knowledge of Arab cultures and fluency in Arabic language. Relevant policy experience and advanced degree(s) valued over Capitol Hill or political work. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to public service, strong writing, speaking and analytical skills, be proactive, resourceful, well-organized, and able to meet deadlines. Individuals must be U.S. citizens and have, or be able to obtain, a Top Secret Clearance. Overseas travel will be required. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to cscepositions115@gmail.com. MEM-018-16 Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe seeks a Russian Policy Advisor – the ideal candidate would have extensive and broad expertise as a Russia expert with experience in formulating policies to deal with both security and human rights challenges posed by Russia. Specific expertise on Russia’s interaction with international organizations such as the OSCE and international instruments such as the Conventional Forces in Europe (CFE) treaty and the Open Skies Agreement are a plus. Area studies expertise in Eurasia is also a plus as is proficiency in Russian and other Eurasian languages. Relevant policy experience and advanced degree(s) valued over Capitol Hill or political work. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to public service, strong writing, speaking and analytical skills, be proactive, resourceful, well-organized, and able to meet deadlines. Individuals must be U.S. citizens and have, or be able to obtain, a Top Secret Clearance. Overseas travel will be required. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to cscepositions115@gmail.com. MEM-453-15 U.S. Member of Congress in New York seeking a District Caseworker. Congressional District Office is seeking a full time Caseworker. A highly motivated and experienced candidate will be responsible for helping navigate constituents through governmental services, particularly in the policy/issue areas of: immigration, veterans’ affairs, social security, housing, and assessing casework and community outreach activities for matters affecting or warranting potential legislative action. The successful candidate must possess previous experience in immigration laws, outreach, organizing and case management. Prior experience working for federal, state or local unit of government is a plus. Ideal candidate must have excellent oral and written skills, the ability to work independently and as part of a team, highly organized, self-motivated and able to perform in a fast pace environment. Bilingual/multilingual is a plus. Valid driver’s license desired. Availability for Evening and Weekend assignments is required. Salary commensurate with experience Please e-mail resume and cover letter to ResumeNY@mail.house.gov. Please be sure to put CASEWORKER in the subject line. PLEASE NO WALK-INS OR PHONE CALLS MEM-452-15 U.S. Member of Congress in New York seeking a District Representative. Seeking a team player capable of representing the Member and the office of the Congressional district within his/her designated area. Duties for this position include, but are not limited to community outreach activities and public speaking; responding to constituent case work through correspondence, meeting with constituents, as well as, with local businesses, merchants associations, community-based organizations and agencies to assist in navigating the services provided by the federal government. Organizing and participating in community projects and events. Working with the District Director to develop and execute outreach strategies for the district. Serve as liaison to Community Boards, Precincts Councils and Block Associations. Attend and speak at meetings and/or events on the Member’s behalf. Must have extraordinary interpersonal skills, be constituent service oriented, exhibit a professional demeanor and work ethic and have excellent writing skills. Bilingual a plus. We are seeking a highly motivated and organized individual, who is detail-oriented and able to work well under pressure. Valid driver’s license desired. Availability for Evening and Weekend assignments is required. Salary commensurate with experience. Please send resume and cover letter to ResumeNY@mail.house.gov Please be sure to put DISTRICT REPRESENTATIVE in the subject line. PLEASE NO WALK-INS OR PHONE CALLS. MEM-449-15 The office of Congressman Brendan Boyle is seeking a Constituent Services Representative in his Norristown district office beginning in January 2016. General responsibilities will include working with constituents and federal agencies on individual and community-based issues, answering constituent phone calls, sorting mail, maintaining office files and supply inventories, as well as other administrative tasks as needed. Successful candidates will have excellent written and oral communication skills, be team oriented and comfortable working both independently and as part of a group. Candidates should be self-starters, able to take and listen to direction and should display a willingness to continuously learn new skills. Candidates with fluency or strong verbal and written proficiency in Spanish are strongly preferred, and strong working knowledge of or connection with Montgomery County and the 13th congressional district is a plus. Interested candidates should send your resume and cover letter to pa13jobs@gmail.com. Please list “Constituent Services Representative” in the subject line. MEM-448-15 The district office of Congressman Brendan Boyle is looking for a Special Assistant/Constituent Service Representative to help coordinate the Member’s in-district events and other logistics, in addition to working with the constituents of the 13th congressional district. Successful candidates will possess strong oral and written communication skills and a temperament to communicate with a variety of personalities in a tactful, pleasant, and professional manner at all times. Assistant Duties include (but are not limited to):  Transporting the Member to in-district and regional events as needed and ensuring the member is keeping to his schedule at all times.  Ensuring that the Member has necessary event related materials, talking points, and other items as needed.  Coordinating event photo records, taking pictures at events of the Member.  Ensuring that the member has all nonspecific event materials available at all times (business cards, office information).  Possessing the ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment with respect to prioritization as related to the member’s schedule and itinerary within specific events.  Other miscellaneous tasks as needed. Office/Constituent Service Duties include (but are not limited to):  Working with constituents in the district office to resolve or address issues with various federal agencies or other community problems.  Answering phones and interacting with constituents via email and written correspondence.  Working with other district staff to maintain office filing system.  Other administrative tasks as needed. Thoroughness and careful attention to detail, full-time availability, flexible scheduling (including working evenings and weekends on an as-needed basis), ownership of a car and having a valid driver’s license are all required. Successful applicants will be able to work in a fast paced environment and be able to improvise in a variety of settings. Previous experience working legislative or government affairs is a plus. Candidates with a strong working knowledge of the City of Philadelphia, Montgomery County, personal connections or residency in the 13th congressional district and familiarity with local transportation are strongly preferred. Interested candidates should send your resume and cover letter to pa13jobs@gmail.com. Please list “Special Assistant” in the subject line. MEM-440-15 Congressman French Hill (AR-02) is seeking a Staff Assistant in his Washington, D.C. office beginning immediately. General responsibilities include greeting constituents, answering constituent phone calls, opening and sorting mail, guiding U.S. Capitol building tours, processing flag requests, organizing supplies and inventory, and assisting staff with administrative and legislative tasks. Candidates will have a positive attitude, strong work ethic, and excellent written and oral communication skills. Social media and other communications experience a strong plus. Successful candidates will be selfstarters, take and listen to direction, and be able to work both independently and as part of a team. Applicants should have working knowledge of current events and policy topics as well as a willingness to assist with daily office tasks. Arkansas ties strongly preferred. Those interested please send your resume and cover letter to ar02.applications@mail.house.gov. MEM-438-15 Committee on Ethics has an opening for a Staff Assistant. Duties include: answering telephones; assisting with the tracking and processing of committee correspondence; providing administrative support in setting up committee meetings; and entering data and navigating databases with accuracy. This is a non-partisan position which requires the ability to serve all Members of Congress equally and refrain from political or partisan activity. Applicants must have excellent organizational skills and a professional telephone manner; good computer skills; proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel; ability to work cooperatively and courteously with others; ability to use good judgment in responding to inquiries and requests; and flexibility in assisting with daily tasks and projects. Please email cover letter and resume with “Staff Assistant” in the subject line to ethicsjobs@mail.house.gov. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

Job Opportunities -- The Democracy Fund

Program Associate, Governance Initiative http://www.democracyfund.org/jobs#governance The Democracy Fund seeks to hire a Program Associate to support our Governance Initiative, which is focused on how we can help major governing institutions to work more effectively in the face of increasing polarization. We are looking for candidates who are passionate about making our political system work better and have a strong understanding about how Congress and other governing institutions work. Strong candidates will be excellent writers, have strong research skills, work well with others, have an ability to think systemically, and have a proven track record of being able to get things done in a complex professional environment. As a bipartisan organization, we welcome applications from Republicans, Democrats, and Independents – a willingness to work across the aisle is essential. A major area of responsibility for the Program Associate will be to work with the Program Director of our Governance Initiative in sourcing and evaluating grant opportunities, as well as working with our portfolio of grantee organizations to help them succeed. Among our existing grantees within this initiative are the Bipartisan Policy Center, the Congressional Institute, the No Labels Foundation, the Aspen Institute’s Congressional Program, and the Faith & Politics Institute. Beyond grant making, Program Associates will work with the Democracy Fund team to design and implement strategies to more directly advance our goals through research, convening, and advocacy. Specific responsibilities include: Grant Making Work with team to evaluate grant making opportunities that are in line with our strategy and budget. Support due diligence, negotiation, and grant structuring Manage the operational procedures and documentation associated with making grants, including proposal materials, organizational documentation, grant agreements, record keeping, and reporting requirements Provide support to and oversight of grantees to help ensure their success Research, Policy, Learning, and Impact Work with the team to analyze how the systems that we seek to influence operate and identify points of leverage that we may influence Monitor trends, research, and new publications in the field to inform our strategy Conduct research to support the development of new programs and policies within our initiatives and across the foundation Participate in the development and deployment of the initiative’s communications strategy Help to share our learning with the field and establish the Democracy Fund brand through research, writing, and public speaking Convener and Collaborator Work with the Democracy Fund team to convene reform leaders, academics, political leaders, and others to facilitate increased dialogue and collaboration in the field. Manage logistics associated with events as appropriate Maintain relationships with program officers at other foundations, participate in philanthropic conferences, organize regular funder conversations, and otherwise support collaboration with peer funders Team Member Actively work to support other members of the Democracy Fund team and cultivate an organizational culture that is highly collaborative and supportive Collaborate internally to advance Democracy Fund strategy and mission Represent the Democracy Fund in a manner that is consistent with our mission Education, Experience, and Skills Requirements Deep passion for strengthening American democracy 3-5 years of experience working in Congress, political reform, or collaborative governance. Strong relationships with organizational leaders and experts in the field Excellent written and oral communication skills required Strong strategic skills and proven ability to translate strategy into action Success in developing and maintaining institutional, political, and personal relationships Ability to travel periodically for project work Demonstrated experience handling multiple assignments simultaneously Flexibility and initiative to work both independently and as part of a team MPP, MBA, JD, or equivalent preferred Willingness to live in the Washington DC area is required Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume here. Research Associate, Informed Participation (Two-Year Term) The Democracy Fund is seeking an enthusiastic and creative Research Associate to join the Informed Participation team, which is focused on how we can use media, technology, and innovative forms of engagement to better inform the American public. We are looking for candidates who are passionate about making our political system work better and have experience working in journalism, communications policy, civic innovation, or the innovative application of new technology for engagement. Strong candidates will be excellent writers, have strong research skills, work well with others, have an ability to think systemically, and possess a track record of getting things done in a complex professional environment. Reporting to the Director of the Informed Participation program, the Research Associate also will work closely with other Program teams and the Learning and Impact team to enhance the influence of the Fund’s grantees and program-related efforts among target audiences. Duties include but are not limited to: Work with Informed Participation team to develop, undertake analysis, and evaluate our initiative Participate in the development and deployment of the initiative’s communications strategy Monitor trends, research, and new publications in the field to inform our strategy Conduct specific research projects to support the development of new programs and policies within our initiatives and across the foundation Draft reports and develop visualizations for the purposes of public distribution Work with the Democracy Fund team to convene reform leaders, academics, political leaders, and others to facilitate increased dialogue and collaboration in the field Manage logistics associated with events as appropriate Help to share our learning with the field and establish the Democracy Fund brand through research, writing, and public speaking Work with the Democracy Fund’s grantees and external evaluators (as needed) to design, monitor, and learn from evaluations of grantee programs Actively work to support the success of other members of the entire Democracy Fund team and cultivate an organizational culture that is highly collaborative, positive, and productive. Education, Experience, and Skills Requirements: Bachelor’s degree required; graduate degree preferred Two to four years’ experience experience working in the areas of journalism, communication policy, civic innovation, or the innovative application of new technology for engagement Exceptional written and oral communications skills and attention to detail required Proficiency in Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint Ability to apply a systems perspective to work Professional maturity, ability to exercise good judgment Demonstrated success in pro-actively handling multiple assignments simultaneously Success in developing and maintaining institutional, political, and personal relationships Willingness to work with leaders and stakeholders from across the political spectrum Flexibility and initiative to work both independently and as part of a team Ability to travel periodically for project work Deep passion for strengthening American democracy Will live in the Washington, DC, area. The Democracy Fund is committed to a diverse workplace, seeking voices and expertise from people from across the political spectrum. Our board, staff, advisors, and grantees include Republicans, Democrats, and Independents. The Democracy Fund is an Equal Opportunity Employer, where we encourage candidates of all ages, color, ethnic background, country of origin, religion, disability status, gender, sexual orientation, and gender identity to apply. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume here, http://democracyfund.applytojob.com/apply/2QdNek/Research-Associate-Informed-Participation-TwoYear-Term. Grants Management Associate The Democracy Fund is seeking an enthusiastic and highly organized Grants Management Associate to support the Fund’s investment processes and manage the Fund’s online grants management system. The Associate will join a growing Operations team committed to developing systems and processes that support staff and grantee partners. The Associate will work with the organization’s Investment Committee to ensure that our investment process has the highest level of integrity and that the organization is able to learn from the investment decisions that it makes over time. The Associate will coordinate and administer our overall investment process while engaging with all program staff across the organization to improve its effectiveness and efficiency. The ideal candidate will have experience in philanthropy and with administering data systems. The Grants Management Associate will report to the Director of Grants Management and Operations. Specific responsibilities include: Manage the Fund’s grants management software (Fluxx), including maintaining integrity of data, serving as the first point of contact for staff and grantees who need support on using the system, managing upgrades, and managing data reporting from the system Support the Fund’s Investment Committee by monitoring the pipeline of grant opportunities, compiling materials for and monitoring follow up from the Committee, maintaining notes for Committee meetings, and managing the Committee’s schedule. Review all grant materials, participate in meetings with prospective grantees, and support staff with revisions Conduct and document initial legal due diligence for all grant, sponsorship and matching gift opportunities, and monitor legal issues throughout process Create and maintain documentation of all grant processes and policies Support the development of training materials and logistics of workshops on grant making and philanthropy topics, and support orientations on grants for all new staff Assist with preparation and disbursement of grant and sponsorship agreements and amendments, including managing the Fund’s DocuSign account for document signatures Partner with the program and internal learning teams to maintain a system for collecting, tracking, and utilizing grantee reports, and creating opportunities to learn from investment decisions Compile and analyze grant and portfolio data that can be used for internal portfolio reviews, board meetings, and the Fund’s annual tax return and audit Partner with program staff to maintain electronic files related to all aspects of the grants cycle Keep informed of the best practices in the grants management field, share findings with the broader team, and recommend improvements to the grants management process Cross-train on other Operations functions, such as contract review, event coordination, and IT support to be available as needed to support staff Actively work to support other members of the Democracy Fund team and cultivate an organizational culture that is highly collaborative and supportive Collaborate internally to advance Democracy Fund strategy and mission Represent the Democracy Fund in a manner that is consistent with our mission Education, Experience, and Skills Requirements 3-5 years relevant experience with knowledge of investing or grant making from philanthropy, nonprofit foundation relations, private investment, or government; knowledge of private foundation legal issues desired Familiarity and comfort level with grants management databases, including making administrative fixes and upgrades (knowledge of Fluxx a plus) Track record of providing high quality, timely customer service Tech savvy and a quick learner with new software systems, and proficiency with MS Excel and databases required Bachelor’s degree required (or equivalent experience) Excellent written and oral communication skills and attention to detail required Professional maturity, ability to exercise discretion, and good judgment Demonstrated experience handling multiple assignments simultaneously Flexibility and initiative to work both independently and as part of a team Passion for strengthening American democracy Position is based in Washington, DC Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume here, http://democracyfund.applytojob.com/apply/fryqQ8/Grants-Management-Associate. Operations Manager The Democracy Fund is seeking an experienced, skilled, and innovative professional to serve as its Operations Manager. The Operations Manager will be responsible for improving and coordinating major operational systems, including financial management, human resources, information systems, contract management, and office administration, as well as managing the ongoing day-to-day operations of the Fund. The ideal candidate will have a passion for managing responsive systems, delivering excellent customer service, and working collaboratively in a dynamic environment. The Operations Manager will report to the Director of Grants Management and Operations. Specific responsibilities include: Financial Management, Budget Planning, and Execution Work with Democracy Fund leadership to develop and manage annual budgets for the organization, communicate the monthly status of the organization’s budget, and train and support managers and staff on budget management Plan and manage implementation of new budgeting software to improve the budgeting process and identify, execute, and document ways to improve the Fund’s financial systems Manage the Fund’s expense reimbursement system (Expensify), grants and financial reconciliation data, coding, and financial statements, preparing for annual tax-related submissions and audits, and submissions of management reports and board material Work with staff and external partners to ensure internal controls and proper payments Provide guidance to program staff on the financial health of prospective grantees Contracts Management Manage the Fund’s contracts system, process and policies, and train staff accordingly Support staff with contract development and negotiation Review and approve all contracts, serving as a liaison with legal as needed Review and approve all invoices and manage the invoicing processing system Manage the implementation of an improved contract review and approval system Office Administration and Information Technology Direct the Operations team’s support of office management, internal event coordination, and technology support, including support of the Fund’s 2016 build out and move to new office space In conjunction with the Fund’s IT support staff, manage the migration of the Fund’s email and calendaring system to a new platform and also seek improvements to the Fund’s information systems to ensure proper documentation and training Human Resources (HR) Manage the Fund’s relationships with its Professional Employee Organization and 401(k) management company Partner with leadership on organizational development initiatives, practices, and events Guide the Operations team’s support and implementation of HR policies and processes, such as hiring, orientation, communication of benefits, time tracking system, payroll submissions, and employee engagement Manage the Fund’s legal compliance with HR-related matters Management Lead the Operations team in a manner that values, empowers, and grows talent Contribute to continuous process improvements within the organization Assist in development of strategic business plans and operational activities Pro-actively lead or support Democracy Fund events or projects as needed Represent the Democracy Fund in a manner that is consistent with our mission Perform other responsibilities, as requested Education, Experience, and Skills Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Finance, Business Administration, or Information Technology/Systems highly desired (or equivalent experience) At least five years of operations and finance management experience Nonprofit management experience strongly preferred; experience with private foundations or social welfare organizations desirable Demonstrated success as a manager, possessing excellent interpersonal skills and collaborative management style Highly proficient with standard office software (e.g., MS Excel and financial management software), tech savvy and a quick study with new software systems; experience implementing new software systems a plus Highly analytical and organized, bringing a sense of urgency, a positive, problem-solving attitude, and a dedication to excellence and integrity Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written Commitment to learn and grow in a workplace that values diversity of many dimensions Knowledge of tax and other compliance implications of non-profit status Passion for strengthening American democracy Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume here, http://democracyfund.applytojob.com/apply/6XNIpe/Operations-Manager. Digital Communications Assistant The Democracy Fund is seeking an enthusiastic and creative Digital Communications Assistant to join our team. Reporting to the Manager of Communications & Network, the Digital Communications Assistant will work closely with the Communications & Network team to define short-term and long-term communication strategies that provide for greater awareness of and engagement with the Democracy Fund across digital platforms, including social media and our website. The Digital Communications Assistant is responsible for implementing the Democracy Fund’s digital media strategy on a day-to-day basis, including planning, execution, measurement, and analysis. This position requires hands-on knowledge of established and emerging social media channels, as well as the role of social media plays in an integrated approach to marketing and communications. The position also includes providing logistical and administrative support across Communications & Network needs, including scheduling, production management, event planning, and other projects. In addition to having a deep passion for improving our democracy, the successful candidate will be self-motivated, highly collaborative, detail-oriented, and eager to work across a variety of social media channels on a daily basis. As a bipartisan organization, we welcome applications from Republicans, Democrats, and Independents – a willingness to work across the aisle is essential. Candidates must have exceptional writing skills and a proven track record as an avid consumer and adopter of digital and social media. The Digital Communications Assistant’s primary responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following: Support the Manager of Communications & Network in developing Democracy Fund’s social media strategy and implement that strategy daily across a variety of platforms Assist with team logistics and administrative needs, including scheduling, production timelines, and event planning Collaborate with Program staff and Communications team to brainstorm and create effective social media content (including graphics, charts, maps, videos, etc.) that delivers on Democracy Fund’s key goals Monitor news and online discussion on our issue areas and the activities of Democracy Fund’s staff and grantees in order to proactively make recommendations on how/when to highlight and promote their work and achievements Support the Communications Team and consulting firms to measure our digital reach and impact, and assist in creating a plan to improve upon those results Help in researching and analyzing Democracy Fund’s current and target digital audiences, and grow our online community by helping to build new relationships with online “influencers” and strengthening relationships with existing supporters Contribute to organizational CRM database maintenance Other duties as assigned Education, Experience, and Skills Requirements Bachelor’s degree or 1-2 years of equivalent work experience required Background in brand marketing, public relations, and/or political communications preferred Extensive knowledge of digital tools and trends; proficient using platforms including Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr, and how to maximize the results of each Enthusiastic, thirsty to learn, proactive, willing to try new things, and eager for feedback Proficient proofreader, exceptional attention to detail Excellent organizational, project planning, and time management skills Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as with others in a collaborative, team environment Professional in verbal and written communications, able to exercise good judgment Basic familiarity with HTML is required. Familiarity with InDesign and/or the Adobe Creative Suite is a plus Willingness to work with leaders, advocates, and media from across the political spectrum Deep passion for strengthening American democracy The Democracy Fund is committed to a diverse workplace, seeking voices and expertise from people from across the political spectrum. Our board, staff, advisors, and grantees include Republicans, Democrats, and Independents. The Democracy Fund is an Equal Opportunity Employer, where we encourage candidates of all ages, color, ethnic background, country of origin, religion, disability status, gender, sexual orientation, and gender identity to apply Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume here, http://democracyfund.applytojob.com/apply/7ifgyW/Digital-Communications-Assistant. No phone calls please. Office & Finance Assistant The Democracy Fund seeks to hire a positive, proactive Office & Finance Assistant to support the organization’s operations, including office administration, finance, contract management, information technology, and human resources, to enhance a collaborative work environment as part of the growing Democracy Fund team. We are looking for a highly self-motivated and creative team player, who has had success supporting senior staff and who enjoys being helpful and improving office environments. We are a small, entrepreneurial team, and strong candidates will be highly organized, approachable, meticulous, thorough, and excellent communicators. Given the growing nature of the Operations Team at Democracy Fund, the Assistant will need to be an active learner and flexible in taking on responsibilities as new team members join the Fund and as the organization moves to a new office space in Summer, 2016. The Assistant’s duties include but are not limited to: Office Administration Maintain a productive office environment, including coordinating and maintaining conference rooms, managing catering orders, ordering office and kitchen supplies, sorting and distributing mail, monitoring maintenance and building requests, and providing reception support Support Democracy Fund’s upcoming office transition by researching office equipment and interior decoration options, and managing the office move committee calendar Maintain Democracy Fund’s online (Box) and paper filing systems Maintain records of board minutes and key legal documents Support staff and guests – in partnership with IT staff – with questions about their computers, email, calendaring, phones, video conference, and other productivity application issues Help create and actively maintain an operations administration manual Provide administrative support to the entire Operations Team, as needed Finance & Contracts Process and track all invoices and vendor payments, reconcile corporate credit cards, and keep documentation of financial transactions Serve as first point of contact for staff and vendors who have questions about payments Manage transmission of all contracts and HR documents through DocuSign Maintain an accurate listing of all contracts and balances, and provide analysis on expenses to support the annual audit, 990, and budgeting processes Human Resources & Organizational Development Provide scheduling support to the Recruitment team Coordinate orientation of all new hires, including compiling orientation materials and setting up new hires with all materials needed to succeed Support the Chief People Officer in preparing and running a variety of retreats and events that promote organizational development, culture, professional development, performance management, and other needs Team Activities Provide event coordinating support to other Democracy Fund teams Participate in team meetings with grantees, consultants, and other external partners. Education, Experience, and Skills Requirements: Three+ years of experience working in an office environment supporting senior staff or project teams, with exposure to finance and accounting Quick learner with new software systems, and proficiency with MS Excel; Mac experienced preferred. While not required, applicants should note if they have experience with Expensify, DocuSign, Vidyo, Fluxx, Box, or Replicon. Excellent written and oral communication skills and attention to detail required Professional maturity, ability to exercise discretion, and good judgment Demonstrated success in proactively handling multiple assignments simultaneously Customer service-oriented Flexibility and initiative to work both independently and as part of a team High school diploma required, bachelor’s degree preferred Will live in the Washington, DC area. The Democracy Fund is committed to a diverse workplace, seeking voices and expertise from people from across the political spectrum. Our board, staff, advisors, and grantees include Republicans, Democrats, and Independents. The Democracy Fund is an Equal Opportunity Employer, where we encourage candidates of all ages, color, ethnic background, country of origin, religion, veteran status, disability status, gender, sexual orientation, and gender identity to apply. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume here, http://democracyfund.applytojob.com/apply/gADvs2/Office-Finance-Assistant. Program Assistant, Informed Participation The Democracy Fund is seeking a Program Assistant to support our Informed Participation Program, which is focused on how we can use media, technology, and innovative forms of engagement to better inform the American public. We are looking for candidates who are passionate about making our political system work better. In addition, we are looking for those individuals who show a strong interest in learning all aspects of the grant-making process by providing administrative and grants management support to ensure the efficiency of operations, effective delivery of grant making, and high quality services to the nonprofits we serve. In this role, the successful candidate will conduct research, support communication activities, and orchestrate events. In this position, the Program Assistant will report to the Director of the Informed Participation Program and will work with the Program Associate in supporting grant opportunities as well as working with our portfolio of grantee organizations. Existing grantees include the Institute for Nonprofit News, the Engaging News Project, the Online News Association, the Columbia Journalism Review, the Participatory Budget Project, the American Press Institute, and PolitiFact. Specific responsibilities include: Responsible for administrative functions related to grant making and grant management Assist with the preparation of internal memoranda and other paperwork that are part of routine grant-processing activities Compile research to support the development of new programs and policies within our initiatives and across the foundation Participate in team discussions concerning grant-making strategies and program management Share our learning with the field and establish the Democracy Fund brand by helping with research and writing and by attending meetings Organize events, schedule and support meetings for team members and assist in writing blog posts Maintain database of contacts and program files Actively support other members of the Democracy Fund team and contribute to an organizational culture that is highly collaborative and supportive Represent the Democracy Fund in a manner that is consistent with our mission Other duties as assigned. Education, Experience, and Skills Required: Bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field and/or 1-2 years of equivalent work experience in the areas of journalism, communications policy, civic innovation, or the innovative application of new technology for engagement Excellent written and oral communication skills; attention to detail is required Demonstrated experience successfully handling multiple assignments simultaneously Flexibility and initiative to work both independently and as part of a team Professional, proven ability to exercise good judgment Curious and pro-active with a high commitment to learning and striving for excellence Proficient in Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint Successful in developing and maintaining institutional, political, and personal relationships Willingness to work across the political spectrum with leaders, advocates, and media Deep passion for strengthening American democracy. The Democracy Fund is committed to a diverse workplace, seeking voices and expertise from people from across the political spectrum. Our board, staff, advisors, and grantees include Republicans, Democrats, and Independents. The Democracy Fund is an Equal Opportunity Employer, where we encourage candidates of all ages, color, ethnic background, country of origin, religion, disability status, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity to apply. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume here, http://democracyfund.applytojob.com/apply/G9lWF5/Program-Assistant-Informed-Participation. Program Assistants The Democracy Fund is seeking enthusiastic and creative Program Assistants to support the Fund’s grant making, research, and advocacy. While each Program Assistant will work most closely with one of our three program teams, each will be expected to collaborate with other teams across the organization. Program Assistants will learn all aspects of the grant-making process by providing administrative and grants management support to ensure efficiency of operations, effective delivery of grant making, and high quality services to the nonprofits we serve. They will also conduct research, support communications activities, and orchestrate events. In addition to having a deep passion for improving our democracy, the successful candidate will be self-motivated, highly collaborative, and detail-oriented. Candidates must have exceptional writing skills and strong research skills. The Program Assistant’s primary responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following: Responsible for all administrative functions related to grant making, grants management, grantee relationship support, and monitoring work Participate in team discussions concerning grant making strategies, program management, and evaluation Conduct research to contribute to program planning, which may include attending conferences, workshops, and grantee site visits Contact grant seekers to obtain additional information required to complete processing of their grant applications Assist with the preparation of internal memoranda and other paperwork that are part of routine grant processing activities Support the development of grant agreements and conducting analyses of progress reports from grantees Work with Democracy Fund program team members to provide support to grantees to increase their effectiveness and impact Organize events, schedule and support meetings for team members, and assist in writing blog posts Maintain database of contacts and program files Actively work to support other members of the Democracy Fund team and contribute to an organizational culture that is highly collaborative Represent the Democracy Fund in a manner that is consistent with our mission Education, Experience, and Skills Requirements Bachelor’s degree required—an ideal position for a recent graduate with a passion for democracy Minimum two years of professional experience Proficiency in Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint Excellent written and oral communication skills and attention to detail required Professional maturity, proven ability to exercise good judgment Demonstrated experience handling multiple assignments simultaneously Success in developing and maintaining institutional, political, and personal relationships Willingness to work across the political spectrum with leaders, advocates, and media Willingness to learn, curious, pro-active, and committed to excellence Deep passion for strengthening American democracy Position is based in Washington, DC Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume here, http://democracyfund.applytojob.com/apply/qFAQqz/Program-Assistant.html. Spring Internships The Democracy Fund is seeking bright, enthusiastic interns to work with us this spring. Interns will gain first-hand knowledge on how creative philanthropy can work to improve our democracy. Interns may be responsible for a variety of tasks, including: Producing original research on issues related to elections, local journalism, campaign finance, Congressional reform, and media policy Participating in grantee meetings, policy briefings, Congressional hearings, and other events Supporting research and diligence about new grantee candidates Compiling press clips, writing blog posts, and creating content for the Democracy Fund’s social media accounts Helping to organize internal and external events Completing and presenting a self-directed project aligned with the goals of the Democracy Fund Working to support the administrative needs of the team with editing, scheduling support, photocopying or other relevant administrative tasks and functions Assist in preparation and copying, packing, and mailing meeting materials Candidate requirements include: Strong analytical, writing, editing, and communication skills Ability to work as part of a team Ability to think creatively about solving problems Ability to multitask while maintaining strong attention to detail Ability to take initiative and work independently A deep passion for strengthening American democracy and a commitment to exploring a career in political or media reform Preference may be given to candidates who have already completed their undergraduate studies (e.g. PhD, Masters, and law school students and graduates with work experience), but strong-performing seniors and juniors will be considered. Interns will be paid on an hourly basis. The internship is based in Washington, DC. For more information about the Democracy Fund, visit www.democracyfund.org. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume here, http://democracyfund.applytojob.com/apply/3avLHj/Spring-Internship.html. Cover letters should include a clear description of the candidate’s available start date and availability throughout the spring. Candidates should also include an idea for a project they could undertake over the spring while at the Democracy Fund.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Senior Specialist, External Communications -- AON Corporation

Senior Specialist, External Communications United States, IL, Chicago About Aon Aon plc (NYSE:AON) is the leading global provider of risk management, insurance and reinsurance brokerage, and human resources solutions and outsourcing services. Through its more than 72,000 colleagues worldwide, Aon unites to empower results for clients in over 120 countries via innovative and effective risk and people solutions and through industry-leading global resources and technical expertise. Aon has been named repeatedly as the world's best broker, best insurance intermediary, best reinsurance intermediary, best captives manager, and best employee benefits consulting firm by multiple industry sources. Visit aon.com for more information on Aon and aon.com/manchesterunited to learn about Aon's global partnership with Manchester United. Responsibilities: • Day-to-day management of Aon external communications editorial calendar, online Aon News and Media Center, and corporate external communications projects. • Provide support on content development, executive positioning projects and briefings, thought leadership amplification and activity execution. • Maintain Aon messaging and content libraries • Support for executing externally facing thought leadership content, including content-focused website(s), global print publications and supporting media such as video, email and/or social media. • Liaise with key internal stakeholders, including internal communications, and knowledge sharing teams, to ensure external communications messaging, content and thought leadership is leveraged across the firm. • Champion the External Communications function by building, managing and continuously improving how the global tools, templates and resources created are communicated to global colleagues. Experience/Skills Requirements: • Bachelor’s degree, along with 3-5 years integrated communications campaign experience • Strong writing and storytelling skills across multiple platforms • Excellent project management skills • Experience working with measurement tools to understand impact of content across various media • Experience working with varied communication channels and technical savvy • Political campaign content management, content marketing boutique agency, and/or insurance industry experience a plus • Executive and corporate responsibility communications a plus Aon offers competitive compensation, exceptional benefits, continuing education & training, a unique internal advancement program, and tremendous potential with a growing worldwide organization. All positions at Aon require an applicant who has accepted an offer to undergo a background check. The checks run are based on the nature of the position. Background checks may include some or all of the following: SSN/SIN validation, education verification, employment verification, criminal check, search against global sanctions and government watch lists, fingerprint verification, credit check, and/or drug test. By applying for a position with Aon, you understand that you will be required to undergo a background check should you be made an offer. You also understand that the offer is contingent upon successful completion of the background check and results consistent with Aon's employment policies. You will be notified during the hiring process which checks are required by the position. Aon's professionals are unwavering in their client focus and integrity. We promote diversity, professional development, frugality and stewardship, applying a disciplined non-bureaucratic approach to help our clients realize their business potential. Drawing on our experienced team as a competitive advantage, Aon employees have the freedom to take risks, foster innovation, champion for change and replicate best practices. For more information about Aon Corporation, visit our website at http://www.aon.com Aon is committed to a diverse workforce and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer (Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled). DISCLAIMER: Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. Job number: 2403731 Category: Marketing and Communications Group Location: United States, IL, Chicago

Research Director -- The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

Research Director The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, a bipartisan, non-profit organization committed to educating the public about issues that have significant fiscal policy impact, seeks to hire a Research Director to study and report on federal budget policies. This individual will contribute to the organization’s analysis of federal health, tax, budget, and economic policy issues. We are looking for a team player interested in writing, researching, and publishing new content, tracking and analyzing new legislation and approaches to federal budget policy and practice, and becoming part of a growing team of budget policy thought leaders. Primary Responsibilities Lead and conduct budget policy research, managing a team of policy researchers and overseeing the production of a variety of publications. Write and edit policy papers, issue briefs, op-eds, memos and blog posts. Evaluate academic literature, economic data, and relevant government reports. Perform analysis of policy proposals, and participate in policy design efforts. Estimate and extrapolate various budgetary estimates. Disseminate policy products and other information to policymakers on Capitol Hill, bloggers, reporters, and other interested parties. Advise and assist the Campaign to Fix the Debt on various policy issues. Qualifications Ideal candidates will have the following qualifications: Prior knowledge of fiscal and budgetary policy and familiarity with CBO documents. Proven quantitative, analytical, and research skills. Strong writing skills, especially the ability to communicate policy ideas and legislative proposals concisely and effectively to a diverse range of audiences Ability to work in fast-paced team environments. Strong familiarity with Microsoft Excel’s graphing and data manipulation functions. Background in health care policy is preferred by not required. A graduate degree in economics, public policy, or a related field is preferred. How to Apply This position is full-time and based in Washington, D.C. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, contact information for three references, and writing sample no longer than six pages to info@crfb.org. No phone calls, please. Salary package is commensurate with experience. Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget is an equal opportunity employer.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Government and Public Affairs Director, State Affairs -- American Society of Interior Designers’ (ASID)

GOVERNMENT AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS DIRECTOR, STATE AFFAIRS SUMMARY The State Affairs Director of the American Society of Interior Designers’ (ASID) Government and Public Affairs Department is responsible for the legislative, regulatory, and advocacy activities affecting interior designers in all 50-states as well as the District of Columbia. The primary role of the Director will be to support and implement the Society’s state government affairs objectives and be the face of ASID in state capitols. This position will report to the Vice President of Government and Public Affairs and work directly with other ASID headquarters staff as well as ASID’s in-state lobbyists to proactively advance a public policy agenda comprised of a variety of issues affecting commercial and residential interior designers, design students, and their industry partner companies. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES • Direct the Society's government relations efforts in states and on specific legislative and regulatory issues • Monitor state legislative and regulatory agency activities, develop materials for lobbying and grassroots campaign efforts, contact legislators, governors, and their respective staff, and represent the Society in legislative and regulatory negotiations • Develop proactive strategy and action plans to initiate state legislation addressing the Society's and local chapters' key public policy issues • Build and strengthen relationships with strategic allies (industry groups in and outside of the built environment, governors, state regulators and legislators and other public officials) • Manage and coordinate grassroots projects with and between ASID chapters, especially chapter government affairs chairs • Build ASID chapters' government affairs programs and a nationwide network of state-based grassroots infrastructure in order to advance or defeat public policy issues, through legislation and/or regulations, impacting the interior design profession • Work with ASID national volunteer committees on government affairs and building codes to re-develop their role and increase their involvement in state government affairs • Draft and or develop research, talking points, white papers, and policy memos for ASID's in-state lobbyists, ASID members and external audiences, draft legislative testimony and regulatory comments, and produce other advocacy and written materials • Work in collaboration with all ASID departments to accomplish the government affairs agenda and overall strategic plan of ASID • Other duties as assigned by the Vice President of Government and Public Affairs REQUIRED SKILLS • Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of primarily the state legislative process and, as needed, the regulatory process of state governments • Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of state elected / appointed officials and respective staff • Demonstrate an ability to build strong, long term relationships with a wide variety of decision makers and stakeholders in the public and private sector • Demonstrate an ability to work with various branches of state government • Demonstrate an ability to manage multiple projects at one time, deadlines, and respond to shifting priorities across multiple states • Demonstrate overall ability to be proactive and a self-starter with an exceptional attention to detail • Creates and maintains an excel spreadsheet database of all contacts (and their contact information) established at the state level of government • Assembles, organizes, and analyzes political data and legislation to determine their effect on ASID members and the built environment • Demonstrates an ability to strategically schedule, prioritize, prepare for, and follow-up on all meetings • Demonstrates an ability to strategically schedule, prioritize, prepare for all travel to state capitols • Overall, demonstrates proactive communication, especially including “up-to-theminute” replies on behalf of ASID to elected/appointed officials and their staff in the state governments • Demonstrates ability to not only research and analyze a topic or individual thoroughly, but to execute said actions in a “rapid response” situation and/or between meetings with public officials and their staff • Consistently proposes ASID government affairs and legislative agenda items to pursue at the state levels. Manages implementation of said items as necessary in direct consultation with in-state lobbyists • Participates in tactical planning meetings with the Vice President of Government & Public Affairs • Assists government affairs communications efforts, including integrating national messaging and rebranding campaigns • Travel, as necessary, to state capitols and events for state government officials / staff • Draft internal reports and memos for the Vice President of Government & Public Affairs as needed • Draft talking points, research memos, white papers and any other documents/materials necessary to advance ASID or a legislative agenda item at the state level of government • Remain constantly “in the know” regarding the “state of play” in state and federal elections and general political activity at the state level • Demonstrate experience and knowledge of state and federal campaign finance laws, especially with regard to political action committees • Demonstrated experience to responsibly manage a sizeable travel budget • Personable and politically savvy with proven leadership and research skills • Excellent customer service, written, proof reading and oral communications skills • Demonstrate an ability and be comfortable with speaking to large audiences • Experience working with state legislatures and across several states is preferred • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, web browser, email, and the use of technology to conduct grassroots campaigns • Assure discreet handling of all ASID business and government affairs matters • Always operate within all legal and ethical boundaries of local, state, and federal laws regarding government affairs professionals WORK ENVIRONMENT Overall this is a fast paced position and work load. The individual will be expected to operate with minimal instruction or supervision and must be able to multitask and prioritize a wide variety of assignments/tasks. The individual will be required to have a high degree of adaptability as they will be faced with a variety of issues on a day-to-day basis and expected to quickly respond to these issues appropriately. Therefore, the incumbent must be well organized, professional, and exercise the ability to work independently and collaboratively. Advanced written and communication skills are required. The individual must also be comfortable working with all political parties. A standard 40 hour work week will be very rare. Fulfilling the duties and responsibilities of this position should result in approximately a 65 hour work week or more depending on the work load of state legislature(s) and event schedules associated with them. The ability to work flexible and longer than normal work hours on a daily basis is expected. Also note that overnight travel will be required (approx. 30-50%). Finally, the individual must have a results-focused approach, a willingness to go the extra mile to work hard, and an overall energy/enthusiasm for politics and government affairs. EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE Bachelor’s degree required in Political Science, Public Affairs, Communications, or a related field with four or more years of experience in a similar government affairs position; or equivalent experience working as a staffer during state legislative sessions. SALARY Commensurate with experience AMERICAN SOCIETY OF INTERIOR DESIGNERS (ASID) The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) is an association of designers, industry representatives, educators and students all committed to advancing the practice of interior design as well as demonstrating the power it has to positively change people’s lives. ASID’s Government and Public Affairs Department plays a crucial role in upholding the entire association as the voice of the industry by representing its’ members at all levels of government throughout the United States. The role of a professional interior designer on a construction/renovation project is to work closely with the public, commercial, or residential owner or tenant to fulfill their goal of how a structure’s interior space will function and consequently affect future occupants. To accomplish this, interior designers are directly involved from start to finish in all major phases of constructing or renovating and work alongside architects, engineers, developers and construction contractors. Interior designers focus on and specialize in planning and monitoring construction of a building’s interior elements such as non-load bearing walls, HVAC systems, hallways, walkways, entrance and exit doors, stairwells, lighting quality and quantity, and even acoustics and security elements. They are also highly responsible for ensuring the interior components/materials of a structure comply with fire codes, life safety plans, energy codes and other building/construction codes as well as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). To apply, please submit a cover letter, salary requirements and resume to jbrewer@asid.org.

Legislative Aide -- Senate Member Personal Office

The office of Senator Joni Ernst is seeking candidates for an open Legislative Aide position. This position is part of the national security policy team, working directly under the national security advisor, and will assist in preparing for Senate Armed Services Committee hearings, monitoring world events important to national security, and working to push the Senator’s legislative agenda in these areas. Candidates should have a solid understanding of the legislative and committee process, excellent research and writing skills, and a demonstrated interest in defense and foreign policy matters. Iowa ties, military service, and Capitol Hill experience preferred. Please email your resume and cover letter by February 3rd to Resumes_Ernst@Ernst.Senate.Gov