Wednesday, May 27, 2015

US House Internship Opportunities -- May 25th, 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 May 25, 2015 MEM-134-15 House Judiciary Committee Democratic office seeks self-motivated, detailoriented and highly energetic part-time press intern for summer 2015. Duties include compiling daily news clips, issue tracking and research, drafting media releases and other communications materials, maintaining press contact lists, special event support, and conceptualizing/generating social media content. A background in journalism or communications and special skills such as photography, video editing and graphic design are a plus, but not required. Undergraduate and graduate students, as well as recent graduates, are encouraged to apply. Michigan ties are a plus. Start and end dates are flexible. This internship is unpaid, but the office will accommodate applicants seeking to earn academic credit. Please submit a one page resume, a short writing sample, and a cover letter that includes date and hours of availability to HouseJudiciaryDems@gmail.com. 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-126-15 The DC office of Congressman Derek Kilmer, hailing from Washington’s 6th district, is looking for personable, diligent full or part-time interns to start for the upcoming early Fall term (beginning mid August). This is an opportunity to learn about the inner-workings of a congressional office on the Hill in a fast-paced work environment. The internship allows access to briefings and interesting events related to a wide range of important issues. Responsibilities include assisting with constituent correspondence, producing daily press clips, and leading tours of the Capitol. This is a unique opportunity and prime for students or recent grads who are interested in learning about the legislative process or may eventually want to work for the federal government. To apply, please send a resume and a cover letter outlining your interest in the position to nwcongressionalinternship@gmail.com, and expect a response within a week. Those with Washington state ties strongly encouraged to apply. We look forward to hearing from you! 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. MEM-109-15 The House Democratic Caucus is looking for a full time press intern with availability beginning immediately. Responsibilities include (but are not limited to) assisting with press clips, production and editing of studio videos, staffing of live stream events, graphic design, formatting and extracting large quantities of data, and assisting in team projects. Applicants should be self-starters, motivated, detail-oriented, possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, and be able to problem solve and multi-task. Experience in Adobe Suite or other design software and proficiency in Spanish highly preferred. Experience and interest in press operations and the congressional process is a plus. Minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants must be either college/graduate students or Congressional internship program participants. Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter detailing availability to DemCaucusPressIntern@Gmail.com. MEM-106-15 Illinois Republican is looking for current college students for a Congressional internship. These internships are available starting now on either a full-time or part-time basis. Qualified candidates will be highly organized, prompt, responsible, and ready to work in a fast paced environment. Strong oral and communication skills are a must. Daily duties will include assisting staff, answering phones, organizing mail, giving tours of the Capitol Building, and attending hearings and briefings for legislative staff. Interns will gain valuable Capitol Hill experience and further their understanding of the legislative process. Illinois ties are preferred but not necessary. All interested applicants should email their resume and/or cover letter to midwestinternship@gmail.com. MEM-102-15 Florida Democrat seeks intern for Washington, D.C. office during the spring 2015 semester. Applicants should be available to start immediately. Candidates should also be motivated, enthusiastic, and possess strong interpersonal skills. The internship will provide exposure to all areas of a legislative office. Interns will be responsible for assisting the team with phones, mail, tours, flag-requests, and related front office duties. Additional tasks, including drafting constituent correspondence, research projects, and attending hearings may be assigned on a case-by-case basis. This is a great opportunity for individuals who are interested in learning about the workings of Capitol Hill and the legislative process in a busy Congressional office. Both full and part time internships are available. To apply, please send an e-mail DCInternships.Grayson@mail.house.gov with your cover letter, résumé, and two writing samples (not to exceed one page each). Please PDF your attachments, and use the following format for your subject line: [First Name] [Last Name] – [Desired Semester] Internship Candidate. MEM-101-15 Congressman Mark Takano seeks an enthusiastic, professional student or recent graduate to start an immediate Internship this spring to assist in his DC Office. Applicants should be organized, hard-working, and have excellent oral and written communication skills. Responsibilities include administrative tasks, contributing to the office correspondence process, performing legislative research, attending hearings and briefings, and conducting constituent tours. To apply, please email cover letter, resume, and available dates to ca41intern@gmail.com with “2015 Spring Internship” in the subject line. MEM-100-15 The Office of Representative Kevin Brady (TX-08) is currently seeking a full time intern with stipend for our Washington, D.C. office. Qualified candidates are well organized, with good oral and written communication skills, and possess a strong interest in learning about the political process and congressional affairs. Duties include but are not limited to, answering phones, compiling briefing binders, batching mail, performing legislative research, and attending briefings. Interns interact heavily with constituents so a positive attitude is a must. Applicants must be detail oriented with a strong work ethic and an eagerness to represent the 8th district of Texas. Previous Hill experience not required. Interested Candidates should send a resume and cover letter to: TX08intern@gmail.com. MEM-096-15 The office of a New York Congressman seeks an unpaid press intern with exceptional writing and editing skills. Duties will include: authoring interesting and creative content for the website on various topics and other tasks as assigned. The intern must be highly motivated and have excellent writing and communication skills. All interested and qualified candidates should email a resume and three writing samples. Please submit all inquiries with the subject “Press Internship” to: NY.ResumeInbox@mail.house.gov. MEM-095-15 Energetic New York Democrat is seeking a highly motivated legislative intern to join his Washington, DC office for a part time unpaid internship this summer. Candidates should possess a professional and courteous demeanor, interest in the legislative process, excellent communication skills, the ability to multi-task, attention to detail, and a sense of humor. Main responsibilities include, but are not limited to, attending Congressional briefings, responding to constituent correspondence, assisting with flag requests, and general office duties. Candidates with New York ties and previous internship/work experience are strongly encouraged to apply. Please e-mail a resume, cover letter, and a short writing sample to NY.ResumeInbox@mail.house.gov. Equal opportunity employer. No calls or walk-ins please. MEM-094-15 Conservative Republican seeks highly motivated summer intern for DC office. Successful candidates will be organized, hard-working, and detail-oriented. Intern will be responsible for assisting staff with legislative and administrative duties such as greeting visitors, drafting constituent correspondence, answering phones, and leading Capitol tours. Intern will also have opportunities to attend staff briefings and committee hearings to gain firsthand knowledge of the legislative process. The position is unpaid and the intern is responsible for finding housing in the DC area. Florida ties preferred. If interested, please send a cover letter, resume, and available dates to fl11internship@gmail.com. No phone calls or walk-ins, please. MEM-087-15 The Office of Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) is seeking a fulltime or part-time Press and Social Media intern for the Summer of 2015. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to compiling press clips, monitoring daily news, drafting talking points and press releases, updating social media and working closely with the communications director. The ideal candidate will have previous experience in public relations or journalism, possess strong written communications skills, ability to work in a fast-paced environment, and professional manner. Please note that the internship is unpaid and housing is not provided, but student can qualify for academic credit depending on the requirements of the college or university. Interested applicants should e-mail a cover letter, resume, short writing sample (in the form of a speech or press release) and dates of availability with "Norton Press Internship" in the subject line to william.washington@mail.house.gov. No phone calls or drop-ins please. MEM-086-15 The Office of Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) is seeking a fulltime or part-time intern for the Summer of 2015. This is an opportunity to learn about the inner-workings of a congressional office on the Hill in a fast-paced work environment. The internship allows access to briefings and interesting events related to a wide range of important issues. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, attending Congressional briefings, giving tours of the Capitol, conducting research, responding to constituent inquiries, and processing tour and flag requests. Qualified applicants should possess a professional and courteous demeanor, excellent communication skills, the ability to multi-task, fastidious attention to detail, and interest in the legislative and governmental process. To apply, please send a resume, three references, writing sample, and cover letter to william.washington@mail.house.gov, with the subject ‘Norton Internship’. No phone calls or drop-ins please. MEM-085-15 A Democratic California Congressman is seeking one intern to join his Washington, D.C. team for a part- or full-time, unpaid internship starting immediately and ending in June with the possibility for extension. Candidates should be self-starters and able to exercise good judgment on a wide-range of assignments in a fast-paced and busy office. Very strong writing skills with close attention to detail, along with a courteous demeanor are essential. Main responsibilities include: assisting with scheduling, answering phone calls, attending briefings and writing memos, processing mail and leading tours of the U.S. Capitol. A hard-working intern in our office will eventually move on to assisting staff with more complex legislative and press-related projects. Candidates with California ties, especially to the San Fernando Valley, and previous internship/work experience are strongly encouraged to apply. Please email resume and cover letter in PDF format to Intern.Resume@mail.house.gov. MEM-080-15 The office of Congressman Bruce Westerman is seeking full-time interns for summer 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 Victoria.Bell@mail.house.gov.

US House Job Opportunities -- May 25th, 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 May 25, 2015 MEM-135-15 The office of Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth seeks a Legislative Director. Responsibilities will include overseeing and implementing the Congresswoman’s policy agenda; developing and advancing policy proposals; managing legislative staff; representing the Congresswoman in meetings and communication with various external stakeholders; coordinating with the press team and District Office on messaging and events; and coordinating Floor and Committee activity. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated success in advancing policy goals and at least 3 years of experience as a Legislative Assistant or Legislative Director, including handling some Committee work. A thorough understanding of House floor and committee procedure is required. Strong oral and written communications skills, good judgement and the ability to be proactive, resourceful, and thrive in a fast-paced environment are essential. Veterans, minorities, women, and those with Illinois ties are encouraged to apply. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to IllinoisHouseDemLD@gmail.com. No phone calls or drop-ins please. 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-127-15 A conservative Kansas Republican is seeking a high energy, highly-organized, and detail oriented Field Representative 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 or understanding of rural issues is preferred. • Available to work long hours, including nights and weekends, if needed. • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills. • Ability to work with staff at all levels, work well under pressure and be detail oriented. • Possess a thorough knowledge 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 or have the ability to possess a valid Kansas driver’s license with the ability to travel as needed. To apply, please email a resume and cover letter to Steven.Howe@mail.house.gov. 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-117-15 West Coast Democrat seeks an innovative and self-directed Press Aide/Press Secretary to work in his Washington, DC office. Duties of the position include but are not limited to: • Coordinating and managing all district and national communications operations. • Developing and executing a proactive press strategy. • Drafting written materials including press releases, op-eds, and talking points. • Planning and coordinating press conferences and other media events. • Pitching and booking interviews with local and national media outlets. • Overseeing all social media platforms and website content. • Building and maintaining excellent relationships with members of the district and national media and acting as a spokesperson for the Member. Qualifications and Skills for the position: • Exceptional oral and written communication skills, as well as excellent interpersonal skills. • Excellent writing skills with a strong attention to detail. • The ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment. • Applicants should have superior organizational abilities. • A successful candidate will be discreet, goal oriented, and driven. • Applicants should have prior relevant press experience and demonstrated social media expertise. • A sense of humor and the ability to work well as an individual and as a member of a team. • Spanish fluency is required. • An ideal candidate will have an undergraduate or graduate degree in communications or journalism and/or relevant professional experience. If interested, please email a resume, cover letter, references, and salary history to CAJobs@mail.house.gov with “Press Aide/Press Secretary” in the subject line. Salary will be commensurate with experience. This is not an entry level position. MEM-116-15 A Maryland Democrat is seeking a high energy, highly-organized, and detail oriented Field Representative for his District Office. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: • Serve as the official representative for the Member in the local community. • 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 Directors 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 Directors 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. • Train and supervise a staff of Interns to handle routine Office matters, such as incoming correspondence, visitors, telephone calls, and other issues that may arise. QUALIFICATIONS: • Thoroughness and careful attention to detail. • Ability to work well under pressure while juggling multiple tasks with competing priorities. • Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment in fulfillment of casework responsibilities. • Availability to work long hours, including nights and weekends, if needed. • Ability to work cooperatively and courteously with others. • Strong oral and written communication skills. • Thorough knowledge of legislative process. • Knowledge of all issues and events in the district in which the Member is involved. • A working knowledge of the VA and military issues are preferred, but not required. • Maryland ties are a plus. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. To apply, please email a resume and cover letter to MD06.Jobs@mail.house.gov. No phone calls or walk-ins please. 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. MEM-098-15 The Majority staff of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs is seeking a health care professional with expert knowledge of drug interactions, pathology, and general issues regarding quality of care to serve as a Committee Investigator. Clinical experience and/or healthcare-related investigatory background preferred. Veterans with requisite experience strongly encouraged to apply. Interested candidates should send their cover letter, resume, references and writing samples to VAR.Resumes@Mail.house.gov with “Health Care Investigator” in the subject line. No walk-ins please. MEM-097-15 The Majority staff of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs is seeking a federal contracting professional with expert knowledge of federal statutes and regulations pertaining to acquisitions and procurement to serve as a Committee Investigator. At least 5 years of federal government acquisitions and procurement experience preferred, as is experience with facility construction contracts. Veterans with requisite experience are strongly encouraged to apply. Interested candidates should send their cover letter, resume, references and writing samples to VAR.Resumes@Mail.house.gov with “Contract Investigator” in the subject line. No walk-ins please. MEM-092-15 California Democrat (Rep. Jerry McNerney) seeks experienced communications director to develop and execute aggressive, proactive longterm media and outreach strategy. Responsibilities include serving as chief spokesperson, successfully pitching stories and press events to both national and local media outlets, responding to media inquiries, effectively messaging policy and other priorities, maintaining an active new media profile, and writing press releases, op-eds, speeches, talking points, and franked mail. Excellent written and oral communication skills, strong editing and proofreading abilities, and the desire to work collaboratively with a team in a fast-paced environment are required. Candidate must be comfortable working closely with the Member and staff. Ideal candidate would be politically astute and have a good sense of humor. Desired qualities include the ability to respond to challenging situations quickly and strategically. This position requires non-traditional hours and travel to the District. California ties, Hill experience, and Spanish literacy are a plus. Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and two writing samples to: McNerneyResumes@mail.house.gov. No calls or drop ins, please.

Monday, May 11, 2015

US House Internship Opportunities -- May 11th, 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 May 11, 2015 MEM-126-15 The DC office of Congressman Derek Kilmer, hailing from Washington’s 6th district, is looking for personable, diligent full or part-time interns to start for the upcoming early Fall term (beginning mid August). This is an opportunity to learn about the inner-workings of a congressional office on the Hill in a fast-paced work environment. The internship allows access to briefings and interesting events related to a wide range of important issues. Responsibilities include assisting with constituent correspondence, producing daily press clips, and leading tours of the Capitol. This is a unique opportunity and prime for students or recent grads who are interested in learning about the legislative process or may eventually want to work for the federal government. To apply, please send a resume and a cover letter outlining your interest in the position to nwcongressionalinternship@gmail.com, and expect a response within a week. Those with Washington state ties strongly encouraged to apply. We look forward to hearing from you! 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-115-15 The office of a western Republican House member is looking for an experienced unpaid communications intern to assist with day-to-day operations and special projects in the Washington, D.C. office. Candidates should be soon-to-be or recent college graduates with a preferred major in PR, journalism, English, or communications. Interested applicants must be able to commit to at least 30 hours per week. Qualified candidates will have a previous internship in communications, journalism, a political office or on the Hill, excellent writing skills, and a positive attitude and sense of humor. Photoshop experience is a plus. Intern responsibilities will include monitoring news on relevant policy areas and compile media reports, drafting social media posts and graphics on legislation, issue positions, and news items. Interns will also help brainstorm creative ways to concisely convey complex policy initiatives, draft press material, proof and edit documents from Senior Staff, and assist the Communications Director with special projects. Interested candidates should send their resume and two brief writing samples to WesternStateIntern@gmail.com. Writing samples may include: press release, advisory, professional Facebook post & corresponding tweet, school newspaper article, etc. MEM-114-15 The office of a western Republican House member is looking for an unpaid intern for Summer 2015. Candidates should be hardworking, detail-oriented, and professional with strong communication and writing skills. Western ties are a plus but not a requirement. Intern responsibilities 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. Interested candidates should send their resume, a cover letter, and a brief writing sample to WesternStateIntern@gmail.com by May 15, 2015. 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. MEM-109-15 The House Democratic Caucus is looking for a full time press intern with availability beginning immediately. Responsibilities include (but are not limited to) assisting with press clips, production and editing of studio videos, staffing of live stream events, graphic design, formatting and extracting large quantities of data, and assisting in team projects. Applicants should be self-starters, motivated, detail-oriented, possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, and be able to problem solve and multi-task. Experience in Adobe Suite or other design software and proficiency in Spanish highly preferred. Experience and interest in press operations and the congressional process is a plus. Minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants must be either college/graduate students or Congressional internship program participants. Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter detailing availability to DemCaucusPressIntern@Gmail.com. MEM-106-15 Illinois Republican is looking for current college students for a Congressional internship. These internships are available starting now on either a full-time or part-time basis. Qualified candidates will be highly organized, prompt, responsible, and ready to work in a fast paced environment. Strong oral and communication skills are a must. Daily duties will include assisting staff, answering phones, organizing mail, giving tours of the Capitol Building, and attending hearings and briefings for legislative staff. Interns will gain valuable Capitol Hill experience and further their understanding of the legislative process. Illinois ties are preferred but not necessary. All interested applicants should email their resume and/or cover letter to midwestinternship@gmail.com. MEM-105-15 Midwest Republican seeks full time hard working intern for immediate hire. Responsibilities include, but aren’t limited to, answering phone calls, assisting with the mail program, providing constituent tours, attending various briefings, and providing research for the legislative staff. Qualified candidates will have exceptional writing skills, strong communication skills, ability to work in a fast paced working environment, and have an interest in learning more about the legislative process. Send a resume and a cover letter to Stephen.Hostelley@mail.house.gov. Ohio candidates are strongly preferred. MEM-103-15 Nevada Republican seeks an unpaid communications intern for Summer 2015. Interns will work in a fast-paced Congressional office, gaining valuable exposure and knowledge of the communications process and the United States Congress. Communication intern responsibilities include tracking and reporting on social media and news story comments, drafting social media posts, establishing and managing a twitter account, and reaching out to local/national reporters on social media. Interns will also have the opportunity to attend events and committee meetings to take photos and videos, work with the communications director to put press releases on the website, and assist with writing projects at the discretion of the communications director. Interns will also help facilitate our constituent communications program and guide constituents on tours of the US Capitol building. Our office seeks an intern with a positive attitude, strong work ethic, and excellent written and oral communication skills. Successful interns will be selfstarters, take and listen to direction, and be willing to work both independently and as a member of a team environment. Applicants must have a working knowledge of current events and policy topics as well as a willingness to assist with daily communication tasks. Nevada ties strongly preferred. Interns must be able to commit a minimum of three full days a week (9:00 am- 6:00 pm) with the option of working full-time, June through August. Students are welcome to apply. If interested, please send a cover letter, updated resume, sample of a social media post for a congressperson, and references to kelsey.wolfgram@mail.house.gov. MEM-102-15 Florida Democrat seeks intern for Washington, D.C. office during the spring 2015 semester. Applicants should be available to start immediately. Candidates should also be motivated, enthusiastic, and possess strong interpersonal skills. The internship will provide exposure to all areas of a legislative office. Interns will be responsible for assisting the team with phones, mail, tours, flag-requests, and related front office duties. Additional tasks, including drafting constituent correspondence, research projects, and attending hearings may be assigned on a case-by-case basis. This is a great opportunity for individuals who are interested in learning about the workings of Capitol Hill and the legislative process in a busy Congressional office. Both full and part time internships are available. To apply, please send an e-mail DCInternships.Grayson@mail.house.gov with your cover letter, résumé, and two writing samples (not to exceed one page each). Please PDF your attachments, and use the following format for your subject line: [First Name] [Last Name] – [Desired Semester] Internship Candidate. MEM-101-15 Congressman Mark Takano seeks an enthusiastic, professional student or recent graduate to start an immediate Internship this spring to assist in his DC Office. Applicants should be organized, hard-working, and have excellent oral and written communication skills. Responsibilities include administrative tasks, contributing to the office correspondence process, performing legislative research, attending hearings and briefings, and conducting constituent tours. To apply, please email cover letter, resume, and available dates to ca41intern@gmail.com with “2015 Spring Internship” in the subject line. MEM-100-15 The Office of Representative Kevin Brady (TX-08) is currently seeking a full time intern with stipend for our Washington, D.C. office. Qualified candidates are well organized, with good oral and written communication skills, and possess a strong interest in learning about the political process and congressional affairs. Duties include but are not limited to, answering phones, compiling briefing binders, batching mail, performing legislative research, and attending briefings. Interns interact heavily with constituents so a positive attitude is a must. Applicants must be detail oriented with a strong work ethic and an eagerness to represent the 8th district of Texas. Previous Hill experience not required. Interested Candidates should send a resume and cover letter to: TX08intern@gmail.com. MEM-099-15 Congresswoman Suzan DelBene seeks full time interns for her Washington, D.C. office. Preference will be given to those able to start immediately. Interns will work in a fast-paced congressional office, gaining valuable experience and knowledge of the United States Congress. Intern responsibilities include greeting constituents and handling constituent phone calls, assisting staff with administrative tasks, conducting research, and assisting with constituent correspondence. Washington, D.C. interns will have the opportunity to lead tours of the U.S. Capitol as well as attend hearings and briefings for the legislative staff. The ideal candidates will possess exceptional written and oral communication skills, a high degree of professionalism, as well as a strong interest in public service. Washington state ties are a plus, but are not required. Interested applicants should send a current resume and cover letter to Internship.DelBene@mail.house.gov. No phone calls please. MEM-096-15 The office of a New York Congressman seeks an unpaid press intern with exceptional writing and editing skills. Duties will include: authoring interesting and creative content for the website on various topics and other tasks as assigned. The intern must be highly motivated and have excellent writing and communication skills. All interested and qualified candidates should email a resume and three writing samples. Please submit all inquiries with the subject “Press Internship” to: NY.ResumeInbox@mail.house.gov. MEM-095-15 Energetic New York Democrat is seeking a highly motivated legislative intern to join his Washington, DC office for a part time unpaid internship this summer. Candidates should possess a professional and courteous demeanor, interest in the legislative process, excellent communication skills, the ability to multi-task, attention to detail, and a sense of humor. Main responsibilities include, but are not limited to, attending Congressional briefings, responding to constituent correspondence, assisting with flag requests, and general office duties. Candidates with New York ties and previous internship/work experience are strongly encouraged to apply. Please e-mail a resume, cover letter, and a short writing sample to NY.ResumeInbox@mail.house.gov. Equal opportunity employer. No calls or walk-ins please. MEM-094-15 Conservative Republican seeks highly motivated summer intern for DC office. Successful candidates will be organized, hard-working, and detail-oriented. Intern will be responsible for assisting staff with legislative and administrative duties such as greeting visitors, drafting constituent correspondence, answering phones, and leading Capitol tours. Intern will also have opportunities to attend staff briefings and committee hearings to gain firsthand knowledge of the legislative process. The position is unpaid and the intern is responsible for finding housing in the DC area. Florida ties preferred. If interested, please send a cover letter, resume, and available dates to fl11internship@gmail.com. No phone calls or walk-ins, please. MEM-087-15 The Office of Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) is seeking a fulltime or part-time Press and Social Media intern for the Summer of 2015. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to compiling press clips, monitoring daily news, drafting talking points and press releases, updating social media and working closely with the communications director. The ideal candidate will have previous experience in public relations or journalism, possess strong written communications skills, ability to work in a fast-paced environment, and professional manner. Please note that the internship is unpaid and housing is not provided, but student can qualify for academic credit depending on the requirements of the college or university. Interested applicants should e-mail a cover letter, resume, short writing sample (in the form of a speech or press release) and dates of availability with "Norton Press Internship" in the subject line to william.washington@mail.house.gov. No phone calls or drop-ins please. MEM-086-15 The Office of Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) is seeking a fulltime or part-time intern for the Summer of 2015. This is an opportunity to learn about the inner-workings of a congressional office on the Hill in a fast-paced work environment. The internship allows access to briefings and interesting events related to a wide range of important issues. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, attending Congressional briefings, giving tours of the Capitol, conducting research, responding to constituent inquiries, and processing tour and flag requests. Qualified applicants should possess a professional and courteous demeanor, excellent communication skills, the ability to multi-task, fastidious attention to detail, and interest in the legislative and governmental process. To apply, please send a resume, three references, writing sample, and cover letter to william.washington@mail.house.gov, with the subject ‘Norton Internship’. No phone calls or drop-ins please. MEM-085-15 A Democratic California Congressman is seeking one intern to join his Washington, D.C. team for a part- or full-time, unpaid internship starting immediately and ending in June with the possibility for extension. Candidates should be self-starters and able to exercise good judgment on a wide-range of assignments in a fast-paced and busy office. Very strong writing skills with close attention to detail, along with a courteous demeanor are essential. Main responsibilities include: assisting with scheduling, answering phone calls, attending briefings and writing memos, processing mail and leading tours of the U.S. Capitol. A hard-working intern in our office will eventually move on to assisting staff with more complex legislative and press-related projects. Candidates with California ties, especially to the San Fernando Valley, and previous internship/work experience are strongly encouraged to apply. Please email resume and cover letter in PDF format to Intern.Resume@mail.house.gov. MEM-084-15 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 summer 2015. The internship will be broken down into two sessions, the first running from mid-May to early July and second from early July until late August. Candidates will only be allowed to participate in one session. Starting and ending dates are flexible depending on candidate’s schedule. 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 constituent calls, leading tours of the U.S. Capitol, attending and summarizing briefings for legislative staff, and performing various administrative tasks. Ohio ties are preferred. If interested, please send a resume and cover letter to intern.oh06@gmail.com with "2015 Summer Internship" in the subject line. No phone calls or walk-ins will be accepted. MEM-080-15 The office of Congressman Bruce Westerman is seeking full-time interns for summer 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 Page 8 of 8 letter, resume, and brief writing sample to Victoria.Bell@mail.house.gov

US House Job Opportunities -- May 11th, 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 May 11, 2015 MEM-127-15 A conservative Kansas Republican is seeking a high energy, highly-organized, and detail oriented Field Representative 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 or understanding of rural issues is preferred. • Available to work long hours, including nights and weekends, if needed. • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills. • Ability to work with staff at all levels, work well under pressure and be detail oriented. • Possess a thorough knowledge 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 or have the ability to possess a valid Kansas driver’s license with the ability to travel as needed. To apply, please email a resume and cover letter to Steven.Howe@mail.house.gov. 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-121-15 Senior Democrat is seeking a highly energetic, motivated and organized lawyer with strong interpersonal, legal and writing skills. The ideal candidate will be able to manage multiple tasks and work well under pressure and after a year, may be considered a legislative counsel. The Legislative Assistant works with the Chief Counsel/Legislative Director and with the Chief of Staff to develop and implement the Member’s legislative strategy in his/her issue areas; prepares materials for hearings; drafts legislation, amendments, and congressional record statements; and conducts research. Responsibilities include managing and handling issues that include but are not limited to Federal-District of Columbia issues, Federal Workforce, U.S. Postal Service and Labor policy. The ability to write well under tight deadlines is essential. Candidate must be able to handle multiple tasks and issues effectively while meeting deadlines. A successful candidate will be a results-oriented, problem solving lawyer and motivated self-starter who can think outside the box. Prior Hill, law firm or similar experience is preferred but not always required. Candidate must possess a law degree and be, or be willing to become, a resident of the District of Columbia. Salary based on skill and experience level. Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, references and two writing samples to (202 225-1129 (fax) or DC00.NortonResume@mail.house.gov. NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE! MEM-120-15 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. Applicant Instructions: Please email cover letter and resume with “Staff Assistant” in the subject line to ethicsjobs@mail.house.gov. MEM-119-15 Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth seeks an experienced Senior Legislative Assistant. Responsibilities will include managing the Congresswoman’s Oversight and Government Reform Committee portfolio, including her role as Ranking Member of the Transportation Subcommittee; managing her work on transportation, manufacturing, small business, tax/budget, appropriations, labor, and trade issues; serving as the Member’s liaison to the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) and the Friends of Thailand Caucus; coordinating vote recommendations and reports from the legislative team; and helping oversee the member's legislative agenda. The ideal candidate will be proactive, resourceful, a strong team player, and will have substantial Hill experience as a legislative staffer. Strong oral and written communications skills, the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment, and good judgment are essential. Veterans, minorities, women, and those with Illinois ties are encouraged to apply. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to kalina.bakalov@mail.house.gov. MEM-116-15 A Maryland Democrat is seeking a high energy, highly-organized, and detail oriented Field Representative for his District Office. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: • Serve as the official representative for the Member in the local community. • 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 Directors 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 Directors 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. • Train and supervise a staff of Interns to handle routine Office matters, such as incoming correspondence, visitors, telephone calls, and other issues that may arise. QUALIFICATIONS: • Thoroughness and careful attention to detail. • Ability to work well under pressure while juggling multiple tasks with competing priorities. • Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment in fulfillment of casework responsibilities. • Availability to work long hours, including nights and weekends, if needed. • Ability to work cooperatively and courteously with others. • Strong oral and written communication skills. • Thorough knowledge of legislative process. • Knowledge of all issues and events in the district in which the Member is involved. • A working knowledge of the VA and military issues are preferred, but not required. • Maryland ties are a plus. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. To apply, please email a resume and cover letter to MD06.Jobs@mail.house.gov. No phone calls or walk-ins please. 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. MEM-108-15 Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives seeks a prolific writer. The writer will be responsible for writing in the Member’s unique voice for a weekly newsletter, op-eds, speeches, floor statements, press releases and more. The successful candidate may have decades of writing experience or s/he may be a gifted recent graduate who can adeptly turn a phrase. An ability to digest complicated policies and turn them into short and concise articles or statements is a necessity. The qualified applicant will have the ability to work and thrive in a fast-paced environment with short deadlines. Basic knowledge and understanding of web site technology for producing and sending newsletter is a must. Please submit a resume and several types of writing samples to: job.app@mail.house.gov by close of business May 1st. MEM-104-15 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. Applicant Instructions: Please email cover letter and resume with “Staff Assistant” in the subject line to ethicsjobs@mail.house.gov. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE MEM-098-15 The Majority staff of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs is seeking a health care professional with expert knowledge of drug interactions, pathology, and general issues regarding quality of care to serve as a Committee Investigator. Clinical experience and/or healthcare-related investigatory background preferred. Veterans with requisite experience strongly encouraged to apply. Interested candidates should send their cover letter, resume, references and writing samples to VAR.Resumes@Mail.house.gov with “Health Care Investigator” in the subject line. No walk-ins please. MEM-097-15 The Majority staff of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs is seeking a federal contracting professional with expert knowledge of federal statutes and regulations pertaining to acquisitions and procurement to serve as a Committee Investigator. At least 5 years of federal government acquisitions and procurement experience preferred, as is experience with facility construction contracts. Veterans with requisite experience are strongly encouraged to apply. Interested candidates should send their cover letter, resume, references and writing samples to VAR.Resumes@Mail.house.gov with “Contract Investigator” in the subject line. No walk-ins please. MEM-092-15 California Democrat (Rep. Jerry McNerney) seeks experienced communications director to develop and execute aggressive, proactive longterm media and outreach strategy. Responsibilities include serving as chief spokesperson, successfully pitching stories and press events to both national and local media outlets, responding to media inquiries, effectively messaging policy and other priorities, maintaining an active new media profile, and writing press releases, op-eds, speeches, talking points, and franked mail. Excellent written and oral communication skills, strong editing and proofreading abilities, and the desire to work collaboratively with a team in a fast-paced environment are required. Candidate must be comfortable working closely with the Member and staff. Ideal candidate would be politically astute and have a good sense of humor. Desired qualities include the ability to respond to challenging situations quickly and strategically. This position requires non-traditional hours and travel to the District. California ties, Hill experience, and Spanish literacy are a plus. Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and two writing samples to: McNerneyResumes@mail.house.gov. No calls or drop ins, please. MEM-091-15 The Democratic staff of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform is seeking a mid-level Health Counsel with 5 to 10 years of congressional experience on health policy issues including ACA, Medicare, and Medicaid. Attorneys with investigative or litigation experience are preferred. Candidates with diverse backgrounds and experiences are strongly encouraged to apply. Please send resume and cover letter to oversightjobs@mail.house.gov. Please no phone calls.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Jobs at Democracy Fund

http://www.democracyfund.org/jobs#comms Jobs at Democracy Fund Are you passionate about strengthening American democracy? Do you want to be a part of creative philanthropy working to ensure our political system is able to meet our nation’s challenges? Then join us! 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. Openings: · Communications Associate/Assistant · Summer Internships Communications Associate/Assistant The Democracy Fund is seeking an enthusiastic and creative Communications Associate or Assistant to support the Fund’s outreach, network, and branding strategies. The Communications Associate/Assistant will work closely with the Program and Learning teams to enhance the influence of the Fund’s grantees and program-related efforts among target audiences. 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 communications 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 Communications Associate/Assistant’s portfolio will include social media management, digital content development, grantee support, event planning, and media outreach. The position reports to the Manager of Communications and Network. Title will be commensurate with experience and ability. The position’s primary responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following: · Support the development and implementation of the Democracy Fund’s communications strategy and brand · Work with Democracy Fund staff to draft and edit blog posts, web and email content, newsletters, case studies, and other materials as needed · With the Manager of Communications and Network, hone and execute social media strategies to increase influential followers, likes, and engagement · Conceive and design digital content, including infographics, charts, maps, and viral images · Work with grantees to highlight and promote their accomplishments through social media and other available communications channels · Manage regular updates to the website, and assist with website design and the implementation of online tools · Monitor news cycles, grantee activities, and news from the field for opportunities to promote our goals. Collect clips on organizational and grantee activities · Contribute to planning and execution of issue campaigns through media scans, planning, and pitching · Support adoption and lead maintenance of organizational contact database · Maintain annual events calendar, support event planning, and coordinate quarterly grantee meetings · Track and report communications and social media metrics for the team · 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 · 3-6 years of experience working in communications; past focus on digital and design preferred · Exceptional written and oral communications skills required · Familiarity with CMS and HTML concepts and/or the Adobe Creative Suite are a plus · Professional maturity, ability to exercise good judgment · Demonstrated experience handling multiple assignments simultaneously · Success in developing and maintaining institutional, political, and personal relationships · Willingness to work with leaders, advocates, and media from across the political spectrum · Deep passion for strengthening American democracy · Position is based in Washington, DC Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Lauren Strayer at Lstrayer@democracyfund.org with the subject line “Communications Application.” No phone calls please.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Six Career Opportunities -- Illinois Farm Bureau

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Budget & Accounting Analyst -- USSEC

Budget & Accounting Analyst REPORTS TO Manager, Internal Program Tracking FAS Reporting DATE POSTED - May 4, 2015 CLOSING DATE - May 26, 2015 APPLY TO (more info) Human Resources, at ussec-hr@ussec.org REPORTING RELATIONSHIP AND POSITION PURPOSE This position is located in St. Louis. Reporting to the Manager, Internal Program Tracking and FAS Reporting, this position provides critical support to the accounting & budget planning / reporting process and other financial modeling and measurements as required in support of the financial operations of both U. S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) Saint Louis and the International Offices. ACCOUNTABILITIES • Coordinate with the Marketing Department to compile, organize, and present the Annual Funding /Marketing Proposal (Unified Export Strategy- "UES") to funding sources. • Maintain the UES (budget) with supplements throughout the year. • Maintain Annual Access Database - Budgets, project approvals, travel, and contracts. • Communicate with domestic & international staff regarding changes & approvals to budgets. • Examine budget estimates for completeness, accuracy & conformance with procedures and regulations. • Analyze monthly dept. budgeting and accounting reports to maintain expenditure controls. • Prepare and present budget to actual variance analysis. • Prepare and present financial statement analysis. • Prepare and present ad hoc analysis for the Controller and Director of Finance and Accounting. • Assist in the preparation of the internal management reports in coordination with all reporting requirements. • Prepare and present budget reports and related materials as requested by the Manager, Internal Program Tracking FAS Reporting. • Consult with managers to ensure that budget adjustments are made in accordance with internal policy and external funding partner compliance requirements. • Provide advice and technical assistance with cost analysis, fiscal allocation, and budget preparation. • Assist in the preparation of budget information to fund-granting authorities, providing clarifying background & supporting detail. • Coordinate and prepare documentation for electronic votes for changes in the scope of projects and/or budgets.