Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Legislative Correspondent -- House Member Personal Office

The office of Representative Ryan Zinke (R-MT) is seeking a hard-working and detail-oriented Legislative Correspondent. Primary responsibilities will include managing constituent correspondence, conducting research, assisting Legislative Assistants, and handling front office duties. Candidates must have strong written and oral communication skills, be an excellent researcher, and have a friendly demeanor. Ideal candidates will have previous Capitol Hill experience and experience using the IQ constituent management system. Western ties preferred. Interested candidates should email a resume, cover letter, and 2 writing samples to westernstatehilljob@gmail.com.

Internships -- The Economist

Internships: The Economist is seeking two summer interns, one to write about foreign affairs and one to work on our newsdesk. The pay is £2,000 per month. Please see economist.com/foreignintern and economist.com/newsintern respectively for details of how to apply

Communications Director -- House Member Personal Office

Communications Director – Full time California Republican Jeff Denham (CA-10) seeks experienced, media savvy communications director to run aggressive communications operation in fast-paced office. Duties include: managing day-to-day press operations in D.C. and the district, developing communication strategy, drafting press releases, op-eds, talking points and other content, overseeing and planning media events, preparing member, developing relationships with local and national reporters, managing assigned press staff, and working in conjunction with D.C. and district staff. Ideal candidate will be confident in skill set, have a sense of humor, on-the-record experience and excellent writing skills. Previous press/communications experience required. Other political experience/California ties a plus, but not required. Please send resume, cover letter, two writing samples, and digital work to Jason.larrabee@mail.house.gov with “Communications Director” in the subject line. No walk-ins or phone calls.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Events Coordinator -- Museum of the Bible

Events Coordinator Museum of the Bible - Washington, DC Purpose: The Events Coordinator will be a self-motivated professional with the ability to coordinate logistics for Museum of the Bible events and meetings in the Greater Washington, DC area and provide administrative support for the Director of Community Relations. The person fulfilling this role should have a passion for Museum of the Bible’s mission and fully appreciate the benefits and challenges that come with pioneering a new organization. This person should have a strong work ethic and be able to manage an aggressive and ever-changing events schedule while maintaining a positive attitude and a high level of guest service. Education/Experience: This position requires a bachelor’s degree and two years of related work experience; or equivalent combination of knowledge and experience. Duties: Oversee event invitation and registration process communicating professionally in both oral and written communications Prepare nametags, promotional materials, packages, gift bags, etc. Track monthly reporting of event attendance Assist in the maintenance and updating of constituent database Maintain events calendar and assist with scheduling for Director of Community Relations Answer Museum of the Bible general phone line and respond to inquiries regarding the museum in a professional manner Assist Director of Community Relations with expense reporting and record keeping. Maintain clear and professional communications with Museum of the Bible’s diverse leaders, staff and partners worldwide Book event and meeting space as necessary, arrange catering, AV equipment and services, order event signs and ensure appropriate décor (florals, linens, etc.) to meet the quality expectations of Museum of the Bible. Create and revise space layouts for each event or meeting Propose new ides to improve event planning and execution Serve as liaison with vendors on event-related matters Effectively work with building security to ensure efficient access to event space for museum guests Manage on-site production and clean up for events Liaison with Clark construction for events on the Museum of the Bible construction site Maintain open line of communications with Community Relations Director, Director of Security, IT Department Operations and Special Exhibits Coordinator and other personnel as necessary Assist with museum construction site tours and presentations Provide regular updates to all event stakeholders Keep track of event finances including check requests, invoices and reporting Assist in the vetting, recruiting, training and management of volunteers and temp staff Organize and maintain inventory of promotional materials, office supplies and hospitality items Assist with other Museum of the Bible events outside of the Washington, DC area occasionally Support the mission and goals of Museum of the Bible, development department and DC Museum in all ways as assigned Skills needed: Must possess good communication skills (written and verbal). Proficiency in MS Office with database and/or event management software Must be able and willing to work long hours, weekends and evenings as necessary Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from visitors, vendors, staff and the general public Ability to effectively manage multiple projects and work assignments in the context of a very diverse and ever-changing work environment Work experience in the field of special events management Job Type: Full-time Local candidates only: Washington, DC Required experience: Non-Profit Administrative Management: 2 years Required education: Bachelor's http://www.indeed.com/q-museum-of-the-Bible-l-Washington,-DC-jobs.html

Monday, April 18, 2016

US House Job Opportunities -- April 18th, 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 April 18, 2016 MEM-135-16 California Democrat seeks a motivated, energetic, and detail-oriented Staff Assistant/Scheduler for the Washington, DC office. Responsibilities include coordinating and maintaining the Member’s schedule, front office duties, conducting Capitol tours, and greeting office visitors. Qualified applicants must be personable, dependable, and able to juggle multiple tasks with competing priorities. California ties and Spanish language proficiency strongly preferred. To apply, please submit resume, cover letter, and a short writing sample to CADemOfficeJob@gmail.com. MEM-133-16 The Office of Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) is seeking an energetic, detailoriented, and hard-working scheduler to join our Washington, DC-based team. The scheduler will be responsible for managing—and ensuring the smooth execution of—all aspects of the member’s daily and long-term schedule, as well as providing related administrative support. The successful applicant will be personable, organized, and committed to individual liberty, economic freedom, and the Constitution. He or she must demonstrate excellent communication skills and the ability to exercise sound, independent judgment. Individuals who prefer staid and steady work or who avoid challenges (and the occasional failure) may be more comfortable elsewhere. Applicants must have a BA or equivalent. Hill experience is not required. To apply, please send a résumé, cover letter, and writing sample to mi03.apply@gmail.com. Please include "scheduler applicant" in the subject line. No walk-in applicants or phone interviews. MEM-132-16 U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D) seeks Legislative Assistant to cover immigration and other issues. Spanish a plus. Hill experience preferred. Proven writing and research skills required. Email cover letter, resume, three references, and brief writing sample to: DoggettJobs@mail.house.gov. (No calls please). MEM-131-16 Ohio Democratic office seeks an enthusiastic, highly organized, and detailoriented Legislative Correspondent/ Staff Assistant for a fast-paced office. Primary responsibilities include managing constituent correspondence, supervising interns, coordinating White House and Capitol tours, Presidential greetings, answering telephones, greeting visitors, and conducting research. Qualified applicants must have excellent written, verbal, research, and organizational skills, and the ability to juggle multiple tasks with competing priorities. Previous Capitol Hill experience and experience using SPRY Mail constituent management system is not required but preferred. Please submit a cover letter, resume and 2 writing samples to District11Resumes@mail.house.gov. MEM-130-16 Democratic Member seeks an organized, energetic and savvy Legislative Assistant to handle health and aging policy portfolio. The selected candidate will be joining a fast-paced, team-oriented Washington DC office, and must be a self-starter that can quickly learn district and Member priorities. Duties include preparing and staffing the Member for committee hearings and floor votes, developing and advancing legislation and other policy priorities of the Member, representing the Member in meetings, and drafting constituent correspondence. Applicants must have superior analytical skills, strong written and oral communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, and a sense of humor. Knowledge of the Affordable Care Act, Medicare, Medicaid, and the legislative process required. Interested candidates should email a resume and cover letter to Resumes4@mail.house.gov. MEM-129-16 Progressive Florida Democrat seeks a Press Secretary to serve in his D.C. office. Candidates should be proactive, and possess superior written and oral communication skills (including strong writing, editing, and proofreading capabilities). The ideal candidate will have prior political/legislative and communications experience. Primary Responsibilities: • Establishing and maintaining relationships with national and D.C.-based media • Coordinating all media efforts and communications-related events • Drafting and distributing press releases and media advisories; drafting, editing, and placing op-eds • Pitching stories to reporters, responding to press inquiries, and serving as the point-of-contact for national press • Monitoring media narratives and identifying opportunities to promote the Member • Overseeing franked communications strategy, including: the drafting, design, and distribution of franked mail content; executing telephone town hall events; and managing congressional e-newsletter • Managing the congressional website and ensuring that it features timely content • Coordinating and staffing the Congressman for interviews and events (including occasional night and weekend commitments) • Compiling and distributing press clippings To apply: Please send a current résumé, cover letter with salary requirement, two writing samples (not to exceed one page each), and three references to FL09job@gmail.com. No calls, emails or walk-ins, please. MEM-128-16 California Republican seeks Legislative Assistant to handle a diverse portfolio of issues. Duties will include tracking legislation and other developments to brief the Member on floor votes and pending legislative matters, developing and implementing policy initiatives in line with office goals, meeting with constituents and other interest groups, and coordinating with DC and district staff regarding legislation, messaging, and events. Qualified candidates must be proactive and hard working with exceptional writing and communication skills and the ability to work effectively in a fast paced environment. Legislative experience required. California ties are a plus. Please email resume and cover letter to cagopjobs@gmail.com. MEM-119-16 House Democrat is seeking an energetic and detail oriented individual to serve as Scheduler. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: drafting correspondence; making travel arrangements; developing and managing scheduling system, tracking requests and invitations; schedule maintenance and coordination with district scheduling requests, in addition to providing administrative and clerical support to Member and chief of staff. Successful candidates will demonstrate outstanding interpersonal, written and oral communication skills, be very hard working, highly detail oriented, responsive, organized, will demonstrate acute professional and political judgment, and discretion at all times. In addition to the scheduling responsibilities, the Scheduler will work very closely with the chief of staff on various tasks and projects. Candidate requirements include: earned Bachelor's degree, minimum 1-2 years of prior scheduling experience on a campaign or in a Capitol Hill office, proficiency in Outlook/Excel/Word, and flexibility with work hours per the demands of the Member's schedule. This is not considered an entry level position. Applicants must possess a willingness to learn and adapt, and have an interest in administrative work. Candidates with direct ties to the U.S. Virgin Islands or Caribbean strongly encouraged to apply. Fluency in Spanish is a major plus. Strong work ethic, sense of humor and team players highly desired. Please send resume, cover letter, and 2-3 references to: VI.Resume@mail.house.gov. Please reference “Scheduler” in the subject line. Calls and drop-ins are not encouraged and subject to disqualification. MEM-118-16 Active Democrat House Member seeks experienced, media savvy communications director to run aggressive press operation in fast-paced office. Duties include: managing day-to-day press operations in D.C. and the district, developing communication strategy, drafting press releases, op-eds, talking points and other content, overseeing and planning media events, preparing member, developing relationships with local and national reporters, and working in conjunction with outreach director and district staff. Ideal candidate will have a sense of humor, on-the-record experience and excellent writing skills. Hill or other political experience/California ties a plus. Please send resume, cover letter, and two writing samples to ca07jobs@gmail.com. Please, no walk-ins or phone calls. MEM-116-16 The Energy and Commerce Committee Democratic Staff seeks an enthusiastic, highly organized, and detail-oriented Staff Assistant for fastpaced committee office. Responsibilities include answering telephones, greeting visitors, managing office and meeting space, conducting research, organizing and disseminating materials for hearings, and assisting professional staff in preparing for Committee activities. Qualified applicants must have excellent written, verbal, research, and organizational skills, and the ability to juggle multiple tasks with competing priorities. Hill experience preferred. Please submit a cover letter, resume and a short writing sample to ecdjobs@mail.house.gov. MEM-109-16 California Republican seeks a high energy, highly-organized, detail-oriented Scheduler to manage the Member’s District and DC schedule. Responsibilities include organizing and tracking invitations, meetings, speaking engagements, in District tours and meetings, scheduling requests for the Member and managing travel reservations for staff as well as the Member. Additional responsibilities include: finances, interns, tours, and flags. Candidates must be on call and available to assist the Member after regular business hours. Additionally, the Scheduler will work closely with the Chief of Staff and District Director to ensure efficient and seamless office operations. Qualified applicants should be high energy, a very positive attitude, strong organizational skills, orientation to detail, possess strong verbal and written communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, savvy political instincts, poise and ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and the ability to multi-task. California ties are a plus. Interested parties should email a cover letter and resume to CARepublicanJobs@gmail.com. No phone calls or walk-ins please. MEM-107-16 Congresswoman Gabbard is seeking a dynamic, passionate staffer with experience working on Asia-Pacific issues and on the Hill to support her foreign policy work, among other duties. This position opening is for a Senior Legislative Assistant/Legislative Assistant, depending on experience and qualifications. The staffer will manage the Members’ work on the Foreign Affairs Committee, with a focus on Asia and the Pacific, as well as the Middle East and North Africa. While the LA’s duties will primarily focus on foreign policy, they will also include a portfolio of issues including Energy, Environment/Natural Resources, and Financial Services. Responsibilities include preparing and staffing the Member for committee hearings, developing and advancing legislation and other policy priorities of the Member, researching and advising the Member on bills and other issues, and representing the Member in meetings and events. We are seeking someone to join our fun, team-oriented, hard-working office. The successful candidate will possess a can-do attitude and will be solutions oriented. He or she will also be an independent worker, a self-starter and will possess the capacity to produce high quality work on short deadlines. He or she will also have a demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with colleagues and superiors in a dynamic work environment. Ideal Candidates should have experience working on Asia-Pacific issues in a policy context, two years of Hill experience, or both. Hawaii ties are a plus. To submit your application, please email a resume, cover letter, and two short writing samples with the subject line “legislative assistant” to hi02jobs@gmail.com. Please no calls or walk-ins. MEM-104-16 The Office of Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) is seeking a bright, creative, and hard-working communications director to join our Washington, DC-based team. The communications director will be responsible for coordinating with the member and legislative team to develop and implement all communications activities for the office, including acting as the member's spokesperson and drafting press releases, newsletters, speeches, and op-eds. The successful applicant will be an excellent writer and editor, clear thinker, and persuasive advocate for individual liberty, economic freedom, and the Constitution. He or she must demonstrate a breadth of policy knowledge, familiarity with the legislative process, and the ability to exercise sound, independent judgment. Individuals who prefer staid and steady work or who avoid challenges (and the occasional failure) may be more comfortable elsewhere. Applicants must have a BA or equivalent, and journalism experience is preferred. Hill experience is not required. To apply, please send a résumé, cover letter, and two writing samples to mi03.apply@gmail.com. Please include "communications director applicant" in the subject line. No walk-in applicants or phone interviews. MEM-098-16 The Energy and Commerce Committee Democratic Staff seeks a motivated and hardworking communications professional to join fast-paced threeperson communications team. Responsibilities include writing communications materials (news releases, op-eds, talking points and newsletters), managing press inquiries, maintaining strong relationships with reporters who cover the Committee and coordinating with the communications staff of Committee members. Qualified candidates must have excellent written and oral communication skills, the ability to comprehend and summarize complex legislation quickly, a proven ability to perform under pressure while juggling multiple tasks and sound political judgment. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Prior Hill or campaign experience is preferred. Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and three writing samples to ecdjobs@mail.house.gov. Please no walk ins or phone calls. MEM-092-16 Active Democrat House Member seeks experienced, media savvy communications director to run aggressive press operation in fast-paced office. Duties include: managing day-to-day press operations in D.C. and the district, developing communication strategy, drafting press releases, op-eds, talking points and other content, overseeing and planning media events, preparing member, developing relationships with local and national reporters, and working in conjunction with outreach director and district staff. Ideal candidate will have a sense of humor, on-the-record experience and excellent writing skills. Hill or other political experience/California ties a plus. Please send resume, cover letter, and two writing samples to ca07jobs@gmail.com. Please, no walk-ins or phone calls. MEM-091-16 Georgia Democrat seeks an enthusiastic, motivated, and highly-organized Administrative Assistant for Washington, DC office. Responsibilities include serving as confidential assistant to the Chief of Staff and Member, supporting Member’s daily activities, and other tasks as assigned. This position is completely administrative in nature. Applicants should submit cover letter, resume, and brief writing sample to GADemJobs@gmail.com. Please include Administrative Assistant in the subject line. No phone calls or drop-bys. MEM-089-16 Senior Democratic Member from California seeks an experienced, detailoriented, and highly organized Scheduler for the Washington, D.C. Office. Responsibilities include maintaining the Member’s daily and long-term schedules, coordinating all travel arrangements, and assisting the Member with meeting requests and changes to the calendar. The Scheduler is responsible for communicating and directing D.C. staff on the materials required for meetings/events and the execution of the daily office schedule. Individuals applying for this position should be prepared to have flexible work hours and be able to adapt to a fast-paced, team oriented, and dynamic environment. Valid driver's license required. Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to twaun.samuel@mail.house.gov. MEM-088-16 U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D) seeks Systems Manager for Washington office. Texas contacts preferred. Email cover letter, resume, and three references to: DoggettJobs@mail.house.gov. (No calls please). MEM-087-16 U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D) seeks Legislative Assistant to cover health, education, and other issues. Law or graduate degree and Hill experience preferred. This is not an entry level position. Proven writing and research skills required. Email cover letter, resume, three references, and brief writing sample to: DoggettJobs@mail.house.gov. (No calls please).

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Executive Director of Legislative Affairs -- The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU)

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) is searching for a new Executive Director of Legislative Affairs to join their team in the Washington, DC office. Below is a brief job description, qualifications and contact information for applicants. If you know of any potential candidates, please share the following announcement (and feel free to circulate with your networks and contacts). The incumbent works in close collaboration with the Chief Advocacy Officer in the development and advancement of HACU's legislative affairs and relations with Congress, the Administration and federal agencies. The director coordinates legislative relations and activities, and works in collaboration with other HACU staff to enhance relationships with Congress, government agencies, policy centers, Hispanic and other minority organizations and higher education associations. The incumbent is also responsible for tracking public policy and legislation and recommending appropriate advocacy action. Will plan, organize, and coordinate HACU's legislative strategies and activities with the U.S. Congress and federal agencies to advance HACU's corresponding goals and objectives. Duties include, but are not limited to the following: • Monitor, track and analyze legislative bills and proposals; draft and prepare documents and correspondence related to congressional and administrative relations and legislation; • Write, publish and disseminate legislative alerts, announcements, briefs and newsletters. • Assist in the planning and coordination of the Annual HACU Capitol Forum; • Work closely with federal agencies to identify resources for Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs); • Communicate with and engage HSI presidents and other key institutional officials in interactions with Congress to advance the HACU Legislative Agenda; • Arrange and facilitate congressional testimony, meetings, and other contacts with members of Congress and senior federal officials by HACU’s President and President/CEOs of HACU-member institutions; • Establish and maintain HACU/HSI coalitions in the House of Representatives and the Senate; • Assist in the structure and maintenance of the Governmental Relations page on the HACU portal; Bachelor’s degree (Master's preferred) or an equivalent in Public Administration, Higher Education, or related field with experience in federal relations and policy analysis, preferably in higher education or education-related issues. Experience, knowledge, and/or training at the federal/state level on issues impacting Hispanics in higher education. Knowledge and familiarity with federal legislative and appropriations processes. Exceptional interpersonal skills, excellent oral and written communication skills and Spanish language proficiency highly desired. Must be able to travel as needed. (Located in Washington, DC) HACU offers a friendly work environment, interesting, rewarding work and a generous company-paid benefits plan. Qualified candidates interested in joining the team of professionals should fax, mail or e-mail a resume with salary history and cover letter specifying position of interest to: HACU, Attention: Human Resources Dept. 8415 Datapoint Drive, Suite 400 San Antonio, TX 78229 Fax (210) 576-3293 jobs@hacu.net

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Program Associate, Governance Initiative -- The Democracy Fund

Program Associate, Governance Initiative 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 http://democracyfund.applytojob.com/apply/VyCYX5/Program-Associate-Governance-Initiative.