Friday, October 9, 2015
Director of the Fiscal Institute Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget is in the midst of creating a Fiscal Institute to undertake larger studies related to fiscal and economic policy which are less directly tied to the day to day workings of Congress or immediate legislation. Every year, the Fiscal Institute will run a number of initiatives on a variety of topics. Current initiatives include projects on disability insurance, broadening the social contract, budget process reforms, and an annual symposium on health reform. Responsibilities The Director of the Fiscal Institute will oversee the creation and running of the initiatives working with other members of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget’s staff. Specific responsibilities will include: · Developing concepts for new initiatives · Working with our grants manager to fundraise for initiatives · Providing research for projects, writing papers, commissioning outside work · Building high-level steering committees for the initiatives · Working with interested Congressional offices · Hosting high level conferences and events · Overseeing the day to day operations of the Fiscal Institute This will be a senior position in the organization. Qualifications Ideal candidates will have the following qualifications: · Policy and research experience in the field of economics and policy fields such as health, retirement, education, technology, and/or labor policy · Excellent organizational skills · Ability to self-direct, manage many moving pieces of a project, and participate well in a fast-paced team environment · Strong writing skills · An advanced degree and at least 15 years of experience How to Apply To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to email@example.com. When applying, please write “Director, Fiscal Institute” in the subject line. No phone calls, please. This position is full-time and based in Washington, D.C. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Salary package is commensurate with experience. We are an equal opportunity employer. Legislative Director Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget is hiring a Legislative Director. The Legislative Director will contribute to the organization’s ongoing legislative efforts in the areas of federal tax, health, Social Security, budget, and economic policy. The Director will be a member of the senior team. We are looking for a team player who has previous Hill experience as well as a strong commitment to advocating for responsible fiscal policies. Primary Responsibilities · Maintaining working relationship with key Congressional offices; · Tracking relevant legislative developments and Hill activities; · Running Hill working groups and policy briefings; · Coordinating with the policy team to disseminate policy papers, issue briefs, op-eds, background memos, and blog posts to the Hill; · Developing materials for Hill audiences such as one-pagers and talking points; and · Developing ways to increase our presence on the Hill by seeking out opportunities to offer constructive policy solutions on key fiscal issues; · Working with the senior team to develop legislative strategy. Qualifications Ideal candidates will have the following qualifications: · Prior Hill experience, preferably as a legislative director or committee staff; · Good relationships with Congressional leadership and relevant committees; · Knowledge of key economic policy, federal budget, tax, and entitlement issues before Congress; · Proven ability to work in fast-paced team environments; · Strong writing skills, especially the ability to communicate policy ideas and legislative proposals concisely and effectively to members of Congress and their staff; · A bachelor’s degree and at least five years of experience in outreach, advocacy, coalition, legislative or campaign work. How to Apply This position is full-time and based in Washington, D.C. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to firstname.lastname@example.org. When applying, please write “Legislative Director Application” in the subject line. No phone calls, please. Salary package is commensurate with experience. The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget is an equal opportunity employer. Policy Analyst, Fiscal Institute Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget is in the midst of creating a Fiscal Institute to undertake larger studies related to fiscal and economic policy which are less directly tied to the day to day workings of Congress or immediate legislation. Every year, the Fiscal Institute will run a number of initiatives on a variety of topics. Current initiatives include projects on disability insurance, broadening the social contract, budget process reforms, political system reforms, and an annual symposium on health reform. The Policy Analyst will provide research, writing, and programmatic support for those and other projects, as well as more general economic research for CRFB’s President. Primary Responsibilities · Lead and conduct economic and other policy research based on Fiscal Institute projects; · Help manage and provide administrative and programmatic support for Fiscal Institute projects; · Evaluate academic literature, economic data, and relevant government reports; · Write policy papers, issue briefs, op-eds, background memos, and blog posts; · Conduct research for CRFB’s president on various economic topics · Assist media, external groups, and lawmakers on fiscal policy issues. Qualifications Ideal candidates will have the following qualifications: · Prior knowledge of economic and public policy; · Strong ability to learn new topics quickly; · Proven quantitative, analytical, and research skills; · Proven ability to work in fast-paced team environments; · Familiarity with Microsoft Excel’s graphing and data manipulation functions; · Strong writing skills, especially the ability to communicate policy ideas and legislative proposals concisely and effectively to a diverse range of audiences; · A bachelor’s degree or higher, with a major in economics, public policy, or a related field preferred. How to Apply This position is full-time and based in Washington, D.C. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, contact information for three references, and writing sample no longer than six pages to email@example.com. When applying, please write “Fiscal Institute Policy Analyst Application” in the subject line. No phone calls, please. Salary and title commensurate with experience. The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget is an equal opportunity employer.
Energy and Commerce Republican seeks a Legislative Assistant to handle a portfolio that includes an Energy and Commerce subcommittee, education, labor, and budget issues. Responsibilities include staffing member for subcommittee assignment; drafting briefing materials, policy questions and statements for hearings, markups and floor activities; preparing member for meetings and floor votes; and representing member in constituent and interest group meetings. The ideal candidate will have strong communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills. Prior legislative experience required. Please submit a resume and two writing samples to IN08Jobs@gmail.com. No phone calls or walk-ins.
Friday, September 25, 2015
Responsibilities include: • Manage Rep. Gibbs’ DC and District calendar. • Schedule meetings and travel arrangements for the member and organize and manage scheduling requests. • Serve as a liaison between the Member and outside parties including constituents, interest groups, government organizations and other congressional offices to arrange for the members attendance at meetings and events • Organize all travel arrangements for the Member and Chief of Staff including air travel, ground transportation and lodging and submit for reimbursement for all travel expenses Must be highly organized, detail oriented, self-motivated, have the ability to adapt to changing circumstances, creatively solve problems and be comfortable multi-tasking in a fast-paced environment while displaying a friendly, professional attitude. Ohio ties are preferred but not required. Forward resumes to: Meghan.Keivel@mail.house.gov
The Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program is a distinguished transatlantic initiative that sends 15 accomplished Americans on a six- or nine-month professional development program in Germany. The program is comprised of three main components: customized work placements, professional seminars, and German language training. Bosch Fellows work as consultants in their field of expertise at leading public or private institutions in Germany. Fellows come from the fields of business administration, cultural management, journalism, law, non-profit, public policy, and urban planning. Benefits include a monthly stipend, all program-related travel costs, membership to the Robert Bosch Foundation Alumni Association, and insurance for the duration of the program; additional funding is available for an accompanying spouse and children. Knowledge of German is not required at the time of application. The annual application deadline is November 1. For more information, please visit: www.culturalvistas.org/bosch.
Friday, September 18, 2015
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT, GOVERNMENT RELATIONS Kimberly-Clark Corporation (K-C) seeks to hire an experienced highly motivated, well organized and efficient Executive Assistant to be part of the Government Relations team. The position will be based in the Washington, DC office and report to the Vice President, Government Relations. POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES The ideal candidate will be comfortable in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment and interfacing with governmental officials, internal staff, executives and the diplomatic community. This individual will: Provide administrative assistance to two or more members of the Government Relations team. Assist with planning executive-level meetings in Washington, DC and elsewhere to include drafting agendas, briefing book preparation, logistics, research, etc. Maintain the budget and calendars, coordinate travel and process expense reports. Set-up purchase orders, process invoices and work with accounts payable to ensure invoices are paid in a timely manner. Help prepare quarterly federal lobbying disclosure statements. Perform general administrative tasks, including mail distribution, records and file maintenance and procure office supplies. Other duties as directed. PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: Associates or four year degree required. A minimum of three years of experience ideally working in a corporate or association government relations office. Demonstrated time management skills to meet short deadlines and manage multiple projects with varying deadlines. Proficiency in Microsoft applications (Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint) is required. Proficiency with invoicing and expense report processing is desired (SAP). PERSONAL QUALIFICATIONS: To qualify for this position candidates must have: Strong verbal and written interpersonal communication skills. The ability to adapt to handle multiple priorities in a rapidly changing environment. Must be a team player. Demonstrated integrity and commitment to the highest ethical standards and personal values. Self-motivation and initiative to prioritize work with minimal supervision. Leadership qualities as recognized in One K-C behaviors, including the ability to build trust, continuously improve, win consistently, think customer, make decisions and build talent. Apply at http://www.careersatkc.com/home.aspx
Thursday, September 17, 2015
GOVERNMENT & PUBLIC AFFAIRS ASSOCIATE The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) seeks a personable, creative, energetic, hard-working and committed professional to serve as Government & Public Affairs Associate. This position is based in Washington, DC and will report to the Vice President of Government & Public Affairs. The individual will be expected to perform the following duties in these key areas: Political Communications - Generate daily content for the department’s Facebook, Twitter and other social media accounts based on public policy issues affecting interior designers - Work closely with the ASID Marketing and Communications Department on: o increasing direct and constant communication with ASID membership regarding government affairs activities on the local, state, and federal levels. o implementing the government and public affairs strategic communications plan o creating and managing all internet-based and multimedia communications of the government and public affairs department, including collecting and writing content for monthly internal and external publications o maintaining ASID’s advocacy contact network o managing the government affairs portion of the ASID website, including writing and editing content as necessary o drafting press releases and op-eds for approval o planning, developing, and assisting to implement targeted issue awareness and advocacy campaigns with ASID local chapters Codes - Lead ASID staffer responsible for monitoring and developing participation in the review and adoption processes of all types of codes affecting interior designers including building and fire codes as well as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). - Lead department staffer to the ASID Codes Committee - Drafts for approval a plan to educate ASID members and other key stakeholders on the impact interior designers have on codes - ASID headquarters staff liaison to code-writing organizations such as the International Codes Council, National Fire Protection Association and built environment stakeholders who also maintain a codes council - Routinely will represent ASID at both private and public sector codes stakeholder meetings and events - Works with ASID lobbying team to establish relationships with appropriate U.S. House and Senate congressional committees and federal departments Ethics and Administration - Manage all duties and responsibilities associated with enforcing the ASID Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct for members of the Society - Perform other administrative related duties as assigned Qualifications and Requirements The ideal candidate will possess: - Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, political science or related field preferred - 3-5 years of experience in political communications - Capitol Hill and/or campaign experience is preferred, but not required - Beginner to intermediate level (or above) knowledge of codes required - Exceptional writing skills preferred - Ability to create and organize databases preferred - Results-focused approach and commitment to going the extra mile required - Exceptional attention to detail and organization required - Proactive and self-starting required - Ability to manage multiple projects, deadlines, and respond to shifting priorities required - Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and other standard software Applicants should have exceptional writing skills, ability to multi-task, willingness to work hard, accountability to goals, energy and enthusiasm for innovation, and overall interest in government affairs. AMERICAN SOCIETY OF INTERIOR DESIGNERS (ASID) The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) is an association of designers, industry representatives, educators and students all committed to advancing the practice of interior design as well as demonstrating the power it has to positively change people’s lives. ASID’s Government & Public Affairs Department plays a crucial role in upholding the entire association as the voice of the industry by representing its’ members at all levels of government throughout the United States. The role of a professional interior designer on a construction/renovation project is to work closely with the public, commercial, or residential owner or tenant to fulfill their goal of how a structure’s interior space will function and consequently affect future occupants. To accomplish this, interior designers are directly involved from start to finish in all major phases of constructing or renovating and work alongside architects, engineers, developers and construction contractors. Interior designers focus on and specialize in planning and monitoring construction of a building’s interior elements such as non-load bearing walls, HVAC systems, hallways, walkways, entrance and exit doors, stairwells, lighting quality and quantity, and even acoustics. To apply, please submit a cover letter, salary requirements and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications without all submission requirements will not be considered.
Monday, September 14, 2015
A job opportunity currently exists in the Washington D.C., office as indicated below. Interested employees that meet all the qualifications listed may email cover letter and updated resume to email@example.com. Employee referrals that meet all the qualifications listed may apply for this position at www.nfib.com/careers. Internal candidates should be in present position six months to be eligible for consideration. Political Programs Coordinator MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 1. A bachelor’s degree. 2. Two (2) plus years on a political campaign, trade association, Capitol Hill, or political/legislative advocacy work. 3. Basic knowledge of industry-related technologies including social media, database management and familiarity with email and fax communication systems. 4. Working knowledge of the political and legislative process is necessary. Knowledge of current events in a political and legislative arena is essential. 5. A professional manner is always expected as well as a team player attitude. 6. Time management, strong communications abilities and excellent writing and research skills are required. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES The Political Programs Coordinator handles candidate research process, drafts PAC Board endorsement recommendations, coordinates campaign activity plans on behalf of pro-small business candidates, and assists with GOTV efforts. Assists project manager with organization-wide political communications projects and acts as an additional point of contact for candidates. Compiles state specific voting information for use in voter guides. Maintain current files on congressional districts. Must communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; work outcomes must meet and / or exceed productivity and quality standards. Must be able to work as part of a cooperative team environment and independent of direct supervision; adhere to Company and Department policies and procedures. Performs other projects as needed.