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Communications Associate, ActBlue February 12, 2008

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ActBlue is Hiring!Communications Associate

Reports to: Communications Director

Salary Range: $30,000 – $32,000

Together with the Communications Director, the Communications Associate will be working on pitching stories to media outlets (print, television, online), developing a branding and marketing strategy for the organization, solidifying a long-term message calendar, building a network of academic experts and opinion leaders, creating new written materials for ActBlue users, and working on the content on the site, all toward the goal of quadrupling the number of individuals with active ActBlue fundraising pages by early fall.

What this means for you: We’re looking for someone with superb writing ability (please send two samples of varied tone and/or character), precocious research skills, a commitment to Democratic politics, creativity and intuition. Basic HTML skills or ability to learn a bonus, as are skills in any of the creative disciplines. Above all, we’re looking for great ideas, a proactive personality, and an interest in developing a particular area of interest while at ActBlue.

Please feel free to take a creative approach in your cover letter. Tell us what skills you could bring to communications at ActBlue, and help us understand how your experience fits in.

Responsibilities include:

Working on earned media strategy
• Drafting press releases and responses to reporters
• Identifying opportunities for placement
• Drafting talking points for principals
• Maintaining archive of stories for use in press, outreach materials and preparing related press materials

Blog content
• Drafting blog posts as necessary
• Coordination/ polishing of staff and guest pieces as appropriate

Drafting and planning content for ActBlue’s internal e-mail list, including monthly newsletters

Developing print and online materials with the goals of:
o Building awareness of ActBlue’s services among political decision makers
o Engaging campaigns, political and party committees, and community organizations in effective online fundraising and complete adoption of our features
o Increasing ActBlue’s visibility among political constituencies and the general public
o Helping Democrats be competitive in races across the country in 2008

• Assisting political staff in the development of materials for
o Conference call and in-person trainings
o One on one consultations
o Preparing do-it-yourself materials

• Working with ActBlue staff to develop appropriate marketing and branding materials and opportunities

• And such other tasks as necessary

Please send a resume, a cover letter, and two writing samples, preferably in .pdf format, to jobs@actblue.com.


ActBlue is the nation’s largest conduit of funds to Democrats. Launched in 2004, ActBlue created and deployed the next generation of online fundraising tools, enabling individuals and groups to raise money for the Democratic candidates of their choice. As of this month, users have raised over $37 million for Democratic candidates and committees at http://www.actblue.com.


Ballot Initiative Campaign: Communications and Field January 20, 2008

Posted by bluetifulwork in Communications/Press/PR, Environment/Energy/Natural Resources, Field/Organizing, MN, Wildlife/Animals.
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Minnesota Heritage ’08, a major statewide ballot initiative campaign
organized in support of a constitutional amendment for dedicated
funding for Water, Wildlife, Natural Areas and the Arts, seeks
qualified individuals for the following positions:

·Communications Director

·Field Organizers

We seek highly motivated, team players who work well with others, can
maintain multiple responsibilities and are able to stay on top of
information and tasks in a fast-paced organization focused on winning
an election in November 2008. Candidates need to be strategic, team
players; and able to recruit, train and motivate a wide range of
people. We are looking for individuals who have the desire, skills
and toughness to work on an exciting and demanding campaign.
Candidates must be goal-oriented with leadership skills and strong
organizing experience.

Salary is commensurate with experience.

To apply, please email a copy of your resume, a cover letter and three
references to:

Ken Martin at kenmartin73@comcast.net.

Women and people of color strongly encouraged to apply. Minnesota
Heritage ’08 is an equal opportunity employer.

Capital Area District Political Coordinator, SEIU Local 32BJ January 20, 2008

Posted by bluetifulwork in DC, Unions/Labor.
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Local 32BJ, SEIU is one of the largest and most dynamic labor unions in the Northeast, with 90,000 members in 7 states and Washington, DC.  The union is at the forefront of building the nation’s labor movement, supporting progressive candidates for elected office and moving a broad policy agenda, including campaigns to guarantee living wages, promote responsible development and expand access to health care.  Its parent organization, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), is the nation’s largest union.

The Capital Area Political Coordinator is responsible for all aspects of the union’s political work in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia.  The person in this position will:

Plan and coordinate political field activities, lobby visits, phone banking and events for our public policy campaigns at the city, county, state and federal level;
Mobilize, train and educate new member leaders and activists for legislative and electoral activity;
Plan and supervise electoral program for local, state and federal elections;
Drive political activity around specific rezoning and economic development fights;
Support contract and organizing campaigns, including rallies, press events and targeted owner activity;
Build the union’s capacity through grassroots political fundraising drives;
Oversee and carry out regional activity for immigration policy campaigns;
Coordinate the union’s work with local labor and community allies, including the SEIU International and State Council programs.

For more information on the position, please contact Alison Hirsh, Assistant Political Director, at               (212) 388-3058        or ahirsh@seiu32bj.org.

HILL: Staff Assistant (Boucher) December 27, 2007

Posted by bluetifulwork in DC, Environment/Energy/Natural Resources, Hill, Judicial/Legal.
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Rep. BoucherSenior Democrat serving on Energy and Commerce and Judiciary Committees seeks Staff Assistant for front office duties. Responsibilities include answering phones, greeting visitors, sorting mail and faxes, maintaining the public e-mail account, conducting Capitol tours, processing flag requests, handling academy nominations, coordinating White House tours, hiring and supervising interns, drafting constituent correspondence, troubleshooting computer systems for DC and district offices and assisting the Member and staff with various projects. Some occasional driving of the Member is required. Qualified applicants will be extremely organized, detail oriented and able to perform many tasks simultaneously. Interested applicants should e-mail a resume and cover letter to the Chief of Staff at Va09staff.assistant@mail.house.gov.

HILL: Staff Assistant (Ellison) December 27, 2007

Posted by bluetifulwork in DC, Hill.
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Rep. Keith Ellison
Staff Assistant/LC Posting

Progressive Minnesota Democrat seeks an energetic Staff Assistant/Legislative Correspondent to assist in managing the constituent mail program for the office. Candidates should have strong written and oral communication skills. Looking for someone who is a self-starter and able to constructively work in a team environment in a fast-paced office. Previous Capitol Hill experience is strongly preferred along with IQ database experience. Candidates from Minnesota strongly encouraged to apply.

Please send a cover letter, resume and one writing sample to MN05position@mail.house.gov no later than COB on Monday, December 31st. Please, no calls or walk-ins.

Brennan Center for Justice: Special Assistant December 27, 2007

Posted by bluetifulwork in Foundations/Issue Organizations, NY, Think Tanks, Voting/ Elections.
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Special Assistant to the Democracy Program ManagementThe Brennan Center for Justice is a non-partisan public policy and law institute that focuses on the fundamental issues of democracy and justice. Our work ranges from voting rights to redistricting reform, from access to the courts to presidential power in the fight against terrorism. A singular institution – part think tank, part public interest law firm, part advocacy group – the Brennan Center combines scholarship, legislative and legal advocacy, and communications to win meaningful, measurable change in the public sector.

We seek an energetic, motivated, well-organized individual who will provide administrative support and research assistance to the Democracy Program Director and Deputy Directors. The Special Assistant will work closely with the Democracy Program’s dynamic management team as they address key voting rights issues in a critical period. (more…)

Jumpstart: Government Relations Manager December 27, 2007

Posted by bluetifulwork in DC, Education/Children/Youth, Foundations/Issue Organizations, MA, Political/Lobbying.
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About Jumpstart
Jumpstart is a national early education organization that works toward the day every child in America enters school prepared to succeed. Through extraordinary attention in yearlong one-to-one relationships, Jumpstart inspires children to learn, adults to teach, families to get involved and communities to progress together. Headquartered in Boston, Jumpstart pairs 3,500 trained adults one-to- one with preschool children in need of assistance. During the 2007-2008 program year, Jumpstart is serving 13,000 children across 20 states, in partnership with 300 early learning centers and nearly 70 universities and colleges throughout the country. Jumpstart’s national sponsors include American Eagle Outfitters, AmeriCorps, Pearson, Sodexho and Starbucks. Jumpstart has earned a four-star rating from Charity Navigator and is the recipient of the Fast Company/Monitor Social Capitalist Award (2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007) and the Committee to Encourage Corporate Philanthropy’s Directors Award. In 2006, the organization launched Jumpstart’s Read for the Record, an annual campaign to bring national attention to early education while setting a world record for the number of adults and children reading the same book in a single day. (more…)

Progressive Majority: Arizona State Political Director December 18, 2007

Posted by bluetifulwork in AZ, Democratic Party Organizations, Political/Lobbying.
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Progressive Majority is currently seeking qualified applicants for the position of Arizona State Political Director for its Candidate Recruitment and Development Program. All applicants must support a broad progressive agenda and be committed to using the electoral process to effect social change.  (more…)

Progressive Majority: Pennsylvania State Finance Director December 18, 2007

Posted by bluetifulwork in Democratic Party Organizations, Finance, PA.
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Progressive Majority is currently seeking qualified applicants for the position of Pennsylvania State Finance Director for its Candidate Recruitment and Development Program. All applicants must support a broad progressive agenda and be committed to using the electoral process to effect social change.  (more…)

Progressive States: Broadband, Media Reform and Economic Development Advocate December 18, 2007

Posted by bluetifulwork in Economic/Finance Policy, Foundations/Issue Organizations, Internet/Tech Policy, Netroots/ Technology, NY, Policy, Political/Lobbying.
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The Progressive States Network (www.progressivestates.org) seeks a highly motivated individual to work in a team approach as a policy advocate working on broadband policy, media reform and technology-based economic development. The Progressive States Network is a state-based organization, the mission of which is to pass progressive legislation in all 50 of America’s state legislatures, while challenging rightwing forces in each of those states.Job Description: Progressive States is looking for an individual to help coordinate our technology-based policies with state legislators and allied advocacy groups across the country. High-speed Internet access has become increasingly critical for long-term economic development of communities and erasing inequality due to the digital divide, so state elected leaders and community advocates are looking for help in developing the policies needed to make that a reality. The goal of this position is to help take on corporate lobbyists in statehouses across the country and help spread policies that democratize access to the tools of democracy and economic empowerment. The areas of policies covered by this position include (more…)