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    May 26, 2009
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      LAAW Bulletin - Job Announcements
      May 26, 2009


      PUBLIC AFFAIRS/GOVERNMENT RELATIONS

      Bring your book of business to a respected and successful platform where your entrepreneurial spirit will thrive with the security and strength of a long-standing business structure. Particular but not exclusive interest in Democratic affiliations, financial services, and health care policy preferred. Bipartisan environment. We are an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V. Serious and confidential inquiries reply to kstfirm@...

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      DIRECTOR OF GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS

      The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), one of the nation's most influential environmental organizations, is seeking an experienced government specialist to serve as Director of Government Affairs Director in its Washington, DC office. This senior level position, which reports to the Director of Programs, manages, coordinates and provides strategic guidance for NRDC's policy interactions with Congress and the executive branch of the
      Federal government.

      NRDC is a non-profit environmental advocacy organization with 1.2 million members and online activists. With offices in New York, Washington, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago and Beijing, our staff of nearly 375 lawyers, scientists, policy analysts and others works to protect the environment and public health through advocacy and education.

      The Director of Government Affairs will collegially direct and coordinate NRDC's congressional and executive branch advocacy across the organization, and will work collaboratively with other environmental organizations. As part of this job, the Director of Government Affairs is expected to maintain high-level relations with congressional and agency offices, manage the program's budget and oversee the advocacy efforts of various NRDC supporter affiliate groups. The Government Affairs Director also supervises a dedicated supporting team of professionals, including the Legislative Director and an Affiliate Advocacy Coordinator, and works closely with NRDC's Director of Advocacy Campaigns.

      The Director of Government Affairs collaborates with NRDC's communications and membership departments on message development for media strategies and public education efforts, and participates in fundraising efforts, including contacts with donors, in conjunction with NRDC's development department. In addition, the Director of Government Affairs works with NRDC's Compliance Director to ensure that all legislative staff complies fully with lobbying and electioneering restrictions and reporting requirements.

      The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in Congress, the Federal government, or in other government affairs positions that involve working closely with Congress and the Federal Government. They should also possess exceptional written and oral communication skills, natural leadership abilities, strong analytical and management skills, the ability to organize and lead major campaigns and first-hand knowledge of environmental policy and politics. Candidates also must possess excellent interpersonal and organizational skills and be able to work effectively in a team environment.

      The position is available immediately. NRDC is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity. We offer competitive salaries, excellent benefits and a pleasant work environment. Applicants should email a letter of interest, including salary requirements, along with resume, references and writing sample to www.nrdc.org/jobs with "Director of Government Affairs Search" in the subject line. Materials also may be mailed or delivered to NRDC, Attn: Director of Government Affairs Search, 1200 New York Avenue,
      Suite 400, Washington, DC 20005. No phone calls or faxes. EOE.

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      GOVERNMENT RELATIONS PROFESSIONAL

      Defense and National Security Issues Top 20 lobbying firm seeks a seasoned defense and national security expert to assist in the representation of industry clients and the development of new business. Recent experience on Capitol Hill and/or the Administration is preferred. Target starting date is July 1. Please send resume to: grlobbyist@...

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      POLICY ANALYST

      *Job Contact Email*

      Highly-regarded independent research firm seeking intelligent,
      self-motivated individual to join dynamic investment research team focused on macroeconomic and sector-specific analysis. Our team provides analysis of how regulatory and policy decisions can change the earnings power of public and private companies.

      Position Description

      Policy Analyst, Investment Research Team Total Compensation: $35,000 -$50,000 + bonus potential

      Ideal candidate would have 1-3 years of policy experience working for a senior Democratic member of the Senate or committee. A degree from top academic institution - economics, political science, mathematics, and finance is preferable. Candidates must possess excellent written and oral communication skills, superior attention to detail, and willingness to work in a team-oriented, fast-paced, environment. Exposure to policy issues impacting healthcare, technology/media/telecom, and transportation a plus.

      The firm plans to complete the interview process and retain a policy analyst by mid-June 2009. With a sound appreciation of the company's mission and core competencies, and with the understanding that the company is not a lobbying organization and does not advocate for specific outcomes, the policy analyst will contribute to all facets of the policy research process, including: (1) gathering data from publicly available sources, Capitol Hill hearings and briefings; (2) identifying trends, strategies, and opportunities; (3) assisting in the compilation of findings and formulation of investment theses; (4) participating in daily internal briefings with the company's fundamental research staff.

      To Apply

      Energetic and motivated professionals, please submit a resume and cover letter to dcpolicyanalyst@....

      * The company is an equal opportunity, at-will employer (M/F/D/V) offering competitive compensation packages commensurate with professional experience. Its offices are located in the Metro Center

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      NATIONAL DIRECTOR

      America's Edge is seeking a public policy professional to lead a national nonprofit that engages top business leaders to help change state and federal policy to win investments in kids to improve workforce productivity. For full position profile, see: http://www.transitionguides.com/jobs/edge.htm. To apply, send cover letter and resume to: edge@...

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      CONGRESSIONAL LIAISON COORDINATOR*

      U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission - Congressional advisory body has immediate opening for a Congressional Liaison Coordinator. The position is the principal point of contract for communication between the Commission and Members of Congress and their staff. The position is responsible for: maintaining an awareness of the interests of Members of Congress and their staff in matters within the statutory mandate of the Commission; identifying and tracking action on legislation addressing or affecting matters within the statutory mandate of the Commission; receiving and relaying to the appropriate Commission members and staff inquiries for information; and arranging for meetings and briefings on issues associated with the work of the Commission. Organization, writing, oral communication and interpersonal skills are expected. The position is a full-time position; One-year Term Appointment
      renewable at Commission's option, with presumed renewal if performance is satisfactory.

      The base salary level range is $70,000 to $92,000 (plus benefits)
      commensurate with experience. Incumbent must be a U.S. citizen, and complete an application for and be able to pass a National Agency check/ Intelligence Dossier (NAC-1) background check at Secret level.

      Please submit a resume, cover letter, a writing sample and two references to: dfehrer@...

      Applicants must meet the mandatory requirements stated in the vacancy
      announcement posted to the Commission's website at: http://www.uscc.gov

      For more information on the work of the Commission, to view the complete application and position description for the position, please visit our website at: http://www.uscc.gov

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      DIRECTOR, CONGRESSIONAL RELATIONS*

      The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), a national trade
      association representing commercial construction firms, seeks experienced and effective lobbyist to promote infrastructure advancement issues within the construction industry.

      Principal Responsibilities: This position will provide a prominent presence in key hill offices, analyze key issues, communicate to the hill, the media and membership. The position serves as the primary lobbyist for expanding the market for highway contractors, building contractors, underground contractors and federal contractors monitoring markets, procurement issues, and other matters.

      Job Requirements: The successful candidate will possess knowledge of and experience working with Capitol Hill on major construction program funding and authorizations; a bachelor's degree; excellent oral and written communication skills; and the motivation and ability to respond to multiple issues simultaneously.

      AGC provides a supportive business environment, competitive salary, and an excellent benefits package. Equal Opportunity Employer. Please submit resume, references, and salary history to:

      Carolyn Coker

      Executive Director, HR/Mbshp/Admin

      e-mail: hr@...

      Fax: 703-837-5404

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      GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS ADVISOR

      Steptoe and Johnson LLP seeks self-starting professional who understands legislative and political processes and is looking for a substantive position and team atmosphere. Must have superb ability to work with clients, congressional staff, and colleagues.

      Three to five years of Hill experience or government experience preferred. Excellent writing and research skills required. Responsibilities will include contacts with Capitol Hill; research and writing of advocacy papers, issues briefs, and letters; monitoring and reporting on legislative developments; strategic thinking; and working with agencies.

      Candidates should apply directly by fax or e-mail. Send resume to Jacqueline Dadiani at:

      Legal_recruiting@...

      Fax: 202-828-3661

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      SENIOR DIRECTOR OF POLICY

      The National Immigration Forum works to uphold America's tradition as a nation of immigrants. Working with allies and partners in Congress and across the nation, the Forum advocates for the value of immigrants and immigration to the nation, and builds public support for fair and supportive public policies that welcome immigrants and refugees to our country.

      Visit http://www.immigrationforum.org for detailed information about the Forum.

      Reports to: Executive Director

      Summary: The Senior Director of Policy leads the Forum's administrative and legislative advocacy work, providing leadership, planning, management, and oversight of the organization's policy efforts. Works closely with Communications and Campaign staff to coordinate strategy, tactics, messaging and communication.

      Areas of Responsibility:

      Policy/Advocacy

      With the Executive Director, work with the Board of Directors to develop" overarching policy priorities of the organization.

      " Work with the Forum Policy Council (consisting of Forum Board members and partners) to develop administrative and legislative advocacy strategies based on Board priorities.

      Direct and move forward the public policy work of the Forum. Facilitate" the formation and oversee the execution of strategies in order to implement policy priorities. Inform senior staff of developments that could require attention.

      Build upon the Forum's reputation with government offices by developing" and expanding our relationships with Congress, State and Local governments, and administration offices. Represent the Forum in meetings with government officials.

      Develop and expand relationships with national and local organizations," coalitions, and targeted communities that support immigration (business, union, religious organizations, etc.) and coordinate common advocacy efforts.

      Provide information, technical assistance, and training to congressional" staff and local and national advocates on topics related to immigration law and policy.

      Oversee the development and widespread distribution of Forum materials" for use in advocacy efforts.

      Public Speaking/Communications

      Speak publicly to a range of audiences. Represent the Forum in a variety" of venues: as a spokesperson in print and other media outlets, as a speaker on national panels, meetings and conferences.

      Convening/Coordinating

      Lead staff and coalition-building efforts in developing advocacy, public" opinion, and education campaigns.

      Provide leadership; facilitate teamwork and coordination among Forum"
      staff.

      Conduct/lead conference calls and meetings for advocates to inform,"
      update and promote unified understanding and actions.

      Education: Law degree strongly preferred.

      Experience: At least seven to ten years experience in a non profit
      organization, on Capitol Hill, in a law firm, or in the executive branch with at least five years of which will have been related to immigration issues. Experience supervising professional level staff, direct legislative and administrative lobbying/advocacy experience required.

      The National Immigration Forum offers a very competitive salary and benefits package. The Forum is an equal opportunity employer and women, people of color and ethnic minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

      The position will remain open until filled.

      Please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to:
      resume@..., subject Senior Director of Policy

      No phone calls please.

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      LEGISLATIVE ANALYST

      American Public Transportation Association

      Washington-based trade association has immediate opportunity for an
      individual to join its vibrant Government Affairs team. Candidate will support the association's lobbying and advocacy activities, and help communicate the public transportation industry's position on federal legislative issues to Members of Congress, the executive branch, and other outside interests. Duties include tracking and analyzing legislative and regulatory proposals, conducting legislative research on transportation-related issues, and reporting new developments to association members. Responsibilities include writing legislative updates to association members, and preparing written materials for Congress and the administration to support the industry's advocacy efforts. Candidate will attend Congressional hearings, press briefings, legislative briefings and committee
      mark-ups, and fully participate in advancing the association's legislative agenda. Candidate should possess a bachelor's degree and be familiar with federal transit policies/programs, budget, appropriations, and federal legislative process. One to two years of Capitol Hill or equivalent experience in public policy, government relations, and legislative report writing preferred. Strong written and oral communications skills are essential. Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits.

      Please send resumes w/salary history to: HR, APTA, 1666 K Street, NW., Washington DC 20006

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      DIRECTOR OF FEDERAL RELATIONS

      The National Association of State Treasurers seeks an experienced advocacy professional to manage all aspects of our federal relations program with extensive knowledge of Congress, the Administration, and other Agencies that impact public finance, banking, and securities issues from the perspective of the states. The Director of Federal Relations is the primary contact for members, Congress, federal agencies, and other organizations concerning NAST policy and activities associated with its advocacy efforts. The Director
      works with the NAST Legislative Committee and provides oversight and
      coordination on advocacy activities for our three networks to develop a comprehensive strategy and approach to address the legislative and
      regulatory issues and concerns of the State Treasurers. The Director also manages the NAST legislative consultant. The Director shall have a comprehensive knowledge of Congress, the Administration, and key agencies. Knowledge of at least one of the following areas is required: public finance, banking, securities, and/or state government issues. Strong interpersonal and communications skills are necessary as is the ability to effectively handle numerous issues, tasks, and assignments. 5 + years of successful advocacy experience within an association setting. An advanced degree in public policy, political science, or related field preferred.

      To apply send cover letter, salary history, and resume to: careers@...

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      EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, PUBLIC AFFAIRS

      Do you have what it takes to work with Fortune 100 companies and the
      nation's top trade associations? Do you love shaping policy, managing issues and advocating for your client's position in the media, online, on Capitol Hill and in executive agency settings? Can you make your client's voice heard apart from the others?

      If you have 15 years communications and political experience, a mix of senior level PA/PR agency or other professional service experience AND experience on the Hill and/or with the White House, then we'd like to talk to you.

      Ogilvy Public Relations is searching for an Executive Vice President to join our Public Affairs Practice in Washington, DC. Reporting to the Managing Director, this person's primary focus is leading accounts, creating strategies and implementing programs for our Public Affairs Practice and to partner with Ogilvy Government Relations (OGR) to identify, secure and service integrated accounts.

      For a detailed description and more information about our company, please visit our web site at http://www.ogilvypr.com/careers

      Qualified candidates can submit an application through the careers section of our website at http://www.ogilvypr.com/careers . Only those selected to interview will be contacted.

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      SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO SPEAKER NEWT GINGRICH

      The Office of Speaker Newt Gingrich is currently seeking a full-time Special Assistant in the Washington, DC office that is organized, detail-oriented, has excellent written and verbal communication skills, able to learn quickly, and has a strong, positive work ethic. This person must be comfortable with flexible working hours, as well as working with minimal supervision.

      The Special Assistant will provide support to the Speaker and Mrs. Gingrich through a wide variety of tasks ranging from administrative duties to complex projects. Duties will include managing the daily operations of the Speaker when he is in the Washington DC office. The Special Assistant will also assist the Speaker and Mrs. Gingrich in planning and maintaining ongoing projects, coordinating events, assisting with travel, and other assignments as needed. Responsibilities will include providing staff support to the Speaker and Mrs. Gingrich when they are in Washington, as well as providing personal assistance when they are out of town. Finally, the Special Assistant will serve as a liaison with other staff.

      There will be travel associated with his position.

      Candidate must have a bachelor‚s degree and a minimum of five years previous work experience. Hill experience is preferred.

      sharrison@... or 404-201-7905

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      LOBBYIST/ACCOUNT MANAGER

      Public affairs, lobbying and consulting firm ADS Ventures, Inc. (ADS), located in Boston, MA http://www.adsventures.net seeks an Account Manager to join our team. We are a 10-person firm, with a growing list of clients located in New England and throughout the United States.

      ADS provides federal and state lobbying services in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to our clients. We also offer customized communications strategies, focusing on the audiences that impact a client's success in government relations and government business development. ADS is well-known among the manufacturing, health care, defense and outdoor industries for initiating and facilitating business development and product placement and navigating the federal competitive bidding process. We pride ourselves on an impressive client list, diverse experience among the staff and a high level
      of interaction with our clients.

      This position is federally focused, but will involve some exposure to
      state-level lobbying. This Account Manager will lead and support a number of for- and non-profit client teams in collaboration with other account managers and ADS partners, offering a range of integrated services, including federal and state lobbying, strategic communications and business development consulting within a variety of industries including but not limited to: defense, the outdoor industry, community development, health care and technology. This Account Manager will also help generate and pursue new business opportunities.

      The ideal candidate for this position will have significant experience working on or with Capitol Hill and/or federal agencies and an interest in using and expanding their skills within a broad framework of client services. They will be able to develop and employ strategies for advancing clients' interests and monitor a wide range of issues. Candidates are expected to have outstanding writing skills, and a broad network of contacts. Self-direction, teamwork, flexibility, ability to focus on the client, attention to detail and a sense of humor are essential for success in this high energy, small business environment. Willingness to travel nationally is required. This position is located in our downtown Boston office and candidates must be willing to relocate.

      A growing small business, we offer our staff full health care benefits, profit-sharing through a 401(K) and the opportunity to engage in federal issues while living in Massachusetts. Interested applicants are asked to send a cover letter, resume and writing sample to leah@.... No phone inquiries please.

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      DIRECTOR OF GOVERNMENT RELATIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS

      The Center for Reproductive Rights (the Center), a global human rights organization, seeks a Director of Government Relations and Communications to be based in Washington, DC. This is an exciting opportunity at a politically opportune time for a highly-skilled public policy advocate to provide leadership on one of the most defining causes of our time: the advancement of reproductive health and rights as a fundamental human right. Overseeing the Center's government relations, communications, and marketing work, the
      Director of Government Relations and Communications will join the management team of an innovative and cutting-edge global legal advocacy organization committed to reframing reproductive rights as human rights in order to secure the reproductive health and freedom of all women throughout the world. This is a rare moment in time when both the new U.S. Administration and the public are aligned in their commitment to the advancement and enforcement of human rights not only abroad but at home. The Center is eager to find a leader who will seize this rare opportunity to advance the reproductive health and rights of women everywhere.

      The Center is seeking a strategic, visionary leader to assist not just the Center but the US reproductive rights movement in promoting reproductive health and rights as a fundamental right of all women. Reporting to the President, the Director of Government Relations and Communications will join a management team engaged in cutting-edge legal work, policy analysis, advocacy, and public education to advance reproductive rights. Overseeing government relations, communications, and marketing, the Director will lead the Center's efforts to implement a new range of strategies to expand and promote the reproductive health and freedom of all women.

      The Director of Government Relations and Communications will be a leader of exceptional commitment, vision, courage, judgment, and willingness to challenge the status quo. An opportunity for a highly skilled strategist, this position requires experience and considerable skills in: public policy advocacy, government relations, media relations and communications, issue campaigns, and organizational management and leadership.

      The Center for Reproductive Rights has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist in the recruitment of the Director of Government Relations and Communications. Inquiries, applications, and nominations should be emailed in confidence to: 3809@...

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      VICE PRESIDENT FOR FEDERAL LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS

      The VP for Federal Legislative Affairs will be the lead contact for
      Administration and Congress. Will also lead development and implementation of legislative business plan; work on oversight and development of public policy strategy and management; plan and lead lobbying with Congress and Administration on all renewable electricity standards legislation, tax policy, carbon regulation, and transmission; hire/manage legislative staff; identify legislative analysis and communications needs in cooperation with
      Communications group; oversee manager of industry grassroots engagement and the organization's PAC; represent AWEA at political fundraising events; work with Communications to develop fact sheets, action alerts, newsletter articles; maintain, build and direct WindPAC political action committee; help communicate legislative issues and developments to AWEA membership; lead, plan, direct, appraise work of AWEA's Legislative team; perform manager's HR responsibilities for team.

      Qualified candidates must have: BA/BS with major in political science or energy issues. Masters degree preferred in law or political science; ten years federal legislation experience preferred, including three years in a senior legislative post; exceptional written and oral communications skills, emphasis on advocacy communications and explaining technical concepts to diverse audiences; ability to plan and execute work, manage staff, and
      balance shifting priorities; excellent public presentation skills; be able to negotiate and guide stakeholders to consensus; extensive familiarity with energy, tax and environmental policy issues is helpful.

      Occasional overnight travel required.

      To apply: Send resume with salary requirements to
      legislativejobs@... mail to AWEA, 1501 M Street NW, Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20005, attention HR.

      AWEA is Metro accessible and provides a generous benefit package. To learn more visit http://www.awea.org

      AWEA is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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      Job description is at http://ticas.org/jobs.vp.html

      Program Associate

      The Policy Associate develops and implements policy and advocacy projects aimed at increasing college affordability and access, primarily through reforms at the federal level. Goals include, but are not limited to, ensuring the accessibility, implementation, and effectiveness of the new Income-Based Repayment program for federal student loans; increasing the availability of need-based grant aid; and simplifying the financial aid application process.

      *Major responsibilities:*

      -Track and analyze regulatory and legislative developments;
      -Identify and develop strategies for pursuing policy goals;
      -Build and coordinate coalitions of support for key policy proposals;
      -Communicate policy priorities to key decision makers;
      -Write and conduct research for reports, memos, fact sheets, etc.;
      -Collect and analyze data to inform and support policy work;
      -Make public presentations (some travel required);
      -Organize meetings and other events;
      -Develop, fact-check, and update consumer and media materials to ensure both accuracy and accessibility;
      -Respond to occasional inquiries from individual borrowers and outside
      organizations; and
      -Participate in teams working on priority projects.

      *Qualifications:*

      -Strong interest in expanding educational opportunity;
      -Direct experience with policy analysis and advocacy;
      -Excellent interpersonal communication and writing skills, including
      experience with Microsoft Office programs;
      -Keen analytical skills and attention to detail;
      -Ability to synthesize policy and research information for different
      audiences;
      -Strong quantitative and data presentation skills;
      -Ready to work in a creative, dynamic environment with multiple tasks and deadlines;
      -A team player with the ability to work independently;
      -Bachelor's degree required; Master's degree in a related field preferred.

      Full benefits provided; compensation commensurate with experience and
      qualifications; excellent opportunities for professional development and advancement. The Institute is an equal opportunity employer.

      Please send cover letter and resume to Andrea Teodorini at admin@.... No calls. Position will be open until filled.

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      Director, Federal Government Affairs - American Diabetes Association

      Our employees like working at the American Diabetes Association because of our opportunities, inclusive environment, benefits and culture. They remain employees because they are passionate about our cause. Experience the gratification of knowing your work impacts, the well-being of millions of people both directly and indirectly affected by Diabetes.

      The American Diabetes Association (ADA) has an opening for the position of Director, Federal Government Affairs.

      ADA is the nation's leading nonprofit health organization providing diabetes research, information and advocacy. Founded in 1940, the Association conducts programs in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, reaching more than 800 communities.

      Through its Government Affairs and Advocacy division, ADA works to secure governmental funding for diabetes research and programs, prevent diabetes and improve access to quality health care, and eliminate discrimination against people because of their diabetes. The Director, Federal Government Affairs, directs ADA's federal legislative and executive branch efforts to achieve these goals.

      The Director, Federal Government Affairs will: *Utilize expertise in the federal legislative and regulatory processes to develop and manage multifaceted strategies for furthering ADA's advocacy goals. *Act as lead lobbyist for ADA on Capitol Hill and with the Administration *Manage the federal affairs lobbying team and consultants. *Work with ADA volunteers including the Advocacy Committee and its Legislative Subcommittee to establish and implement federal legislative priorities. *Identify emerging federal policy issues related to diabetes in order to develop appropriate political responses and insert diabetes issues into national policy forums. *Develop key relationships with Members of Congress, Administration officials, and their staff. *Collaborate with other national organizations and develop coalition strategies. *Work internally to ensure grassroots advocacy, communications, and policy development efforts are coordinated with federal lobbying needs. *Speak on diabetes policy issues, respond to press inquiries on diabetes policy issues, and oversee the development of advocacy-related educational materials, letters, memos, papers, and testimony by staff and consultants. *Prepare and execute budgets.

      This position is located in our National Office, located in Alexandria, Virginia.

      Should you be unable to apply online, please address your resume to:
      American Diabetes Association Director, Federal Government Affairs Search 1701 N. Beauregard Street, Suite 100/DL Alexandria, VA 22311

      JOB REQUIREMENTS: *Minimum of 10 years of progressive directly related experience in federal government affairs and/or advocacy. *Bachelor's degree. *Substantial Capitol Hill experience, extensive knowledge of federal political processes, and knowledge of health care issues and appropriations. *Knowledge of regulatory requirements regarding lobbying, fundraising, and political contributions. *Superior verbal and written communication, negotiation, time management, and problem-solving skills *Well-developed skills in the areas of negotiation, leadership, collaboration, strategic planning, and problem solving. *Ability to accomplish fiscal goals/objectives. *Commitment to volunteer activism as an essential element for carrying out advocacy goals. *Commitment to improving the lives of people with diabetes.

      When you join us, you can expect competitive salaries, comprehensive benefit programs, and a true focus on work-life balance. You can find all of this in an environment that promotes inclusion. Are you ready to take your career on a mission?

      An Equal Opportunity Employer

      Cure * Care * Commitment *

      Apply Online: http://ada.hodesiq.com/apply_online_1.asp?jobid=1576839&emid=3580

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      Manager, Federal Government Affairs - American Diabetes Association

      Our employees like working at the American Diabetes Association because of our opportunities, inclusive environment, benefits and culture. They remain employees because they are passionate about our cause. Experience the gratification of knowing your work impacts, the well-being of millions of people both directly and indirectly affected by Diabetes.

      The American Diabetes Association (ADA) has an opening for the position of Manager, Federal Government Affairs.

      ADA is the nation's leading nonprofit health organization providing diabetes research, information and advocacy. Founded in 1940, the Association conducts programs in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, reaching more than 800 communities. Through its Government Affairs and Advocacy division, ADA works to secure governmental funding for diabetes research and programs, prevent diabetes and improve access to quality health care, and eliminate discrimination against people because of their diabetes. The Manager supports these goals by helping to implement the federal legislative and regulatory agenda.

      Duties and Responsibilities: * Serve as ADA liaison for appropriations and science issues on Capitol Hill, with the Administration, and with appropriate federal agencies. * Consult with the Director, Federal Government Affairs to ensure cohesion and continuity of the advocacy agenda. * Work with ADA volunteers and coalition partners to achieve federal policy goals. * Identify emerging policy issues related to diabetes in coordination with Director, Federal Government Affairs and policy department in order to develop appropriate position statements, responses, and overall lobbying strategies. * Draft testimony, letters, and fact sheets, and develop opportunities for ADA to address Congress, e.g., through testimony and briefings. * Coordinate lobbying efforts and events with the policy and grassroots teams and communications department. * Establish and maintain relationships with key Members of Congress and staff.

      JOB REQUIREMENTS: * Minimum of 3 years of Capitol Hill or federal agency experience. * Bachelor's degree. * Strong familiarity with the legislative process, including experience with federal appropriations and/or scientific research issues. * Knowledge of health care issues. * Experience with voluntary health associations or other non-profit organizations a plus. * Strong verbal and written communication, negotiation, time management, and problem-solving skills. * Outgoing, personable and professional demeanor. * Ability to provide creative and strategic solutions. * Commitment to improving the lives of people with diabetes.

      This position is located in our National Office, located in Alexandria, Virginia.

      Although online applications are required, should you be unable to apply online at this time, please address your resume to:

      Manager, Federal Government Affairs Search 1701 N Beauregard Street, Suite 100/CW/HR Alexandria, VA 22311

      When you join us, you can expect competitive salaries, comprehensive benefit programs, and a true focus on work-life balance. You can find all of this in an environment that promotes inclusion. Are you ready to take your career on a mission?

      An Equal Opportunity Employer Cure * Care * Commitment *
      Apply Online: http://ada.hodesiq.com/apply_online_1.asp?jobid=1576814&emid=3580

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      SENIOR LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT - Senior Democratic member of the House Science and Technology Committee seeks an energetic and proactive senior legislative assistant to manage committee responsibilities and a broad portfolio of other legislative issues. Substantive knowledge and previous experience with S&T committee issues, including energy and environment issues, is a plus. Candidates should have prior Hill experience, have impeccable writing and analytical skills, be able to perform under pressure in a fast-paced environment, and possess a strong knowledge of the legislative process. The candidate will be responsible for developing legislative initiatives, tracking legislation, drafting correspondence and floor/committee statements, drafting press releases, and representing the member in meetings. The successful candidate will be a results-oriented problem solver, a motivated self-starter, and possess a demonstrated ability to work independently as a policy entrepreneur. This is NOT an entry-level position. To apply, please e-mail a cover letter, resume and three writing samples with the words "Senior Legislative Assistant" in the subject line to il_staff_jobs@....

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      SENIOR LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL - Senior Democratic member of the House Committee on Homeland Security seeks an energetic and proactive senior legislative counsel to manage committee responsibilities and a broad portfolio of other legislative issues. Substantive knowledge and previous experience with homeland security issues as well as other issues including energy and environment, budget and tax, and housing is a plus. Candidates should have prior Hill experience, have impeccable writing and analytical skills, be able to perform under pressure in a fast-paced environment, and possess a strong knowledge of the legislative process. The candidate will be responsible for developing legislative initiatives, tracking legislation, drafting correspondence and floor/committee statements, drafting press releases, and representing the member in meetings. The successful candidate will be a results-oriented problem solver, a motivated self-starter, and possess a demonstrated ability to work independently as a policy entrepreneur. This is NOT an entry-level position and we are not looking for recent law or business school graduates. A law or business degree is required. To apply, please e-mail a cover letter, resume and three writing samples with the words "Senior Legislative Counsel" in the subject line to: TX18resume@....

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      LEGISLATIVE AIDE - Rep. Jim McDermott, D-Wash., a Pacific Northwest Progressive Democrat with a national focus on health care reform in America, seeks an experienced legislative aide who will manage a portfolio that includes health care as its primary focus. Qualifications include: a working knowledge of the Hill, the legislative process and an in-depth knowledge of health care issues. Excellent writing and communications skills are required. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated track record of turning policy into progress and will join a fast-paced, team-oriented office with an emphasis on making a difference in the national debate. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Position open until filled. No telephone calls or drop ins. Please send your credentials to: nwresumes@....

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      Associate Washington Representative

      Sierra Club, a leading national grassroots environmental organization, seeks an Associate Washington Representative for our Responsible Trade Program. The Associate Washington Representative collaborates with the Associate Director of National Campaigns, the Responsible Trade Senior Representative and volunteer leaders to design and implement campaign strategies for the advancement of clean, green and fair trade policy. Responsibilities include representing the Sierra Club to government officials, the media, and other organizations as well as coordinating and training volunteer leaders, generating outreach materials for use in public policy and education campaigns, and creating demand for action on the part of federal, state and local officials.

      Requirements:

      -B.A./B.S. degree in Environmental Studies/Science, Political
      Science, or a closely related field

      -1-2 years experience in the environmental field that includes
      research, campaign organizing, and media relations

      -Knowledge of international trade agreements and global justice
      issues

      -Prior experience and knowledge of the national legislative process

      -Familiarity with national environmental and labor coalition partners

      -Excellent verbal communication skills including interest and experience in public speaking

      -Excellent writing and editing skills including demonstrated aptitude for the production of popular education materials including
      newsletters, web-content, fact-sheets and reports

      -Demonstrated ability and effectiveness in cultivating and working
      with volunteers

      -Ability to travel as needed

      -Valid driver's license, satisfactory driving record, and proof of
      auto insurance required

      -Proficiency in Spanish or other foreign language desired.

      Please send resume, cover letter and writing sample indicating interest in the position to: resumes@.... To ensure proper routing of your application, please specify job code "Associate Washington Representative, Trade-IDDC" in the subject line.

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      Busy Member of the Appropriations Committee is looking for an energetic and proactive Legislative Director with at least five years of appropriations experience.

      The Legislative Director will manage the legislative staff and help usher the Congressman's appropriation's agenda through the committee. The LD will also develop and implement the long-term legislative plan for the Member including coming up with "out of the box" ideas for bills. The candidate will conduct in depth research on a broad portfolio of issues and drive policy initiatives in the office. The Legislative Director will work with the Member to develop strategies to pass legislation or achieve other goals, oversee the progressions of bills as they move from committee to the floor, meet with constituents on a range of issues, recommend co-sponsorships of legislation, write and review all legislative memos, maintain up-to-date status reports of legislation affecting the District, and assist with press events in the District and DC. The LD will also manage the mail operation and work closely with the Communications Specialist to coordinate timely responses to mail and perform other duties as assigned. The successful candidate will be a results-oriented problem solver, a motivated self-starter, and possess a demonstrated mastery of the legislative process.

      Salary commensurate with experience.

      Email resumes to AppropsLegDir@....

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      Senior member of the Education and Labor Committee seeks individual to handle education and labor issues. Candidates must have excellent writing skills, understanding of education and labor policy issues and good political judgment. This is not an entry level position. Significant education/labor policy experience is required. Texas ties and Spanish language skills also preferred. Please send resumes, references and writing samples to cjhumphrey61@... or fax to 202-225-5688. No phone calls or walk-ins please.