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33LAAW Jobs Bulletin (Part II) - July 15, 2009

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      LAAW Jobs Bulleting (Part II)
      July 15, 2009

      Supreme Court Fellows Program

      Since 1973, the Supreme Court Fellows Program has enabled exceptionally talented people to contribute to the work of the Supreme Court of the United States, the Federal Judicial Center, the Administrative Office of the United States Courts, and more recently the United States Sentencing Commission. Founded by Chief Justice Warren Burger, the program provides fellows an opportunity to study firsthand both the administrative machinery of the federal judiciary and the dynamics of interbranch relations.

      The Supreme Court Fellows Program seeks outstanding individuals from diverse professions and academic backgrounds, including law, the social and behavioral sciences, public and business administration, systems research and analysis, communications, and the humanities.

      Work assignments and projects reflect the needs of the judiciary and the interests and capabilities of the fellows. Fellows gain insight into the contemporary policy issues facing the judiciary as well as an appreciation of the nature of judicial administration. Individuals best able to maximize the resources of the Supreme Court Fellows Program are those with initiative, poise, and adaptability.

      The Supreme Court Fellows Program is administered by the Office of the Counselor to the Chief Justice in cooperation with the Federal Judicial Center, the Administrative Office of the United States Courts, the United States Sentencing Commission and the Supreme Court Historical Society.

      For more information, visit http://www.fellows.supremecourtus.gov/index.php


      The Center for Democracy and Technology is a non-profit public interest group, based in Washington DC and San Francisco, CA, dedicated to keeping the Internet open, innovative and free.


      Specialist, State Policy - Located in Washington, DC, this position is responsible for analyzing key state policy issues, trends and data, providing technical assistance to chapters and supporting advocacy campaigns nationwide.


      Legislative and Policy Advisor
      Enterprise is a national non-profit housing organization seeking a Legislative and Policy Advisor to develop and implement effective strategies to influence and support public policy decisions, primarily at the federal level.


      Manager, Legislative Affairs
      The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (http://www.nacwa.org) is seeking a Manager, Legislative Affairs. Successful candidate will be responsible for managing NACWA's legislative agenda.


      Manager Government Relations - This position will provide general legislative support to the industry; research legislative and regulatory issues of relevance; write communications to Capitol Hill and newsletter articles.


      Congressional Liaison
      Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a leading think tank specializing in international affairs, is seeking a congressional liaison. Responsibilities will include monitoring the congressional calendar, tracking m...


      PAID Summer Internship - Political writer seeking research intern for upcoming book. Applicant should have strong research and writing skills and the ability to work quickly and efficiently. Ability to meet tight deadlines on short notice a must. Intern will receive reimbursement for all travel expenses plus a small monthly stipend. Bachelors degree in political science or comparable preferred. Past research experience a plus. Please submit cover letter and resume to DCwritingjob@.... When submitting, do not attach cover letter. Paste directly into the body of the email. No writing samples please.


      The Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law welcomes applications for the position of Public Policy Counsel.

      The Lawyers' Committee is a nonpartisan, nonprofit civil rights organization, formed in 1963 at the request of President John F. Kennedy to provide legal services to address racial discrimination. The Lawyers' Committee's projects include voting rights, educational opportunities, employment discrimination, fair housing, community development, and environmental justice and we also engage in policy on affirmative action, judicial diversity,
      criminal justice, and other issues of racial justice.

      The Public Policy Counsel is a talented professional who can lead and coordinate two aspects of the work of the Lawyers' Committee: (1) advocacy before federal, state, and local legislative bodies and executive agencies and (2) reports and research. The Public Policy Counsel will
      work closely with much of the Lawyers' Committee staff, including the legal staff and communications staff.

      Serve as the principal representative of the Lawyers' Committee on Capitol Hill and in state and local legislative bodies; Coordinate the Lawyers' Committee's communications with White House officials and federal, state, and local agency officials; Prepare testimony for Congressional Committee, state, and local hearings and panels; Work with Lawyers' Committee program staff to develop policy positions on key priorities; Represent the Lawyers' Committee in coalitions organized to advocate for our priorities and serving as a liaison to our sister organizations; Communicate with the Lawyers' Committee's Board and supporters and the general public on public policy issues.

      Work with staff to develop a research agenda on issues of concern to the Lawyers' Committee; Prepare reports on our public policy priorities that educate policymakers, advocates, and the public; Produce white papers on civil rights issues;Pursue funding for researching and publishing policy studies.

      The ideal candidate will have excellent written communication skills including the ability to write reports, policy positions, white papers and correspondence; excellent verbal communication and interpersonal skills, including tact and professionalism in dealing with staff and the public; and understanding of federal government operations and the legislative process. Applicants should be licensed attorneys and possess knowledge of civil rights laws. Prior demonstrated experience in one or more of the following areas is required: public policy advocacy, administrative advocacy, preparation of major policy documents, and White House and Congressional relations. Managerial experience and fundraising experience is preferred. A strong commitment to racial justice and the rule of law is critical.

      To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to kcoates@... or Kathy Coates, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, 1401 New York Avenie, N.W., Suite 400, Washington, D.C. 20005.

      The Lawyers' Committee is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We encourage applications from people of color, women, and persons with disabilities. The position will remain open until filled, and applications will be reviewed as received. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and benefits are provided by the employer.


      Director, Government Affairs
      Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated is a global biotechnology company committed to the discovery and development of breakthrough small molecule drugs for serious diseases. The Director, Government Affairs will be responsible for working within the Government Affairs and Public Policy Department to assist the SVP, Public Policy and Government Affairs in fully achieving the Department's annual functional area goals.


      Accenture, Government Relations Manager
      This person will manage a portfolio of issues and serve as an advocate of the company before Federal policymakers, support Accenture's participation in Federal trade associations, and oversee management of Accenture PAC. The Manager will provide ongoing analysis of legislative and regulatory issues for Accenture's operating businesses."


      National Industries for the Blind, Director, Public Policy
      Currently, NIB is searching for a Director, Public Policy. This position will be the owner of NIB's strategy for monitoring and influencing public policy, legislation and regulations affecting federal procurement and disability employment. The person will provide leadership in cultivating understanding and support for NIB and the AbilityOne Program from Congress."


      National Puerto Rican Coalition, Manager of Public Policy
      NPRC is seeking a Manager of Public Policy who will be responsible for the organization's overall public policy research, analysis and advocacy efforts. NPRC's public policy initiatives focus on educating elected and appointed officials, and the mainstream community on issues affecting the social fabric and safety net of the most vulnerable populations in our communities."


      Spectrum Science Communcations, Legislative & Public Affairs Assocaite
      As a member of Spectrum's Public Affairs & Policy Practice, this individual will play a key role in tracking Spectrum's legislative and regulatory activities as they relate to our clients interests. Other duties include developing products that can be marketed to Spectrum clients, such as public affairs updates on healthcare policy in the context of relevant political campaigns."


      Job Announcement: Executive Director
      The Interfaith Drug Policy Initiative (IDPI), based in Washington, D.C., is seeking a new executive director to lead our efforts toward non-punitive, non-coercive drug policies nationwide. IDPI mobilizes religious denominations and organizations, clergy, and other people of faith to promote the drug policy reform proposals currently under serious consideration in Congress and several states (e.g., medical marijuana, sentencing reform, and needle exchange), while gradually building public support for replacing drug prohibition with reasonable regulations. We have mobilized hundreds of clergy behind successful legislative campaigns.

      Candidates must have a proven track record of strong, results-oriented management, as well as outstanding fundraising abilities and excellent oral and written communication skills. Although it is not necessary to be an ordained clergy person, the executive director must have credibility within the faith community and be able to persuade and organize religious leaders from a wide variety of denominations. He/she must be a strategic thinker with high motivation, persistence, resourcefulness, and focus. Non-profit management experience is a plus, whether or not faith-based.

      The executive director will maintain IDPI at its present level of operation (three employees) and soon expand the organization into a larger, more formidable opponent of the "war on drugs." The executive director reports to the organization's board of directors, develops the annual budget, and establishes measurable goals in collaboration with other drug policy reform organizations. To these ends, he/she will:

      * oversee IDPI's fundraising efforts (including a membership renewal program) and directly solicit contributions from large donors;
      * ensure that IDPI's strategy is sound and the tactics are effective and cost-efficient;
      * recruit, hire, and manage the staff, with an emphasis on setting and meeting clear and ambitious goals;
      * ensure that IDPI remains in compliance with relevant non-profit laws and financial regulations;
      * participate in some of IDPI's programmatic work, such as directly educating and soliciting the
      involvement of religious leaders, generating favorable media coverage, and speaking at public forums.

      The starting salary is between $70,000 and $85,000, with the possibility of rapidly increasing well beyond $100,000 depending on the success of his/her fundraising efforts.

      Please visit www.idpi.us for application process and follow application instructions.