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40Job Announcements - October 29, 2009

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  • Eric Garduno
    Oct 29, 2009
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      Job Announcements - October 29, 2009


      The OPM Register for Administrative Law Judges will be opened in the next few days, and will probably only be open for about 48 hours maximum. It is the ONLY opportunity for individuals to be considered for ALJ positions. The register is rarely opened, and often only insiders know of this opportunity.

      In order to be considered to be an Administrative Law Judge, you must first get on the Register maintained by the Office of Personnel Management. http://www.opm.gov If you are on the register, an agency who wishes to hire requests the list from OPM and hires from the lists. The Register is currently closed, but OPM will be opening it very shortly to take new applications. [Go to OPM web site and look for announcement of October 28 under "What's New" on the left side.] Once the Register is actually opened, it will only accept the first X (number not known today) of applications and then the Register will be closed to applications. In the past when the number has been 1000, they have received that number within 48 hours. It is doubtful that the number will be more than 1000 and may be less. If you know people who would be interested or organizations who can spread the news, please forward this information. An interested applicant should take the following steps ASAP. Go to USAJobs http://www.usajobs.gov Check to see if the announcement of the Register opening has been posted and if it has follow directions. If it has not, then go to "My USAJOBS" and establish an account. (There is no cost.) Sign up for the automated job alert for ALJ's. Look up the ALJ minimum qualifications and prepare a Resume on MY USAJOBS so that you may act quickly. Gather together all the information you need. When you receive the automated job alert, act to submit a complete application immediately.

      There is very little diversity among the ALJ's and very few bilingual ALJ's. There will be at least 140 Social Security Administration ALJ's hired next Spring from the new Register.



      Position Description

      TITLE: International Policy Manager
      SCALE LEVEL: Program Manager
      SUPERVISOR: Director of Public Policy

      ORGANIZATIONAL DESCRIPTION: Advocates for Youth, based in Washington, DC, is dedicated to creating programs and advocating for policies that help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health. Since 1980, Advocates has provided information, training, and strategic assistance to youth-serving organizations, policy makers, youth activists, and the media in the United States and the developing world.

      GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Under the supervision of the Director of Public Policy, the International Policy Manager promotes international policies that will improve adolescent access to comprehensive reproductive and sexual health information and services. The Manager acts as the organization's voice on these issues on Capitol Hill and with the United Nations, foreign governments, and colleague organizations. The Manager develops policy briefs and education materials for policy makers, the media, and youth activists. The Manager also plans and conducts regular trainings for youth activists on international policy advocacy and assists the policy department in advocacy day activities.


      Work with the Director of Public Policy to develop the organization's international policy agenda, including, but not limited to, issues around global AIDS, international family planning, and human rights.

      Work with the Director of Public Policy to implement an international policy strategic agenda, including developing objectives, time lines, activities and budgets.

      Serve as Advocates' representative on Capitol Hill and with all Senate and House committees on international policy issues that impact young people.

      Monitor and manage relationships with agencies that administer U.S. foreign policy, including, but not limited to, the State Department, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator (OGAC).

      Monitor and manage relationships with United Nations agencies, foreign governments, embassies, and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs).

      Develop policy critiques, grassroots action alerts, talking points, and other materials as needed.

      Serve as organizational representative to the Global AIDS Roundtable and International Family Planning Coalition and with other like-minded coalitions.

      Develop proposals and prepare grant reports related to department funding needs.

      Liaise with the International Programs Division to provide policy guidance and training to the International Youth Leadership Council and International Youth Speak Out Project.

      In partnership with the International Youth Leadership Council, manage organizational presence and advocacy agenda at international conferences and meetings, such as International AIDS Conferences and relevant United Nations events.

      QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelors Degree with three to five years of programmatic or specialized experience in international legislative or U.S. foreign policy advocacy, or a Master's Degree with one to three years of programmatic or specialized experience in international or U.S. foreign policy advocacy. Experience with international family planning or global AIDS policy would be helpful. Knowledge of the federal legislative process a must.

      A demonstrated experience in policy analysis, organizational planning, communications, and program implementation. A demonstrated interest in the policy issues surrounding adolescent sexual and reproductive health at the international level.

      Ability to develop "big picture" strategy while keeping track of details and to think outside the box. Ability to digest large amounts of information quickly and turn it into concise, user-friendly materials for the Hill, media, and colleague organizations.

      Must be a self-starter, able to prioritize and meet deadlines as delineated by the Director of Public Policy. Excellent writing and interpersonal skills required. Experience conducting advocacy training and running advocacy events desired. A demonstrated capacity to work with a diverse group preferred.

      A commitment to Advocates for Youth's mission and goals required.

      Some international travel required.

      SALARY RANGE: Commensurate with experience.

      TO APPLY: Interested parties should send the following items via email to afyhr@... (put International Policy Manager in subject line) or via fax to (202) 419-1448. Attention: Marcela Howell, Vice President of Policy, Communications, and Marketing:

      Cover letter with salary history and requirements

      3 references


      2-3 page policy writing sample

      DEADLINE: November 20, 2009



      Change.org Editor Job Description

      We are seeking five full-time Editors to help lead Change.org's network of cause-based blogs.

      If you have great writing and editing skills and are excited about the possibility of joining a small but rapidly growing team leading the movement to merge the worlds of media and activism, we want to hear from you.

      Each Editor is responsible for helping to create and expand the editorial voice of four of Change.org's twenty cause-based blogs. For each blog they oversee, editors will:

      · Define the overall mission and editorial voice;
      · Identify and contract promising freelance writers;
      · Manage, mentor, and edit the writing of all contributors;
      · Write 2-3 brief daily blog posts covering important real-time news and commentary;
      · Oversee a social media and community building strategy.

      As part of the Change.org team, each editor will also contribute to overall company strategy, our ongoing activist campaigns, and other initiatives and special projects such as our recently announced Changemakers network, which will bring the voices of prominent public officials, academics, artists, and nonprofit leaders to each of Change.org's blogs.

      Skills: Aside from being able to deliver on the tasks listed above, we are looking for people who are extremely self-motivated, play well with others, and can communicate effectively in a remote-work environment. Years of experience matter less to us than excellence, and as such we will consider candidates ranging from promising recent grads to seasoned writers/editors.

      Location and Compensation: Most of the existing Change.org team resides in San Francisco, New York, and Washington, DC, but the Editor positions can be held anywhere. The job is full-time and compensation is competitive.

      Application Instructions: To apply, send a short email introducing yourself along with your resume to our Executive Editor, Judith Meskill, at apply@.... Also include a list of 2-6 of the causes we cover that you'd be most interested in overseeing and contributing to as editor. You do not be an expert in any of these causes, but should have some fluency in their concerns. The list of cause-based blogs we currently or will soon run are below.

      Animal Rights, Criminal Justice, Disabilities Rights, Environment, Education, Gay Rights, Global Poverty, Global Warming, Health Care, Homelessness, Human Rights, Human Trafficking, Immigration, Poverty in America, Race in America, Social Entrepreneurship, Sustainable Food, Women's Rights, War and Peace, Wildlife.

      About Change.org: Change.org is an online media network for social change that raises awareness about major issues and empowers people to take action. We are a profitable social entrepreneurship venture started in 2006 by two former classmates from Stanford and currently work with more than 4,000 nonprofits.


      Maryland State Legislator Legislative Aide (Immediate Opening)

      Description: Seeking Legislative Aide to manage legislative agenda, administrative tasks, and all legislative matters for Maryland State Legislator.

      Location: Annapolis, Maryland

      Education Required: Bachelors or Graduate degree in Political Science, Government Affairs, or related field preferred.


      * Manage small to large scale projects from conception to inception,
      * Organize and facilitate events,
      * Interface with large numbers of people and organizations,
      * Heavy involvement in conducting legislative, legal, and political research,
      * Perform functions such as writing letters and other political correspondence, managing schedules, scheduling meetings, and preparing task lists,
      * Attend legislative hearings,
      * Handling heavy call and e-mail volumes,
      * Handling constituent matters and correspondence,
      * Other duties as assigned.

      Qualifications, Skills and Background required:

      * Candidate must have enthusiasm and an interest in government affairs as well as knowledge of the legislative process,
      * Must be diplomatic and politically savvy,
      * Self-starter, motivated, and able to seek results,
      * Ability to work independently after being given initial instructions,
      * Ability to prioritize and effectively manage multiple assignments,
      * Highly organized with the ability to function effectively under moderate to high pressure,
      * Advanced internet research skills will be essential for success in this role as you will be heavily involved in conducting legislative, legal, and political research,
      * Must possess very strong written and oral communications abilities,
      * Strong computer skills ( Microsoft Office suite),
      * Minimum of 2 years of experience as legislative assistant or related position,
      * Ability to be flexible in a dynamic work environment.

      Special Requirements: 40+hours per week and some weekends required.
      Compensation: Commensurate with experience (25K - 35K).
      Please email your resume dist14.mc@... to qualify.
      We are an Equal Opportunity Employer


      For Rep. Steve Kagen [D-WI] --

      Legislative Director: Well-organized, detail-oriented and experienced individual needed for fast-paced Democratic office. Committee assignments include Transportation and Infrastructure, and Agriculture. Experience in handling appropriation requests preferred. Knowledge of health care issues also helpful. Must have ability to work in a team environment, meet deadlines and juggle multiple tasks. Applicants should have strong knowledge of legislative process and excellent management and communication (written and oral) skills. Good sense of humor a plus. 3 or more years of legislative experience required. Send cover letter and resume to uppermidwestdem@.... No calls or drop-ins please.


      For Rep. Steve Kagen [D-WI] --

      Upper Midwest Democrat is seeking a savvy Legislative Assistant to handle a broad legislative portfolio that includes agriculture, energy, trade, Native American issues, and taxes. This is not an entry level position. At least two years of Hill experience is required. Candidate must be a self-starter, and possess strong research, writing, and communications skills. Please email a cover letter and resume to uppermidwestdem@.... No phone calls or walk-ins.


      Job Title: Legislative Affairs Assistant
      Employer: The Association for Advanced Life Underwriting (AALU)

      Job Description
      AALU is a trade association representing 2,000 financial professionals who specialize in advanced uses of life insurance. AALU is heavily involved in government advocacy in federal tax policy and regulatory issues on behalf of our members. AALU employs a staff of 25, with 10 employees comprising the Government Affairs (GA) Department, specializing in lobbying, policy analysis and development, member political involvement, and political giving.

      AALU seeks a Legislative Affairs Assistant to serve as an administrative assistant to our Senior Vice President of Legislative Affairs, provide support for the management of the GA department budget (including bill coding, etc.), and orchestrate department endeavors . The Assistant will be responsible for supporting department meetings and implementing strategies to develop cohesion between GA staff members and department projects.

      Skills set requirements include excellence in critical thinking, interpersonal communication, and detail orientation. Applicants must display leadership, strong organizational skills, and composure in stressful, fast-paced environments. Applicants must also be willing to manage and drive projects to completion while developing relationships with colleagues.

      Required Skills
      " Excellent oral and written communications skills.
      " Ability to strategize and think critically about department endeavors.
      " Rigorous work ethic.
      " Outstanding organizational and planning ability.
      " Interest and understanding of the political process.
      " Ability to manage and assess quantitative data.

      Qualification Requirements
      " Bachelor's degree or equivalent skills or experience (advanced degree(s) a plus)
      " 2-3 years of relevant work experience.
      " Experience in government or government relations is preferred.
      " Knowledge of financial services or insurance issues is a plus.

      Salary: Competitive

      TO APPLY: Email your RESUME, COVER LETTER, and REFERENCES to raglani@... with the following subject line: LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS ASSISTANT.