This section of the Politics Newsletter
highlights some of the many opportunities the Politics department receives.
Contact information is provided in each posting. Please use that
information to follow up. Also always remember to be pro-active and look beyond
this newsletter for the opportunities that are best for you and match your
passions – they are out there!
Gottschalk Teacher of English at Kobe College High School in Japan
Teachers of English at Kobe College High School teach students in
grades 7-12. The term is for two years, with a possibility of extensions
being offered for up to a total of a five-year stay, and begins on
April 1st. Subsidized housing, travel and shipping expenses, and
language study are provided.
For more information, please visit the official website.
Bay Area Democrats
In addition to building the organization itself, Bay Area Dems work on
independent political research projects as well as coalition activities
involving the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, the Democratic Finance
Council, the Democratic National Committee, and several progressive
organizations. They’re getting their infrastructure in place for the 2016
election cycle, and will be deeply involved in the Presidential race and
supporting Democratic candidates at all levels of government. There are a
number of positions available:
The Events Coordinator will be responsible for planning, executing, and staffing
events such as fundraisers, meetings with elected officials, and policy
roundtable discussions. Tasks include managing invitations and RSVPs,
coordinating logistics with staff members of other offices and
organizations, preparing meeting materials, and conducting appropriate
follow-up with attendees. The Events Coordinator will also be in charge of
designing and drafting invitations tailored to the specific event, and
work with the social media team on outreach. This position is excellent
for acquiring skills at coalition and relationship building with other
The Social Media Manager will be in charge of developing and implementing
the company’s social media strategy. Administration includes sharing and
creating relevant content, growing awareness of our organization, and
identifying and engaging potential supporters and current members.
Familiarity with using various social media platforms is preferred
(Facebook, Twitter, and Google+). Strong written skills are a must. In
addition, the Social Media team will offer political commentary and
analysis through blogging, online newsletters and targeted emails.
Create and manage the development of a new Bay Area Democrats website.
Programming and coding skills are not required at all (although it can be
beneficial). Key project tasks involve writing and organizing the content
that will ultimately be placed on the new website. An artistic eye for
design and aesthetics is preferred. Familiarity with Google Apps is a
This individual will be responsible for compiling and organizing various
sources of data to be exported and inputted into a Salesforce database.
Strong organization skills and attention to detail are required. Level of
data management responsibilities is dependent on the candidate’s
experience and understanding of database design, setup, configuration
management, and automation of workflow rules. Salesforce training will be
provided for candidates that demonstrate an ability to quickly learn and
adapt to new technologies. Successful interns will acquire Salesforce and
database management experience, which are particularly sought-after skills
in nonprofit and political organizations.
The office admin is the heart of any organization. While routine
administrative and clerical tasks are part of this position, we are
looking for an administrator who can work alongside management to design
and execute the processes that will dictate how projects get done. Other
responsibilities include drafting memos and evaluating work plans. This
individual must be highly organized, efficient, and able to find logical
paths to align short and long-term goals. The skills obtained from this
position are critical for future managers.
cover letters, resumes and questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interns are encouraged to
collaborate and work in multiple areas based on their interest and ability to
successfully manage their core projects. Their goal is for interns learn a well-rounded
skill set that is impressive and usable in multiple settings.
Updated June 11, 2015 from the Politics Department Newsletter.