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Posted: August 25, 2015

Organization: ACT Ohio

Organization Summary: The Affiliated Construction Trades of Ohio (“ACT Ohio”), a subsidiary of the Ohio State Building & Construction Trades, provides the state’s construction industry with important information that enables best practices in construction across Ohio. Additionally, ACT Ohio seeks to educate the public and elected officials on building trades public policy issues. ACT Ohio also conducts multiple information-gathering and sharing functions to ensure the most accurate information is disseminated among its membership. Additionally, the organization provides research and legal services to its affiliated local unions.

Position: ACT Ohio is seeking an experienced and dedicated individual to join its staff as a Research & Communications Associate.  The position will require extensive experience with legal, economic, public policy, and legislative research experience. The Research & Communications Associate will work daily with the staff Legal Counsel on member requested research projects. These projects often include contractor research reports, prevailing wage and Davis-Bacon investigations, Freedom of Information Act requests, and administrative law analysis.

Additional Details:

To Apply: Mail, fax or e-mail a cover letter, detailed resume, research writing sample, communications writing sample, and three professional references. (please do not exceed 5 pages for either writing sample)

 Rob Dorans
 Legal Counsel
 ACT Ohio
 222 East Town Street
 1st Floor West
 Columbus, OH 43215
 Fax: 614-461-1328




Posted: August 24, 2015

Organization: Ohio Chamber of Commerce

Position: Director, Public Policy Communications

Overview: The Ohio Chamber of Commerce is a champion for Ohio businesses so that our state enjoys economic growth and prosperity. With over 8,000 members, we have been Ohio’s premier business advocate since 1893.

Position Description: This is a newly created position which will serve both the Communications and Government Affairs departments and thus report to both the Vice President, Communications and Vice President, Government Affairs. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing digital media strategies and creating a variety of communications pieces that educate elected officials and our members on issues that impact our state’s business community.

Responsibilities Include:

• Managing digital media strategies including messaging and advocacy through social media platforms;
• Helping to promote the Ohio Chamber’s message to media, Ohio Chamber members, General Assembly members and potential members;
• Creating, managing and writing content for our website on both members and policy issues;
• Exploring other non-traditional communications methods to ensure the organization is keeping up with new technology;
• Writing articles for our membership publication, Ohio Matters;
• Promoting and attending Ohio Chamber events;
• Working with other staff members to promote the chamber’s mission.

Qualifications: Preferred qualification are a bachelor’s degree in communications, public policy, political science or similar area. Relevant experience in any of the following areas: political campaign involvement, issue advocacy, communications or association management. Candidate must have excellent communications skills and be able to demonstrate the ability to write for printed publications as well as social media outlets. Must be very familiar with AP Stylebook and with the Ohio political process. Other qualifications include knowledge of basic web management, Microsoft applications and use of social media. Candidate must be a team player that can execute projects on their own. Qualified applicants may possess any combination of education and experience enabling them to successfully perform the responsibilities of the position.

To apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume with salary history and professional references to Julie Wagner Feasel, Vice President, Communications at




 Posted: Aug. 17, 2015

Organization: Ohio Senate Democratic Caucus

Position: Senior Legislative Aide for Democratic Senator

Job Summary: The Senior Legislative Aide (SLA) is responsible for researching, analyzing, and tracking legislation of interest to the Senator and for the Senator to consider in committee and on the Senate floor. The SLA also shares administrative duties with the rest of the staff in the office, including constituent work, mail, letter writing, answering phones, etc.

Duties include:

• Attending legislative-related meetings with the Senator
• Attending most, if not all, of the Senator’s legislative committees, unless
otherwise designated by the Senator
• Attending Senate Session
• Keeping track of all bills of interest to the Senator, including those in his or her
committees, those in House committees that may be coming to the Senate, or
pending votes on the Senate floor
• Researching ideas behind possible bills for introduction and communicating with
the Legislative Service Commission to get bills drafted in official form

To Apply: Please send cover letter, resume and two writing samples to Mike Premo, Minority Chief of Staff, Ohio Senate, via email  Deadline August 31, 2015.




Posted: Aug. 12, 2015

Organization: Ohio Senate Democratic Caucus

Position: Legislative Aide for Democratic Senator

Job Description: The Legislative Aide (LA) provides essential office support for a Senator. The LA is responsible for the Senator’s schedule and closely manages where, how, and why the Senator attends events and meetings. They are also responsible for communicating daily with the Senator and the Senior Legislative Aide on the various issues that come up with constituents, meetings, phone calls, etc. The LA will also share legislative duties and/or committee assignments as the Senator sees fit.

Additional duties include:
• Filing legislative information and organizing the Senator’s filing system
• Planning meetings and logistics, recording proceedings, preparing notices and minutes, and writing reports
• Providing scheduling services for the Senator and making travel arrangements
• Attending meetings and functions on behalf of the Senator
• Greeting and directing visitors
• Processing commendations and proclamations
• Copying and faxing materials
• Writing press releases and responding to requests from the media

To Apply: Please send cover letter, resume and two writing samples (one press release preferred) to Mike Premo, Minority Chief of Staff, Ohio Senate, 1 Capitol Square, Columbus OH 43215, email, Deadline August 24, 2015.




Posted: Aug. 5, 2015

Organization: Ohio Chamber of Commerce

Job Title: Director, Ohio Small Business Council

Position Summary: The Ohio Chamber of Commerce is Ohio's largest and most diverse statewide business advocacy organization, dedicated to presenting Ohio policymakers with the business perspective on issues.

The successful candidate will be a registered lobbyist and lead the Ohio Chamber’s efforts to promote and protect the establishment, growth and vitality of small business in Ohio and to keep the small business community engaged in policymaking decisions. This position reports to the Ohio Chamber’s Vice President of Government Affairs and works closely with all members of the government affairs team.

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