Monday, August 3, 2015

The 1,000 Jobs of August

We've pulled in more than 1K jobs & internships in each of our last four just-the-jobs-centric August interludes; last year the tally was 1,024. You can expect the same this time around (we're 6.3% of the way there already), so happy job-browsing, -hunting & -getting!

And, of course, there's still previously noted opportunities closing this week.

1) We’ll start this run to 1,000+ with this Public Affairs Specialist post with the DC Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning & Economic Development – $53k-$69k –your portfolio includes a range of media relations, internal/external communications, agency branding, and new media campaign duties

2-4) Our friends at the WaPo-lauded (see #38) U.S. Travel Association have just shared two fresh opportunities:
5) Brand new from the British Embassy and straight to you: Communications Officer – $50k – at least three years experience in communications & media relations is desired – apply by Aug. 16

6) From Friday’s comments field: The American Association for the Advancement of Science seeks Intern for editorial, communications & admin tasks in support of their Science & Diplomacy quarterly review.

7-14) AARP (scroll to find or use advanced search & job #)
15-16) American Heart Association
17) American Hiking SocietyManager, Program Outreach & Communications

18) American Institutes for ResearchPolicy & Communications Associate – Chicago or Naperville, OH

19) American Israel Public Affairs CommitteeRegional Deputy Political Director – Houston, TX

20) American Psychological AssociationLegislative Assistant

21-23) American Rivers
24) APCO WorldwideConsultant, Government Relations

25-26) Asian Americans Advancing Justice
27) Association of Fish & Wildlife AgenciesLegislative Assistant – apply by Aug. 15

28) Association of Public and Land-grant UniversitiesAssistant Director, Digital Media & Public Affairs – $65k-$70k

29-31) Catholic Relief Services – Baltimore, MD
32-33) Consumer Electronics Association
34) Fox - Vice President of Communications and Talent Relations for Nat Geo WILD

35) George Washington UniversitySenior Associate Director, Law School Strategic Communications – apply by Aug. 6

36) GooglePublic Policy & Government Affairs Manager

37-38) Greater Greater Washington (scroll to find)
39-40) Howard Hughes Medical Institute
41) Lockheed MartinCommunications Manager, Civil Division

42) Madison Marquette Communications Specialist

43) Manhattan InstituteCommunications Manager supporting the Adam Smith Society – New York – search managed by Talent Market

44) Medical Society of Virginia Assistant Vice President of Government Affairs

45) Mystery international PR firmMarketing & Operations Coordinator – temp-to-hire; $16-$20/hr to $50k-$65k – search managed by Beacon Hill Staffing

46-47) Operation Smile – Virginia Beach, Va.
48) OpowerSenior Corporate Communications Manager

49) Peace CorpsPublic Affairs Specialist – $43k-$63k – apply by Aug. 14

50) Physician’s Committee for Responsible MedicineCommunications Assistant

51-52) Salvation Army
53) Save the ChildrenSenior Communications Specialist

54-55) Smithsonian Institution
56) Thales Group Communications Manager

57-58) Visit Alexandria (scroll to find)
59) University of MarylandDevelopment Coordinator, School of Public Health – $41k-$51k – apply by Aug. 14

60) Wood ConsultingWriter/Editor

61) Zurich InsurancePAC & Political Compliance Manager

62) … and finally: those of you with some museum exhibition experience shouldn’t miss this Exhibits Specialist/Production Coordinator, Special Exhibitions opportunity with the National Gallery of Art – $663k-$82k – Aug. 7 or first 100 applications received deadline in place

63) … and finally, part 2: When is someone who gets one of these opportunities we regularly reference with our beloved Washington Capitals (or perhaps a nice person in the Monumental Sports HR department) going to come through with some sweet tickets in thanks?  Communications Assistant – part-time through 2015-16 season.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Good for Another Week (or less)

Previously noted opportunities closing in the coming week.

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Publications CoordinatorAug. 3

Farm Service AgencyPublic Affairs Specialist – $90k-$118k – Aug. 3

GreenpeaceArctic Campaign DirectorAug. 3

Montgomery CollegePresidential Communications Specialist – $68k-$92k – Aug. 3

Nature Conservancy (scroll to find, or use advanced search by DC metro area or state location as noted)
British Embassy – Corporate Services Assistant – Bridgetown, Barbados – part-time – BD$25k – Aug. 5

Dept. of Housing & Urban Development Public Affairs Specialist – $90k-$118k – Aug. 5

PDK International
– Director of Communications & Brand ManagementAug. 5

Smithsonian InstitutionAdvancement Assistant (scroll to find) – Aug. 5

United Nations FoundationCommunications Associate, Public AffairsAug. 5

Dept. of Health & Human ServicesPublic Affairs Specialist – $76k-$99k – Aug. 6

U.S. Trade & Development AgencyPublic Affairs Specialist – $52k-$99k – Aug. 6 

House Committee (likely Education & Workforce), GOP staff
House of Representatives, Office of the House Clerk Historical Publications Specialist – to $62k – Aug. 7

International Monetary Fund
Communications OfficerAug. 7

Open Society FoundationsProgram Specialist, Africa – New York – Aug. 7

Friday, July 31, 2015

Opportunities in British/Barbadian Diplomacy and Bonefish Advocacy Included

Hello to this reasonably-pleasant Friday morning in DC!  Get at these while less-focused job-hunters are already dreaming of their afternoon bike ride, pool time, or happy hour fun. 

National Association of Bond LawyersAssistant to the Director of Governmental Affairs – self-starter & team-player attributes particularly valued

Human Rights CampaignDiversity Director – seeking candidates with at least 5 years experience in the diversity & inclusion field, preferably at a large-scale non-profit – search managed by Grossman Heinz – apply by Aug. 14

Passionate about digital branding & communications?  kglobal would like to hear from individuals with a great understanding of online communications for their Digital Account Associate post – Fall term Intern slots also remain available

Third Way, advocate for private-sector economic growth, a centrist security strategy, clean energy, and progress on social issues, seeks Communications Intern strong research and admin skill sets – paid position

Heritage Foundation
Green Dot, etc., an organization built on the premise that they can measurably and systematically reduce violence within any given community, seeks its first senior fundraising professional in per this Director of Development post – search managed by Tri Point Fundraising

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Publications Coordinator – ideal candidate will have at least 1-2 years of work experience & strong interest in and experience with both publishing & international affairs – Communications Intern post also available – Aug. 3 deadline noted for both

Pew Charitable Trusts
DDCPublic Affairs Copywriter – 5-8+ years of experience as a key writer of an advertising, digital, advocacy or public affairs agency desired

Digital Communications Specialist (scroll to find) with the Atlantic Council of the U.S. appears to be new since our recent think tank extravaganza

Plus-sized law forum O’Melveny & Myers LLP seeks Writer/Editor to deliver content for currently-under-development website – temporary-to-full-time possible – DC or New York

Union of Concerned Scientists
National Association for Business EconomicsMarketing & Communications Coordinator – mix of communications & economics/statistics skills desired

American University
 … and finally: a part-time post in consistently warm & sunny Bridgetown, Barbados with our friends at the British Embassy?  Sign us up!  Corporate Services Assistant – your BD$25k pay grade translates to half as many of the USA sort – apply by Aug. 5

… and finally, part 2: also on the this-sounds-great and warm-weather beat, we find the Miami-based Bonefish & Tarpon Trust, a group working to conserve & enhance global bonefish, tarpon & permit species and their marine ecosystems through science, research, education, and advocacy – and also in search if an Executive Director to run the show – search managed by the Explore Company

Best wishes for a super-great, restorative weekend from your favoritepublic affairs jobs resource. 

Thursday, July 30, 2015


Just-the-jobs style, as per the Thursday custom – and, as DCPA+CJ long-timers know, will be the format for all of August.

1-3) ACLU
4) Association of Public and Land-grant UniversitiesAssistant Director, Digital Media & Public Affairs – $65k-$70k

5) Brookings InstitutionResearch Assistant, Latin America Initiative – low to mid $40k – proficiency in Spanish required

6) CaterpillarPAC Administrator – apply by Aug. 13

7) Discovery CommunicationsCreative Event Marketing Specialist

8) Edison Electric Institute Senior Digital Communications Strategist (scroll to find)

9) Farm Service AgencyPublic Affairs Specialist – $90k-$118k – apply by Aug. 3

10) General MotorsDirector of Communications, GM Canada – Oshawa, ON

11) Genetic Alliance Operations & Communications Coordinator – $38k-$44k

12-17) Georgetown University
18) Griffin & Co.Account Coordinator

19) Hanley WoodEditorial Intern

20-21) Hill & Knowlton
22) International Monetary FundCommunications Officer – apply by Aug. 7 – see deadline noted here

23) Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate Communications Coordinator

24) Mystery boutique PR firmIntern

25) Mystery government contractorCommunications Manager – search managed by Quadrant

26) Mystery non-profitDevelopment Officer – search managed by Nonprofit HR

27) Mystery PR firmAssociate

28) National Association of RealtorsPAC Fundraising Coordinator

29) National Public RadioAssociate Director, Institutional Giving

30-32) Nature Conservancy (scroll to find, or use advanced search by DC metro area or state location as noted)
33) NTT DataPublic Affairs Specialist – active Top Secret clearance required

34) Ocean ConservancyAssociate Director, Communications – search managed by the Explore Company

35-40) Oxfam America (scroll to find)
41) Racepoint GlobalAccount Coordinator

43-44) Sierra Club
45-46) Smithsonian Institution (scroll to find)
47) Target Senior Policy Advocate

48) Unnamed medical non-profitContent Marketing Specialist (scroll to find) – search managed by EEI Communications

49) World Bank Online Communications Officer – apply by Aug. 10

50) Young Americans for Liberty FoundationDirector of Development – search managed by Talent Market

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Director (6), Vice President (4), Assistant (3), Associate (3), Coordinator (3). Manager (3), Officer (3), Specialist (3), Fellow (1), Producer (1), Staff Member (1) & Intern (14)

AmtrakVice President, Communications – senior-level management experience required, including background in developing, organizing, executing & assessing PR strategy and crisis communications planning.

Crosscut Strategies is looking to identify strong, self-motivated communicators for Associate and Account Manager (scroll to find both) roles – Metro-convenient downtown/Dupont location

Mental Health Association of Montgomery County
Freedman Consulting is actively recruiting for all of these roles (scroll to find):
Howard Consulting GroupInterns (scroll to find) – seeking current undergrads with strong writing & research skills, as well as some political/media experience

ScoutComms, a communications, advocacy & philanthropic strategy firm supporting the veteran & military family community, seeks Intern (scroll to find) candidates to conduct for research, project & event support, report generation & various office tasks – Fredericksburg, Va.

Obadal, Filler, MacLeod & Klein, an Old Town Alexandria-based law firm focusing on regulatory & legislative issues facing the aviation and construction industries notes Intern opportunities and a Developmental Communications Specialist (scroll down) post which seems to be offered on essentially a 12-week trial basis.

Digital Intern (remote-based possible) and general Intern opportunities for the Fall term should be coming soon for the U.S. Campaign for Burma

New with the League of Conservation Voters since our late-June check-in:
Elanco Animal Health Director, Government Affairs – experience in the food industry or animal agriculture preferred; international experience is encouraged

Atlantic Media
Church World ServiceIntern, Climate Change/Accountable Governance and more Intern opportunities in immigrants rights & refugee policy – Aug. 2 deadline noted for latter

George Mason University
Capitol Hill
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Associate Program Officer, Policy & Advocacy – policy background on specific foreign assistance issues, mainly agricultural development and nutrition, deemed ideal

Fresh opportunities with SEIU:
Civil War Trust
Recently added leadership posts with YWCA USA:
Bechtel Communications Specialist – focus appears to be on internal communications & organizational change initiatives – Reston location

Here is a very fresh Specialist, Visual & Digital Communications Specialist post with DC Public Schools suited to candidates with strong design and web/social media skills – $71k-$78k

Land Trust for Central North CarolinaDirector of Operations & Communications – wide range of admin, development & communications duties envisioned – Salisbury, NC – apply by Aug. 31

… and, finally: our inner fireworks-worshiping 11-year-old selves are dreaming of the idea of growing up to be Director of Government Affairs for the Institute of Makers of Explosives – apply by Aug. 14

Monday, July 27, 2015

Opening Scene: a Helicopter Speeds Through a Snow-filled Valley in the Montana Rockies ...

Update: no post Tuesday – we'll catch you again on Wednesday.  Also, please note a couple PR frrm opportunities and both DC-based and Fredrickburg, Va.-located Intern posts that have been added in the comments field.

Hey, it's Monday!  And we're glad to see you.  And, of course, we wouldn't want you to skip past this good-sized set of previously noted opportunities closing this week.

General Federation of Women’s ClubsCommunications Specialist – $30k-$35k – 1-3 years prior experience in communications, public relations, media relations, or public affairs desired.

American Fuel & Petrochemical ManufacturersCommunications Specialist – seeking candidates with at least 4 years of experience working with energy issues in a related industry, or in federal or state government; top notch organizational & communications skills a must.

The Moak Group seeks Executive Assistant/Office Manager with 2+ years of office management, scheduling and/or executive assistant experience to handle a broad range of support/admin duties for this public affairs start-up.

George Washington University
On common ground at a unique research center high in the Montana Rockies, a struggling group of Americans, whom you are unlikely to know and will probably never meet, have begun a battle … is this the opening narration for our next action movie franchise, or a line from the about us blurb for Project Vote Smart?  Audition for the role of National Director, and perhaps soon you’ll be on location in picturesque Phillipsburg, MT.

Kinda-eponymous PR firm PRR seeks Account Exec to join the DC office – event planning experience, strong writing skills & ability to cope with distractions valued

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation – positions supporting their education programs in the U.S.
The economic liberty and school choice acolytes at the Institute for Justice seek a strong-writing, task-juggling Development Associate to manage foundation grants and seek individual donors – Strategic Research Intern also sought

NETWORK, a national catholic social justice advocacy group, seeks National Field Organizer (pdf) with 3-5 years of progressive professional experience, ideally including 1-2 years in political campaigns, community organizing, advocacy,or public policy – first round of interviewees will come from applications received by July 31, although they may still consider resumes received though Aug. 14

American Diabetes Association
Association of Public Television StationsInterns – communications, legal & legislative posts available 

Catholic UniversityExecutive Director, Law School Development & Alumni Relations (pdf) – minimum of 5 years senior-level experience in annual giving & major gifts required

Friends Committee on National Legislation (Quaker public interest lobby group)
We won’t make you wait until the usual Thursday run of jobs at Georgetown University to see this Assistant Director, Communications and Outreach supporting GU’s School of Continuing Studies

These appear to be new with the Center for Community Change since our mid-July visit:
Democratic National Committee (scroll to find)
Dept. of Health & Human ServicesPublic Affairs Specialist – $76k-$99k – apply by Aug. 6 

Twitter seeks highly-organized Events Associate, Government & Politics for 6-month engagement

GMYR Public Relations
Monumental SportsSpecialist, Interactive Marketing

… and, finally, the Washington National Cathedral is looking for a Box Office Assistant for seasonal work in the weeks before Christmas & Easter

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Apply Yourself

Here's a very good-sized run of previously noted opportunities closing in the upcoming week for your Sunday consideration.

100Kin10Operations Coordinator – New York – search managed by ReWorkJuly 27

Farm Service AgencyPublic Affairs Specialist – $52k-$68k – July 27

Robert Wood Johnson FoundationCommunications Officer – Princeton, NJ – July 27

Peterson Foundation
Fiscal & Digital Content Producer – New York – search managed by ReWorkJuly 27

TASC/ExpandED Schools
Vice President, School Operations – New York – search managed by ReWorkJuly 27

U.S. House of Representatives, Office of the House Clerk

Nature Conservancy (scroll to find, or use advanced search by DC metro area or state location as noted)
Department Of Health And Human ServicesPublic Affairs Specialist – $90k-$118k – July 28

University of MarylandDirector of CommunicationsJuly 28 

Bureau of the Fiscal Service Public Affairs Specialist – $76k-$118k – July 29 

Population Services InternationalHead of Global Talent Acquisition – search managed by ReWorkJuly 29

University of Maryland, Baltimore County Communications Manager – Baltimore, MD – July 29

World BankSenior Communications Officer supporting the Climate Investment Funds group – July 29 

Duke EnergyCommunications Consultant, Federal AffairsJuly 30

United Nations Foundation
Democracy International Editor – part-time – July 31

Dept. of Health & Human Services/Office of Inspector GeneralSupervisory Media Specialist – $126k-$158k – July 31

Eurasia Foundation Senior Program Officer, Online Youth Leadership Program – fluency in Farsi required – July 31

Federal Communications CommissionPublic Affairs Specialist – $76k-$99k – July 31

George Washington University
Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under LawCommunications Officer (scroll down) – July 31 

Newseum Institute Executive ProducerJuly 31

Winrock InternationalDirector, Communications & Public AffairsJuly 31

Concepts, Inc.Communications & Social Media CoordinatorAug. 1

West Virginia Center on Budget & PolicyPolicy Outreach Coordinator – Charleston, WV – Aug. 1

British Embassy Head of Youth Engagement – $58k – Aug. 2

United Way of New York City
Director of CommunicationsAug. 2

Friday, July 24, 2015

It's Friday, we're blocked for a clever title, and here's a bunch of jobs & internships.

The American Wind Energy Association seeks fast, accurate & productive Writer & Content Manager to craft op-eds, rebut skeptics and take the lead in posting content on their web & social media channels.  FWIW, we think this an exceptionally well-conceived & comprehensive job description (and we see a lot of these, of course).

The Brookings Institution seeks Communications & Events Intern supporting the Hamilton Project – applicants should be pursing an undergrad degree in economics or in a related field like mathematics or statistics and should have strong writing and analytical skills – proficiency w/ statistical software a plus – $10/hr

United Nations Foundation
The Information Technology & Innovation Foundation seeks to bring aboard a Communications & Admin Intern for media tracking, editorial calendar management, and help keeping web & social media venues stocked with content.

Government relations consulting firm Capitol Solutions seeks Interns for a range of legislative research, tracking & analysis duties – $12/hr – Metro-convenient Old Town Alexandria location

Pew Research Center
Pew Charitable Trusts
American Optometric AssociationAssociate Director, Advocacy & Affiliate Outreach – state legislative issue focus; extensive travel noted 

Heritage Foundation
Mary’s Center seeks Communications Specialist & Board Liaison to help publicize their education & adult literacy programs (which are only part of their impressive works) & admin support for board of directors activities.

Alliance for Justice
U.S. Trade & Development AgencyPublic Affairs Specialist – $52k-$99k – apply by Aug. 6

Assisted Living Federation of AmericaPAC Administrator – approximately 3-5 years of political experience, PAC administration, or fundraising experience desired.

British Embassy
The DC Jewish Community Center a seeking a dedicated and energetic self-starter for the full-time position of Outreach and Communications Manager to promote their film & music programs, including the Washington Jewish Film Festival and the Washington Jewish Music Festival

American University

Ian, Evan & AlexanderPublic Affairs Officer – appears to be in support of international mine-removal efforts – Secret clearance & knowledge of Dept. of State records management policies desired

Best wishes for a super-lovely weekend from your favoritepublic affairs jobs resource.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

OK, be patient ...

... we're a work-in-progress, today.  Update: we're done for today.

1) The crew at SEIU is looking for the right candidate for this Senior Communications Specialist post – bilingual skills (Spanish) a must, along with relevant experience in media relations, public affairs, or campaign communications.

2) American Association for HomecareCommunications Associate (scroll to find) – association communications experience, editing/proofreading skills and ability to frame complicated issues in simple and relatable messaging all desired – apply by Aug. 5

3) Sunshine SachsAccount Manager (scroll to find) – your 5+ years PR experience should demonstrate -strong core communication skills including media relations, writing, editing and persistence

4) CLS Strategies is casting about for Interns (of the paid sort) for the Fall term – foreign language proficiency, especially in Spanish, and social media expertise are pluses.

5) American Institutes for ResearchCommunications Specialist

6) Brookings InstitutionResearch Assistant & Communications Coordinator supporting the Center for East Asia Policy Studies – low to mid $40k

7-8) Council for Advancement and Support of Education
9) Hope Connections for Cancer SupportDevelopment Director – $70k-$75k

10) International Economic Development CouncilMarketing & Media Relations Associate

11-13) Loyola University – Baltimore, MD
14) Mystery financial services companyAd Copywriter – search managed by AQUENT

15) Mystery trade associationCommunications Coordinator – $38k-$40k

16) American Forest & Paper AssociationCommunications Coordinator

17) Americans for Responsible Solutions [to gun violence] – Press Secretary

18) DHA Public Affairs Specialist – Top Secret clearance required

19) DTE EnergyLegislative Assistant

20-21) Georgetown University
22) Grant Thornton Director of Marketing & Governmental Affairs

23) Harvard UniversityLegislative Assistant (can also search here, using DC location)

24-25) Sierra Club
26) Business-Industry Political Action CommitteeCoordinator, Political Field Division

27) Dept. of Health & Human Services/Office of Inspector GeneralSupervisory Media Specialist – $126k-$158k – apply by July 31

28-32) Nature Conservancy (scroll to find, or use advanced search by DC metro area or state location as noted)
33) Sinclair Broadcast GroupSocial Media Director

34) Unnamed National minority youth services organizationDevelopment Officer

35) Zero to Three/National Center for Infants, Toddlers & FamiliesWeb Content Specialist (pdf)

36) Center for Global LeadershipGovernment Affairs Associate

37) Dept. of Housing & Urban Development Public Affairs Specialist – $90k-$118k – apply by Aug. 5

38-40) Epic PR
41) Fish & Wildlife ServicePublic Affairs Specialist – $63k-$82k – social/digital media focus – apply by July 27; cut-off after day that 50 applications reached

42) Linx Group PR/Social Media Intern

43) Strayer UniversityManager, Digital & Social Media Strategy (search Washington DC Metro area)

44) Teva PharmaceuticalsSenior Director, Communications/Public Affairs & Policy

45) Winrock InternationalDirector, Communications & Public Affairs – apply by July 31
more to come OK, we're done –

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Get on These

Yes, the weather's getting nicer, but postpone your mid-Summer indolence until at least Thursday happy hour, OK? 

PDK International, a professional association for educators, seeks Director of Communications & Brand Management with 7+ years of relevant communications, media relations & marketing experience – apply by Aug. 5

Large-scope association management & consulting firm Kellen seeks Public Relation/Public Affairs Account Supervisor with at least five years relevant experience that includes work in issues management, regulatory affairs, and PR campaigns.

The Council on Foundations seeks Communications Associate with solid writing/editing, research, social media & relationship-building skills – graphic design & video production skills a plus – Crystal City location

FHI 360, an international development nonprofit with wide-ranging expertise, seeks Communications Intern for substantive (and paid) work in social media, writing/editing, web-updating and other areas – experience w/ Wordpress preferred.

Capitol Hill
Virginia Dept. of TransportationSenior Communications Specialist – $56k-$100k – spokesperson experience a must – apply by Aug. 21 

Multicultural PR agency in Arlington seeks Vice President of Public Relations/Communications – at least 15 years of combined PR & community outreach experience required, as is fluency in Spanish – search managed by Creative Circle

National Committee for Quality AssuranceMedia Relations Manager – 5+ years of experience in a corporate communications environment or similar experience in health care journalism desired – see also main career page

  • Senior Communications Coordinator – DC, Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, or Richmond
  • Writer – supporting marketing & business development activities – same locations as noted above, plus Tysons Corner and New York
DAI Communications Specialist supporting USAID’s Center for Development Innovation – writing, editing & social media skills required

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under LawCommunications Officer (scroll down) – expertise in advocacy campaigns, technology management, online fundraising, email communications, list building, content development, social networking, media relations & event planning sought – apply by July 31 

Planned Parenthood
Drohan Management Group Social Media Assistant – Reston Town Center-adjacent location 

Federal Communications CommissionPublic Affairs Specialist – $76k-$99k – apply by July 31

University of Virginia – Charlottesville, Va.