Sunday, November 29, 2015

Repeat When Necessary

We're name-checking this Dave Edmunds album, featuring an Elvis Costello-penned leadoff track, for today's reissue of previously noted opportunities closing in the upcoming week.  So there.

Center for Civilians in ConflictSenior AdvocateNov. 30

NASA Legislative Affairs Specialist – $52k-$99k – Nov. 30

National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners
Web & Social Media ManagerNov. 30 

Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL) – Legislative DirectorNov. 30

University of Maryland
Nature Conservancy (scroll to find, or use advanced search by DC metro area or state location as noted)
Georgetown University Marketing & Sales Director supporting the GU PressDec. 1 

George Mason University
Council of State GovernmentsProgram Associate, Justice Reinvestment – New York or Seattle, WA – Dec. 2

Dept. of Health & Human ServicesPublic Affairs Specialist – $90k-$118k – Dec. 2

New AmericaConstituent & Media Relations AssistantDec. 2

U.S. International Trade CommissionCongressional Relations Officer – $126k-$158k – Dec. 2

British EmbassyScience & Innovation Policy Adviser supporting UK Science & Innovation Network – $58k – Dec. 3

Fairfax County Police Dept.Director, Public Affairs Bureau – $71k-$118k – Dec. 4

House of Representatives/Office of the CAODirector, PhotographyDec. 4

Millennium Challenge CorporationInternational Communications Officer – $83k-$140k – Dec. 4

Virginia Dept. of TaxationDirector, Communications & Public Relations – to $105k – Richmond, Va. – Dec. 4 

For those of you who made it all the way to the end, we're even bigger fans of that album's Crawling from the Wreckage.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Here You Go

We hope you have a lovely Thanksgiving, and we'll be back next with our usual Sunday re-cap of jobs closing in the upcoming week.  Be great and be safe!

We’ll start with this freshly-arrived Communications Associate (pdf) with the Center for the Study of Social Policy suited to individuals with a strong interest in social policy advancements such as creating pathways out of poverty, reforming child welfare systems and revitalizing neighborhoods.

World Resources InstituteCommunications Intern – Jan.-June term – paid position – familiarity with international cultures and foreign language skills preferable

Economic Innovation Group – full-time Communications Intern and Research Policy Intern posts available for early-Jan. to early-June term – $600/wk – strong writing skills a must for both positions

U.S. Fish & Wildlife ServicePublic Affairs Specialist – $76k-$118k – apply today, Nov. 25

American University
Brookings Institution
Capitol Hill
  • Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL) – Legislative Director – apply by Nov. 30
  • Office of the CAODirector, Photography – apply by Dec. 4
  • Rep. Brad Sherman (D-CA) – Intern
  • Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-FL) – Intern
  • Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.) – Intern
  • Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) – Intern
  • Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) – Intern
  • Rep. Susan Brooks (R-IN) – Intern
  • Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA) – Intern
  • Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA) – Intern
  • Rep. Raul Ruiz (D-CA) – Intern
  • Rep. Guy Bilrakis (R-FL) – Intern
  • Minnesota DemocratIntern
Georgetown UniversityCommunications Specialist – $41k – experience with content management and graphic design software applications a plus

Millennium Challenge CorporationInternational Communications Officer – $83k-$140k – apply by Dec. 4

Nature Conservancy (scroll to find, or use advanced search by DC metro area or state location as noted)
Pew Charitable Trusts
Pew Research CenterResearch Analyst, Religion/International Surveys – proven experience with quantitative analysis and facility with SPSS and Excel required; knowledge of Stata, R or other statistical software packages a plus

University of VirginiaAssistant Director of Advancement for Engagement supporting the School of Engineering – $40k-$45k – seeking candidates with at least 2 years' experience in event planning, communications, fundraising, and/or alumni and volunteer engagement – Charlottesville, Va.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Foundation, Alliance, Daughters & Trust

Just-the-jobs style today.

1) The Council for Christian Colleges & Universities seeks Digital Marketing Manager with experience in digital marketing, web management & using web content management software, along with a commitment to Christian higher-education – apply by Dec. 7

2) Heads up – we’ve just noticed that this Chief Communications Officer opportunity with the Jack Kent Cook Foundation, originally noted in late-August, was re-posted in mid-October.

3) The Hatcher GroupSenior Associate, Digital Strategies – 2-5 years experience in digital strategy & social media strategy development required; facility with applications such as Constant Contact, Mailchimp, WordPress, Cision or Vocus also desired.

4-9) We have it on good authority that the National Association of County and City Health Officials is actively seeking candidates for a variety of analyst positions:
10) The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health seeks a Senior Public Affairs Associate with at least 2 years of experience in public affairs and communications, including a blend of advocacy and media relations work; Spanish language skills also a must – DC or New York

11) Animal Agricultural AllianceInternships (scroll down just a little to find)

12) British EmbassySupport Officer, Research Councils – $44k – apply by Dec. 10

13) Chesapeake Climate Action NetworkVirginia Climate Organizing Intern (Richmond, Va.) and Maryland Climate Organizing Intern (Takoma Park or Baltimore, MD) – apply by Dec. 18

14-16) Conservation International
17) Credit Union National AssociationAssociate Manager, Councils & Website Engagement – Madison, WI

18-19) Daughters of the American Revolution (scroll to find)
20-21) Edelman PR
22-25) Emily’s List
26-28) Gawker Media – New York
29-30) German Marshall Fund
31) National Academies of MedicineCommunications Associate

32-33) National Trust for Historic Preservation
34) Paralyzed Veterans of AmericaDirector of Communications & External Affairs (scroll to find) – apply by Jan. 15

35-38) SOS Children’s Villages
39-40) Virginia Commonwealth University – Richmond, Va.

Monday, November 23, 2015

High hopes, dashed yet again.

We should have known better than to be excited about this.  Oh well.

On a more cheerful note, enjoy the jobs and don't forget previously noted opportunities closing this week. 

Ogilvy PRExecutive Vice President & Group Director, Public Affairs (search DC location or req ID 3798BR) –background MUST include a mix of senior level PR or Public Affairs agency experience AND experience on the Hill and/or with a Presidential administration.

We have it on good authority that the American Nurses Association is still looking for a PAC Director with thorough knowledge of PAC management and FEC regulations, as well as experience developing & implementing both on & offline fundraising strategies, including events.

Opportunities with the Washington Center for Equitable Growth, a research and grant-making organization that engages with academics and policymakers to better understand and address the effects of economic inequality (scroll to find)
The Samueli Institute, advocate for the science of healing and  related wellness/self-care practices, seeks Communications Specialist with 3-5 years of related experience, including some facility with multi-media tools.

Third Sector Capital Partners, Inc., a non-profit advisory firm whose mission is to accelerate America’s transition to a performance-driven social sector, has Analyst and Associate posts available in Boston, MA or San Francisco, CA – searches managed by ReWork – apply by Dec. 8 

Center for Civilians in ConflictSenior Advocate – focus on drone & CT (counter-terrorism, we’re guessing) policy – 7-10 years relevant experience required in government, military, think tank, or NGO space – apply by Nov. 30

Society of American ForestersCommunications Manager – at least three years of professional experience in communications or public relations desired.

National Public Radio
American Cancer Society Action NetworkAdvocacy Intern – Spring 2016 – Baltimore, MD

Center for Reproductive RightsLaw Student Intern, U.S. Federal Policy – early June to mid-Aug. 2016 – rising 3L preferred

PfizerDirector, U.S. Government Relations/International Policy (search DC location or use job ID 1023257) – min.  10-15 years’ advocacy experience in U.S. government relations required, including background in international biopharma industry.

United Nations Foundation
EarthjusticePolicy & Legislation Intern – Spring 2016 – apply by Dec. 1

George Washington UniversityWeb Content Specialist – temporary, four week term – Drupal experience desired

Cancer Support Community (scroll to find)
KetchumSenior Manager, Research & Measurement – 8+ years of research experience required; advanced degree in a relevant field desired but not necessary – DC or Chicago, IL

Current opportunities with Horton’s Kids, a DC community-based nonprofit that seeking disrupt poverty by empowering children to graduate from high school ready for college, career & life, include Director of Development and Government and Corporate Relations Manager

Dept. of Health & Human ServicesPublic Affairs Specialist – $90k-$118k – apply by Dec. 2

Committee for Economic Development
South Asian Americans Leading Together Development & Communications Manager – $60k-$65k – minimum of 3-5 years of experience in resource development, philanthropy, or communications desired – apply by Jan 20

IT Concepts Inc. Communication & Marketing Specialist – 7 years of experience required in writing, editing, or communications role desired

National Guard Association of the U.S.Admin Receptionist – $14-$16/hr – 2 years admin experience desired – apply by Nov. 25

Sunday, November 22, 2015


Here's your Sunday set of previously noted opportunities closing in the upcoming week.

British EmbassyProject Coordinator supporting the British Council USA – $39k – Nov. 23

Salvation ArmySocial Media & Online Giving Coordinator – $51k-$63k – Nov. 23

Smithsonian InstitutionAssistant Director of Marketing & Communications supporting the National Museum of the American Indian – $107k-$139k – Nov. 23

University of Maryland
Nature Conservancy (scroll to find, or use advanced search by location as noted)
American Airlines/U.S. AirwaysGovernment Relations Admin AssistantNov. 24

Dept. of DefenseAssociate Director for External Affairs – $121k-$183k – Nov. 24

Virginia Retirement SystemSenior Editor, Public Relations & Communications – $45k-$58k – Richmond, Va. – Nov. 24

ShellSenior Manager, International Government RelationsNov. 25 

United Nations FoundationGlobal Advocacy, Rights & Youth Director supporting the Family Planning 2020 partnership – Nov. 25

Council of State GovernmentsPolicy Analyst, Justice Reinvestment – New York or Seattle, WA – Nov. 27 

Treasury Dept. Senior Advisor for Legislative Affairs – $107k-$158k – Nov. 27

Friday, November 20, 2015

You (or some of you, at least) are 80% there!

Hello Friday!  You're 80% through the standard office-lifestyle work week; we hope the remaining portion goes smoothly for you all (and us, too.)

Humanim, a Baltimore-based workforce development & human services non-profit, seeks Communications Specialist (scroll to find) with 2-5 years of relevant experience and/or training that demonstrate excellent writing skills, publications management, and social media expertise

The Center for the Study of Social Policy is currently seeking a Senior Associate (pdf) to join their Young Children and their Families Team, and lead CSSP’s new body of work on preventing and mitigating the effects of toxic stress on very young children and their families.

Centrist Democratic think tank Third Way is actively seeking candidates for:
Pew Research CenterSenior Researcher, Religion/International Surveys – 5+ years of professional applied research experience is required at the Senior Researcher level; applicants with less research experience in the area of religion & international surveys may be considered at Research Associate level.

Advocacy & lobbying organization with a focus on international affairs – these are temporary opportunities in support of an upcoming conference, running through March, 2016 – searches managed by our friends at Brainstorm Creative Resources:
(Expertise with email, direct mail & social media) + (experience leading social & digital advertising campaigns) + (in-depth marketing and communications experience, preferably in an association and/or non-profit environment) = you, as Director of Marketing & Communications for the Mathematical Association of America.

Heritage FoundationVideo Production Manager – 5 years of shooting, editing, and producing videos for broadcast and/or posting online desired, along with knowledge of the newsroom & the workings of the Hill and/or think tanks

Georgetown University
New AmericaConstituent & Media Relations Assistant – knowledge of CRM applications and data integrity principles and practices preferred – apply by Dec. 2

Nature Conservancy (scroll to find, or use advanced search by DC metro area or state location as noted)
Living SocialDirector of PR & Communications –  8+ years experience in communications and PR required; some agency experience preferred; prior in-house experience a plus

American University
British EmbassyScience & Innovation Policy Adviser supporting the UK Science & Innovation Network – $58k – seeking CVs with showing at least 6- 8 years experience in a science, innovation or a related field, from an academic, government or corporate background – apply by Dec. 3 

… and finally: at one time or another, everyone’s had a day where they feel like they work with a bunch of clowns … but you can make that boast every day as Senior Editor/Proofreader for Feld Entertainment, the folks behind the Greatest Show on Earth and other high-energy live extravaganzas – Palmetto, FL

Best wishes for chill or super-charged (or something in between) weekend from your favoritepublic affairs jobs resource.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

We're Calling It: @Bharper3407 = NL MVP

It's not exactly a bold or unique prediction, but we'd be surprised (and miffed, to say the least) if Bryce Harper doesn't collect NL MVP hardware today.  Congrats in advance, Bryce!

It's a work-in-progress effort on this just-the-jobs Thursday, so check back for more.

1) The University of Maryland is looking for an Assistant Director of Communications to support the Clark School of Engineering – 5-7 years of professional experience in communications & PR will merit you consideration – apply by Nov. 30

2) McBee Strategic Consulting is looking for motivated, hard-working Communications Intern candidates for the Winter 2016 term – paid position – media relations & digital communications experience a plus – apply by Nov. 30

3) America Abroad MediaDevelopment Associate

4-7) Johns Hopkins Medicine – Baltimore, MD, except as otherwise noted:
8-11) Mercatus Center at George Mason U.
12-13) MWW Group – New York
14) Save the ChildrenAssociate Director, Advocacy Mobilization Training

15) Unnamed quickly growing DC PR firmDigital Media Director

16) American Airlines/U.S. AirwaysGovernment Relations Admin Assistant – apply by Nov. 24

17) American Society of Clinical OncologyHealth Policy Communications Specialist

18) Blackboard Senior Director, Communications & Media Relations

19) Brookings InstitutionResearch Assistant, Foreign Policy – low $40k

20) Lockheed MartinMedia Communications Representative

– more to come –

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

For Once, It's OK to be Throwing Shade

National Association of Manufacturers Senior Coordinator, External Relations – previous admin support position on Capitol Hill and/or campaign experience preferable

The Herald Group is in search mode for highly-motivated Public Affairs Associate/Senior Associate candidates with 1-3 years of communications experience in a PR agency, corporation, association or as a Congressional press secretary; health care-related experience strongly preferred.

Our shade-throwing (in a good way!) and city-greening friends at Casey Trees have passed along fresh Communications & Events Intern (pdf) and Communications & Development Intern (pdf) posts that get started in January – $12/hr

National League of Cities (scroll to find)
National Association of Letter CarriersWriter/Legislative Communications Specialist – we think it’s cool that they require you to send your CV in using the U.S. Mail

Alaska Wilderness League (scroll to find)
Mystery downtown PR firmAssociate – 2-4 years of communications, public relations, digital media or comparable job experience desired. 

Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids
Transport Workers UnionLegislative Assistant – 3+ years of experience lobbying and/or working with or for the U.S. Congress required; knowledge of the labor movement highly desirable.

Capitol Hill
  • Rep. Dan Donovan (R-NY) – Intern
  • Rep. Michael Capuano (D-MA) – Intern
  • Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (IL-04) – Intern
  • Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI) – Intern
  • Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA) – Intern
  • Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) – Intern
  • Rep. Sam Farr (D-GA) – Intern
  • Rep. Brad Ashford (D-NE) – Intern opportunities available immediately and for Spring term; apply by Dec. 1 for latter
  • Rep. Jim Langevin (D-RI) – Intern
  • Rep. Scott Rigell (R-Va.) – Intern 
  • Energy & Commerce Committee, Democratic StaffIntern – starting ASAP
We don’t usually promote opportunities that are strictly in the sales space, but we’ll make an exception for intriguing Account Manager, Politics and Account Exec, Political opportunities with Twitter

American Israel Public Affairs CommitteeDeputy Regional Political Director – a minimum three years’ experience in politics, community organizing, fundraising or a related field is required – Boston, MA 

University of Virginia – Charlottesville, Va.
… and finally, the International Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions seek Senior Manager, Advocacy to join the probably fun-loving and definitely FUNWORLD-reading crew at their Old-Town based location (Hank’s is but a 5 block walk, and the original Hard Times even closer – fun!)

Tuesday, November 17, 2015


We are blocked for a clever title, or anything much else in the way of diversion today.  Some good jobs, though.

The Cultural Landscape Foundation promotes the ability to see, understand & value landscape architecture and its practitioners in the way many people have learned to do with buildings and their designers – your role in this undertaking would be as Research & Writing Associate – strong writing/content development skills required – landscape architecture, historic preservation, architectural history, or American studies background preferred.

Grant ThorntonPublic Policy & Governmental Affairs Director (search DC location or job # 033164) – seeking candidates with at least five years policy development and advocacy experience in Congress or industry, with particular emphasis in tax, financial services & government transparency/efficiency issue areas.

Pancreatic Cancer Action NetworkGovernment Affairs & Advocacy Specialist – experience on the Hill, on a political campaign, and/or with a non-profit patient advocacy organization is a plus

Biotechnology Industry OrganizationDirector, Federal Government Relations – will serve as lead Republican Senate lobbyist on health matters (aside from appropriations) and judiciary matters.

Here’s a very fresh Health Communications Specialist opportunity with Futrend Technology supporting a health communication and marketing activities designed to impact positive health outcomes of the U.S./Mexico border communities – expert level proficiency in Spanish a must

MSL GroupPublic Affairs Intern – $10/hr – we’re not sure how the 8 am to 4:30 pm workday noted balances with the requirement that applicants be in junior or senior year of college

Cambridge Global AdvisorsLegislative Research Analyst – contract status – At least ten years of DoD/intelligence-related legislative analysis and drafting experience desired, along with a Top Secret clearance

Patent & Trademark OfficeCongressional Affairs Specialist – $76k-$118k – apply by Nov. 20

Treasury Dept. Senior Advisor for Legislative Affairs – $107k-$158k – apply by Nov. 27

U.S. International Trade CommissionCongressional Relations Officer – $126k-$158k – apply by Dec. 2

National League of NursingDevelopment Specialist – broad range of fundraising duties & other responsibilities noted

New since our mid-Sept. check-in with the National Wildlife Federation:
Sports & Fitness Industry AssociationSenior Manager, Marketing & Communications – min. of 6 years in advertising, marketing, or communications in ad agency, event planning company or association setting highly preferred – Intern posts also available

Physicians Committee for Responsible MedicineGift Planning & Campaign Manager – at least five years of experience demonstrating significant knowledge of donor relations, marketing & stewardship is required.

Audubon SocietyPublic Policy Intern – Spring 2016 term – apply by Dec. 1

Bloomberg News seeks a Tax Reporter to be responsible for coverage of tax-related spot news and reporting covering (but not limited to) congressional action, White House budgeting, the IRS, tax court, & independent tax think tanks.

Edelman PR

Virginia Retirement SystemSenior Editor, Public Relations & Communications – $45k-$58k – Richmond, Va. – apply by Nov. 24

Virginia Dept. of TaxationDirector, Communications & Public Relations – to $105k – Richmond, Va. – apply by Dec. 4 

PBS NewsHour is seeking a Digital Producer, Race Matters & Education who will serve as an integral member of the PBS NewsHour’s online team focusing on two critical growing vertical areas: Race Matters, an ongoing series about race in America, and education coverage that spans early education, K-12 and higher education.

Mystery leader in the healthcare space located in Baltimore, MD, is looking for a Communications Specialist with 3+ years of experience writing for digital channels including websites, social media & digital publications – search managed by Profiles

George Washington UniversityDevelopment Assistant – supporting the GWU Museum & the Textile Museum

We noted this Associate Director of Communications & PR opportunity with the Shakespeare Theatre way back in June, and now we see it freshly referenced here, sporting a mid-$50k pay grade

Development Assistant post available at Georgetown’s lovely Hillwood Estate available to those of you with at least two years’ experience in non-profit development or membership, preferably in an art museum or public garden setting.

Recently-reprieved Sweet Briar College is ready to give you the chance to serve as Director, Marketing/Media & Communications at their lovely little slice of Blue Ridge academic life near Lynchburg, Va. – and yes, we'd love to roll down Route 29 for a party at the boathouse, thanks!

Monday, November 16, 2015

So, we're back to this sort of misery again.

We remain shocked, saddened and in deepest sympathy for the lovely people of France and those of you who know that country well.

We start your week with a short-ish just-the-jobs set.  Don't forget previously noted opportunities closing this week.  

1) We know some super-sharp people at Crosby-Volmer International Communications; here’s your chance to join them at the Account Supervisor level

2) BBYO (as in B’nai B’rith Youth Organization) remains in search more for a Director of Marketing & Communications with a minimum of 7 years of work experience in the marketing and communications field including expertise with email, direct mail and social media communication strategies – can also search here.

3) National Association of Regulatory Utility CommissionersWeb & Social Media Manager – at least five years of web and social media communications experience, particularly in the context of non-profit advocacy, social media campaigns, and PR desired; energy and/or telecom industry background a plus – apply by Nov. 30

4) World Central Kitchen is a non profit founded by locally significant and internationally acclaimed culinary star José Andrés – you can support their work using food to empower communities and strengthen economies as Communications Intern (pdf) or Strategic Relations Intern (pdf) on a part-time basis for the Jan.-May 2106 term.

5-6) American Bar Association
7-9) Burson-Marsteller
10) CisionPublic Relations Associate (scroll to find)

11) Dept. of DefenseAssociate Director for External Affairs – $121k-$183k – apply by Nov. 24

12) Fairfax County Police Dept.Director, Public Affairs Bureau – $71k-$118k – apply by Dec. 4

13) George Mason UniversityAssistant Director, Athletic Communications – $37k-$45k – apply by Dec. 1

14) Juvenile Diabetes Research FoundationManager, Health Policy (search DC location or keyword IRC24431)

15-16) Motion Picture Association of America (scroll to find)
17) Mystery employer, Herndon-basedWeb Publishing Specialist – temporary post – search managed by the BOSS Group

18) National Academies of SciencesWeb Communications Manager, Gulf Research Program

19) National Defense Industrial AssociationPR & Communications Manager – apply by Dec. 17

20) National Public RadioAssistant/Associate Producer/Editor, Political Unit – through Nov. 2016

21) Targeted VictoryIntern, Spring 2016 – $10/hr

22-23) Wall Street Journal