Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Initiative, Studio, Board & Institute

Thursday a.m. update – no new post today; see you again Friday.

The Democracy Collaborative, a self-described national research and advocacy institute working to build community sustaining solutions in the face of systemic economic crisis, is looking for a Senior Associate for Media & Publicity with 3+ years’ experience (& success) working in a relevant media/press capacity.

The Global Fairness Initiative, advocate for fair wages & access to opportunity worldwide, seeks Program Assistant (pdf) to help support a range of program development, logistics, finances & reporting/evaluation – previous work in economic development, international relations or human rights preferred – see also main career page – apply by May 23, a tech community-supported group working on issues including immigration, education & investing in innovation, seeks Press Assistant for range of media monitoring, research and support duties – at least one year of experience in political communications or immigration policy preferred.

Reimers Design Studio is looking for a Digital Content & Social Media Intern of the paid variety – experience using content management systems & some facility w/ Photoshop desired.

Capitol Hill
Center on Budget & Policy PrioritiesDirector of Individual Giving – seeking candidate with 7-10 years of fundraising experience especially with individual donors

Drug Policy Alliance
Federal Reserve Board of GovernorsWriter/Editor supporting the Board’s Office of Inspector General – top-notch knowledge of analytical writing, editing, proofreading & web content management skills required; prior OIG writer-editor experience is strongly desired.

Mystery employerExecutive Communications Professional/Speechwriter – technology background preferable – search managed by Creative Circle

United Way
Targeted VictoryCoordinator, Email Marketing – starting at $30k – previous experience working within a political campaign is a plus

National Structured Settlements Trade AssociationDirector of Communications – $80k-$100k – knowledge/experience in property/casualty insurance, life/annuity insurance, trial law or structured settlements is a plus, but not required.

World Animal Protection – New York
Booz Allen HamiltonSenior Communications Specialist – supporting clients in the military healthcare space

Fresh opportunities with the International Republican Institute:
National Conference of State LegislaturesPolicy Associate – your 1-2 years’ relevant work experience should demonstrate strong writing, speaking, research, analytical & organizational skills – $45k – apply by May 23

American Heart Association
ExpediaRegional Manager of Government Affairs – 5+ years’ relevant experience in advocacy/public policy space desired – Market Manager post for the DC area also available

University of Virginia – Charlottesville, Va.
… and finally: how does a Summer in a furry suit sound to you?  The Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts seeks someone to fill the Mascot role – here’s what’s in store for you as Wolfie.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

No, no, no, HERE is where I work.

We foresee plenty of potential for who's on first? sorts of exchanges in your future should you snag number 23 in today's mostly just-the-jobs set.

1) Here’s a fairly fresh Managing Associate opportunity from CLS Strategies – 3-6 years of experience in in public affairs corporate/crisis communications or related fields desired

2) Labor Council for Latin AdvancementPolicy & Advocacy Coordinator – seeking candidates with at least 3 years of work experience; preferably with a Latino organization, labor union or electoral campaign.

3) M+R has passed along this Account Coordinator they describe as a great opportunity for a recent grad or someone with 1-2 years’ communications experience – DC, New York, Los Angeles or San Francisco, CA

4-8) AARP (scroll to find, or use job # noted in keyword search)
7-9) Americans for the Artsdeadlines noted here
10) American Institute for CPAsDeputy Director, Communications

11) American Petroleum InstitutePolicy Advisor, Midstream & Industry Operations – see also main career page

12-13) Americans for Prosperity
14-15) Bipartisan Policy Center
16) Centers for Disease Control & PreventionHealth Communication Specialist – $64k-$84k – apply by May 5

17) CompTIASenior Marketing Manager, Policy & Public Sector – see also main career page

18) CVS HealthPublic Policy Director

19) DC Office on AgingPublic Information Officer – $96k-$136k – apply by May 9

20) FEMAPublic Affairs Specialist – $53k-$84k – apply by May 9; subject to early closure on day that 200 application threshold is reached

21) Federal Railroad AdministrationWriter/Editor – $64k-$119k – apply by May 16

22) Food & Drug AdministrationPublic Affairs Specialist/Press Officer – $108k-$141k – apply by May 6

23) HEREGovernment Relations Manager

24) HomeAid Northern VirginiaCommunications & Special Events Manager

25) GAP SolutionsCommunications & Engagement Manager

26-28) Ketchum
29) Mackinac Center for Public PolicyDirector of Environmental Policy – Midland or Lansing, MI – search managed by Talent Market

30-31) Management Sciences for Health
32-33) Novo Nordisk
34) Office of National Invasive Species CouncilTechnical Writer/Editor – $53k-$84k – apply by May 4

35-36) Opportunity Finance Network
37) RaytheonDirector of Internal Communications

38-39) United Nations Foundation – opportunities supporting the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves
40) United Negro College FundExecutive Scheduler

41-44) Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts

Monday, May 2, 2016


We're Busy.  Are You Busy?  Get Busy With These.  Busy.

Forget thee not previously noted opportunities closing this week.

The Phillips Collection seeks Media Relations Manager to keep this cultural mainstay in the news; sounds fun – compensation up to $40k 

Banner Public AffairsDigital PR Associate – 2-4 years’ experience in digital & social communications required, as well as graphic design skills – PR agency experience preferred

The Environmental Working Group is casting about for a Copy Editor who is familiar with major style guides (AP in particular), experience creating tight, clean copy, as well as the ability to get up to speed on toxic, agriculture & food issues.

Chapman Cubine Adams + Hussey is actively recruiting for:
The Institute of International Education has shared this Events Manager opportunity supporting the State Department’s Bureau of Educational & Cultural Affairs – event planning & grant/admin management experience desired – more program-management & support posts available in DC & New York

Despite the deadline noted, we’ve heard that assorted unpaid Summer Fellowship opportunities in public policy, communications & development/fundraising are available with disability advocate Respectability USA.

Sabin Vaccine Institute
Isom Global StrategiesCommunications and Marketing Account Supervisor – up to $70k – 4+ years of experience in marketing or communications desired

Arlington CountyDirector, Office of Communications & Public Engagement – salary could range up to $175 – apply by May 19

Pulmonary Hypertension Association
The Communitarian Network is seeking a part-time Communications Associate to assist in media strategy, outreach and office supervision; deemed ideal for grad students – apply by May 6

Mystery large-sized communications & PR firm in McLean seeks Public Relations Manager with at least 5 years’ relevant experience; technology or government industry background preferred – search managed by Profiles

Human Rights Campaign
Partnership With Native Americans touts Direct Mail Coordinator and Telemarketing Fundraiser opportunities in presumably-chill Elkwood, Va. (between Warrenton & Culpeper on Route 29, if that helps) – Internet Marketing Coordinator post available in Addison, TX, as well – see also main career page.

This Government Affairs Coordinator post appears to be new since out last check-in with the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists – experience using content management systems or grassroots engagement applications a plus.

National Partnership for Women & Families
Food & Drug AdministrationPublic Affairs Specialist/Press Officer – $76k-$118k – apply by May 7
George Mason University
George Washington UniversityAssociate, Corporate Relations – 2-4 years of work experience in corporate fundraising desired

National Cable TV AssociationResearch Assistant – successful candidate will be charged with locating information to support policy positions & tracking changes in the telecom landscape.

New since a month back with Conservation International:
Community Health CharitiesVice President, Communications – seeking candidate with at least ten years of experience in a senior communications role in a private sector, non-profit or agency setting.
We see several new opportunities with the American Diabetes Association since our mid-April check-in:
Environment AmericaCommunications Officer – your 5+ years relevant experience should show demonstrated commitment to environmental issues & citizen-based social change.

Johns Hopkins Medicine
American Podiatric Medical AssociationPR Intern

Sunday, May 1, 2016


We name-check local legends with this list of previously-noted repeats closing in the upcoming week.

DC Public School SystemSpecialist, Visual & Digital Communications – $73k-$80k – May 2

Embassy of Canada Policy Officer, Border Trade Facilitation – $80k – May 3

Patent & Trademark OfficeCongressional Affairs Specialist – $77k-$119k – May 3

University of Maryland
Nature Conservancy (scroll to find, or use advanced search by DC metro area or state location as noted)
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
George Washington University
Smithsonian National Air and Space MuseumMuseum Curator – $63k-$82k – May 5

U.S. Sentencing CommissionLegislative Specialist – $64k-$100k – May 6

Union of Concerned Scientists Clean Vehicles Outreach Coordinator – $52k – May 8

Yes, that picture of Tony with Bill Murray is actually from last season's ode to Charleston, but it seems an apt image for Parts Unknown's visit to Chicago tonight – 9pm ET on CNN.

Friday, April 29, 2016

As You Would Expect, We're Pretty Cheerful This Morning

Yes, we were there last night, and it was pretty great.  Playoff hockey is the best.  Almost all direct-to-us opportunities today, with the exception of a few Friday usual suspects at the end.

The National Bureau of Asian Research is seeking an Assistant Director, Government and Media Relations with 5+ years of direct, hands-on experience working on or with Capitol Hill, working in the field of government & media relations, communications, or a related field – apply by May 15

Kellen seeks Staff Associate for a range of admin & logistical support for multiple association management & government relations clients – 1-2 years’ relevant experience desired.

Squared Communications has put out the call for a Public Relations Intern (scroll to find) to join them on a full-time basis, ideally at the beginning of the Summer – $11/hr

Opportunities with the Convergence Center for Policy Resolution, an organization focused on solving social challenges through collaboration & dialogue:
Strategic communications firm BerlinRosen seeks a Vice President, Public Relations for their Cities practice, supporting clients in the economic, development, real estate, architecture and design clients who are shaping the future of cities – familiarity and interest in smart cities, urban planning/design, and local development politics are among the requirements – New York
ScoutComms seeks a motivated, hard-working Account Exec to provide communications, advocacy and event support to Fortune 500 companies, veteran-owned businesses and veteran-focused non-profits – Fredericksburg, Va.

International Food Information Council (scroll to find)
The R Street Institute, a self-described pragmatic free-market think tank, seeks Media Relations Manager (scroll to find) with at least 3 years of full-time experience working in media relations; some involvement with policymaking on the Hill or other organization is desirable.

PoliTemps is seeking sharp political, PR, media & public affairs temporary staff (scroll) for a variety of assignments the DC area – individuals with experience in campaigns, Capitol Hill, the Executive Branch, PR or media particularly valued.

Boutique PR cabal Westfourth Communications is in search mode for a part-time or full-time paid Intern (scroll to find) for the Summer 2016 semester, with possibility to extend; ideal candidate is current undergrad/grad student in public relations, communications, media, journalism, or related program.

American UniversityDigital Content Manager, School of International Service – $45k-$50k – 2-3 years of relevant experience, superb writing, editing & proofing skills, and fluency in social media desired. 

British EmbassyHead of Trade & Investment – $92k – seeking candidates with the ability to build relationships & work closely with a variety of stakeholders including senior British and American private sector executives – apply by May 11

Pew Charitable Trusts
Heritage FoundationProduction Coordinator – 2-4 years of experience with production/project coordination required; In-house creative team or commercial printing experience preferred.

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

Wednesday, April 27, 2016


We're back with a healthy dose of submitted-by-you-good-folks opportunities to start, followed by big just-the-jobs run.  See you again Friday.

1) Homesnap, self-described as the top-rated real estate app for agents and consumers, seeks Digital Marketing Manager to join the team in North Bethesda – experience leading and managing SEO/SEM, marketing database, email, social media and/or display advertising campaigns desired.

2) Don’t miss this mid-level Communications Officer opportunity with the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor, a financial inclusion think tank housed within the World Bank – broad-based communications skill set & solid knowledge of financial inclusion issues merit you consideration – apply by May 9

3-6) The World Resources Institute is actively recruiting for these:
7) Scroll allllll the way down to the Washington, DC listings with Allison+Partners to find Account Manager/Director opportunity – your 7+ years’ experience should demonstrate media relations skills & previous work related to the technology sector – note: we’re told that the Account Exec post that may still be showing there has been filled.

8) Art & Science Group, a Baltimore-based strategy consulting & market research firm supporting educational institutions, seeks Marketing & Communications Coordinator with 1-2 years of communication & PR experience, along with strong writing skills & previous work related to interactive communications.

9-11) Crosscut Strategies has passed along these opportunities in their downtown DC HQ (scroll to find):
12) The Society for Personality and Social Psychology seeks a Digital Content Manager with at least three years in content creation with digital experience that includes content management systems – proficiency in Adobe Creative suite applications & HTML/CSS a must – $45k-$50k – apply by May 13

13-14) University of Virginia – Charlottesville, Va.
15-16) Aflac (search by DC location or req ID)
17) Airlines Reporting Corp.Internal Communications Manager

21) American Association of Pharmaceutical ScientistsFoundations Intern (pdf) – $15/hr

22) America’s Essential HospitalsLegislative & Regulatory Advocacy Intern – paid position – other Intern posts also noted

23) American Institute of Architects Director, State & Local Policy

24-25) Association of State and Territorial Health Officials – see also main career page
26) Brookings InstitutionResearch Assistant, Metropolitan Policy Program

27-28) Capitol Hill
29) Centre Theatre GroupDirector of Communications – Los Angeles, CA – search managed by Morris Berger & Associates

30-31) Chicago Mercantile Exchange – DC-based positions
32) CureSearch for Children’s CancerManager, Content Development

33) Cystic Fibrosis FoundationDonor Relations Specialist

34-36) Georgetown University
37) Greater Baltimore CommitteePolicy Associate – Baltimore, MD

38) Habitat for HumanityDevelopment Officer, Individual Giving

39-40) The Humane League
41-43) ICF International
44-47) International Christian Concern
48-51) Johns Hopkins University – Baltimore, MD, except as noted:
52-53) National Council for Behavioral Health
54) National Geographic Society Communications Intern

55-57) Nature Conservancy (scroll to find, or use advanced search by DC metro area or state location as noted)
58-59) Ocean Conservancy – searches managed by Thinking Ahead
60-62) PBS – see also main career page
63-64) Society for Women’s Health Research
65) SoFiDirector, Policy Communications

66-68) U.S. Chamber of Commerce
69-70) Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Monday, April 25, 2016

Hello Monday!

Yes, as a matter of fact, we are pretty cheerful this morning; you can probably figure out why.  Also, don't forget yesterday's run of previously noted opportunities closing this week.

And, we're on an M-W-F publishing schedule this week; see you again Wednesday.

Would it be pretty cool to work for a company aspiring to a world leader in sub-orbital commercial space tourism?  How about strapping into the capsule as Government Affairs Specialist for Virgin Galactic to find out?

International engineering, infrastructure & development firm Louis Berger seeks Communications Coordinator with academic background in communications, journalism/PR, English or modern foreign language, marketing or business, as well as significant internship experience or minimum 1 year of professional experience in an in-house communications role or an agency setting – French or Spanish language skills a plus.

Boston ScientificDirector, International Government Affairs – experience in medical device industry deemed desirable

Seems like it’s been a while since we’ve checked in with the Aspen Institute:
On a related note, we found this Managing Director, Policy & Advocacy with Aspen partner Service Year Alliance, which led us (and now, you) down the rabbit hole to other opportunities there – see also main career page:
Institute for Public Health InnovationProgram & Communications Associate – $48k-$53k – experience with workforce development, community development, urban planning or health care systems desired – apply by May 16

Facebook seeks Public Policy Manager to focus in connectivity, global internet and telecommunications policy issues – JD & tech industry experience preferred.

New since our mid-April check-in with the Truth Initiative:
TEGNA, the renamed (and partial anagram) broadcast & digital media segment of Gannett (all explained here) notes new Vice President, Corporate Communications and Corporate Communications opportunities available, as well as this Digital Producer post with their WUSA9 affiliate.

Just in time for impending Summer frolic and regular three-day-weekendry, we bring you opportunities with the 32-hour work week crew at Green America:
National Association of Conservation DistrictsDirector of Communications – 5+ years' related experience required – apply by Apr. 29
K&L Gates Government Affairs Specialist (scroll to find or use advanced search & job ID 4884) – 6-12 months Capitol Hill work experience (intern service counts!) merits your CV consideration

Food & Water Watch
Neighborhood Legal Services ProgramDevelopment & Communications Associate – $38k-$50k – at least two years of experience sought – apply by May 16

George Washington University
The Ballot Initiative Strategy Center seeks politically savvy, organized individual with strong writing skills for Communications Coordinator post.

American Bakers AssociationMarketing & Communications Coordinator – organized, motivated, team player with 1-2 years of relatable experience in the marketing field desired – search managed by Pat Taylor & Associates

We connect our startups to the latest wisdom on how to build highly scalable businesses through our curriculum – that’s part of the spiel from global incubator and seed fund 1776:
North American Insulation Manufacturers AssociationCoordinator, Marketing & Communications – $35k-$40k – social media & content curation duties predominant
University of Maryland
… and finally – opportunities of the far-far-flung and one-can-dream variety with Mandarin Oriental Hotels:

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Your Sunday Set

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

Catholic UniversityAssistant Director, Digital Communications – see also main career pageApr. 25
Making Cents InternationalCommunications & Media Manager supporting USAID’s Youth Power program – Apr. 25

British Embassy appear to be using a new job listing application – New York
Nature Conservancy (scroll to find, or use advanced search by DC metro area or state location as noted)
DoJ/Office of U.S. AttorneysPublic Affairs Specialist – $92k-$141k – Apr. 26

Self-Help Credit UnionDirector of Communications – DC or Durham, NC – Apr. 26

Treasury Dept.Public Affairs Specialist/Press Secretary supporting the Office of Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program – $128k-$160k – Apr. 26 

Department of EnergyCommunications Specialist – $63k-$82k – Apr. 27

National Head Start AssociationGovernment Affairs Associate (pdf) – see also main career pageApr. 27 

World Wildlife Fund
Arlington County Economic Development Event & Meeting Manager – 32 hrs/wk @ $18-$37/hr – Apr. 28
Library of CongressLegislative Analyst – $77k-$119k – Apr. 28

Agency for Healthcare Research & QualitySupervisory Health Communications Specialist – $128k-$160k – Apr. 29
Corporation for Public BroadcastingPublic Affairs Manager – $60k-$82k – Apr. 29

FrameWorks Institute Researcher (pdf) – Apr. 29

Union of Concerned Scientists Web Content Manager – high $50k – Cambridge, MA – Apr. 29
United WayDevelopment ManagerApr. 29
U.S. Commission on International Religious FreedomCommunications & Government Relations Specialist – $90k-$110k – Apr. 29 
Washington International SchoolAssistant Director, Communications & Marketing (scroll to find) – Apr. 29

American Farm Bureau FederationSenior Graphic Designer (pdf) – Apr. 30 

George Washington University Senior Public Affairs Assistant supporting the School of International Affairs – Apr. 30 

Greenpeace Program Director – DC, New York, Chicago, IL or San Francisco, CA – Apr. 30

OK, so we jumped the gun last week in declaring Parts Unknown's return to the airwaves, via Manila, but it'll be on tonight we swear, unless there's an asteroid or something – 9:00 pm ET, CNN.

Friday, April 22, 2016

That's Not Lake Minnetonka

Like everyone we talked with yesterday, we're sorry as hell to see Prince leave the stage too soon.  Here's a piece on his terrific 1991 Super Bowl halftime show, and also the whole thing here.

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is actively recruiting for this Manager of Development Communications post suited to candidates with a minimum of 8-10 years of experience in communications, strong writing & editing skills, and the ability to work collaboratively & harmoniously with fundraising and communications staff.

DC Public School SystemSpecialist, Visual & Digital Communications – $73k-$80k – your 3-5 years of related experience should demonstrate skills/facility in video editing, photography, photo editing & graphic design, as well expertise in online communications & social media – apply by May 2

American UniversityGrants Coordinator, School of Public Affairs – at least 2 years of experience in grant writing & management desired

Heritage Foundation
Advancement Project Development Manager, Foundation Relations – 2-5 years’ experience in nonprofit resource development preferred.

Pew Charitable Trusts
U.S. Sentencing CommissionLegislative Specialist – $64k-$100k – apply by May 6

Patent & Trademark OfficeCongressional Affairs Specialist – $77k-$119k – apply by May 3

Our friends at the British Embassy appear to be using a new job listing application – all of these are New York-based posts:
American Bus AssociationDirector of Communications & Media Relations – 10 or more years of relevant experience in the field of communications or marketing desired

Management Sciences for HealthSenior Media & Content Editor – 10 years of related experience, preferably in communications with focus on global health issues, is required – Arlington, Va. or Medford, MA

New with the International Food Policy Research Institute since our end-of-March check-in:
Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of YouthCommunications Specialist – seeking candidates with 2-5 years of substantial experience in the field of public relations, with a preference for issue-based campaigns

Marriott InternationalSenior Marketing & Public Relations Coordinator – located at the Gaylord at National Harbor

Vision Technologies Systems, Inc., a self-described diversified company providing solutions to the commercial and government markets in the aerospace, electronics, land systems and marine sectors, seeks Manager, Corporate Communications – $70k – North Old Town Alexandria location; conveniently near this DCPA+CJ-endorsed establishment.

American Institute of PhysicsCommunications Intern

… and finally: Museum Curator isn’t normally a listing we’d include – but we’ll make an exception for one at the deservedly beloved Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum – $63k-$82k – apply by May 5

Best wishes for a superb weekend from your favoritepublic affairs jobs resource.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

It's Thursday, so it's [mostly] just-the-jobs

1) Camris International seeks Strategic Communications Consultant/Writer/Editor to support USAID's Trade Africa initiative – knowledge of international development issues & U.S. foreign policy issues in the Africa region desired

2) The National Home Infusion Association is in search mode for a Public Affairs Coordinator & Executive Assistant (scroll to find) with at least 2 years of staff support experience – we’re told that a mid-$40k salary range is envisioned for the post – Old Town Alexandria Metro-convenient location

3) Sickle Cell Disease Association of AmericaVice President, Operations (scroll to find) – your 5+ years in operations management in a non-profit enterprise should demonstrate detailed knowledge of relevant organizational procedures & personnel practices.

4) ACLUCampaigns Director – DC or New York

5) Air Line Pilots Association, InternationalDigital Media Coordinator

 6-7) American Humane Association
8) Ayn Rand InstituteCommunications Manager – search managed by Talent Market

9-11) Brookings Institution
12) DoJ/Office of U.S. AttorneysPublic Affairs Specialist – $92k-$141k – apply by Apr. 26

13-14) Embassy of Canada
15-16) Georgetown University
17) Government Accountability ProjectCarvalho Fellow for International Research – 3-month term, starting mid-June – $2,500/mo – apply by May 15

18-20) Humane Society
21) Institute for the Study of WarResearch Analyst, Counterterrorism (scroll to find)

22) MacArthur FoundationCommunications Officer – Chicago, IL

23) National Association of BroadcastersMarketing & Events Manager

24) National Health Law ProgramCommunications/Development Coordinator

25-38) Nature Conservancy (scroll to find, or use advanced search by DC metro area or state location as noted)
39) Sanofi Vice President, U.S. Communications – Bridgewater, NJ

40) SiloSmashersCommunications Manager

41-42) The McClatchy Company
43-50) Vistra Communications – many of these are in support of [potential?] Office of Disability Employment Policy client
51-52) World Wildlife Fund