Wednesday, October 22, 2014

So Far ...

Greetings from the road; these first eight are direct-to-us submissions from assorted tipsters.  More to come (possibly).

1) Abt AssociatesManager, Domestic Communications

2) Arab American InstituteCommunications Associate (pdf)

3) Mystery think tankDirector of Foundation Relations – $100k

4) National Science FoundationPublic Affairs Specialist – $75k-$115k – new media focus – job ID: LPA-2015-0003 – apply by Nov. 4

5) Pinkston Group Account Coordinator

6) Sage CommunicationsAccount Coordinator (scroll down)

7) StratacommPR/Communications Intern – paid/full-time – Winter/Spring 2015

8) U.S. Global Leadership CoalitionVeterans Outreach Manager – we're told that veteran with relevant experience will have the best shot at this.

– OK, here's some more –

9) Discovery CommunicationsDirector of Communications

10) HalliburtonGovernment Affairs Representative

11-13) Medimmune (search by req ID)
14) Millennium Challenge CorporationPublic Affairs Specialist – $58k-$98k – job ID: MCC-1240464-15-01-CPA-DE – apply by Oct. 31

15) National Parks Conservation AssociationMedia Relations Intern

16) State VoicesDirector of Development & Communications (pdf)

17) Xcel EnergyFederal Affairs Consultant

Monday, October 20, 2014

M-W-F, J-T-J, W-I-P, from ATL

Wednesday update: we have sketchy WiFi/network access now, so we will be delayed (or possibly not posting new material at all) today,  Be back soon, we hope.

We're on the road in Atlanta, GA this week, so DCPA+CJ will be on a Mon.-Wed.-Fri. publishing schedule, in [mostly] just-the-jobs mode, and as a work-in-progress today.

And, don't forget previously noted opportunities closing this week.

1) kglobal is looking for a Senior Communication Research & Assessment Associate with 6-10 years’ experience conducting communications assessments, audience research, and measuring audience sentiment – position will be based at the Pentagon as part of a contract for the Navy; Secret clearance will be required

2) Alliance for Regenerative MedicineManager, Communications

3-4) American Planning Association
5-6) APCO Worldwide
7) Dept. of Defense Public Affairs Specialist – $89k-$116k – job ID: OSD-15-1228327-B – apply by Nov. 3

8) James Madison InstituteSouthwest Florida Development Director – virtual based in region – search managed by Talent Market

9-12) Lupus Foundation of America
13) Maryland State Police Public Affairs Officer – $34k-$56k – Pikesville, MD – apply by Nov/ 3

14) Milton Hershey SchoolWeb & Social Media Manager – Hershey, PA

15) Personal Care Products Council Public Affairs/Communications Specialist

16) Quadrant, Inc. Communications Specialist

17) Social SolutionsCommunications Manager – Baltimore, MD

18) Triple CanopyDirector of Communications

19) Volkswagen Group of AmericaProduct Communications Manager

20) Washington CapitalsMedia Relations Intern – Spring 2015

21) Archdiocese of WashingtonCommunications Manager

22) Hattaway CommunicationsStaff Assistant/Officer Manager (pdf)

23) Hogan LovellsAssistant, Legislative Practice Group (pdf) – see application info here, as well as several DC-based marketing opportunities (scroll down)

24) International Rescue CommitteeRegional Major Gifts Officer

25) Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Senior Policy Manager

26) Americans United for the Separation of Church & StateConstitutional Litigation Internship – apply by Dec. 15

27) Colonial Williamsburg FoundationPlanned Giving Associate – $12-$18/hr – Williamsburg, Va.

28) Healthcare lobbying legal firm self-assessed as lovely & very stableGovernment Affairs Secretary – search managed by Bonnie Jones Associates

29) Van Eperan & AssociatesAccount Exec, Senior Account Exec & Account Supervisor

30) World Food Program USADevelopment Associate

31) Ball Aerospace Admin Intern, Legislative Affairs

32) The Coordinating CenterDirector of Public Policy – Millersville, MD

33) EarthjusticeAccess to the Courts Advocate – JD required

34) Schneider ElectricDirector of Government Affairs – DC or Chicago, IL

35) Washington Suburban Sanitary CommissionGovernment Affairs Manager – $65k-$110k

more to come OK, we're done –
– see you Wednesday (we hope) –

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Sunday [re-]Sampler

Previously noted opportunities closing in the upcoming week.

Chesapeake Bay FoundationSenior Staff AccountantOct. 20 

Dept. of JusticePublic Affairs Specialist – $75k-$116k – job ID: JP-15-019A – Oct. 20

Literacy Council of Northern Virginia Director of DevelopmentOct. 20

PHI Vice President of Policy (pdf) – Oct. 20

United Mitochondrial Disease FoundationDirector of Development – Pittsburgh, PA – search managed by Nonprofit TalentOct. 20

United Nations Foundation
Nature Conservancy (scroll to find, or use advanced search & job #)
Federal Emergency Management AgencyMedia Relations Specialist – temporary/intermittent in support of FEMA Reservist Program; locations flexible/TBD – $15-$19/hr – job ID: FEMA-14-DLH-104-RSV – Oct. 21 

Church World ServiceDirector of Foundation Relations – location flexible; they do have a DC officeOct. 22

Library of Congress Chief Communications Officer – $124k-$157k – job ID: 140232 – Oct. 23

Mars, Inc.Senior Digital Copywriter Specialist – Mount Arlington, NJ – Oct. 23

ACLUDonor Communications Associate, NYCLU – $40k-$45k – New York – Oct. 24

American Association for Clinical Chemistry Online Community Specialist (pdf) – Oct. 24

National Association of Federally-Impacted Schools Executive Director (pdf) – $140k-$180k – Oct. 24

University of Maryland
 British EmbassyAdmin & Projects Assistant, Politics, Economics & Communication Group – $29k – Oct. 26

Will Anthony Bourdain & Parts Unknown manage to get through their tour of Vietnam without an Apocalypse Now reference?  Find out tonight at 9:00 pm (eastern) on CNN.

Friday, October 17, 2014

What's Better than a Lovely mid-October Friday?

... well, probably lots of things, but we're still pretty cheerful this a.m.  We hope your (and our) day turns out to be a good one.

The Insured Retirement Institute seeks Vice President, Communications & Marketing (pdf) with at least 10 years of relevant experience, including coalition management work; familiarity with  financial  & retirement  savings  issues a plus.

ActionAid USA is looking for a Grassroots Campaigner to lead campaigning on the impact of global & national biofuels demand on food insecurity, land rights, and land conflicts – apply by Oct. 31

American Enterprise Institute
Mystery association seeks experienced Content  Manager/Copywriter on temporary basis – familiarity with WordPress CMS particularly valued – search managed by the BOSS Group

Baltimore-based Evergreen Health Cooperative seeks part-time Community Outreach Associate (scroll to find) on temporary basis to represent the group at various community events in Maryland – $12/hr

Pew Charitable Trusts
National Association of Independent Colleges & UniversitiesDirector of Government Relations – successful candidate will have a JD or equivalent skills and experiences in developing and understanding legislative and regulatory proposals – apply by Nov. 10 – Communications Intern opportunity also noted

Equipment Connections for Children, a small nonprofit that facilitates redistribution and reuse of outgrown adaptive equipment for children with disabilities, seeks part-time (6 hrs/wk @ $22/hr) Development Coordinator – apply before the clock strikes high noon on Oct. 30

The National InterestInternships

Environics CommunicationsAccount Exec, Digital Practice – ideal candidate has 3-5 years of digital media experience, including managing social media campaigns, creating original online content, conducting blogger outreach and relationship-building, and web/social analytics

American UniversityProject Manager, School of International Service

British EmbassyPress & Public Affairs Assistant – $41k – New York – apply by Nov. 2

Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning CommissionHealth Communication & Outreach Specialist – term/contract status – $49k-$85k – apply by Nov. 12

The Center for Effective Government & Public Citizen-led Coalition for Sensible Safeguards seeks Coalition Manager to help explain, defend, and advocate for the country's system of public protections.  All sounds sensible to us.

Beerfests this weekend:

Thursday, October 16, 2014

And Again, We Like the Sound of Nassawadox

1) American Cancer SocietyAssociate Projects Specialist, Federal Relations Team

2) American Council on EducationSenior Public Affairs Specialist

3) American Diabetes AssociationChief Executive Officer – apply by Nov. 21

4-5) American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
6-9) Brookings Institution
10) Burson-MarstellerClient Staff Assistant, PAC – New York

11) Center for International Private EnterpriseDevelopment Director – search managed by Talent Market

12) CropLife AmericaCommunications Coordinator

13) CureSearch for Children’s Cancer Senior Manager, Communications

14) Dept. of State/Foreign Service InstitutePublic Affairs Specialist – $89k-$138k – job ID: FSI-2015-0006 – apply by Oct. 27

15-16) Emily’s List
17-18) The Fund for American Studies
19) Georgetown UniversitySenior Director, Board Operations & Alumni Services

20) Greater Washington Society of CPAsCommunications & Marketing Manager – $40k-$45k for 30 hrs/wk – apply by Nov. 2

21) Habitat for Humanity of the ChesapeakeDonor Relations Director for Major Gifts – Baltimore, MD

22-23) International Campaign for Tibet
24) Justice Policy InstituteCommunications Director (pdf) – apply by Nov. 7

25) Kaiser Family FoundationOffice Assistant – part-time

26-27) Latin America Working Group
28) Mystery trade associationMeetings & Events Assistant – long-term temp position – $16/hr – search managed by Beacon Hill Staffing

29) National AquariumVice President of Individual Giving – Baltimore, MD – search managed by the Explore Company

30) National Association of RealtorsDirector of Marketing & Communications for the CCIM Institute – Chicago, IL

31-34) Nature Conservancy (scroll to find or use advanced search & job #)
35) Peace CorpsProgram Support Assistant – $43k-$70k – job ID: 15-021-KC – apply by Oct. 29

36) Petroleum Marketers Association of AmericaPresident – apply by Dec. 2

37) Rock Creek Strategic Marketing Writer

38-39) SmithBucklin
40) Top global professional services firm of the unnamed varietyDigital Marketing Specialist – contract status – $30-$33/hr – search managed by Paladin Staffing

41-43) World Wildlife Fund

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

For a Rainy Day

Looks like you'll be indoors in much of the mid-Atlantic to Northeast region today, so you might as well get the ol' resume & cover letter machine going.  Happy hunting!

Data-sharing and -security company Covata seeks Executive Assistant (pdf) to support Executive Chairman & executive management team in Reston, Va. – duties include scheduling, planning & managing internal communications channels.

KSA-Plus Communications seeks energetic Production Editor/Manager to work with writers, designers, and web developers on print and electronic publications – InDesign skills particularly desired.

Mystery travel & tourism nonprofit – searches managed by Creative Circle:
IREX seeks a Communications Officer to provide technical expertise for the Syria Justice & Accountability Centre on communications strategy development &  implementation, web content;  assorted channels including: blogs, weekly updates, one-pagers/fact sheets – professional-level proficiency in Arabic is required.

Here’s a new Senior Communications Officer post with international disaster relief stalwart Mercy Corps – 10 years experience in media relations or journalism required; preference for proven news reporter/producer experienced in international NGO work – we expect your future Pandemic Preparedness & Response Advisor colleague is going to be a pretty busy individual in the coming months – both can be located in DC or Portland, OR – Communications Officer also available, Portland-only.

America’s Natural Gas AllianceDirector of Federal Affairs – minimum 5-7 years advocacy or related government experience sought

WCS ConstructionPublic Relations Manager – previous construction industry experience and knowledge strongly desired.

Air Traffic Control Association
Dept. of JusticePublic Affairs Specialist – $75k-$116k – job ID: JP-15-019A – apply by Oct. 20

Montgomery CollegeDeputy Chief Government Relations Officer – $79k-$107k – apply by Oct. 17

American Physiological SocietyCommunications/Social Media Coordinator (scroll to find) – familiarity w/ the life sciences & biomedical research is a plus

Food Processing Suppliers AssociationMarketing & Communications Associate – looks mainly like a member-services related post

Brownstein Hyatt Farber SchreckPublic Policy Intern – Spring 2015 term – apply by Nov. 7

Alliance for JusticeDirector of Foundation Advocacy – supporting AFJ’s Bolder Advocacy initiative – 7-10 years of experience in nonprofit, foundation, communications, or related fields sought, as well as strong background related to the philanthropic sector.

Land O’Lakes, Inc.Government Relations Intern

United Spinal AssociationGovernment Relations Associate – part-time post

Marriott InternationalSenior Director, Public Relations for these Marriott brands:  EDITIONRenaissanceAutographAC HotelsMoxy

National Park Foundation
National Immigration ForumDirector of Development (pdf) – seeking candidates with 7-10 ten years of fundraising experience, preferably in a nonprofit, with solid achievement in constructing & implementing multi-year strategic development plans – apply by Nov. 12

Congressional-Executive Commission on ChinaInterns – $10/hr – relevant language skills required – apply by Nov. 1 for Spring 2015 term

National Wildlife FederationSocial Media Coordinator – experience in a corporate, non-profit, or media environment with proven expertise in social media marketing principles is deemed essential,

PATHCommunications Associate, Malaria Vaccine Initiative – part-time, 3-month term

Xcelerate seeks remote-based (but nearby) Communications Coordinator experienced in communication planning, creating briefing materials, and the ability to obtain a Suitability clearance

Robert Wood Johnson FoundationSenior Communications Officer – high tolerance for ambiguity desired; strong written & verbal communication skills are essential to success in this position – Princeton, NJ – apply by Nov. 3

VIDA Fitness is looking for an experienced Social Media Coordinator with demonstrated experience on multiple social platforms – perhaps you get to check out a lot of pools, workout rooms & spas as part of the bargain.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Not Special (but pretty good, we hope)

No Tuesday specialty programming today, just a regular edition.

George Washington UniversityDirector, Presidential Communications – produces all daily briefing documents for the prez, as well as talking points, speeches, press quotes, blogs & correspondences.

The Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition, a group addressing the social and environmental challenges & opportunities in the global electronics supply chain, seeks Director of Communications

Opportunities available with Sensis, a self-described cross-cultural advertising agency with digital at its core:
SevenTwenty StrategiesVice President of Media Relations/Strategic Communications – 5+ years of media relations & agency experience, knowledge of and/or experience in the political, legislative or healthcare arena, and excellent contacts throughout the media landscape desired.

BayerSenior Manager, Political Affairs (search DC location or keyword political) – best candidates will possess 10+ years of experience in a corporate or association GR/political affairs role and experience working in Congress for a relevant committee of jurisdiction – Director of Communications (also via keyword political) supporting GR/policy activities also available, albeit in Kansas City, MO

ONE Campaign
American Society for MicrobiologyMedia Manager – $79k-$82k – 5+ years of experience in science writing media relations required, as is a team player orientation

International Society for Technology in EducationCommunications/Media Relations Specialist – Arlington, Va. Location preferred, although Eugene, OR is also an option, as is your bedroom and/or local favorite WiFi-enabled spot, it appears.

And another from the education sector: HobsonsDirector of Public Relations (scroll down) – 7-10 years of public relations/communications experience is required, including some time in a managerial/supervisory role.

Drinker Biddle
Communications Director for NBC News sounds like a neat opportunity; we bet Brian Williams is pretty cool in person (although we naively think that about everyone who appears affable in front of a camera).  In any event, let us know if our instincts are anywhere near accurate if you get the gig, OK?

The Memorial Foundation, builder of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in DC, looks to keep the spirit &  work of Dr. King relevant by leveraging the memorial's role as a beacon of inspiration and through educational programming, and your role in this grand undertaking would be as Director of Development

United Community Ministries
Multiple opportunities in health communications & social marketing (scroll down) appear to be available with IQ Solutions

Maryland Coalition of Families for Children’s Mental HealthDirector of Social Marketing & Outreach – Columbia, MD main location; work can be done via remotely (but, somewhere in/near Maryland, we’d guess) – Nov. 28 application deadline noted, but Nov. 3 start date could imply those have been somehow transposed, so just get your application in soon.

The National Association for Catering & Events sounds fun, right? Marketing & Communications Director – $50k-$60k – Columbia, MD

Support Samaritan Inns' work providing housing, recovery & life-rebuilding services to homeless & addicted individuals as Director of Development & Communications – 5+ years broad-based experience in non-profit fundraising required.

Alkermes, Inc. seeks Coordinator/Junior Lobbyist, Government Affairs & Policy to assist govt. affairs team in activities related to improving patient access to VIVITROL® and any future products.

University of Maryland
Afterschool All-stars (which instantly brings this Redd Kross song to mind) seeks Fundraising & Staff Assistant locally, and is also recruiting for a Director of Communications & Cause Marketing in sunny Los Angeles, CA (where Redd Kross is currently based. Spooky.)*

Federation of State Medical BoardsState Legislative & Policy Coordinator – 1-2 years of legislative and/or administrative experience sought, including experience on Capitol Hill or with government affairs, health care associations, or trade associations. is seeking a Web Content Writer Intern to create & update online content –$10/hr – part-time; approx 20-30 hrs/wk – available immediately

* We went to a couple great Redd Kross shows at the old 9:30 Club (now a J. Crew, sigh); and yes, we realize this doesn't make us sound cool as much as it makes us simply sound old.  Repeat sigh).

Monday, October 13, 2014

For Your C-day Consideration

Hello Columbus Day!  We hope you discover your new job/internship world via one of these, or among previously noted opportunities closing this week.

AARPCommunications Manager, Driver Safety Program (scroll down and select search for jobs tab at right, then scroll to find or use advanced search & job #12457297) – 3-5 years of relevant work experience in communications, PR or related field preferred

Here’s a pretty fresh (posted Oct. 9) Manager, Federal Relations post with the American Institute of Architects requiring a at least few years of just the sort of advocacy/lobbying/Hill experience you would expect

Here’s a recent Special Projects Manager, Communications Technology & Marketing post with the Humane Society focused on existing and new special fundraising projects and marketing initiatives including virtual and tribute giving, as well as assisting with online engagement efforts.  

United Nations Foundation
Looking to get into the international development field?  This Program Associate (pdf) opportunity with InsideNGO might be a good place to start.

Values driven leader… we try to fail fast… catalyze an evolution… street cred… damn the torpedoes… if any of this sounds like you, we suggest checking out Director of Global Social Marketing with Population Services International

National Science FoundationHead of Office of Legislative & Public Affairs – $157k-$181k – job ID: LPA-2014-0014 – apply by Nov. 6

Business Executives for National SecurityResearch Associate – apply by Nov. 30 for Spring term (Jan.-May)

The Center for Democracy & Technology seeks Intern, Communications (scroll to find) for the date-parameter-undefined Winter term – unpaid post; experience deemed priceless. 

Circle Solutions is seeking a Social Media Digital Specialist to plan, develop, schedule, and execute social marketing activities for Federal clients, program office staff & other partners – at least 3 years relevant experience required

Special Olympics (scroll to find)
Federal Emergency Management AgencyMedia Relations Specialist – temporary/intermittent in support of FEMA Reservist Program; locations flexible/TBD – $15-$19/hr – job ID: FEMA-14-DLH-104-RSV – apply by Oct. 21

We've got a lot of work to do and we are always looking for ambitious, brilliant people to help out – so says the Citizen Engagement Laboratory about all their opportunities, which would include this Berkley, CA-located Communications Director opportunity.

Corporate Council on AfricaInternships – background or strong interest in global affairs, excellent skills in written & verbal communications, as well as in research, are desired

US Travel AssociationManager, National Council Relations

... and, finally: Senior Staff Accountant is the sort of specialized position we very seldom note here at DCPA+CJ, but we’re making an exception for this Annapolis, MD-based opportunity with the good folks Chesapeake Bay Foundation – apply by Oct. 20

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Look Again

Previously noted opportunities closing in the upcoming week.

Programming note: we do expect to have a new post for you tomorrow, on Columbus Day.

Union of Concerned ScientistsWashington Representative, Climate & Energy Program – high $60k – Oct. 13 

British Embassy
DoE Office of Energy Policy & Systems Analysis Policy Analyst – $89k-$138k – job ID: DOE-HQ-EP-14-1P-007-CR – Oct. 14

George Washington UniversityDevelopment Manager, Constituent Relations for the GW Museum/Textile MuseumOct. 15 

Paralyzed Veterans of AmericaAssociate Legislative DirectorOct. 15

Rape, Abuse & Incest National NetworkCopywriterOct. 15

Maryland National Park & Planning Commission/Montgomery ParksPublic Information Specialist – part-time – $21-$36/hr – Oct. 16

National Defense UniversityDirector of the Center for the Study of Weapons of Mass Destruction – $149k-$161k – Oct. 16 

Asia Society – New York
Congressional Coalition on Adoption InstitutePolicy & Programs Associate – $35k – Oct. 17

Dept. of the Interior/Bureau of ReclamationPublic Affairs Specialist – $76k-$95k – job ID: BR-WO-2014-212 – Oct. 17

George Mason UniversityPublic Relations & Marketing Specialist supporting the Green Machine athletic band operation – Oct. 17 

Nature ConservancyMajor Gifts Officer (scroll to find, or use advanced search & job #42437) – Los Angeles, CA – search managed by Management Recruiters of Mid Hudson ValleyOct. 17 

Sasakawa Peace Foundation, a non-profit involved in U.S.-Japan relations, seeks Media Relations Specialist – relevant language skills preferred – Oct. 17

Sisters of MercyMarketing SpecialistOct. 17

Anthony Bourdain & Parts Unknown lives very much up to the unknown part of the equation with a look inside Paraguay – tonight at 9:00 pm (eastern) on CNN

Friday, October 10, 2014

Dude, Where's My Phone?

This morning's DCPA+CJ is brought to you in part (or at least a few minutes less late) thanks to the good people at, which totally helped us find the trusty-yet-easily-misplaced Samsung this a.m.

The American Association for Clinical Chemistry’s desired formula for Online Community Specialist (pdf) includes experience in facilitating or participation in online community and social media discussions – apply by Oct. 24

The National Summer Learning AssociationVice President of Communications (pdf) – seeking candidates with at least seven years of experience leading marketing, communications & media relations efforts in a non-profit or corporate setting – Baltimore, MD

Our friends at the Washington Post are actively seeking a Communications Coordinator to support their PR operation through a broad set of duties – attention to detail and ability to establish rapport and develop credibility among your peers & external partners desired.

Stand for Children works to ensure that all children, regardless of background, graduate from high school prepared for, and with access to, a college education – your place in this undertaking would be in Phoenix, AZ, filling their very fresh Arizona Policy Manager post – demonstrated understanding of education policy and Arizona state politics particularly sought; Spanish language skills a plus.

American UniversityDirector of Outreach & Marketing, Career Center – your CV should show experience in employer outreach or related experience that showcases your ability to oversee strategic marketing & communications.

Washington Suburban Sanitary CommissionSenior Public Relations Representative – $52k-$88k – at least 3 years of PR-related experience desired, including work in media & crisis communications; news release and other communications material development, event planning, public speaking & social media

Organization for International InvestmentVice President, Public Policy & Government Affairs – background in tax and trade considered a plus.

Association of Clinical Research ProfessionalsManager, Web & Digital Content – required minimum 3-5 years experience working in web content management role with a strong HTML and CSS skillset and experience working with content management systems; Drupal experience a plus.

Auto Care Association Political Action Committee Manager – demonstrated experience building and implementing a PAC fundraising program required – search managed by Vetted Solutions

The Pew Charitable Trusts seek to send London, UK-based Officer to support the Ending Illegal Fishing Project – experience related to international fisheries policy is important; background in marine conservation & maritime enforcement issues a plus.

Oktoberfests and the like this weekend:
Best wishes for a hassle free, cheery & pleasant weekend from your favoritepublic affairs jobs resource.