Monday, March 2, 2015

Brash Brandings, Un-shared FB Posts, Happy Hour Haunts & Opportunities in the Clandestine Profession

Tuesday Update: no new post today, we're working on a long overdue Humanitarian & Relief Jobs Special (here's the last one, if you want to see what kind of organizations will be featured) that will make an appearance on Wednesday.

In the meantime, please check out a few direct-to-our-inbox submissions that we'll also reference again when we get back to regular-ish programming on Thursday:

RH StrategicAssistant Account Exec, Account Exec or Senior Account Exec

Public JusticeDirector of Communications (pdf)

NASAMedia Relations Specialist – $76k-$118k – job ID: HQ15B0038 – apply by Mar. 16

United WayDirector of Media & Public Relations – apply by Mar. 16

Hello Monday!  Don't forget yesterday's run of previously noted opportunities closing this week.

The American Gastroenterological Association seeks a motivated Communications Editor/Project Manager to edit and manage web content, email newsletters and a printed bi-monthly magazine – experience with web content management systems and AP style are musts, along with creativity, proactivity and the ability to juggle priorities with a smile.

Crosscut Strategies seeks Director with 5-7 years of experience in political communications, press, or private sector media relations, including on-the-record experience; strong familiarity with the health care and technology sectors as well as federal and/or state policymaking processes also desirable.

Endeavor Strategies seeks Digital Media Interns on full or part-time basis – ideal candidates will have strong research & writing skills, as well as understanding of social and digital media platforms; basic HTML & Adobe Creative Cloud skills a plus – paid positions.

The brashly branded Incite Agency seeks initiative-taking Communications Interns for media monitoring, research & writing duties – PR and/or campaign experience preferred, skills using Vocus or Cision a plus – housing stipend available. 

George Washington UniversitySenior Public Affairs Specialist supporting the Elliott School of International Affairs – $52k-$55k – 2+ years related experience desired, along with exceptional writing skills including familiarity with AP style

We don’t usually note HR/personnel dept. opportunities, but we’ll make an exception to help out our friends at the British Embassy:
Smithsonian InstitutionAnalyst, Prospect Management (scroll to find) – 3-5years in prospect management data analysis experience required – apply by Mar. 13

Summer Intern opportunities with the MacArthur Foundation in Chicago, IL
Communications Intern, Admin Intern and numerous program-oriented Intern opportunities available supporting the Stimson Center in their efforts to find and promote pragmatic solutions to global security challenges – apply by Mar. 20 – see also main career page.

NBC Universal seeks Political Booker with contacts and established relationships in the political community.

These appear to be new since our mid-January check-in with the National Wildlife Federation:
Center for Law & Social Policy Health and Human Services Integration Project Coordinator/Policy Analyst – demonstrated commitment to improving the circumstances of vulnerable and low-income people and communities required. 

Aspen Institute
Salvation ArmyCommunications Manager (scroll to find) – $54k-$61k – chill North Old-Town Alexandria location, just a short stroll to DCPA+CJ’s primary happy hour haunt.

World BankCommunications Officer supporting Forest & Landscapes Team/ Climate Change Cross Cutting Solutions Area – proficiency in Spanish and/or French deemed an added advantage – apply by Mar. 14
Washington Parks & PeopleCommunications Coordinator – $25k-$35k – 2-5 years of marketing, communications, media or public relations experience desired.

Several fresh opportunities available with CNN (search DC location or use req ID) supporting
Central Intelligence AgencyNational Clandestine Service Internships – must be available for consecutive Summers of 2016 and 2017 – paid positions – apply by Apr. 30

MSL GroupAccount Supervisor, Corporate Practice – New York

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Jobs, Revisited

Previously noted opportunities closing in the upcoming week.

Food & Drug Administration Tobacco Regulatory Science Fellowship with the Center for Tobacco Products – one year term – to $95k – Mar. 2

University of MichiganCommunications Specialist, UM Health System – part-time – Ann Arbor, MI – Mar. 2 

Town of Vienna
USDA Food Safety & Inspection Service Public Affairs Specialist – two posts available – $76k-$118k – job ID: FSIS-2015- MCE-0527 – Mar. 3

Nature Conservancy (scroll to find, or use advanced search by DC metro area or other location as noted)
United Nations Foundation
U.S. Trade & Development AgencyPublic Affairs Specialist – $52k-$99k – job ID: TDA1330290CB – Mar. 5

AMEX International, Inc. – Legislative Assistant supporting USAID's Bureau for Legislative and Public AffairsMar. 6

Dept. of JusticeCongressional & Intergovernmental Affairs Specialist – $76k-$118k – job ID: JP-15-061 – Mar. 6

U.S. Army/Office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan ReconstructionPublic Affairs Specialist – $76k-$99k – Mar. 6

Young Professionals in Foreign PolicyPresidentMar. 6

British EmbassyAdmin Assistant, Accommodations – 6 month term – $33k (annualized) – Mar. 8 

National Community Reinvestment CoalitionDirector, Policy & Government AffairsMar. 8
Office of the Lord Chamberlain, Royal HouseholdChauffeur – £23k-£24k – London, UK – Mar. 8

Friday, February 27, 2015

Flying Down to Rio ...

.... well, actually, São José dos Campos, but close enough right?  Or there's always Honolulu, or London, or Milwaukee, if those are more your thing.  It's Friday, so dream a little.

The Solar Energy Industries Association has a fresh Press Officer & Communications Manager post available for candidates with 5-7 years of full-time press and media experience, preferably involving state or federal policy issues for a policymaker or advocacy group.

Executive Assistant sought with at least three years’ experience in assisting top-level executives and demonstrated passion for organization and scheduling in a fast-paced and high-energy environment by unnamed think tank – $50k-$60k – search managed by TRAK Services

CLS Strategies has a fresh call out for Senior-level Professionals, with the bar  set at 6+ years of experience in public affairs and/or corporate/crisis communications, along with strong writing skills, digital fluency, relationships with key media, and the ability to formulate creative communications strategies and messages – Managing Associate, Digital also available

Latest opportunities at the Pew Research Center:
The Hatcher Group is seeking a graduating senior with outstanding writing, editing, traditional media and social media skills to be a Summer Intern of the paid variety – Bethesda or Baltimore, MD location.

BLJ Worldwide, an international PR & public affairs firm, seeks a fluent bilingual English and Spanish speaking Account Manager to support clients that include foreign governments, non-profits, and corporations.

American Psychological AssociationDirector, Political Action Committee – 3-5 years of political action committee or other relevant fundraising experience required

A lot of new opportunities noted with the Pew Charitable Trusts:
Office of Personnel ManagementPublic Affairs Specialist – $52k-$99k – job ID: 15-189-LMW-DE – apply by Mar. 11

Microfinance mainstay FINCA seeks Communications Specialist with 5-7 years of relevant experience as a communications professional, preferably in an international environment, as well as web development & social media skills.

Sierra Club
How about a DC-based aviation industry opportunity that could (theoretically speaking; not actually mentioned in description) take you for occasional visits to the Brazil-based corporate HQ?  Maybe even in one of these?  Stop dreaming and start applying for this Specialist, Media Relations post opportunity with Embraer – we’ve also found a Fort Lauderdale, FL-based listing w/ that title, as well.

Dept. of JusticeCongressional & Intergovernmental Affairs Specialist – $76k-$118k – job ID: JP-15-061 – apply by Mar. 6

National Fish & Wildlife Foundation
AMEX International, Inc., a DC-based international development company, seeks Legislative Assistant supporting USAID's Bureau for Legislative and Public Affairs – apply by Mar. 6

Conservation International
American UniversitySenior Director, Content & News for WAMU 88.5 FM

… and, finally: did your last employer expect you to treat them like a king or queen?  Your next one might well do the same, albeit with a more legitimate claim for such attention should you be tapped as – Chauffeur with the Office of the Lord Chamberlain, Royal Household – £23k-£24k – London, UK – apply by Mar. 8

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Let it Snow ... and then get warmer, OK?

1-2) ACLU – New York
3) ActionAid USADirector of Development – apply by Mar. 13

4-5) American Association for University Women
6) American Heart AssociationDirector of Development/Heart Walk

7-8) American Optometric Association
9) American Society for Radiation OncologyPAC/Government Relations Coordinator (scroll down)

10) Bill & Melinda Gates FoundationProgram Officer, U.S. Policy & Advocacy/College Ready Programs

11-13) Brookings Institution
14) Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of YouthInterns – communications and general categories – apply by Mar. 15

15) Donor’s TrustOffice Manager – search managed by Talent Market

16-17) Education Trust
18) Environmental Defense CouncilProject Manager, Conservation Leadership Council/U.S. Climate & Political Affairs

19) Ford Motor Co. Manager, International Government Affairs – Europe, Middle East & Africa

20-21) Georgetown University
22-26) Humane Society of the U.S.
27) Izaak Walton League of AmericaDirector of Development – apply by Mar. 27

28-33) Johns Hopkins University – Baltimore, MD, except as noted
34) Kaiser PermanenteDirector, Public Relations Management – part-time

35) Lutheran Immigration & Refugee ServiceCommunications Coordinator – Baltimore, MD

36) Marriott Corp.Vice President, Global Communications Planning & Operations

37) Mystery national organization is involved in a hot topicCommunications & Marketing Assistant – $45k-$49k – search managed by TRAK Services

38) National Association of College & University Business OfficersPublic Relations Manager – see also main career page

39-40) National Association of Manufacturers
41) National Marrow Donor ProgramCommunications Specialist – Minneapolis, MN

42-46) Nature Conservancy (scroll to find, or use advanced search by DC metro area or other location as noted)
47) Novo NordiskDirector, Regulatory Policy

48) Opportunity NationExecutive Director – DC or Boston, MA – search managed by Nonprofit Professionals Advisory Group

49-50) Powell Tate/Weber Shandwick
51) United Negro College FundCommunity Engagement Manager

52) … and, finally: your Washington Capitals appeared to value taking penalties over scoring goals last night, but that shouldn’t keep you from coveting this the Summer 2015 Media Relations Intern post

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Science, Safety, Progress & Lawn Tennis

We're all over the field court today.  Happy hunting!

The Office of Science Technology Austria seeks Office & Website Administrator join their embassy-based team – knowledge of Joomla CMS & Quicken are preferred, as is proficiency in German – $38k-$42k – apply by Mar. 15

The Office of the New York State Attorney General seeks NYC-based Senior Speechwriter (pdf) to help craft compelling speeches, op-eds and talking points for the AG – 5+ years relevant experience required 

USDA Food Safety & Inspection Service Public Affairs Specialist – two posts available – $76k-$118k – communications 7 public affairs experience in the areas of food safety or agriculture particularly sought – job ID: FSIS-2015- MCE-0527 – apply by Mar. 3

Media FusionGraphics Production Manager/Account Manager – two posts available – extensive experience leading production efforts required, as is proficiency in both Mac & PC environments

Capitol Hill
BechtelManager of Government Affairs – at least 10 years experience in a corporate government relations environment with an international business required, preferably in the engineering or construction arena. 

Alliance to Save EnergySenior Vice President, Policy & Research – minimum of ten years’ experience developing, managing, and/or analyzing energy efficiency policies& programs required.

American Diabetes Association
Here’s a very fresh Congressional Affairs Coordinator opportunity with the American College of Surgeons – one to two years’ experience in a related environment require; knowledge of legislative, grassroots & political process strongly preferred.

U.S. Postal Service OIGPublic Policy Analyst – $52k-$118k – job ID: 2015-30- 1308822-PC – apply by Feb. 27

 Far-flung organizing opportunities with Food & Water Watch:
Institute for Humane StudiesDirector of Major Gifts – 5+ years experience developing & leading major gift fundraising plans required – search managed by the Center for Shared Services

Center for American Progress
Search DC location to find Government Relations Assistant opportunity with mystery mid-sized law firm – legislative tracking experience required – search managed by Rhodes & Weinstock

Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta, GACorporate Communications Intern, Summer 2015 – apply by May 1 – see also main career page

University of Virginia – Charlottesville, Va.
Greenberg Quinlan RosnerField Intern – market research or political campaign experience, VAN proficiency & statistical software experience preferred.

British Embassy
… and, finally: speaking of our friends, the Brits, we see that the All England Lawn Tennis Club (better known as Wimbledon) has a spot in the draw reserved for a Personal Assistant to the Club Secretary, presumably of the prim, proper & polished sort – London, UK – apply by Feb. 27

Tuesday, February 24, 2015


No specialty/focused programming today, just a regular edition in the M-W-F mold. 

Alliance of Community Health PlansAdmin Coordinator, Communications & Public Affairs – 2+ years of experience at a senior administrative or coordinator level  involving communications activities desired.

The Moak Group, a start-up public affairs, advocacy, and business consulting firm, seeks self-starting Digital Strategist (scroll to find) with campaign/political or communications experience, as well as a broad range of digital & web content design skills

University of Maryland
ASGK Public Strategies seeks starting-ASAP Intern (scroll to find) candidates for research, writing/editing and support duties – full-time preferable; paid post or academic credit possible

These posts with Edelman PR appear to be new since our early-Feb. check-in:
We won’t make you wait until the usual Thursday run of jobs from Georgetown University to see this Director of Communications post at the GU Medical Center – minimum of 6 years relevant experience desired – also available: Program Assistant supporting the Montara Center for International Studies 

Adfero Group – you can see job posting dates here
Here’s a fresh Director of Government Relations opportunity with Intel – at least 10 years related experience including Capitol Hill or Executive Branch background desired – JD or other advanced degree preferred

Heritage Foundation
ICF International seeks Copywriter, Strategic Communications who can conceptualize & create copy for traditional, digital/social media, websites, and various marketing & communications collateral.

Society for NeuroscienceCommunications Intern

World Wildlife Fund
Thrive DC battles homelessness by providing vulnerable individuals a comprehensive range of services to help stabilize their lives; role in this undertaking would be Director of Development – $75k-$85k

New at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce since our mid-January check-in:
PBSDirector, General Audience Marketing & Communications Strategy – seeking candidates with 6 - 8 years marketing/advertising & promotions experience, including strategic planning, and executing marketing campaigns on behalf of nationally recognized products or programs.

College of William & Mary – Williamsburg, Va.
National Association of Spine SpecialistsPolitical & Legislative Affairs Manager

… and, finally: we can’t attest to your profit potential using mini-job platform Anybrief, but since they went to the trouble of emailing us instead of just spamming the comments field, we’re passing them along for your consideration.  Plus, it looks kinda fun.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Take off early on Fridays, visit Afghanistan, see the Supreme Court daily as you enter the office, or work on pitch decks & recaps for the Caps, et al.

Hello Monday!  Forget thee not Sunday's run of previously noted opportunities closing this week.

Organization for International InvestmentVice President, Public Policy & Government Affairs – Capitol Hill or association experience a must; background in tax and trade a plus.

The folks at NAFSA: Association of International Educators tell us they are still actively seeking candidates for Director for Public Policy and Advocacy & Outreach Manager ($55k-$61k for latter) posts.  Fun perk: early closing hours on Summer Fridays noted.

U.S. Army/Office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan ReconstructionPublic Affairs Specialist – $76k-$99k – some travel to Afghanistan may be required – apply by Mar. 6

United Nations Foundation
Here’s a very fresh Media Relations Associate opportunity with National Public Radio – at least one year of work experience, preferably in a communications or media relations department desired; strong internship experience considered.

The PICO National Network, a multi-faith, multi-racial movement for racial and economic justice, seeks Development Coordinator of the results-getting, self-motivating sort – Supreme Court-adjacent Capitol Hill location

Asian & Pacific Islander American Health ForumSenior Director of Impact Strategies – ability to strategically lead policy analysis, advocacy strategies and campaigns, communications and/or research efforts required – apply by Feb. 24

D.C. Public SchoolsPress Secretary – $106k-$112k – 6-8 years of related work experience required

The Cloudburst GroupSenior Communications Specialist/Manager – at least 8+ years of international development communications experience sought. 

Monumental Sports & Entertainment, parent company of the Mystics, Wizards, Caps, the Verizon Center & other sports venue operations seeks Presentation Design Coordinator to mock-up and create all sales collateral, including pitch decks and recaps for the sales team – you can also register for future Intern opportunity notifications.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Canberra Sounds Pretty Good to Us Right Now

Your previously noted opportunities closing in the coming week include the chance to reclocate to currently toasty Canberra, Australia, which sounds pretty good to those of us about to go out and shovel slush off the steps and sidewalk.

Veterans Health AdministrationPublic Affairs Specialist – $70k-$92k – job ID: PG-15-CPo- 1325044-BU – Salem, Va. – Feb. 23

Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars
American Public Works AssociationGovernment Affairs ManagerFeb. 24

Food & Drug Administration
Nature Conservancy (scroll to find, or use advanced search by DC metro area or other location as noted)
National Children’s AllianceDirector of CommunicationsFeb. 25

DoE/Office of Electricity Delivery & Energy ReliabilityCommunications Specialist – $63k-$82k – job ID: DOE-HQ-OE-15- 00165-TERM – Feb. 27

National Association of Church Personnel AdministratorsExecutive Director – location flexible – Feb. 26

League of Conservation VotersNational Campaigns DirectorFeb. 27 

National Association of Clean Water AgenciesChief Executive OfficerFeb. 27

University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, MI
FRESHFARM MarketsDevelopment Director (pdf)Feb. 28

The Washington Center Director, Federal RelationsFeb. 28

Women in GovernmentLegislator Outreach Associate (pdf) – Feb. 28

Friday, February 20, 2015

Like Friday itself, and warmer weather (eventually), we're finally here.

Our friends at the Institute for Justice have passed along this Development Assistant post for suited for well-organized, detail-oriented and deadline-meeting individuals; interest in libertarian & conservative causes a plus.  We're told that other communications, development & support opportunities noted remain available.

Baltimore’s Abel Communications is currently seeking a Public Relations Intern/Account Coordinator (scroll to find) – paid position; must be able to commit to 25+ hours/wk – full-time
Senior Account Manager and Account Exec posts also available.

The Public Justice Foundation is actively seeking a Director of Communications (pdf) with a proven record of accomplishment and unswerving commitment to consumers’ rights, workers’ rights, civil rights and liberties, environmental protection, and corporate/government accountability.

Food & Drug AdministrationPublic Affairs Specialist/Press Officer – $107k-$139k – job ID: FDA-OC-15- DE-1325962GK – Feb. 24 deadline noted, but this posted-today opportunity sports a 50-application cut-off, so we’re guessing it will close quickly.

Pew Charitable Trusts

Self-assessed fast-paced non-profit organization in Loudoun County seeks Development Associate with  record of successful grant writing, versatile writing skills, and background in youth development, family support, health & education.

We hope you ace your audition for Director, Global Policy with the Motion Picture Association of America – prior roles working in or with Executive branch agencies or Congress on copyright, tax, trade, communications, and/or technology issues required; JD or other advanced degree a plus – see also main career page.

The pitch should be free of snow and RFK ready to rock by the time you’re hired on as Digital Coordinator or Director of Digital Strategy & Content for D.C. United

SEIUCommunications Coordinator – minimum of 5 years relevant experience required

ECC Capitol Corp.Social Media Coordinator – $40k

Young Professionals in Foreign Policy seeks individual with impeccable professional reputation and who is well-regarded among colleagues across the international affairs community to helm the organization as President – apply by Mar. 6

Association of Government AccountantsMarketing & Communications Manager/Writer – 5 years of related experience desired, ideally in an association environment

The Organization for International Investment, advocate for U.S. subsidiaries of foreign companies, seeks highly-experienced, strategic-thinking Vice President, Public Policy & Government Affairs

Capital One
Communications Manager – 5 years PR/communications experience desired 

World Food Program USAManager, Online Fundraising – online communications & web development/management skills desired

Best wishes for a don't-despair, Spring-will-get-here-eventually weekend from your favoritepublic affairs jobs resource. 

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Rhythm, Science, Conservation & Development

Friday update: new post coming around noon.

1) American Academy of OphthalmologyHealth Policy Coordinator

2) Arlington County Dept. of Parks & RecreationPublic Relations Specialist – $48k-$90k – fluency in Spanish required

3) Association of Public Television StationsIntern – Mar.-Aug. 2015 term

4-6) Brookings Institution
7) Center for Organizational ExcellenceCommunications/Graphic Designer

8-9) Common Cause
10) Congressional Budget OfficeSummer Associate – $16-$29/hr – apply by Feb. 27

11) Electronic Industry Citizenship CoalitionDirector of Public Policy – foreign language skills preferred

12) Fleishman HillardVice President, Public Affairs/Technology

13) Food & Drug AdministrationCongressional Affairs Specialist – $76k-$118k – job ID: FDA-OC-15-DE- 1332831GK – apply by Feb. 25

14) Georgetown UniversityStaff Writer/Editor

15) Heart Rhythm SocietyEditorial Assistant

16-17) Horton’s Kids
18) International Justice Mission
19) LeidosCommunications Manager

20) Lockheed MartinCommunications Representative and Senior Communications Representative supporting the Information Systems & Global Solutions unit

21-22) Medical Science & Computing
23) Mystery international nonprofitAdmin Assistant – $45k-$63k – search managed by TRAK Services

24) National Alliance of Mental IllnessCommunications Intern – also available: Communications Intern post reserved for a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority – apply by Apr. 15

25) National Association of RealtorsCorporate Communications Manager supporting the Institute of Real Estate Management – Chicago, IL

26-27) National Parks Conservation Association
28) National Quality ForumSenior Manager, Public Affairs

29-32) Nature Conservancy (scroll to find, or use advanced search & DC Metro area or location noted)
33) NiSourceCommunity Relations & Stakeholder Outreach Manager – DC, Canonsburg, PA or Charleston, WV

34) One Acre FundDevelopment Associate – New York

35-36) Progressive Congress
37) SamsungAssistant Manager, Strategic Communications

38) Securing America’s Future EnergyOutreach & Digital Media Specialist

39) Sierra ClubAssociate Washington Representative

40) Triple Canopy Director of Communications

41) U.S. Trade & Development AgencyPublic Affairs Specialist – $52k-$99k – job ID: TDA1330290CB – apply by Mar. 5

42) Veterans Health AdministrationPublic Affairs Specialist – $70k-$92k – job ID: PG-15-CPo- 1325044-BU – Salem, Va. – apply by Feb. 23