Sunday, January 15, 2017

Your Abbreviated Sunday Repeats

Here's your somewhat-slender set of previously-noted opportunities closing in the upcoming week.  Happy hunting.

We'll leave Monday to the remembrance of Dr. King, and we'll see you again Tuesday.

University of Virginia – Charlottesville, Va.
British Embassy
Nature Conservancy
Patent & Trademark Office Public Affairs Specialist – $54k-$71k – Jan. 17 

World Wildlife FundCorporate Engagement CoordinatorJan. 17

Food Safety & Inspection Service
seeks Public Affairs Specialist supporting USDA Food Safety Discovery Zone – $54k-$103k – Jan. 18

Open Society Foundation – Project Head, Contested Spaces Initiative – New York – Jan. 20

Friday, January 13, 2017

Look Both Ways Before Crossing

Happy (and safe) Friday the 13th to you all.  Hopefully you'll have some good luck with one of these... or at least you will get through the day without any scratches, literal or metaphorical.

1) The American Academy of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery has shared this fresh Program Manager, Communications post with 1-3 years’ relevant experience demonstrating strong writing U organizational chops – Metro-proximate Old Town location

2) The Association of American Universities seeks a Vice President for Communications with senior level experience in strategic integrated communications, knowledge of higher education & university research, and understanding of government relations – apply by Feb. 3

3) The Education Writers Association is looking for an Events Coordinator with at least 2 years of experience in event and/or conference planning in a corporate or nonprofit setting; background in membership management a plus.

4) The Organic Trade Association is actively seeking a Communications Coordinator with strong writing/editing skills & experience using e-communications tools

5) The International Society for Stem Cell Research is actively looking to fill this DC-based Policy Director to work with global leaders in stem cell research to increase the organization’s influence in regulatory & governmental decision-making around the world – suited to applicants with 5-10 years of experience in advocacy, legislative, or policy-making efforts, as well as knowledge of the scientific research enterprise.

6) The Woodrow Wilson Center is in search mode for a talented Writer/Editor to produce a variety of content including articles, opinion pieces, speeches & more across multiple platforms – $66k-$86k – apply by Jan. 26

7) Advancement Project Managing Director of Communications

8) American Enterprise InstituteInterns, Summer 2017 (scroll down) – numerous specialties noted

9) American Hospital AssociationPAC Specialist

10) American Physical Therapy AssociationSenior Public & Media Relations Specialist

11) American UniversityCoordinator, On-Air Campaign for WAMU-88.5 FM – temporary through Apr. 2017

12) America’s Essential HospitalsLegislative Affairs Associate

13-14) APCO Worldwide
15) ASIS InternationalDigital Communications Manager

16-19) Atlantic Media
20) British EmbassyTrade & Investment Officer, Energy/Environment & Infrastructure – $69k – Chicago, IL – apply by Jan. 29

21) BRTRC Federal SolutionsCongressional Affairs Analyst – Aberdeen, MD

22) Camris InternationalCommunications/Legislative Affairs Program Specialist

23) EmersonManager, Government Relations (search DC location or req ID (17000207)

24) FleishmanHillardInterns (scroll to find) – opportunities in DC & other major cities noted

25-26) Georgetown University
27) IntelsatCorporate Communications Manager – see also main career page

28-32) Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
33) Michael Baker InternationalPublic Engagement Specialist/Planner

34) Mystery Alexandria-based non-profit Creative Manager – $60k-$75k – search managed by Alijon

35) Mystery downtown DC trade associationCommunications Coordinator – $39k-$41k

36) Mystery federal contractorMultimedia News Editor & Outreach Specialist supporting the National Science Foundation’s Science360 News Service – $48k-$51k – apply by Jan. 25

37) Mystery law firmCompliance/PAC Manager

38) NAACPEnvironmental & Climate Justice Communications Manager – Baltimore, MD

39) NAFSA: Association of International EducatorsCoordinator, Conference Program & Communications

40-43) Nature Conservancy
44) Patent & Trademark Office Public Affairs Specialist – $54k-$71k – apply by Jan. 17

45-50) Porter-Novelli
51) Tax AnalystsCopy Editor

52) URACContent Marketing & Media Strategist

53) World at WorkLobbyist (scroll to find)

54-55) World Bank supporting their Climate Investment Funds
56-57) … and finally: hopefully your overlords at the California Life Sciences Association will require your presence at their San Diego-based HQ a couple of times a year to report on your DC-based activities as:
Best wishes for a terrific weekend from your favoritepublic affairs jobs resource, and for lovely people we know (and any of you folks reading) who are going though some real challenges, hang in there – it'll get better.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Keep Your Eyes on the Road, Your Hands Upon the Wheel

Thursday update: no new post today – catch you Friday with a (hopefully) good-sized set to finish your week.

Additional Thursday update: this may be too late in the game to help you, but we did just stumble onto these Federal Relations/Public Affairs Assistant and Federal Relations Assistant opportunities at the Association of American Universities with an apply today, Jan. 12 deadline.

Today's haul has you helping with the hauling in service of the USDA or UVa.  Safe travels to all.

Apprio is seeking an experienced Communications Analyst (scroll to find) to support the USAID Global Development Lab – your 4-6 years’ relevant will ideally demonstrate strong media pitching/placement chops.

Sphere Consulting has put out the call for a PAC/Fundraising & Corporate Events Director with superior organizational & communications skills; event management experience a plus.

The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools is actively seeking a Federal Policy Government Relations Coordinator with at least 2 years of advocacy, policy, Hill, or communications experience; previous experience with education reform issues a plus.

The United States Fashion Industry Association is seeking a Marketing & Communications Coordinator with at least one 1 year of experience in marketing, sales, and/or event planning; Adobe Creative Suite skills a plus.

The Food Safety & Inspection Service seeks Public Affairs Specialist who can also handle duties piloting the USDA Food Safety Discovery Zone vehicle & trailer, so you’ll need to be capable of acquiring a Class B Commercial Drivers License – $54k-$103k – apply by Jan. 18

Capitol Hill
Global Fund for Children
Friends of the EarthPress Officer – minimum 3 years’ experience in communications & media relations required; issue advocacy background preferred.

Qorvis/MSL Group
Newseum Institute
… and finally: Charlottesville, Va. and the University of Virginia can be your home and work-day destinations respectively, if one of these apply: 
  • You possess knowledge of Tibetan language & and a grad/advanced degree in Tibetan Studies or related discipline to bring to your role as Tibetan Content Specialist supporting UVa’s Tibet Center – $25/hr – apply by Jan. 16
  • You can live with a set of duties that include: driving the band van, transporting guests, transporting food and drinks, picking up supplies and copies, dropping off promo materials to local middle schools and high schools, etc, in your service a part-time Marching Band Admin & Events Assistant to the Cavalier Marching Band – $18k-$23k

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Think Tank Jobs 14

For your Tuesday specialty programing, we survey opportunities available at think tanks and similar research/public policy institutions in DC & elsewhere.

American Enterprise Institute

American Foreign Policy CouncilResearch Program Intern and Graphic Design Intern

American Institute for Contemporary German StudiesResearch & Development Interns – apply by Mar. 1 for Summer 2017

American Institutes for Research
Digital & Social Media Strategist

Aspen Institute
Asia FoundationEvents & Stewardship Associate – San Francisco, CA – apply by Jan. 30

Atlantic Council of the U.S. (scroll to find)
Bill of Rights InstituteMarketing Director, Education Programs

Brookings Institution
Carnegie Endowment for International PeaceResearch Assistant, U.S. Role in the World – apply by Jan. 23 – see also main career page 

Cato Institute (scroll to find)
Center for American Progress
Center for Global Development
Center for International PolicyInterns

Center for Law & Social PolicyPolicy Analyst, Child Care & Early Education

Center for Responsive Politics
Center for Strategic & International Studies
Center for the National Interest Fellow & Intern opportunities

Center for Technology & National Security PolicyInterns – apply by Apr. 1 for Summer 2017

Center on Budget & Policy Priorities
Century Foundation – New York
Charles Koch Institute
Chicago Council on Global Affairs – Chicago, IL
Competitive Enterprise InstituteInterns – apply by Apr. 15 for Summer 2017

Council on Foreign RelationsResearch Associate, U.S. Foreign Policy

Eisenhower InstituteIntern info

Environmental Law InstituteResearch Associate – Summer 2017 start date – $34k – apply by Jan. 23

Eurasia Foundation
Federation of American ScientistsInterns

Ford Foundation
Foreign Policy Research InstituteInterns – Philadelphia, PA – apply by Mar. 10 for Summer 2017

Foundation on Economic Trends/Office of Jeremy Rifkin Interns

Fund for Peace – Interns

German Marshall Fund of the U.S. Program Assistant, Security & Defense Policy/Office of the EVP (scroll to find)

Hoover Institution (search keyword Hoover or use req ID) – Stanford, CA
Hudson InstituteInterns (scroll to find) – apply by Feb. 9 for Summer 2017

Independent Institute – Oakland, CA
Institute for Humane Studies Marketing Manager (scroll to find)

Institute for Policy Studies

International Center for Research on WomenDirector, Global Program on Violence, Rights & Inclusion – see also main career page

International Crisis Group
International Food Policy Institute
Institute for Humane StudiesMarketing Manager (scroll to find)

Manhattan Institute – New York
Mansfield FoundationInterns

Media Research Center (scroll to find)
Middle East InstituteProgram Assistant – $40k

Migration Policy Institute
National Democratic Institute
National Endowment for Democracy
New America Foundation (scroll to find)
Open Society Foundation – Project Head, Contested Spaces Initiative – New York – apply by Jan. 20

Pew Charitable Trusts
Pew Research Center
Public Policy Institute of CaliforniaCommunications Associate – San Francisco, CA

Resources for the FutureInterns

Roosevelt InstituteDirector of Individual Giving – New York

Tax FoundationInterns – paid positions – apply by Apr. 1 for Summer 2017

Third WayInterns

Truman National Security ProjectInterns

Urban Institute
U.S. Institute for Peace
Washington Institute for Near East PolicyDevelopment Assistant – search managed by the HR Team

Woodrow Wilson International Center for ScholarsInterns

World Resources Institute
Worldwatch InstituteInterns

Monday, January 9, 2017

Hello Monday!

Welcome back to your job-seek (or just -browse) week – the first of the full-five-day-variety we've had to slog through in about a month.  Oof!

Don't forget previously noted opportunities closing this week. 

ReThink Media is actively recruiting for:
World Learning, an international nonprofit organization focused on education, international development, and exchange, seeks Marketing Coordinator supporting the Experiment in International Living, which offers high school summer abroad programs.  6-month term position with possibility of becoming permanent – apply by Jan. 31

The Chamber of Digital Commerce has just passed along a call for Interns throughout 2017 (including the Jan.-Apr. term) – preference is given to applicants pursuing computer science, economics and finance degrees and/or an interest in public policy.

Aetna (search DC location or use req # for keyword)
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Public Affairs Specialist – $94k-$123k – duties include communications management for the James Webb Space Telescope Program & other astrophysics flight projects – apply by Jan. 11

Fair Trade USA, a social enterprise that promotes sustainable development & corporate social responsibility, seeks Vice President, Marketing & Communications to join their Oakland, CA-based team – search managed by Waldron

Honda Motor Co. Manager, Federal Affairs – seeking candidates with 10-12 years of experience in federal government relations or on Capitol Hill

Palestine/Israel human rights & non-violence advocate Just Vision seeks Manager of Strategic Relationships with 3-5 years of experience in individual gifts, external relations, communications, and database management – DC or New York

Hager Sharp (scroll to find)
Food for the Hungry Public Policy & Advocacy Advisor (scroll to find) – minimum of 7 years’ experience with in international relief & development, PR/communications desired – Capitol Hill background also sought – see also main career page

Urban Libraries Council Communications Director – seeking candidates with 7-10 years of experience in communications for an international association, non-profit, public library system, or city/county government.

NAIOP/Commercial Real Estate Development Association
Director of Federal Affairs – 5 years’ relevant experience working on federal legislative and/or regulatory issues required; Capitol Hill experience a plus

Milken Institute
Tennessee Valley AuthorityWashington Representative – federal legislative or executive branch experience preferred – apply by Jan. 27

Sister Cities InternationalDirector of Conferences & Events (scroll to find) – 3+ years of relevant logistics & event management experience required.

Literacy Council of Northern VirginiaCommunications Coordinator – 2+ years’ experience in marketing, communications, design, or related field required.

VisaDirector, Government Relations – 8-10 years of substantive experience in government relations, legislative affairs and advocacy required; background in the payments, technology, judiciary or intellectual property sectors strongly preferred.

State Dept.Public Affairs Specialist – $66k-$103k – apply by Jan. 12

George Washington University
Johns Hopkins UniversityCommunity Program Organizer, School of Public Health – casual/on-call position – Baltimore, MD

… and finally: Royal Caribbean UK & Ireland seeks Intern to take a three-week tour of paid Instagram inspiration this Summer – apply with your best travel pics by Jan. 31

Sunday, January 8, 2017


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

DC Dept. of Public WorksPublic Affairs Specialist – $101k-$143k – Jan. 9

FEMA Public Affairs Specialist – $77k-$110k – Jan. 9

USAIDCongressional Liaison Specialist – $77k-$100k – Jan. 9

World Bank
Institute of Museum & Library Services – $92k-$119k – Senior Public Affairs SpecialistJan. 10

BPDirector, Federal Government AffairsJan. 12 

Washington School for GirlsDevelopment & Communications Assistant – temporary post through June 2017 – Jan. 12

International Association of Providers of AIDS CareSpecial Assistant to the President/CEOJan. 13

University of VirginiaAssistant Athletics Media Relations Director – $43k-$45k – Charlottesville, Va. – Jan. 13

British Embassy
Nature Conservancy
DC Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration Public Affairs Specialist – $70k-$89k – Jan. 15

Friday, January 6, 2017

The First Friday of 2017 Finds Us in a Cheerful Place...

... largely thanks to the Caps' streak-stopper last night.  And, we've got some fine jobs & other material to share with you today, as well.

The Internet Association has just passed along this Communications Intern (pdf) opportunity of the paid variety – writing, social media & graphic design experience/skills valued.

Mapbox, a mapping platform for online developers/applications, seeks Editorial & Content Director to join their outpost on the left-hand side of the map (San Francisco, CA, to be precise) – strong writing/editorial chops required; great listeners & patient teachers also valued.

Speaking of the mapping world: the National Fish & Wildlife Federation is actively searching for a Graphic Designer/Cartographer (scroll to find) with a relevant academic background & at least 1 year experience in professional graphic design spanning print & digital, with emphasis on map-making and infographics.

Several fresh opportunities available with the Human Rights Campaign:
CrowdpacPolitical Director (scroll to find) –4+ years campaign experience with an understanding of political fundraising/organizing & digital marketing required

American University
Change.orgMarketing Manager, Email Engagement & Membership – at least three years’ experience in delivery of email/digital content to a significant audience desired, as well as proficiency in Exact Target or similar CRM tool – DC, New York, or San Francisco, CA
Atlantic Media
Mystery energy-related non-profit groupCommunications Associate – temporary/contract – $12-$14/hr – search managed by Beacon Hill Staffing
DC Alcoholic Beverage Regulation AdministrationPublic Affairs Specialist – $70k-$89k – apply by Jan. 15

British Embassy
Discovery CommunicationsPublicist supporting Investigation Discovery, American Heroes Channel and Destination America – New York

New since our late-November check-in with Share Our Strength:
NAACP Legal Defense FundCommunications Senior Writer – location not specified; they show offices in DC & New York

Cancer Support Community
BAE SystemsCommunications Specialist – described as entry-level

... and finally: DC places 23rd among WalletHub’s recent 2017 Best & Worst Cities for Jobs rankings (20th in what they describe as job market rank).  We’d like to think GlassDoor’s 2016 Best Cities for Jobs rankings that have DC in the fifth spot are closer to the truth.

... and finally, part 2: here’s an appreciative shout-out to the Blue Duck Lounge, where we went recently stopped in for a couple excellent cocktails (this is one of the few spots that provides actual tasty little olives in your martini, rather than the rubbery golf-ball-sized ones served at all-too-many places) and an introduction to White Stone oysters, to which we became instantly addicted.  Service there is gracious and friendly, as well.

Best wishes for a delightful & super-fine weekend from your favoritepublic affairs jobs resource.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

We Consider Ourselves Classic and Select, As Well

1) The National Partnership for Women & Families is seeking a Policy Council to support their workplace programs team – low-mid $60k – at least 1-3 years of legal, public policy or advocacy experience required, as well as a JD; ideal candidate will have experience with workplace, labor, employment, civil rights and/or economic security issues

2-3) Burness Communications is actively recruiting for these:
4) Crowdpac seeks to make it easier for citizens to learn about politicians, run for office, and to find and support political candidates that match their priorities and beliefs – scroll down to find still-available paid Political Crowdfunding Fellow opportunities with a January start-date.

5-7) American Cancer Society
8) America’s Essential Hospitals Communications Associate/Writer-Editor (scroll to find)

9-10) American Hospital Association
11) Blue CoronaManaging Editor (scroll to find)

12-14) Brookings Institution
15) Center for a New American Security Associate Director, Corporate & Foundation Relations

16) Center for Reproductive RightsMajor Gifts Associate – New York

17) DC Dept. of Public WorksPublic Affairs Specialist – $101k-$143k – apply by Jan. 9

18) Edelman PRAccount Supervisor, Employee Engagement

19) FEMA Public Affairs Specialist – $77k-$110k – apply by Jan. 9

20) Georgetown University Executive Director of the Georgetown Social Enterprise Initiative

21) Marriott International –  Sr. Manager, Public Relations for Classic Select segment

22) National Grocers AssociationCoordinator, Communications & Media Relations

23-26) Nature Conservancy
27) NBC News – multiple Producer (go to find jobs, then search DC location) opportunities available

28-31) Oceana
32-33) Outreach Process Partners (scroll to find)
34-35) Urban Institute
36) Wilderness SocietyCalifornia Desert Public Lands Representative (scroll to find) – San Francisco  or Pasadena, CA, or based in region

37-42) World Bank

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

We're Already Tired of 2017...

... a feeling we mainly blame on eating too many leftover holiday sweets yesterday.  We'll stop complaining now; enjoy the jobs.

DecisionHealth is looking for an enthusiastic Content Developer/Content Manager to create, edit and manage the content for multiple online products, conferences & webinars tailored for home health care providers – 3-5 years’ relevant reporting experience required; background covering health care or other niche industry a plus.

FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products seeks mid-career professionals interested in gaining experience in the tobacco regulatory process to apply for a one-year Fellowship – opportunities are available in the following areas: compliance & enforcement, health communication education, management, regulations, policy, and science – $95k + relo benefits – apply by Mar. 1

PBSSenior Director, Corporate Communications – 10-12 years’ work in corporate relations, media relations or investor relations desired, as well as spokesperson experience – see also main career page

International Association of Providers of AIDS CareSpecial Assistant to the President/CEO – experience in providing high-level support to & liaising with executive officers desired – apply by Jan. 13

Camris InternationalPublic Outreach and Information Specialist supporting U.S. Agency for International Development’s Bureau for the Office of Afghanistan & Pakistan Affairs – some overseas work appears possible.

Mystery McLean-based financial services corporation is in search of a Communications Specialist with 4+ years' experience in a strategic communications or writing role, preferably in a marketing or agency environment – contract assignment – search managed by Profiles

Alliance for Community Health PlansAssociate Director, Communications – 7+ years of related experience & familiarity with major health policy issues desired.

National Federation for Independent Business
Fairfax County Board of SupervisorsTransportation Legislative Aide – experience working with elected officials or local government deemed highly desirable

Enterprise Community PartnersSenior Director, Congressional Relations – 8+ years of experience in affordable housing, community development, advocacy and/or legislative analysis sought.

ICF InternationalJunior Communications Professional – focus on energy efficiency efforts with utility and government clients.

American Educational Research Association seeks a Publications Associate for a 6-month assignment starting in February – social science background desirable

IMGE, self-assessed as one of the leading digital agencies in the country notes Email Marketing Strategist and Digital Marketing Intern, Political Team (scroll to find) opportunities in their Old Town offices – note: those links seem to be working OK for us, but the comments crew suggests you'll have better luck with instead, which also appears functional.

Jewish Women's Renaissance Project (scroll to find)
Middle East Broadcasting Networks is seeking a Community Editor for their Maghreb Voices team – fluency in Arabic required; French a plus

Institute for Defense AnalysesSummer Associates – paid positions – apply by Jan. 7

A mystery non-profit is seeking an experienced and consumer-facing Web Content Producer/SEO Strategist to edit and produce content for associated channels – search managed by Vitamin T

National GeographicCoordinator, Global Initiatives – 2-4 years’ experience working as a high-level admin assistant required.

... and finally: perhaps there are still some unfilled opportunities with freshman members of the House of Representatives, who were sworn in yesterday – see general resume submission info here.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

We're Definitely Keeping Our Resolutions This Year!

Granted, our main resolution is to eat more oysters in 2017... but we have some other aspirations & ideas in mind for the coming year.  If your resolution is to find a new job or internship, you're in the right place.  And, don't forget previously noted opportunities closing this week.

Let's start this year off with this very fresh Senior Manager, Corporate Public Relations opportunity with Hilton Hotels – strong writing skills & 6+ years’ experience required; agency or hospitality sector background a plus.

Our friends at the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, proponents of plant-based nutrition & animal/cruelty-free medical research, have let us know they are still looking for the right candidate to fill their Director of Government Affairs opportunity.

DC's Southwest Business Improvement District seeks Interactive Communications & Design Manager of the entrepreneurial, creative & whip-smart variety; strong writing/editing skills & data/design fluency also desired.

The Mercatus Center at George Mason University is actively recruiting for a Media Relations Associate who can successfully pitch their research/stories & assistant in media training – see also main career page.

Hamilton Place Strategies has put out the call for full-time Summer 2017 Interns – experience with research and financial or economic analysis as well as strong writing skills among their requirements – we’re told $12/hr compensation & a Jan. 30 application deadline are also part of the bargain.

National Wooden Pallet & Container AssociationManager/Director of Communications – 4-8 years’ relevant experience desired – Metro-convenient Old Town location

Also in Old Town, but a bit further removed from the Metro station, we find the Tag & Label Manufacturers Institute and this Marketing & Communications Manager post – 5+ years’ association experience including work in direct marketing, web & social media disciplines desired.

Congressional Budget Office
U.S. Postal ServicePublic Relations Representative (search communications category) – $71k-$119k – apply today, Jan. 3

Fresh opportunities at Strayer University’s Herndon, Va. HQ:
FleishmanHillard Account Supervisor, New Business supporting the Vox Global affiliate – seeking candidates with 4-6 years of public relations/public affairs agency experience & a solid track record of client service and/or new business development.

American Institutes for ResearchResearch Assistant – experience conducting interviews and/or focus groups is highly desired.

New from Booz Allen Hamilton:
Louis Berger & AssociatesCommunications Specialist – seeking candidates with 6+ years’ relevant experience & fluency in Spanish.

Johns Hopkins UniversitySenior Development Coordinator – $18-$25/hr – at least three years of relevant experience required – Baltimore, MD

U.S. Global Leadership CoalitionRegional Outreach Manager – three to four years of experience in a political campaign and/or issue-advocacy setting required, as well as knowledge of international relations.

George Washington University
Management Leadership for TomorrowVice President, Strategic Communications – at least 10 years of experience building and leading a comprehensive communications function; experience in a start-up environment a plus – search managed by Chaloner

Inter-American Development BankSenior Communications Consultant (search DC location or job # 1600003793) supporting their climate change division – 24-to-36 month term – Spanish language skills required; Portuguese or French a plus – apply by Jan. 23

National Public Radio
Ogilvy PRDigital Strategist/Senior Account Exec – 3-5 years of relevant work experience in the digital communications space required; agency background preferred. 

Overseas Private Investment Corp. External Affairs & Public Affairs Intern – we assume this is for Summer 2017, given the far-off Apr. 14 application deadline noted