Friday, October 31, 2008

How Did I Get Here?

The British Embassy seeks a Senior Press Officer to assist the Deputy Press Secretary in overseeing media relations. The successful applicant will pro-actively ensure coverage of the British Government's foreign and domestic policies to U.S. media audiences. At least two years media experience dealing with foreign policy, government or politics, at a national/international level is required. U.S. citizens, U.S. green card holders, or “A” visa holders may apply.

The American Psychological Association has their minds set on hiring a junior Information Architect/User Experience Designer to assist with their website redesign and more. Website usability and usage analysis appear to be the primary areas of responsibility. Cool thing about the APA website – when you type in a bad/expired link, they posit the existential question: “how did I get here?” Please keep that feature in place if you get the job.

The Public Relations Professional at the American Society of Interior Designers responsible for the strategic communications and media relations of the Society. They’re looking for someone “fluid with exceptional written, verbal, relationship and overall communication skills.”

ProLiteracy champions the power of literacy to improve the lives of adults and their families, communities, and societies. They need a DC-based Director of Public Policy and Government Affairs to manage advocacy issues, representing the group before Congress, federal policymakers and other organizations.

Metro (aka the Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority) has doors opening on the right for a Government Relations Officer (note: you’ll have to search further within link). . Eight years of experience in government and/or government relations and the ability to address sensitive issues at the Federal, state or local level are required. Job closes Nov. 28, pay range is $80k-$120k.

Fleishman-Hillard has an immediate opening for a Hispanic Outreach Specialist for work on one of the firm’s largest accounts related to technology and United States immigration and border security issues. Fluency in English and Spanish and a strong understanding of Hispanic culture and community are required, along with 2-5 years of relevant experience.

The nice folks at the American Physical Therapy Association need someone to manage federal/state government affairs, payment policy and grassroots. The Vice President, Government and Payment Advocacy will also participate in senior staff meetings, oversee the PAC, and write for association publications.

Stateside Associates has openings for Legislative Associates to research state legislation and politics for corporate and association clients. State legislative staff experience is a must supporting major corporations and associations in their state lobbying efforts. Starting salary is in mid-high $30k area; benefits include beverages, seated massages and hockey tix.

PR stalwart Ketchum has a spot open for a Vice President, Public Affairs to lead and supervise various account teams and staff. Developing additional revenue opportunities is also part of the equation, of course.

Tired of taking your work home with you at night? Perhaps you would feel differently if you were a Media Manager for Total Wine & More in Bethesda. You’ll implement media/advertising plans, and rigorously track and compare the results. A minimum of seven years relevant experience is required.

Friday's job-search resource brings you yet another entrant into the job-listing consolidation biz - the oddly-named FlipDog. Relevant search categories here would seem to be public relations, advertising, non-profit and government jobs.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Kegger !!!

The American Society of Civil Engineers seeks a Director of State Government Relations to lead state level advocacy efforts on issues such as licensing, transportation and infrastructure.

Do you long for your carefree college days? Unfortunately, that’s probably not exactly what you’ll experience if you’re tapped as Director, Regulatory Affairs for the College of American Pathologists. Instead, you will lead a team working ensure favorable public policies and regulations affecting pathology, laboratory medicine and patient safety in the laboratory setting. A long list of benefits includes comprehensive insurance coverage, retirement plans, flexible hours – but no mention of kegs on Fridays.

No time to wait – the Council for Exceptional Children started reviewing applications on Oct. 20 for their Senior Director for Communications and Public Relations (note: pdf link). Well, you can relax a little; the job was posted Oct. 17. Winning candidate will be in charge of strategic communications initiatives/activities, including messaging, website and media relations.

Two spots open at the National Association of Truck Stop Operators: Public Affairs Coordinator and Executive Assistant. They’re looking for a “self-starter with some experience in communications, media or government affairs” for the Coordinator, while the EA should be “savvy and experienced.”

The Digital Media Association’s membership includes companies such as Pandora, Apple iTunes, Yahoo!, Rhapsody, AOL, Nokia and others involved in the online music and video business. They’re in search of a Director of Communications (note: MS Word doc link – alternately, go to and look on home page) to manage a broad portfolio of marketing, communications and PR efforts for the association.

Ohhh – a secret! Some unnamed company is stealthily seeking a Director, Communications. They don’t give much away about the type of company or industry, but job duties include overseeing editorial content/style on company publications, website management, advertising, branding, and media relations.

The National Association of Electrical and Medical Imaging Equipment Manufacturers has their sights set on hiring a new Director, Government Relations for their Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA). The Director will be responsible for advocacy on federal legislative medical device, technology, and related issues.

If you get the job as Web Associate (note: pdf link) for the American Chemical Society, perhaps you can help them move past clunky pdf-based job listings like this one – that doesn’t even have “how to apply” information included. Lucky for you, I found the submission info here. Position is described as entry- to mid-level, and requires XML, XTHML, DHTML, CSS and HTML skills.

The National Breast Cancer Coalition invites a Public Policy Associate to join their government relations department. The new Associate will analyze/research legislation, regulations, and proposals; develop position papers, work with grassroots network, among other activities. Minimum of three years health care advocacy required; experience with women’s health issues a plus.

ConnellyWorks is a Herndon-based PR firm who specialize in PR/marketing for the Federal IT market. They advertise openings for Public Relations Professional and Marketing Account Manager. Keywords in their postings include: high-energy, highly motivated, fast-paced, results-oriented, new media savvy – well, you get the picture.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Hanging out with Bono

The International Program Manager (note: pdf link) for the Council of State Governments will serve as staff coordinator for CSG committees/affiliates, produce newsletters/reports, and work on policy issues related to trade/investment issues. Salary runs from $53-$70k, apply by October 31.

The National Association of College and University Business Administrators seeks a Director, Congressional Relations to serve as NACUBO’s primary legislative affairs expert and advocate.

The Arms Control Association invites applications for a full-time Research Associate dealing with nuclear weapons policy and nonproliferation issues. Responsibilities include regular reporting for Arms Control Today, as well as outreach to media, policy-makers and peers in the arms control arena. They begin reviewing applications on Nov. 15.

The ONE Campaign focuses on debt, AIDS, trade, and other issues related to helping African and other poor nations. They are looking for a new Assistant Director for U.S. Government Relations to enlist support from Congress, NGOs and other policy influencers. A Master’s in International Relations, Political Science or related field and four years of experience advocating and mobilizing efforts in support of Africa-focused legislation are required before you get to hang out with Bono and friends.

FasterCures is “dedicated to saving lives by saving time” – more specifically, by helping eliminate barriers to efficiency, effectiveness, and expediency in current systems of disease prevention, research, development, and treatment. You could help move that ball forward as their Assistant Director, Communications (note: pdf link). Traditional media work and online/social network development will be part of your portfolio. Still a student? How about an Internship there, instead?

Tech-oriented PR firm Merritt Group needs a Digital and Social Media Designer/Developer to develop web sites, blogs, podcasts and social network applications. Design chops and extensive technical expertise are required.

GolinHarris is looking for a Media Account Supervisor to drive media relations efforts for a variety of healthcare clients. Successful candidate will help plan and execute media relations programs, pitch and place news items, and supervise junior staff. Offices in Clarendon.

360JMG describes themselves as “one of Washington’s leading integrated marketing and communications firms.” They are in the market for a PR/Marketing Associate for Renewable Energy/Sustainability and Consumer Groups. I guess the sign of a modern, happening PR firm is that their website will crash beaten-down-old computers operating with Windows 2003, like mine.

AdvaMed, a trade association representing the health-care technology industry, needs a new Director of Communications. PR agency or corporate communications experience, along with health care, medical device, or diagnostics industry knowledge is preferred. They tout a “fast-paced environment” located “near the bustling Chinatown area,” – so you had best get that resume in right now - today - drop everything and do it!

O'Dwyers PR brings together a wide range of news, tools and resources related to public relations industry - including a job board and a long list of PR links. That's your job-search resource for today. Good hunting!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Specialists and Content Generators

Closing This Week: NEW - The Public Affairs Specialist vacancy at the Office of the Comptroller of Currency closes on Tuesday, Oct. 27. Job description emphasizes media relations duties and experience. Pay range is $88-$165k. Job announcement # DEU-PB-09-004.

And - three previously-referenced postings all close Saturday, Nov. 1:

The Organization for International Investment is looking for a Vice President, Public Affairs to manage a broad portfolio of external relations activities. Experience with international business issues would be a plus.

For the prospect with client/relationship/project-management skills, the Client Account Manager position with Democracy Data might just the thing. Looks like job-holder would be the guy or gal who makes sure the customers are happy campers.

The Atlantic/National Journal media empire has a spot for a White House Reporter for their fine Congress Daily publication. The winning hire “should have at least two years of experience in daily journalism and a track record of aggressive reporting and clear, authoritative writing.”

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities has openings in their Washington, DC office for an Executive Director of Legislative Affairs (along with jobs managing their coop education and intern programs and temporary help. Proficiency in Spanish appears to be highly desired.

The American Legacy Foundation was created as part of the 1999 settlement with tobacco companies, with a mission to educate select groups (youth, low-income – to name two) about dangers/risks associated with smoking. The next Communications Assistant there will provide organizational and administrative support for their communications department.

Do you like “organizing, formatting, writing and editing content to support advocacy strategy for assigned teams, including news releases, fact sheets, speech materials, brochures, and other content?” Doesn’t everyone? As Manager/Writer, Communications for the American Chemistry Council, you’ll be formatting and generating content to, well, your heart’s

SOS-Childrens Villages USA is a branch of a European NGO raising more than 70,000 abandoned or orphaned children worldwide. They are in the market for a Web Content Specialist to help them build their online presence and help build awareness and support for their much needed activities.

The Center for International Private Enterprise, an affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, has three openings available. Two are in DC – a Program Officer (Asia) and a Research Assistant. Or, you could head to Amman, Jordan to be a Project Manager for their Iraq Program (making frequent trips to Kurdistan, apparently).

Today's job search resource is Media Bistro. Their job-search section requires (free) registration, and shows PR/communications openings along with media offerings.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Jobs Closing Friday, Oct, 24

Just found this opportunity, closing on Friday, Oct. 24, and thought I'd share it ASAP:

The National Institute of Dental Craniofacial Research, part of the National Institutes of Health family, seeks an Editorial Assistant for writing and research functions. Compensation is $35k-$46k per year.

This would also seem a good spot to remind you of another job closing that day. From the Oct. 20 issue:

The National Education Association seeks a Senior Program Assistant, Federal Advocacy to provide a wide range of administrative/program support to their government relations operation. Job posting closes Oct. 24, pay range is $45k-$76k

Some Pardigm-Shifting Required

The Education Trust seeks a Legislative Analyst to support their Government Affairs and Communications division. Legislative tracking, analysis, and related writing/communications are part of the job description.

PR behemoth Burson-Marsteller advertises for a Senior Associate/Manager, Issues and Crisis Group. Media relations, writing and client-counseling skills are all part of the equation – as is 4 to 8 years of relevant experience.

Live in Reston? Like, or even love, Reston? If so, perhaps you’re a perfect fit for the Director of Communications position for the Reston Association. Successful candidate will serve as Reston’s spokesperson, be in charge of communications to association members (residents, I guess), and act as liaison to local community organizations. Salary starts at $75,000.

Catholic University is looking for an Associate Editor/Writer for their office of Public Affairs to manage information for a variety of CUA outlets: newsletters, reports and help with media relations. (Scroll down to find listing).

Wiley Rein – an influential 275-attorney D.C.-based law firm would like to retain a Public Relations Specialist to promote the firm’s activities – writing/placing press releases, researching award/recognition opportunities, and serving as media contact.

Adfero Group leads communications, advocacy, and brand awareness campaigns for corporate and association clients. They have an opening for an Account Director with 10 years experience public affairs/media environment.

Booz Allen Hamilton is in the market for a Strategic Communications Specialist to develop communications products (briefing, papers, and posters included) for a government client. Some paradigm-shifting required. If that link gives you trouble, use this one and enter job # 01065839

The Brookings Institution has multiple communications opportunities, including:
In lieu of a job search tool today - I instead encourage you to submit your nominations for Quinn Gillespie and Associates 2008 Spokesperson of the Year Awards, for flack-tacular excellence in Hill, Campaign and Corporate categories.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Strong Attachment to the Boating Industry

The National Association of Manufacturers has an opening for Director, Health Policy to lobby on healthcare issues affecting U.S. manufacturing and global competitiveness. NAM also has internship opportunities available.

The Qatar Foundation’s mission include educating Americans about Qatar, Islam and the Arab world, along with facilitating educational exchange with the U.S. The Foundation is searching for an Executive Director (note: pdf link) head the organization, serve as spokesperson, and lead fundraising efforts.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has two positions with its U.S. India Business Council. As Senior Manager, you’ll work for two Senior Directors to help build membership in the Council and support its activities. Salary to the mid-$60k range. The Council’s Program Coordinator will handle a range of communications and administrative functions, and perhaps silently covet at the Senior Manager position. Pay is up to $40k.

The Council on Foreign Relations has openings for two Research Associates, along with reception, human resources and facility management personnel for their DC offices. NYC positions are also found at that link. Information on Spring Internships here.

The National Marine Manufacturers Association, representing the recreational boating industry, has a spot on deck for a Vice President, Government Affairs to oversee federal, state and local legislative/regulatory activities. They also – quite reasonably – ask that you “have (or be able to develop) a strong attachment to the recreational boating industry.” No mention of boating-related perks in the announcement – but you have to figure there has to be some pretty fun aspects to this job.

Albany, N.Y.-based law firm Tully Rinckey seeks a Lobbyist for their D.C. office. Five or more years of Hill/lobbying experience is desired.

The U.S. Agency for International Development has an opening for a Correspondence Assistant. Duties include reporting of activities and review and verification of data and facts for use in agency correspondence, reports and studies. Pay range is $39-56k; apply by Oct. 31.

The Congressional Affairs Specialist for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission will “ensure effective and harmonious relationships are developed and maintained with the Congress, coalitions of government officials, consumer and public interest groups, and the general public.” Sounds like lobbying to me. Pay is $98-127k per year, and the job closes Oct. 30.

The Red Cross seeks a Senior Web Designer with HTML, DreamWeaver, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Flash chops – along with experience in usability and other design-related skills.

We'll go far afield for our last public affairs opportunity today - to Las Vegas, where the folks at the Marajuana Policy Project are in the market for a Communications Director for work with the media, opinion-leaders and public audiences. Compensation in the $40-50,000 range, plus you probably get to go to next year's party at the Playboy Mansion.

Our job-search rescource for today is Boston-based Isaacson, Miller - a search firm specializing in education and association placements.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

But Which "Agricultural Commodity?"

The Association for Public Television Stations seeks a new President & CEO to helm this 28 year old organization. To quote their breathless vacancy announcement: “This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and accomplished individual to help lead a highly respected organization with a rich history and record of accomplishments to new levels of impact in supporting public broadcasting.”

Up the road in Baltimore, there’s an opening for Communications Manager with the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology. Job appears to involve the usual range of communications activities/responsibilities.

Charm City not your thing? We understand. You could head down 29-South to Lynchburg, instead, to be a Media Relations Specialist for French nuclear giant Areva. And if that’s not complicated enough, you’ll also need to go to this link and enter job# COM00082 or search by location to find the job.

Gallaudet University is looking for a Director of Public Relations and Marketing to oversee a broad portfolio including media relations, marketing, printed and electronic publications, and the Gallaudet website. I had no idea that Gallaudet was the only university for the deaf and hard-of-hearing in the world.

The Western Governors Association is searching for a new Director for their Washington, D.C. office. Applications must be received by November 15.

Edelman has a handful of Account Exec/Supervisor positions in their DC office, with specialties in digital communications, bioscience and sustainability among desired expertise. Maybe you can get in an interview before they fill that slot for an H.R. manager who would totally recognize that you’re not Edelman material.

MedImmune has a slot for a PAC Manager at their Gaithersburg headquarters to oversee PAC fundraising and administration, as well as provide support to the government affairs operation there. NOTE: Enter job code 00964, or search under the “Government Affairs, Advocacy, Public Policy” category.

Porter Novelli advertises just one opening in their D.C.-office: for an Account Supervisor with experience in the food/nutrition/agriculture segment. Chief responsibility appears to be overseeing a marketing program for an "agricultural commodity. "

The Collaborative Communications Group advocates improvements for public education and learning. Their next Director of Content & Publishing will oversee a stable of printed publication products and web/interactive solutions. Winning candidate will be a “self-starter, a problem-solver and systems-thinker.”

AAA has a slot available for Coordinator, Government Relations & Traffic Safety Advocacy. Responsibilities include preparation and filing of official testimony and public, coordinating departmental annual planning and budgeting submissions, meeting planning and committee support.

The College of William & Mary provides today’s job-hunt resource – check out their nicely organized DC Employment Resources page.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Back to School

The Pew Charitable Trust’s newly-created Economic Policy Dept. is searching for a Project Director and Senior Associate for their Subsidy Monitor program, which looks to shine some light on government involvement in markets, including through regulation, subsidies and tax expenditures.

For once, getting summoned to the principal’s office isn’t a bad thing, if they’re asking you to interview for the Director of Public Relations position at the National Association of Secondary School Principals. For serving as a public information and media contact, NASSP will put $75-85,000 a year in your lunchbox.

Keeping on the schoolyard beat, the National Education Association seeks a Senior Program Assistant, Federal Advocacy to provide a wide range of administrative/program support to their government relations operation. Job posting closes Oct. 24, pay range is $45-76,000.

The concept of bipartisanship is greatly lauded, but less-often practiced, in our fair Capitol. Maybe one of you can help change that through your work as Program Manager, National Security Initiative for the Bipartisan Policy Center, where you’ll help find and promote political consensus on the national security challenges facing the U.S. Internship information (though out of date) is also found down the page at that link.

Who: The U.S. Sentencing Commission. What: Director, Legislative and Public Affairs (note: pdf link). When: Apply by Nov. 21. How Much: $151-167,000. Why: Because you’ve got the required JD degree and experience to manage the Commissions legislative and public policy goals.

The Executive Director for the American Diabetes Association will be accountable for the overall, growth, development and success of ADA’s operations in the Washington area, managing and mentoring a staff of 15.

For years, George Washington University had separate departments for communications and government/community relations. They’re being combined, and GW needs a Vice President for External Relations to oversee this 50-person operation with a $10 million budget. This opportunity was posted in September, so no time to waste.

Airports Council International, North America has a spot in the tower for a Vice President, Government Affairs to manage their lobbying operations. Transportation advocacy experience and PAC fundraising chops are among desired candidate attributes. ACI-NA lists other airport jobs here; although none appear to be public-affairs oriented, maybe you can bluff your way into a highly-technical and safety-critical airport job. (Please don’t!)

The American Chemical Society is looking for a Director of Development to “provide leadership to the Society's activities to secure external nongovernmental support for key programs and priorities.” I think they mean “fundraising.” They seek a pro with 10+ years development experience for this high profile posting at the world’s largest scientific society.

The Vice President for Government Affairs at Watson Pharmaceuticals needs a new Administrative Assistant for a variety of scheduling, database, communications, and other tasks in their D.C. office.

The job-search resource for today is Paradigm Staffing, a search-firm specializing in public relations/communications positions. They do not appear to have any D.C.-area opportunities at this time – but perhaps it’s time for that move to San Francisco, Boston, Seattle or some other spot where they have a current listing.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Weaponizing the Wii

The American Forest & Paper Association is looking to add a PAC and Grassroots Coordinator. Tasks appear to include database management, writing, research and some degree of administrative support.

Golin Harris, an Arlington-based PR firm, is looking for a Vice President candidate for work on a military-based account. Fun fact: GH won an award for their work helping to launch the Nintendo Wii - perhaps the military-based account involves work on weaponizing the Wii?

Wanted by the US Marshals Service: a Public Affairs Specialist. Emphasis on photo/video skills as well as working with the media required. Apply by Oct. 21.

The next Communications Manager (note: pdf link) for the American Academy of Physician Assistants will be responsible for a wide variety of tasks including media relations, writing assignments, events support - the usual gamut of communications activities. They are located in always-pleasant Old Town, Alexandria.

The National Wildlife Federation seeks a Grassroots Operations Manager to be "responsible for managing the systems, data and project management required to deliver outgoing communications to constituents and track responses on behalf of NWF’s large campaigns: global warming, protecting habitats and connecting people with nature."

"The primary function of the Public and Corporate Relations Associate will be to assist the PCR Director & Manager with membership and fundraising initiatives." For this and more, the folks at the Alliance to Save Energy are offering a salary in the "lower to mid $30’s."

Rosetta Stone seeks Director, Website Strategy "to lead the Web teams on a global mission to make the premier destination for anyone around the world seeking a truly effective, innovative language-learning experience." Dieses alles klingt wie zu viel, damit ich behandele, aber Sie sollten definitiv zutreffen.*

Strategic issues communications firm GMMB has opportunities for a
Senior Public Relations Professional/Vice President, Account Assistants and a Contract Administrator. Find them (along with a couple Seattle and Los Angeles-based openings) by clicking here.

Journey Through Hallowed Ground
is a Waterford, Va.-based
non-profit organization dedicated to raising national awareness of the unparalleled history in the area following the Old Carolina Road (Rt. 15/231) from Gettysburg, through Maryland, to Monticello in Albemarle County, Va. They are looking for a Director of Public Relations with press and e-communications experience. More info about JTHG here.

Today's job-search resource is The good news : they show 130+ DC-area job listings. The downside: you have to register to view them (I suspect this will be a recurring theme).

*This all sounds like too much for me to handle, but you should definitely apply.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Four Freedoms

Get cracking - the Online Content & Outreach Coordinator/Information Officer job posting with the World Bank closes on October 22. Their comprehensive list of requirements for the position include web-writing skills, experience with web metrics and marketing skills, and the ability to manage editorial and campaign processes.

Get cracking even faster - October 21 is the last day the United Nations Foundation will look at your application for Director of Policy Initiatives, Women & Population, where you will oversee an effort to grow U.S funding for international family planning/reproductive health.

Do you have biotech/pharma industry knowledge and experience developing partnerships and coalitions? If so, the Account Director, Issues and Advocacy slot with ad firm DDB could be your thing. Just like Franklin Roosevelt, they offer their own set of Four Freedoms (note: pdf link).

Mororola has two Director of Global Government Advocacy positions open - one for Africa, the other for Asia-Pacific. If you have trouble with these links, try the main Motorola job search page, and select the Washington, D.C. location. Alternately, the Asia-Pacific job ID # is 83297, Africa is 83298. Why am I going to all this trouble to make sure you can find these? Because they sound like really interesting opportunities.

I was unaware that Citizens for a Sound Economy had changed their name to FreedomWorks. However, I do know that they need to fill Online Video Coordinator, Staff Writer, and Development Assistant openings to join their fight for lower taxes and smaller government.

The American Medical Association seeks a government reporter for the American Medical News. They are looking for at least three years experience reporting for a daily/weekly publication.

Dittus Communications notes opportunities for Director and Senior Director positions on their website. No direct link is available; so just go to their homepage, then select "about us," and then "join our team."

Brodeur Communications, a Boston/New York/Phoenix/DC communications firm would like to hire an Associate - Analytics and Strategy Development for either their Boston or DC offices. Competitive intelligence and research capabilities seem to be what they want.

The National Association of Broadcasters needs an Executive Assistant, Marketing and Communications.

Would you like to be an Intern at the Republican Governors Association in the Spring of 2009? If so, apply by November 8, 2008.

Friday's job resource is the online jobs board of the Council on Foundations.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Opportunities from A (AstraZeneca) to Z (zcomm)

AstraZeneca seeks a Director of Government Reimbursement to manage their corporate relationship with CMS, HHS and other entities involved with government reimbursement programs for their products. A minimum of eight years of related experience is required.

Do you have the Z-Factor? That's what marketing communications firm zcomm is looking for in prospective Senior Account Manger/Director, Senior Associate New Media Services, and Intern hires. For what it's worth, I think the Z-Factor must have something to do with Jim Zorn.

Ceres (pronounced "series") describes themselves as representing "Investors and Environmentalists for Sustainable Prosperity." Their newly-created position of Director of Government Relations will be situated in Washington. They also have Program Manager opportunities for Corporate Accountability and Electric Power, as well as internships, available in the Boston office.

The next Senior Counsel at the American Bankers Association will help "bankers and bank counsel understand and anticipate regulatory developments affecting insured depository institutions." To their credit (hah!), the Bankers are up-front about the money: $100-128k.

National Public Radio signals their need for a Director, Media Relations for a "fast-paced, multiple deadline media-relations" environment. Existing print, broadcast, trade and new media contacts appear to be a must.

Hubby, wifey, significant other or better half headed down to grad school at UVa? The University might have part time/administrative jobs available here. Yeah - they probably sent information about these opportunities with the acceptance letter, but did your s.o. actually share it with you? If s/he didn't, maybe you ought to ask Carolyn what it all means.

Defending Liberty, Pursuing Justice - and getting paid for it? Sweet! The American Bar Association has a plethora of opportunities in Washington, Chicago and elsewhere. The Manager, Presidential Communications, Media Relations and Communication Services job in Washington looks like the most communications-oriented among the bunch. Hey kids: D.C. internships are also available.

Search giant Korn Ferry has the net cast for a Director of Environmental and Regulatory Affairs for the Renewable Fuels Association. In particular, they are looking for
someone out there well-versed in "the substantive policy issues associated with the ethanol industry as well as cellulosic technology."

Do you have expertise in U.S.-Asian relations, with an emphasis on South Korean foreign policy? If yes, the Heritage Foundation will consider you for their Senior Analyst - U.S./Asian Relations post.

Grassroots and PAC solutions provider Democracy Data has an opportunity for someone looking for experience in political action committee operations - a PAC Assistant post awaits a motivated soul willing to take on clerical/administrative tasks.

Dueling acronyms: Today's job search resource features jobs in the field of corporate social responsibility (CSR) from Business for Social Responsibility (BSR).

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

From CQ to the ACLU

The Center for Audit Quality would like to fill their Deputy Director, Communications position by November 1, so get that resume/cover letter together, and take the interview suit to the cleaners today. The new hire must have "excellent writing skills, including the ability to draft and edit statements, press releases, newsletters, prepared remarks, PowerPoint presentations, op-eds and Web site content."

The Senior Policy Analyst (note: pdf link) at the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards will research and analyze issues, prepare reports and position papers, and monitor legislative and regulatory activity. Knowledge of the financial planning/services industry is a plus.

Congressional Quarterly has a dozen openings for editorial, design, marketing and technical staff - and they also seek a new CFO to keep all these new hires from padding their expense accounts.

Dezenhall Communications is looking for entry- and mid-level PR professionals for their heart-of-downtown office. They claim to be the nation's leading high stakes communications consultancy. Other PR firms are welcome to challenge this claim by sending me their PR firm opportunities today.

Could you be the new Web Designer for the American Society of Landscape Architects? It's possible, if you possess "strong conceptual, design, and web communications skills," along with "high-level proficiency in Photoshop, Image Ready, Acrobat, Dreamweaver, Flash, and Fireworks, and the ability to hand-code HTML."

World at Work is a "global human resources association focused on compensation, benefits, work-life and integrated total rewards to attract, motivate and retain a talented workforce." So the benefits there are probably pretty great. They have openings for Executive Assistant, Media Relations Manager, and Regulatory Public Policy Manager in their D.C. office.

The National Apartment Association seeks Manager, State and Local Policy to monitor state and local legislative activity for the Southern part of the U.S. You'll also be a
"national strike team representative, " which sounds cool.

AARP is looking for a part-time Strategic Policy Advisor to work on Independent Living/Long-Term Care issues. The right person for the job will have a background in federal and state legislative processes relating to the needs and concerns of older Americans preferred and specific knowledge related to Long Term Care issues.

The Mortgage Bankers Association would like to "
secure the enactment of federal legislation benefiting the real estate finance industry" - the Associate Vice President of Legislative Affairs would be one of the team to make that happen. MBA is looking for an experienced hire: "a minimum of ten years state legislative or regulatory experience required, with background in real estate or mortgage finance preferred."

The ACLU's Chief Legislative and Policy Counsel needs an Assistant to research legislation and a whole lot more. This looks like a very fast-paced job for a bright young lefty.

The job search resource du jour is B.H. Griner and Associates, a Vienna-based recruitment firm. They do not specialize in public affairs jobs; their forte appears to be law firm and administrative jobs, instead.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Send Lobbyists, Guns and Money

The Society for Neuroscience seeks Editorial Assistant for a variety of editorial, writing proofreading, and document production tasks.

The Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies (that's how they describe themselves) is looking for a new family member - a Director of Federal Affairs. Job description appears to emphasize FDA-related responsibilities.

Have you ever been driving on I-66 near Oakton and, seeing the prominent National Rifle Association building, asked yourself, "I wonder what it's like to work there?" Me neither. Nonetheless, they appear to have 20+ openings from Assistant Editor, American Hunter magazine to Website Designer.

The American Public Human Services Association, is seeking a Health Policy Associate working for its affiliate, the National Association of State Medicaid Directors. The list of activities for this position include research, member-service work, writing, and work planning and managing conferences.

O'Keefe and Co., a PR firm with Bethesda and Old Town Alexandria locations, has a Senior Account Executive position available. The Old Town location is right by the Majestic Cafe, so that's where they'll probably take you to lunch on your first day there.

O'Hare + Associates is a New York-based recruitment agency for the advertising business. They are apparently looking for a Creative Media Project Manager for a DC-based client. More on O'H+A opportunities can be found here.

Fleishman-Hillard has a Web Project Manager position available. Job description emphasizes project management, planning and effective use of time-lines and road maps. To wit: "Experience/knowledge of various development methodologies required (waterfall and agile)"

Marine Corps Community Services is recruiting a Legislative/Public Affairs Specialist to assist in a variety of lobbying activities supporting the Personal and Family Readiness Division. Compensation range is $65,000-$75,000.

C-SPAN has internship, broadcast engineering and web development/content positions available here. "Created by cable. Offered as a public service," they boast.

Today's somewhat dubious job-search resource comes to you from this off-the-wall entry at the New Lennox Patriot (New Lennox, Il.) about, which, according to the NLP, "is a complete game changer for the industry—a locally based Web presence that promises to give online job sites like, and a run for their money."

Monday, October 13, 2008

Oil, Drugs and PR Firms!

Public Relations firm Ketchum Inc. is "seeking a dynamic Senior Research Associate who can successfully perform primary and secondary research projects under minimal supervision, while working on multiple projects simultaneously. The candidate must be flexible, and able to change with the needs of the projects. This position requires someone who can provide exceptional client service, and work as a part of a team." Senior Research Associate

Olgilvy PR is "seeking a public relations professional with management experience to serve as a key political strategist, day-to-day lead on key accounts, as well as supervise staff and develop new business." Vice President, Public Affairs Practice

Exxon Mobil has an opening for a Public Affairs Advisor in their Fairfax, Va. office.

The National Restaurant Association has several openings: Accounting Associate, Lobbyist, Regulatory Affairs Associate, Executive Assistant, Research Analyst, and Vice President of their Save American Free Enterprise operation. Check out these jobs here

National Journal is looking to hire a Director of Events, Communications and Brand Marketing. The successful candidate "will be responsible for the formation and execution of the marketing strategies to strengthen and promote our publication brands with readers and advertisers."

The Center for Science in the Public Interest is planning a website redesign, and will need an Internet Communications Manager to helm the effort. Requirements sought include HTML, CSS, Flash, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Illustrator and other design applications as well as experience with databases, CMSs, and advocacy tools.

Roche Pharmaceuticals may (more on this choice of words later) be looking for a Director of Federal Affairs to develop "federal lobbying strategies, policy statements and applicable lobbying work plans." A caveat - while this position still appears active on the Roche website, it has a posting date of May 13. Accordingly, someone may already be sitting at that desk.

The American Urological Association has several positions available, including: Marketing & Communications Associate/Assistant, Marketing & Communications Specialist, Continuing Medical Education (CME) Coordinator, Manager of Regulations, and Government Relations and Advocacy Manager.

The North American Securities Administrators Association's homepage acknowledges that "The economic problems our nation faces amid the turbulence on Wall Street has left Main Street investors concerned about the safety of their brokerage and retirement account assets." Get in on the fun at what is certainly a fast-paced environment as a Communications Assistant there. (note: link to pdf file)

Tokyo-based pharma company Daiichi Sankyo's product line includes AZOR, Welchol, Benicar, Floxin and Evoxac. They are searching for an Associate Director, Public Policy and Federal Relations to lobby for these fine potions and elixers. No word on free samples.

Today's job-searching resource is The Public Affairs Council. Their job board has nearly 50 public-affairs positions posted as of this writing. Happy hunting!