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find and promote political consensus on the national security challenges facing the U.S. Internship information (though out of date) is also found down the page at that link.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.

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