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.

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