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.

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