Monday, November 3, 2008

California Dreamin'

The National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies seeks a Director of Government Affairs to advance NACCRRA’s interests before Congress, the federal agencies and other organizations. A particular emphasis on Senate Finance Committee and House Ways and Means Committee issues is noted in the description of duties, so some experience with these bodies would surely help prospective candidates.

Would you be safe and warm now, if you were in L.A.? You might be if you were pulling down somewhere between $160k - $244k as Director of Intergovernmental and External Relations for the County of Los Angeles. Winning candidate will represent and advocate for L.A. County before Congress, California legislature and other state/federal entities – while managing offices in Sacramento and Washington, as well. Position has been open since Oct. 7, so drop that last-minute campaign work and get to it.

Energy and manufacturing conglomerate Koch Industries would like to bring aboard a Director of Government Affairs to advocate on tax law issues in particular, and presumably help keep Koch-branded products like STAINMASTER® carpet, LYCRA® spandex, Quilted Northern® tissue and Dixie® cups affordable for the rest of the citizenry.

The American Physical Therapy Association has an opening for a Web Editor. Primary duties entail reviewing and posting web content, and assisting/training others in posting to the web. Some technical skills, such as HTML fluency, are desirable for the position

Here’s an opportunity to work in public relations and media at the same time – as Senior Manager, Public Relations for National Journal. Responsibilities include media monitoring, research, analysis and managing media appearances by National Journal editorial staff.

Ovation Pharmaceuticals bills itself as specializing in developing drugs for severely ill patients with unmet medical needs. They are in the market for a Vice President, Government Affairs to lead overall GR strategy at the state and federal level and represent the company before federal and/or state legislative and regulatory groups, as well as PhRMA and other biopharmaceutical trade associations.

AIPAC has a position for a Senior Analyst/Deputy Director of Policy and Government Affairs to help develop mid- and long-range policy initiatives to help maintain U.S. support for Israel. A minimum of seven years of government/academic experience, along with a graduate degree, are part of the qualifications list.

The American Bankers Association has a near-entry level job (two years experience) for a Program Manager to work in their grassroots advocacy operation. The PM will manage and operate their grassroots database and also deploy web-content. Accordingly, a measure of computer skills are required, but all you kids have that these days, right?

Investment advisory site is looking for a Manager/Web Analyst, Web Content Associate, and Email Operations Coordinator. These jobs are suited to folks with varying degrees of technical skills in HTML, Java, DreamWeaver, web analytics, database management, etc.

Reminder - Apply for Spring 2009 Intern opportunities at the Republican Governors Association by Nov. 6, 2008.

Today's job-search resource asks the question - what is Besides something supposedly "coming in December 2008?" I mean. (I know this sounds like a plug, but I truly have no idea).

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