Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Maybe You Can "Google" the RAND Job?

The Office of the Director in the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, is seeking a Director, Office of Communications and Legislative Activities. This is a career Federal position in the Senior Executive Service., with a salary range of $114k-$172k, closing on Nov. 21. Chosen candidate will will manage the Institute’s key policy, communications, public affairs, health campaigns and consumer services, legislation, Congressional activities, and FOI/Privacy Act and Privacy Act functions. Job announcement # NHLBI-08-08SES.

Google is hitting the search button to find a Manager, Global Communications and Public Affairs for their DC office. The successful hire will lead Google's outreach efforts to trade associations and interest groups, and also work to make sure these alliances and activities gain media notice.

The Plasma Protein Therapeutics Association seeks a State Affairs Manager to coordinate health policy initiatives and work with on advocacy efforts for biotech industry. Five-plus years experience in Medicaid and health care reimbursement policy desired. PPTA is based in Annapolis.

The National Governors Association would like to hire a Senior Legislative Associate to lead their advocacy efforts involving criminal justice, homeland security and the National Guard. State/federal government experience, especially of the Capitol Hill variety, is quite sensibly desired. Use "search jobs" function at bottom of linked page to find listing - along with Senior Policy Analyst and Intern Positions.

Here’s what you want to do if you’re interested in tracking down the Director, Center for Asia Policy slot with the RAND Corporation. Go to - Scroll down to “find a job” on that page – enter “advanced search” – then enter “2195” in the job ID box. Okay – you’ve finally found it – but do you have the PhD, fifteen years specialized experience, and fluency in at least one Asian language required? And, finally, can you choose between DC, Pittsburgh and Santa Monica, Ca., as potential job locations? Don’t feel bad - I’m 0-for-4 on all of those questions, too.

The National Council of La Raza seeks a Bilingual Media Relations Specialist to work with Spanish-language media outlets. Coordinating news conferences, writing releases/op-eds and working directly with media targets are all part of the job – and bilingual ability (English/Spanish) is naturally required.

The Interactive Project Manager position at Qorvis Communications is responsible for managing large-scale website development projects, along with interactive and print products. Management of multiple interactive projects, along with providing strategic direction for clients are among the tasks described.

Merck invites you (or someone smarter, better, faster, and more motivated than you) to be a Director, Federal Policy & Government Relations in their DC offices. You (or someone) will identify legislative opportunities and lobby Congressional and administrative officials to make sure the aforementioned opportunities are seized, the threats vanquished. All in a days work. If first proves troublesome, go to at and search for position # GOV000211.

Public policy/communications/consulting firm APCO Worldwide has Intern opportunities in their DC offices starting in January 2009 – apply by Nov. 17.

Research Associate opportunities are available at the Service Employees International Union for folks with progressive policy/activist experience and interest. They suggest you can wait apply as late as April 22, 2009 (which also opens this up for you 2009 graduates, I guess), but why put it off until then?

In recognition of the perhaps-tectonic electoral shift that occurred yesterday, our job-search resource du jour is the well-left-of-center Orion Society's Grassroots Network job board - where you can find some additional opportunities if you can't score that SEIU job listed right above.

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