Monday, November 17, 2008

Mystery Loves Company

Previously-found opportunities closing this week:

The Architect of the Capitol would like to add a new Public Affairs Specialist to their Office of the Director of Congressional and External Relations. Winning hire is responsible for planning and carrying out the public information, internal information, government relations, and community relations programs – and coordinates visits of VIPs to AOC facilities and events. Salary: $98-$127k - deadline: Nov. 25 – announcement number: OCER-2009-018

Takeda Pharmaceuticals has a cool-titled position available: National Director - External Affairs & Technical Intelligence (Search using job number 0800562 or under Illinois-based positions). Prime directives for the ND-EA&TI involve developing public policy strategies in concert with government affairs team and other internal/external stakeholders. A PhD is desired, and the position may be located in DC or Deerfield, IL, according to the description.

Do you have plans to motor west? If it’s in that Prius or bio-diesel conversion, then perhaps you would be interested in the California State Director of Government Affairs opportunity with the Environmental Working Group – in either Oakland or Sacramento. They’re looking for someone with substantial experience in legislative and policy battles at the state level – with California legislative, regulatory and policy experience in particular.

Pharma giant Amgen seeks a Director of Regulatory Affairs (note: pdf-hybrid link) to define and defend their interests on regulatory issues, working with government, association and company stakeholders. You can also search via their main career page, using job ID NB50355026.

Unidentified bipartisan health government relations lobbying shop is putting out the call for a Government Relations Director (Health Care). A minimum of five years experience and expertise in health policy and federal legislative, appropriations, and regulatory processes is required – but “portables are not necessary” – which I imagine means that you don’t have to bring business in with you – they’re plenty busy right now, thank you. Search managed by the Mergis Group.

An anonymous non-profit dedicated to promoting product development and world-wide access to microbicides has engaged FutureStep/Korn Ferry to help them find a Director of Communications. Candidates with relevant experience in the pharmaceutical industry or in relevant health care (for-profit and non-profit) organizations are encouraged to apply. They are, in particular, looking for someone who can develop compelling narratives about the impact and value of their company and its work. You can also search here using keyword IABC65088.

An yet another another mystery healthcare-related job for you – an unnamed DC law firm is looking for a Public Affairs Advisor with an interest in healthcare issues for the usual gamut of legislative/lobbying activities.

The Treasury Department has a space for a Legislative Advisor with their Community Development Financial Institutions Fund for legislative and policy analysis and advocacy work. Salary range: $58k-90k – apply by Nov. 26 – announcement # 09-CDFI-015P.

Freedom House seeks a Managing Editor for its bi-lingual website,, promoting for discussion of democracy and human rights in Iran. The Managing Editor will manage production and English content of Gozaar, and work to expand the site’s offerings. A Master’s degree, writing/journalism experience and Middle East issue experience are among the job requirements.

The American Institute of Architects has their designs on hiring a new Manager, Federal Regulatory Relations. Considerable knowledge of the federal government and its regulatory and rulemaking agencies is the principal qualification.

This October listing for Senior Director, Eastern Forests with the Wilderness Society may be past its prime – but perhaps one of you with interest – and extensive experience - in forest and wildlife conservation may still want to look into it.

Finally – for those of you looking to leave the swamps of the Potomac for Manhattan – Ketchum PR has an opening for an Account Executive, Issues and Crisis Management for which DC–related experience – crisis communications, healthcare, government, public affairs and/or media relations – would make you an attractive candidate.

Today’s job searchers resource – Just four DC-based jobs in there as of today’s posting – but all of them seem fairly recent/fresh.

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