Tuesday, November 4, 2008

No Lobbyist Left Behind

PBS is looking for a Corporate Communications Coordinator to answer viewer inquiries (electronic, mail, phone), moderate a viewer discussion board, and perform other related tasks for the Viewer Services Dept. And here’s a link to the main PBS jobs page – it’s hard to get to from the position link.

The American Society of Landscape Architects seeks a new Public Relations Coordinator to work with media and support PR efforts of local chapters. Two years of PR–related experience required for consideration.

The Bethesda-based Association for Financial Professionals is in the market for a Director, Communications to drive content for AFP's magazines, web sites, videos and newsletters. Willingness to develop new media opportunities is particularly referenced in description. Finance industry expertise strongly preferred.

A little outside our usual job category box is the position of Studio Manager at Widemeyer Communications. Successful applicant will supervise project production talent including developers, production artists, mechanical artists and proofreaders and also facilitate communication between studio/creative and account/production groups.

The Partnership for Prevention works to increase resources and incentives for disease prevention through public-private collaboration. The need a Senior Legislative Liaison (note: pdf link) to help develop public policy priorities – and then lobby on these issues. Writing policy statements, reports, legislative briefs and web/blog content is also part of the job.

Interactive-focused communications firm Virilion (formerly Mindshare) is looking for an Account Manager with 5+ years experience in online strategy, interactive marketing, Web design, and the like. Position(s) available in DC and/or Boston locations.

The Office of the Chief Financial Officer, District of Columbia would like to add an Associate General Counsel for Legislative Affairs (note: pdf link) to their roster. The AGCLA would also “maintain direct relationships” with groups such as the Mayor’s office, City Council, and Congress. Salary is $120k-$146k per season, and resumes are already currently under review.

Some unknown national association – with the assistance of the Ford Agency - is trolling the waters for a Policy Manager to monitor state and local issues, assist members and write legislative reports/briefs/etc. Prior GR/public affairs experience a plus (but not mandatory, I suppose)

The National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium – wow, what a name – has a slot for a Public Policy Manager to track, analyze, and influence Federal legislation. Bonus points for candidates with experience with “NCLB [No Child Left Behind], Workforce Investment Act and/or the education authorizing committees of Congress.” Apply by Nov. 14 or you’ll be left behind.

Tired of the K Street grind? Can’t stand another night on the fundraising circuit? Think you would look good in the tweed jacket with patched elbows? How about decamping to the hallowed halls of academe – in particular, the George Mason University School of Public Policy? GMU has slots for Professor, Assistant Professor, and Omer L. and Nancy Hirst Endowed Chair (search under “School of Public Policy’).

Today's job-search resource is one of the better-known in the public affairs/political space - Roll Call - the Newspaper of Capitol Hill Since 1955 - and, owned by the Economist Group since 1992. Direct link to Roll Call Jobs here.

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