Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Under New Management

The fellow pictured at left seems to have found his dream job in public affairs – and we're here to help you do the same. Whether your goal is Community Organizer, CEO, Communications Director, or Commander in Chief, DCPA+CJ is proud to be your first stop in the search for that new cubicle or office.

The National Association of State & Territorial AIDS Advisers seeks Manager, Government Relations (note: pdf link) for legislative advocacy and coordination with other organizations, coalitions, and NGOs. The usual mix of related activities – working with volunteers, writing articles/updates and legislative tracking are also part of the job.

The Lukens Company – a GOP-oriented direct marketing company – has a self-described entry-level opportunity for a Political Account Assistant capable of supporting their account execs and providing a variety of admin services. Free parking at their Arlington/Shirlington location.

Have you 2-3 years USAID project management experience? If so, AECOM would be interested in talking to you (or at least seeing your resume) for their Program Coordinator opening. Successful hire will manage projects, oversee consultants and monitor projects for this global management/technical services operation. Search here, using vacancy 27791BR, if previous link proves unworkable.

Speaking of new presidents – the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is hoping to soon inaugurate a President & CEO. Among the tasks: address financing challenges, in the short-term and build a strong financial model for the future – not unlike the issues facing that other President pictured above. If you’re seriously interested, however, you might want to check with the Chamber directly – for some reason, I’m not sure the apply online method is the way to go for a position at this level.

An unnamed company seeks a Utility Regulatory Expert with knowledge/experience of the challenges facing state and federal regulators and regulatory policy and process, including techniques for regulating companies in the context of a franchised monopoly. Surely there’s some FERC or other agency staffer out there ready for something like this, right?

A little up the road, and perhaps a little out of our usual wheelhouse – DuPont Corp. has an opening for a Tax Manager, State & Local Tax, (search under Experienced Opportunities, use job ID 9327080904) to work in their Wilmington, DE HQ. In addition to audit and accounting-related duties, job entails review of state income and franchise tax proposed legislation, and work with their government affairs team in response.

If Wilmington – and tax law –don’t do it for you, then maybe Princeton, NJ-based gigs with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation will: Communications Associate (I know this appears stale, but I have seen it recently advertised elsewhere), Communications Officer and Web Editor/Producer positions in particular.

Have a background in opinion research, and perhaps Middle East issues? Gallup has two opportunities of possible interest for you: a Senior Analyst, Muslim Studies (search for job 00809) and a Government Project Specialist-Middle East (00836). Other admin, research & business development opportunities also available in the DC office.

The Solar Electric Power Association has an attractive-sounding Office Manager position – compensation is $55k-$60k – bookkeeping experience, organizational skills, and experienced with association management software (preferably Avectra’s Net Forum Pro) and QuickBooks.

I couldn’t find this Director of Communications position with a fantastic non-profit organization listed directly on the Lucas Group website – but perhaps it’s still attractive enough to one of you job seekers (it is, after all, with a fantastic non-profit) who want to take on communications strategy, earned media, and web-development responsibilities for this nameless employer.

Consumers Union – the non-profit publisher of Consumer Reports (and tireless advocate on consumer and health issues) – will no doubt compare resumes for their next Media Relations Associate as assiduously as they test washing machines. Surely you have what it take to score highly in press outreach, drafting advisories/releases, and summarize news clippings for them.

The American Bar Association: Defending Liberty, Pursuing Justice – and perhaps hiring you? They have openings in their governmental affairs operation for an Office Administrator and two Legislative Counsel candidates.

Looking for a part-time administrative gig after your boss lost/quit their spot in Congress? A busy DC law firm is looking for a Legal Secretary (search via DC location) – Capitol Hill/Legislative experience is apparently a must. You’ll be replacing someone headed off to maternity leave, it seems – look on the bright side: if it’s a miserable job, the new mother probably won’t come back to claim it. Search managed by Legal Placement.

For an organization largely devoted to preserving American jobs – it seems perhaps ironic* that I could not find anyplace to look for staff jobs on the International Brotherhood of Teamsters website. Accordingly, you’ll just have to use this listing for the Policy Analyst position there. Among your duties: legislative and regulatory analysis and assistance with preparation of Congressional testimony, letters to Congress, briefing papers, and the like.

The Assistant Director Federal Affairs position with Johns Hopkins University is based out of their Baltimore location – but surely you’ll get to hop on the train or parkway to visit the halls of Congress on a regular basis. Especially if they expect you to effectively identify and respond to relevant federal issues/trends of importance to dear old JHU, particularly in the area of health care finance and reform.

Today's job search tool: academic/non-profit placement firm Robert Sellery Associates, Ltd.

* unless I'm an idiot, and just couldn't find it. Teamsters – or anyone else – are welcome to set me right, if they can locate the jobs info there.

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