Friday, February 20, 2009

Does Benny Hill Count?

Catholic Charities/Archdiocese of Washington DC are in search of a Director of Government Relations/Advocacy to plan and lead legislative/regulatory activities and initiatives.

McKinley Marketing Partners advertises copywriting/marketing opportunities of both the full-time and part-time varieties; knowledge of British/UK culture and writing style seem particularly sought.

The Communications Director for the Global Aids Alliance will be tasked with developing strategy for outreach to the media, allied organizations, GAA supporters, and the general public in order to advance policy change, and to build the organizational brand. Application deadline is Feb. 27; Intern opportunities are also available.

Prudential is looking for a Senior Administrative Assistant to help keep their Washington DC External Affairs office running smoothly. Some pluses to the job: a) it’s a new position, so you won’t be compared to _______, who everyone just loved; b) they tout competitive compensation/benefits/time off; and, C) Pru has apparently garnered some assorted best-places-to-work kinds of awards. Speaking of which, here's additional 411 on best-places opportunities around DC and elsewhere.

You think of yourself as an “influential advocate and trusted voice” in political, legislative and regulatory circles, right? Now if you can only convince General Mills of that, then maybe you’ll be tapped as their next Washington Representative (use req ID 4089BR). Eight-plus years of legislative/advocacy-related experience on Capitol Hill/trade association experience are sought by the makers of Cheerios, Bugles, Hamburger Helper, et al.

Here’s a kind of neat-sounding opportunity – perhaps one of you would consider decamping to New York City to be Vice President/Director of Digital Strategies (search NYC location) for Waggener Edstrom. Recently-posted job is for those rare birds who have mastered digital storytelling and harnessed the power of the internet to shape perceptions, change minds, and ignite conversations. Just remember – once you’ve hit it big in Gotham – the plucky, upstart communications job blog back here in the DC swamplands that brought this keen opportunity to your attention.

How does a part-time phone/internet research job paying $12/hr. sound? If you just nodded and said to yourself “that could work” – check out Research Associate, Hanley Wood.

The Eldercare Workforce Alliance – a coalition of 25 organizations dealing with employment issues for older Americans – is looking for a DC-based Coordinator/Assistant to the Project Director (note: pdf link) for a variety of admin, organizational, and program management duties. Pay is in the $45k-$55k range, and application deadline is Feb. 28. The Alliance is a project of the Tides Center, based in the picturesque Presidio National Park in San Francisco – if you live in SF (or wish you did), check out this Philanthropic Services Assistant opportunity there.

Two February-posted Research Associate positions with the Council of Foreign Relations: International Institutions & Global Governance and Asia Studies

The Institute for New Democracies is currently recruiting for a Deputy Country Director for its program in Uzbekistan. This position will be based in Tashkent. My guess is that their DC-based Intern opportunity, starting in March 2009, will be of more interest to our viewership. has an allegedly exciting opportunity for a web-savvy individual with design skills to join the gang as Web Marketing & Communications Associate.

Friday’s job-hunt link: global enviro-specialist portal

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