Friday, February 13, 2009

Seattle, Washington

The American Society of Interior Designers seeks a Director of Government and Public Affairs responsible for developing programs to expand their sphere of influence in the legislative and political arenas.

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is looking to add a Seattle-based Deputy Director, Public/Private Partnerships to identify and manage alliance and policy opportunities, developing collaborations and partnerships, and help recruit new stakeholders such as employers, state and local governments, public social service systems, and other organizations. The ideal candidate will have public/private sector experience, state and national policy experience and will be capable of working across a range of policy issues.

Alternately, you could be involved in Bill’s empire – and stay in DC – as a Coordinator supporting Microsoft’s Government Affairs office. Among your responsibilities –admin support, coordinating PAC requests, maintaining lobbying-related documents and coordinating logistics, schedules and meetings. Among the extensive list of qualifications are – shocker! – advanced proficiency in Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel, Word and Outlook. And cut that “President, George Washington University Apple Enthusiasts (GWUAE)” entry on the ‘ol resume, while you’re at it, ok?

And, while we’re at it – perhaps it’s still worth referencing this 51-day-old listing for Microsoft’s Senate-focused Federal Lobbyist/ Federal Government Affairs Manager.

Did yesterday’s bounty of healthcare/pharma oriented jobs let you down, because, while you have the relevant experience, you’re just done with the whole Washington lifestyle? [I am envisioning my hundreds – really – of daily readers mouthing “no” right now.] You could always apply for one of the Manager, Government Affairs (search using Government Relations job category) with WellCare, in sunny Tampa. Legislative monitoring and development of state and federal government relationships are among the duties there.

Among the opportunities currently offered by C-SPAN:
The COPD Foundation is throwing down the gauntlet – they challenge folks ready to tackle a big job and make a difference in people in people’s lives to apply for their Director of Development (note: pdf link) slot. Five-plus years development experience, familiarity with medical research issues, and other fundraising skills are among their wants for position. Search managed by Transition Guides.

describe themselves as an “advanced networking consortium” – how cool is that? Cool enough for you to throw your hat in the ring for their Associate Director, Health Services opportunity? Among the many accountabilities for the job: acting as liaison to an alphabet soup of government agencies, such as the FCC, HHS, VA, CDC, and NIH. Health Sciences experience in combination with a working knowledge of advanced networking principles appears to be the primary qualification.

Media types should take note of this News Assistant/Staff Reporter offering with a major (circulation: 8,000,000) daily newspaper – the Asahi Shimbun. Pay is in the $32k-$35k range, and Japanese language skills would be helpful, but not required. What’s in today’s edition?

Surely you could add to the good works at Amnesty International as:
This one is – I think – very freshly posted: Principal Strategy & Business Development Consultant with Motorola. Their expectations for the job: establishing a liaison group to facilitate with state, cities, and counties that have direct resources in DC advocating funding for their specific constituencies; internal executive level briefings, relationship-building, and providing access for Motorola senior executives to Federal and State and Local senior level executives. Search here using DC location if link proves nettlesome.

Strategic planning and communications firm Akoya is in search mode for an Editorial/Project Management Assistant of the energetic variety to help manage federal client activities. A former congressional staffer would be ideal – and they also covet creative and dependable folks with a sense of humor.

Ascension Health
has an opportunity in their DC office for an Administrative Assistant to support their Vice President, System Legislative Leadership. The usual brew of admin tasks supporting a government affairs operation appears to be what they’re serving. Search via System Office Opportunities (St. Louis, MO) – yeah, I know it doesn’t make sense – if direct link fails.

Friday’s addition to your job search tool box: staffing pros at The BOSS Group

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