Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Candy USA !

A well-known and respected public affairs (or maybe law?) firm wishes to keep their identity secret as they troll for a new Senior Vice President, Government Relations. New SVP will be expected to bring an established book of business and develop a sales strategy aimed at growing revenues and profits with targeted prospects. Company services include GR/lobbying, business development and marketing services, general consulting, public relations, PAC consulting, grassroots/tops, fundraising and political strategy consulting.

Systems integration, outsourcing, & consulting firm GCI needs resumes by Mar. 30 for their first-ever Vice President, Corporate Responsibility. Successful candidate will establish and manage CSR (corporate social responsibility) program for the Fairfax-based operation.

Our search engine prowess brings you this Senior Government Affairs Advisor posting from FedEx. Responsibilities include assisting with the communications and correspondence processes for the Corporate VP’s office, and preparing appropriate responses, including drafting letters, speeches, testimony, and talking points.

Sweet: the National Confectioners Association would like to take the wrapper off a new Manager of Government Relations. Salary in the $65k range, offices in Georgetown, and business cards with your email address ending with – what more could you want?

Here’s a new DC-based opportunity with the Bill and Melinda Gates FoundationSenior Policy Officer, Public Finance. An advanced degree in economics or a strong background in economics as part of an advanced degree in a relevant field (e.g. public policy) are among their wants for the job. Search here, using DC location, if direct link doesn’t hold up.

The Consortium for Ocean Leadership is pleased (or so they tell you) to announce their search for a Communications Assistant (scroll down to find). Their new deckhand will provide admin and operational support to the External Affairs Dept., especially in planning and executing public affairs, media relations, marketing and outreach activities.

STG Inc: customer focused, performance based, and short one Communications Analyst. They need someone who will work with to develop and implement communication solutions for an IT sub-organization, connect with stakeholders, complete deliverables of all stripes, and facilitate the maturation of a communications program. If you can simply figure out their jargon-rich description, you’re probably just who they’re looking for.

Six figures ($102k-$153k) await the lucky Assistant Deputy Administrator of USDA’s Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service. The new ADA will direct the activities of government affairs division, oversee program legislative plans, and enhance
relationships with key Congressional committee Members and staff. Job ID 28LP-2009-0008; apply by Mar. 27.

The University of Chicago seeks a DC-based Deputy Director of Federal Relations (search via administration category or req ID 081625) to advocate their interests at the federal level, especially regarding higher education, science policy and funding, and healthcare. You’ll also get to work closely with laboratories, institutes and other affiliations with the U-of-C, their Medical Center, the Argonne National Laboratory, and the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory – which all sounds pretty cool to us.

The Kaiser Family Foundation notes multiple web-journalism opportunities available with their Kaiser Health News operation:
The Open Planning Project would like to bring a Capitol Hill Reporter onto their Streetsblog team – a blogging network promoting sustainable transport, smart growth, and entertaining stories like Highways to Nowhere: The 7 Most Ridiculous New Roads Being Built With Stimulus Money.

Speaking of confusing directions (ok, we’re reaching), if you search for Reston-located jobs with the National Wildlife Federation, you’ll find an Annapolis-based Communications and Outreach Coordinator job we hadn’t previously noticed. This person will be responsible for leading the recruitment and outreach to NGOs for the Chesapeake Bay Watershed coalition, and will coordinate the communications with coalition members and the media. Other ongoing opportunities available in their Reston & DC offices, as well.

Here’s a fresh offering from the Pew Charitable Trusts for a Senior Associate, Communications. Four to eight years of media relations experience – along with experience in a newsroom and/or on Capitol – should garner consideration for your resume.

Roll Call looks to re-launch their site, and they needs a new Captain – er, Editor – at the helm. Demonstrated expertise in reporting, online news editing and production is desired; experience covering Congress is deemed essential.

The National Alliance to Advance Adolescent Health is searching for a Senior Program Associate to seeking a Senior Program Associate to conduct research and policy analysis on Medicaid and SCHIP, health reform, and interdisciplinary models of care for low-income and minority adolescents. Perhaps the Interns they currently seek will lend a hand.

The good news about today’s job-seeker’s resource, Professionals for Nonprofits: they claim an extensive track record of successful job placements in nonprofit organizations. The downside: you have to register to view their listings.

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