Monday, March 23, 2009

Freakish Superpowers

We start the week with some programming notes – tomorrow (Mar. 24), DCPA+CJ reprises one of our most-viewed industry-focused categories: Think Tank Jobs (you can view our previous Think Tank Special here). Here’s one sample opportunity we found while putting it together, closing soon, that we want to bring you today:

Henry L. Stimson CenterResearch Assistant, Regional Voices/Transnational Challengesapply by Mar. 25

If you scroll down to Saturday’s Maryland-centric offerings, you’ll note that we unearthed two high-profile CSX Corp. jobs with fast-approaching deadlines. We repeat them here, so you don't miss:
Here are the rest of our previously-found opportunities closing this week:

DHS/Citizenship & Immigration ServicesPolicy Analyst – $86k-$133k – job ID CIS-PJN-MP-244588-OPP – Mar. 24

IAP WorldwideHealth Policy & Legislative Analysis ProfessionalMar. 24

Congressional Research Service:
Smithsonian InstitutionDevelopment Officer, Major Corporate Gifts – $73k-$95k – job ID 09A-LG-295012-TRF-FSG – Mar. 26

United Nations FoundationCommunications Director, Better World CampaignMar. 26

National Institutes of HealthPublic Affairs Specialist – $86k-$133k – job ID HHS/NIH-2009-1725 – Mar. 27

Brookings InstitutionResearch Assistant, Governance Studies – high $30k – Mar. 27

Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service
Assistant Deputy Administrator – $102k-$153k – job ID 28LP-2009-0008 – Mar. 27

Dept. of TransportationCommunications & Outreach Specialist – $102k-$133k – job ID FHWA.JPO-2009-0003 – Mar. 27

GCIVice President, Corporate ResponsibilityMar. 30

The Federal Election CommissionPublic Affairs Specialist – $50k-$95k – job ID 09-014 – Mar. 30

Acquisition Solutions
is in acquisition mode for a Marketing Communications Specialist to be responsible for trade show and event planning as well as coordinating development of communications tools used to market to Federal Government clients.

St. Joseph Medical Center
in Towson, Md., wants to hire a Marketing Strategist (search req ID 0900002655) to act as a marketing liaison between key constituents in the hospital (specifically their Centers of Excellence and ad agency) and assist in strategic development, marketing and advertising for the external market. Management of web site and media relations is part of the portfolio, as well.

The Nature Conservancy shows multiple positions available:
IBM is seeking a Campaign Manger to ensure they are well-positioned well for Federal healthcare opportunities by following policy, funding and government healthcare initiative decisions. Will organize and facilitate thought leadership papers and sessions on Federal healthcare, provide SME in bids. Master's degree in Health Policy preferred.

Two recent offerings from BAE Systems (search here if direct links fail):
  • Manager of Communications (search job number 10019807 or California, Md. location). Extensive list of duties includes marketing communications, internal communications, community outreach, and media relations. Ability to get Secret-level clearance, and experience interfacing with US Navy deemed essential.
  • Director, Digital Strategic Communications (10019689, Rockville, Md). Winning hire will lead digital and interactive electronic media efforts and provide expertise, guidance and creative direction to develop and evolve communications ideas across the business.
The Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids is looking to add an Associate Director of Advocacy (note: pdf link) for the usual mix of legislative/lobbying duties; a strong commitment to tobacco control issues is, naturally enough, also desired. They also have a spot reserved for a Vice President of International Operations (also pdf) to oversee a 25-member staff and help rein-in tobacco use worldwide.

O’Keefe & Company seek recent college graduates for Public Relations Assistant positions. Degree in marketing, PR, or communications desired, along with writing skills, winning personality, and other solid personal attributes.

URS Corp. is also in search of communications, journalism, marketing or PR degree holders – and they also want 1-3 years of copywriting/journalism, editing and publication development experience – for their Public Relations Specialist position. Understanding of U.S. Navy processes/procedures/chain of command helpful. Search here, using req. # EGG35985, if other link stalls out.

Natural Resouces Defense Council:
  • Legislative Intern – duties: tracking legislation, distributing materials to congressional staff, conducting research, attending briefings and hearings, and more.
  • Water Program Intern – will assist with the release of Testing the Waters report, providing nationwide information and policy recommendations on beachwater quality.
  • Nuclear Intern – my guess is that NRDC plans to irradiate one lucky young candidate to see if he/she gains freakish superpowers. I've been wrong about this kind of thing in the past, however.
Nemours, a child health system and operating foundation, has recently opened a Washington, DC Office of Child Health Policy and Advocacy. They need an Administrative Coordinator to provide office management and administrative support for the office.

The Association of Public Television Stations notes a number of Intern opportunities in their legislative, communications, and member services departments. Crystal City (Arlington, Va.) location.

Our job-searcher's tool du jour come from our friends across the Atlantic - US (and international) opportunities via the UK's Public Affairs Links.

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