Friday, March 27, 2009

Is It a Public Affairs Job?

Happy Friday – you’ve almost made it through the week! Plenty of great public affairs and communications opportunities beckon below, but first:
  • Our Saturday diversions are usually made up on the spot – but we’ve got an advance plan ready for a change): tomorrow, we bring you government affairs/legislative/lobbying jobs outside of the DC area – much in the same spirit as our recent communications-focused spotlight on far-flung opportunities.
  • Coming Monday – we temporarily change up the format here at DCPA+CJ
The American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry notes three opportunities available at their McLean Gardens/upper Wisconsin Ave. HQ (scroll down to find all):
The Conference of State Bank Supervisors is proud to claim the title: “Champions of the State Banking System Since 1902.” The Conference seeks a Policy Director to work with stakeholders build the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System into a system of unprecedented state coordination. Public policy and financial services industry experience are desired.

Hill & Knowlton would like to identify worthy candidates for a Senior Account Executive, Media Research & Monitoring position. You’ll need 3-5 years of experience in media analysis, communications, international affairs, market research, or related fields to qualify for consideration.

We missed the chance to include these opportunities from Third Way in our recent Think Tank Jobs extravaganza:
The University of Maryland/University College is looking for a Web/Multimedia Developer. Pay is in the $40-50k range, plus tuition benefits. Also available: Multimedia Writer/Editor, with similar pay scale.

Do you think Director, Smithsonian Folklife Festival (with the Smithsonian Institution, natch) qualifies as a public affairs/communications job? Duties do, after all, include d oversight of public relations functions; spokesperson/media relations work, and outreach to Congress, heads of state and other officials. I think that’s a big yes, then. Pay range: $86k-$102k, job ID 09A-MS-295093-DEU-CFCH, apply by April 17.

The Smithsonian cabal also covets a new Visual Information Specialist (translation: web designer) - $60k-$79k, job ID 09A-MS-294957-TRF-NASM, apply by Apr. 3.

The Council on Foreign Relations has multiple and highly-coveted DC-based Intern opportunities available, along with several Intern slots in their New York offices. The DCPA+CJ editorial team ranks the website as among the very best we've seen in the think tank/NGO category.

Ketchum PR is in search mode for a Practice Leader, Public Affairs. They desire 15 + years related experience, which should include some combination of PR agency, Capitol Hill, Executive Branch, trade association, corporate government relations and/or national political campaign experience.

New opportunities from the United Nations Foundation:
WPFW – 89.3 on your FM dial – needs to add a Public Affairs Intern to the playlist. Duties include research, booking guests, and updating website. Give 'em a listen.

Alaska-headquartered military contractor Chenega Corporation wants a Public Affairs Officer to report to their Quantico location. Military public affairs/media relations background desirable, as is photography skills and flexibility for deployments in the field throughout the world, with little or no notice. Can also be found here, using keyword public affairs, or via

It’s pretty clear in our minds that the above-mentioned Smithsonian Folklife Festival Director posting falls within the public affairs domain. But what about the Director of Alumni Affairs (scroll down more than halfway) job with Strayer University? We see a job description that requires plenty of outreach, communications, social/online media and networking skills. Surely one (or dozens) of you faithful viewers fit the bill. Rosslyn location.

We mentioned Kiplinger’s Managing Editor (website operation) and Writer/Editor (special projects) earlier this month. They’ve recently added Copy Editor to the shopping list - experience with Quark and Adobe Illustrator desired, conversance in economics, policy and business issues would be a plus.

The National Governor’s Association has a desk waiting for a Director, Energy & Transportation Program. Successful candidate will establish and maintain relationships with governors’ staff, and also synthesize information and policy solutions by various government and expert sources. Hunt it down here if direct link lets you down.

Your multi-pronged job search tool for Friday - links to the UN common employment system – including jobs at the UN itself, along with listings at related organizations and even volunteer opportunities.

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