Monday, April 13, 2009

No Ambiguities, Please

We'll start with a venti-sized cup of previously-referenced jobs closing this week:

Internal Revenue Service Public Affairs Specialist – $102k-$133k – job ID 09CN1-CIE0071-1035-14-MO – Apr. 13

Drug Enforcement AdministrationProgram Assistant – $41k-$59k – job ID F-DEA-TR-09-0316-DEU – Apr. 13

University of CaliforniaAssociate Director, Institutional Relations – Sacramento, CA – $88k-$124k – Apr. 14

ION Media Networks
Media Policy Coordinator – apply before Apr. 15

InterActionLegislative Associate for Humanitarian AffairsApr. 15

Office of Compliance Deputy Executive Director – $120k-$161k – job ID OOC0901 – Apr. 16

Office of the Secretary of the ArmyPublic Affairs Specialist – $87k-$113k – job ID NEHT09327093D – Apr. 16

US Forest ServiceSupervisory Public Affairs Specialist – $102k-$133k – job ID ADS09-OC-EA-OC-000054G – Apr. 16

Association of Small Business Development CentersPresident/Chief Executive OfficerApr. 17

Virginia Department of Health Public Information and Education Assistant (search using job # 0028092) – Richmond, Va. – $24k+ – Apr. 17

US NavyPublic Affairs Officer – $56k-$77k – job ID EA9-1035-02-MJ251481-CE – Apr. 17

World Bank Manager, Program CoordinatorsApr. 17

Department of LaborDirector, Office of Public Affairs – $120k-$153k – job ID 09-037 – Apr. 17

Catholic Legal Immigration NetworkExecutive DirectorApr. 17

United Nations FoundationCommunications AssociateApr. 17

Smithsonian Institution Director, Smithsonian Folklife Festival – $86k-$102k – job ID 09A-MS-295093-DEU-CFCH – Apr. 17

Americans for Informed DemocracyExecutive DirectorApr. 17

Congressional Research Service Research Manager, International Trade & Finance – $120k-$153k – job ID 090036 – Apr. 17

Save the Children seeks Associate Director, Public Affairs and Communications – in particular, a high-energy, hands-on media professional with a minimum of five to seven years of experience in media relations, preferably in subject areas relevant to their mission.

How about a high-profile new job at a high-profile new agency? Supervisory Public Affairs Specialist with the Dept. of Treasury’s optimistically-named Office of Financial Stability. $120k-$153k pay grade should help out your own financial stability, at least. Job ID 09-DO-329DH, apply by Apr. 26.

Westat wants an experienced professional for their Senior Health Communications Project Director position. Responsibilities include coordinating communications for the government-led National Children's Study.

The Association of Jewish Aging Services is a non-profit association of Jewish nursing homes, assisted living facilities and rehab hospitals that supports and promotes older adult services in the context of Jewish values. They’re looking for a Communications/Marketing Director to manage several internal/external communications channels/publications and the like.

The German Marshall Fund of the US has put out a new call for interns:
A large labor organization is looking for an experienced Political Director to run its government affairs, grassroots, and legislative program for the Mid-Atlantic Region.

Here’s a query from the US Navy: do you have experience with assisting in the execution of informational campaigns, and determining the most appropriate communications techniques for the targeted audience? The right answer (hint: it’s “yes”) could land you a Public Affairs Specialist position with the Naval Installations Command. Pay is in the ultra-broad $49k-$113k swath ($113,007 to be exact). Job ID NW9-1035-02-K1302633-DE, apply by Apr. 16.

Relax – you’ve got until May 15 to get that CV and cover letter together for the Policy/Research Assistant slot with the Brookings Institution. You’ll be supporting the VP/Director of their Metropolitan Policy Program. PS – you really shouldn’t relax too much – they may start looking at resumes as they come in the door, for all we know.

Here’s the first DCPA+CJ offering we found by tolling around Twitter: Aptly enough, it’s for Director of Emerging Media with Xenophon Strategies. We won’t blame you if you fib to them about finding the job through some kind of ultra-cutting-edge social networking widget instead of some dumb old public affairs jobs blog like us.

Get your story straight. Staffing Advisors won’t let you fudge your job history – please be sure to note month start and stop dates for previous positions held – no “2001-2003" ambiguities, please – when you apply to be Director of Media Relations for the National Parks Foundation. In addition to your air-tight time line, they’re looking for 7+ years of hands-on experience in organizational communications, media relations, and public affairs, preferably including direct experience working with charitable organizations.

The National Association of State Units on Aging seeks a Policy Associate. Familiarity with federally-financed programs such as Older Americans Act, experience with Medicare and Medicaid policies and knowledge of the Federal Appropriations rulemaking process are among their wants for the position.

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