Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Outside Your Comfort Zone

The Dept. of Agriculture/Food Safety Inspection Service has a Media Public Affairs Specialist, Press Officer spot for someone who can build professional relationships with the media, and manage press conferences, interviews, and related activities. Pay grade is $73k-$113k, job ID W-CPAO-2009-0026, apply by May 18.

The Maryland State Teachers Association is seeking an Electronic Communications Specialist (word doc link inside) with web design experience, ability to produce creative content for the website, and familiarity with PHP, CSS, Dreamweaver, XHTML, JavaScript, Flash, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, and video editing software. Pay range is $40k-$66k, and the application deadline has been extended to June 1. Located in heart of historic downtown Annapolis.

We’re seeing more and more good-looking jobs at LinkedIn, like this Digital Public Affairs Vice President opportunity with Edelman PR. Passion for politics, web savvy and strategic communications experience are among the requirements to receive their “highly competitive” pay package. You can also find it here, under DC location.

You have until May 22 to get your CV together for the Senior Public Information Officer posting with the DHS-affiliated Customs and Border Protection Agency, paying $73k-$95k per annum. Job ID is IHC-256928-SFP-PN.

What could be more timely than a job at a company dedicated to advancing the care of patients suffering from life-threatening diseases worldwide? Gilead Sciences Inc. is looking for a Regional Lead, Government Affairs (search req ID 2929 or DC location) with 8 to 10 years of relevant experience in health care industry or related policy field and proven expertise driving strategic initiatives and building key relationships.

We would write up more about the Vice President for Federal Legislative Affairs position with the American Wind Energy Association – but, you can probably tell just by looking at title and organization that it’s a big-deal lobbying job in an interesting field, and they want smart, driven folks with plenty of relevant experience.

The ideal candidate for Cisco Systems’ Director, Government Affairs job should currently be working in the Congress of the United States—US Senate or US House of Representatives--or in the private sector at a law firm, corporation or trade association and have relevant experience in U. S. public policy and political affairs drawn from experience working on Capitol Hill. Well, that narrows it down to 93% of the DC area population, we suppose. Job listed as San Jose-located, but it has to be a DC based gig, right? Can also search here, using req # E846727.

The Brookings Institution is accepting applications for the position of Director and Senior Fellow of the John L. Thornton China Center. Winning hire will steer the research agenda and activities of the Center, focusing on critical policy areas in the region to foster high-level dialogue and public debate, and will coordinate with Brookings’s partners at Tsinghua University. Apply by May 29.

Locke Lord Strategies
, a lobbying and consulting firm, is looking for a Legislative Assistant to support clients both domestic and international. Slight preference for Democratic background noted.

It’s far from the DC area, and perhaps outside the comfort zone and expertise of most of us here, but isn’t there someone in our viewership interested in taking on the challenge of Country Representative, Malawi for the health and social well-being exporters at Population Services International? You’ll inherit a program with an annual budget of $13 million, a staff of 200 and major, multi-year funding is assured. The less adventurous of you might be interested in the DC-based Program Manager, East Africa slot, instead.

Do you have a record of excellent scholarship and teaching in any of these subject areas: American Politics & Public Affairs • International Affairs • Religion & Politics • Health Care Admin. & Policy • Community Development and Social Change • Law and Society? Georgetown University is looking for summer Lecturers in these areas for their School of Continuing Studies. You would probably be best not to mention your desire for tenure in your application letter.

The Chronicle of Higher Education seeks a Web Development Manager – talented and committed, please – for its New Media Department. They’re looking for skill and experience with MySQL, Apache, Linux, and PHP, project management principles, HTML, XHTML, CSS, XML, and Javascript.

York, Pa., isn’t too far away – closer than Malawi, at least. The Susan P. Byrnes Health Education Center is located there, and you could be too, as their Director of Marketing. Apply by May 15.

Wednesday's job search resource: the online job bank of the American Advertising Federation. Unfortunately, we didn't see anything listed for Stirling Cooper.

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