Friday, May 29, 2009

Team Players & Muckrakers

Let’s start the countdown to the end of your week with this Congressional Affairs Specialist opportunity ($56k-$89k – job ID EDA-OEAC-2009-0008 – apply by June 4) with the Department of Commerce, apparently offered under the auspices of the Recovery Jobs program.

Ketchum is recruiting a Vice President/Group Manager for their Public Affairs practice. Successful candidate will understand the nexus of politics, policy and public relations, possess strong leadership and management skills, and be able to take charge of existing client relationships while also building new business opportunities. Previous agency experience and strong writing skills desired.

The National Association of Insurance Commissioners has an opening for a Manager, Government Relations, Policy & Legislation. This position will coordinate and supervise the government affairs staff support for various committees and groups, and help develop and implement GR strategy for federal and state financial services issues.

Get your CV to the Landsdowne-based crew at ProActive Communications for their Account Manager position. You should have at least five years of relevant experience in politics, government affairs, or media communications; background in campaign management, public relations, and professional writing desirable. Pay in the $45k range.

The American Lung Association is seeking a Manager, Public Relations for a broad-sounding portfolio – to wit: this position will oversee the planning, implementation and evaluation of public relations and marketing activities. And they’re not just looking for any old team players – but, rather, require strong team players.

USDA's Cooperative State Research, Extension and Education Service is seeking an IT/Web Specialist to perform or assist in a wide range of tasks, from managing day to day content additions and changes, usability testing, and strategic planning and development. A key responsibility will be fine-tuning analytics program, including Web Trends. $73k-$113k – job ID CSREES-2009-0076 – apply by June 18 – contact with any questions.

The Vietnam Education Foundation would like to have someone – you! – on board by June 29 as their new Administrative Assistant. They are funded by the federal government until 2018, and they can fund you to the tune of $37k-$52k.

The Washington Animal Rescue League is seeking an experienced Director of Development to support their really work. Their idea of experienced is “a proven track record at least ten years of leadership in development.” Of course, you could always be involved in their fundraising on a more personal level, as well.

The Senior Director for Public Affairs and Crisis Communications posting with Yahoo! has DC and Sunnyvale, CA locations attached – we’ll let you figure that out. Your skill-set should include 10-15 years experience with previous corporate and/or public policy communications, including 3-5 years experience in internet public affairs and policy arena.

Independent Diplomat purports to be a unique non-profit involved in international relations, diplomacy and conflict prevention. They are seeking the not-so-unique services of an unpaid Intern/Programme Assistant, starting Sept. 1, to help with the mission. Apply by July 3.

Get out of town. Leave us for Juno Beach, Fl to be Lead Communications Advisor with Florida Power and Light. See if we care.

The Natural Resources Conservation Service is beating the bushes for Public Affairs Specialist to join them in Richmond. Duties include speechwriting, and developing other written materials, educating local stakeholders and assisting with media outreach. $47k-$57k – job ID NRCS 09-VA-114 B – apply by June 18.

OK - this looks like fun - the Huffington Post Investigative Fund is looking for a Senior Editor to lead their presumably merry band of muckrakers. Extensive experience managing complex stories and and an enthusiasm for experimentation are among the traits they covet.

Crosby-Volmer a self-described boutique PR firm is looking to add some Media Relations Professionals to the roster. Financial, consumer products, or travel industry media relations experience is sought in particular – along with social media insight.

We don't have a lot of experience with - so we can't attest to how fresh/accurate their listings are. However, this Web Content Manager job we found there with DISYS looks like it does not require a lot of technical/programming knowledge, and it could put $50k a year in your Dockers - that's gotta be a good fit for someone out there.

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