Friday, June 5, 2009

A Guesthouse Would Be Ideal, Though

What do Hawaiian freeloading, the sorry state of one of our local sports squads, the price of a sandwich, and a well-loved 80's comedy all have in common? Well, nothing - except they're all part of the usual nonsense in Friday's public affairs and communications jobs bounty.

The anti-authoritarians at Freedom House have multiple Program Officer and Program Assistant opportunities available - and they’re also looking for a Web Portal Manager.

The Nothing But Nets Campaign Associate position with the United Nations Foundation is reserved for a team player that is interested in being part of a highly functioning, fast-paced group of professionals. However, this has nothing to do with basketball – and, given the state of the Wizards, that’s probably a good thing. As usual, we note that the UNF is proud of their excellent benefit package, and they (and we) encourage you to apply by June 10.

We’re usually content with the occasional thank-you email we get from folks who have found employment though our happy little enterprise here – but if one of our readers is tapped as Dean of the College of Security Studies (note: pdf link) at the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies in Honolulu, we’re going to demand a week’s lodging in guest room or on living-room couch.* Ideal candidate will possess advanced degree and experience in Asia-Pacific security affairs. $114k-$162k – apply by July 31 (third cut-off, whatever that means).

While we’re on the subject of Hawaiian hospitality – the same sofa-surfing deal applies for the Honolulu-based Public Affairs/Strategic Communications Officer (search using job ID 01075742) job with Booz Allen Hamilton that we referenced last Saturday.

Feel like to helping establish, build and shape a new government affairs group within a rapidly growing, publicly traded technology company focused on the education industry? See: Director, Government Relations with the folks at Blackboard.

The Genocide Intervention Network seeks to change the way the US and the international community responds to the world's worst crimes by empowering individuals and communities with the tools to prevent and stop genocide. You should lend a hand by at least checking out their Analyst, Conflict Risk Network position, and seeing if you know any worthy candidates.

The Embassy of Afghanistan seeks a highly motivated Advocacy and Public Relations Officer who can contribute to a range of activities to promote Afghanistan's development process. Many of you surely possess the background in international relations, economic development and relevant experience in public relations and the legislative process they seek – but their preference for fluency in Dari or Pashto may narrow the field a bit.

How about a job learning fundraising game at a venerable Washington institution? We’ve got you covered with this Assistant, Corporate & Foundation Relations opportunity with the Kennedy Center. They don’t spell it out in the description, but we’re guessing that you’ll get to attend plenty of donor-receptions and score some perhaps primo tickets for Mom and Dad as part of your compensation.

Multiple opportunities noted by the DC Blue Cross/Blue Shield Association:
No new jobs apparent in the DC outpost of Fleishman-Hillard – but the St. Louis mothership/HQ has room for an Account Exec/Sr. Account Exec, Internal Communications, as well as an experienced mid to senior level internal communications counselor (Account Supervisor, Managing Supervisor or Vice President-level) in their offices hard by the banks of the Mississippi.

Latest opportunities with the Brookings Institution:
The Tennessee Valley Authority wants candidates for their Federal Affairs Manager job to have several years of experience in federal government relations which includes a strong background or education in policies and programs, along with legislative experience on Capitol Hill or in the Administration. The ability to respond well under pressure and the ability to analyze and assimilate a great deal of information in a short time frame would also be nice – and the ability to get your resume to them by June 12 would seem absolutely essential. Can also search here, using job ID 1000005887 or by other/DC location.

Two new opportunities in the government affairs office of Norvo-Nordisk. Can also search here, using job ID noted or DC location:
A secretive (or maybe just shy) Fairfax-based corporation is seeking a media-savvy, high energy and team-oriented Media Relations Specialist to generate local, national and industry placements, both traditional and online.

Pew Charitable Trusts: Project Manager, Communications with the Pew Center on the States/Childrens Portfolio – supporting Pre-K Now, a program involving research-based policies that support voluntary access to high-quality pre-kindergarten for all three- and four-year-old children.

Finally, we bring you Friday’s job resource – for the cost of a sandwich ($5 – well, ok, there’s a $10 one-time set-up fee, too), you can get a month’s access to Brad Traverse’s extensive public affairs job listings. While we are NOT subscribers ourselves (we don’t want to risk the temptation of poaching Brad’s findings), we can tell you he’s been at it a long time, has a very solid reputation, has helped a lot of people find jobs around town - and his old weekly jobs emails were part of the inspiration for this operation.

* We are totally serious about this. But don't worry, we're low-key guests, you aren't obligated to feed, chauffeur, or entertain us, and we'll be gone all day sightseeing or beach-sitting.

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