Monday, June 22, 2009

The Indiana Option

We've got a lot of great new public affairs and communications jobs for you to sift though today - but first, we take a fond look back at previously-referenced opportunities closing this week:

League of Conservation Voters
Communications AssociateJune 22

United Cerebral PalsyExecutive AssistantJune 22

Office of Financial Stability Budget Analyst – $86k-$133k – job ID 09-DO-495DH – June 25

Nature ConservancySenior Policy Advisor, Dept. of InteriorJune 26 – can also search here using job ID 11093

Brookings Institution Research Assistant, Africa Growth Initiative – two positions available – June 26

Dept. of StateWebsite Content Manager – $73k-$95k – job ID IIP-2009-0032 – June 26

United Nations Development Programme - New York:
ACLUDeputy Director of Communications – New York – June 28

The American Veterinary Medical Association is seeking candidates for their newly-created Grassroots Coordinator position. Must have 1-3 years experience in grassroots advocacy, & demonstrated involvement with grassroots advocacy networks, along with exceptional communications skills and familiarity with traditional/new media, including social networks & web multimedia. Apply by July 19.

And here's another new offering from the ACLUAssociate State Legislative Counsel – apply by July 17.

Follow this timeline:
  • September 2000 – Millennium Summit – 189 world leaders agree to a deadline to eradicate poverty
  • October 2002 – United Nations Millennium Campaign launched to hold above-referenced promise
  • July 6, 2009 – deadline to apply for the Advocacy & Communications Analyst job supporting these efforts via the United Nations Development Programme
  • Aug 31, 2009 – your first day of work!
  • Aug. 31, 2010 – your last day of work – maybe (one year initial contract referenced)
  • 2015 – poverty eradicated, if everything goes to plan
The Federal Aviation Administration is scanning the horizon for a Public Affairs Specialist with graphic design, video production, and web content/usability experience. Some other key phrases from the FAA’s position overview: passionate about the business of building brands; fluent in emerging communications trends; engaging, witty tone of voice and/or dynamic design aesthetic; a roll-up-your-sleeves work ethic; a vision of creative possibility in virtually any media; and a welcoming and fun-loving culture. $88k-$136k – AWA-AJG-09-FEDEXP-14059 – apply by July 1.

The National Democratic Institute is seeking an Interactive Communications Manager to manage online activities, including website and use of web-based communications and other new media. Job requirements appear to focus more on communications/public affairs experience than technical proficiency.

The Director of Media Relations for the School Nutrition Association will develop media plan and strategies and provide input on public policy, programs and current issues. Old Town location, mid-$80k.

Brodeur Partners is looking for an Account Executive for their growing DC office who can manage strategic media relations programs, product launches, events, research, competitive analysis, press releases, presentations, case studies and product reviews. Strategic thinkers with strong skill-sets in organization, writing, and relationship-building encouraged to apply.

The National Court Reporters Association is an individual membership association for the court reporting and captioning professions with 21,000 members and one Senior Director, Marketing and Communications opening.

A few spots available in the troop at Girl Scouts national HQ:
Corporate public policy department for large international company seeks an experienced Executive Assistant. Must have Capitol Hill or government relations internships / work experience. Possible temp-to-hire for the right match $17-22/hour; $40k-$50k. Search managed by Contact1.

Fannie Mae would like to engage a Senior Policy Analyst to provide analytical and strategic insights into legislative, regulatory, and other emerging public policy issues potentially impacting their operations. Experience in the housing policy research field and knowledge of public policy decision-making processes and affordable housing and homeownership programs desired. Can also search here, using job number 23676.

Government contractor Chemonics International is implementing a multimillion dollar institutional development project in the West Bank over the next two years. Short term and resident technical expertise from a Public Sector Reform Specialist is needed in the public service administration and policy reform arena, including tax, transportation, construction and land registration issues. Middle East experience, Arabic language skills and ability to travel/work in the region required. Apply by June 25.

We’re suckers for Congressional Research Service opportunities – for all we know, it could be a lousy place to work – but Library of Congress/Congressional Research Service – it just sounds like prestigious, important, academic and worthwhile. So, please apply for and snag this Natural Resources Policy Analyst job there ($86k-$113k – job ID 090140 – apply by July 16) and let us know if our speculative admiration is spot on or misplaced.

Perhaps some of your friends will ask if you “get to take your work home with you” as Manager, Prescription Drug Policy for the Pew Charitable Trusts. Broad and in-depth knowledge of health care policy and experience in drug safety or pharmaceuticals policy desired. Some new friends would probably be a good idea, too.

– the self-assessed nation's leading health benefits insurer and Fortune-identified Top 50 company – will theoretically let their new Corporate Communication Director operate out of any of their locations. However, Indianapolis, New York or – possibly most relevant to our constituency: Richmond, Va – would be preferred. Ten years of large company/agency communication experience, including crisis communications and healthcare-related background, would look good on your resume.

What’s that? You say you want another healthcare communications related job with semi-local and Indianapolis location options? As usual, DCPA+CJ has got you covered: United Health GroupDirector, Provider Network Communications – Columbia, MD or Indianapolis (secondary option). Can also search here, using job number 307758.

The North American Securities Administrators Association seeks a Government Affairs Assistant for broad range of legislative research and administrative support.

June-posted opportunities with the American College of Cardiology:
It’s not really a job of the type we usually flog around here, but maybe one of you loyal viewers would enjoy the work of a Visa Clerk with Stanley Inc. You’ll spend your days collecting, sorting, distributing, and packaging correspondence that travels in and out of the Public Inquiries Division at the Visa Office in the Department of State – leaving your nights free for crime-fighting.* Perhaps as VisaMan, SuperClerk, or The Sorter.

Baltimore’s Mount Saint Joseph’s High School would like to recruit a Director of Communications & Events to oversee alumni and public relations efforts – including advertising, press/media relations, web operations, and magazine production.

Your career search nugget of the day: the jobs board from the Maryland Association of Nonprofit Organizations.

*As always, ask your doctor if you're healthy enough for crime-fighting activity.

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