Monday, June 8, 2009


Good Monday to you all. We had a great weekend – thanks for asking! But enough with the chit-chat – let's take a look at previously-referenced opportunities closing this week:

Army Test and Evaluation Command External Affairs Officer – $64k-$99k – job ID NEAG09514299D – June 8

Internal Revenue ServicePublic Affairs Specialist, Communications Consultant – $102k-$133k – job ID 09PH4-LME0459-1035-14-MS – June 8

Brookings InstitutionProject and Outreach Coordinator – upper $30k range - June 9

United Nations FoundationNothing But Nets Campaign AssociateJune 10

Voluntary Carbon Standard Association - apply by June 10 for:
Dept. of Defense Office of the Inspector GeneralCongressional Affairs Specialist – $49k-$140k - job ID IF-0090-00 – June 12

Tennessee Valley AuthorityFederal Affairs ManagerJune 12 – can also search here, using job ID 1000005887 or by other/DC location

Cooperative State Research, Education & Extension Service Policy Specialist – $50k-$95k – job ID CSREES-2009-0073 – June 12

The Foundation for Defense of Democracies is searching for a Director of Policy Coalitions. Congressional staff background and/or experience in issue advocacy, grassroots organizing or coalition development is desired.

The National Education Association is giving you until July 17 to revise your term paper – whoops, we mean resume and sharply-executed cover letter – for their Senior Public Relations Specialist slot. Primary qualification referenced: demonstrated significant project and program experience related to message research and delivery, strategic public relations, and branding. Pay range is fairly broad: $72k-$123k. Admin and organizational opportunities also available.

What would the NEA make of the punctuation-challenged folks at Research!America ? The purported nation's largest not-for-profit advocacy and public education alliance is in search of a Director of Communications with 8-10 years' experience in communications/PR to join in the effort to make medical and health research a higher national priority. Old Town and Metro-friendly location.

Forget the posturing and publication-focus of the average Washington think tank – the Forum for Youth Investment is a nonprofit, nonpartisan action tank dedicated to ensuring all young people are ready for college, work and life. Get in on the action as Grants Administrator and Budget Specialist.

One of these Saturdays we’re going to do a special New York public affairs and communications jobs special. Until then, Gotham-aspirants should content themselves with this Media Relations posting with the Americas Society/Council of the Americas groups. Bilingual English-Spanish preferred, Portuguese a plus.

Dept. of Transportation/Office of the Inspector GeneralCongressional and Public Affairs Officer – $86k-$113k – job ID OIG-2009-0175 – apply by June 19.

A Master's degree or Ph.D. (or equivalent) in public health, public policy, or a related field, and five years experience in a health-related organization will earn you consideration for the Deputy Director, Public Policy Office with the amFAR – aka the Foundation for AIDS Research.

The Women of Wind Energy promotes the engagement, professional development, and advancement of – you guessed it – women in the wind industry. This DC-incorporated group seeks their first full-time Executive Director to lead this start-up organization in a high-growth phase. Can work from non-DC-area location.

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius is looking for a Marketing and Communications Coordinator to support their FDA/healthcare regulation practice. Broad portfolio includes developing marketing, website and intranet materials and preparing copy for press releases, media advisories and other communications vehicles.

The National Association of Insurance Commissioners would like to add a Communications Specialist to the roster, sporting their communications director and other NAIC staff/leadership. Their previously-referenced Manager, Government Relations, Policy & Legislation opening is also shown as still available. would prefer a recent college grad for their entry-level Assistant Editor/Web Producer position to help manage the info flow at the conservative news and opinion site.

You’ll have to relocate to Fairfield NJ for the Associate Director of Government Relations job with Covanta Energy – and extensive travel is noted as among your duties for this state government relations-oriented position.

Our Monday job-searchers resource: Hispanic and bi-lingual job opportunities from LatPro, in operation since since 1997.

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