Friday, July 31, 2009

Nice, Lazy Afternoons

The Institute for Policy Studies, self-identified as a progressive multi-issue think tank, seeks an experienced Communications Director to join their growing communications department. Apply by Sept. 11. Intern opportunities (scroll down) also available, with an Aug. 5 application deadline suggested.

Why is it always “which came first, the chicken or the egg?” – couldn’t you also use flower vs. seed, instead? In any event, don’t pose that question if you’re called in to interview by the American Seed Trade Association for their Director of Public Affairs opportunity.

We’ve mentioned several of the jobs available here with Greenpeace in recent weeks – but here’s a couple new ones:
Burson-Marsteller is looking for a Senior Level Healthcare PR Specialist in DC with strong pharma experience – but you won’t find it at that link (at least as of Thursday, as we put this together). You can, however, find a little more info via their twitter feed, or by going to the always-helpful tweetgrid search and looking for BMGlobalNews.

Walgreen’s is looking to stock a new Director, Federal Government Relations in the DC store – JD or Master’s degree desired; along with extensive GR and Capitol Hill experience. Healthcare committee experience especially desired, as well as familiarity with Medicare/Medicaid and pharma issues. Or search here via DC location or job ID 15806.

Do you have a library science degree – or at least graduate coursework in same? Please check out (ha!) the Librarian opportunity with the Government Accountability Office – $47k-$74k – GAO-09-KS-1410-10 – apply by Aug. 13.

How does administrative support work assigned to a project scanning and indexing files and correspondence sound to you? If you didn’t let out an anguished cry in response, then perhaps you can handle this Admin Assistant opportunity with the Secretary of the Senate’s disbursing office. They’ll disburse $32k annually to you for your trouble. Job ID AOA2009 – apply by Aug. 3.

Fancy yourself Joe or Jane Corporate? Director of Corporate Communications (scroll to find or search ID 42056) with the Corporate Executive Board might be your thing.

Mom was right – make sure you wash your hands! Her direction is writ large by the Academy for Economic Development through their involvement in the Public Private Partnership for Handwashing. Where do you fit in? As a Specialist, Secretariat Coordinator for the program, as you coordinate and lead efforts to identify and mobilize new resources for the initiative and collaborate with partners and country-level teams in developing new sources of funding. A lot of other AED opportunities can be found here.

Don’t get your hopes up too much – the Advocacy Assistant position with the National Peace Corps Association is, in fact, an internship. Of the unpaid variety. Still, probably a pretty attractive intern gig.

Nothing new in DC among the jobs available with the Natural Resources Defense Council, but maybe someone is interested in:
The Center for Progressive Leadership will accept resumes until Aug. 31 – or until your sparking resume, compelling letter and nailed-it! (yes!) interview takes their External Affairs Manager job off the market.

American Medical Association – they’re not busy these days, right? So their Public Information Officer job is probably a nice, lazy way to pass your afternoons until you join the gang at Donovan House or Bar Pilar. Can also search here, under all locations or keyword 2682DH – doesn’t come up under DC, oddly enough.

DAI – aka Development Alternatives Inc. – has opportunities to get in on efforts to fight poverty and bring economic growth, good governance and other related benefits to the developing world. Search here if links fail you.
Northern Virginia-based nonprofit needs Executive Assistant for long-term (one year?) temp assignment. $16-$19/hr. Search managed by Randstad.

We get requests for more marketing communications jobs – so here’s one Marketing Coordinator for AECOM (search MidAtlantic region or job ID 34631BR).

If you have experience managing a Arabic language website, the World Bank would probably like it if you checked out this Communications Associate posting. And you don’t want to disappoint the World Bank, do you? Apply by Aug. 27.

It appears the American Public Transportation Association first put out the call for an Advertising and Circulation Coordinator (note: pdf link) in mid-June. We suppose they’re looking for more resumes with this recent ASAE listing – and noting a $37k-$50k pay scale.

You know you’re not qualified for the Congressionally Directed Actions Coordinator job with the Office of National Intelligence – heck, you’re probably not even qualified or cleared to look at it. But maybe nobody else will apply by Aug 7. $102k-$133k – job ID PC947.

Here’s a far-flung Friday listing all the way from Polk County, Iowa – the Text Processor for the Iowa House of Representatives enters bills and amendments into the legislative computer system; prepares bills for introduction; incorporates adopted amendments into bill text; maintains files and records of House study bills; prepares bills for signature by legislative leaders. If this sounds like you, well then you should probably [mean-spirited suggestion deleted] check it out and apply by Aug. 4. Starting pay = $29k. Can also search here, using req ID 6524BR.

Your July-closing job search tool is the venerable Riley Guide – providing excellent and extensive online job search resources since 1994!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Five Months w/ the Aussies

Another just-the-jobs Thursday at your favorite public affairs + communications jobs resource ...

1) Alcoholic Beverage Medical Research FoundationGrants Program Administrator – Baltimore, MD

2) Ashoka:
3) Asian American Justice CenterCommunications Associate

4) Benenson Strategy GroupProject Manager, Corporate + Political Research – DC or New York-based

5) CAPTELPolitical Fundraising opportunities – fall & part time

6) Citizens for Global SolutionsOutreach Director

7) Chesapeake Bay FoundationPublic Grants Officer – apply by Aug. 4

8) Council of Foreign Relations:
9) Edison Electric InstituteManager, Political Affairs

10) Embassy of Australia:
11) EMILY’s List:
12) Fresenius Medical Care Congressional Relations Associate

13) Georgetown University:
14) Henry M. Jackson Foundation – search by job ID number (in advanced search) or scroll back to find
15) Hill & KnowltonAccount Executive

16) K&L Gates LLPMarketing/Public Relations Assistant

17) MedStar Health – Columbia, MD – can also search here, under keyword communications:
18) MS&L WorldwideVice President, Digital Strategist

19) National Building Museum:
20) National School Boards AssociationDirector, Federal Affairs

21) New America Foundation:
22) Northern Virginia Community College:
23) Ogilvy PR:
24) Partnership for a Secure AmericaProject Intern

25) Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic – Princeton, NJ
26) Washington Peace CenterOffice & Program Manager – part time

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Swedish Cars to Big Trucks

Volvo is seeking your 5-to-10 years of professional experience working in Congress, the Federal government, or other government affairs positions related in environmental and energy policy, for their Director, Government Relations position. California legislative/regulatory experience is also desirable, along with substantial government, business community and interest group contacts. Can also search here, via DC location or req ID 5400BR.

George Washington University
has multiple opportunities listed under administrative/professional category – job ID also listed to help with your search:
The Arc claims to be the world’s largest community based organization of and for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities – as well as the 9th most valuable non-profit brand. This is all news to us – but that shouldn’t put you off checking out their Senior Lobbyist position for the Disability Policy Collaboration, in conjunction with United Cerebral Palsy. Apply by Aug. 3.

This seems more like a member services type posting than we usually flack here, but perhaps one of you would be interested in Coordinator, Club Services job with the American Advertising Federation.

Discovery ChannelMarketing Manager – at least 3-5 years related experience in marketing/advertising position desired – can also search here, using req # 8925

Profunds Advisors is looking for an experienced Senior Writer/Communications Manager with knowledge and experience related to the financial industry and mutual fund investments/regulations.

The Maryland Department of Planning is giving you Aug. 12 tweak your CV and cover letter to show your communications experience in a planning/smart growth environment, and thus snag their Director of Communications & Education (note: pdf link) job – and $56k-$90k pay. Baltimore, MD location.

We featured the first six jobs shown with the International Center for Research on Women in our recent and much-loved Think Tank Special III. But, number 7 is new to us, and maybe to you: Business Development Associate – a six month position that involves extensive proposal writing and editing work.

Opportunities at the Crystal City HQ of PBS:
Project Concern International is looking for a Director of New Business Development. International NGO experience and at least 9 years work in the international development field are sought.

Successful boutique lobbying firm specializing in energy and environmental issues seeks government relations hire to be part of the team.

The Sierra Club is looking for a Washington DC Representative for their Beyond Coal program. Candidates should have experience planning and conducting a national level legislative campaign, including strategy, lobbying, media, and work with political leaders.

Here’s some numbers that might tempt you: $117k-$177k going to the next Assistant Director for Communications with the Census Bureau. Job ID ADOC-2009-0017, apply by Aug. 24.

Staying on the your-tax-dollars-at-work beat – check out this Public Affairs Specialist opportunity with the US Army Medical Command – $50k-$113k – job ID NCAN09496584DR – apply by Aug. 13.

This would have been a good fit for yesterday’s jr./mid-level communications specialPublic Affairs Associate with the Urban Institute. Duties include media outreach/response and work on a variety of publications and products. Two years of previous communications experience required.

We originally found this Government Relations Assistant job with commodity trading firm Louis Dreyfus Corp. via a Yahoo! hotjobs listing. We just thought you would appreciate the direct company link. Yeah, we know you don’t really care.

Have some knowledge/experience with Marine Corps Logistics Modernization and Total Life Cycle Management effort? If so, the Columbia Group wants you to apply for their Strategic Communications Specialist job. Prior Marine Corps experience and public affairs background desired.

The Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation seeks a Program Officer for Policy to help identify, develop, and implement strategic opportunities to educate the public about the benefits of economic freedom – and threats against it.

The mission of the Coalition Against Big Trucks seems pretty self-explanatory to us. They seek a Grassroots Organizer to help spread the word. Extensive travel required – and probably not in big trucks.

Your Wednesday job-search tidbit – a dose of optimism to brace your efforts: CareerCast thinks that the Washington DC area is currently the best place in the country to find a job.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Communications, Jr. & Mid.

As per our usual Tuesday custom, we have specialized programming for you today, but first, please note this item from the last-minute find department, an entry-level Group Coordinator opportunity with the Social Media Group at Ogilvy PR - apply by 5:00 pm, July 30.

This week's Tuesday Focus: junior- and mid-experience level communications jobs; communications jobs seeking five years experience or less.

Note: this does not include opportunities with public relations firms. For PR firm jobs, you can always search via the careers pages used in our most recent PR special, from May.

AARPMedia Analyst – apply by Aug. 10

American Association of Medical Colleges:
American Society of Civil EngineersManager, External Relations

Association of Zoos & Aquariums
Program Assistant, Communications

Boat People SOSPublic Relations Manager

Brookings Institution
Marketing & Communications Manager – apply by July 31

Business WireMedia Relations Specialist

City of Portsmouth, Va. – Manager of Marketing & Communications – $51k – apply by July 31

Chesapeake Research ConsortiumCommunications Office Staffer (scroll down) – $33k – Edgewater, MD – via CRC Fellowship Program

Energy Enterprise SolutionsMarketing Communications Manager

Fannie Mae
Marketing Communications Specialist – search using job ID 23743

Fast expanding niche restaurant groupCommunications Coordinator – to $55k – search managed by Marcus Personnel

Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
Communications Specialist

Food & Water Watch
Senior Communications Associate

George Washington UniversityMedia Relations Specialist (search posting number 0601277 or administrative/professional category)

Hampton Roads Chamber of CommerceCommunications Manager – Norfolk, Va.

Harbor HospitalMarketing & Communications Associate – Baltimore, MD – can also search here under Harbor Hospital facility or keyword communications

Independent Community Bankers of America
Associate Director, Communications

JHT Inc.
Senior Communications Specialist (search under Arlington, Va. location)

Johns Hopkins UniversityCommunications Specialist – Baltimore, MD

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLPCommunications Coordinator

National Association of Black AccountantsManager, Communications (Note: pdf link) – apply by Aug. 13

National Hospice and Palliative Care OrganizationManager of Public Policy Communications

National Recreation & Park AssociationCommunications Manager – $47k-$53k

Pew Charitable TrustsSenior Associate, Communications

SAICCommunications/Public Affairs Specialist (search DC location or req ID 146553)

Special OlympicsManager of Media & Public Awareness

Society for NeurosciencePublic Information Coordinator

Susan G. Komen For the Cure, Maryland ChapterDevelopment Coordinator (note: pdf link) – part time – Towson, MD

Monday, July 27, 2009

How Soon is NOW?

Previously-referenced opportunities closing this week:

Embassy of JapanPolitical Researcher – $40k – apply by July 27

Smithsonian InstitutionInformation Technology Specialist – $60k-$79k – job ID 09A-RB-295375-TRF-NASM – July 27

US Postal ServicePublic Relations Representative (search DC location and public affairs/communications category) – $59k-$102k – July 27

Inova SolutionsMarketing Communications Specialist – Charlottesville, Va. – July 27

Association for Public Television StationsGrant CoordinatorJuly 28

Union of Concerned ScientistsClimate Campaign AssistantJuly 28

Democratic Party of GeorgiaDirector of Communications – $40k-$45k – Atlanta, GA – July 29

Office of Personnel ManagementExecutive Assistant – $50k-$65k – job ID 09-306-EST – July 30

Brookings InstitutionMarketing Communications MangerJuly 31

C. Fox CommunicationsPublic Relations Associate (note: pdf link) – part time – July 31

Society for Public Health EducationEditor-in-Chief (note: pdf link) for Health, Education & BehaviorJuly 31

Serco Public Relations Specialist (search using tracking code 30122 or communications/public relations category) Virginia Beach, Va. July 31

City of Portsmouth, Va.
Manager of Marketing and Communications – $51k – July 31

James Martin Center for Nonproliferation StudiesSenior Research AssociateJuly 31

Office of Financial Stability Program Analyst – $73k-$113k – job ID 09-DO-557FXP – July 31

Current opportunities with the Alliance to Save EnergyProgram Associate/Senior Program Associate, Education Team – low-$30k to mid-$40k – Aug. 1

United Way:

The American Association for Homecare has a newly-created Senior Director of Government Affairs opportunity for candidates with at least 5 years of health care experience for legislative and regulatory work. We’ve done consulting work for these folks, and can attest to a genuinely friendly and close-knit office environment there. Convenient + close-to-Metro Crystal City location.

Montgomery County Public Schools, MD, the 16th largest school district in the US, seeks a seasoned, dynamic, and creative Director of Public Information to manage a fast-paced office responsible for coordinating media relations and internal and external system-wide communications. $106k-$135k – apply by Aug. 7.

The deadline for Fall Internships with the National Organization for Women (NOW) is soon – Aug. 7, to be exact.

Ketchum PR is casting about for a Social Media Strategist to help develop brand platforms and social media strategies for healthcare and consumer packaged goods clients. A proven understanding of the intersection/relationship between print, broadcast and social media, and significant experience with the consumer packaged goods industry are especially desired.

Xenophon Strategies is looking to add a CMS & Social Media Technical Manager to the roster. Successful candidate will be responsible for recommending, managing, and implementing web services including development, hosting, SEO, and content management implementation. Significant project management experience and technical skills are, quite understandably, required.

More opportunities with the stop-hunger advocates at Bread for the World:
The American Society of Appraisers thinks your work as Manager of Government Relations is worth about $55k-$65 per annum. And who are we to disagree – they’re the appraisers, after all. Herndon, Va. location.

We’ve recently featured several of these opportunities with the American Association of Medical Colleges – but their latest posting – Communications Specialist – is new to us, and maybe to you, too.

We’ve found some interesting jobs in the DC offices of General Electric – search DC location or job req listed:
Of course, your motives are above such base considerations – but, a Media Relations Intern gig with the Peace Corps wouldn’t look bad on the old resume.

The latest from the always-hunting-talent-HR-dept. at the Pew Charitable Trusts:
Genworth Financial invites you to join them in Richmond, Va. as Director, Public Relations. Broad array of media relations, public policy and communications duties noted.

Get out the number 2 pencil – College Board opportunity is to your future as:
  1. two Director, State Government Relations slots: you searching under government relations category
  2. locations of said jobs: Southern and Western US
  3. you would rather check out NY-based communications/advocacy positions: so what’s stopping you?
  4. You think this whole thing is stupid: maybe you would prefer their SAT question of the day feature
  5. all of the above
Google is looking to expand their DC cadre of JD holders:
An anonymous international media development organization is seeking a motivated and energetic Public Policy Assistant. $30k-$36k salary band.

July-posted communications opportunities with Fannie Mae (search under Communications & Marketing Svs organization category or job number noted):
Underwriters Laboratories has an opportunity for a Policy Analyst (use keyword IRC40229) to handle legislative tracking and research work.

You could join the cabal at Public Citizen as Online Communications Coordinator, if that’s your thing.

Your job search tool of the day: we've found a DC few jobs we haven't elsewhere on the Wall Street Journal careers page.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Whatever Whenever

You've worked hard all week (or at least wished you had, right?), so we're rewarding you with a plus-sized Friday edition with all kinds of awesome jobs at nonprofits and public relations firms, government affairs jobs and career opportunities in advocacy and public policy. So, with all that SEO-friendly exposition out of the way, Happy Friday from your favorite public affairs and communications jobs resource.

From the last-minute-find department – jobs with anti-hunger crusaders Bread for the World with an application deadline today, July 24:
Boat People SOS was founded in 1980 to help empower, equip, and organize Vietnamese-American immigrants/refugees in their progress toward self-sufficiency. You can join in the effort as their Public Relations Manager.

Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research style themselves (presumably based on their own research) as the world's premium research and strategic consulting firm; smarter, faster, and harder workers/deeper thinkers than the rest, as well. So maybe the bar is set pretty high for applicants for their Project Associate opportunity. Statistical and database software chops required; experience with electoral politics and/or survey research preferred.

Chances are you’ve had days (or weeks, months, years) when you felt like your job title should be Whatever Whenever Manager – just like said opportunity with Starwood Hotels at their W Washington Hotel. In Starwood’s version, it appears you’ll be helping run an assortment of bell, desk and dining staff activities; surely that’s a better gig than the coffee procurement, computer assistance, dry-cleaning runs, and mistress-suppression duties you undertook for Sen. _____ or Communications VP _____ in your previous DC adventures in boss-sitting. Can also search here, using job # 60080657.

Currently sought by the Independent Community Bankers Association:
Food and facilities management giant Sodexo Inc. is seeking a Vice President, Government Affairs to manage federal, state, and local lobbying/government relations activities. Gaithersburg, MD location. Can also search here, using req # 372334.

The American Constitution Society seeks a Director of Programs – energetic and experienced, please. Successful hire will helm much of ACS’s substantive work, including the Constitution in the 21st Century project. Bonus widget: they offer instructions on downloading the US Constitution to your iPhone.

The progressive people at the Institute for America’s Future are seeking a Project Director for their nascent Americans for American Values operation – studying the implicit bias and the role of race in US politics. Applications due in the sorta-near future: Aug. 31.

Recently-posted opportunities with the American Wind Energy Association:
Burson-Marsteller has an opening in their technology practice for a Senior Account Executive. However, you’ll have to do some packing and find someone to take over the lease: your location choices are San Francisco, Chicago, Boston or NYC. All things considered, those are pretty good choices.

The US Grains Council is seeking a Director of Communications to develop and execute updated communications strategy with maximum impact to members and stakeholders. And they’ll pay $70k-$90k for you to do it.

New opportunities at the North Old Town-based national offices of the United Way:
Perhaps the firewalls on your office computer won’t let you access this US Vice President of Government Affairs listing with UK online-gaming group Betfair – but, you’re in luck: here’s another easier-to-access listing for the job, generously offering a $250k-$350k pay scale, to boot. We would suggest trying to look at both, however, as they have different submission info and other disparities.

Humanity United – fighting modern day slavery and atrocities worldwide – want your help in the struggle:
The first review of resumes commences on Aug. 22 for the Manager, Community Relations job with the Maryland Port Administration in Baltimore. $52k-$85k.

The Tarpanian Group is looking for a Legislative Representative for advocacy on behalf of the Teamsters. Solid Capital Hill contacts a must; salary up to $95k.

The United Nations Foundation has some more opportunities to join their organization (and partake of their excellent roster of benefits):
The Institute for Defense Analyses has an opening for an Editor to help manage perfect production for a variety of publications and materials. Ability to obtain and maintain required security clearance required; but defense/military experience is not specifically requested – though we guess it couldn’t hurt.

Current opportunities with the Alliance to Save Energy:
I.M. Systems Group, contractor to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Silver Spring, MD, seeks a part-time Communications Specialist to coordinate and promote Marine Debris Program activities. As far as part-time work goes, this sounds pretty great.

Here’s a chance to prove Dad wrong about the value of your philosophy degree, as you grab the Administrative Assistant job with Georgetown University’s Philosophy Dept. Pay range: $32k-$34k. And, on closer inspection, they don’t look like they are particularly seeking philosophy grads. Maybe Dad was right.

The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology need some help in their secret laboratories nestled among the foreboding and forbidding Carpathian Mountains (well, actually Bethesda):
You live and breathe the digital space, truly believe it has the potential to be a game changer for business/culture/society at large – and you want to be a part of it. Well, here you go: Senior Technical Lead, Digital Group with Porter Novelli. Experience programming/coding in any of the following languages/frameworks would be a plus: PHP, C#, Visual Basic, Python, Javascript, JQuery, Prototype, T-SQL.

You've got until Aug. 7 – 5:00 pm, on the dot – to get your application in for the part-time (15 hours/week) Admin Assistant job with the Farragut North/Dupont Circle-located Coalition for Juvenile Justice.

Your Friday employment-search resource: the steady stream of job tips and advice from We particularly like their helpful list of 60+ job search sites.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Driving Mr. Fujisaki

1) The Embassy of Japan notes multiple opportunities available in their civilized (90 minutes for lunch!) and surely serene offices:
… and, with that limited editorial content out of the way, please enjoy the rest of your just-the-jobs Thursday edition:

2) Affiliated Computer ServicesMarketing & Communications Director – can also search here, via DC location or req ID 27688

3) America’s Health Insurance PlansRegional Director, Health Insurance Advocacy

4) American Chiropractic Association (scroll down):
5) American Society for Engineering EducationPublic Affairs Coordinator

6) American Veterinary Medical AssociationGrassroots Coordinator – apply by Aug. 21

7) Association of Children’s MuseumsProgram Manager, Events – part-time

8) Atlas Economic Research FoundationInformation & Marketing Coordinator

9) Award-winning boutique public relations firmMid-level Media Account Manager

10) Business Higher Education ForumDirector of Communications – search managed by Smith-Bucklin

11) C. Fox Communications:
12) Credit Union National AssociationPAC Compliance Manager

13) DC Primary Care AssociationSenior Grants Writer/Specialist

14) Democratic Party of GeorgiaDirector of Communications – $40k-$45k – Atlanta, GA – apply by July 29

15) Environment AmericaOffice Manager – $23k-$30k

16) Financial Industry Regulatory Authority:
17) Georgetown University:
18) Greenpeace:
19) INPUT - Marketing Communications Manager/Specialist

20) J Street Development Associate – up to $50k

21) Johns Hopkins UniversitySpeechwriter – Baltimore, MD – can also search here, under administration category or job req 40177

22) MicrosoftDirector, Government & Industry Relations, Health Solutions Group – can also search here, using DC location or job ID 258237

23) Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP:
24) National Association of HomebuildersProgram Manager, Energy & Green Building Advocacy

25) Office of Personnel ManagementExecutive Assistant – $50k-$65k – job ID 09-306-EST – apply by July 30

26) Planned Parenthood – can also search here, using DC location:
27) Society for Public Health EducationEditor-in-Chief (note: pdf link) for Health, Education & Behavior – apply by July 31

28) Tax FoundationDevelopment Associate

29) Top-tier downtown DC consulting firmDirector, Government Relations

30) US Chamber of Commerce:

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Six Figures (well, almost)

The anti-poverty crusaders at CARE have a fresh call for a Director of Government Relations with 10+ years substantial legislative/Congressional experience to lead their GR operation. They also seek a Program Officer to handle a range of duties including research, communications, budget monitoring and some administrative support. If previous links give you trouble, you can also search here under US-located jobs, where you’ll also find admin and development jobs in New York and elsewhere.

$55k-$79k: that’s the fare you’ll collect as Legislative Assistant with the Railroad Retirement Board. Job ID: 09-DEU-06 – final boarding call for resumes: Aug. 3.

Here's one that would have been kind of a good fit in yesterday’s Defense & Aerospace Jobs Special: Booz Allen Hamilton is seeking a Senior Program Analyst (search job # 01075777) with Navy or DoD experience, with a background that includes BRAC-related work.

Applied Materials seeks Government Affairs Manager (search corporate affairs category of job or job # 0900784) with 3-5 years mid-level Capitol Hill experience with direct responsibility for energy and environment issues. Directly related private-sector experience representing the clean-tech industry or other high technology company/trade association would be a big plus.

French-owned energy, materials and real estate conglomerate Louis Dreyfus Corp. seeks a highly-experienced Government Relations Assistant for a multitude of admin activities and responsibilities, including PAC-management duties.

An otherwise well-known Fortune 100 company wishes to remain anonymous while they search for a Bilingual Public Relations Representative to create a strategic comprehensive Spanish Media PR program.

is looking for passionate, creative, smart, and dedicated professionals to join their – whew, let us catch our breath, ok – dynamic team in DC. Specific to your interests: their search for a Government Social Marketing & Communications Specialist (search DC location or job # 00957) with 6+ years of experience with communication and marketing projects for government, non-profit, and for-profit clients in health, mental health, and related fields. Other DC admin, business development, account management, and research-oriented positions available.

The US Postal Service would like to hire a Public Relations Representative (search DC location and public affairs/communications category) to serve as a spokesperson and work with the news media. Pay band is a pretty broad $59k-$102k, apply by July 27. Note: the postal service careers page is a little clunky and cranky (at least on my clunky and cranky old Dell), so you can also take a quick look at this Monster link, instead.

Currently available positions with the Society for Neuroscience:
The National Association of Children's Hospitals has a slot waiting for an Associate, Legislative Advocacy with a minimum of two years of progressively responsible experience in political organizing, community organizing or grassroots/grasstops program development.

Manager of Marketing and Communications for the City of Portsmouth, Va. sounds like a nice challenge – they’re looking for an excellent communicator, effective decision maker, creative thinker, and change-agent for the promotion, marketing and communications needs of their fair town. Salary is a pretty specific-sounding $51,166, apply by July 31.

Dreaming of that six-figure salary? Unfortunately, the AFL-CIO Center for Green Jobs can only spare $99,529.72 for their (new?) Senior Clean Energy Policy Analyst position. If you’re still interested, the job entails research and analysis of federal, state and local programs, on green jobs, economic and workforce development programs, and a host of related issues.

Staying on the labor beat – the United Food and Commercial Workers is seeking a Senior Research Associate with expertise and experience in food and agriculture policy. Law degree, Masters or PhD with at least 3-5 years of related experience is desired.

The University of Maryland, Baltimore has a desk awaiting a Specialist, Public Relations to assist schools and programs in media relations and institutional communications, serve as a front-line spokesperson, and help identify and execute media outreach and placement opportunities. We assume the July 24 filing deadline means apply by July 24.

The Association for Public Television Stations wants resumes for their Grant Coordinator position by July 28. Duties include locating potential sources of funding and helping member stations take advantage of your research. No deadline is referenced for their fall Intern opportunities, so in absence of any guidance, we suggest you get your application in like, now.

Wednesday's job searcher's toolkit brings you an in-the-news two-fer: per yesterday's announcement that political fixture Roll Call (founded 1955) is purchasing it's even-more-established cousin, Congressional Quarterly (1945), we think it's an apt time to revisit the excellent and useful job boards of Roll Call and good old CQ.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Defense & Aerospace Jobs

For our Tuesday industry focus, we revisit the category used in our first-ever specialty post, public affairs/communications jobs with defense contractors and aerospace firms; mostly in the DC-area.

Aerospace Industries Association:
Alliant TechnosystemsSenior Manager, Organizational Effectiveness (search by location or req ID 5463) – Baltimore, MD

BAE Systems – can also search here, using communications category or by job ID:
Boeing – only job currently listed under communications or public affairs category is Communications Manager (search req number 09-1006608) – Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – apply by July 22

Concurrent Technologies Strategic Communications/Public Affairs Expert

General Dynamics Information Technology
IAP WorldwidePublic Relations Coordinator – can also search here, using req ID 8776 – Admin Assistant jobs in Annapolis (7361) and Washington (8770 & 8768) also available.

IntelsatGovernment Affairs Director – can also search here, using ID 1514 or Bethesda, MD location)

L-3 CommunicationsPublic Affairs / Strategic Communication Analyst (search job req MPRI DR44471 or Ft. Belvoir, Va. location)

LMI Government Consultingvarious research positions available

Lockheed Martin – search by location and/or ID: MITRE Corp. – search location and/or ID:
Northrop GrummanStrategic Communications Planner – MacDill AFB, FL

Omnitec SolutionsWeb developer opportunities noted

Raytheon (search under public relations field of interest)
SAIC Social Media Manager (search using req ID 151702) – Huntsville, AL

Serco Public Relations Specialist (search using tracking code 30122or communications/public relations category) - Virginia Beach, Va. - apply by July 31

SSI Services
Communications Coordinator

Syneren TechnologiesMedia & Public Affairs Specialist - Norfolk, Va.

Tessada & Associatesmultiple communications/media-related opportunities based in Arlington – search public relations/analyst relations and public relations/public affairs categories. Note: many of these positions appear to have been available in January and March.

Monday, July 20, 2009


Previously-referenced opportunities closing this week:

National Defense UniversityConference Support Specialist – job ID D93133 – July 20

Office of Financial StabilityProgram Analyst – $102k-$133k – job ID 09-DO-503FXP – July 20

Peace CorpsRegional Manager – Chicago, IL – $80k-$129k – job ID DPC9-A0099-AJ – July 21

Inter-American Development BankWater & Sanitation Specialist – multiple vacancies – July 22

George Mason University
Audience Development & Community Relations Coordinator, Hylton Performing Arts CenterJuly 22

Environmental Law InstituteDevelopment Associate, Special Events – temporary position, Aug. 3 to Nov. 6 – July 22

National Endowment for Democracy
Grants Administrator, AsiaJuly 22

DHS/Customs Border Protection AgencyPublic Affairs Specialist – $60k-$113k – job ID IHC 268962 JEB PN – July 22

Farm Credit AdministrationCongressional and Public Affairs Specialist – $80k-$120 – job ID WA-263593-RM – July 23

Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority Intergovernmental Affairs Officer (search using reference # 090279) – $80k-$120k – July 23

DHS/FEMACongressional Affairs Specialist – $73k-$113k – job ID AN264786 – July 24

Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center/University of Maryland – Communications Manager – high $50k – July 24

Center for Democracy & TechnologyPolicy AnalystJuly 24

InterActionSenior Public Policy Associate – apply by July 24

Population Reference BureauSenior Policy Analyst, International ProgramsJuly 24

Global Witness
Senior Policy Advisor – 9:00 a.m. local (London) July 24

BechtelWriter/Media Support Specialist (search using reference 50428310) – Frederick, MD – July 24

Council of Large Public Housing Authoritiestwo mid-level communications positionsJuly 26

World BankProgram Manager – Financial Sector Reform and Strengthening Initiative – July 26

DC-based communications and marketing firm OMP seeks an Online Copywriter for work with the new media team to conceptualize and write online advocacy and fundraising materials. They also note multiple account management, graphics and web-related opportunities here.

Go-getter sought for Executive Assistant slot at online jobs board group Boxwood Technologies. Marketing and project management duties, along with minimal admin work, are there for candidates with willingness to jump in and figure it out. $40k-$50k.

eInstruction has an opening for a Global Marketing Communications Director to lead corporate positioning and messaging efforts in the education market. Will manage a team of 7, position located in Columbia, MD.

Recent opportunities with the Atlantic/National Journal:
The US Army Medical Command is recruiting for an Historian for their North Atlantic Regional Medical Command. This position requires in-depth knowledge of U.S. military history, military medical history, and the history of the U.S. Army Medical Department. $50k-$95k – job ID NCAN09511708D – apply by July 23.

The Brookings Institution is giving you until Aug. 14 to apply for the Research Assistant opportunity with their Brown Center on Education Policy. Masters degree required, preferably in a social science. Upper $30k range.

KIPP DC is a network of college preparatory charter schools serving under-resourced communities in Washington. They are looking for a Development Associate to plan and execute fundraising and outreach events, as well as driving all marketing collateral development and branding initiatives.

Sage Communications is looking to expand their Tyson’s Corner crew by one Vice President of Media Services. Minimum of 8 years in media strategy media research, planning, buying, negotiating and tracking results is required, along with experience in B2B and B2G, as well as online media planning, buying and optimization.

Charlottesville, Va.’s Inova Solutions would like to hire a Marketing Communications Specialist who will be responsible for building and executing comprehensive marketing communications programs. Get your resumes in by July 27.

Adventist Healthcare has a slot open in Rockville, MD for a Media Relations Coordinator (Scroll to find or use job ID 299725) with a minimum 1-3 years experience in a team-centric public affairs/relations environment or newsroom setting, along with proven ability in media relations activities.

Winning hire for the Vice President, Online Services job with Fenton Communications will possess a deep knowledge of online strategy for cause-driven organizations and experience in developing large scale Web sites, online content, advocacy campaigns and fundraising initiatives. Strategic and creative thinkers preferred.

The most recent DC-based opportunity with Seattle-HQ’d PR group Waggener Edstrom is this Vice President, Global Development position. Their still-noted Public Affairs Account Director opening is a little older. Jobs elsewhere in the empire include:
Pining for a return to the heartland? The University of Iowa could help that make happen by making you their Vice President for Strategic Communication. Plenty of additional info about the position here. Iowa City, IA.

Comcast SportsNet MidAtlantic has a spot on the roster for a Senior Director of Communications. Among their wants for the position: minimum 5-7 years background in the public/media relations, communications field; spokesperson and online media/social networking experience; and strong local media relationships.

The Interior Department’s Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation & Enforcement is seeking a Program Specialist, Congressional Affairs. $86k-$113k – job ID OSM-2009-0127 – apply by July 24.

BAE Systems is looking for an experienced Public Affairs Officer for work related to the NATO SEASPARROW program. As you might expect, having/getting a secret-level clearance is required.

Your job-search tool for this Monday: the job board of the conservative/libertarian-oriented America's Future Foundation.