Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Healthy Choice

It's just a coincidence (really) that today's edition includes several excellent healthcare-related public affairs, advocacy and communications jobs as this 1,018-page opening salvo in the healthcare reform campaign rolls off printers around town.

Gilead Sciences
, developers of innovative therapeutics in areas of unmet medical needs, would like to fill three openings for DC-, Los Angeles- and New York-based Regional Lead, Government Affairs (search using keywords regional lead or use req ID as follows: DC 2929, LA 2925, NY 2926). Successful candidates will manage city/regional efforts aimed at reducing HIV transmission, decreasing late diagnosis and linking individuals to care, and develop and maintain an open dialogue with influential thought leaders and policy makers within community. Among the requirements: 8 to 10 years of relevant experience in health care industry or related policy field.

Gibraltar Associates has updated their Research Associate job description that we first mentioned here, looking for a mid-level research and issues management associate with direct experience in the domestic HIV/AIDS space. The ideal candidate will have strong research (non-medical) or grassroots background, an awareness of healthcare policy trends, especially related to domestic HIV/AIDS policy, plus strong written/oral communications skills.

The Union of Concerned Scientists has a spot in the lab for a Climate Campaign Assistant to help with outreach, legislative activities, research, web management and admin work. Apply by July 28

The American Public Health Association is looking for a Policy Associate to be responsible for communication and outreach activities to promote APHA's environmental public health policy among public health workers, policymakers, and the public. Public health experience, communication & research skills, plus familiarity with social media tools, social networking and online communications desired.

We imagine things have been just a little busy of late at the National Iranian American Council – perhaps explaining why they’ve extended the Fall Intern (scroll down) application deadline to Aug 1. Also available:
Child Trends is a nonpartisan research center that studies children at all stages of development, providing research, data, and analysis to the people and institutions whose decisions and actions affect children. Multiple research scientist, analyst, assistant and intern opportunities available.

The World Wildlife Fund has placed the stakes pretty high on their careers page: Join WWF in our mission to save life on earth. Recently-issued chances to take them up on their offer include:
The Sexuality Information and Education Council of the US seeks a State Policy Coordinator to help develop and implement state-based initiatives/activities. Fall 2009 Internships also available; apply by July 31.

Want to assist with the essential work of the Save Darfur Coalition? Here’s your chance (scroll to find):
For the train enthusiast and/or government relations pro looking to relocate to La Grange, IL, we bring you this newly-created Director, Government & Industry Relations position with Electro-Motive Diesel Inc. Heck, you’ll probably be back in DC half the time, anyways. Can also search here if link derails.

Edelman PR has a fresh call out for a Digital Public Affairs Senior Account Exec (search DC location or job req 004348); they also have a late-May call for less-senior Digital Account Exec (004348) listed as well. Several relevant opportunities in the New York office, FWIW.

New opportunities with the Association of American Medical Colleges:
Recent grads or current students – look at today's listings, and ask yourselves this question: Would a Health Policy Internship with the Congressional Budget Office look good on the resume and assist your entry into in the robust healthcare advocacy field? (answer below*). $12-$26/hr – job ID 09-49 – apply by Aug. 29.

The National Association of Secondary School Principals seeks a Web Editor to serve as gatekeeper and content guru for the NASSP Web sites. Three to five years’ experience in a web content development environment, and knowledge of HTML, XML/RSS and other web 2.0 technologies put you in the running for this $45k-$50k opportunity.

Three vacancies at the Dept. of Housing & Urban Development await your sharp and standout resumes: specifically, for Office Assistants in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Congressional and Intergovernmental Relations. $33k-$53k, job ID H09-DE-268559-DKz – apply by July 27.

Today’s job search resource: research and public policy opportunities via the freedom-loving folks at the Liberty Guide, a project of the Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University.

* yes, yes it would.

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