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.

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