Friday, September 25, 2009

Saving Koalas & Killing Tumors

All kinds of fun stuff in your Friday set …. like the goings-on at the American Society of Plant Biologists. If you’re speedily tapped as the next Public Affairs Director for this distinguished-yet-lighthearted group, you might be able to join in on the next Oktoberfest party (and here’s the 2007 edition). But you’re too late for today’s crab feast. And yes, that’s a picture of their handsome offices, in park-like surroundings, at left.

New opportunities with the American Enterprise Institute:

The electronic transmissioneers of ITC Holdings are seeking a Manager, Federal Legislative Affairs (search job ID 1030). A minimum of 5 years Congressional legislative experience – e.g. Legislative Assistant or Legislative Director – preferably with utility and/or energy issues, is required.

Student mental health advocate Active Minds is looking for a Development Director (energetic self-starter, please) to manage and implement fundraising efforts.

Nice benefits & perks (scroll down), helping educate high achievers and future leaders, and a generally-enthusiastic vibe – all sound like solid reasons to consider the Speaker & Congressional Affairs Manager position at Envision EMI.

Apply by Oct. 3 for the Director of Government Relations (search professional/admin) opportunity with the Archdiocese of Washington. A demonstrated commitment to securing government support to secure the future for Catholic Schools is, quite naturally, a must. Several other clerical, admin and educational opportunities also
– self-deemed as the nation’s leading provider of renewable heating fuels – is looking for a Director of Government Affairs. If hired, you’ll need plenty of wood pellets, yourself: position is based in sunny Goffstown, NH.

Of course, you’ll delight in bragging to your peers and pals about your cool-sounding Intern, Wild Australia gig at the Pew Charitable Trustsyeah, I’m helping save the Koalas – and it’s even a paid position. But don’t lord it over the holder of the slightly-less-dramatic Intern, Global Conservation post (also a paid internship).

Are you brave and brilliant enough to take on the Consultant for Legislative Oversight & Support job with Pact – working in Juba, Sudan? Once you’ve helped navigate live-saving and peace-promoting legislation through the South Sudan Legislative Assembly, your Subcommittee on Contracting Oversight gig might not seem quite as invigorating.

ACORN is looking for a new Chief Financial & Operating Officer? Wow, what a surprise. Isaacson-Miller is leading the search.

Slavery – everyone’s against that, right? Well, almost everyone. The clearly-labeled anti-slavery group Free the Slaves is currently seeking a dynamic, organized, detail-oriented and highly-motivated candidate to fill the position of Major Gifts Director. Apply by Oct. 23.

Accuray – global leader in the field of radiosurgery and developer of the how-great-is-this? CyberKnife tumor-killer – has out the call for a DC-based Government Affairs Director. Experience working with Congress/Administration, as well as analytical ability to understand business implications of policy initiatives, is desired. Also available: Policy Manager – located in Sunnyvale, CA, we think.

Prince William County
(pop. 390k) is looking for a Communications Director. If the $82k-$116k salary isn’t enough to entice you, consider the opportunity to play junior Rupert Murdoch or wannabe Ted Turner while managing PWC’s 24 hour cable channel – included in your portfolio of responsibilities. Apply by Oct. 9.

Georgetown-located non-profit helping the homeless
Admin Support – part time – perfect for student, they claim – $12/hr.

The American Association of State Highway & Transportation Officials seeks a Program Manager for Climate Change. A broad understanding of federal and state environmental policies, regulations, procedures and practices as they relate to transportation is one of their requirements.

For your Friday job-search resource – there must be opportunities worth hunting for at companies relocating/expanding in the area:

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