Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Nosiness Encouraged

Hold it! Before you plunge into today’s listings, please check out this item from our busy request department: A freelance reporter is looking for job applicants who have been asked to fill out elaborate questionnaires or write essays, just to get an interview. It appears to be a new trend, as more hiring managers seek to whittle down the large number of applicants they receive, and save time interviewing multiple candidates. Is it time consuming? Is it fair? Or is it a good opportunity to show skills beyond what’s in a cover letter and resume? If you would like to share your experience, please email Matthew Berger – – Hiring managers who would like to share their stories are welcome as well.

LIUNA – the self-tagged most progressive and aggressive union of construction workers in North America presumably wants progressive and aggressive candidates for:
Food & Water Watch is trolling six of the seven seas for a Senior Communications Associate to serve as the media point person for the F&WW Fish Team – principally tasked with developing media messages and outreach strategies for ocean and seafood-related issues.

The National Association of Realtors®, claimant to the largest trade association in the nation throne, is seeking a Senior Public Affairs Associate to serve as point person for all media outlets related to the legislative and regulatory issues arena.

Genworth Financial – Richmond, Va.
The Local Government Development Coordinator with the Public Technology Institute will development and implement strategies to increase local, regional and national support through solicitation and grants from sectors public and private. Your take: $42k-$64k.

Ketchum PR is looking to add an Account Exec to their healthcare practice. Prior agency experience, and knowledge of healthcare/consumer wellness industry are among the requirements for the position. As usual, multiple opportunities at a variety of experience levels are posted in other offices nationwide.

The Voluntary Carbon Standard Association is seeking a dynamic Communications Director (pdf) hire. Get them your resume by Dec. 18

Temporary & part-time (5-10 hrs/wk) Program Coordinator sought by the Clean Fairfax Council to plan Earth Day events and help manage county-wide clean up efforts for spring 2010. Position to start as soon as possible and continue until the end of April 2010.

Two jobs with Third Way:
Here’s a new opportunity with the still-young Veterans Green Corps: Mid-Atlantic Regional Program Coordinator – $48k-$55k. While the Corps is Denver-based, we're guessing this job would be located in this area; description isn’t clear. Other admin/HR opportunities also available back in Denver, CO.

Dear DCPA+CJ team: What are the latest DC-based opportunities with the savvy crew at Edelman PR?
The Center for Adoption Support and Education is seeking a Development Director to lead and direct the organization's fundraising and development activities. $60k salary noted.

Alliance to Save Energy:
Those can’t-mind-their-own-business folk at the Center for Responsive Politics have room on the roster of busybodies for a Development Manager. Nosiness encouraged, we imagine.

Northern Virginia AHEC
– provider of medical translation/language services – covets a Communications/Special Projects Manager (pdf). Ability to speak a second language preferred. $30k – apply by Dec. 18. They also seek interpreter candidates in these languages: Albanian – American Sign Language – Bulgarian – Cambodian/Khmer – Gujarati – Hungarian – Japanese – Mongolian – Tagalog – Thai/Lao – Turkish – Vietnamese.

Lutheran World Relief
Proposal Coordinator – Baltimore, MD

Immigration Equality
works to end discrimination in U.S. immigration law – particularly as related to LGBT & HIV+ community. Opportunities available for a Policy Associate and Online Grassroots Organizer (scroll down)

Mystery clean energy consulting firm
at the center of the action betwixt Obama Admin, Capitol Hill, Wall Street, and Silicon Valley apparently can’t come up with a better job title than Mid-Level Staffer just yet – but we’re hoping they eventually put something better than that on your business cards.

Today's job-searcher resource: the venerable and widely-admired Ned’s Job of the Week operation – featuring communications, defense and hospitality/event-planning opportunities.


Anonymous said...

I came across your blog a couple of weeks ago and now it's a must read for me every morning, as I search for a new job, perhaps in DC.

Do you have an e-mail address that I could correspond with you directly?

Louisville, Ky.

Gordon Barnes said...

Chris - look under "view my complete profile" on right hand side of main page - below the list of previous postings