Monday, December 7, 2009

Potentially Juicy Stuff

Welcome to the job-seek week. Previously-referenced opportunities, closing this week:

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives
Chief, Legislative Affairs – $120k-$153k – job ID: 10-DEU-047-GWH – Dec. 7

Architect of the CapitolLaw Clerk – $60k-$79k – job ID: GC 2010-037 – Dec 7

NASALegislative Affairs Specialist – $120k-$153k – job ID: HQ10B0023 – Dec. 8

Dept. of Agriculture/Rural Housing ServiceSenior Legislative & Policy Advisor – $120k-$153k – job ID 10-RHS30CD-DEU – Dec. 8

Agency for International DevelopmentAdministrative Specialist – $41k-$65k – job ID: AID-10-0056A-DH – Dec. 9

Human Rights First
Program Associate & Legal Assistant, Refugee Protection Program (select title in Staff Positions to view) – Spanish fluency required – Dec. 9

Office of Personnel ManagementLegislative Staff Assistant – $47k-$65k – job ID: 10-067-LMW – Dec. 9

International Union for Conservation of NatureFundraising Officer – fixed term, to 12/31/10 – Dec. 10

Federal Energy Regulatory CommissionCongressional Liaison Specialist – $86k-$113k – job ID: DEU-10-016 – Dec. 10

Dept. of EnergyNew Media Specialist, HR – $50k-$65k – job ID: DOE-HQ-10-CIP-HC1-010 – Dec. 10

University of Mary Washington – Fredericksburg, Va. – Associate Director for Internships (search position number FA0150 in faculty/administrative category) – $42k-$49k – Dec. 11

Re-Connecting AmericaCommunications DirectorDec. 11

HJW Foundation seeks resumes for Program ManagerDec. 11

Brookings Institution:

Sources (rock-solid) tell us that Management Systems International still has slots available for Foreign Service Limited Officers deploying to Afghanistan. Prior field-based international development experience (ideally 4+ years) and prior conflict zone experience strongly preferred.

New from Porter Novelli:
  • Senior Account Exec – minimum of four years experience in public relations agency, Hill, campaign or advocacy desired
  • Account Exec – please have at least 1-2 years PR, Hill, or campaign/advocacy work on your resume
  • Office Manager – two or more years related work experience or an equivalent combo of education/work experience sought
CACI seeks secret-clearable Public Relations Specialist for communications & admin support work at DoD client site at Fort Belvior.

Southwest Virginia aspirants or inhabitants will surely be interested in the Public Relations Officer opportunity with the Town of Christianburg, Va. – duties include serving as spokesperson for media and community relations programs, designing & disseminating promotional materials, and providing public information for various town departments in a courteous & professional manner. Salary starts at $47k, applications due by 4:30 pm on Dec. 30.

ONE Lounge – a new lounge/bar/event space in Dupont Circle is looking for a PR/Marketing/Events Intern. Outgoing/creative types with social media and PR or related experience have the inside track here. Please send BRIEF cover letter and resume to: Also, we’re told ONE Lounge is slated to make its debut today.

Defense Logistics AgencyPublic Affairs Specialist – $73k-$95k – job ID: DESC-10-300274 – apply by Dec. 15

The Meyer Foundation has a part-time (20-25 hrs/wk) slot for a Communications Assistant. Experience with web content management systems and Photoshop especially desired.

Hey! – this seems right up your alley: a new-looking Careerbuilder listing for a Communications Advisor with CNA. Now, the caveat: confirming the listing on the CNA careers site (go to search openings, choose Alexandria location), you’ll see an Aug. 20 vintage attached. Further research advised.

Opportunities with AAA Mid-Atlantic:
As Copywriter with Security Global Investors, you’ll be producing shareholder report letters, fund descriptions for annual reports, brochures, mailers, newsletter articles, press releases, ad copy, letters, web copy, scripts and e-mail messages. What, no tweeting?

The DC Children and Youth Investment Trust Corporation develops partnerships that expand and improve services and opportunities for children in the District of Columbia, especially during their time out of school. They’re in search of an Executive Director to run the show.

We occasionally feature jobs found in The Hill’s employment section, so it seems only fair that we help publicize their search for an Advertising Exec. Convince them you’re suitably self-motivated, well-organized and ready to bring in new business, and the job is probably yours.

Admin-oriented openings with the blame-layers at the US House of Representatives Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission. Sounds like potentially juicy stuff – although we don't suggest expressing that sentiment in your application letter:
The latest from the United State Institute for Peace: Program Officer, Center for Mediation and Conflict Resolution – one or more Middle Eastern languages is preferred; Master’s degree or Ph.D. in a relevant field required – $86k-$95k

The American Land Title Association seeks Interns for Government Relations and Membership departments. These are paid intern opportunities; significant time commitment possibly required.

Powell Tate – can also search here:
Fan of the Bill of Rights? Prove it by applying for the Chief Operating Officer slot with the Bill of Rights Institute. Initial focus/responsibility will be to increase revenue for the group. Search via Talent Market.

You say the Bill of Rights isn't really your thing? Can you at least get behind the concept of democracy, then? Let the gang at the American Democracy Institute know you're on board by applying for their Executive Assistant to the Founder & President ..... hey, wait, founder & president? That doesn't sound completely democratic. You have until Dec. 18 to sort it all out and apply.

Hilton Hotels
– search by ID or Corporate-Global Headquarters category:
Internal Revenue ServicePublic Affairs Specialist – $86k-$113k – job ID: 10WA2-CLX052-1035-13-NJW – apply by Dec. 8

Boys and Girls Clubs of AmericaGovernment Relations Assistant – Richardson, TX

MWW GroupInternship, Government Relations – their mantra: Aim High. Deliver.

Your job-search tool of the day - the ultra-comprehensive Riley Guide to online job-search resources. There is a ton of great info there; you may be particularly interested in their extensive listing of sites with job listings of all sorts.

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