Friday, December 4, 2009

Your Imperial Ambitions

Opportunities to swell your frequent flyer miles accounts, now-more-scary-sounding government agencies, words we haven't seen before (releasability?), people doing lovely and essential things to help other people, cancer-fighting pharma companies, and some excellent jobs at all levels - it's just another Friday at your favorite public affairs jobs resource.

This Director of Stewardship & Donor Communications slot with Georgetown University somehow eluded our recent College/University special edition.

Imagine the business-trip and trade-show perks that accompany the Executive Director job with the Association of Corporate Travel Executives – breathtaking, we’re sure. Get yourself fired up to apply (by Dec. 21, please) by checking out this precisely on-point film, opening today, coincidentally enough. Bonus coverage: more travel industry-related opportunities available via ACTE’s job board.

SAIC seeks Foreign Disclosure Coordinator/Attorney with (naturally) law degree – plus 5 years of experience with international trade, foreign releasability and knowledge of coalition partner nations. Military experience is preferred; secret clearance a must.

Staying on the secret-clearance beat, CSC looks to recruit a Public Affairs Professional for military-related media monitoring and analysis duty.

Satisfy your imperial – or at least municipal – ambitions with this far-flung-Friday chance to be City Manager of the optimistically-named City of Happy Valley, OR. You’ll rule (with an iron fist, we hope) a fast-growing town of 11k loyal servants, with a staff of 35 catering to your every whim.

position available with National Public Radio.

For you get-ahead-of-the-game types, C-SPAN is already accepting Intern applications for the Fall 2010 term.

Comfort Zone Camp
is the nation’s largest bereavement camp – offering a camp-experience free of charge to children ages 7-17 who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling or primary caregiver. So, let’s try and help them find an exceptionally well-qualified Director of Development to help keep the operation fully funded. Richmond, Va., HQ – but, other locations or home-based is possible. Apply by Jan. 4.

Also in the thank-God-there-are-people-doing-this-kind-of-work category – opportunities to join the team at Operation Smile, a volunteer international medical group helping children who suffer from cleft lip, cleft palate and other facial deformities – Norfolk, Va,, except as noted:
We were unaware that ATF had added Explosives to title; sounds even more thrilling and terrifying now – Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & ExplosivesChief, Legislative Affairs – $120k-$153k – job ID: 10-DEU-047-GWH – apply by Dec. 7

UK-headquartered Animal Defenders International seeks Lobbying Staff for a new satellite office in DC. They are also moving their main US office from San Francisco to Los Angeles, and are looking for campaign/admin staff there, as well.

Cancer-fightin’ pharma firm Dendreon is seeking National Managers (yes, plural) of Government & External Affairs. Registered Lobbyist and BIO/PhRMA member desired; JD or other relevant graduate degree preferred. Job purportedly located in “Offsite, WA” – but we suspect it might be potentially DC-based (or at least heavy DC-travel).

The important-sounding Arabella Philanthropic Advisors has an important-sounding Director of Client Services for the New Venture Fund job awaiting someone who can take on the responsibilities of contract negotiation, donor management, coordinating with sponsored organizations, and monitoring the work of vendors, contractors, etc.

Bank of New York Mellon looks to add a Government Relations Associate to the DC office. They’ve put this stern warning label the package: winning hire will encounter difficult and sensitive situations surrounding requests for information, campaign contributions, and will be fielding calls from senior business leaders who may need immediate context for regulatory and legislative developments; will be dealing with fast changing situations in highly charged atmosphere as Congress and regulators react to the economic conditions of the last two year.

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

Literally dozens of opportunities available with the good folks at the Humane Society of the US. We really like their error page, too.

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

New (posted Dec. 3) and entry-level (as described by them) opportunity with GE - unfortunately for most of you, it's in Fairfield, CT - Corporate Communications Coordinator (search req ID 1120544).

Closer (but not necessarily close: Manassas, Va.) to our main constituency here: Communications & Operations Project Coordinator with the American Public University System.

We could not find (at least as of Thursday evening) this seemingly-fresh Development Officer job with the Smithsonian Institution on their careers page, or via the usually dependable Don’t let that stop you, though.

Independent Sector – self-described as the leadership forum for charities, foundations, and corporate giving programs committed to advancing the common good in America and around the world – has two spots open:
Gibraltar Associates seeks Associate, Social Media with proven expertise in 2.0 communications and exceptional video production and editing skills.

Here’s a new high-level GR opportunity for you: Vice President, Government Relations with Fortune 500 dweller Affiliated Computer Services. (NYSE: ACS – $55.71)

Oh, the humanity! The Humanities Council of Washington, DC seeks a creative and intellectually curious Director of Programs and Communications. Sounds fun; apply by Dec. 15. Interns also sought.

Get your resume into the American Chiropractic Association immediately for their Public & Media Relations Manager position, and maybe, just maybe, they’ll be so impressed that you’ll be hired before their generous company-wide week off between Christmas and New Year’s. Nah, that’ll never happen.

Your week-closing job-search resource: the pretty-robust jobs section of PR News Online.

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