Tuesday, March 31, 2009


We continue with our second day of less talk/more jobs programming:

22) 106-year-old trade associationSenior Director of Environmental Affairs – $150k – search managed by On Demand Environmental

23) AARP FoundationDevelopment Officer (note: pdf link) – search managed by DRI Consulting

24) American Jewish World ServiceDirector of Advocacy

25) Amerigroup Corp.Senior Editor, Communications Services – Virginia location, possibly Merrifield – or search here, using job ID 10066

26) Analytic Services, Inc.General Management Professional – communications & media duties

27) Association of International Automobile ManufacturersState Relations Manager

28) Boeing Corp.Communications Specialist (search req. # 09-1004353 or Arlington location) – Congress-focused – apply by Apr. 1

29) Cape Fox Professional ServicesCommunications Editor

30) Fuller Center for Housing, Northern VirginiaVolunteer Public & Media Relations Director

31) German Marshall Fund of the US
32) Global Water ChallengeOnline Communications Manager

33) IkariaManager, Legislative Affairs – or search here, using DC location

34) International Spy MuseumPublic Relations Associate (scroll down to find)

35) M+R Strategic ServicesChief Operating Officer

36) Mystery non-profit associationCommunications Intern – Leesburg, Va.

37) Nature ConservancyClimate Policy Program Coordinator – apply by Apr. 10 – can also search here, using job ID 11013

38) Office of the Secretary of the ArmyPublic Affairs Specialist – $87k-$113k – job ID NEHT09327093D – apply by Apr. 16

39) PBSsearch here if direct links below fail
40) Preferred Systems SolutionsSenior Strategic Communications Leader

41) State DepartmentLegislative Management Officer – $102k-$133k – job ID H-2009-0007 – apply by Apr. 4

42) Unknown companyCommunications Manager

43) US SteelAdministrative Assistant, Governmental Affairs

44) WDCW/CW50Intern opportunities

Monday, March 30, 2009

Working Vacation

125 posts in, and, frankly, we need a little bit of a breather.

Lucky for you, our idea of a break is to suspend the editorial/whimsical aspects of DCPA+CJ for a week, and bring you a solid Monday-thru-Friday of just-the-jobs programming, with a goal of bringing you new/recent public affairs jobs and internships from 100 organizations over the next five days. So, we’re putting away our jokebook, taking a brief vacation from figuring out new ways to say “is seeking,” and, as is our Monday custom, starting off with previously-referenced opportunities closing this week:

GCIVice President, Corporate ResponsibilityMar. 30

The Federal Election CommissionPublic Affairs Specialist – $50k-$95k – job ID 09-014 – Mar. 30

Nature Conservancy:
International Committee of the Red CrossPublic Affairs OfficerMar. 31

Brookings InstitutionStaff Assistant, Engleberg Center for Healthcare Reform – mid-$30k range – Mar. 31

AARPStrategic Policy Advisor, Center to Champion Nursing in AmericaApr. 1

TechnoServeSenior Director, Development & Communications – note: this alternate listing references Apr. 2 deadline

Traverse City Chamber of CommerceDirector of Government Relations (note: MS Word doc link) – Traverse City, MI – low $40k range – Apr. 3 – can also be found on front page (note updated deadline there)

Smithsonian InstitutionVisual Information Specialist (web designer) - $60k-$79k, job ID 09A-MS-294957-TRF-NASM – Apr. 3

Office of Management & BudgetLegislative Analyst – $50-$95k – job ID OMB-09-33-SR – Apr. 3

Customs and Border Protection Agency/ DHS Public Information Specialist – $73k-$113k – job ID IHC-242584-SFP PN – Apr. 3

1) Alliance for Climate ProtectionDirector of Online Organizing

2) American Rights at WorkMedia Relations Director – $70k-$80k – apply by Mar. 31

3) American Telemedicine AssociationDirector of Public Policy

4) Association of Reproductive Health ProfessionalsDevelopment Intern

5) College of Notre Dame of Maryland Director of Corporate, Foundation & Government Relations – Baltimore

6) Croplife AmericaDirector, Advocacy and Regulatory Affairs, Plant Biotechnology – $136k-$220k

7) Defenders of WildlifeGovernment Relations Coordinator

8) Department of DefensePublic Affairs Specialist – $81k-$133k – job ID OSD-09-3249-DE – apply by Apr. 2

9) Georgetown University
10) Global Network For Neglected Tropical DiseasesCommunications Director

11) Interstate Worldwide Relocation ServicesDirector, Marketing Communications Services

12) International Council on Clean TransportationDirector of Communications (note: pdf link) – $75k-$105k

13) Hispanic Communications NetworkDirector, Business Development (note: pdf link)

14) Massachusetts Institute of TechnologySenior Legislative Assistant – DC office

15) Northrop GrummanPublic Affairs Analyst

16) Public Company Accounting Oversight BoardManager, Government Relations – can also find via this link

17) SERCOExecutive Legislative Assistant – apply by Mar. 31

18) SiemensDirector, Tax Affairs/Governmental Relations Specialist – can also search here, using DC location

19) SOCMAAssistant Manager, Government Relations – $30k-$40k

20) Unknown Northern Virginia companySenior-Level Event Manager – potential temporary-to-hire assignment – search managed by The Boss Group

21) Venn StrategiesAssistant Vice President, Healthcare Group

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Lost in America

You've had a good run here, but maybe it's time to return to your roots in Traverse City, take in the the cultural offerings of LaCrosse, or finally give Manhattan a try. For our Saturday curveball, we help make these and other ill-conceived dreams come true by bringing you government affairs/legislative/lobbying jobs from outside the DC area.

JP Morgan/ChaseRegional Government Affairs Director – Florida or Georgia-based – or search here, using job # 090013953

University of CaliforniaAssociate Director, Institutional Relations – Sacramento – $88k-$124k – apply by Apr. 14

Traverse City Chamber of Commerce
Director of Government Relations (note: MS Word doc link) – Traverse City, MI – low $40k range – apply by Apr. 3 – can also be found on front page (note updated deadline there).

Bridgepoint EducationVice President of Government Affairs – San Diego

Dairyland Power CooperativeGovernment Relations Specialist – LaCrosse, WI

ASPCALegislative Liaison, Midwest Region

VerizonDirector/Lobbyist (use keyword lobbyist) – New York

Michigan Credit Union League
State Legislative Coordinator – Lansing, MI

City of Yonkers, NYSenior Assistant to the Mayor, Legislative Affairs

Director, Federal Government Affairs – Palo Alto, CA

Associated Builders & Contractors of Houston
Government Affairs Coordinator – $30k-$35k

McAfeeSenior Director of Government Affairs – Santa Clara, CA – can also search here, using job code 874706 or Santa Clara location

Sacramento Municipal Utility DistrictGovernment Affairs Representative (use keyword government affairs) – $87k-$108k – apply by Apr. 6

PharMericaVice President, Government & Regulatory Affairs – Louisville, KY

PetSmart - Assistant Manager, Government Affairs - Phoenix

Fox GroupGovernment Affairs Intern – Los Angeles

Friday, March 27, 2009

Is It a Public Affairs Job?

Happy Friday – you’ve almost made it through the week! Plenty of great public affairs and communications opportunities beckon below, but first:
  • Our Saturday diversions are usually made up on the spot – but we’ve got an advance plan ready for a change): tomorrow, we bring you government affairs/legislative/lobbying jobs outside of the DC area – much in the same spirit as our recent communications-focused spotlight on far-flung opportunities.
  • Coming Monday – we temporarily change up the format here at DCPA+CJ
The American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry notes three opportunities available at their McLean Gardens/upper Wisconsin Ave. HQ (scroll down to find all):
The Conference of State Bank Supervisors is proud to claim the title: “Champions of the State Banking System Since 1902.” The Conference seeks a Policy Director to work with stakeholders build the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System into a system of unprecedented state coordination. Public policy and financial services industry experience are desired.

Hill & Knowlton would like to identify worthy candidates for a Senior Account Executive, Media Research & Monitoring position. You’ll need 3-5 years of experience in media analysis, communications, international affairs, market research, or related fields to qualify for consideration.

We missed the chance to include these opportunities from Third Way in our recent Think Tank Jobs extravaganza:
The University of Maryland/University College is looking for a Web/Multimedia Developer. Pay is in the $40-50k range, plus tuition benefits. Also available: Multimedia Writer/Editor, with similar pay scale.

Do you think Director, Smithsonian Folklife Festival (with the Smithsonian Institution, natch) qualifies as a public affairs/communications job? Duties do, after all, include d oversight of public relations functions; spokesperson/media relations work, and outreach to Congress, heads of state and other officials. I think that’s a big yes, then. Pay range: $86k-$102k, job ID 09A-MS-295093-DEU-CFCH, apply by April 17.

The Smithsonian cabal also covets a new Visual Information Specialist (translation: web designer) - $60k-$79k, job ID 09A-MS-294957-TRF-NASM, apply by Apr. 3.

The Council on Foreign Relations has multiple and highly-coveted DC-based Intern opportunities available, along with several Intern slots in their New York offices. The DCPA+CJ editorial team ranks the CFR.org website as among the very best we've seen in the think tank/NGO category.

Ketchum PR is in search mode for a Practice Leader, Public Affairs. They desire 15 + years related experience, which should include some combination of PR agency, Capitol Hill, Executive Branch, trade association, corporate government relations and/or national political campaign experience.

New opportunities from the United Nations Foundation:
WPFW – 89.3 on your FM dial – needs to add a Public Affairs Intern to the playlist. Duties include research, booking guests, and updating website. Give 'em a listen.

Alaska-headquartered military contractor Chenega Corporation wants a Public Affairs Officer to report to their Quantico location. Military public affairs/media relations background desirable, as is photography skills and flexibility for deployments in the field throughout the world, with little or no notice. Can also be found here, using keyword public affairs, or via ClearedJobs.net.

It’s pretty clear in our minds that the above-mentioned Smithsonian Folklife Festival Director posting falls within the public affairs domain. But what about the Director of Alumni Affairs (scroll down more than halfway) job with Strayer University? We see a job description that requires plenty of outreach, communications, social/online media and networking skills. Surely one (or dozens) of you faithful viewers fit the bill. Rosslyn location.

We mentioned Kiplinger’s Managing Editor (website operation) and Writer/Editor (special projects) earlier this month. They’ve recently added Copy Editor to the shopping list - experience with Quark and Adobe Illustrator desired, conversance in economics, policy and business issues would be a plus.

The National Governor’s Association has a desk waiting for a Director, Energy & Transportation Program. Successful candidate will establish and maintain relationships with governors’ staff, and also synthesize information and policy solutions by various government and expert sources. Hunt it down here if direct link lets you down.

Your multi-pronged job search tool for Friday - links to the UN common employment system – including jobs at the UN itself, along with listings at related organizations and even volunteer opportunities.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Sweet 16

Put down the bracket-sheet and check out our just-the-jobs Thursday offerings - public affairs jobs from a sweet 16 count of your possible future employers:

1) American Society for HematologyPublications Coordinator

2) Center for Community ChangeSenior Legislative Associate

3) Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of AmericaExecutive Director

4) Congressional Management FoundationDirector of Development – apply by Apr. 30

5) Democratic coalition-building organizationLegislative Policy Analyst – $60k-$80k – search managed by Wisdom-Williams

6) Federal Reserve Bank of Richmondsearch here if direct links non-responsive
7) Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board
8) National Breast Cancer CoalitionDirector of Government Relations & Public Policy

9) National Democratic Institute for International Affairs - Senior Program Assistant, Latin America/Caribbean – or search via NDI careers page

10) National Low Income Housing CoalitionCommunications Intern

11) NetStar-1
12) Office of Management & BudgetLegislative Analyst – $50-$95k – job ID OMB-09-33-SR – apply by Apr. 3

13) ParsonsAssistant to the Director of Communications – or search here, using req ID 15548 if direct link fails

14) Rare ConservationVice President, RarePlanet.org

15) Rational PRDirector

16) US/Saudi Business CouncilIntern

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Philadelphia, Freedom

I’ll give the folks at the Tax Foundation some credit for a sense of humor: Intern applications for Summer ‘09 are due on April 15. FYI, they’ll be announcing this year’s Tax Freedom Day on March 30.

Speaking of freedom – Freedom House seeks a Senior Program Officer to manage the start-up and implementation of its new International Religious Freedom Consortium. Experience in international religious freedom and/or human rights and a Master or Law degree is preferred, along with contacts with both secular and faith-based groups working on the issue.

Here’s a fairly recent (posted Mar. 13) Intern, Corporate Communications posting with AOL. Search here, via Corp. Communications/Govt. Affairs category or req # 111432BR, if direct link proves unsatisfactory. Dulles-area location.

Also from the Time-Warner empire: News Assistant, Live Production for CNN in their DC bureau. Or search DC location or req. ID 111690BR.

How about an entry-level opportunity with O’Keeffe & Co? Get your foot in the door as a Marketing & Public Relations Extern.

The Mercatus Center at George Mason University (along with its Institute for Humane Studies sibling) seek a Director of Foundations Strategy to join their fast-paced development team. Free parking and tuition covered for one GMU course per semester are part of the compensation package.

The American Institute for Architects is measuring for a new addition – a Manager, State Issues & Programs to assist state affiliates with their advocacy efforts, and much much much (see their 966 word-count job description) more. Also available from AIA: Managing Editor, Member Communications

The Association for Advanced Underwriting (life insurance) seeks Political Fundraiser to manage all aspects their political giving program and PAC. At least 5 years of combined experience as an association PAC Manager and/or Finance Director of political campaigns would be ideal.

They don’t wish to be identified, but a dynamic bipartisan lobbying and public affairs group want to get a motivated Legislative & Regulatory Research Assistant on the job pronto. Work appears focused on energy/environment issues.

Why do we bring you Ocwen Financial's call for a Senior Vice President, Business Development & Government Relations, especially given that they don’t mention DC offices? Perhaps one of you folks out there is the perfect fit to build industry partnerships with contacts at investment banks/GSEs, develop close working relationships with key congressional offices as well as state and local, and lead government relations and lobbying at all levels of government. You can also look here if previous link proves balky.

The Physician Assistant Education Association is accepting applications until Mar. 28 (unless they can’t find anyone they like) for their Government Affairs Director position. Pay level starts at $60k, but is adjustable for experience. Old Town Alexandria location.

We had to hunt around like crazy to find a link on the St. Joseph’s University website to find their HR page just to give you a chance to apply for their Assistant Vice President for Government & Community Relations (go to employment, then full-time positions). Whether the $90k-$95k salary is sufficient to make the move to Philly is up to you. Here’s an alternate link, if you can’t hunt it down using the instructions above.

Your job searcher’s widget of the day – job search/support community JobAngels, as featured in this illuminating article from the Wall Street Journal.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Think Tank Jobs

For our industry-focused Tuesday edition, we bring back one of our most-popular models: think tank jobs (and internships, too). We have tried to exclude listings that are obviously out-of-date; readers may compare these offerings with our first Think Tank Special from January to judge our success in removing jobs that are past their prime. We welcome any additions or corrections from the groups listed here, or from organizations we may have missed.

You can find a catalogue of our previous industry-focused posts here, along with background information about DCPA+CJ.

American Council for Voluntary International Action
American Enterprise Institute
Aspen Institute
Atlantic Council of the United StatesDirector, African-Atlantic Partnership Center

Batelle InstituteEmergency Management Research Analyst

Brookings Institution
Cato InstituteMajor Gifts Officer

Center for American Progress
Center for Global Development
Center on Budget & Policy Priorities
Council of Foreign Relations
Economic Policy Institute
Eisenhower Institute Intern opportunities – apply by Apr. 6

Environmental Law Institute

Eurasia Foundation
Federation of American ScientistsIT Helpdesk Assistant

Freedom ForumFundraising Intern

Henry L. Stimson CenterCongressional Fellowship, Security for a New Century – apply by May 15

Heritage Foundation
Hudson InstituteAssociate Editor/Media Liaison

Institute for Policy Studies
Economic Justice Communications Associate (scroll down to find) mid/high $40k range – also available: Intern opportunities and Program and Administrative Associate (Boston).

International Center for Research on Women
Joint Center for Political & Economic StudiesIntern – apply by Apr. 1

National Center for Policy AnalysisWriter/Researcher/Editor (note: pdf link)

National Endowment for Democracy
New America Foundation
Nixon CenterIntern opportunities – apply by May 15

Northeast-Midwest Institute
Environmental Policy Analysts

Petersen Institute for International EconomicsResearch Assistant

Pew Charitable Trusts
Progress & Freedom FoundationIntern opportunities

RAND Corporationmultiple opportunities in Washington area and nationwide

Resources for the Future
Roosevelt Institutionemployment/internship page – note: last updated Jan. 9 – you might want to compare with staff page to help determine if opportunities still available

Strategic Studies InstituteExternal Research Associates Program

Urban Institutemultiple research associate opportunities

World Resource Institute

Monday, March 23, 2009

Freakish Superpowers

We start the week with some programming notes – tomorrow (Mar. 24), DCPA+CJ reprises one of our most-viewed industry-focused categories: Think Tank Jobs (you can view our previous Think Tank Special here). Here’s one sample opportunity we found while putting it together, closing soon, that we want to bring you today:

Henry L. Stimson CenterResearch Assistant, Regional Voices/Transnational Challengesapply by Mar. 25

If you scroll down to Saturday’s Maryland-centric offerings, you’ll note that we unearthed two high-profile CSX Corp. jobs with fast-approaching deadlines. We repeat them here, so you don't miss:
Here are the rest of our previously-found opportunities closing this week:

DHS/Citizenship & Immigration ServicesPolicy Analyst – $86k-$133k – job ID CIS-PJN-MP-244588-OPP – Mar. 24

IAP WorldwideHealth Policy & Legislative Analysis ProfessionalMar. 24

Congressional Research Service:
Smithsonian InstitutionDevelopment Officer, Major Corporate Gifts – $73k-$95k – job ID 09A-LG-295012-TRF-FSG – Mar. 26

United Nations FoundationCommunications Director, Better World CampaignMar. 26

National Institutes of HealthPublic Affairs Specialist – $86k-$133k – job ID HHS/NIH-2009-1725 – Mar. 27

Brookings InstitutionResearch Assistant, Governance Studies – high $30k – Mar. 27

Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service
Assistant Deputy Administrator – $102k-$153k – job ID 28LP-2009-0008 – Mar. 27

Dept. of TransportationCommunications & Outreach Specialist – $102k-$133k – job ID FHWA.JPO-2009-0003 – Mar. 27

GCIVice President, Corporate ResponsibilityMar. 30

The Federal Election CommissionPublic Affairs Specialist – $50k-$95k – job ID 09-014 – Mar. 30

Acquisition Solutions
is in acquisition mode for a Marketing Communications Specialist to be responsible for trade show and event planning as well as coordinating development of communications tools used to market to Federal Government clients.

St. Joseph Medical Center
in Towson, Md., wants to hire a Marketing Strategist (search req ID 0900002655) to act as a marketing liaison between key constituents in the hospital (specifically their Centers of Excellence and ad agency) and assist in strategic development, marketing and advertising for the external market. Management of web site and media relations is part of the portfolio, as well.

The Nature Conservancy shows multiple positions available:
IBM is seeking a Campaign Manger to ensure they are well-positioned well for Federal healthcare opportunities by following policy, funding and government healthcare initiative decisions. Will organize and facilitate thought leadership papers and sessions on Federal healthcare, provide SME in bids. Master's degree in Health Policy preferred.

Two recent offerings from BAE Systems (search here if direct links fail):
  • Manager of Communications (search job number 10019807 or California, Md. location). Extensive list of duties includes marketing communications, internal communications, community outreach, and media relations. Ability to get Secret-level clearance, and experience interfacing with US Navy deemed essential.
  • Director, Digital Strategic Communications (10019689, Rockville, Md). Winning hire will lead digital and interactive electronic media efforts and provide expertise, guidance and creative direction to develop and evolve communications ideas across the business.
The Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids is looking to add an Associate Director of Advocacy (note: pdf link) for the usual mix of legislative/lobbying duties; a strong commitment to tobacco control issues is, naturally enough, also desired. They also have a spot reserved for a Vice President of International Operations (also pdf) to oversee a 25-member staff and help rein-in tobacco use worldwide.

O’Keefe & Company seek recent college graduates for Public Relations Assistant positions. Degree in marketing, PR, or communications desired, along with writing skills, winning personality, and other solid personal attributes.

URS Corp. is also in search of communications, journalism, marketing or PR degree holders – and they also want 1-3 years of copywriting/journalism, editing and publication development experience – for their Public Relations Specialist position. Understanding of U.S. Navy processes/procedures/chain of command helpful. Search here, using req. # EGG35985, if other link stalls out.

Natural Resouces Defense Council:
  • Legislative Intern – duties: tracking legislation, distributing materials to congressional staff, conducting research, attending briefings and hearings, and more.
  • Water Program Intern – will assist with the release of Testing the Waters report, providing nationwide information and policy recommendations on beachwater quality.
  • Nuclear Intern – my guess is that NRDC plans to irradiate one lucky young candidate to see if he/she gains freakish superpowers. I've been wrong about this kind of thing in the past, however.
Nemours, a child health system and operating foundation, has recently opened a Washington, DC Office of Child Health Policy and Advocacy. They need an Administrative Coordinator to provide office management and administrative support for the office.

The Association of Public Television Stations notes a number of Intern opportunities in their legislative, communications, and member services departments. Crystal City (Arlington, Va.) location.

Our job-searcher's tool du jour come from our friends across the Atlantic - US (and international) opportunities via the UK's Public Affairs Links.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

(Don't Go Back to) Rockville

The Post notes that unemployment is particularly low in the I-270 corridor, the Terps play a big game today, we’ve always particularly liked their kinda-violent state song, and we still miss the Free State's once-iconic local brew – so it seems like a natural that this week's Saturday diversion pokes around to find a few interesting jobs – mostly of the public affairs and communications variety – in Maryland:

American Cancer Society
Community Fundraiser/Educator – Baltimore – six month temporary position, no benefits – apply by Mar. 31

American Nurses Association
Assistant Director, Constituent Member Relations – $75k-$85k – Silver Spring

College Savings Plans of Maryland
Public Affairs Officer – Baltimore – apply by Apr. 6

Cox Communications
Executive Assistant, Travel Channel (search job ID 30134 or Chevy Chase location) – several intern opportunities can also be found by searching Chevy Chase

Director of Public Affairs – Baltimore – apply by Mar. 24search here, via Baltimore location, if link not cooperative – also available: Director of Federal Affairs – search DC location, apply by Mar. 24

Deloitte Consulting
Outreach Communications Lead, Airport Operations – Baltimore

Discovery Communications
Vice President, Marketing Strategy (search using req number 8521) – Silver Spring

Earth Resources Technology
- Silver Spring:
National Institutes of HealthPublic Affairs Specialist – $86k-$133k – job ID HHS/NIH-2009-1725 – apply by Mar. 27

Northrop Grumman
Protocol Officer – Laurel

Pitney Bowes
Director of Government Marketing – Lanham

Sister to Sister: The Women’s Heart Health Foundation
Vice President, Marketing & Communications – Chevy Chase – search managed by Sterling Martin Associates

SRA International
Public Relations & Communications Professional – work in support of NIH – Bethesda – search here, using req number 22364BR if link fails

TIG Global
Executive Assistant – Chevy Chase – other web marketing and intern opportunities can be found here

Editor, Health Communications – Rockville

Friday, March 20, 2009

High Voltage

We close your work (or wish-you-were-working) week with a selection that, in many cases, covet energetic, speedy, well-caffeinated and even sugar-seeking types.

Microsoft may have found their Senate-focused lobbyist referenced here – they are still looking for a Federal Lobbyist/ Federal Government Affairs Manager (search DC location or job code 253775) colleague to work the House side. Extensive legislative/Hill experience is desired, of course.

The Public Justice Foundation seeks a Director of Development (note: pdf link) to plan and direct their fundraising efforts. Major gift experience, top-notch writing skills, and a personality that is warm yet energetic are among their wants. They also seek law students to serve as summer Interns (pdf again) in their DC and Oakland offices.

An international company with more than 24,000 employees in nearly 100 countries, seeks a Director of Corporate Communications for its DC office. They are aided in their search by enthusiastic-looking crew at Volt Services Group – perhaps they’ve thrown back a few Volt energy drinks.

Serco seeks a Director of Public Policy Research & Communications for their Serco Institute operation. Successful candidate will oversee research regarding the design of public service markets, the conduct of competitive procurements, and the management of contracts regarding the provision of public services by private and voluntary sector organizations.

Congressional Quarterly
would like to find an Associate Editor for CQ Healthbeat. They're looking for folks with hustle: speed, accuracy, and strong competitive instincts essential. Other editorial and admin opportunities also available, including part-time HR work.

The National Confectioners Association will pay their temporary Administrative Assistant/Coordinator $20/hour and all the candy you can eat (really!) in a 40 hour work week. Job runs through June 30.

The Safadi Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to Lebanon's development. They’re hoping to bring aboard a part-time Intern to assist with administration, grant-writing and event coordination.

Or perhaps you would rather be a Communication Intern for AMIDEAST – tracking news, developments in international education, US Executive branch policy and Congressional hearings, along with other research and admin duties.

The US Committee on International Religious Freedom is also looking for intern help this summer. Applications due Apr. 1 for:
Get your CV into the folks at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission by Apr. 6 for their Protocol Specialist opportunity. You’ll work in their Office of Congressional Affairs, and assist with events, meetings, and visits of dignitaries hosted by the Commission, in addition to admin work for the Director of Protocol. Pay range: $41k-$79k, job ID OCA-2009-0003.

Lobbying/GR outfit Rapoza Associates is seeking an experienced Community Development Professional to work with the firm’s nonprofit/philanthropic clients on housing and community development policy, program development and lobbying. Excellent writing and research skills a must.

SMI Inc. – a government relations and solutions firm with a focus on national security, energy, and research and development – looking for a Junior Associate with a strong-work-ethic/entrepreneurial bent. Duties include supporting senior staff on scheduling and logistics, industry, legislative and policy research, and business development. Congressional/association experience desirable, but they’ll consider resumes without it.

The Project Management Institute would like to add a Government Relations Specialist to the org chart. Winning hire will advocate to help grow PMI’s influence in the government/federal sector. They’re looking for at least five years of experience in GR, public affairs, or advocacy with success in broadening markets; research and development; and relationship building. Perhaps some of you will be more interested in Vice President, Brand Management or Corporate Relations Specialist postings back at the Newton Square, PA headquarters.

And finally, on this fired-up Friday – the title sounds doubly intense: Action Office, Director’s Action Group with SAIC - providing Congressional liaison, public affairs support, and collaboration with an alphabet soup of government agencies to ensure effective communication and outreach. Ironically, I found it through the not-so-intense-sounding Jobs for Geeks.

Our job-seekers tool, Friday edition: the job board of Philanthropy News Digest

Thursday, March 19, 2009


For our latest just-the-jobs Thursday installment, we bring you the latest in public affairs & communications jobs with 23 different organizations, broken down as follows:
  • 6 communications & media relations jobs
  • 6 admin jobs
  • 5 policy analysis jobs
  • 5 intern opportunities
  • 3 government relations jobs
  • 3 editorial/media jobs
  • 1 international-focused job
1) Air Force, District of WashingtonInternational Relations Specialist – $49k-$113k – job ID 09MAR699488 – apply by Mar. 20

3) American Association of Medical Colleges:
4) American Society of NephrologyPolicy Associate

5) Atlantic MediaMedia Research Intern – more intern and employment opportunities available here

6) Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute - Intern

7) Credit Union National Association:
8) Democracy CoalitionProgram Associate

9) DHS/Citizenship & Immigration ServicesPolicy Analyst – $86k-$133k – job ID CIS-PJN-MP-244588-OPP – apply by Mar. 24

10) Fabrizio McLaughlin - Project Assistant

11) Federal Deposit Insurance CorporationCongressional Information Specialist – $88k-$147k – job ID 2009-HQD-B1020 – apply by Mar. 31

12) Independent Sector
13) Mystery employerMedia Relations Manager – $150k – search led by JUDGE Group

14) National Association of County & City Health Officials:
15) National Automated Merchandising AssociationSenior Vice President, Government Affairs

16) National Rural Electric Cooperative Association - Regulatory Affairs Coordinator – search req # IRC9641 or Arlington location

17) National School Boards AssociationDirector, Federal Affairs (Lobbyist)

18) Philanthropy RoundtableProject Manager, Public Policy – apply by Mar. 20

19) Perennial Strategy GroupAssociate

20) PlantCMLIntergovernmental Affairs Manager – location may be somewhat flexible

21) Save the Children
22) TV TokyoNews Producer – native-level Japanese language skills required

23) US Chamber of CommerceManager, Communications – $70k range

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Candy USA !

A well-known and respected public affairs (or maybe law?) firm wishes to keep their identity secret as they troll for a new Senior Vice President, Government Relations. New SVP will be expected to bring an established book of business and develop a sales strategy aimed at growing revenues and profits with targeted prospects. Company services include GR/lobbying, business development and marketing services, general consulting, public relations, PAC consulting, grassroots/tops, fundraising and political strategy consulting.

Systems integration, outsourcing, & consulting firm GCI needs resumes by Mar. 30 for their first-ever Vice President, Corporate Responsibility. Successful candidate will establish and manage CSR (corporate social responsibility) program for the Fairfax-based operation.

Our search engine prowess brings you this Senior Government Affairs Advisor posting from FedEx. Responsibilities include assisting with the communications and correspondence processes for the Corporate VP’s office, and preparing appropriate responses, including drafting letters, speeches, testimony, and talking points.

Sweet: the National Confectioners Association would like to take the wrapper off a new Manager of Government Relations. Salary in the $65k range, offices in Georgetown, and business cards with your email address ending with @candyusa.com – what more could you want?

Here’s a new DC-based opportunity with the Bill and Melinda Gates FoundationSenior Policy Officer, Public Finance. An advanced degree in economics or a strong background in economics as part of an advanced degree in a relevant field (e.g. public policy) are among their wants for the job. Search here, using DC location, if direct link doesn’t hold up.

The Consortium for Ocean Leadership is pleased (or so they tell you) to announce their search for a Communications Assistant (scroll down to find). Their new deckhand will provide admin and operational support to the External Affairs Dept., especially in planning and executing public affairs, media relations, marketing and outreach activities.

STG Inc: customer focused, performance based, and short one Communications Analyst. They need someone who will work with to develop and implement communication solutions for an IT sub-organization, connect with stakeholders, complete deliverables of all stripes, and facilitate the maturation of a communications program. If you can simply figure out their jargon-rich description, you’re probably just who they’re looking for.

Six figures ($102k-$153k) await the lucky Assistant Deputy Administrator of USDA’s Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service. The new ADA will direct the activities of government affairs division, oversee program legislative plans, and enhance
relationships with key Congressional committee Members and staff. Job ID 28LP-2009-0008; apply by Mar. 27.

The University of Chicago seeks a DC-based Deputy Director of Federal Relations (search via administration category or req ID 081625) to advocate their interests at the federal level, especially regarding higher education, science policy and funding, and healthcare. You’ll also get to work closely with laboratories, institutes and other affiliations with the U-of-C, their Medical Center, the Argonne National Laboratory, and the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory – which all sounds pretty cool to us.

The Kaiser Family Foundation notes multiple web-journalism opportunities available with their Kaiser Health News operation:
The Open Planning Project would like to bring a Capitol Hill Reporter onto their Streetsblog team – a blogging network promoting sustainable transport, smart growth, and entertaining stories like Highways to Nowhere: The 7 Most Ridiculous New Roads Being Built With Stimulus Money.

Speaking of confusing directions (ok, we’re reaching), if you search for Reston-located jobs with the National Wildlife Federation, you’ll find an Annapolis-based Communications and Outreach Coordinator job we hadn’t previously noticed. This person will be responsible for leading the recruitment and outreach to NGOs for the Chesapeake Bay Watershed coalition, and will coordinate the communications with coalition members and the media. Other ongoing opportunities available in their Reston & DC offices, as well.

Here’s a fresh offering from the Pew Charitable Trusts for a Senior Associate, Communications. Four to eight years of media relations experience – along with experience in a newsroom and/or on Capitol – should garner consideration for your resume.

Roll Call looks to re-launch their Congress.org site, and they needs a new Captain – er, Editor – at the helm. Demonstrated expertise in reporting, online news editing and production is desired; experience covering Congress is deemed essential.

The National Alliance to Advance Adolescent Health is searching for a Senior Program Associate to seeking a Senior Program Associate to conduct research and policy analysis on Medicaid and SCHIP, health reform, and interdisciplinary models of care for low-income and minority adolescents. Perhaps the Interns they currently seek will lend a hand.

The good news about today’s job-seeker’s resource, Professionals for Nonprofits: they claim an extensive track record of successful job placements in nonprofit organizations. The downside: you have to register to view their listings.