Friday, January 8, 2010

Rocket, Science

Congrats - You've made it though through the first full work- or job-seek-week of 2010! Just 50 more Fridays stand between you and Friday, Dec. 31, 2010.

The American Clean Skies Foundation continues to grow staff for their work promoting natural gas and other low-carbon renewables:
A rare DCPA+CJ exclusive: The American Association for Homecare is seeking an Associate/Manager of Government Affairs (no link) at the $30-$50k per year level. Candidate can be just out of college but will ideally have around 3 years’ experience, i.e. Hill experience at the junior Legislative Assistant level. AAHomecare is a small (but very active) trade association primarily focusing on Medicare issues. Position would provide significant opportunities to interact directly with congressional staff & Members of Congress. Other responsibilities include arranging annual legislative conference, PAC duties and Medicare research. Send resume to Walter Gorski, VP of Govt. Affairs, at

Do we know the difference between Champagne and sparkling wine? Check! Does a week in southern Spain managing a media tour sound like fun? Absolutely – but the required French and Spanish fluency disqualifies us, so feel free to take an enthusiastic run at Chlopak, Leonard, Schechter & Associates super-great opportunity to serve (and be served) as Managing Director for the their wine accounts.

For your far-flung-Friday consideration: Director of Policy & Communications with the Colorado Oil & Gas Association in Denver. Maybe you can crash at Mike Shanahan’s place there for a while, if you offer to return his U-Haul rental to Colorado.

If you're stupid or improvident enough to covet a "career" in journalism-type-stuff, why not start with an Internship with Gawker? Stressful labor under constant deadlines promised. New York or possible remote basing.

Burson-Marsteller is looking for a Human Resources Coordinator/Client Staff Assistant for the DC office; the New York part of the operation would like to procure a Director, Public Affairs Practice with utility/energy industry background as well as PR agency experience.

The Voluntary Carbon Standard Association appears to have extended their deadline for their Director of Communications position to Jan. 21. Here’s a link to their earlier call (pdf), which we first unearthed in early December.

Alliance for Natural HealthDirector of Communications & Public Policy – three+ years of Capitol Hill or other legislative experience, preferably involving integrative health or environmental issues required, along with extensive grassroots and media-related experience.

The Vice President, Government Segment (search DC location) will develop and implement a strategic marketing and product development operational plan for the US Govt. market for Reed Elsevier’s Science & Technology, Academic & Government Products.

DOT/Surface Transportation BoardPublic Affairs Specialist – $102k-$133k – job ID: STB-09-DEU-006 – apply by Jan. 11

Federal Bureau of PrisonsWriter/Editor – $73k-$95k – job ID: CO-2010-0114 – apply by Jan. 11

We could not confirm this Public Relations Coordinator listing with the University of Virginia Health System on their own presumed-accurate career site, but the application info seems pretty solid. Charlottesville, Va.

The Philadelphia Zoo has a Marketing & Communications Internship available for college Junior or Senior with a concentration in Marketing, Communications, Business, English, Journalism or Public Relations. Philadelphia, PA.

We’ve previously mentioned this Director of Major Gifts posting with the Catholic Diocese of Arlington, but their Major Gift Specialist and Risk Analyst (admin-oriented work) positions are new to us.

You have a passion for communication, exceptional detail-orientation and an incomparable work ethic. You have experience in marketing or community management, and know what the term crowdsourcing means. And, just maybe, you think it would be fun to work at an online ad firm with a name like Genius Rocket as Marketing & Community Director. Also available on the launch crew: Sales Manager.

And, for our HR dept. friends – unknown, large-sized science-focused association near Dupont Circle seeks Human Resources Manager – $70k + generous benefits – search abetted by Armstrong Franklin.

If you are an experienced major gift fund-raiser and want to join a team of professionals based in the D.C. area who are fighting cancer, the National Foundation for Cancer Research wants to hear from you. Check out their upbeat and cheerful-toned call for a Major Gift Officer. Also on their wish list: Development Intern and Marketing & Communications Intern.

US Travel Association
Director, Domestic Policy

We don’t know why AT&T is somehow pulled into this CareerBuilder-found Social Media Specialist opportunity with USAID (which we could also not confirm on USAID website, at least as of 1/7). Additional factoid: the 1100 Wilson Blvd., Arlington location referenced in ad is USAID’s Technology Hub (scroll to bottom). Despite the mystery, it seems like a pretty neat job.

Your Friday career resource: some practical back-to-basics advice from the New York Times to help reboot your 2010 job search efforts.

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