Monday, June 7, 2010

Wasabi for the Brain!

Let us kick off Monday's edition with previously-noted jobs closing this week:

Federal Aviation AdministrationCommunications Specialist - $62k-$115k – AWA-AIR-10-JD35949-16879 – June 7

National Institutes of HealthPublic Affairs Specialist – $62k-$115k – job ID: HHS/NIH-2010-1666 – June 7

World Bank:
California Labor FederationLegislative Advocate – Sacramento, CA – June 9

Federal Emergency Management AgencySupervisory Public Affairs Specialist – $98k-$127k – job ID: AN342094 – June 10

Center for Justice & International LawOffice Manager/Assistant to the Executive Director – mid $30k – Spanish language desired, Portuguese a plus – June 10

Nature Conservancy
(scroll back to find or use advanced search and ID #)
Prince Georges County Memorial Library SystemChief of Public Relations & Marketing – $59k-$71k – apply by June 11

Natural Resources Conservation ServiceProgram Assistant – $46k-$67k – job ID: MD-10-11B – Annapolis, MD – June 11

Lunenburg County
County Administrator – $75k-$95k – Lunenburg, Va. – search managed by Springsted Inc.June 11

Reconnecting AmericaPolicy DirectorJune 11

Dept. of Health & Human Services
Supervisory Congressional & Regulatory Affairs Specialist - $123k-$155k – job ID: HHS-OIG-2010-0140 – June 11

Montgomery County Public Schools is hiring a Senior Communications Specialist (search job # 10001I2 - yes that's one-I-two at the end, or use job title in keyword box). Wide variety of communications competencies sought: excellent and speedy writing skills and understanding of K-12 education issues or the proven ability to quickly and thoroughly comprehend complex issues and policy are among them. Fluency in a second language a plus. Bonus coverage you won't find in description: salary range: $71k-$100k, and MCPS would prefer to see applications by June 17.

The United Nations Foundation is looking to fill a few slots with their Girl Up campaign:
Wasabi for the Brain! That’s LipmanHearne’s promise, or maybe threat – either way, we like it. They seek a DC-based Senior Account Exec/Account Manager in their Education & advocacy practice; K-12 and higher education issues experience a plus. Senior Interactive Project Manager and Senior Interactive Designer/Associate Creative Director positions available in the Chicago, IL office.

We were so worked up about this that we forgot about these for Friday: hold on to your wallets, Georgetown University grads – GU is looking to bring on several new fundraising/development hires:
University of MarylandDirector of Alumni Relations, College of Education

Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts:
  • Manager of Institutional Affairs – serves as government and community liaison and securing Federal funding – responsibilities include coordinating and preparing the Federal budget requests to OMB and related justification/liaison work with Congress.
  • Assistant Manager, Corporate & Foundation Relations – manage and administer the solicitation of corporate sponsorships, foundation, and government grants, as well as designated gifts from individuals and special events.
The Arab American Institute will begin accepting Fall 2010 Internship applications in late July, if you’re the kind of person who likes to track that kind of info well in advance.

These appear to be the most recent opportunities with the Atlantic Media/National Journal empire:
SNL FinancialAssociate Editor, Media & Communications – Charlottesville, Va.

Look for the to explore opportunities with Powell Tate, click here link (it’s below the opportunity is knocking graphic) to find Director/VP, Digital Public Affairs position – that is, if you understand how to communicate over the emerging social Web and can create campaigns that engage advocates and drive action.

The Georgetown-located Urban Land Institute seeks:
Consumers Union seeks Lobbyist/Senior Policy Analyst to advocate on healthcare-related issues. Minimum 7 years Congressional/Executive or related lobbying/GR experience required.

Multiple opportunities with somehow-involved-with-naming-a-college-football-champ research giant Harris Interactive:
URS Corporation (can also search here, using Virginia location and keyword public affairs):
Recreational Vehicle Industry Association – Government Affairs Manager – you’ll be busy: writes analytical summaries for about 1,000 annual bills/rules is among duties described

United Nations World Food Programme
Public Affairs Intern, Fall 2010 – apply by June 14

Chlopak, Leonard, Schechter & AssociatesManaging Associate – ideal candidates should have 4+ years experience in public affairs, corporate and/or crisis communications, political campaigns or on Capitol Hill. Experience in the media, a PR agency, or in at a non-profit group also desirable. Looking for a candidate who is fluent in Spanish. Fluency in French is a plus.

Smithsonian InstitutionPublic Affairs Assistant – $37k-$49k – job ID: 10A-RM-296213-DEU-NMAI – apply by June 17

Prominent-but-mysterious lobbying and public relations firm seeks Online Advocacy Specialist to join creative, fast-paced and collaborative team.

Also-prominent, also mysterious civil rights organization seeks Executive Assistant to support EVP for Public Policy – $40k-$50k

Under part-time staff opportunities with American University, we found:
Humane Society of the USSenior Writer – knowledge of animal welfare issues is desirable but not required.

Arabella Philanthropic Advisors:
Monday's job-search resource is Jobs in Lobbying, which appears to be powered by the oft-useful but occasionally scatter-shot Simply Hired search technology.

From Friday's comments box, and well-worth additional mention: PRSA-NCC Thoth Awards Judges NeededTake the opportunity to judge the communications efforts of the most creative communications minds in DC. If you are a PRSA member and would like to judge Thoth Awards on June 24 or June 25, please contact Jackie Fishman at by June 9. And here's more on the Thoth Awards.

Coming Tuesday – another super-great PR Jobs Special Edition. You can get a jump on the process by checking out our links to PR firm career/employment pages resource.

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