Monday, July 12, 2010

".... and that's how I met Chris Hansen"

We'll start your job-seek week with a reminder about the Partnership for Public Service Eighth Annual Public Service Career and Internship FairWednesday, July 14 – 3:00-7:00 p.m. – National Building Museum in Washington, D.C.

Given the fact that agencies are primarily recruiting for entry-level jobs and internships, the target audience for this event is students, both graduate and undergraduate, recent graduates, and professionals with fewer than five years of experience. The positions agencies will be looking to fill include special agents, engineers, program analysts, financial specialists, environmental scientists, IT specialists, economists, contract specialists and more.

Previously-noted opportunities closing this week:

DHS/National Protection and Programs Directorate
Program Analyst – $74k-$136k – job ID: FS-359481-SW10 – July 12

Virginia TechDirector, College Communications & Marketing – Blacksburg, Va. – July 12

Dept. of Homeland Security, OIGCongressional Liaison Specialist – $89k-$136k – job ID: OG-2010-363565 – July 14

Nature ConservancyGift Planning Associate (scroll back or search for job ID 12170) – July 14

NOAALegislative Affairs Specialist – $62k-$97k – job ID: SO-LA-2010-0010 – July 15

Apollo AllianceDirector of State & Local Initiatives – San Francisco, CA – July 15

NASALegislative Affairs Specialist – two positions available – $123k-$155k – job ID: HQ10B0143 – July 16

American Sportfishing AssociationCommunications AssociateJuly 16

Kent School DistrictExecutive Director, Communications & School/Community Partnerships - $110k-$123k – Kent, WA – July 16

ACLU of MichiganCommunications Associate – Detroit, MI – apply by July 16

California Disability Services AssociationGovernment Affairs Director – Sacramento, CA – July 16

Public Religion Research InstituteCommunications AssociateJuly 16

Special Olympics of VirginiaDevelopment Director – $40k-$60k – Fairfax-based – July 16

SEIU California State Council – likely located in the Sacramento HQ:
Chesapeake Bay FoundationFederal Affairs ManagerJuly 18

Biotechnology Industry AssociationDirector, Web & New Media Communications – develops and directs strategy/implementation of projects related to websites and online communications strategies

The International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration – a Core Partner in the Global Gold Chain Alliance (great coalition name, that) – seek a Marketing Specialist to join them in their presumably-well-air-conditioned North Old Town HQ.

FTI Consulting:
Have you always wanted to meet Chris Hansen – and not in the Hello, Randy … why don’t you have a seat fashion? – a less-humiliating and no-prison-time-involved option would be working as an Editor for the NBC News web team, working mainly on the Dateline site – New York.

Opportunities with busy-and-surely-important Internet2, an advanced networking consortium developing and promoting breakthrough cyberinfrastructure technologies:
PBSDigital Media Coordinator – one year term – content management/classification work – similar position also noted here

Paralyzed Veterans of America
Media Access ProjectInternship info

Fleishman-Hillard is seeking an experienced Government Compliance Officer to administer compliance program, ensuring that all of the firm’s U.S. government new business and contract activities comply with federal laws and regulations.

CACI – Secret-level clearance required for:
Some of these opportunities with Arlington County Government may be a little out of the usual public affairs jobs orbit – but some seem kind of intriguing to us (as well as paycheck-granting):
DC-based opportunity for experienced Campaign Manager (pdf) to direct a global fundraising for Bethlehem (as in Palestine, not Pennsylvania) University. A few development/alumni relations positions (scroll down) over at the main campus also available

Regulars to our little operation probably realize that we almost never feature membership positions in the mix – but we’ll make an exception for Membership Coordinator with the Major League Baseball Alumni Association in Colorado Springs, CO – Spanish language skill preferred – starting salary equals about two innings pay for Alphonso Soriano ($25k).

Koch Industries
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America:
Living CitiesIntern info – DC & New York

Physicians Committee for Responsible MedicinePublic Relations & New Media Manager – experience with nonprofit or political media, web, and social media strategy preferred

New with Ketchum since last month’s PR Jobs Special:
Service Employees International Union has openings for part-time law clerks and full- and part-time externs during the 2010-11 academic year, and for full-time law clerks in the summer of 2011. Law clerks are paid $22/hour.

Powell Tate – click on opportunity is knocking to find:
University of MarylandDirector of Planned Giving & Alumni Relations – College of Education – apply by July 31 – other admin/coordinator positions available

Capitol Hill:
Women In Government is looking for a Manager, Public Policy. Responsibilities include Policy research relating to Transportation, Energy, Economic Development and Technology.

Recent from the DCI Group:
World Triathlon Corp. – sponsors of the Ironman tests of muscle & mettle – have Tampa, FL-based opportunities for:
Mystery public affairs/advocacy group is seeking a Media Professional – prior or current service as a press secretary or communications professional in Washington, on Capitol Hill, in a federal agency, or in the media essential – $60k-$80k

Healthcare association management firm (c) Management Inc. seeks Communications/Marketing Assistant – experience with Adobe Creative Suite/InDesign, HTML, CSS and social networking sites preferred.

Airlines, travel agencies, corporate travel departments, railroads, and other travel suppliers process more than $80 billion annually through Airlines Reporting Corporation's world-class settlement system – get your cut of the action as Director, Public Relations.

Tomorrow brings you a new Think Tank Jobs Special Edition - but this Program Manager post with the Hudson Institute can't wait, given the today, July 12 applicant deadline - variety of organizational and editorial duties – facility w/ Adobe Creative Suite 2 desired.

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