Monday, December 6, 2010


It's Monday, and we've got some great stuff for you. But first, set your tray tables to an upright & locked position for previously-noted opportunities closing this week:

Center for Global DevelopmentPost Doctoral Research FellowDec. 6

United Nations FoundationDirector, Girl Up CampaignDec. 6

Montgomery CountySenior Executive Admin Aide, Office of the County Executive – $40k-$67k – Dec. 7

Maryland-National Capitol Park & Planning Commission:
Open Society Institute:
Federal Highway AdministrationDirector, Office of Legislative Affairs & Policy Communications - $119k-$177k – job ID: HF1003ES – Dec. 8

Office of Management & BudgetLegislative Analyst – $51k-$97k – job ID: OMB-11-08-DR-DE – Dec. 8

Broadcasting Board of GovernorsForeign Correspondents, Voice of America – opportunities in Bangkok, Beijing, Dakar, Jerusalem, Johannesburg, London, and Nairobi – Dec. 10

Hitachi Foundation
Manager of Strategic CommunicationsDec. 10

Nature ConservancyPhilanthropy Assistant (scroll to find or use job #12639) – New York – Dec. 10

BP (search communications & external affairs category or by req ID):

This Manager, Media & Interactive Communications position with Pepco is new since last week's finds – experience handling media and social media relations at a high level within an organization required

Vanderbilt University Medical Center is in search mode for an Assistant Director of Federal Relations – job comes with onerous requirement of traveling to Vanderbilt's campus in Nashville, Tennessee, several times a year. Yeah, heading to a pretty & leafy college campus in a fun town via a 68-minute flight (DCA to BNA) will be a terrible imposition. Apply by Dec. 17.

Speaking of BNA, here's some recently-updated opportunities with the always important-sounding Bureau of National Affairs:
The National Hydropower Association seeks Director of Public Affairs to handle internal communications and strategic external communications with news media, key stakeholders and the general public – experience with Dreamweaver, HTML, Photoshop, and/or Illustrator desired.

Your duties as Senior Analyst, Government Relations for General Motors will include research, grassroots, event management and legislative tracking – 2-3 years of GR/Capitol Hill/public policy experience required – apply by Jan 2.

Dept. of JusticeDirector, Office of Communications for their Office of Justice Programs – $123k-$155k – job ID: JP-11-002-DEU – apply by Dec. 10

The Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is seeking a dynamic, experienced Director of Communications and Marketing. Candidates should have effective project management and vendor management skills to include budget and production processes for print and electronic materials.

Population Services International
– fluency in French or Spanish preferred for both:
Survey Research Analyst is the latest position available at the Society for Human Resource Development – at least 5 years experience conducting quantitative survey research required.

National Cooperative Business Association
We (and you) probably wish we’d found this 11/19-vintage Director, Research & Information position with the National Association of Broadcasters a little earlier.

Even worse, these opportunities with Reading is Fundamental have been available on the plains of cyberspace since Nov. 12 (but given weekends and Thanksgiving holiday, they’ve really only been out there for 14 working days):
International Trademark AssociationWashington Representative – familiarity with issues related to trademarks, including anti-counterfeiting, internet governance, protection of famous marks and other IP-related matters would seem to help your resume rise to the top of the pile

Northern Virginia Community College
Public Information Officer – $32k-$45k

These are a little outside our normal purview, but they sound like they would be great un-desk-bound fun: the Virginia Outdoors Foundation is looking for two Stewardship Assistants (pdf) to monitor and inspect easements for changes and/or violations. Seeking experience related to stewardship, land use planning, conservation easements, or related areas, as well as facility with GIS, Arcview, aerial photography, and similar applications. $32k-$40k – Warrenton and Staunton, Va. – apply by Dec. 22.

Defense contractor Alion Science & Technology seeks Communications Specialist (search Alexandria location or job ID 12497) – broad portfolio of communications responsibilities noted; 8+ years experience desired.

The American Psychological Association lists Senior Federal Affairs & Legislative Officer among their most recent openings; other opportunities include:
American Diabetes AssociationManager, Publications/Membership & Circulation

Congressional Management FoundationIntern info

Center on Budget & Policy Priorities:
Consumers Union – DC-based Public Policy Intern – stipend available – we also found Yonkers, NY Communications Intern and Public Policy Intern slots

We’re not sure if these previously-noted opportunities with are out of date, or if DDC Advocacy is constantly trolling for sharp Senior Public Affairs Writer and Field Manager candidates.

Gannett/USA Today:
Child Fund InternationalContent Management Developer – proficiency in TML, XML, CSS, Javascript, Actionscript, Photoshop, Flash and Dreamweaver on wish list – Richmond, Va. – apply by Dec. 16

SEIU Intern, Political Dept. – apply by Dec. 31

We’re wearing our Redskins t-shirt (really – it's Sunday a.m. as we write this, and hope springs eternal) as we stumble across this Program Associate for Research position with the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation – minimum of 2-3 years experience involving research and analysis, education policy, philanthropy, scholarship provision, and other related subjects required. We still miss the Squire.

Asia SocietyAssistant Director, Policy Studies (pdf) – New York

A high-profile food/agriculture trade association would rather remain low-profile in their hunt for a new Director of Regulatory Affairs – ideal candidates will possess experience dealing with EPA, USDA & FDA. Search managed by RAFFA.

The Summer 2011 Intern deadline at the National Education Association is Jan. 30. Don’t ask for an extension.

American Petroleum Institute
Counsel – preference for candidates with experience working in federal regulatory & legislative issues from both legal & policy perspective.

To kick off this week’s job-search resources, we give you the Foreign Policy Association job board, featuring plenty of Washington-area opportunities, including internships.

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