Monday, January 17, 2011

Confused, Although not Dazed

Some excellent, serious and rewarding opportunities in today's edition – and, for you folks who only surreptitiously visit on weekdays from your work computers (we're on to you), please scroll down for a pretty good-sized Saturday something-extra.

Editorial note: no post scheduled for Tuesday. We'll return on Wednesday with a regular edition, and then offer up our annual Summer Internship Special over four days; Thurs-Sun, Jan. 20-23. Note to HR and intern-supervision folks: you can send links to intern opportunities here.

And now - previously-noted opportunities closing this week:

Refugees International:
  • Advocate – high-level French language skills required – knowledge of Swahili, Arabic or Spanish desired – Jan. 17
  • Director of Policy & Advocacy – foreign language skills, esp. French, Spanish or Arabic, desired – Jan. 17
National Association of County and City Health OfficialsDirector of Government AffairsJan. 18

National Institute of Food & AgriculturePublic Liaison & Congressional Affairs Officer – 105k-$155k – job ID: NIFA-2011-0039 – Jan. 18

Peace CorpsPublic Affairs Specialist – $42k-$62k – job ID: FP-1035-07/04 – Jan. 18

Private Equity Growth Capital CouncilDirector, Grassroots & Membership OutreachJan. 18

Nature Conservancy (use advanced search & job #, or scroll back):
American UniversityStaff Assistant, School of Public Affairs – $18-$19/hr – Jan. 19

Internal Revenue ServicePublic Affairs Specialist – $105k-$136k – job ID: 11AU3-CLX0146-1035-14-PT – Jan. 19

NASALegislative Affairs Specialist – $51k-$97k – job ID: HQ11B0061 – Jan. 19

World Bank:
United Nations Foundation:
Animal Defenders International – Los Angeles, CA:
Natural Resources Defense CouncilPress SecretaryJan. 21

Overseas Private Investment CorporationPublic Affairs Specialist – $89k-$115k – job ID: OPIC-11-0003 – Jan. 21

Virginia Society for Certified Public AccountantsMarketing Consultant – Glen Allen, Va. – apply by Jan. 21

Brookings InstitutionPolicy/Research Assistant, Metropolitan Policy ProgramJan. 22

Project Isuga – sellers of handmade scarves that help feed/educate orphans in Africa – promise you a meaningful Social Media Intern experience this Spring or Summer.

Our friends at the Pew Charitable Trusts are still actively seeking candidates for this Senior Officer, Communications, Medical Safety Portfolio position, involving surely-challenging work on antibiotics resistance and industrial farming issues. Of newer vintage with PCT is this Senior Research Associate, Pew Center on the States opportunity.

Several excellent (and confirmed as available) opportunities with the American Enterprise Institute (scroll down):
The American Association for Justice (formerly the Association of Trial Lawyers) seeks Press Secretary for wide range of communications-related duties – 3-5 years relevant experience required.

Public relations and sports/event marketing firm Swanson Communications has an immediate opening for an Intern of the energetic and motivated variety.

We’re always a little confused by the Washington Post’s profusion of career sites – this one seems pretty comprehensive – but then there’s this one, too (which seems to bring up different opportunities) – neither of which provided a gateway to this National Political Web Editor for their operation – apply by Jan. 28.

Also baffling: we couldn’t replicate this Editorial Assistant position with the Associated Press via the apply link provided or the main AP career page. We did find an Editorial Assistant slot in Chicago, IL – and other DC-based radio/tv newsperson/production opportunities (search DC location).

Kickstart’s premise – it’s actually better to sell development tools (like irrigation pumps), rather than give them away – here’s how their math works out. Seeking Director of Government Relations with significant international agriculture/development experience.

Here’s a serious job with a serious damn title – Senior Associate, Crimes Against Humanity with Human Rights First – apply by Feb. 4. Also available: Senior Associate, Human Rights Defenders Program and multiple Intern opportunities.

Institute for Humane Studies:
JWT INSIDEAccount Exec – work with clients to support the development of employer branding, marketing/HR strategy.

New Democrat Network
Assistant to the President – apply by Jan. 18

RESULTS fights poverty/disease worldwide:
RaytheonSenior Manager, Government Relations (search keyword government relations or req ID 12897BR) – knowledge of US and foreign missile defense programs and US military departments’ naval and air defense programs required, along with Top Secret clearance.

American Physical Therapy Association:
USDA/Food & Nutrition ServiceLegislative Affairs Specialist – $89k-$115k – job ID: 11-FNS-083P – apply by Feb. 7

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Mystery global law firm seeks Government Policy Advisor for its growing bipartisan public policy/GR department.

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