Friday, January 14, 2011

Swimming with Sharks

Some great jobs today – we want you to snag one of them.

We kick off your Friday with this terrific Assistant Director of Communications opening with the Maryland Sea Grant College – top tier candidates will have experience interacting with and gathering information from scientists, policymakers and others. You should also be able to show written products that interpret and translate scientific information for various audiences, especially with regards to natural resources, especially coastal, marine and environmental issues. College Park location – but we expect you’ll manage to clock plenty of time out on the Bay, too – apply by Feb. 18.

The British Embassy seeks world-class communications pro as Head of Strategic Communications – your experience should include developing and delivering communication plans that engage key target audiences and influence US opinion on a range of international policy issues. Salary range for the position starts at $77k – apply by Jan. 26.

Latest finds with Waggener Edstrom:
The Alice Ferguson Foundation is focused on providing experiences that encourage connections between people, the natural environment, farming and the cultural heritage of the Potomac River watershed – they are seeking a new Executive Director. Scroll down to find Development Associate position with $25k salary and Feb. 2 application deadline.

Many Voices provides resources to help Protestant clergy and congregations reach out gay and transgender audiences – seeking Development/Communications Officer to help build the organization.

Council of Better Business Bureaus:
New with Bank of AmericaPublic Policy Media Relations Exec – significant public policy and financial services experience required

Everybody else is moving to Austin, TX – and you can, too, as Executive Director of the Texas Mining & Reclamation Association.

New with Ketchum since we checked in with them just last week:
Discovery Channel is looking for a fun-loving, fast-swimming personality to be the first ever Chief Shark Officer for this year's Shark Week! – but perhaps Producer/Editor, Digital Media is more your speed.

Recent out-of-town opportunities with Burson-Marsteller:
Revel in your connection to the famed aviator & filmmaker at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, which seeks an exceptional Executive Producer to lead a new, long-term initiative for the production of high-quality science documentary films at its headquarters in Chevy Chase, MD.

A lot of program, admin and intern slots available in the New York offices of the Open Society Institute.

Far-flung Friday sends you southward with Hospital Corporation of America (search using keyword media relations or job #)
Nearby and/or off-in-the-wilds opportunities with the Wilderness Society:
iCivics is a web-centered nonprofit working to enhance civics education in middle- and high-schools via interactive games, innovative lesson plans and online activities – seeking an Executive Director (pdf)to lead the group, enlisting the help of Slesinger Management in the search.

Environmental Law Institute:
The American Association for Dental Research seeks a highly organized and collaborative individual with a strong science and biomedical research background to be Director of Government Affairs.

Bipartisan Policy Center:
Global Fund for Children – Summer Internships: DevelopmentCommunicationsGrantmaking William Ascher Summer Fellowship (for MBA students) - we're guessing the 2010 references are typos.

American University:
Solar Electric Light FundDirector of Communications

Happy Friday from your favorite™ public affairs & communications jobs resource! Here's one reason we're happy: we got our greedy little mitts on a six-pack of this rare bird – and we suspect our pals here will be tapping some soon.

1 comment:

Carol said...

My friends who read your blog live near Rustica. There's a great cafe nearby owned by the same folks. Alexandria is great (despite what my friends say).