Friday, May 13, 2011


Friday the 13th got off to a great start – first, we spilled some coffee on our shirt, and the we learned that the usually ultra-dependable blogger platform has shut down the ability to post and sent yesterday’s posts (ours and everyone's) into digital Siberia [happily enough, Thursday's post has new finally returned to the fold]. Finally, at about 1:30 p.m., it appears we're allowed back in to bring you today's post. Awesome – who says there's no such thing as paraskevidekatriaphobia?

Special Sunday Update – we just happened across this Politics, Press & Public Affairs Intern opportunity with the British Embassy's outpost in Boston, MA, and thought we'd share it with you today, given the Monday, May 16 application deadline.

The Zeno Group shows up last in our alphabetical listing of public relations firm career pages, so it only seems fair to give them the pole position in today’s run:
Our friends at the Armed Forces Foundation seek Director of Operations to manage small and provide logistical direction to the Foundation’s Moral & Welfare Programs. Capitol Hill experience desired; preference given for veterans.

American Academy of Ophthalmology
Military/security firm Triple Canopy seeks Vice President, Government External Communications to support their convoy-protecting and nation-building business. This Armorer position – executes management, repair, maintenance and testing of individual and crew serve weapons (rifles, pistols, shotguns and belt fed) in support of all training weapons with minimal supervision – also sounds like fun, but it’s located in Zachary, LA.

American University
LinkNew to the Pew Charitable Trusts since we last visited:
The Loudoun County Dept. of Construction & Waste Management is seeking part-time temporary program Communications Specialist to support the development of the Department’s web and social media presence, particularly relating to the County’s Energy and Environmental Program – position runs through December – Leesburg, Va. – $20/hr – apply today, May 13

State Department
Public Affairs Specialist – $89k-$115k – job ID: DS-2011-0393 – apply by May 26

Glover Park Group
World BankCommunications Officer – supporting the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research – apply by May 26

DC, Baltimore or Indianapolis are your possible landing spots as Communications Manager with the National Government Services subsidiary of Wellpoint, Inc.

Lockheed-MartinCommunications Specialist – previous working experience working with/for the FAA desired

Battelle Communications Specialist – Five to ten years of communications experience required, along with knowledge of military or government communications and/or public affairs experience. Knowledge and experience with issues related to wounded veterans and the impact of wounded veterans on their families is highly desired.

James Madison UniversityDirector of Athletics Marketing & Promotion – $43k – Harrisonburg, Va. – apply by May 23

Nearly full-time (75%) Development Director position available with LGBT labor group Pride at Work – seeking candidates with proven track record in development for progressive nonprofits.

Be sure to mention that you’re goal-oriented in your cover letter to the U.S. Soccer Federation:
The New Leaders Council seeks Executive Director to help develop future progressive leadership – $60k – can be based in DC, San Francisco, Boston, New York - apply by May 22

Normally, we wouldn’t include a job title like Real Estate Specialist with Arlington County in our listings, but we figure we have at least a couple folks with the J.D. degree and contracts experience that is desirable for this position - $40k-$93k – apply by May 26

And here’s a bonus outside-the-cubicle Arlington County opportunity: need to get plenty of exercise this summer? Maybe Public Service Aide (i.e. – Meter Maid or Meter Man) is the way to go – $26k-$41k – apply by May 19

Friday’s baffling-to-us job resource is DC Urban Employ, whose current business model appears to be based on making folks register to see jobs otherwise directly available on Idealist.

On that confounding note, your favorite public affairs jobs resource will see you at our favorite watering hole, where the usual happy hour deal is being extended all evening as the endpoint of their 5 year anniversary fest.

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