Friday, May 6, 2011

We're Glad You Enjoyed Yourselves .....

Our Big Week (almost 250 new jobs & internships since Saturday) comes to a close with this amusing demographic note – the DCPA+CJ readership are proven Cinco de Mayo enthusiasts; yesterday's happy-hour (5 pm to 8 pm, EDT) traffic to the site was the lowest we've seen for a similar period in a long time. We're glad you enjoyed yourselves, you tequila-soaked wretches; now back to job-searching.

Modern Technology Solutions seeks Public Affairs Specialist to support their work with the DHS Domestic Nuclear Detection Office. Please do a good job, so we can all sleep a little better.

FEMA will relocate you to the bayou (well, New Orleans) as a Congressional Affairs Specialist – two positions available – $68k-$89k – job ID: MG-2011-81441-KAS-471416COR – term NTE two years – apply by May 16

Discovery CommunicationsMarketing Manager

The title says it all: Associate Director, Entertainment Industry Outreach with the Sierra Club – Los Angeles, CA

From the not-quite-as-far-flung file – AlcoaManager, Issues Management & Crisis Communications (search communications category or req # 8201BR) – Pittsburgh, PA

Brookings Institution:
The Town Creek Foundation is a private grant-making institution supporting ecological sustainability, with a current focus on Chesapeake Bay restoration and the causes and impacts of climate change. Senior Program Officer – Talbot, MD – apply by June 10.

Online strategy & solutions provider Siteworx seeks Media Relations Specialist. Sharp folks, from our experience dealing with them a while back.

Some of these jobs at the University of Virginia are for internal applicants only, but we figure we must have at least a few Charlottesville-based readers:
Also available in beautiful Charlottesville: UVa Health SystemMarketing Communications Coordinator (go to external applicants/apply now, then use keyword marketing or job ID 4439)

Owens & MinorDirector, Community Relations – Mechanicsville, Va.

Catholic Charities USAManager, External Relations – communications position that appears to be largely focused on supporting development/fundraising activities – can also search here

The National Association of Wheat Growers needs to harvest your resume by today, May 6 for Director of Government Affairs for Farm Policy. You probably shouldn’t have had that third margarita yesterday.

For those of you who eschewed Cinco de Mayo frivolity and are instead focusing on National Electrical Safety Month, this Communications Manager posting with the Electrical Safety Foundation International may get you charged up.

Project Hope
– editorial positions noted below are related to their Health Affairs publication:
The Great Lake Dredge & Dock Corp.Director of Federal Affairs – also available: Hydraulic Deckhand

New from Ogilvy PR (search DC location or req ID):
Unknown, Alexandria-based non-profit seeks Director of Development & Communications – $95k – experience/connection to U.S. military a plus

American University:
PAC Outsourcing LLC PAC Assistant – Oxon Hill, MD location

United Nations FoundationCommunications Director, Strategic Energy & Climate Initiatives – demonstrated experience in international communications & media campaigns required – apply by May 19

Your Friday resource: opportunities in the foundation/philanthropy universe from the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers.

Best wishes for a super-great weekend from your favorite™ public affairs & communications jobs resource.

1 comment:

Gordon Barnes said...

Fund for the Public Interest -- Partnership Program Director

location: Washington, DC
Fund for the Public Interest (The Fund) is a national nonprofit organization working to raise money and increase visibility, membership and political power for the nation’s leading environmental and progressive groups.
We are looking for an experienced, innovative and ambitious candidate to oversee the Fund’s Partnership Program, which develops citizen outreach programs – primarily canvass programs – with other non-profits, and oversees our relationship with those partner groups. Examples of past and current partner groups include the Sierra Club, Human Rights Campaign
and Save the Children.

The Partnership Program Director’s responsibilities are:

Networking and Marketing: Network and market the Fund’s citizen outreach services to potential partner organizations within the national public interest and non-profit communities.

Partner Acquisition & Negotiation: Identify and negotiate two new national partnerships over the next three years. Manage contracts with existing and potential partner organizations. Work with the Fund’s Canvass team to develop and manage test campaigns on behalf of new partners, including established outreach models (door to door and street canvass, voter
registration) and experimental models. Create customized programs to meet partner needs.

Management of Partner Relationships: Manage the Fund’s relationship with partner organizations; maintain customer
satisfaction with partners.

Organizational Building: Participate as part of the leadership of the Fund. Act as a liaison between the Fund and partner organizations. Help run trainings and staff recruitment drives.

Fundraising: Fundraise for the organization, through canvassing individuals and grantseeking.

Administration: Implement administrative systems including periodic reporting and invoicing to Fund departments and to
partner organizations.

Campaign and Staff Management: Each summer the Partnership Program Director oversees a national event-based
outreach program on behalf of the Human Rights Campaign.

The Partnership Program Director reports to the Director of Citizen Outreach for the Fund for the Public Interest.

Job Qualifications:
• Demonstrated commitment to the public interest, environmental protection, and social change.
• Exemplary communication and writing skills.
• Ability to represent the Fund to the public interest and non-profit communities.
• Fundraising experience -- preferably canvassing or other citizen outreach.
• Experience managing staff and/or running a department
• High level of aptitude with numerical analysis and Microsoft Excel
• Prefer experience in contract negotiation

Application: E-mail your cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Jeff Sprague at
We’ll carefully consider your application and if we think you're a good fit, we'll be in touch.