Monday, July 25, 2011

Late July Indolence

A schedule update before we get into it today: DCPA+CJ will just be publishing on Monday, Wednesday & Friday of this week. Is this due to late-July indolence on our part, or a particularly busy week ahead for us? We're not telling.

And now, let's get to previously noted opportunities closing this week:

America’s Future FoundationEditor for DoublethinkJuly 25

Church World ServiceGrassroots Coordinator, Immigrants’ Rights – $50k-$57k – July 25

Dept. of LaborInternational Relations Officer – $72k-$115k – job ID: DE-11-HRC-ILAB-209 – July 25

Nature ConservancyEditorial Manager (scroll to find or use job #39129) – July 25

Treasury Dept.
Senior Legislative & External Communications Specialist – $89k-$115k – job ID: 11-DO-763P – July 26

Collaborative Communications GroupSenior Associate, Online CollaborationJuly 27

North Asian Pacific Center on Aging – deadline info found here:
American Cancer SocietyOffice Coordinator – $28k-$32k – White Marsh/Baltimore, MD – July 29

American Water Works AssociationFederal Relations SpecialistJuly 29

Arthritis Foundation:
Kauffman & AssociatesDirector of Research & Evaluation (pdf) – July 29

Rails to Trails AllianceVice President, Development & Communications (pdf) – search managed by Dewey & KayeJuly 29

Union of Concerned ScientistsProgram Assistant, Energy & ClimateJuly 29

University of Maryland
Coordinator of Marketing Communications, Business School – low to mid $30k – July 29

Henry L. Stimson CenterDevelopment AssistantJuly 31

Marine Conservation Institute (scroll down):
Radio Free EuropeProduction Assistant – Prague, Czech Republic – July 31


The National Association for College Admission Counseling has an immediate opening for a Communications Coordinator to serve as editor of bi-monthly electronic newsletter and other related PR/marketing duties.

Women Thrive Worldwide is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to shape U.S. policy to help women in developing countries lift themselves and their families out of poverty - play a leadership role in those efforts as Vice President for Policy & Government Affairs (pdf) – search managed by Slesinger Management.

Prince William County GovernmentNeighborhood Coordinator – $57k-$92k – work involves assisting the community to build a civic infrastructure to enable the community groups to effectively interact with service-providing agencies to improve their individual circumstances and relationships with the County government – public administration or urban planning degree helpful – Woodbridge, Va. – apply by Aug. 3

University of Virginia – Charlottesville, Va.
Speaking of Charlottesville, that’s where you’ll be if you’re tapped as Leadership Gift Officer for the Southern Environmental Law Center – your background should include a minimum of five or more years of successful one-on-one fund raising. [hey, wait: wouldn’t minimum of five years suffice? Isn’t the addition of or more actually contradictory to the whole idea of minimum?]

Direct Selling AssociationCommunications Assistant

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation will give you until July 29 to pull together highlights from your minimum of five years experience in contributing at the leadership level in a successful development/fundraising operation and apply for Director of Individual & Planned Giving – Annapolis, MD

Some recent out-of-town opportunities with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation:
The American Association for Cancer Research seeks DC-based Manager of Legislative Affairs with 1-3 years experience in public policy or advocacy environment; preferably dealing with biomedical research, science policy, or cancer/health policy. Several program & marketing positions available in the Philadelphia HQ, as well.

Options Clearing Corp.
Director, Government Affairs – looking for candidates with a min. of 10 total years experience as a Congressional staffer or in a gov’t relations role, with relevant contacts on the Hill, at Federal financial services regulatory agencies and at industry associations.

Latest from the American Society for Clinical Oncology:
ICF InternationalHealth Communications/Outreach Coordinator – government contracting, public health communications or proposal development experience helpful

Dept. of State
Public-Private Partnership Officer, Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator – $89k-$115k – job ID: S-2011-0079 – apply by July 28

Pew Charitable Trusts
Greater Baltimore Medical CenterMarketing & Communications Manager

A little patience required here – as the New York Life careers page seems to generate unstable, session-based links – for the Exec Assistant position in their government affairs office: a) go to corporate careers, b) then to experienced professionals, c) then to experienced jobs, d) then to openings, e) then search using DC location or req ID 6064BR. We think NYL should give you the job just for being able to actually find it.

Mystery defense government relations firm seeks a motivated and organized Receptionist/Exec Assistant to support the senior staff of the company and assist with daily operations - $30k

These Senior Director, Federal Affairs (use DC location, or job ID 2794BR) $170k-$220k – and Director, Public Policy (2421BR) $120k-$140k – positions with Aetna sport recent July listing dates – but we first came across them a full month ago. We don’t know what that means, really, except that we really like to demonstrate that we’re paying attention here.

Association of Credit and Collection Professionals seeks Manager for their PAC – DC or Minneapolis, MN location possible – can also search here, if original direct-to-word-doc link doesn’t come up for you.

Do you think they let a bunch of cats run around the office all day at Alley Cat Allies? Let us know if you snag an interview for Grassroots Organizing Director – other media/fundraising slots noted as available there date back to earlier this month.

Community of Hope works to help address the healthcare and housing needs of DC’s most economically vulnerable residents – seeking Communications & Development Intern – start date flexible within early-to-mid Sept. time frame.

Halfway between Tyson’s & Leesburg – that’s where you’ll be working as Communications Specialist for the Architectural Woodworking Institute

Your job-search resource of the day will be a downer to recent grads, as the New York Times posits the notion of The Master’s as the New Bachelor’s. Sorry.


Gordon Barnes said...

Chris Wayne & Associates - Event Manager

CWA is a small but growing event production and political communications firm in Washington, DC and is looking for an experienced, outgoing, energetic and ambitious individual to fill an Event Manager position.

From international summits to gala dinners, press conferences to cross-country marketing tours, CWA brings innovation, creativity and experience to all of your most important communications projects. We work with high-profile clients both
nationwide and worldwide, and approach each event with a fresh perspective based on the unique culture and brand identity of every client.

As an event manager you will:

-- Serve as the primary contact to each client, working as the project manager for assigned events
-- Maintain each project from beginning to end, ranging from work on the proposal and contract to the actual implementation on the day of the event
-- Work with other event manager and assistant event managers to execute tasks and projects in a timely manner
-- Work with our auxiliary/partner teams to accomplish the creation and execution of production elements such as logo/branding, graphics and technical setup at the venue

We are looking for:

-- An individual with 3-5 years professional experience
-- Bachelor’s degree required
-- Background in event planning, political advance work and political campaigns a plus
-- An outgoing, energetic, yet poised person, who can maintain a successful client interface
-- Strong verbal and written communication skills
-- Ability to work under high pressure and under strict deadlines
-- Ability to work in a small-team environment
-- Flexibility in working long hours and occasional weekends during events
-- Technical production background a plus
-- A positive and personable individual

CWA provides full health benefits and offers a competitive salary. Occasional travel is involved. If interested, please email your resume to Arielle Koreyasu at

Gordon Barnes said...

World Wildlife Fund - Communications Intern

Unpaid position - The intern must receive academic credit or a stipend through his/her university for their work.

Description: The Program Communications Team seeks an intern who can assist the team in its role of coordinating communications for a global alliance (of which WWF is part of) that works with the U.S. federal government to help create policies and programs that will protect the environment in developing countries.

Major Duties & Responsibilities: Tasks will include helping to keep content on the alliance’s website current, accurate and informative; editing and writing collateral; coordinating communications meetings and activities for the alliance; and assisting with media outreach.

Minimum Requirements:

-- Bachelor’s or graduate degree in progress is required, as school credit (no stipend) must be accepted for this internship
-- Experience in journalism or public relations helpful
-- Strong interest in conservation, politics and the mission of WWF
-- Detail oriented
-- Exceptional written communication skills
-- Experience with editing and/or producing video a plus
-- Strong organization and time management
-- Familiarity with MS Word, Power Point, Excel required

Duration: Fall Semester

Application Deadline: August 1, 2011.

Contact: Apply by emailing resume and cover letter to Dan Forman at