Friday, July 15, 2011

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Electrician

Happy Friday, and welcome to the mid-way point of Summer.

Volunteers for Economic Growth Alliance
(aka VEGA), a consortium of economic growth/international development groups, is looking for a Director of Communications hire with 5-7 years communications/marketing experience, including significant focus on new media and web communications, as well as some time in a management position.

International agriculture/agribusiness consultancy Fintrac seeks an Editor to shepherd a major report to completion, starting ASAP and working through the end of September – looking for a candidate who is: a strong writer and editor, a fast learner, highly organized and capable of harmonizing a large, technical document.

Did you know the Dept. of State has a 9-month, location-flexible (i.e., your dorm room), and (unfortunately) unpaid Virtual Student Foreign Service eInternship? Apply by July 20

American Physical Therapy AssociationAssociate Director of Development

Association of Public Television Stations:
Mystery digital PR and strategic communications firm seeks a Writer/Media Relations Manager with experience in developing and placing compelling media and technical content on energy issues, with a focus on utilities, transmission and nuclear energy.

Alliance for Justice:
Tostan seeks a Communications Assistant for Strategic Projects of the unpaid/intern variety to support their work advancing community-based sustainable development and positive social transformation in Africa.

Waggener Edstrom seeks Account Manager with at least seven years relevant experience and strong media relations skillset. Other fresh opportunities of the out-of-town sort available: Executive Assistant/Office Manager in Boston, MA and Intern, Fall 2011 in the Seattle, WA mothership.

We think it would be awfully great to be involved with the great work of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (not to mention the association with the wild legend of its namesake) as either Communications Specialist or Web Content Manager.

American University:
Self-described center-left think tank Third Way seeks Senior Policy Advisor for the Social & Politics Program – minimum of 5 years of relevant polling, campaigns, policy, or advocacy experience required, as well as strong quantitative skills and experience with public opinion research and the electorate.

National Institutes of HealthLegislative Liaison – $105k-$136k – job ID: NHLBI-NIH-DE-481773 – apply by July 23

Far-flung Friday opportunities with the Izaak Walton League:
McDonald’s Corp.Director of Global External Relations – Oak Park, IL – recently-posted opportunity (new since 7/7, according to our reckoning) – older-vintage posts there include Vice President, External Communications and Associate Producer/Project Supervisor – latter position appears focused on event, video & broadcasting related work.

The Property & Environment Research Center, the self-assessed nation’s oldest and largest institute dedicated to improving environmental quality through property rights and markets, seeks a Deputy Director, Development & Operations to join the team out in Bozeman, MT – search managed by Talent Market. Note: well-loved party town celebrated by Jimmy Buffett is just 45 minutes away.

Continuing our westward wanderings, how about a life-changing tour as an Exhibits Specialist with the National Park Service? $57k-$74k – multiple vacancies – job ID: AZSHRO 11-097 DEU TRM – Grand Canyon National Park, AZ – apply by July 18

Association for Career & Technical Education:
Council on CompetitivenessCommunications Director – ideal candidates for this position will have a minimum of 3 to 5 years public relations experience.

Regular DCPA+CJ readers are familiar with our affection for our special-relationship pals at the British Embassy – but we can’t help ourselves from pointing out the excellent potential for espionage or at least mischief that goes with their Electrician vacancy. Surely you’ll be able to sell some secrets to governments friendly or frosty to the Crown, or perhaps to the nosier & noisier precincts of UK journalism – or at least have some material for that novel of spycraft you’ve always dreamed of writing – $45k – apply by July 18.

Speaking of sneaking around – we think the Liaison Hotel on Capitol Hill would be the perfect place for an inappropriate assignation with a fresh-faced intern or to drop off that briefcase of cash for Senator _______ – you’re certainly welcome to adopt that marketing message in your role as Marketing & Public Relations Manager there.

Our weekend plans are pretty much focused on watching the Nats, cutting back some seriously overgrown vines, and a bottle of Avery 18. We hope your weekend goes just the way you want it, too.

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