Friday, September 16, 2011

Putting the Fun Back in Malfunction

Un-deployed chutes, living like a Vanderbilt, proofreading into the evening and the arrival of Oktoberfest – it's all in a Friday's work at your favoritepublic affairs jobs resource.

Bipartisan policy/communications cabal Hamilton Place Strategies seeks Director hire with 4-6 years of communications experience with an agency, publicly-traded company, or Hill/Administration background.

General Dynamics ITSenior Communications Principal (search keyword media relations or req # 185717) – seeking candidates with relevant PR/communications skills, plus previous experience working with the federal government, defense and or technology industry required; past experience working with a top-tier systems integrator highly desired.

Escape to Seattle, WA and Director of Marketing & Communications (pdf) for Global Partnerships, an anti-poverty/microfinance group focused on Latin America. Search managed by Waldron HR – apply by Oct. 17

American University:
Crowell & MoringAssociate Director, Business & Marketing Development

More for the marketing communications segment: PBS seeks Associate Director, Marketing/Promotional Assets and Assistant Director, Marketing/PBS Education

This is outside the usual focus here, but no doubt one of you has communications/outreach and marketing skills relevant to a position like Senior Analyst Relations Professional with telecom/networking group Neustar. Sterling, Va. location.

Pew Charitable Trusts
The City of New York seeks Intern for its DC-based Federal Affairs Office – preference will be given to applicants with experience and demonstrated interest or academic studies in public administration and the political process; ties to NYC also important – apply by Oct. 15

Several production, digital, admin & marketing related spots available locally and nationally with Discovery Communications

Center City Public Charter Schools is a six-school charter school network in Washington, DC focusing on character, excellence, and service, attributes you’ll surely be bringing to the table as Director of Development & Communications (pdf) – CCPCS would also like to see a proven track record of raising funds from diverse sources, including major gifts from individuals, foundations, corporations and government agencies on your resume.

Council on Foreign Relations:
Association of American Medical CollegesCommunications Associate – seeking candidates with 2-5 years of hands-on experience in admin, multi-media communications, web publishing, and/or editorial assistant work; working knowledge of the Adobe suite, standard audio and video editing software, along with other specialized software and hardware knowledge, including CMS, desirable.

You’ll be responsible for Parachutist magazine – and, by extension, frightening articles like Putting the FUN Back in MalFUNction in your tour as Director of Communications for the United States Parachute Association – $50k-$70k – Fredericksburg, Va.

CNA is a non-profit research organization that operates the Center for Naval Analyses and the Institute for Public Research – seeking a Legislative Director (scroll to find) for a range of congressional relations duties and responsibilities – subject to security clearance investigation, of course.

Opportunities to get involved with the essential work of Refugees International:
Virginia Interfaith Center for Public PolicyPresident/CEO – ability to analyze public policy issues and express a theological rationale for policy positions is among requirements for position – Richmond, Va. apply by Oct. 15

More for your far-flung Friday needs – what could be more elegant, relaxing and overall great than life in the hills of Asheville, NC as Public Relations Manager for the Biltmore Companies? We approve of and aspire to the idea of vacationing like a Vanderbilt.

Speaking of money and North Carolina (insert Dick Baddour, Butch Davis & John Blake walk into a bar joke here), we also see Major Gifts Officer with the American Civil Liberties Union in Raleigh, NC

Newer opportunities with Vital Voices Global Partnership:
Later shift (1:00-9:00 pm) Proofreader position available somewhere between the East & West Fall Church Metro stops with the folks at Tax Analysts.

Active Minds works to harness the student voice to raise mental health awareness on college campuses – seeking Development Director

ConnellyWorks provides comprehensive communications services for the large and growing government technology market – non-specifically titled junior public relations position (2-3 years experience sought) and Admin Assistant slots available on this Herdon-based team.

State Dept.Alumni Outreach Specialist – $74k-$97k – job ID: ECA-2011-0139 – apply by Sept. 26

George Mason UniversityCommunications Specialist, Career Services – part-time – apply by Sept. 19

Don’t say SEIU didn’t warn you – for their Campaign Communications Specialist post, long and extended hours and travel are part of the bargain.

Oktoberfest season starts Saturday in Munich and around here, too. Here’s this weekend’s finds:

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