Monday, December 19, 2011

From Farmville to Stavanger; Festivus & Krampus

DCPA+CJ is sponsored by the United Nations Foundation, supporting the work of the United Nations through advocacy, partnerships, community-building, and fundraising. Download their their free mobile app (iPhone, Android or Windows Phone 7) to keep up with their essential work around the globe. Also available for iPhone: their free Pieces of Peace photo scramble game.

We'd be remiss if we didn't also remind you to keep the UN Foundation's regularly-updated careers page on your radar screen. Please note several fresh opportunities there and look below for a few deadline-today jobs among the previously noted posts closing this week.

Mobilize.orgCommunications AssociateDec. 19

United Nations Foundation
University of CaliforniaMedia Relations Specialist – $60k-$89k – Oakland, CA – Dec. 19

British Embassy:
Greater Philadelphia Cultural AllianceVice President, Policy & Community Engagement – Philadelphia, PA – Dec. 20

Environics CommunicationsSenior Consultant, Health Sciences Practice – Toronto, ON – Dec. 21

Marine Corps Heritage FoundationVice President, DevelopmentDec. 21

Virginia Dept. of TransportationPublic Relations Specialist – $11-$23/hr – Staunton, Va. – Dec. 21

American University
Grants & Contracts Assistant, School of International Services – part-time – $14-$17/hr – Dec. 22

Alice Ferguson Foundation
Community Outreach LiaisonDec. 23

Forest ServiceLegislative Affairs Specialist - $105k-$136k – two vacancies – job ID: 12-50060001-0003DP-DLG – Dec. 23

U.S. Coast GuardPublic Affairs Specialist – $89k-$115k – job ID: 12-1161-HQ-MD-D – Dec. 23

Fenton Communications is searching for an Account Director with a strong set of strategic communication, management, campaign development and media relations skills – your seven-plus years of relevant experience should include time spent leading accounts and managing staff.

National Endowment for the HumanitiesSpecial Assistant to the Director of Congressional Affairs – $34k-$44k- job ID: 12-003-DE – apply by Dec. 20

Concerned Black Men/National OrganizationCommunications Manager – guides marketing and communications strategy to website, internet, online/offline & social media audiences

Active secret clearances required for these slots with E3 Federal Solutions:
Citizens Financial Group seeks Senior Vice President, Government Affairs with 5-8 years relevant experience in drafting legislation, advocacy work, and/or political campaigns. There’s also a Senior Manager, Public Affairs post available in Chicago, IL

Administration for Children & FamiliesLegislative Analyst – $105k-$136k – job ID: HHS-ACF-DE-12-569989 – apply by Jan. 6

Longwood College
– Farmville, Va.
Northop Grumman Information SystemsPublic Relations Representative – focus on cybersecurity issues – secret clearance required

USA TodayDirector of Communications – fast paced environment promised; your aplomb dealing with difficult issues at a moment’s notice will be valued/needed.

You're on the trail of embezzlers, swindlers, pyramid-and-Ponzi enthusiasts, and other fraudsters with the National White Collar Crime Center – Richmond, Va. or Fairmont, WV:
Hampton UniversitySenior Public Relations Specialist – responsible for media relations, newsletters, e-mail, web communications & strategic marketing for designated programs within the University – Hampton, Va.

Open Society Institute:
American Lung AssociationPlanned Giving Officer – seeking candidates with five+ years of fundraising experience, preferable in planned giving, with knowledge of donor identification, solicitation, stewardship & cultivation techniques.

Spanish language chops required to get on the roster (well, for the first two slots noted) with DC United:
These un-local spots with Porter-Novelli are new since we last checked in:
Opportunities to be Statoil’s guy or gal in DC; we hope you’ll occasionally get to visit the home base in beautiful Stavanger:
Mercy Corps:
The State Department seeks Foreign Affairs Officer/Group Director, Digital Presence to direct all operational and planning aspects of Digital Outreach Team, which engages with audiences in the Middle East, South Asia and other foreign geographic regions through digital communications platforms – $123k-$155k – job ID: R/PPR-2012-0001 – apply by Dec. 29

Brookings Institution:
George Washington University:

RaytheonPublic Affairs Manager – responsible for supporting the engagement of think tanks, public policy organizations and key trade media

Assorted holiday season housekeeping and errata:

  • We remain in M-W-F publishing mode this week (and likely next week, too) – see you again on Wednesday
  • Rustico rolls out special seasonal brews for Festivus celebrations at Ballston (tonight, starting at 6:00 pm) and Alexandria (Tuesday)
  • Also tonight – catch a reprise of Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations Somewhat Whacked-Out Holiday Special at 10:00 pm (eastern) – you can also catch Tony's Krampus Carol video here, which the network overlords deemed a little too intense for the episode.
  • For your Monday job-search resource, we note that long-running subscription/pay job board Opportunities in Public Affairs now carries a handful of free listings, too (click on various categories at left hand side of page to see free jobs).


Gordon said...

American Association for Homecare - Senior Manager of Government Affairs


The American Association for Homecare senior manager of government affairs will assist in the development and implementation of the Association’s agenda for legislative and regulatory advocacy across a broad spectrum of issues that include Medicare competitive bidding for home medical equipment, power wheelchair issues, oxygen issues, diabetes and supplies issues. S/he will be supervised by the Vice President of Government Affairs and assist in the management of various councils of the Association; will have regular contact with elected officials, congressional staff and regulators; and will consistently update Association staff on the progress of advocacy efforts. The senior manager of government affairs will incorporate the goals of the organization into legislation and policy; assist with the development of develop policy analysis, position statements, and fact sheets. Additionally, the senior manager of government affairs will assist in the preparation of written and verbal testimony.

Principal accountabilities:

• Identify, create and act upon strategic opportunities to promote the Association as a leading voice of the home medical equipment community in the country and communicate the industry association’s interests to the government and other key stakeholders.
• Build positive external relationships with government representatives, key legislators and staff (representing all political parties) and other stakeholders to communicate the Association’s perspectives, interests and public policy positions.
• Review legislation, budgets and studies, and present persuasive arguments for the industry’s position related to same.
• Build positive relationships with other business associations and professional organizations in order to strengthen the Association’s position on key issues: identify and pursue opportunities for information-sharing, collaboration and joint advocacy.
• Communicate with members on public policy issues in order to understand their needs, identify the issues of top importance, receive member input and respond to member questions and requests. (When necessary, this will include the creation and co-ordination of member working groups or committees.)
• Assist and then manage key issue councils of the Association.

Organizational relationships:

The position reports to the VP of Government Affairs and collaborates closely with other team members of the government affairs department as well as the communications and membership departments.

Knowledge, experience and competencies:

• Minimum five years employment where major responsibilities included role as an advocate/advisor/researcher in public policy.
• Excellent project management skills including priority setting, planning and budgeting.
• Strong analytical and policy development skills, with a comprehensive understanding of government processes and influences.
• Excellent communications and interpersonal skills, ability to influence and achieve consensus and collaboration; strong customer service orientation.
• Ability to work effectively independently and as well as part of a team in a small office environment.


• University graduate, preferably in political science, public administration or economics, or employment experience equivalence. Health care association experience and/or Capitol Hill experience would be preferred.

Send resume and salary requirements to: AAHomecare Senior Manager GR Position, 2011Crystal Drive, Suite725, Arlington, VA 22202; Fax to (703) 836-6730; E-mail to

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