Friday, December 9, 2011

Your Future in Espionage. Or Portland.

Mars Symbioscience, the global health & life sciences segment of the locally-headquartered candy giant, seeks General Counsel & Public Affairs Director to manage all legal affairs across the globe and provide excellent and timely advice on regulatory matters.

Global Harvest Initiative, an agribusiness-supported effort to increase food production and sustainability worldwide, seeks Executive Director (pdf) with a background/experience in agricultural & international development as well as global food security issues – search managed by ProActive Communications – apply by Jan. 13

The Insured Retirement Institute seeks Communications & Marketing Director (pdf) with relevant communications background; grassroots & coalition-building experience helpful, familiarity with issues related financial services sector a plus.

American University:
PSI Pax, a technical services business that provides IT and operational enterprise support to the U.S. government, is recruiting for a full-time Communications Specialist to support a government client based in Woodlawn, MD (that’s West of Baltimore).

Green Door, a non-profit organization that prepares women and men with mental illness to work and live in the community, is seeking a full-time Development Assistant – $30k-$32k

United Food & Commercial Workers Union:
National Association of State TreasurersDirector of Federal Relations – requirements include a minimum five years of successful advocacy experience within an association setting and knowledge of public finance, banking, securities, and/or state government issues.

McFadden – the only humanitarian assistance, disaster assistance and international development firm that sounds like an Irish pub – has a spot behind the bar for a Strategic Communications Advisor.

New since we last checked in w/ our pals at Ketchum:
The Humane Society seeks a Maine State Director – experience in animal protection issues and work required; two-four years legislative/government affairs exposure preferred; grassroots outreach, advocacy, and or campaign experience desirable. Location unspecified; maybe it’s Portland, maybe it’s wherever you want. Closer to home (Gaithersburg, to be specific), we see a fresh call for a Magazine Circulation & Marketing Manager.

Portlandia returns on Jan. 6 – perhaps just as the folks at Portland Community College (as in Portland, OR) will be giving your CV the once over for Government Relations Manager post – $66k-$95k – apply by Dec. 28

Rails to Trails Conservancy:
Congressional Management FoundationVice President – portfolio includes fundraising, admin/management, personnel and strategic planning.

Elizabeth Warren enthusiasts/wannabes might want to check out this Senior Officer, Financial Security Portfolio opportunity with the Pew Charitable Trusts, where you’ll conduct legal analysis and review of consumer financial products and services and draft reports and fact sheets based on this work – JD required.

Brookings Institution:
Catch the latest iteration of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy – and then get ready to go deep undercover at the British Embassy. As always, should you or any of your I.M. Force be caught or killed, the DCPA+CJ Secretariat will disavow any knowledge of your actions:
Uncomfortable spying on our special relationship friends, the Brits? How about the French, then? Specifically, you’ll be tapping the secrets of Thales aerospace/defense group as Vice President of Government Relations & Communications and routing them back your handlers at Langley. Note: the 5/12/11 job-posting date noted is Dec. 5 in Euro-speak.

eBayAssociate Manager of External Affairs – government relations, grassroots/fly-ins, and PAC-related duties predominant. Probably no spying.

Best weekend wishes from your favoritepublic affairs jobs resource. Our plans include a stop at the just-reopened Evening Star/Majestic Lounge in Del Ray – see you there.

1 comment:

Gordon said...

Department of Health and Human Services - Budget Analyst Intern

The Secretary’s Budget Office of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is seeking a Budget Analyst Intern to work on the development and execution of the government’s largest budget for discretionary and entitlement programs.

The HHS Budget Office is a fast-paced, high-performing organization that manages high workload demands and meets short deadlines in support of the Secretary and the mission of HHS. Interns within the Office of Budget are given real responsibility, handling multiple projects at once, and treated as professional staff.

This internship is part of the Student Career Experience Program (SCEP). This program gives students a "jump start" in their chosen career fields by providing valuable, paid work experience while they are still in school. After completion of their academic and work requirements, students may be eligible for permanent employment. Additional information, including applicant eligibility requirements, can be found at:

Candidates should possess:

· Interest in the federal and congressional budget-making process;
· Strong analytical, written, and communication skills;
· Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and to respond quickly under pressure;
· No previous budget experience or financial management expertise is required.

Tasks may include:

· Coordinating the production of FY 2012, FY 2013, and FY 2014 budget products, including the HHS component of the President’s Budget;
· Coordinating the collection and analysis of budget information related to HHS programs and activities;
· Conducting analysis of the HHS budget;
· Interpreting and providing guidance on legislation, regulations, and executive-branch guidance; and
· Preparing briefing materials and other work products for HHS leadership

Interns will gain:

· Exposure to the Congressional budget and appropriations processes;
· Opportunity to engage in health and human services policy and management issues;
· Experience working in a fast-paced, challenging environment;
· Ability to interact with legislative branch and executive branch decision-makers; and
· Expand project management skills by working on various projects.

For information on HHS and the budget office:

Any student taking at least a part-time academic course load is eligible to apply.

Full and part-time applicants will be considered. Preference will be given to applicants who can commit to at least 16 hours a week. This is a paid position with salary commensurate with education.

Please email cover letter and resume to Megan Shade at with “Internship” in the subject line by December 30. Applications considered on a rolling basis.