Friday, April 13, 2012

It's Friday; be careful.

Several reader submissions in Friday's run.

The American Heart Association seeks two Associate Communications Manager, Media Advocacy hires to guide media strategy in support of federal & state advocacy issues important to AHA. Minimum of three years experience required, including work with print, electronic, and social/online media.

International strategic communications firm Brown Lloyd James is in search mode for a Director to manage their DC operations. Seeking candidates with 5-8 years professional experience, particularly work in an agency setting, and an outgoing/outsized personality will help your chances – $60k-$80k.

Just added: Resume review begins on Apr. 16 for this just-posted Executive Assistant to the Director of the School of Media & Public Affairs post at George Washington University. And here’s your former national media DC-bureau-chief boss.

Account Service Intern/Coordinator post available with Sensis, a digital advertising agency specializing in multicultural advertising – previous ad agency experience preferred; digital & multi-cultural related experience is deemed a huge plus in their book.

New opportunities with the unfortunately very busy these days crew at Refugees International:
  • Senior Advocate for Protection & Security – looking for candidates with Master's degree in international relations, journalism, human rights, political science; 5 to 7 years post-master’s experience involving some combination of overseas work and advocacy/policy background.
  • Advocate – experience in Sudan, the DRC or Afghanistan extremely advantageous.
  • Communications Intern – ignore the Dec. 2011 posting date noted; they are still actively seeking candidates
Strategic communications and event management group Chris Wayne & Associates seeks Admin Assistant (pdf) of the positive, personable, and poised sort for variety of admin and event-related duties. Sounds like a great possibly entry-level type of opportunity.

The National Children’s Museum seeks Marketing and Communications Manager with at least five to seven years of relevant experience, as well as excellent writing skills, social media background, familiarity with web and e-newsletter content management systems and proven media outreach skills. Marketing & Communications Intern and External Relations Intern also available with Apr. 15 deadline for one or possibly both of those.

The Aga Khan Foundation seeks Professional Development Interns (pdf) for work in their Programs; Impact Investing; Communications; and/or Finance departments for a nine-month period, beginning in summer 2012. International-related experience highly desirable, and Russian language skills a plus – apply by May 18

The Grassroots Business Fund, a global impact investing organization whose mission is to help build opportunities that support people living at the base of the economic pyramid, seeks Communications Intern working towards a related degree and some knowledge/interest in the field of impact investing.

American University

GE seeks Director, Digital Communications with at least 10 years of journalism, agency, digital or relevant communications experience, including expertise in social media crisis communications and how to protect and enhance brand’s reputation – New York of Fairfield, CT.

Clean Water Action seeks Program Director for the not-quite-great Lake St. Clair bordering both Michigan & Ontario; a minimum of three years of successful organizing experience should include at least one year at the helm of an environmental campaign.

The lovely City of Charlottesville, Va. seeks Communications Director with broad-based communications experience; you owe us a burger and couple ice cold beers at our favorite burger joint if you get gig – $77k-$164k – apply by Apr. 30

Speaking of C’ville, the University of Virginia seeks Corporate Relations Associate to assistant with event management and fundraising/development for the Darden School of Business.

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, MD, is extending its search to hire a Vice President of Development to design, plan, execute and oversee a successful multi-platform development program.

Institute for the Study of WarCongressional Relations Intern

Discovery Communications
DC Court Services and Offender Supervision AgencyCongressional Liaison – $105k-$136k – job ID: OLIPA-12-037-DEU-PW – apply by Apr. 20

Fleishman HillardSenior Vice President, Public Affairs/Financial Services – seeking candidates with PR agency or consultancy experience working on financial services clients preferred; alternatively, public affairs experience, corporate or government in banking, insurance, or credit cards – also findable via LinkedIn

Health2 ResourcesPublic Relations/Media Relations Specialist – must have health care experience and top-notch writing skills

Abt Associates
Mystery Bethesda-based health-related association is looking for a Development Coordinator on a temp to hire basis – $16/hr to mid-$40k

Best wishes for a pleasant Friday and a lovely weekend (and a few goals from Ovie & Co.) from your favoritepublic affairs jobs resource.

1 comment:

Gordon said...

Common Sense Coalition - Communications Director

You read it. You hear it. You feel it. Every year, the political parties turn more polarized, extreme and uncompromising. Trouble is, most of us aren’t that extreme. We’re largely moderate; fiscally responsible and socially tolerant. We want to see progress addressing America’s challenges, not gridlock. And we’re powerful if we stand together—we’re the swing vote. Representing more than 40% of the American electorate, we can change America if we stand together, vote together, and speak with one voice. At The Common Sense Coalition, we're fighting for the Americans in the middle--and we're looking for a Communications Director to shape and promote this message.

The ideal candidate should be entrepreneurial and aggressive in generating ideas that yield media coverage, promoting the Common Sense Coalition’s agenda through traditional and social media, and our national profile. The Communications Director will be responsible for all facets of daily press operation: media strategy development and implementation, serving as primary spokesperson for national and local media, coordinating press conferences, pitching story ideas, legislative action and events, and drafting policy, statements, releases, speeches, and op-eds.

Job Requirements

Candidates of all parties encouraged to apply. This is not an entry-level position. Candidates must have media contacts and a background working with both print and electronic media. The Communications Director must also seek innovative ways to increase the Common Sense Coalition’s visibility, including expanding the use of our website, and other on-line resources as well as developing/maintaining effective relationships with national and local media. On-the-record experience preferred.

To apply, please e-mail a cover letter, resume and three writing samples to Reference “Communications Director” in the subject of the email.