Friday, April 20, 2012

Just Steer Clear of the Anthrax Tower, and You'll Do Fine

It's a lovely Friday following a fine Thursday night.  Just stay clear of maybe-not-biosafe cold war relics and you'll probably do OK; maybe snagging one of these jobs wouldn't hurt, either.

The National Family Caregivers Association, a group supporting the millions of Americans caring for chronically ill and/or aging family members, seeks new Chief Executive Officer (pdf) with passionate, enthusiastic and decisive leadership style – search managed by Transition Guides.

American University

IntuitSenior Policy Issue Manager – experience related to small business and  corporate policy issues (e.g. tax and governance) required; healthcare policy experience a plus.

Pew Charitable Trusts
CACI seeks Senior PR/Web Media Specialist for not-scary-at-all work at Fort Detrick in Frederick, MD – still, we’d suggest staying clear of the Anthrax Tower at good ol’ Fort Doom.  

This Communications Associate position supporting the Olsson Center of Applied Ethics at the University of Virginia is currently available for current UVa employees only, but we’ve seen similar opportunities move to open-to-all-comers status in the past.  Charlottesville, Va.

A third resume-screening date of Apr. 25 has been set for this previously-mentioned-by-us Public Affairs Specialist post with the DC Dept. of Motor Vehicles – $72k-$92.  We imagine this is the equivalent of “last call” for your CV-submitting purposes.

Sapient Government Services
PR Intern

AltriaCommunications Specialist (search req ID 13074BR) – seeking candidates with at least one year of related communications experience – Richmond, Va.

Microfinance/impact investing group Accion International seeks Deputy Director for their Smart Campaign to help protect clients/recipients from financial misadventure.

Not a public affairs post by any stretch of the imagination, but we can’t resist a chance to make one of you General Manager, Brand Management & Performance for Volkswagen USA.   Your first task: bring back the Karmann Ghia!

International defense/aerospace contractor Thales USA seeks Director of Communications with no less than five years of hands-on agency, corporate or association communications experience; strong preference for candidates with PR agency experience servicing high-tech or defense clients.

The 14-team Atlantic 10 Conference, spans ports of call from Charlotte to St. Louis to Dayton, but you’ll be closer to the coastline in Newport News, Va. as their Advance Media  & Communications Assistant – digital marketing and technology skills required, including the ability to film, record, edit and produce video/digital content.

As Communications Manager for the National Grocer’s Association, you’ll surely bag ring-side seats for this annual Vegas showdown & throw-down.

Search publicity category for this perfect for English-major-with-intern-experience Publicity Assistant, Children’s Publishing Group post with Random House in New York.

We’re sort of amused by the low-key, this-could-be-any-job feel of this listing for Copy Editor with what we think of as the exact-opposite-of-low-key-kind-of-employer in Stamford, CT.

In keeping with today’s unofficial high holiday, we’d like to point out that the Director, Government Relations post with Americans for Safe Access (to safe and legal access to marijuana for therapeutic use and research, of course) remains unfilled (or perhaps, just forgotten-to-be-deleted) since last March.

Best wishes for a fine Friday and super-great, Anthrax-Tower-avoiding weekend from your favoritepublic affairs jobs resource.

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