Wednesday, June 6, 2012


Today's edition comes to you live from the cheerful confines of Alexandria's Buzz Bakery.

A mystery Democrat city/county council member in the metro region seeks highly motivated Communications Director with at least five years’ experience in advocacy/political communications & media relations.

Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans of America
BAE Systems seeks Legislative Intern with military background in conjunction with the company’s Warrior Integration Program. 

Arlington County Dept. of Environmental ServicesCommunications Intern – for current full-time undergrad or graduate students; previous experience with web content management systems preferred.

The Council on Foundations seeks Communications Strategist with 5-7 years experience demonstrating innovation, resourcefulness and solid writing skills.

Unknown Michigan Republican MoC seeks Interns of the unpaid variety for this Summer.

Asia Society Vice President, Communications & Marketing (pdf) – seeking candidates with 12+ years communications experience and familiarity with Asia-related issues – New York

The Council of Professional Associations on Federal Statistics has enlisted JDG Search to help identify a new Executive Director to lead the group. Job seekers with a public policy research/statistical background might also consider COPAFS' membership roster and their list of federal statistical agencies as nice resources for their own search needs.

Ocean Conservancy
Widmeyer Communications is hiring a Vice President to lead their largest client account, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.  The position requires an experienced communications professional with a proven ability to develop client relationships, manage a team, and achieve a high standard of excellence in all deliverables.  Top candidates will also show a track record of working on issues impacting low-income communities.  Search managed by Leaderfit.

Smithsonian InstitutionDirector of International Relations – $119k-$165k – job ID: EX-12-17 – apply by July 5

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (search DC location)
University Corporation for Atmospheric ResearchCommunications Coordinator/Web Content Manager – apply by June 15

City of Manassas, Va.Communications Coordinator – $56k-$92k – apply by June 22

University of VirginiaCommunications Specialist – $33k-$60k – supporting UVa Health System development/fundraising – web/graphic design skills particularly sought – Charlottesville, Va.

Western-looking, art-enthusiast development & fundraising pros may be interested these opportunities with the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art:
Community Foundation of the National Capital RegionDirector, Communications & Marketing – apply by June 29

National Park ServicePublic Affairs Specialist – $62k-$115k – job ID: WO-DCBH-12-667225-DE – apply by June 18

1 comment:

Gordon said...

Arlington County Dept. of Environmental Services - Communications Intern

unpaid position
June – August/September

The Arlington County Department of Environmental Services is seeking a Communications Intern for the summer. The Intern will report to the DES Communications Manager and provide support for the department’s communications team gaining hands-on experience through involvement in event coordination, community outreach, web maintenance and social media. The DES communications intern will assist with projects. The intern will also perform various writing assignments and tasks including drafting documents, event logistics and updating department web pages and social media accounts, etc.

Position Requirements

-- Full-time undergraduate or graduate student currently enrolled at an accredited U.S. college or university pursuing a degree in journalism, communications, government or English.
-- Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office, Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
-- Previous experience using website content management systems preferred.
-- Strong oral and written communication skills (knowledge of AP Style and editing is plus).
-- Strong understanding of social media, Web and other electronic communications tools
-- Self-starter, able to support multiple demands.
-- A positive attitude, strong work ethic and outgoing personality


-- Coordinating with supervisor on various projects – e.g. local events, project updates, etc.
-- Assisting in writing, proofing, editing, coordinating and distributing several employee communications.
-- Drafting and updating web content related to department projects and events.
-- Assisting with initiatives, including community outreach and associated events.

If interested, please email a cover letter and resume to Shannon Whalen McDaniel,