Friday, October 19, 2012

Scientific, Handsomest, Expert & Velvet

A Big Week draws to a close at DCPA+CJ, including several direct-to-us submissions that might net be showing up in search engines or job boards.  And, if you somehow missed it, please check out our behemoth (160+ entries) Public Relations Jobs Special from last Tuesday.

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute appears to be in the early stages of a search for a Vice President of Communications & Public Affairs under the able guidance of Isaacson, Miller

Kelly Government Solutions seeks Scientific Communications Editor who can translate complex scientific information into plain language and write/edit science-heavy press releases & updates for a variety of audiences on behalf on the National Institutes of Health – ideal candidate would have a PhD in a psychology, neuroscience or a related discipline.

Pew Charitable Trusts
Fresh from this morning’s inbox: an Internship is currently available w/ Ein Communications – we’re told a $10/hr pay grade goes with it and that you should send cover letter and resume to

Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network
  • Project Manager, CDC – three years experience in management of grant-funded health and/or education-related projects, grant writing, & publication/product development sought.
  • Vice President of Education – seeking candidates with demonstrated educational planning experience, with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders including advisory groups, coalitions, forums, practitioner groups and partner organizations
Here is a very fresh Marketing & Communications Associate position with (and at) the National Building Museum – in our opinion, the absolute handsomest structure in the city.

Child Trends conducts high-quality research and sharing it with the people and institutions whose decisions and actions affect children – and you get to publicize and evangelicize (if that’s a word) this essential work as Vice President for Strategic Communication – at least five years’ experience in a senior communications position in the child/youth/family advocacy area or related field is required.

American UniversityDirector of Marketing & Communications, WAMU 88.5 FM

The American Bankers Association seeks Vice President, Congressional Relations with at least 7 years related work experience to include congressional experience with a focus on the banking industry.

USA Rice FederationManager, Domestic Promotion Programs –  Experience in food marketing/promotion and nutrition/food desired policy; PR agency, food company or commodity board experience a plus.

Altria Group seeks Senior Counsel, Government Affairs (search DC location or req # 13545BR) a minimum of 5 to10 years’ experience in a law firm, corporate legal department, or federal/state government agency.

AARP seeks Senior Medicare Policy Expert to provide detailed analysis and advice on Medicare-related issues

The Washington Center
GovDelivery allows public sector organizations to transform digital communication in order to have true mission impact, and may allow you to pick up a paycheck as Federal Executive Assistant if you have 5+ years as an executive admin experience in a sales organization, preferably in the Federal government market.

Case Foundation
Northern Virginia Community College
Riverside TechnologyCorporate Communications Assistant

Tax Executives InstituteDirector of Communications & Marketing

Lush voiced, Velvet Fog types may want to check out C-SPAN’s temporary Staff Announcer opportunity – minimum four years related experience with emphasis on live voice-over work required.

Oktoberfest season is starting to fade:
Best wishes for a big (or whatever size you prefer) weekend from your favorite™ public affairs jobs resource.

1 comment:

Gordon said...

Texas Ambulatory Surgery Center Society - Executive Director

Austin, TX

TASCS is seeking an individual with experience in the public policy arena and a working knowledge of health care facilities and medical practices to serve as Executive Director. This position involves promoting the ASC industry to members, policymakers, other segments of the health care industry, and plan general public.

Job Description
• Work with the Board of Directors to oversee strategic
• Develop new member benefits.
• Handle the organization’s finances, which includes:
o Bookkeeping through Quickbooks.
o IRS and state filings.
o Prepare budgets and quarterly financial reports.
• Maintain membership renewals at 95 percent each year. This is accomplished by providing members with products that they find useful – such as government affairs, newsletters, and innovative conferences.
• Meet non-members in order to educate them about TASCS; Travel around the state at least twice a month to meet with ASCs.
• Produce a bi-monthly e-mail newsletter that provides unique analysis of public policy and industry events that impact ASCs. Many ASCs join solely for this information.
• Keep the Web site updated and relevant.
• Develop public relations campaigns to advertise the ASC industry to key stakeholders.
• Meet with the Lobbyist on a weekly basis to review what issues are impacting ASCs and develop a plan for addressing them.
• Oversee the Lobbyist and hold him/her responsible following through on legislative or regulatory initiatives.
• Work with the Lobbyist to travel around the state to educate lawmakers about ASCs.
• Oversee the legislative plan.
• Advance TASCS legislative and regulatory initiatives – at least show progress.
• Work with the Legislative committee at least once a month while the Legislature is out of session and at least once every two weeks while the Legislature is in session.
• Coordinate annual trips to Washington, DC with the national association for ASCs to visit with lawmakers.
• Coordinate Capitol visits in Austin when the Legislature meets.
• Be prepared to testify on behalf of TASCS if a member is not available to do so at regulatory or legislative hearings.
• Work with the Programs Committee to identify speakers and unique topics that cannot be found at other conferences.
• Conferences typically consist of a November annual conference, an annual summit in the winter, and a possible summer meeting.
• Contact and work with all speakers for conferences.
• Obtain continuing education credits for attendees.
• Oversee the administrative work that TASCS’s contractors perform for the conferences.
• Work with sponsors and exhibitors to encourage them to participate.

Professional Background
The preferred candidate will have experience with:
• Health care experience working in either the legislative or regulatory fields in Austin, Texas or Washington, DC. This can be either a government role or working for a trade association or a company’s public policy unit.
• A working knowledge of the Texas health care environment. This includes having contacts with Texas ASCs, hospital systems, health care businesses, and physician leaders.
• An understanding of how state and federal health care policy impacts the health care industry in Texas. This knowledge will be necessary to produce newsletters and analysis for members.
• Strong writing ability.
• Strong verbal skills will be necessary.
• Knowledge of public policy campaigns and ability to promote an industry to key stakeholders.
• The individual will be expected to be creative and a self-starter.
• Must constantly be looking for new initiatives to enhance membership.

The candidate is expected to reside in Austin, Texas. A small office space in Austin, Texas can be provided if necessary. Salary will be based upon experience and skill set.

Apply to: