Monday, February 18, 2013

Happy Birthday, Mr. President

GW's big day is actually on Friday, February 22 (b. 1732); so don't forget to raise a glass to our First President at happy hour at the end of the week.  Scroll back or click here for previously-noted opportunities closing this week, plus some new finds, as well.

George Washington University seems like the right place to start on the federal holiday officially known as Washington’s Birthday, which is, oddly enough, called President’s Day at GW:
The American Institute of CPAs seeks Director of Communications with 10+ years related experience in public policy communications or public affairs.

A non-profit dedicated to providing facts on the economy & how government policy affects America’s financial well-being seeks Deputy Director, Social Media Action Center to be responsible for the day-to-day management of the Social Media Action Center team, producing social media reports, flagging trending topics, interacting with influencers, & coordinating with other organizations. Manager will need to foster a culture of creativity amongst the team and constantly be identifying "what's next" in digital & social media – search managed by the Center for Shared Services 

DC Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning & Economic DevelopmentPublic Information Officer – $90k-$127k – apply by Feb. 24

This External Communications Coordinator post supporting the DC/gov’t relations office at Caterpillar is set for unposting on 2/25 at 12:59 am, so let’s just say apply by Feb, 24, OK? 

Human Rights First
Volkswagen of AmericaMedia Relations Specialist – focus on Hispanic/Latino audiences

KetchumOnline Strategy Intern

Marine Corps Heritage Foundation
Internships – Dumfries, Va.

National Community Reinvestment Coalition
Fancy yourself promoting constitutional self-government from somewhere in the wilds between Cleveland & Columbus?  Ashland, Ohio, and this post as Executive Director of the Ashbrook Center could help you fulfill that rather specific ambition – search managed by Talent Market – apply by Mar. 1

Or perhaps Chicago, IL is more your speed: American Hospital AssociationSenior Director of Advocacy – knowledge of healthcare facility design, technology integration, infrastructure reinvestment, and energy management required.

Boutique PR firm Simoneink specializes in promoting luxury hotels and restaurants – seeking Public Relations Associate to pitch and promote their clientele to leisure/hospitality journalists.

We close your not-really-President’s Day with a probably-not-historically-accurate depiction of the Great Emancipator smoking an electronic cigarette, courtesy of the folks at Smoke Free, Inc., where you could be Social Media Director – Owings Mills, MD

1 comment:

Gordon said...

Unnamed free-market non-profit advocacy group - Press secretary

A Center for Shared Services client is looking for a Press Secretary to manage and coordinate press, while also supporting the Communication Director. The Press Secretary will primarily manage outreach in the South West and West region, but will also support daily media outreach activities throughout the country as needed. In addition, the Press Secretary will perform other duties as assigned to help strengthen the organization’s efforts to advance economic freedom in the U.S. Hispanic community. The position is based in Washington, DC.

Essential Responsibilities:

· Draft and edit advisories, releases and editorials; pitch to the media and maintain updated contact lists for media outreach.

· Work with Regional Directors to provide support to the regions and promote events and initiatives in the West and Southwest region as well as other parts of the country as needed.

· Strengthen grassroots efforts in the region and other areas as identified, using traditional media and new media.

· Provide support to the Communications Director on developing marketing materials.

· Work with the Communications Director on messaging for local markets to support Regional Directors.

· Serve as liaison with all employees involved in communication projects and the Communications Director.


· An associate’s or bachelor's degree, or similar combination of education and experience in communications, political science or economics, is preferred

· Three to five years of experience in communications working with new media, grassroots campaigns, and messaging

· Prior experience is preferable with audio and video editing software, graphics software such as Publisher Pro, as well as marketing distribution programs like Exact Target.

· Outstanding communication skills, both written and oral

· Bilingual in English and Spanish is preferred

· Candidate should be able to work flexible hours to support events and be able to travel up to 50% of the time

· Possesses a friendly, professional demeanor, positive presence, and is comfortable being interviewed on camera

· Previous communications project management experience and attention to detail a must

· Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment while integrating a high degree of attention to detail and organization

*Please include a cover letter in your application indicating why you are interested in working for a free-market non-profit advocacy group.

Press Secretary Application Link Note: link corrected at 10:15 am - if you applied for this between 9:30 am and 10:15 am on 2/19, we suggest trying again. Sorry.