Friday, June 21, 2013

The Most Interesting Man in the World, 19th Century Edition

Heads up: don't miss tomorrow's (June 22) downtown DC Bourbon Bash, an opportunity to sample a several fine bourbons on one lovely afternoon/evening.  Tickets must be purchased in advance (and picked up before 3:00 pm on Saturday), and we've got a link for discounted admission. Cheers!

Independent Sector, a network for 600 charities, foundations, and corporate giving programs committed to advancing the common good at home & abroad, seeks Communications & Media Relations Manager – your 5-7 years of working in nonprofit, association, political, or related field should include work in experience in digital/web and brand-building areas.

Conservative-tilting Red Alert Politics is looking for a take-charge Managing Editor to helm day-to-day operations of the publication, including, but not limited to, story selection and direction, copy editing, reporting and intern mentorship.

The American Friends of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation seeks an energetic Director of Programs with an interest in transatlantic scholarly & scientific cooperation to develop programs that engage the alumni, partners & sponsors of the AvH. Three-plus years experience in program development and implementation required, preferably in a nonprofit setting, including proposal and grant writing, planning and execution of events. Read more about the the group's namesake, the 19th century version of the Most Interesting Man in the World, and apply by July 8.

American Society of Civil Engineers
The BrightFocus Foundation, a leading authority and resource on diseases of mind and sight, is looking for a Science Communications Specialist who can take complex data and make it lively and readable for lay audiences, without sacrificing depth or accuracy – temporary w/ possibility of longer term engagement.

Food & Water Watch seeks Director of Finance with at least 10 years of non-profit experience including work with c3 and c4 organizations.

Pew Charitable Trusts
Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants is looking for a superstar Area Restaurant Public Relations Specialist (scroll down) to help tell the story of their fine restaurants in the DC area – needless to say, we’ll be expecting some luxe treatment at Poste if you land this surely coveted gig.

Fleishman Hillard seeks highly experienced Vice President, Healthcare Public Affairs for their health-and-well-being-communications-focused Togo Run affiliate.

American Association of Community CollegesSenior Vice President, Communications & Advancement – requires experience overseeing all phases of public relations, media relations, community affairs, as well as managing multi-member staffs and large budgets.

Center for Health & Gender Equity
Freight rail advocate & acolyte GoRail seeks Vice President to guide dynamic communications, policy development, and external relations programs down the tracks.

DC Board of ElectionsPublic Affairs Specialist – $72k-$92k – apply by June 28

American University – Director of the Intercultural Management Institute in the School of International Service – mid $60k to low $70k – apply by July 19

American Society of Clinical Oncology
CFP BoardWeb Content Manager/Communications Specialist – search managed by Staffing Advisors

Here’s a very fresh Communications Associate opportunity with Americans United for Separation of Church & State – two+ years relevant experience required

International Baccalaureate – see also main career page
George Washington’s Mount Vernon seeks Development Services Assistant (scroll down) – proficiency wth Raiser’s Edge and fundraising experience preferred

Use this link (we suggest searching using the address or location search tools rather than the map) to see if you live in a Historically Underutilized Business Zone and are thusly eligible to throw your hat in the ring for a part- or full-time Book KeeperGraphic DesignerWriter/EditorPR Strategist (scroll down for last 3) opportunities with ENC Strategy.

Recently-added opportunities with Hilton Worldwide (search job field communications and public relations or use job #)
Whole FoodsPublic Relations Manager – Rockville-based opportunity supporting 42 stores (and counting) in DC, Maryland, Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey.

We close out your Friday with a look at the Dos Equis-favoring incarnation of Most Interesting Man in the World, who is, in fact, a pretty interesting dude.  Stay thirsty, and best wishes from your favorite™ public affairs jobs resource.

1 comment:

Gordon said...

American Society of Civil Engineers

Manager, Media Relations

Media Relations Specialist (scroll down)

Are you excited about making a difference and communicating about issues that will have a lasting impact on all Americans? Do you like working with others who are passionate about their work? If so, come join the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)!

-- Manager, Media Relations --

We are currently searching for a PR professional with outstanding writing, editing and verbal communication skills to strategically manage and implement our media relations initiatives.

Primary responsibilities include increasing awareness of the profession and the association’s programs

• Managing media outreach projects

• Developing media outreach materials, including news releases and advisories, letters to the

• Cultivating relationships with national and trade reporters

• Maintaining media contacts database and developing distribution lists

• Managing media inquiries

• BA in communications, public relations, journalism or related field

• 3-5 years of experience in media relations

• Experience with media relations software (Cision preferred)

• Demonstrated success crafting messages and pitches for the infrastructure industry

-- Media Relations Specialist --

We are currently searching for a junior media relations professional with excellent writing and verbal communication skills to provide project coordination and support for our media relations initiatives.

Primary responsibilities include:

• Crafting press releases and advisories;

• Letters to the editor and other media outreach materials;

• Maintaining and updating the media contacts database and developing distribution lists; and

• Assisting the senior manager, media relations in fielding media inquiries.

• BA in communications, public relations, journalism or related field;

• 1-2 years of experience in media relations and cultivating relationships with reporters;

• demonstrated success crafting messages and media pitches for the infrastructure industry.

• Experience with media relations software is preferred.

ASCE is a nonprofit professional membership association dedicated to the advancement of civil engineering in order to serve the public good. For consideration, submissions of interest must contain resume and cover letter with salary history and requirements. Please send to: ASCE, Attn: LW/PRSA,

1801 Alexander Bell Drive, Reston, VA 20191, or e-mail: