Thursday, August 1, 2013

August: Just the Jobs

Welcome to August, happy home to preseason football, easier DC commutes, fading pennant hopes and (mostly) just-the-jobs format at DCPA+CJ.  Will we beat last year's j-t-j total of 1,037 opportunities uncovered by Labor Day?  (yes, of course we will).

1) Peace CorpsSpeechwriter – $65k-$119k – job ID: DPC13-A0143-LH – apply by Aug. 13

2) Scroll down for information on Intern opportunities with bipartisan government relations/communications cabal QGA Public Affairs – $10/hr – Sept. to mid-Dec. tour of duty envisioned

3) The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees seeks a temporary and part-time Congressional Affairs Associate to work in its Regional Office in DC through Oct. 30 – apply by Aug. 2

4-5) American Academy of Pediatrics
6-9) American Institute of Architects
10) Americans for ProsperityDirector of Federal & External Affairs

11) The American SpectatorIntern/Young Journalist Training Program – apply by Aug. 15

12) American Wood CouncilVice President/Director, Government Affairs

13) Astra ZenecaGlobal Portfolio Brand Communications Manager (note: 11/07/2013 posting date means July 11 in Euro-speak)

14) Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc.Director of Development (scroll down)

15-16) Center for Budget & Policy Priorities
17) CignaDirector, Federal Government Relations (use advanced search and DC location or job # 89819)

18) Citizens Against Government Waste Media Manager – mid $30k

19) Composite Can & Tube InstituteAssociate Manager, Events & Publications – mid $30k

20) Farmers Insurance GroupDirector, Government Affairs

21-22) Georgetown University
23-24) Humane Society
25-26) Human Rights Watch – New York
27) Large, high-profile (yet anonymous) GR & public affairs firm - Copy Editor and Researcher

28) Leadership DirectoriesAssistant Content Manager – $30k – described as entry level

29-30) MGH
31) National Agricultural & Aviation AssociationCoordinator of Government & Public Affairs

32) National Mining AssociationCommunications Specialist – $30k-$32k

33) National Trust for Historic PreservationSenior Manager of Public Affairs/Speechwriter

34-39) Nature Conservancy (scroll to find, or use advanced search & job #)
40) Pew Research CenterDigital Editorial Assistant

41-43) Project Hope – positions also support Health Affairs to varying degrees
44-45) Rock Creek Strategic Marketing
46) Rockville-based PR/social media firmIntern

47) Sandia National LabsGovernment Affairs Officer – Albuquerque, NM

48-51) Soujourners

1 comment:

Gordon said...

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees - Congressional Affairs Associate (part-time)

temporary position

Washington, D.C.

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) seeks a temporary (part-time) Congressional Affairs Associate to work in its Regional Office in Washington through October 30, 2013. The Associate will help the Protection unit of ROW in extending its education and outreach to the United States Congress. In the United States the Protection unit informs government officials, attorneys and non-governmental organizations about international standards of refugee protection and protection for stateless individuals. Its staff meets regularly with these partners on refugee protection and stateless matters specific to the U.S., provides comments on proposed legislation and regulations, submits “friend of the court” briefs on select issues, monitors compliance with international standards and conducts training sessions and public presentations to a wide range of audiences. The office also monitors detention conditions of asylum-seekers and stateless individuals and works in support of the development and use of alternatives to detention for them.

The Associate will play a logistical role in establishing and enhancing relationships with congressional offices; educating congressional offices on the needs of refugees and the efforts of UNHCR to protect and assist vulnerable persons; conducting background research on issues of concern. The position requires a dynamic team player with a strong understanding of the U.S. legislative process. The position is part-time (20 hours per week).

Responsibilities of the Associate will include:

• Setting up appointments logistics with relevant Congressional offices

• Prepare, draft and edit background memos and follow up correspondence

• Organize and prepare all documents and resources for Congressional meetings

• Attend hill briefings and/or hearings related to refugees and asylum seekers

• Monitor Congressional activities on key issues related to refugees and asylum seekers

Position Requirements:

• University degree in political science, public policy, or related field

• Strong understanding of U.S. Congress/prior Hill experience required;

• Familiarity of refugee protection issues in the United States preferred;

• Awareness of U.S. national and local political climate;

• Knowledge of humanitarian assistance and/or human rights;

• Excellent oral and written English ability

APPLICATION DEADLINE: August 2, 2013. Start date asap, and no later than Monday, August 12, 2013.

Send cover letter, resume, and references to:

Senior Finance/Administrative Associate
1775 K Street, NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20006
FAX – (202) 296-5660