Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Slightly Different

Thursday 1/16 update: no new post Thursday; see you Friday.

All direct-to-us finds today (w/ the exception of the Capitol Hill extras), and in a few spots, we've just printed out the complete job descriptions rather than posting those in comments fields and linking to them.  We'll probably go back to the old way going forward.

ABT AssociatesCommunications Specialist, International Health – 3-5 years relevant experience sought; relevant graduate work may partially substitute for experience – supports USAID-funded Strengthening Health Outcomes through the Private Sector program – we’re told that qualified applicants can send a resume and cover letter to Elizabeth Corley at

Content maven, brand champion, word nerd – if those terms bring up a spark of hey, that’s me recognition, please take a look at this Communications Manager opportunity with CDRF Global – see also main career page.

ISOM Global StrategiesCommunications Manager – minimum of 7 years experience working in public relations, public affairs, or marketing is required; DoD or other military-related experience is a plus, as is previous engagement in a large PR agency environment.

Potomac Communications Group

  • Program Manager – at least five years of relevant work experience in communications, public relations or public affairs sought
  • Senior Project Coordinator – experience dealing with issues in energy, infrastructure, science or technology is considered a plus.

The office of Senator Mark R. Warner (D-Va.) seeks an enthusiastic, self-motivated Press Assistant to join a dynamic and busy press shop.  This person would be responsible for overseeing the compilation of press clips, maintaining and compiling press lists, outreach to college media and weekly newspapers and other duties as assigned. Candidates must have previous writing experience, work well as part of a team, and be comfortable working in a deadline-driven environment. Some travel in the state may be involved. Spanish language proficiency preferred. Virginia ties a plus. Please e-mail your cover letter, resume, and 2 brief writing samples to with “Press Assistant” written in the subject line.  This vacancy expires on January 24, 2014.

more Capitol Hill:

American Association for Homecare – Senior Manager of Digital Media & Communications

The American Association for Homecare (AAHomecare) is seeking a senior manager of digital media & communications whose primary duty is to collaborate with communications staff to refine and implement the association’s digital content strategy. Responsibilities include creating and updating content on digital platforms, interacting with users of the association’s social media channels to increase user engagement, developing original content, using analytics and metrics to measure and monitor user experiences on association’s digital platform and oversee writing content for various mediums. Three years of associationexperience is preferable. Strong communications and technological skills are required.  Send resume and salary requirements to: AAHomecare, Sr. Mgr. of Digital Media &Communications, 1707 L Street, NW, Suite 350, Washington, DC 20036; or fax to (202) 835-8306; E-mail to

Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy – Manager, Constituent Relations and Communications

The Jump$tart Coalition is a non-profit coalition of about 150 organizations that share a commitment to financial literacy, especially for pre-kindergarten through college-age students. The coalition also includes a network of 49 affiliated state coalitions. Jump$tart is based in Washington, DC. More information about the organization can be found at

The Manager of Constituent Relations and Communications will support and serve two of Jump$tart’s key constituencies—national coalition partners and affiliated state coalitions—principally through communication and coordination efforts. As part of a small national team, the Manager of CRC will also contribute to a variety of other Jump$tart initiatives and administrative activities.

Key Responsibilities
  • Write, edit, and support Jump$tart communications, as assigned. These initiatives may include print and electronic publications, the Jump$tart website, grant proposals, reports and correspondence, with some emphasis on social media.
  • Write, edit and administer the State Cents e-newsletter; provide general support to the state coalition websites; and administer state coalition listservs.
  • Serve as the administrative point of contact for state coalition leaders and Regional Directors.
  • Support state coalition activities, including meetings, calls, and initiatives.
  • Support coalition partner activities and events, including the Annual Awards Dinner, Financial Literacy Day on Capitol Hill, Financial Literacy Month, board and partner meetings, and the National Educator Conference.
  • Other duties, as assigned.
  • Exceptional writing, editing and proofreading skills are required. Must have a strong grasp of
  • Must be comfortable with online communications and social media.
  • Administrative and planning skills necessary, including the ability to manage schedules, maintain electronic and paper-based files, and coordinate logistics, shipping and correspondence.
  • Must be interested in financial literacy and have previous exposure to financial topics.
  • Must be a team player and have a “service” demeanor.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant area and two years’ relevant experience –five years’ relevant experience; five years experience a plus.
Working Conditions
  • Full time, traditional work week.
  • Work from the Washington DC Headquarters office. May be required to share office space.
  • Telecommuting on an occasional basis only.
  • Limited travel and offsite work, as assigned. Limited evening/weekend hours to attend events. Regular telephone and computer-based communications with widespread constituents.
Additional Info
  • The Manager, CRC will report to the Vice President and Chief Operating Officer and will work closely with Jump$tart Regional Consultants.
  • Salary commensurate with two to five years’ experience.
  • Benefits include health insurance and eligibility for 401k and annual incentive compensation.
  • Relocation benefits are not available for this position. Candidates must be available to start by Feb. 10, 2014
Please e-mail your résumé as an attachment to: and use “Manager, Constituent Relations and Communications” as your subject line. Use the body of the e-mail as your cover letter and convey, specifically, why you are interested in working for a financial literacy coalition. Please be concise. Please do not include any other attachments at this time. Candidates selected for interviews may be asked to provide writing samples and additional information. Please provide salary requirements. We regret that we will have very limited ability to respond to questions. No phone calls, Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Information Technology Industry Council – Position Title: Education Technology and State Procurement Policy, Public Sector; title commensurate with experience (Manager, Senior Manager or Director)

Position Reports to: Vice President, State & Local and Education, Public Sector (ITAPS) ITI Division: Information Technology Alliance for Public Sector (ITAPS)

Essential Functions

  • Manage the education technology and state procurement policy interests of ITAPS by serving as staff lead for the Education Technology Committee and the State Procurement Committee of ITAPS. 
  • Execute lobbying initiatives and business development activity in coordination with  with and at the direction of the ITAPS membership.
Responsibilities of the Position
  • Assist and support Vice President of State & Local Government and Education (SLED) with portfolio and offerings of the ITAPS’ companies that sell IT goods and services into the dynamic and growing SLED markets. ITAPS will offer an array of SLED programs that allow member companies to engage with state and local government and education technology officials through committee meetings, SLED Executive Leadership Council meetings, private dinners and meetings with government Chief Information Officers (CIOs), and widely attended events. ITAPS will provide opportunities in all of its programs and policy work to partner with private and public sector representatives in initiatives that foster the understanding and adoption of technology products, services, and solutions in the area of state & local government and education. 
  • Establish and maintain relationships with key policy makers in the executive and legislative branches of state government and with education (both K-12 and higher education) thought leaders in Washington DC, state capitals, K-12 school districts and institutions of higher education in the U.S. Serve as a thought leader and subject matter expert on policy matters relating to education technology and state procurement policy, including legislative proposals.
  • Schedule meetings and develop/implement action plans, including coordination with ITAPS members, conducting policy research, collaborating on industry white papers, and writing comments, letters & testimony.
  • Serve as staff lead for the Education Technology Committee of ITAPS. Develop advocacy plans, drive consensus and manage members’ activity on key policy issues.
  • Serve as staff lead for the State Procurement Committee of ITAPS. Develop advocacy plans, drive consensus and manage members’ activity on key policy issues.
  • Support the Vice President, SLED on all activities and initiatives of the SLED program of ITAPS.
  • Develop and maintain key relationships with ITAPS members.
  • Develop and participate in industry coalitions to advance the objectives of ITAPS members.
  • Serve as a subject matter expert and spokesperson for all issues in this portfolio.
Work Experience
  • Three to five years experience with a government, government affairs or public policy focus. A preference will be given to candidates experienced with education technology and/or state procurement policy and a background in state legislative and/or executive branch or education (K-12 or higher education),
  • Demonstrate an understanding of state government contracting, with a willingness to learn more.
  • Familiarity with technology government contractor marketplace preferred.
  • Demonstrate writing/analytical experience in the political, policy, technology fields.
  • Show leadership skills, including the ability to establish and maintain exemplary working relationships with business and government leaders and establish consensus among diverse interests & perspectives.
Education/Training – Bachelor’s degree required. Advanced degree not required, but of course is desirable.

  • Three to five years of experience in government affairs and/or public policy, preferably with a background in either education technology issues or state procurement issues (or both).
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including writing.
  • Strong knowledge of the education technology marketplace.
  • Good understanding of state public policy issue development. Experience testifying before state legislatures or in public speaking is not required but is desirable.
  • Strong organizational management and project leadership skills.
Location of the position – Washington DC

Travel requirements
– Occasional business travel required, generally with adequate lead time of an upcoming trip.

How to apply
– If interested, send your resume and cover letter to:

About the IT Alliance for Public Sector (ITAPS) – As a division of ITI, ITAPS is an alliance of leading technology companies offering the latest innovations and solutions to public sector markets. With a focus on the Federal, state and local levels of government, as well as on educational institutions, the ITAPS team advocates for improved procurement policies and practices, while identifying business development opportunities and sharing market intelligence with our industry participants.

About ITI – The Information Technology Industry Council (ITI) is the premier advocacy and policy organization for the world’s leading innovation companies. ITI navigates the relationships between policymakers, companies, and non-governmental organizations, providing creative solutions that advance the development and use of technology around the world. Visit to learn more.

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