Monday, March 24, 2014

What do we want to talk about?

Lousy, non-ending Winter weather?  Cheerful weekend sporting results of the professional and collegiate variety?  Assorted jerks, foreign and domestic?  Party time, Long Island-style?  Or how about some fine new jobs and internships, along with previously noted opportunities closing this week?

ConnellyWorksJunior Account Manager – successful candidate will have at least 3 years of experience in an agency or corporate PR setting, be detail oriented, and exhibit sound project management skills.

Conover & Gould Strategic Communications is looking for two Summer Interns – best fit would be current grad or undergrad students interested in communications, public affairs & CSR, and/or energy and environmental fields – paid position – no hard application deadline; but it’s suggested you apply by Mar. 28

The World Bank has shared this short-term consultant opportunity for a Social Media Communications Officer – advanced knowledge and hands-on experience with social media platforms and demonstrated ability to use them creatively desired – apply by Mar. 25 note: we've been told the deadline for this post has been extended to Apr. 1

Be part of the essential city-greening and –cooling work of Casey Trees:
The Sierra Club seeks a National Communications Strategist to oversee a 10-person team and help guide national media strategy for their high impact Beyond Coal campaign – ideal candidate will be have strong management experience and proven experience shaping narratives and creating smart, attention-grabbing media tactics – San Francisco, CA

Ervin | Hill Strategy seeks Intern candidates for the Summer 2014 term – opportunity for current students or recent grads; Metro-proximate Capitol Hill location – apply by Apr. 11

The Center for Budget & Policy Priorities is in search mode for a Web Associate with at least two years experience working with Drupal and WordPress including posting, plugin/module integration, and theming, among other technical skills.

It’s been quite a while since we’ve checked in w/ Bono et al at the ONE Campaign:
The Federalist SocietyProducer, Online Education – 2-4 years of video production and content design experience required. Strong interest in and/or some experience with graphic design and online marketing desirable

Human Rights Watch seeks Deputy Executive Director of Advocacy with at least 20 years of relevant experience in international human rights or related work including investigations, reporting, and advocacy, with at least five years in a senior management position, and willingness/ability to work on Brussels (preferred), London, Berlin, Paris, or Geneva – search managed by Russell Reynolds Associates

Charles Koch FoundationProgram Manager, Donor Relations (scroll down) – passion for the tenets of economic freedom& individual liberty sought, as well as 4+ years of related experience.

Mystery organization that interfaces w/ the DoD seeks Senior Development Associate – $45k-$55k – New York – search managed by Professionals for Nonprofits

Open Society Foundations
Sabin Vaccine InstituteProgram Officer, Vaccine Advocacy & Education – social media, media relations and web/digital-related skills & experience all helpful

The American Legislative Exchange Council seeks Executive Director to continue to advance the group’s work in support of limited government, free markets, and federalism – search managed by Talent Market

We referenced this Communications & Public Affairs Account Director supporting the University of Maryland Medical Center’s Greenebaum Cancer Center back in late February; now the link has a mid-March date attached.  We suppose the takeaway here is that it’s still fully available/open – Baltimore, MD

American Geophysical Union – Public Information Intern – apply by Apr. 15

American Heart Association – Director of Development – Roanoke, Va.

American Institute of PhysicsDevelopment Manager – of five years of experience with proven results in development field required

Various employers show admin jobs aplenty per the folks at NRI Staffing

WETAInternships – apply by July 1 for Fall 2014

… and finally: start your path to gridiron glory as Assistant Coach for the Sprint Football squad at the U.S. Military Academy – $26k-$29k – job ID: NENAFBR141074317 – West Point, NY – apply by Apr. 6

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Gordon said...

Fund for the Republic - Admin Assistant

Fund for the Republic (FFR) is a grantmaking institution that broadens, strengthens and unites efforts to reduce the dominance of well-financed interests over politics and policy making through supporting strategic opportunities, catalyzing new initiatives and recruiting more philanthropists, influential leaders and advocates to the cause of reform. For more information, visit our website at

Job Description: Fund for the Republic seeks an energetic, focused and productive Administrative Assistant to provide essential administrative support to a fast-growing, high-impact organization.

Executive Assistance

-Manages Executive Director’s (ED’s) calendar

-Manages ED travel arrangements

-Ensures ED has all necessary materials for all trips, meetings, calls and events

-Ensures proper ED preparation for all conference calls, meetings, and events

-Coordinates ED’s activities, travel, etc., with other FFR staff as needed

-Manages ED’s expense and time allocation reporting


-Schedules and staffs board meetings and calls

-Assists with scheduling, planning and staffing of conference calls, meetings and convenings

-Manages all staff travel arrangements

-Manages all staff expense reporting

-Maintains online and paper filing systems

-Answers phones, takes messages and ensures pleasant, courteous and professional interactions with all who contact FFR

-Directs people contacting FFR to the appropriate staff person

-Maintains positive and professional relationship with FFR staff, board members, funders, advisors and other stakeholders and supporters

-Processes all incoming and outgoing mail

-Maintains office supply inventory


-Assists with maintaining donor prospect databases

-Assists with maintaining donor files

-Assists with prospect research

Other tasks as may be assigned.

Position Requirements

-Candidate must have at least three (3) years’ experience in an administrative support capacity;

-Exceptionally strong writing and oral communication skills;

-Superb organization skills and attention to detail

-Excellent interpersonal skills. Must be professional, outgoing and positive.

-Exceptional ability to work as a member of a high-functioning team

-Ability to work independently, superior work ethic, self-motivation, and follow-through

-Able to effectively balance multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment

-Exceptional degree of judgment and discretion

-Strong knowledge of standard office software and apps, including Microsoft Office and Google Apps.

Fund for the Republic is an Equal Opportunity Employer. People of color, LGBT and women are strongly encouraged to apply.


This will be a full-time position based in Washington DC. Some travel is required.

Salary & Benefits

Fund for the Republic offers competitive salaries, including benefits for all full-time employees. Salary commensurate with experience.

How to Apply

Email a resume and cover letter in a single document, labeled with your name and “Administrative Assistant search” in the subject line to

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Due to the volume of applications, we will unfortunately not be able to acknowledge receipt of all applications. No phone calls please.