Tuesday, September 23, 2014


For your Tuesday specialty programming, we're once again steering clear of mainstream search engines and job boards, and have instead simply gone directly to a random set of employer pages we've visited in the past, as well as a couple lesser-trafficked job boards we haven't cruised in a long while. While a selection of these opportunities may – for all we know – also show up in well-known search engines and popular public affairs jobs sites, our hope is that at least some of these jobs will be less-well-trafficked outside the DCPA+CJ community. Plus, this approach appeals to our love of injecting some additional kismet, fate, and just plain randomness into your job search. 

Alliance to Save EnergySenior Research Associate – $45k-$55k

Alexandria City Public SchoolsDirector of Communications (search administrative category, then select director/supervisor positions) – $93k-$146k

American Academy of Physician Assistants
American Physical Therapy AssociationSenior Grassroots & Political Affairs Specialist

Amplify Public Affairs
Assistant Vice President, Public Affairs

Center for International Private Enterprise Development Director

Communities in Schools – Public Relations Manager

Council on Foreign Relations – New York
Fleischman HillardManaging Supervisor, Healthcare for their TogoRun affiliate

Industrial Designers Association of AmericaPR & Communications Professional 

International Labor Rights ForumIntern info (scroll down)

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Marijuana Policy ProjectLegislative Assistant – $30k 

National Electric Manufacturers AssociationDirector, Government Relations 

National League of CitiesSenior Associate Editor 

National Restaurant Association
Newspaper Association of AmericaCommunications Project Manager

The Optical SocietyChief Public Relations Officer

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – Manhattan Beach, CA
ProLiteracyAssociate Director of Development (pdf) – New York

PYXERA GlobalMedia Relations & Events Intern

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Senior Communications Officer – Princeton, NJ – apply by Nov. 3

Sierra ClubOnline Organizer

Smithsonian Institution
Tourism Australia Public Relations Manager, Americas (scroll to find) – New York – apply by Sept. 24

United WayDirector, State Education Policy – apply by Oct. 10

U.S.-China Business CouncilSenior Communications Manager & Digital Editor 

Voter Participation CenterExecutive Director – search managed by Isaacson, Miller

Wiley ReinMeeting Planner

Women Thrive WorldwideSenior Manager, Policy & Government Affairs

1 comment:

Gordon said...

Kellen Communications - Vice President, Communications

Washington DC

Are You Kellen’s Next Vice President?

Kellen Communications, a mid-sized, global public relations, public affairs and digital agency seeks an experienced public affairs/public relations professional with a proven track record in issues management, regulatory affairs, government relations/legislative affairs, reputation management and proactive PR to help lead its DC team.

Kellen Communications serves associations, professional societies, nonprofits and corporations. An employee-owned company, Kellen offers a professional, collegial work environment and great benefits. We take pride in delivering innovative solutions and opportunities to clients to help them achieve success. For more info, visit kellencommunications.com


BS/BA in a discipline related to journalism, public relations, public affairs or communications, with a minimum of ten years of applicable experience. Applicants must have prior experience in personnel and communication program management, legislative and regulatory affairs, crisis communications/issues management and a successful track record conceiving and implementing communications programs and serving as the program/project lead with direct client contact. Experience with science communications, environmental regulatory affairs and/or manufacturing/technical business sectors and associations are a plus. Superb written and oral communication skills are a must. Applicants should be up-to-date on social and digital media as it relates to public relations programs.

Candidates must have a passion for public relations and public affairs; be self-motivated yet enjoy working in a collaborative environment; exhibit sound judgment, problem solving skills and good interpersonal skills. Candidates should enjoy engaging with clients, learning about client industries and developing new business opportunities for the company. Prior agency and trade association experience and a local candidate are preferred.


• Develop and execute integrated public relations / public affairs / reputation management programs for trade associations, professional societies and corporations

• Supervise staff and client programs

• High level of direct client contact

• Manage budgets

• Identify new opportunities for clients and company

• Actively cultivate new business opportunities for Kellen

• Foster collaborative work environment

• Lead/mentor direct reports and team members

• Serve as a an involved and exemplary member of the Kellen corporate leadership team


• Highly productive when working independently and work well in a team environment

• Experience managing staff and serving as the program/project lead with direct client contact

• Excellent communication skills (written, verbal & presentation) and the ability to interact professionally with a diverse group of people

• Sound judgment, exceptional organizational skills, consistent attention to detail and prioritization of deadlines.

• Ability to manage and resolve staff and client issues

• Ability to multi-task and juggle deadlines

• Budget/financial management

• Ability to travel, both domestically and internationally, which may involve multiple consecutive nights away from home and may include occasional weekend travel

• BS/BA in a discipline related to communications, public relations, public affairs or journalism with a minimum of ten years of applicable experience, preferably in an agency setting.


Collegial atmosphere where teamwork abounds and your efforts are truly appreciated.

We work hard, but strive for work/life balance. As an employee-owned company, you’ll join a team where everyone has a stake in the performance of the company. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, 401(k), and tuition reimbursement.

Send resume, cover letter & salary history hr1@kellencomapny.com.