Thursday, October 2, 2014

No, your Personal Assistant gig will probably not be for a family with a reality TV deal

We’ll start off Thursday’s [mostly] just-the-jobs set with a handful of tips we’ve received.

1-2) American Advertising Federation
3) The Hatcher Group, a communications firm working with national foundations, research institutions & nonprofits to advance progressive policy change, is seeking a full-time entry-level Communications Associate (scroll to find) with outstanding writing, editing, media relations & social media skills.

4) HDMKCommunications Associate (scroll to find) – your 1-3 years of relevant experience should demonstrate a strong skill-set in written/verbal communications, as well as research & critical thinking abilities.

5) NASAMedia Relations Specialist – $76k-$116k – job ID: HQ14B0073 – apply by Oct. 10

6-9) AARP (scroll to find or use advanced search & job #)
10-11) ACLU
12) Alabama Policy InstituteSenior Policy Analyst – Birmingham, AL – search managed by Talent Market

13) American Academy of Orthopaedic SurgeonsAnnual Meeting Project Manager

14-15) American College of Physicians
16-17) American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
18) Association of Women's Health, Obstetric & Neonatal Nurses Director of Marketing & Social Media (scroll to find)

19) Boscobel Communications Office Admin/Social Media Assistant – $10/hr

20-22) Brookings Institution
23) Campaign for Tobacco-Free KidsCommunications Associate

24) Carmen Group Intern info

25) Communications Manager – DC, New York or San Francisco, CA

26) Concerned Veterans of AmericaOhio Local Director (scroll to find) – Cincinnati, OH – search managed by the Center for Shared Services

27) Dept. of Health & Human ServicesPublic Affairs Specialist – $106k-$138k – job ID: HHS-OS-ASPR-DE-14-1199488 – apply by Oct. 3

28) Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. SenateCommunications Coordinator

29) Environmental Defense FundCommunications Manager, Natural Gas – 8-month temporary position – DC, New York or Austin, TX

30-31) Georgetown University
32) International Women’s Media FoundationDirector of Communications – apply by Oct. 31

33) Library of Congress Chief Communications Officer – $124k-$157k – job ID: 140232 – apply by Oct. 23

34) Mount VernonCommunications Coordinator (scroll to find)

35) National PTA Director of Government Affairs – search managed by Staffing Advisors

36-39) Nature Conservancy (scroll to find, or use advanced search & job #)
40) New America FoundationCommunications Manager supporting the Open Technology Institute

48) Providence Hospital Vice President, Marketing/Communications

49) Public Interest Research GroupCampaign Director – apply by Oct. 5

50) Refugees InternationalInterns – apply by Nov. 15

51) Sabin Vaccine InstituteCommunications Officer

52) Sierra ClubSenior Communications Coordinator supporting Our Wild America campaign

53) StratacommCommunications Manager

54) The Trevor ProjectSenior Government Affairs & Policy Manager

55) The Washington BalletReceptionist (scroll down) – part-time

56) Woodrow Wilson International Center for ScholarsDirector, Asia Program – $124k-$157k – job ID: CK1192203BD – apply by Oct. 6

57) World Resources InstituteCommunications Intern

58) … and, finally: a prominent Kalorama family is seeking an experienced, accomplished Personal Assistant to join their household team – probably not as thrilling as the LA version of this profession, which is all for the better, we think – search managed by Beacon Hill Staffing


Gordon said...

AcademyHealth - Senior Manager, State Policy & Technical Assistance

AcademyHealth, a leading national organization serving the fields of health services and policy research and the professionals who produce and use this important work, is currently seeking a Senior Manager to be an integral member of the State Policy & Technical Assistance team.

Incumbent will work on two grant funded projects of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation focusing on implementation of Affordable Care Act (State Health Reform Assistance Network) and payment reform (Managing & Learning from Payment and Delivery System Reform). The senior manager will assist the program directors in the day to day management of both programs and take a lead role in working with a select group of states and in identifying and managing the technical assistance needs via the State Network program.

Candidate will also work w/ payment reform grantees to conceptualize and provide technical assistance, disseminate lessons learned, and coordinate grant management.


• Track current health policy events (e.g., legislation, regulations, politics, etc.) in selected states from both an insurance coverage and payment reform perspective.
• Analyze ACA implementation resources in states outside the program and identify opportunities for cross state learning.
• Lead, and participate in, conversations between internal and external stakeholders, and participating in both onsite and offsite meetings.
• Draft reports and other written products that synthesize learnings from the programs.
• Track activities of expert technical assistance providers in each of the selected states.
• Create/manage project work plan and activities including, defining the scope of work, timelines and monitoring progress on deliverables.
• Update work plan in preparation for bi-weekly calls with funder and project partners.
• Contribute to topics of focus for convenings, both in-person and via webinar, and work with partners to develop agenda and identify key thought leaders as speakers and participants.
• Run quarterly check-in calls with grantees
• Review written products produced by technical assistance providers.
• Work closely with communications staff to create a dissemination plan for products and webinars.
• Provide managerial support to the State Health Research and Policy Interest Group.

Essential Qualifications:

• Demonstrated interest in health care and/or public policy.
• Understanding of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, especially the coverage expansion provisions and how they have been implemented at the state level.
• Familiarity with the state healthcare quality initiatives, including but not limited to Accountable Care Organization and other coordinated systems of care.
• Strong organizational and analytical skills, including attention to detail in research and product development.
• Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
• Demonstrated project management experience, including a demonstrated ability to efficiently plan, prioritize, and manage complex, multiple projects simultaneously with limited direct supervision.


• Master's in public policy, health policy, law or related field
• Previous experience working in health policy, ideally 5-7 years of research, advocacy, political or policy development related background in health or closely related policy field.
• State experience/strong understanding of state and federal government health program structures and related politics

Salary range: $75,000 - $95,000.


Applicants should send cover letter, resume, analytic writing sample and three references (with phone numbers and emails) to Human Resources Director, AcademyHealth, 1150 17th Street NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20036. Fax: 202-292-6800. Email: Please be sure to reference the position for which you are applying. For more info see

Equal Opportunity Employer

Gordon said...

Miller Ink - Associate

Mar Vista, CA

Miller Ink is a strategic communications firm that helps businesses, executives, philanthropists, and non-profits to build their brands, amplify their voices, and advance their goals with strategies rooted in carefully crafted messaging and compelling content. More about us at

We are looking to hire an associate to provide administrative support and assist with client projects to help our business grow.

Duties will include:

• Office management: Booking travel, ordering office supplies, answering phones, managing office calendars and client meetings, making photocopies, and helping to prepare invoices
• Project management: Monitoring and managing third-party vendors, ensuring that project deadlines are met
• Social media: Monitoring social media activity and developing influencers lists
• Media relations: creating media lists, conducting media outreach calls, preparing media reports
• Research: conducting background research for client projects, speeches, and op-eds; drafting initial copy ideas

An ideal candidate will have:

• Excellent organizational and research skills, keen attention to detail, and the ability to work independently
• Previous office experience
• Strong working knowledge of the Microsoft Suite of applications
• Interest in social media (and an ability to use social media analytics platforms) is a plus; so is familiarity with Israel and the Jewish community

To Apply: This is a full-time position in Mar Vista, CA. Compensation will be determined depending on experience. Interested candidates should send a short email introduction outlining their interest and qualifications, and a resume to Nathan Miller at