Monday, October 6, 2014

Take the Bull by the Horns

Before we get into it today, we'll note the following immediate and coming-soon events that have come across our inbox.
  • Take advantage of four separate job-fairs and networking events (and more than 1,000 jobs that need filling) taking place in Tysons Corner from today through Thursday of this week (Oct. 6-9) under the umbrella of the Tysons Job Expo – all events are free.
  • Further down the calendar, see representatives from nearly 250 graduate programs in social work, public policy, nonprofit management, international affairs, public interest law, social entrepreneurship & other disciplines at the DC Idealist Grad Fair on Tuesday, Oct. 28 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm at the Washington Convention Center.
And, of course, don't forget previously noted opportunities closing this week. 

Burson-Marsteller seeks Executive Vice President to helm business development and other leadership responsibilities for their Direct Impact grassroots advocacy affiliate

Washington Real Estate Investment Trust (NYSE: WRE) seeks Director of Corporate Communications & Investor Relations with proven success in a corporate communications or investor relations cross-functional role within a publicly-traded company.

The George Washington University Hospital looks to admit Communications Manager to handle a broad range of media relations, publications & photography/videography duties.

Let's face it: in the back of your mind, you've always known that your career path would take you to working for a multinational pharma concern whose logo is modeled after an ancient Egyptian bronze statuette of a bull that embodies Ptah, the god of science and art – and now that feeling comes to be realized with you as Novo Nordisk's next Director of Federal Legislation .  Was there ever any doubt?

Jones Public AffairsAccount Exec – healthcare focus 

M+R Strategic ServicesSocial Media & Media Relations Senior Associate – 2-3 years of professional social media, communications or campaign experience required – DC, New York or Los Angeles, CA

Scroll down for various Intern opportunities with the Environmental Working Group; apply by Nov. 19 for Spring 2015 term – we’ll also note that the Director of Communications opportunity found there dates back to at least late August, so who knows?

This recently posted listing with General Motors would seem to indicate both a DC-based Federal Affairs Intern (scroll down) as well as Public Policy Intern and Corporate/Foundation Intern (scroll down) posts based in Detroit may be available.

SoFi, the self-assessed leader in marketplace lending & largest provider of student loan refinancing, seeks Vice President/Director of Public Relations & Communications to join them in San Francisco, CA – 8-12 years of relevant PR experience required

American Red Cross Social Engagement Strategist – ideal candidate will have min. of 5 years of experience in social engagement, media relations, public relations and/or marketing, as well as proficiency with social media applications & analytics.

Dept. of the Interior/Bureau of ReclamationPublic Affairs Specialist – $76k-$95k – job ID: BR-WO-2014-212 – apply by Oct. 17

Concentric MethodsCommunications Specialist – we think this is in support of USAID

The Sasakawa Peace Foundation, a non-profit involved in U.S.-Japan relations, seeks Media Relations Specialist – relevant language skills preferred – apply by Oct. 17

Maryland National Park & Planning Commission/Montgomery ParksPublic Information Specialist – part-time – $21-$36/hr – apply by Oct. 16

Food & Drug AdministrationPublic Affairs Specialist/Press Officer – $76k-$138k – job ID: FDA-OEA-14-DE-1217387PW – multiple vacancies implied – apply by Jan. 2 [?]

Ogilvy PRSenior Account Executive, Corporate & Public Affairs – 3-5 years communications/PR experience sought; agency background a plus

Cancer Support CommunitySenior Director, Policy & Advocacy – 5-8 years of experience in public policy, public interest law or related field desired.

University of Maryland Medical Center  – Senior Media Relations Manager – your . 10+ years of professional experience working in public affairs, journalism or related field should also include work in the healthcare field

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