Wednesday, December 31, 2014

And, that's it for 2014

Sorry to end the year on a late note; we've had a challenging, virus-y (sinus, not computer) last few days.

We're generally not big fans of year-end wrap-ups and best/worst/most-fascinating lists that you get this time of year – but there are two that we particularly enjoyed and hope to be worth your time:
  • Least Essential Albums of 2014 from the Onion: not necessarily the worst music put out during the year, but rather, a compendium of misfires, cash-grabs & vanity projects that should have never been assembled in the first-place.
  • The Year in Media Errors & Corrections from Poynter: a hefty-yet-fun collections in media miscues and backtracking.
1-2) ACLU
3) American Academy of Physical Medicine & RehabilitationDirector of Advocacy & Government Affairs – search managed by Vetted Solutions

4) American Association for JusticeDigital Communications Manager (pdf)

5) American Institute for Cancer ResearchHealth Communications Writer – part-time – $45/hr

6) American Medical AssociationLobbyist, Federal Affairs

7) Bureau of Land ManagementLegislative Affairs Specialist – $75k-$116k – job ID: WO-DEU-2015-0007 – apply by Jan. 20

8) Community Health Accreditation ProgramCommunications Coordinator

9) Consumer Finance Protection Bureau Assistant Director, Office of Communications – $160k-$235k – apply by Jan. 12

10) Cruise Lines International AssociationManager, Public Relations & Marketing

11-13) Emily’s List – see also main career page
14) Greenberg Quinlan Rosner ResearchDigital Intern – paid position

15) Jhpiego Communications Coordinator supporting USAID’s Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program

16) Ketchum Vice President, Business Development

17) Migration Policy InstituteCommunications Coordinator – apply by Jan. 15

18) Mystery non-profitCommunications Associate – temporary – $19/hr – search managed by TRAK Services

19) Mystery scientific association of the well-respected varietyEditorial Assistant – temp-to-hire – $13-$15/hr to $41k – search managed by Beacon Hill Staffing

20) National Association of Housing & Redevelopment OfficialsPublic Affairs Coordinator/Assistant Editor

21) Northern Virginia Community College – Senior Web Content Specialist – $50k-$66k – apply by Jan. 4

22) Nuclear Regulatory Commission Congressional Affairs Specialist – $52k-$82k – job ID: OCA-2015-0004 – apply by Jan. 20

23-24) Optical Society of America
25-26) POLITICO Pro
27) SAGE PublicationsEditorial Assistant

28) SCORECommunications Coordinator – see company info here

29) USA TodayNewsroom Internships and Sports Media Group Internships – Summer 2015

30-31) U.S. Chamber of Commerce
32) Washington Adventist HospitalDevelopment Manager

33) YMCA of Metropolitan WashingtonCommunications Associate – apply by Jan. 19

And that's it for 2014 at DCPA+CJ.  279 posts in the book for 2014; we start again on January 2.  We hope you have a safe & as-festive-as-you-desire New Year's Eve, and best wishes for a Happy 2015 from your favoritepublic affairs jobs resource.


Gordon said...

Alliance for Strong Families and Communities - Manager of Public Relations


With organizational roots stretching back more than 100 years, the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities is a national organization dedicated to achieving its vision of a healthy society and strong communities for all children, adults, and families through the excellence and influence of a network of nearly 500 nonprofit human-serving organizations across America. Served by a headquarters in Washington DC and a national operations center in Milwaukee, the Alliance network is made up of organizations that strengthen families and build communities through their program excellence, leadership, innovations, partnerships, influence and advocacy. As it works to accelerate the impact of its national network of nonprofit human-serving organizations, the Alliance also pursues an agenda of systemic reform. From its Washington DC-based headquarters the Alliance advances policy recommendations at the national and state levels and strategically mobilizes our network to influence the systems and sectors that can together ensure that all people have the opportunity to live safe, healthy and prosperous lives.


The Manager of Public Relations will be responsible for crafting and implementing strategies to raise the profile and increase the influence of the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities nationally. The PR Manager will report to the SVP for Marketing and Philanthropy but will be located in the Alliance’s Washington DC headquarters and embedded within the Public Policy and Advocacy function. The Manager of Public Relations will be expected to work with Alliance leaders to craft consistent and compelling messages and framing, respond proactively and reactively to media developments, and identify and secure speaking engagements and other opportunities for Alliance leaders and network members to share expertise and exercise influence with key external audiences.

--Work closely with the Public Policy and Advocacy team to develop, implement and support effective advocacy campaigns and strategies
--Function as an integral member of the Marketing and Communications team, collaborating daily with teammates to ensure consistency of messaging and integration of activity and resources between the Headquarters and the National Operations Center
--Help craft and disseminate key strategic messages in support of Alliance goals
--Provide strategic guidance on the development and use of communications resources and strategies
--Identify and secure opportunities for Alliance leaders to speak, testify, or otherwise share expertise and exercise influence
--Monitor and respond to press opportunities and challenges
--Build cooperative relationships with PR leaders throughout the Alliance’s member network


Bachelor’s degree from accredited college or university with demonstrated interest and involvement in our policy areas. Relevant advanced degree helpful, but not required. Two to five years of public relations, communications, or public affairs experience, ideally in service of related goals and issues. Demonstrated knowledge of policymaking and political process and understanding of the nonprofit/human services sector necessary. Ability and willingness to work under pressure and adapt to sometimes rapidly changing circumstances. Experience working with press on and off the record, both proactively and reactively. Successful candidate will have strong writing, research and computer skills (Microsoft applications software), and familiarity with using social media to maximize reach and mission.

Travel is expected, periodically to average about 15% (3-4 days per month).


Email letter and resume to Kim Schick, Human Resources Specialist, at

Gordon said...

IMPORTANT - please send letter/resume to instead of the address listed above.