Friday, May 30, 2014


How's your Friday?  We're hoping for relaxing and low-key, ourselves.

Brainstorm Creative Resources has an attractive long-term, full-time temp Copywriter opportunity supporting a global hospitality company headquartered in Montgomery County (just a guess, but it could be these fine folks) – your minimum 4 years of relevant, demonstrable experience working as an advertising or marketing-focused copywriter for digital or print could pay off to the tune of $40-$65/hr

Bus stalwart Trailways doesn’t appear to serve the DC area, but they are HQ’d in Fairfax – Vice President of Marketing & Communications – $55k-$65k

Our friends at C-SPAN are actively recruiting for:
American UniversityDirector, Parent Advancement – $90k-$100k – seeking candidates with 5-7 years of experience in development, constituent, alumni or parent relations, and with demonstrated success in closing major gifts of $25k or more from individuals, corporations, or foundations

Johns Hopkins University – Baltimore, MD
The United Nations is looking to recruit a highly-experienced Director, UN Information Center (search Washington location or public information & external relations job network) to handle UN public information activities in DC and maintain high-level political liaison with Federal & Congressional officials – apply by July 19
Smithsonian Institution
JHP helps homeless individuals in the metro DC area achieve self-sufficiency through training, employment services and critical support services, including shelter management; are you ready to take on the challenges of serving as Executive Director for the group?

Pew Charitable Trusts
Global healthcare company Grifols seeks Public Affairs Associate with at least 5 years relevant experience including background in PR & the public policy/legislative sphere. 

DC Central Kitchen – scroll to find Associate Director of Communications and Communications & Admin Intern posts – also available: Menu Development Intern

 National Weather ServicePublic Affairs Specialist – $63k-$98k – job ID: SO-COMM-2014-0015 – apply by June 3 

Volkswagen Group of America
What’s better than a day at beach?  How about a job at the beach?  City of Virginia BeachMarketing & Public Relations Manager (search all & scroll to find) for the Va. Beach Dept. of Parks & Recreation – $56k-$84k – more details laid out in this extensive brochure (pdf) – apply by June 29

Opportunities with the Friends Committee on National Legislation, the lobbying/advocacy arm of the Quaker community; interviews planned to begin on June 6 for these, so get your CVs in soon:
University of VirginiaCoordinator supporting the Presidential Oral History Program at the Miller Center for Public Policy – Charlottesville, Va. – $41k-$46k
Prominent-yet-mysterious DC campaign management firm seeks Grassroots Coordinator for mid-June through October engagement

… and, finally: decamp to soothing Bath County, and Warm Springs, Va. as part-time Allegheny Highlands Program Assistant (scroll to find or use advanced search & job # 42192) with the Nature Conservancy – apply by June 17 – and you might want to hunt down this recent New Yorker article on your presumptive new boss, while you’re at it.

Best wishes for a lovely weekend from your favoritepublic affairs jobs resource.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Plenty of Jobs for You Today, So Get to It!

A robust Thursday (mostly) just-the-jobs set for you.

1) Well-established construction workers union LIUNA seeks Media Outreach Manager (pdf) with at least three years of comprehensive news media outreach experience, a familiarity w/ unions and other progressive groups, and a passion for social & economic justice.

2) TechAmericaDirector, Public Policy & Public Sector Communications – seeking candidates w/ extensive media relations experience, as well as a Capitol Hill background and strong relationships with DC tech media.  We also see Vice President, State Government Affairs and a Sacramento, CA-based Director, State Government Affairs listings noted.

3) The Travel Technology Association, representative of a wide swath of the get you there and save you money biz, seeks a Director of Coalitions & Grassroots with 5-7 years of experience relevant to the public policy, community, mobilization, communications, and grassroots advocacy sphere.

4-6) United Nations Foundation
7-9) AARP (scroll to find, or use advanced search & job #)
10) Alzheimer’s Association, National Capital Area ChapterDirector of Development / Director of Events & Strategic Initiative

11) American Academy of AudiologyPolicy Specialist

12) American Petroleum InstituteCampaign Manager, State Government Relations – Colorado-based – see also main career page

13-20) Americans for Prosperity
21-23) Bipartisan Policy Center – these appear to be new since our mid-April check in:
24-25) Brookings Institution
26-28) Capitol Hill
29) Carnegie Endowment for International PeaceCommunications Coordinator

30) Center on Budget & Policy PrioritiesState Engagement Coordinator

31) Center for American ProgressCommunications Director for Immigration Policy and Progress 2050

32) Center for Responsible LendingOnline Communications Manager

33-35) DDC Advocacy (scroll to find)
36) Dept. of Health & Human ServicesPublic Affairs Specialist – $89k-$116k – job ID: HHS-OGA-14-MP-1118138 – apply by today, May 29

37) Dept. of the InteriorCorrespondence Specialist – $42k-$55k – job ID: OS-KN-14-MM1121363 – for recent graduates – apply for June 3

38-40) Drug Policy Alliance
41-42) Easter Seals DC/MD/VA – searches managed by Higher Talent
43) Federal Reserve Board of GovernorsAssistant Congressional Liaison

44) Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board Deputy Director of Communications & Education – $124k-$157k – job ID: FRTIB-14-DE-041-1124918 – apply by June 3

45) Foundation Fighting BlindnessDirector, Marketing & Communications

46-50) Georgetown University
51-52) Home Front Communications
53) Mystery IT companyJunior Communications Associate – freelance to full time – to $20/hr – search managed by Creative Circle

54) National Association of Chemical Distributors Policy Coordinator, Legislative Affairs

55) National Association of RealtorsDirector of Executive Communications

56) National Network for YouthPublic Policy Associate – part-time/temporary – apply by June 13

57) Natural Resources Defense Councilmultiple opportunities in editorial & social media recently added in New York (scroll to find or search by location)

58-59) Nature Conservancy (scroll to find, or use advanced search & job #)
60) Orrick Herrington & SutcliffePublic Policy Associate – JD required – DC, New York; Wheeling, WV or Sacramento, CA

61) SEIU Local 721Communications Director – Los Angeles, CA

62) Targeted VictoryCoordinator, Email Marketing

63-64) University of Texas System – DC-based
65) Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of AmericaDigital Media & Communications Manager

66) World BankOnline Communications Associate – French language skills preferred – apply by June 4

67) World Society for the Protection of AnimalsBusiness Engagement Director, North America – location unspecified; offices in DC, New York and Toronto noted

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Public Relations Jobs 14

Welcome back to your job-search week.  For this week's specialty/focused programming, we present our 14th iteration of PR jobs and internships available; we will continue to add to it throughout the day.

Wednesday Update: this special edition turned out to be more robust than we expected, so we'll be finishing it up this morning, and bringing you a good-sized just the jobs set on Thursday.

300 Brand
Adfero Group
Allison & Partners
APCO Worldwide
Bendure CommunicationsAccount Exec – Middleburg, Va. 

Blue State Digital
Borenstein Groupgeneral resume submission and Internships


Burness Communications (scroll to find)
Burson Marsteller
Communicad LLCAccount Supervisor – fluency in Spanish required
Crosby MarketingCopywriter (scroll to find)

DBC PR + Social Media
DCI Group
Edelman PR
Fenton Communications (scroll to find)
Finn Partners/Widmeyer Communications
FTI ConsultingManaging Director, Digital & Social Media

Glen Echo GroupAssociate/Senior Associate (pdf)

Global Strategy Group
Glover Park Group
Golin Harris
Griffin & Company Content Manager

Hager Sharp
Hatcher Group Print & Web Design Associate

Hattaway CommunicationsSenior Editor & Content Manager (pdf) – see also main career page

Hill+Knowlton Strategies
Hillmer – Fredricksburg, Va.
Hyde Park CommunicationsAccount Exec/Senior Account Exec

Janson Communications – Manassas, Va.
Jones Public AffairsAccount Exec 

Kellen Company
kglobalInterns – apply by Sept. 1 for Fall 2014

Levick Strategic Communications (scroll down to current openings)
Lewis PR
Lipman HearneMedia Supervisor – Chicago, IL

Makovsky Integrated Communications

McKinney & Associates
MELTZ CommunicationsIntern
Meredith Xcerlated Marketing
Mid-size, bi-coastal, PR, and marcomm agencyAccount Manager – search managed by Paradigm Staffing 

MMGProposal Writer

MorochSenior Communications Specialist – Milwaukee, WI

M+R Strategic ServicesDigital Media Strategist – DC, New York or Los Angeles, CA

MSL Group
MWW Group
Mystery agency, small variety PR/Media Specialist/Pitcher – part-time – to $25/hr – search managed by Creative Circle

NPJ Advertising & PR
Octagon Sports MarketingDigital Designer

Ogilvy PR (scroll to find, or use location or req ID)
Outreach Process Partners (scroll to find) – Annapolis, MD
Pearl Bella PR Social Media Intern

Pinkston GroupSenior Account Exec

Podesta Group
Porter Novelli
Potomac Communications Group
Powell Tate/Weber Shandwick
Profiles, Inc.Internship info

Regan Communications GroupAdmin Assistant – Boston, MA

Rock Creek Strategic Marketing
Ruder Finnmultiple opportunities available in New York

Sage Communications
Small, fast-paced public affairs & communications consulting firmAccount Coordinator – $30k-$33k 

Spectrum Communications
Spitfire Strategies (scroll to find)
Strauss Media Strategies
Susan Davis International Interns – apply by July 1 for Fall 2014

SunStar StrategicSenior Account Exec

Van Eperan & Co.
Vitamin PR – Baltimore, MD
VOX Global
Waggener Edstromopportunities nation-/world-wide – especially in Pacific Northwest & Asia

Walker Marchant GroupIntern

Warschawski – Baltimore, MD
Write IdeasPR Associate – part-time – $25/hr

ZENO Group opportunities in major cities (scroll to find)

– OK, we're largely done, although we may add a few more to the list as we stumble across them –

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Rolling Thunder

A public service announcement for anyone headed to DC this afternoon; Rolling Thunder is in town, and the getting over the Memorial Bridge will not be possible in the middle of the day.  Be safe and have a lovely rest of your weekend, right after you look at previously noted opportunities closing in the coming week. Programming note: no new post for Memorial Day; we'll see you again Tuesday.

British Embassy
Union of Concerned ScientistsEnergy Research Associate – June-Sept. 2014 term –  $19-$21/hr – Cambridge, MA – May 26

University of Maryland
Congressional Black Caucus FoundationSenior Manager, Stakeholder Relations & Event ManagementMay 28

Consumer Product Safety CommissionPublic Affairs Specialist/New Media Coordinator – $89k-$116k –  job ID: 1600CM-2014-0004 – May 28

Kurdistan Regional GovernmentDirector of Public Affairs – DC-based – Kurdish & Arabic language skills preferred – May 28

Materials Research SocietyDirector of Government AffairsMay 28

Montgomery County
Nature Conservancy (scroll to find, or use advanced search & job #)
National Multiple Sclerosis SocietyManager, Grassroots AdvocacyMay 29

Office of National Drug Control PolicyPolicy Analyst – $75k-$138k – job ID: ONDCP-14-04-LC-DE May 29

Virginia Dept. of Motor VehiclesSenior Policy Analyst, Legislative Services (search position # 03464) – Richmond, Va. – May 29

Woodrow Wilson CenterDevelopment Assistant (pdf) – $42k-$55k – May 29 

American Farm Bureau Federation
Building GoodnessCommunications Coordinator – Charlottesville, Va. – May 30

Chesapeake Bay FoundationSenior Multimedia Writer – Annapolis, MD – May 30 

Dept. of Homeland Security Communications Specialist – $52k-$82k – job ID: FS-1110907-JL14 – May 30

George Mason UniversityPublic Relations and Marketing Specialist, Dulles CorridorMay 30

George Washington UniversityExecutive Director, Special Projects & Campaign Operations supporting Medical School alumni relations/development – May 30

Nansemond-Suffolk AcademyDirector of Communications & Public Relations (scroll to find) – Suffolk, Va. – May 30

Sustainable Travel InternationalSenior Director, Donor Engagement & Development – DC, New York, or Portland, OR – May 30 

Tourette Syndrome AssociationPublic Policy AssociateMay 30

United WayDirector, Public Policy & AdvocacyMay 30

 Bill of Rights Defense CommitteeCommunications Specialist/Manager – DC, New York, or Northampton, MA – May 31

National Alliance on Mental IllnessDevelopment OfficerMay 31

Bike MarylandExecutive Director (pdf) – Lutherville, MD – June 1

Anthony Bourdain & Parts Unknown visit beautiful Thailand, tonight at 9:00 pm (eastern) on CNN.

Friday, May 23, 2014

No, it probably is not a modeling agency. Sorry.

Yes, many of your friends, colleagues and/or job-search rivals are beginning their coast into the holiday weekend, but that doesn't have to apply to you – or slack off and take a better look at these later come Tuesday.  Either way, we wish you happy hunting.

National Relief Charities, supporting Native American communities through direct aid and educational opportunities, seeks Major Gifts & Planned Giving Manager to join them in Elkwood, Va. (between Warrenton & Culpeper)

We have it on good authority that Feeding America is still actively searching for candidates for their Director, Nutrition Assistance & Budget Policy with 10+ years’ experience in advocacy, public policy or policy analysis including a strong focus on budget, nutrition assistance and child hunger programs.

The Hatcher Group is seeking an entry-level Print and Web Design Associate to support a variety of clients and initiatives for nonprofits working on progressive issues, including education reform, poverty and the environment.  Proficiency with InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator required, as is knowledge of WordPress,

National Partnership for Women & Families
Mystery agency of some kind (government, PR, advertising, modeling?) – Technical Writer/Press Secretary – 5+ years’ relevant experience and web/social media experience required – search managed by FM Talent Source

Internet security stalwart Kaspersky Lab seeks Vice President, North American Government Relations (scroll down) who has never ever clicked on a sketchy email attachment and brought the whole damn office to a stop for the better part of two days, for crying out loud.  Related: a recent rant on the failings of the online security infrastructure.

George Mason University seeks Director to establish, implement and oversee strategic policies and procedures guiding the operation of the soon-to-hatch Institute for a Sustainable Earth – apply by June 20

Freddie Mac
National Cable TV AssociationCreative Director and Interactive Designer

American University
Conservation International seeks Director for its Ocean Health Index – must like oceans; Masters or PhD in marine science preferred

National Museum of Women in the ArtsDevelopment Associate (pdf) – minimum of two years fundraising support and fluency w/ Raiser’s Edge recordkeeping & gift batching particularly sought

Pew Charitable Trusts
Mystery employerFundraising Manager – search managed by Randstad

ICF International Copy Editor (search job # 1400002424 or communications job field) – freelance status

Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America
Population CouncilCommunications Manager – seeking candidates with 6-8 years related experience in communications management/public relations, as well as demonstrated interest in international development, reproductive health, and/or HIV-related issues – DC or New York

American Diabetes Association

Environment AmericaFederal Media Director – 3 to 8 years of relevant professional experience required

Medifast is looking for a Summer Social Media & Communications Intern – must be a full time student enrolled in classes for the coming Fall.

Here’s a fresh Leadership Gifts Manager post w/ Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, which is part of the Johns Hopkins Health System

What’s new w/ our pals at the British Embassy?
Capitol Hill’s lovely Sewell-Belmont House & Museum seeks Museum Assistant on a part-time basis – $10/hr

Work in the Tampa Bay area for Visit Tampa Bay as National Media Relations Staffer liaising w/ in-market representatives in the UK, Germany and Brazil – Regional Media Relations Staffer post also available.

Lynchburg, Va. and the Texas Inn await you as News Office Writer (search staff positions, scroll to find) for Liberty University and Liberty Journal

Best wishes for a fine & appropriately reverent Memorial Day weekend from your favoritepublic affairs jobs resource.

Thursday, May 22, 2014


Thursday delivers a chock-full-of-great-opportunities just-the-jobs set.

1) Advancement ProjectCommunications Intern

2) AflacFederal PAC Manager

3) Airline Pilots Association InternationalPolicy & Advocacy Coordinator

4) American Association for Colleges of Teacher EducationVice President for Policy & Programs – to $130k

5-6) American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists
7) American Bankers AssociationSenior Director, BankPac

8) American Network of Community Options & ResourcesCommunications & Social Media Manager

9-10) America’s Essential Hospitals – see also main career page
11-12) American Institute of Architects
13) Animal Welfare League of AlexandriaDevelopment Assistant – part-time

14) Association of Children’s Museums – Executive Director – search managed by Morris & Berger

15-16) Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
17) Baker HostetlerCommunications Staff Writer – DC; Cleveland, OH; or Philadelphia, PA

18) Ballot Initiative Strategy CenterCommunications Director

19) Brookings InstitutionDirector of Engagement, Metropolitan Policy Program

20) ComputercraftOnline Content Specialist supporting the National Library of Medicine at NIH

21-22) CureSearch for Children’s Cancer
23) Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Manager of Media Relations

24) Established web-based academic information companyResearch/Content Editor – $18/hr – Stone Ridge, Va. (near Dulles)

25) Dept. of Homeland SecurityCommunications Specialist – $52k-$82k – job ID: FS-1110907-JL14 – apply by May 30

26) Fannie MaeInternal Communications Specialist

27) Habitat for HumanityDirector of State & Local Relations

28-29) International Christian Concern
30-34) Johns Hopkins University – Baltimore, MD
35) Legal Services of Northern VirginiaDirector of Development

36) Local Initiatives Service Corp.Policy Assistant (pdf)

37) Louis Berger Group Communications Coordinator – temporary post

38) M Powered StrategiesCommunications Coordinator

39) MorphoTrust USAGovernment Affairs Intern

40) National Alliance on Mental IllnessDevelopment Officer – apply by May 31

41) National Catholic Educational AssociationMarketing Communications Editor – apply by June 5

42) National Council for Behavioral HealthVice President, Marketing & Communications

43) National Park TrustCommunications/Development Coordinator

44-45) National Trust for Historic Preservation
46-48) Nature Conservancy (scroll to find, or use advanced search & job #)
49) Ocean ConservancyInterns – digital focus

50-51) PBS
52) PETAMedia & Advertising Coordinator

53-55) University of Maryland
56) U.S. Chamber of CommerceDirector, Domestic Intellectual Property Policy

57) U.S. Hispanic Chamber of CommerceDirector of Communications

58) Washington Hebrew CongregationCommunications Manager

59-60) Woodrow Wilson Center

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

You Soooooo Owe Us, Potentially seeks Policy Director to support their work advancing internet safety, privacy, security and media literacy for people of all ages, while also promoting youth participation and rights as well as protection in social media & mobile communications.

The Jesuit Conference seeks grad student in journalism, public policy or law, English, public relations, international relations, communications, marketing, etc. for Advocacy/Communications Intern post – familiarity w/ AP style and Spanish language skills a plus – apply by May 26

Aspen InstituteAssistant Editor & Public Affairs Associate – primary duties revolve around supporting the Aspen Idea – your 2-5 years of related experience should demonstrate web-savvy and ability to meet tight deadlines; background in journalism or blogs a plus.

National 4-H CouncilPublic Relations Manager, Food Security – seeking candidates with at least five years of relevant public relations/marketing experience; preferably non-profit experience in the Health, STEM and Food Security related space – see main career page here.

Veteran’s Health AdministrationPublic Affairs Specialist – $75k-$98k – job ID: PG-14-NRT-1108267 – apply by May 22

National Women’s Law CenterPublic Policy Fellowship – one year term, staring Sept. 2014

Regular DCPA+CJ viewers know we have a great fascination with hotel industry jobs, and doubly so for an opportunity like Director of Communications for the luxe Mandarin Oriental Hotel; you soooooo owe us if you get this one thanks to our tipping you to it.

American Kidney FundCommunications Manager – high $40k to low $50k – 3-5 years relevant experience in communications/PR required, including demonstrated success in media relations & social media.

Food & Water Watch
Office of National Drug Control PolicyPolicy Analyst – $75k-$138k – job ID: apply by May 29

Minnesota Budget Project seeks Senior Policy Advocate to provide analysis, explore policy solutions and engage with state and national partners to advance public policies that reduce poverty and improve the economic well-being of low- and moderate-income Minnesotans – $44k-$56k – St. Paul, MN – apply by June 5

The Friends of the Israeli Defense Forces seek a senior professional with 10+ years of marketing and communication experience for Vice President of Marketing & Communications post – New York

Capitol Hill
The Women’s Campaign Fund, a group dedicated to increasing the number of women in elected office who support reproductive health choice, seek Director/CEO with executive-level leadership & management skills and a proven track record in attracting funding at all levels from major foundations to individual contributors.

U.S. Commission on International Religious FreedomGovernment and Media Relations Assistant – $38k-$44k – job ID: USCIRF-14-2 – apply by June 2

Just in time for impending Summer frolic and regular three-day-weekendry, we bring you this flexible 32-hour work week Director of Content & Communications post w/ Green America – $55k-$65k

University of Virginia
– Charlottesville, Va.
Air Force AssociationCommunications Coordinator – very broad range of duties & responsibilities promised

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Feeling Better?

We think we're feeling better; thanks for asking.  Just-the-jobs style today.

1) We’ll start this belated set by giving some special attention to this Policy Officer, Border Trade Facilitation post with the Embassy of Canada with at least four years) in advocating policy positions to senior-level officials in Congress and/or the Administration; knowledge of current Canada/ U.S. border issues & French language skills deemed assets – $73k – apply by May 23

2-4) ACLU
5-6) AFL-CIO
7) AHC, Inc. – Fundraising Manager, Individual Giving

8) American Academy of DermatologyDirector, Advocacy & Policy Operations

9) American Forest & Paper AssociationCoordinator, Government Affairs (pdf)

10-11) American Humane Association
12) American Institute for ResearchEditorial/Research Assistant

13) American Land Title Association –  Grassroots/Advocacy Coordinator

14) Arnold & PorterLegislative and Public Policy Advisor/Legislative Specialist

15) Consumer Product Safety CommissionPublic Affairs Specialist/New Media Coordinator – $89k-$116k –  job ID: 1600CM-2014-0004 – apply by May 28

16) Coptic OrphansCommunications Associate – very strong Arabic language skills required

17) Government Accountability ProjectLegal/Legislative Internship (pdf) – for 3rd year law students or recent grads – apply by May 23

18-19) Humane Society of the U.S.
20) Institute for the Study of WarGraphic Artist & Social Media Manager

21) MacArthur FoundationCommunications Associate – Chicago, IL

22) Medical Group Management Associationhealth policy/federal affairs professional

23) Merkle – Graphic Designer – Columbia, MD

24) Migration Policy InstituteInternships – apply by July 1 for Fall 2014

25) Mystery financial trade associationOffice/Government Relations Intern – part-time

26) National Association of BroadcastersExecutive Assistant, Government Relations

27) National PTAAdvocacy Coordinator

28) Office of National Drug Control PolicyLegislative Analyst – $75k-$138k – job ID: ONDCP-14-02-LMC-DE – apply by May 29

29-30) ONE Campaign
31) Self-assessed amazing, high-level, professional, politically-oriented non-profitManager, Non-profit Fundraising

32) Sanofi USASenior Director, Federal Government Affairs

33) Studio TheaterManager of Major Gifts

34) United to End GenocideAdvocacy Coordinator

35) University of Maryland/University CollegeWeb Writer & Editor

36-39) World Wildlife Fund
40) ... and, finally: the Washington Nationals have saved you a spot on the roster as Director of Advancement for their Youth Baseball Academy – at least 5 years of major gift fundraising experience is required.