Friday, January 30, 2015

Friday at Your Favorite

Happy Friday! Several great direct-to-us-finds in today's set (the first seven listings), and we've added some new text-based submissions in the comments field, as well.

Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals is actively seeking a Senior Director, Federal Government Affairs with Minimum 7 to 10 years of experience in healthcare policy and lobbying and /or Congressional or federal executive branch background; relevant grad/law degree preferred.

Rapidly growing, award winning – and, according to our contacts, “a lot of fun” – branding & PR/communications outfit Delucci Plus is looking for several new team members:
Our friends at Scripps Networks have a Manager, Communications post supporting the Travel Channel available in their Chevy Chase offices – contacts with consumer TV print & electronic press and the ability to take on multiple projects & growing responsibilities  are among your desired attributes.

The Ocean Conservancy seeks Grant Writer & Foundation Relations Manager with minimum of 3-5 years of experience in grant writing, editing and related work, with proven track record of securing grant awards; experience reviewing budgets & financial reports a strong plus.

The Institute for Justice seeks an Assistant Director of Communications with at least 5 years of experience The successfully pitching stories, a demonstrated ability to shape institutional messages and strategy, and a proven track record of simplifying and selling complex issues to the media – apply by Feb. 13

Cultural Vistas seeks Communications Officer to focus on the development and deployment of messaging strategies, online engagement campaigns and outreach to raise public awareness of the group’s initiatives and programs – see also main career page.

Chicago’s Museum of Science & Industry seeks Vice President, Marketing & Communications to develop and drive an evolving, best-in-class strategic marketing and communications plan – search managed by Koya Leadership Partners

American University
SEIU seeks Millennial Coordinator to provide planning support, education and training, and programmatic assistance to SEIU locals in developing the next generation of leaders, particularly diverse, emerging member activists under the age of 35.  We have  it on good authority that SEIU is also still actively seeking candidates for this Oct.-vintage Communications Coordinator, Latino Outreach post, as well. 

Pew Charitable Trusts
Pew Research CenterIntern, Advanced Analytics – Summer 2015 – apply by Mar. 31

Mission: Readiness is the nonprofit, nonpartisan organization led by hundreds high-ranking retired military leaders calling for smart investments proven to help young people succeed academically & physically, and lead a fulfilling life.  Either that, or it’s a hiding-in-plain-sight cabal looking to orchestrate a Seven Days in May-type government takeover.*  Either way, this Senior Associate post looks like a great opportunity for strategic thinker with a passion for helping kids.

Among the long list of opportunities available in the DC offices of APCO Worldwide, it appears that Research Analyst (scroll to find) is the most recent – SAS/SPSS programming and excellent PowerPoint & Excel skills required.

Best wishes for a cheerful, winning weekend from your favoritepublic affairs jobs resource.

* It's probably the former scenario, of course; but please remember us and try to assign us to one of nicer re-education camps should it be the latter case, OK?


Gordon said...

American Academy of Actuaries - Publications & Marketing Production Manager

The American Academy of Actuaries seeks an experienced professional to serve as its Publications and Marketing Production Manager. The successful candidate will provide design and production support for all areas of the Academy’s work, including our flagship publication, Contingencies.

The Production Manager:
• Oversees Contingencies’ advertising and production processes for both print and digital editions, special sections and supplements.
• Handles graphic design tasks for the public policy, professionalism, membership, and communications departments, and other committees.
• Designs and produces two annual magazine supplements, and manages layout of the supplement advertising.
• Creates audio/visual productions, including PowerPoint presentations, and Academy design development and image coordination for both external and internal audiences.
• Manages the layout and design of most Academy publications, including the Leadership Manual, the Record, Essential Elements papers, monographs, issue briefs, practice notes, conference/seminar materials, policy papers, etc.

• Five to seven years’ work experience in magazine/publications design and production management, or equivalent experience
• A Bachelor’s degree (design, communications, publications-related field, or marketing).
• The ability to set, manage, and adhere to publications production schedules.
• Strong interpersonal skills and experience negotiating with printers and other vendors.
• An intimate working knowledge with InDesign, Illustrator, PhotoShop, and other related design applications.
• A strong attention to detail, good design sense and web design experience.
• Previous experience in a managerial position.

The Academy offers a professional and intellectually challenging work environment, competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits.

Send resume with cover letter and salary requirements to: HR Director, American Academy of Actuaries, 1850 M Street, NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC, 20036; Fax (202) 872-8301; or Email View our Website at

Gordon said...

American Academy of Actuaries - Assistant Director for Marketing

The American Academy of Actuaries is seeking an experienced marketing professional to serve as its Assistant Director for Marketing.

The successful candidate will work with the Director of Communications and members of the senior staff to:
• Develop and execute targeted marketing programs intended to build the brand awareness of the Academy beyond the actuarial community;
• Execute and create marketing projects, including the development of marketing messages, collateral materials and advertising, online materials and any other marketing materials intended to leverage public policy initiatives and other association objectives; and
• Develop campaigns that will raise the Academy’s profile through proactive positioning, data management, and project follow-up activities, including performing basic research on issues, key thought leaders, and professional trends.

Position requirements include:
• Five to seven years’ work experience in a for-profit or nonprofit organization;
• College degree in Marketing, Public Relations, or Communications;
• Excellent writing, editing, time management, and organizational skills;
• A penchant for strategic thinking and multitasking;
• Advanced skills in MS Word and PowerPoint, with working knowledge of MS Excel and databases; and
• A working knowledge of InDesign and/or Photoshop will also be beneficial.

The successful candidate will be a self-starter with strong interpersonal skills.

The Academy offers a professional and intellectually challenging work environment, competitive compensation, and comprehensive benefits.

Please send your resume with a cover letter and salary requirements to: HR Director, American Academy of Actuaries, 1850 M Street NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC, 20036; Fax (202) 872-8301; or Email

In advance of any application, please familiarize yourself with our work by visiting our website at

Gordon said...

National Women’s Business Council - Research Analyst

The Research Analyst reports to the Executive Director & the Director of Research and Policy of the National Women’s Business Council (NWBC), working to advance the research agenda by conducting primary research and data analysis, as well as assisting with contracted research. Ideal candidate will exhibit a love for data and a passion for transforming insights into stories.

NWBC is a non-partisan federal advisory council created to provide advice & counsel to the President, Congress, and the Small Business Administration on issues of economic importance to women business owners. Members of the Council are prominent women business owners & leaders of women’s business organizations. Its mission is to promote initiatives, policies, & programs designed to support the growth of women’s enterprises at all stages of development in the public and private marketplaces.

NWBC is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.


• Collaborates on identification of research issues and trends affecting women in business and women entrepreneurs
• Works on research portfolio, including idea generation, sourcing data, creating, testing and refining quantitative and qualitative analysis
• Conducts quantitative analysis; prepare summary reports and/or fact sheets with findings
• Prepares materials for infographics; work with graphic designers from start to finish to ensure completion of accurate and marketable products
• Supports Director of Research and Policy regarding research framework
• Serves as a representative of NWBC and liaise with other government statistical agencies, Congressional offices, private sector partners, women's business groups, and other stakeholders on the NWBC research program
• Provides facts and information sources to other NWBC staff as needed
• Develops research-based talking points for NWBC staff and council members
• Develops non-research content, such as profiles of women business owners, to be released in conjunction of research materials
• Works to ensure quality of contracted research projects in term of content and technical aspect
• Upon receipt of final research reports from contractors, writes research summaries and develop other supplementary materials
• Serves as counsel on matters of research and data for other NWBC staff; verify accuracy and reliability of data and research from outside sources; review outgoing NWBC materials
• Participates on technical review board for selection of contracted research
• Creates data visualizations to make important information about women-owned and women-owned and -led businesses accessible


• Master’s in Public Policy, Business, Government, Economics, Statistics
• Coursework or experience designing visual content, especially data visualizations; this may include photography or drawing, although computer-based preferred
• Demonstrated interest in issues of impact and importance to women in business


• Equivalent to a Bachelor’s with a major in Public Policy, Government, Business, Economics, Statistics or other related major
• Coursework in statistics and knowledge of relevant software package (Stata preferred)
• Familiarity with large, publicly available datasets
• Strong writing, proofing, and editing skills
• Strong project and time management skills
• Ability to work independently and in a team environment
• Aptitude for a high level of accuracy and attention to detail
• Ability to learn new data environments and tools quickly


Please send a resume and cover letter to Make the subject line “NWBC Research Analyst.” For more information on the NWBC, please visit

Anonymous said...

The American Academy of Actuaries is a nightmare organization to work for.