Thursday, January 8, 2015


Friday update: a confluence of late-sprung issues & accountabilities have forced us to scrap Friday's set.  We'll have jobs closing in the upcoming week for you on Sunday, and will see you again with a new post on Monday.  Best wishes for a more cheery and less chilly weekend from your favoritepublic affairs jobs resource.

As usual, a [mostly] just-the-jobs set for your Thursday consideration.

1) High-octane digital agency Social Driver seeks Account Director, Public Affairs (scroll to find) who is passionate about how social media is transforming how public affairs campaigns are won – we’re advised that someone who has worked at a larger agency and seeks a more innovative workplace and the ability to influence the direction of their company would probably be a particularly good fit here.

2) Here’s a fresh Director of Communications (pdf) opportunity with the Public Justice Foundation suited for a communications professional with commitment to advancing consumers’ rights, workers’ rights, civil rights and liberties, environmental protection, corporate and government accountability, and access to justice – law degree and/or understanding of legal issues a plus.

3)  ORGANIZE is seeking to hire a forward-thinking, entrepreneurial individual to serve a two-year appointment of Innovator In Residence (IIR) at the Department of Health and Human Services. The IIR will play an instrumental role in evaluating ongoing efforts to increase organ donation and transplantation and opportunities for better coordination among leading stakeholders in the organ donation/transplantation community.

4) Airline Pilots Association, InternationalGoverning Bodies Coordinator

5) Alley Cat RescueCommunications Associate – $40k – apply by Jan. 30

6) American Petroleum InstituteDirector of Federal Relations (scroll to find) – two positions available

7) Capital Research CenterDirector of Development – search managed by Talent Market

8) Center for Effective GovernmentDirector of Development

9) CentroNíaWriter/Copy Editor Intern

10) Commodity Futures Trading CommissionDirector, Consumer Outreach – $173k-$233k – job ID”: CFTC-OED-2015-0008 – apply by Jan. 20

11-12) Georgetown University
13) In the Public InterestCommunications Coordinator/Writer

14) Institute on Taxation and Economic PolicySenior Analyst, Federal Tax Policy

15) LeidosCommunications & Outreach Specialist supporting the NOAA Office of Law Enforcement

16) McLean-based international consulting firmEditorial Director – search managed by Profiles Placement

17-19) Meals on Wheels Association of America
20) Mystery award-winning boutique PR firm located at National HarborJunior Publicist

21) National Association of Professional Employer OrganizationsDirector of State Government Affairs

22-29) Nature Conservancy (scroll to find, or use advanced search by DC metro area or other location if noted)
30) People for the American WayCommunications Intern

31) Powell TateIntern, Summer 2015 – apply by Feb. 27

32) SunTrustCorporate Communications Consultant

33) ZERO: the End of Prostate CancerDirector of Government Relations

1 comment:

Gordon said...

National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials - Interns

The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials Educational Fund's Policy, Research and Advocacy branch is looking for college students or recent grads interested in learning about policy-making, government affairs and the Latino community for the spring semester. This internship is based in our Washington, DC, office. We are a non-profit, non-partisan organization that focuses on immigration, voting rights, naturalization, the Census, and judicial appointments.

This position entails helping with various long-term research projects, written materials (one pagers, infographics, tables, and charts, formal letters), and presentations for the Congress on the above-mentioned issues, with a current priority on immigration reform and voting rights. Additionally, the intern will be expected to help with administrative tasks such as answering phones, delivering documents to the Hill, drafting mass emails and preparing hand-outs for events (though this would be only about 30 percent of the intern responsibilities). While the position is unpaid, we are committed to exposing our interns to substantial work and the professional offerings of the city, such as specialized briefings, networking events and panel discussions.

This opportunity is best suited for a college or graduate student who has strong internet research and writing skills. Familiarity with Excel and PowerPoint will be very helpful. Campaign or legislative experience is also a plus, but not a requisite. We are a small and cordial office, so a sense of humor and “can do” attitude will go a long way.

Please send your resume and cover letter to Doris Parfaite-Claude, Legislative Assistant, at For more information about the NALEO Educational Fund, please visit our website at