Monday, March 23, 2015

Depending On How It All Shakes Out

Monday afternoon update – no new post Tuesday; we'll see you again Wednesday.

And the answer is: it shakes out just fine, as we return to what passes as normal-ish operations around here.  Now, don't forget previously noted opportunities closing this week.

The Property Casualty Insurers Association of America will let you choose between DC and Chicago, IL as your base of operations for this Senior Communications Manager post.

DBC PR + Social Media seeks DC-based Marketing Manager as well as AC, SAE & VP candidates for the New York office.

United Nations Foundation
Aerospace Industries AssociationManager, Multimedia Communications – seeking candidates with 2+ years of practical experience in website administration demonstrating technical savvy & solid communications skills; Hill background a plus

SEIU seeks Retirement Security Director develop & implement public policy positions in the retirement security area – JD or other grad degree preferred.

International Monetary Fund Communications Officer – minimum of five to seven years of relevant experience in outreach and communications work required, with background in civil society space – apply by Apr. 2 (as noted here).

Bureau of Land ManagementPublic Affairs Specialist/Spokesperson – $126k-$158k – job ID: WO-DEU-2015-0020 – apply by Apr. 17

Lockheed MartinSenior Media Relations Staffer – spokesperson duties will be part of your portfolio, as well.

National Association of CountiesDirector of Public Affairs – 10 to 15 years professional experience in the public affairs arena required

We only see HR & design opportunities added in the DC precincts of Burson-Marsteller since our mid-Feb. check-in:
An unidentified think tank based in DC is looking for a Social Media Specialist to join the team on a temp-to-perm or freelance-to-full-time basis – pay could range up to $25/hr or $60k, depending on how it all shakes out – search managed by Creative Circle

Nonprofit international development group SNV seeks Proposal Manager with at least 5 years of grant & contract proposal management and proposal writing experience, including substantial USAID-related efforts – apply by Mar. 31

Grunley ConstructionCommunications Manager – 5+ years of experience in a communications, branding, media/public relations or marketing leadership role is required; prior engagement in a design-based or professional service firm preferred.

New since our mid-Feb. look-in at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts:
Since our recent check-in with the Glover Park Group, we see Director, Digital Content and Multimedia Producer opportunities added, the latter of which requires video production/editing skills. 

Broadcasting Board of GovernorsPublic Affairs Specialist – $52k-$68k – job ID: DE-15-115 – apply by Mar. 26
Planned ParenthoodSpecialist, Media Relations & Communications Campaigns – at least one year of media relations or relevant media industry work experience preferred

There’s a lot of stuff about creating intranets and managing high-volume content and producing budget booklets and more as Communications Associate supporting the federal tax team at KMPG.

There must be some extra fun (or at least a cabin upgrade) to be had as an adjunct of life onboard the Cruise Lines International Association as Social Media/Digital Content Manager

AetnaSenior Government Relations Specialist – appears recently posted, but also bears the note under experience: candidate already identified.  You’re on your own to decide if worth pursuing.

Planned Systems InternationalExecutive/Social Media Intern

General MotorsIntern, Public Policy – Detroit, MI – appears recently posted, despite date-stamp at bottom

… and finally: from the names-we-thought-we’d-never-hear-again dept., some intrepid, nostalgic folks are trying to bring back the Carter/Reagan-era Chinese Disco operation back to life, and are looking for a Marketing Assistant help hurry along this unlikely resuscitation.


Gordon said...

CWA - Executive Assistant to the President/Assistant Account Manager

CWA is an event-based strategic communications firm headquartered in Washington, DC. Our professionals work in collaboration with a global network of creative associates. Together we manage events of all sizes in locations throughout the world. To see some examples of our work, click here

From international summits to gala dinners, press conferences to cross-country marketing tours, CWA brings innovation, creativity & experience to each event. We work with high-profile clients nationwide & worldwide, & approach every project with a fresh perspective based on the culture & brand identity of our clients.

We are seeking a self-motivated, dedicated & energetic professional looking for a long-term career in event management & communications.

You will have these responsibilities as Executive Assistant to the President:

· Complete variety of admin/personal tasks for the President including: managing an active calendar of appointments, completing expense reports; and arranging complex/detailed travel plans, itineraries, & agendas; along with all other miscellaneous admin/personal tasks.
· Plan, coordinate & ensure the President's schedule is followed & respected.
· Work closely with the President to keep him well informed of upcoming commitments and responsibilities, following up and reminding consistently.
· Follow up on contacts made by the President and support the cultivation of ongoing relationships
· Ensure smooth communication between the President and other staff by demonstrating leadership to maintain credibility, trust and support with senior management staff.
· Manage a variety of special projects and assignments for the President by establishing objectives, determining priorities, managing time, gaining cooperation of others, monitoring progress, problem solving, and making adjustments to plans.
· Prioritize conflicting needs; handle matters expeditiously, proactively, and follow through on projects to successful completion, often with deadline pressures.
· Assist in coordinating the agenda of senior management team meetings and calls, as well as all staff meetings.
· Welcome guests, clients and vendors by greeting them in person or on the telephone; answering or directing inquiries.

You will have these responsibilities as Assistant Account Manager:

· Coordinate all volunteer recruitment for events, working with interns and the assistant account manager to ensure appropriate numbers and shifts; manage volunteers onsite.
· Manage social media, reporting back to the assistant account manager overseeing social media.
· Support project managers in event planning logistics and onsite execution including but not limited to travel budgets, radios, hotel blocks, transportation for attendees & staff, & registration.
· Assist in overall event set-up leading up to and through the event, including graphic set-up, registration, furniture placement, and staff room.
· Ensure preparation, delivery, set-up, breakdown, & return of supplies necessary for on-site staff room, & additional items for the event; manage staff room on-site & fulfill requests of client & senior staff.

You have:

· Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Political Science, Communications or related field; 1-2 years experience w/ event planning & marketing (or similar) preferred.
· Previous experience w/ admin assistance, Executive level assistance preferred.
· Strong communication skills, self-motivated & critical thinker.
· Experience working within a demanding, fast-paced environment.
· Ability to generate ideas and think creatively.
· Organized/detail-oriented, able to prioritize & manage multiple projects.
· Ability to travel/work extended hours as needed.

Please email letter/resume to No calls. Salary commensurate w/ experience, qualifications & fit.

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...

American Academy of Actuaries - Writer/Editor/Content Manager

The American Academy of Actuaries is seeking a financially savvy, highly motivated writer to become our Managing Editor of Member Content. You will produce high-quality, engaging written content for a dynamic member association, with a heavy emphasis on actuarial and financial issues. You will also work on finding new ways to visualize, remix, and add utility to the work product, news, and information the Academy produces. Finally, you will ensure that the technical content is accurate, informative, and insightful for a wide range of audiences.

Your key tasks will be to:

• Manage the editorial content of the Academy’s three major member newsletters: This Week, Actuarial Update and Enrolled Actuaries Report (EAR).

• Write and edit the Academy annual report (the Record).

• Manage the coverage of Academy events (conferences, Capitol Hill briefings, etc.) for member publications.

Minimum of seven years of professional editorial and publication production experience required; experience in insurance, finance or related public policy areas preferred. Relevant Bachelor’s degree, preferably in journalism.

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

No relocation costs provided. Send resume with cover letter and salary requirements to HR Mgr., American Academy of Actuaries, 1850 M Street, NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC, 20036 or Email *Please note on your cover letter the online job site where you viewed this posting.

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