Friday, March 27, 2015

Forever Week

This was one of those it feels like this week is never going to end weeks for us; we hope yours padded along along at a quicker pace.  Mainly direct-to-us submissions again today, so these should all be very much open & available.

Forest Trends seeks Senior Communications Associate with 3-5 years experience in media/advocacy arena; familiarity with environmental finance & market-based issues preferred – apply by Apr. 15

The U.S. Institute for Peace seeks Research Assistant, Public Affairs on part-time basis through December 2015 – must be currently enrolled local grad student – $10-$14/hr

The Eurasia Foundation seeks Outreach & Communication Manager to support the Stevens Initiative,  a public-private partnership that seeks to strengthen engagement between young people in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and in the U.S.  – familiarity with the MENA region preferable, as are Arabic language skills – apply by Apr. 3

The U.S. Travel Association seeks a Communications Intern to support their Project: Time Off campaign – this paid position runs May 1 through the Summer; no word on how much time off you get as part of the bargain.

The Vital Voices Women’s Partnership is seeking candidates for Communications Intern post in the Summer term with demonstrated interest in global women’s development & advocacy, along with excellent writing skills & solid research/analytical ability.

Climate Reality Project
We have it on good authority that the Animal Welfare Institute is looking for a PR/Communications Intern (scroll to find) for the Summer term; other Intern posts also available.

Save the Children has a Health & Nutrition Documentation Intern post available for the Summer term; academic background in communications, marketing, PR, journalism, public health, international relations, the social sciences, or other related field preferable – dozens of other Intern posts available in their DC or Fairfield, CT offices. 

American University
Pew Charitable Trusts
Pew Research CenterMultimedia Intern

… and, finally: with consistently warmer weather (FINALLY!!!)  approaching, the charms of Salisbury, MD – just 20 miles or so from both Ocean City, MD and the Chesapeake Bay – come into sharper focus for us.  Whether they are enough to make this part-time Promotions & Digital Assistant post with iHeartRadio there worth your consideration is up to you.

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

1 comment:

Gordon said...

Jewish Federations of North America - Senior Legislative Associate, Strategic Health Resource Center

Washington, DC

REPORTS TO: Director, Health Policy


The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) represents 151 Jewish Federations and over 300 Network communities, which raise and distribute more than $3 billion annually for social welfare, social services and educational needs. The Federation movement, collectively among the top 10 charities on the continent, protects and enhances the well-being of Jews worldwide through the values of tikkun olam (repairing the world), tzedakah (charity and social justice) and Torah (Jewish learning).


The Senior Legislative Associate for the Strategic Health Resource Center will join a public policy team based in Washington, DC that represents the Federation movement before Congress and the Administration. The JFNA-DC office focuses on human services funding and policy issues of interest to Federations and their affiliated social service providers. The Senior Legislative Associate will focus on healthcare delivery, healthcare financing, Medicaid, Medicare, Affordable Care Act implementation and other related issues. This position relies upon outside funding which currently provides for two years of employment.


--Serve as an advocate to Congress and the Executive Branch on health policy and funding interests of JFNA and the federation system;
--Advance relationships with key Congressional and Administration officials at the White House, the Departments of Health and Human Services and other relevant agencies;
--Prepare detailed grassroots action alerts, background reports and articles;
--Actively engage at the JFNA Health and Long-Term Care Summit to showcase how strategy and outreach tools can be utilized at the local, state, and federal levels;
--Present to local community delegations (Washington Missions) coming to Washington and other groups on issues of interest;
--Create reports, strategic documents and recommendations that detail the consequences of proposed federal legislation and related regulations;
--Represent JFNA in advocacy meetings and help build relevant coalitions;
--Disseminate healthcare best case practices to federation staff, services providers, and state government affairs professionals on national health and long-term care initiatives as well as relevant state policies;
--Other duties and related assignments as directed.


--Five years’ experience on policy or advocacy related efforts pertaining to healthcare issues
--Familiarity with the federal legislative and regulatory and national politics related to health and long-term care issues.
--Good contacts with Members of Congress, key Congressional staff and federal officials with jurisdiction over health and human services programs and funding.
--An understanding of the organized Jewish community and background in health and long-term care issues are strongly preferred.
--Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
--Extremely organized self-starter with the ability to multi-task and work in a fast paced environment.
--Bachelor’s degree required; graduate degree in public policy, law, or social sciences preferred.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please email your cover letter and resume to Jonathan Westin, Director of Health Policy at