Monday, April 6, 2015

Living Well May Be the Best Revenge, But Giving Well is Probably a Better Idea in the Long Run

Hello Monday!  We’d normally wax on about college basketball exiting the stage tonight just as baseball starts the long march to October – and a finally-cheerful finish for the Nats, we hope.

But we’ll take what limited attention you grant our assorted ramblings, enthusiasms & weather-related complaints to instead note this neat Kristof/NYT column on effective philanthropy choices, featuring the work of GiveWell, a group that highlights charities that serve the global poor, focus on evidence-backed interventions & are transparent/well-vetted.

And, while we’re at it, we’ll again mention other resources in this area: the extensive William & Mary-sponsored AidData portal (their blog is a good place to start), and longtime nonprofit-evaluator Charity Navigator, whose organization search page features a category/cause option, which, if used with state/city search parameters, makes for a helpful tool to identify potential employers in the non-profit/charity space.

And, of course, don’t forget previously noted opportunities closing this week.  Now on to what you're really here for.

BechtelSenior Communications Manager – 8-10 years working in corporate communications or related field required; familiarity with CSR concepts & practices particularly valued – Reston location

Are you a military spouse with a background in graphic design and digital outreach? This Marketing & Communications Fellowship (pdf) from Blue Star Families would seem a fine fit – paid, part-time, flexible telecommute post – see also main career page – apply by Apr. 10

The First Five Years Fund works with policymakers, experts, business leaders and advocates to advance federal investment in quality early childhood education for disadvantaged children from birth to age five – seeking Communications Associate with 3+ years experience – can also be found via the Ounce of Prevention Fund career site. 

Transamerica Manager, PAC & Government Affairs – 5 years of experience in a congressional office, PR function, trade association or as a PAC/ grassroots coordinator or other similar role desired.

National Multifamily Housing CouncilManager, Marketing & Communications Projects – supports wide range of initiatives including meetings marketing, membership recruitment, branding, publishing & industry PR.

Bread for the World Media Relations Manager – at least 5 years relevant experience desired – apply by Apr. 17

Cause of ActionCommunications Manager – 6+ years of professional experience in media outreach is strongly preferred – search managed by the Center for Shared Services.

Northop Grumman (search by communications category or req ID) – note: all of these are newly-posted since Mar. 30
St. Jude Children’s Research HospitalIntern – supporting marketing & fundraising efforts

United NationsSenior Political Affairs Officer (search duty station New York) – min. 10 years of experience in political science, international relations, law, disarmament, security, development management, conflict resolution or related area required – New York – apply by June 1

Scroll under Maryland office (Gaithersburg, to be exact) listings to see Content Marketing Specialist and Social Media & Campaign Manager posts with internet marketing cabal Blue Corona.

George Washington University
World Wildlife FundDevelopment Officer – five years of demonstrated fundraising/development experience with at least three years of gift planning experience required – Communications Intern post also available.

Akoya seeks Writer/Content Specialist and Communications/Account Planner for support their Military Healthcare Strategic Communications office client in Falls Church.

Management Sciences for Health
Grocery Manufacturers AssociationDirector, Media Relations – to $80k – your 7+ years related experience should include management responsibility for major communications projects or campaigns that involve top-tier media coverage.

Freedom Partners (scroll to find) – searches managed by the Center for Shared Services
Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland Director of Marketing & Communications – seeking candidates with at least 5 years’ experience in marketing, communications or PR, preferably in the not-for-profit sector; special events oversight experience also noted – Baltimore, MD

As of a couple weeks ago, the Center for Human Rights & Global Justice at NYU was looking for one or two more Legal Interns to join the team for the Summer in New York

Curley CompanyExecutive Assistant

1 comment:

Gordon said...

Sunshine Sachs - Account Manager

Sunshine Sachs is hiring for a position that will be responsible for managing a variety of clients out of the DC office, including international nonprofit, events and consumer accounts. We are looking for someone who is passionate about their work, thinks out of the box, understands that a pitch is not a blast and loves to work hard and have fun in the process. Along with having a drive to create positive social change, the ideal candidate should have PR experience in DC, excellent established media relations skills and a strong awareness of current affairs.

About Sunshine Sachs:

Sunshine Sachs is a full service communications firm with a scope reaching well beyond the capabilities of a traditional PR firm. Sunshine Sachs is built on the notion that good ideas have the power to change the world we live in, shape our cultural conventions and create new models of success in every industry. Our clients include the most notable brands and personalities spanning entertainment, fashion, music and sports. We also represent some of the world’s most impactful nonprofits and political mainstays, content creators and innovators.

Desired Skills & Experience:

--5+ years working in PR
--Ability to work with others in a small team environment
--Experience managing multiple clients or projects simultaneously
--Enjoys managing a small team and constant collaboration
--Strong core communication skills including media relations, writing, editing and persistence
--Excellent speaking and writing skills to handle daily pitching and reporting
--An established rolodex of press contacts, both mainstream and in DC, across broadcast, print and online; including news, business, lifestyle/culture, tech and entertainment
--Proficient in Microsoft Office and quick learner with new software.
--Eager to work on a small but growing team, brings energy, enthusiasm and desire to support a growing business
--Social media savvy
--Detail oriented
--Desire to over-deliver rather than meet expectations
--Creative thinking and a problem-solving attitude

Please email / Account Manager in the subject line. Please, no phone calls.