Tuesday, May 26, 2015

We're Crushing It This Week

Ok, we're back and somewhat energized after the long weekend, and, if you'll pardon the bro-speak, we're planning on just crushing it this abbreviated week at DCPA+CJ.  So, enjoy the jobs and expect plenty of them.

Fairtrade AmericaDirector of External Relations – seeking CVs showing 10+ years of marketing experience with demonstrated success in the design and execution of public-facing campaigns and cause marketing, as well as ensuring brand alignment – apply by June 21 

CTIA-The Wireless Association seeks Manager of Public Affairs (scroll do find) to create & maintain issue-related materials, assist with media outreach activities, and help support/publicize their trade show, which would find you in Las Vegas later this year, we would guess. 

Human Rights Campaign
The Organic Trade Association is actively seeking a Director of Membership Services with five or more years of trade association membership management experience or executive leadership in organic food &  farming sector; mastery of Salesforce, or similar CRM system, in a membership setting preferred.

American Federation of Government EmployeesStrategic Communications Intern and Video Production Intern (scroll to find both) remain available for the Summer term – $11/hr

Universal Health ServicesCommunications Manager – responsible for media relations, publications and photography and videography to advance the GW Hospital and its clinical service lines

FleishmanHillard is seeking an entrepreneurial, self-starting Senior Account Executive to join their healthcare practice; minimum four years of communications experience in an agency setting required.

United Nations Foundation
Powell Tate seeks Vice President to join corporate & public affairs practice; your 10+ years of relevant experience should demonstrate expertise in mobilizing & motivating teams – the call is also out for Interns for the Fall 2015 term

Solid reporting experience (2-3 years worth) is more important than knowledge of subject matter for this Energy & Environment Reporter post with the Washington Examiner

The University of Maryland, Baltimore County, lauded by the Chronicle of Higher Education as a great place to work in 2014, seeks Assistant Vice President of Communications & Public Affairs (pdf) – Baltimore, MD – search managed by Freeman Philanthropic Services

L’Arche Greater Washington, DC, an interdenominational Christian community of people with and without intellectual disabilities who share their lives together, seeks a Director of Development & Communications to plan and manage the organization’s fundraising & communications program.

International Organization for MigrationCommunications & Social Media Assistant – experience in project development, monitoring and evaluation, the issue of human trafficking, and grant administration desired.

Search public relations & communications category or use req ID noted for these recently added opportunities with Marriott:
Woodrow Wilson InstituteProgram Assistant, Canada Institute (pdf) – $34k – at least one year of relevant office automation experience desired – apply by June 1

Do you have 3-5 years of experience in program or project management with track record in content development & strategic planning preferably in a conservation, international development, or management consulting setting?  Those nodding (or thinking close enough) are encouraged to check out this Senior Associate post supporting the Fish Forever Campaign at Rare.

Humane Society
There’s an apply by Feb. 13 note in this recently-posted Communications Officer job with the Baltimore Community Foundation; we don’t know what to make of that – development/fundraising responsibilities predominant

American Institutes for ResearchProposal Associate – 3-5 years experience/involvement in proposal management required

Environmental Defense Fund
Office of the Governor of PennsylvaniaDeputy Press Secretary – $65k-$80k – Harrisburg, PA – apply by June 7

ICI ServicesLegislative Affairs Specialist – extensive experience supporting a DoD program or component office required; Navy program experience highly desirable
World Bank Institutional Affairs Assistant – seeking candidates with proficiency in document presentation standards & demonstrated proofreading & editing skills, as well as experience in implementing document-related technology solutions – apply by June 1, as noted here


Gordon said...

American Library Association - Press Officer

Wanted: Press Officer to “Evangelize” for Twenty-First Century Libraries. The oldest, largest and most influential library association in the world has an immediate opening for a Washington, DC-based strategic communications and press/public relations professional.

As our the American Library Association's Washington Office point person for communications, your portfolio will include a broad range of external and internal communications responsibilities, including:

• collaboratively developing strategic short- and long-range media plans for both the Office’s lobbying and policy analysis/development staffs;

• drafting, reviewing, and/or disseminating press releases, talking points, articles, op-eds, speeches and testimony;

• directly pitching “Beltway” and national media with story concepts and targeted statements; and

• responding to media inquiries.

You also will draft and/or edit the content of many internal Association communi¬ca¬tions, including our Washington Office website, social media channels, member-facing materials and regular reports to Association leadership.

To succeed in this position, you also will need established contacts with the Washington-centric and national media, and the ability and drive to develop such relationships with media of all types on a host of disparate issues. Collaboration is key to this job, both with other staff and working directly with library leaders around the country.

Required: We’d like you to have at least 3 years of experience in developing strategies for communications campaigns that advance organizational visibility or initiatives, and with the nuts and bolts of media relations. Excellent writing, editing, communication, organizational, grammar and proofreading skills also are required, as is the ability to meet tight deadlines, juggle multiple projects, “cool” in crisis and the ability to work independently.

Desired: We’d prefer that you hold a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, English, or Communications; be familiar with current library policy issues, have a working knowledge of basic web content management/blogging tools (including WordPress and Drupal) and proficiency in HTML and CSS. Prior experience working with another membership organization a major “plus.”

Salary: From $48,000

To Apply: Apply online at http://www.ala.org/aboutala/contactus/workatala. (Additional documents are uploaded on the same screen as your resume)


Please e-mail or fax cover letter and resume to:

Mary Pullen
American Library Association
Human Resources Department
Ref: pressoffWOFFICE
email: mpullen@ala.org
fax: 312-280-5270

The American Library Association is an equal opportunity employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran.

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SSG Advisors - Director of Communications

The Director of Communications will lead the development and execution of the SSG’s internal and external communications strategy, advancing SSG Advisors’ mission through a broad portfolio of communications activities. Reporting to the partners, the Director of Communications will join an entrepreneurial team and have direct responsibility for building out the function.

This is an ideal opportunity for a strategic communications professional with a passion for international development, finance, entrepreneurship, social and environmental issues. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:


• Develop, implement, and evaluate the annual communications plan across the network's discreet audiences in collaboration with the SSG Advisors team and constituents
• Further developing and maintaining SSG Advisors brand and image, including:
• Managing and Promoting image of firm
• Ensuring consistency of image across written materials (including consulting deliverables), marketing materials, powerpoint presentations, templates,letterheads, logos, brochures etc
• Manage support staff
• Intellectual property creation, public relations and media management
• Defining and delivering on a social media strategy
• Editing and developing blog
• Ensuring that consultants across the organization are creating and developing intellectual property and ensuring proper placement
• Conference appearance and scheduling
• Coordinate webpage maintenance—ensure that new and consistent information (article links, stories, and events) is posted regularly
• Planning and budgeting for group:
• Determination of needs, i.e. graphic artists, writers, etc
• Short and long-term goal management
• Knowledge management:
• Should be adept at understanding best practices, keeping abreast of industry developments, etc.
• Put communications vehicles in place to create momentum and awareness as well as to test the effectiveness of communications activities
• Track and measure the level of engagement within the network over time


SSG Advisors is seeking an accomplished Director of Communications who has at least 7 years of communications experience, ideally in an “in-house” leadership role within a complex (number and variety of constituents) entity, and covering areas such as website content, newsletters, and external communications. The ability to take knowledge and transform it into exciting and useful messages, and disseminate it to the right audiences through the best distribution channels is critical.

• Highly collaborative style; experience developing and implementing communications strategies
• Excellent writing/editing and verbal communication skills
• A strong track record as an implementer who thrives on managing a variety of key initiatives concurrently
• Relationship builder with the flexibility and finesse to "manage by influence"
• High energy, maturity, and leadership with the ability to serve as a unifying force and to position communications discussions at both the strategic and tactical levels
• Sincere commitment to work collaboratively with all constituent groups, including staff, board members, volunteers, donors, program participants, and other supporters
• Self-starter, able to work independently, and entrepreneurial; enjoys creating and implementing new initiatives

Interested parties should send a resume and cover letter to sz@ssg-advisors.com

SSG Advisors is a strategic advisory firm promoting sustainable global development. Founded in 2005, the company has worked in over 40 countries engaging the private sector to help governments, foundations, international agencies and non-governmental organizations solve complex problems that matter. Our mission is to improve lives.

SSG Advisors has four main practice areas: Public Private Partnerships, Finance for Development, Countering Violent Extremism and Fostering Inclusive/Sustainable Business Practices.

ADenecke said...

Account Coordinator

A small, fast-paced DC public affairs and communications consulting firm seeks an Account Coordinator to support our Account Management team. This firm’s client base is centered on policy and subject matter involving transportation. The position has a wide-ranging number of responsibilities that include administrative work, research, media relations and meeting planning. Responsibilities will include day-to-day account support as well as general office administrative duties, such as:

-Monitoring regulatory and legislative issues.
-Preparing communications materials such as letters, fact sheets, press releases, announcements, etc.
-Taking detailed notes and turning them into organized meeting summaries and reports to be distributed to clients and other audiences.
-Tracking media coverage and maintaining coverage databases.
-Updating media and contact databases.
-Coordinating account-billing activities to ensure invoices are processed and submitted promptly.
-Managing office resources, staff schedules, computer and phone system, and other daily office tasks.
-Efficiently responding to staff, client, media and vendor needs/requests.
-Organizing conferences, meetings and receptions that require rate negotiation skills, organizational skills, and event management skills.

This is an entry-level position for people eager to grow; hard work is rewarded with increasing responsibility. Because the firm is small, junior level staff are able to contribute a great deal if they show initiative and eagerness to learn. Self-starters with exceptional writing skills and attention to detail will excel in this position.

Applicants must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Political Science or a related field. Strong time management, research, writing, verbal and organizational skills are essential. Candidates must be detail-oriented and able to prioritize and multi-task in a challenging, fast-paced environment. Requires excellent computer skills, knowledge of standard office software applications and digital media proficiency – basic understanding of computer systems a plus.

The salary for this position is in the low $30,000 range per year, commensurate with qualifications. To be considered for the position, please send a cover letter, resume and writing sample to Jeff Agnew via email at jagnew@blakey-agnew.com. Please, no phone calls.