Friday, May 15, 2015

We're Deflated, but Joel Ward Makes Us Feel a Little Better

A fun season comes to an end for the Capitals in another tight & deflating defeat.  We'd just like to share a little perspective from one of our favorite players, Joel Ward, via this terrific Post SportsBog wrap-up:
As he walked toward the exit of the empty room, Ward was asked how players can deal with being so close to the top of this latest hill, before everything started rolling down again.
“We don’t have much of a choice, do we?” he said. “You just do it. That’s just sports, I think.
Neighborworks America seeks Director, Public Relations (Operations) with at least 7 years' professional experience in online media, business unit strategy planning and budget management, including work creating and implementing policies, procedures, and standards for print and digital media – see also main career page.

AMR Management Services seeks Director of Government Relations (scroll down) to support their National Association of State Chief Information Officers client – 5+ years’ experience in public policy/administration, government affairs/advocacy, information technology, law, economics or a related field, is desired.

The International Council of Shopping Centers is searching for an Alliance Program Administrator with at least three years of relevant experience, with a preference for candidates with background working in the public sector at local level or in public administration – $50k-$60k

Child Trends, a Bethesda-based organization dedicated to improving the lives of children by conducting research and providing science-based information to improve the decisions, programs, and policies that affect children, seeks Senior Writer & Editor – successful candidate will provide editorial direction & writing/editing services to ensure that Child Trends produces high-quality content for a broad range of reports, research briefs, proposals, fact sheets, and other materials – see also main career page.

Service Nation seeks Director of Grassroots Movement Building who knows what it takes to win in politics, especially through grassroots organizing – DC location preferred, but New York, Philadelphia or Boston candidates will be considered.

The National Democratic Institute is still in search mode for a Summer Intern/Project Assistant sought to support the NDItech program that works around the globe with political experts to design and support technology-enabled programs to build more responsive governments.

This Senior Associate, Initiative on Financial Security post appears to be the latest opportunity with the Aspen Institute – seeking candidates with at least 3 years of experience in the financial, government or public policy arena, preferably focusing on economics, financial services, or tax issues.

Chemical Education FoundationProgram & Outreach Assistant – deemed entry-level, but 1-2 years of experience a plus – background interest in science and/or experience with graphic design programs and html also desired.

Competitive Enterprise InstituteGovernment Relations Manager (pdf) – your 7-10 years of government relations experience should demonstrate a basic understanding of CEI’s core issue areas including: energy, environment, finance, labor, technology, food and drug safety,7 general regulatory reform

The City of Rockville has just put the call out for a part-time Reporter/Videographer to write/shoot news stories, feature stories, PSAs & promos, interviews, and other video programming – $19-$31/hr

Here’s a not-so-fresh (posted 4/10) Director of Communications opportunity with the Ford Foundation that we just stumbled upon – New York

New since a couple weeks back at Johns Hopkins University – Baltimore, MD
A self-described boutique integrated PR and marketing firm focused on high-growth technology companies seeks Public Relations Account Executive – Reston/Herndon/Dulles area – search managed by Creative Circle

National Governors Association
Open Society Foundations
Rockefeller FoundationEngagement Officer – internal/grantee communications focus – New York

International development group SNV seeks contract-status Communications Consultant to implement targeted communications and outreach strategies, strengthen their web and social media presence, and support the Executive Director on various project – apply by May 31

Society for Women’s Health ResearchHealth Policy Analyst – 3-5 years experience in government relations or policy desired, preferably on health related issues,

Women for Women InternationalDevelopment Associate – at least 1-2 years admin experience in a fast-paced office environment desired

Here’s a super-fresh Director of Corporate Communications post with the rocketeers and aerospace/ defense stalwarts at Orbital ATK – minimum of 8-10 years of communications experience required, which could include work in journalism, marketing & communications, public relations and branding/advertising.

Transdev, a continent-spanning operator of bus, rail, paratransit, shuttle, sedan and taxi services, seeks Communications Manager with 5-6 years of experience in a role focused on engaging, succinct business writing and media relations.

Amtrak is in the market to add a Communications Lead with 5-7 years' experience; public affairs experience in the military or government and/or background in transportation, passenger rail/transit or the service sector are pluses.

NetflixManager, Global Consumer Media Relations – 6-8 years experience desired; backgrounds including work in fast-paced entertainment or retail brand, silicon-valley, journalism or political campaign environments particularly valued – Los Gatos, CA

American UniversityStaff Assistant supporting the Women & the Law Program – part-time/temporary – $15-$19/hr – apply by June 1

Pew Charitable Trusts
… and finally: folks with some weekend availability from May through October can add $8-$11/hr to their wallets as a Community/Special Events Leader with the City of Rockville – the Wine & Music Festival sounds like a highlight – apply by May 22

Best wishes for great weekend from your favoritepublic affairs jobs resource. 

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