Friday, June 12, 2015

Bio-weaponry, Union Power, College Journalism & Assorted Opportunities in the Art World

It's Friday, and we're all over the place, as usual.

National Milk Producers FederationCommunications Coordinator (pdf) – 3-4 years of related work experience desired, preferably at a trade association, government agency or on Capitol Hill; facility with Drupal, Constant Contact & desktop publishing software considered major plusses – apply by June 26

The liberty-loving free-market law advocates at the Institute for Justice are actively seeking candidates for Development Associate role with the ability to produce high-quality background research on prospective donors & manage elements of the Institute’s growing research needs.

What is an enrolled agent?  That’s the essential issue you’ll be trying to make clear in your work as Marketing Manager for the National Association of Enrolled Agents – your marketing experience will ideally include work with specialized email & design software.

NextGen Climate is currently seeking a detail-oriented Communications Associate to join the team in San Francisco, CA – 1-2 years experience in a communications field required; political experience preferred.

IEM seeks Internal Communications Writer supporting the-less-we-know-about-it, the-better Edgewood Chemical Biological Center – 2+ years’ work experience in media, newspaper, magazine or journalism field required – Edgewood, MD

Donors Trust safeguards the charitable intent of donors who embrace a right-of-center worldview; strategic thinking & visionary Chief Executive Officer sought to keep the funds growing & flowing – search helmed by Talent Market

Americans for the ArtsMeetings & Events Coordinator – minimum of 4 years’ event planning experience desired

The University of Maryland’s College of Journalism seeks a Washington Bureau Chief for the Capital News Service – $68k – apply by June 22

I.M. Systems Group, a contractor to the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration, seeks Communications & Policy Specialist to support NOAA’s Marine Debris Division.

News since our late-May visit with the Sierra Club:
You’ll assist efforts to recruit and train union members as candidates for elected office as Program Coordinator supporting the AFL-CIO’s Path to Power program

National Waste & Recycling AssociationVice President, Government Affairs & Chapter Operations – seeking strategic thinker/leader with 5 – 10 years’ experience directing legislative & regulatory issues

Friends of the Earth
Northrop GrummanPublic Relations Representative (search communications category or req ID: 15010016) – knowledge of AP Style & social media platforms, as well as international communications experience preferred – Linthicum, MD.

American UniversityWeb Communications & Systems Coordinator

Pew Research CenterResearch Assistant, Global Attitudes – knowledge of SPSS or Stata & proven facility with research methods required

Pew Charitable Trusts
Semester-based 12-week Graduate Fellow opportunities in Health Policy and Welfare Studies are freshly noted with the Heritage Foundation

State Voices, a national network of nonpartisan, state-based coalitions working to create a more accessible, inclusive, and representative democracy, seeks a Development Communications Manager familiar with values-based messaging, issue campaigns, lobbying, grassroots organizing & strategic communications

… and finally: let’s step away from the public affairs space & into the rarified air of the Phillips Collection, and a couple of hey-maybe-you-could-do-this Collections Care Manager and Admissions Associate posts there, the latter of which sports a $10/hr pay grade.

... and finally, part 2: want to get away from it all?  This Hawaii-based Palmyra Program Director post with the Nature Conservancy will take you out to this remote speck in the Pacific on a regular basis; take a good book or two – apply by July 10

Whether your weekend wishes are for remote & quiet or for raucous fun, your favoritepublic affairs jobs resource hopes it all goes great for you.


Gordon said...

American Academy of Nursing - Event Coordinator

Location: Washington, D.C.
Job Type: Full Time
Deadline: June 22, 2015
To apply, send a cover letter and resume to

The American Academy of Nursing seeks a self-motivated, highly organized Event Coordinator with excellent communication skills to assist the Director of Member Engagement & Events. The successful candidate will provide outstanding customer service, be an enthusiastic professional, and be able to build relationships with internal and external customers.

Event Planning and Production
• Assist director with contracting of event space, confirming food and beverage details, ordering of supplies/audiovisual equipment and preparing travel memos to meet the quality expectations of the Academy members.
• Manage event logistics including registration and attendee tracking.
• Monitor event timelines and ensure event deadlines are met.
• Aggressively gather information on each meeting to achieve quality event productions.
• Seek out and communicate with potential donors to help secure sponsorships supporting the annual policy conference.
• Propose new ideas to improve the event planning and implementation process.
• Serve as liaison with vendors on event-related matters.
• Prepare conference materials, such as nametags, registration lists, seating cards, etc.
• Provide on-site support during scheduled meetings & conferences.

Event Administration:
• Assist with preparing budgets and provide periodic progress reports to director for each event.
• Keep track of event finances including check processing, invoicing, and reporting.
• Participate and take minutes for monthly planning committee calls.

• Excellent communication skills, including writing, proof reading skills, and speaking.
• Ability to manage and prioritize multiple work assignments.
• Excellent interpersonal skills both in person and by phone, with high professionalism.
• Ability to accomplish projects with little supervision.
• Fantastic customer service ethic and high expectations for quality.
• Bachelor’s degree
• At least 2 years experience with office administrative management.
• At least 1 year experience coordinating special events.
• Proficient using the latest versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and mail merges; email and web searches.

We offer a competitive salary and excellent employee benefits. Convenient McPherson Square location.

Gordon said...

Sunshine Sachs - Senior Account Executive

Sunshine Sachs is hiring for a position that will be responsible for managing a variety of clients out of the DC office, including 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:

• 4+ years working in PR
• Experience pitching and placing stories in top-tier outlets
• Strong understanding of the media landscape, with an area of expertise
• Ability to work with others in a small and open team environment
• Experience managing multiple clients or projects simultaneously
• 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
• ProfiEager 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 / Senior Account Executive in the subject line. Please, no phone calls.