Monday, June 8, 2015

Catalyzing Social Change, Impaired Anchoring of the Synaptic Proteasome, Fun/Luxe Marketing Gigs, and Dubious Rap Hits of the Early 90s

It's Monday, and we've got a lot going on here, including a pretty good-sized set of previously noted opportunities closing this week.

Washington GasDirector, Corporate Communications (search keyword communications or req ID 515BR) – a minimum of 10 years of experience in a corporate communications environment desired – see also main career page.

Forward Together, a multi-racial group that working with community leaders and organizations to to catalyze social change, is actively recruiting for both of these posts, and we’re told they would be happy w/ DC-based candidates – see also main career page:
The Environmental Working Group is actively seeking candidates for this Digital Media Manager post well suited for individuals with strong visual storytelling & writing skills, as well as at least 3 years success achieving results using digital & social media platforms.

The Council for Christian Colleges & Universities has a Strategic Communications Fellow opportunity for a recent masters-level graduate in a communication-related field in support of their American Studies Program – Aug. 2015 through May 2016 term – review of applications begins June 15

This hippocampal neuron, 14 d in vitro, lacks NMDA receptor subunit GluN2B. It was immunostained for the AMPA receptor subunit GluA1 (green), the vesicular glutamate transporter VGLUT1 (red), and the microtubule-associated protein MAP2 (blue). An edge-detect filter was used to enhance color and cluster contour. In the absence of the GluN2B subunit, synaptic clustering of AMPA receptors is increased as a result of impaired anchoring of the synaptic proteasome – that’s right, it’s time again for opportunities with our friends at the Society for Neuroscience:
They lyric-check Vanilla Ice among their cultural pillars, but you need not hold that against digital education disruptors Flat World Knowledge, especially if their Public Relations & Communications Manager opportunity looks like your kind of thing.  And of course, here's your Ice.

We won’t make you wait for our usual Thursday run of Georgetown University opportunities to have a go at this Director of Communications post supporting the School of Foreign Service

Here's some extra intel we've received on this Public Relations Specialist post supporting the lighting division at General Electric: there are two positions available, and another home-base besides Cleveland, OH might be available for the right candidate – your 3+ years experience in PR or marketing communications must include media relations experience.

The Wilderness Society (scroll to find)
Looking for a big-deal leadership opportunity in the make-the-world-a-better-place business?  We’d say this Chief Executive Officer opportunity with the Sabin Vaccine Institute fits that bill – search managed by Korn Ferry

American Society of Civil EngineersGovernment Relations Assistant – 2+ years of experience in an administrative support role required; previous engagement in a congressional, lobbying, association, or professional society environment a plus

This sounds like a fun/luxe marketing/event opportunity: Audi Experiential Marketing Specialist for the Herndon-based crew at Volkswagen of America

New at the American Enterprise Institute since our late-April check-in:
APCO WorldwideSenior Director, Public Affairs – seeking candidates with a minimum of 10-15 years of relevant strategy-driven experience in public affairs field.

Do you possess at least 2-4 years of specialized experience in developing effective communications strategies and messaging for outreach initiatives for Federal, national security or law enforcement agencies & developing responses to Congressional and leadership inquiries?  This Strategic Communications Specialist post with Grant Thornton would be a good fit, then. 

Metropolitan Washington Airports AuthorityDigital Strategy Program Manager – $82k-$119k – at least six years of progressively responsible experience in digital media relations, public information, and/or marketing fields required – apply by June 17

This Legislative Coordinator post with the National Governors Association is new since our mid-May look-in with the group.

The National Trust for Historic Preservation seeks a Donor Relations Assistant with 1-2 years of professional level experience, particularly in a matrixed and geographically dispersed non-profit, and in a development or donor relations setting; experience & interest in preservation issues preferred – a pretty fresh Receptionist opportunity is also available.

New from the Aspen Institute:
The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, representing D-2 competitors in Ohio & throughout the South, seeks Atlanta-based Director of Communications

American College of SurgeonsAssociate Managing Editor – minimum of 4 years’ editorial experience required; experience with scholarly peer-reviewed medical or scientific journals is preferred – Chicago, IL

Council of State GovernmentsAssociate Editor – at least two years of editorial experience desired, ideally in the fields of publishing, journalism, communications, public affairs, or public relations; exposure to criminal justice issues and/or policy analysis a plus – New York – apply by June 22 

SBG Technology SolutionsCommunications Specialist – experience working with the intelligence community & secret clearances are required.

The search for a Vice President for Development & Alumni Relations for St. Johns College in Annapolis, MD (and Santa Fe, NM, too) is just ramping up, with Isaacson, Miller running the show.

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