Sunday, August 2, 2015

Good for Another Week (or less)

Previously noted opportunities closing in the coming week.

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Publications CoordinatorAug. 3

Farm Service AgencyPublic Affairs Specialist – $90k-$118k – Aug. 3

GreenpeaceArctic Campaign DirectorAug. 3

Montgomery CollegePresidential Communications Specialist – $68k-$92k – Aug. 3

Nature Conservancy (scroll to find, or use advanced search by DC metro area or state location as noted)
British Embassy – Corporate Services Assistant – Bridgetown, Barbados – part-time – BD$25k – Aug. 5

Dept. of Housing & Urban Development Public Affairs Specialist – $90k-$118k – Aug. 5

PDK International
– Director of Communications & Brand ManagementAug. 5

Smithsonian InstitutionAdvancement Assistant (scroll to find) – Aug. 5

United Nations FoundationCommunications Associate, Public AffairsAug. 5

Dept. of Health & Human ServicesPublic Affairs Specialist – $76k-$99k – Aug. 6

U.S. Trade & Development AgencyPublic Affairs Specialist – $52k-$99k – Aug. 6 

House Committee (likely Education & Workforce), GOP staff
House of Representatives, Office of the House Clerk Historical Publications Specialist – to $62k – Aug. 7

International Monetary Fund
Communications OfficerAug. 7

Open Society FoundationsProgram Specialist, Africa – New York – Aug. 7

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Gordon said...

DC Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning & Economic Development - Public Affairs Specialist


The Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development (DMPED) is charged with executing the Mayor's economic development strategy which encourages growth and investments across the District. DMPED is responsible for managing catalytic real estate projects, promoting business expansion within the city, and creating jobs. More information is available on DMPED’s website at

DMPED is seeking a Public Affairs Specialist to work with its communications team. The Communications Team is responsible for creating and implementing a strategic communications program designed to strengthen DMPED’s role as a leading government agency in the District of Columbia.

This position will reside with the DC Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs and be detailed to DMPED until the fall at which time the position will transferred to DMPED.

Position Description:

The Public Affairs Specialist reports to the Director of Communications and is responsible for assisting with DMPED’s media relations, internal/external communications, agency branding, and new media campaigns. The Specialist must be comfortable interacting with members of the media, and should be able to effectively communicate the agency’s goals both verbally and in writing.

Specific responsibilities include:

· Developing press releases, briefing memos, news materials, fact sheets and talking points for publicity of the agency’s programs.

· Identifying opportunities to support agency initiatives and developing communications materials to promote and publicize these projects.

· Participating in a variety of planning and development activities for the purpose of creating short and long range plans to support DMPED.

· Assisting with writing blog posts, talking points, landing pages, and other web content.

· Planning meetings, scheduling appointments, and reviewing communications documents.

· Generating story ideas, gathering articles, anecdotes, photos and other content for the agency’s newsletter.

· Creating databases and spreadsheets as well as help prepare reports and presentations.

· Assisting in support of initiatives, department projects and media coverage.

· Developing materials and reports describing projects and analysis undertaken, as well as policy or program implications, as requested by the Communications Director.

· Providing regular updates to social media sites and assisting in creating strategies to use social media and other platforms to promote agency projects and initiatives.

· Establishing and overseeing departmental system for maintaining and archiving press clippings.

· Performing other related duties as assigned.


· Bachelor’s Degree in communications, journalism, public relations or a related field preferred.

· Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.

· Knowledge of, and skill in, problem solving and project management.

· Strong interpersonal communication skills, in both group and individual settings.

· Ability to exercise tact and discretion in dealing with persons at various levels and in various job categories.

· Must possess strong organizational skills and know how to operate a number of software programs such as Word or Excel, PowerPoint, and Access.

Salary: This position is a grade 11 on the District government’s career service salary scale. The salary ranges from $53,585 to $69,092. Actual salary is determined by a variety of factors including: years of experience, applicant qualifications, internal equity comparisons, agency organizational structure and the applicant’s past salary history.

Application Process: Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to with the subject line title of Public Affairs Specialist opportunity.