Monday, November 2, 2015


OK, it's Monday – we're feeling pretty cheerful & chipper (Chipper?  Did we really just describe ourselves as chipper? That's definitely a stretch.), and we hope you are, too. Here's your run of previously noted opportunities closing this week.

 BBYO (as in B’nai B’rith Youth Organization) seeks Director of Marketing & Communications with a minimum of 7 years of work experience in the marketing and communications field including expertise with email, direct mail and social media communication strategies – can also search here.

Better Medicare AllianceSenior Policy Associate – 4-7 years of Capitol Hill, political campaign, trade association, consulting, legislative and/or health care alliance management experience desired, along with understanding of health policy issues

Moger International seeks Public Affairs Specialist with excellent written and oral communications skills to support the National Museum of Health & Medicine; knowledge of DoD communications policy is preferred – apply by Nov. 6

Mental Health Association of Montgomery CountyDirector of Development – best suited to candidates with 5+ years experience (including supervisory experience) in fundraising, as well as general knowledge of marketing and communications – search managed by Myerson & Associates.

McBee Strategic Consulting is actively recruiting for a Strategic Communications Associate with 1-3 years relevant experience plus strong, deadline-resilient communication skills.

Howard County Community CollegeNews & Media Relations Manager – $56k+ – note: weirdly formatted: you will have to scroll way down to see job – Columbia, MD – apply by Nov. 18

IBM seeks External Communications Professional to on create compelling messaging & differentiated positioning to influence media, social advocates & influencers in support of MobileFirst initiatives.

Renewable power advocate & facilitator Groundswell seeks Director of Marketing & Media (scroll to find) with at least 5 years of experience in marketing/communications, media relations, and/or brand management.

Out & Equal Workplace AdvocatesEast Coast Engagement & Communications Manager – successful candidate will have a background in relationship building and a strong understanding of the culture, organizations, and key people in DC. 

National Alliance of State & Territorial AIDS Directors
World BankCommunications Manager – Middle East/North Africa focus – Arabic & French language skills desired – apply by Nov. 10

AmazonPublic Relations Manager, Public Policy – seeking candidates with 6+ years of public relations experience, especially related to public policy issues for the government or in the technology field.

New America – these paid Spring 2016 opportunities all sport a Nov. 4 suggested application deadline:
George Washington UniversitySenior Associate Director of Development, School of Engineering – five years of relevant experience sought
New since our Oct. 22 check-in w/ the U.S Chamber of Commerce:
Armed Services YMCA of the USAVice President of Marketing & Communications – min. 15 years PR/marketing experience in agency, non-profit, or military setting desired.

America’s Promise AllianceInterns – apply by Nov. 15 for Winter/Spring term
Padilla/CRT – Richmond, Va.
Golin HarrisAssociate, Media Relations – deemed entry level, but also notes preference for candidates with a minimum of one year of professional experience with an understanding of media relations & media monitoring tools
New since early-ish October with Edelman PR:
Virginia Tourism Corp.Interns of the unpaid variety sought year-round – Richmond, Va.

… and finally: you’re flacking the luxe lifestyle & checking out Jalopnik daily as Public Relations Manager for the Lamborghini branch of the Volkswagen Group of America family.  Sweet.


Gordon said...

West End Strategy Team - Interns - Spring & Summer 2016

West End Strategy Team is a full-service strategic communications firm with offices in Washington and New York. We offer clients a comprehensive approach that includes message development, media relations, online strategy, marketing and crisis communications. We work to achieve legislative, media and fundraising goals for clients who work in progressive domestic and foreign policy, social justice, human rights, faith-based advocacy, health care, conservation, women’s rights and arts and culture. We are currently accepting applications for paid internship positions for spring and summer of 2016.

Interns have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience working closely with progressive, nonprofit, and international organizations in a professional setting. Responsibilities include writing and editing news releases, opinion pieces and other materials, researching client organizations and their issue areas, conducting media outreach, researching target journalists and compiling media lists, aggregating news content, and carrying out various clerical duties. Through this experience, interns will cultivate a working knowledge of highly relevant political and advocacy organizations and the media.

Please email a resume, cover letter, brief writing sample and list of 2-3 references to No phone calls, please.

West End Strategy Team is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and LGBT applicants.

Gordon said...

Organic Trade Association - Government Affairs Associate

Location: Washington, DC

Position Summary: Working under the supervision of and in collaboration with the Vice President of Government Affairs, the Government Affairs Associate manages Organic Trade Association (OTA) legislative activities, informs and engages OTA members in political activity, and assists the Vice President of Government Affairs in projects as requested.

Functions as a creative member of OTA’s team; shares information effectively to assist others in doing OTA’s work. Demonstrates personal responsibility in job performance. Supports OTA’s mission and purpose through the activities of the department.

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Develop and implement OTA policy events to increase OTA’s relationships and political impact, including annual Hill Visit Day
• Develop and deliver targeted issue campaigns on legislation, including potential targeted member fly-ins
• Develop relationships with legislative staff; educate staff on all aspects of organic agriculture, industry, and trade and the potential impacts of legislation on organic
• Maintain database of congressional contacts and activity
• Conduct legislative research and analysis to inform OTA policy strategy and development; prepare clear and concise analytical pieces including bill summaries and side-by-side analysis, hearing summaries, member alerts, updates, and memos.
• Facilitate, manage, and implement OTA member involvement in legislative activities to increase OTA’s relationships and political impact
• Monitor relevant state activity, organize and manage targeted state campaigns, and develop relationships with state Departments of Agriculture
• Draft correspondence, policy communications, and public comments as needed
• Other research, policy, writing, and other support for Vice President of Government Affairs as needed
• Travel to meetings or events as required
• Attend staff meetings

Minimum Requirements:

Experience: Two or more years in grassroots or legislative advocacy

Education: Bachelors Degree; job-related continuing education a plus

Skills/Knowledge: Strong analysis, written and oral communications skills; strong computer skills using Microsoft Word, Excel and database applications a must; experience with Capwiz/CQ Roll Call a plus. Attention to detail, able to work independently and perform routine work, good interpersonal skills, team member. Able to work well in a fast-paced collaborative environment with critical deadlines.

Please resume and salary requirements to

Randall Rid said...

Randall Ian McNair
1921 Ritchie RD
Forestville, MD 20747
(301) 257-0874 Cell

To Whom It May Concern,
I am a Johnson C. Smith University graduate. From attending the university I’ve become known as an innovator, never afraid to present new ideas I feel are strong and worth consideration. I’m always ready to learn something new and I see every experience as an opportunity to make an impact. Whenever I am involved with something, I take ownership of it and feel a personal stake in its success. I define myself by my success in life making what I do very important to me and I sought a position with your company not just for employment but for fulfillment.
I would enjoy the opportunity to prove that I am the ideal candidate for this position. Please review my resume for more information regarding my qualifications. I trust that upon your review you will agree that I am a suitable candidate.

Thank you in advance for your consideration.

Randall McNair