Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Wealth, Mercy, Hospitality & War

Alexandria City Public SchoolsWriter/Public Relations Professional (go to support staff type, then support professionals/analysts) – contract/casual status – $32-$39/hr – at least 2 years of experience in public education & media relations work preferred

MLT equips high potential minorities with the winning playbook & personalized coaching that allows them to reach their full leadership potential & maximize their community impact – scroll for find Director, Alumni Engagement and Digital Content Producer posts, as well as a broad selection of management, operations & program support opportunities.

Community Wealth Partners seeks Communications Manager to join the described-to-us as super-smart people there working to help nonprofits realize their visions for social change – strong writing & analytical skills are musts

The National Democratic Institute is actively seeking candidates for Government Relations & Communications Intern/Project Assistant – paid position – best suited to individuals with educational or professional background in political science, democracy assistance, international relations, international development, interactive communications or related topics.

The National Wildlife Federation is seeking a Communications Manager to support the Choose Clean Water Coalition – Annapolis, MD

John Snow, Inc./JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. are public health management consulting & research organizations dedicated to improving the health of individuals and communities throughout the world; your role in this worthy enterprise could be Communications Productions Manager or as Senior Communications Specialist, the latter of which sports an apply today, Dec. 16 deadline

Capitol Hill
Communications Workers of America seeks Digital Media Associate to support organizing efforts at T-Mobile with at least 5 years of demonstrated campaign experience in digital media advocacy work

Society for Human Resource ManagementMedia Affairs Specialist – minimum of three years’ experience in a media relations or public relations capacity desired

Atlantic Media
Mercy CorpsSenior Policy Researcher & Writer – seeking candidates with 5-10 years relevant experience in the public policy and international development arenas; familiarity with humanitarian and development field work, the US government and Congress, the international humanitarian system, and/or development-related advocacy preferred.

Charles Koch Institute – see also main career page
Mystery global hospitality companySenior Manager of Corporate Affairs – minimum of 5-7 years of professional experience desired, as well as financial communications & hospitality industry background – search managed by Chaloner Associates

FTI Consulting
Food Marketing InstituteAssistant, Government Relations – Hill experience at any level, including internship, strongly preferred

Institute for the Study of WarEducational Programs Coordinator & Staff Assistant – duties include admin operations & planning for ISW, intern management organizing the Hertog War Studies Program.

AFL-CIOPolitical Data Systems & Technology Coordinator – seeking candidates with 5-7 years' experience working with voter file or data systems for political campaigns at the national and local level – a temporary Junior Analyst, Political Dept. post is also available

Latest opportunities at the Atlantic Council of the U.S. (scroll to find):
The International Food Policy Research Institute seeks a dynamic & experienced Head of Communications for to promote their HarvestPlus programs & the group’s global role in biofortification – additional opportunities available here and here.

Alzheimer’s Association Director of Public Policy Marketing & Media Engagement – 8-10 years of progressive marketing communications & PR experience required.

University of VirginiaWeb Communications Director, School of Commerce – $75k-$90k – provides leadership and direction for website, blogs, microsites & social networks and will develop & implement related digital communication strategies – Charlottesville, Va.


Gordon said...

AARP - Senior Writer/Editor

Senior writer/editor will be an integral part of the AARP's Policy, Research and International(PRI)team dedicated to maintaining and improving the quality and effectiveness of PRI’s written products and communications. As a member of PRI’s communications team, position serves as lead writer and editor for PRI and will collaborate closely with the teams within PRI to achieve success. The senior writer/editor will be responsible for managing development and production of a variety of materials including: newsletters; policy papers; web content; reports; promo/collateral materials; Board materials; and social media content.

He/she will oversee the ongoing quality assurance process for developing high standard work products and content that is relevant, impactful and strategically on message. Working with the PRI staff, the senior writer/editor will help improve the accessibility and visibility of PRI’s internal and external materials. This position reports to the VP of Strategic Initiatives and contributes to a team that works across PRI to ensure successful outreach to and engagement with many audiences.

The senior writer/editor:

· Supports and manages day-to-day implementation of strategic, proactive communications activities.
· Drafts and edits communications content (often with rapid turnaround times) to advance the PRI’s goals. (Examples include: policy reports and papers; blogs; presentations; Board materials; briefings; web and social media content.)
· Manages critical departmental writing/editing projects using skills in information design to produce key deliverables such as: branding, standards and style guides; promotional and outreach materials.
· Assists PRI staff members as they develop creative story-telling ideas and optimize internal and external channels for promotion of their policy and research publications. Works with staff to develop creative content for headlines, alerts to promote releases and events, and other content.
· Provides communications-related technical assistance to PRI staff members; particularly, writing expertise and coaching, as appropriate.
· Writes, edits and manages PRI’s departmental materials such as newsletters targeted to internal and external stakeholders.
· Plays a lead role in writing and managing an array of content online and in print, in coordination with PRI team members.
· Oversees and manages the work of our external editing vendors to ensure optimal quality and performance.
· Works as part of a team to develop new channel opportunities to create greater reach and awareness.
· Uses knowledge and experience to create successful policy products, communications and outreach materials.
· Maintains consistency in PRI’s branding, standards and style.
· Demonstrates AARP leadership behaviors in all interactions.


· Completion of a bachelor’s degree in English, journalism or related field and at least 5-8 years of experience of writing/editing in a professional setting. Knowledge about aging policy or journalism experience in related areas is a plus.
· Possess professional-quality writing/copyediting skills and excellent oral communication skills.
· Experience working with a variety of communications channels including social media; mass media; print media; events; etc.
· Project management experience in a communications setting.
· Demonstrated ability to work effectively with all levels and across multiple departments.
· Ability to adhere to tight deadlines and work accurately in a fast-paced environment.
· Experience working with social media including Twitter, Facebook & Pinterest.
· Advanced proficiency in Word, PowerPoint, and Excel and electronic communications; Graphic design skills a plus.
· Strong client service orientation.
· Ability to take initiative, willingness to learn, and be flexible.
· Positive, collaborative & proactive attitude.

TO APPLY: Send resume & cover letter to Julia Alexis at

Gordon said...

Union Privilege - Digital Project Manager

• Are you a conscientious, innovative self-starter enthusiastic about digital opportunities and bottom line results?
• Are you a responsive project management whiz w/ experience juggling multiple high priorities and delivering results?
• Do you sweat the details, but see the big picture?
• Would you like to work for an organization with a strong mission to serve working families?

If so, apply for this full-time union position, as part of a highly-collaborative team focused on digital & integrated marketing success. Send cover letter/resume to with the subject line: Digital Project Manager.

Responsibilities include:

In conjunction with VP and AT&T marketing director, develop and implement a complete, fully integrated digital marketing plan to meet AT&T wireless conversion goals to include:
1. Develop/implement integrated marketing campaigns with digital emphasis targeting union members who are current AT&T wireless customers and encourage members to switch from other carriers. Channels include email, mobile, video, social media and targeted online advertising.
2. Maintain, test and optimize compelling and effective AT&T landing pages and content for web pages on UP site, blog and social media.
3. Track/optimize online funnels to deliver leads and conversions for AT&T program.
4. Enhance SEO & paid search efforts.
5. Work with union partners to increase key promotions of AT&T through their major digital communications channels.
6. Be part of the creative team that develops and implements innovative, robust digital outreach techniques to reach target audiences.
7. Manage appropriate digital consultants/vendors.
8. Meet or exceed all AT&T web-related metrics, including AT&T migrations to the Union Plus discount program, coupon downloads & shop online traffic/conversions.
9. Responsible for other duties as assigned.


1. Knowledge of digital marketing and at least 2 years working understanding of all facets of digital communications channels, including strategies, mobile, design, analytics & measurement.
2. 2+ years experience with digital ad campaigns, including site retargeting and Facebook advertising.
3. Experience with email design, messaging, delivery strategy/tactics and analytics.
4. Superior communications skills.
5. Excellent project management and scheduling skills, including ability to manage vendors/consultants.
6. Understanding of how to measure success with clear metrics.
7. Understanding of e-commerce and marketing related to wireless carrier plans.
8. Understanding of emerging digital technologies and industry trends.
9. Strong and fast writer with proven success writing for online/email audience.
10. Demonstrated organizational skills; ability to work independently and in a team; juggle multiple priority tasks quickly and without errors; solve problems; creative; take initiative; meet deadlines and set priorities.
11. Bachelors degree in PR, Advertising, Journalism, Communications, Marketing or related field; Masters a plus.
12. Union experience & familiarity with Exact Target/Salesforce Marketing Cloud email platform a plus.


Union Privilege is a not-for-profit organization that is the primary member benefits arm of the AFL-CIO, representing roughly 12 million union members. We provide roughly 40 Union Plus discounts and benefits, including an AT&T wireless discount and the largest affinity credit card program, for union members and their families.

We advocate on behalf of union consumers by negotiating unique offers & providing a union member consumer advocate. Our digital approach includes improving/expanding online strategy based on testing & learning and measuring against digital & organizational goals.

Union Privilege offers competitive salaries & excellent benefits, including pension & fully-paid health insurance. Located in Washington, DC.