Wednesday, April 6, 2016

And We're Back

Two new opportunities are available supporting Issue One’s efforts to reduce the influence of money over American politics & policy-making (scroll to find):
The National Legal Aid Defender Association is in search mode for a Major Gifts Officer with at least 4 years of experience in the development/fundraising & major gifts field, including grant prospecting and writing work.

Data Coalition/Data FoundationIntern, Summer 2016 – 20-30 hrs/week at $10/hr – member services, research & admin duties could be among your taskings

National Association of City & County Health Officials
We won’t make you wait until the usual Thursday appearance of Georgetown University jobs to see this Career Services Assistant Director, Biomedical Graduate Education opportunity – min. 2-4 years of career and alumni services administration with pre-health advising experience preferred; we’re told that candidates with a science background are also highly valued.

(scroll to find or use job # in keyword search)
American Federation of State, County & Municipal EmployeesResearch Intern – paid position – suited to current student or recent grad w/ concentration in communications, government, political science, law or related field.

Steptoe & JohnsonPublic Relations Assistant/Coordinator – strong writing skills and 1-2 years professional or intern experience desired

Capitol Hill
American Society of Civil EngineersDirector, Public Affairs & Infrastructure Initiatives – at least 7 years professional experience in public affairs and strategic communications required, preferably in an infrastructure-related industry – apply by Apr. 23

United Way
National Community Reinvestment CoalitionInterns (scroll to find) – disciplines include development & communications, organizing, and research

Education Trust
March of DimesDirector of Federal Affairs – 8 to 10 years of relevant experience required, including work in public policy development, lobbying & coalition-building.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology – opportunities with the MIT Technology Review
National Parks Conservation AssociationDirector, Corporate Partnerships and Cause Marketing – 5+ years of corporate experience in marketing, branding/promotion and partnerships development deemed ideal

American Osteopathic Association (scroll to find)
University of VirginiaAssociate Director of Development, Cancer Programs – $70k-$80k – 4-7 years experience in healthcare fundraising preferred – Charlottesville, Va.


Gordon said...

American Soybean Association/Gordley Associates - State Policy & Communication Coordinator

The American Soybean Association (ASA) is inviting applications for the position of State Policy & Communication Coordinator. The position will be based at Gordley Associates, ASA’s Washington office.

This position has multiple responsibilities in two work areas. The first is to work with ASA’s 26 state and regional association affiliates to help achieve national soybean policy priorities, as set by ASA. This position provides a range of services to the state affiliates, particularly those which lack full-time or adequate staff. Services include scheduling and assisting with congressional office visits, contacting state Congressional delegations, attending in-state association meetings to provide issue updates and ASA outreach, and tailoring ASA's policy communications for use in their publications, on social media, and in other venues.

The position also assists ASA’s Policy Communication Director with the association’s overall policy communication efforts, including media relations, grassroots advocacy, speechwriting, social media, and publications. Depending on qualifications and aptitude, this position may also serve as a federal lobbyist on certain issues. Other responsibilities would be based on the candidate’s experience and abilities.


BA/BS in communications, journalism, political science, public affairs, or related field

2 to 4 years of experience in communications (plus if with multiple stakeholders)

Clear and concise written and oral presentation style

Fluency in Office Suite

Willingness to travel

Additional Desired Qualifications:

Proficiency in graphic design and/or social media

Trade association, journalism or political experience

Experience with agriculture and food industry

Please submit resume, cover letter and two writing samples to Blair Elias at

Gordon said...

U.S. Small Business Administration/Office of Advocacy - Communications Liaison

How to Apply

Interested parties please send resumes to Liz Horowitz, Director of Information at Direct hire position; not via

Job Duties

Under the supervision of the Director of Information and the Public Relations Manager, the Communications Liaison (CL) will work with members of the Information team, as well as with the Office of Economic Research and the Office of Interagency Affairs, to promote Advocacy’s message to key stakeholders including the media, trade associations, federal agencies, and Capitol Hill staff.

• Actively participate in strategic communications planning sessions and tactical decision-making with the Public Relations Manager.
• Write timely and effective news releases, op-eds, and news articles, including analysis of economic research.
• Coordinate media and other outreach activity, and be a resource for Advocacy Regional Advocates including the production of talking points and speeches when necessary.
• Write speeches and develop presentations for the Chief Counsel and others as needed.
• Manage Advocacy’s website content.
• Train staff in public communications skills as needed, including media interviews, presentations, and speech making.
• Develop, write, and distribute materials about the activities of the Office of Advocacy and the Chief Counsel for Advocacy. Produce brochures and flyers, as well as audio and video products as needed.
• Develop good relations with national, regional, and local media; deliver timely and accurate responses to all inquiries.
• Maintain good working relationships with other SBA offices.
• Stay informed about small business news and policy debates, share the information with staff in a timely manner.
• Work closely with communications professionals in trade associations and on Capitol Hill to deliver key Advocacy messages.
• Oversee the management of one or more databases that provide up-to-date contact information for key members of the media and other contacts.
• Maintain an archive of articles and news stories on Advocacy and key small business economic, regulatory, and policy issues.

Well-Qualified Candidates

• Have three to five years of experience in public relations agencies, trade associations, Capitol Hill press offices, or other related jobs.
• Hold a Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, public relations, or similar field.
• Have an ability to understand and communicate small business economic research and regulatory policy issues.
• Have excellent oral communication and presentation skills.
• Exhibit strong writing, proofing, and editing skills.
• Show a strong knowledge of office software including Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Publisher.
• Are able to plan, prioritize, and organize workloads.
• Are detail-oriented, flexible, and organized.
• Have a basic understanding of the principles of print layout and design, as well as audio and video production.
• Display a high level of interpersonal skills and judgment, exhibiting poise, tact, and diplomacy.


Based on qualifications and experience.

About Us

The Office of Advocacy of the U.S. Small Business Administration is the “small business watchdog” of the federal government, and independently works to protect, strengthen, and represent the nation's 29 million small businesses within the federal government's legislative and rulemaking processes. The office examines the role and status of small businesses in the economy and presents the views of small businesses to federal agencies, Congress, and the President. The Office of Advocacy works to reduce the burdens that federal policies impose on small firms and encourages policies that support the development and growth of American small businesses.