Wednesday, April 20, 2016

No Nonsense

We're all business today, so have at these fine job & intern opportunities, or go find yourself a good one elsewhere.  Happy hunting.

The American Sociological Association has let us know about this Summer Communications Intern (pdf) opportunity with an $11/hr pay grade – strong writing skills and familiarity with sociology & the social sciences desired

Downtown Business Improvement DistrictDigital Content & Design Assistant – 1-3 years’ experience (or equivalent training/education) in website development, web communications or related profession field desired; proficiency with Drupal 7 & Adobe Creative Suite applications also valued.

GlaxoSmithKlineManager, External Communications – experience with metrics-based communications planning, media strategy, and stakeholder relationship approaches sought – DC, Philadelphia, PA or Raleigh, NC

National Community Reinvestment Coalition
Collaborative for Student SuccessCommunications Specialist – 1-3 years of experience in media relations, press relations, and/or digital media required

Mystery employerMedia Relations Associate – work experience in related to financial markets/issues particularly sought – search managed by Onward Search

APCO WorldwideAssociate Consultant, Healthcare/Health Policy – 2-3 years of experience in health care communication, health policy or advocacy work required

Food Marketing Institute Manager, Public Policy Communications – at least three years’ communications experience on Capitol Hill, in a trade association or equivalent organization desired

Opportunities with construction/engineering & infrastructure giant AECOM (search communications category or by req ID)
We referenced an identically-titled post last week, but this Assistant Congressional Liaison opportunity with the Federal Reserve Board of Governors has re-spawned with a new link, so perhaps the description has changed a little. 

Volkswagen Group of AmericaGovernment Relations Intern – knowledge of auto industry issues including safety, energy policy, tax and international trade is desirable

TransamericaDirector, State Government Affairs – at least 5 years’ experience and familiarity with life insurance, investment & retirement products required

Capitol Hill
Council on Foreign RelationsResearch Associate, Global Health/Economics & Development – academic background in public health, international affairs, economics, trade, or related field desired

National Automobile Dealers AssociationDigital Media Manager – seeking candidates with 7-10 years of experience working alongside communication professionals in the digital media field, with a track record of creating engaging & effective content – apply by May 31

Chesapeake Bay Foundation – Annapolis, MD
University of VirginiaDirector of Arts Advancement – $90k-$115k – seeking candidates with 5-10 years of fundraising experience, preferably in higher education or a non-profit organization that supports the arts/museums or similar programs – Charlottesville, Va.


Gordon said...

Sickle Cell Disease Association of America - Vice President, Operations

Apply to: with resume and cover letter

Role Mission: Operational and administrative leadership and management of the organization which requires strategic and tactical experience, skills, competencies, including knowledge of nonprofit organization operations, policies, procedures and practices. This person is responsible for the supervision and development of SCDAA staff.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

--In collaboration with the President, implements, manages and administers projects, programs, and processes that result in the effective and efficient operation of the office and enables the organization to achieve its vision, mission and goals.

--Perform role as the human resources leader. Responsibilities include: compensation, benefits, staffing, employee relations, training, development, performance review process, termination, organization development, payroll management, etc.

--Lead develop and empower staff members to excel in support and representation of the organization and its constituents and to function as a high performing, professional team.

--Support development and continuous monitoring of the budget and supporting activities.

--Perform as lead Project Manager for assigned special projects and programs.

--Lead in the development and management of operational controls management/process reporting.

--Drive continuous improvement of processes, systems, tools and staff.

--Develop special project and funding proposals.

--Perform as administrative liaison with others within and outside the organization regarding projects and tasks related to operations.

--Initiate new strategies to improve existing events and projects; provide input to staff, committees and President to improve administration.

--Work as the staff liaison to both Budget & Personnel and Program Committee of the Board.

--Manage and coordinate the organization’s annual activities calendar, all internal
meetings, staff travel and logistics.

--Perform other duties as assigned.

--Representing the President as requested


--Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in Business Administration, Operations Management, Public Administration or a related field. Master’s preferred.

--Five plus years in Operations Management in a non-profit enterprise.

--Five plus years supervising multifunctional staff.


--Detailed knowledge of nonprofit operations, organizational procedures, and personnel

--Understand, excel and embrace project management

--Ability to establish effective working relationships with staff, volunteers and board members

--Ability to work in a fast-paced team environment and to work independently.

--Ability to accomplish goals using sound analytical and decision-making skills, and to creatively problem-solve complex issues.

--Exceptional interpersonal and strategic thinking skills

--Excellent written skills, including the ability to write funding and special project proposals.

--Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel software

Grant-writing experience a plus

This position works very closely with the President/COO

Gordon said...

National Home Infusion Association - Public Affairs Coordinator & Executive Assistant

The National Home Infusion Association (NHIA) in Alexandria, Virginia, has an immediate opening for a full-time Public Affairs Coordinator & Executive Assistant who will play a critical role supporting several departments in the organization, including government affairs, communications and membership services. This person will also provide administrative support to the Association’s CEO.

Among the duties:
• Coordinating and supporting the Association’s legislative and regulatory activities;
• Facilitating and reviewing membership communications and products;
• Providing membership information and coordinating membership services; and
• Supporting the NHIA CEO in board of director activities related to planning for conferences and travel and in communications to the Association’s volunteer leadership.

• All applicants must have the ability to prioritize, multi-task, work independently and alternate between projects to accommodate varying workflow needs and deadlines;
• At least two years of experience supporting multiple staff in an organization and/or a four-year college degree;
• The ability to grasp the scope of a project, determine how to prioritize the elements of that project, and move forward efficiently towards completion of that project while utilizing assistance from other departments;
• Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate clearly and concisely in writing and by telephone with an emphasis on good customer service interaction;
• Experience working with Association Management System iMIS Database is a plus but not required;
• Interest in learning the facets of association management related to government affairs, communications, and membership services; and
• Interest health care issues.

NHIA is an equal opportunity employer and offers a competitive salary and benefits, a collegial work environment, and a path for advancement. The Association is a $4 million organization with a staff of 15. This is a great opportunity to gain experience in a health care trade association and to learn and develop skills across operational areas in a non-profit organization. NHIA is located within one-block walking distance of the Alexandria King Street Metro in the west end of Old Town Alexandria.

For confidential consideration, send letter of application, resume, salary requirements to: (please include Public Affairs Coordinator & Executive Assistant) in the subject line.