Monday, June 13, 2016

It's Monday, and we've got a bunch of great stuff for you!

Tuesday update: no new post today; see you again Wednesday.

Opportunities to do some good, jobs all around the area (even some JHU posts in Baltimore), a tool to turn boring content into something lovely, and assorted avenues to better swell your bank account (who would have guessed that community college fundraising was so well-paying?). It's all here for you, right after you remember to check out a smallish set of previously-noted opportunities closing this week.

Anti-poverty movement leader ActionAid is in search mode for a Digital Communications Officer with top-notch writing & editing as well as facility with various social media applications; experience blogging on progressive issues preferred – apply by July 1

The Herald Group is actively seeking a Public Affairs Director with 5-7 years of communications experience; PR agency or public policy communications background preferred.

Back in blizzardy late January, we featured an identically-titled position to this fresh Director, Public Affairs Bureau listing with the Fairfax County Police Dept., now sporting a slightly-boosted $76k-$127k salary range and a June 17 application deadline.

DC Action for Children, a group providing advocacy, technical assistance & strategic support to organizations serving children in DC, seeks Data & Research Manager with a graduate degree in public policy, public health, statistics or a related field, as well as 2-3 years of experience demonstrating your ability to organizing & analyze data in Excel; facility with statistical software (SAS, SPSS, STATA or R) a plus.

You should know that we noted a different version of this now-updated Media Relations & Marketing Manager (scroll to find) post with the Dupont Circle-based Mathematical Society of America just last week.

New since May’s final day at Conservation International:
World BankSenior Communications Officer supporting the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor – apply by June 27

Open Society FoundationsPolicy Associate – NGO or foundation experience, interest in human rights, knowledge of drug policy reform & Russian language skills all referenced as desirable – apply by June 23

Population Services International
Satellite Broadcasting & Communications AssociationResearch Coordinator, State and Local Public Policy – seeking candidates with 3-5 years’ experience in state public policy, communications, research or related fields.

Universal Student FundSocial Media & Public Relations Coordinator

Visme, a communications tool professing the ability to let non-designer types tell better stories & translate boring data into beautiful visual content seeks Marketing & Media Relations [stafferprofessional? hire?] – the product itself appears free to try in a limited format.

Northern Virginia Community College
Audubon SocietyAdvocacy Director – 10 years’ progressive professional experience managing grassroots advocacy and/or issue campaigns required, including at least 3-5 years at a senior & supervisory level.

George Washington UniversitySenior Program Associate supporting the Native American Political Leadership Program and the INSPIRE Native Teens Initiative – 2+ years of relevant professional experience required

Recently added opportunities with the ONE Campaign:
International Justice MissionWriter – seeking skilled storytellers & copyeditors who can take raw pieces of content, along with elements of observation & analysis, weave together an artistic portrayal of the human story 

Mystery employer seeks Seeking a creative & tech savvy rock star-level Social Media Strategist on freelance basis – search managed by The Creative Group

American Red Cross
Association for Professionals in Infection Control & EpidemiologyLegislative Affairs Representative – office currently located in DC near Franklin Square, but headed to Crystal City at the end of the Summer.

Johns Hopkins University – Baltimore, MD
ACLULobbyist Assistant – minimum of 2 years’ experience supporting & liaising with federal lobbyists, legislators or policy makers sought.

Literacy Council of Montgomery CountyCommunications Coordinator – $38k – at least two years’ professional experience in communication/marketing at a nonprofit organization preferred.

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DC Action for Children - Senior Policy Analyst

The Senior Policy Analyst provides leadership and support to the entire DC Action team for recurring and special projects under DC Action’s legislative priorities. This includes following local policy developments and conducting legislative research to inform policy positions, objectives and strategies on issues related to children, youth and families in the District.


DC Action for Children is a private, non-partisan, nonprofit advocacy organization working toward a vision that all DC children and youth who are most in need of health, education, safety and financial well-being receive quality services to support their development and ensure they thrive. DC Action provides data analysis and policy leadership on issues facing DC children & families. We are the home of DC KIDS COUNT, which tracks key indicators of child well-being in the District of Columbia; our advocacy agenda is based on these data.


Policy Research & Analysis
• Identify, monitor and lead analysis of all relevant legislation in the District that impacts DC children and families;
• Conduct policy-specific research and investigate trends in child well-being, including early care and education, K-12 education, health, and youth related content areas;
• Lead analysis of annual budget for potential effects on DC children and families, identify advocacy opportunities to change the budget based on organizational strategic goals;
• Support the production and content of advocacy materials, including public hearing testimonies, issue briefs, briefing papers, and policy fact sheets;
• Perform tasks involving writing reports, memos and professional correspondence;
• Track advocacy activities and accomplishments for board and grant reporting;
• Supervise fellows, volunteers and/or interns focused on legislative work as needed.

Education and Outreach
• Lead the advocacy efforts of DC Action for Children by building relationships with DC government officials, including executive branch, legislative branch and agency staff, as well as potential allies within community based organizations;
• Manage responses to data and policy analysis requests from DC government offices;
• Conduct targeted outreach to government officials to raise awareness of DC KIDS COUNT Data and its potential uses in policy decision making;
• Contribute to DC KIDS COUNT reports, briefs and projects as needed;
• Create easy to read blogs, charts, graphs and interactive tools for the website that show policy progress and impact;
• Work with staff and executive team to plan major outreach campaigns and media efforts.

Admin / Development
• Coordinate and assist with meeting planning, including logistical tasks such as confirming meeting space, creating meeting agendas, and compiling meeting notes;
• Perform all other duties as needed and assigned by director supervisor (Executive Director).

• Graduate degree in education, public policy, public health, social work or a related field required; 2-3 years of relevant work experience preferred.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Detail-oriented and independent, with the ability to work on multiple projects under tight timelines.
• Interest in working in a small, entrepreneurial organization committed to the well-being of children in DC.

• Prior experience in child advocacy, education, early childhood, public health or a related field.
• Prior experience with and knowledge of DC government and local issues relating to children and families.

The Senior Policy Analyst is a full-time position based in Washington, D.C. DC Action for Children offers competitive compensation, commensurate with experience, and a benefits package.

Send resume, cover letter and writing sample to, subject line: Senior Policy Analyst. No phone calls please.

DC Action for Children values diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.