Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Are Your References Jaw-droppingly Good?

81-85) We’ll start your Tuesday set by noting several fresh opportunities on Amazon’s public policy team, many related to their Amazon Web Services (AWS) operations
86) Enterprise Community Partners has let us know that this Director, Advocacy Communications post remains available for the right strategic thinker & strong writer to lead media & communications for the Make Room campaign.

87) The R Street Group has checked in with a fresh Media Relations Professional (scroll to find) opportunity – ideal candidate will be a natural connector with a strong personal network of contacts in the media, and will also be a quick study on a wide range of policy issues.

88) The Center for Science in the Public Interest is in search mode for a Nutrition Policy Associate with 3 years’ advocacy experience (or 1 year with relevant grad degree) & interest/commitment to the nutrition field – coincidentally enough, CSPI has just released their entertaining-yet-horrifying annual awards naming & shaming 2016's worst caloric/fat/sodium restaurant menu choices.

89) AAA has a spot available for a Content Strategy Manager with extensive news & feature writing/editing experience at their Heathrow, FL (north of Orlando) HQ – will also serve as editor of Interchange magazine 

90) The Brookings Institution has just shared this Sept.-starting Communications Intern post supporting the Hamilton Project – events & communication outreach & office support duties noted – $11/hr

91) Squared Communications seeks full-time Public Relations Intern (scroll to find) to join the team in late August or early September – $11/hr – detail-oriented mind-set and strong writing & organizational skills particularly valued.

92) Airlines for AmericaManaging Director, Airline Industry Public Relations & Communications

93-94) Altarum Institute/Palladium Partners
95) American Academy of OphthalmologyPublic Relations Manager – San Francisco, CA

96) American Institutes for ResearchCommunications Intern

97) America’s Promise AllianceCommunications Associate

98) ANSERPublic Affairs Analyst – top secret clearance required

99-101) Atlantic Council (scroll to find)
102) Center for Public IntegrityFederal Politics Reporter

103) Council for Advancement & Support of EducationEditorial Intern for CURRENTS – $15/hr – apply by Aug. 12

104-106) Corporate Executive Board
107) Democracy InitiativeCommunications Director

108-111) Fleishman Hillard
112-115) Freedom Partners (scroll to find)
116-117) George Mason University
118-121) Global Strategy Group
122) Hogan Lovells – multiple marketing/business development posts (scroll way to Washington listings) at varying levels noted – see also main career page

123) Mystery Bethesda-area employerCommunications Project Manager – temporary post – search managed by the BOSS Group

124) Mystery global luxury brandCommunications Manager – search managed by Profiles

125) Mystery PR/public affairs agencyAccount Director – search managed by Creative Circle

126) Mystery tech company in the social events arenaAssociate Director of Social Media – $100k-$120k

127) National Gay & Lesbian Task ForceNational Major Gifts Officer – New York

128-129) National Geographic Society
130-132) National Immigration Forum
133) Navy Federal Credit Union Events & Programs Specialist

134) New Virginia MajorityCommunications Director – Alexandria or Richmond, Va.

135) Peace CorpsSupervisory Public Affairs Specialist supporting the Volunteer Recruitment & Selection office – $84k-$123k – apply by Aug. 7

136-137) PEPCO
138-140) Smithsonian Institution (scroll to find)
141) SourceAmericaAssociate Content Writer

142) Towson UniversityDirector of Planned & Major Gifts (scroll to find or search red ID 1600005Y) – Towson, MD

143) United WayManager, Public Policy & Advocacy – apply by Aug. 31

144-147) University of Maryland
148) U.S. MintSupervisory Public Affairs Specialist – $108k-$141k – apply by Aug. 11

149) Virginia Commonwealth UniversityDirector of Development, School of Government & Public Affairs – Richmond, Va.

150) … and, finally: Are you an interesting person who’s lots of fun as a co-worker?  Do you possess jaw-droppingly good references?  Does your background include design thinking, brand strategy, communications/marketing & client relationships? Brand Strategist/Account Leader at international architecture/design cabal Gensler would seem a good fit, then.

1 comment:

Gordon said...

Organic Trade Association - Director of Legislative Affairs

In this vital role, you will work under the supervision of and in collaboration with the CEO/Executive Director; the Director of Legislative Affairs manages Organic Trade Association (OTA) legislative activities, informs and engages OTA members in political activity, and assists in projects as requested.


· Develop and implement OTA policy events to increase OTA’s relationships and political impact, including annual Hill visit day and potential targeted member fly-ins
· Plan, convene, and host OTA members and allied groups when visiting Washington for hearings, meetings, or direct lobbying; executive event planning for DC fly-ins as needed
· Develop and deliver targeted issue campaigns on legislation
· Develop relationships with legislative and key administration staff; educate on all aspects of organic agriculture, industry, and trade and the potential impacts of legislation on organic production
· Develop relationships with allied organic groups
· Deliver results in advocacy goals
· 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
· Work collaboratively with OTA’s communications team to ensure professional quality public communications, and with OTA’s membership team to accurately identify members impacted by legislative developments
· Facilitate, manage, and implement OTA member involvement in legislative activities to increase OTA’s relationships and political impact; facilitate member consensus and position development through formal staffing of OTA task forces, working groups, and informal member stakeholder discussions as assigned
· 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 as needed
· Represent OTA’s policy positions at meetings and through public/conference presentations as assigned

Minimum Requirements:

Experience: 2 or more years as a Legislative Aide in the House or Senate; or 1 or more years as a Legislative Director in the House or Senate

Education: Bachelor’s degree; job-related continuing education a plus


· Ability to establish and maintain strong relationships on the Hill and with coalition partners
· Ability to engage and mobilize OTA members
· Ability to effectively advocate with demonstrated results
· Strong analysis, written and verbal communications skills
· Strong computer skills using Microsoft Word, Excel and database applications a must
· Experience with Capwiz/CQ Roll Call and Salesforce a plus
· Knowledge of lobbying disclosure and reporting desirable
· 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

Compensation and Benefits:

This is an exempt position and the salary is commensurate with experience. OTA offers a generous benefits package including medical, dental, vision, disability, life insurance, and 401(k).

To Apply:

Please send your cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to: sjerger@ota.com