Friday, January 20, 2017

Chapter 45

Our nation's story starts a new chapter today; it's impossible to know where the next four years (or even four days) will take America, but we're hoping for the best from our new twitter-loving Chief.  We also hope one of these opportunities help you write your next chapter.  Happy hunting.

Young Invincibles a self-described national Millennial research & advocacy group amplifying the voices of young adults in the political process and expanding economic opportunity for our generation, has just passed along this Press Secretary (pdf) opportunity – 4-6 years of press experience desired, with a preference for background in policy, government relations, or advocacy.

The National Association of Independent Schools is in search mode for a Digital Media Manager with at least 4 years of relevant experience, excellent writing & editing skills, and proficiency with CMS or email marketing systems.

The Center for Science in the Public Interest is actively recruiting for this Chief Regulatory Affairs Counsel opportunity suited to candidates with a JD and at least 10 years of legislative or regulatory advocacy experience; health/science knowledge a valuable plus.

The Council on Foundations is looking to bring aboard a Marketing Associate to manage social media, email marketing, print collateral, paid advertising, and video production – 2+ years’ marketing/communications experience desired.

From the comments field, we’re told of these opportunities with children’s advocacy nonprofit First Focus:
Louis Berger & AssociatesCommunications Specialist – minimum 6 years of experience in corporate/strategic communications & fluency in Spanish required; background with professional services or architectural/engineering firm a plus.

American University
Atlantic MediaDesigner, Data & Information for Quartz Creative – New York

State Dept.Public Affairs Specialist – $79k-$123k – apply by Feb. 1

Dept. of Defense Supervisory Communications Specialist supporting the POW/MIA Accounting Agency – $112k-$145k – apply by Jan. 23

Pew Charitable Trusts
Restore America’s EstuariesExternal Affairs Manager – at least three years' related experience required, preferably in a non-profit advocacy environment – apply by Feb. 17

Opportunities to be a part of the essential work fighting human trafficking at Polaris:
The Atlantic Council of the U.S. seeks Executive Director (scroll to find) to helm the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center – excellent Spanish language skills required; Portuguese a plus.

British Embassy
… and finally: first and foremost, we're looking for contributors who love to sweat – that’s the come-on from online fitness & health resources guide FITT for a Content Writer opportunity for their DC outlet.  Here's our local fitness tip for today & Saturday: a run on the National Mall is probably not going to work.

1 comment:

Gordon said...

Association for Advanced Life Underwriting - Assistant Director, Legislative Affairs

Key Responsibilities:

In collaboration with the AALU’s Government Affairs team, volunteer leaders, and industry partners, the Assistant Director, Legislative Affairs will be responsible for helping AALU communicate and advocate on an array of tax, retirement, and financial services policy challenges facing our member agents and the broader life insurance community. We are looking to bring aboard a highly capable individual who can deftly articulate the value of life insurance products and our industry to external audiences, including policymakers, Hill staff, and other influencers throughout Washington.

Among the key responsibilities for the Assistant Director, Legislative Affairs, will be to:

• Provide regular written reports and oral presentations on AALU issues and advocacy activities to both internal and external audiences, including talking points, position papers, memos, and related analyses, in meetings and on calls.
• Contribute to the development and execution of a diverse set of Government Affairs department projects and organizational events (AALU Annual Meeting, advocacy fly-ins, etc.), as required.
• Provide input on the formulation of policy positions and advocacy strategies on life insurance product tax treatment, estate tax, retirement security, and regulatory barriers to life insurance distribution.
• Develop, manage, and leverage relationships with government officials, industry partners and trades, outside counsel, and organizational leadership to achieve success on advocacy priorities.
• Direct lobbying of Members of Congress and their staffs, relevant Committee professional staff, as well as Executive Branch and regulatory agencies, as appropriate.
• Contribute to specific revenue-generating initiatives, as needed.

Professional Experience/Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:
• 5-7 years of experience in federal legislative affairs, preferably in the areas of tax, retirement, financial services, and/or broad-based economic policy issues.
• Strong written and verbal communications ability, including the ability to present complex policy and marketplace issues in a concise and understandable manner to broad array of audiences.
• Demonstrated knowledge of the legislative and regulatory processes at the federal level, with a strong understanding of political dynamics and context.
• Established relationships with House and Senate tax writing, financial services, and/or leadership staff and policymakers.
• Proven analytical, strategic thinking, and problem solving ability.
• Excellent interpersonal skills and team-oriented, collaborative approach.
• Highly organized, detail-oriented, with ability to multi-task effectively.
• Self-starter with a creative, results-oriented mindset, and record of professional success.
• Experience within the life insurance industry and/or with life insurance-related policy issues.


An undergraduate degree is required. Law degree (J.D.) or other advanced degree (M.P.P., M.P.A, etc.) would be desirable.

To Apply:

Email a cover letter, resume, references, and salary requirements to No phone calls please. Only candidates selected for the interview process will be contacted, and incomplete applications will not be considered.