Monday, May 8, 2017

The Week Starts Anew, the Sun is Out, and Here's Some Great Jobs to Get Your Search Rolling!

Hello Monday!  Don't forget previously noted opportunities closing this week. 

Programming note: we remain on a Monday-Wednesday-Friday publishing schedule, and will probably sat with that for the rest of May.  See you again Wednesday. 

Social Progress Imperative, advocate & catalyst for a fairer, healthier & more sustainable world, seeks Media Manager with 7-10 years of work experience that demonstrate advanced interpersonal communication & collaboration skills as well as stellar negotiation & organization talents.

The International & American Associations for Dental Research seek a Marketing & Communications Manager (scroll to find) with 4 years’ association/non-profit experience with a science or technical degree and/or work experience, as well as exceptional technical/scientific writing skills with a command of AP style and grammar rules.

Fresh opportunities from the American Association for Justice:
The Corn Refiners Association is looking to fill this Summer 2017 Trade Policy Intern post with a candidate who has or is working towards a grad degree in political science, public policy, international business, or similar field of study – paid position

M+R is recruiting for a Communications & Advocacy Intern for the Summer session – paid position; part- or full-time – proficiency in Lexis-Nexis, THOMAS, and other online searchable databases as well as experience with media contact databases, such as Cision will merit you consideration.

This SEO & Content Specialist post with gmmb appears to be new since our early-April PR jobs extravaganza – 2+ years of experience with relevant work examples in the SEO space desired.

Friends of the Earth
Rights & ResourcesDigital Communications Officer (scroll to find) – 3+ years of experience working in digital and/or social media marketing required

America’s Promise Alliance Senior Director, Alliance Engagement – your 7+ years’ relevant experience would preferably involve work in the education and/or youth development fields.

The Fairness Project
Childfund InternationalMajor Gift Officer – 10+ years of successful experience in major gift fundraising required, preferably with an international or development organization – Richmond, Va.

National Security ArchiveInterns – apply by end of July for Fall 2017 opportunities

Opportunities with centrist policy group Third Way:
NAACPDirector, Major Gifts – 5+ years professional fundraising experience required – DC or Baltimore, MD – search managed by Koya Leadership Partners

Planned Parenthood
This Project Manager opportunity with Burson Marsteller’s Direct Impact affiliate appears to be new since this mid-April look-in – 3-7 years of previous public affairs, public relations, agency or other related communications experience required

Alliance to Save Energy
Mystery non-profit representing cities nationwideWordpress Migration Consultant – temporary, part-time, work-at-home post – $25-$30/hr – search managed by Brainstorm Creative Resources

Center for American Progress

Fleishman HillardVice President, Corporate Reputation – seeking candidates with 8-10 years’ experience in integrated marketing, with background developing both public & private sector communications programs, including corporate positioning, media relations, executive communications & thought leadership platforms. 

American Jewish World ServiceAdvocacy Coordinator – part-time – best candidates will have one or more years’ relevant work or campus experience, ideally in an advocacy organization, Capitol Hill, or in a federal agency focused on U.S. foreign policy.

George Washington University
Mystery professional services firmAdmin Assistant to the VP of Communications – $80k-$90k – discipline, grit & not-losing-your-cool desired – search managed by Hawthorne Lane


Gordon said...

Avar Consulting, Inc. - Communications Coordinator & Writer at Avar Consulting, Inc.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Resumes submitted without the cover letter and the writing samples will not be considered.

Avar Consulting, Inc. is a social science research organization located in Rockville, MD. We are currently seeking a Communications Coordinator & Writer to join our team to support us—as well as our clients—in executing communications strategies. In particular, the successful applicant will support a Government client that develops and oversees social science research and evaluations.

Typical Duties and Responsibilities:

· Create and implement communications products: rollup technical documents into plain-language web-based briefs, blurbs, newsletters, fact sheets, etc.
· Develop and manage social media presence: devise strategies, create content, and assess success; develop and test new approaches to enhance social media presence.
· Conduct outreach to stakeholders: develop and maintain list or database of strategic partners and networks; identify mechanisms for increasing engagement with these partners and networks; identify and cultivate relationships with bloggers covering labor and evaluation issue areas.
· Write and Manage production of monthly e-newsletter and annual report, as well as other products as assigned: use content management software to manage and segment subscriptions.
· Design engagement metrics and produce analytics reports related to above activities: work with staff to design and test new strategies.
· Ensure in-house material development conforms to organizational and government policies, practices, and style guidelines.


· 1-3 years’ experience conducting traditional and social media outreach for a governmental organization, research institution, or nonprofit entity.
· Bachelor’s degree with evidence of academic excellence.
· Strong written and oral communications skills; the ability to understand complex research and translate it to accurate plain language for a general audience.
· Social media expertise: Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn.

Interested candidates should send a resume, cover letter, and 2 short writing samples in PDF format to Ms. Julia Girardi at

Gordon said...

Crosscut Strategies - Strategic Communications Manager

Crosscut Strategies — a fast-growing strategic communications firm working with start-ups, large companies, and non-profits in tech, health care, and other sectors — is seeking a Strategic Communications Manager to join our team. The Strategic Communications Manager will be responsible for overseeing client projects and initiatives, playing a critical role in managing our accounts, working directly with clients, and helping to execute on our communications strategies – including writing, media relations, and social media.

The ideal candidate will have 4-6 years of experience in strategic communications or campaigns.

This is a great opportunity for a motivated, capable, and smart candidate to be a part of a small team at a growing firm. Many of our clients are high-growth start-ups, and like them, we keep the hierarchies flat and the fun and satisfaction high. We trust our employees to find the best way to get the work done, and our office has many cool places to do just that. We are located in the heart of Dupont/Farragut North area, with easy access to Metro, buses, and bikeshare. We work hard, but take breaks to debate music, points of grammar, best places to eat in DC, and which YouTube videos of baby animals are the cutest. Seriously.

Mandatory Skills and Qualifications
• Excellent writing and editing skills. Being able to write fast and great is critical.
• Experience pitching and talking with the media.
• Experience managing complex assignments, leading colleagues toward a goal, and working with clients or other top-level stakeholders.
• Ability to multi-task, work quickly to meet deadlines, and manage multiple assignments at once.
• Previous work experience in campaigns, advocacy, strategic communications, or a related field.
• Experience developing communications plans and supporting their implementation.
• Proven experience developing relationships with reporters.
• Understanding of federal and/or state policymaking processes.
• Strong organizational abilities and attention to detail.
• Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field. Advanced proficiency with all standard professional software.

Desired Skills and Qualifications
• Experience producing materials for public distribution, conducting policy and media research, overseeing vendors and outside contractors, and coordinating media events.
• Experience using social media campaigns to reach target audiences.
• Strong familiarity with and/or interest in the health care and technology sectors.

Responsibilities include:
• Day-to-day management of client projects and initiatives, including working closely with client representatives to implement communications programs.
• Representing the client to media and other stakeholders, including serving as an on-the-record spokesperson as needed.
• Supervising junior staff and contractors, and coordinating with Crosscut Strategies senior team.
• Developing and implementing comprehensive media strategies to support client goals – including public policy campaigns, corporate communications and B2B campaigns, consumer media engagement, and other initiatives.
• Drafting and editing press releases, fact sheets, speeches, talking points, presentations, strategy memos, and other communications documents.
• Researching issues, policy developments, and media coverage of targeted topics, and distilling this research into clear, concise memos and reports for clients.
• Participating in new business development, including research and proposal preparation.
• Proposing creative ideas for helping clients achieve their goals
• Analyzing media coverage to identify opportunities and potential risks for clients.

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover e-mail to