Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Smart People Doing Important Things Want You to Join Them. So Have at It!

A lot of great direct-to-us submissions lead off today's set (first 7 organizations noted).

The Carnegie Endowment for World Peace has just shared this very fresh Vice President for Communications opportunity – strong public policy and management experience and wide networks in government & the press are among the requirements for this role with oversight of a 30-person staff – apply by July 28

Our brainy friends at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering & Medicine have passed along this Communications/Media Specialist opportunity supporting their Gulf Research Program – 3 years of related professional experience required; background working on communications at a grant-making organization or foundation preferred.

ReThink Media, an organization working to strengthen the media & communications capacity of nonprofit think tanks, experts & advocacy groups engaged on security, rights & democracy issues, seeks Managing Director (pdf) for their Peace & Security Collaborative – experience in non-profit capacity-building, managing multi-organization communications campaigns, or in facilitating the implementation of shared media, messaging or reframing campaigns desired – see also main career page – apply bu July 17

The National Endowment for Democracy is actively recruiting for:
  • Senior Manager, Government Relations – 5-7 years of experience on Capitol Hill or equivalent background in government/legislative affairs required.
  • Internships (scroll to find) for Fall 2017 are available supporting these diverse areas: Constitutional Design – Grantmaking, Monitoring & Evaluation – Africa program – Latin America & Caribbean program – World Movement for Democracy – Government Relations & Public Affairs – Research & Conferences – Center for International Media Assistance – Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program
Quorum Analytics, a DC-based startup that builds tools to enable individuals to influence the legislative process, is in search mode for a Grassroots Account Manager with experience working on issue-based campaigns & grassroots advocacy & aspirations to make a positive impact on public service & institutions. 

Abt Associates seeks Communications Specialist supporting their International Economic Growth Division – strong writing, editing, proofreading & social media skills desired; knowledge of USAID programs, branding, and communications style a plus.

Currently available with the New America Foundation (scroll to find):
DC Public SchoolsCoordinator, School Communications – $64k-$70k – duties include supporting DCPS schools with communications to families & the public, including photographing & interviewing students, staff & families; covering events for social media; assisting in newsletter creation & managing website updates.

JPMorgan ChaseCorporate Communications Manager – 5-10 years of public affairs or strategic communications experience required.

New with Edelman PR since our early June check-in:
This Content Writer/Editor post is new with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce since our check-in there just last week – 4-8 years’ experience as a journalist or content writer required.

LeidosSenior Communications Editor supporting the National Institute of Justice – 6 years’ experience in writing/editing role desired.

Capitol Hill
  • Republican MoCLegislative Assistant
  • Rep. Alma Adams (D-NC) – District Liaison – Charlotte, NC
  • South Florida Progressive DemocratDistrict Director – specific location not specified, but we’re guessing it’s Sunrise, FL
  • Rep. Denny Heck (D-WA) – Intern
  • Rep. Tom Reed (R-NY) – Intern
  • Rep. Cathy Castor (D-FL) – Intern
  • Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) – Intern
  • Committee on Science, Space & Technology, Democratic StaffIntern
Northrop GrummanExecutive Communications Manager – exceptional speechwriting & presentation development/PowerPoint skills are musts.

Project on Government Oversight

Booz Allen HamiltonCommunications Specialist – knowledge of energy issues desired.

University of Virginia – Charlottesville, Va.


Anonymous said...

The South Florida District director is for Debbie Wasserman Schultz's office.

Anonymous said...

Director of Government and Political Affairs

The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) is a non-profit national trade association seeking an organized, experienced and motivated individual to fill the position of director of government and political affairs. For more information on the association please click here.

This position requires an individual to manage, facilitate and grow CONCRETEPAC fundraising operations and political programs. CONCRETEPAC is NRMCA’s bi-partisan, multi-candidate federal political action committee (PAC) registered with the Federal Election Committee (FEC). The position also requires the individual to engage membership in the political process, educate members on why political giving is important as well as comply with federal election laws. This position will also create all PAC fundraising strategies and solicitation materials, sustain recognition programs, run the corporate sponsorship program, and maintain knowledge of current PAC trends. Position will identify potential candidates and incumbents who are supportive of NRMCA’s advocacy program. As well, the position may include engaging and educating federal officials to seek beneficial outcomes for our issue-driven advocacy program.

Primary duties and responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
• Daily management and development of CONCRETEPAC, including FEC compliance efforts, database maintenance, organized receipt and disbursement recordkeeping;
• Creation of annual PAC budget and recommendation lists, coordination on events and distribution of disbursements;
• Execution of all fundraising efforts including events at association meetings;
• Maintain all CONCRETEPAC collateral materials including newsletters, reports, letterhead, etc;
• Coordinate and communicate with other government affairs staff members on industry issues;
• Monitoring, attending and reporting on congressional hearings;
• Drafting congressional testimony, issue papers, weekly and monthly periodicals, grassroots letters, Legislative and Executive Branch communications, membership issue alerts, updates and presentations;
• Participate in Capitol Hill briefings and meetings with congressional staff and Members of Congress on behalf of association membership;
• Work on special projects and other duties to promote departmental success;
• Provide a strong and credible voice for the association and the industry with key stakeholders;
• Provide professional leadership to the political development work of NRMCA

Position requires:
• Some association travel;
• Compliance with Lobbying Disclosure Act rules and regulations;
• Knowledge of Federal Election Commission (FEC) regulation of PAC administration

The ideal candidate will have a thorough understanding of the workings of the Legislative and Executive Branches, with approximately 3 to 5 years of political fundraising, PAC administration, and/or Capitol Hill experience, and at least a Bachelor’s Degree. This position reports to the Executive Vice President of Government and Political Affairs. Competitive salary and benefits package offered to the successful candidate. Please send resume to by July 14, 2017. No phone calls, please.