Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Indulge Your Passions

Hate slavery? Into virtual reality? Dream of a Capitol Hill gig? Would be delighted w/ a move to Charlottesville?  Love CarsTake a look at these great opportunities to fulfill those & other wants... and keep the bills paid, too.  Happy mid-week hunting!

Garfinkel & Associates
has passed along this Writer & Project Manager opportunity for outstanding, versatile & team-player-type writers to join their Bethesda-based cohort.

The International Justice Mission has let us know they are actively recruiting for multiple roles to join in their efforts to fight modern-day slavery worldwide – see also main career page
The Episcopal Diocese of Washington seeks to hire an energetic Communications Director (pdf) with a deep understanding of cause-driven nonprofits and communication strategies & the ability to see and seize opportunities to promote mission-related stories – see also main career page

The Society for Neuroscience has just shared these with us:
Facebook-owned virtual reality pioneer Oculus seeks Public Policy Manager with 6+ years of experience working on policy issues for a business, government, or NGO – DC or Menlo Park, CA

The National Endowment for Democracy is in search mode for:
Forbes-Tate Partners is looking to bring aboard Interns for the Spring term, ideally starting in early March – $12/hr – political experience, including work on Capitol Hill, within the executive branch, in-state/district offices or political campaigns, is preferred – FTP has also asked us to stress that they are not looking for Summer 2018 candidates yet.

We used the wrong link in Monday’s call for a Senior Specialist/Writer, Public Information at the American Geophysical Union, so here it is again – training in science communications and/or journalism highly desired.

Capitol Hill
MelwoodMarketing & Communications Specialist – $58k-$63k – your 3-6 years’ communications and/or copy editor experience should demonstrate your ability to create content for digital and print marketing channels – upper Marlboro, MD

Smithson Institution Public Affairs Specialist supporting the National Museum of the American Indian – $56k-$73k – apply by Mar. 13

Society for Human Resource Management – see also main career page
Here’s a super-fresh Communications Associate opportunity with anti-sexual violence stalwart RAINN – we suggest getting on it well before the Apr. 28 application guideline noted

DHS/Immigration & Customs EnforcementPublic Affairs Specialist – $56k-$88k – apply by Mar. 12

ACLU of VirginiaOffice Assistant – 2+ years of admin support experience desired – Richmond, Va. – apply by Mar. 6

Booz Allen HamiltonMedia Relations Intern and Community Partnerships Intern – Summer 2018

Planned Parenthood of Washington
American Waterways OperatorsGovernment Affairs Associate – 3-5 years of experience working in a government or government affairs environment desired.

Hostelling International USADirector, External Relations – 5-7 years of community outreach and leadership experience required

University of Virginia – Charlottesville, Va.
… and finally: our friends at auto-enthusiast nirvana Jalopnik clearly want you to bring more than just being REALLY INTO CARS to the table in your application for this New York-based Social Media Editor post, but it certainly couldn’t hurt if you love autos, trucks, motorcycles & things related – our t-shirt size is XL, btw, should you snare the job.

1 comment:

Gordon said...

ROKK Solutions - Senior Vice President

ROKK Solutions is a full-service, bipartisan public affairs firm that provides its clients with winning communications strategies designed to influence policy and sway opinion. We are looking for an experienced public affairs professional to help lead our Washington, D.C. office, expand the business and manage client initiatives.

This is an excellent opportunity for a motivated individual to play a senior role at a growing firm, working with high-profile companies on a diverse set of issues. This position requires at least 10 years of relevant experience managing large public affairs accounts, leading communications strategy and supervising staff.


· Lead day-to-day aspects of client initiatives including account strategy, tactical execution, media relations, content production, crisis management and third-party coordination.
· Build strong relationships with clients by managing day-to-day requests and proactively creating opportunities to advance client goals.
· Supervise the work of account executives, account managers, subcontractors and vendors.
· Work with firm partners to develop new business and marketing opportunities as well as strengthen existing client relationships.
· Develop strategies to maximize firm’s effectiveness in relation to client services and internal processes.
· Maintain a strong knowledge of Washington D.C.’s political and policy climate and its potential effect on ROKK Solutions’ clients.


· 10+ years leading client accounts, managing campaigns and/or issue coalitions. While agency or firm experience is preferred, comparable corporate, government or political experience will also be considered.
· High-level media relations skills and demonstrated relationships with national reporters.
· Proven experience integrating digital advertising, social media, data targeting and analytics into public affairs campaigns.
· Demonstrated experience managing, mentoring and developing staff.
· Strong verbal, presentation, research, writing and editing skills, with a close attention to detail.
· Ability to prioritize the needs of multiple clients and work quickly to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.

Salary is commensurate with experience. We offer opportunities for advancement and incentive and performance-based bonuses.

ROKK Solutions is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to building and maintaining a diverse staff with a variety of backgrounds and experiences.

Please send cover letters and resumes to