Monday, July 22, 2019

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Tuesday update: we had some technical challenges Monday, so no new post today.  See you again on Wednesday.

We're also adding this Public Affairs Specialist opportunity with the Social Security Administration to the mix now, since it it sports a July 26 application deadline – focus on strategy & analytics for Agency marketing & communications efforts – $99k-$128k

Hello Monday! We hope you came through the weekend sizzle with your wits intact. As for us, we're blocked for an apt title, but have managed to assemble some great jobs!  Don't forget previously noted opportunities closing this week.

Progressive advocacy group For Our Future is recruiting for a National Field Director with 5+ cycles of campaign experience & expertise in executing effective voter contact programs – $90k-$110k

The Alliance for International Exchange has shared these (scroll to find) – we’re told that both of these have an Aug. 9 application deadline:
The International Center for Journalists is seeking a Program & Research Assistant to support their flagship Knight Fellowships program – at least one year’s office experience required; background/interest in media & journalism preferred.

American Cleaning InstituteDirector, Stakeholder Communications – 7-10+ years of professional experience in writing, communicating & project management desired.

Alzheimer’s Association
AmazonSenior Manager, Satellite Communication Public Policy – 8+ years of public policy experience required, along with a keen working understanding of satellite communications policy & regulatory issues.

Federal Aviation AdministrationProgram Specialist – $70k-$108k – focus on social media research & analysis – apply today, July 22 

United Nations Foundation
GoodWeave seeks Communications Officer to promote their global mission to end child labor and forced/bonded labor in global supply chains – 7+ years’ communications experience required, preferably in a socially responsible business environment.

New with the American Society of Clinical Oncology since our 7/11 set:
U.S. Navy – opportunities supporting the Naval History & Heritage Command:
American Enterprise InstituteDirector, Foreign & Defense Policy Studies – 10+ years of experience working in academic, non-profit, government, or for-profit sector in related foreign policy or defense field desired.

New with the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts since our mid-June check-in:
While this fresh Deputy Director, Arctic Refuge Defense Campaign opportunity with the Alaska Wilderness league is based in DC, we very much hope you’ll get the chance to do some field-based work in the 49th State when next year’s July meltdown comes to our area – apply by Aug. 19

Library of CongressCongressional Relations Specialist – $57k-$74k – apply by July 29

Johns Hopkins University – Baltimore, MD except as otherwise noted
Fund for Global Human Rights – Communications Content Officer – 3+ years of writing & copy-editing experience required, preferably related to social justice causes.

Social Security Administration
Public Affairs Specialist – $99k-$128k – Woodlawn, MD -apply by July 26 

Muslim Advocates
American Medical AssociationSenior Policy Advocate – 3-5 years of experience in health care policy development required; specific knowledge of hospital/health system governance & physician alignment alternatives preferred. 

George Washington University
Don't forget Washingtonian's terrific-sounding BBQ & Brew fest, Thursday, July 25, at the DC Wharf.  Current forecast for Thursday is mostly sunny, high of 84.

Sunday, July 21, 2019


Here's a pretty robust selection of previously noted opportunities closing in the upcoming week.

Embassy of AustraliaStrategy & Communications Manager supporting the Mateship campaign – temporary through May 2020 – $83k – see also main career pageJuly 22

U.S. Army Corps of EngineersDigital Communications Specialist – $57k-$89k – Concord, MA – July 22 

Federal Transit AdministrationCongressional Affairs Specialist – $83k-$128k – July 23

Walter Reed Army Institute of ResearchPublic Affairs Specialist – $69k-$109k – July 23

Nature Conservancy
DHS/TSAPublic Affairs Specialist – $80k-$153k – July 24

Emily’s ListMedia Training Consultant (all PDFs) – July 24

Smithsonian Institution

American Association for the Advancement of Science Communications Officer (scroll to find) – July 25

– opportunities supporting the Ultra-Poor Graduation Initiative:
DC Dept. of Employment ServicesSenior Legislative Affairs Program Analyst supporting the Office of Paid Family Leave – $85k-$109k – July 25

Government Accountability OfficeCommunications Analyst – $93k-$133k – July 25

British Embassy
Federal Emergency Management AgencySupervisory Public Affairs Specialist – $117k-$152k – July 26

Research!America Communications SpecialistJuly 26

Washington PostFederal Law Enforcement Reporter – New York – July 26

Embassy of CanadaProgram Assistant, UN Mission – $56k – New York – July 28

University of Maryland Digital Marketing & Web Development Coordinator – mid-$50k – July 28

Friday, July 19, 2019

Sweltering, Sweltier, Sweltiest

Hello Friday job-shoppers!  We've got a great set to close your sweltering week & get you ready to face the even-sweltier weekend.

Association of Public & Land-Grant UniversitiesAssistant Director, Research Policy – 3 years of relevant work experience required, preferably including a policy fellowship or similar program in a federal executive or legislative branch office.

The DC office of the University of California seeks Governmental Relations & Advocacy Assistant with 1-3 years of experience in advocacy or government relations ability to research complex subject matters – apply by July 31 

Space Foundation – see also main career page
Dept. of Commerce/Office of Inspector General Legislative Affairs Officer – $99k-$128k – apply by Aug. 5; subject to early closure 

Atlantic Media
American Public Health AssociationCommunications Specialist – 5+ years of public/media relations, journalism or communications experience required; health/public health background a plus. 

Northrop Grumman
American University
British EmbassyPress & Public Affairs Officer – $19/hr – 1-3 years of relevant work/internship experience & strong writing skills desired – Atlanta, GA – apply by Aug. 1


American Society of Civil Engineers
DC Dept. of Employment ServicesSenior Legislative Affairs Program Analyst supporting the Office of Paid Family Leave – $85k-$109k – apply by July 25

VOX Global
Sensis, a self-described cross-cultural marketing agency driving behavior change, shows Account Coordinator and Intern, Account Services roles.

University of Maryland
Given the address listed, we’re pretty confident that this part-time Bilingual Communications Coordinator (English & Spanish) role is with St. Stephen & the Incarnation Episcopal Church in Columbia Heights – $18/hr – apply by Aug. 10

Humane Society of the U.S.
Federal Emergency Management AgencyWriter/Editor, Congressional – $69k-$108k – apply by Aug. 2; subject to early closure

World Wildlife Intern
Embassy of CanadaProgram Assistant, UN Mission – $56k – 2+ years’ admin experience government or corporate office environment required – New York – apply by July 28

OK, it's finally here: Aslin is up in running in West Alexandria.  If Georgetown is more your thing, Sovereign is celebrating Belgian Independence Day on Sunday w/ half-price on some exceptional bottle offerings.  But whatever stay-out-of-the-heat activity you choose, best wishes for a cool, comfortable & compelling weekend from your favoritepublic affairs jobs resource.

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Social Policy, Refugee Aid, Emergency Management & Affordable Drugs

Here's your Thursday just-the-jobs set as the Open Championship gets under way; looks like Phil's new diet regimen isn't quite working our so far.

1) Our friends at the Defenders of Wildlife are seeking a Communications Specialist with 3+ years of experience working with news media & strategic communications – to $68k – see also main career page

2) The Center for the Study of Social Policy has shared this Program/Research Assistant (pdf) post supporting the Young Children and their Families team – strong interest in social policy as it relates to children and families required; quantitative and data analysis skills a plus – apply by Aug. 1

3) American College of SurgeonsGrassroots & PAC Coordinator

4) American Near East Refugee AidDevelopment Assistant (scroll to find)

5-18) Emily’s List (all PDFs)
19) Federal Emergency Management AgencySupervisory Public Affairs Specialist – $117k-$152k – apply by July 26

20-22) Georgetown University
23) Manhattan Institute Program Officer supporting the Adam Smith Society – described as junior/entry level – New York – search managed by Talent Market

24) National Geospatial-Intelligence AgencyStrategic Communications Officer – $62k-$128k – Springfield, Va. or St. Louis, MO – apply by July 20

25-32) Nature Conservancy
33) ONE CampaignSenior Coordinator, Co-Founder Relations

34) Outdoor Industry AssociationPAC & Grassroots Manager

35) Organization for International InvestmentPolicy Communications & Projects Associate

36) Patients for Affordable DrugsInterns – Fall 2019 – $15/hr

37-38) Vital Voices Global Partnership
39) Washington PostFederal Law Enforcement Reporter – New York – apply by July 26

40-41) Women for Women International

Wednesday, July 17, 2019


Near triple-digit temps & stifling humidity & some great jobs for you. Stay cool.

Strategic communications firm Kivvit has passed along this fresh Public Affairs Principal opportunity – 7+ years of experience in public relations, corporate communications, journalism, or political campaigns desired – Penn Quarter/Metro Center-proximate location.

Progressive advocacy & organizing group For Our Future is seeking a Digital Director with 6-8 years’ experience in digital strategy, content development & social media account management, as well as a background in digital organizing, issue/electoral campaigns & GOTV efforts – $85k-$100k

AstraZeneca has shared this Associate Director, Global Brand Communications/Renal & Established Brands post suited for candidates with substantial experience of healthcare communications in a global biopharma company or agency environment – while the listing notes a Cambridge, UK basing, we’re assured that U.S.-based applicants will be slotted in their Gaithersburg, MD office – you can also disregard the closing date; the job is currently fully available.

Reservoir Communications Group is seeking Interns in strategic/health policy communications for the Fall 2019 term – exceptional writing skills & experience in researching, analyzing & distilling complex topics desired – for best results, apply by July 22 – we’re told they’re also actively recruiting for these posts:
Events DC, the convention & sports authority managing a diverse set of venues, including the Convention Center, RFK, Nats Park, etc., is in search more for a Communications Manager (pdf) with 5+ years’ communications/PR experience as well as pitching, social media & project management capabilities.

Anheuser-Busch seeks Manager, Federal Government Affairs with at least two years of Capitol Hill experience; campaign background preferred – $88k-$99k

DC Dept. of Forensic SciencesPublic Information Officer – $100k-$129k – apply by Aug. 9

New with Share Our Strength since our mid-June check-in:
Walter Reed Army Institute of ResearchPublic Affairs Specialist – $69k-$109k – apply by July 23

Here’s a fresh Events & Communications Manager, U.S. Public Affairs opportunity with Samsung – experience working with the DC influencers & public policy community and thorough understanding of event planning & management desired.

American Heart AssociationMedia Advocacy Manager – 2-4 years of experience in communications, public relations, politics and/or media/journalism required, as well as a deep knowledge of social & online media.

New with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation since our early-June check-in:
Take part in N Street Village’s amazing work in empowerment & recovery for homeless & low-income women as Senior Communications Manager – 5+ years’ experience in communications,  marketing & fundraising desired.

Office of the DC Mayor
Graphic Designer – $59k-$89k – knowledge of printing processes & literacy in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator & InDesign are musts.

Fresh opportunities with JPMorgan Chase
Literacy LabDirector of Government Relations – 5+ years of legislative strategy experience required; knowledge of the appropriations processes and familiarity with education & workforce development preferred

SUBJECT MATTERDirector, Strategic Communications – 8+ years of strategic communications, advocacy campaign, policy communications or issues management experience required; agency background preferred.

NAFSA/Association of International Educators

Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery CountyPublic Information Specialist – 4+ years' experience in communications field required; knowledge of affordable housing industry preferred.

University of VirginiaDonor Relations Associate – 2+ years’ experience in an office environment and the ability to learn new database & software programs desired – Charlottesville, Va.

Monday, July 15, 2019

There's Some Great Jobs Out There – Claim Yours

Tuesday update: no new post today; see you again Wednesday.

Hello Monday!  We're glad you're here; let's get to it – after making you've consulted previously noted opportunities closing this week, of course.

Susan G. Komen FoundationSpecialist, Federal Policy & Advocacy – 1-2 years’ experience in public policy, public health policy or in a health care policy role required

Federal Transit AdministrationCongressional Affairs Specialist – $83k-$128k – apply by July 23

The Economic Innovations Group has let us know they are actively recruiting for these:
Association of American Colleges & UniversitiesDirector of Digital Communications & Strategy – 5-7+ years of experience in content management & social media required – apply by Aug. 12 

National School Boards Association
SEIU Local 32BJPolitical Director – 5+ years’ experience in labor, political, or community organizing required – Spanish language skills a plus.

New at the National Association of Realtors since our July 1 check-in:
Dell Senior Manager, Government Affairs Americas – 5+ years of government and/or government affairs experience & in-depth understanding of federal & state legislative & budgeting processes desired – French, Portuguese and/or Spanish language proficiency a plus.

United Nations Foundation
George Mason UniversityAssistant Director of Communications supporting the Division of University Life – low-mid $50k – strong project management & writing/content development skills desired – apply by July 30

Government Accountability OfficeCommunications Analyst – $93k-$133k – apply by July 25

American Federation of State, Municipal & County Employees
Roosevelt Institute Advocacy & Policy Associate – working knowledge of the federal policy-making process required.

Johns Hopkins University – Baltimore, MD
Council on Foreign RelationsResearch Associate, U.S. Foreign Policy – strong academic credentials and knowledge of current foreign policy issues required; facility with social media outreach preferred. 

National Indian Health Board
MWWPRAccount Supervisor, Digital Strategy – seeking candidates with 5-7 years’ experience that includes digital marketing, content strategy/development, and social media management – DC or New York

Smithsonian Institution

American Enterprise InstituteResearch Assistant, Economic Policy – excellent writing & editing skills, a background in economics, and a knowledge of tech policy issues desired.

George Washington University
U.S. Army Corps of EngineersDigital Communications Specialist – $57k-$89k – Concord, MA – apply by July 22

Center for Economic & Policy Research
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The Association of Former Members of Congress seeks an Office Manager with problem solving skills, accounting skills, and familiarity w/ HR processes.

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Your Sunday Set

Here's your Sunday review of previously noted opportunities closing in the upcoming week.

American Association for the Advancement of Science Marketing Manager (scroll to find) – see also main career pageJuly 15

Coptic Orphans Communications Associate/Graphic Design SpecialistJuly 15

DC Dept. of Transportation Community Engagement Manager – $104k-$146k – July 15

Defense Threat Reduction AgencyPublic Affairs Specialist – $83k-$108k – July 15

National Cancer Institute Public Affairs Specialist – $69k-$128k – July 15

U.S. ArmyPublic Affairs Specialist – $83k-$108k – July 15

University of Maryland
National Democratic Institute – Yangon, Myanmar
George Mason University
Washington Post
Nature Conservancy
Peace Direct USACommunications & Marketing Associate (scroll to find) – $37k – July 17

Free the Slaves Executive Director (pdf) – July 19 

National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition
Woodrow Wilson Center Digital Marketing & Design Specialist contract status – $75k-$110k – July 19

World BankSenior Communications Specialist supporting the Global Partnership for Education – – July 19

Embassy of CanadaAdmin Assistant – $52k – July 21

National Portrait Gallery Public Affairs SpecialistJuly 21

Friday, July 12, 2019

Do Any of these Spark Your Interest?

Hello Friday job-searchers!  Sorry we're a bit late and we hope this kinda-fun set helps wrap your week on a good note.

The Council for Advancement & Support of Education has shared this Manager, Strategic Communications role – 5-7 years of experience in communications required; knowledge of higher education & philanthropy sector a plus.

League of Conservation VotersData & Analytics Manager – ideal candidate will have 3-4 years’ related experience in issue or electoral campaigns, or with organizations focused on voter contact, data management or data analytics – apply by July 29

ScoutComms, a communications, marketing & research firm focused on the veteran & military family community is seeking Interns for the Fall 2019 term – strong social media & research skills are musts – North Old Town Alexandria location

Squared Communications Public Relations Intern – $15/hr – strong writing & organizational skills desire

British Embassy
Our friends at POLITICO are ramping up their POLITICO Pro coverage with a subject that may spark your interest:
SpecPro Management Services Communications Specialist – exceptionally strong proofreading & editing required, along w/ ability to pull together powerful verbal, graphic &written communications – see also main career page

Atlantic Media
Electrical Safety Foundation International Communications Specialist – $45k-$55k – your 2+ years’ work experience would ideally demonstrate knowledge of fundraising communications techniques

Center for American Progress
President’s Lincoln’s Cottage, the less-swampy summer residence for the Great Emancipator & family during his term in office, seeks Marketing & Communications Coordinator with 3+ years of related experience, with a background in nonprofit communications or PR preferred.

Pew Research Center
Pew Charitable Trusts
Heritage FoundationGraduate Fellow, Health Policy – Fall 2019 – excellence in qualitative & quantitative analysis required; statistical analysis skills a plus.

Embassy of Australia – see also main career page
Embassy of CanadaAdmin Assistant – $52k – apply by July 21

American University
… and finally: do you possess a knack for developing and editing innovative, accessible, appealing, delicious and foolproof recipes?  The Washington Post has a Recipes Editor role waiting for you – apply by July 19

Our friends at Rustico Alexandria are grilling dogs, sausages & brisket today to pair with beers from Portland's Bissell Brothers. On Saturday, theirs Max Fox Brewing's 9th Anniversary Party, in Fall Church, which will also be their last, as they close a week later.  And don't forget Port City Brewing's Old Town Pub Crawl on Saturday.  Whatever you're up to, best wishes for a lovely & chill weekend from your favoritepublic affairs jobs resource.

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Clinical, Clean, Unlimited & Rare

1) American Academy of Physician AssistantsManager, Health Policy – see also main career page

2-6) American Association for the Advancement of Science (scroll to find)
7-9) American Psychiatric Association – see also main career page
10-13) American Society of Clinical Oncology
14) Apex Clean Energy Public Engagement Manager – Charlottesville, Va. or Minneapolis, MN

15-16) Association of Public & Land-grant Universities
17-18) Brookings Institution
19-20) Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids
21) Change.orgDeputy Director, Communications – $84k-$109k – DC or New York

22) Chesapeake Bay FoundationEvents & Promotions Coordinator – Annapolis, MD – apply by July 12

23) Ducks UnlimitedChief Policy Officer (scroll down) – Memphis, TN preferred – search managed by Explore Company

24) Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago External Affairs Representative – Chicago, IL

25) Foundation for Government AccountabilityVice President of Government Affairs & Outreach – remote-based – search managed by Talent Market

26) Georgetown UniversityCommunications Operations Manager, Office of Advancement

27-30) The Hatcher Group
31-33) Human Rights Campaign
34) Leadership Greater WashingtonMarketing Communications Specialist

35) National Cancer Institute Public Affairs Specialist – $69k-$128k – apply by July 15

36) National Endowment for DemocracyManager, Media Relations

37) National Organization for Rare DisordersDirector of State Policy

38-44) Nature Conservancy
45-46) Pacific Legal Foundation – Arlington, Va. or remote-based – searches managed by Talent Market
51-52) Washington Post

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

From Someone, to Us, to You

A bunch of great direct-to-use submissions (everything before the DHS/TSA job) power today's set as we recover from compiling yesterday's giant humanitarian, relief & international development edition.

This Communications Specialist opportunity we just received from Fintrac supporting the Feed the Future/Partnering for Innovation program would have been a great fit for that above-referenced set (so we’re going to retroactively add it) – 5-6 years of relevant experience required, along w/ a background in international development, agriculture, or food security.

The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press has shared this Editorial Project Coordinator post suited for candidates with 3+ years relevant experience, familiarity w/ WordPress, and strong editing skills – $48k-$54k

CLS Strategies has let us know they are still recruiting for their Managing Associate (scroll for find) role and have added fresh opportunities:
Hampden-Sydney College is seeking a skilled writer and storyteller with at least a year of professional experience to serve as Communications & Marketing Coordinator in its central communications shop – lovely Farmville, Va. campus is just over an hour distant from Richmond & Charlottesville – see also main career page.

The National Portrait Gallery is seeking a Public Affairs Specialist who exhibits 3-5 years of experience in communications, media relations, public relations and/or marketing, as well as fluency in Spanish – apply by July 21

Sacramento-based digital public affairs firm Unearth is looking to expand its DC presence with these hires – see also main career page:
  • Account Supervisor, Digital Public Affairs –  6+ years of experience in public affairs, advertising, marketing, or public relations desired, w/ success in digital communications campaigns across paid ads, social media, websites, emails & mobile.
  • Senior Account Exec, Digital Public Affairs - 5+ years of experience at a top-tier public affairs, advertising, marketing, or public relations agency, or working on political campaigns sought.
Here is a new Gift Planning Officer opportunity from our friends at the League of Conservation Voters – 3+ years of experience in fundraising, including a track record of personally meeting w/ donors & closing gifts sought – apply by July 29

DHS/TSAPublic Affairs Specialist – $80k-$153k – apply by July 24

Capitol Hill
We’ll break out this Whistleblower Ombudsman opportunity for the rest of those U.S. House of Representatives opportunities noted above – experience working directly with individual whistleblowers from initial outreach through the entire case management process desired, along with a strong command of the relevant laws and policies governing whistleblower issues.

Library of CongressEvent Coordinator – $69k-$90k – apply by Aug. 8

University of VirginiaExecutive Assistant, Health System Development – $48k-$58k – 3+ years of experience with admin/executive support, and/or educational advancement desired – Charlottesville, Va.

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Humanitarian & Relief Jobs XXII

Tuesday specialty programming returns with one of our favorite categories (as evidenced by the fact that we've done 22 of these!): jobs & internships with humanitarian, relief & international development organizations.  Additional program and technical opportunities can be found on the career pages with many of these groups, including in-country postings.

1,000 Days Senior Director of Global Policy & Advocacy

Action Against HungerDonor Relations Officer

Aga Khan FoundationDigital Fundraising Officer (pdf)

American Jewish World Service
American Red CrossSenior Advocacy & Policy Program Officer

AmericaresManager, Donor Engagement & Prospect Development – Stamford, CT

Amnesty International
Bill & Melinda Gates FoundationInterim Senior Program Officer, Government Relations/U.S. Education

– opportunities supporting the Ultra-Poor Graduation Initiative:
Bread for the World
CARE USAManager, Communications & Media – see also main careers page

Catholic Relief ServicesDonor Engagement Advisor – Baltimore, MD

Center for Civilians in Conflict
Center for Global Development
Church World Service
Clinton Foundation – New York
Compassion InternationalDigital Marketing Manager – location flexible

Coptic Orphans

DAI Development Coordinator, Center for Secure & Stable States

Engender Health

Evidence ActionCommunications Associate

Episcopal Relief & DevelopmentDirector, Institutional Partnerships (pdf) – New York – search manager by DRI Consulting

Food for the PoorDirector of Legacy & Gift Planning – Coconut Creek, FL

Free the Slaves

Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis & MalariaCommunications Intern and Policy Intern

Fund for Global Human Rights
Events Consultant – part-time; 6-month term – New York

Global Communities
Special Assistant to the Senior Vice President

Global Impact
Innovations for Poverty ActionPolicy Manager

International Campaign for TibetInterns (scroll to find)

International Rescue Committee
Islamic ReliefU.S. Programs Specialist

Malaria No More
Mercy Corps
National Peace Corps Association
One Acre Fund Senior Analyst to the Managing Director – New York or Philadelphia, PA preferred

ONE CampaignData Assistant, Member Mobilization

Operation Blessing International – Virginia Beach, Va. except as otherwise specified
Oxfam USA
PATH Senior Corporate Philanthropy Officer – DC or Seattle, WA

Population Services InternationalDeputy Director, Corporate Partnerships & Philanthropy

Rwanda Institute for Conservation AgricultureCommunications Director (pdf) – Bugesera, Rwanda – see also main career page. 

Save the Children
SOS Children’s Villages
Seva Foundation Marketing & Communications Manager (pdf) – Berkley, CA

UNICEF – New York except as noted otherwise
United Nations FoundationDirector, Global Advocacy supporting the Data2X platform

Village EnterpriseDirector of Development – part-time – San Carlos, CA

World ReliefCommunications Manager – Chicago, IL

World Vision – Communications Officer supporting the All Children Reading Grand Challenge