Monday, July 27, 2020

Our Inbox Overflows

Hey! It's been a while; nice to see you again.

Here's a bunch of opportunities folks have passed along; we'll try to be more responsive in updates, although we've given up this crazy-but-great hobby on a full-time basis.

The National Association of State Aviation Officials is in search mode for a Director of Government Affairs with a Capitol Hill background and aviation policy experience.

Our friends at the Center for the Study of Social Policy are recruiting for a Senior Policy Analyst (pdf) with 5-7 years of relevant experience & expertise in child welfare or behavioral health policy, clinical practice and improvement strategies – apply by Aug. 31

National Association of Community Health Centers
– see also main career page
The Audubon Society is seeking a Vice President, Mississippi Flyway with 15 years+ of leadership experience in NGOs, environmental justice, conservation, government, advocacy, or campaigns – can be based in Audubon offices in Chicago, IL; New Orleans, LA; St. Paul / Minneapolis, MN; Omaha, NE; or Dallas, TX – search managed by Grossman Solutions

Hillel International is seeking a Communications Director with 8+ experience in communications, public relations, marketing, journalism, or a related field; understanding of the Jewish community preferred

Economic Innovation Group

International development research nonprofit IFPRI is seeking a Social Media Specialist to join the communications team to manage and grow their social media presence. Particularly interested in candidates with a talent for translating academic work into compelling (concise) visual and written stories.

Washington Post
EMC seeks Communications Associate with 1-3 years’ experience in PR/communications
and top-notch writing & interpersonal communication skills

Opportunities with public affairs cabal Signal Group (scroll to find):
Forbes Tate PartnersSenior Analyst for Research & Policy Analysis (scroll to find) – 2-3 years of relevant legislative or policy experience desired.

Strategic communications group Freedman Consulting notes that you will have flexibility to work remotely at least through December 31, 2020 (scroll to find):
The American Society of Human Genetics is seeking a Manager, Marketing & Member Communications (pdf) with 4-5+ years of experience in association or scientific and/or marketing and communications roles – Rockville-based

Sage Communications tells us they are expanding the team:
The Corn Refiners Association has just passed along this Communications Intern for a graduate-level Communications Intern for the Fall 2020 term – $20/hr – remote-based.

World Wildlife Federation
Government Relations Intern – Fall 2020 – for currently enrolled students only

Monday, June 22, 2020

Your Nuclear Option

Checking in with a few more that folks have passed along.

The National Nuclear Security Administration has shared this fine Supervisory Public Affairs Specialist/Deputy Director post where our tipster notes a strong leadership and a small team where you can make a difference – $121k-$181k – apply by June 26 – NNSA is also hosting a virtual job fair on Wednesday, June 24, from 11:00am to 4:00pm where you can get info and chat 1-on-1 – register here.

Early childhood health stalwart Zero to Three is recruiting for a Communications Manager, Policy & Advocacy, a post suited for a quick and strategic go-getter with good policy understanding who can stand on their own two feet to navigate the quick turns of policy communications – bonus: you get to help babies! See also main career page.

The Farm Credit Council is in search mode for a Communications Specialist with 3+ years’ experience in marketing and communications, a strong understanding of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn; and understanding of current trends and best practices in digital/social media.

The American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine are seeking a Director of Media Relations with at least of 10-15 years of relevant media experience, preferably with an educational or medical institution, membership association or communications agency.

Campaign for Tobacco-Free KidsAssociate Director, Advocacy supporting their Global Health Advocacy Incubator – 5-7 years of demonstrated experience in working on policy issues in global health required, preferably in non-communicable diseases;

Monday, May 25, 2020

Strategy, Excellence, Priorities & Policy

OK, here's a few more opportunities that folks have passed along.  Hope you all are holding up OK on this Memorial Day & beyond.

June 15 update: three more from over the digital transom:

 The American Council of Life Insurance is in search more for a Communications & Marketing Strategist (pdf) with experience in PR, public policy, journalism, writing, or related field.

Our tipster from the Social Security Administration described this closing-soon New Media Skills Analyst/Social Media Specialist role as “a senior-level position” and a “great opportunity for marketing and communications professionals” – $102k-$133k – apply by June 19

Collaborative Communications Group is looking for a Digital Director with 6-8 years of experience leading the development of digital strategies and tools in the service of communications goals.

June 2 update: The Center for Strategic & International Studies is recruiting for a Social Media & Digital Outreach Coordinator with at least one year of relevant experience; working knowledge of popular digital, design, or outreach tools a plus.

America Votes is seeking a talented leader with a record of success in coalition building & electoral/issue campaigns to serve as Nevada State Director – $80k-$88k – Las Vegas, NV – search managed by Grossman Solutions.

Paid Leave U.S. has shared this Vice President of Legislative & Political Strategy post suited for candidates with 10+ years of related experience in advocating for and winning legislative issue advocacy campaigns – $125-$150k – we've asked if they're still actively recruiting for other posts noted (scroll to find).

Our friends at the Aspen Institute are seeking a Communications Manager to support their College Excellence Program – 5+ years’ experience developing and executing communications strategy at a nonprofit, communications firm, higher education institution, media organization, or similar setting desired; higher-ed background preferred.

The Center for Budget & Policy Priorities seeks Communications Assistant/Associate, Media Relations with professional experience in communications or a related field – 18-month term

Washington Post
PolicyLab at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is seeking a Policy Analyst with 5+ years of health policy experience; background working on Medicaid/CHIP, payment & delivery reform, or state health policy preferred – Philadelphia, PA

Motion Picture Association of AmericaMedia Intern – Summer 2020

How about a temporary post helping get the COVID-19 pandemic under control?  Investigators, skip tracers, and other supervisory, admin & analyst roles (scroll to find; lower left) are available across the Commonwealth with the Virginia Dept. of Health – see also Staffing Agencies supporting the VDH.  The DC Contact Trace Force and Maryland's efforts (via NORC) appear to be already staffed & underway; perhaps they'll need more folks at some point.

... and finally: the Washington Network Group has passed along their jobs board, which currently includes a nice selection of relevant policy & communications posts.

Saturday, May 2, 2020

Checking in w/ a Few More

OK, here's a few more that folks have passed along in the last few days. 

May 15 update: here's some more that have popped into the digital inbox:

End-of-life care advocate Compassion & Choices seeks National Director, Digital Strategies with 10+ years of experience or equivalent combination of experience and education in leading teams around web design and development, digital strategy, engagement and managing change management processes – DC, Portland OR, or remote-based – search managed by Koya Leadership Partners

Digital political firm New Blue Interactive has passed these along:
The Urban Institute is actively recruiting for a Communications Manager, Health Equity, Well-Being & Safety Net Initiatives – seeking candidates with 5-10 years of communications experience and relevant background in public policy, public health, health communications, and/or health policy issues

New AmericaCommunications Intern, Education Policy – June-Dec. 2020 term – remote-based to start – $15/hr – priority deadline: May 25

May 10 update: Our old pals at the Pew Charitable Trusts have passed along this Editorial Officer post suited for candidates with 8+ years of editing experience in a deadline-driven environment; background at a  a public policy or research organization preferred.

Intriguing opportunities at Jalopnik-liked emerging EV manufacturer Rivian

Criminal justice-focused online journalism outlet The Appeal is seeking a Senior Editor for their Political Report – 7+ years’ experience in the journalism field, including substantial work in editor role;  background in political journalism preferred.

The Horizon Foundation a healthcare philanthropy group supporting Howard County, seeks a Director of Communications with 10+ years of experience in communications for social change, philanthropy background preferred – $105k+ – Columbia, MD

The World Bank has passed along this call for a part-time External Affairs Consultant (noted at right) on advocacy/campaign communications – one-year term, starting July 2020 – excellent writing skills & 3+ years’ experience in external affairs, communications, public affairs, advocacy and/or campaign management required – remote-based during pandemic

Freshly available with the Democracy Fund:
Global Wave Digital is in search mode for a Senior Digital Strategist with 5+ years professional experience in managing digital advocacy campaigns; background working with advocacy clients in an agency or consulting setting also desired – $70k-$80k

Food & Drug AdministrationPublic Affairs Specialist – $121k-$157k – apply by May 11

I'll continue to pass along jobs that people send in. I really do miss this pulling this together & knowing that a lot of you have found jobs through the site, or at least found it useful and/or lightly amusing. I'll share a longer update soon & reply to all your kind emails soon. I'm actually super-busy these days, as I work a communications/advocacy role in the healthcare sector. I hope you all have something compelling & rewarding to keep you occupied in these wild-yet-constraining times.

Thursday, March 19, 2020

OK, a few more ...

Here's a handful of listings that folks who haven't realized we're hanging it up for good (see Goodbye to All That for more details) have sent along in the past week.  Best wishes in all things social-distancing, hunkering-down, and boredom- and panic-avoiding.

4/24/2020 update
– hope you're all holding up OK – a couple more over the transom:

Strategic communications and public affairs cabal the Black Rock Group seeks an Account Exec with strong writing skills and some experience (internships count) in PR, media, government or political campaigns. Described as an entry-level position with opportunities to advance; recent college grads encouraged to apply – North Old Town location near a beloved teppanyaki restaurant that we soooooo look forward to someday frequenting again.

Our friends at the Center for the Study of Social Policy are recruiting for a Senior Policy Analyst (pdf) with 5-7 years of relevant experience & expertise in child welfare or behavioral health policy, clinical practice and improvement strategies – apply by May 22

4/14/2020 update: OK, here's another closing-soon opportunity passed along today – the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence seeks a Director of Safe Housing Initiatives (scroll to find) with substantial experience in housing, social justice, systems advocacy & social change; background in the gender-based violence movement preferred – $75k-$85k – apply by Apr. 17

4/1/2020 update: Thanks for all great well-wishes folks have shared (I am still working through replying to them). Hope you're all OK! Here's a couple more opportunities folks who don't know we're sailing off into the sunset have recently passed along:

National League of CitiesDigital Marketing Manager – $73k-$84k – 5+ years of applicable experience desired, including work in digital brand management & facility with email marketing automation platforms.

DC Action for ChildrenSenior Communications Manager – $75k-$80k – seeking candidates with 7-9+ years of experience supporting communications for an issue-based campaign focused on children/families, education or health.


The Sierra Club is looking for someone who loves telling stories, geeking out about numbers, cares about people, embraces technology, excels at managing people and projects, and finds happiness big-picture, critical thinking for their Online Organizing Manager post – strong management, digital, and organizing skills desired – $70-75k – Oakland, CA preferred, but we're told they'll consider candidates in other major cities.

The Climate War Room has passed along multiple opportunities that are funded through Nov. 2020:
The For Our Future Action Fund is seeking a Communications & Media Manager to support media relations, external relations, internal communications, and campaign communications strategies for the 2020 elections – ideal candidate will have hands-on experience in earned media and have worked in a campaign, production, or organizing environment – $60k-$70k

The folks at PAE/Macfadden tell is they are actively recruiting for this Communications & Information Officer post supporting USAID’s Office of Transition Initiatives – 6-8+ years of relevant experience & working knowledge of international development issues required.

Families USA has shared these:
Federal contractor Alutiiq seeks Strategic Planning Coordinator to support the State Department’s Antiterrorism Assistance Program – 10+ years of experience and proven success in marketing and business development & applicable extensive experience in media relations & public relations desired.

kglobal seeks go-getter with at least 2-3 years of experience pitching media, including online, print, TV, and radio for Account Exec, Media Relations role.

Sunday, March 15, 2020

One Last Previously Noted Set

Here's a one last rundown of all the previously noted jobs with a still-pending deadline for next week and beyond. We'll likely have some job-search advice and extensive links to relevant job boards in the next couple weeks.  And yes, we miss you already.

Association of Public & Land-Grant UniversitiesAssociate, Public Affairs – $45k –  Mar. 18

British Embassy Head of the Prosperity Programme Management Team – $85k – Mar. 18

League of Conservation Voters
Vice President of Building Grassroots PowerMar 18 

Nature Conservancy
Council of Large Public Housing AuthoritiesCommunications DirectorMar. 20

News Literacy ProjectEditorMar. 20

Washington Post
George Mason University
FDA/Center for Drug Evaluation & ResearchDirector of Communications – $131k-$197k – Mar. 24

Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning Commission Development Manager, Montgomery Parks Foundation – $61k-$104k – Mar. 27

Union of Concerned Scientists
School-Based Health AllianceDirector of Communications & Outreach – $80k-$90k – Mar. 31  

American Association for the Advancement of ScienceEditorial Coordinator supporting Science Advances –  Apr. 8

Healthy Babies Bright FuturesCommunications Director (pdf) – part-time – Apr. 15

Friday, March 13, 2020

Goodbye to All That

Hello Friday job-shoppers and welcome to the final regular edition of DCPA+CJ!

As noted earlier, I am ending this 11+ year, 3,074-post (good grief, that's amazing) enterprise because it's time to reduce the sitting-in-front-of-a-computer hours in my life.  I doubt my days will come to resemble a Michelob Ultra commercial, but I think getting some more exercise and outside-time will follow.  I've enjoyed hearing from so many people over the years that have found a job through the blog or at least made their search a little easier and more fun. Folks seemed to like it, and that's why I've kept with this odd-but-fulfilling hobby.  Thanks for the job-submissions and all the kind words.

This is (most likely) the last regular edition of the blog.  I do plan to run a list of all the previously jobs with pending deadlines in one post on Sunday – and I'll probably write some job-searching advice and a big set of relevant job-board links in the next couple weeks.

Feels a little weird to be signing off right in these unsettling times, but otherwise it's been great. Good luck in your job-searches & all things and feel free to drop me a line if you ever feel like chatting.

Now, on to the jobs; a lot of direct-to-us submissions lead the set.

Open internet advocate Public Knowledge is seeking a Policy Advocate/Counsel with substantial experience in competition, communications, technology or copyright law and policy; a JD can substitute for some of the experience – we’re told they are keeping the job open past the currently noted deadline.

Strategic communications cabal Kivvit is in search mode for:
Social good-focused public affairs firm Freedman Consulting has let us know they are actively recruiting for these (scroll to find):
Our Own Voice/National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda is actively recruiting for these (scroll to find):
The Patient Access Network Foundation is seeking a Content & Social Media Manager (pdf) with 3-5 years of experience writing compelling and persuasive copy on behalf of clients or an organization for online channels & managing/contributing to its social media presence.

Education advocate/resource Learning Heroes is looking to fill these roles:
Our friends at public affairs firm kglobal have passed these along:
Jolt supports Latinos to make change and have a say in how the Lone Star State runs; your spot in that effort would be as Communications Director – 5+ years’ communications & fluency in Spanish required – Austin or Dallas, TX – search managed by Democracy Partners

The Corn Refiners Association has shared Summer 2020 Intern (scroll to find) opportunities in government relations, food policy, trade policy, and environmental policy – paid positions.

Squared Communications is seeking a starting-ASAP PR Intern for a range of media relations, research, and support duties – $15/hr

The American Association for the Advancement of Science has let us know they are seeking a Summer 2020 Intern to support their SciLine resource for journalists – paid position – we also see an Editorial Coordinator post supporting their Science Advances team – both posts note an Apr. 8 deadline to apply

Brookings InstitutionStaff Assistant supporting the USC-Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy – at least one year of  relevant experience required; conference planning experience and background in a research, policy, or academic setting preferred.

Georgetown University
Recent searches via Talent Market:
Campaign for Tobacco-Free KidsInternational Communications Manager, China Program & Media Relations – 5+ years relevant experience required; understanding of political and media environment in China & Mandarin language skills preferred – DC-based
Washington Post
Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget
Nature Conservancy
Resources for the FutureMedia Specialist/Assistant – seeking candidates with 1-5 years of experience in journalism, media relations, communications, or a field related to RFF’s research.

American University
British Embassy
Atlantic Media
Heritage Foundation
Center for American Progress
Pew Research CenterData Science Assistant – experience conducting & communicating on data science required.

Pew Charitable Trusts
Conservation InternationalCorporate Climate & Ecosystem Resilience Manager – 4-6+ years of relevant corporate sustainability and/or conservation experience sought.

Burson Cohn & Wolfe – New York
American Gas AssociationGovernment Affairs Intern – available now; paid position

American Forest & Paper Association
University of Virginia – Charlottesville, Va.
… and finally: maybe a chill part-time gig is what you need now – we think the Phillips Collection and this part-time Shop Associate post there could fill that bill – $14/hr

… and finally, part 2: Director of Communications for the FDA/Center for Drug Evaluation & Research seems like a job for these times (a pretty great job, too), and an apt note to go out on – $131k-$197k – apply by Mar. 24

Best wishes for a safe & happy weekend and another 20,000 days beyond that from your favorite™ public affairs jobs resource. We'll see you around.

Monday, March 9, 2020


Hello Monday & welcome to the second-to-last edition of DCPA+CJ! We're calling it quits after we post one more set at the end of the week. It's not related to resolving-fine health issues we noted earlier (thanks again for the kind words & good wishes), but rather a recognition that we just spend too much time at a computer as part of this weird-but-satisfying hobby.

We'll have some additional perspective (and more jobs) Friday.  Now, enjoy this mostly direct-to-us set, capped by previously noted opportunities closing this week noted at the end.

Just added: Public Knowledge is seeking a Policy Advocate/Counsel with substantial experience in competition, communications, technology or copyright law and policy; a JD can substitute for some of the experience – apply by Mar. 13

The American Society of Human Genetics is seeking a Senior Manager, Marketing & Member Communications (pdf) with 5+ years of experience in association or scientific and/or marketing & communications roles; background working in scientific societies/associations a strong plus – see also main career page.

The Zoldack Agency has passed along this Communications Strategist post supporting the HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health – 5+ years of communications experience & fluency in digital media trends, strategies & best practices desired.

Our friends at the Partnership for Public Service are in search mode for these – see also main career page
The Urban Institute seeks a Communications Assistant with adaptable mindset & up to 2 years of experience (internships count) in administration, operations, or communications.

Collaborative Communications seeks a highly motivated Director, Media & Engagement with 6-8 years of communications/PR & content development experience; consulting firm background preferred.

NMAC (formerly the National Minority AIDS Council) is looking for a Communications Coordinator with 5+ years of experience in communications; background in the HIV field and with communities of color and LGBTQ community highly desirable – see also main career page.

Fresh opportunities from the League of Conservation Voters:
Healthy Babies Bright Futures has shared this part-time Communications Director (pdf) role requiring 5+ years of communications/public relations experience, preferably with a non-profit or purpose-driven organization – apply by Apr. 15

The News Literacy Project, a self-described national nonpartisan education nonprofit that empowers educators to teach middle school and high school students how to sort fact from fiction in the digital age, is seeking an Editor with 6+ years of experience in journalism, public relations or communications and the ability to translate jargon & technical language into compelling copy – apply by Mar. 20

The Union for Concerned Scientists has passed along this Science Network Organizer post suited for candidates with 3-5 years’ relevant experience, strong organizing, project management, community building & organizational skills, and proven experience handling multiple projects & initiatives simultaneously – 2-year term – $52k – DC or Cambridge, MA – apply by Apr. 3 – and we’ll note a few other posts we see at UCS:
We’ve always thought Xenophon Strategies was a very cool name, so we’re happy they’ve sent along this Public Affairs Senior Associate (scroll to find) opportunity – 3-5 years of direct media relations experience required; Capitol Hill or agency background preferred.

American Enterprise Institute
Aspen Institute
George Mason University
George Washington University
Johns Hopkins University – Baltimore, MD except as otherwise noted
United Nations FoundationDigital Fundraising Manager supporting the Girl Up initiative


George Mason University
Inter-American FoundationCongressional & Legislative Affairs Specialist – $72k-$133k – fluency in Spanish required – Mar. 9

League of Conservation VotersState Communications DirectorMar. 11

Arlington CountyCommunications Specialist – $54k-$94k – Mar. 12

National Reconnaissance OfficeDirector of Congressional & Public Affairs – $131k-$197k – Mar. 12

Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning Commission Senior Media Relations Specialist, Prince George’s Parks & Recreation – $54k-$92k – Mar. 13

Oklahoma State UniversityFederal Relations Director – DC-based – Mar. 13

Nature Conservancy
See you again Friday!