Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Stocking Stuffers

Here's a dozen holiday leftovers we found today to tide you over until we get back to full speed in 2009:

1) American Association for Cancer Research - Senior Government Affairs Analyst

2) American Bankers Association - Senior Administrative Assistant (supporting govt. affairs staff) - $43k-$45k

3) American Geophysical Union - Public Affairs Coordinator

4) Anonymous law firm - Senior Practice Development Manager - senior level public affairs/policy experience required - via The Rebottini Group

5) CH2M Hill - Government Affairs Director - search using req. ID: 28722BR or Chantilly, Va. location

6) Dynetics, Inc. - Congressional Affairs Specialist - search via Arlington, Va. location or job ID: 01.03.02-49 - apply by Jan. 31

7) Goodwill Industries - Director of Public Relations

8) Dept. of Homeland Security/Customs & Border Security - Writer/Editor - $48k-$75k - job ID: IHC-199753-KMN - apply by Jan. 12

9) Metropolitan Police Dept. - Public Affairs Specialist - $34k-$45k - job ID: FA 09-28 - apply by Jan. 9

10) SEIU - WAVE Program Organizer in Training

11) Unknown Senior Republican Member of Congress - Press Secretary

12) US Global Leadership Campaign - Intern opportunity

Monday, December 22, 2008

Last Minute Shopping

Per our limited holiday schedule, we bring you previously-cited jobs closing by Jan. 1:

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Public Affairs Specialist – $82k-$127k – Dec. 22

BoeingCommunications Manager – Renton, WA – req. ID: 08-1027105 – Dec. 22Boeing careers

Transportation Security Administration
Library of Congress/Congressional Research ServiceCommunications Specialist – $82k-$107k – job ID: 080357 – Dec. 24

Treasury DeptPublic Affairs Specialist – $58k-$90k – job ID: 09-CDFI-017P – Dec. 26

Bureau of Reclamation, US Dept. of Interior Public Affairs Specialist – $48k-$75k – job ID: BR-WO-2008-284 – Dec. 26

Jack Kent Cooke FoundationDirector of CommunicationsDec. 31

Center for Clean Air Policy
Library of Congress/Congressional Research ServiceAnalyst, Latin American Affairs – $69k-$90k – job ID: 080350 – Dec. 31

Sandia National LabsTechnical Manager (keyword: 61515) – Albuquerque, NM – Dec. 31

Center for Responsive PoliticsCommunications/ Research InternshipJan. 1 is their application guideline for Spring 2009.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Holiday Hours

This is our last full-sized listing for 2008. We may post a few jobs and housekeeping or informational items in the waning days of the year, but overall, expect a skeleton operation here until approximately January 5th or thereabouts.

We plan to follow up our much-viewed Spring Intern Extravaganza with an even larger Summer Internship guide sometime in January. Any HR or intern-supervision folks are encouraged to send links to their opportunities – intern or otherwise – in the public affairs/communications field.

Outreach Process Partners specializes in government agency & and contractor communications. They note opportunities for Director of Communications (Annapolis, MD) and Outreach Specialist (Annapolis or New Orleans) on their company site. They also have recently advertised a Director of Outreach Communications position, working at a client site in Winchester, Va. I’ll let you sort it all out yourself.

The American College of Surgeons has an opening for an Assistant Director for Legislative Affairs with particularly meticulous skills and legislative/health policy experience.

There’s a fellow in the news recently who appears to have done pretty well for himself after starting out in community organizing. I can’t guarantee that working as Executive Director for Buyers and Renters Arlington Voice (BRAVO) will start you on a career arc that ends up at 1600 Pennsylvania, but you’ll never know unless you try. Bilingual is a plus, apply by Feb. 9. Note: job found via idealist.org – they’ll eventually ask you to register (free, relatively painless) after a few visits.

The Executive Director, Budgets at George Washington University is a little outside our usual scope of flack, do-gooder and lobbyist-oriented offerings – but it sounded enough like a big deal that we thought it deserved some play here. The ED,B will be responsible for the development of financial plans for the University and oversee the preparation and management of operating and capital – with a cheerful and obedient* staff of twelve to do your bidding. Via Diversified Search.

The Executive Director of Government Relations, Laboratory Operations for Batelle supports the execution (and, I’ll wager, the funding) of their activities at this roster of National Laboratories: Pacific Northwest, Oak Ridge, Idaho, Renewable Energy, Brookhaven, Lawrence Livermore – as well as the National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center. Frankly, the whole thing sounds cool and impressive. Search here if previous link proves iffy.

MetroStar Systems provides collaborative solutions designed to integrate people, processes, technology, and learning across an organization and its geographic boundaries. They seek a Social Community Associate (note: pdf link) to manage online social network communities related to new media activities. Qualification number one reads thus: College degree preferred with background in marketing, public relations, English or communications. Accordingly, this looks like a possible entry-level opportunity.

Bayer would like to procure a Legislative Assistant to monitor congressional and administration activities critical to Bayer’s Crop Science, Material Science and Healthcare divisions, along with some administrative work supporting their government affairs activities. Search through here, using job ID 6515, if previous link fails.

I know a few of our viewers come from the graduate school of public policy/administration community, so perhaps someone will enjoy seeing this RAND Corporation Researcher (use advanced search, job ID 2238) opportunity specifically calling for PhD in Public Policy, Policy Research, or Policy Administration (or a similarly designated graduate program) candidates. DC, Pittsburgh, or Santa Monica locations are possible.

The Center for American Progress has an immediate opening for a Senior Policy Analyst with with energy/environmental policy experience; especially related to renewable energy. Primary role will be work on a long-term project to formulate policies for renewable energy transmission corridors and a national smart grid.

The Sisters of Mercy are an international community of religious women serving people who suffer from poverty, sickness and lack of education with a special concern for women and children. They would like to add a Public Policy Advocate and Director of Justice to work on domestic and international legislation impacting the ministries and concerns of the Sisters of Mercy. Bachelor's Degree or certification in Social Justice, Theology, Peace-building, Public Policy, Community or International Development or related field preferred.

Friday’s job-searching resource is for those eager types who can’t wait for our January ’09 intern-o-rama – InternJobs.com

* best-case scenario; your results may vary.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

25 from 23

If it's Thursday, then it's just about the jobs:

1) Amazon AllianceInternational Funding Director – apply by Sunday, Dec. 21

2) American Association for Cancer Research
3) American Security Council FoundationExecutive Director

4) Anonymous high-profile international strategic advisory firmExecutive Assistant

5) BatellePublic Policy Intern

6) Burson-Marsteller/Direct ImpactDirector

7) Central Michigan University (DC location) – Director, Public Sector Development – search for position # 70460 or scroll through staff openings

8) CNNMoney.comSenior Writer/Producer – search using req. ID 109535BR or via DC location

9) Forum of Regional Associations of GrantmakersPresident

10) Jack Kent Cooke FoundationDirector of Communications – apply by Dec. 31

11) Institute of International EducationPublic Relations Officer

12) Library of Congress/Congressional Research ServiceCommunications Specialist – $82k-$107k – job ID: 080357 – apply by Dec. 24

13) McClendon, LLCStrategic Communications Specialist

14) Nameless organizationCommunications Associate – Spanish language required

15) National Association of Community Health CentersPublic Policy Associate, Federal Affairs

16) National Peace FoundationOffice Manager/Admin. Assistant

17) National Retail FederationConsultant, Marketing/Web Communications

18) Pension Rights CenterLegislative Counsel

19) SmithBucklinAssociation Executive Director – healthcare industry

20) Treasury DeptPublic Affairs Specialist – $58k-$90k – job ID: 09-CDFI-017P – apply by Dec. 26

21) Unknown public relations firmDirector, Public Relations

22) U.S. Dairy Export CouncilCommunications Coordinator and Director of Market Access & Regulatory Affairs

23) Virginia New MajorityLead Organizer

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

The Cable Guy

Not necessarily public affairs-related, but staffing agency NRI has recent listings for more than twenty administrative positions (including temp work) in the DC area.

Two levels of public affairs opportunities at the Transportation Security AdministrationLegislative Affairs Specialist - SV-301-H/I (pay range: $55k-$105k – but with conflicting and less-remunerative info in body of description) and Legislative Affairs Specialist - SV-301-F ($32k-$71k). Deadline for both postings is Dec. 22.

Time Warner Cable seeks a Vice President, External Affairs (search for DC opportunities or use req. # 109857BR) to forge relationships with third parties, including intergovernmental organizations, trade associations and coalitions, think tanks, advocacy groups, and academic institutions. A minimum of six to eight years experience in government relations, public policy advocacy or related fields, with a focus on cable, media and/or telecommunications is desired. Bonus Coverage: Manager, Regulatory Affairs (Herndon, Va., req. # 109900BR) and TWO Executive Assistant positions for the DC Govt. Affairs operation (109834BR & 109836BR) are also available.

Staying with the telecom beat – the folks at Cablevision are looking for a Secretary (search DC location or use req. ID 7602BR) to set up and run a small office in the Washington DC area. Besides their sizable NYC-area cable operation, Cablevison owns Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall, and Newsday.

The US Apple Association would like to pick a new Director, Industry & Regulatory Affairs. Responsibilities include management of economic information program, regulatory representation, and program budget and committee work. Vienna, Va. location.

Today’s specials at the National Restaurant Association: Lobbyist & Online Executive Editor positions. They’re looking for substantial Capitol Hill experience for the lobbyist slot – and eight years of online writing experience for the Online Editor position. (Eight years? That seems awfully long, given the relatively short history of the web as we know it.)

Waggener Edstrom Worldwide's Global Public Affairs Practice is currently searching the four corners of the earth for an experienced Public Affairs Account Manager for the DC office. Agency experience and public affairs background, with issues management and stakeholder engagement are among their wants. They tout their independence, passion, and free-thinking vibe – perhaps you should, too. Search here if direct link gives you trouble.

Capitol Advantage, developer of political and advocacy-related software, seeks an assortment of sales and web development staff.

The Tri-State Generation & Transmission Association helps keep the lights on for over one million customers in Nebraska, Colorado, New Mexico and Wyoming (yes, I know that’s four states). They’re in search of a Federal Government Relations Manager with legislative/policy experience related to energy and electrical co-ops. This listing references a Westminster, CO job location, but I have seen a possible DC-location for this job mentioned in advertisements.

The Biotechnology Industry Association has cast their ballot for a Director of Federal Government Relations with a Democratic background. Health care experience is required, a JD, Masters or other advanced degree would be nice.

Today’s job search resource is from large-scale job aggregator Simply Hired. If it only really was all so simple.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008


An unnamed business services company, Charm City location, is seeking a Vice President, Market Research for their government affairs practice. Successful candidate will be responsible for business development for survey research with the communications/PR firms, and association/professional society clientele.

Ripped from today’s screaming headlines (ok, actually from yesterday’s New York Times), we bring you an opportunity to jump onto the tracks at the Railroad Retirement Board as a Legislative Assistant. Apply by Jan. 9, salary range: $58k-$75k, job ID 09-DEU-04.

This Director of Marketing position with an unknown (but possibly real estate-related) Rockville-based company also appears to have a strong external relations and communications component. Salary range is $100k-$120k. Search conducted by MJ Morgan Group.

MPRI is a 3,000-strong national/homeland security and government contracting company. If you click on their current job listings you’ll find several public affairs, communications & web-related jobs in their Arlington offices – although you’ll have to wade through plenty of other technical and program offerings, as well.

Working as a Public Affairs Specialist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) sounds pretty cool on its own merits – for one thing, you’ll serve as NOAA’s rep on the Communications Working Group of the Climate Change Science Program. Better yet, they’ll put somewhere between $82k-$127k a year in your pockets. Apply by Dec. 22, job ID UNSEC-PCA-2009-0003.

Do you have two to three years experience in a military aviation acquisition environment, communications and writing skills, and a willingness to work 20 to 29 hours a week based out of Patuxent River, MD? If this rather specific skill set fits you, apply to be Senior Communications Specialist with Wyle Labs. A less-senior Communications Specialist position may also be available for those with a shorter resume.

The American Association for Certified Public Accountants seeks a Director of Congressional and Political Affairs. Lobbying, legislative analysis/reporting, PAC fundraising and political event attendance (as in “honey, I’ll be home late – gotta stop in at the Schumer reception”) are all part of the job description. They’re also looking for ambitious, energetic, and driven-to-succeed types.

Perhaps it’s too late to apply for the Jan.-May 2009 Intern/Work Study opportunity at the National Parks Conservation Association – but they don’t cite a deadline – so if you’re interested in researching and reviewing legislation and policies and their impacts on national parks, then this may be for you.

The Alliance for International and Cultural Exchange seeks an Assistant Director to manage advocacy efforts with Congress and the State Dept. in support of international exchange. No word about actual international travel opportunities for the chosen applicant in their ad – but it has to be part of the package, right?

Today’s job-searchers resource is perhaps the most bookmark-worthy we've seen yet – Ned’s Job of the Week – a since-2001 operation that now features communications, defense and hospitality/event-planning opportunities, along with an apparently sizable and devoted readership. Here’s some detail about its eponymous leader. Thanks much to P. for the tip!

Speaking of railroaded ......

Monday, December 15, 2008

I Study Nuclear Science

Previously-cited opportunities closing this week:

Anonymous public sector labor organization
Political Representative – low $60k range – Monday, Dec. 15
Political Secretary – low $50k range – Monday, Dec. 15

Food & Drug AdministrationPublic Affairs Specialist – $48k-$91k – job ID: HHS-FDA-5-2009-0093 – Monday, Dec. 15

Nixon CenterInternship opportunityMonday, Dec. 15

Republican National CommitteeInternship opportunityMonday, Dec. 15

US Commission Intl. Religious FreedomInternship opportunityMonday, Dec. 15

Worldwatch InstituteClimate and Energy Program DirectorMonday, Dec. 15

Army Training & Doctrine CommandExecutive Liaison Officer (Bilingual) – $98k-$127k – job ID: SCEA08624751D1 – Tuesday, Dec. 16

Department of Homeland SecurityExecutive Assistant – $58k-$109k – job ID: DHSHQ09-3007 – Wednesday, Dec. 17

Government Accountability OfficeHealth Care Graduate Intern – multiple opportunities and locations, including DC – $38k-$49k – job ID: GAO-09-HC-0347-01 – Friday, Dec. 19

United Nations FoundationOnline Communications OfficerFriday, Dec. 19

An anonymous DC nonprofit research and public policy organization seeks a Director of Communications (use job ID EPPQ4779) with 10-15 years strategic communications & public policy experience. Organization appears to be oriented towards work in the social sciences. Via Utah-based recruitment firm Varara.

A listing with a caveat: clean energy firm EnerNOC is referenced as looking for a DC-based Senior Manager of Western Regulatory Affairs in this late November VentureLoop listing – however the EnerNOC career page shows no regulatory affairs jobs currently available (several marketing opportunities are available). So, there’s a definite likelihood this position has been filled and/or the description is otherwise outdated, but if you’re looking hard for an energy regulatory job, it may still be worth investigating. Note: we usually wouldn’t list a probably-outdated job like this, but we’re making an exception for an interesting sounding position.

Comprint Military Publications has an immediate opening for a full-time General Assignment Reporter in its DC Navy Yard-area office. Quark &/or PageMaker knowledge a must.

Staying on the news beat – WNAV (1430 AM, Annapolis, MD) is scanning the dial for a News Director (part time news anchor and DJ/board-op slots also available). Some local broadcasting trivia for you – WNAV is partially owned by this TV legend (who is actually a genuinely great guy in real life).

We featured this Director of Regulatory Affairs opportunity with Amgen in our Nov. 17 issue. Now it appears Amgen has added a similar item to their holiday shopping list – an Executive Director for Global Regulatory Intelligence. For more perspective – and to also see a Senior Manager, Regulatory Affairs posting, you should probably just search for DC opportunities at the Amgen careers page.

General Dynamics Information Technology is in search mode for a Strategic Communications Program Manager (search using job ID 151381) with 8+ years of communications and public affairs experience for activities including messaging, and web site development, and staff supervision.

Medical device/equipment manufacturer BD would like to bring aboard a Regulatory Affairs Specialist to manage regulatory submissions required to market new or modified medical devices and in vitro diagnostic devices domestically and abroad. Wants for this Baltimore-based position include knowledge of U.S. and European medical device and in vitro diagnostic regulatory requirements, as well as familiarity with US and Euro lab practices and quality standards. You can also use job ID REG0001A at BD careers site if previous link does not work.

Cool internship alert – Intern, Nuclear Public Affairs (Summer 2009) with Dominion Resources in Richmond, Va. Other public affairs/communications intern opportunities – mostly Richmond based – can also be found by looking up intern/coop opportunities at the Dominion career site, as well as another Nuke PA internship in Waterford, CT.

Are you one of those web-development types with a litany of relevant skills in HTML, Java, L, CSS, .Net, ASP, PERL, Cold-Fusion and SQL? And, even better, do you have a DoD security clearance? If so, Preferred Security Solutions is one of the many many many DC-area technology competing for your services – in their case, for this Web Developer position.

You’ve got until Dec. 26 to apply to be Public Affairs Specialist with the Bureau of Reclamation, US Dept. of Interior. Duties include: producing information for external stakeholders (Congress, other agencies), writing/editing brochures, press releases & the like, and some media work. Pay range is $48k-$75k, job ID: BR-WO-2008-284

Today’s job search tool is the ultra-generic jobsearch site job.com.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Richmond via Baltimore

Including today's haul – we've featured 93 jobs at 74 organizations this week. Please help keep them coming by sending links to any relevant public affairs/communication opportunities to my email address (found in the view profile link at lower right). Please note: we're especially interested in Summer 2009 internship opportunities. We brought you 109 mostly-Spring '09 internships a couple weeks back – our goal is to list 200+ Summer internships for you some time in mid-January or so. So, HR and intern-programming folks – please send me your links.

AARP is looking to implement a program to build awareness on long-term care issues with boomer women and need a Campaign Specialist to help make it happen. Winning candidate will take on a broad range of activities to advance the program among internal and external stakeholders and audiences.

Are you ready to challenge the status quo, make a difference and create superior client value? If so, lobbying & govt. relations firm the Carmen Group seeks resumes from Proven Policy Experts like yourself – particularly if you’re experienced in legislative affairs related to these subject areas: banking, finance/insurance, education, energy, international, labor, or transportation.

Travelers Insurance seeks an Executive Administrative Assistant (search using req. ID: 788141 or DC location) to manage particularly complex (they use that word three times) activities supporting their government relations operation. They also note: decisions are made in situations in which there are no established procedures. I can’t decide if it all sounds scary, or perhaps kinda fun.

Looking for an entry-level government relations position? Healthcare giant Humana describes their Government Relations Specialist as just that. You’ll assist the Humana GR office with a smorgasbord of scheduling, correspondence, filing and reception work.

Two positions available with Restore America’s Estuaries: Director of Government Relations & Communications Specialist. The DoGR will serve as communications Specialist as lead liaison to Congress and Federal agencies; the CS will manage RAE’s strategic communications activities and help build and project the groups brand to external audiences.

Science Applications International Corporation – perhaps better known as SAIC – is in the market for a Vice President, Community Relations to join them in their McLean offices. The prospective Veep will manage community outreach and philanthropy, along with government relations (local, I suppose), and public volunteer efforts – all to promote SAIC’s goodwill towards the community.

The Physician Insurers of America seek a Government Relations Representative/Lobbyist for the standard cocktail of legislative intelligence-gathering and outreach to Congress, the Administration, coalition partners and association members. Experience with tort reform, insurance regulation, and healthcare issues are a plus.

A large nationwide non-profit is sending out a call for a Vice President of Public Policy with senior healthcare experience – retirement and medicare/Medicaid related issues being particularly relevant. Seven to ten years government relations experience is required, along with executive management and healthcare background. Search via the Mergis Group.

A lot of healthcare related jobs in today’s edition – and here’s one more: Director of Government Affairs for the National Association of Chain Drug Stores for lobbying, coalition work, producing legislative reports/updates and making occasional stops on the fundraising breakfast and reception circuit. Old Town Alexandria location just two blocks from local breakfast/lunch institution Jack’s Place.

The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond is located in two towns besides the titular capitol of the Confederacy – Charlotte and Baltimore. It’s in the latter of these that they seek a Public Affairs Intern for part-time work from January to June (although they appear somewhat flexible on timing). This sounds like an amazingly great opportunity to get a good look inside the Federal Reserve banking system. The are not flexible on the timing of your applications: have it in by 5:00 pm on January 23 .

Mattel would to see a new Director Public Relations this under their Christmas tree. Responsibilities include media relations, crisis/issue management and working with PR agency contractors in support of Mattel brands. No word whether Barbie works in a nearby cubicle in your El Segundo, Ca. location, or if you’ll get a Hot Wheels company car.

Yesterday’s DCPA+CJ referenced Gov. Blagojevich and his alleged pay to play style of governance. Today – we follow up with an actual job entitled Pay to Play Compliance Analyst with an unknown New Jersey-based concern, via Compliance Search Group.

Political web-video purveyors Purple States TV has a three month (or possibly longer) assignment for a News Show Director, starting Jan. 10. You said you “always wanted to direct,” right?

And, finally – here’s a job description for the next Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission from media advocacy group Free Press (more here) – which eventually led me (and you) to their Online Campaign Coordinator job (along with Finance and Major Gift positions).

Friday's job seeker toolbox contains ClearanceJobs.com – matching job seekers that hold active or current DoD, DoE, and State Dept. security clearances with employers and recruiters looking for skilled cleared candidates.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Pay to Play

It's Thursday – so we're just about the jobs today. Specifically 26 opportunities at 22 organizations where you don't have to kick some coin back at Gov. Blagojevich* just to be considered:

1) American Physical Therapy Association
2) American Red CrossSenior Associate, Communications & Marketing – search using keyword: 7387BR

3) Anonymous non-profit women’s organizationPresident – via Diversified Search

4) Anonymous public sector labor organization
5) Army Training & Doctrine CommandExecutive Liaison Officer (Bilingual) – $98k-$127k – job ID: SCEA08624751D1 – apply by Dec. 16

6) Cadmus GroupCommunications/Research Analyst

7) Charles G. Koch FoundationInternship opportunity

8) Council of Parent Attorneys & AdvocatesPublic Policy Director

9) CSPANInternship opportunities

10) District of Columbia, Office of Superintendant of EducationPublic Affairs Specialist (search using reference: 12325) – $85k-$105k –

11) Food & Drug AdministrationPublic Affairs Specialist – $48k-$91k – job ID: HHS-FDA-5-2009-0093 – apply by Dec. 15

12) Institute for Operations Research & Mgmt. SciencesWeb Design Assistant

13) Knowledge AllianceManager of Policy & Advocacy (note: pdf link)

14) Library of Congress/Congressional Research ServiceAnalyst, Latin American Affairs – $69k-$90k – job ID: 080350 – apply by Dec. 31

15) Marine Fish Conservation NetworkAdministrative & Fundraising Assistant – $30k

16) National Partnership for Women & FamiliesHealth Communications Manager – Summer Intern opportunities also referenced

17) National Public Radio
18) New America FoundationIntern, Nuclear Strategy & Non-proliferation Initiative

19) Nuclear Waste Technical Review BoardExecutive Director – $149k – job ID: NWTRB-08-02 – apply by Feb. 27

20) Roll CallSenior Editor

21) Society for NeuroscienceGovernment & Public Affairs Assistant

22) Truck Safety CoalitionGrassroots Coordinator – position to be filled immediately or by Jan. 5

* Speaking of which – while the grabby Gov's preferred quid-pro-quo executive opportunity does not appear, there are some positions available for your consideration with SEIU's Change to Win campaign.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Sweet Benefits

The Department of Homeland Security is hunting down their next Executive Assistant for what they describe as a broad range of administrative, research, analytical and liaison duties. For all that and more, they’ll fork over $58k-109k per year. Job ID: DHSHQ09-3007 – apply by Dec. 17.

First off – the Online Communications Officer posting at the United Nations Foundation sounds rewarding on its own merits – primary duties include helping provide/edit content for the foundation’s multiple websites and overseeing their social networking presence. But the benefits at UNF seem particularly sweet: 100% of medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance premiums for its employees, 20 days of paid vacation per year, 12 paid holidays, three personal days, and an immediately-vested 150% matching 403(b) contribution up to a limit of six-percent of employee pay.* You have until Dec. 19 to apply.

The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences is seeking a Vice President, External Affairs to serve as contact for the community, local, state, and federal government entities, and in particular, to advance their policy interests before DoD and Congress. The University is located on the grounds of the US Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md. Pay is $140k-$210k per year.

Cubic Corporation needs someone who “possesses detailed and functional knowledge of the Marine Corps and joint/combined Planning Process and joint doctrine related to Public Affairs, and understands the linkage and relationship between Pubic Affairs and Information Operations and mechanisms by which Public Affairs and PSYOP capabilities mutually support one another.” The person with that portfolio could well be Cubic's next Public Affairs Analyst, working out of Quantico, Va.

The Washington Regional Transplant Community is looking for a donor for their Public Affairs Associate (scroll to bottom of page) position. Primary duty is to assist with communications efforts, particularly toward media, hospitals, and the community to help increase the number of people agreeing to donation via driver’s license or online registries.

The Rubber Manufacturers Association (rubber as in tires and elastomer products) would like to hire a Director of State Government Affairs for what looks like a typical slate of state legislative and advocacy activities and responsibilities.

Not DC-area – but definitely non-profit: ACCION International invites you to “experience U.S. microlending first hand” as an Americorps/VISTA Entrepreneurcorps Volunteer. Some cost-of-living compensation and healthcare benefits provided, and it surely would spark up the resume a bit. Opportunities referenced in Boston, Atlanta or Miami – I won’t speculate as to whether any of you young sharpies could convince ACCION to let you operate out of their DC-offices.

The Environmental Defense Fund is in search mode for a Policy Specialist with expertise in energy policy to help formulate EDF energy policy and assist in legislative outreach related to their National Climate Campaign. Two items to note: first, the position is funded for a one-year term, with possible of extension is dependent upon funding – and secondly, Environmental Defense is the only environmental group to receive an A rating from Wired magazine.

The New America Foundation is a nonpartisan public policy institute that invests in new thinkers and new ideas to address future challenges. Perhaps you can convince them to invest in you as their Program Associate, Health Policy Program. Primary responsibilities include fact sheet, issue brief, blogging & commentary writing – along with media relations support and event management. Health policy experience, preferably Capitol Hill-based, is among their ideal qualifications.

Why are we including the Public Affairs Officer listing at Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH) here? Simply because it somehow (accidentally, serendipitously?) came up in a search for Maryland public affairs opportunities, and we thought perhaps someone lonely, cold-tolerant soul among our readership is pining for a job back in the Granite State.

Today’s job search tool – don’t forget the always-relevant employment page of The Hill magazine (est. 1994).

* Perhaps you could elicit a nice chuckle from your current employer's HR department by asking if they'll consider matching the UNF benefit package. However, you should probably avoid taking this to the boss, especially if it's been a less-than-great year for the old balance sheet. Not to mention the inevitable question as to what the hell are you doing checking out an employment-related blog, anyways? Tell you what: forget the whole idea.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008


We’re featuring defense/aerospace-related public affairs opportunities today – without blending our usual cocktail of smirk and pun. Frankly, we’d just as well keep on the good side of people who build F-22’s and the like. Please note: in many cases, we’ve also included a job/requisition ID number, and a link to the main careers page, as some of these https/secure links may not work well on different computers. Jobs are in the Washington, DC area unless otherwise noted.

Dept. of the NavyLegislative Analyst – Sacramento, Ca. – $77k-$130k – announcement #: SW8-0301-03-PE187792-DE – apply by Wednesday, Dec. 10

Aerospace Industries AssociationVice President, Communications

Alliant Technosystems
BoeingCommunications Manager – Renton, WA – req. ID: 08-1027105 – apply by Dec. 22 – Boeing careers

Cobham, PLCVice President, Media Relations – please note: we had difficulty pulling up the Cobham career page (it just shows up blank for us). You might be able to access better info by contacting someone in their media relations department.

Computer Sciences Corp.Communications Sr. Professional – job ID: 0800F3G – CSC careers

IAP Worldwide ServicesManager, Public Relations – Walter Reed BRAC implementation team – req. ID: 6920 – IAP careers

IntelsatDirector, Marketing Communications – search for job ID: 1396

LMI Government Consulting
KPMGManager, Risk & Compliance – req. ID – 18993 – KMPG careers

SAICResearch Analyst – job ID: 131738 – SAIC careers

Monday, December 8, 2008

Where Dreams Come True

Previously-noted jobs closing this week:

Architect of the Capitol - Public Programs Coordinator – $58-$76k – job ID: BG-2009-020 – Tuesday, Dec. 9

American Friends Service Committee (Quaker Advocacy) – Associate Director of External Affairs/Director of Media Relations – Philadelphia, Pa. – Friday, Dec. 12

Office of Management & BudgetPolicy Analyst – $48k-$90k – job ID: OMB-09-15-SR – Friday, Dec. 12

NARAL/Pro-Choice MarylandCommunications & Programs InternFriday, Dec. 12

University of WashingtonDirector of Federal Relations – select staff jobs & search for Req #50510 – DC-based – Friday, Dec. 12

Brookings InstitutionOutreach Coordinator & Database ManagerSaturday, Dec. 13

The General Services Administration has a place open for a Regional Director of Public Affairs and Special Events – and the region is question is the DC-area. Successful applicant will serve as an agency spokesperson, help develop position papers/reports, oversee are PR activities, and manage local GSA events and ceremonies. Salary range: $115k-$149k – ID WA051DE09 – apply by Jan. 6.

Although none are Washington-based, we happened upon a basket of interesting opportunities with Disney. Here’s a link to their main career page, and I’ve noted the job ID with each entry, if the direct links prove troublesome (as those https links sometimes do). There are a lot of internship and grad/MBA opportunities to be found searching around there, as well.
The National Community Pharmacists Association seeks a Vice President, Government Relations. Side effects may include leading federal, state & regulatory advocacy efforts and managing association’s government affairs staff. Do not take with less than ten years congressional staff/relations experience related to healthcare.

Are you the type of person who likes to manage association communications activities, including content development, technical writing – along with working on websites, newsletters, press releases, policy briefs, grant applications, and member updates? If yes to these questions, perhaps you’re cut out to be Manager, Communications & Programs for the Clinical Research Forum. Three to five years communications/public policy experience sought. More about the Forum here.

The American Association for Health Freedom protects the consumer's right to choose and the practitioner's right to practice integrative/alternative medicine. They’re in search of a Health Freedom Advocate to help advance these interests before Congress, regulators, state legislatures, and the media. More AAHF info here – looks like dietary supplement issues are also important for them.

Back to the halls of academe? If you have an MPA or MPH, you might be able to land the Public Administration Instructor slot at DC’s Southeastern University (est. 1879). A Ph.D. or DPA would apparently earn you even more consideration, however.

CSPAN has a spot in the schedule for a Web Editorial Manager. Duties would include ensuring CSPAN.com content is in sync with their programming, and producing relevant headlines, taglines and copy for the site. Public affairs, journalism and web production experience all helpful.

There are a number of relevant-sounding opportunities at the National Wildlife Federation – including Sr. Global Warming Legislative Representative – Sr. Director of Corporate Relations – Sr. Manager Grassroots Operations and more (including administrative positions). Search under Reston and Washington, DC locations to find them.

A few, for you, at Pew: the Pew Charitable Trusts are looking to retain an Administrative Assistant, Pew Center on the States for support duties, including a heavy dose of scheduling conference calls and meetings around a diverse set of calendars and availabilities. They also have just-posted opportunities for Intern, Global Warming and Intern, Communications. You can also check out a job we’ve previously referenced – Deputy Director, Government Relations – or search for other Pew jobs here.

To kick off this week's job-seeker's resource series, we bring you a job board sponsored by The Holmes Report, focusing specifically on public relations job openings worldwide.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Alphabet Soup

Since 1985, amfAR has invested nearly $275 million in its efforts to fight the global AIDS epidemic though innovative research, awarding grants to more than 2,000 research teams worldwide. They note Director, Public Policy – Govt. Relations Manager – Policy/Communications Associate positions available in their DC offices, along with research and fundraising opportunities in their New York City headquarters. Public health experience is desired, along with the appropriate legislative, policy, and/or communications skills.

An anonymous fast-growing media company has asked the people at Wisdom & Williams to help summon a Super Executive Assistant from the ranks of you mortals. Energetic, go-getter types are encouraged to apply for this $70k-$80k gig.

Enviro non-profit Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development is also looking for an Administrative Assistant via less-than-complete craigslist ad. You’ll need to check the IGSD website to see where to send the application.

Pfizer looks to bring one or more Senior Director, Reimbursement and Regulatory Affairs (search DC location or job IDs 92997 or 92998) on board to develop relationships with key political-level and senior management-level leaders among an alphabet soup of regulatory agencies: CMS, CMM, CDHPC, CMSO, FDA, DoD, VA, & PHS. Of you can translate all of these off the top of your head, you’re probably halfway home; 10 years of experience working in or with said agencies is also desired. They also have a DC-based Director/Sr. Director, International Trade (job ID 92999) slot to advocate before Congress and trade/foreign policy agencies.

A couple possibly-relevant opportunities at American University: Administrative Assistant, School of Public Policy – and – Public Relations Coordinator, Washington College of Law (scroll around, you’ll find ‘em). A caveat – the PR Coordinator slot was posted in late September, but sports a Jan. 23 closing date, along with $42k-$48k salary band, so check before applying. The Admin. Asst. job appears fresh off the boat – posted Dec. 3 – and pays $14.50 to $16 an hour (it pays better than the Assistant Volleyball Coach gig, at least).

You’ve got a little more than a week (Dec. 13) to get your act together and apply for the Outreach Coordinator & Database Manager job at the Brookings Institution. They estimate your duties will be apportioned as follows: 50% event planning/execution, 40% constituency relations & database work, and 10% publications/web. But who are we kidding – you’ll probably spend most of the day on Facebook. Salary mid-$30k range.

Sage Communications has openings for Account Executives (plain old AE’s and the Senior variety) who are eager to skyrocket their careers in service to their technology company and government contractor clientele. Your Dad will surely make jokes involving sage advice, and someone will ask you if work for Sage Rosenfels, but give it a shot, anyways. Here’s a direct link to their career page, as well. Tyson’s Corner location – as well as San Francisco.

Speaking of Tyson’s-based firms with a California satellite office (San Diego in this case, along with New York and New Jersey) – TARGUSinfo is currently seeking a Senior Public Relations Manager to join their dynamic MarCom team. Extensive public relations experience in a business-to-business situation, and all kinds of initiative, drive and general dynamism seem to be the major qualifications.

New Mexico beckons – and so does the Los Alamos National Laboratory – for the right Communications Specialist 3 candidate. Media relations and other internal/external communications duties are part the equation; the ability to achieve Q-level clearance is another. Pay range: $62k-$102k.

The also-NM-located Sandia National Labs is searching for a Technical Manager (keyword: 61515) to join their government relations team there. You’ll help guide policy initiatives and build support for Sandia, and increase connectivity within the organization. Congressional staff experience, advanced degree, and a security clearance will be required. Apply by Dec. 31.

Friday's career-catching resource is the job board from the National Council of Nonprofits.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Minty Fresh

It's Thursday, and that means just jobs - 25 opportunities from 21 potential employers:

1) AARPStrategic Policy Advisor, Center to Champion Nursing in America – apply by Jan. 6

2) ACCION International:
3) Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration InstituteManger, State Government Affairs – $50k-$65k

4) American Cancer SocietyGrassroots Specialist – search under DC location or use job ID 3801

5) American Council for an Energy Efficient EconomyAssistant to the Directors

6) American Friends Service Committee (Quaker advocacy) – Associate Director of External Affairs/Director of Media Relations – Philadelphia, Pa. – apply by Dec. 12

7) American Institute of ArchitectsManager, Member Communities Communications

8) Associated General ContractorsAssociate Director, Communications

9) American Society for Pension Professionals & ActuariesDirector of Congressional Affairs

10) Clinical Research ForumManager, Communications & Programs

11) Daiichi-SankyoAssoc. Director, Public Policy & Federal Relations* - main Daiichi-Sankyo U.S. career page

12)Government Accountability OfficeHealth Care Graduate Intern – multiple opportunities and locations, including DC – $38k-$49k – job ID: GAO-09-HC-0347-01 – apply by Dec. 19

13) Institute for Women’s Policy ResearchDevelopment & Communications Assistant and Researcher: Employment Policy

14) Office of Management & BudgetPolicy Analyst – $48k-$90k – job ID: OMB-09-15-SR – apply by Dec. 12.

15) Prestigious (but anonymous) law firmCounsel or Partner, Govt. Affairs/Public Policy Practice

16) RAND Corp.Legislative Analyst – job ID: 2285 (use advanced search)

17) Sempra EnergyFederal Lobbyist – job ID: 08000214 - Sempra careers page

18) Society for Human Resource DevelopmentPublic Affairs Coordinator - assorted intern, web development & admin. opportunities are available here

19) Unknown conservative cabinet memberAdministrative Assistant – via The Ford Agency

20) U.S. Naval InstituteCommunications Manager – Annapolis, MD

21) Volunteers of America:
* We featured this Daiichi-Sankyo opportunity on our first day of operation (bottom of page), so at first glance, it might not appear to be minty fresh. However, listing appears to have been updated on Nov. 18, so they may still be in search mode.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008


The American Enterprise Institute is looking for freelance copyeditors, proofreaders, and indexers with a strong command of the Chicago style and professional book-editing experience. They are also in the market for a Conference Assistant, which might be a good entry-level opportunity into the public affairs field.

The Aspen Institute notes three diverse opportunities:
OMG! OFM&K (Obadal, Filler, MacLeod & Klein, PLC) ISO a new BFF (OK, a Legislative Associate) to lobby for their trade association clients. They also note Intern opportunities for JDs, pre-JDs and even non-JDs in their OT* location.
Featured listing: The American Nurses Association (Silver Spring, MD) is seeking an experienced individual responsible for editing & managing production of print/online periodicals. Serves as lead editor of The American Nurse & supervises a sr. reporter & graphic designer. Works with RN writers & edits four monthly columns for American Nurse Today & serves as relationship manager w/ journal publisher. Manages Editor-in-Chief in the production of quarterly issues for the Online Journal of Nursing. Serves as Deputy Dir. of the Communications department in the director's absence. Reports to Dir., Communications. Bachelor's required along w/ 8-10 years progressive experience in project management, working in teams, & editing. Individual should be comfortable managing important relationships & operating in a fast-paced environment. Assn. experience preferred. Forward resume to: hr@ana.org Additional info: nursingword.org EEO/Smoke-free.
A trainload of jobs with the National Association of Insurance Commissioners in their Union Station-adjacent offices:
Legislative/regulatory tracking service StateNet has Client Service/Development & part-time Research Assistant positions available in the very same building as NAIC above. Fun fact: your birthday is a paid vacation day there (for the full-timers).

The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions seeks a Manager of Reimbursement and Regulatory Affairs to analyze the impact of regulations and legislation, and guide policy development and advocacy efforts. A degree in public policy, health policy, or related discipline, along with in-depth knowledge of CPT coding, reimbursement, and compliance policies move your resume to the stop of the stack.

Valor Healthcare is calling for reinforcements – in particular, a part time PR assistant for pitching, writing and scheduling components of current public relations campaign. Tour of duty is three to six months. More about Valor Healthcare here.

Caremark has an opening for an Administrative Assistant for their Government Affairs/Public Policy unit, providing general administrative support for two VPs and two Directors. They’re looking for at least seven years experience as an administrative assistant. Job ID: 19282BR – Caremark careers page.

LIUNA claim themselves America’s most progressive and aggressive construction worker and public service union. They’re in hiring mode for a full-time Strategic Communication Intern to help prove that boast. What’s more, it appears they’ll pay you and help with academic requirements for your labor.

Community Anti Drug Coalitions of America seeks a Web Content Specialist for web research, content analysis/tagging and developing/writing web content. HTML, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, and social media skills are among their wants.

For your job seeker resource du jour, we bring you Wisdom & Williams Associates – a DC-based placement agency.

* Yes, I realize nobody actually says OT for Old Town, Alexandria. I am simply thankful that we seldom see ye olde extra e employed – Olde Towne – in reference to the 22314 environs.