Monday, January 5, 2009


It's great to be back. Previously-cited opportunities closing this week:

Democratic Congressional Campaign CommitteeInternshipMonday, Jan. 5

AARPStrategic Policy Adviser, Center to Champion Nursing in AmericaTuesday, Jan. 6

General Services AdministrationRegional Director of Public Affairs and Special Events – $115k-$149k – job ID: WA051DE09 – Tuesday, Jan. 6

National Assn. of County & City Health OfficialsPublic Communications Manager – $63k-$78k – Wednesday, Jan. 7

Metropolitan Police Dept.Public Affairs Specialist – $34k-$45k – job ID: FA 09-28 – Friday, Jan. 9

Railroad Retirement BoardLegislative Assistant – $58k-$75k – job ID 09-DEU-04 – Friday, Jan. 9

We kick off 2009's new content by bringing you two opportunities at the CFA Institute in Charlottesville – the inelegantly-titled Head, Public Relations job, along with the more-sensibly-named Web Communications Coordinator job (scroll down a couple from link). A variety of other program and admin jobs are also available.

Microsoft is pressing the ctrl-f keys to identify a worthy Federal Lobbyist/Federal Govt. Affairs Manager for Senate-focused advocacy efforts. Intellectual property, electronic e-commerce, telecom, high-skilled immigration issues are among their areas of interest.

The Overseas Private Investment Corporation helps U.S. businesses invest overseas, fosters economic development in new and emerging markets, and complements the private sector in managing risks associated with foreign direct investment. They’re also willing to invest $139k-$158k per year in a new Director, Legislative Affairs to advocate before Congress, other federal agencies and business interests. Job ID: 09-SL-09, apply by Wednesday, Jan. 7.

The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy is looking to walk down the aisle with a new Web Content Editor. Responsibilities include development and implementation of a new web content management system, leading social networking strategy, and serving as the editor of all web content and electronic media.

General Electric is seeking a Government Relations Representative for their infrastructure/aviation division. Lobbying/advocacy experience in these areas are particularly desirable: transportation/FAA, environmental/emissions policy, international trade, military procurement, defense spending and/or defense budget related issues. Search here using job ID 860588 or DC location if previous link does not work.

Georgetown University has three public affairs-related opportunities posted in recent weeks:
The Pew Charitable Trusts would like to bring on a Staff Writer/Senior Associate for their team, covering trends and key developments in state policy and politics. The staff writer is responsible for conceiving, researching and writing original content and helps compile a daily roundup of news stories for the site. This position is approved through June 2010 with the possibility of future renewal.

Got grammar and accurate keyboarding skills to 45 WPM? That, and AP-stylebook familiarity could land you the Congressional Calendar Editor slot at the always important-sounding Bureau of National Affairs. And yes, they will test you.

The also important-sounding RAND Corporation is search mode for a Deputy Director, Office of Congressional Relations (use advanced search, job ID: 2194) to help develop long-term strategies for major appropriations priorities, including RAND's federally funded research and development efforts. Ten to fifteen years of related legislative affairs experience and strategic planning/staff supervision competencies are required.

It may be a little late in the game to be working on Spring internships – but St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital has a Marketing/Fundraising Internship based in Arlington, Va. Search here for Virginia-based opportunities if link is not functional.

Booz Allen wants you to join them in Aberdeen, Md., as a Strategic Communications Specialist (search using job ID 01070134) supporting US Army clients engaged in an on-going internal and external communication programs. Event support and planning, editorial, web and design work all appear to be part of the job. Ability to obtain security clearance required.

Our first job-searcher's resource of '09 is Utah-based Vanara Recruiting – they have a to have a wealth of listings in the DC area.

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