Monday, January 12, 2009

The Examination of Grievances

Hello, Monday. Previously-referenced opportunities closing this week:

Dept. of Homeland Security/Customs & Border Security - Writer/Editor - $48k-$75k – job ID: IHC-199753-KMN – Monday, Jan. 12

American Council for Voluntary International ActionInternship, Spring ‘09Tuesday, Jan. 13

NASALegislative Affairs Specialist – $73k-$133k – job ID: HQ09B0072 – Wednesday, Jan. 14

Center for a New American DreamExecutive DirectorThursday, Jan. 15

BNSF Railway CompanyBudget & Legislative Affairs Analyst – you can also search here under DC location – Sunday, Jan. 18

Get the mouse ready – you’ll have to scroll through all the listings at search firm Ardelle Associates to find more info on these public affairs-oriented opportunities (listed below as they appear among all opportunities in top-to-bottom order):
  • Director of Communications & Marketing for a very prestigious international health association in Arlington – $85k-$95k
  • Copy Editor for daily military paper in DC – $18/hour
  • Website Administrator – unknown employer
  • Associate Executive Director for a prestigious international scientific society – $120k-$150k
  • They also note a variety of administrative, marketing, program, accounting, and IT opportunities among the approximately 40 jobs listed, including the perversely-entertaining sounding job of Grievance Examiner.
The Center for U.S. Global Engagement is seeking an experienced Field Director to implement an outreach strategy to engage opinion leaders around the country in support of their agenda – specifically, the need to elevate and strengthen America’s civilian-led instruments of global development and diplomacy. Apply by COB, Thursday, Jan. 15. Director of Development, Manager of Finance/Admin, and Spring Intern opportunities also available.

Choice Hotels has a vacancy for a Senior Director, Corporate Communications to manage media relations, build brand awareness, and serve as a company spokesperson. Proven network of media contacts in consumer, business and trade press, along with 10-15 years of PR experience, is desired. Silver Spring, Md. location.

More from Maryland – specifically Vice President, Internal Communications & Senior Communications Manager positions (search under Communications category, Maryland location) for food and facilities management giant Sodexo Inc., in their Gaithersburg offices.

Do you possess that rare combination of a PhD in physics (or a closely-related field) and an interest in legislation and public policy? If so, a Congressional Science Fellowship with the American Physical Society is right up your alley. Their 25 annual fellows serve a one-year term in a Congressional staff or committee office, working on both technical and non-technical issues. Stipend is $65k, plus some expenses – apply by Thursday, Jan. 15.

The National Parks Conservation Association has multiple positions available on their website, including:
Several opportunities available here at Congressional Quarterly, including: reporter slots for budget appropriations, committees, defense/appropriations and financial affairs; editorial jobs for Inside Congress and general news; along with web producer and other IT-related positions.

The no-doubt-cheerful folks at the Marijuana Policy Project would like to bring on State Policy Interns, of the unpaid variety, for 16-20 hours of toil per week, starting in January. Duties include research, media monitoring and web-posting. They also have temp admin jobs available on occasion.

The Aspen Insitute’s MicroTest Intern will provide programmatic support for the Citi Aspen Intern program in microfinance and low-income credit. Internship runs from late May into August, apply by Friday, Jan. 16.

The Washington Legal Foundation advocates on legal issues related to free-enterprise principles, responsible government, property rights, national security/defense, and a balanced civil/criminal justice system. They have several opportunities available for intern/clerk candidates, along with a broad set of opportunities in fundraising, administration/management, and marketing.

The Center for Competitive Politics is in search mode for a Development Director possessing a minimum of three years full-time fundraising experience. They also reference an opening for a Research Intern.

Have you have been longing for – or at least considering – a move out west, to enjoy the thrilling views of the Rocky Mountains from the particularly bike-friendly town of Boulder? Perhaps the Legislative Affairs Specialist job with the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research is the thing for you. Experience working on climate change issues ion Capitol Hill or for related advocacy organizations strongly preferred, apply by Jan. 23. Search here if direct link fails to open. A DC-based Web & Computer Systems Coordinator/Developer job is also available – also with a Jan. 23 deadline.

Today's job-search resource is for folks looking for advice about breaking into the public relations field, as well as guidance in progressing along in your PR career: the truly-excellent culpwrit blog.

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