Thursday, April 30, 2009

Supersized? Oui!

To atone for yesterday's skip, we bring you a bigger-than-ever Just the Jobs Thursday edition – 35 public affairs and communications jobs from 30 employers.

1) American Academy of Orthopedic SurgeonsManager, Media Relations – Rosemont, IL

2) American Civil Liberties Union:
3) American Diabetes AssociationIntern, Strategic Marketing

4) American Optometric Association - Political Affairs Manager/Grassroots Strategist

5) BAE SystemsDirector, Media Relations

6) Brookings InstitutionResearch Assistant – economic background/education required – apply today, Apr. 30

7) Center for Strategic and International StudiesResearch Assistant, Russia & Eurasia Program – Russian language skills required, Chinese a plus – apply by May 29

8) Corporation for Enterprise DevelopmentVice President for Policy & Research

9) Edelman PR
10) Earthwatch Institute
11) Education TrustVice President for Program & Policy – search managed by Isaacson, Miller

12) Federation for American Immigration ReformMedia/Communications Professional

13) Forum of Regional Associations of GrantmakersOnline Communications Specialist

14) International City/County Management AssociationDirector of Sustainability

15) Kinghorn, Hilbert & AssociatesSenior Legislative Associate

16) Lance Armstrong FoundationGrassroots Field Coordinator – Austin, TX-based, extensive travel

17) Loudoun WaterCommunity Relations Specialist – temporary position – formerly known as Loudoun County Sanitation Authority - Leesburg, Va.

18) Media-related issues organizationScheduler/Executive Assistant – $50k range – search managed by Wisdom & Williams

19) Mystery Northern Virginia-based organizationInteractive Marketing Manager – search managed by the Boss Group

20) National Committee to Preserve Social Security & MedicareExecutive Director

21) National Public RadioExecutive Assistant – supports Vice President, Development and Executive Director, NPR Foundation

22) Marijuana Policy ProjectDirector of State Campaigns – $80k+

23) Porter-NovelliInteractive Producer, Digital Communications Group – New York

24) Public Health FoundationProject Assistant (note: pdf link)

25) SolarCityDirector of Federal Government Affairs

26) Tax FoundationStaff Economist, State Policy (note: pdf link)

27) University of the District of ColumbiaLegislative Assistant (search reference # 13050) – $43k

28) Unknown, Reston-based organizationMarketing/PR Specialist (search using keyword J24780 or public relations) – $16-$17/hr. – managed by HireStrategy

29) US Chamber of CommerceResearch & Program Assistant – education & workforce issues – part time

30) Wilderness SocietyPhoto, Design & Communications Assistant

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Dial M for Marketing

Programming note: no new post tomorrow (4/29)
We'll be back on Thursday, April 30

For our Tuesday focus, we've invited our friends from the marketing side of operation to the party. Enjoy these marketing and communications jobs, mostly from the DC region.

Alion ScienceCommunications Specialist

ATCC – private, nonprofit biological resource center and research organization – Manassassearch here if links below prove unworkable:
Council on Social Work EducationMarketing & Communications Intern – 10/20 hours/week, $200/mo. transportation/meal stipend

Discovery Communications/Learning Channel
search here if links fail:
Exciting, fast growing communications firmSenior Marketing & Communications Consultant – to lead renewable energy practice

Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce
Marketing and Communications Manager – apply by May 4

Harris Corp.Marketing Manager

Harrison Maldonado AssociatesMarketing Coordinator

Laureate EducationMarketing Manager – Baltimore

Lexis-NexisDirector of Marketing-Government – can also be found here, using job number LEX0011J

Lewin GroupVice President, Veterans Affairs/Federal Health Market (search DC location or job ID 305177)

Loews HotelsDirector of Marketing, Madison Hotel – $100k-$120k

Magazine GroupSenior Marketing Manager

National Breast Cancer CoalitionMarketing and Communications Assistant

Northern Virginia Community CollegeMarketing Manager (scroll down, located under College Staff & Administration) – position 00761 – $64k-$75k

Physicians for Peace
Communications and Marketing Officer – Norfolk, Va.

ProFund AdvisorsMarketing Communications Manager/Senior Writer

Richmond Museum of Fine Arts
Director of Marketing

Rock Creek Strategic MarketingOnline Marketing Coordinator

Simon & SchusterOnline Marketing Manager – New York

SPEED TVDirector, Brand Marketing – Charlotte, NC

Watson WyattMarketing Associate – can also search here, using DC location or job ID# 4923

Monday, April 27, 2009

Not Our Best Work

We had planned to run our usual M-W-F format here – bunch of jobs listed, with some-fleshed out duties/requirements, interspersed with some low comedy, irony, and wordplay. But, we took one more Monday-morning look at what we had come up with on Sunday – and, well, it just wasn’t all that clever or funny (NAST vs. NSTA? – not exactly comedy gold).

So – we’ve stripped the extrany and kept the core public affairs and communications jobs info, bringing you a just the facts, Ma’am Monday edition. But first, let’s revisit previously-referenced jobs closing this week:

Federal Aviation Administration
Congressional Liaison Specialist – $59k-$111k – job ID AWA-AGI-09-JD44656-13156 – Apr. 27

Asia Foundation
Junior Associates in Asian Affairs – short term – Apr. 27

Congressional Research Service/Library of Congress:
World Bank - Practice Leader, External RelationshipsApr. 29

Minerals Management ServiceLegislative Specialist – $86k-$133k – job ID MMS-CD-09-MM254002 (DEU) – Apr. 29

Office of Financial StabilityDirector of Congressional/Regulatory/Industry Relations – $120k-$153k – job ID 09-DO-350DH – Apr. 29

Ultimate Players AssociationExecutive Director (note: pdf link) – Boulder, CO – $80k-$95k – Apr. 30

Handicap InternationalCommunications Officer – $30k-$35k – Apr. 30

Education Forum Foundation – all closing Apr. 30:
Congressional Management FoundationDirector of DevelopmentApr. 30

Defense Intelligence AgencyCommunications Specialist – $86k-$143k – job ID M09-DX-024566-01-WT – May 1

1) The American Foreign Service AssociationLegislative Director – apply by May 20.

2) The American Society of Clinical Oncology:
3) Children’s National Medical CenterSenior PR and Marketing Specialist – can also search here, using req. ID 2571 – note: This is an internal posting ONLY mentioned at bottom of listing

4) Dreams for KidsSummer Intern

5) Georgetown UniversityAdministrative Assistant/Community CoordinatorCenter for New Designs in Learning & Scholarship

6) Global ImpactDirector, Communications

7) Institute of Transportation EngineersManaging Editor – for ITE Journal – low $60k salary range.

8) Military Times Media GroupReporter/Editor positions

9) Mystery mid-Atlantic labor nonprofitPublic Relations Director

10) National Association of State TreasurersDirector of Federal Relations

11) National Community Pharmacists AssociationVice President, Regulatory and Policy Affairs

12) National Science Teachers AssociationPublic Affairs Coordinator

13) Open Society InstituteSenior Policy Analyst – Eurasia-related issues – apply by May 11.

14) Pew Charitable TrustsIntern, Field Operations

15) Save Darfur CoalitionSenior Director of Communications

16) The Retreat Hospital/HCA - Director of Marketing (search job # 60473951) –Richmond, Va.

17) Zeno GroupSenior Account Executive – for their healthcare practice

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Intern & Americorps Extra

For your Saturday consideration, we bring you late-in-the-game internship shoppers some bonus intern opportunities. And, for those wondering what to come September, how about some service work through Americorps?

Apply now (or soon, at least) for Volunteer Maryland/Americorps Volunteer Member Coordinator positions starting in September. Pay is $13k per year, plus possible health & education benefits

Virginia Americorps opportunities are available here; more information also available.

DC Americorps info – and – National Americorps info

The National Children’s Museum – slated to open at National Harbor in 2013 – is looking for an Intern to support their external relations activities, with a term of service running from Sept. 2009 to May 2010. Here’s an alternative link if other one doesn’t work. Apply by May 1.

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting is seeking an Intern for its Office of the Chief Operating Officer – Penn Quarter location – apply by May 4

The American Advertising Federation is seeking a part time Marketing & Communications Intern, of the unpaid sort, June-August 2009, 20+ hours per week. Intern will provide administrative, research and editorial support for the communications and marketing department.

The Philanthropy Roundtable notes Intern opportunities in the meeting, database, education, and publications arena – part-time work with $1,000/mo. stipend – and separately mention a specific need for a Development Intern – with a term of service through the end of the year as a possibility.

The ShortFormBlog cadre are looking for willing Intern recruits willing to spend a few hours a week producing terse verse on a variety of subjects. We don’t know if this will help you launch a prize-winning career in journalism, but these guys at least seem to have a sense of humor.

Multiple opportunities at Boardsource – providing best practices, training, and leadership development for board members of nonprofit organizations:
Coalition to Stop Gun ViolenceIntern opportunities – research, fundraising, web development, legislative

Interested in a venture funded internet startup in San Francisco looking to hire some Social Media Marketing Interns that would work remotely? Then something called Fwix might just be right up your alley.

Several foreign policy-related Intern opportunities with the National Democratic Institute.

Wildscreen USA is a nonprofit organization that uses the wildlife imagery to educate the public on biodiversity issues. You could be their Marketing Intern, and they would even pay you $1,500 for a summer’s labors. Some flexibility and self-management skills are required, for reasons that will be clear in the description.

Learning is Fundamental needs Interns (scroll down) to help promote affordable, quality early education for disadvantaged children and the support of their mothers or caretakers.

StoryCorps is looking for Interns for a variety of roles/activities – New York – apply by May 1.

The Public Health Foundation has desks awaiting three Marketing & Communications Interns, and three Graphic Design and Marketing Interns. Flexible schedule, no compensation.

Internships of the HR, accounting, marketing/membership, outreach and graphics varieties are available the American Geophysical Union

Rational PR is currently seeking candidates for a Summer Intern position, beginning June 1st, and possibly extending into the fall. Work to include writing press releases, maintaining press and media lists, research, pitching work and more.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Geeks Bearing Gifts

Friday's edition brings you public affairs and communications jobs from Park Avenue to the land of South Park, along with jargon aplenty, special investigations, cesspools, 420 enthusiasts, informatics, Environics, Brits, Patriots, and even Geeks bearing internship gifts. Enjoy.

AIPAC is looking for a Senior Political Analyst to track Senate & House races, along with national political trends – and to produce related reports, briefings and materials.

Female undergrads with an interest in technology policy should not miss this very-cool-sounding Public Policy Intern opportunity sponsored by the Women’s High Tech Coalition, Geek Squad, and Best Buy. They are looking in particular for female students who are passionate about science and technology, and want to work on related public policy and learn more about Capitol Hill. A $3,000 stipend is offered for this full-time, two-month assignment – applications due May 6.

Our pals at Paradigm Staffing have provided a pair of promising and proximate PR postings:
  • Small, independent, consumer & technology agencyAccount Director – Managing their consumer team and work with a mix of A-level and start-up clients. Family-friendly environment, some telecommuting possible.
  • Independent, multiple office tech PR firmAccount Exec or Sr. Account Exec – Opportunity to work on well-known clients in the enterprise software and government technology clients. Voted one of the best agencies to work for and lots of opportunity for growth.
  • They also have opportunities in San Francisco, New York & Salt Lake City
The DC office of New York based financial services firm Marwood Group seeks candidates for an Energy Policy Analyst position. Congressional staff or relevant executive branch staff experience preferred.

What would Friday & DCPA+CJ be without a couple of jargon-heavy and borderline-indecipherable opportunities from the gang at the World Bank?
  • Practice Leader, External Relationships – sample verbiage: Develop and manage a comprehensive and strategic long-term partnerships strategy with regional and national centers of excellence (delivery partners), and with multilateral and bilateral donor partners (resource partners). – apply by Apr. 29
  • Practice Manager, Governance – sample verbiage: Guide staff in developing learning programs in governance that emphasize practical knowledge on the ‘how’ of reform, using instruments such as practitioner knowledge exchanges, peer networks, and delivery of programs through regional partnerships. Facilitate multistakeholder consensus building. – apply by Apr. 26
The American Medical Informatics Association wants this CV: one-to-three years experience using web technologies; electronic and print design skills including an interest in seeking out new and emerging web technologies. Also excellent writing and proofreading skills with the ability to manage multiple and shifting priorities and projects under pressure of tight deadlines. The job in question? Interactive Communications Coordinator.

The Ultimate Players Association – the national governing association of this ever-popular disc-based sport – is looking for an Executive Director (note: pdf link) to run the operation and grow the game. You’ll have to relocate to the beer- and bud-friendly burg of Boulder, CO, however. Pay is in the $80k-$95k range, which should allow you to keep plenty of this in your fridge. Apply by Apr. 30.

Environics Communications is on the hunt for Account Execs and/or Senior Account Execs (scroll down) – 4-8 years experience, preferably of the agency variety, and the always-relevant PR skill-sets (communications skills, initiative, & multi-task ability) are sought.

How about a job that offers a bit of the pleasant and cheerful* academic lifestyle and the challenge of communications/PR work? Specifically, Director of Marketing & Communications with George Mason University. Among your many duties: strategic long-term planning and overall management of the school's brand across all programs and multiple communications platforms (publications, websites, promotional materials and events). Apply by May 15.

The British are hiring! The British are hiring! Spread the word to every Fairfax village and Glover Park farm – our special relationship BFFs from across the Atlantic have these opportunities at the British Embassy in DC:
Neat-sounding-title alert: Director of Web Communications and Special Investigations with the NAACP, in Baltimore. This journalistic-oriented position is responsible for assigning, editing and producing original content across multiple platforms such as web, film, print and audio relating to domestic human and civil rights abuses and other areas aligned with the NAACP’s mission.

Fleishman-Hillard is in search of a Vice President for their New York-based CPR Worldwide global healthcare subsidiary. You may be Manhattan-bound if you are organized, creative, and have a minimum of 8-10 years of large agency experience in developing and implementing PR programs specifically related to health and pharma products – along with a experience managing major media programs and a proven track record of success in securing placements.

The Manhattan Institute would be happy to lure some sharp young conservative from the swampy cesspool by the Potomac to the less-swampy cesspool on the Hudson to serve as Managing Editor for a passel of publications and reports. Writing, editorial work, production oversight, and the always-fun duty of deadline-enforcement are part of the package.

And, for our final Gotham diversion – the Asia Society is looking for a candidate with characteristics including: visionary, exceptional, creative, organized, energetic and enthusiastic. Surely these plaudits don’t apply to you – but maybe you know someone who would be a good fit for their Vice President, Communications (note: pdf link) offering. Park Avenue offices, probably swank.

The Center for Community Change is a national social justice non-profit organization founded in 1968 to honor the life and values of Robert F. Kennedy. They have created a new post – Director of Organizational Initiatives – to develop strategic directions and priorities, manage organization-wide initiatives; build and maintain external relations, and work on governance-related issues. They’re also ISO a Senior Legislative Associate for all things policy-advocacy-legislative.

Perhaps we were motivated by the previously-mentioned Special Investigations gig – because we did some digging on this Executive Assistant to the CEO job with an anonymous non-profit – and we think (not sure, but some strong indications) it might just be this group. Pay is $43-$48k range.

As some of today’s job offerings are of the far-flung variety, we’ll close the week nominating a distant kindred spirit as Friday’s job search resource – Andrew Hudson’s Job List, focusing on the Rocky Mountain region, features a lot of excellent PR/communications jobs and resources in that area – and he’s likely too professional to adopt the tagline we'd like to suggest for his operation: Things to Do in Denver When You’re Fired. But seriously, Andrew's site is truly great – on a scale of Baldwin, he’s an Alec, we’re a Billy.

* As always, not a guarantee.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Media Strategists, Vice Presidents, Salmon Interns - What More Could You Want?

1) American Enterprise InstituteResearch Assistant: Foreign Policy/Advanced Strategic Studies

2) ASAEAssociate Manager, Online Marketing & Promotion – $38k-$43k

3) Brookings InstitutionResearch Director, Engelberg Center for Healthcare Reform – apply by June 1

4) College of William & MaryDirector of Corporate & Foundation Relations – Williamsburg, VA

5) Congressional Research Service/Library of Congress:
6) Gannett Co.Vice President, Corporate Communications

7) Institute for Policy StudiesNew Economy Coordinator (scroll down)

8) McBee StrategicReceptionist/Admin Assistant

9) NAACPWeb Programming Strategist – Baltimore

10) National Association of Federally-Impacted SchoolsDirector, Government Affairs

11) Ogilvy PRSr./Exec. Vice President, Public Affairs – or search here, at bottom of page, if link does not function

12) Pew Charitable Trusts:
13) Sabre HoldingsDirector, Global Media Strategy & Business Development – can also search here, using job # 006DG, if link fails – New York

14) Small, quickly growing public relations firm in downtown DCDirector – Spanish language fluency required

15) US-China Economic & Security Review Commission:
16) World Wildlife Fund:

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

We Love Data Integrity

The National Community Reinvestment Coalition is in the market for a Director of Legislative & Regulatory Policy experienced in representing a highly visible association’s point of view and establishing relationships with Congressional staff and staff from Federal agencies.

The Office of the Federal Coordinator for Alaska Natural Gas Transportation Projects is responsible for coordinating all Federal activities for an Alaska natural gas transportation project. This still-young organization is recruiting a Public Affairs Specialist to help spread the word. Pay: $73k-$113k – job ID OFC-09-01 – apply by May 4.

The Center for Social Media – part of the School of Communications at American University – is looking to hire a Senior Administrative Assistant (search for position number 5427). Pay is advertised as $16.48/hr.

Booz Allen Hamilton always seems to be hiring Strategic Communications Specialist (search using job number 01075121) types. This particular writing/editing-intensive position also requires html and social media chops, and is based in Aberdeen, MD.

They plan to start reviewing applications on May 15 to fill the Director, Center for Health Policy Research and Ethics (search position number F9230z) job at George Mason University. So start building the case that you have the established academic and/or health policy career background, along with experience in public health policy at the state- or federal-level. But don’t bother without having a doctoral degree (of the earned and not honorific variety, mind you).

We know it sounds counter-intuitive, but you don’t have to be the very best applicant to snare an International Policy Analyst position with the Center for Clean Air Policy – that’s because they’re looking to hire two or three of you. But you will need to possess a keen sense of the post-2012 international climate debate, understand political and jurisdictional issues that are at the heart of finding consensus-based solutions in the EU, and have similar experience developing GHG-related policy.

The Ashai Shimbun (circulation: 8,000,000) will pay $33k-$36k to secure services of a News Assistant/Economics. Japanese language is helpful but not required.

The Asia Foundation invites graduate students and recent graduate degree holders to apply for short-term opportunities as Junior Associates in Asian Affairs in their San Francisco and DC offices. Summer ’09 session applications are due April 27; also accepting applications for future terms.

America Abroad Media is seeking a Development Coordinator to assist with the development team’s day-to-day operations and act as the primary researcher for foundation, individual and corporate support.

Search for DC-based jobs with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and you’ll find these opportunities posted since April 1:
Church World Service has public policy and advocacy-oriented Intern positions available – work appears to be focused on immigration/refugee issues. Full time (36 hours per week), apply by Apr. 30.

The Manager of the Development Database at National Public Radio is responsible for the maintenance and admin of the fundraising database, and processing/tracking all gifts to NPR. Winning hire will create and implement business policies, processes, and procedures to ensure an exemplary level of data integrity. We love data integrity.*

Here’s one that would have fit right in with yesterday’s lobbyist/government relations issue: Director of Government Relations with the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates – an organization of attorneys, advocates, parents, and others dedicated to protecting educational rights of children with disabilities. Must be able to telecommute and work flexibly and independently via internet from a home office in the DC area.

The Design-Build Institute of America is seeking a Vice President of Advocacy and External Affairs to maximize the messaging clarity, impact and positioning of design-build project delivery – like this guy is doing.

The Loudoun Education Foundation raises funds in the private sector to support programs for students and teachers in the Loudoun County Public Schools that are not underwritten by tax dollars. How about serving as their Executive Director, on a part-time basis, for $15k a year?

Today’s job-search tool – the Union Jobs Clearinghouse – bringing you opportunities with labor organizations in DC and around the country.

* We really do. No joke. We're not kidding.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Exile on K Street

For our regular Tuesday focus, we bring you that staple of DC public affairs: jobs in lobbying, government relations, and legislative affairs. So, dive in and find your new spot in what has variously been described as Gucci Gulch, the influence industry, or the K Street life.

ACE USAVice President, Government Affairs (search job ID 296233 or Philadelphia location – job actually based in Washington)

Airline Pilots Association
Legislative Representativesearch here, using DC location, if other link cannot get off the ground

ACLULegislative Counsel/Lobbyist

Association of International Automobile ManufacturersManager, State Relations

COMPTELGovernment Affairs Associate

ConocoPhillipsDirector, Government Affairs – can also search here, using job # 006UD or DC location

Educational Testing ServicesManager, Government Relations

Environmental Law & Policy CenterFederal Legislative Director – search managed by Explore Company

Federal Aviation AdministrationCongressional Liaison Specialist – $59k-$111k – job ID AWA-AGI-09-JD44656-13156 – apply by Apr. 27

General ElectricManager of Government Relations, GE Healthcare (search using job ID 1042222)

Lewis-Burke Associates – Lobbyist, entry-level

Millennium Challenge CorporationSenior Program Officer/Associate Director, Legislative Affairs – $58k-$125k – job ID MCC-09-0039 – apply by Apr. 23

Minerals Management Service
Legislative Specialist – $86k-$133k – job ID MMS-CD-09-MM254002 (DEU) – apply by Apr. 29

Mysterious NY-based firm
Vice President, Legislative & Intergovernmental Affairs – DC location

National Association of Children’s Hospitals & Related InstitutionsFederal Legislative Affairs Position

National Association of Community Health CentersPublic Policy Associate, Federal Affairs

National School Boards AssociationDirector, Federal Affairs and Director, Federal Programs (scroll down)

North American Electric Reliability CorporationDirector of Inter-governmental Relations (note: pfd link)

Secretary of the ArmyCongressional Actions Coordinator – $60k-$98k – job ID NEHT09094152D – apply by May 4

Small Capitol Hill government relations firmJunior Associate

Takeda PharmaceuticalsSenior Manager, Federal Government Affairs (search job # 09002655. or DC location)

Textile Rental Services Association of AmericaVice President of Government Affairs

Unum GroupVice President, Government Affairs (search job ID 310023 or Columbia, MD location)

US Interagency Council on HomelessnessFederal Affairs Coordinator

Western Growers AssociationDirector, Federal Government Affairs

note: the following are lobbying/legislative jobs featured at DCPA+CJ in the previous two weeks:

Apr. 20 - JPMorgan ChaseGovernment Relations Director (search DC location or job req ID 090018183) <> National Resources Defense CouncilDirector of Government Affairs

Apr. 17 – Office of Financial StabilityDirector of Congressional/Regulatory/Industry Relations – $120k-$153k – job ID 09-DO-350DH – apply by Apr. 29

Apr. 16 – Trust for Public LandBudget & Appropriations Director <> International Franchise AssociationDirector of Advocacy

Apr. 15 – Koch IndustriesDirector, Federal Affairs and Director, Federal Affairs – Tax

Apr. 13 – Large labor organizationPolitical Director

Apr. 9 – Alliance for Excellent EducationDirector of Government Relations <> National Governors AssociationLegislative Associate – mid $70k range – can also be found by searching here

Monday, April 20, 2009

Monday, Monday

It's Monday, it's raining - and we're even a little late with today's public affairs and communications jobs. On the plus side, it's just 103 hours until 5:00 p.m. Friday. Now, how about some previously-referenced jobs closing this week:

Brookings Institution
Online Communications SpecialistApr. 20

Broadcasting Board of Governors
Public Affairs Specialist – $86k-$133k – job ID DEU-09-45 – Apr. 20

Office of Financial Stability:
Dept. of Homeland SecurityPublic Affairs Specialist/Assoc. Director of Communications – $73k-$113k – job ID DHSHQ09-2028DE – Apr. 22

National Labor Relations Board
New Media Specialist – $102k-$143k – job ID 09-036 – Apr. 24

The Program for Jewish Civilization at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service has a call out for an Administrative Assistant/Events Coordinator. Pay is in the $35k-$38k range; you should probably check to see if the “term position through June 30, 2009” note is accurate.

The Center for Responsive Politics, tireless sleuths on the trail of money's influence on U.S. politics, is seeking a Communications Director to serve as their chief communications strategist, spokesperson, and the editor of the their blog and various reports. Applications will be considered immediately; and a May 8 deadline is also noted.

JPMorgan Chase is looking for a Government Relations Director (search DC location or job req ID 090018183) to represent JPMChase with federal government officials and foreign government officials in DC – presumably including some of these folks.

Writer/editor/proofer/designer types might be interested in this Director of Publications opportunity with healthcare nonprofit National Quality Forum. Can also search here, if link proves intractable.

The National Resources Defense Council has a fresh Director of Government Affairs opportunity – the usual blend of government-relations experience, leadership, communications, and professionalism is what they seem to want.

SAIC communications related jobs include:
  • Communications/Public Affairs Specialist (use req ID 145109) – supporting the Naval Sea Systems Command Enterprise Resource Planning Program
  • OCIO Communications Lead – coordinating the internal and external communications initiatives for the Office of the Chief Information Officer at the Department of Health and Human Services. We could not find this on main SAIC career site (although we only gave it an admittedly half-hearted try).
The American Association for the Advancement of Science is looking for a Program Director candidate to direct, manage and supervise the analytical and production activities of the AAAS R&D Budget and Policy Program. Experience/knowledge of the public policy community and the executive and legislative branches of the federal government, as well as the public policy/budget process and the field of science and technology policy is required.

An unknown Herndon-based group gives us this pretty terse request for a Communications Director.

EEI Communications, the self-described premier Metro area publications company, is searching for a Team Leader – preferably of the outstanding variety – to coordinate publication, editorial and multimedia support services for one a government client. They have temporary opportunities for proofreaders, web savants, graphic designers and others.

The Working for America Institute, an AFL-CIO affiliate, wants you to work for them as Director of Communications – that is, if you’re the kind of bright hire who can map out a comprehensive communications strategy, redesign WAI and WAI’s AFL-CIO Center for Green Jobs’ communications function, and build and manage a strategic communications program

And, speaking of the world of labor – AFSCME seeks two Communications Assistants, on a temporary basis, in Jefferson City, MO. Just promise us you’ll come back to group house in Mount Pleasant when you’re done, ok?

National Public Radio is looking for a Multimedia Marketing Associate to help craft materials for stations to grow the size and loyalty of the listening audience. The ideal candidate will be someone with a excellent knowledge of NPR News and other programming who is willing to immerse her/himself in that content and pull together tight promotional materials for stations nationwide.

NPR also seeks a Digital Health Correspondent/Editor with at least 10 years’ experience as a reporter or editor covering national health and science feature and news stories. Experience blogging on health matters also helpful.

Want to intern at the Case Foundation? – click on their explicitly-titled link for intern info on their Interactive Strategies and Social Innovation Teams. Apply by May 1.

Verisign – the folks behind internet names and registrations – are looking for an experienced PR pro to serve as Senior Manager, Naming Services Communications (search Dulles, VA location or job ID IRC129921). Experience required includes previous media relations experience with a technology or consumer company and 10+ years PR experience at publicly traded company, which includes crisis management, international and public policy experience.

The good people at Goodwill Industries have a spot waiting for a Communications Specialist in their Rockville offices.

Private healthcare providers PinnacleCare have an opportunity for a Public Relations Director who can build relationships with newspaper, magazine, TV journalists and online/social media at all levels – and who loves the thrill of seeing the coverage they secure in print or on screen. Position can be based out of Baltimore or New York.

Monday's job search resource - Heather Huhman's Entry Level Careers blog with the DC Examiner. She also has a helpful Twitter feed.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Social Saturday

For our Saturday alternate programming, we bring you career and intern opportunities with social media skills sought in the job descriptions – mostly based in the DC area, but with a few mixed in from far afield. Expect to see this increasingly-relevant category as a Tuesday focus in the future.

Affinity LabsAssociate Web Content Editor

AFL-CIOWeb/New Media Internship – Dept. of Professional Employees

American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
Director of Marketing & Communications

Cal State University, East Bay
Director, Social Media Relations – Hayward CA – $48k-$72k – search here, if link does not function

Communispace Corp.
Director of Strategic Accounts – New York

Energy Action Coalition
Online Organizing and New Media Fellow

Social Media Brand Manager – Atlanta, GA

Fox Cable Networks
Marketing Associate, National Geographic Channel

Goodwill Industries
New Media Specialist

Innovative technology firm
Project Manager/Producer – New York – $80k – “We're looking for a person passionate about all things involving Social Media” – search managed by Winter-Wyman

Kennedy-Krieger Institute
Web Marketing Specialist – Baltimore, MD – can also search here, using job ID 47026

MicrosoftMarketing Manager – Redmond, WA – “an exciting opportunity for a passionate and senior social media and communications guru to build out scalable social media marketing programs.”

National Journal GroupBusiness Development Research Intern

National Public RadioProducer, Health-Digital News

New York Times Co.Social Media Intern, – New York

Pizza HutSocial Media Intern – Dallas, TX – apply by May 3

Push MultimediaSocial Network Content Manager (internship)

Scholastic Corp.Junior Publicist – New York (Soho, to be exact)

Friday, April 17, 2009

Now Boarding, Gate 5

First – from the department of correction and reassessment – we take another look our smirking Wednesday footnote pointing out that this Senior Policy Analyst job with the Office of Financial Stability was posted on Good Friday, April 10 - and closes April 15. Sounds to us like the OFS Team already has somebody in mind for the position.

Our DCPA+CJ publicity-attack machine alerted some journalist/blogger types to this perceived chicanery – and Ed O’Keefe, cheerful tyro of the Washington Post Federal Eye, somewhat defused our petty outrage, letting us know that because OFS has "direct hire authority …. they don't even have to post the jobs on" He adds that very few gov't programs have ever been given such leeway, but that "OFS is nonetheless posting some of the positions in hopes of exposing the positions to a wider, perhaps talented, applicant pool" – even though they are getting few if any qualified applicants though that channel.

While we still think the posting period in this case is curiously brief, our predilection for cynicism and conspiracy is lessened (just this once) by Mr. O’Keefe. And, we’d just as well see the OFS cabal succeed, anyways – so please, get those applications in for this newly-posted high-profile offering:
Now, on to some great opportunities – including a few of the off-beat variety – to wrap up your job-seek week.

The American Enterprise Institute is seeking a full-time Research Assistant (scroll down) to work with a conservative senior fellow in AEI’s economics department. Responsibilities will include policy research; writing/editing policy statements & op-eds; and organizing seminars, conferences & meetings. Government Relations Associate and other 2009 grad opportunities also noted.

Some of you may already know that LinkedIn has a jobs board. Here’s a couple relevant public relations jobs that we found there:
International RAM Associates, provider of security and transportation-related services to airports, airlines and the US Government has a boarding pass awaiting a new Strategic Communications Manager at their Crystal City offices. Aviation industry outreach experience is desired.

Surely this is a dream job for one of you folks out there – Promotions Coordinator (part time) for the DC-area activities of The Onion. A passion for The Onion and its various brands and superb knowledge of the city's cultural scene are among the hurdles for this $10/hr. gig. Promo jobs and internships in other locales are also noted.

The Civil Air Patrol is combing their membership ranks to find a Public Affairs Team Leader – a volunteer position. Here’s a pdf link with more info.

Charles Krauthammer – columnist of the conservative and widely-syndicated variety – is looking for a Research Assistant for a year or two’s service.

The Airline Owners and Pilots Association want someone to help elevate their presence to the aviation industry and the general public, with particular emphasis on convention/meeting related activities. That someone would be their next (first?) Director of Strategic Outreach Planning.

And yet another aviation-related opportunity today: Airports International Council, North America seeks Vice President, Communications and Marketing, to direct communications activities in support of legislative/regulatory objectives and enhancement of association’s image.

Do you possess campaign experience (such as grassroots, organizing, legislative, electoral, or public relations campaigns) and a working knowledge of VAN, Catalyst and Excel software systems? If so, the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union wants to talk to you about their Strategic Targeting Coordinator opportunity.

It’s enough to drive us to drinking – we couldn’t find this purported Director, Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration job with the District of Columbia through their HR website. Pay is $103k-$154k, if you’re still interested in chasing it down.

The crew at Marchex style themselves as leaders in the local search and performance advertising field. They’re in hiring mode for:
Optimal Solutions is an economic and policy analysis research and consulting firm with offices in the Baltimore-Annapolis-Washington, DC area. They note a dozen-plus opportunities available, mostly in the healthcare policy/research field.

Grassroots Enterprise (name says it all, we think) is looking for a Chief Operating Officer to help keep the trains – or at least the employees – running on time. Significant experience leading finance and operations in a consulting or professional services organization is desired.

Google analytics tells us that we even pull in visitors from the Great White North on occasion. This one’s for you: Market 2 World Communications is in search of a Communications Strategist (smart, stellar, fun, high-energy, inventive) to join their team based in Almonte, Ontario.

The Greater Washington Sports Alliance needs a good sport to serve as Program Coordinator to support executive, communications, development and event activities. Surely you’ll score some free tix as part of the experience.

The career center of the National Council of Nonprofits is Friday’s job seeker resource – featuring diverse opportunities in the DC area and around the country.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

JTJ Thursday

Just the Jobs Thursday @ DCPA+CJ - learn it, live it, love it!

1) American University:
2) Defense Intelligence AgencyCommunications Specialist – $86k-$143k – job ID M09-DX-024566-01-WT – apply by May 1

3) Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee:
4) International conversation non profit located near Dupont CircleDirector of Marketing

5) International Franchise AssociationDirector of Advocacy

6) Library of Congress/Congressional Research ServicePublic Affairs Coordinator – $50k-$65k – job ID 090070 – apply by May 1

7) Magnet Schools of AmericaLegislative & Communications Manager

8) Media Access ProjectIntern Opportunities

9) National Association for College Admission CounselingGovernment Relations Manager

10) OMP DirectWeb Designer

11) Pew Charitable Trusts:
12) Registry of Interpreters for the DeafCommunications Specialist (note: pdf link)

13) Service Employees International Union:
14) SmithBucklin
15) TechnoserveOnline Marketing & Communications Manager

16) Transportation for America:
17) Trust for Public Land:
18) XIO StrategiesPublic Affairs Officer

19) World Resources Initiative:

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Hog Wild

Current openings at Politico include Media and Special Products Assistant (video editing experience and familiarity with Final Cut Pro desired) and Copy Editor (talented, detail-oriented, and experienced, please).

Hurry! The application deadline is today, April 15 to be a Communications and Energy Hog Intern (really!) with the Alliance to Save Energy. It’s up to you whether to actually mention the estimable EH on your resume in later years.

What are the odds that this Web Communications Specialist (note: pdf hybrid link) opening with the DC Lottery (DC Lottery Charitable Control Board, to be exact), dating back from February, is still available? Perhaps the $65k-$96k they offer will motivate one of you to investigate further.

We featured this Supervisory Public Affairs Specialist (apply by Apr. 26) job with the Treasury Dept.’s new Office of Financial Stability (TARP Program) in Monday’s edition. Today, we went hunting for more OFS opportunities:The sharpies at APCO Worldwide have a freshly-posted Grassroots/Public Affairs Manager position waiting for someone with campaign/grassroots organizing experience, along with exceptional and deadline-capable writing skills.

Staying on the global PR firm beat – Waggener-Edstrom has been looking for a Vice President, Global Development to drive business development process as serve as senior agency contact to clients in the global development/aid sector. Search here using DC location if link is uncooperative.

Energy & materials conglomerate Koch Industries notes two government relations opportunities in their DC offices:
Jones Public Affairs – a healthcare-focused agency – has a summer Intern (note: pdf link) opportunity of the paid variety available.

America’s Future Foundation seeks a part-time (5-10 hrs/week) Website and New Media Director to administer and oversee the backend of AFF’s website and assist with other media/technology-related duties.

As Store Marketing Specialist/Community Liaison with Whole Foods, you will develop marketing plans, manage community/public relations, and help oversee in-store collateral materials and events. Silver Spring, MD location.

Fanatic about perfection in the details, have excellent verbal and written communication skills, and absolutely love working with a creative team to deliver web and interactive projects on-time and on-budget. If this sounds like you, a mystery Reston-based PR (?) firm might hire you on as Web/Interactive Account Manager.

To mark the advent of the Capitals’ incipient run to the Stanley Cup starting tonight, we bring you the NHL’s Hockey Jobs. Looks like the Lightning need a new Brand Management Art Director.

* job was posted on Good Friday, April 10 - and closes April 15. Sounds to us like the OFS Team already has somebody in mind for the position.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

_______ of Communications

For our focused Tuesday edition, we bring you just DC area communications jobs - as in director of, vice president for, manager, etc.

Academy for Educational DevelopmentAssociate Director, Center for Health Communications

ACORNCommunications Director

The Aerospace CorporationCommunications Director – can also search here, using req ID 2049 or Rosslyn location

American Association of Neurological SurgeonsManager, Communications

Arc AspicioCommunications Consultant

Dept. of Homeland Security
Public Affairs Specialist/Assoc. Director of Communications – $73k-$113k – job ID DHSHQ09-2028DE – apply by Apr. 22

Foundation Education ForumDirector of Communications (scroll down) apply by Apr. 30

George Mason UniversityDirector of Marketing & Communications

Handicap InternationalCommunications Officer – $30k-$35k – apply by Apr. 30

Healthcare advocacy organizationSenior Director, Marketing & Communications – search managed by McKinley Marketing Partners

Henry M. Jackson FoundationCommunications Director – search using job ID 204181 or WRAIR (Walter Reed Army Institute of Research) location

Independent Electrical ContractorsCommunications Manager - $45k-$55k

Infectious Diseases Society of AmericaCommunications/Public Affairs Officer

Land Trust AllianceDirector of Communications

National Women’s Law CenterVice President, Communications

Setty & Associates
Assistant Director, Marketing & Communications

Sodexo USAVice President, Internal Communications – search Gaithersburg location or use req. # 361671

Sound Exchange
Communications Associate – $45k