Saturday, May 30, 2009

Strategic Boutique

For your Saturday diversion – we took a quick poke around the internet for jobs involving some favorite buzzwords and zeitgeist of the day – strategic communications, boutique agency, social media, and twitter. Let’s see what we found:

Unnamed medical/veterinary universityDirector of Strategic Communications – Paramus, NJ – and now, I think we found the original (and older) listing here.

Booz Allen Hamilton
SAIC – can also search here, using locations or req ID
Strategic Sustainability ConsultingMarketing/Communications Intern – Fall 2009 – apply by June 20

Mystery boutique interactive ad agencyAccount Supervisor – San Francisco, CA

Delucci+Controller – DC – a twofer: they claim to be both strategic and a boutique agency

Leading (yet boutique) national recruiting firm
Receptionist – part time – $13/hr. – New York

Boutique public affairs/public relations agency
Associate – Midtown Manhattan

Los Angeles-based boutique PR agencyAccount Executive – travel experience required

CFA Institute
Director, Social Media Solutions (scroll down to find) – beautiful Charlottesville, VA

Reprise Media
Director, Social Media – New York

Project Hope
Social Media Manager – Bethesda, MD

Rent-A-CenterSocial Media Strategist – Pano, TX

TAPPISocial Media Intern – Norcross, GA

Technology focused merchant bankBlogger/Twitter Intern – Waltham, MA – could it be this group?

Twitter – San Francisco
FreelanceTwitter Marketing Expert

Friday, May 29, 2009

Team Players & Muckrakers

Let’s start the countdown to the end of your week with this Congressional Affairs Specialist opportunity ($56k-$89k – job ID EDA-OEAC-2009-0008 – apply by June 4) with the Department of Commerce, apparently offered under the auspices of the Recovery Jobs program.

Ketchum is recruiting a Vice President/Group Manager for their Public Affairs practice. Successful candidate will understand the nexus of politics, policy and public relations, possess strong leadership and management skills, and be able to take charge of existing client relationships while also building new business opportunities. Previous agency experience and strong writing skills desired.

The National Association of Insurance Commissioners has an opening for a Manager, Government Relations, Policy & Legislation. This position will coordinate and supervise the government affairs staff support for various committees and groups, and help develop and implement GR strategy for federal and state financial services issues.

Get your CV to the Landsdowne-based crew at ProActive Communications for their Account Manager position. You should have at least five years of relevant experience in politics, government affairs, or media communications; background in campaign management, public relations, and professional writing desirable. Pay in the $45k range.

The American Lung Association is seeking a Manager, Public Relations for a broad-sounding portfolio – to wit: this position will oversee the planning, implementation and evaluation of public relations and marketing activities. And they’re not just looking for any old team players – but, rather, require strong team players.

USDA's Cooperative State Research, Extension and Education Service is seeking an IT/Web Specialist to perform or assist in a wide range of tasks, from managing day to day content additions and changes, usability testing, and strategic planning and development. A key responsibility will be fine-tuning analytics program, including Web Trends. $73k-$113k – job ID CSREES-2009-0076 – apply by June 18 – contact with any questions.

The Vietnam Education Foundation would like to have someone – you! – on board by June 29 as their new Administrative Assistant. They are funded by the federal government until 2018, and they can fund you to the tune of $37k-$52k.

The Washington Animal Rescue League is seeking an experienced Director of Development to support their really work. Their idea of experienced is “a proven track record at least ten years of leadership in development.” Of course, you could always be involved in their fundraising on a more personal level, as well.

The Senior Director for Public Affairs and Crisis Communications posting with Yahoo! has DC and Sunnyvale, CA locations attached – we’ll let you figure that out. Your skill-set should include 10-15 years experience with previous corporate and/or public policy communications, including 3-5 years experience in internet public affairs and policy arena.

Independent Diplomat purports to be a unique non-profit involved in international relations, diplomacy and conflict prevention. They are seeking the not-so-unique services of an unpaid Intern/Programme Assistant, starting Sept. 1, to help with the mission. Apply by July 3.

Get out of town. Leave us for Juno Beach, Fl to be Lead Communications Advisor with Florida Power and Light. See if we care.

The Natural Resources Conservation Service is beating the bushes for Public Affairs Specialist to join them in Richmond. Duties include speechwriting, and developing other written materials, educating local stakeholders and assisting with media outreach. $47k-$57k – job ID NRCS 09-VA-114 B – apply by June 18.

OK - this looks like fun - the Huffington Post Investigative Fund is looking for a Senior Editor to lead their presumably merry band of muckrakers. Extensive experience managing complex stories and and an enthusiasm for experimentation are among the traits they covet.

Crosby-Volmer a self-described boutique PR firm is looking to add some Media Relations Professionals to the roster. Financial, consumer products, or travel industry media relations experience is sought in particular – along with social media insight.

We don't have a lot of experience with - so we can't attest to how fresh/accurate their listings are. However, this Web Content Manager job we found there with DISYS looks like it does not require a lot of technical/programming knowledge, and it could put $50k a year in your Dockers - that's gotta be a good fit for someone out there.

Your job search widget of the day: current searches at Freeman Philanthropic Services – Retained Executive Recruitment for the Non-Profit World.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Democracy, Freedom & a New America

It's Thursday - for our many new readers added in recent days, that means just-the-jobs:

1) American Diabetes Association
2) Center for Clean Air Policy
3) Corporation for Supportive HousingSenior Policy Advisor (note: pdf link)

4) Democracy Data & CommunicationsClient Project Manager

5) FreedomWorksInteractive Media Coordinator

6) Internal Revenue ServicePublic Affairs Specialist, Communications Consultant – $102k-$133k – job ID 09PH4-LME0459-1035-14-MS – apply by June 8

7) Mystery employerAssociate Director of Communications – via KForce Professional Staffing

8) National Breast Cancer CoalitionPrograms and Event Manager

9) National Committee for Quality AssuranceDirector of Communications

10) New America FoundationConsultant, Global Assets Project – part time, six month term

11) Office of the Director of National IntelligenceChief of Internal Communication – $120k-$153k – job ID 15630 – apply by June 1

12) Quest DiagnosticsDirector, Government Affairs – can also search here, via DC location

13) Small Enterprise Assistance Funds Receptionist/Admin Clerk (scroll down) – temporary

14) US Center for Global EngagementField Director

15) Virginia Center for Policing InnovationProject Coordinator – Richmond, Va.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Survivor: Brookings

America’s Health Insurance Plans seeks a Health Policy Analyst with solid writing skills and health policy experience of the academic and/or work variety.

The Energy Intelligence Group, publisher of an array of international newsletters for the energy industry, is looking for a full-time Uranium and Nuclear Energy Reporter. You must have strong interest in tracking and analyzing nuclear developments; foreign languages and quantitative and computer skills are desirable.

Interested in a Policy Specialist position with the Cooperative State Research, Education & Extension Service? You have until June 12 to answer. Job ID CSREES-2009-0073, pay range: $50k-$95k.

Omnitec Solutions
is looking for a Strategic Communications Analyst/Writer (scroll down to find) to support strategic planning/communications. Projects/duties would include research and analysis, point papers, strategic guidance/reports, speeches, briefs and publications. They are not a subsidiary or corporate relative of this famous similarly-named organization. Or probably not, at least.

The World Wildlife Fund seeks a Project Coordinator for a variety of admin duties. Two years related experience and prior NGO experience is desirable

We continue to keep track of incoming Office of Financial Stability jobs every week – maybe we’ll make it a regular part of Wednesday postings. Here’s the latest find: Executive Assistant – $73k-$113k – job ID 09-DO-380DH – apply by June 3

The American Public Works Association has an opening for a Communications and Media Affairs Manager. Duties include media/member outreach, and writing and editing a variety of publications and related communications vehicles. Apply by May 29.

The American Hospital Association is seeking a Senior Associate Director for their Policy Development group to conduct research on policy issues and develop research that has a positive impact on the political environment. Master's degree in public policy, healthcare, law, business or related field desired.

The Brookings Institution is taking resumes until June 9 to find a Project and Outreach Coordinator to support Senior Fellow E.J. Dionne, Jr. We think they should hold a reality-TV style contest to determine who gets the job, instead. Pay in upper $30k range.

Like really long and ultra-detailed job descriptions? If so, this posting for a Confidential Assistant to a busy busy Media Executive may just be your thing.

A leading marketing and communications firm serving nonprofit and socially responsible businesses seeks a leader for its public health and healthcare marketing practice in DC. This shy and mysterious group will supply an active portfolio of existing health clients, but they expect you to grow the practice and bring in new business. Apply by June 15.

The Laborers Health & Safety Fund of North America seeks a full-time Writer for publications, newsletters, web and speeches. Prior experience dealing with labor organizations and construction industry a plus.

Two opportunities available with Education Sector, a nonprofit committed to achieving measurable impact in education policy:
Planned Parenthood’s future Director, Government Relations will provide vision, leadership and direction for policy development and Federal government relations, and oversee all lobbyists and federal support staff. Basically, you’re running the show. Can also search here, via DC location.

Your job search tool of the day: Democratic Gain – bringing you Democratic party and progressive political opportunities.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Change Management

In light of the shortened job-seek week, we'll skip the usual Tuesday industry-focus and get right back into bringing you great new public affairs and communications jobs.

The National Academy for State Health Policy is seeking a Program Assistant to provide administrative and program support for a major Robert Wood Johnson Foundation national program focused on improving state enrollment of eligible uninsured children into Medicaid and CHIP.

NAVA – the Association for Insured Retirement Solutions would like to add a Vice President of Federal Affairs (note: pdf link) to their roster. Winning hire will guide legislative and regulatory strategy for the group, which is in the process of a major rebranding effort and move downtown. Ten years of issue-relevant experience in legislative affairs sought.

Friends of the World Food Program:
Georgetown University has a job that requires your sharp skill-set in outreach, administrative, academic, and international relations activities – Internship Abroad Coordinator for their School of Nursing and Health Studies. Pay range is $38k-$44k, but, more importantly, we think you would get a lot of interesting and useful experience out of this job.

They’ll start you in DC, but at some point thereafter you’ll be shipped to MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa if you’re tapped as Strategic Communications Consultant for SOS International. Secret clearances and knowledge of foreign affairs and national security policies and objectives, along with politico-military structures are required.

The Change Management Communications Manager for Freddie Mac works in support of the Director of Strategic Change Management in their Human Resources department. It may be a terrific job, but it any time we see change and human resources together, we get a bit of a chill.

Multiple still-fairly-fresh (career page updated May 13) opportunities with the International Justice Mission:
The American Legion is always looking for people who can successfully manage budgetary responsibility, delegation of authority, motivation of employees, problem solving/decision making and communication. And really, isn’t everyone? In this case, it’s for a Director, Veterans Affairs and Rehabilitation Program position – pay grade is $85k-$95k.

The progressive-leaning National Security Network is hiring Policy Director/Deputy Director to lead a small team, serve as senior strategist/writer/editor, and be one of the public faces for their efforts in defining, messaging, promoting and defending better national security policies.

On the heels of Thursday’s multiple openings with the Nature Conservancy and Sierra Club, we find a couple fresh gigs with the Natural Resources Defense Council below. Which is reminding us that we are due for another Environmental Special sometime soon:
The Capitol Letters Writing Center is looking for an Executive Director with teaching experience (preferably in a public school), or experience leading a community based non-profit, or program.

Global Policy Solutions will solve your empty bank account issues to tune of $40k-$50k if you are the well-organized and capable multitasker they choose to be Office Manager and Executive Assistant.

The American Enterprise Institute has a variety of opportunities: Research Assistant, Program Manager, and Government Relations Associate are among the titles available.

Seattle-based Waggener-Edstrom is searching for an experienced Public Affairs Account Director to work in their DC office. Must haves for the position include experience with issues management and strategic communications and a strong understanding of policy issues, particularly as they relate to energy and technology sectors.

The Democratic Leadership Council would like bring a Research & Communications Associate on board; you should possess the oft-sought blend of multitasking, writing, communications, and organizational skills.

Edit 5/26 10:00 a.m. – we just found this, expiring today: Treasury Dept./Office of Financial StabilityNew Media Manager – $102k-$133k – job ID 09-DO-476DH – apply today, May 26

For Tuesday’s job-search resource, we bring you, a job resource for venture-backed start-up companies. As you might guess, there appears to be a preponderance of tech-oriented opportunities – but also some sales/marketing jobs that might be of interest – such as the Online Intern Marketing opening with New Customer Service Companies. We credit Kim Hart’s excellent Post Download column for the tip.

Monday, May 25, 2009

We'll Be Right Back

We'll be back with our regular programming and newly-unearthed opportunities in public affairs on Tuesday – like this senior level government affairs job (note: pdf link) related to the financial industry. Until then, here's a selection of previously referenced jobs closing this week:

Brookings Institution

Census BureauCongressional Liaison Assistant – $41k-$53k, job ID CAO-2009-0083 – May 26

Southeast Fairfax Development CorporationMarketing Manager – $35k-$40k – May 26

Office of Financial StabilityCongressional/Regulatory/Industry Relations Analyst – $86-$133k – job ID: 09-DO-395DH May 26

Office of Management & BudgetProgram Specialist – Health Division of OMB – $33k-$65k – job ID OMB-09-43-SR – May 27

American Civil Liberties UnionMedia Relations AssociateMay 27

American UniversityProgram Coordinator, Washington College of Law (search for position # 6552) – $23-$24/hr. – May 27

National Association of Conservation DistrictsExecutive Director/CEOMay 29 (5:00 p.m.)

Dept. of Health and Human Services Director, Office of Communications – $117k-$177 – Job ID HRSA-SES-2009-0001 May 29

Open Society InstitutePolicy Analyst for African AffairsMay 29

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

GreenpeaceJr. Media OfficerMay 29

World Wildlife FundCoordinator, Foundation RelationsMay 31

Peace X Peace
Program DirectorMay 31

University of North Carolina-GreensboroSpecial Assistant for Federal Relations – Greensboro-based, DC travel expected – May 31

Service Employees International Union Ethics Ombudsperson/Assistant General CounselMay 31

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Like Ike?

Programming note: DCPA+CJ will be on semi-vacation until Tuesday, May 26 – we may do some limited posting in the interim, but will not be bringing you a regular edition on Friday or Monday.

1) American Society for MicrobiologyProgram Coordinator – low $40k range

2) Bretton Woods CommitteeMembership Coordinator/Executive Assistant

3) Capitol Area Food Bank:
4) eBayDirector of Employee Communications – San Jose, CA

5) Eisenhower Memorial CommissionCongressional Liaison – $50k-$65k – job ID EMC-2009-01 – apply by June 2

6) Embassy of EgyptAssistant to the Press Director – apply by June 1

7) Energy Action CoalitionManaging Director

8) Fireman’s Fund InsuranceGovernment Relations Director (use keyword “government relations) – Chicago

9) Independent Bottlers AssociationExecutive Assistant – $50k-$75k

10) Georgetown UniversityProgram Coordinator – Lombardi Cancer Center

11) MedtronicSenior Principal Government Affairs Specialist

12) MetLifeAssistant Vice President, International Government Relations – Korean, Mandarin or Japanese language skills a plus – alternate search here, use DC location or req ID 16554

13) Nature Conservancy – go to “view positions” and search for jobs using job ID listed:
14) Sierra Club:
15) Unknown biotech/pharma companyOffice Manager, Government Affairs

16) US/China Economic Review & Security Commission:

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Journalist, Lobbyist, Evangelist, Analyst

In addition to the mentioned-yesterday Chief Executive Officer (note: pdf link) opportunity, the National Association of Conservation Districts is also in search of a Communications Associate & Web Manager (also pdf). Apply by May 22.

The Save Darfur Coalition is looking to retain a Senior Director of Communications who can lead media relations, organizational branding and positioning strategies. Also sought: Online Communications Associate (scroll down) to help manage website, formulate and implement online strategy, build e-mail lists, and expand presence on blogs and social networks.

The online social media platform cabal at Ning are looking to retain a Director of Business Development, Politics & Activism. Among their wants for the position: track record of using the Internet and technology to advance the agenda of candidates, campaigns, and activist issues, along with demonstrated ability to navigate the Washington DC political ecosystem.

They’re throwing some pretty good coin ($117k-$177k) around for the next Director, Office of Communications for the Dept. of Health and Human Services. Job ID HRSA-SES-2009-0001; apply by May 29.

Here’s a low-experience or perhaps even entry-level opportunity in the employ of the USA: Program Specialist with the Office of Management & Budget – Health Division of OMB – $33k-$65k – job ID OMB-09-43-SR – apply by May 27.

Here’s a link to a search for other DC-area Program Specialist postings on

The State Department is seeking a Program Coordinator for their Near East/North Africa/South and Central Asia Branch of the Regional Programs Division in the Office of International Visitors. $41k-$53k – job ID AR257984 – apply by June 1.

The Voluntary Carbon Standard Association has two slots available, and seek resumes by June 10 for:
This independent research firm wishes to keep their identity a secret while they cast their lines for a Policy Analyst – preferably with Democratic Hill experience. Pay range of $35k-$50k noted.

Small non-profit organization involved in DC higher education and community service is seeking a part-time Program Assistant - $12-$15 hr. – 10-15 hours per week.

The Census Bureau is scouring the precincts for a Congressional Liaison Assistant to join them for a year or two in their Suitland, MD location. Pay band is $41k-$53k, job ID CAO-2009-0083, apply by May 26.

We usually don’t feature meeting-planning opportunities, but we figure one of you folks might be interested in the Events Associate (scroll down) position with the Solar Electric Power Association – or perhaps the Administrative Associate (Finance & Operations) is more to your liking.

Reston’s AppASure Software is challenging candidates for their Social Media Evangelist gig to tweet your application to them. If you don’t know what that means, don’t even bother with the link.

Al Jazeera English is looking for a Senior Journalist to work on its web site as part of its DC-team. They would like you to have a passion for the international stories ignored by other media outlets – and Spanish and/or Arabic language skills would likely help your cause.

Marketing communications company specializing in political/public affairs advocacy and fundraising is seeking a PAC Fundraising Intern. Best candidates will be enthusiastic, well-spoken individuals with political savvy and experience communicating with or selling to the public. Base pay of $10/hr. plus potential bonus/incentives. We’re pretty sure it’s these folks, based on the info in their description.

Get your resumes (and writing samples) in by May 29 for the Jr. Media Officer job with Greenpeace. As the title implies, your days will be spent doing things like developing and maintaining relationships with reporters, television producers and other journalists, and also writing up press releases/advisories, op-eds, letter to the editors, fact sheets, and the like.

Wednesday's job-search resource is the Jobs in Lobbying blog, along with their related job board, powered by the oft-useful Simply Hired search technology.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Senior Moments

For our Tuesday focus, we ask that you close your eyes and picture yourself in the corner office, running the show, scaring (or inspiring) your subordinates – all while bringing home the hefty paycheck to share with hubby, wifey, kids, mortgage company, Whole Foods or perhaps your bookie. Now that you're ready to dream big, check out these senior Decider-level (or near-Decider-) jobs in the lofty altitudes where President, Executive Director and Vice President types soar:

America’s EdgeNational Director (note: pdf link) – search managed by Transition Guides

American Farmland TrustVice President of Development

Bravo HealthVice President, Marketing Communications – Baltimore

Connect U.S. FundExecutive Director/President

Education TrustVice President for Program & Policy – search managed by Isaacson, Miller

International Institute for Sustained DialogueExecutive Director

Kaiser PermanenteVice President of Marketing Communications – or search here, using job ID MD.0900806

Laureate Education Group
Senior Vice President, Government Relations – Baltimore, MD

National Association of Conservation DistrictsExecutive Director/CEO – apply by May 29 (by 5:00 p.m., on the dot)

National Association of Enrolled AgentsExecutive Vice President – $185k

National Center for Victims of CrimesExecutive Director – apply by June 29

Network SolutionsVice President, Network Storefront

Ostensibly anonymous direct marketing agencyVice President – likely related to this group

People for the American WayPresident & CEO

Powell TateVice President of Finance

Wilderness Society:
Wildlife Habitat CouncilSenior Vice President, Operations

These jobs a bit above your pay grade? Maybe you should take a look at some of our previous Tuesday focus segments. The last four featured jobs related to:

Monday, May 18, 2009

Deadline-centric & Interrupt-driven

Some great new jobs today, and we also revisit a few earlier finds with errata, additions and updates – but first, don't overlook our previously-referenced jobs closing this week:

Dept. of Agriculture/Food Safety Inspection ServiceMedia Public Affairs Specialist, Press Officer – $73k-$113k – job ID W-CPAO-2009-0026 – May 18

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid ServicesEthics Program Administrator – $86k-$113k – job ID HHS-CM-OOM-2009-0045 – Baltimore/Woodlawn – May 19

The American Foreign Service AssociationLegislative DirectorMay 20

World BankSenior Public Sector SpecialistMay 20

Office of Financial StabilityAccountant – $102-$133k – job ID 09-DO-398DH – May 20

Department of LaborStaff Assistant – $60k-$79k – ARRA-ETA-09-041DEU – May 21

Guardian News & MediaMultimedia Producer – or search here, using reference # AK210 – May 22

Customs and Border Protection Agency Senior Public Information Officer – $73k-$95k – job ID is IHC-256928-SFP-PN – May 22

Human Rights FirstDirector, Law & Security ProgramMay 22

The National Association of Insurance Commissioners seeks a Communications Specialist who can stay abreast of regulatory issues. Duties also include providing Hill staff with consumer education materials, as well as writing/editorial work on NAIC speeches, Congressional testimony, talking points and other products.

Intel is looking for two Director of Government Relations (search using DC location or job number 566211 & 566212) candidates with a minimum of 10 years work experience on Capitol Hill and/or the Executive branch – and outstanding interpersonal, communications and lobbying skills. They suggest you apply before Aug 1, 2009 – we suggest you move considerably quicker than that. Also available in the DC office: Senior Media Relations Manager (565582) – perfect for think-on-their-feet types who can operate in a deadline-centric, ambiguous and interrupt-driven environment.

Most of these are approximately three weeks old, but Powell Tate is probably still happy to receive resumes for:
We see (or think) the World Wildlife Fund has extended their search for a Coordinator, Foundation Relations to May 31. We noted a May 20 closing date a while back. Maybe we had it wrong the first time.

Job seekers with military public affairs experience apparently have the inside track for Camber Corporation’s two openings for Public Affairs/Public Relations Supervisors (job code 923). Winning hires will manage and direct PR/public affairs activities, including running community relations, speakers bureau, special events and new media channels. Luckily, they’re also looking for a pair of Mid-Level Public Affairs/Public Relations Specialists (922) to help carry the load. You can also search here, using job codes or DC location.

Here’s a recently-posted (May 14) opportunity with energy, materials and consumer products conglomerate Koch Industries: Director, Environmental & Regulatory Affairs. It appears Koch reposted or updated their Director of Federal Affairs (energy issues) on May 7; we first referenced it here on Apr. 15, along with the Director of Federal Affairs, Tax job that is also still active on their careers page (search DC).

The Abraham Group, an international strategic consulting firm headed by the former Energy Secretary and U.S. Senator, himself, is looking for an Executive Assistant/Receptionist. Broad salary range of $35k-$55k noted.

The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials would like to stockpile a new Director for Public Health Preparedness. Graduate degree in public health, science or social sciences required, along with knowledge of and experience with public health preparedness policy and practice issues, preferably at the state level. Compensation level: $65k.

If you possess grant writing experience and love of the beautiful game (aka futbol, football, soccer, or as some of our less-enlightened pals call it – commie kickball), perhaps the National Development & Grant Writer job with America SCORES is your thing. Duties include tracking and researching national grants for the program, as well as creating and implementing a system of ‘best practice sharing’ among the affiliates, related to grants, marketing, and fund raising.

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities’ latest offering appears to be this Research Associate, Housing Policy job – requiring facility with spreadsheets and working with large data sets, such as the American Community Survey, as well as using data analysis software such as STATA. The Center has other legislative & policy jobs listed on their website – but you might want to check these against our late-March Think Tank Special to determine the freshness of these postions.

This sounds so challenging and worthwhile, we had to share it with you: building the Haitian Ministry of National Education and Vocational Training's capacity to engage the Haiti business community to support education improvements as Public/Private Partnership Specialist with the Mitchell Group. USAID experience, good knowledge of Creole, and willingness to relocate to Port au Prince are required.

The Associated General Contractors seeks and experienced and effective Director of Congressional Relations to promote infrastructure advancement issues within the construction industry. Your Capitol Hill background should include work on major construction program funding and authorizations.

The Advisory Board is a large and well-known health care research firm providing best practices insight and consulting and technology solution services, serving thousands of hospitals, health care systems, pharmaceutical companies and insurers. But apparently all that activity just isn’t enough – or they wouldn’t be on the hunt for an Associate Director, H*Works Marketing and New Business Development. Passion for healthcare, goal and solution orientation, drive and tenacity, and superb presentation and facilitation skills are among their wants.

The Natural Resources Defense Council has a new call out for a Climate Field Director to manage field campaign staff in 8-10 states and coordinate campaign activities with NRDC staff in 3-4 additional states. Accountabilities include working with the legislative and communications teams to prioritize field targets and create communications strategies that supporting NRDC policy agenda.

For Monday’s job search resource, we suggest keeping an eye on the Potomac Flacks blog to help keep track comings and goings in the local spokesperson and communications biz, as well as occasional job listings like this Communications Director position with NAVA, the Association for Insured Retirement Solutions.

And, of course, best of luck with your deadline-centric and interrupt-driven week ahead from the team at DCPA+CJ.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Jobs @ Blogs

For our Saturday detour, we hunt around for some jobs/freelance gigs in blogging, plus related online opportunities in the DC area and beyond.

Atlantic MediaEditor/Blogger

Art Science Research Laboratory
Journalist/Blogger – New York (Soho, to be precise)

Compliance AsiaFinancial Regulations Blogger

DealFlow MediaOnline Editor, News Alerts – part time – Petaluma, CA

Employment issues blogFreelance Blogger/Writer – Once you're hired, feel free to write an article about your favorite public affairs and communication jobs resource.*

Journalism Intern

Mystery marketing/PR related groupWriter/Blogger – Jersey City, NJ

Powell TateDigital Communications Intern

Radio One
Online Editor

Roll CallSoftball Reporter

Singularity Hub
Writer – California, we think – robots, nanotech and other cool stuff

Sustainable PartyBlogging Intern

TheStreetReporter – investing & personal finance

ThinkFastMoveFasterExperienced Blogger – part time – fitness/athletics related – Richmond, Va.

Think ProgressReporter/Blogger

Unknown employerOnline Editor – 10 month contract – search managed by the Mergis Group

Verde PRSocial Media Intern – Durango, CA

Victory Automotive GroupInternet Sales Inventory Specialist – $25k – Chesapeake, Va. – one component of job is: Create, build and maintain social networks for all 18 dealer locations. Blogging and managing an online presence is a key part of this.

More blog/online related opportunities available at :
* We mean us, not Roll Call, okay? However, as longtime veterans of Capitol Hill league softball ourselves, we think the softball reporter job and the Roll Call Sports section are genius.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Joomla Enthusiasts, Grooming Gurus

We normally wouldn’t again mention a job that was posted in February, and featured by us in March – but the United Nations Foundation is usually pretty good about keeping their job listings page up to date (we’ve mentioned several of their opportunities in the past), so perhaps their Director of Foundation Relations job is still worth pursuing – it sounds like a pretty good gig. Let us know if you hear otherwise.

For their Program Director for Policy Analysis position, the American Association of Community Colleges wants applicants with a master's degree (or better yet, a PhD) and substantial professional experience with federal policy discussions concerning postsecondary education and community colleges. A $100k-$110k pay range is noted.

Regular visitors here have probably cracked this code: we’re always on the lookout for relevant opportunities with the Treasury Department’s Office of Financial Stability. Our latest find is this Congressional/Regulatory/Industry Relations Analyst opening – $86-$133k – job ID: 09-DO-395DH – apply by May 26. And, for anyone with the appropriate financial background, we would guess this Accountant adventure with OFS might score pretty well in the interesting-challenging-worthwhile job categories ($102-$133k – job ID 09-DO-398DH – apply by May 20).

We were intrigued by this New & Social Media Officer job with Harvard University (Cambridge, MA, of course) that popped up on their site May 13, and by May 14 had been annotated: This Requisition is no longer open. Please search again - and is no longer findable through here. Has the job been filled, or was the posting premature? Boston-area types who fancy themselves as new/social media mavens are encouraged to dig further or at least keep their eyes peeled for a future posting.

Mid-May might a little late in the game to score a primo summer internship – but, these Technology Transition Corporation opportunities have only been out there since April 30 (note: all pdf links):
BAE Systems is looking for an experienced Administrative Assistant, Communications for a broad variety of admin/support functions. Rosslyn location. Can also search here, using job number 10021201.

The Arab American Institute has two opportunities available:
We think this Media Relations Publicist posting with Zcommunications in Bethesda is probably with the same organization as referenced here. We’ll let you sort out the rest.

Fancy yourself as a Joomla Enthusiast/Social Media Strategist? If so, Charity House International – an Annapolis-based NGO that works with orphanages in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Haiti, and Kenya – would like to hear from you. Chantilly- or Poolesville-tethered job seekers take note: telecommuting is acceptable to them.

Baltimore City Community College: Changing Lives … Building Communities – and perhaps hiring you as Coordinator of Campus Events & Community Outreach to help raise their profile. BCCC asks that you have at least 3 years of strategic community outreach and event planning experience, along with strong professional and credible communication skills.

The Agricultural Retailers Association seeks Director of Communications & Marketing for communications and marketing taskings including oversight and production of bi-monthly newsletter and monthly magazine, website updates, news releases, annual reports, and maintaining relations with key media markets.

The gang at the Grooming Lounge claim they’ve taken a tongue-and-cheek style to men’s grooming realizing that guys just want things simple and solution-oriented, and a bit of humor can’t hurt. We can’t disagree with that. They’re looking for a Marketing Intern of the whiz (or aspiring-whiz) sort. Sounds like perhaps a little more fun than the average DC intern gig.

Dream of working in sports-related PR? Friday’s job search nugget is just for you: the Sports PR Blog, which discusses sports-related communications careers and occasionally features posts like this call for a Washington Redskins Community Relations/Charitable Foundation Intern.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Full of Woe

Wednesday's child is full of woe – probably a Caps fan. Lucky for you, it's now Thursday, and time to enjoy another just-the-jobs edition of your favorite public affairs and communications jobs resource.

1) Aerospace Industries AssociationDirector of Executive Communications

2) American Public Transportation Association:
3) America’s Future FoundationExecutive Director

4) Association for Conflict ResolutionCommunications Associate – $38k-$40k

5) Association of Public Television StationsCommunications Director – apply by June 1

6) Carma InternationalIntern (scroll to USA) – two positions available – paid, part-time position

7) Charles E. Smith Jewish Day SchoolDirector of Marketing & Communications

8) Foundation on Economic Trends/Office of Jeremy RifkinExecutive Assistant – mid $30k range

9) Guardian News & MediaMultimedia Producer – can also search here, using reference # AK210 – apply by May 22

10) Human Rights FirstDirector, Law & Security Program – apply by May 22

11) John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts – Manager of Communications Outreach - NOTE: listing has been removed from Kennedy Center career site, and we've disabled our link. Thanks for the catch, Nancy.

12) Management Science for Health:
13) Partnership for Public Service:
14) Pew Charitable TrustsProject Manager, Financial Reform

15) RCN Communications Manager – alternate search here, using Virginia locations

16) Restore America’s EstuariesDevelopment Associate

17) Unknown K Street concernPublic Affairs/Government Relations Professional

18) VerisignDirector, Policy Program Management

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

We Don't Care

LMP Policy Research is seeking a Senior Healthcare Analyst (note: pdf link) to provide research support for their public and private sector clientele. Health policy or administration-related Masters degree desired.

The Academy for Educational Development is quite adamant (at least that’s what I’m taking away from their all caps/bold style): NOTE: ALL JOBS ARE OPEN UNTIL REMOVED FROM THE WEB. So check out their voluminous listings here (click on each grade for opportunities), or sample these:
The University of Maryland-affiliated Program on International Policy Attitudes is in search of a Research Assistant, Public Opinion / International Affairs with interest and background in public opinion research, international affairs and public policy. Also sought: Communications Coordinator/Survey Manager (scroll down to find) – foreign language skills a plus.

Conservation International's next Senior Director, Corporate Relations will engage with industry leaders in tourism, agriculture, energy, mining, forestry, finance, entertainment, retail and other sectors to develop relationships and fundraising opportunities.

Secretive reporter for major American magazine is seeking a Research Assistant for a high-profile Obama book project. Looking for a well-organized, politics-savvy, dogged researcher. 20 hours/week gets you $1000/month.

Q: How did we miss finding this excellent-sounding Director of Social Media position with Qorvis Communications for yesterday’s PR Jobs Special? A: Honestly, we don’t care.

New opportunities at Georgetown University:
  • Marketing Assistant – part time – proficient in MS Word, Excel, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop, FileMaker Pro or other databases – $13-$18/hr.
  • Executive Director of Protocol and Events – Office of Public Affairs – requirements include minimum of 7 seven years of related experience in public relations and/or events management, to include supervision of staff.
  • Director for Alumni Communications – responsible for managing editorial content on the alumni website and e-newsletter as well as communications related to the Annual Fund.
This one’s been around for a while (early March), but it’s the first we’ve seen of the Director of Marketing/Communications job with the Industrial Bank.

The African Wildlife Foundation ISO a Director of Marketing. Projects on your plate could include organizational branding, online media, social networking, print and online publications, and web strategy and design. Scroll down for program-related jobs in Africa.

The American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists will compensate their future Communications Specialist hire to the tune of $32k-$36k, which should at least get you out of the folks’ basement and into the group house with your buds. Party!!!

Links Media notes several opportunities available in their secluded little corner of Montgomery County – including public relations/healthcare-oriented positions. However, they may not be especially recent, judging from dates in their urls (or maybe they just recycle the descriptions). A little due diligence on your part is probably in order.

The Associate Director, Publication Development for MedImmune works with publication teams and internal/external authors to develop and create global communication plans for MedImmune research and publications. Gaithersburg location. Can also search here, using req ID 01324.

The American Jewish World Service is looking for a Policy Associate – Bachelor's degree plus 1-3 years relevant professional experience, ideally of the Hill and/or advocacy variety.

Wednesday’s job resource is from the do-good, social change, and CSR promoters at Just Means.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Yet Again, PR Jobs

For your Tuesday focus, we return again to jobs at public relations firms - mostly DC PR opportunities, but with some relevant/interesting positions in other locales noted, as well.

You can also check out our March PR special for some send us your resume and/or we would love to hear from you links. As you'll see, we didn't include them this time around. It might also be useful as a benchmark to see how long some other jobs you might find have been available (we tried to exclude jobs posted in the March edition from this one).

APCO Worldwide:
Burson-MarstellerManaging Director, Public Affairs

Chlopak, Leonard, Schechter & Associates - Associate

Collaborative Communications GroupAssociate

CorpCommSenior Strategic Communications Consultant – Fredricksburg, Va.

Davies Public AffairsPractice Leader, Energy & Natural Resources (scroll down to find) – can be based in DC or California offices – search managed by Chaloner Associates

DDB CommunicationsBusiness Strategist – Chicago

Edelman PR
EnvironicsSenior Account Exec/Account Supervisor (scroll down)

Feinstein Kean HealthcareAccount Director

Fenton CommunicationsSenior Vice President (scroll down to find) – search manged by Chaloner Associates

Hager SharpAccount Executive/Publications Manager

Independent consumer & technology PR agencyAccount Director – search managed by Paradigm Staffing

IMREAssociate Account Executive – go to careers to find – Baltimore

Low + AssociatesVice President, Account Services

Multiple office tech PR firm Senior Account Exec – search managed by Paradigm Staffing

MWW Group
Ogilvy PR:
O'Keeffe & Co. Healthcare Professional

Potomac Communications Group
Small, quickly growing public relations firmDirector

Van Eperen Public RelationsOnline Account Exec (note: pdf link)

Waggener-EdstromPublic Affairs Account Exec – Seattle

Xenophon StrategiesDirector of Emerging Media

Zeno GroupSenior Account Executive