Monday, November 30, 2009

A Brief History of .....

We welcome you back (or maybe you're welcoming us back?) with a super-extra-sized roster of previously-noted jobs closing today and this week:

Dept. of Interior/U.S. Geological SurveyCongressional & Legislative Specialist – $50k-$65k – job ID: HQ-2010-0027 – Nov. 30

National Migrant & Head Start AssociationExecutive DirectorNov. 30

Theodore Roosevelt Conservation PartnershipDirector of Policy Initiatives & CommunicationsNov. 30

Coldstream-Homestead-Montebello Community CorporationCommunity Organizer – $30k-$40k – Baltimore, MD – Nov. 30

Chesapeake Bay Maritime MuseumDirector of Advancement – St. Michaels, MD – Nov. 30

Congressional Budget OfficeSenior Web Content Editor/Designer – $75k-$130k – job ID 09-52 – Nov. 30

Open Society InitiativeAdmin Associate, Facilities Management – New York – Nov. 30

National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies:
Nature Conservancy – search by job# or scroll back:
University of Maryland:
Embassy of CanadaEconomic and Commercial Policy Officer – $73k – Dec. 2

Washington Metropolitan Transit AuthorityPublic Relations Officer – $73k-$110k – Dec. 2

Federal Housing Finance AgencyPrincipal Legislative Analyst – $117k-$221k – job ID: OPAR-10-02B – Dec. 3

Library of CongressMaterials Handler (just what it sounds like) – $19-$22/hr. – job ID: 090222 – Dec. 4

Bright Beginnings, Inc.Director of Development & CommunicationsDec. 4

Environmental Law Institute:
East-West CenterProgram Assistant – $30k plus COLA – Dec. 4

George Mason UniversityDevelopment Assistant (search position 01412z) – $30k-$64k – Dec. 4

Equal Access:
  • Program Coordinator – to support USAID-funded Peace Through Development project in Chad & Niger (where they'll be sending you) – fluency in French required – Dec. 4
  • Country Director, Nepal – Kathmandu – fluency in Nepali required – Dec. 5

ICOR Partners is in search mode for a Communications Strategy Analyst to develop and deliver communications strategies, plans, and tools for senior-level clients. At least three years relevant experience, top writing/presentation skills plus proven analysis and problem-solving skill set are desired

NASALegislative Affairs Specialist – $120k-$153k – job ID: HQ10B0023 – apply by Dec. 8

Medco, the registered trademark-asserting world’s most advanced pharmacy®, seeks a presumably also best-in-class PAC Administrator for fundraising, admin duties, and other labors in support of the govt. affairs unit.

This Education Coordinator listing is a little outside our usual area of concentration around here – but we can’t pass up the chance to marvel at the specific focus of a group like the Interlocking Concrete Paving Institute. And, while we’re at it, we (and they) want you to learn A Brief History on Segmental Concrete Paving.

Accounting/consulting behemoth Accenture is looking for more talent of the State Government Affairs Specialist variety. Your strong legislative research and legislative tracking experience will be particularly valued.

A handful of GR opportunities – near and far – with GE can be found by searching the nicely-specific government relations and affairs function segment, or using the job number noted:
The Foreign Policy Initiative seeks a Communications Director to design and implement social marketing and strategic communication plans. Foreign policy, PR and advertising skills/experience would look good on your resume here.

Of recent (or recently-reposted) vintage with the DC outpost of Koch Industries:
The Fair Labor Association will not consider your application for their Executive Assistant (pdf) opportunity if you do not submit salary history. We suppose that’s technically fair, but hardly sporting of them.

We wish you the best of luck (really!) with your application for the Director of Development slot with Honolulu’s Grassroot Institute. The crew at Talent Market assists with the search.

The latest from the American Medical Association: Public Information Officer. Also available: multiple Chicago-based opportunities.

The National Apartment Association seeks Manager, Online Communications to perform spam filter tests – and several more interesting taskings, too.

Unknown Rockville-located non-profit disability association is seeking a part-time Policy Associate to develop policy statements provide legislative analysis on issues related to disability and health for children and adults with disabilities. Also wanted: part-time Research Associate.

Council for the National Interest – advocates of Middle East policies that serve the American national interest – Communications/Admin Intern

The HJW Foundation seeks resumes for Program Manager position by Dec. 11. Advanced degree required; Public Policy or Law degrees strongly preferred, along with philanthropic/non-profit experience.

Help keep Virginia beautiful as Executive Director of – you guessed it – Keep Virginia Beautiful. Located in historic and occasionally-beautiful Richmond, Va.

Washington Hospital CenterVice President, Marketing & Communications – advanced degree and significant marketing/communications experience required

The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board, with the help of the American Pharmacists Association, has put out the call for a Manager, Communications of the energetic and a self-starting variety.

Washington Area Bicyclist Association:
A religious organization in DC is looking for a skilled Team Leader for Communications & Media to support the the General Secretary – $75k-$80k – search managed by Jones Networking.

To kick off this week’s job-search resources, we give you the Foreign Policy Association job board, featuring plenty of Washington-area opportunities, including internships.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

From Bentonville to Kathmandu

Here's the last entry for this holiday-truncated week. We'll see you again on Monday, November 30.

1) 1SkyIntern info (pdf)

2) American Enterprise InstituteInternship info – plus additional info on Critical Threats Project Internship

3) American Veterinary Medicine AssociationAssistant Director, Govt. Affairs Division – apply by Jan. 15

4-5) Atlantic Council of the US:
6) Architect of the CapitolLaw Clerk – $60k-$79k – job ID: GC 2010-037 – apply by Dec 7

7-9) Brookings Institution – these appear to be revised versions of the jobs originally found here:
10-11) Congressional Executive Committee on China:
12) Dept. of Interior/U.S. Geological SurveyCongressional & Legislative Specialist – $50k-$65k – job ID: HQ-2010-0027 – apply by Nov. 30

13) Embassy of CanadaEconomic and Commercial Policy Officer – $73k – apply by Dec. 2

14-16) Equal Access:
  • Director of Development – San Francisco-located, but they will consider DC or New York base for exceptional candidates (that's you, right?)
  • Program Coordinator – to support USAID-funded Peace Through Development project in Chad & Niger (where they'll be sending you) – La ma├«trise de Fran├žais est essentielle – apply by Dec. 4
  • Country Director, Nepal – Kathmandu – fluency in Nepali a must – apply by Dec. 5
17) Federal Energy Regulatory CommissionCongressional Liaison Specialist – $86k-$113k – job ID: DEU-10-016 – apply by Dec. 10

18) Gallery Place-located association of state criminal justice officialsResearch Assistant – our best guess is that it’s this group

19) Healthcare communications firmAdmin Coordinator – temp ($13/hr) to perm ($40k) opportunity – search managed by TRAK Services

20) Library of CongressMaterials Handler (just what it sounds like) – $19-$22/hr. – job ID: 090222 – apply by Dec. 4

21) Mystery energy-related concernExecutive Assistant – search managed by TRAK Services

22) National Association of Truck Stop OperatorsCommunications Assistant – upper-$30k to lower-$40k

23-24) Reading is Fundamental:
25-26) Time Warner Cable – search by req ID
27-29) United Nations Foundation:
30) University of Texas Health Science CenterDirector of Media Relations – English/Spanish bilingual required – Brownsville, TX

31) USActionDevelopment Assistant – $30k-$34k

32-33) Wal-Mart – note: only seems to work with MS Internet Explorer, and not FireFox – search by job ID – Bentonville, AR

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Sixty One

A Roger Maris-sized just-the-jobs offering from your favorite Public Affairs Jobs resource:

1-3) American Kidney Fund:
4-5) American Red Cross – search DC location or req ID listed:
6-10) American Society of Clinical Oncology – these appear newly-posted since our last findings with ASCO:
11-14) Associated Press:
15) Audi USADept. Manager of Online Marketing, CRM/Lead Mgmt. & Collateral – Herndon, Va.

16) City PaperStaff Writer – Baltimore, MD

17) BoatUSWeb Developer

18) CENTERSTAGENew Media & Website Manager – Baltimore, MD – apply by Nov. 25

19) Changemakers/AshokaSocial Media Strategist/Community Mobilizer – more related career info for Ashoka

20) Charter CommunicationsGovernment Relations Manager – Vancouver, WA

21) DC law firm w/ Midwestern rootsPartner, Legislative Group – search managed by Finn & Associates

22) Dept. of the ArmyVisual Information Specialist, Web Design/Social Media – $45k-$55k – job ID: CF09-701 – apply by Nov. 26

23) Dept. of EnergyNew Media Specialist, HR – $50k-$65k – job ID: DOE-HQ-10-CIP-HC1-010 – apply by Dec. 10

24) Federal Housing Finance AgencyPrincipal Legislative Analyst – $117k-$221k – job ID: OPAR-10-02B – apply by Dec. 3

25) The Fund for Arts & CultureChief Executive Officer – non-profit providing technical expertise in management, governance, planning, marketing communications and fundraising to cultural institutions in Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union and elsewhere – apply by Dec. 15

26-29) Gannett:
30-31) Human Rights First:
32) ICF InternationalPR & Media Relations Manager

33-34) International Center for Research on Women:
35) J StreetNorthern California (Bay Area) & Southern California (LA) Regional Political Directors – part-time – approx. $2500/month

36-37) Malaria No More:
  • Technical Writer – seeking 6-8 years professional writing in one or more of the following areas: technical writing, journalism, technical journals, political commentary journals, web content
  • Development Intern – Spring 2010
38) Matthews Media GroupAssociate Editor – pharma/clinical care experience helpful – older Account Exec/Supervisor positions also noted

39-40) Modea – Blacksburg, Va.
41-43) National Cattlemen’s Beef Association:
44-48) National Democratic Institute – can also search here:
49-50) National Geographic Channel:
51) Northern Virginia law firmMarketing Coordinator – temporary position – search managed by Special Counsel

52) Pew Research Center Communications Manager, Forum on Religion & Public Life

53-56) These Atlanta, GA-based jobs appear to be the most recent offerings from Porter-Novelli:
57) RackspaceSocial Media Community Manager – Blacksburg, Va.

58) Self-described leading advertising and PR firm in Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains with groovy office vibe – Account Manager – Roanoke, Va.

59) Southeast Asia Resource Action CenterCommunications Director

60) Texas Office of State/Federal RelationsInternship info

61) Washington Metropolitan Transit AuthorityPublic Relations Officer – $73k-$110k – apply by Dec. 2

Monday, November 23, 2009

Short Week, Just Jobs

We'll go with the just-the-jobs format in this holiday-shortened job-search week. And, first, here's the goods closing this week:

Environmental Protection AgencyDirector, Office of Human Resources – $117k-$177k - job ID: EPA-10-SES-OARM-6472 Nov. 23

Office of the Director of National IntelligenceHuman Capitol Policy Analyst – $86k-$113k – job ID – Nov. 23

George Mason UniversityScholarship Assistant (search position # 00908z) - $30k-$64k – Nov. 24

National Institutes of HealthPublic Affairs Specialist – $60k-$95k – job ID: HHS/NIH-2010-0277 – Nov. 24

University of Maryland
Sexual Assault Response & Prevention Program DOJ Grant Program Coordinator – one year, grant-funded position – upper $30k to lower $40k – Nov. 25

Publish What You Pay US
Director (pdf) –$60k-$75k – PWYP is a coalition promoting transparency for extractive industries – Nov. 25

Nature ConservancyDirector of State Government Relations (search job ID 11539 under advanced search, or scroll back) – Richmond, Va. – Nov. 27

World Health Organization
Specialist, Health Policy & PlanningNov. 27

Federal Railroad Administration
Deputy Associate Administrator for Regulatory and Legislative Operations – $117-$177k – job ID FRA-10-04 – Nov. 27

Army Corps of EngineersPublic Affairs Specialist – $56k-$87k – job ID: SWGR09822979D – Hanover, NH – Nov. 28

Brookings InstitutionWebsite Coordinator – Metropolitan Policy program – Nov. 28

1) Active MindsDevelopment Director

2) Alliance for Health ReformStaff Assistant – apply by Dec. 1

3-8) American Bar Association – all of the following are in support of their Rule of Law Initiative. DC-based, but with regular travel to designated region in most cases:
9) American Road & Transportation BuildersMarketing & Communications Coordinator

10) Cause (Comfort for America’s Uniformed Services)Development Coordinator – mid-to-upper $30k

11) Center for Independent MediaPrograms Writer

12-14) Cystic Fibrosis Foundation – can also search here, under Bethesda location
15-18) DCI Group – can also search here if links fail, and to see less-recent opportunities:
19) Dept. of Agriculture/Rural Housing ServiceSenior Legislative & Policy Advisor – $120k-$153k – job ID 10-RHS30CD-DEU – apply by Dec. 8

20) Dezenhall ResourcesCommunications/PR Professionals

21-22) East-West Center:
23-24) Families USA:
25) Global WitnessSenior Policy Advisor – search managed by the Ford Agency

26-27) Georgetown University:
28) International Sleep Products AssociationReceptionist/Admin Assistant – fun fact: their trade magazine is called BedTimes

29) The LIST Project to Resettle Iraqi AlliesDeputy Director

30) Mystery employerSocial Media Strategist

31) National Association of Area Agencies on AgingProgram Coordinator

32) National Association of Independent SchoolsMarketing Production Coordinator

33-34) Physicians for Human Rights:
35-37) University of Maryland:
38) U.S. Green Building Council Communications Specialist – in support of the Green Building Certification Institute

39) U.S. PharmacopoeiaSenior Web Copywriter

40) Unknown non-profitExecutive Assistant – $40k

Friday, November 20, 2009

Going Rogue?

At the start of this cheerful week, we clued you in on some new/recent opportunities with the American Institute of Architects – but wait, there’s more new stuff – an Executive Assistant to the CEO posting, and a rarely-seen preview run of coming attractions:
The Virginia Chamber of Commerce is giving you until January 4 to make your case for the President & CEO position, but do you really want to have that hanging over your head the whole New Years extended weekend? Expanded job description info here. Richmond, Va., of course.

We count a dozen Intern opportunities listed here with PBS this Spring – most look pretty interesting and excellent. They must be firing a bunch of people there to make room for all the free labor.*

The pharma-pholk at Baxter are looking for a genuine team player to serve as Legal Admin Assistant for the govt. affairs department.

We won’t dispute TRUSTe’s claim to the leading internet privacy services provider crown; we’re sure they could sell our bank account info to some guys in Kazakhstan in about four keystrokes if we pissed them off. Check out their Senior Policy Advisor posting; knowledge of privacy frameworks, laws and regulations, and privacy policy-related issues – domestic & international – are required.

Put that PhD to work as an Assistant Professor of Public Policy at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va. Tenure-track, pleasant Shenandoah Valley locale, Aug. 2010 start date – what more could you want?

Staying on the college-beat – this Development Assistant (search position 01412z) slot with George Mason University sports an unusually broad $30k-$64k salary band. Apply by Dec. 4

At no time in recent history, has the opportunity to undermine the social influence of militancy and enhance stability in Pakistan's North West Frontier Province been greater. And your work as Project Coordinator on the Transnational Crisis Project Frontier Digital Gazette project will surely tip the balances for the forces of good. Pop-centric Affairs & Market Insurrection and swarming response + semi-independent cell structure – well, it all sounds spectacularly important and exciting to us.

National Migrant & Head Start AssociationExecutive Director – apply by Nov. 30

The American Majority seeks to build a national network of leaders advocating for more individual/market freedom – and they’re shopping for a leader, too, to serve as National Executive Director. Purcellville, Va. location. Talent Market is on the case.

A well-known conservative is looking for a Writer to help him/her with national ideological/political projects. It couldn’t be _________, could it? Nah, probably not.

We last visited with the ONE Campaign Crew in early October. Recent additions to their complete list of opportunities would seem to include:
For your far-flung-Friday wants and needs: Georgia World Congress AuthorityPublic Relations Specialist, Georgia Dome – Atlanta, GA – $29k-$40k

Yeah, yeah – we know your friends will tease you about your work stealing kidneys from drunken tourists, but don’t let that put you off joining the Association of Organ Procurement Organizations as an Executive Assistant. Search managed by the sharp gang at Staffing Advisors.

We don’t know what Agent Zero would think of other Zero Agents operating in his town, but Georgetown, George Mason & James Madison students have until Nov. 29 to sign on for this probably-not-really-dangerous guerilla marketing internship. This blog will self-destruct in five seconds.

Your job-search resource to close out the week: job listings of the Chicago-area and national varieties from marketing, advertising, PR & communications search firm Bloom, Gross & Associates.

* almost certainly not true - but if it is, we've got you covered here at Your Favorite Public Affairs Jobs Resource

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Big Thursday

An over-sized just-the-jobs Thursday edition, especially for you:

1-6) ACLU:
7-8) American Forest Foundation:
9) Army Corps of EngineersPublic Affairs Specialist – $56k-$87k – job ID: SWGR09822979D – Hanover, NH – apply by Nov. 28 – similar postings available in Phoenix, AZ and Memphis, TN

10) Assisted Living Federation of AmericaPublic Policy Assistant – $35k-$40k – apply by Nov. 20

11-13) Brookings Institution:
14-15) Center for a New American Security:
16-17) CLASP – policy solutions that help low-income people:
18-19) Comcast – search DC location for:
20-21) Georgetown University:
22) GlaxoSmithKlineAdmin Assistant – Govt. Relations/Public Policy dept. – can also search here, using req ID 56417

23-25) Global Rights:
26-29) International Food Policy Research Institute:
29-32) Institute of International Finance:
33) Law firm or firmsmarketing, communications/PR opportunities – alternate Marketing Manager listing – search managed by Capitol Recruiters Inc.

34) Marine Corps Scholarship AssociationWebsite Administrator – search managed by HR Advisors

35) National Academy for State Health PolicyProgram Assistant

36-39) National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies:
40-41) National School Boards Association:
42) Prestigious DC law firmTechnical/Regulatory Paralegal – Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree in chemistry, biology, or toxicology desired – search managed by Trak Legal

43) SCORE-America’s Counselors to Small BusinessOnline Media Manager

44) Society for Interventional RadiologyDirector of Development – search managed by Staffing Advisors

45) University of VirginiaAssociate Director of Development, Health System (use posting # 0604729) – Charlottesville, Va.

46) Unknown nonprofit Development Associate – search managed by Professionals for Nonprofits

47-50) Urban Institute:
51) Washington Parks & PeopleGrassroots Park, Trail & Program Coordinator – $30k-$40k

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Upstaging Biden, Defunct Furniture Store Chains and Zeitgeist

Don't miss some neat & closing-soon/immediately administrative opportunities with the Architect of the Capitol and US House of Representatives near the end of today's post.

The American Society for Radiation Oncology seeks an seeks an experienced health policy/reimbursement professional for their Assistant Director of Health Policy position. Task one is to lead the analysis, development and response to CMS’ proposed payment rules.

is seeking an Associate Producer for their Proof Integrated Communications advertising division; 2-3 years of experience working in broadcast television/agency/corporate video production might do the trick.

The US Chamber of Commerce offers you the chance to one-up Joe Biden with their impressively-titled Vice President, Western Hemisphere position. Extensive experience in international trade and top-notch business development/fundraising skills required. The Chamber also seeks an Associate Manager, Policy & Research to support their activities related to the US Korea Business Council and other Japan/Korea programming.

New-to-newish at Edelman PR:
Also new from Ogilvy PRSenior Vice President, Health Affairs – prior PR agency experience and health care public affairs expertise are, reasonably enough, must-haves.

Several opportunities to join presumably high-minded and well-schooled (heck, even the Car Talk guys are MIT grads) colleagues at National Public Radio:
A maybe-not-very-anonymous non-profit arts organization is seeking an Assistant to the Director for a variety of admin, writing and research taskings. A quick search matches this pretty-cool-sounding group to the fax number referenced in the ad.

The healthcare-improvement enthusiasts at the National Committee on Quality Assurance want resumes for:
Hot off the presses (or something like that) – a Senior Public Relations Manager posting in Microsoft’s DC offices/public affairs unit.

Levick Strategic Communications made us sad. Their name brought to mind the old You’ll Love it at Levitz furniture ads – and then, those enthusiasm-curbers at Wikipedia just had to tell us the Levitz did the Chapter 11/liquidation dance in 2007. As fascinating as we find this flimsy connection, it’s best left out of the conversation when you interview for Social & Digital Media Account Executive, Senior Account Executive & Account Supervisor Positions at the firm. Spring 2010 Intern info also available.

American Councils for International Education:
Intern/volunteer opportunities in DC and abroad are available with African community development group Tostan.

Multiple chances to join the team doing vital work at Save the Children:
JDG Communications, self-branded as an award-winning marketing, branding and design agency, seeks a Marketing Director with a minimum of 7 of years experience working in an advertising/marketing communications agency.

The Marine Corps Scholarship Association wants to put your six-to-eight years relevant experience to the test as Development & Communications Manager. Old Town Alexandria location. Search managed by HR Advisors Group.

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips is putting out the call for a Senior Analyst (scroll down) to provide research and support for their Health Solutions division and DC GR operation. Similar – or perhaps the same – opportunities are listed as available in New York and San Francisco. Also sought: Public Relations Coordinator in DC, NY and/or LA.

Mom’s Organic Market
seeks A-players, recycling enthusiasts and own-tire-changers for Branding and Community Outreach Coordinator position. Rockville, MD.

University of Maryland
The American Chamber of Commerce Executives has a Communications Position available; duties include editing/managing magazine and development of marketing & promotional materials.

Architect of the Capitol
US House of Representatives:
Re-Connecting America – advocates for transit-oriented development – want your resume by Dec. 11 for their Communications Director position. How could you not be interested in a group that sports a zeitgeist section on their website?

The American College of Surgeons seek Congressional Affairs Associate for congressional liaison, grassroots activity and coalition work.

Wednesday's job-search resource: the job-rich & robust blog for PR Majors/Faculty at Georgia State University. Great stuff!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Environmental Special #3

Our Tuesday focus: environmental jobs & internships, mostly in the DC area.

Amazon WatchIntern opportunities – DC & San Francisco, CA – apply by Dec. 1

American Farmland Trust:
American Forest Foundation (scroll to bottom):
American Rivers:
Audubon Society:
Bureau of Land ManagementYouth Programs Coordinator – $86k-$133k – job ID: WO-DEU-2010-0002 – apply by Nov. 19

Center for Clean Air Policy
Conservation International – scroll back or click on Monday’s edition for multiple opportunities

Defenders of Wildlife:
Earth Day Network:
Earth Justice:
Environmental & Energy Study InstituteInternships

Environmental Defense Fund:
Environmental Law Institute:
Environmental Protection AgencyDirector, Office of Human Resources – $117k-$177k - job ID: EPA-10-SES-OARM-6472 apply by Nov. 23

Environmental Working GroupInternships

Food & Water WatchInternships

Friends of the Earth:
Global Green USA:
GreenpeaceInternships – apply by Nov. 30 – several Fellowships also available

ICF Internationalvariety of opportunities under college recruiting, energy, and environmental categories

Izaak Walton LeagueEditorial Internships with Outdoor America

League of Conservation Voters
Internship info

Marine Conservation Biology Institute:
National Geographic Society – wide variety of intern, admin and editorial jobs

National Parks Conservation Association:
National Sustainable Agriculture CoalitionInternships

National Wildlife Federation:
Natural Resources Defense Councilvarious opportunities in New York and San Francisco

Nature Conservancy
– search by job ID or scroll back for:
Pew Charitable Trusts/Pew Environment Group:
Rainforest Alliance:
Recovery Jobs - Dept. of Energy/EERE/OWIP:
Sierra Club:
Theodore Roosevelt Conservation PartnershipDirector of Policy Initiatives & Communications – apply by Nov. 30

Union of Concerned ScientistsAssistant Press Secretary

Western Pennsylvania ConservancyDirector, Land Protection (scroll down) – Pittsburgh, PA

Wilderness Societycareers page – no recent additions

Wildlife Conservation Society:
World Resources Institutetoo many to list them all – five most recent (unscientifically divined from link ID #):
Worldwatch InstituteInternship info

World Wildlife Fund: