Sunday, November 30, 2014

Second Time Around

So, today marks the beginning of the Colt McCoy Epoch (part 2) in DC.  We expect (hope? fear?) Colt's reign will last at least a little beyond the remaining shelf-lives of these previously noted opportunities closing in the upcoming week.

Federal Emergency Management AgencyPublic Affairs Specialist, Digital Engagement – $52k-$82k – job ID: FEMA-15-AC-14926-CORE – fluency in Spanish required – Dec. 1

International Student House of Washington, DCDirector of DevelopmentDec. 1

Literacy Council of Northern Virginia Marketing & Communications SpecialistDec. 1

Montgomery CountyPublic Administrative Intern (go to search jobs tab, then use keyword irc15724 or search under general professional category) – one year term; potentially renewable – $39k-$65k – Dec. 1

Thomas Jefferson FoundationMarketing & Communications Manager (scroll down) – Charlottesville, Va. – Dec. 1

Initiative for Global Development (scroll to find; word doc links)
Petroleum Marketers Association of AmericaPresidentDec. 2 (as noted in body of description)

United Nations FoundationGlobal Health CoordinatorDec. 2 

University of MarylandSenior Writer – $60k-$75k – Dec. 3

Army Installation Management CommandPublic Affairs Specialist – $63k-$82k – NEAG14294 0561264692D – Aberdeen, MD – Dec. 4

Virginia Commonwealth University Development & Alumni Relations Communications Specialist – Richmond, Va. – Dec. 4

Fairfax Water Public Information Officer – $73k-$120k – Dec. 5

Millennium Challenge CorporationPublic Affairs Specialist – $58k-$91k – job ID: MCC-1266992- 15-014-CPA-DE – Dec. 5 

Social Progress ImperativeCommunications Officer – $50k-$60k – Dec. 5

Stimson CenterResearch Analyst, Southeast AsiaDec. 7

Friday, November 28, 2014

Friday Afternoon Leftovers

Here's some mid-afternoon finds to give you something to consider between sorties to the fridge for leftover bird & stuffing.  The creamed onions are all finished?  Damn. 

American UniversityAdmin Assistant, School of Public Affairs – $16-$17/hr

University of MarylandExecutive Director of Web & New Media Strategies – $128k-$160k – seeking tech-proficient candidates at least 8 years experience in planning & directing marketing communications initiatives, particularly using web/online or e-marketing channels.

Federal Emergency Management AgencyPublic Affairs Specialist, Digital Engagement – $52k-$82k – job ID: FEMA-15-AC-14926-CORE – fluency in Spanish required – apply by Dec. 1

U.S. Green Building CouncilMedia & Communications Specialist – 3-5 years communications / PR / media experience required; knowledge of AP Style & previous work with Burrelles, Luce, Vocus, Kapost, HTML and other online media tools a plus

Physicians Committee for Responsible MedicineGovernment Affairs Intern

Free PressInternships (grad and undergrad) and Media Policy Fellowships – Dec. 1 applications deadline for Spring term in both cases

Van Eperan & Co.
Personal-finance-media-mainstay/that-magazine-your-parents-get Kiplingers seeks Investment Writer with at least 5 years of related experience

World at Work, a human-resources professional group promoting a Total Rewards compensation approach, seeks DC-based Media Manager (scroll to find) with 5-7 years experience and fine writing skills – editorial & marketing posts also available at their Scottsdale, AZ HQ

International Christian ConcernCommunications Manager – $45k-$70k – graphic design & digital marketing experience particularly valued 

Millennium Marketing SolutionsSocial Media Specialist – Annapolis Junction, MD

Association of Oil Pipe Lines Digital Communications Manager – part time – media monitoring and online/social media advocacy appear to be your primary focus

Bloomberg BNA
Ask Santa for some extra-warm clothing items this year in preparation for your periodic travel to Alaska and perhaps Canada as Arctic Policy Advocate with the Natural Resources Defense Council – but rest easy (at least until local polar vortex season); it’s a DC-based position.

National Board for Professional Teaching StandardsOutreach & Communications Associate – temporary position; Dec.-Apr. – search managed by the HR Team

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Thanksgiving Eve

Whether you're hitting the road, rails or skies, or staying close to home, we hope you have a lovely Wednesday and a terrific, restorative Thanksgiving.  Our Friday posting plans are uncertain, but we may have some post-feast finds for you.  Be safe, and be great.

The Guttmacher Institute, a global leader in advancing sexual and reproductive health and rights through an interrelated program of research, policy analysis and public education, seeks DC-based Senior Public Policy Associate with at least 5 years of related experience as well as an advanced degree in law, public health or public policy.  Senior Development Associate post available in the New York HQ, as well.

Here’s a very fresh call for an Executive Assistant to the President for the Human Rights Campaign – four to seven years of experience as an executive assistant in a professional environment required. 

Mystery non-profit in the biomedical research arena seeks Media/Public Relations Specialist with strong writing skills and at least 1-2 years of media, public relations, or communications experience with a trade association, Capitol Hill office, or campaign.

Capitol Hill
  • Unnamed Committee, GOP StaffExecutive Assistant
  • NYC DemocratIntern
  • Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO) – Intern
  • Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA) – Intern
  • Rep. Dan Benishek (R-MI) – Intern
  • Committee on Science, Space & Technology, Democrat Staff Intern
  • Massachusetts DemocratIntern
  • California DemocratIntern
The Alliance to Save Energy seeks Associate for project support & admin duties in their Oakland, CA outpost. 

Federal Communications CommissionPublic Affairs Specialist/Communications Director – $89k-$116k – job ID: DEU-EB-2015-0002 – apply by Dec. 9

New with the Aspen Institute since our mid-October check-in:
Stand for Children works to ensure that all children, regardless of background, graduate from high school prepared for, and with access to, a college education – your place in this undertaking would be in Phoenix, AZ, filling this recently-revised Arizona Policy Manager post – demonstrated understanding of education policy and Arizona state politics particularly sought; Spanish language skills a plus.

First off, Portland cement has nothing to do with the Maine, Oregon, or IFC iterations of that name; rather it refers to its similarity to a prized form of limestone found on a British isle of that name.  You’re probably more interested in parsing the differences between the Director, Government Affairs and Director, Government & Political Affairs posts with the Portland Cement Association – apply by Dec. 8

Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Mid-AtlanticDirector of Communications – no, you should not send them your wish that the Redskins QB situation is finally well-resolved.

Mystery $5+ billion consumer facing organization/brandVice President, Strategic Communications [note: link now fixed thanks to helpful commenter below] –  $100-$200k – search managed by Harvard Group International

… and, finally: Dulles Airport has just put out a call for part-time/temporary Customer Service Ambassadors to help folks get where they’re going – foreign language skills a plus – $12/hr

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

In Progress

Just-the-jobs style for Tuesday,  and more to come as we roll through the day. – all done now.

1) Conover + Gould Strategic Communications has Spring 2015 Strategic Communications Intern (pdf) and Energy & Environment Intern (pdf) opportunities available – apply by Dec. 2

2) NAFSA: Association of International Educators is actively seeking candidates for this Senior Director for Public Policy post – 8-10 years experience in advocacy or public policy required, including 5+ years on the Hill, preferably in a legislative director or committee staffer role.

3-7) American Association of University Women
8) Army Installation Management CommandPublic Affairs Specialist – $63k-$82k – NEAG14294 0561264692D – Aberdeen, MD – apply by Dec. 4

9) Baltimore City Public SchoolsStaff Specialist, Strategic Communications (select apply now, then search under administration-general category) – $61k-$75k – Baltimore, MD

10) Blue State DigitalPrincipal Social Media Strategist

11) CBRECommunications & Media Manager

12) CGI – Communications Specialist (search req # J1114-1856) – apply by Jan. 19

13) CrowdskoutDeployed Digital Strategist (scroll down)

14) Dept. of AgriculturePublic Affairs Specialist – $89k-$116k – job ID: DE-15-1256930-CPF – apply by Nov. 28

15) EDENSMarketing Assistant (select open positions, scroll to find)

16-17) Millennium Challenge Corporation
18) Muscular Dystrophy AssociationVice President, Policy/Advocacy

19) Optimal Solutions Group Communications Specialist

20) U.S. Conference of Catholic BishopsPromotions Specialist – Spanish language skills preferred

21) Institute of International EducationAssociate

22) Mystery international think tankInterns – needed ASAP

23-27) Natural Resources Defense Council
28) NBCContent Producer, WRC TV (search DC location or use job # 18531BR)

29-30) Recent searches via Talent Market:
31) United Community MinistriesDevelopment Associate – mid $30k

OK, that's it; see you tomorrow (we hope; feeling a little sick right now)

Monday, November 24, 2014

Unfortunately, the NSA is probably not going to be impressed with your keg-tapping acumen

Happy unexpectedly-balmy (in DC, at least) Monday!  Don't forget previously noted opportunities closing this week.

The Human Rights Campaign seeks DC-based Regional Field Organizer for Western region with at least two to four years of experience in electoral campaigns or field organizing, and a demonstrated record of successful coalition-building; familiarity with region preferred.

Hamilton Place Strategies would like to kick off the New Year w/ a new Receptionist to manage first impressions & other admin duties; experience with Google Apps and Box preferred – we're told they are also still in search for News Cycle Management Intern and Public Affairs Intern candidates.

The folks at Ervin|Hill Strategy have told us they are actively seeking CVs for Spring term Intern (scroll down) post; self-starters & multi-taskers encouraged.

United Nations Foundation
American Association for JusticeDirector of State Affairs – communications/PR background and experience working with state chapters or affiliates of a national organization desired

Tech America/CompTIASenior Manager, Public Sector & Public Policy Communications – 5+ years experience in media relations desired, ideally with a balance of Capitol Hill & tech industry backgrounds

Service Women’s Action Network seeks New York-based Program Director, Women Veterans Leadership & Public Policy Fellowship on part-time basis – prime duty is to create, establish and build a sustainable Fellowship program to be attended by women veterans with the purpose of fostering their ability to act in the future as leaders speaking to policy matters pertaining to national security and the military and veterans community – DC-based Communications Intern and Policy/Legislative Intern also available

Project HopeDevelopment Intern – unpaid position; available to current college upperclassman or grad student, or recent graduate – Bethesda location 

Council on FoundationsCommunications Associate – basic HTML and CSS knowledge a plus, as well as the ability to do some graphic design & video production work

Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems InternationalCommunications Manager – winning hire will have demonstrated experience in a communications leadership role

RMR AssociatesMedia Relations Intern – Rockville-based

The National Security Agency seeks Protocol Officer to join them at Fort Meade – $42k-$67k – experience putting together social events desired, although your highly lauded work putting together that killer mixer with Phi Mu back in the day is probably best kept off your cover letter (save it for the interview!)

Mystery large-scale international labor union looks to add Social Media Manager and Communications Specialist hires to the team

National Governors AssociationCommunications Assistant – deadline-meeting, detail-oriented types encouraged

This is well outside our usual scope, but we’ll throw it out there in the odd chance that any Richmond-area folks with a background in art history, museum studies, art education, conservation and/or studio art happen to be browsing about: Virginia Museum of Fine ArtsAssistant Registrar – 20 month term – apply by 5:00 p.m. on Nov. 26

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Second Chances

Give these previously noted opportunities closing in the upcoming week another look, if you please.

George Mason UniversityDirector of Advancement CommunicationsNov. 24

National Oceanic & Atmospheric AdministrationPublic Affairs Specialist – $63k-$98k – job ID: SO-COMM-2015-0001 – Nov. 24

HHS Office of Inspector GeneralDirector of External Affairs – $124k-$157k – job ID: HHS-OIG-DE-15-1251290 – Nov. 25

United Way of the National Capital AreaVice President of Marketing & CommunicationsNov. 25

Nature Conservancy (scroll to find or use advanced search & state)
St. Mary’s County – Public Information Officer (pdf) for Sherriff’s Dept. – $58k – Leanordtown, MD – Nov. 26

American Association for Clinical Chemistry Vice President, Policy & Global Affairs (pdf) – Nov. 28

Management Sciences for HealthMedia Relations Consultancy – fluency in French required – as Port-au-Prince, Haiti – Nov. 28 

St. Vincent de Paul of BaltimoreDirector of Communications & Marketing – Baltimore, MD – Nov. 28

University of Maryland, BaltimoreMajor Gifts Officer – Baltimore, MD – Nov. 28

Virginia TechPublic Relations Specialist, Dept. of Emergency Management – Blacksburg, Va. – Nov. 28  

Wisconsin Project on Nuclear Arms ControlEditor for Iran Watch – DC-based – Nov. 28

Cove – City Marketing ManagerNov. 30

National Council of Urban Indian Health Executive DirectorNov. 30

T. Howard Foundation – Office Assistant (pdf) part-time; Dec.-Jan. term – $10/hr – Nov. 30

University of MarylandExecutive Director of University Development – $159k-$199k – Nov. 30

Friday, November 21, 2014

Do Some Good

Friday brings you soul-lifting & life-affirming opportunities to help stop human trafficking & child labor, promote literacy, lend a hand to veterans, protect the Anacostia River, or to flack for a happening nightspot.  Happy hunting and/or browsing!

The Center on Budget & Policy Priorities seeks organized & self-starting Communications Associate with at least two years of related professional experience, including media outreach work

The T. Howard Foundation, dedicated to advancing diversity in media, seeks part-time Office Assistant (pdf) during winter break (Dec. & Jan.) season who is looking to pick up some spending money for the holiday season to the tune of $10/hr – apply by Nov. 30

University of Maryland
  • Senior Writer – $60k-$75k – polished science writing skills particularly sought – apply by Dec. 3
  • Senior Director of Development for the College of Agriculture & Natural Resources – $110k-$125k – apply by Jan. 5
We’re not certain which Christ Church in DC is offering this part-time Office & Communications Administrator post, but it could be this one on Capitol Hill (as it is fairly Metro-proximate) – $20/hr

GoodWeave is working to end child labor in carpet weaving communities around the world; you could support that mission as Director of Development, or perhaps by just checking out their list of approved retailers the next time you’re in the market for a hand-crafted rug.

Reading is Fundamental – searches managed by the HR Team
The National Republican Senatorial Committee, surely a cheerful place to walk the halls these days, has various Intern opportunities available for the Winter/Spring 2015 term – apply by Dec. 1

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce seeks Director of Communications to help promote their Hiring Our Heroes veterans and military spouse employment program

Opportunities with Penn Schoen Berland, a global research-based consultancy specializing in messaging and communications strategy for an array of clients:
Join the Polaris Project in their essential anti-human-trafficking work as Campaign Director; seeking candidates with 4+ years experience in the development & coordination of campaign strategies as part of a national level campaign, preferably on a human rights issue; fluency in Korean or Mandarin preferable – Chief Operating Officer post also available; that search is managed by Bridge Partners

Bring your experience with water resources planning, watershed restoration, and the Clean Water Act to this Anacostia Executive Watershed Manager post with the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments – $80k-$90k

Get to it, then: this Senior Executive Assistant post with our friends at the British Embassy sports a today, Nov. 21 application deadline – $44k 

American University
Google turns up nothing useful about Ailsa in Arlington; whoever they are, they’re looking for a Public Relations Account Manager/Media Relations
Pew Charitable Trusts
Piedmont Community CollegeMarketing & Media Relations Director (search job posting # 00067) – Charlottesville, Va.

Management Sciences for Health
Destination DCDirector of Communications – 8-10 years minimum experience in public relations field required - apply by Dec. 19

and, finally: The Park at Fourteenth, self-assessed as defining a new standard in Washington, DC diversion, seeks Marketing Project Manager – $60-$75k – entertainment industry background a plus

Best wishes for setting new standards in your own particular weekend diversions from your favoritepublic affairs jobs resource.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Sixty Six

And we're back with a with a plus-sized, Capitol Hill-Intern-heavy, [mostly] just-the-jobs Thursday set.

1) Here’s a very fresh Advocacy Associate opportunity with Feeding America; 2-4 years’ experience in grassroots organizing, issue advocacy or political campaigns will gain you consideration – Intern post also noted – see also main career page

2) The Generic Pharmaceutical Association seeks to fill prescription for Chief Business Officer skilled in the ways of financial & personnel management, budget & resource development and institutional planning; CPA preferred.

3-7) Initiative for Global Development (scroll to find; word doc links)
8) M+R Strategic Communications is actively seeking candidates for Senior Associate, Communications & Advocacy with rock star attitude and 2-3 years of professional earned media & communications experience DC, New York, Los Angeles or San Francisco

9-10) Opportunities with MERIT (Medical Education Resources Initiative for Teens), a non-profit organization with the interesting aim of transforming Baltimore City high school students into health care leaders – Baltimore, MD
  • Program Director (pdf) – experience working in a low-income community, preferably in an education or program development setting desired, along with experience with curriculum development, volunteer management & event coordination – apply by Jan. 9
  • Development Director (pdf) – professional experience in a fundraising or marketing role preferred, as well as background including recruitment, grant writing, and/or web development – apply by Jan. 9
11-12) Our friends at Scott Circle Communications are looking to bring aboard:
  • Senior Associate – your 2-4 years of experience in public relations should include success in media placement
  • Senior Manager – 5-7 years of progressively responsible public relations professional experience, including work in supervisory role
13) SPI/the Plastics Industry Trade AssociationAssistant Director, Regulatory & Technical Affairs – responsible for direction and management of the SPI Bioplastics Council and Organic Peroxide Producers Safety Division – demonstrated competence in communications with technical interest, special interest groups, industry, the media and the public particularly desired.

14) Air Force Sergeants AssociationPublic Relations Specialist/Writer – $47k-$55k – search managed by the HR Team

15-29) Capitol Hill
30) Carfax Content Editor

31) Casey Trees Communications & Events Intern – $12/hr

32) Comprint Military PublicationsEditorial Reporter/Photojournalist

33) Congressional Black Caucus FoundationSr. Manager, Stakeholder Relations & Event Management – apply by Dec. 19

34) Daily Caller News Foundation Director of Development – search managed by Talent Market

35-36) Duke University (search by req # or professional management position type) – Durham, NC
37) Family Safety Online InstituteIntern

38) Finn PartnersAccount Exec, Public Affairs

39) Friends of the EarthEconomic Justice Campaigner

40) HHS Office of Inspector GeneralDirector of External Affairs – $124k-$157k – job ID: HHS-OIG-DE-15-1251290 – apply by Nov. 25

41) Georgetown UniversityCommunications Associate, Medical Center

42-45) Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society
46) Humane Society of the U.S.Assistant Content Creator

47) ICF International Editor/Writer – child welfare issues

48) Institute for Advanced Study Development Officer, Leadership Gifts – Princeton, NJ

49) Literacy Council of Northern Virginia Marketing & Communications Specialist – apply by Dec. 1

50) Mercy Medical CenterMarketing Communications/Website Writer – Baltimore, MD

51) National Association of Health UnderwritersGovernment Affairs Coordinator

52) National Council of State Housing AgenciesLegislative & Policy Associate

53-54) National Summer Learning Association – see also main career page
55-61) Nature Conservancy (scroll to find or use advanced search & job #)
62) Navy Federal Credit UnionCommunications Program Manager – internal communications focus

63) Social Progress ImperativeCommunications Officer – $50k-$60k – apply by Dec. 5

64) Susan Davis InternationalSocial Media Manager

65) Virginia Commonwealth University Development & Alumni Relations Communications Specialist – Richmond, Va. – apply by Dec. 4

66) Washington RedskinsDigital Media Coordinator

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Tuesday Focus: Communications & Media Relations

Wednesday a.m. update: a cocktail of obligations & minor obstructions will delay our next edition until Thursday; we'll try to make it worth your wait.  Best wishes in efforts to stay warm, wherever you are.

For your Tuesday specialty programming, we hone in on communications and media relations jobs (and a few internships in the field, as well).

Alice Ferguson FoundationCommunications Manager – Accokeek, MD

American Association on Intellectual & Developmental DisabilitiesCommunications & Membership

Americans for Prosperity
American Israel Public Affairs CommitteeDirector of Policy Communications

America's Natural Gas Alliance
Director, Regional Communications & Special Projects

BAE SystemsMid-level Strategic Communications Professional

Blue Cross/Blue Shield AssociationSenior Consultant, Strategic Communications

Brookings InstitutionCommunications Intern – apply by Dec. 12

Carilion ClinicSenior Communications Consultant, Public Relations – Roanoke, Va.

The Children’s PartnershipCommunications Associate – part-time

EcoAgriculture PartnersCommunications Associate – apply by Dec. 19

Education for Peace in Iraq CenterCommunications Intern

Energy Bar AssociationManager, Communication & Membership Marketing

Fairfax Water Public Information Officer – $73k-$120k – apply by Dec. 5

FHI 360Director, Communications

Financial Services InstituteMarketing & Communications Coordinator

GoodweaveOnline Communications & PR Associate

Ikun, LLC Junior Public Relations Specialist

Inovalon Manager, Corporate Communications

Jewish Council for Public Affairs Communications Manager

Mystery employerCommunications Specialist – supporting IT operations/dept., it appears – search managed by the ACI Group

National Affordable Housing Management Association Communications & Public Relations Manager

National Geographic Society Communications Assistant – Spring 2015 term

National Oceanic & Atmospheric AdministrationPublic Affairs Specialist – $63k-$98k – job ID: SO-COMM-2015-0001 – apply by Nov. 24

National Marine Sanctuary FoundationCommunications Intern (pdf) – apply by Nov. 30

National Parks Conservation Association
National Partnership for Women & FamiliesHealth Communications Manager

National Rural Electric Cooperative AssociationCommunications Manager, Business & Technology Strategies

OceanaSenior Manager, International Communications

Operation SmileCommunications/Social Media Producer – Virginia Beach, Va.

Population Reference Bureau Vice President, Communications & Marketing

Population Services Internationa
l – Communications Manager

Pulmonary Hypertension AssociationVice President, Communications & Marketing

Resources for Inner City ChildrenDirector of Communications – part-time – $40/hr – apply by Dec. 14

Shady Grove Fertility ClinicSenior Communications Manager

Southern Maryland Hospital Center Public Relations Assistant – Clinton, MD

TechnoServeMarketing & Communications Volunteer/Intern

United Way of the National Capital AreaVice President of Marketing & Communications – apply by Nov. 25

Virginia Commonwealth University School of the ArtsDirector of Communications – $80k-$110k – Richmond, Va. – apply by Jan. 5

Virginia TechPublic Relations Specialist, Dept. of Emergency Management – Blacksburg, Va. – apply by Nov. 28

Monday, November 17, 2014

Well, That's It for This Season

One again, it's that time of year again when we realize the local professional football franchise has pretty pretty much thrown in the towel on the season. [insert long, defeated-sounding sigh here].  Now go find your next job or internship, and don't forget previously noted opportunities closing this week.

Cove, a network of productive spaces (meaning: short-term shared office/workspace) featuring fast wifi, color printers, spiffy conference rooms and free coffee, seeks City Marketing Manager to promote and evangelize the brand – apply by Nov. 30

Public policy & media strategy firm HDMK seeks resourceful Communications Associate with s 1-3 years of relevant experience and top-notch written and verbal communication skills

The Thomas Jefferson Foundation, best known as the nonprofit that owns and operates Monticello, seeks a dynamic Marketing & Communications Manager (scroll down) to join the team in Charlottesville – apply by Dec. 1 – Admin/Events Assistant post also noted

Mystery Reston-based employerMedia Relations Director – $110k-$130k – 5-10 years of experience in journalism or in a media relations/public affairs function required – search managed by Kelly Services

Smith Center for Healing & the Arts
Amtrak Lead Government Affairs Specialist – demonstrated experience working with public policy issues, state and local officials, and coalition building required

Analytic Services Inc.Congressional Affairs Subject Matter Expert – supporting the DoD Office of Small Business Programs

General MotorsManager, Federal Affairs – at least 5 years of government affairs experience required; background/expertise in automotive issues is a plus

GEExecutive Counsel, Government Affairs & Policy – focus on government relations and policy initiatives for Europe and the Middle East

Innovations for Poverty Action, an international non-profit research organization, seeks Program Director for its Global Financial Inclusion initiative with advanced degree and 6-10 years of work experience in development/development research; microfinance or financial services sector preferable – DC or New Haven, CT

The Case Foundation claims to be always looking for energetic students or recent grads for Intern posts; academic credit or a just-under-$10/hr pay grade noted

Very fresh opportunities with National Public Radio:
Endocrine SocietyMedia Relations Intern – apply by Nov. 30 for Jan.-Apr. term

Montgomery CountyPublic Administrative Intern (go to search jobs tab, then use keyword irc15724 or search under general professional category) – serves as professional aide to support a county Councilmember's office – one year term; potentially renewable – $39k-$65k – apply by Dec. 1

CaterpillarGovernmental Affairs Intern – apply by Nov. 21 

George Washington University
Some helpful soul weighed in via the comments field that this Summer-vintage, Palo Alto, CA-based Executive Director, Outreach (pdf) opening with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children seems like a cool job; we’re happy to give additional visibility to that sentiment & opportunity.  Perhaps even more importantly for many of you, this tip also led us to a local (and recent) Senior Coordinator, Public Relations (pdf) post with the group.

St. Vincent de Paul of Baltimore provides food, clothing, emergency shelter/housing, emergency financial assistance, homeless outreach, job skills training and child & youth services – Director of Communications & Marketing – Baltimore, MD – apply by Nov. 28

Center for International Private Enterprise
Northrop GrummanCommunications Account Director supporting the Navigation and Maritime Systems Division – Secret clearance required – Linthicum, MD

MWW GroupAccount Supervisor, Technology – New York

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Sunday Re-runs

Previously noted opportunities closing in the upcoming week.

Dept. of DefensePublic Affairs Specialist – $75k-$98k – job ID: DMA-15-1244922-B – Nov. 17

DoT/Surface Transportation Board Public Affairs Specialist – $106k-$136k – job ID: STB.OPAGAC-2015-0002 – Nov. 17

United Nations FoundationAdmin Assistant supporting the Family Planning 2020 SecretariatNov. 17 

Nature Conservancy (scroll to find or use advanced search & job #)
BPStaff Assistant, Communications & Regulatory AffairsNov. 18

 George Mason University
Office of National Drug Control Policy Legislative Analyst – $75k-$138k – job ID: ONDCP-15-01-LC-DE – Nov. 19  

University of MarylandCommunication & Admin Coordinator for UMD’s Unmanned Aircraft System Test Site – Southern Maryland location – Nov. 19

American Diabetes AssociationChief Executive OfficerNov. 21

American Immigration Lawyers AssociationAdvocacy Associate – fluency in Spanish a plus – Nov. 21

DC Homeland Security & Emergency Management AgencyPolicy Advisor (scroll to find, or use advanced search & job ID: 26312) – $76k-$98k – Nov. 21

Feed More, Inc. – Richmond, Va.
U.S. Marshals ServiceChief of Congressional/Public Affairs – $124k-$157k – job ID: CK1248471BD – Nov. 21

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Ohio Democrat Member of Congress
British Embassy
James Madison UniversityAssistant Director of Content Strategy & Editor (scroll to find or use posting # 0406325 – Harrisonburg, Va. – Nov. 23

Parts Unknown winds down Season 4 in Jamaica; you may resume binge-watching your various HBO-Go/Hulu/Netflix faves or watching the full NFL Sunday Night telecast again starting next week – tonight at 9:00 pm (eastern) on CNN

Friday, November 14, 2014

Friday; So Happy It's Here

Motivated, hard-working, curious, and enthusiastic?  Current students fitting that mold would be advised to check out Public Affairs Intern (scroll down) opportunities with the Broadcasting Board of Governors – apply by Dec. 10

The National Center on Education and the Economy seeks Director of Communications to help promote their work researching the world’s top-performing education systems & adapting those findings for policy & standard-setting recommendations for the U.S. educational arena.

The Center for the Study of Social Policy seeks Development Director (pdf) with proven track record in developing and managing a fund development plan for non-profit organizations of significant size, including achieving revenue targets of over $5-$10 million annually.

The American Waterways Operators, representing the tugboat, towboat and barge industry, is seeking strategic-thinking Director, Communications and Public Affairs (scroll to find) with superior project management skills as well as advocacy and media outreach experience.

Visiting Nurse Associations of America Legislative Affairs Spring 2015 Intern (scroll to find) – unpaid post – strong interest in and knowledge of public policy, American government and politics, health care desired – apply by Dec. 1

American University
Public Affairs Council Manager, Government Relations Practice –  government relations experience and outstanding public speaking & communication skills particularly sought.

URS Corp.Public Affairs Specialist – seeking candidates with at least two years experience working on public affairs and outreach issues with federal environmental programs

Our friends at the British Embassy seek a Speechwriter to pen all manner of ambassadorial pronouncements, screeds & other chatter – $50k – apply by Nov. 23

Animal Welfare InstituteInternships – undergrad & law

Pew Charitable Trusts
Spring application review ends Dec. 15 for assorted Intern opportunities with student mental health advocate Active Minds

Get involved in the city-greening, -shading & -air-cleaning work of Casey Trees as Education & Events Intern (pdf) – starting ASAP, through March - $12/hr

Strategic thinking and strong communications skills are musts, and prior military service a big plus, for Vice President of Military Affairs for Apollo Education Group, better known as the folks behind the University of Phoenix.

Society for Women’s Health Research
Communications & Marketing Director – broad based communications/PR/marketing background sought; knowledge of health, women’s health, biomedical, and/or scientific issues a plus

Union of Concerned Scientists
WCS ConstructionPublic Relations Manager – previous construction industry experience and knowledge strongly desired; graphic design/layout skills also desired

Local news institution Gordon Peterson is leaving WJLA at the end of the year, and here is what we assume to be Sinclair Broadcasting’s call for a replacement News Anchor.

… and, finally: though it’s not really in our regular public affairs jobs wheelhouse, perhaps someone near the Western DC border will find this Part Time Assistant Registrar (pdf) opportunity with the Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts & Culture useful – $12/hr

So we've got the first really cold weekend ahead since what, March?  Best wishes for keeping comfortable & content (or out and enjoying/enduring it, if that's your thing) from your favoritepublic affairs jobs resource.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Your [Cold, Dammit] Weekend Plan

You've got a chill weekend ahead, and not in a good way – so decide today which one(s) of these suit your fancy and get that CV & cover letter off while is cold/wet outside.

1) 1105 MediaEditorial Intern for Defense Systems – $10/hr, as noted here

2-3) Advancement Project
4) Adventist Health CareManager, Public Relations/Marketing

5) America’s Promise AllianceWriter, Communications & Knowledge Management

6) Association of Public Television StationCommunications Intern and Legal Intern (scroll down)

7) Brookings InstitutionSenior/Research Associate with the Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform

8-9) Burson-Marsteller
10) Case Foundation Interns

11-13) Catholic Relief Services – Baltimore, MD
14) Committee for a Responsible Federal BudgetLegislative Outreach Manager

15-17) DCI Group
18-19) Emily’s List
20-21) Ducks Unlimited
22) Every VoiceDirector of Major Gifts & Donor Outreach

23-24) Feed More, Inc. – Richmond, Va.
25) International Student House of Washington, DCDirector of Development – apply by Dec. 1

26) Georgetown UniversityCommunications Manager for the Center for New Designs in Learning & Scholarship

27) Guttmacher InstituteSenior Public Policy Associate (scroll down)

28) James Madison UniversityAssistant Director of Content Strategy & Editor (scroll to find or use posting # 0406325 – Harrisonburg, Va. – apply by Nov. 23

29) Iridium Satellite Public Relations Manager – contract status/6 month term

30-31) Justice at Stake
32) Land O’ Lakes, Inc.Government Relations Intern

33) Leading public sector labor unionLegislative Representative – mid $70k

34-35) Louis Berger Group
36) Mystery employerPublic Relations Manager – Columbia & Baltimore, MD referenced – search managed by Profiles

37) Mystery innovative nonprofitCommunications Associate – temporary position – $19/hr – search managed by TRAK Services

38) National Center for Policy AnalysisExecutive Director – Dallas, TX – search managed by Talent Market

39-40) Nature Conservancy (scroll to find or use advanced search & job #)
41) Open Road AllianceCommunications Manager – part-time – flexible/remote location; East Coast preferable

42) PBS Project Assistant, Corporate Communications – post contracted through Maslow Media Group

43) Porter Novelli Account Exec

44-45) Potomac Communications Group
46-49) Progressive Change Campaign Committee
50) Teach for America Director, Government Affairs

51-52) World at Work (scroll to find)
53) … and, finally: we’re saving the best for dessert, so to speak, with this Public Relations & Social Media Director opportunity for chefstrordinaire José Andrés’ Think Food Group – our price for alerting you to this is only few offerings from the Margarita menu.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Change, Care, Heart & Music

American Association for Clinical Chemistry Vice President, Policy & Global Affairs (pdf) – The ideal candidate will have 8-10 or more years’ association experience at a senior staff level, preferably in healthcare-related professional membership organization – apply by Nov. 28

Rescue Social Change Group Communications & Outreach Associate – proven ability to generate original and creative content for social media & fluency in basic aspects of organizing, advocacy, & policy/legislation move your CV to the top of the stack.

National Community Reinvestment Coalition
United Nations FoundationAdmin Assistant supporting the Family Planning 2020 Secretariat – apply by Nov. 17

National Head Start AssociationWeb Copywriter – 3 month term/contract basis – Old Town Alexandria location

American Cancer SocietyRegional Legislative Analyst – 7 years of relevant experience required demonstrating excellent research and analysis, writing, & teaming skills.

CARE USADirector of Government Relations – seeking candidates with background in government relations & international development/relief, as well as management experience

Here’s a very fresh Senior Director, Advocacy post with the American Institute of Architects

American Immigration Lawyers AssociationAdvocacy Associate – fluency in Spanish a plus – apply by Nov. 21

Capitol Hill
National Council of Urban Indian Health Executive Director – experience and knowledge of issues impacting the health needs of urban Indian Health Programs is highly preferred, especially with regards to the ACA & the Indian Health Care Improvement Act – apply by Nov. 30

Winrock International, a nonprofit organization that works with people in the U.S. & around the world to empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity & sustain natural resources, seeks Vice President, External Affairs – Crystal City location – see also main career page here

American Heart AssociationGovernment Relations Manager – Minimum of 2 years of work experience on Capitol Hill, with an advocacy group or in a federal agency required.

AMIDEASTCommunications Intern – $10/hr – Arabic and French language skills helpful

The National Association for Music Education seeks sharp Communications Manager with strong knowledge and understanding of content development & management to join the band.