Wednesday, September 30, 2015

September Signs Off

We hope the final day of month nine is pleasant and productive for you all.  A high proportion of excellent, direct-submitted opportunities in today's set.

The Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning Commission seeks Senior Public Affairs & Marketing Specialist to will assist with developing & evaluating marketing campaigns, communications material, websites & ad campaigns, and also support media, social media, events and publications-related activities – $50k-$86k

NAFSA: Association of International Educators is actively recruiting for Associate Director of Media Relations & Advocacy – 5+ years related experience in media relations, communications required; experience with constituent advocacy mobilization a plus – Spring 2016 Media Relations Intern and Public Policy Intern posts also available, w/ an Oct. 30 application deadline.

Very new – as you can see here – opportunities with the Alliance to Save Energy:
Political consulting firm plus data-driven R+D lab Applecart seeks Senior Political Strategist to join their Republican-focused and New York-based (Times Square) operation – 3-5 years of high-level campaign or committee experience in Republican politics or advocacy required.  Political Product Manager and other technical & marketing related posts also available.

America’s Health Insurance PlansCoordinator, Digital Engagement (scroll down, pdf) – your 1-2 years digital media experience should include content creation & working Wordpress or similar CMS.

In addition to the Legislative Advocate opportunity noted in yesterday’s government relations/lobbying extravaganza, National Nurses United also has a locally-based Political Organizer post available, as well as a spot reserved for a Communications Specialist in the Oakland, CA office.

Reading is Fundamental is in search mode for a top-notch development professional to fill Major Gifts Officer opportunity – your 5+ years of development/fundraising or related work experience should show a record of success working with major donors, corporate partners, or equivalent experience in client management and sales.

We have it on good authority that Strategic marketing & communications cabal LeapFrog Solutions is still actively seeking a Public & Media Relations Manager with 5-10 years of PR & communications experience, including account management work & familiarity with supporting government agencies.

Association of Flight Attendants
Metropolitan Washington Council of GovernmentsTransportation Planner/Communications Specialist – $51k-$82k – main focus is developing public-friendly written & graphic content for web, social media, and print & electronic publications

The communications component of this Communications Paralegal opportunity with a mystery prominent global law firm appears to refer to the focus on FCC-related filings – salary to $95k

George Mason UniversityDirector of Communications, Law School – professional experience in marketing & communications senior leadership role desired – apply by Oct. 23

Capitol Hill
Congressional Black Caucus FoundationResearch Analyst – strong analytical & research skills desired, as well as solid knowledge of public policy and the federal legislative &regulatory process.

American Federation of State, County & Municipal EmployeesSocial Media & Online Mobilization Coordinator – $81k – seeking candidates with seven to ten years of experience in labor, political or community organizing and campaign communications, including at least four years of social media experience

A highly respected publication of business information is seeking a Copy Editor for their financial news group – temporary/contract – $17-$22/hr – search managed by Beacon Hill Staffing

Faith in Public Life (scroll to find)
RAINN/Rape, Incest & Abuse National NetworkCommunications Manager – minimum four years of media relations experience required – apply by Oct. 31

Here’s a fresh Manager, Global Government Relations with Visa Inc. suited to individuals with 5+ years of relevant experience dealing with Congress, the Executive branch, foreign governments, and international organizations.

Mystery employer seeks Social Media Consultant to support women’s entrepreneurship and anti-trafficking websites – part-time – $35k-$40k – remote/telecommute post w/ occasional DC meetings.

Fairfax County
National Democratic InstituteCommunications & Government Affairs Manager – minimum of eight years of professional experience in the field of communications required; international relations & development experience a plus.

National School Boards AssociationExecutive Director, Public Policy & Communications – substantial in-depth professional experience in corporate or association communications required; advanced degree in education, public policy or related field preferred.

Nielson Company seeks highly effective communicator for Director, External Affairs post – politically adept and executive presence boxes should also be checked.

Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & PolicyCommunications Intern – experience with Mac systems and social media are musts

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Special Edition: Lobbying & Government Relations Jobs

For your Tuesday specialized programming, we once again focus on jobs & internships in the government affairs, legislative, PAC/political & lobbying space.

Amazon.comDirector, Public Policy

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Society of Interior DesignersGovernment & Public Affairs Associate (pdf)

AmgenDirector of State Policy/Government Affairs

Associated General Contractors of AmericaProgram Coordinator, PAC & Political Affairs – $43k-$48k

BiogenSenior Manager, Public Policy & Government Affairs

College of American PathologistsAssistant Director, Legislation & Political Action

Compassion & ChoicesFederal Affairs Director (pdf)

Constellation WestLegislative Affairs Specialist – Ft. Meade, MD – Top Secret clearance required 

DC Council for American Private Education Government Relations Intern

Dept. of Health & Human Services Legislative Analyst – $63k-$99k – apply by Oct. 2

DHS/Customs & Border ProtectionCongressional Liaison Specialist – $52k-$82k – apply by Oct. 8

Environmental Defense FundLegislative Analyst, U.S Climate Political Affairs Program

Ferring PharmaceuticalsSpecialist, Government Affairs (scroll to find) – admin post

FirstPic, Inc.Government Relations Coordinator – Gambrills, MD – apply by Oct. 31

FWD.usImmigration Policy Advocate

Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education NetworkState Policy Manager

ICI ServicesLegislative Affairs Specialist – DoD/Navy program experience desired

KIPP FoundationDirector, Government Affairs & Policy

Koch Companies
PAC Manager

MWW GroupManager of Government Relations, Healthcare Practice

Mystery employerGovernment Relations Manager – Pittsburgh or Harrisburg, PA

Mystery government relations firmLegislative & Regulatory Assistant – search managed by Legal E

National Alliance of State & Territorial AIDS Directors
Intern, Policy & Legislative Affairs – $15/hr

National Association of Retail Collection AttorneysAssociate Director for Legislative & Regulatory Affairs

National Conference of State Historic Preservation OfficersGovernment Relations Director – apply by Oct. 16

National Federation of International BusinessPolitical Programs Coordinator

National League of Cities (scroll to find)
National Nurses United Legislative Advocate

National School Boards AssociationGovernment Relations Counsel – apply by Oct. 9

Neighborworks AmericaDirector/Senior Director, Public Policy & Legislative Affairs – see also main career page 

New Jersey Working FamiliesLegislative Director – Newark, NJ

Northeast-Midwest InstituteDirector, Great Lakes Washington Program

OceanaOcean Advocate

Pacific Northwest National LaboratoryDirector of Federal Relations – apply by Oct. 28

Paralyzed Veterans of AmericaAssociate Legislative Director (scroll to find)

Physicians for Human RightsAdvocacy & Policy Manager

RBCRegulatory & Government Affairs Manager

Smiths MedicalGovernment Relations PAC Administrator

Software & Information Industry Association
Vice President for Intellectual Property & General Counsel 

United Launch Alliance (search DC location)
United Negro College Fund Senior Director, Public Policy

U.S.  Conference of Catholic BishopsAssociate Director of Public Policy – education issue focus

U.S. Public Interest Research Group
Tax & Budget Campaign Advocate

Whitman-Walker HealthPublic Policy Associate – $50k-$60k

YWCA USAVice President, Public Policy Advocacy

Monday, September 28, 2015

When a Co-Worker is Stepping on Your Last Nerve

Hello Monday; we hope you get along better with your current or future co-workers than these fellow salarymen (we blame the open work environment; separate offices for everyone would help prevent this kind of thing).

And, don't forget previously noted opportunities closing this week.

MoGer International seeks Public Affairs Specialist to support the National Museum of Health & Medicine – PR/media/journalism-related experience with at least to separate employers desired – apply by Oct. 7 

Fairfax County Dept. of Emergency ManagementCommunity Outreach Manager – $64k-$108k – looks like a great opportunity for someone with communication/PR experience coupled  with a background in public safety/emergency preparedness – apply by Oct. 2

Our friends at the University of Virginia have just passed along these two opportunities supporting the Office of Communications – Charlottesville, Va.
  • Business Intelligence Associate – $50k-$65k – demonstrated experience in the collection & analysis of sophisticated data & metrics required, along w/ ability to produce compelling dashboard & reports
  • Senior Art Director – $70k-$80k – 7+ years of relevant experience in graphic design for print, electronic and mobile; creative lead background also desired
Stratacomm seeks PR/Communications Intern of the paid variety for Winter term (which has been described to us as running Jan.-May in this case) – strong writing, editing & research skills desired.

Here’s a very recent Vice President for External Communications opportunity with Fannie Mae suited for candidates with 15+ years of related experience in communications and/or external/public relations required – Director, Communications & Marketing post also available

Hill+Knowlton StrategiesAccount Exec with the Corporate Advisory Practice – min. 1-3 years of full-time communications experience required, with corporate communications agency background preferred; facility with secondary research, including synthesis of findings and development of recommendations also desired.
New since our mid-Aug. check-in with the Clinton Foundation/Global Initiative – New York:
Adventist HealthcareDirector, Public Relations – minimum of five years experience in public relations, marketing, or communications required, as is background working with hospital and/or health executives.
Education TrustDigital Advocacy Associate – position will be responsible for monitoring, analyzing, and growing the digital influence of the organization via social media, email, and traditional web traffic, and for cultivating a community of digital advocates.

Marriott seeks Senior Marketing & Public Relations Coordinator on an unspecified seasonal basis at their Gaylord National Harbor venue

Koch CompaniesFederal Affairs Assistant (search DC location or req ID 037789) – seeking candidates with at least one year of experience assisting federal lobbyists, legislators, or policy makers, including extensive meeting scheduling and travel planning

Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of AmericaRegional Director, State Government Advocacy – seeking candidates with 5 - 8 years of experience working in public policy or health-related field with an emphasis on health policy including Medicaid

Trust for Public Land
New with the Union of Concerned Scientists since our late-Aug. visit:
Washington Suburban Sanitary CommissionAdmin Assistant, Legislative Affairs – $42k-$72k – seeking candidates with 4+ years administrative support experience, as well as previous legislative intern experience – apply by Oct. 17

Edelman PR
DC Dept. of Public WorksDirector of Communications – $104k-$145k – minimum of three years of senior level experience leading a comprehensive communications program; more than 6 years’ experience preferred – apply by Oct. 3

National Alliance on Mental Illness

Sunday, September 27, 2015

And Again, Your Sunday Evenings Get Better for a Bit

Here's your Sunday sampler of previously noted opportunities closing in the upcoming week.

Environmental Law InstituteVice President of DevelopmentSept. 28

National Transportation Safety BoardSupervisory Public Affairs Specialist – $126k-$158k – Sept. 28

University of Mary WashingtonMedia Manager – part-time – $18/hr – Fredericksburg, Va. – Sept. 28

Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.Public Affairs Specialist – $116k-$192k – Sept. 29

United Way
American University
The AIDS InstituteSenior Policy AssociateSept. 30

Dept. of AgriculturePublic Affairs Specialist – $52k-$68k – reserved for recent grads – Sept. 30

Inter-American Development Bank Communications Senior Associate fluency in Spanish,  proficiency in Portuguese desirable – Sept. 30

International Monetary FundSenior Communications Officer (scroll to find) – Sept. 30

University of Maryland
Paralyzed Veterans of AmericaDigital Content Manager (scroll to find) – Sept. 30

Catholic University – opportunities supporting the Columbus School of Law
Nature Conservancy (scroll to find, or use advanced search by DC metro area or state location as noted)
ACLU of Virginia Public Policy Associate – Richmond, Va. – Oct. 2

Education for Peace in Iraq Center
Development and Communications ManagerOct. 2

George Mason University Content Editor for the Center for Global Islamic Studies – part-time – $25k – Oct. 2

United Nations AssociationAssociate Producer, Digital Media/UN Foundation Special InitiativesOct. 3

British Embassy

He's back!  Anthony Bourdain & the yet-again-Emmy-lauded Parts Unknown experience (aka: the best-produced & lushly filmed show on TV) cranks up for another season, starting in Havana - 9 pm (Eastern) on CNN

Friday, September 25, 2015

We've Got a Lot to Cover Here

It's Friday, and we've got killer pens, Egyptian deities, Old Crows & plenty of weekend festivity on the plate.  So, let's get at it, OK?

kglobalDigital Account Associate – seeking candidates with 2-or-fewer years of relevant experience in digital and creative fields & great understanding of online communications, including emerging web and mobile technologies.

The muckrakers & transparency aficionados at the Sunlight Foundation have a fresh Communications Intern gig of the paid variety available – $12/hr

Namati looks to create a global cadre of grassroots legal advocates who working to advance justice, and seeks a brilliant Communications Strategist armed with a killer pen to build awareness & rally the troops - DC; Oakland, CA and a choice of international locations are preferred office locations.

Dept. of AgricultureInterns (scroll to find) supporting communications office – must have strong writing skills and be comfortable pitching stories to reporters.

The global anti-poverty & economic development collective known as the SEEP Network seeks Director, Member Affairs & Global Communications with 7-10 years of relevant experience; French or Spanish language skills a plus.

Did you often find yourself thinking how great it would be if you could just find a job with a multinational pharma concern whose logo is modeled after an ancient Egyptian bronze statuette of a bull that embodies Ptah, creator of the universe, city god of Memphis and the patron deity of craftsmen? Well friend, today is your day, thanks to the folks at Novo Nordisk and this fine Vice President, Federal Affairs opportunity.

Opportunities with association management mainstay Smith Bucklin:
Burson-Marsteller Project Manager – at least 5 years professional experience, with 3+ years experience as a project manager and/or traffic experience, ideally in an advertising, PR or integrated communications agency environment.

International Justice Mission
LeadingAgeDirector, Grassroots & Member Engagement (scroll to find) – at least 5 years organizational or Hill experience in policy, advocacy or legislative affairs is required; background in the field of aging services desired.

Pew Charitable Trusts
1105 Media seeks Editor for THE Journal, a print & online publication focusing on the educational technology field – superior editing & management skills desired.

Gannett/USA Today
PEPCORegional Communications Director – seeking candidates with considerable experience managing the corporate communications function in a corporate, government, or non-profit setting.

Hispanic Communications Network – fluency in Spanish sought for these:
U.S. Fund for UNICEFOfficer, Mid-Atlantic Region – minimum of three years event and/or fundraising experience required

People for the American Way Development Research Associate – 2-4 years of development experience & interest in progressive values desired.

Washington National CathedralDirector, Event Management – 5-10 years’ progressively responsible experience in an event-planning environment

University of Maryland
Association of Old CrowsMarketing & Communications Coordinator – and what’s an Old Crow, you ask?

AJC/Jewish Global Advocacy
American University
Citizens Against Government WasteDirector, Online Communications – 5 to 7+ years experience in website and database management desired – search managed by Talent Market

Pew Research Center
Heritage Foundation
Oktoberfest season appears to be in full swing (and Negroni season is thankfully well in the rear-view mirror) – check out our growing list of other O-fests & other get-your-drink-on Autumn festivals here for future weekend fun planning purposes.
Best wishes for a super-chill or over-the-top-raging weekend, or whatever you're up for, from your favoritepublic affairs jobs resource.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015


DCPA+CJ welcomes social media savvy and limo-eschewing Pope Francis to town; we'd recommend a Belgian ale and some mussels at St. Arnold's to His Holiness when he's in our neighborhood later today, and we hope he has a lovely time while he's with us.

Also: don't forget, we're on an M-W-F publishing schedule this week, so we'll see you again on Friday.

Late Wednesday update: 73) We're adding this just-found opportunity for Associate Director for Board Operations at Georgetown University here, in light of the rapidly-approaching Sept. 25 application deadline.

1) And it seems appropriate to start today’s set with thus Associate Director of Public Policy opportunity with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops – focus on issues related to elementary & secondary education

2) Archdiocese of WashingtonParish Regional Coordinator – experience with volunteer training & recruitment desired

3-5) Catholic University – opportunities supporting the Columbus School of Law
6) The National Press Foundation seeks a Director of Training and Content to develop & implement training and education for journalists in all formats – at least 10 years of editing/reporting experience desired – $95k-$105k

7) Malaria No More seeks Advocacy Officer of the detail-oriented, self-starting sort; position also described to us as being suited for recent grad/entry-level candidates – apply by Oct. 5

8) ABC, as in Australian Broadcasting Corp., seeks Junior Producer to join the DC bureau - detailed understanding of the latest in online and TV digital news-gathering technology, as well as extensive knowledge of local diplomatic, political, economic, social and cultural issues required.

9) The Law & Economics Center at George Mason University looks to add an organized & professional Events Assistant to the team – apply by Oct. 5

10) Advancement ProjectManaging Director of Development – search managed by Koya Leadership Partners

11) Alcatel-LucentPublic Affairs Coordinator/Co-op

12) American College of CardiologyCongressional Affairs Associate

13) American Red CrossMajor Gift Officer

14) American Society of Mechanical EngineersGovernment Relations Representative

15) American Waterways OperatorsGovernment Affairs Associate

16) Atlantic MediaExecutive Assistant supporting AtlanticLIVE

17) CalpineGovernment Relations Director

18-32) Capitol Hill
33) DC Public Charter School BoardLegislative Affairs/Government Relations Liaison

34) George Washington’s Mount VernonDigital Asset Cataloguer (sic) – part-time – see also main career page

35-36) George Washington University
37) Global ImpactDigital Content & Marketing Manager

38) Government Accountability OfficeCommunications Specialist – $49k-$82k – apply by Oct. 5

39) GreenpeaceArctic Campaign Director

40) HoneywellGovernment Relations Specialist

41) HuaweiCorporate PR Manager – Santa Clara, CA

42) International Campaign for TibetDonor Relations Manager

43-47) Johns Hopkins University – Baltimore, MD
48) JPICommunications Specialist (scroll to find)

49) Kimberly Clark Corp.Executive Assistant, Government Relations

50) MAXIMUS Director, Social Media & Contact Strategies

51) Mystery employer Communications Specialist – search managed by Dixon Hughes Goodman

52) Mystery strategic media agencyCopy Writer – needed for periods of work during Sept. & Dec. – $45-$90/hr – search managed by Brainstorm Creative Resources

53-55) National Restaurant Association
56) National Transportation Safety BoardSupervisory Public Affairs Specialist – $126k-$158k – apply by Sept. 28

57) Outreach Strategies Account Exec/Senior Account Exec

58) PBSSenior Director, News & Public Affairs

59) RaytheonPAC Manager

60) Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human RightsInterns – DC & New York

61-62) Sasha Bruce Youthwork (scroll to find)
63) SEIUGovernment Relations Intern – $14/hr – open to current students only

64-65) University of Virginia – Charlottesville, Va.
66) Well-established advocacy & lobbying organizationHTML Email Production Specialist – part-time – $25-$35/hr – search managed by Brainstorm Creative Resources

67) Wells FargoPublic Policy Leader, Consumer Lending

68) Wilderness SocietyGovernment Relations Program Associate – see also main career page

69) World Food Program USAContent Producer

70) Wounded Warrior ProjectGovernment & Community Relations Director

71-72) Young Audiences/Arts for Learning – Baltimore, MD

Monday, September 21, 2015

Very Nice, Thanks for Asking

A winning weekend for the Nats, and a that-was-unexpectedly-satisfying afternoon at FedEx Field has us in good cheer mode this a.m. 

Speaking of yesterday, there's also our regular Sunday roundup of previously noted opportunities closing this week.

And another note before we get to the good stuff: we'll posting on an M-W-F schedule this week; see you again on Wednesday.

United Nations AssociationAssociate Producer, Digital Media/UN Foundation Special Initiatives – proficiency in HTML, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Joomla & Convio will help your case – apply by Oct. 3

The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health has let us know that they have recently updated the job description on this still-available Senior Director of Communications & Public Affairs post, and also have a new Director of Public Affairs opportunity to share – strong Spanish language skills a must for both jobs – DC or New York

We have it on good authority that this Communications Manager post that we recently noted with educational/testing innovator Parcc Inc. is still available – at least 3 years of experience in communications required, with strong preference for experience in journalism – see also main career page.

We’ve been sent this link with guidance that there are lots of open positions in the DC offices of Powell Tate/Weber Shandwick – here’s the three most recent noted:
Metropolitan Washington Council of GovernmentsCommunications Specialist – $48k-$52k – described to us as entry-level; seeking candidates with demonstrated strong writing skills & ability to write for public audiences.

Poly Prep Country Day School, established in 1854 in lovely Brooklyn, NY, has an opening for a Director of Communications (pdf) who will be responsible for communications to parents, alumni and wider community.

Center for Global DevelopmentDirector of Development – 5-8+ years of overall development & external relations experience required

Institute of MedicineEditorial Projects Coordinator – two years of related professional experience desired 

Banner Public Affairs is looking for a motivated, self-starting junior-level PR Counselor with
 2 - 4 years’ experience in B2B and/or corporate communications.

GallupPublic Relations Specialist – at least 3 years of experience in public relations, communications or media is preferred.

Lutheran Immigration & Refugee ServiceDeputy Director of Communications – seeking candidates with at least 7 years of communications experience, in a non-profit environment, with a track record of successfully managing people, processes, priorities & projects in a complex environment – Baltimore, MD

DC Bar AssociationDirector, Communications/Media & Brand (scroll to find) – experience in a communications or marketing leadership role at a large membership organization or comparable non-profit organization is highly desirable; MBA also a big plus.

The Hoover Institution seeks External Affairs Manager to be responsible for promoting Hoover to D.C.-based audiences through communications, government affairs, events & outreach.

United Way
Baltimore Animal Rescue & CareDirector of Communications & Media Relations – 3-5 years’ experience in public or media relations, communications or journalism required; knowledge of local media preferred – Baltimore, MD

IT Innovative Solutions is looking for a Web Content Manager (contingent upon award) to oversee content presented online for the National Institute of Health Clinical Center.

The University of Maryland Medical System is holding down the caps lock key to make sure you’re aware that a Masters degree in marketing, business administration or a health related field, and 10 years of progressively responsible experience in marketing, preferably in a health care related field is REQUIRED for their Senior Director, Marketing & Communications opportunity – Baltimore, MD

Environmental Law Institute – see also main career page

Sunday, September 20, 2015


Here's your Sunday run of previously noted opportunities closing in the upcoming week.

American Bird Conservancy – Director of Public RelationsSept. 21

Maryland Independent College & University AssociationDirector of Communications – Annapolis, MD – Sept. 21

National Science FoundationSupervisory Public Affairs Specialist – $126k-$158 – Sept. 21

DHS/ Citizenship & Immigration ServicesChief, Office of Legislative Affairs – $121k-$183k – Sept. 22

Job Opportunities Task Force – Baltimore, MD
United Way Manager, Corporate RelationsSept. 22

United Nations Foundation
Smithsonian Institution
Nature Conservancy (scroll to find, or use advanced search by DC metro area or state location as noted)
Council of State GovernmentsSenior Policy AdvisorSept. 23

USAID Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance – Online Communications Specialist (scroll to find) – $76k-$99k – Sept. 24
American University Associate Director for Communications & Content, School of Public AffairsSept. 25 

Food & Drug AdministrationWriter/Editor - $63k-$82k – Sept. 25 

National Emergency Management AssociationGovernment Relations Director (scroll to find) – Sept. 25

Office of the Speaker of the Maine HouseCommunications Director (scroll to find) – Augusta, ME – Sept. 25

Washington Area Lawyers for the ArtsExecutive Director – part-time, remote-based – Sept. 26

Union of Concerned Scientists

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Your Super-Comprehensive Oktoberfest & Other Beer- & Drink-centric Celebration Guide for DC, Maryland & Virginia

Long-time DCPA+CJ viewers are aware that we get fired up for the Oktoberfest season, and enjoy highlighting O-fest & similar celebrations that pop up in DC, Maryland & Virginia this time of year as part of Friday postings.

We'll continue to make that operation part of Friday posts throughout the Fall, but we'll also try and collect as many of them as we can here, so you can plan ahead accordingly (and so we're not hustling to find them on Thursday evenings or Friday mornings).

What have we missed?  Let us know, and check back for further updates.
Blue & Gray Brewery Oktoberfest – Sept. 18-19 – Fredericksburg, Va.
St. Benedict Oktoberfest – Sept. 18-20 – Richmond, Va.

Heurich House Oktoberfest – Sept. 19 – Dupont Circle
Mad Fox Hoppy Oktoberfest – Sept. 19 – Falls Church
Das Bier Bash – Sept. 19 – Mt. Vernon Sq./NY Ave. NW DC
Biergarten Haus is counting down to Oktoberfest – Sept. 19 – H St. NE
Beer Bourbon & BBQ – Sept. 19 – Tysons Corner
Old Busthead Bleu & Brew Beer & Cheese Festival – Sept. 19 – Warrenton, Va. 
Virginia Cider Festival – Sept. 19 – Fredericksburg, Va.
Taste of Freedom Wine Festival – Sept. 19 – Montpelier, Va.
Know Good Beer & Music Festival – Sept. 19 – Richmond, Va.
Chili, Brews & Blues Festival – Sept. 19 – Waynesboro, Va. -
Lynchburg Beer & Wine Festival – Sept. 19 – Lynchburg, Va.
District Oktoberfest – Sept. 19-20 – Chinatown/Verizon Center neighborhood 
DBGBOktoberfest menu commences Sept. 19-Oct.4 – CityCenter DC

Pups & Pilsners Festival – Sept. 20 – Crystal City
Stratford Hall Wine & Oyster Festival – Sept. 20 – Stratford Hall, Va.

Das Best Oktoberfest – Sept. 25-26 – National Harbor

Takoma Foundation Nuclear-free Beerfest VII – Sept. 26 – Takoma Park
Baltimore City Paper Brew Fest – Sept. 26 – Fells Point
Lovettsville Oktoberfest – Sept. 26 – Lovettsville, Va.
Top of the Hops Beer Fest – Sept. 26 – Charlottesville, Va.
Capital Ale House Oktoberfest – Sept. 26 – Richmond, Va.
Maryland Microbrewery Festival – Sept. 26 – Westminster, MD
Rocktown Beer & Music Festival – Sept. 26 – Harrisonburg, Va.
Blues & Brews Festival – Sept. 26 – Front Royal, Va.
Frostoberfest – Sept. 26 – Frostburg, MD

West Annapolis Oktoberfest – Sept. 26 – West Annapolis, MD

Wunder Garten Oktoberfest – Sept. 28-Oct. 4 – NOMA DC

Fort Belvoir Oktoberfest – Oct. 1 – Ft. Belvoir, Va.

Cap City Brewing Oktoberfest – Oct. 3 – Shirlington
Vienna Oktoberfest
– Oct 3 – Vienna
Fredericksburg Area Wine Festival – Oct. 3 – Fredericksburg, Va.
Martinsville Oktoberfest  – Oct. 3 – Martinsville, Va.
Frederick Oktoberfest – Oct. 3-4 – Frederick, MD

Baltimore Beer Week – Oct. 9-18 – Baltimore, MD

Das Best Oktoberfest – Oct. 10 – Baltimore, MD
Oktoberfest Reston – Oct. 10-11 – Reston
Good Beer Festival - Oct. 10-11 - Salisbury, MD
Virginia Wine & Garlic Festival – Oct. 10-11 – Amherst, Va.

Kentlands Oktoberfest
– Oct. 11 – Gaithersburg
Landsdowne Fall Beer Festival – Oct. 11 – Landsdowne, Va.

Berlin Oktoberfest – Oct. 17 – Berlin, MD
U.S. Oyster Festival – Oct. 17-18 – California, MD

Northern Virginia Brewfest – Oct. 17-18 – Centreville, Va.
Craft Beer Festival – Oct. 17-18 – Virginia Beach, Va.

Baltimore Craft Beer Festival – Oct. 24 – Baltimore, MD

Urbanna Oyster Festival - Nov. 6-7 - Urbanna, Va.

D.C. Beer Festival
– Nov. 7 – Nationals Park
Punkin' Chunkin' – Nov. 7-8 – Dover, DE

Friday, September 18, 2015

Friday, at Your Favorite

We're a little behind schedule on this lovely Friday morning, so we'll be adding some more to your work-week-ending set a little later today [OK, all done].

RKTL seeks Public Relations Lead with 5-7 years of experience in media relations or corporate communications, in-house or agency; facility with media software and databases, such as Cision & Vision, also desired.

Outreach Strategies, a communications/public affairs firm focused on creating positive environmental and social change, is looking to hire an Account Exec/Senior Account Exec with 1-5 years experience in PR, public affairs, government relations, non-profit communications or a related field.

We have it on good authority that our friends at No Kid Hungry are actively recruiting for these opportunities to enlist in the fight to end childhood hunger:
NGP VAN, well-established technology provider to Democratic & progressive campaigns & organizations, has an Events Marketing Coordinator post that was sent along to us with the oft-sought entry-level descriptor, which you can balance with the 1-3 years experience level noted.

The Public Policy Institute of California has passed along this Sacramento-based Director of Government Affairs post requiring expert knowledge of California state government and deep contacts in the policy community & a track record of communicating with diverse policy audiences and elected officials.

The Open World Leadership Center administers exchange programs w/ future leaders in Eurasian countries; your place in this undertaking would be as an Intern in the current Fall term, with duties including research, grant writing & working with program delegates.

American University
Unnamed health law & policy website seeks part-time Writer – $20/hr – pharma-related knowledge deemed a plus

Pew Charitable TrustsSenior Associate, Antibiotic Resistance Project – seeking candidates with minimum of five years directly related professional experience in public policy or research.

Heritage Foundation
British EmbassyDigital Media Officer – $47k – demonstrated social media platform management fluency desired, including community building and analytics, and campaign strategy and management – New York – apply by Oct. 4

Association & Conference Group LLC
is interested in hiring a full-time, virtual/remote-based  Marketing/Communications Manager – low $30k

USAID Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (scroll to find)
National Fair Housing AllianceDirector of Communications – seeking candidates with at least 5 years of successful communications experience, ideally in an “in-house” leadership role at a nonprofit entity – apply by Oct. 5

Opportunities with Better Markets, a non-profit, non-partisan, and independent organization promoting the public interest in the financial markets:
Harris Corp.Government Relations Manager (search Washington DC location, or use job ID: CHQ20151009-6144) – experience with defense authorization and/or appropriations processes especially valued

Virginia Hospital CenterDevelopment Officer (search Virginia Hospital Center facility AND professional job category)

Best wishes for a superb weekend and happy Oktoberfest (officially starts Saturday, you know) from your favoritepublic affairs jobs resource – and here's some early beer festival season related notes/happenings to help launch the fun:

Thursday, September 17, 2015


We're supersized with 60 in today's just-the-jobs edition; congrats to Bryce for swatting number 40 last night.

1) Active MindsDevelopment Coordinator

2-3) Agency Chief
4) The AIDS InstituteSenior Policy Associate – apply by Sept. 30

5) American Academy of DermatologyManager, Congressional Policy

6) American Association of Community CollegesSenior Congressional Advocate – $70k-$90k

7-9) Atlantic Media
10-11) Audubon Society
12) Brookings InstitutionResearch Assistant with the Center on Social Dynamics and Policy

13) BRTRCCommunications Assistant

14) Campaign Consultation, Inc. Project & Communications Specialist – Baltimore, MD

15) Casualty Actuarial SocietyCommunications & Marketing Coordinator – $44k-$49k

16) Dept. of AgriculturePublic Affairs Specialist – $52k-$68k – reserved for recent grads – apply by Sept. 30

17) DHS/Citizenship & Immigration ServicesProject Manager/Communications Lead – $90k-$118k – apply by Sept. 18

18) Economic Development AdministrationInternal Communication Program Specialist – $76k-$99k – apply by Sept. 18

19) Education for Peace in Iraq CenterDevelopment and Communications Manager – apply by Oct. 2

20) Equal Justice WorksCommunications & Marketing Manager

21) ERT Marine Habitat Communication & Outreach Specialist supporting NOAA’s Habitat Protection Division

22) Every VoiceState Legislative Director – apply by Oct. 16

23) Federal Reserve Bank Board of GovernorsCommunications Supervisor

24) Federal Reserve Bank of RichmondCommunicator/Senior Communicator (search by location or communications/public relations category) – Richmond, Va.

25) Food & Drug AdministrationWriter/Editor - $63k-$82k – apply by Sept. 25

26) Generation OpportunityEmail Marketing Manager – search managed by Freedom Partners Shared Services

27) Georgetown UniversityAssistant Director, Board Communications

28) Hilton HotelsManager, Portfolio Communications

29) ICF InternationalCommunications Associate

30) International Monetary FundSenior Communications Officer (scroll to find) – apply by Sept. 30

31) Makovsky Integrated CommunicationsSenior Account Exec, Energy

32) Middle East Institute Senior Editor, Online Content – some knowledge of Arabic preferred

33) Military.comWriter/Editor

34) Mystery DC-based associationEditorial Assistant – temporary/contract – $12-$15/hr – search managed by Beacon Hill Staffing

35) Mystery employerSocial Media Coordinator – freelance status – search managed by The Creative Group

36) Mystery Herndon-based employer in the eDiscovery/forensic search spaceMarketing Manager – search managed by Genesis Global Recruiting

37) National Association for the Education of Young ChildrenDirector, Digital Content Strategy

38) National Museum of Jewish HistoryPublic Relations & Digital Marketing Manager (pdf) – Philadelphia, PA

39) National Oceanic & Atmospheric AdministrationCommunications Specialist/Web Content Manager – $90k-$139k – apply today, Sept. 17

40) National Science FoundationSupervisory Public Affairs Specialist – $126k-$158 – apply by Sept. 21

41-46) Nature Conservancy (scroll to find, or use advanced search by DC metro area or state location as noted)
47) NMS HealthcareSocial Media Manager

48) PenngoodMass Media Specialist

49) NatureServe Communications Specialist – fluency in Spanish preferred

50-51) Porter Novelli
52) SandozExecutive Director, Government Affairs

53-55) Smithsonian Institution
56) Society for NeuroscienceDigital Communications Manager

57) VMWarePAC  & Office Manager

58) Whitman-Walker HealthPublic Policy Associate – $50k-$60k

59-60) World Food Program USA