Thursday, December 29, 2016

Finish Strong

You can take a job-search break from tomorrow though Monday, Jan. 2 – but today, we've got some more new jobs and even a few intern posts, so keep at it and finish strong where other folks have already gone into wait until next year mode.  We'll post the usual recap of jobs closing next week on Jan. 1, and will return with more new finds on Tuesday, Jan. 3.

One more note: we really think this New Yorker article on a potential dam collapse catastrophe in Iraq is pretty interesting reading.  No, don't worry: we're not going to make did you see this neat article? a thing here.

Fri. a.m update: we just stumbled across this closing-soon part-time Communications Coordinator opportunity with the Virginia Association of Museums – $15-$20/hr – Richmond, Va. – apply by Dec. 31

another Fri. a.m. update: this Public Affairs Specialist opportunity with the U.S. Agency for International Development has now been listed as an open-to-all opportunity – $108k-$141k – apply by Jan. 6 – here's a link to the status-candidate listing we previously had, as well.

1) AARPDirector, Government Affairs/Health & Family

2-4) American University
5) British EmbassySupport Officer, Research Councils UK – $22/hr – apply by Jan. 22

6-7) Children’s National Medical Center
8) Court Services and Offender Supervision AgencyPublic Affairs Specialist – $108k-$141k – apply by Dec. 30

9) Federal Railroad AdministrationGovernmental Affairs Specialist – $64k-$100k – apply by Jan. 5

10-13) Inova Health System (search using job ID)
14) Institute of Museum & Library Services – $92k-$119k – Senior Public Affairs Specialist – apply by Jan. 10

15) KellenStaff Associate

16-19) ManTech International Corp. (search using req ID) – Herndon, Va.
20) Mystery non-profitEditorial Production Coordinator – temporary post – search managed by the BOSS Group

21) National Association of Credit ManagementStaff Writer – Columbia, MD

22) National Association of Insurance CommissionersGovernment Relations Communications Strategist (scroll down; click in circled i to see details)

23) National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration – Public Affairs Specialist – $92k-$141k – apply by Jan. 2

24) Pew Charitable Trusts Senior Associate, Health Impact Project

25) Pew Research CenterResearch Assistant, Politics

26-27) PICO National Network
28-29) Progressive Policy Institute (scroll to find)
30) Washington School for GirlsDevelopment & Communications Assistant – temporary post through June 2017 – apply by Jan. 12

31) … and finally: we’re expecting you to hook us up with something fun if you successfully roll the dice on this Director of Communications gig at MGM Resorts' new National Harbor location – we’re actually happy MLife members and enjoyed a recent retreat to this fine MGM property.

32) … and finally, part 2: the Fair Lakes outpost of the Chick-fil-A empire has a spot on the menu for a Restaurant Marketing Director.  Now we’re hungry.

33) … and finally, part 3: how does life in the upper reaches of the country helping support a lovely & wild place grab you?  We think Executive Director (pdf) for the Glacier National Park Conservancy fits that bill very nicely; send us a postcard, OK? – Columbia Falls, MT – search managed by the Campbell Company

OK – that's is for 2016.  Please celebrate safely and responsibly (and stylishly, too, if that's your thing).  Best wishes for a lovely weekend and a stellar 2017 from your favoritepublic affairs jobs resource.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

42 More

1) AAAManager, State Relations

2) Alliance to Save EnergyCommunications & Events Intern – full-time – $11/hr

3) Blue Cross Blue Shield Association Washington Representative

4) Brookings InstitutionDevelopment Assistant

5) Bureau of Land ManagementDivision Chief, Public Affairs – $128k-$160k – apply by Jan. 5

6) Catholic Charities of ArlingtonCommunications & Community Outreach Specialist (pdf)

7) Conservation InternationalChief Marketing Officer

8-9) Council on Foreign Relations
10) Dept. of the TreasuryPolicy Advisor – $64k-$119k – apply by Jan. 4

11) Earthjustice DC Advocacy Communications Manager

12-13) Georgetown University
14) Girl Scout Council of the Nation's CapitalWeb & New Media Specialist – mid-to-high $30k

15) Howard UniversityCommunications Specialist

16) International Food Policy Research Institute Communications Specialist

17-19) Koch Industries
20) Marriott Corp. Public Relations Coordinator at the Ritz-Carlton Georgetown

21) MetLifeVice President/Head of U.S. Federal Government Relations

22) National Cannabis Industry AssociationGovernment Relations Coordinator

23) National Highway Safety AdministrationPublic Affairs Specialist – $53k-$84k – apply by Jan. 2

24) National Oceanic & Atmospheric AdministrationPublic Affairs Specialist – $64k-$119k – apply by Jan. 2

25-27) National Trust for Historic Preservation (scroll to find)
28-34) Nature Conservancy
35) Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) – Legislative Assistant

36-38) Smithsonian Institution (scroll to find)
39) USAIDCongressional Liaison Specialist – $77k-$100k – apply by Jan. 9

40-41) U.S. Chamber of Commerce
42) U.S. News & World ReportPublic Relations Manager

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Your Potential 2017 Destinations: Wilmington, DE – Assorted Luxury Hotels – Okinawa or Bagram AFB

We're back with with posts today through Thursday this week.  And we're pretty pleased with today's edition that features opportunities that could put you in the land-of-no-sales tax (6-10), flacking and presumably visiting swank hotels (24-26), or possibly joining patriotic-minded entertainers on morale-boosting tours (42).

1) The Public Affairs Council is actively recruiting for this Marketing & Communications Manager post suited to candidates with strong writing/editing skills, ability to develop social media content, and experience with design & digital advertising.

2) Per the comments field, we pass along this Spring 2017 Media Relations Intern opportunity with NeighborWorks for current college juniors/seniors with social media skills; familiarity with Adobe Photoshop, Zoom webinar software & video editing software preferred – apply by Jan. 10

3) Amazon Manager, Public Policy

4-5) Aspen Institute
6-11) AstraZeneca – Wilmington, DE, except as noted
12) Deloitte Consulting Public Affairs Analyst

13) Discovery CommunicationsProject Coordinator, Marketing

14) Equal Employment Opportunity CommissionPublic Affairs Specialist – $64k-$84k – Spanish language proficiency required – apply by Jan. 29

15) FHI360Communications Associate, Social Media

16-18) George Washington University
19) Import-Export Bank of the U.S. Director of Congressional Affairs – $92k-$141k – apply by Jan. 28

20) Johns Hopkins UniversityAssistant Director/Development Associate – $41k-$56k – Baltimore, MD

21-22) Kellen
23) KetchumResearch Associate

24-26) Marriott
27-30) Meals on Wheels America
31) Mystery employerProposal Analyst/Writer – search manage by Bonnie Jones Associates

32) National Parks & Recreation Association – scroll to find recently-posted part-time Communications, Social Media & Magazine Intern opportunities

33) Patient-Centered Outcomes Research InstituteAdvisor, Public Policy

34) Peace CorpsPublic Affairs/Social Media Specialist – $55k-$100k – apply by Jan. 29

35-37) Sage Communications (scroll to find)
38) Sasakawa Peace Foundation USADigital Content Coordinator/Communications Intern – $11/hr – Japanese language skills a major plus – apply by Jan. 9

39-40) Smithsonian Institution opportunities supporting the National Museum of African American History & Culture – listings subject to early closure once 300 applications are reached
41) U.S. Army Program Analyst/Legislative Strategist – $108k-$141k – apply today, Jan. 27

42)…and, finally: from the this-sounds-cool-and-challenging file, we bring you this Vice President, Entertainment Partnerships opportunity with the USO, where you’ll be tasked with attracting, engaging & securing celebrity talent for a high volume and wide variety of domestic and global USO tours & events – while regular travel to far-flung military outposts isn’t referenced in the announcement, we’d guess that goes with this job.

Monday, December 26, 2016

Holiday Leftovers

Here's a smattering of previously noted opportunities closing this week; we'll be back with whatever new finds we can unearth tomorrow.

Nature Conservancy
Federal Aviation AdministrationPolicy Analyst – $94k-$146k – Dec. 27

World BankCommunications OfficerDec. 27

British Embassy
Aerospace Industries AssociationCommunications Contractor supporting the Team America Rocketry Challenge – Feb. 1 to June 30, 2107 term – Dec. 31

Andes Amazon FundCommunications CoordinatorDec. 31

Environmental Investigation AgencyCommunications DirectorJan. 1 

Young Playwright’s TheaterCommunications Associate – $40k – Jan. 1

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Wrapping Up

Here's some job & internships for any of you who have already got your presents bought & wrapped.  We'll probably give you previous opportunities closing in the upcoming week on Monday.

Our friends at the United Nations Foundation have passed along this fresh Communications Manager post supporting their Shot@Life program promoting childhood immunization worldwide – at least 10 years of relevant experience in communications and/or public relations and media relations desired.

We have it on good authority that Crosby~Volmer International Communications is still actively recruiting a digitally savvy Account Supervisor – your 5+ years’ experience should demonstrate media relations expertise and ability to respond to the ever-changing nature of the media landscape.

British Embassy
APCO Worldwide Account Supervisor/Senior Account Supervisor, Public Affairs – 4-6 years of public affairs, strategic communications, and/or political campaign management experience required

Lupus Foundation
Hogan LovellsSenior Coordinator, Public Relations (scroll way down) – Conference & Events Coordinator post also available

Monumental Sports & Entertainment
International Rescue Committee Policy & Advocacy Intern and U.S. Programs Policy & Advocacy Intern

SEIUResearch Associate, Healthcare Campaign – seeking candidates with at least 2 years’ work or academic experience in research, with demonstrated ability in quantitative or qualitative research,

Atlantic Media

Colonial Williamsburg FoundationDevelopment Writer – Williamsburg, Va.

Betheseda-based communications cabal Van Eperen seeks Account Supervisor with a strong understanding of the political landscape of Maryland, and, in particular, Montgomery County.

The Milton Hershey School is seeking a Digital Design Assistant to produce compelling videos and online content to showcase the unique personality & offerings at the Hershey, PA institution

Pew Research Center

Pew Charitable Trusts
Ball Aerospace Social Media & Public Relations Specialist (scroll back to 12/6 to find, or used advanced search & job ID 659087) – 3+ years’ experience in social media, public relations or communications desired

… and finally: how about taking a break from the PR/communications/advocacy life and putting your previous retail experience to work as Gift Shop Manager at Brookside Gardens under the employ of the Maryland National Parks & Planning Commission – $46k-$78k

Looking for something fun tonight?  We never miss the Festivus (scroll down for details) holiday frolic at taking place this evening at Rustico in Alexandria.  We can already taste (and feel the effects) of that first Mad Elf.  Have a great break/holiday/Hanukkah and Merry Christmas from your favoritepublic affairs jobs resource.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

More Light Ahead

Per the ever-useful sunrise/sunset tracker at, today has the shortest run of daylight for the year, clocking in at 9 hours/26 minutes/17 seconds worth of sun time.  Starting tomorrow, the days will start getting longer – at first by a few seconds more each day, then by a minute or more daily starting Jan. 7.  We're always a little cheered by the fact that the days are now set to start lengthening, and we hope you are too.

1) The Forum of Regional Grantmakers seeks an Associate Director, Policy & Communications with 5+ years’ experience in policy/advocacy in philanthropy or nonprofit field and/or experience working in government; strong, existing relationships and experience with public officials at national level a plus.

2) The Association for Advanced Life Underwriting is looking for an entrepreneurial, client-facing Account Principal, Federal Advocacy Services to serve as project manager for AALU’s largest grassroots consulting partnership – 5-7 years of experience in advocacy, communications, political campiagns, or grassroots organizing required; candidates with campaign, Capitol Hill, and/or political consulting experience strongly preferred

3) Enterprise Community Partners is in search mode for a Policy Analyst support their work safeguarding, expanding & improving affordable housing & community development programs – 2 or more years of related experience required.

4) Here’s another from the kglobal crew: Senior Account Exec sought to cover the overnight shift producing a daily morning report – proven research or media analysis experience required, along with strong writing/editing skills – position allows for work from home

5) The Association of Public Health Laboratories is looking to fill this Communications Intern post – we’re told that the start date is flexible, but getting on board by late Jan. 2017 would be preferred.

6) AIDS InstitutePolicy Associate

7) Andes Amazon FundCommunications Coordinator – apply by Jan. 31

8) Aplastic Anemia & MDS International FoundationSocial Media & Communications Manager – $54k

9) Association of American Medical CollegesLegislative Analyst and Senior Legislative Analyst

10) Brookings InstitutionProgram Coordinator & Research Assistant supporting the Cities & Refugees: The European Response collaboration

11-27) Capitol Hill
28-29) Center for Biological Diversity
30) Federal Aviation AdministrationPolicy Analyst – $94k-$146k – apply by Dec. 27

31) Federal Mediation & Conciliation ServiceIntern – Jan.-May and June-Sept. 2017 terms available – apply by Dec. 28

32-35) Feeding America
36) Garden State InitiativeExecutive Director – flexible/virtual location in New Jersey – search managed by Talent Market

37-42) Georgetown University
43-44) Human Rights Campaign
45) Library of CongressLegislative Analyst – $77k-$100k – apply by Jan. 5

46-47) National Restaurant Association
48) Nature ConservancyDirector of Donor Communications – apply by Jan. 13

49) University of VirginiaExecutive Director of the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities – Charlottesville, Va.

50) U.S. Commission on International Religious FreedomDirector of Communications – $100k-$140k – apply by Jan. 31

51) World BankSenior Communications Officer, Environment & Natural Resources

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Project, Poster, Planning, Public Policy, Park, & POET

Project Concern International is seeking a Global Communications Officer with at least 3-4 years’ experience in communications & brand management required; knowledge of NGOs in global health, non-profit, and philanthropic sectors and/or experience working in developing countries highly desired.

Our friends at kglobal are looking to add an Account Supervisor with 6-8 years of relevant experience in public relations or related fields to their downtown DC-based team

The National Cherry Blossom Festival has just shared this Admin Assistant (pdf) opportunity with us – min. 2 years experience in non-profit event planning or comparable office environment desired – we think this year’s official poster would make a nice Christmas gift or office purchase, as well. 

American Planning AssociationGovernment Affairs Associate – seeking candidates with strong communication & political advocacy skills along with an understanding of the legislative process, particularly in areas related to urban planning & development.

New with the American Enterprise Institute since our Dec. 1 check-in:
UberSenior Manager, Public Policy – e 8+ years’ relevant experience required; preference for candidates who have worked in a senior role on Capitol Hill, especially on the Senate side.

Mystery association in the consumer rights arenaDirector of Government Affairs & Communications – home-based/telecommute position – $55k-$70k – 3-4 years’ experience in Capitol Hill, campaign, grassroots advocacy, or non-profit setting required.

Mystery Reston-based nonprofitPublic Relations Manager – 6+ years of proven experience in public relations & partnering with the media required – search managed by the BOSS Group

Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission
National Alliance of Forest OwnersVice President for Communications – 8+ years’ experience in communications advocacy required.

Global Health CorpsCommunications & Advocacy Coordinator/Fellow supporting the Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon partnership fighting women’s cancers – $1,100/mo + housing/utilities & other benefits – apply by Jan. 18

American Health Care Association (scroll to find)
Solar Energy Industries AssociationExternal Affairs Director – 5+ years of experience in external affairs, stakeholder engagement, public relations or similar field required

Global Environment & Technology FoundationCommunications Manager – 2-3 years of related experience desired, along intermediate to advanced level skills in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat) using a Mac – apply by Jan. 6

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
POET LLC, one of the world’s largest producers of ethanol and other biorefined products, seeks Director, Public Affairs/State Government Relations with 7+ plus years of state public affairs & lobbying experience.

Johns Hopkins University – Baltimore, MD
Mystery employer Public Relations Specialist – 4+ years related experience & exceptional writing ability desired – search managed by the Creative Group

Powell TateIntern, Summer 2017 – full-time/paid position – apply by Mar. 3

Monday, December 19, 2016

Tis' the Season...

... to continue job-searching, or at least job-browsing a bit.  We expect to continue posting this week through Thursday, and plan to give you (and us) a break Dec. 23 through Dec. 26In any event, don't forget previously noted opportunities closing this week. 

Results for Development, a global nonprofit organization working with partners in more than 55 countries to find new ways to help people escape poverty & reach their potential, are seeking a Senior Program Officer/Marketing & Communications Director with 7+ years’ relevant experience as well as knowledge of technology for social impact, social entrepreneurship & impact investing models.

The International Society for Stem Cell Research is seeking a DC-based Policy Director to work with global leaders in stem cell research to increase the organization’s influence in regulatory & governmental decision-making around the world – suited to applicants with 5-10 years of experience in advocacy, legislative, or policy-making efforts, as well as knowledge of the scientific research enterprise.

The Baltimore City Council is actively seeking candidates for this Deputy Press Secretary post supporting the Council President – knowledge of Baltimore City specific issues preferred and a strong interest in Baltimore City, local government, and legislative & public policy issues is required – $45k

The ACLU of New Jersey has just passed along this call for an Executive Director with solid communications & management abilities, as well as a strong knowledge of civil liberties & civil rights issues – Newark, NJ

American Cancer Society
Institute for Higher Education PolicyCommunications & Advocacy Officer (pdf) – at least 10 years’ professional experience required; background in nonprofit or advocacy setting preferred – see also main career page

This Senior Director, International Affairs post (apply by Jan. 6) with BP is new since our late-Nov. check-in, and the Director, Federal Government Affairs opportunity we noted in that set now sports a Jan. 12 application deadline.

USDA/Food & Nutrition Service Public Affairs Specialist – $77k-$119k – apply today, Dec. 19

Office of the Secretary of DefensePublic Affairs Specialist – digital media focus – $77k-$119k – apply by Dec. 20

NASALegislative Affairs Specialist – $64k-$119k – apply by Dec. 23

Maryland Historical SocietyDirector of Development (scroll to find) – seeking candidates with 5+ years fundraising experience that demonstrates ability to foster, facilitate & develop donor relationships & make high-level solicitations.

George Washington University
American Jewish World ServiceDirector of Government Affairs – at least 15 years of public policy and/or advocacy work required, ideally with significant experience with U.S. foreign policy issues.

American Speech-Language-Hearing AssociationDirector, Political Advocacy – $83k-$92k – lobbying, grassroots mobilization and PAC-related experience required.

Opportunities with the Mercatus Center at George Mason University:
National Stone, Sand & Gravel AssociationDigital Media Manager – minimum of 4 years of experience in online operations and strategy, web design, and content management & implementation required.

International Campaign for Tibet
Mystery large-sized associationWeb Content Assistant – long-term temporary/contract basis – $16-$18/hr – seeking candidates with 1-5+ years of experience in web editing, content strategy, content management systems & working with web graphic design – search managed by Beacon Hill Staffing

Emily’s List
Bread for the World, a collective Christian voice urging political leaders to end hunger in the U.S.  & around the world, seeks highly experienced Managing Director to help lead the organization – search managed by the Explore Company

Agency Chief
The Maryland Court Appointed Special Advocates Association is seeking Development Consultant proposals individuals/companies to assess current development capacity, help create a development plan, identify fundraising opportunities & provide ongoing assistance during the initial phase of implementation – submit/apply by Jan. 4

Mystery Fortune 100 professional services firmInternal Communications Manager – stellar writing abilities and least five years of internal communications experience required – search managed by Paladin Staffing

Sunday, December 18, 2016


We have just 10 previously noted opportunities closing in the upcoming week today – but, you only need to snag one job now, right?

Montgomery County, MDPublic Administration Associate (search general professional category) – $40k-$67k – Dec. 19

University of Virginia – Charlottesville, Va.
World BankCommunications Officer supporting the Water Global PracticeDec. 20

George Mason University Program Assistant, Law and Economics CenterDec. 21

Heurich House Museum 
Visitor Services Manager (pdf) – part-time – $15/hr – Dec. 21

International Center on Nonviolent Conflict  Director of Communications (scroll to find) – Dec. 21

DC Office of Contracting & Procurement Public Affairs Specialist – $70k-$89k – Dec. 23

Land Trust Alliance

Friday, December 16, 2016

Well-Loved & Essential (but modest & humble, of course) Public Affairs Jobs Blog Returns After Brief Mid-week Hiatus

OK – we're back with some direct-to-us submissions and usual suspects to keep your job search moving through the weekend, and we'll probably weave a few fresh finds into here later on [edit: all done on that front now].  And yes, we had a great time in ______, thanks for asking.

1-3) The Society for Neuroscience is actively recruiting for:
4-5) Fresh opportunities with the World Wildlife Fund:
6-7) A well-established advocacy & lobbying organization with a focus on international affairs is looking to engage a Live Events Project Manager and a Live Events Project Associate in three-month-long, on-site assignments that will be focused on the development of programming for the organization's annual conference – available ASAP – searches managed by Brainstorm Creative Resources

8) Here’s a new Office Administrator post with the Bethesda-based Hatcher Group – at least 2 years of relevant experience required

9) Voice of America’s Spanish language service has available-now Production Intern opportunities for currently-enrolled undergrads – familiarity with Final Cut Pro and fluency in Spanish preferred.

10) Bluelight Strategies, a media consulting & public affairs firm specializing in Jewish & ethnic affairs, nonprofit advocacy, progressive domestic & foreign policy, and human rights, has passed along available-ASAP Spring 2017 Intern opportunities of the paid variety – part- or full-time engagements possible.

11-12) AAA
13-16) American University
17-22) British Embassy
23) Brookings InstitutionPost Doctoral Research Fellow, Foreign Policy – 2017-18 academic year – $58k -apply by Jan 31

24-29) Capitol Hill
30) Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS FoundationSenior Media Relations Coordinator

31-35) Georgetown University
36) Howard UniversityDevelopment Writer (scroll to find, or use advanced search & job # 31122)

37) Leidos Senior Communications Specialist

38-40) Marriott International
41) Nature ConservancyCorporate Engagement Coordinator – apply by Dec. 26

42-43) Pew Charitable Trusts
44) Total Wine & MoreDirector, Corporate Communications

45-51) University of Virginia – Charlottesville, Va.
52) World BankCommunications Officer – apply by Dec. 27

Best wishes for a lovely, refreshing, restorative & fun weekend from your favoritepublic affairs jobs resource.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Surprise Appearance

We originally didn't expect to have a post today, but we got several nice direct-to-us submissions that we didn't want to wait on until we fully return to operation late this week or next week.  Enjoy.

Also, don't forget to scroll back for yesterday's short run of previously noted opportunities closing this week. 

USAID (through Apprio Inc.) is hiring for a new Press Lead to support its U.S. Global Development Lab. They are looking for a communications professional who has 4-6 years of experience working with the media, who is comfortable building relationships both internally and externally, and who is psyched to help tell stories like these. [note: while the comment field alerted us to a possible link malfunction, we've been further told that needed to post it in that fashion, but they'll be looking for people with media/external communications skills – so our suggestion would be that you apply for job as posted, but also highlight any media relations/communications/PR background.  Hope that helps].

Residential & retail developer/operator EDENS is looking for a Communications Director with 10-15 years of relevant experience – local properties (of their dozens nationwide) include Union Market, the Mosaic District, and this coming-soon-in-North-Old-Town development.

The Migration Policy Institute is seeking a new President with strong leadership skills, a clear understanding of the importance of objective, fact-based nonpartisan public policy research & analysis, and a broad knowledge of migration and/or closely related fields.

Here’s a fresh call for an organized & detail-oriented Program Manager to handle event planning, provide marketing & digital content, and assistant with webinar & broadcast studio activities at the National Press Foundation – $35k-$45k

The Baltimore Metropolitan Council seeks a Communications Associate (pdf) to serve as primary webmaster and to assist in publications development – proficiency with Joomla CMS, graphic design skills, and writing/journalism experience desired.

GOPAC, a longtime force in identifying & supporting future Republican leaders, is putting out the call for Interns (scroll to find) for Spring, Summer & Fall 2017 – solid academic records, strong writing, research & computer skills, as well as an interest in Republican politics, will merit you consideration.

Squared Communications seeks full-time & well-organized PR Intern with strong written & verbal communication skills – $11/hr – Union Station area – January start date preferred.

… and finally: Kimberly Clark passed along their Welcome Original Thinkers recruitment campaign, which features a multi-choice personality quiz.   It’s quick, well-conceived and fun, and in their words, will help prospective employees learn what kind of thinkers they are, what kind of jobs they'd best fit; here’s some more info as to what they’re up to.  And, after we took the quiz (we’re Analyzers here, it appears), we searched through jobs with KC and turned up these recent communications-related opportunities:

Sunday, December 11, 2016

It Must Be the Office Holiday Parties

We have a comparatively light haul of previously noted opportunities closing in the upcoming week; our theory is that HR folks around town are girding for the potential mischief & mayhem that occasionally occurs at the annual office holiday fĂȘte – and here's some solid advice for your own seasonal party regimen.  Also please note: we will have a new post tomorrow, after all.

Consumer Financial Protection BoardCongressional Liaison – $78k-$133k – Dec. 12

Federal Aviation Administration Foreign Affairs Specialist – $64k-$99k – Dec. 12

Rep. Raul Ruiz (D-CA) – Caseworker – Palm Desert, CA – Dec. 12

BP Director, Federal Government AffairsDec. 13

State Dept.Public Affairs Specialist – $92k-$119k – Dec. 13

George Mason UniversityProgram Assistant, National Security InstituteDec. 14 

International Republican InstituteStrategic Relations ManagerDec. 15

National Ready Mixed Concrete AssociationDirector of Government Affairs (scroll find; in middle) – Dec. 15

Broadcasting Board of GovernorsWeb & Digital Media Coordinator – $92k-$119k – Dec. 16 

Metropolitan Washington Airports AuthorityMedia Relations Program ManagerDec. 16

Pro Football Retired Players AssociationSocial Media AssociateDec. 16

Friday, December 9, 2016

Friday at Last... and Our Last (for a week or so)

Hello Friday.  We wrap up the week with some neat stuff, as well as noting that we will probably be taking all (or at least most) of next week off.  Until then, be safe and happy hunting.  

We have it on good authority that this Communications & Social Media Manager post supporting the Law School at Georgetown University is still available –3-5 years in public relations or other related field & expertise with multiple social media platforms, basic video editing skills, facility with DSL cameras desired.

The Peter G. Peterson Foundation, long-time advocate for sound & sustainable Federal fiscal policy, seeks Manager, Media Relations with the ability to establish relationships with tier one news outlets, and who can translate complicated policy issues into generally understandable messages – New York – search managed by LeaderFit

The Information Technology & Innovation Foundation, a think tank focusing on the intersection of technological innovation & public policy, is actively seeking a Communications Intern of the paid variety for the Spring semester, starting January 2017, to work on Tuesdays and Thursdays. This intern will assist with a range of activities related to the organization and promotion of ITIF & its policy research.

Atlantic Media
There doesn’t appear to be an Tim Horton’s outpost in the DC area, so perhaps they’ll ship in some provisions for you as Director, U.S. Government Affairs for the iconic Canadian-bred donut & coffee stop.

British Embassy
Landesa, a research and advocacy organization working to help secure land rights for the world’s poorest people through improved policies, laws and programs, seeks Chief of Advocacy & Communications

We are Covestro. We are curious. We are courageous. We are colorful. We redefine chemical material solutions with game-changing products … and you could be a part of all that as Director of Government Relations

Human Rights Campaign
Global Catholic Climate MovementDigital Media Coordinator – social media, graphic design & web management duties noted

Pew Research Center
Pew Charitable Trusts
Pasquines, an online bilingual publication that covers the politics of Puerto Rico, seeks virtual/home-based Interns to provide content & coverage on U.S. and local Puerto Rico political & economic issues.

Independent Journal Review, an Alexandria-based and self-described social first, mobile first outlet covering political & cultural news, shows multiple editorial & Intern posts available

BuzzFeed News is seeking a sharp & ambitious Foreign Affairs Reporter with emphasis on State Department coverage – 3+ years’ reporting experience & proven ability to break news and develop sources required.

Circa describes itself as the fastest growing mobile‐friendly VOD news & entertainment portal – and has multiple editorial & Intern posts available in Arlington, Va. – additional opportunities also noted in Hunt Valley, MD; New York, Los Angeles & Austin, TX

New at Ketchum since our mid-November check-in:
MedStar Montgomery Medical CenterDirector, Planning/Marketing & Public Relations –  5-8 years comparable planning and marketing experience should include work in a healthcare setting.

DC UnitedIntern (scroll to find) opportunities abound for the Spring term; while we’re at it, here’s some future stadium news.

Best wishes for a stellar & great weekend from your favoritepublic affairs jobs resource.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

In Progress

Your just-the-jobs Thursday set is [edit: now complete] once again a work in progress – check back later for more.

1) The National Association of State Boards of Education are seeking a Communications Associate with 1-3 years of experience in nonprofit communications, media relations, and/or digital/social media – facility with digital tools/applications including WordPress, Drupal, Hootsuite, Mailchimp, Meltwater, Cision, Adobe Illustrator & InDesign all helpful.

2) Abt AssociatesCommunications Specialist supporting USAID’s Health Finance & Governance Project

3) Broadcasting Board of GovernorsWeb & Digital Media Coordinator – $92k-$119k – apply by Dec. 12 [note: this is closed – it appears we had the wrong deadline listed] – another update: it appears to have now been re-listed with a Dec. 16 deadline.

4-8) Brookings Institution
9-10) Citizens for Responsibility & Ethics in Washington (scroll to find)
11) Institute for Higher EducationCommunications & Advocacy Officer (pdf) [link now fixed, thanks to comment field input]

12) National Apartment AssociationDigital Content Editor (pdf)

13) National Association of ManufacturersCommunications Associate

14) State Dept.Public Affairs Specialist – $92k-$119k – apply by Dec. 13

15) World BankCommunications Officer supporting the Water Global Practice – apply by Dec. 20

16-17) Alliance for Justice
18-19) George Mason University
20-21) Georgetown University
22) IREXOperations & Communications Program Associate, Global Programs Group – described as entry-level

23-24) Mercy Corps – Portland, OR
25) Mystery Bethesda-based employerSenior Communications Manager – temporary – to $50/hr – search managed by Creative Circle

26) Atlas NetworkVice President of Development – search managed by Talent Market

27) Congressional-Executive Commission on ChinaInterns, Summer 2017 –$10/hr – apply by Feb. 1

28-29) National Park Foundation
30) National Wildlife FoundationCommunications & Development Coordinator – Ann Arbor, MI

31-32) Nature Conservancy
33-34) PATH
35) Xcerate SolutionsCommunications Specialist/Technical Writer – see also main career page

36) Catholics for ChoiceDirector of Communications

37) Consumer Financial Protection BureauOutreach and Engagement Specialist – $78k-$114k – apply by Dec. 11; subject to early closure when 50 applications received

38-39) Council on Foundations
40) Education Support Employees AssociationCommunications Director – Las Vegas, NV

41) Global Catholic Climate MovementDigital Media Coordinator

42) IntuitDirector, Corporate Affairs/Government Relations

43) Locust Street GroupAdvocacy Associate

44) Society for Cardiovascular Angiography & InterventionsPR & Communications Intern (scroll to find) – apply by Jan. 7

45) U.S. News & World ReportEditorial Associate, Real Estate

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