Sunday, October 9, 2016

In Case You Missed Them

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

Prince George’s County Dept. of HealthPublic Information Officer – $53k-$104k – Oct. 10

U.S. Marshals ServiceCongressional Affairs Analyst – $92k-$119k – Oct. 10

British Embassy
Nature Conservancy
George Washington University Senior Associate Director of Development, Law SchoolOct. 11

Patent & Trademark OfficePublic Affairs Specialist – $53k-$69k – Oct. 11

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid ServicesPublic Affairs Specialist – $64k-$110k – Oct. 12 

Design-Build Institute of AmericaDirector, Strategic CommunicationsOct. 14

Land Trust Alliance Communications AssociateOct. 14

League of Conservation VotersDigital Campaigns Manager, Chispa – strong Spanish language skills required – Oct. 14 

Fairtrade AmericaBusiness Development Manager, Coffee & Tea (scroll to find) – Oct. 15 

Georgetown Ministry CenterCommunications CoordinatorOct. 15

U.S. Commission on International Religious FreedomExecutive Director – $150k – Oct. 15 

Visiting Nurse Association of AmericaMarketing Communications Manager – to $60k – Oct. 15

University of WisconsinDirector of Federal Relations (use keyword 88043; the listing will appear w/ the title Special Assistant) – DC-based – Oct. 16

1 comment:

Gordon said...

Strategic Communications Manager - Crosscut Strategies, LLC

Crosscut Strategies — a fast-growing strategic communications firm working with start-ups, large companies, and non-profits in tech, health care, and other sectors — is seeking a Strategic Communications Manager to join our team. The Strategic Strategic Communications Manager will be responsible for overseeing client projects and initiatives, playing a critical role in managing our accounts, working directly with clients, and helping to execute on our communications strategies – including writing, media relations, and social media.

The ideal candidate will have 4-6 years of experience in strategic communications or campaigns.

This is a great opportunity for a motivated, capable, and smart candidate to be a part of a small team at a growing firm. Many of our clients are high-growth start-ups, and like them, we keep the hierarchies flat and the fun and satisfaction high. We trust our employees to find the best way to get the work done, and our office has many cool places to do just that. We are located in the heart of Dupont/Farragut North area, with easy access to Metro, buses, and bikeshare. We work hard, but take breaks to debate music, points of grammar, best places to eat in DC, and which YouTube videos of baby animals are the cutest. Seriously.

Mandatory Skills and Qualifications

• Excellent writing and editing skills. Being able to write fast and great is critical.
• Experience managing complex assignments, leading colleagues toward a goal, and working with clients or other top-level stakeholders.
• Ability to multi-task, work quickly to meet deadlines, and manage multiple assignments at once.
• Previous work experience in campaigns, advocacy, strategic communications, or a related field.
• Experience developing communications plans and supporting their implementation.
• Proven experience developing relationships with reporters.
• Understanding of federal and/or state policymaking processes.
• Strong organizational abilities and attention to detail.
• Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field. Advanced proficiency with all standard professional software.

Desired Skills and Qualifications

• Experience producing materials for public distribution, conducting policy and media research, overseeing vendors and outside contractors, and coordinating media events.
• Experience using social media campaigns to reach target audiences.
• Strong familiarity with and/or interest in the health care and technology sectors.

Responsibilities include:

• Day-to-day management of client projects and initiatives, including working closely with client representatives to implement communications programs.
• Representing the client to media and other stakeholders, including serving as an on-the-record spokesperson as needed.
• Supervising junior staff and contractors, and coordinating with Crosscut Strategies senior team.
• Developing and implementing comprehensive media strategies to support client goals – including public policy campaigns, corporate communications and B2B campaigns, consumer media engagement, and other initiatives.
• Drafting and editing press releases, fact sheets, speeches, talking points, presentations, strategy memos, and other communications documents.
• Researching issues, policy developments, and media coverage of targeted topics, and distilling this research into clear, concise memos and reports for clients.
• Participating in new business development, including research and proposal preparation.
• Proposing creative ideas for helping clients achieve their goals
• Analyzing media coverage to identify opportunities and potential risks for clients.

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover e-mail to