Friday, June 30, 2017

We're Soooooo Happy It's Friday!

A challenging but generally cheerful week for us – except for yesterday's bullpen implosion and an even worse blow to the top of the line-up. [related sound effects: angry muttering followed by deflated sigh].  But still, it's Friday, the sun is out, and we've got some jobs for you.  Enjoy.

gmmb, a communications firm supporting a mission-driven/social change-oriented client base, is actively recruiting for a Senior Account Exec/Brand Strategist with 3-5 years of branding experience, with a focus on brand research & strategic positioning.

The Aerospace Industries Association seeks a Manager to support the world’s largest student rocket contest & major STEM educational program, the Team America Rocketry Challenge – 1-3  years of experience as a project manager desired; background working with adolescents in STEM education also helpful.

Spire CommunicationsPR Account Director, Science & Technology – 10+ years’ experience, great interpersonal skills, and experience with highly technical & scientific material required; background working with defense-related programs & security clearance a plus.

TEGNA, a company spawned in mid-2015 spin off of Gannett broadcast & digital media properties, has a very fresh call for a Publicity & Media Relations Manager with 8 years’ experience in media or broadcasting communications or media relations.

New opportunities with far-flung ACLU outposts & affiliates:
Government Accountability OfficeVisual Communications Analyst – $84k-$125k – specialized experience is defined as experience analyzing written and analytic data and developing visual representations of data particularly desired – apply by July 7

Earth Resources TechnologyEnvironmental Communication & Outreach Specialist supporting the NOAA Restoration Center – 6+ years of experience developing strategic communications plans &  campaigns for science or environmental agency, company, PR firm, or NGO desired.

Heritage Foundation Admin Assistant, Communications – temporary post – 1-3 years of related experience required.

Mystery communications firm
Operations Associate – 2+ years of experience in hospitality, retail, or a similar receptionist or administrative role required – search managed by Hawthorne Lane

Northop Grumman Strategic Communications Representative – 3+ years of experience in communications required

Consumer Product Safety CommissionPublic Affairs Specialist – $79k-$123k – apply by July 12 

British Embassy Assistant Chief of Staff – $23/hr – New York – apply by July 11

American University
Competitive Enterprise InstituteDirector of Digital Marketing – At least 6-8 years of relevant work experience in digital marketing and content creation – search managed by Talent Market

DHS/Immigration & Customs EnforcementPublic Affairs Specialist – $79k-$122k – Boston, MA

… and finally: earlier this month, we ribbed the good folks at the Capitol Hill Business Improvement District for their insistence on reeling in an all-caps-level SUPERSTAR for their Marketing, Events and Communications Manager post, which they appear to still be trying to fill.  Surely one of you have the excellent communications & organizational skills, facility with social media & WordPress CMS, and overall stellar quality they desire.

Best wishes for a terrific & temperate weekend from your favoritepublic affairs jobs resource.  We're taking the 4th off, but we'll have the usual Sunday deadline-approaching post and a new set on Monday before that.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Your pre-Extra-Long Weekend Slide Begins

We're gearing down a bit in advance of the longish weekend ahead for many (although we're actually pretty busy, as well).  But we'll be back with some more tomorrow.

1-2) Brookings Institution
  • Digital Media Coordinator
  • This Events Intern post supporting the communications office with a $12/hr pay grade is one of 30+ Fall 2017 Intern (scroll to find) opportunities of both paid & un-paid varieties – apply by July 7
3) Via yesterday's comments, we learn of this Director of Government and Political Affairs (scroll to find) opportunity with the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association – 3-5 years of political fundraising, PAC administration, and/or Capitol Hill experience will merit you consideration – apply by July 14

4) The American Sustainable Business Council has shared this Associate Director, Membership post suited for candidates with 5+ years of membership, marketing or communications experience, as well as demonstrated success in business development and/or sales.

5) American Wind Energy AssociationMedia Monitoring Specialist

6-7) APCO Worldwide
8) American Institute of CPAsCommunications Manager – Durham, NC

9-10) American Physical Therapy Association
11) American Psychiatric Association Deputy Director of Federal Relations

12) Bureau of Reclamation –  Public Affairs Specialist – $54k-$103k – apply by July 7; subject to early removal

13) Catholic UniversityGraphic Designer (pdf) – see also main career page

14) Center for InquiryDirector of Government Affairs – $45k-$60k – apply by July 31

15) Corporation for Public BroadcastingLegislative Assistant & Project Specialist – $42k-$57k

16) Dept. of DefenseCommunications Specialist supporting Washington Headquarters Services – $94k-$123k – apply by July 3

17-18) Education Trust
19-20) Georgetown University
22) IMPAQ International Communications Director

22-24) Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
25) LeidosGovernment Affairs Manager

26) Mystery Bethesda-based interactive marketing, communications & SEO firmSenior Interactive Designer – $60k-$85k – search managed by Brainstorm Creative Resources

27) National Association of Secretaries of State Director of Communications

28-34) Nature Conservancy
35) NERA Economic ConsultingWriter/Editor

36) Urban Libraries CouncilCommunications Manager (pdf) – see also main career page

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Smart People Doing Important Things Want You to Join Them. So Have at It!

A lot of great direct-to-us submissions lead off today's set (first 7 organizations noted).

The Carnegie Endowment for World Peace has just shared this very fresh Vice President for Communications opportunity – strong public policy and management experience and wide networks in government & the press are among the requirements for this role with oversight of a 30-person staff – apply by July 28

Our brainy friends at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering & Medicine have passed along this Communications/Media Specialist opportunity supporting their Gulf Research Program – 3 years of related professional experience required; background working on communications at a grant-making organization or foundation preferred.

ReThink Media, an organization working to strengthen the media & communications capacity of nonprofit think tanks, experts & advocacy groups engaged on security, rights & democracy issues, seeks Managing Director (pdf) for their Peace & Security Collaborative – experience in non-profit capacity-building, managing multi-organization communications campaigns, or in facilitating the implementation of shared media, messaging or reframing campaigns desired – see also main career page – apply bu July 17

The National Endowment for Democracy is actively recruiting for:
  • Senior Manager, Government Relations – 5-7 years of experience on Capitol Hill or equivalent background in government/legislative affairs required.
  • Internships (scroll to find) for Fall 2017 are available supporting these diverse areas: Constitutional Design – Grantmaking, Monitoring & Evaluation – Africa program – Latin America & Caribbean program – World Movement for Democracy – Government Relations & Public Affairs – Research & Conferences – Center for International Media Assistance – Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program
Quorum Analytics, a DC-based startup that builds tools to enable individuals to influence the legislative process, is in search mode for a Grassroots Account Manager with experience working on issue-based campaigns & grassroots advocacy & aspirations to make a positive impact on public service & institutions. 

Abt Associates seeks Communications Specialist supporting their International Economic Growth Division – strong writing, editing, proofreading & social media skills desired; knowledge of USAID programs, branding, and communications style a plus.

Currently available with the New America Foundation (scroll to find):
DC Public SchoolsCoordinator, School Communications – $64k-$70k – duties include supporting DCPS schools with communications to families & the public, including photographing & interviewing students, staff & families; covering events for social media; assisting in newsletter creation & managing website updates.

JPMorgan ChaseCorporate Communications Manager – 5-10 years of public affairs or strategic communications experience required.

New with Edelman PR since our early June check-in:
This Content Writer/Editor post is new with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce since our check-in there just last week – 4-8 years’ experience as a journalist or content writer required.

LeidosSenior Communications Editor supporting the National Institute of Justice – 6 years’ experience in writing/editing role desired.

Capitol Hill
  • Republican MoCLegislative Assistant
  • Rep. Alma Adams (D-NC) – District Liaison – Charlotte, NC
  • South Florida Progressive DemocratDistrict Director – specific location not specified, but we’re guessing it’s Sunrise, FL
  • Rep. Denny Heck (D-WA) – Intern
  • Rep. Tom Reed (R-NY) – Intern
  • Rep. Cathy Castor (D-FL) – Intern
  • Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) – Intern
  • Committee on Science, Space & Technology, Democratic StaffIntern
Northrop GrummanExecutive Communications Manager – exceptional speechwriting & presentation development/PowerPoint skills are musts.

Project on Government Oversight

Booz Allen HamiltonCommunications Specialist – knowledge of energy issues desired.

University of Virginia – Charlottesville, Va.

Monday, June 26, 2017

OK, Let's Get the Job-seek Week Started

Tuesday update: a blend of Summertime languor (or perhaps indolence) and assorted demands on our time has led to us skipping today's post.  See you again on Wednesday.

Hello & good morning on this lovely Monday from the DC area.  Don't forget previously noted opportunities closing this week.

We'll start your job-search week with this very fresh Vice President, External Affairs opportunity with the HSC Health System – your 10+ years’ experience should include background in the health industry and working with DC & other local governments – see also main career page. 

American Forests checks in with a newly available Marking Manager opportunity – $38k – 2+ years of experience in social media management and digital marketing strategies, ideally for a nonprofit organization, is required – also, scroll to find recently added Policy Intern and Communications & Marketing Intern posts

The National Democratic Institute has passed along this Intern/Project Assistant opportunity supporting their government relations & communications operations – skills in writing, graphic design, photography, videography & social media desired.

American Trucking AssociationsCoordinator, Legislative Affairs – 3+ years admin experience in an association and/or in event planning is preferred.

United Nations Foundation
National Women’s Health NetworkCommunications & Digital Media Manager – 2 years of professional communications experience required, preferably in a nonprofit setting – facility with Raiser’s Edge and WordPress highly desired, Blackbaud NetCommunity a plus.

AstraZeneca Head of Federal Government Affairs & Policy – strong relationships with key stakeholders in Congress, the Executive Branch & relevant trade associations desired.

National Cattlemen’s Beef AssociationAssociate Director, Policy Communications – of 2-3 years of experience in the field of communications desired, preferably with a background in agriculture.

World BankCommunications Officer supporting the East Asia Pacific External & Corporate Relations Unit –7+ years of communications experience required – apply by July 6

Johns Hopkins University – Baltimore, MD
Democracy AllianceDirector of Communications – seeking candidates with At least five (5) years of experience in journalism or communications, as well as with electoral and/or issue campaigns.

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and MedicineCommunications-Media Associate supporting the Division on Earth & Life Studies and the Policy and Global Affairs Division – expertise in and comfort using social media platforms, including Twitter, Facebook, and Reddit is preferred, as well as strong writing skills and ability to translate complex scientific concepts into accessible language.

Association of State & Territorial Health OfficialsWebsite Content Manager – strong writing/editing ability required; familiarity with Ektron CMS preferred

National Science FoundationSupervisory Legislative Affairs Specialist – $131k-$161k – apply by July 5

George Washington University
National Association of Councils on Developmental DisabilitiesDirector, Public Policy – $60k-$78k – at least 5 years of advanced-level experience in a public policy advocacy required.

U.S. Marine Corps
Strategic Communications Manager – $85k-$95k – Quantico, Va. – apply by July 10

Avalere Health
Senior Manager/Director, Medicare Policy – 8 to 10 years of relevant work experience should include work on Medicare Advantage and/or Part D policy. 

Virginia Historical SocietyVice President for Marketing & Communications – minimum of ten years of experience in marketing desired – Richmond, Va.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Give These Another Chance, Instead

Previously noted opportunities closing in the upcoming week.

League of Conservation VotersGovernment Affairs Assistant post – June 26

Nature Conservancy
National Institute of Standards & TechnologyPublic Affairs Specialist supporting the Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office – $79k-$123k – June 27

Library of CongressPublic Affairs Specialist – $65k-$86k – Spanish language skills required – June 28

National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersPublic Affairs & Communications AssistantJune 28

U.S. ArmyEditor/Publication Specialist supporting the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction – $54k-$103k – June 28

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
British Embassy
Council of State Governments – New York
National Association for Law PlacementDirector of Public Service Initiatives – JD required – June 30

Phi Delta Kappa International
SEEP NetworkGlobal Communications AssociateJune 30

Springboard PartnersStrategist – $55k-$60k – June 30  

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit AuthorityCustomer Engagement Representative, Emerging Channels (scroll to find or use advanced search & job ID 170319) – June 30

DC Dept. of General ServicesPublic Affairs Specialist – $56k-$73k – July 1

Friday, June 23, 2017

Our Goal: High Roller Treatment

Hello & happy Friday!  We hope one of these works out for you.

The American Trucking Association has a fresh Senior Vice President, Legislative Affairs post available for candidates with at least 8 years of experience as an elected official or as a senior congressional staff member or in an equivalent position that assures access to the leadership and key staff of the Senate and/or House.

The American Bus Association has passed along this new Program Specialist (pdf) opportunity – your range of responsibilities could include meeting planning & coordination, developing educational seminars, fundraising, communications & web management – NoMa located

American Councils for International Education – see also main career page
VT Group Vice President of Government Solutions – 15+ years’ experience in government affairs, public policy or issue advocacy required.

R Street Institute
National Security Policy Senior Fellow – experience in the intelligence community or an entity directly adjacent to it, such as a relevant Congressional committee, is desired – not actually located on R Street

Earth Day Networks (scroll to find)
Peabody EnergyAdministrator, Government Affairs – duties include admin support for all PAC activities, correspondence & filings, as well as legislative research & issue tracking.

Center for Strategic & International StudiesProgram Coordinator & Research Assistant, Americas Program – 1-2 years related research & admin experience as well as knowledge of  Latin American regional issues required.

Search for Common Ground, a group working to end violent conflict worldwide, seeks Communications Associate with experience in strategic outreach, creative marketing, and writing for the web & social media; video editing & Adobe Creative Suite skills a plus.

Mystery global law firmPAC & Compliance Manager – 5+ years of experience in campaign finance & PAC administration desired

Pew Charitable Trusts

Financial Services InstituteDirector of Political Affairs – ability to educate members on the political process & to motivate them to become politically active particularly sought.

Northrop GrummanSocial Media Representative – in-depth knowledge and understanding of social media platforms and expertise in related metrics, campaign performance analytics & optimization tactics required.

American University
Blue Shark Digital Digital Content Manager – position leads a team of writers, editors, freelancers and other staff to ensure consistency, quality and effectiveness of the clients’ online content. 

Environmental Law InstituteResearch & Publications Intern – Fall 2017 – apply by July 16

Heritage Foundation
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority seeks Customer Engagement Representative, Emerging Channels (scroll to find or use advanced search & job ID 170319) who enjoys interacting with customers & resolving their inquiries by phone & also via social media, chat & email – apply by June 30

… and finally: let’s close the week on a high note with a job of the high-profile and high living sort – MGM Resorts/National Harbor Vice President, Advertising & Marketing –7+ years’ experience operating a creative and process-orientated ad/marketing dept. & hospitality, travel or gaming industry background desired, as well as willingness to treat us like high rollers for a night after you secure this great gig.

Best wishes for an absolutely great weekend from your favoritepublic affairs jobs resource. 

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Habitat, Mothership, Library & Chamber

Welcome to another just-the-jobs Thursday at DCPA+CJ!

1) Construction/engineering giant AECOM has passed along this Public Affairs Specialist (use advanced search and req. # 161627BR) post – 4+ years of public affairs/PR/communications experience required, as well as an active Secret security clearance – event planning/logistics skills and knowledge of video & image editing software a plus.

2-3) Fresh opportunities from microfinance & impact investing mainstay Accion:
4-5) Aspen Institute
6) Biotechnology Industry OrganizationDirector, Healthcare Policy/Medicaid & State Initiatives

7-8) Blue Corona
9) Brookings Institution Assistant/Associate Director for the Center on the United States & Europe

10-11) Burson-Marsteller
12) CASA de MarylandCampaign Communications Specialist – $36k – excellent Spanish language skills required – see also main career page

13) Consumer Federation of AmericaPublic Policy Intern

14) DC Dept. of General ServicesPublic Affairs Specialist – $56k-$73k – apply by July 1

15) Federal Reserve Board of GovernorsAssistant Congressional Liaison (search public relations category or job # 20425)

16) Georgetown UniversityEvents & Program Coordinator, School of Foreign Service

17-18) Global Impact
19) Grant ThorntonPublic Policy Communications Manager

20) GW Medical Faculty AssociatesSenior Director of Marketing

21-22) Habitat for Humanity
23-28) Human Rights Campaign
29) ICF International Webinar Administrator/Online Specialist

30-32) Institute of International Finance
33-35) Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
36) Library of Congress Congressional Research Review Specialist – $131k-$161k – apply by July 20

37-38) Mothership Strategies
39) Mystery employerPublic Relations Specialist – long-term contract status – search managed by the Creative Group

40-41) National Association of Manufacturers
42) National Institute of Standards & TechnologyPublic Affairs Specialist supporting the Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office – $79k-$123k – apply by June 27

43-48) Nature Conservancy
49) Polaris ProjectSenior Policy Advisor

50) University of Maryland Medical SystemSenior Director, Media Relations & Corporate Communications

51) US Chamber of Commerce Admin Assistant/Executive Scheduler to the EVP, International Affairs

52-53) World Resources Institute

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Representative, Manager (6), Director (2), Advisor, Assistant (2), Designer, Editor (2), Aide, Intern (2), and Associate VP

The Claims Conference and World Jewish Restitution Organization (WJRO) have passed along this Washington Representative post responsible for outreach to Congressional staff, the Administration and DC-based embassies; relevant public policy skills and historical knowledge of World War II and the Holocaust required – WJRO also seeks a Communications Manager to be based in DC or New York.

Every Hour Counts, a national coalition of organizations that increase access to quality learning opportunities, particularly for underserved students, seeks Communications & Policy Manager with knowledge of youth development, education, and public policy as well as a passion for expanded learning as a social justice issue – New York

Career Education Colleges & UniversitiesPublic Relations Director – previous PR, political or business communications experience desired.

Mercy Corps.Senior Policy Advisor – 4-7 years relevant experience in peace & conflict policy, public policy, and advocacy fields required.

Alliance to Save EnergyExecutive Assistant – $40k-$45k –2+ years’ prior office experience providing admin support required; policy, legal or corporate office environment background a plus.

Bethesda’s Round House Theatre seeks Graphic Designer (pdf) who can unify organizational branding through graphic design, photography & video – see also main career page.

(c ) Management seeks Writer/Editor (scroll to find) to support their Association of Community Cancer Centers client –minimum of 3-5 years of experience in medical & health writing required.

Siber Systems
seeks Digital Marketing Campaign Manager and Public Relations Manager (scroll to find) to help promote their self-assessed top-rated password manager RoboForm – other marketing-related posts also noted.

Blue Star FamiliesDigital Marketing Manager (pdf) – described as virtual/telecommute position, but it appears there’s a preference for folks who could make it into the DC or San Diego, CA office from time to time.

Capitol Hill
Library of Congress/Congressional Research ServiceEditor – $79k-$103k – apply by July 11

National Coalition of STD Directors Director of Communications – seeking candidates with 3-5 years of senior communications experience that includes a blend of advocacy and media relations, social media and website content development in the public health field.

Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute Operations Manager (pdf) – $35k-$45k – see also main career page

Kratos Defense & Security SolutionsMarketing Intern – paid position

University of VirginiaAssociate Vice President for State Government Relations & Special Assistant to the President – demonstrated understanding of the legislative and budget processes and key policy issues facing higher education in Virginia required – Charlottesville, Va.

… and finally: Blikee, an eats/neighborhood advice sharing app of some sort, seeks PR/Marketing/Social Media Intern of the awesome AF variety at a $42k-$52k pay grade (now that’s awesome AF in our book).  Looks like you need to download their app to apply.

… and finally, part 2: We have fun. We are in the business of happiness.  We’ll take those words as a promise of a cheerier post-season experience next year from the Washington Capitals, who are looking to bring a part-time Seasonal Communications Content Assistant on board staring in August.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017


For your Tuesday specialty programming, we decided to see what would come up via a handful of particularly positive search terms on a popular job-search board.  As we've asserted in the past, we believe it's helpful (essential, even) to shake up your search methodology on occasion – and we hope this approach connects you with a few opportunities you might have otherwise missed in your (and our) regular job-unearthing efforts.


BAE SystemsProject Support Specialist

ICF InternationalSenior Creative Copywriter

InnovazingMarketing & Communications Intern – apply by June 25

OctoCommunication Specialist

Reading PartnersCommunity Engagement Associate and another available with that title

Stem Cell Institute of AmericaPublic Speaker – part-time – $400/day


Leukemia & Lymphoma SocietyDirector, Public Policy

Martha’s TableDevelopment Operations Associate

OceanaChief of Staff, President’s Office

United Way of the National Capital Area
SEEP NetworkGlobal Communications Associate – apply by June 30


Center for International Private EnterpriseProgram Officer, Latin America & Caribbean – fluency in Spanish required

IntrexonCommunications Specialist

Nestle USAManager of Social Media

Palladian PartnersDigital Project Coordinator

Phi Delta Kappa International
Pluribus InternationalCorporate Communications Professional – Top Secret clearance required

Polaris ProjectChief Communications Officer


Family Matters of Greater WashingtonChief Development Officer

Georgetown Visitation Preparatory SchoolDirector of Communications

Gilead Sciences, Inc. – Senior Director, Congressional Affairs

Hudson InstituteDonor Relations Manager

Jewish Women InternationalCommunications Manager (scroll to find)

Lutheran Immigration & Refugee ServiceDirector for Marketing & Communications – Baltimore, MD – apply by June 23

Marine Corps Scholarship FoundationDirector, National Events (pdf)

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering & MedicineMedia Relations Officer

UNITE HERELegislative Assistant – fluency in Spanish a plus

Volunteers of America/ChesapeakeDonor Relations Specialist – Lanham, MD


IpsosSenior Research Manager, Public Affairs

ITC HoldingsDirector, Federal Affairs

Lockheed MartinSenior Manager, Government Relations

Mystery Veterans service organizationCommunications Manager/Director

National Association for Law PlacementDirector of Public Service Initiatives – JD required – apply by June 30


Center for American ProgressSpecial Assistant, Guns & Crime Policy Team

Discovery CommunicationsCommunications Director, Corporate Education Partnerships

EverFiDirector, K-12 Outreach

Freddie MacSenior Internal Communications Professional


American Bankers Association
International Rescue Committee
Sightline Media GroupEditorial Intern supporting Military Times.

Monday, June 19, 2017

So Long, Flounder

We're sorry to hear that Stephen Furst, forever immortalized as Delta House pledge Flounder, has joined Bluto & Dean Wormer in the great beyond

Previously noted opportunities closing this week.

The League of Conservation Voters has passed along this Government Affairs Assistant post – at least one years’ experience in admin, campaign, or related background required – apply by June 26

The National Cherry Blossom Festival seeks Communications Manager (pdf) with 5+ years’ experience with demonstrated skills, knowledge and experience in the design and  execution of marketing, communications & PR activities

The Alliance for Safety and Justice, a new national organization looking to help replace wasteful prison spending with public safety solutions rooted in prevention & community health, is actively seeking a Digital Manager with at least 4 years of professional experience in online community management, communications, digital advocacy, and/or online organizing – preference for DC-based candidates, but Oakland, CA or remote location possible.

Fresh opportunities with the Human Rights Campaign:
A well-known medical institution seeks an International Senior Media Relations Specialist to handle planning, implementation, management & evaluation of media/PR activities for the institute in the Middle East and North Africa – availability to travel to UAE a few times/year required; Arabic language skills preferred – search managed by Profiles.

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
This Manager, PR & Communications opportunity supporting the Volkswagen Group of America’s Electrify America initiative appears to be new since a late-May visit.

National Breast Cancer Coalition
ADDXCommunications Specialist – duties include reviewing and editing documents, briefings & packages for content, clarity & consistent messaging – see also main career page

Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
AFL/CIO Digital Communications Fellow (pdf) supporting their Transportation Trades Dept. – 6-month commitment desired – $16/hr

Recent opportunities from Fox/National Geographic Channel:
This Chief, Communications & Marketing opportunity with the National Community Reinvestment Coalition has been around since early May, but also has a July 3 application (or maybe just un-posting) date.

International Food Policy Research Institute
George Washington UniversityDirector of Institutional Giving, School of Medicine – at least 6 years of relevant experience required, preferably in a higher education and/or healthcare setting

Recent opportunities via the BOSS Group:
Population Services InternationalAssociate Manager, Digital Marketing – at least 3-5 years of hands-on digital marketing and social media experience required, including facility with social listening and publishing tools, such as Meltwater, Sprout Social and HootSuite.

New with the Sierra Club since our end-of-May check-in:
United Food Commercial Workers International UnionDeputy Political Director – requirements include thorough understanding of FEC/PAC regulations

Johns Hopkins University – Baltimore, MD
Arlington County Dept. of Environmental ServicesCommunications Specialist – $53k-$92k – apply by June 22

... and finally: the Washington Post has released its annual survey of best places to work in the DC area – here's the full list of 150 winning workplaces, as well as several related articles.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Reconsider These

Happy Father's Day!  Here's your run of previously noted opportunities closing this week.

Nature Conservancy Associate Director of Philanthropy, Foundation & Corporate Relations – Austin, Houston or Dallas, TX – June 19 

League of Conservation Voters
British Embassy
Government Printing OfficePublic Affairs Specialist – $65k-$86k – June 20 

House of Representatives/Office of the CAOAdmin Assistant – $43k-$50k – June 20 

Presidio TrustChief Communications Officer – San Francisco, CA – June 20   

University of VirginiaSustainability Assistant – $32k-$38k – Charlottesville, Va. – June 20

Prince William County Public Library SystemCommunication Specialist – part-time – $23-$39/hr – June 21

Carnegie InstitutionCommunications & Digital Media Coordinator supporting the Department of Terrestrial MagnetismJune 22

Congressional Budget OfficeHealth Care Analyst – $65k-$158k – June 23 

National Conference of State LegislaturesPolicy Specialist, Law/Criminal Justice & Public Safety – $53k-$55k – June 23

United Way:
University of MarylandSenior Communications Coordinator, Engineering SchoolJune 23

Fairfax Bar AssociationCommunications CoordinatorJune 25

Union of Concerned ScientistsSenior Campaign Organizer, Climate & Energy – $59k – Cambridge, MA – June 25

This week finds Tony and Parts Unknown in Trinidad – 9 pm (ET) tonight on CNN

Friday, June 16, 2017

Sweet Views, Free Toothbrushes, Self-Piloting Cars & Happy Hour Networking Opportunities

Hello Friday!  Before you rush to the jobs, you may wish to check out this speed networking happy hour sponsored by the National Institute for Lobbying & Ethics on Thursday, June 22 at Bullfeathers in Capitol Hill – job-seekers/networkers and HR folks all encouraged to attend.

The American Society of Civil Engineers is seeking a Director of Public Affairs & Infrastructure Initiatives (link now fixed) with 7 years' experience in public affairs, media relations & strategic communications, preferably in an infrastructure-related industry – we have no idea what your office view will be like, but here’s what you'll see from the roof of their amenity-laden 101 Constitution location. 

Hillel International has shared this new Communications Associate post – professional work experience in multimedia journalism, communications or marketing required, as well as social media and graphics & video skills.

The Center for Budget & Policy Priorities has let us know that they are actively recruiting for all of these:
You’ll never want for a toothbrush or gum as long as you’re on board with the International & American Associations for Dental Research as their Membership Benefits Coordinator, Scientific Groups/Networks to handle communications with IADR/AADR volunteer leaders, members and prospective members about IADR/AADR membership benefits and services – 2-3 years work experience required; preferably in an association environment.

Church World Service
Here is a super-fresh Communications Assistant opportunity with the Pew Research Center – your 1-2 years’ related experience should demonstrate excellent writing and editing skills; familiarity with AP Style is a plus.

Bill & Melinda Gates FoundationProgram Officer, U.S. Program Advocacy & Communications – 15-month engagement, starting in July – experience related to K-12 and/or higher education sector required.

British Embassy
Heritage Foundation Event Planner – 3-5 years of experience in event management required

Pew Charitable TrustsSenior Advocacy Associate supporting the Public Safety Performance Project – 4+ years’ experience in the public policy, legislative strategy, and/or campaign field required, as well as working knowledge of adult sentencing & corrections issues.

Google's autonomous auto affiliate Waymo seeks Head of Federal Policy & Government Affairs with 10 years of policy experience working on issues relating to advanced technologies.

Ford’s Theater
Weber ShandwickGroup Manager, Digital – seeking candidates with minimum of 6-8 years of experience designing content and cross-channel digital campaigns for a political or issue organization, marketing or public relations agency, or similar background.

Atlantic Media
Vista Technology Services Public Affairs Specialist – international relations/diplomacy-related experience would seem to be helpful for this post – see also main career page

American University
Recent opportunities with City Year, a group working to provide better educational opportunities for students in underserved communities:
LeadingAgeCommunications Manager – portfolio of top-tier media placements for a public-facing organization or association and DC media contacts required – see also main career page.

Best wishes for a lovey & stress-free weekend from your favoritepublic affairs jobs resource. 

Thursday, June 15, 2017

The Second Finest Thursday of the Year

Sure, Thanksgiving is an easy pick for #1, but we're also big fans of the mid-June Thursday that marks the opening round of golf's sternest test every year.

1) Early childhood nutritional health advocate 1,000 Days seeks Digital Content Associate with 2+ years’ relevant experience and facility with Adobe Creative Suite, Facebook Ads Manager, and CRM/email marketing platforms.

2) The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine has just shared this Online Fundraising & Advocacy Specialist post with us – two or more years of experience using Blackbaud, Salsa, or comparable fundraising/donor management or CRM software desired.

3-4) New opportunities with the Brookings Institution:
5) GLSEN, a group supporting state and school district policies that create a positive school climate for all students regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression, seeks State & District Policy Manager with 4-5 years of experience in a public policy role & education policy background.

6) Alston & BirdPolicy Advisor – see also main career page

7-8) American Gaming Association
9-10) American International Health Alliance
11) CognosanteDirector of Government Relations & Policy

12) DTCCGovernment Relations Manager

13-16) Georgetown University
17) Library of CongressPublic Affairs Specialist – $65k-$86k – Spanish language skills required – apply by June 28

18) Lowe’s Government Affairs Manager

19) Motorcycle Industry CouncilGovernment Relations Specialist

20) Mystery mid-sized strategic communications firmSenior Vice President – search managed by Chaloner Associates

21) National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersPublic Affairs & Communications Assistant – apply by June 28

22) National Conference of State LegislaturesPolicy Specialist, Law/Criminal Justice & Public Safety – $53k-$55k – apply by June 23

23-32) Nature Conservancy
33-34) Public Opinion Strategies
35) Smithsonian InstitutionSocial Media Content Specialist – $53k-$69k – apply by June 28; subject to early closure

36-37) Recent opportunities via Talent Market:
38) U.S. Association of Former Members of CongressAssociate Director of Congressional Programs –proficiency in German or Japanese is plus

39) U.S. Institute for PeaceResearch Assistant, Public Affairs – part-time – $10-$14/hr

40) … and finally: we’re expecting (ok, hoping) you’ll comp us for something fun if your roll of the dice for this Special Event Coordinator post at MGM National Harbor comes up 7 or 11.