Wednesday, July 31, 2019

July Exits

So long, seventh month!  Just-the-jobs August steps to the plate tomorrow.

The Glen Echo Group has passed along this Associate post suited for candidates with 1-3 years of PR and strategic communications experience that demonstrates the ability to translate complicated issues into simple, compelling messaging strategies.

Xenophon Strategies has let us know they’re looking to add fresh talent to the team (scroll to find):
Americans for Tax Fairness, an advocacy group supporting progressive tax reform, has shared this very fresh Campaigns Director opportunity – 7+ years’ experience in an advocacy organization; political, field and/or communications departments; and/or in federal or state candidate campaigns desired – to $110k

In addition to the Senior Editor role we noted yesterday, the Justice Collaborative is also actively recruiting for:
New America seeks part-time Digital Communications Intern supporting their Education Policy Program for the Fall 2019 term – top notch writing skills required; experience w/ email marketing programs and graphic design applications a plus – apply by Aug. 6

National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions
Child Care Aware Senior Director, Federal & State Government Affairs – 5-7 years of relevant experience on Capitol Hill, with the federal government, or an advocacy organization required; background in child care policy preferred.

Kids in Need of Defense
Mortgage Bankers Association Assistant PAC Director – at least 3-5 years of experience in political fundraising and/or PAC management desired.

Waxman Strategies
Consumer Financial Protection BureauOlder Americans Policy Analyst – $102k-$161k – apply by Aug. 6

We mistakenly described this Director of Marketing & Communications, School of Continuing & Professional Studies with the University of Virginia as being in lovely Charlottesville last week, but a closer reading shows it’s actually in their Falls Church outpost – the two noted below are in C’ville:

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Collaborative, Society, Agency & Service

The Justice Collaborative seeks a Senior Editor for the Appeal, their online journal focusing on criminal justice & mass incarceration – $95k-$115k – your 7+ years’ journalism experience should include at least 5 years in the editor’s chair – location flexible.

The Audubon Society is looking to bring on three Flyway Vice Presidents to help develop and support its grassroots network of state offices, local chapters, nature centers, volunteers & partners – 15 years+ of leadership experience in NGOs, environmental justice, conservation, government, advocacy, or campaigns required, as well as ability to travel extensively – location flexible, w/ preference for candidates who can work out of one their 17 major city offices in the U.S. – searches managed by GrossmanHeinz

The Education Writers Association is seeking a Communications & Marketing Manager with 3+ years of related experience; background in K-12 & higher education issues or journalism a plus

Charles County is seeking a Video Production Specialist with strong video/audio production skills & facility with video graphics & animation – $48k – La Plata, MD – apply by Aug. 19

Aspen Institute
Minority Business Development AgencyLegislative & Intergovernmental Affairs Specialist – $69k-$108k – apply by Aug. 5

Montgomery County Public SchoolsCommunications Specialist/TV Outreach Specialist – seeking candidates with 5+ years’ experience writing, editing, and using social media tools for a large organization or media outlet – apply by Aug. 8

Economic Policy Institute
American Institutes for Research Internal Communications Specialist – 6+ years of experience in communications required; background in internal communications highly preferred

Woodrow Wilson International Center for ScholarsProgram Associate, Latin American Program – $57k-$74k – proficiency in Spanish required – apply by Aug. 2

We see a lot of fresh opportunities w/ Edelman PR since our June 8 check-in:
U.S. Fish & Wildlife ServicePublic Affairs Specialist – $67k-$107k – vacancies on Carlsbad & Sacramento, CA – apply by Aug. 5
American Institute for Contemporary German StudiesInterns, Spring 2020 – apply by Oct. 1

Ford’s Theatre
National Center for Health StatisticsPublic Affairs Specialist – $69k-$90k – apply by Aug. 5 

Bill of Rights InstituteDevelopment Operations Coordinator – 2+ years’ experience in a similar role that involves fundraising preferred.

Monday, July 29, 2019

Dog Days

Hello Monday! Hope your dog days are fine days, despite their climactic implications.

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

EarthRights International has passed along this Digital Strategist post suited for candidates with 5-7 years of digital fundraising and/or advocacy communications experience – apply by Aug. 15

Healthcare consumer advocacy group Families USA has shared these:
The National Women's Health Network is actively recruiting for a Communications Intern for the Fall 2019 term – top-notch writing & research skills required – 32+ hrs/wk; weekly stipend offered. 

Food Marketing Institute Manager, Political Affairs – focus on PAC fundraising & management; 3-5 years’ experience including fundraising & compliance work required

United Nations Foundation
CGIGovernment Relations Director –  3+ years of directly related experience required; background in government service preferred.

Dept. of TransportationPublic Affairs Specialist – $99k-$152k – apply by Aug. 8

Opportunities with electronics industry association SEMI:
World BankSenior Communications Officer, Risk & Public Affairs – 12 years’ work experience in corporate communications, international relations, public affairs, political science, or related field required; background in crisis or reputational risk communications is essential – apply by Aug. 8

American Society of Nephrology Communications Associate – 3-5 years of communications/social media experience & healthcare association background desired.

 George Washington University
U.S. Army/Special Inspector General for Afghanistan ReconstructionPublic Affairs Specialist – $47k-$74k – apply by Aug. 7

U.S. Telecom
George Mason UniversityMarketing Specialist, College of Humanities & Social Sciences – familiarity with digital & content marketing practices and social media required – apply by Aug. 7

University of Maryland
National Cathedral SchoolAssociate Director of Alumnae Relations – 5+ years of alumnae relations or development experience required.

Johns Hopkins University
– Baltimore, MD except as noted
South Baltimore Learning CenterDevelopment Associate – part-time – $20/hr – previous development experience & familiarity w/ donor database applications preferred – Baltimore, MD – apply by Aug. 15

Software & Information Industry AssociationPublic Policy Communications Coordinator – 2+ years’ related experience sought

Speaking of dog days, permit us to close with this seasonally appropriate snippet from the Iliad:

Sirius rises late in the dark, liquid sky
on summer nights, star of stars,
Orion's Dog they call it, brightest
of all, but an evil portent, bringing heat
and fevers to suffering humanity.

Sunday, July 28, 2019

For a Limited Time Only

.... as in seven days or fewer – here's your healthy-sized Sunday (and fun-day, we hope) run of previously referenced opportunities closing in the upcoming week.

League of Conservation Voters
Library of CongressCongressional Relations Specialist – $57k-$74k – July 29

Office of Naval ResearchPublic Affairs Specialist – $68k-$109k – July 29

Space Foundation – see also main career page
George Mason UniversityAssistant Director of Communications supporting the Division of University Life – low-mid $50k – July 30

Smithsonian Institution
University of CaliforniaGovernmental Relations & Advocacy Assistant – DC-based – July 31 

University of Maryland Writer/Editor, College of Arts & HumanitiesJuly 31
Washington Post
American Association for the Advancement of Science Director of Editorial Content StrategyAug. 1
    British EmbassyPress & Public Affairs Officer – $19/hr – Atlanta, GA – Aug. 1

    Center for the Study of Social PolicyProgram/Research Assistant (pdf) supporting the Young Children and their Families team – Aug. 1

    Nature Conservancy
    Federal Emergency Management AgencyWriter/Editor, Congressional – $69k-$108k – apply by Aug. 2; subject to early closure

    House of Representatives, Office of the Sergeant at Arms
    Embassy of AustraliaVisits Coordinator – $55k – see also main career pageAug. 3

    National Geospatial Intelligence Agency Public Affairs Officer – $99k-$152k – Aug. 3

    George Washington University Events Manager, Business School – $52k-$71k – Aug. 4

    Union of Concerned Scientists Outreach Campaign Organizer – high $40k-$50k – Aug. 4

    Friday, July 26, 2019

    Your Future in Floor Access

    Hello Friday job-shoppers!  Let's get to it!

    Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
    has let us know that they are actively recruiting for this Health Policy Director supporting their PolicyLab – 7-10 years of health policy experience in a government, nonprofit, or academic setting preferred, as well as a strong understanding of Medicaid, CHIP & other related programs – Philadelphia, PA – search managed by Criterion Search Group

    Stand Together, a self-described philanthropic community working to remove barriers impeding improvements in education, business, communities & government policy, is seeking a Director, Partnerships with 7+ years' management experience and achievement in partnership-building & fundraising – search managed by KEES.

    Per the comments, we see that Crowell & Moring is seeking a Senior PR Coordinator with 4+ years of relevant experience; legal industry and/or PR agency background preferred.

    Atlantic Media
    REGENEXBIOVice President, Investor Relations & Corporate Communications – biopharmaceutical industry experience is preferred

    Sierra Club
    American Bankers AssociationSenior Vice President, Congressional Relations – 9+ years’ Congressional experience with a focus on the banking & financial services industry sought.

    American University

    Transport Workers UnionLegislative Representative – several years of experience in public policy, political campaigns, or the Labor movement sought.

    American College of Emergency Physicians
    Center for American Progress
    Federal Transit AdministrationPublic Affairs Specialist – $99k-$152k – apply by Aug. 8

    Pew Charitable Trusts
    Heritage FoundationProject Coordinator – 2-4 years of experience with project and/or production coordination; background with an in-house creative/marketing team or in commercial printing a plus.
    PLUS Communications
    ….. and finally: your duties as a Chamber Operations Staffer for the House of Representatives, Office of the Sergeant at Arms include controlling access to the House floor; we imagine you’ll see & hear some pretty interesting stuff there and also work some pretty long hours at times – $52k-$60k – apply by Aug. 2

    Best wishes for a stellar weekend from your favoritepublic affairs jobs resource.  Our weekend recs include the recently-hatched Chop Shop Taco in Alexandria's Parker-Gray neighborhood (near Old Town) and Friday & Saturday happenings at Churchkey in DC with The Bruery & Triple Crossing as featured guests.

    Thursday, July 25, 2019

    Back in Operation

    Glad to be back; thanks for your forbearance as we dealt with a challenging (but all-OK) couple days.

    We'll be adding some more, so check back later [edit: all finished].  And, if your heart's desire is to work for Georgetown U., today might just be your lucky day.

    Permit us on more chance to sway you towards Washingtonian's BBQ & Brew fest, today at the DC Wharf. We've been to a lot of their events, and they never disappoint.

    1) Scott Circle Communications is recruiting for a Digital Manager with 5-8 years digital experience and facility with a range of social media, graphics & content management applications.

    2-3) Fresh opportunities with Global Wave Digital:
    4) Our friends at the Center for Science in the Public Interest are seeking a Science Policy Associate with at least 1-2 year/s of relevant experience, including demonstrated research, objective analytical ability & writing skills.

    5-6) The Washington Center for Equitable Growth has passed these along:
    7) Per the comments, we see that political, digital & public affairs consulting firm STG is looking for a Project Manager with 5-7 years of relevant experience & a keen understanding of the media landscape – see also main career page

    8) Accuracy in MediaNational Executive Director – DC or flexible location – search managed by Talent Market

    9) Association of American Medical Colleges Advocacy Communications Specialist

    10-26) Georgetown University
    27-31) ICF International
    32) National Apartment AssociationCommunications Manager, Government Affairs

    33) National Geospatial Intelligence Agency Public Affairs Officer – $99k-$152k – apply by Aug. 3

    34) New Civil Liberties Alliance Multimedia Marketing Associate – search managed by Talent Market

    35) Office of Naval ResearchPublic Affairs Specialist – $68k-$109k – apply by July 29

    36-39) Smithsonian Institution
    40-41) TIME’S UP (for sexual assault & harassment)
    42) Association for Accessible MedicinesVice President, Government Affairs (pdf)

    43) Communications Workers of AmericaCampaign Lead/Legislative Associate – $65k-$83k

    44) National Association of ManufacturersSenior Director, Strategic Communications

    45-50) Nature Conservancy
    51-52) Alliance for Peacebuilding
    53-59) Capitol Hill
    60) Consumer ReportsDirector of Food Policy – DC or San Francisco, CA

    61) National Housing Law Project Communications Director (pdf) – $80k-$100k – see also main career page – DC or San Francisco, CA

    62) University of Virginia Director of Marketing & Communications, School of Continuing & Professional Studies – Charlottesville, Va.

    63-65) Washington Post
    more to come OK, we're done –

    Monday, July 22, 2019

    [clever title goes here]

    Tuesday Wednesday update: we had some technical challenges Monday [and Tuesday, too], so no new post today either day.  See you again on Wednesday Thursday, we hope.  Ugh.

    We're also adding this Public Affairs Specialist opportunity with the Social Security Administration to the mix now, since it it sports a July 26 application deadline – focus on strategy & analytics for Agency marketing & communications efforts – $99k-$128k

    Hello Monday! We hope you came through the weekend sizzle with your wits intact. As for us, we're blocked for an apt title, but have managed to assemble some great jobs!  Don't forget previously noted opportunities closing this week.

    Progressive advocacy group For Our Future is recruiting for a National Field Director with 5+ cycles of campaign experience & expertise in executing effective voter contact programs – $90k-$110k

    The Alliance for International Exchange has shared these (scroll to find) – we’re told that both of these have an Aug. 9 application deadline:
    The International Center for Journalists is seeking a Program & Research Assistant to support their flagship Knight Fellowships program – at least one year’s office experience required; background/interest in media & journalism preferred.

    American Cleaning InstituteDirector, Stakeholder Communications – 7-10+ years of professional experience in writing, communicating & project management desired.

    Alzheimer’s Association
    AmazonSenior Manager, Satellite Communication Public Policy – 8+ years of public policy experience required, along with a keen working understanding of satellite communications policy & regulatory issues.

    Federal Aviation AdministrationProgram Specialist – $70k-$108k – focus on social media research & analysis – apply today, July 22 

    United Nations Foundation
    GoodWeave seeks Communications Officer to promote their global mission to end child labor and forced/bonded labor in global supply chains – 7+ years’ communications experience required, preferably in a socially responsible business environment.

    New with the American Society of Clinical Oncology since our 7/11 set:
    U.S. Navy – opportunities supporting the Naval History & Heritage Command:
    American Enterprise InstituteDirector, Foreign & Defense Policy Studies – 10+ years of experience working in academic, non-profit, government, or for-profit sector in related foreign policy or defense field desired.

    New with the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts since our mid-June check-in:
    While this fresh Deputy Director, Arctic Refuge Defense Campaign opportunity with the Alaska Wilderness league is based in DC, we very much hope you’ll get the chance to do some field-based work in the 49th State when next year’s July meltdown comes to our area – apply by Aug. 19

    Library of CongressCongressional Relations Specialist – $57k-$74k – apply by July 29

    Johns Hopkins University – Baltimore, MD except as otherwise noted
    Fund for Global Human Rights – Communications Content Officer – 3+ years of writing & copy-editing experience required, preferably related to social justice causes.

    Social Security Administration
    Public Affairs Specialist – $99k-$128k – Woodlawn, MD -apply by July 26 

    Muslim Advocates
    American Medical AssociationSenior Policy Advocate – 3-5 years of experience in health care policy development required; specific knowledge of hospital/health system governance & physician alignment alternatives preferred. 

    George Washington University
    Don't forget Washingtonian's terrific-sounding BBQ & Brew fest, Thursday, July 25, at the DC Wharf.  Current forecast for Thursday is mostly sunny, high of 84.

    Sunday, July 21, 2019


    Here's a pretty robust selection of previously noted opportunities closing in the upcoming week.

    Embassy of AustraliaStrategy & Communications Manager supporting the Mateship campaign – temporary through May 2020 – $83k – see also main career pageJuly 22

    U.S. Army Corps of EngineersDigital Communications Specialist – $57k-$89k – Concord, MA – July 22 

    Federal Transit AdministrationCongressional Affairs Specialist – $83k-$128k – July 23

    Walter Reed Army Institute of ResearchPublic Affairs Specialist – $69k-$109k – July 23

    Nature Conservancy
    DHS/TSAPublic Affairs Specialist – $80k-$153k – July 24

    Emily’s ListMedia Training Consultant (all PDFs) – July 24

    Smithsonian Institution

    American Association for the Advancement of Science Communications Officer (scroll to find) – July 25

    – opportunities supporting the Ultra-Poor Graduation Initiative:
    DC Dept. of Employment ServicesSenior Legislative Affairs Program Analyst supporting the Office of Paid Family Leave – $85k-$109k – July 25

    Government Accountability OfficeCommunications Analyst – $93k-$133k – July 25

    British Embassy
    Federal Emergency Management AgencySupervisory Public Affairs Specialist – $117k-$152k – July 26

    Research!America Communications SpecialistJuly 26

    Washington PostFederal Law Enforcement Reporter – New York – July 26

    Embassy of CanadaProgram Assistant, UN Mission – $56k – New York – July 28

    University of Maryland Digital Marketing & Web Development Coordinator – mid-$50k – July 28

    Friday, July 19, 2019

    Sweltering, Sweltier, Sweltiest

    Hello Friday job-shoppers!  We've got a great set to close your sweltering week & get you ready to face the even-sweltier weekend.

    Association of Public & Land-Grant UniversitiesAssistant Director, Research Policy – 3 years of relevant work experience required, preferably including a policy fellowship or similar program in a federal executive or legislative branch office.

    The DC office of the University of California seeks Governmental Relations & Advocacy Assistant with 1-3 years of experience in advocacy or government relations ability to research complex subject matters – apply by July 31 

    Space Foundation – see also main career page
    Dept. of Commerce/Office of Inspector General Legislative Affairs Officer – $99k-$128k – apply by Aug. 5; subject to early closure 

    Atlantic Media
    American Public Health AssociationCommunications Specialist – 5+ years of public/media relations, journalism or communications experience required; health/public health background a plus. 

    Northrop Grumman
    American University
    British EmbassyPress & Public Affairs Officer – $19/hr – 1-3 years of relevant work/internship experience & strong writing skills desired – Atlanta, GA – apply by Aug. 1


    American Society of Civil Engineers
    DC Dept. of Employment ServicesSenior Legislative Affairs Program Analyst supporting the Office of Paid Family Leave – $85k-$109k – apply by July 25

    VOX Global
    Sensis, a self-described cross-cultural marketing agency driving behavior change, shows Account Coordinator and Intern, Account Services roles.

    University of Maryland
    Given the address listed, we’re pretty confident that this part-time Bilingual Communications Coordinator (English & Spanish) role is with St. Stephen & the Incarnation Episcopal Church in Columbia Heights – $18/hr – apply by Aug. 10

    Humane Society of the U.S.
    Federal Emergency Management AgencyWriter/Editor, Congressional – $69k-$108k – apply by Aug. 2; subject to early closure

    World Wildlife Intern
    Embassy of CanadaProgram Assistant, UN Mission – $56k – 2+ years’ admin experience government or corporate office environment required – New York – apply by July 28

    OK, it's finally here: Aslin is up in running in West Alexandria.  If Georgetown is more your thing, Sovereign is celebrating Belgian Independence Day on Sunday w/ half-price on some exceptional bottle offerings.  But whatever stay-out-of-the-heat activity you choose, best wishes for a cool, comfortable & compelling weekend from your favoritepublic affairs jobs resource.

    Thursday, July 18, 2019

    Social Policy, Refugee Aid, Emergency Management & Affordable Drugs

    Here's your Thursday just-the-jobs set as the Open Championship gets under way; looks like Phil's new diet regimen isn't quite working our so far.

    1) Our friends at the Defenders of Wildlife are seeking a Communications Specialist with 3+ years of experience working with news media & strategic communications – to $68k – see also main career page

    2) The Center for the Study of Social Policy has shared this Program/Research Assistant (pdf) post supporting the Young Children and their Families team – strong interest in social policy as it relates to children and families required; quantitative and data analysis skills a plus – apply by Aug. 1

    3) American College of SurgeonsGrassroots & PAC Coordinator

    4) American Near East Refugee AidDevelopment Assistant (scroll to find)

    5-18) Emily’s List (all PDFs)
    19) Federal Emergency Management AgencySupervisory Public Affairs Specialist – $117k-$152k – apply by July 26

    20-22) Georgetown University
    23) Manhattan Institute Program Officer supporting the Adam Smith Society – described as junior/entry level – New York – search managed by Talent Market

    24) National Geospatial-Intelligence AgencyStrategic Communications Officer – $62k-$128k – Springfield, Va. or St. Louis, MO – apply by July 20

    25-32) Nature Conservancy
    33) ONE CampaignSenior Coordinator, Co-Founder Relations

    34) Outdoor Industry AssociationPAC & Grassroots Manager

    35) Organization for International InvestmentPolicy Communications & Projects Associate

    36) Patients for Affordable DrugsInterns – Fall 2019 – $15/hr

    37-38) Vital Voices Global Partnership
    39) Washington PostFederal Law Enforcement Reporter – New York – apply by July 26

    40-41) Women for Women International

    Wednesday, July 17, 2019


    Near triple-digit temps & stifling humidity & some great jobs for you. Stay cool.

    Strategic communications firm Kivvit has passed along this fresh Public Affairs Principal opportunity – 7+ years of experience in public relations, corporate communications, journalism, or political campaigns desired – Penn Quarter/Metro Center-proximate location.

    Progressive advocacy & organizing group For Our Future is seeking a Digital Director with 6-8 years’ experience in digital strategy, content development & social media account management, as well as a background in digital organizing, issue/electoral campaigns & GOTV efforts – $85k-$100k

    AstraZeneca has shared this Associate Director, Global Brand Communications/Renal & Established Brands post suited for candidates with substantial experience of healthcare communications in a global biopharma company or agency environment – while the listing notes a Cambridge, UK basing, we’re assured that U.S.-based applicants will be slotted in their Gaithersburg, MD office – you can also disregard the closing date; the job is currently fully available.

    Reservoir Communications Group is seeking Interns in strategic/health policy communications for the Fall 2019 term – exceptional writing skills & experience in researching, analyzing & distilling complex topics desired – for best results, apply by July 22 – we’re told they’re also actively recruiting for these posts:
    Events DC, the convention & sports authority managing a diverse set of venues, including the Convention Center, RFK, Nats Park, etc., is in search more for a Communications Manager (pdf) with 5+ years’ communications/PR experience as well as pitching, social media & project management capabilities.

    Anheuser-Busch seeks Manager, Federal Government Affairs with at least two years of Capitol Hill experience; campaign background preferred – $88k-$99k

    DC Dept. of Forensic SciencesPublic Information Officer – $100k-$129k – apply by Aug. 9

    New with Share Our Strength since our mid-June check-in:
    Walter Reed Army Institute of ResearchPublic Affairs Specialist – $69k-$109k – apply by July 23

    Here’s a fresh Events & Communications Manager, U.S. Public Affairs opportunity with Samsung – experience working with the DC influencers & public policy community and thorough understanding of event planning & management desired.

    American Heart AssociationMedia Advocacy Manager – 2-4 years of experience in communications, public relations, politics and/or media/journalism required, as well as a deep knowledge of social & online media.

    New with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation since our early-June check-in:
    Take part in N Street Village’s amazing work in empowerment & recovery for homeless & low-income women as Senior Communications Manager – 5+ years’ experience in communications,  marketing & fundraising desired.

    Office of the DC Mayor
    Graphic Designer – $59k-$89k – knowledge of printing processes & literacy in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator & InDesign are musts.

    Fresh opportunities with JPMorgan Chase
    Literacy LabDirector of Government Relations – 5+ years of legislative strategy experience required; knowledge of the appropriations processes and familiarity with education & workforce development preferred

    SUBJECT MATTERDirector, Strategic Communications – 8+ years of strategic communications, advocacy campaign, policy communications or issues management experience required; agency background preferred.

    NAFSA/Association of International Educators

    Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery CountyPublic Information Specialist – 4+ years' experience in communications field required; knowledge of affordable housing industry preferred.

    University of VirginiaDonor Relations Associate – 2+ years’ experience in an office environment and the ability to learn new database & software programs desired – Charlottesville, Va.