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JOTW 38-2007

17 September 2007

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“Age is getting to know all the ways the world turns, so that if you cannot turn the world the way you want, you can at least, get out of the way so you won't get run over.”

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In this thrilling issue:

*** One Paragraph Pitch

1.) User Centred Design Consultant, cxpartners, Bristol, UnitedKingdom

2.) Internal Communications Coordinator, Sutherland-Schultz, Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA

3.) Public Relations Account Executive, DCI Group, Washington, DC

4.) Communications and Knowledge Development Officer, Graustein Memorial Fund, Hamden, Connecticut

5.) Communications Director, U.S. Olympic Committee, Chicago, IL

6.) Communications Manager, U.S. Olympic Committee, Chicago, IL

7.) Director, Business Innovation, Irwin Industrial Tools (Irwin.com), Newell Rubbermaid, Charlotte, NC

8.) Marketing Communications Manager – Bernzomatic, Huntersville, North Carolina

9.) Director of Communications, River Logic, Inc., Dallas, Texas

10.) Communications Director, Center for State Innovation, Madison, Wisconsin

11.) Communications Specialist, American Board of Internal Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

12.) Communications Instructor, ECPI College of Technology / Greenville, Greenville, SC

13.) Director of Marketing and Communications, Learning Leaders, New York, New York

14.) Marketing Research Analyst, Piedmont Natural Gas, Charlotte, NC

15.) Communications Coordinator, NAMI-NYC Metro, New York, New York

16.) Communications Manager, Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Phoenix, AZ

17.) National Interactive Marketing Coordinator, MDC Holdings, Inc./Richmond

American, Denver, CO

18.) Senior Associate (Account Manager), APCO, Brussels, Belgium

19.) Senior Associate Director, Media Relations, American Hospital Association, Washington, DC

20.) Communications Associate, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Menlo Park, California

21.) Media Relations Manager, Volunteers of America, Alexandria, Virginia

22.) Director, Communications, International Medical Corps, Santa Monica, California

23.) Account Executive/PR Manager, Wilesmith Advertising, West Palm Beach, FL

24.) DIRECTOR- CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS, Levick Strategic Communications, Washington, DC

25.) Public Relations Associate, Coptic Orphans, Heliopolis, Egypt

26.) Communications Specialist/Online News Editor, Rockville, MD

27.) Web & Graphic Designer, Alexandria, Bowhead Technical and Professional Services, VA

28.) Traffic Safety Educator, AAA, Phoenix, AZ

29.) DT PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER II, State of Arizona, Kingman, AZ

30.) DT PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER II, State of Arizona, Flagstaff, AZ

31.) Corporate Communications Supervisor, Cassels Brock, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

32.) Mgr, Communication Svcs, Allergan, Irvine, California

33.) Technical Writer, Clinical Communication, BD/BD Technologies, Franklin Lakes, New Jersey

34.) Director, Corporate Communications, NEC Corporation, Irving, TX

35.) Director of Corporate Communications, Forbes.com, NY, NY

36.) Administrative Assistant, Alumni Relations & Corporate Communications (Part-TIme), Tyndale University College & Seminary, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

37.) Corporate Communications Campaign Manager, VWR, West Chester. PA

38.) Director of Communications and Planning, DaySpring Cards, Siloam Springs, AR

39.) Director of Corporate Communications, Cunney & Jospe, Hopkinton, MA

40.) CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER, American Association of Singapore, Singapore

41.) Communications Director, EDAW Inc., San Francisco, CA

42.) Senior Editorial Director, Conservation International, Washington, DC

43.) Director, Communications, Western Union, Hollywood, Florida

44.) Editorial Director, The Feminist Press at CUNY, NY, NY

45.) Media & Communications Coordinator, Honda Center, Anaheim, CA

46.) Director Corporate Communications, NXP Semiconductors, Eindhoven, Netherlands

47.) PR / Corporate Communications Director, Islamic Investment Bank, offered through Hudson TOGM International Markets, Qatar

48.) Communications Director, National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, Washington, DC

49.) Director, Media Relations, Amtrak, Washington, DC

50.) Vice President, Communications, Consumer Specialty Products Association, Washington, DC

51.) Lock and Dam Operator, US Army Corps of Engineers, Matagorda, TX

*** Weekly Most Wanted Poster:

*** Weekly Piracy Report

…and more than you expected! If you don't now what to expect from JOTW, then it definitely won't be less than what you were expecting.

*** One Paragraph Pitch:

Hi Ned –

I’ve been a longtime fan of JOTW…what a great resource! I just recently left a large public relations agency and have opened my own shop here in the DC area. We are primarily an advocacy and public affairs firm serving healthcare related organizations/businesses.

We’re in growth-mode right now, so I’m hoping to tap into the networking service you’ve created to help bring the right talent in-house.

To learn more about the agency, please visit: jonespublicaffairs.com.

Thanks again!

Carrie

Managing Director

Jones Public Affairs, Inc.

*** Our September 2007 JOTW is Imre Communications:

Imre Communications. Brand strategy & positioning. Marketing. Public relations.

Big ideas don’t mean bupkis if they don’t net results. From the Aha! moment to the smart and innovative idea that maps to strategy, pushes the boundaries, exceeds the goal — Imre Communications is about the creativity it takes to move the needle. For big brands in Home & Building, Insurance & Healthcare and Associations.

Offices in Washington, DC and Baltimore. To work here, review our openings at http://imrecommunications.com/work.html. For more information about our services, contact Denise Kitchel at denisek@imrecommunications.com.

*** The adventure continues…

My flight to Memphis was event-free. The early morning fog lay in the Appalachian valleys like watercourses. Panama City’s airport is small but functional. The Northwest Airline CRJ actually pulls up to a real jetway. My national rental car was a Cadillac. I don’t think I’ve ever driven one before, the key fob door lock didn’t work, and the XM radio required a training course. My room at the LaQuinta was nice but I couldn’t hook up to the wireless and had to settle for an Ethernet cord. They were nice enough to give me a phone extension so the bedside phone could reach the desk where I had my laptop plugged in. I enjoyed the Panama City and Bay County Chamber of Commerce Military Affair Committee’s reception at ARINC before going out to Pompano’s with Rich Gano. Rich was my first CO in the Navy. I was an ensign and he was a god-like lieutenant!

The ceremony on the 14th was great and I got some great quotes from the Sailors who will be employing the new gear. I turned in my car and awaited my 4:25 departure on the NW flight to Memphis. At some point we were told that the aircraft was delayed for mechanical reasons leaving Memphis (MEM), and so would be leaving 35 minutes late from Panama City (PFN). Since we had a 30-minute connection that delay would not do. I reported to the NW counter (there are only two airlines that serve PFN). Options were few. All the Delta flights were delayed through Atlanta because of Humberto. The 4:25 was the last flight out on Northwest, and if we arrived late at MEM there were no other flights to DCA that night. However…..how about this. We get you to Fort Walton Beach, put you on Continental to Houston, and you’ll be home late tonight. Ten of us said yes and I was in the first taxi leaving at 4 for Okaloosa Regional Airport (VPS). Our driver had an AC/DC hat that couldn’t cover his pony tail. He was afraid to go too fast because of speed traps, he said, but whenever the law got behind him he made a point of pretending to put his seatbelt on. At about 5:20, one of the passengers asked if we were somewhere near the airport. The driver said, yeah, sort of, why? Well, because our flight is at 6 and it is 5:20. No it isn’t 5:20, the driver said. We left Panama City at 4. The driver didn’t consult his watch because he wasn’t wearing one.

We arrived at the airport around 5:40. The Continental counter had closed, and the staff gone up to the gate to work the 9 p.m. flight. We couldn’t go through security because we didn’t have boarding passes. The only person at any of the four airline counters was the woman behind the American Eagle desk. She called up to the Continental gate, but they said there was nothing they could do for us as they close the flight out 30 minutes prior to departure. Nobody from Panama City called them. They weren’t expecting us. It was, they said, Northwest’s problem. While I agreed that NW was the carrier responsible for making sure we got home, I felt CO could have made it possible to get ten paying passengers on that flight.

I called NW’s toll free number, and the agent tried raising the NW staff at VPS, at first with no luck. The American Eagle agent said there was someone “back there,” but nobody came out. With the NW agent on the phone I managed to get myself rebooked on a NW flight to Memphis the next morning, but I would need to see a NW agent at the airport to get a hotel voucher for the overnight stay. I was about to pass my phone to the other passengers to get themselves booked on the next-morning 6:03 a.m. departure to MEM when a Northwest agent came out. I explained our plight and he was preparing my hotel voucher when his boss came out and told him to stop while he was tried to sort the situation out. First of all, what were we doing there? (By now the second cab had arrived and there were 10 of us.) Why was the PFN-MEM flight delayed? If weather was the reason, then we didn’t qualify for the hotel voucher. But, we said, it was a mechanical problem. He started to get us booked on the 6:03 flight the next morning and make hotel arrangements when he checked yet another option.

Seems there were two agents that had just reported to the Delta counter. Delta’s flight to Atlanta was delayed by several hours, and just about everything going and coming from Atlanta had been delayed due to Humberto. So, the 5:20 VPS-ATL flight, which should have already left bud hadn’t because it was delayed, was still open. And the 8:20 ATL-DCA flight was delayed until 10:48, and it was open, too. So we took it.

I even got a window seat, and on the Atlanta-DC flight I got the exit row window.

They were single tracking the Metro, so trains that normally run few and far between after midnight on weekends were even more delayed. When I got to Franconia Springfield, some guy with his girlfriend didn’t have a SmarTrip card to get out of the garage. He bothered me with so many questions I finally swiped my card so he could get out. I was home before 3 a.m.

*** Back issues:

Hello Ned,

Is there any way that I can access the November 29, 2004 issue of Corner Bar PR?

I'm a Corporate Communications major at JMU and I'm doing some research on job

requirements and salary for a CIA Publications Officer. Any other help would be

appreciated.

Thanks Ned,

Jen

(CornerBarPr is not my site. You can read 2004 issues of JOTW at http://lists.topica.com/lists/JOTW/read.)

*** From my room mate, Bob:

Hi Bob,

You may want to mention this in JOTW too, if you haven’t lately. (I must confess, I didn’t check the web page from overseas, nor have I done so since returning.)

http://www.talklikeapirate.com/piratehome.html

Pat

(You are probably wondering why we call each other Bob, when neither one of us is named Bob.)

*** Look out Marshall Lucky!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7nFXQnCJUk

(“I have heard you, with unmistakable clarity.”)

*** There's still time to register for the IABC Heritage Region Conference, which will be held at the Embassy Suites RiverCenter in Northern Kentucky, just across the river from Cincinnati. The Heritage Region conference features world-class programming at a bargain price. Topics include: crisis communications; change management; branding; research and measurement; employee communications; social media; public relations; writing; communication leadership; today's media demands; consulting; and more! For more information or to register, visit

http://www.iabcheritageregion.com/conference2007/.

*** October is Accreditation Month

Accreditation Month

Accreditation Month begins in October! Submit your accreditation

application and fee any time during the promotional event of 1 October – 14 November and enter to win one of the following prizes:

Registration to International Conference in New York, 2008 (Valued at

$895).

HP Photosmart C5180 All-in-one (Retail Value $200) IABC Knowledge Centre Product Delicious Kringle Danish Pastry (Valued at $40) One year IABC membership

In addition, those who apply or refer an applicant during this

promotional event will receive a $20 gift certificate to the IABC

Knowledge Centre. For further details regarding Accreditation Month,

visit: www.iabc.com/abc/.

*** Mark Sofman on last week’s “Most Wanted” poster child:

Why is it that some folks are willing to have tattooed on their skin “art” they wouldn't dare put on the walls at home?

(Mark, we have a new offender this week. See below.)

*** I just have bigger hands:

Hey Ned, do you remember in the early days when there were a mere handful of opportunities? You have done a tremendous job! Carolyn Rose

*** From Michael Heavener:

Ned,

I wonder if your other readers can provide an answer for this problem?

I'm accredited. Yet when I list my accreditation on my resume, I've gotten exactly zero responses, even from organizations where I know I'm applying to another ABC.

Now, the process of becoming accredited was one of the two best things

I've done for myself – it taught me a lot about my profession and

direction, so it was not wasted effort.

But I do get call backs and interviews (and a full-year contract at

Microsoft as a marketing communications expert) from resumes where my

accreditation is NOT listed.

What am I doing wrong?

The way I have it listed is:

* Business Communications accreditation achieved from International

Association of Business Communicators

Michael Heavener

425-208-5130 Cell | 208-723-8975 Fax

heavener@heavenr.com

*** From Phillip Raskin, who got it from Giles Colborne:

Hi Ned … JOTW, International Style submission for you. While I was in India last week, a friend of mine who has actually quit her job and sold her house to travel the world (and whom I believe is currently in South America) forwarded me the design/writing/documentation job below. It's with a firm in the UK. I'm now back in Korea and sending it to you, so I think that makes four continents total at this point, counting you in North America. What would be great is if someone from Africa, Australia or Antarctica could apply (or perhaps all three) to really round things out.

Hope life is treating you well.

Geographically Yours,

Phillip

If you have a moment, I'd appreciate your help. Please take a look and forward this job on to anyone you think would be interested in the position, or anyone else who could help me find a great candidate.

Thanks for your help!

-Giles

1.) User Centred Design Consultant, cxpartners, Bristol, UnitedKingdom

Description: We're looking for usability people with an emphasis on Interface Design skills.

If you're:

– great at visualising ideas and interfaces

– curious about what makes people tick

– passionate about usability

then we'd like to talk to you.

The role involves:

– Identifying stakeholder and end-user requirements

– Evaluating existing user interfaces with a wide variety of user-centred techniques

– Visualising design solutions

– Documenting requirements

– Communicating clearly and memorably in writing, in meetings and in workshops

We’re a group of imaginative, out-spoken people with a desire to excel. And when it comes to work, we want to build an open workplace – one that lets great people do outstanding work. Lots of space to think, whiteboards and sofas. And do have a good choice of espresso and herb teas (ginger preferred).

We've just moved in to lovely new offices in the centre of Bristol, next to the Watershed, but our clients are global blue-chip companies who ask us to transform their customer experiences.

Typically, that means web, mobile and interactive experiences – but don’t count anything out.

To work with them, you’ll need big ears (to listen carefully to their needs), a sharp eye (for detail), a wide smile (because we all enjoy a laugh), and a light-bulb above your head (or bright sparks coming off your brain). You’ll also need that special touch that comes from being honest, direct and caring.

Interested? Send a CV and covering letter to giles.colborne@cxpartners.co.uk

— Giles Colborne

2.) Internal Communications Coordinator, Sutherland-Schultz, Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA

Preference given to those applicants who have earned the Accredited Business Communicator designation.

http://jobs.iabc.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=65&jb=2565650

*** From Jeanna Sinagra:

Mr. Lundquist,

DCI Group would like to post the job announcement below on your site.

Thank you,

Jeanna Sinagra

Jeanna M. Sinagra

DCI Group, LLC

1828 L Street, NW

Suite 400

Washington, DC 20036

Phone: (202) 546- 4242

Fax: (202) 318- 0658

3.) Public Relations Account Executive, DCI Group, Washington, DC

DC-based public affairs consulting firm is seeking a qualified team player to fill the role of Public Relations Account Executive. Candidate must be self motivated, creative, and highly organized with great interpersonal skills. Responsibilities include: developing press contacts, writing press materials, pitching to reporters, writing op-eds, and event planning and execution. Strong project management and writing skills necessary; industry-related experience a must. Bilingual Spanish desired, but not required. To apply, please send resumes to hr@dcigroup.com, subject line: AE.

4.) Communications and Knowledge Development Officer, Graustein Memorial Fund, Hamden, Connecticut

http://www.execsearches.com/non-profit-jobs/jobDetail.asp?job_id=13706

*** From Lori Ozzello:

Hi!

One of my cousins sent this. I know someone among your JOTWers is

interested in a job with the USOC.

Best,

Lori

Positions with Chicago 2016 – our bid city for the 2016 Games!

Apps need to be sent in ASAP to Patricia Rios at Prios@chicago2016.org

5.) Communications Director, U.S. Olympic Committee, Chicago, IL

Basic Function

Responsible for the day-to-day management and operations of the communications department for Chicago’s bid for the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games with an emphasis on program management. Responsible for the supervision of all subordinates and outreach and coordination with other teams and departments. Will report to the VP of communications and would assist in managing the media relations outreach for the bid. Has well established contacts and an ability to make quick decisions for the team without a lot of senior oversight.

Duties and Responsibilities

 Draws out the best thinking of the team to ensure pragmatic, well-executed outcomes.

 Supervises and sets direction for team

 Ensures that team is proactively following the strategic roadmap that is developed by the bid

 Delegates assignments, supervise others and work with other team departments (marketing, community relations, etc).

 Responsible for the daily supervision of junior and ancillary communications staff. This includes awareness of reaching goals, productive work, etc.

 Assumes creative and strategic direction on a multitude of projects.

 Effective communicator and role model to others within team.

 Assists subordinates in a manner that helps them succeed at a high level

QUALIFICATIONS

• Minimum six to eight years of communications experience.

• Strong program and team management skills.

• Knowledge of Olympic Movement a plus. Sports knowledge required.

• Proven ability to:

 write and edit materials quickly

 lead teams and work in groups

 present ideas to senior leaders

 create and manage multiple programs

 develop strategic communication programs

• Possesses solid interpersonal skills, including ability to communicate and craft key stories to media

• Proven leadership skills

• Has an established network of senior industry and media contacts

Apps need to be sent in ASAP to Patricia Rios at Prios@chicago2016.org.

6.) Communications Manager, U.S. Olympic Committee, Chicago, IL

Basic Function

Serves as the day-to-day manager of a host of communications activities surrounding Chicago’s bid for the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Independently supervises several other staff members, including AV personnel and junior communications staff. Has ability to delegate multiple assignments, supervise others and able to work with other departments, groups and activities all with tight deadlines.

Duties and Responsibilities

 Manages multiple activities independently (including speakers bureau, event preparation, material development, understanding of relevant public affair issues, etc.)

 Demonstrates clear understanding and interest in Chicago 2016’s efforts.

 Able to identify, understand and resolve issues.

 Knows the limits of ones expertise and brings in appropriate senior staff as needed.

 Ensuring leadership is briefed on all relevant account activity.

 Demonstrates creative and detailed strategic thinking.

 Delegating effectively – knowing what tasks are appropriate for assigning to subordinates

 Manages time effectively, meets deadlines, pays attention to detail, and sets priorities.

 Helps subordinates to understand what is expected regarding roles and responsibilities.

Qualifications

• Possesses capabilities and special knowledge of the unique communication needs on a variety of issues

• Proven ability to:

 write and edit documents

 understand principles of public relations/communications

 possesses maturity and judgment skills

 implement communication programs

 juggle multiple projects at one time

• Has a strong understanding of what motivates the media, communications goals of the bid

• Ability to multi-task, prioritize and manage all work for self and subordinates

• Agency, sports or government PR experience a plus

o Minimum 3 years agency experience or equivalent

o Sports marketing/communications experience a plus

o Olympic Games experience a plus but not required

o Ability to multi-task and work under deadline

Apps need to be sent in ASAP to Patricia Rios at Prios@chicago2016.org.

*** From Jennifer Shockley:

Know Anyone?

7.) Director, Business Innovation, Irwin Industrial Tools (Irwin.com), Newell Rubbermaid, Charlotte, NC

Newell Rubbermaid markets consumer and commercial products that touch the lives of people where they live, work and play. Its globally recognized brands include Sharpie, Paper Mate, DYMO, EXPO, Waterman, Parker, Rolodex, IRWIN, LENOX, BernzOmatic, Rubbermaid, Graco, Calphalon, Goody, and Teutonia.

The Director, Business Innovation will direct and coordinate marketing strategies and activities for New Business Category Growth Platforms. This role will initiate and execute spending, pricing, product packaging, media promotion and copy strategies.

This individual will lead a small team that will create product strategies for new segments aligned to the current business. The team will focus on 3 primary areas of business growth:

1) New Growth Platforms: Idea generation, screening, concept development, testing, formulation of marketing strategies, business analysis, production, market testing and commercialization

2) Non-Core Product Category Growth: Focus on driving the strategies of the Non-Core product portfolios within the business to become Core product lines

3) Strategic Marketing Plans for Mergers & Acquisitions: Primarily focusing on small to medium bolt on acquisitions that create a strategic fit and an incremental growth platform

Qualifications

-Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, MBA preferred

-10 years marketing and leadership experience

-Strong background in new product development, brand equity, consumer driven market research and strategic creativity

Solid thinking/problem solving skills

-Self motivated

-Strong project management skills

Preferred Qualifications

-Strong consumer products background

Contact

Sophie Mitchell

Newell Rubbermaid

sophie.mitchell@newellco.com

8.) Marketing Communications Manager – Bernzomatic, Huntersville, North Carolina

http://www.newellco.com/newellco/careers/jobOpportunities.jhtml?id=id4&frag=jobOpportunitiesUSAfrag.jhtml

9.) Director of Communications, River Logic, Inc., Dallas, Texas

http://jobs.iabc.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=65&jb=2221479

10.) Communications Director, Center for State Innovation, Madison, Wisconsin

http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/jobs/job_item.jhtml?id=188700012

*** From Nina Gaskin-Wyatt, MS, CCP:

11.) Communications Specialist, American Board of Internal Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

We have an immediate opening in the Communications Department for a Communications Specialist. The Communications Specialist will provide audience-specific written communications and project management support for outreach to ABIM diplomates, staff, residency and fellowship program directors, and external stakeholders, including medical societies, health plans, hospitals and health systems, and consumer organizations.

This individual reports to Communications Operations Manager.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

• Coordinate, write, edit and proofread all assigned projects, including, but not limited to, newsletters, brochures, promotional materials, fact sheets, conference and exhibit support, advertisements and web content.

• Coordinate, write, edit and proofread monthly staff publication.

• Serve as a project manager for assigned Communications Department projects, products and deliverables.

• Provide the project management linkage between internal ABIM “clients” and Communications creative resources, using Communications and enterprise-wide project management tools and methodologies.

• Working in a matrixed environment at the direction of ABIM teams, such as Marketing and Strategy, coordinate the internal and external design, content development, proofreading and production resources to develop Communications products.

• Prioritize projects to ensure proper project management and delivery within prescribed deadlines and budget.

• Provide project management tracking and satisfaction measurement for all assigned projects.

• Adhere to ABIM design, production, style and brand standards for all materials produced by the Communications Department.

• As assigned, participate with ABIM standing committees as Communications Department representative.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

• Must be detail-oriented and possess strong organizational and project management skills, with the ability to manage projects from conception to implementation according to assigned deadlines.

• Ability to prioritize projects and multi-task effectively.

• Excellent written communication skills.

• Excellent oral and interpersonal skills, with the ability to interface with all levels of staff.

• Ability to recommend new approaches or solutions to assigned projects.

• Ability to meet deadlines, multi-task, and work well under pressure.

• Self-starter with the ability to work both independently and as a team player.

• Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.

.

Training and Experience:

Qualified applicants will possess a Bachelor’s Degree in English, Marketing, Communications or Journalism and have at least three or more years of experience in health care marketing or a related field.

Account management and/or writing experience in a marketing communications or advertising agency a plus.

Experience in a mission-driven non-profit environment desirable.

If you are interested in the above position, please contact Nina Gaskin-Wyatt in the Human Resources Office via email to resumehr@abim.org or fax your resume to (215) 446-3516.

12.) Communications Instructor, ECPI College of Technology / Greenville, Greenville, SC

http://www.nationjob.com/job/ecpt85/pj/1254364

13.) Director of Marketing and Communications, Learning Leaders, New York, New York

http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/jobs/job_item.jhtml?id=188700019

14.) Marketing Research Analyst, Piedmont Natural Gas, Charlotte, NC

http://www.piedmontng.com/aboutUs/careerOpportunitiesSection/jobDescriptions/MarketingResearchAnalyst110617

15.) Communications Coordinator, NAMI-NYC Metro, New York, New York

http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/jobs/job_item.jhtml?id=188600056

*** From Susan de Queljoe:

Grateful if you would post this on your next JOTW newsletter!

Susan

16.) Communications Manager, Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Phoenix, AZ

Primary

Responsibilities:

Coordinate communications activities, including writing and producing newsletters, brochures, reports, e-newsletters, press releases, as well as regular website maintenance.

Specific Duties:

• Develop key media relationships, pitch stories, generate press releases, track media coverage, and maintain up-to-date media contact list.

• Write and edit articles for the production of the triennial Vincentian newsletter, bi-monthly employee newsletter, annual report and monthly e-newsletters.

• Coordinate the layout, design, printing and distribution of these materials.

• Produce and edit other community relations materials such as brochures, fact sheets, flyers, letters, etc.

• Maintain and update the organization’s website.

• Develop publicity opportunities for the Society.

• Write articles for other newspapers and magazines as requested.

• Generate reports, letters and other correspondence under supervisor’s direction.

• Responsible for photographing events and functions related to the Society, both on and offsite.

• Assist department, as needed, in volunteer coordination, special events, and other activities as directed.

• Represent the Society at various functions where occasional public speaking and interviews are required.

Education Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Communications, English or other related field.

Experience Requirements: Minimum of four years experience writing, editing and coordination of professional newsletters, collateral, and other communications materials. One year working in public relations or marketing required. Must have knowledge/experience in the areas of research, fundraising, volunteer coordination and special events. Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher proficiency required. Experience working for a nonprofit organization, bilingual a plus.

Special Requirements: Must have excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to represent the Society through various written and visual media and in person. Requires excellent writing skills, including the ability to communicate a human interest story with passion and emotion. Attention to detail critical in communicating statistics and editing work. Ability to work with others in generating leads for interesting stories and articles. Must be detail-oriented, have the ability to multi-task and prioritize, and pay strict adherence to deadlines. Will be required to work some weekends and holidays. Must have own transportation, as the position requires driving to other locations.

Deadline: Application deadline Sept. 21. Email cover letter and resume to mmorgan@svdp-phx-az.org.

17.) National Interactive Marketing Coordinator, MDC Holdings, Inc./Richmond

American, Denver, CO

http://www.richmondamerican.com/About+Us/Job+Opportunities.htm

18.) Senior Associate (Account Manager), APCO, Brussels, Belgium

Our Brussels office is currently seeking a Senior Associate to join our corporate issues management team, reporting to a Director. The role is suited to a Senior Consultant or Account Manager with appropriate corporate communications, press office or consultancy experience in the strategic communications field who wants to take the next step in building their career in an award winning, truly global consultancy environment.

SUMMARY: The Senior Associate will be involved with the day-to-day

delivery of client projects and the development of new business

projects. He/she will be strong on tactical implementation, but also

have the ability to take ownership of client projects and manage them to completion. Good written and oral communication skills are essential. The successful candidate will interface with all levels of staff.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Provide support in the development of strategic planning and

communications plans for clients

Serve as day-to-day client contact

Inform team members of possible issues regarding client projects and

manage outcomes

Produce accurate written materials, such as press releases, summaries,

presentations, reports and other client materials

Provide input to the development of new business proposals, grow new

business from existing clients

Support billing process, reviewing pre-bills with timely entry of

timesheets

Establish project timelines: ensure deadlines met

Lead other team members, as necessary, in order to complete client

projects

Mentor junior staff

Provide input into staff evaluations as appropriate

Aim to achieve 6.25 billable hours on average per day

Other responsibilities, as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS AND STANDARDS:

EDUCATION: University degree essential

EXPERIENCE:

Essential to have relevant consultancy or press office experience in

corporate PR and strong experience and/or interest in public policy.

Issues management experience within a regional or international context essential.

Experience or interest in the energy or chemicals sector desirable,

though not essential.

Strong planning & organizing ability.

Languages an advantage.

Keen interest required in business and trade media.

Must be eligible to work in Belgium and willing to relocate to Brussels

COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:

Strong time management skills Excellent written and oral skills

Demonstrated tactical abilities Professional demeanour

Self-motivated Ability to multi-task

Mentoring, coaching skills for staff management

Good understanding of the role of the media in public

relations/government affairs

OFFICE ENVIRONMENT: The physical abilities needed to perform the duties

of this position, in addition to the office climate.

Office environment is general office setting

Some travel required

APCO WORLDWIDE INC. will make reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities in order to enable them to perform the essential or primary duties for this position.

A competitive salary is offered for this role plus a comprehensive

benefits package.

To apply please send you CV and covering letter detailing current salary and availability to Denise Ela, Recruitment Manager at

dela@apcoworldwide.com. Please note that only applicants eligible to

work in the Brussels can be considered and only applicants short listed will be contacted.

http://www.apcoworldwide.com/content/careers/jobs/europe_middle_east_africa_jobs.cfm

*** From Mary Lou Fine:

19.) Senior Associate Director, Media Relations, American Hospital Association, Washington, DC

Leading health care association is looking for a senior associate director for media relations to create and implement a variety of media relations/communication strategies in support of the Association’s efforts in advocacy and representation. The position, based in Washington, DC, is part of a collaborative team working with all departments of the association to enhance public awareness of its members.

The candidate must possess excellent writing, editing and leadership skills and must be able to grasp complex issues and be able to communicate them – both orally and written – in an understandable way. Candidate must be a team player, a self-starter who can work under tight deadlines but also have the creativity and broad thinking needed to manage and complete long-term projects. Candidate should be internet-savvy, have excellent organizational and leadership skills, be able to work closely with senior staff and be able to juggle multiple priorities issues. As a public voice for the association, candidate must have good independent judgment and be diplomatic at all times. He or she must be able to anticipate emerging issues with the media and members and provide creative ideas in dealing with issues. Candidate must have demonstrated knowledge of a board range of health policy/patient care issues. Bachelor's degree, Master's preferred, and at least 5 years of professional experience in a hospital, an association, preferably in the health care field or on Capitol Hill.

We offer an excellent compensation package, which includes medical/dental coverage (PPO/HMO), life insurance, short and long-term disability plans, 401(K), tuition reimbursement, paid vacation/holidays/sick days and more! EOE/AA Employer

Please send response to: 10865@aha.hrmdirect.com

20.) Communications Associate, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Menlo Park, California

http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/jobs/job_item.jhtml?id=188800021

*** From Kim Fairfield:

Ned,

We would love to see our name in lights! Can you please run the attached job announcement in the next issue of JOTW?

Thanks,

Kim Fairfield

HR Coordinator

Volunteers of America

1660 Duke Street

Alexandria, VA 22314

www.VolunteersofAmerica.org

703-341-5023

21.) Media Relations Manager, Volunteers of America, Alexandria, Virginia

WOULD YOU LIKE AN OPPORTUNITY TO MANAGE ALL ASPECTS OF OUR MEDIA RELATIONS PROGRAM?

Volunteers of America is a national, nonprofit, faith-based human services organization, providing support to more than 2 million people in 400 communities. We are looking for a dynamic Media Relations Manager to join our National Office staff in Alexandria, Virginia.

If your current or former colleagues would describe you as a strong, hands-on, proven media relations professional – hurry and submit your resume before someone takes your dream job! The National Office is located within a five-minute walk from the Metro.

As Media Relations Manager you will be responsible for identifying, coordinating and securing extensive publicity opportunities for Volunteers of America; creating and executing strategic campaigns, including partnership with the Major League Baseball Players Trust; and acting as spokesperson to media. The successful candidate will also provide support to local offices for their regional PR efforts. Candidates must have excellent writing skills and those with existing contacts in print, broadcast and new media will be considered first.

We would like to speak with your about your demonstrated experience in a variety of public relations situations including handling crisis situations, developing new relationships with media representatives, and planning integrated public relations campaigns. Some travel will be required. We are waiting to hear from you –

To apply visit our web site at http://www.voa.org/AboutUs/JobsInternships/

EOE

22.) Director, Communications, International Medical Corps, Santa Monica, California

http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/jobs/job_item.jhtml?id=188700064

23.) Account Executive/PR Manager, Wilesmith Advertising, West Palm Beach, FL

http://www.talentzoo.com/website/jobs/JobDetail.aspx?JobId=67325&Wte=cpj09112007

*** From Roy Bombard:

Can you post the attached ad for us?

Roy Bombard

Levick Strategic Communications

1900 M Street, NW

4th Floor

Washington, DC 20036

24.) DIRECTOR- CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS, Levick Strategic Communications, Washington, DC

Levick Strategic Communications has an immediate need for a corporate communications Director in its Washington, DC headquarters. We are looking for a solid pro with at least 10 years of experience in various aspects of corporate communications, reputation management, business/financial journalism, financial services, and/or business/financial regulation. Our new Director will have been an integral part of national and/or international corporate communications team and handled all aspects of front-line communications and marketing program development and implementation.

The successful candidate will be able to work effectively under real-time deadline pressure from crisis clients from aggressive broadcast and print journalists, and from blogosphere. We need a solid writer who can effectively manage staff and budgets – and who understands client need and demands. This job requires the ability to travel—up to 40 percent—and an extensive knowledge of the corporate marketplace, financial markets and the government bodies that regulate them. If the candidate is known in financial circles—media, regulatory, and on Wall Street—that will be helpful.

If you have an interest in seeing if you and your skills are a match with what we need, please take the next step and contact us at careers@levick.com. In the mean time, we invite you to check us out further at www.levick.com.

Levick Strategic Communications is an equal opportunity employer.

Levick Strategic Communications, LLC

1900 M Street, NW

Suite 400

Washington, DC 20036

25.) Public Relations Associate, Coptic Orphans, Heliopolis, Egypt

http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/res.nsf/db900SID/OCHA-76TNH4

*** From Melissa Montealegre Egan:

Hi Ned,

My name is Melissa Egan–I'm the Web Manager at Goodwill Industries International. My supervisor Arlene McCrehan suggested that we post a communications job vacancy in your newsletter, “Jobs of the Week.” Might you be able to run this in the next edition?

The job description follows. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Best,

Melissa Egan

26.) Communications Specialist/Online News Editor, Rockville, MD

Goodwill Industries International in Rockville, MD, seeks a communications specialist/corporate journalist for its member-only, award-winning, daily online newsletter. Candidate will have three or more years experience in journalism or related field, and be skilled in researching, interviewing, writing and editing. Excellent interpersonal skills required. Other preferred skills include Microsoft Office suite and Adobe Photoshop. Previous web writing experience and some html helpful, but not required. Photography skills a plus. View job description at www.goodwill.org Send resume and cover letter to mailto:HR@goodwill.org.

Melissa Montealegre Egan

GII Web Manager

Goodwill Industries International Member Services Center

15810 Indianola Drive

Rockville, MD 20855-2674

E-mail: melissa.egan@goodwill.org

Phone: (240) 333-5263

Fax: (301) 530-1516

Web site: www.goodwill.org

*** From Amy Abernathy:

27.) Web & Graphic Designer, Alexandria, Bowhead Technical and Professional Services, VA

Job Description: Develops and maintains websites for both clients and company projects using strong editing, writing, design, and development skills. Proactively assesses web communication needs to define and execute the website communication plan. Writes clearly and informatively for web-based and electronically-delivered communication vehicles. Establishes and maintains consistent 'voice' in all electronic communications, ensuring a consistent user interface, site architecture and overall user experience. Determines new web technologies to utilize, such as browsers, languages and plug-ins, based on company's needs. Designs specific user interface features, site animation and/or special-effects. Gathers feedback from design and technical staff on website development needs. Builds user interface applications using appropriate programming and scripting languages. Creates prototypes and functional specifications for Internet and web-based projects. Tracks and reports on web site/page statistics and conducts quality assurance of web sites to ensure proper functionality/user-friendliness. Designs and layouts a wide variety of printed collateral such as brochures, ads, event programs, posters, direct mail pieces, fact sheets, newsletters, and other promotional materials. Handles print photo shoots as needed.

Required Skills: Bachelor's Degree from accredited university, programming skills a plus. 5-7 years experience creating websites using ASP or PHP, HTML and stylesheets (CSS) to include developing web-enabled database applications. Demonstrated experience with database-website interactivity. Experience with content management systems. Experience with .ASP, XML, HTML, Flash, Cold Fusion, and Adobe Go Live. Experience with graphic and image applications such as Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign). Superior written and verbal communications skills. Minimal travel and/or evening/weekend hours required. Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Publisher, and PowerPoint.

Required Experience: 5 – 7 years of professional experience.

Tracking Code: DHS-09

Contact: Amy Abernathy, PHR

HR/Recruiting Coordinator

Bowhead Technical and Professional Services, Inc.

Direct (703) 562-0341

Main (703) 413-4226 ext. 258

Fax (703) 379-6880

amy.abernathy@bowheadsupport.com

www.bowheadsupport.com

*** From Ken Jensen:

28.) Traffic Safety Educator, AAA, Phoenix, AZ

AAA Arizona is a trusted companion to over 750,000 members in Arizona in automotive assistance, travel, insurance, and financial services. Join AAA Arizona’s team and build on our 80+ year history of success. You’ll find that we offer an ideal combination of stability, challenge and rewards. We offer a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits and opportunities with a respected organization.

Reports to: Public Affairs Manager

Location:

3144 N. 7th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85013 (S of Osborn)

Responsibilities:

The Traffic Safety Educator develops and implements educational programs and conducts informational meetings and seminars designed to educate club members, teen drivers, parents, school children, senior citizens and local community groups on emerging and priority issues in Traffic Safety as defined by AAA National 2010 Association Goals. This person also represents AAA Arizona on a variety of transportation safety committees, held by various municipal agencies or community organizations.

Requirements:

A minimum of 2 years' experience in teaching programs to diverse audiences. Traffic safety experience preferred. Program design or curriculum development experience is preferred. Ability to acquire an in-depth knowledge of Traffic Safety is required. Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite products with advanced knowledge of Powerpoint is required. Must have the ability to develop effective working relationships and function as a team player. Strong verbal, written communication and public speaking skills required. Must work effectively under the demand of heavy time constraints. Must maintain an excellent MVR record and successfully pass a criminal background check. Position requires regional travel throughout Arizona, using own vehicle is required. Must set the example by maintaining a good MVR record. Willingness and flexibility to work odd hours as needed, including evenings and weekends. Bachelor's degree in Education, Communications or related field.

Important Notes:

Background checks and drug testing are required.

For consideration, please choose from the following options to submit your resume and cover letter. Please be sure to state the specific position for which you are applying. Resumes are accepted for open positions only.

Email your resume and cover letter to jobs@arizona.aaa.com. Fax to Human Resources at (602) 234-1327, or

Send or apply at AAA Arizona, Human Resources, 3144 N. 7th Avenue , Phoenix , AZ 85013 .

AAA Arizona is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

29.) DT PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER II, State of Arizona, Kingman, AZ

To view detailed information about this job, click the following link or copy and paste the URL into your browser:

https://secure.azstatejobs.gov/pljb/azgovjobs//mainjb/applicant/jobClick.jsp?count=1&id=23366

30.) DT PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER II, State of Arizona, Flagstaff, AZ

To view detailed information about this job, click the following link or copy and paste the URL into your browser:

https://secure.azstatejobs.gov/pljb/azgovjobs//mainjb/applicant/jobClick.jsp?count=1&id=23373

31.) Corporate Communications Supervisor, Cassels Brock, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

Cassels Brock has been providing legal services to Canadian and international clients for more than 115 years. Today, the firm, with 185 lawyers, represents businesses within Canada and the United States, and abroad including entrepreneurial start-ups, mid-market enterprises and multinational corporations.

The newly created position of Corporate Communications Supervisor has come available at Cassels Brock. The role will serve as the Firm’s primary communications and media relations expert both internally and externally. Responsible to increase awareness and profile of Cassels Brock, its professionals and areas of expertise through development and implementation of a strategic media relations program. Also responsible to raise general awareness levels within the Firm regarding the Firm’s strategic plan and marketing/business development initiatives. The role holds primary leadership responsibility for the development of press releases and web content while working with the department’s Marketing Communications Supervisor to support external Firm communications via RFP responses. Requirements for this role include 5-7 years of public or media relations experience with previous professional services experience an asset, a bachelor’s degree in journalism and/or certificate in public relations, and superior business writing, verbal, editorial, presentation and communications skills. Job ref #we11572.

For more information on these positions please contact Carolyn Berger.

This is an exclusive arrangement with ZSA, all resumes sent directly to Cassels Brock will be redirected to ZSA.

Carolyn Berger

Tel: (416) 368-2051

Fax: (416) 368-5699

E-mail: cberger@zsa.ca

http://zsa.ca/zsa.php?fuseaction=main.popup_job&id=14927

32.) Mgr, Communication Svcs, Allergan, Irvine, California

http://www.biospace.com/1/2/88289-mgr-communication-svcs.html

33.) Technical Writer, Clinical Communication, BD/BD Technologies, Franklin Lakes, New Jersey

http://www.biospace.com/1/2/82531-technical-writer-clinical-communication.html

34.) Director, Corporate Communications, NEC Corporation, Irving, TX

http://www.findjobsnet.com/Telecommunications/Find-job-Director-Corporate-Communications-796220.htm

35.) Director of Corporate Communications, Forbes.com, NY, NY

http://jobs.bookbusinessmag.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=656&jb=2498306

36.) Administrative Assistant, Alumni Relations & Corporate Communications (Part-TIme), Tyndale University College & Seminary, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

This position exists to help support the work of the Alumni Relations and Corporate Communication departments. Reporting to the VP, Alumni Relations and Corporate Communications, this position will be part-time, 4 days per week.

Responsibilities:

General

Assist the VP of Alumni Relations and Corporate Communications with administrative items

Assist the Director of Corporate Communications with administrative items

Manage the mailing of items related to the department of communications and alumni relations including but not limited to pastor’s pack, collateral materials, Connection, & promotional materials

Alumni Related

Assist in the coordinating and planning of alumni related events, conferences and celebrations

Respond to alumni correspondence as required by the Alumni Coordinator

Working with the Alumni Coordinator to manage various Alumni benefit programs

Assist in surveying alumni and graduate needs to foster relationship building

Assist in the coordination of the alumni chapter meetings

File all invoices and track budget entries

Updating and maintaining website information and web-based alumni services

Budget tracking, project analysis and measuring effectiveness of alumni initiatives

Database management – updating the POISE database with pertinent alumni data

Other related duties as assigned by the VP of Alumni Relations

Corporate Communications Related

Administrative duties related to Corporate Communications including: ad schedule (update and create), filing of tear sheets, maintain portfolio of all ads created,

Maintain database of media contracts and renewal dates

File all invoices and track budget entries

Manage the printing of Tyndale business cards

Other related duties as assigned by the VP of Corporate Communications

Qualifications:

Ideally a graduate of the institution with a minimum BA degree

Experience in an administrative position and event planning/management

Possess excellent interpersonal skills nad a pleasing demeanour that works and relates well with people

Strong administrative and organizational skills

Ability to work effectively in Microsoft Office with advanced skills in Excel

Ability to initiate creative problem solving and program planning

Ability to multi-task, prioritize, work efficiently and independently

A preference will be given to Tyndale graduates or persons with a strong knowledge of the Tyndale community, Tyndale alumni and Tyndale communications

Have a desire to participate in the vision and mission of Tyndale University College and Seminary

Please note, all applications will be reviewed but only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

If you are interested in this employment opportunity, please submit your cover letter and resume to employment@tyndale.ca. For more information, contact:

Human Resources

Tyndale University College & Seminary

25 Ballyconnor Court

Toronto, Ontario

M2M 4B3

Canada

Phone: 416-226-6620 ext. 2103

Email: employment@tyndale.ca

For general employment information

send your Resumé to:

Tyndale University College & Seminary, Human Resources

25 Ballyconnor Court, Toronto, Ontario. M2M 4B3

1-416-226-6380 ext 2103 fax: 1-416-226-6746

or e-mail: employment@tyndale.ca

http://www.tyndale.ca/about/viewcareer.php?eid=272

37.) Corporate Communications Campaign Manager, VWR, West Chester. PA

http://www.vwrjobs.com/vwr/jobboard/JobDetails.aspx?__ID=*601EC2337F42C5C8

38.) Director of Communications and Planning, DaySpring Cards, Siloam Springs, AR

http://www.dayspring.com/employment/detail.asp?id=328

39.) Director of Corporate Communications, Cunney & Jospe, Hopkinton, MA

http://www.lmanewengland.org/employment.asp?Show=79

40.) CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER, American Association of Singapore, Singapore

A chamber of commerce, a leading international business association in Singapore, with more than 2,600 members, is looking for an individual for the role of Corporate Communications Manager. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Corporate Communications Manager will be responsible for handling the Chamber’s communications portfolio, including media relations, extensive writing for the Chamber’s publications and web site, and project management in these areas. The position also works closely with several Chamber committees. This is a full-time position. Please submit your cover letter, resume, and brief writing sample by September 28, 2007. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified for interviews.

Required Experience: 3-5 years related experience; Should have experience working with senior executives, government officials, and media.

This Job Requires the Following Skills: Excellent English communication and writing skills necessary; Asian languages a plus.

http://www.aasingapore.com/en/j/?173

41.) Communications Director, EDAW Inc., San Francisco, CA

http://www.mediabistro.com/joblistings/jobview.asp?joid=63758&page=1

42.) Senior Editorial Director, Conservation International, Washington, DC

http://web.conservation.org/xp/CIWEB/about/jobs/sr_edit_dir.xml

43.) Director, Communications, Western Union, Hollywood, Florida

http://public.relations.jobs.latpro.com/jobs/1557661.html

44.) Editorial Director, The Feminist Press at CUNY, NY, NY

http://www.mediabistro.com/joblistings/jobview.asp?joid=62496&c=jfbgc

45.) Media & Communications Coordinator, Honda Center, Anaheim, CA

http://www.hondacenter.com/Employment.aspx

46.) Director Corporate Communications, NXP Semiconductors, Eindhoven, Netherlands

http://jobsearch.monsterboard.nl/getjob.asp?JobID=62053485

47.) PR / Corporate Communications Director, Islamic Investment Bank, offered through Hudson TOGM International Markets, Qatar

http://jobs.monstergulf.com/details/4262814.html

*** From Jessica Schwartz Hahn:

Dear Ned,

Below is a job description for a Comm Dir for a great organization. I've been consulting with them for a few months and they are doing some dynamic work. Of course, if a JOTW subscriber gets the job, I hope they'll consider keeping me on as a consultant 🙂

Have a great weekend!

Jessica Schwartz Hahn

Peitho Communications LLC

703-478-0658 (w)

571-239-3260 (c)

jessica@peithocom.com

www.peithocom.com

48.) Communications Director, National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, Washington, DC

Overview: The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools (“The Alliance”) is a national nonprofit organization committed to advancing the charter school movement. Our ultimate goal is to increase the number of high-performing charter schools available to all families, particularly low-income and minority families who currently do not have access to quality public schools. The Alliance provides assistance to state charter school associations and resource centers, develops and advocates for improved public policies, and serves as the united voice for this large and diverse movement.

Position: The Alliance is currently seeking a dynamic and experienced Communications Director to develop and direct a multifaceted communications strategy for the Alliance. This includes developing the Alliance’s message; ensuring that message is clearly and consistently conveyed through organizational communications and earned and paid media; strengthening the Alliance’s position within the education reform community; and increasing the Alliance’s visibility on the national stage. This position is an exciting opportunity for a communications professional to contribute to the strategic direction of a growing organization having a tremendous impact on a new sector within public education and the lives of underserved students.

Responsibilities:

• Develop a multifaceted communications strategy conveying key Alliance themes of quality, growth, and accountability to the general public and key constituencies

• Participate in strategy conversations about how best to positively project the organization’s image, mission and objectives to a national audience

• Increase identification of the Alliance as the unified voice of the charter school community

• Serve as the Alliance's principal liaison with the news media

• Lead activities associated with major annual events, such as National Charter Schools Week, the National Charter Schools Conference, and National Lottery Day.

• Create prompt, factual responses to controversies about charter schooling

• Write and disseminate press releases, op-ed pieces, newsletters, and feature articles

• Organize high-impact press events

• Make the Alliance website a rich, interactive resource

• Oversee the Alliance’s publications program

• Develop and manage an annual communications budget

• Assist state charter organizations to build effective communications programs that convey the real experiences of charter students, parents, and operators

Qualifications:

• 5+ years of communications and public relations experience, preferably on a national level

• Demonstrated success with media relations

• Experience contributing to the strategic direction of an organization or company

• Direct experience with education reform policy or charter schools a plus

• Self-motivated with the ability to thrive under pressure and meet multiple deadlines

• Understanding and sensitivity to working with diverse constituencies

• Team-player capable of working independently and with minimal oversight

• Excellent time management and prioritization skills

• Superior writing and editing skills with the ability to translate complex ideas and research into easy to understand prose.

• Outstanding oral communication and interpersonal skills

• Web management experience preferred

• Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience required; advanced degree preferred

To Apply: Please email a resume and thoughtful cover letter, outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position and stating how you heard about this opportunity, both in Word format, to Nelson Smith, President, at thealliance@cgcareers.org, subject line “Communications Director.” Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

*** From Mike Pina:

49.) Director, Media Relations, Amtrak, Washington, DC

http://amtrak.teamrewards.net/TR_PublicWeb/Wizards?fp=1&tp=5&jobid=179266&ctm=1189735389986

50.) Vice President, Communications, Consumer Specialty Products Association, Washington, DC

Consumer products association seeks senior level person to direct aggressive external media relations program to include coordinating external agency activity. Ten years experience in communications field preferred with strong media experience. Must have demonstrated success in implementing targeted PR program. Minimum of Bachelors Degree preferably in field of communications.

Excellent benefits and working conditions in great downtown location near Metro.

Send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to jweaver@cspa.org.

*** JOTW Alternative Selection. Tired of the same old big city hustle? Here’s a job where you get paid to watch the world go by, from Mark Sofman:

51.) Lock and Dam Operator, US Army Corps of Engineers, Matagorda, TX

http://federalgovernmentjobs.us/jobs/Lock-and-Dam-Operator-1004834.html

*** Weekly Most Wanted Poster:

http://www.fbi.gov/wanted/topten/fugitives/schillaci_js.htm

*** Weekly Piracy Report:

04.09.2007: 0001 LT Callao anchorage, Peru.

Robbers boarded a container ship, tied up the watchman and stole ship’s stores crews’ personal effects. Local authorities and agents informed but did not get any assistance.

09.09.2007: 0030 LT: 06:15.43S – 108:27.23E, Balongan anchorage, Indonesia.

Two robbers boarded an anchored tanker. They broke the store lock and stole ship's property. They tried to lower the stolen items into a waiting boat but could not do so as the boat had drifted away due to engine failure and the current. Alert crew raised alarm and two crew confronted the robbers who jumped overboard. However, they could not board their boat which was adrift. One robber hung to the ballast overboard discharge on the stbd side and the other robber had drifted away due to current and swell. All crew gathered on deck and rescued the other robber. Indonesian navy and police were informed and were told about the adrift boat and the missing robber. The authorities managed to tow the boat but could not find the missing robber. The authorities boarded the ship for investigation and the master handed over the robber. No injuries to crew and nothing stolen.

Piracy Maps – 2006

http://www.icc-ccs.org/prc/piracy_maps_2006.php

*** Ball cap of the week: Littoral Combat Ship MIW Det ONE

*** Coffee Mug of the Day: Chickadees

*** T-Shirt of the day: Planit (Thanks to Cameron Barry)

*** Spatula of the Week: Make Rice for Dinner – www.usarice.com

*** Mouse pad of the week: Taylor Technologies – Wherever Water is Tested

*** Today's featured musical accompaniment: Circa

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“That means the game is over, and you have to make sure your teammates don't beat the crap out of you.”

– David Ortiz, Boston Red Sox slugger on what it means to hit 31st homer of the season in the ninth at Fenway to come from behind to beat Tampa Bay.

“Why do people sing Take Me Out to The Ballgame when they're already there?”

– Alex Rodriguez

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