JOTW 06-2009

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JOTW 09-2009

9 February 2009

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Dedicated to the positive and unanticipated consequences of “nedworking.”

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Issue number 772

“Don't ever forget two things I'm going to tell you. One, don't believe everything that's written about you. Two, don't pick up too many checks.”

- Babe Ruth

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In this issue (Remember, to see the job descriptions and how to follow up, scroll down):

*** One Paragraph Pitch

*** Rock and Roll Trivia

1.) Director of Communications, ITT Night Vision, Roanoke, VA

2.) Communications Manager, ITT Defense Electronics and Services, McLean, VA

3.) Chief of Communication, United Nations Children's Fund, Jakarta, Indonesia

4.) Communications Specialist, U.S. Navy Program Executive Office for Ships (PEO Ships), Alion Science and Technology, Washington, DC

5.) Communications Specialist Sr., U.S. Navy Program Executive Office for Ships (PEO Ships), Alion Science and Technology, Washington, DC

6.) Resident Journalism Advisor, China, Internews Network, Beijing, China

7.) Public Relations Specialist, TC Public Relations, Chicago, IL

8.) Web and New Media Editor – Johannesburg, South Africa

9.) Communications Adviser, Secretariat of the Pacific Islands Applied Geoscience Commission (SOPAC), Suva, Fiji Islands

10.) Communications Manager, Public Lands, National Wildlife Federation, Boulder, Colorado

11.) Chief Executive Officer, VMI Foundation, Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, VA

12.) Intern (Spring): Information and Communication Tec, National Democratic Institute for International Affairs, Washington, DC

13.) Senior Manager – Public Policy Communications, HIMSS, Arlington, VA

14.) Media Relations Officer, International Rescue Committee, New York, New York

15.) Associate Public Information Officer, L-2, United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, Niamey, Niger

16.) Director, Marketing, Take Care Health Systems, Walgreens Health and Wellness division, Conshohocken, PA

17.) Director, Site Marketing, Take Care Health Systems, Walgreens Health and Wellness division, Conshohocken, PA

18.) Marketing Communication Specialist, Take Care Health Systems, Walgreens Health and Wellness division, Conshohocken, PA

19.) Communications Consultancies SPINAP, African Union/Inter-African Bureau for Animal Resources, Nairobi, Kenya

20.) Graphic Arts Instructor, The Door, New York, New York

21.) Multimedia producer: Video, audio, web producer and event staging, The International Union, UAW, Detroit, MI

22.) Desktop Publisher – unpaid Intern/Volunteer, United Nations Office for Project Services, Copenhagen, Denmark

23.) Communications Director, Democracy for America, Burlington, VT

24.) Intern – Summer, SIRIUS XM Radio, XM Satellite Radio, Washington, DC

25.) Communication Officer, PMU, United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East, Tripoli, Lebanon

26.) Chief Editor, Global Corruption Report, Transparency International, Berlin, Germany

27.) Website Assistant, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Warsaw, Poland

28.) Intern, Government Relations, National Alliance of State & Territorial AIDS Directors, Washington, D.C.

29.) Public Affairs Specialist, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department Of Transportation, Washington, DC

30.) Journalist/Senior Journalist/Editor, MyBroadband.co.za, Johannesburg, South Africa

31.) Marketing Communications Manager, Accuvant, Denver, CO

32.) Junior Journalist, MyBroadband.co.za, Johannesburg, South Africa

33.) Mid-senior Features Writer, TE Trade Events, Johannesburg, South Africa

34.) Editors – Biomedicine, SAGE, London United Kingdom

35.) PUBLIC AFFAIRS SPECIALIST, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services, Hyattsville, MD

36.) Copy Editor/Proofreader, Health Interactions, London, UK

37.) Communications Outreach Specialist , Office of Habitat Conservation (OHC), NOAA, I.M. Systems Group, Inc., Silver Spring, MD

38.) Associate Media Director, Digital Engauge, Atlanta , GA

39.) PR and Promotions Manager, Latin America, World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc., Stamford, CT

40.) Press Officer, Nature Publishing Group (NPG), NY, NY

41.) Sr. Communications Specialist, Rockwell Collins, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

42.) Corporate Communications Director, Michelin North America (Canada), Inc., Granton, Nova Scotia, Canada

43.) Copywriter, Oxford Communications, Lambertville, NJ

44.) Teaching Associates (TAs), Students Working Toward the M. A. in Communication Studies, Department of Communication Studies, SAN JOSÉ STATE UNIVERSITY, San José, CA

45.) Graphics & Web Designer, Blackboard Inc., Washington, District of Columbia

46.) Harbor Public and Community Relations Director, City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

47.) Media Supervisor, Ignited, El Segundo, CA

48.) Public Relations Specialist, Tele Atlas, Boston, Massachusetts / Lebanon, New Hampshire

49.) Account Director, DBC PR+New Media, Washington, DC

50.) Product Manager, software company, Baltimore County, MD

51.) Connect for Kids Editorial Associate, the Forum for Youth Investment, Washington DC

52.) Account Director/New Business, Broadcast and New Media Public Relations Services, WestGlen Communications, Washington, DC

53.) COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR, Global Health & Science Team, Burness Communications, Bethesda, MD

54.) Center Director, Purple Communications, Washington, DC

55.) Harbormaster, City of Nome, Nome, AK

56.) Village Resource Representative-Nuiqsut 6751 – North Slope, AK, US

57.) Second Mate, Transatlantic Lines, SINGAPORE TO DIEGO GARCIA

58.) Cashier, Kmart, Presque Isle, ME

59.) Certified Athletic Trainer, Guthrie Health Care System, Sayre, Pennsylvania

60.) Controller, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI

61.) Store Manager, EZ Money Loan Services, Pampa, TX

62.) Culinary Arts Program Manager, Walla Walla Community College, Walla Walla, WA

*** Weekly Piracy Report

…and more! Scroll down and see them all!

*** One Paragraph Pitch:

Entry Level Positions:

I'm looking to make a career change. I have a B.A. in broadcast communications, but I've worked primarily in clinical research as a study coordinator. I'm looking for a position that will allow me to learn more about promoting products and services, writing effective messages, and event planning. I have experience in purchasing various types of media to promote clinical trials. In addition I've planned many small scale events in and around Washington D.C. to increase awareness of clinical trials in Alzheimer's disease. I'd love to hear about positions in MD, VA, and NC. Please contact Kamilah at: aggieforlife@rocketmail.com.

*** Sign of the times:

Ned,

What really gives me a rise about your alternate selection of the week (Weekend Sign Holder, Snoqualmie Ridge Washington) is not that it pays $20 an hour to stand along a freezing highway. No, what I really like is that you need a resume to apply. The economy must be even worse than I thought.

John Castagna

Drums, PA

*** Ned’s upcoming travel:

London, UK, Feb 15-19

New London, Connecticut, 25 March

Abu Dhabi, UAE, 19-24 April

San Francisco, California, 5-10 June

*** RETHINKING CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS

In its second year, RETHINKING CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS is gaining a reputation as the conference to see both the forest and the trees. You get the big picture from stirring keynotes by leading-edge experts. And you get real-world practical advice through a hands-on pre-conference workshop, best practices panels and case studies by some of the most knowledgeable and experienced experts and practitioners. In addition, you get serendipitous insights and advice during the four expert-led Research Roundtables. And did we mention the fun and networking?

http://www.communitelligence.com/content/ahpg.cfm?spgid=355&full=1

*** Read Ned’s article about aircraft carriers in the Navy League of Hampton Roads commemorative book for the commissioning of the USS George Bush.

http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/c900e42b#/c900e42b/66

Wednesday 18th & Thursday 19th

Melcrum “Delivering Successful Change Communication”

Tower Hotel

London

http://www.melcrum.com/changecomms/

(Note: Ned plans to crash the reception on the 18th.)

*** Cruiser Modernization: Much more than a mid-life make-over

Edward H. Lundquist explains – how and why – From the mess decks to the masthead, from the stem to the stern flap, USS Bunker Hill is receiving a capability-enhancing and life-extending “modernization.”

http://www.maritime-executive.com/article/2009-02-04-cruiser-modernization-much-more-mid-life-make-over/

*** Rock ‘n roll trivia:

This artist grew up in Ocean Grove, New Jersey and graduated from Neptune High School. Hehas long been considered the Grandfather of “the New Jersey Sound.” Jon Bon Jovi has acknowledged him as his “reason for singing.” Many of the bands early numbers were many songs written by band co-founder Steven Van Zandt. One of the songs on this artist's 1986 LP was co-written by singer Patti Scialfa. What is the band's name and who is the lead singer?

(Answer? The answer is posted now on the JOTW webpage. Visit www.nedsjotw.com. Read previous questions and answers at http://www.nedsjotw.com/blog/JOTWRocknRollTriviaQuiz.)

*** Highlight of the 109th Military Order of the Carabao Wallow? Skunk Baxter.

*** When communicating, it is important to understand your audience. Take the “Transition to Digital TV” message, for example:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xy-pD-M0rY4

*** Developing Your Accreditation Portfolio

19 February 2009

Presenters / Nick Durutta, ABC / Capital Research & Management Company

Amy Santoro, ABC / LucidWorks Strategic Communication Planning

http://guest.cvent.com/EVENTS/Info/Summary.aspx?e=551fc36d-7bc2-4859-848a-26d55880f7dd

*** Register for IABC's 2009 World Conference, 7-10 June in San Francisco

The preliminary conference program is online for IABC's annual World

Conference featuring some of the profession's brightest and most

creative thinkers.

http://www.iabc.com/wc

*** From David J. Albritton:

Greetings Ned,

I hope all is well, shipmate. I have two openings on my team at ITT Defense Electronics and Services and would appreciate your sharing the position descriptions for each with the JOTW network – see attached.

Here are the open positions:

• Director of Communications, ITT Night Vision (Roanoke, VA)

• Communications Manager, ITT Defense Electronics and Services (McLean, VA)

Individuals with demonstrated, recent communications experience and references in the defense and aerospace industry are highly preferred.

Qualified applicants should submit their cover letter, resume and two writing samples via e-mail to: david.albritton@itt.com. No attachments larger than 200KB, please.

Thanks in advance, sir.

Kind regards,

David J. Albritton

Vice President, Communications

ITT Defense Headquarters

1.) Director of Communications, ITT Night Vision, Roanoke, VA

The Director of Communications is the senior communications counsel for the Night Vision division of ITT Corporation’s $6 billion global defense group, leading all public relations, marketing communications, employee communications, corporate philanthropy, community relations, executive communications and trade show activities. Reporting to the Vice President, Communications of ITT Defense Electronics and Services, s/he is also a member of ITT Night Vision’s senior leadership team and responsible for the development and execution of strategies that will help the Roanoke, Va.-based value center meet its business objectives in accordance with the ITT Vision and Values. The Director of Communications will oversee all communications activities for both the Night Vision headquarters location and a remote site in West Springfield, Mass.

Major Responsibilities

• Lead a team of five communications professionals, with one direct report located in West Springfield, Mass.

• Position the ITT brand consistently and innovatively to all internal and external stakeholders in accordance with the corporate branding guidelines.

• Develop long-range and annual communications strategies and plans that are aligned with the company’s business objectives, address both external and internal audiences, and are executed within the department’s budget.

• Partner with the Vice President of Communications, ITT Defense Electronics and Services and colleagues at other ITT value centers to ensure that media relations strategies and initiatives are aligned and coordinated.

• Develop and implement a proactive media relations strategy to enhance relationships with local, national and trade news media, ensuring accurate coverage.

• Serve as primary spokesperson for all news media and provide training/counsel to other leaders who need to interact with the media.

• Draft and disseminate news releases, media alerts and other media materials in collaboration with Defense and Corporate Headquarters.

• Develop and maintain crisis communications plan and provide counsel to the organizational leaders on crisis communications and issues management.

• Manage external agencies to maximize synergies and enhance effectiveness of the communications function.

• Manage the content and design for both the external Web site and the employee intranet for the Night Vision value center.

• Work closely with senior leadership to coordinate, develop, edit and communicate messages to the various communities/constituencies across the internal organization with the goal of driving collaboration and alignment.

• Partner with Business Development to help them gain new customers and support current customers/distributors by developing/managing programs including, but not limited to, advertising, trade shows, collateral and customer communications.

• Partner with Human Resources to develop and implement an internal communications plan, including, but not limited to, employee newsletters, memos, all-employee meetings, executive speeches, and facility visuals/signage (both print and electronic).

• Plan and coordinate value center special events, such as press conferences, community recognition programs and employee appreciation events.

• Lead the value center’s philanthropy program in accordance with the corporate program.

• Serve as chairperson of the value center’s Community Service Steering Committee, developing and monitoring all local strategies and execution.

• Develop and monitor communications-related metrics to track performance of department.

• Other duties as required.

Minimum Requirements

• Bachelor’s degree; major in Journalism, English, Advertising, Public Relations, Marketing or Communications preferred

• 10+ years of public relations/marketing communications experience

• Strong verbal and written communication skills

• Ability to interact with all levels of management, news media, customers, and vendors; must be able to impact and influence others and work cross-functionally.

• Experience in leading and mentoring a team, to include external public relations and advertising agency personnel.

• Ability to work independently, with the utmost confidentiality and strong judgment

• Strong organizational skills and ability to handle multiple tasks/deadlines

• Solid understanding of corporate/business environment and strategic development.

• Experience and successful track record with relationship management of local, national and trade media. Active relationships and/or experience with defense media are highly preferred.

• Some domestic and international travel required.

Qualified applicants should submit their cover letter, resume and two writing samples via e-mail to: david.albritton@itt.com. No attachments larger than 200KB, please.

2.) Communications Manager, ITT Defense Electronics and Services, McLean, VA

The Communications Manager will assist the Vice President, Communications, ITT Defense in managing a broad range of communications activities for the $6 billion global ITT Defense Electronics and Services group to include public relations, marketing communications, employee communications, community relations, corporate philanthropy and executive communications, as well as domestic and international trade shows. As a member of the ITT Defense Communications Council, s/he is responsible for supporting and executing all communications activities that will support the ITT Defense value center teams achieve their business objectives in accordance with the ITT Vision and Values.

Major Responsibilities

• Help to develop and execute long-range and annual communications strategies and plans that are aligned with the company’s business objectives, address both external and internal audiences, and are executed within the group’s budget.

• Position the ITT brand consistently and innovatively to all internal and external stakeholders in accordance with the Corporate branding guidelines.

• Assist in the development of a proactive media relations strategy to enhance relationships with news media, ensuring accurate coverage.

• Serve as spokesperson for selected news media and provide training/counsel to other leaders who need to interact with the media.

• Draft and disseminate news releases, media alerts and other media materials in collaboration with Corporate Headquarters and various ITT value centers.

• Assist in the management of external public relations and advertising agencies to maximize synergies and enhance effectiveness of the communications function.

• Partner with Business Development by developing/managing programs including, but not limited to, advertising, domestic and international trade shows, collateral and customer communications.

• Manage the content and design for both the external Web site and the employee intranet.

• Partner with Human Resources to develop and implement an internal communications plan, including, but not limited to, employee newsletters, memos, all-employee meetings, executive speeches, and facility visuals/signage (both print and electronic).

• Support the Vice President, Communications by coordinating and monitoring the department communication and charitable giving budgets, to include external donation requests, invoice processing, vendor follow up, etc.

• Other duties as required.

Minimum Requirements

• Bachelor’s degree; major in Journalism, English, Advertising, Public Relations, Marketing or Communications preferred

• 5+ years of public relations/marketing communications experience

• Strong verbal and written communication skills

• Ability to interact with all levels of management, news media, customers, and vendors; must be able to impact and influence others and work cross-functionally.

• Experience in managing external public relations and advertising agency personnel.

• Ability to work independently, with the utmost confidentiality and strong judgment

• Strong organizational skills and ability to handle multiple tasks/deadlines

• Solid understanding of corporate/business environment and strategic development.

• Experience and successful track record with relationship management of local, national and trade media.

o Active relationships and/or experience with defense media are required.

• Domestic and international travel required.

Qualified applicants should submit their cover letter, resume and two writing samples via e-mail to: david.albritton@itt.com. No attachments larger than 200KB, please.

3.) Chief of Communication, United Nations Children's Fund, Jakarta, Indonesia

http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/res.nsf/db900SID/OCHA-7NSD4W

4.) Communications Specialist, U.S. Navy Program Executive Office for Ships (PEO Ships), Alion Science and Technology, Washington, DC

Job ID: 9705

Alion Science and Technology is an employee-owned technology solutions

company delivering technical expertise and operational support to the

Department of Defense, civilian government agencies and commercial

customers. Building on 70 years of R&D and engineering experience, Alion

brings innovation and insight to multiple business areas: naval

architecture & marine engineering; defense operations; systems

engineering; modeling & simulation; information management & technology;

chemical, biological, nuclear & environmental sciences; wireless

spectrum engineering; and industrial technology. Based in McLean,

Virginia, Alion employee-owners are located at major offices, customer

sites and laboratories worldwide.

Responsibilities

In support of the Navy's Program Executive Office for Ships (PEO Ships),

respond to congressionally related internal Department of Defense and

Department of the Navy requests in preparation for interaction with

Congress; track annual budget cycle and legislative process impact to

Team Ships programs; research and prepare budget analysis and supporting

documentation; research and prepare congressional staff reports; prepare

written minutes and / or verbal reports of conferences and meetings;

track the status of Team Ships resources through the congressional

budget process; maintain profiles for congressional defense committee

members and staff.

Qualifications

Bachelors degree and 2-4 years of relevant professional experience.

Candidates must possess the following attributes: self-starter,

excellent judgment, ability to work in fast-paced environment, detail

oriented, ability to anticipate requirements, multi-tasker, organized

and good writing skills.

Applicants who are offered employment with Alion will be required to complete an Alion Application for Employment form. Also, as a condition of employment, you will be required to sign a Disclosure and Authorization form for a background/reference check of employment history, education, references and criminal records. Employment is contingent upon satisfactory results of your reference check.

Equal Employment Opportunity

We value the cultural differences our employees bring to Alion. EOE/AA/M/F/V/D.

How To Apply

We offer competitive salaries and outstanding benefit packages to full and half-time employees. Please apply on-line by uploading your resume or cut and paste your resume using our resume template.

https://erecruit.alionscience.com/psc/H89ER/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&SiteId=1&PostingSeq=1&JobOpeningId= 9705

5.) Communications Specialist Sr., U.S. Navy Program Executive Office for Ships (PEO Ships), Alion Science and Technology, Washington, DC

Job ID: 9706

Responsibilities

In support of the Navy's Program Executive Office for Ships (PEO

Ships), respond to congressionally related internal Department of

Defense and Department of the Navy requests in preparation for

interaction with Congress; track annual budget cycle and legislative

process impact to Team Ships programs; research and prepare budget

analysis and supporting documentation; research and prepare

congressional staff reports; prepare written minutes and / or verbal

reports of conferences and meetings; track the status of Team Ships

resources through the congressional budget process; maintain profiles

for congressional defense committee members and staff. Serve as deputy

to Alion's on-site Task Lead.

Qualifications

Bachelors degree and 5-7 years of relevant professional experience.

Candidates must possess the following attributes: self-starter,

excellent judgment, ability to work in fast-paced environment, detail

oriented, ability to anticipate requirements, multi-tasker, organized

and good writing skills.

Applicants who are offered employment with Alion will be required to complete an Alion Application for Employment form. Also, as a condition of employment, you will be required to sign a Disclosure and Authorization form for a background/reference check of employment history, education, references and criminal records. Employment is contingent upon satisfactory results of your reference check.

Equal Employment Opportunity

We value the cultural differences our employees bring to Alion. EOE/AA/M/F/V/D.

How To Apply

We offer competitive salaries and outstanding benefit packages to full and half-time employees. Please apply on-line by uploading your resume or cut and paste your resume using our resume template.

https://erecruit.alionscience.com/psc/H89ER/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&SiteId=1&PostingSeq=1&JobOpeningId= 9706

6.) Resident Journalism Advisor, China, Internews Network, Beijing, China

http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/res.nsf/db900SID/OCHA-7NRQYQ

*** From Melissa Harmon:

Hi Ned,

We would like to post this job listing. Please let me know if there are any problems. Thank you!

Melissa

7.) Public Relations Specialist, TC Public Relations, Chicago, IL

Description:

TC Public Relations, a boutique PR firm located in the Loop, seeks a full-time public relations specialist to join our team of bright professionals. Our clientele is made up of high-caliber business leaders, law firms, authors and publishers, and we provide specialized service to Christian markets. We are looking for a responsible, accountable, and results-driven professional who wants to learn and grow in a positive, supportive environment. The ideal candidate should be:

• A PR professional with 2- 3 years public relations experience

• Able to create, implement and account for a public relations campaign

• Experienced with ACT! and Cision MediaSource

• Self-motivated problem solver

• Excellent communicator – written and verbal

• Experienced in smaller office environments

Contact:

Send resume and cover letter to:

Tom Ciesielka

333 N. Michigan, Suite 1810

Chicago, IL 60601

www.tcpr.net

tc@tcpr.net

8.) Web and New Media Editor – Johannesburg, South Africa

Deadline: February 13 2009

http://www.comminit.com/en/node/284831/ads

9.) Communications Adviser, Secretariat of the Pacific Islands Applied Geoscience Commission (SOPAC), Suva, Fiji Islands

Applications are invited for the position of Communications Adviser to be based within the Community Lifelines Programme of the Secretariat of the Pacific Islands Applied Geoscience Commission (SOPAC), located in Suva, Fiji Islands.

The Communications Adviser will be required to work closely and cooperatively with Project and Programme Advisers to execute the communications strategies for the two regional programmes; the Pacific IWRM National Planning Programme and the Pacific HYCOS Project.

Background:

The European Union has provided SOPAC with funding to implement the Pacific Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) National Planning Programme and the Pacific Hydrological Cycle Observing System (Pacific-HYCOS) Project over the next two years (2009-2010).

The Pacific IWRM National Planning Programme focuses on strengthening governance structures (coordinating national water committees) and frameworks (policy, legislation, action plans) to mainstream IWRM and Water Use Efficiency into national planning processes.

The Pacific HYCOS is a regional initiative to improve measurement, assessment and archiving of water resource data allowing for improved management and protection of Pacific Island Countries’ freshwater resources, through the provision of appropriate water resource management systems. The ultimate objective of the World programme is to promote and facilitate the collection, exchange, dissemination and use of water-related information, using modern information technologies.

Qualifications:

Applicants should have a degree (or equivalent) preferably in communications, media, journalism or related subject or alternatively in a discipline relating to water, environment, natural resource management or development with additional qualifications or experience of working with communications, media or journalism. Applicants should also possess at least 3 years experience of working with communications, preferably within a wider programme and an understanding of the media and communications environment in PIC’s together with excellent written and oral expression in English.

Submission Instructions

Click here for further information on this position and how to apply, or contact the SOPAC IWRM team via email: iwrm@sopac.org

http://www.comminit.com/en/node/284628/ads

10.) Communications Manager, Public Lands, National Wildlife Federation, Boulder, Colorado

http://foundationcenter.org:80/pnd/jobs/job_item.jhtml?id=242800030

*** From Bridget Serchak:

11.) Chief Executive Officer, VMI Foundation, Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, VA

THE ORGANIZATION: Since 1839, Virginia Military Institute (VMI) has successfully prepared young people for service, success and leadership through an education centered on rigorous academics and a demanding co-curriculum. VMI combines a full college curriculum within a regimen of military discipline that emphasizes the qualities of honor, integrity, and responsibility. The undergirding in all aspects of cadet life is the VMI Honor Code, to which all cadets subscribe.

Details at

www.vmiaa.org and www.vmi.edu.

The ideal candidate to become CEO of the VMI Foundation will be a seasoned leader with a proven record in resource development within a demanding environment characterized by substantial volunteer involvement.

Preferred candidates will offer substantial experience in both leadership and management, ideally gained in both nonprofit and corporate settings. Whether a candidate has prior military service or preexisting ties to VMI, the committee will look for a record of exceptional impact in competitive environments, demonstrated respect for the nation's military heritage, and a significant history of personal advocacy for meaningful missions.

Please e-mail to the attention of Debby Byrnes, confidential inquiries and resumes: VMIF@boardwalkconsulting.com or call 404-262-7392.

VMI Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.

“The gifts here have been enormous, but I have had to earn every one of them!”

–Current 2nd-class cadet (i.e., a student in the third year)

http://chronicle.com/jobs/id.php?id=0000590078-01&pg=n

12.) Intern (Spring): Information and Communication Tec, National Democratic Institute for International Affairs, Washington, DC

http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/res.nsf/db900SID/OCHA-7NRERK

*** From LaShawn Jackson:

13.) Senior Manager – Public Policy Communications, HIMSS, Arlington, VA

Description

Position Purpose:

This purpose of this position is to develop and execute the media relations/public relations plan and strategies for HIMSS' Government Relations activities and provides PR counsel to staff as needed. This person also develops a wide variety of content to meet the Government Relations staffs' needs such as e-newsletters, speeches, informational documents, letters to Congress and the administration, and other communications related to public policy initiatives. This person updates and maintains the Advocacy Web site content and works with the Web Services team to make design and navigation changes as appropriate.

Primary Accountabilities:

All duties as assigned to achieve HIMSS goals and objectives.

Develop and execute a media relations strategy for HIMSS' advocacy and public policy initiatives in Washington, D.C.; coordinate with HIMSS central office as appropriate. Serve as primary contact with the media regarding public policy issues; write press releases and media alerts; answer reporters' questions and schedule interviews with management staff, content experts and board members; establish contacts with key business and trade press to build strategic and ongoing relationships; and identify and educate journalists on healthcare IT issues. Provide PR counsel to Government Relations staff as needed.

Develop editorial calendar and write and edit all content for the assigned e-newsletters, in particular, the HIMSS Pulse on Public Policy and HIELights.

Develop and write content for the Advocacy Web site; conduct regular reviews of the Advocacy Web site and ensure that content is kept current. Assist Web Services in making design and navigation changes to the Web site to best serve Web site visitors.

Develop and execute public relations plans for Government Relations events such as Advocacy Day and the Public Policy Forum; develop content such as the Advocacy News for those events, and prepare fact sheets and other appropriate Government Relations materials for the Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition. Arrange for photography services at appropriate Government Relations events. Assist with the development and execution of National Health IT Week.

Prepare briefing materials and 'leave behinds' for visits by HIMSS senior staff, board members and industry executives and experts to Washington, D.C., to help educate and influence members of Congress, Congressional staffers and federal government officials on the value of health information technology. Edit or write policy-related white papers and briefing papers and testimony as needed.

Write and edit correspondence to the White House, Congress and other government officials. Write and edit all Government Relations program scripts. Develop and update the State Advocacy Day Manual and develop the National Advocacy Day manual. Help prepare presentations for board meetings and Advocacy events.

Provide PR and media relations counsel to Government Relations team and HIMSS management. Help conduct media training for appropriate management and staff.

Provide regular reports of activities to VP, Communications; coordinate media activities with the Senior Manager, Corporate Communications.

Work in close collaboration with VP, Government Relations, and Government Relations department on assigned duties.

Assist with the development of the annual media relations budget.

Perform other related duties as required or assigned that contribute to the effectiveness of the department.

Requirements

Bachelors degree in communications, journalism or English, or equivalent experience.

Minimum of five years of related work experience.

Exceptional writing and editing skills.

Excellent knowledge of federal government and intergovernmental relationships.

Outstanding interpersonal skills. Strong personal integrity.

Customer focused with energetic assertive, self-confident personality.

Strong planning and organizational skills.

Ability to build collaborative relationships.

Knowledge of healthcare and/or information technology preferred.

Previous experience in a professional society, trade association or healthcare management preferred.

HIMSS is the healthcare industry's membership organization exclusively focused on providing leadership for the optimal use of healthcare information technology and management systems for the betterment of healthcare. Founded in 1961 with offices in Chicago, Washington D.C., and other locations across the country, HIMSS represents more than 20,000 individual members and over 300 corporate members that collectively represent organizations employing millions of people. HIMSS frames and leads healthcare public policy and industry practices through its advocacy, educational and professional development initiatives designed to promote information and management systems’ contributions to ensuring quality patient care. HIMSS offers a competitive total compensation and benefits program including health, life and a tuition reimbursement program.

Sorry, HIMSS does not reimburse candidates for relocation or interview expenses nor does it sponsor foreign nationals.

If interested, please send your resume to: 29867@himss.hrmdirect.com

HIMSS – transforming healthcare through IT

An Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

http://www.himss.org/

14.) Media Relations Officer, International Rescue Committee, New York, New York

http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/jobs/job_item.jhtml?id=243100004

15.) Associate Public Information Officer, L-2, United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, Niamey, Niger

Closing Date – 16 Feb 2009

http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/res.nsf/db900SID/OCHA-7NVHPP

*** From Jennifer Horvath:

I would like to have the following three job postings posted on your website

Please let me know if you need any other info

Thank you -

Jennifer Horvath

Manager, Talent Acquisition

16.) Director, Marketing, Take Care Health Systems, Walgreens Health and Wellness division, Conshohocken, PA

Take Care Health Systems is an innovative organization that provides the American workforce with the benefits of improved wellness and preventive care. We operate on-site employee healthcare programs, clinics and fitness centers for some of the country’s largest corporations and federal agencies.

We currently have an opportunity for a full time Director, Marketing to join our team in our Conshohocken, PA Office.

The Director of Marketing will work directly with the VP of Marketing to create marketing strategy and executable marketing plans in support of sales and revenue goals. This individual will direct all Business to Business marketing communications activities. This individual will also oversee a team of marketing professionals responsible for all marketing and sales support activities.

The Director of Marketing will participate in all market research and development activities and will participate on key corporate cross-functional teams

This individuals will be responsible for defining and meeting marketing metrics as well as monitoring company performance against goals

To submit your resume visit our website at www.takecareemployersolutions.com or https://www.ultirecruit.com/chd1000/jobboard/NewCandidateExt.aspx?__JobID=1512

17.) Director, Site Marketing, Take Care Health Systems, Walgreens Health and Wellness division, Conshohocken, PA

Take Care Health Systems, the platform of Walgreens Health and Wellness division, is an innovative organization that provides the American workforce with the benefits of improved wellness and preventive care. We operate on-site employee health centers, pharmacies and fitness centers for many of the country’s largest corporations and federal agencies.

We currently have an opportunity for a full time Director, Site Marketing to join our team in our Conshohocken, PA Office.

The Director of Site Marketing works collaboratively with internal departments and clients to build marketing plans that will generate excitement about as well as drive the utilization of new and existing on-site health centers. This individual will work with the Account Management and Operations teams to ensure that all proposals and presentations include site marketing components.

The Director of Site Marketing will work with other operational areas to identify under performing sites and engage clients and other stakeholders in building strategies and plans in increase utilization. This individual will also work with our Consumer Solutions team to design and implement B2B marketing activities for small to mid size employers to generate usage of retails clinics by their employees.

The ideal candidate will have 7-10 years of Marketing experience, demonstrated ability to work with stake holders internally and externally in consultative fashion. Ideal candidate must also be able to demonstrate an understanding of marketing employee communications and have extensive knowledge of branding, consumer marketing or consumer products experience.

Healthcare experience is a plus!

To submit your resume visit our website at www.takecareemployersolutions.com or https://www.ultirecruit.com/chd1000/jobboard/NewCandidateExt.aspx?__JobID=1510

18.) Marketing Communication Specialist, Take Care Health Systems, Walgreens Health and Wellness division, Conshohocken, PA

Take Care Health Systems, the platform of Walgreens Health and Wellness division, is an innovative organization that provides the American workforce with the benefits of improved wellness and preventive care. We operate on-site employee health centers, pharmacies and fitness centers for many of the country’s largest corporations and federal agencies.

We currently have an opportunity for a full time Marketing Communication Specialist to join our team in our Conshohocken, PA Office.

The Marketing Communications Specialist will actively participate in the development of sales of, as well as market Take Care Health. This individual will work with the Director, Marketing and will execute marketing plans, write copy and oversee creative development of multiple marketing tools.

The Marketing Communication Specialist will participate in the development of marketing metrics and the measurement of marketing programs in order to assist the Director of Marketing in making necessary changes and adjustments. This individual will also assist in developing sales and marketing materials aimed toward business audiences, client employees and consumers within defined brand standards and in a coordinated consistent look, feel and manner with the overall Take Care Health System brand

The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years of general marketing or communication experience.

Bachelors in Marketing, Business or English required

Health Care experience as well as Business to Business marketing experience a plus

To submit your resume visit our website at www.takecareemployersolutions.com or https://www.ultirecruit.com/chd1000/jobboard/NewCandidateExt.aspx?__JobID=1509

19.) Communications Consultancies SPINAP, African Union/Inter-African Bureau for Animal Resources, Nairobi, Kenya

Closing Date – 13 Feb 2009

http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/res.nsf/db900SID/OCHA-7NRAEZ

20.) Graphic Arts Instructor, The Door, New York, New York

http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/jobs/job_item.jhtml?id=242900002

*** From Roger Kerson:

Ned:

Could you please post the Multi-Media Producer job description below in

the next JOTW? Thanks much.

Roger Kerson

Director, UAW Public Relations

313-926-5297

rkerson@uaw.net

UAW Public Relations Department

21.) Multimedia producer: Video, audio, web producer and event staging, The International Union, UAW, Detroit, MI

The International Union, UAW, is seeking to hire a producer for video,

audio and web-based media. The position will be based at our

headquarters in Detroit.

The successful candidate will have significant experience in all

aspects of broadcast-quality and web-based video and audio production.

He or she will be able to work in a variety of media from initial

concept to finished project in a timely manner.

The multimedia producer will produce video, audio and web-based

materials, including but not limited to educational and promotional

videos for UAW members and potential members, as well as

broadcast-quality TV, radio, and Internet advertisements on issues of

concern to UAW members and working families.

The primary content of UAW productions is based on the stories about

UAW members and their efforts to improve their workplaces and

communities. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated track

record of using video, audio and web-based media to communicate

compelling stories about contemporary issues.

The multimedia producer will collaborate closely with the UAW web

editor, other members of the UAW Public Relations Department and UAW

officers and staff in developing and providing multimedia content for

www.uaw.org, other UAW websites and additional venues as needed. He

or she will also be responsible for expanding and maintaining the

UAW’s video and audio presence on the Internet, including providing

content for www.uaw.org, the UAW channel on YouTube and other

appropriate platforms.

Additional duties will include providing audio-visual support for UAW

meetings, events and conferences, and conventions, including supervision

of outside vendors where appropriate. In addition, the multimedia

producer will operate and maintain audio-visual equipment and support

functions at UAW facilities, including the audio and video studio

located at the UAW’s headquarters at Solidarity House.

The successful candidate will have at least five years’ professional

experience in all creative and technical elements of video, audio and

web production, including:

● Sound

● Lighting

● Music

● Titles, graphics and special effects

● Video and still photography

● Video editing

● Direction of television and radio productions

● Scriptwriting

● Interviewing`

● Acquisition and rights management of still and video images,

music and sound effects

● Identification and supervision of audio and video support crews

and on-air broadcast talent

● Web-based video production

● Staging, sound and lighting for meetings, conferences and

conventions

Extensive experience in operating and maintaining relevant equipment is

required, including still and video cameras, sound and video recording

equipment, and sound and video editing software and equipment. The

successful candidate will be proficient in a variety of relevant

software, including Adobe PhotoShop, Adobe Flash, Edius (or comparable

video editing software), and xhtml.

Excellent pay and benefit package. To apply for this position, please

provide a resume, references, and samples of your work in DVD format by

Friday, February 27 to:

Roger Kerson, director, UAW Public Relations

8000 E. Jefferson

Detroit, MI 48214

313.926.5297

rkerson@uaw.net

22.) Desktop Publisher – unpaid Intern/Volunteer, United Nations Office for Project Services, Copenhagen, Denmark

http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/res.nsf/db900SID/OCHA-7NSDJA

*** From Kelly Fox:

23.) Communications Director, Democracy for America, Burlington, VT

Democracy for America (DFA) seeks an experienced and dynamic person for the full-time position of Communications Director. The Communications Director will report to the Executive Director and will be responsible for developing, planning, and implementing a strategic national communications plan and media outreach.

Full position description is available at http://www.democracyforamerica.com/jobs

To apply email a resume and cover letter to careers@democracyforamerica.com

24.) Intern – Summer, SIRIUS XM Radio, XM Satellite Radio, Washington, DC

http://jobview.monster.com:80/GetJob.aspx?JobID=79133597

25.) Communication Officer, PMU, United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine

Refugees in the Near East, Tripoli, Lebanon

http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/res.nsf/db900SID/OCHA-7NRG8N

26.) Chief Editor, Global Corruption Report, Transparency International, Berlin, Germany

Closing Date – 15 Feb 2009

http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/res.nsf/db900SID/OCHA-7NQTNS

27.) Website Assistant, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Warsaw, Poland

Closing Date – 10 Feb 2009

http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/res.nsf/db900SID/OCHA-7NSJTG

28.) Intern, Government Relations, National Alliance of State & Territorial AIDS Directors, Washington, D.C.

http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/jobs/job_item.jhtml?id=242800034

29.) Public Affairs Specialist, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department Of Transportation, Washington, DC

http://jobsearch.usajobs.gov/getjob.asp?JobID=79026697

30.) Journalist/Senior Journalist/Editor, MyBroadband.co.za, Johannesburg, South Africa

http://www.bizcommunity.com:80/Job/196/381/88558.html

31.) Marketing Communications Manager, Accuvant, Denver, CO

http://prjobslist.com:80/index.cfm?PID=805&ID=5368,19811,0&S=onothnqtvq

32.) Junior Journalist, MyBroadband.co.za, Johannesburg, South Africa

http://www.bizcommunity.com/Job/196/23/88560.html

33.) Mid-senior Features Writer, TE Trade Events, Johannesburg, South Africa

http://www.bizcommunity.com/Job/196/15/87944.html

34.) Editors – Biomedicine, SAGE, London United Kingdom

http://www.nature.com/naturejobs/science/jobs/84608-Editors-Biomedicine

35.) PUBLIC AFFAIRS SPECIALIST, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services, Hyattsville, MD

http://jobsearch.usajobs.gov/getjob.asp?JobID=79112940

36.) Copy Editor/Proofreader, Health Interactions, London, UK

http://www.nature.com/naturejobs/science/jobs/86299-Copy-Editor-Proofreader

37.) Communications Outreach Specialist , Office of Habitat Conservation (OHC), NOAA, I.M. Systems Group, Inc., Silver Spring, MD

http://www.nature.com/naturejobs/science/jobs/84235-Communications-Outreach-Specialist-at-OHC

38.) Associate Media Director, Digital Engauge, Atlanta , GA

http://adrants.jobwink.com/Description.aspx?ID=2494

39.) PR and Promotions Manager, Latin America, World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc., Stamford, CT

Drop-Kick your old job!

World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. has an exciting opportunity for a PR & Promotions superstar to manage consumer PR campaigns and deliver promotional activity across Latin America.

Based in our Stamford office and reporting into the London office, the PR and Promotions Manager will require a considerable amount of stakeholder, media and agency liaison, as well as with UK and US counterparts.

A strong command of Spanish and Portuguese is essential to this role.

Key Responsibilities:

- Deliver consumer communications campaigns across key markets internationally with the aim of promoting: Key PPV events; Live event tours; Community programs; WWE brand

- Deliver media activity throughout live event tours in key markets

- Develop and manage talent promotional tours to key markets

- Develop and manage media relationships

- Launch and maintain pro-social and community initiatives in key markets

- Communications agency support and management (where appropriate)

- Live event and talent personal appearance (PA) support as needed

- Keep abreast of current WWE programs, characters, storylines and products

Requirements:

- 5+ years consumer media relations experience, preferably across entertainment and sports brands

- Advanced Spanish and Portuguese

- Experience managing major PR and promotional campaigns

- Talent management experience

- Experience managing communications agencies

- Able to work with and collaborate up and down organizational structures

- Self directed and results driven personality

- Able to multi-task in a fast-paced, dynamic environment while still paying close attention to details

- Exceptional oral, written and presentation skills

- University degree or equivalent experience

- Excellent computer skills, including proficiency at least through the intermediate level in MS Office and Outlook

- Willing and able to travel as needed, both domestically and internationally (approximately 25%)

WWE has a comprehensive benefits package that includes Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance, 401K, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, a state-of-the-art Fitness Center, and much more!

Apply link: http://www.wwe-careers.com/wwe/jobboard/NewCandidateExt.aspx?__JobID=1150

http://adrants.jobwink.com/Description.aspx?ID=2488

40.) Press Officer, Nature Publishing Group (NPG), NY, NY

http://www.nature.com/naturejobs/science/jobs/85815-Press-Officer

41.) Sr. Communications Specialist, Rockwell Collins, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

The Senior Communications Specialist will work as a member of the Employee Communications team within the Enterprise Communications organization. The Senior Communications Specialist will develop communications strategies, plans, and messages to support human resources activities, including significant and ongoing communications for the following areas: recruiting, learning and development, benefits, wellness, compensation, and diversity programs.

Specific areas of responsibility include:

• Serving as the Enterprise Communications focal point to develop and execute strategies for communicating human resources-related information to Rockwell Collins employees.

• Writing, editing, and managing a variety of human resources communications, including newsletters, emails, Web content and other collateral materials.

• Integrating and coordinating messages from across human resources functions to ensure effective timing and consistent themes.

• Supporting enterprise-wide communication initiatives to identify and write content for employee publications (Today at Rockwell Collins email newsletter, Rockwell Collins Online employee intranet, and Horizons magazine).

Qualifications

Four-plus years experience in corporate internal communications, preferably supporting human resources functions.

Ability to develop strategic communication plans that detail objectives, enterprise messages, key audiences, stakeholders, strategies, tactics, roles and responsibilities, factors for success, and project timelines.

Demonstrated writing experience (writing, editing, and proofreading) for human resources materials (writing samples will be required).

Collaborative, creative, and can successfully juggle multiple priorities/projects.

Demonstrated knowledge and experience using print, online, and email communication channels.

Strong organizational and project management skills, with demonstrated ability to work independently, self-directed, and as part of a team.

Excellent interpersonal and team communication skills required for collaborating with multiple stakeholders at all levels of management.

US Citizenship or Permanent Residence (Green Card) is required.

Rockwell Collins is an equal opportunity employer committed to building a diverse global culture that values teamwork, integrity, innovation, leadership, and an unwavering commitment to our customers

Qualified candidates should apply online at http://www.rockwellcollins.com/ requisition number EMP00000019.

http://jobs.aviationtoday.com/c/job.cfm?str=26&site_id=1710&jb=5106983

42.) Corporate Communications Director, Michelin North America (Canada), Inc., Granton, Nova Scotia, Canada

http://jobs.iabc.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=65&jb=5176607

43.) Copywriter, Oxford Communications, Lambertville, NJ

http://www.mediabistro.com/joblistings/jobview.asp?joid=87172

44.) Teaching Associates (TAs), Students Working Toward the M. A. in Communication Studies, Department of Communication Studies, SAN JOSÉ STATE UNIVERSITY, San José, CA

http://www.sjsu.edu/comm/docs/TA_Job_Position_Ann_09.doc

45.) Graphics & Web Designer, Blackboard Inc., Washington, District of Columbia

http://hostedjobs.openhire.com/epostings/submit.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobinfo&jobid=281881

46.) Harbor Public and Community Relations Director, City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

http://jobs.iabc.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=65&jb=5188141

Web/Graphic Designer Internship, Occasions, Inc. Washington, DC

http://www.internjobs.com/do/details/7770

47.) Media Supervisor, Ignited, El Segundo, CA

http://adrants.jobwink.com/Description.aspx?ID=2486

48.) Public Relations Specialist, Tele Atlas, Boston, Massachusetts / Lebanon, New Hampshire

Job Description

The Public Relations Manager will report to the PR Manager and will liaise internally with marketing, sales and product teams, etc. and externally with journalists in North America on behalf of Tele Atlas as well as with related PR external resources (agencies, services, etc.).

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

Manage day-to-day media relations, including related coordination and review of any agency/external resource activities to ensure consistent communications for Tele Atlas globally. This role will include managing media relations, press release-related activities, coordination of internal schedules (for press events, interviews, etc.) and focus on execution of the following primary activities:

Work with the PR manager to prioritize PR activities, and develop and lead proactive and reactive media relations that tell our story and enhance/maintain the reputation of the company;

Cultivate successful relationships with the media (both print and broadcast outlets) as well as other key external influencers (i.e., blogs, online forums);

Identify newsworthy stories and develop key messages appropriate to target audiences;

Implement day-to-day communications strategy, including writing and editing targeted communications;

Coordinat press activities at major trade shows; and development of regular reporting on activities, including key activity synopses, coverage monitoring and reporting, etc.

Execute specific PR projects and product launches, including new product rollout and enhancements, factoids and initiatives, new media projects (e.g., online presskit maintenance, podcasts, webinars, social media, etc.), as well as assist in local initiatives where appropriate (e.g., press conference management, press tour coordination).

Work with PR Manager to ensure proper execution of global projects in the region to adhere to global communications standards and meet team goals; aide in news calendar development process (collecting information regarding local activities regularly – dates, contacts, goals of marketing and sales teams). Participate in and contribute to team meetings, discussions and projects on a regular basis.

Job Requirements

Qualifications and Required Skills

A BS Degree in marketing, communication, business or related degree.

A minimum 3-5 years of full-time public relations experience, with agency experience preferred

Profiicient in Microsoft Office and the internet.

Strong public relatins writing and media relations skills.

Tele Atlas is an Equal Opportunity Employer

In order to be considered for this positon please apply at: http://teleatlas.jobdigtracker.com/careers/?p=applyToJob&ID=1046&rq=6kclhpy2iqva

http://jobs.iabc.com/c/job.cfm?site_id=65&jb=5168235

*** From Jessica Kenderian:

Hi Ned,

Hope all is well. I wanted to see if you could include the below posting in next week’s newsletter. Thanks in advance for your help!

Jessica

49.) Account Director, DBC PR+New Media, Washington, DC

DBC PR+New Media is a hip, fast-growing public relations and new media firm specializing in consumer public relations. We are seeking an Account Director to manage clients, conduct media relations and mentor team. Ideal candidates will have at least 7 years of solid consumer PR experience and proven results in media relations and account management. Additional requirements includes:

- Developed public relations skills in working with known consumer companies and products

- A strong ability of conducting media relations and forming relationships with the media

- Superior client relations experience

- Excellent organizational skills

- Proven experience mentoring and managing staff

DBC PR+New Media combines button-down organization with highly creative ideas to offer marketing strategy and media relations to a variety of consumer clients. DBC offers competitive salary and benefits. Only candidates that provide a resume and cover letter will be reviewed. Please e-mail and put “AD” in subject line to jobs@dbcpr.com. No phone calls please.

Jessica Kenderian

Vice President

PR+New Media

1050 Thomas Jefferson Street

Suite 300

Washington, D.C. 20007

Web: www.dbcpr.com

Blog: www.dbcpr.com/blog

*** From Steve Boyle:

Hi Ned,

Lo and behold, a position for the JOTW. Thanks for all of your hard work!

Please post to this week’s JOTW.

All the best,

Steve Boyle

Steve Boyle

Recruiter

Stephen James Associates

2800 Quarry Lake Drive, Suite 2800

Baltimore, MD 21209

410-753-1424 work

410-562-9194 cell

410-753-1460 fax

www.stephenjames.com

50.) Product Manager, software company, Baltimore County, MD

My client, an international software company, seeks a Product Manager to take leadership over several affiliated products. Primary responsibility is to ensure the overall success of the product in the market. The PM will oversee all aspects of product lifecycle while working closely with Product Development professionals.

Responsibilities:

-Set direction and strategic objectives for product line

-Harvest and utilize relevant data from Marketing, Sales, Product Development and Customer Service teams in order to most effectively position the product line

-Prepare marketing plans for individual product lines

-Work with Product Development department to facilitate development design sessions, and ensure that product complies with marketing requirements

-Provide sales support, proposal preparation and strategic customer communications

Qualifications:

-5+ years of product marketing experience

-BA in Marketing or a related field

-Product experience preferred

$60k-$65k + bonus

Please send resumes to sboyle@stephenjames.com or call Steve Boyle at 410-753-1424.

*** From Thaddeus Ferber:

I’ve got another for you:

Thanks!

– Thaddeus

51.) Connect for Kids Editorial Associate, the Forum for Youth Investment, Washington DC

Connect for Kids, a collaborative effort by leading organizations in the child and youth field, is an online resource and movement which mobilizes a large, active constituency to influence the policies and practices that affect children and youth. Connect for Kids consists of a cutting-edge Web site (www.connectforkids.org) and a set of eNewsletters (CFK Update and CFK Alerts). They are hiring an editorial associate to handling the day to day responsibilities of maintaining a high-level online communications and advocacy platform for the child and youth field. A great opportunity to join a cutting edge online mobilization campaign! To view the job description and apply, visit: http://www.forumfyi.org/jobs

*** From Phil Rabin:

Ned, please post the following job opening in “Job of the Week”.

Thanks. Phil.

52.) Account Director/New Business, Broadcast and New Media Public Relations Services, WestGlen Communications, Washington, DC

Company Description:

West Glen Communications is a leading provider of broadcast PR, social

media and word-of-mouth marketing programs. WestGlen provides strategic

counsel to government agencies, non-profit organizations, public

relations agencies, corporations and trade associations.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing, you will

have the opportunity to develop new business and manage a portfolio of

accounts. This role will enable you to utilize your public relations,

new media, marketing and/or sales experience to build client

relationships and identify and drive new business opportunities.

Education and Experience Requirements:

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of five to seven years account

management and/or sales experience and strong knowledge of the DC PR

community including non-profits and government agencies. Additionally,

new media, online marketing, PR agency work and/or in-house PR

experience or knowledge is a major plus. You must be degree qualified,

be able to work independently, have superior negotiation skills, strong

written and verbal communication skills and the ability to multitask

several projects and teams. The ideal candidate will also have a proven

track record and extensive experience in sales and new business

development, a strong background in B2B and B2C markets, an

understanding of other marketing functions, strong presentation skills

and an interest in emerging media and online video.

Compensation and Benefits:

Salary commensurate with experience. Full Benefits. 401K.

Company Contact Info:

Please submit a cover letter, salary requirements and your resume to Ed

L., ed@westglen.com.

*** From Katy Lenard:

53.) COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR, Global Health & Science Team, Burness Communications, Bethesda, MD

JOB DESCRIPTION

Burness Communications, rated by Washingtonian Magazine as one of the 50 Best Places to Work in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, is seeking a Communications Coordinator to support its Global Health & Science Team. Burness Communications is a public relations firm, serving nonprofit organizations around the world.

Requirements of the job are to be bilingual, have a BA/BS, possess strong MS Office and research skills, and to have an interest or experience in the field of journalism. The team represents the work of foundations and nonprofits in the areas of global health and international environmental and agricultural issues. The following are activities to be performed. This list is not inclusive and other activities may also be included or replace what is below. But this list provides the most accurate description to date:

Daily or Weekly Activities

- Media list development and maintenance, including developing lists from scratch and updating them on an on-going basis in database and creating reports from database. This is a detail-oriented project that is critical for the work of the team.

- Providing clerical and general research support to the team.

- Fact checking for various written products of other team members, including press releases and communications strategies.

- Media monitoring for international clients, including producing daily news reports on issues of concern to client and stories mentioning them and tracking news stories generated by the team.

- Keeping track of team’s internal filing system, making sure to obtain and keep updated final documents for each project, including press releases, proposals, and final reports.

Monthly Activities

- Organizing and preparing newspaper articles for presentation in client reports. Retrieval of original newspaper articles.

- Coordinating and conducting mailings, electronic distributions of press releases, media advisories, and other written materials.

- Compiling lists of the media coverage generated as a result of press outreach efforts.

- Developing portfolio entries for the team for marketing and archival purposes.

Several Times a Year Activities

- Coordinating various press conference logistical arrangements.

- Depending on progress in managing all of the above activities and grasp of substantive issues being promoted by clients in their media outreach efforts, the job could also include pitching of stories to media outlets.

BENEFITS

To meet the needs of its staff, Burness Communications offers a competitive compensation and benefit package, including flexible health benefits, family-friendly policies, and a 401K plan, among other programs.

Comprehensive Health Benefits

Burness Communications offers a PPO healthcare plan with Care First, Blue Cross Blue Shield.

Family-Friendly Programs

In keeping with its commitment to a work/life balance, Burness Communications has family-friendly policies and programs that help staff balance their personal and professional lives. These include:

Three weeks paid vacation leave

Up to five days of paid annual volunteer leave

Matching charitable contributions up to $1,000 annually

Flexible work arrangement policy when appropriate

Family and medical leave

Long-term disability

Reimbursement accounts for tax savings on medical and dependent care expenses

Tuition assistance.

Burness 401(k)

Burness Communications will match an employee’s deferral 100% up to the first 4% of their contribution. After the first 4%, of their deferral, they will match 33% of an employee’s deferral.

Burness Communications,

7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 700, Bethesda, MD 20814

www.burnesscommunications.com

No calls, please. Please submit resume and cover letter to Katy Lenard at: klenard@burnesscommunications.com

54.) Center Director, Purple Communications, Washington, DC

http://jobview.monster.com:80/GetJob.aspx?JobID=74734861

*** The JOTW alternative selection is for those of us who need a total change of employment.

Mark Sofman was jealous of Carl Dombek (regarding the weekend sign holder job, Mark says “Kudos to Carl Dombek..nice catch!”), who came up with last week’s selection, so much so that he went to the corners of the earth for this week’s alternative employment. Okay, corners of the country:

I guess my theme is: “out of the way places”

55.) Harbormaster, City of Nome, Nome, AK

Harbormaster City of Nome, Alaska The City of Nome is seeking a highly capable and dedicated individual for the position of Harbormaster. Nome is a 1st Class City with a population of 3,540, located on the Seward Peninsula. High school graduate or the equivalent with at least three years experience in a clerical or records environment; proficient with word processor and spreadsheet software programs; organizational skills and letter composition experience necessary; previous experience with maritime operations and public relations is desired. Summary: Under direction of and in close association with the City Manager and Port Director, performs all functions within the aspects of the port and harbor facility operation focusing on vessel traffic and scheduling, accumulating necessary billing information and monitoring user compliance with established port rules and regulations. Routinely works with city engineer and public works staff regarding facility maintenance and operations.

See: http://www.jobcentral.com/viewjob.asp?sjobid=AK0093497

56.) Village Resource Representative-Nuiqsut 6751 – North Slope, AK, US

General Duties: This position will be under the direct supervision of the Director of Village Programs. The village resource representative will provide support and assistance in the implementation of ASRC programs at the village and local levels. The village resource representative will serve as a liaison between ASRC shareholders in each of the 7 North Slope villages in regards to community and economic development projects of interest to ASRC and residents in the Arctic Region. Village resource representatives will also be responsible for facilitating follow-through on shareholder inquiries, shareholder employment recruitment at the local level, assistance in facilitating processing of stock transactions, outreach and support to Arctic Education Foundation, and support to other shareholder and community programs as needed. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Advocate for shareholders. Rigorous tracking and follow-through on shareholder concerns. HR recruiting at the village level. Attendance at local career and job fairs. AEF outreach. Support and facilitation of stock department transactions. Dissemination of corporate communications. Track and prioritize issues facing community where ASRC can be a partner. Plan and coordinate ASRC events in the community. Communicate with local organizations. Become a notary public. Conduct pre-employment drug screening for ASRC and its subsidiaries. Experience Needed: Strong knowledge, understanding and sensitivity to the Inupiat culture. Ability to read and speak the Inupiaq language.Strong written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to community effectively to management and community groups in a positive manner. Must have ability to effectively present information to the public.Strong leadership and project management skills.Must be familiar with the ANCSA Regional and Village Corporations, including various forms of governments such as tribal, municipal, state and federal entities.Skill in working with diverse groups.Ability to work under pressure and stressful situations and maintain cooperative working relationships with community groups and organizations.Skill in using computers and a variety of software applications. Education/Certifications/Licenses: A bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Economic Development or Social Sciences OR the equivalent experience of working in a business environment in Alaska.

See: http://www.jobcentral.com/viewjob.asp?sjobid=AK0093386

57.) Second Mate, Transatlantic Lines, SINGAPORE TO DIEGO GARCIA

Job Description: SECOND MATE ON CONTAINER VESSEL ON LINER RUN BETWEEN SINGAPORE AND DIEGO GARCIA

Qualifications: SECOND MATE UNLIMITED STCW PASSPORT GMDSS CERT

Compensation: COMPETITIVE

Contact Information: CAPTAIN CLIFF RUGGLES TRANSATLANTIC LINES cliff@transatlanticlines.com 1-419-654-2758 CELL OFFICE 1-800-515-7607

See: http://www.maritime.edu/l2.cfm?page=66&jobID=6199

58.) Cashier, Kmart, Presque Isle, ME

The Cashier is responsible for consistently keeping the customer at the center of everything he/she does. Able to run fast and efficient cash register operations. Observes customer traffic and calls for additional service as needed. Able to run fast and efficient cash register operations. Observes customer traffic and calls for additional service as needed. Knowledgeable of store, services and locations of merchandise. Demonstrates strong skill set in suggestive selling techniques for add on sales.

See: http://www.snagajob.com/job-seeker/jobs/job-details.aspx?postingId=1059446&ref=vsesimplyhired

59.) Certified Athletic Trainer, Guthrie Health Care System, Sayre, Pennsylvania

The incumbent shall be responsible for providing a full range of athletic training services including assessment, treatment planning and therapeutic interventions in an interdisciplinary environment consistent with the position’s qualifications, professional practices and ethical standards. The incumbent shall also demonstrate accountability for and contribution to program development, quality improvement, problem solving, and productivity enhancement in a flexible interdisciplinary fashion. Incumbent shall be responsible for providing athletic training services to the schools for which are under contract..

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

The incumbent shall, at a minimum, be a graduate of an accredited four-year bachelors degree program. Incumbent must Board Certified by the National Athletic Training Association. Current licensure in the state of primary practice is required. Current dual licensure in New York and Pennsylvania is preferred. Education/experience in working with an adolescent and adult population is necessary; education/experience-serving people with physical limitations is desirable.

See: http://www.healthecareers.com/jobs/certified-athletic-trainer/900995.htm?partner=HECC&type=partner&source=Shiredppc

60.) Controller, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI

Michigan Technological University invites nominations and applications for the position of University Controller. The University is seeking a dynamic and highly motivated accounting and finance professional. Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), the qualified incumbent will direct, plan, develop, implement and evaluate accounting functions for the operational and personnel activities of various units within the Accounting Services Department. Michigan Tech is a research intensive university with an annual budget of $233 million and research expenditures of $60 million. The university enrolls approximately 6,000 undergraduate students and 1,000 graduate students.

The Controller will provide vision, training and direction to ensure University-wide compliance with policies, procedures and internal control practices. This position requires integrity, sound judgment, leadership and excellent oral and written communication skills.

See: http://careerhq.nacubo.org/jobdetail.cfm?job=3058933

61.) Store Manager, EZ Money Loan Services, Pampa, TX

This position is responsible for complete profit and loss performance, collections and compliance in all aspects of the EZMONEY policies and procedures, which include banking regulations. Responsible for the day-to-day operations to include, resolving store associate or customer issues, training store associates, communication and the growth of the store's portfolio. Will also accountable for the quality, timeliness and accuracy of the payday loan process.

Tasks:

• Manages the daily business by: Conducting transactions, Conducting audits, Reviewing all files for accuracy and completeness, Conducting initial default calls, and Net default management.

• Understands and recognizes store business needs, profit and loss, and how to grow store revenue.

• Works with the Area Manager to set goals that will drive the business by reviewing and interpreting reports and recommending opportunities for improvement

• Trains and ensures proficiency of store associates in transactions, customer service, and Company policy and procedure.

• Conducts store associate performance evaluations, performance development conversations, and disciplinary action as needed.

• Maintains appropriate store presentation; opens, closes and secures the store.

• Bilingual is a BIG PLUS.

See: http://www.snagajob.com/job-seeker/jobs/job-details.aspx?postingId=894335&ref=vsesimplyhired

62.) Culinary Arts Program Manager, Walla Walla Community College, Walla Walla, WA

Responsibility for the academic education, advising and professional development of students and the accreditation maintenance of the Culinary Arts Program in compliance with American Culinary Federation (ACF) standards. Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Culinary Arts, Hospitality, Foodservices or related degree and Certified Executive Chef and/or Culinary Educator by the ACF. $58,000 to $65,000/year DOE. OUF and applications will be screened as received. For position description and required application materials visit the WWCC website at www.wwcc.edu or contact the Human Resources Office at personnel@wwcc.edu or (509)527-4323. EOE

See: http://www.chefjobs.com/cgi-bin/jobs/classifieds.cgi?db=educator&website=&language=&session_key=&search_and_display_db_button=on&results_format=long&db_id=54&query=retrieval

*** Weekly Piracy Report:

29.01.2009: 0340 UTC: Posn: 14:10N – 049:58E: Gulf of Aden.

Heavily armed pirates in a speed boat chased and fired upon a LPG tanker underway. Pirates boarded and hijacked the tanker and are sailing it to an undisclosed location in Somalia. Further reports awaited.

29.01.2009: 0345 LT: Posn: 06:10.4S – 108:25.5E, Balongan anchorage, Indonesia.

Four robbers boarded a chemical tanker at anchor. They tried to enter into the accommodation but were noticed by the duty crew who raised the alarm. Upon hearing the alarm, the robbers climbed down into their boat and escaped. Master broadcast a security alert message to all ships in the vicinity and tried to call Balongan radio but received no response.

29.01.2009: 0620 UTC: Posn: 12:27.7N – 044:10.5E, Gulf of Aden.

Armed pirates in a six speed boats surrounded a bulk carrier underway. Master raised alarm, took evasive manoeuvres and crew activated fire hoses. One of the speedboats chased the vessel for about one mile. Seeing the alert crew and the aggressive manoeuvres the pirates stopped chasing the ship. Later the Master noticed another five boats waiting in the vicinity of the ship. Master immediately activated SSAS and contacted the coalition forces. A Chinese coalition helicopter arrived at 0710 UTC and chased the pirates away. Later, a German coalition navy arrived at the location. Ship continues her voyage.

28.01.2009: 23.40 UTC: Posn: 06:43.7S – 039:18.5E, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Four robbers in a small wooden boat attempted to climb onboard an anchored container vessel. Alert duty watchmen informed the duty officer who raised the general alarm and directed the ship search light towards the robbers. Seeing that they were noticed the robbers aborted and moved away. Port control was informed.

27.01.2009: 0636 UTC: Gulf of Aden.

A crude oil tanker sighted a suspicious blue-hull speed boat, 10m length with 5-6 people on Hdg 358° Speed 14 kts. Vessel reported the craft to Indian warship in the vicinity. Helicopter deployed by the vessel. The warship later proceeded to the position and arrested the five pirates along with their weapons ammunition.

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1 Comment to "JOTW 06-2009"

  1. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    July 27, 2009 - 8:28 pm | Permalink

    I'm looking at these jobs and I'm wondering where did they all go? Because our economy is so bad, there aren't any more good positions.
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