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JOTW 18-2009

May 4, 2009

www.nedsjotw.com

“The world was conquered through the understanding of dogs; the world exists through the understanding of dogs.” – Nietzche

Dedicated to the positive and unanticipated consequences of “nedworking.” You are among 11,134 subscribers in this community of communicators.

Issue number 782

This issue of JOTW is guest-edited by Shonali Burke, ABC, who’s a regular on Twitter, where she’s @shonali. She blogs at www.WaxingUnLyrical.com.

Ned will be back in the JOTW hot seat soon. Send him job postings at lundquist989@cs.com.

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To submit a job, send the title, organization, location, a brief description and details on how to follow up or who to contact to lundquist989@cs.com.

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

*** One Paragraph Pitch

1) Social media savvy writer, Delmarva Low-Impact Tourism Experiences (DLITE), Ocean City, MD

2) Staff Accountant, American Lung Association, New York, NY

3) Wine Country Lifestyle Correspondent, Murphy Goode Winery, Healdsburg, CA

4) Marketing Research Analyst I, IQ Solutions, Rockville, MD

5) Executive Director, Coalition for Affordable Housing and the Environment, Trenton, NJ

6) Membership Marketing Manager, Endocrine Society, Chevy Chase, MD

7) Paid Internship, The Cyphers Agency, Annapolis, MD

8) Director of New Media, Center for Community Change, Washington, DC

9) Publications Manager, Drug Policy Alliance, New York, NY

10) Internet Communications Associate, Drug Policy Alliance, Washington, DC

11) Junior Strategic Communications Consultant, Addx Corporation, Alexandria, VA

12) Mid-level Strategic Communications Consultant, Addx Corporation, Alexandria, VA

13) Executive Vice President, National Association of Enrolled Agents, Washington, DC

14) Communications Manager, SNM, Reston, VA

15) Press Officer, USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), Washington, DC

16) Manager, Associate Communications and Social Responsibility, Collective Brands Inc., Topeka, KS

17) Director of Communications, Saskatchewan Medical Association, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

18) Media Relations Manager, Parks Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

19) Coordinator, Communications and Social Marketing, CATIE (Canadian AIDS Information Treatment Exchange), Toronto, Ontario, Canada

20) Editor, Publications, Tupperware Brands Corp., Orlando, FL

21) Director for External Relations, Touro University California, Vallejo, CA

22) Manager, Public Affairs Community Relations, Quinte Health Care, Belleville, Ontario, Canada

23) Vice President Group Manager Public Affairs, Ketchum, Washington, DC

24) Communications Associate, DC Vote, Washington, DC

25) Travel Channel Internship – Communications/Public Relations, Cox Communications, Chevy Chase, MD

26) Director Public Relations – HGI, Hilton, Memphis, TN

27) Communication and Public Relations Specialist, Oakdale Electric Cooperative, Oakdale, WI

28) Public Relations Intern, Minnesota Timberwolves, Minneapolis, MN

29) Public Relations Marketing Specialist, TMC Orthopedic, Houston, TX

30) Public Relations Manager, CIGNA, Philadelphia, PA

31) Intern, Public Relations, Priceline.com, Norwalk, CT

32) Media & Public Relations Manager, UMASS Memorial Medical Center, Worcester, MA

33) Assistant/Associate Professor of Communication/Public Relations, Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI

34) Communication Officer – Media and Public Policy, The Colorado Health Foundation, Denver, CO

35) Public Relations Specialist, Actimize, New York, NY

36) Senior Manager Public Relations, Marketplaces, eBay, San Jose, CA

37) Public Relations Project Manager, MSNBC, New York, NY

38) Public Relations Manager, Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, WA

39) Vice President Public Relations, Holland America Line Inc., Seattle, WA

40) Program Director Public Relations, University of Maryland University College, Adelphi, MD

41) Public Relations Manager, Farmers Insurance, Caledonia, MI

42) Communications Consultant, American Electric Power, Gahanna, OH

43) Senior Director, Communications & Public Affairs, North Carolina State Ports Authority, Wilmington, NC

44) Manager, Investor Relations, Medco Health Solutions, Franklin Lake, NJ

45) Public Relations Manager, Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, Indio, CA

46) Corporate Communications Manager (PN), TD Ameritrade, Jersey City, NJ

47) Public Information Officer, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, AK

48) Communications Manager, Illinois Soybean Association, Peoria, IL

49) Nuclear Communications Representative – Community Outreach, PG&E, Avila Beach, CA

50) Manager of Web Communications, Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah, GA

51) Communications Officer, Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue, Aloha, OR

*** Rock’n’Roll Trivia

…and more! Scroll down and see them all!

*** One Paragraph Pitch:

Hello Ned: Please post the following in under the “one paragraph pitch.”

Thanks!

Kamilah

Entry Level Positions:

I live in Columbia Maryland, and work presently for Johns Hopkins University as a study coordinator. I have a B.A. in Broadcast communications, but I've worked primarily in the field of clinical research. I would really like to make a career change. I'm looking for a position that would allow me to learn more about promoting products and services, writing effective messages, and event planning. It would also be great if I could find a position that would incorporate my research knowledge. 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 about clinical trials in Alzheimer's disease. Please contact me at kamilahowens@gmail.com.

*** Share your adventure:

The April issue of Ned’s adventure newsletter, “Your Very Next Step,” will be posted soon. Please share your adventure story, interesting destination, travel advice or other contribution to post. See www.yourverynextstep.com for examples of what the newsletter has posted previously. Send your contributions to Ned at lundquist989@cs.com.

*** Ned’s anticipated upcoming travel schedule:

Key West, FL May 11-12

Mayport, FL May 12-13

San Francisco, Calif. June 5-10

*** IABC/Washington’s Pinnacle Awards coming up on May 7, Washington, DC:

IABC/Washington’s Pinnacle Award recognizes a senior-level business communicator in the Greater Washington region who has a consistent record of achieving exceptional results, and exemplifies the highest standards of professional excellence and ethics.

This year, the Pinnacle Award will be presented to Courtney Jill Sakai, senior campaign director for Oceana, on May 7, at the Hilton Arlington. Tickets begin at $50 in advance; visit http://iabcdc.org/calendar/event_090507.html to register.

*** GWA SNC Luncheon, May 7, Crystal City, VA:

RDML Terry McKnight, who has just returned from off the coast ofSomalia, is the guest speaker at our GWC SNA luncheon Thursday, 7 May at the Hyatt Crystal City. RDML McKnight turned over duties, this month, as Commander, Expeditionary Strike Group Two and more famously, Commander Task Force 151. He was quoted extensively in the press during his time battling pirates in the Indian Ocean. He will be discussing counter-piracy operations during his remarks. This is his first public speaking opportunity since the change of command.

Please register online NLT 1200 Tuesday, 5 May: https://www.navysna.org/Events/GWCLunch/May7GWCLuncheon.asp

*** The JOTW “Pimp My Job” Dream Team will be at WASRG on May 14, Washington, DC:

The “Job of the Week Dream Team”

Date: Thursday, May 14, 2009

Time: 8:00-10:30 a.m.

Location: ASAE & The Center for Association Leadership’s

Marriott Conference Center

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center

Register at: http://www.wasrg.com/wasrgmeeting_051409.shtml

Led by: Ned Lundquist, ABC, Networking Expert Extraordinaire and founder and editor of the “Job of the Week” Newsletter

Panelists:

• Mike Sorohan, Director of Electronic Communications, Mortgage Bankers Association

• Shonali Burke, ABC, Independent Consultant and Accredited Business Communicator – voted one of the “Top 40 under 40” by PR Week.

• Martin Welles, Management-side labor and employment attorney with the United States Postal Service, and collector of educational degrees, currently finishing his 6th degree this May

Please join WASRG for this useful and entertaining discussion about all things employment-related. We will have an open career discussion, including topics such as: how to make a great situation out of a mediocre one; how to land that promotion or a new job (Yes! Even in today’s climate!); how to make the most out of networking; and other employment and career questions. Please bring your toughest situations and questions for the team.

The “Pimp My Job” Dream Team is a group of witty, but wise, professionals that can share their experiences to help you survive in the working world. To see some of their past questions and advice, visit the “Dream Team” blog at http://pimpmyjob.blogdrive.com/. The Dream Team’s road show has appeared for several International Association of Business Communicators conferences – both local and national, and now will make their irreverent banter available to the WASRG community. Plus, you could win prizes for participation and paying attention!

You won’t want to miss this one, your career and happiness may depend upon it!

*** Communitelligence events, June 16-17, Chicago:

Join us in Chicago when INNOVATING EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT meets EXECUTING SOCIAL MEDIA FOR INTERNAL COMMUNICATIONS. Communitelligence presents two stimulating days of learning and sharing on the most essential aspects of employee engagement, HR and social media for internal communications. Topics range from “internal Facebooks and Youtubes,” to employee blogging, internal wikis, podcasts, mobile intranets and micro-sharing.

Day 1 keynote Steve Crescenzo will present learnings from the 2009 E2E Communication Awards. Day 2 keynote, Clara Shih, author of The Facebook Era talks about the future of the workplace. Innovating Employee Engagement takes Executing Social Media for Internal Communications to the next level. One trip, two great conferences, tons of ideas to take back to your office. Register today – use code nedspecial to receive $100 off your registration. http://www.communitelligence.com/content/ahpg.cfm?spgid=359&full=1

*** Rock’n’Roll Trivia:

Last week’s question: In a 1977 interview for Melody Maker, what album was David Bowie referring to when he said, “That should have been called ‘David Bowie is Alive and Well and Living Only in Theory’?”

Answer: David Live.

This week’s question: there ain’t one. I’m leaving that to Ned.

*** From Connie Mayse:

Hi, Shonali. Thanks for stepping in for Ned. It's always nice to hear from you. cj

Connie J. Mayse

Communications Consultant

Towers Perrin

(You know how much I love JOTW).

*** Speaking of how much I love JOTW, every time I guest-edit, I am 1) incredibly grateful for Ned’s trust and your support that I won’t goof up, and 2) incredibly relieved when he returns and takes it back. Ned and JOTW were the impetus for my last blog post, “Social Media, Social Karma”: http://www.waxingunlyrical.com/2009/04/29/social-media-social-karma/

Having said that, many thanks for your kindness and courtesy to me these last couple of weeks. Rock on!

*** Let’s get to the jobs!

*** From Nicole Gudzowsky:

Hello Ned,

I received this announcement last week from the Baltimore chapter of the Maryland Writers Association. I thought I would share it with you for posting.

Many thanks for your commitment to NJOTW!

1) Social media savvy writer, Delmarva Low-Impact Tourism Experiences (DLITE), Ocean City, MD

Delmarva Low-Impact Tourism Experiences (DLITE) is recruiting for a social media-savvy writer to work for two months writing, blogging, Tweeting and vlogging about outdoor and soft-adventure activities on the Delmarva Peninsula. This is a paid gig – including lodging in Ocean City at a waterfront condo and $10,000. If you know a freelance journalist, or even a recent college grad with solid marketing or PR abilities (must be age 21 or over), please refer them to www.hostourcoast.com for details and deadline on the application process.

*** From Jesenia Rodriguez:

Good Day,

Please post the attached job posting.

Thank you!

Jesenia Rodriguez

Associate, Employee Benefits

American Lung Association

2) Staff Accountant, American Lung Association, New York, NY

Job # 0809-11

DESCRIPTION:

The National Headquarters of the American Lung Association is seeking a Staff Accountant. Responsible for accounts receivable and fixed asset control. This involves the processing and collection of receivables, customer follow-up, and posting to and reconciliation of subsidiary and general ledger accounts. Prepare account analysis of receivable, revenue, and expense accounts.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Manage all aspects of A/R accounts including collections. Prepare aging and summarize past-due accounts. Reconcile shareable income and collection. Invoice field associations and other customers; follow-up on questions about charges and unpaid balances, and advice them of overdue invoices and interest. Maintain database for shared income and mail remittance forms and prepare comparison reports. Assist departments by generating invoices recording their activities in the MIP system and prepare analysis and reports for the divisions. Assist with Investment fund analysis and journal entries. Prepare monthly accounting analysis. Maintain fixed assets records and prepare journal entries accordingly. Ensure compliance with establish practices and keep employees abreast of current changes and standards. Recommend operating policies and procedures for the Account Receivables function. Review contracts to ensure income is being recorded to the proper account and periods. Assist with Accounts Payable function in the absence of staff.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum B.S. or B.B.A. in Accounting or Finance. Minimum three years’ experience in cash receipts, accounts receivable accounting, or other accounting area. Working knowledge of accounts receivable function. Excellent working knowledge of spreadsheet and word processing software, as well as computerized accounting packages (MIP preferred). Strong written and verbal communication skills. Strong decision-making skills.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Please send or e-mail letter of application and resume with salary requirements to:

Maria Vanegas-Zea

American Lung Association

61 Broadway, 6th Floor

New York, NY 10006

E-mail: alahr@lungusa.org

APPLICATION CLOSING DATE: May 7, 2009

The American Lung Association is dedicated to a diverse workforce.

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

*** From Angee Linsey:

Hello!

My dear friend and fellow Public Affairs Officer (well, I’m now retired)… just introduced me to your website. It’s wonderful! I would love to take advantage of your network by posting this wonderful (but temporary) position. It’s definitely worth checking out! Also, if you would like to connect directly, I would love to!

(Angee,

I am in India so Shonali Burke, ABC, is putting together JOTW for the next issue.

Ned)

3) Wine Country Lifestyle Correspondent, Murphy Goode Winery, Healdsburg, CA

Social Media and Wine… it's a Really Goode Job!

Murphy Goode Winery is looking for someone with a combination of Social Media savvy, communication skills (yes, the need for good writing and storytelling required), and a love of wine. The six-month contract pays $10,000 per month, PLUS a house in Healdsburg, CA to live in during the assignment.

My firm (Linsey Careers) is screening applicants for this fantastic gig, but all applications MUST go through the official website: http://www.areallygoodejob.com.

Be sure to have your one-minute video ready before filling out the application to ensure consideration for this amazing job. Show your personality, your story telling ability, and why you think people will follow you on Twitter, Facebook, Linked In, blogs, etc. if you landed this job.

*** From Shehani Selvarajah:

Good Day All,

Attached is the job posting for a Marketing Research Analyst 1 position. Please post this job as soon as possible. Thank you for your assistance with this matter.

Sincerely,

Shehani Selvarajah

4) Market Research Analyst I, IQ Solutions, Rockville, MD

Job Number: 0506

Date Posted: 4/22/09

Title: Marketing Research Analyst I

Incumbents are competent to work on moderately complex research projects and to support the research team in data collection, preparation, and analysis. Working under general supervision, individuals perform a wide variety of data collection activities, such as telephone interviews and mail surveys, conduct literature reviews, prepare data for analysis, and assist with report preparation. Incumbents are competent in most phases of research to work independently on varied assignments. Work is performed under deadlines, and individuals may be subject to heavy workloads. Errors may cause delay, expense, and disruption. Interaction is needed with team members and with, at times, with client representatives. Good judgment and creativity are exercised regularly. Incumbents may provide occasional technical guidance to lower-level staff. Long hours may be needed during peak periods.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

1. Participates in data collection activities, including telephone interviews, mail surveys, focus groups, and on-site visits.

2. Reviews literature. Conducts document and data retrieval.

3. Prepares data for analysis and participates in qualitative analysis of findings.

4. Maintains tracking and reporting systems.

5. Develops reports and technical minutes for meetings, conferences, and symposia.

6. Assists with research, writing, and editing tasks for project reports.

7. Reviews and abstracts reports and scientific documents.

8. Participates in marketing and proposal preparation.

9. Possesses visual acuity, that is, the ability to discern detail and color variations on a computer screen. Possesses manual dexterity to input, validate, and retrieve data via a computer keyboard.

10. Works well with others and handles day-to-day situations with an acceptable, reasonable approach.

11. Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

This position requires a BS/BA degree in a related field, or the equivalent education and/or experience, plus a minimum two years of applicable research experience. A high degree of computer literacy is needed, including all functions of Excel, Access and other software adopted as standard by the client or IQ Solutions. Individuals must also possess competence in Internet searching techniques. The position requires good verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to analyze, interpret, and report findings, communicate with and instruct others, and establish and maintain effective working relationships with team members, client representatives, and management.

Interested in applying? Please apply online at http://iqsolutions.balancetrak.com.

Closing Date: Open until filled

EEO/AA

*** From Paul Chrystie:

Thank you for posting this position in the next edition of JOTW.

5) Executive Director, Coalition for Affordable Housing and the Environment, Trenton, NJ

The Coalition for Affordable Housing and the Environment is a statewide group of planning, environmental and housing organizations who recognize the interdependency of these core issues and of urban, suburban and rural communities in achieving a healthier future for NJ. Identifying those areas in which environmental, planning and housing goals intersect, the Coalition – working with its members and other advocates from around the state – crafts multi-faceted solutions that would create a New Jersey with abundant open spaces, a clean environment, healthy cities, and reasonable housing opportunities for all its residents.

The Coalition is seeking an executive director who will help shape and direct its state policy and advocacy efforts. For a complete job description and application instructions, visit www.cahenj.org.

*** From Julie Boynton:

Hello:

We have an opening for a Membership Marketing Manager here at The Endocrine Society (www.endo-society.org). This is a great job with a growing membership organization located in Chevy Chase, MD, just outside of DC and metro-accessible! Check it out!

6) Membership Marketing Manager, Endocrine Society, Chevy Chase, MD

http://www.endo-society.org/about/upload/Membership-Marketing-Manager-3.pdf

*** From Andrew Krebs-Smith:

Hi, I'd like to include this job posting in the next newsletter. Thanks a lot, this is an awesome service!

7) Paid Internship, The Cyphers Agency, Annapolis, MD

Link to job posting: http://www.tcapushnpull.com/2009/04/word-of-mouth-internship-at-the-cyphers-agency/

The Cyphers Agency has an opening for a paid internship during Summer and/or Fall terms. We are seeking a dynamic, creative, fun, and interesting candidate that would like to learn about word of mouth marketing.

We are looking for someone with a thorough understanding of:

– Internet Research

– Social Networking sites (Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Myspace, Meetup, etc)

– Blogs

– Online Forums

– Viral Videos

– Flashmobs

– Digg, Flickr, Reddit, StumbleUpon, Wikipedia, Review Sites, etc.

Requirements:

– In college or a recent graduate

– Advertising, PR, or Marketing Majors are preferred.

– Able to work 20-40 hours per week

For consideration, please forward resume and cover letter to andrew@thecyphersagency.com.

*** From Cory Taylor:

8) Director of New Media, Center for Community Change, Washington, DC

The Center for Community Change is a national social justice non-profit organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. Founded in 1968 to honor the life and values of Robert F. Kennedy, we are one of the longest standing champions for low-income families and communities of color. Throughout our history, the Center has strengthened the leadership, voice and power of low-income communities nationwide to confront the vital issues of today and build the social movements of tomorrow.

Our work has contributed to the creation of the food stamps program, the enactment of the Community Reinvestment Act, the growth of community development corporations, and the creation and preservation of affordable housing. Today we are leading efforts to advance fair and humane immigration reform, increase voter participation in communities of color and develop the next generation of social justice organizers. The Center has brought the issues and values of low-income communities to the forefront of the political debate with presidential candidate forums in the 2004 and 2008 election cycles. For further information please visit our website at: www.communitychange.org.

Position Description:

The Center for Community Change is seeking a Director of New Media to lead the Center’s exciting new effort to build a virtual network that can influence the national agenda by connecting larger and larger segments of the American public to each other and grassroots organizations that seek transformative change. Reporting to the Director of Communications, this position will be responsible for leading online campaigns supporting comprehensive immigration reform, equitable health care reform and worker justice. We are looking for someone with the creative skills and background necessary to link people, especially low-income people and people of color, with opportunities for action and interaction with local grassroots organizations.

Key Responsibilities:

o Develop (weekly or as appropriate) email and mobile actions to engage and grow the Center’s current virtual base lists.

o Oversee planning and implementation of the Center’s website to engage virtual base, increase stickiness, link actions to dynamic content.

o Manage innovation fund, governed by board-staff committee, to support experiments to grow virtual base list and increase open/response rates. This could include independent experiments (from web ads to giveaways to viral videos) as well as coordinated projects with Center field staff (such as fliers at local actions or coordinating with local partner organizations’ lists). Creatively experiment and rigorously track outcomes and learning to improve experiments for next time.

o Lead and work collaboratively with team that includes Web & New Media Manager and New Media Associate as well as interns as needed.

o Produce content for the Center’s website and serve as editor for the Center’s online newsletter – coordinate writing assignments, content/story selection, and staff input.

o Develop and oversee the Center’s strategy with respect to social media networks.

o Connect the Center’s online and offline work to the online advocacy/blog/netroots communities through networking, cross-posting and other outreach.

o Participate in program and communications strategy conversations to develop online complements to the Center’s offline work.

o Work closely with the Web & New Media Manager to identify and implement improvements to the Center’s website.

o Stay abreast of latest developments in online activism and blogging to ensure that Center’s online work is at the cutting edge.

o Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

A successful candidate will have experience with effective online and offline political or advocacy campaigns and have gleaned tools and lessons from both, as well as an understanding of the limitations and need for new strategies. A successful candidate will be someone who understands grassroots organizing and advocacy and deeply values the goal of connecting communities, especially low-income communities and communities of color, to action — both online and off — and sees technology as a creative tool for engagement. A successful candidate will have her or his own voice as a writer and activist but also an interest in facilitating and amplifying the voices of other Center staff and grassroots partners.

Specific qualifications include:

o Minimum of four years experience in advocacy or political campaigns, with primary responsibilities online or offline but with a demonstrated understanding of both realms and a demonstrated ability to relate to the mission and work of the Center for Community Change.

o Demonstrated ability to write clear, concise and compelling prose, in the form of blog entries, op-eds, email alerts and/or essays.

o Demonstrated ability to generate creative, well-designed web or mobile or social media content and help tell stories through pictures, designed text, etc., online.

o Experience with creating and measuring success of online advocacy campaigns, such as email campaigns or online advertising.

o Some experience with producing or supervising the production of viral videos and/or podcasting in the context of web content and/or online campaigns.

o Demonstrated ability to work in diverse teams, manage staff/consultants and also drive projects independently.

o Desire to work in a fast-paced, mission driven, learning organization — which also prioritizes having fun!

This position reports to: Director of Communications

Salary & Benefits: CCC offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package

Closing Date of Position: Open Until Filled

How to apply: Please submit resume, cover letter that includes salary expectations and at least two writing samples (e.g. advocacy blog post, outreach email, op-ed, essay) to: employment@communitychange.org, (Fax) 202-387 4891; Human Resources, Re: Director of New Media, Center for Community Change, 1536 U Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20009.

*** From DeDe Dunevant:

Hi Shonali – can you include these in the next JOTW?

Many thanks,

DeDe

DeDe Dunevant

Managing Director, Communications

Drug Policy Alliance

70 West 36th Street

16th Floor

New York, NY 10018

212.613.8070 voice

212.613.8021 fax

www.drugpolicy.org

9) Publications Manager, Drug Policy Alliance, New York, NY

http://www.drugpolicy.org/about/jobsfunding/jobs/pubsman.cfm

10) Internet Communications Associate, Drug Policy Alliance, Washington, DC

http://www.drugpolicy.org/about/jobsfunding/jobs/042709internetjob.cfm

*** From Jennifer Browne:

Hi Ed. Below [are two] submission[s] for the next JOTW email. Thanks for the help!

Jennifer

11) Junior Strategic Communications Consultant, Addx Corporation, Alexandria, VA

Addx Corporation, a principal provider of information and management sciences expertise in Alexandria, VA, has an opportunity for a junior and mid-level strategic communications consultant. Applications and inquiries should be sent to Deede Smith at dsmith@addxcorp.com.

Junior Strategic Communications Consultant Qualifications

• Three to five years strategic communications experience, preferably with the federal government (or a firm working for the government). Applicants with acquisition/procurement knowledge preferred but not required

• Outstanding writing skills, with proven ability to quickly analyze, understand, and correctly explain complex information required

• Experience with Adobe In Design (CS4), Adobe Photo Shop (CS3), Adobe Acrobat (8.0 or 9.0) and other graphic programs required

• Proven understanding, use of, and active participation in a wide range of social media/web 2.0 tactics to achieve communications goals

• Ability to research and develop a wide range of materials for internal and external audiences (e.g. newsletters, executive talking points, fact sheets, press releases, FAQs, etc.)

• Outstanding attention to detail required

• Exceptional interpersonal communication skills with peers and a wide range of clients

• Ability to continuously multi-task and meet deadlines on time and on budget

• Bachelors degree in the areas of communications, journalism, English, public relations, marketing, public administration, or related disciplines

12) Mid-level Strategic Communications Consultant, Addx Corporation, Alexandria, VA

Mid-Level Strategic Communications Consultant Qualifications

• Five to seven years strategic communications experience, preferably with the federal government (or a firm working for the government). Applicants with acquisition/procurement knowledge preferred but not required

• Outstanding writing skills required, with proven ability to quickly analyze, understand, and correctly explain complex information

• Proven experience creating, implementing, and leading communications strategies for internal and/or external audiences

• Ability to research and develop a wide range of communications materials, including:

a. Employee newsletters and related internal communication materials

b. Fact sheets, frequently asked questions, websites, and Web 2.0 content

c. Executive level speeches, presentations, talking points, and related background material

• Proven internal and stakeholder relationship management expertise, preferably with a federal government focus

• Ability to provide media relations advice and counsel to senior executives and incorporate into communications strategies as necessary

• Ability to understand and use a wide range of social media/Web 2.0 tactics to achieve communications goals

• Experience with Adobe In Design (CS4), Adobe Photo Shop (CS3), Adobe Acrobat (8.0 or 9.0) and other graphic programs preferred

• Outstanding attention to detail required

• Exceptional interpersonal communication skills with peers and a wide range of clients

• Ability to continuously multi-task and meet deadlines on time and on budget

• Ability to work individually or in a team

• Bachelors degree (Master’s preferred) in the areas of communications, journalism, English, public relations, marketing, public administration, or related disciplines

*** From Shira Harrington:

Shonali,

I’m conducting an executive search for which I would appreciate your referrals of qualified candidates. I’ve been retained by the National Association of Enrolled Agents in Washington, DC to recruit for their next Executive Vice President (#1 chief executive).

The organization is seeking a collaborative leader with dynamic personal presence to serve as an ‘ambassador’ to key constituents, thereby raising the public profile of this extremely valuable, yet hidden profession. (Enrolled agents are federally licensed advocates of taxpayers before the IRS and also notably skilled tax preparers). With a new 3-year strategic plan in place, there is particular board interest in enhancing public awareness, government relations and education initiatives at both national and state levels.

A detailed job announcement is below my signature line. Here are key facts to consider:

Organization:

¨ Staff: 12

¨ Budget: $2.2 million

¨ Location: downtown Washington, DC (metro accessible)

Compensation:

¨ $185,000 base; relocation is available

Key Requirements:

¨ 10+ years executive-level association experience, preferably as the #1 chief executive (must have board experience)

¨ CAE strongly desired

¨ Collaborative leader, excellent facilitator of board relations

¨ Experience spearheading public awareness and government relations campaigns

¨ Experience as a chief spokesperson, including media appearances

Search Process:

¨ Initial vetting of candidates will be conducted through May 2009.

¨ Entire search should be complete by August 2009

Looking forward to your participation in our next SAFE meeting!

Best regards,

Shira

13) Executive Vice President, National Association of Enrolled Agents, Washington, DC

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

GOVERNANCE

• Responsible to the Board of Directors for the effective conduct of the affairs of the association. Recommend and participate in Board formulation of association mission, goals and objectives and related policies.

• Plan and coordinate meetings of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the association; ensure adequate preparation of all participants.

• Serve as an ex-officio non-voting member and participate in all meetings of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee (except for matters involving the EVP's employment or salary).

• Plan annual meeting of NAEA Educational Foundation held following NAEA Board Meeting in August.

• Develop and provide periodic reports and recommendations to the Executive Committee and Board of Directors.

• Act as a staff liaison for committees, task forces, and programs of the association as appropriate.

• Oversee a progressive strategic planning process in conjunction with the association’s Board of Directors and staff.

• Manage internal relationships including key staff executives, directors and other association staff. Maintain regular contact with the elected officials and the Board of Directors and its committees, task forces and programs on policy and member services matters and other issues as appropriate. Maintain personal contact with regional leadership, group member organizations and the general membership to the greatest degree possible.

• Sign all contracts and official documents of the association.

STAFF LEADERSHIP

• Plan, organize, direct, manage and evaluate staff, programs and activities of the association; the key responsibility of this position is to provide strategic visionary leadership to NAEA.

• Within the limits of the Articles of Incorporation and the Bylaws of the association and policies approved by the Board of Directors the EVP, with appropriate delegation, will:

• Develop and direct the organizational structure for the association offices and the related staffing structure.

• Oversee administrative policies and procedures for association functions including programs of recruitment, hiring, and training of staff including a personnel program with policies and procedures, position descriptions, performance standards and periodic staff performance evaluations.

• Create policies and procedures for the efficient management of all independent contractors and consultants including responsibility for hiring and termination.

• Work with senior staff to develop, maintain and update a compensation system for association staff, consultants and independent contractors.

IMPLEMENTATION OF STRATEGIC PLAN

• Oversee implementation of strategic plan in five Goal Areas of: Organizational and Financial Security, Recognition of Enrolled Agents, Advocacy, Member Services and Education.

Organizational and Financial Security

o Maintain sound organizational structure; be constantly aware of elements that may affect the NAEA strategic plan; increase reserves; maintain sound financial administration, increase non-dues revenue.

Recognition of Enrolled Agents / Advocacy

o Serve as an ‘ambassador’ for the association, leading visible efforts in public awareness and government relations activities to a variety of constituents including, but not limited to: State Affiliates, media outlets, associations, universities, and legislative and regulatory agencies. Travel may be encouraged.

o Oversee staff and committee-driven government relations efforts to achieve the goal of federally licensing all paid tax professionals.

Member Services

o Increase overall membership marketing / communication efforts to further recruitment and retention goals. Specifically enhance member communications from national and state levels to less engaged “checkbook members”.

o Work with Affiliate Council to encourage less active states to provide a minimum standard of member benefits such as continuing education in the form of chapter meetings and state conferences.

Education

o Plan and manage increased continuing education for members including webinars, state and local educational offerings and marketing of SEE exam preparation course to prospective enrolled agents.

CORE COMPETENCIES:

Collaborative Leadership

• The successful candidate will have 10+ years experience as a collaborative leader. Must have served in at least one several-year appointment as the #1 executive of a trade association or professional society (due to the non-academic / non-scientific nature of this industry, trade or business-related association background is highly desirable.)

Facilitative Board Relations

• Should demonstrate outstanding competency in handling Board relations using a facilitative approach, knowing how to define and maintain appropriate roles and responsibilities between EVP and Board of Directors. Experience with team development techniques highly desired.

Staff Development

• Experience leading and developing a staff of at least five (5) employees.

Chief Spokesperson / “Image Consultant”

• Demonstrated success serving as the chief spokesperson for an association industry. Should be highly skilled and experienced speaking before live audiences and media. Must have dynamic personality to serve as the public “face” of the organization. The association is seeking an influential figure to champion the industry and inspire members.

• Must have experience successfully enhancing the image of an association. Should be skilled in spearheading public awareness and government relations campaigns for an industry which sought increased branding among key constituencies.

Dynamic / Professional Communication

• A highly energetic, yet extremely professional approach is paramount. Candidate should be a skilled communicator, developing personal rapport with volunteer leaders yet maintaining appropriate professional distance at all times.

Business Acumen

• Must have experience maintaining the legal integrity and business ethics of an association. Experience providing for the oversight and management of finances, including preparation of an annual budget of at least $1.5 million, increasing its reserves and forecasting its fiscal needs.

• Should be continually focused on achieving business goals and objectives to implement membership recruitment and retention strategic goals.

Education

• The ideal candidate will have a Bachelors’ Degree in business or a related field; Masters Degree preferred.

• Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential will be given priority consideration.

COMPENSATION: Base salary of $185,000. Relocation package is available.

THE SEARCH PROCESS:

The search will begin in mid-April 2009 and is anticipated to be completed by August 2009. The new EVP should begin employment in the early fall.

• Initial vetting of candidates will be conducted through May 2009.

• Top tier of selected candidates will be presented to Search Committee in early June 2009.

• First round of interviews with Search Committee will be held July 8th and 9th in Washington, DC.

• Second (and final) round of interviews with finalist candidates will be held August 1st and 2nd in Washington, DC.

The search is being co-conducted by Positions Inc. and Breckenridge Group Executive Search.

Initial vetting of candidates will be conducted by Shira Harrington.

Shira Harrington, CPC

Director, Professional Search

Positions Inc.

sharrington@positionsincwdc.com

Jon Christian “Chris” Dowell

President

Breckenridge Group Executive Search

jcdowell@breckgroup.net

TO APPLY: Cover letter should specifically address successes in collaborative leadership, board relations, serving as a chief spokesperson, and spearheading public awareness and government relations campaigns.

Resume should highlight related accomplishments – please customize to reflect requested competencies. It will help to showcase your candidacy.

Email cover letter and resume to: Shira Harrington, Director, Professional Search, Positions Inc. at sharrington@positionsincwdc.com with subject line: “EVP search.” NOTE: due to an anticipated high volume of responses, only those candidates with the most related experience will be contacted for an initial phone interview. Emailing of resume is highly preferred over phone calls or USPS.

Equal Opportunity

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14) Communications Manager, SNM, Reston, VA

SNM—a professional medical association headquartered in Reston, Va.—is seeking a Communications Manager.

The primary job requirements include writing monthly columns, writing and overseeing the production of several newsletters, writing monthly research press releases and assisting with media relations.

The ideal candidate will be able to manage all aspects of the newsletter process, including planning, writing, editing and production. This position involves interacting closely with society leadership, researchers and staff and managing calendars, deadlines, reviews and other associated deadlines. This individual must be able to successfully oversee the production of multiple, concurrent newsletters and deadlines with strict attention to detail, accuracy and timeliness.

The individual must highly qualified and professional, with superior writing, editing and proofreading skills. A minimum of 5 years of experience, knowledge of AP and Chicago styles and expertise working with medical, scientific or healthcare content preferred.

The salary for this position is $40K+ with full benefits. The Communications Manager reports to the Associate Director, Public Relations.

Please send resumes with cover letter to Amy Shaw at pr@snm.org.

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