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JOTW 06-2011

31 January 2011

www.nedsjotw.com

This is newsletter number 864

“It's better to be prepared for an opportunity and not have one than to have an opportunity and not be prepared.”

–Whitney Young

*** In this issue: A JOTW “Can’t Wait” opportunity from Avalere Health LLC

Marketing Manager, Avalere Health LLC, Washington, DC

(See below)

*** What’s in this month’s “Your Very Next Step” newsletter? The full contents are posted below.

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In this issue:

(To view these jobs, scroll down to the listings in the content of this newsletter)

*** One Paragraph Pitch

1.) Marketing Manager, Avalere Health LLC, Washington, DC

2.) Communications Manager, DAI, Bethesda, MD

3.) Vice President, Marketing & Communications, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Washington, DC

4.) Senior Advisor Media, Panos London, London, United Kingdom

5.) Marketing Communications Manager, Everest Group, L.P., Dallas, TX

6.) Vice President, Investor Development, Round Rock Chamber of Commerce, Round Rock , TX

7.) Director, Executive Communications, Aerospace Industries Association, Arlington, VA

8.) Corporate Communications Sr. Manager, Genentech, Roche Group, South San Francisco, CA

9.) STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS ASSISTANT, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), Washington, DC

10.) Communications Director, Social Security Works, Washington, DC

11.) Communication Specialist – Cassava Plus Project, IFDC, Abuja, NIGERIA

12.) VP of Marketing and Communications, Trust for the National Mall, Washington, D.C.

13.) Marketing/Executive Assistant, GEBA, Fort Meade, Maryland

14.) Junior Sales & Trading Coverage Officer – Corporate Communications, Morgan Stanley, New York, NY

15.) Manager, Corporate Communications, CF Industries, Inc., Deerfield, IL

16.) Communications Director, Prince George's County Public Schools, Upper Marlboro, MD

17.) Radio Resident Journalism Advisor, Internews Network, Juba, Sudan

18.) Communication for Development Specialist, United Nations Children's Fund, Bujumbura, Burundi

19.) International Digital Media Manager, The Body Shop, London, UK

20.) Senior Manager, Internal Communications, Research Triangle Institute, Research Triangle Park, NC

21.) VP of Marketing and Communications, Trust for the National Mall, Washington, D.C.

22.) Director of Corporate Communications, Calvin Klein (Phillips-Van Heusen Corporation), New York, NY 23.) Director of Communications, National Aspahlt Pavement Association, Lanham, MD

24.) Social Media Manager, ICON Health & Fitness, Logan, Utah

25.) EVP Healthcare, healthcare communications company, offered by The Acoma Group LLC, metro NY or Boston

26.) Web Reporter/Editor, The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators

27.) DoD Public Affairs Specialist, ICF International, Crystal City, VA

28.) Marketing Communications Specialist, CIGNA Corporation – PHILADELPHIA, PA

29.) Advertising Sales Account Rep, Natural Nutmeg Magazine, Stamford, Connecticut,

30.) Managing Editor, Journal of the AAD, American Academy of Dermatology, Schaumburg, Illinois

31.) Receptionist-Bookkeeper, Jones Public Affairs, Washington, DC

32.) Internal Marketing Communications Manager, Dimension Data, Herndon VA

33.) Communications and Events Manager, Portfolio Director, DC Public Education Fund, Washington, D.C.

34.) Communications Coordinator, Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church, Washington, DC

35.) Creative Communications Specialist, Ingenco, Richmond, VA

36.) Communications Liaison, World Concern, Kenya

37.) Account Director – Sports PR, PR/marcom firm, Chicago, IL

38.) Account Director, PR/marcom firm, Chicago, IL 39.) Corporate and Foundation Relations Manager, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, Maryland

40.) Calvin Klein Director of Corporate Communications, Phillips – Van Heusen Corporation, New York, NY

41.) EXTERNAL COMMUNICATIONS ADVISOR, SOS Children's Villages International, Nairobi, Kenya

42.) Marketing Assistant, Potomac Riverboat Company, Alexandria, VA

43.) Director of Outreach, CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation, Johannesburg, South Africa

44.) Lobbying and Engagement Officer, CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation, Johannesburg, South Africa

45.) Corporate Communications Writer, Willbros USA, Inc., Houston, TX

46.) Account Executive, Financial Services Public Relations, Gregory FCA, Ardmore, PA

47.) Corporate Communications Writer, Turner Investments, Berwyn, PA

48.) Corporate Communications Writer, Turner Investment Partners, Berwyn , PA

49.) Senior Social Media Coordinator, Balfour Beatty Capital Group, Newtown Square, PA

50.) Public Relations Manager, Rosemont College, Rosemont, PA

51.) Director of Institutional Communications, Kimmel Center, Inc., Philadelphia, PA

52.) Account Executive, Resound Marketing, Princeton, NJ

53.) Senior Copywriter, blue plate minds, Paoli, PA

54.) Communications Coordinator, Housing Assignment Services, University of Delaware, Newark, DE

55.) Special Events Manager, Cashman & Associates, Philadelphia, PA

56.) Manager, Public Relations, Council on Foundations, Arlington, VA

57.) Associate, Chlopak, Leonard, Schecter & Associates, Washington, DC

58.) Asia Press Officer, China, Amnesty International, Hong Kong, China (Special Administrative Region)

59.) Media Monitoring Position (free-lance, part-time), Caribou Publishing, LLC, New York, NY

60.) Communications Liaison, World Concern, Thailand

61.) Marketing Communications Manager, Everest Group, L.P., Dallas, TX

62.) Director of Development and Communications, Groundswell Community Mural Project, Brooklyn, New York

63.) Shop Manager, The Body Shop, Rancho Cucamonga, CA

64.) Body Shop Specialist, Hertz, Oklahoma City, OK

65.) Over The Road Truck Driver, C.R. England, Inc., Nationwide – Anywhere

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…and more! Scroll down and see them all!

*** One Paragraph Pitch:

I am a strategic communications/public relations professional with 18 years experience in diverse areas of the healthcare industry (long term care, hospital, medical and healthcare associations) developing comprehensive public relations/strategic communications programs, as well as building public relations departments from the ground up. I have extensive experience in marketing, strategic planning, reputation management and social media, research and evaluation, interviewing/scripting skills, and developing and leading employee training programs. I'm also well-versed in oral, written, editing and presentation skills, although I enjoy developing these materials to enable executives to shine. I have expertise in developing plain language documents that convey complex clinical topics clearly and concisely to the mass media and general public. I also speak “business” and have a newly minted MBA to offer as proof. I'm looking for my dream job in the Chicagoland area, as my husband's employer is curiously attached to him, so relocation is not an option for a few more years yet. You can reach me at 773-445-4353, dcaplick@ameritech.net, www.linkedin.com/in/debrabethardcaplick, or @dcaplick.

(Send your One Paragraph Pitch submissions to lundquist989@cs.com.)

*** Achieving the Millennium Development Goals: Poverty Reduction, Reproductive Health and Health Sector Reform, May 2-6 2011, Budapest, Hungary http://www.comminit.com/en/node/328516/ads

*** How to?

Hello Ned,

I’d like to post an ad for a communications-related job in your upcoming Monday weekly newsletter. Can you please advise on how I’d go about it and if you have any particular requirements for posting?

Thanks so much for your help.

Best regards,

Nancy

(Your Job of the Week listing can be posted in the next issue (Monday morning), along with the other 50 to 100 job opportunities, to 11,000-plus communication professionals. The newsletter will then be posted at www.nedsjotw.com. To submit a job, send the listing to lundquist989@cs.com. This is a free service.

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*** Let’s get to the jobs:

*** A JOTW “Can’t Wait” opportunity from Avalere Health LLC

1.) Marketing Manager, Avalere Health LLC, Washington, DC

General Summary

Avalere Health LLC (Avalere) is a leading strategic advisory firm focused on the intersection of business strategy and public policy. Located in Washington DC, Avalere works with a diverse range of clients spanning Fortune 500 companies, major medical foundations, government agencies, advocacy and patient groups, and other organizations who have a vested stake in an improved healthcare system.

Avalere Health seeks a Marketing Manager to join our growing Business Development and Marketing team. This position will report to the VP leading the team and will collaborate with senior leadership across the firm to articulate a firmwide marketing strategy. In addition, the candidate will be responsible for successfully executing against that strategy as outlined below.

Avalere’s culture is one of close collaboration, candid and constructive feedback, and assignment of responsibilities on the basis of ability and availability, without undue emphasis on rank. We prize intellectual curiosity, resilience, a positive attitude, and a willingness to embrace new challenges.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

• Promotional Materials – Prepare marketing materials for firm level promotion as well as for a growing array of syndicated products and advisory services; generate copy and coordinate with creative team for design and production

• Customer and Prospect Database – Guide the development of master mailing list to secure up-to-date list of existing and potential new clients for marketing and business development efforts; initiate and institutionalize use of a customer relationship management tool

• Market Insights – Coordinate across the firm’s leadership to collate knowledge, and perform research as appropriate, to ensure that the company has insight into emerging customer and competitor issues that affect Avalere’s positioning and product strategies

• Marketing Campaigns – Structure and coordinate promotional campaigns in accordance with company marketing plan; to include established audio-conference series and other initiatives

• Web Tools – Keep company website content current and collaborate with creative and technical teams in advancing Avalere’s visibility on the internet; manage content of the firm’s intranet site

• Communication – Coordinate with the firm’s communication/PR leads to ensure consistent marketing activities

Skills, Experience, and Other Job Related Requirements

 Bachelors’ degree in marketing, communications or related field.

 Minimum of 3-5 years of proven successful marketing experience in the healthcare industry, with experience marketing to healthcare businesses preferred.

 Excellent written communication skills, with proven experience in authoring compelling marketing copy and experience integrating into branded materials.

 Strong understanding and experience in on-line marketing, both web and email.

 Positive, articulate person who can generate enthusiasm around Avalere’s unique service offerings.

 Ability to energize co-workers and to build rapport at all levels within an organization.

 Flexibility to handle a variety of projects and shift priorities simultaneously.

 Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

 Exemplary interpersonal skills that translate into positive relationships with colleagues and clients.

Compensation

Avalere offers competitive salary and benefits commensurate with experience. Located on DC’s famed Dupont Circle, Avalere prides itself on its mission to help improve the healthcare system. For more information, visit www.avalerehealth.net.

Qualified candidates should provide samples and portfolio along with an electronic cover letter and resume to:

Avalere Health LLC

1350 Connecticut Ave., NW

Suite 900

Washington, DC 20036

recruiting@avalerehealth.net

*** From Catherine Kawmy:

Hi Ned- Please see the position description for a Communications Manager position at DAI (Bethesda, MD) attached below. Candidates can apply online here:

https://www.cytiva.com/dai/int/detail.asp?jobid=dai1884 .

Thank you for your help!

Catherine Kawmy

2.) Communications Manager, DAI, Bethesda, MD

DAI works at the cutting edge of international development, combining technical excellence, professional project management, and exceptional customer service to solve our clients’ most complex problems. DAI has an immediate opening for a Communications Manager with 5–10 years of experience to manage and execute corporate communications in support of DAI’s global business strategy. Reporting to the Director of Communications, the position will be based in Bethesda, Maryland, with some international travel. The ideal candidate will be a multidimensional and collaborative communications professional who can contribute to DAI’s communications team across the spectrum of internal and external communications. The full position description and application instructions can be found online here: https://www.cytiva.com/dai/int/detail.asp?jobid=dai1884

*** From Kelly (Fox) Kolb:

Just saw this online and wanted to share with the list!

Kelly

3.) Vice President, Marketing & Communications, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Washington, DC

Directs the communications, marketing and events teams that promote Susan G. Komen for the Cure and its vision. Oversees the organizations strategic communications and integrated marketing initiatives, proactive and reactive media relations, crisis communications, celebrity and VIP cultivation, multimedia content, speechwriting and events designed to expand opportunities for people to engage with Komen and to empower people with quality resources. Provides senior-level marketing counsel for staff, Affiliates and partners. Full description and link to apply here: http://mbist.ro/gbZV5F

4.) Senior Advisor Media, Panos London, London, United Kingdom

Deadline: February 14 2011

http://www.comminit.com/en/node/329148/ads

5.) Marketing Communications Manager, Everest Group, L.P., Dallas, TX

http://hotjobs.yahoo.com/job-J2CHJRVSBIL

*** From Doug Kurkul:

6.) Vice President, Investor Development, Round Rock Chamber of Commerce, Round Rock , TX

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The Round Rock Chamber of Commerce seeks an experienced sales manager who will play a pivotal role in expanding the Chamber’s investor base. This new position reports to the President/CEO and is a member of the senior staff. Key duties include:

1. Implement a systematic investor recruitment and retention strategy.

2. Hire, train and supervise one or more independent contractors who will recruit new investors (members).

3. Lay the groundwork for membership renewals by coordinating a system of regular contact with investors (in person, phone, email) throughout the year, leading to the membership renewal phase. Work with the Investor Engagement Department to help engage investors in Chamber programs and events.

4. Cultivate deep relationships with mid-size and larger investors, guiding them to higher levels of investment where appropriate.

5. Secure sales of Web and newsletter advertising.

6. Attend and assist with certain Chamber programs and events.

7. Utilize the investment database to support sales and retention efforts.

8. Other duties as assigned.

COMPENSATION: Salary plus commission plus generous benefits package

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

1. Four to eight years of experience leading a sales team. Ability to hire, train, and generate optimal results from sales representatives.

2. Quantifiable, demonstrated results in sales territory growth both as a sales manager and sales representative.

3. Experience in membership sales, fundraising, or other experience to suggest an ability to grow a Chamber’s investment base.

4. Strong oral and written communication skills.

5. Flexibility and ability to work with a diverse group of personalities.

6. Excellent written and oral communications skills. Ability to interact effectively with all levels of executives.

7. Understanding of public policy issues that affect business and ability to articulate the ROI for investors from the Chamber’s work.

8. B.A. in business, marketing, sales or similar field is desirable.

9. Computer skills with proficiency in MS Office (Excel, Word, Powerpoint) and ability to learn to use ChamberMaster.

10. Must possess a valid driver’s license.

SUBMIT APPLICATION TO: Doug Kurkul, dkurkul@roundrockchamber.org. No telephone calls please.

Round Rock Chamber of Commerce is an equal opportunity employer. It does not and will not discriminate in employment and personnel practices on the basis of race, sex, age, handicap, religion, national origin, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Hiring, transfering and promotion practices are performed without regard to the above items.

7.) Director, Executive Communications, Aerospace Industries Association, Arlington, VA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=30412272

8.) Corporate Communications Sr. Manager, Genentech, Roche Group, South San Francisco, CA

http://careers.roche.com/wms/extern/jobdetail.php?id=mS/J5TNoA8MyseEn49x4dwgME84u12bglh1ziMi+4Gm0px19Ie+8v8BtwZ0tMpmmvfwS&ext=1

*** From Korey Hartwich:

9.) STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS ASSISTANT, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), Washington, DC

The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) is seeking a dedicated and creative strategic communications assistant to help design and implement communications strategies for our union organizing campaign in South Florida.

AFSCME is the nation's largest public service labor union and a leader in the fight for social and economic change. All across the country we're fighting for dignity and respect for the people who do the toughest jobs in America.

Responsibilities may include:

• Preparing materials for speeches, flyers, leaflets, and online communications.

• Working with members to effectively advocate for themselves and the public services they provide.

• Supporting other activities carried out by the campaign.

Qualifications:

• Strong written and interpersonal communication skills.

• Experience creating content for print and/or electronic media, social networks and/or blogs, radio, video, direct mail.

• Political, labor, student or community organizing experience.

• Some knowledge of labor and media relations.

• Strong MS Office Suite and basic graphic design (InDesign or Quark) experience preferred.

• Ability to work long and irregular hours including weekends.

• Valid driver's license.

Salary is commensurate with experience. Women, people of color and LGBT people are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply, email a résumé and cover letter detailing why you want to work in the labor movement to rpanciera@afscme.org

http://unionjobs.com/staff/fl/afscmenat-375ofs.html

10.) Communications Director, Social Security Works, Washington, DC

Social Security Works (SSW) is seeking a Communications Director to join a national campaign to strengthen the Social Security program as a vehicle of social justice. Social Security Works convenes and serves as staff to the Strengthen Social Security Campaign (SSSC), a coalition of 250 national and state organizations representing the aging, labor, women, youth, people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, LGBT and citizen advocacy communities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Develop and implement a communications strategy that includes traditional media, new media and Internet activism.

Advise on the strategic and programmatic direction of the campaign.

Collaborate with field and legislative staff on joint activities.

Manage communications consultants to develop clear deliverables and ensure that they are being met.

Coordinate communications strategies with coalition partners.

Promote the campaign to reporters, bloggers, editorial writers and columnists.

Prepare media communications materials and advise about public education materials.

Maintain the campaign’s website and Facebook and Twitter feeds.

Maintain records of media contacts and media coverage.

Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree required; study in communications, journalism or related field is very helpful.

At least five years of experience as a communications director with non-profits, unions, congressional offices and advocacy and election campaigns.

Established relations with national media organizations.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Extensive knowledge of how to run a comprehensive earned media communications program for an advocacy campaign and for public education.

Strong knowledge of both traditional and new media communications strategies.

Keen understanding of the news cycle and progressive politics.

Ability to produce well-written media relations and public education materials.

Good editorial skills.

Proven ability to manage consultants.

High level of organization and ability to multitask.

Strong ability to set goals, adhere to timelines, and measure performance.

Ability to work independently and to work collaboratively with peers at the same organizational level.

Knowledge of Vocus.

Ability to use Excel, Google docs and other list building software.

Familiarity with Social Security and retirement security issues very helpful.

Social Security Works is a project of The Advocacy Fund, an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage and seek applications from women, people of color, including bilingual and bicultural individuals, as well as members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, marital status, medical condition (cancer-related) or conditions Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and AIDS-related conditions (ARC). Reasonable accommodation will be made so that qualified disabled applicants may participate in the application process. Please advise in writing of special needs at the time of application.

How to Apply:

Send cover letter and resume to hr@socialsecurity-works.org.

State “Communications Director” in subject heading.

Open until filled, apply early.

*** From Scott Mall:

Ned:

On behalf of IFDC, I would appreciate this position appearing in the next JOTW. IFDC is a public international organization governed by an international board of directors with representation from developed and developing nations. The non-profit Center focuses on increasing and sustaining food and agricultural productivity in developing countries through the development and transfer of effective and environmentally sound crop nutrient technology and agribusiness expertise.

Thank you, Ned. Keep up the great work with JOTW and all the best in 2011 – and beyond!

Scott

Scott Mall

Chief Communications Officer

IFDC

small@ifdc.org

256/335-7762

11.) Communication Specialist – Cassava Plus Project, IFDC, Abuja, NIGERIA

Job Description

With support from the government of the Netherlands, the North and West Africa Division of IFDC is implementing the Cassava Plus project to increase agricultural production in Nigeria and other West African nations. The project is headquartered in Abuja, Nigeria and current operations take place across Nigeria. IFDC seeks a qualified candidate to fill the position of Communication Specialist.

The Communications Specialist will hold a national position and will be based in Abuja, the capital of Nigeria. The employee will work with IFDC’s Cassava Plus Project Leader to develop public relations, communications and marketing strategies to reach IFDC's target audiences in Nigeria, potential project countries in West Africa, and international audiences. Among the duties and responsibilities are the following:

• Collaborate with IFDC’s Chief Communications Officer (headquartered in the US)

• Write articles; create written, audio and video progress and success stories for the IFDC website and various publications.

• Help manage website content (project website and IFDC website).

• Produce newsletters, bulletins and other written information targeting project’s stakeholders.

• Produce video and photographic profiles of project, staff and success stories.

• Develop and design awareness/educational campaigns that target specific project stakeholders.

• Act as a liaison with local, national and international media.

• Produce press releases, speeches, presentations and articles for IFDC publications/website.

• Assist the Project Leader in writing/editing periodic reports.

• Collect/analyze/evaluate feedback on the impact of communications activities.

• Conduct various outreach activities as determined.

• Support IFDC training events.

Required Skills

• Ability to communicate effectively in all media – print, video, Internet, etc.

• Bachelor's degree in public relations, journalism, marketing or similar discipline.

• Five+ years of relevant work experience.

• Proven skills in video and audio, web/Internet.

• Skills in event management are desirable.

• Strong interpersonal relations.

• Fluent in English (written and oral skills)

• Computer skills in word processing, presentations, desktop publishing and other graphic and design software.

• Knowledge of development and/or developing nations’ agricultural/environmental needs is desired.

Required Experience

This position requires a general understanding of public relations, communications and marketing principles and procedures and the ability to apply these in effectively promoting the organization's image. This position also requires the ability to synthesize material prepared by scientists/other staff having varying backgrounds and writing styles.

This position assists in decisions regarding how to promote and what to include in promotional material (e.g., content distribution), and then helps generate, design and develop original promotional concepts using a variety of media. Work is either self-started or assigned by the supervisor. Work is reviewed by various levels of management to ensure technical content and accuracy.

Job Location

Abuja, NIGERIA

Salary

Paid in Nigerian Naira (NGN)

CONTACT: Forward cover letters and resumes to: ifdcnigeria@ifdc.org or visit the IFDC career portal www.ifdc.org/Employment

*** From Bridget Serchak:

12.) VP of Marketing and Communications, Trust for the National Mall, Washington, D.C.

The Trust for the National Mall is looking for a Vice President of Marketing and Communications. The Trust is preparing to launch a $350 million campaign for the restoration and improvement of the National Mall on par with the efforts to restore the Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island in the 1980's. Marketing efforts will target high net-worth individuals, corporations and foundations as well as grassroots constituents.

Some requirements: a minimum of 10-15 years of proven public relations, message development and strategic communications skills. The ideal candidate has significant experience in marketing and brand management; campaign, advocacy, and/or political communications; outstanding strategic instincts; excellent writing skills and a proven track record in media relations, social marketing, paid media and broader marketing and communications initiatives.

Contact: Molly Wade, mwade@nationalmall.org.

*** From Lisa Noon, ABC, CAE, RCE, who got it from Michele Rackey:

13.) Marketing/Executive Assistant, GEBA, Fort Meade, Maryland

GEBA is seeking a creative and innovative Marketing/Executive Assistant to assist the Marketing Manager and Executive Director in working various tasks that include (but are not limited to) copywriting, design, events management, vendor relations. This position will report directly to the Marketing Manager and Executive Director, depending on project. This is a newly created position located at Fort Meade, Maryland. (Fort Meade is located between Baltimore and DC off 295.)

GEBA, a non-profit, member-founded and member-governed voluntary employee beneficiary association, strives to save our members money on insurance and investments by offering high quality products and services. GEBA membership is open to employees and retirees of the United States Intelligence Community and United States Department of Defense as well as military and contractors assigned to NSA-W. At GEBA, once a member, always a member. If you have any questions about GEBA's products and services, please visit www.geba.com or call (301) 688-7912 or (800) 826-1126. GEBA – Celebrating over 50 years of service.

If you know of someone with at least 2-4 years of experience in the above mentioned tasks, please feel free to pass this along to them. This candidate can email their resume, cover letter and salary requirements to jobs@geba.com.

14.) Junior Sales & Trading Coverage Officer – Corporate Communications, Morgan Stanley, New York, NY

http://www.morganstanley.com/about/careers/careersearch.html?locale=en-us&cpUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fcareers.peopleclick.com%2Fcareerscp%2Fclient_ms%2Fexternal%2Fen-us%2Fgateway.do%3FfunctionName%3DviewFromLink%26jobPostId%3D308089%26localeCode%3Den-us

ONLINE COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST, Bread for the World, Washington, DC

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=30455457

*** From Monet LeMon:

Hello, Ned.

Following is an announcement for a new search I'm conducting for Manager, Corporate Communications, CF Industries, Inc., in Deerfield (Chicago), IL. Many thanks!

15.) Manager, Corporate Communications, CF Industries, Inc., Deerfield, IL

CF Industries, Inc. is seeking a Manager of Corporate Communications, a newly created position to be based at the Company’s headquarters in Deerfield, IL (Greater Chicago). The Company has retained Stanton Chase International in association with Monet & Company, to conduct the search.

CF Industries (NYSE: CF) is a global leader in fertilizer manufacturing and distribution, the second largest nitrogen fertilizer producer in the world, and the third largest phosphate fertilizer producer among public companies. The Company operates world-class nitrogen fertilizer manufacturing complexes in the central U.S. and Canada; conducts phosphate mining and manufacturing operations in Central Florida; and distributes fertilizer products through a system of terminals, warehouses, and associated transportation equipment located primarily in the Midwest. The Company also owns 50% interests in GrowHow UK Ltd., a fertilizer manufacturer in the UK; an ammonia facility in The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago; and KEYTRADE AG, a global fertilizer trading organization headquartered near Zurich, Switzerland. Founded in 1946 as a fertilizer brokerage operation by a group of regional agricultural cooperatives, the Company completed its IPO in 2005. For more information on CF Industries, please visit www.cfindustries.com.

Reporting directly to the Senior Director, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications, the Manager, Corporate Communications’ functional responsibilities will encompass strategic communications planning and execution; media relations and related news monitoring and measurement/metrics; developing and writing/editing external and internal materials (including executive and business-related employee communications); managing production of materials; managing content of the Company’s Intranet and Internet sites; crisis communications; support for investor relations; and support for public affairs. Candidates should have demonstrated ability to develop successful public relations programs that will enhance ongoing business and leadership objectives.

Our client is seeking a candidate with a minimum of 7-10+ years of experience as a generalist communications practitioner, with strength in the functional areas stated above, preferably in a diversified global, publicly traded company. Experience working in conjunction with an investor relations function is preferred. Excellent written and oral communication skills, along with strong organizational, management and technical skills, are required. Demonstrated skill in managing processes, including managing outside resources and multiple projects simultaneously, is mandated.

A Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, marketing/public relations, or related discipline, is required.

Candidates from the Greater Chicago area are preferred.

For further information, to recommend a candidate,

or to submit a resume, please contact:

Monet LeMon

Principal

Monet & Company

Executive Search/Communications

monet@monetandcompany.com

www.monetandcompany.com

Mobile/Msgs: 310-463-2493

1226 Hill Street

Santa Monica, CA 90405

16.) Communications Director, Prince George's County Public Schools, Upper Marlboro, MD

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=30440657

17.) Radio Resident Journalism Advisor, Internews Network, Juba, Sudan

http://www.comminit.com/en/node/329287/ads

18.) Communication for Development Specialist, United Nations Children's Fund, Bujumbura, Burundi

Closing Date – 11 Feb 2011

http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/res.nsf/db900SID/OCHA-8DMSG8

*** From Mark Sofman:

19.) International Digital Media Manager, The Body Shop, London, UK

http://bit.ly/epRkWN

20.) Senior Manager, Internal Communications, Research Triangle Institute, Research Triangle Park, NC

To apply for this position, go to www.rti.org/careers and apply on line for position number 12947

21.) VP of Marketing and Communications, Trust for the National Mall, Washington, D.C.

The Trust for the National Mall is looking for a Vice President of Marketing and Communications. The Trust is preparing to launch a $350 million campaign for the restoration and improvement of the National Mall on par with the efforts to restore the Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island in the 1980's. Marketing efforts will target high net-worth individuals, corporations and foundations as well as grassroots constituents.

Some requirements: a minimum of 10-15 years of proven public relations, message development and strategic communications skills. The ideal candidate has significant experience in marketing and brand management; campaign, advocacy, and/or political communications; outstanding strategic instincts; excellent writing skills and a proven track record in media relations, social marketing, paid media and broader marketing and communications initiatives.

Contact: Molly Wade, mwade@nationalmall.org.

22.) Director of Corporate Communications, Calvin Klein (Phillips-Van Heusen Corporation), New York, NY

http://bit.ly/fjjvCR

23.) Director of Communications, National Aspahlt Pavement Association, Lanham, MD

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=30390232

24.) Social Media Manager, ICON Health & Fitness, Logan, Utah

http://jobtarget.womcom.org/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site%5Fid=583&jb=7571362

*** From Steve Levy, MD:

Hi Ned

Can you post this on your free JOTW site?

25.) EVP Healthcare, healthcare communications company, offered by The Acoma Group LLC, metro NY or Boston

Executive Vice President for a well known healthcare communications company. Individual should be PR, brand and big pharma experienced and able to provide leadership to extraordinary SVPs, strategic guidance for the firm in consultation with the CEO and COO, and business development success. Position may be located in metro NY or Boston. Candidates may forward their resume directly to stevenlevy@acomagroup.com with EVP in subject line.

Steven Levy MD

President, The Acoma Group LLC

Executive Search, Candidate Coaching, Business Development

www.acomagroup.com ; stevenlevy@acomagroup.com 203-423-9494

*** From Jill Kurtz, APR:

26.) Web Reporter/Editor, The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators

(NASFAA), Washington, DC

The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators

(NASFAA) is seeking a web news reporter and editor with content management experience. The reporter will report and write about student aid-related legislation, regulations, research, trends and best practices for NASFAA.org and the daily electronic newsletter. The reporter will post, update and manage website content using the Ektron content management system, and compose and distribute NASFAA’s daily e-newsletter by 9 AM.

NASFAA offers a competitive salary with excellent benefits and opportunities for advancement.

Web Reporter/Editor Roles and Responsibilities:

Web Reporter/Editor

The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators

(NASFAA) is seeking a web news reporter and editor with content management experience. The reporter will report and write about student aid-related legislation, regulations, research, trends and best practices for NASFAA.org and the daily electronic newsletter. The reporter will post, update and manage website content using the Ektron content management system, and compose and distribute NASFAA’s daily e-newsletter by 9 AM.

NASFAA offers a competitive salary with excellent benefits and opportunities for advancement.

Web Reporter/Editor Roles and Responsibilities:

* Conceptualize, research and develop articles about legislative initiatives and federal regulations relating to Title IV student aid programs;

* Synthesizes information and write news articles based on Federal Register documents, Department of Education Dear Colleague/Partner Letters and Announcements, training documents and manuals, research reports, and other similar items;

* Attend and report on hearings, conferences, and meetings held by the Department of Education, Congress, NASFAA, and other related organizations;

* Work closely with NASFAA staff to identify and report on pertinent events and publications;

* Format and post news and other material on NASFAA.org and electronically deliver Today’s News, NASFAA’s daily e-newsletter, to subscribers before 9 a.m. ET on weekday mornings (early start-times required);

* Develop press releases and assist with both internal and external association communications;

* Edit and proofread association documents and publications; and

* Perform other related duties as may be assigned by the Director for Communications.

Required Skills/Experience:

* Strong reporting, writing and editing skills

* Experience posting and managing content online using a content management system (Ektron preferred)

* Demonstrated ability to report and write on tight deadlines

* Bachelor’s degree required, focus in Journalism is preferred

* Familiarity with student aid and higher education issues is preferred

* Must be willing to live within commuting distance of downtown Washington, D.C. and work on-site in the NASFAA office.

Application Instructions:

Email resume and writing samples to: ChittyH@NASFAA.org. Deadline for submissions is March 15, 2010.

NASFAA is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer.

27.) DoD Public Affairs Specialist, ICF International, Crystal City, VA

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=30382262

*** From Bill Seiberlich:

28.) Marketing Communications Specialist, CIGNA Corporation – PHILADELPHIA, PA

At CIGNA, we are committed to providing our customers with employee benefits, expertise and services that improve the health, well-being and productivity of their employees. CIGNA's people are the key to our success in a changing and increasingly competitive marketplace. The collective skills, behaviors and work experiences of all CIGNA employees enable us to make a real difference in the lives of our members. We seek the most talented and creative minds in the industry to develop innovative solutions our customers value and consumers expect.

CIGNA offers a competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits package including health and wellness benefits, 401k plan, and work/life balance programs, as well as opportunities for career growth and development.

Responsible for marketing communications for assigned areas.

Assists in execution of marketing/communications plan (positioning, messages, vehicles, timing, and metrics).

Assists in the development of marketing communications tactics. This may include developing creative briefs, production schedules, and budget estimates.

Generally serves as a supporting role on larger, more complex projects but may lead smaller or less complex projects.

Responsible for data gathering, scrubbing, production of direct mailing files. Works with production vendor on personalized materials and direct mail campaigns. Manages mail projects from inception to delivery.

Tracks and analyzes results of retail marketing activities..

Bachelor's degree in marketing or equivalent field or equivalent work experience.

Four+ years marketing experience. Industry experience preferred.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Strategy and analytics

Organization/Project management skills.

http://careers.cigna.com/CIGNAPage.aspx?page=14&JobOpeningId=73375

29.) Advertising Sales Account Rep, Natural Nutmeg Magazine, Stamford, Connecticut,

http://jobtarget.womcom.org/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site%5Fid=583&jb=7571203

30.) Managing Editor, Journal of the AAD, American Academy of Dermatology, Schaumburg, Illinois

http://jobtarget.womcom.org/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site%5Fid=583&jb=7571424

*** From Judy Carson:

Ned,

JPA is seeking a new position to support our media relations practice. Can you please post the following?

Thanks for posting!

Judy

31.) Receptionist-Bookkeeper, Jones Public Affairs, Washington, DC

Jones Public Affairs is a D.C.-based firm, specializing in healthcare communications for non-profit, pharmaceutical and government clients.

http://www.jonespublicaffairs.com/about/careers

32.) Internal Marketing Communications Manager, Dimension Data, Herndon VA

http://jobview.monster.com/GetJob.aspx?JobID=96333921

33.) Communications and Events Manager, Portfolio Director, DC Public Education Fund, Washington, D.C.

http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/jobs/job_item.jhtml?id=325100023

34.) Communications Coordinator, Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church, Washington, DC

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wl/jobs/JS_JobSearchDetail?jobid=30478907

35.) Creative Communications Specialist, Ingenco, Richmond, VA

http://hotjobs.yahoo.com/job-J7N6J7JYLHL

36.) Communications Liaison, World Concern, Kenya

http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/res.nsf/db900SID/OCHA-8DPW2M

*** From Anne Howard:

Ned—

Two job openings for JOTW. Specs below. Thanks.

— Anne Howard

Lynn Hazan & Associates, Inc.

37.) Account Director – Sports PR, PR/marcom firm, Chicago, IL

Award-winning PR/marcom firm in Chicago (River North) seeks Account Director for sports client. Acc ount involves national travel and partnerships with national media brands, including Viacom and MTV. Must be available for weekend travel on regular basis.

Fast-paced agency. Benefits include health insurance, 401(k), flex time. Relo package for non-local candidate. Reports to president.

Qualifications:

6+ years’ PR experience, agency preferred. Sports marketing/PR required. Will also consider candidates with sports marketing, PR or other related sports experience. Must have passion for sports, live the lifestyle 24/7. Need strategic thinker who can lead established team. Entrepreneurial attitude and demonstrated results for sports clients. Experience with traditional and social/online media.

Responsibilities:

Oversee strategy for major account. Provide direction to client on both traditional and social/online media, oversee and analyze research, summarize and evaluate results. Supervise and motivate team of seven professionals. Work with national media brands as partners. Frequent national travel; twice monthly, weekends.

Time breakdown: 40% strategy/account management/supervisory, 30% client contact, 15% pitching, 15% editing.

Ref. #0623

Please forward your resume as a .doc, along with writing samples, and detailed cover letter including salary. Send materials to Lynn Hazan, Lynn Hazan &a mp; Associates, sportspr@lhazan.com. We appreciate a follow up call at 312.863.5401.

Lynn Hazan & Associates, Inc. – www.lhazan.com

38.) Account Director, PR/marcom firm, Chicago, IL

Award-winning PR/marcom firm in Chicago (River North) seeks Account Director to lead 4-5 B2B and B2C accounts. Smart, knowledgeable, quick teams need strategic leader.

Fast-paced agency. Benefits include health insurance, 401(k), flex time. Reports to president.

Immediate hire. Candidates already interviewing, must move quickly.

Qualifications:

6+ years of demonstrated success in PR/i ntegrated marcom. Prior agency experience preferred but will consider non-agency candidates. Must have successful media placements in wide variety of media and high-level media contacts to secure placements. Excellent writing and editing skills, including the ability to construct press releases that generate interest and promote clients’ products, are necessary. Need supervisory experience. Entrepreneurial attitude will be rewarded.

Responsibilities:

Lead several client accounts. Think strategically and provide clients with well-thought out plans, backed by research and experience. Perform competitive/SWOT analyses. Su pervise and mentor 4-5 junior staff. Roll up sleeves and do hands-on work, including pitching, when needed. 40% B2B clients, 60% B2C. Very involved in new biz pitches, growing current accounts.

Ref. #0624

Please forward your resume as a .doc, along with writing samples, and detailed cover letter including salary. Send materials to Lynn Hazan, Lynn Hazan & Associates, PRAccountDir@lhazan.com. We appreciate a follow up call at 312.863.5401.

Lynn Hazan & Associates, Inc. – www.lhazan.com.

39.) Corporate and Foundation Relations Manager, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, Maryland

http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/jobs/job_item.jhtml?id=324800015

40.) Calvin Klein Director of Corporate Communications, Phillips – Van Heusen Corporation, New York, NY

Director of Corporate Communications will be responsible for providing a wide-range of support to the Corporate Communications Unit of the Public Relations Department.

Writing, editing and the composition of a variety of communications documents will be required in addition to the support for the Fashion Public Relations areas in the crunch times around fashion shows and special events. The external communications component of the writing and editing will include materials for the press and even public consumption.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

External

• Composition — including some writing — and heavy editing of fashion press kits, news releases and other collateral materials required for presentation of seasonal collections to fashion and consumer media

• Development and composition of briefing materials for executives prior to media interviews (q&a documents, backgrounders, etc.)

• Create/develop/ business-to-business presentations and collateral materials

Internal

• Editorial responsibility (developing story ideas, writing, editing, selection of photos/graphics) for internal communications vehicles, including intranet and possible future publications

• Development of materials for management meetings and other projects, as needed

Conduct audits of internal communications vehicles to gauge effectiveness

CRITERIA/PROFILE

• A strong aesthetic sensibility and exposure to/understanding of fashion, photography,

architecture, and/or art is required; an easy-going personality is essential as is a poised, friendly demeanor in business-social situations and the personal decision to live and work in a creative context; patience and persistence on a personal level is also essential

• Two to four years of experience in the fashion industry, or an allied field such as

photography, architecture or art with a serious and long-term desire to pursue a career in fashion public relations

• Broad life experience and sharp editorial skills (writing, editing, grammar, proofreading

etc.) along with a high-level of creativity which can be channeled into appropriate expression within the Calvin Klein context

• Ability to work productively in a fast-paced, creative, collaborative environment, including interface and coordination with in-house advertising agency, and contact with staff at all levels

• Aptitude for immediately developing a highly organized approach to managing multiple projects, and an ability to quickly absorb the spirit of the Calvin Klein design point of view

It is the policy of PVH to ensure equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to race, gender, religion, age, national origin, citizenship status, disability, qualified veteran status, marital status, or sexual orientation.

https://2xrecruit.kenexa.com/kr/cc/pvh/cc.html?https://2xrecruit.kenexa.com/kr/cc/jsp/public/EmailJobDetail.jsf?npi=CC6C36FA7F1502302F0DE8B386576400&rand=C047BAF5DD04717099318972DF2DFDF9

41.) EXTERNAL COMMUNICATIONS ADVISOR, SOS Children's Villages International, Nairobi, Kenya

Closing Date – 18 Feb 2011

http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/res.nsf/db900SID/OCHA-8DHK84

*** From Christin Polak:

42.) Marketing Assistant, Potomac Riverboat Company, Alexandria, VA

Potomac Riverboat Company is looking for a Marketing Assistant to join their team!

Full Time position, full benefits, salary commensurate with experience

General Description

This position is responsible for assisting the Vice President of Potomac Riverboat Company to ensure smooth and efficient work flow on a daily basis, especially checking the status of jobs in process.

WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

2-3 years of experience in an administrative assistant role, marketing or PR background experience is preferred

Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe

Must be proficient in use of the Internet

Excellent verbal and written communication skills required

Professional appearance in both demeanor and dress

Must have good command of the English language, oral and written

Must be able to type 45-50 wpm

Demonstrate ability to handle multiple projects and details simultaneously

Ability to lift and move up to 25 lbs.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

Bachelor Degree Preferred or equivalent work experience.

SPECIFIC DUTIES (This list is not intended to be all-inclusive)

Coordinate calendars, schedule meetings, training, expense reports, and timesheets for the sales and marketing department.

Hands-on assistance in a variety of marketing logistics, including coordination with sales events and activities.

Assists the Vice President in creating and editing brochures, advertising, and new products.

Maintain the PRC Facebook page.

Assist with creation of tour packages, coupon books, and newsletter.

Maintain the PRC website.

Maintain regular communication regarding calendar listing information and photography.

Receive, sort, file and retrieve, forms correspondence and documents.

Maintain marketing filing system.

Code all invoices and track all paperwork relating to accounts payable system as it relates to sales and marketing.

Answer phones and assist with voicemail messages. Please note this is not the receptionist position.

Deliver excellent customer service.

To Apply, please send a resume and salary requirements to Christin Polak at Polakce@gmail.com

43.) Director of Outreach, CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation, Johannesburg, South Africa

Closing Date – 01 Mar 2011

http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/res.nsf/db900SID/OCHA-8DPQ64

44.) Lobbying and Engagement Officer, CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation, Johannesburg, South Africa

Closing Date – 01 Mar 2011

http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/res.nsf/db900SID/OCHA-8DPQBK

45.) Corporate Communications Writer, Willbros USA, Inc., Houston, TX

http://jobview.monster.com/Corporate-Communications-Writer-Job-Houston-TX-US-96211348.aspx

*** From Bill Seiberlich:

46.) Account Executive, Financial Services Public Relations, Gregory FCA, Ardmore, PA

Gregory FCA is seeking an Account Executive, Financial Services:

Do you have work experience in public relations, journalism or the

financial world? Do you have an interest in the news media?

If you answered yes, Gregory FCA, (www.gregoryfca.com) in Ardmore, PA

(just outside Philadelphia and accessible by train) wants to hear from

you. Gregory FCA is the largest PR firm in Philadelphia and a top 30

firm nationwide.

The agency is seeking candidates with 2 to 5 years of professional

experience. A college degree is required and experience in journalism,

agency PR or corporate PR is desired.

Best-suited candidates are those conversant in financial topics and at

ease when working with the media via email, the phone and social media

networks. Top candidates will have an understanding of hand-to-hand

media relations; know how to foster relationships with reporters and

exhibit strong writing skills. Applicants with account management

experience and strategic PR development are preferred.

Also, applicants with a working knowledge set of personal finance

issues (related to investing via 401(k)s and mutual funds, exchange

traded funds (ETFs), 529s, stocks and insurance products) have an

excellent chance of placement success.

Competitive salary based on experience.

Contact: Interested candidates can send resumes with cover letter to

estelle@gregoryfca.com

47.) Corporate Communications Writer, Turner Investments, Berwyn, PA

Turner Investments is seeking a Corporate Communications Writer. This

is a entry level opportunity reporting to the Director of Corporate

Communications and assisting the corporate communications team.

The Corporate Communications Writer obtains background information and

produces written materials as needed for our institutional, mutual-fund,

and managed-account businesses and internal and external needs that are

clear, accurate, readable, and interesting. These materials include

news releases; newsletter features; letters; quarterly, semiannual, and

annual performance commentaries and reports; market summaries; Web site

text; feature articles; presentations; position papers; Sector Focus and

Taking Stock commentaries; and scripts for videos.

Candidates for this position need no previous experience in the

financial-services industry.

Responsibilities

– Produce a range of communications as needed.

– Obtain background information, via interviews, the Internet, and

databases for those communications.

– Proofread typeset text and manuscripts for publications and other

types of communications.

Established capabilities

– Able to produce a variety of written materials that are clear,

accurate, readable, interesting, and interpretative.

– Able to tell a story effectively and tell it through people — to

write text thats humanized.

– Able to synthesize many facts and interpret those facts for a reader

whos not in the investment field.

– Has a lively, inquisitive, critical mind and is a self-starter.

– Able to gather information effectively from people and sources both

within and outside our firm.

– Has good knowledge of the basic rules of writing, grammar, spelling,

and punctuation.

– Is willing to do more than is required and seeks assignments and

increased responsibility.

– Has a passion to produce excellent work.

– Maintains a positive outlook and an ability to regain an equilibrium

quickly in the face of an occasional setback.

Credentials

– Holds bachelors degree.

– Provides good writing samples.

Contact: Please apply online at

https://search1.smartsearchonline.com/turner/jobs/jobdetails.asp?current_page=1&city=&location=&job_type=&emp_status=&direct_jo_num=&country=&k1=&k2=&k3=&k4=&k5=&k6=&k7=&k8=&salary_min=&co_num=&apply=yes&job_number=93

All resume submissions must be accompanied by three samples of writing,

which reflect the applicants talent and of which they are most proud.

48.) Corporate Communications Writer, Turner Investment Partners, Berwyn , PA

https://search1.smartsearchonline.com/turner/jobs/jobdetails.asp?Job_number=93

49.) Senior Social Media Coordinator, Balfour Beatty Capital Group, Newtown Square, PA

Balfour Beatty Capital Group specializes in partnering with government

entities and high performing public sector firms to implement their

strategic plans through a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) model by

leveraging their expertise in finance, design, development,

construction, alternative energy, and lifecycle operational

capabilities.

Through the Company's four innovative operating companies, Balfour

Beatty Capital, Balfour Beatty Communities, Balfour Beatty Energy

Solutions and Balfour Beatty Campus Solutions, it is one of the leading

providers of PPP projects in North America with over 1,000 employees.

Balfour Beatty Capital Group is a part of the Balfour Beatty Group, the

largest UK-based international infrastructure group operating in

construction, professional support services and infrastructure

investments with a proud and successful history extending back 100

years.

The Senior Social Media Coordinator will build , implement and evaluate

the appropriate social media strategies to support a diverse business

portfolio consisting of military housing, student housing and business

development in public private partnerships for the US and Canada.

Additional Information: Balfour Beatty Capital Group offers a

competitive compensation package which includes health, dental, vision,

life insurance and 401(k) with employer match. To be considered an

applicant you must apply for this specific position and meet its minimum

qualifications as determined by Balfour Beatty Capital Group.

Balfour Beatty Capital Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action

Employer www.bbcgrp.com

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

– A minimum of two years as a subject matter expert on online social

media tools, digital influence and the power of the internet.

– Bachelors degree in Marketing, Communications, Journalism or Business

required with demonstrated accomplishments with new media strategy and

execution: devising social media strategies and interacting with

partners, customers, employees and other stakeholders.

– Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required.

– Extensive knowledge of social media networking platforms (blogs,

Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc), Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and

proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint are essential.

– Experience with HTML and basic web design experience is a plus.

– Innovative and uses SEO techniques to effectively indentify emerging

social media mediums to benefit the company

Contact: Please apply online at

http://www.careerbuilder.com/JobSeeker/Jobs/JobDetails.aspx?sc_extcmp=JS_JobAlert_Title&ipath=PSSKG14U&psa=1&Job_DID=J8E1FV6MQQCDHN7BCJN

50.) Public Relations Manager, Rosemont College, Rosemont, PA

Rosemont College is seeking a Public Relations Manager (Job #:

30268090)

The Public Relations Manager is an integral part of our communications

team. This position reports directly to the Managing Director of

Communications and oversees a part-time Community Relations Assistant.

Although building relationships defines this position, strategy

development, messaging and branding maintenance, and media, community

and internal relations are the core responsibilities associated with the

Public Relations Manager. Duties and

Responsibilities:

Media Relations

– Mange the Colleges external reputation.

– Draft press releases/communications.

– Write, optimize, and update web content.

– Respond to media inquiries.

– Organize press events for the College.

– Create and maintain a comprehensive media list.

– Coordinate with faculty and administration to define talking points

for media communications.

– Develop faculty experts to respond to media queries.

– Source and manage speaking opportunities both on campus and in the

community.

– Monitor trends, news, and media opportunities relevant to our

communications goals.

– Maintain pipeline of story ideas to pitch to raise the visibility of

Rosemonts name and mission.

– Attend institution events and serve as liaison to the media

– May also serve as one of the official spokespeople for the College.

– Supervise Special Events Coordinator.

Internal Communications

– Manage the Colleges internal communications to keep administration,

faculty, staff, students abreast of its activities.

– Draft internal releases, newsletters, or write blast e-mails to

members and/or volunteers.

– Convey to direct reports important decisions management has made.

– Assist in developing College-wide events to facilitate organizational

and interdepartmental cohesion.

Community Relations

– Manage the Colleges communications with the community at-large to

keep them abreast of our activities.

– Supervise Community Relations Coordinator.

Marketing

– Participate in the development of marketing strategies and campaigns

for the College.

– Manage, with the Web Manager, social and online media.

– Participate in the development of print, television, or online ad

campaigns.

– Assist in the creation of a college wide style guide.

– Copywriting. Minimum

Qualifications: Qualifications for the position of Public Relations

Manager include a bachelors degree in communications, PR, journalism or

marketing, at least four years PR experience, and a demonstrated track

record of developing and implementing successful media or consumer

campaigns.

Preferred Qualifications: In addition to education and previous

experience, the Public Relations Manager will possess the following

skills:

– Experience in developing and executing institutional PR campaigns,

programs, and crisis/ issue management.

– Ability to think strategically while proficiently managing the

creation of PR materials, PR tools, PR measurement and cutting edge

social media tools.

– Exceptional writing/editing skills and able to communicate with

diverse audiences.

– Highly-motivated individual who can work effectively both

independently as well as in a team environment.

– Able to quickly grasp industry information higher education issues

and translate for appropriate audiences.

– Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to

manage multiple projects with changing priorities across a variety of

functions.

– Ability to thrive under strict deadlines and high levels of

confidentiality.

– Solid expertise in creating and implementing media outreach and

response strategies for both offline and online media.

– Higher education communications experience preferred.

Contact: To apply please begin by completing the online application.

Applications sent to e-mail will not be considered. If you are having

trouble attaching documents, please contact employment@rosemont.edu.

51.) Director of Institutional Communications, Kimmel Center, Inc., Philadelphia, PA

Kimmel Center, Inc., a charitable, not-for-profit organization, owns,

manages, supports and maintains The Kimmel Center for the Performing

Arts, which includes Verizon Hall, Perelman Theater, Innovation Studio

and the Merck Arts Education Center. Kimmel Center, Inc. also manages

the Academy of Music, owned by the Philadelphia Orchestra Association,

and the University of the Arts Merriam Theater. Our mission is to

operate a world-class performing arts center that engages and serves a

broad audience from throughout the Greater Philadelphia region.

The Director of Institutional Communications acts as the link between

KCI and its stakeholders, both internal and external. Coordinating and

working closely with the Sales and Marketing Department, the Director is

responsible for creating consistent messaging to internal and external

parties, and to ensure a relational, rather than transactional, mindset

at Kimmel enter, that influences all areas of operations and customer

service.

Essential Functions:

– Coordinate with fundraising staff and the Manager of Development

Communication to create all materials disseminated to donors and

membership. Build a strong value-proposition for contributed revenue to

all segments of the philanthropic community. Increase presence of

education and community programs in all materials, and ensure the

appropriate mix between sales-based communications and mission-based

communications.

– Work closely with Presidents office to oversee the response for all

crisis situations that arise, identifying the appropriate spokesperson

for each situation, and developing the systems that ensure

timely/consistent response.

– Lead customer service committee and implement ongoing improvements to

customer services practices.

– Coordinate with Manager of Public Relations to ensure that

institutional messages are communicated to media. Increase the presence

in media outlets that do not already cover Kimmel Center.

– Devise strategic communications plan, especially focusing on

long-range institutional projects and goals.

– Work closely with IT and Sales & Marketing to create content for

website and similar platforms for external communication and to increase

KC presence in new digital media.

– Enlist KC staff for strategic speaking engagements in local community

and at industry events. Assist in the creation of speeches/talking

points. Ensure staff is present at events on campus to welcome visitors

or audience.

– Oversee daily messaging for all spokespersons, volunteers to

executives, including talking points and other internal tools.

– Write important correspondence for Senior and Executive Staff when

necessary.

– Create and supervise the implementation of a style guide that ensures

consistency for KC communications.

– Implement knowledge management systems for the creation,

dissemination, and archiving of important internal documents as well as

maintaining lists and contact information for key stakeholders.

Minimum Qualifications:

– Bachelors Degree in Communications or related field.

– Five (5) years supervisory experience in communication required.

Arts/non-profit setting preferred.

– Knowledge with the Philadelphia media market is a plus.

– Outstanding communication skills – verbal, written and platform.

– Demonstrated ability for strategic analysis and planning.

– Ability to lead cross-functional teams and work with tight deadlines,

while maintaining composure.

– Conversant in the issues faced by arts organizations and

non-profits.

– Capacity for managing multiple complex projects simultaneously.

Contact: To apply for this position, please email your resume to:

humanresources@kimmelcenter.org with Director of Institutional

Communications in the subject line.

52.) Account Executive, Resound Marketing, Princeton, NJ

Resound Marketing is seeking an Account Executive with 1-2 years

experience (Annual Salary: $28,000.00 – $35,000.00)

Dynamic, growing PR agency in downtown Princeton, NJ seeks a savvy and

enthusiastic individual who has worked in a PR agency environment, and

is looking to build a career in the industry.

Must be familiar with the PR agency setting through work and/or

internship experience. We are specifically looking for public relations

experience, not sales/marketing/advertising. Social media experience is

a plus, but not enough if that's all you've done.

If you are ready to emerge from behind the scenes, and increase client

interaction and demonstrate your creativity — this is the spot for

you.

We are a busy agency looking for someone who can jump right in and make

an impact by securing media coverage and managing account activities for

our clients across a range of industries (consumer products, green/eco,

parenting/baby, tech, web, finance, business services).

Here is the check-list of traits you should have:

– You are not afraid of making phone calls to busy journalists

– You can craft a sharp, attention-getting media pitch

– You are skilled at multi-tasking and staying on top of small details

– You know your way around PR tools such as Cision and BurrellesLuce

– You understand that our job is more just than filling a clip book

–it's helping companies grow

– Conducting media research, tracking press opportunities, creating

client reports, and compiling clip books are also part of the job

description.

Job Requirements:

– 1-3 years of agency experience

– Writing ability

– Assertiveness

– Confidence

– Poise

Contact: To apply, send your resume along with a cover letter

explaining how you are a great fit for this position to

jobs@resoundmarketing.com. Pitching and copywriting is essential to

the job, so show it with a cover letter that is tailored (aka, not a

canned letter you would sent to 20 agencies). Feel free to include links

to work samples and press coverage as available. Be sure to include

salary requirements/history – no applications will be considered without

it.

53.) Senior Copywriter, blue plate minds, Paoli, PA

blue plate minds, located in the Philadelphia suburbs, is seeking

either a Copy Supervisor or Sr. Copywriter with a strong creative

portfolio.

Experience writing promotion to health-care professionals. Some

consumer experience is a nice-to-have, but HCP promotion is a must. We

are looking for someone with experience across print and digital

mediums. Experience owning every aspect of copy for the brand, from

start to finish. Each writer is very hands-on and is expected to

reference, annotate, address comments and see through medical/legal

review. Strong presentation skills are required. Samples: sales aids,

e-mails, rep delivered materials and direct mail. Vaccine experience a

plus.

Contact: Send resume to diane@blueplateminds.com

54.) Communications Coordinator, Housing Assignment Services, University of Delaware, Newark, DE

Under the general supervision of the Director of Housing Assignment

Services and technical direction of the Assistant Director of Housing

Assignment Services, the Communications Coordinator independently

writes, edits, and proofreads content for the Web, print, and other

media and creates and maintains web sites. The Communications

Coordinator applies knowledge of UD design and brand standards to web

development and other communications and marketing projects for Housing

Assignment Services. The Communications Coordinator is also responsible

for Housing Assignment Services presence at University Admissions and

potential student events, New Student Orientation, and housing

information programs at Associate of Arts locations. The Communications

Coordinator is responsible for the development of the marketing program

of Housing Assignment Services including the implementation of the

marketing plan to promote living on campus. These efforts are

specifically designed to promote the University of Delaware Housing

Assignment Services mission, occupancy plans and strategic goals and to

increase awareness of the benefits of living in on-campus housing.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Develop and initiate marketing plan based on priorities and student

learning outcomes reflected in the goals and strategic plan of Housing

Assignment Services. Research and determine alternate marketing and

branding strategies. Modify and change strategies to ensure optimal

results. Establish and maintain promotional procedures and develop

appropriate systems for monitoring use and results achieved. Interpret

results and provide recommendations. Research best practices, design,

and support comprehensive web page development. Write, edit, and

proofread content for the web, print, social networking sites, and other

multimedia to promote and communicate the activities and functions of

Housing Assignment Services. Apply current marketing technologies;

participate in the analysis, development, and implementation of

associated computer applications as required to meet evolving

communication needs. Make informed decisions about the structure/design

of the web site to ensure accurate presentation of information to

students, parents, and the University community. Establish and maintain

web site directory structures and content files. Ensure that information

is accessible from a variety of different web environments. Apply

knowledge of UD design and brand standards to web developments as well

as to other communication and marketing projects. Manage and coordinate

Housing Assignment Services staff presence at New Student Orientation,

Admissions, Associate of Arts, and Student Life events. Serve as the

primary staff at these University functions. Work cooperatively with the

Office of Communication and Marketing, Admissions, Residence Life, etc.

to develop on-line and print marketing and informational materials.

Evaluate, develop, and edit promotional materials and other departmental

correspondence. Work with Director and Assistant Director to produce

effective training materials for Residence Life staff and other

University departments. Coordinate events to promote returning student¿s

desire to remain on campus. These include tours for students to view

other housing locations, Housing Resource Fair, etc. In coordination

with UD Office of Communication and Marketing staff, initiate, write,

and manage unit-level public relation materials, including news stories

covering events of Housing Assignment Services for UDaily, Student

Health 101, Messenger, etc. Collaborate with Office of Residence Life to

effectively promote Residence Life programs by working with their staff,

Residence Student Association members, and other student leaders.

Collaborate with other Student Life departments to identify

opportunities to market and communicate events. Participates in budget

planning and management as it relates to events and marketing campaigns.

Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor's degree in English, Journalism, Communications, Marketing,

Public Relations or related field and one year of job related

experience. Marketing, branding, and communication background as well as

experience in event planning and public speaking preferred. Must possess

outstanding oral, written, presentation, and interpersonal skills.

Ability to compose and edit written materials. Advanced proficiency in

Microsoft Office/Powerpoint and database experience, along with proven

experience using Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Camtasia Studio, and/or other

web, graphic, and video production software. Advanced proficiency and

understanding of HTML, CSS, web-based graphic design and layout; web

planning and organization skills; and ability to apply web design

principles and techniques to the creation and enhancement of integrated,complex web sites. Advanced knowledge and experience with online social

media and e-communication is preferred. Proven ability to work

independently as well as effectively in teamwork situations within a

diverse university community. These constituencies include students,

student Residence Life staff, and staff/professional colleagues in a

variety of university departments (Auxiliary Services, Student Life,

Communication and Marketing, Admissions, First Year Experience, etc.)

Ability to manage multiple priorities. Requires organizational skills

and attention to detail. Ability to perform editorial research.

Knowledge of university programs, practices, and policies preferred.

Employment offers will be conditioned upon successful completion of a

criminal background check. A conviction will not necessarily exclude you

from employment.

The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which

encourages applications from Minority Group Members and Women.

Contact: Submit current resume, one page cover letter, and names,

address, and telephone numbers of at least three references by e-mail

preferably to ruthie@udel.edu or mail to 5 Courtney St Newark, DE 19716.

Deadline for applications is February 12, 2011.

55.) Special Events Manager, Cashman & Associates, Philadelphia, PA

Cashman & Associates a full service Public Relations and Special Events

firm specializing in upscale lifestyle brands is seeking a full time

Special Events Manager for its headquarters in Philadelphia, PA.

Primary Purpose: Plan and execute special events for multiple clients.

Coordinate a wide range of activities requiring clear communication and

excellent organizational skills and must respond quickly to change,

ensuring the smooth and efficient running of an event.

Minimum Requirements:

– 3-5 years experience in special events.

– Bachelors degree in Marketing, Public Relations, Communications or

related field preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

– Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills

– Must be detail-oriented and able to handle multiple projects

simultaneously

– Must have good writing skills and strong verbal communication skills

– Must be flexible and willing to work on various projects as needed

– Creativity and ability to work independently as well as in a team

environment

– Must be able to work evenings, weekends and travel as events require

Duties to include but are not limited to:

– Liaising with clients to ascertain their precise event requirements;

– Producing detailed proposals for events (e.g. timelines, venues,

suppliers, staffing and budgets);

– Coordinate cross-promote opportunities for clients with various

non-profit organizations, through participation in various fundraisers

and charitable events both on and off-premise.

– Securing and booking a suitable venue or location.

– Coordinating venue management, caterers, decor, entertainment,

photographer and sponsors. Managing all vendor relations.

– Planning room layouts and creating time and action documents

– Organizing facilities for parking, traffic control, security,

hospitality and press.

– Coordinating staffing requirements and staff briefings

– Liaising with clients and designers to create a brand/look and feel

for the event

– Liaison with graphic designers for the copy, design and production of

materials to include invitations, postcards, posters, brochures, program

books etc.

– Coordinating everything on the day of the event to ensure that all

runs smoothly.

– Handling client queries on the day of the event and troubleshooting

– Overseeing the dismantling and removal of the event, and clearing the

venue efficiently

– Post-event evaluation (including event recaps, thank you letters and

monthly reports for retainer clients)

Cashman & Associates offers competitive compensation, attractive

benefits plan including medical coverage, generous vacation time, 401k

(eligible after 1 year of employment) and free employee parking.

Contact: To apply email or fax your resume and salary requirements to

info@cashmanandassociates.com or 215-627-1059

*** From Keesha Porter:

Good Afternoon,

Please include in your weekly postings that’s sent out each Monday. If you have any questions, please let me know.

Thanks

Keesha Porter

Operations Coordinator

Human Resources & Administrative Services

Council on Foundations

56.) Manager, Public Relations, Council on Foundations, Arlington, VA

The Council on Foundations is a membership organization located in Arlington, VA, that supports grantmakers in various aspects of foundation management. We seek a manager of public relations to work with the director to promote both philanthropy and the Council to traditional media outlets (including blogs), policy-makers and the industry. Will serve as primary liaison to reporters, the industry, and to Council’s Governement Relations team.

Key Responsibilities include:

 Develop and implement media plans for Council products and services working with PR director and departmental teams.

 Draft media materials (e.g. op-eds, alerts and press releases) and disseminate.

 Schedule and coordinate media interviews and prep Council staff, as necessary.

 Maintain current, comprehensive (to Council) database of national, state, local, and industry media—print, broadcast, and social.

 Maintain current database of media requests, resulting clips, and placements.

 Coordinate communications about media coverage with Council constituencies.

 Build relationships with members’ and colleague organizations’ communications staffs.

 Seek wide-reaching speaking opportunities for Council experts.

 Plan and execute strategies to keep the field up-to-date with information they can use and news of Council actions.

Requirements:

 Undergraduate degree required, preferably in journalism or English.

 3-5 years of experience with public relations/public affairs and membership organizations.

 Track record of success using Web tools and other innovative tactics to reach specific audiences.

 Ability to write clear, concise, and cogent materials targeted to specific audiences.

 Project management skills.

 Excellent oral and written communications skills.

 Ability to self-schedule and set own priorities to juggle multiple assignments according to multiple deadline demands and to regularly communicate progress to all parties who need status reports.

 Resourcefulness in pursuing queries and fact-checking.

Candidates should submit their resume, cover letter, and salary history to: Council on Foundations, Human Resources Department, 2121 Crystal Drive, Suite 700, Arlington, VA 22202 or email to: employment@cof.org. Please reference: Mgr. Public Relations

*** From Bridget Serchak:

57.) Associate, Chlopak, Leonard, Schecter & Associates, Washington, DC

Chlopak, Leonard, Schechter & Associates (CLS) is looking to hire an energetic, hardworking and organized individual for an opening at the entry-level Associate position. Candidates should ideally have internship/work experience in journalism, public relations, public affairs or politics.

The right candidate will have a passion for communications and public affairs, the ability to effectively juggle a range of tasks and excellent attention to detail. The Associate position’s responsibilities may include writing persuasive materials, conducting research, media pitching, and presentation development. This person will also be expected to think strategically and grasp complex issues across multiple and varying clients. Along with account work, the Associate will also be expected to provide some administrative support.

Chlopak, Leonard, Schechter & Associates is a highly regarded mid-sized communications/public relations firm that focuses on public affairs, corporate, international, and crisis communications. CLS has a roster of clients that includes Fortune 100 companies, leading trade associations, non-profits and international organizations. CLS offers a competitive salary, and health and retirement benefits.

Please email your resume and cover letter to clsjobs@clsdc.com and indicate you are applying for the “Associate” position in the subject line.

http://www.clsdc.com/joinourteam

58.) Asia Press Officer, China, Amnesty International, Hong Kong, China (Special Administrative

Region)

Closing Date – 22 Feb 2011

http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/res.nsf/db900SID/OCHA-8DGMM3

*** From Nancy Ciancaglini:

For JOTW’s Monday, Feb. 7th edition please:

59.) Media Monitoring Position (free-lance, part-time), Caribou Publishing, LLC, New York, NY

Highly-detailed and organized, media-savvy junior-level communications professional wanted for part-time media monitoring position to assist in producing a daily e-newsletter on a tight deadline for a growing oncology publisher. You must have previous, solid experience in a research-oriented, news-gathering position related to the pharmaceutical and/or biotech industry; an oncology-related background is highly desirable.

Basic journalism skills are essential, as is a thorough knowledge and familiarity with print and online consumer and trade media outlets that cover the pharma/biotech and/or oncology industry. Technical expertise with setting up Google alerts, RSS feeds and similar processes is also required. Most importantly, we are looking for an individual who has solid, innate editorial judgement as to what is newsworthy and what would constitute the top clinical and business stories on a daily basis for our oncology-focused audience of industry professionals and physicians as you monitor a broad spectrum of news. We’re a fairly new company interested in finding someone proactive who has a strong work ethic to help us continually raise the bar and improve an already quality e-newsletter. Due to our online publishing schedule, we need someone based on the East Coast only.

This position is free-lance, part-time, three or four days a week to start from approx. 7 am ET – 2 pm ET with some flexibility as to which days you work weekly. You would work remotely from your home/office.

Please respond to clinicalnews@oncbiz.com with your resume and a brief email telling us why you’re right for the job, along with your hourly salary requirements.

60.) Communications Liaison, World Concern, Thailand

http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/res.nsf/db900SID/OCHA-8DPVPT

61.) Marketing Communications Manager, Everest Group, L.P., Dallas, TX

http://hotjobs.yahoo.com/job-J2CHJRVSBIL

62.) Director of Development and Communications, Groundswell Community Mural Project, Brooklyn, New York

http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/jobs/job_item.jhtml?id=263100011

*** JOTW Alternative Selections of the week (for those of you who are fed up with your current career choice and need something completely different:

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63.) Shop Manager, The Body Shop, Rancho Cucamonga, CA

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64.) Body Shop Specialist, Hertz, Oklahoma City, OK

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65.) Over The Road Truck Driver, C.R. England, Inc., Nationwide – Anywhere

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*** Read “Your very Next Step,” and get ready to step into your own adventure. Visit www.yourverynextstep.com to see the February issue.

Travel news; Trail and Outdoors Volunteer opportunities; Travel, Outdoor and Adventure Jobs and Volunteer Opportunities, all in this month's YVNS Newsletter.

Here’s what in the new issue:

*** Travel news

– U.S. further eases Cuba travel restrictions

– Overbooked? Delta says name your price

– TreeTop Barbie and the Queen of the Forest Canopy

– Nighttime Nordic options

– HOW DO I LAYER FOR COLD WEATHER?

– Camping With Your Horse

– Ski Resort GPS Tracking System Makes Snowboarding Safer and More Fun

– Seat Selection:

– Beat the crowds to up-and-coming destinations

– What are the northern lights?

– The best places to see the northern lights

– How to See the Northern Lights: The Best Places and Times for Viewing

Auroras

– Auroral Activity Extrapolated from NOAA POES

– The anti-cruise: No bingo, no karaoke, just fjords

– A trio of Norwegian Viking ships

*** Trail and Outdoors Volunteer opportunities:

– Trail Crew Volunteers, James River State Park, Virginia

– Volunteer Opportunity, Dan Ridge Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness,

Clearwater National Forest, Orofino, Idaho

*** Rail Trail of the Month – Minnesota's Paul Bunyan State Trail

*** Travel, Outdoor and Adventure Jobs and Volunteer Opportunities

1.) Operations Manager, Alaska Conservation Foundation, Anchorage,

Alaska

2.) Marketing & Communications Program Manager, National Parks

Conservation Association, Washington, DC

3.) SEM Program Manager- Closeout, Backcountry.com, Park City, UT

4.) Trip Planner – Adventure Life, International Tour Operator,

Adventure Life, Missoula, MT

5.) School Designer – Senior Professional Development/Coaching Role,

Spanish Bilingual, The New York City Outward Bound Center, Queens

County, NY

6.) Fishery Biologist, NOAA Fisheries Service, St. Petersburg, FL

7.) DIRECTOR OF MARINE EXTENSION, Louisiana Sea Grant, Baton Rouge, LA

8.) General Manager, Reef Environmental Education Foundation, Key

Largo, FL

9.) Sector Manager, V Northeast Fishery Sector Inc., Point Judith,

Rhode Island

10.) Coastal Community Development Agent, Texas Sea Grant Extension,

Port Aransas, TX

11.) Assistant Director For Communications, Maryland Sea Grant College,

University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, College Park,

MD

12.) Internship, Currituck Banks Reserve, Outer Banks, N.C.

13.) Special Activities Instructor, NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island,

Manteo, NC

14.) Education Intern, NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island, Manteo, NC

15.) Seasonal Educator, NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island, Manteo, NC

16.) Internship, Rachel Carson Reserve, Beaufort, N.C.

17.) Internship, Southern Sites Reserve, Wilmington, N.C.

18.) Internships, Marine Animal Rehabilitation Center, University of

New England, Biddeford, Maine

19.) Senior Wildlife Biologist, Ocean Conservancy, Washington, DC

20.) Monitoring Specialist, Ocean Conservancy, St. Petersburg, FL

21.) Policy Manager, Fish Conservation, Ocean Conservancy, Austin, TX

22.) Monitoring and Biodiversity Officer, National Fish & Wildlife Foundation, Washington, D.C.

23.) Director, South Coast Office, Coastal

Conservation League, Beaufort, South Carolina

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*** Weekly Piracy Report:

01.02.2011: 1636 UTC: Posn: 15:16.6N – 054:35.8E, around 105nm south of Salalah Oman, Gulf of Aden.

Pirates in two skiffs armed with machine guns chased and fired upon a tanker underway. Master raised alarm, activated SSAS alert and increased speed. The skiffs chased the vessel for some time and then backed off.

01.02.2011: 1157 UTC: Posn: 06:44N – 069:24E, around 230nm SW of Minicoy Island, India (Off Somalia).

Pirates armed with guns in two skiffs chased and fired upon a bulk carrier underway with intent to hijack. Master raised alarm, sent distress message, increased speed and took evasive manoeuvres. The pirates keep on firing and chased the ship and finally aborted the attempted boarding. No injuries to crew.

01.02.2011: 0735 UTC: Posn: 11:13N – 056:16E, around 123nm SE of Socotra Island, (Off Somalia).

Pirates in a dhow and a skiff were spotted by a tanker underway. Master raised alarm, increased speed and fired warning flares. The skiff chased the tanker with a speed of 19knots. At a distance of 0.7 nm the onboard security team fired warning shots. The skiff aborted the chase and rejoined the mother vessel which was doing around 9 knots.

14.01.2011: 1730 UTC: Posn: 17:11N – 061:21E, around 410nm east of Salalah, Oman (Off Somalia).

Pirates in two skiffs armed with guns launched from a mother vessel chased and fired upon a Ro Ro cargo ship underway with intent to hijack. Master raised alarm, increased speed and took evasive manoeuvres. The skiffs made several attempts to board the ship. Due to the evasive manoeuvres, only two pirates managed to board the ship. All crew immediately took shelter in the citadel and continued to control the ship. The pirates left the vessel. On 15.01.2011 a coalition helicopter arrived at the scene and master informed them that the crew and ship safe.

30.01.2011: 1640 UTC: Posn: 04:20N – 066:20E, around 375nm west of Male Island,(Off Somalia).

Eight pirates in a skiff armed with machine guns and RPG launched from a mother vessel, chased and fired upon a livestock carrier underway with intent to hijack. Master raised alarm, increased speed and crew directed searchlights towards the skiff. Pirates managed to get alongside the vessel. Due to evasive manoeuvring the pirates were unsuccessful in boarding the vessel. The pirates aborted the attempt and rejoined the mother vessel. The stbd lifeboat was damaged due to the RPG fire.

28.01.2011: 0510 UTC: Posn: 09:25N – 073:02E, around 65nm north of Minicoy Island, India (Off Somalia).

Pirates in two speed boats approached a container ship underway at a speed of approximately 20 knots. Master raised alarm, SSAS activated; transmitted mayday and increased speed. The Indian coast guard responded to the mayday and sent an aircraft. The speed boats chased the ship for around 20 minutes and closed to a distance of one nm astern of her and then aborted the chase due to the ships superior speed. The Indian coast guard continued to give information on the pirate group for the next 30 minutes A previously hijacked fishing vessel acting as a mother vessel was spotted in the vicinity.

28.01.2011: 0400 UTC: Posn: 11:17.5N – 063:33.4E, 560 nm east off Socotra island, (Off Somalia).

Pirates in four skiffs launched from a mother vessel armed with RPG and guns chased a tanker underway. The tanker increased speed, enforced anti piracy measures, all crew went into citadel. Four unarmed security guards fired rocket flares; however pirates were able to board the tanker. Master contacted the owners from the citadel. Owners contacted the IMB Piracy Reporting Centre and requested for assistance. The centre immediately contacted the authorities and relayed the tanker’s request for assistance. A Dutch warship was despatched to the location to render necessary assistance to the crew and tanker. On 29.01.2011 at 0600 UTC the Dutch navy boarding team boarded the tanker and rescued the 23 crew and four security guards from the citadel. The pirates escaped before the arrival of the warship. The warship remained the vicinity of the tanker.

28.01.2011: 0330 LT: Tanjung Priok anchorage, Jakarta, Indonesia.

Duty crew on the bridge wing of an anchored tanker noticed a robber on the main deck and noticed another robber climbing onboard. The duty crew and the D/O shouted at the robbers who jumped overboard and escaped in their waiting boat. Upon investigation, three padlocks were broken and some engine spares were stolen. Port control informed.

27.01.2011: 0820 LT: Posn: 04:11.6N – 006:58.3E, 3 nm SW Bonny fairway buoy, Nigeria.

Six pirates armed with guns boarded an off shore tug underway. They stole the vessel’s cash, properties, captain’s cash and personal belongings and escaped. No injuries to crew.

26.01.2011: 0630 UTC: Posn: 11:14N – 062:50E around 490 nm east of Socotra island, (Off Somalia).

Pirates in two skiffs chased and fired upon a general cargo ship underway. Master took evasive manoeuvres. The onboard security team and the pirates exchanged fire for around 15 minutes before the pirates aborted the attack.

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