Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Director of Foundation Relations University of Maryland -- Washington D.C. Metro Area

Director of Foundation Relations University of Maryland - Washington D.C. Metro Area Job description Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Corporate and Foundation Relations, the Director will provide leadership in and have primary responsibility for foundation fund raising for gifts and grants between $100K to $1 million. This is a dynamic role at a major research university with great career growth potential. The University of Maryland is one of the nation’s premiere research universities with many highly-ranked programs located just nine miles from the U.S. Capital with significant interaction with many government agencies and private funders. The Director will be required to create thoughtful strategies that align University strengths, initiatives, and priorities with foundation programs, and play a key role in positioning the University on the leading edge within a myriad of disciplines. Desired Skills and Experience Education (include licenses, certifications, etc.): Bachelor’s degree required. Experience: Three to five years of experience working with private foundations, government grants and/or corporate foundations is required. Experience preparing reports on revenue projections, and monitoring progress of all grant submissions is required. Experience writing proposals is required. Strong communication and interpersonal skills is required. Experience working in a deadline-driven environment is required. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of the foundation community. Understanding and appreciation of the University of Maryland and its diversity of graduate and undergraduate programs in all disciplines. Able to work well in a team environment, handle multiple assignments and meet deadlines. Strong written and oral communication skills. Knowledge of fundraising information sources. Knowledge of basic fundraising techniques and strategies. Knowledge and familiarity with prospect research. Additional Information: Physical Demands of the Position: Traditional office environment with much time spent working at a computer. Must be willing to travel as much as 10 % of the time. For best consideration, please apply by Monday, August 11, 2014. **Applicants are required to submit two professional writing samples demonstrating the ability to present complex ideas in a written format are required. Examples of documentation used to solicit and/or secure partnerships or funding support are preferred. The salary range for this position is $94,000s to $ 118,000s. Benefits offered: The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including 22 Days Annual Leave; 15 Days Sick Leave; 3 Days Personal Leave; 15 Paid Holidays; Tuition Remission; Health, Dental, Vision and Prescription coverage. Candidates must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the USA. No Visa sponsorship is offered for this position. Documents should be uploaded in PDF format. If you need assistance uploading documents, please contact the University Human Resources eTerp Help Desk at 301-405-5600. About this company The University of Maryland, College Park (often referred to as The University of Maryland, UM, UMD, UMCP, or Maryland) is a public research university located in the city of College Park in Prince George's County, Maryland, just outside Washington, D.C. Founded in 1856, the University of Maryland is the flagship institution of the University System of Maryland. Maryland is the largest university in the state and the largest in the Washington Metropolitan Area.It is a member of the Association of American Universities and a founding member of the Atlantic Coast Conference athletic league. The University of Maryland's proximity to the nation's capital has resulted in strong research partnerships with the Federal government. Many members of the faculty receive research funding and institutional support from agencies such as the National Institutes of Health, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the Department of Homeland Security. As of fiscal year 2009, the University of Maryland, College Park's operating budget was projected to be approximately US$1.531 billion.[10] For the same fiscal year, the University of Maryland received a total of $518 million in research funding, surpassing its 2008 mark by $117 million.[11] As of December 1, 2011, the university's "Great Expectations" campaign had exceeded $900 million in private donations.

Director, Communications and Strategy -- US Chamber of Commerce

Director, Communications and Strategy US Chamber of Commerce Global Intellectual Property Center (GIPC) OVERVIEW: Lead GIPC’s day-to-day media outreach and broaden awareness and increase visibility of the Chamber and GIPC and its intellectual property (IP) policy agenda. RESPONSIBILITIES: Work with executive director to initiate, develop, and deliver short- and long-term media campaigns to build press awareness and coverage of GIPC issues, programs, and events; draft and clear written reports, including press releases, media advisories, op-eds, and executive briefings; research and implement ways to leverage new and emerging media technologies to strengthen public awareness of key issues; work with the Chamber’s Communications Division and board to develop and oversee GIPC’s communications strategy; prepare staff for media interviews and draft communications; and develop and manage budgetary and other resources to achieve goals. REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s degree and 8-10 years’ related experience in communications, multimedia, or public relations; excellent written and verbal communications skills; creative self-starter with experience pitching and landing stories; ability to develop unified messages around policy issues under tight deadlines; strong proofreading and organizational skills; the ability to effectively interact with senior-level executives and outside contacts and vendors; familiarity with IP issues; knowledge of website management and social media; and proficiency in MS Office products. Background in journalism and/or content and project management preferred. Apply here:

Crain's Career Strategy Weekend -- Chicago

Crain's Career Strategy Weekend • Explore a fundamentally different way to chart your career path • Participate in self-assessments with analysis from Chicago’s leading career experts • Be part of a connected, supportive, accountable group of like-minded professionals September 19 – 21, Chicago Questions? Contact us at or 312-649-5472

Mike Mansfield Fellowship Program -- Applications

August 20, 2014 Now Recruiting for the Mike Mansfield Fellowship Program The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation is now recruiting for the Mike Mansfield Fellowship Program. The Fellowship Program was established by the U.S. Congress in 1994 to build a corps of U.S. federal government employees with proficiency in the Japanese language and practical, firsthand knowledge about Japan and its government. The Mansfield Fellowship Program includes a seven-week homestay and language training program in Ishikawa Prefecture and ten months of placements in the Government of Japan and private organizations. During the one-year program, Fellows will develop an in-depth understanding of Japan’s government and its policymaking process and develop networks of contacts with their counterparts in the government of Japan and the business, professional and academic communities. Program Structure • Seven-week homestay and language training program in Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan • Ten months of placements in the Government of Japan and other organizations Eligibility • Fellows must be federal government employees with at least two consecutive years of federal government service by, and immediately preceding, July 1, 2015 • Fellows must obtain agency approval before applying • Fellows must be detailed by their home agency to the Foundation from July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016 • After completing the program, Fellows are required to serve at least two years in the federal government, where it is anticipated they will continue to work on projects and issues concerning Japan and U.S.-Japan relations Application Process Applications are due on December 1, 2014. Please click here ( to find out more about the application and selection procedures. The Foundation will hold information sessions in its Washington, D.C. office (1401 New York Ave NW, Suite 740, Washington, D.C. 20005) at 12:00-1:00 p.m. on the days listed below. We encourage applicants to visit or call in to an info session and visit our website to learn about alumni Fellows in their field.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Graduate School Information Fair -- American Political Science Association

The American Political Science Association will be holding their annual meeting in Washington, D.C. this year. One of the highlights of our meeting is a graduate school informational fair, where potential applicants for graduate school can meet and interact with the faculty, graduate directors, and current students at some of our member departments. The fair will be held Saturday, August 30, 2014 from 12 to 2 PM. Registration fees for the meeting will be waived for attendees to the Graduate School Information Fair, but an RSVP is requested in order to do so. Potential attendees to this event can RSVP here: I ask that you please forward this information to members of your staff who might find this event helpful to their professional development.

Legislative Assistant -- House Member Personal Office

Representative Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI) is seeking a Legislative Assistant. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, developing and managing legislative initiatives, writing constituent correspondence and representing the Member in meetings. Strong writing and communication skills are essential. Additionally, prior Hill experience and Wisconsin ties are strongly preferred. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to

Health Policy Associate -- Venn Strategies

Health Policy Associate Venn Strategies, a high-profile, dynamic government affairs/public affairs firm HQ in DC, seeks a health policy associate for its growing practice. Candidate should have 2-5 years of professional experience in the federal health policy field, with demonstrable legislative and regulatory knowledge. Work should include service in relevant position(s) on Capitol Hill, the Executive Branch and/or in public affairs/advocacy firms or federal affairs offices/trade associations. Must possess excellent research and communications skills (written and verbal), have a demonstrated work ethic, capably multi-task and have strong computer skills. The candidate will be an integral part of a strategic team providing research and client support for health care corporations, coalitions and public health organizations. Salary commensurate with experience, excellent benefits. Resumes with cover letter should be sent to with “Health Policy Associate” in subject line.