Career and Casting Opportunity: New York City and Washington, D.C.

Bill Imada

Director, Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives
New York City
From Mr. Craig Robinson, EVP/Chief Diversity Officer, NBCUniversal.
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Role Purpose
The ideal candidate for the Director, Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives will ensure alignment of initiatives in support of the company’s commitment to diversity & inclusion; with a specific focus on engagement and retention of talent, leadership and workforce development. He/she will play a key role in supporting workforce development, learning and development and community investment initiatives. This role reports to the VP, Diversity & Inclusion.
  • Provide strategic management of NBCUniversal’s Employee Resource Group (ERG) footprint, over 70 Chapters and 12,000 members;
  • Serve as primary point of contact for ERGs, by identifying resources, providing leadership, guidance and direction. 
  • Shepherd ERG Leadership vetting protocol to ensure HR managers and immediate supervisors are supportive of their participation.
  • Design and facilitate training to continue developing core competencies of ERG Leaders, including partnering with the Learning & Development team to design and execute our annual ERG Leadership Summit.
  • Establish partnerships with key internal stakeholders to leverage ERGs as partners in driving NBCUniversal’s diversity & inclusion and business objectives and values
  • Position ERGs as a talent engine to recruit, retain and develop leaders in the company.
  • Provide support to business units during ERG launch stage, including new leader onboarding, and ongoing check-ins.
  • Provide support to Manager, Talent Development - D&I, in the design and execution of the company’s diverse leadership experiences focused on building an inclusive work environment.
  • Alongside the VP, Diversity & Inclusion, partner with Executive Search, Talent Acquisition, Internship Programs, and Human Resources to develop and support workforce diversity initiatives across the company, help manage diversity recruitment partnerships, collaborate with internal D&I leaders and stakeholders within the business units; with a specific focus on the attraction and retention of talent, leadership development and networking.
  • Support Manager, Diversity & Inclusion, manage a community investment portfolio with more than 100 nonprofit organizations, including building and executing strategies on how to best leverage our investment and connect with business units across the company.
  • Provide indirect leadership, manage execution, and promote teamwork and sharing of best practices across a variety of initiatives and experiences related to employee development and community engagement.
Basic Qualifications
  • 10+ years of related experience
  • Bachelor’s degree required
Eligibility Requirements
  • Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through to be considered
  • Willingness to travel and work weekends with short notice
  • Must be willing to work in New York
  • Must have unrestricted authorization to work in the United States
Desired Characteristics
  • Can navigate the gray, and thrives in ambiguity and change
  • Master’s degree in Human Resources or related field
  • Proven background in communicating and influencing a wide variety of internal stakeholders resulting in mutually beneficial outcomes
  • Public speaking experience in small and large group forums, and excellent presentation and facilitation skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, leadership, relationship-building and collaborative skills to work with diverse groups and stakeholders across the organization and at all levels.
  • Comfortable with data analysis and the ability to see where Diversity & Inclusion issues and initiatives intersect with other company practices
  • Consistent exercise of independent judgment and discretion
  • Ability to multi-task and work under tight deadlines
  • Experience delivering results in a fast paced, entrepreneurial environment
  • Strong consulting and project management capability – ability to manage multiple work streams
  • MS Office skills (PowerPoint, Excel, Word)
  • Strong team player and able to collaborate well with others
  • Experience in diversity & inclusion, talent development, recruiting, human resources, or employee engagement is a plus
About Us
At NBCUniversal, we believe in the talent of our people. It’s our passion and commitment to excellence that drives NBCU’s vast portfolio of brands to succeed. From broadcast and cable networks, news and sports platforms, to film, world-renowned theme parks and a diverse suite of digital properties, we take pride in all that we do and all that we represent. It’s what makes us uniquely NBCU. Here you can create the extraordinary. Join us.
NBCUniversal’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. NBCUniversal will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.
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National Association of Realtors (NAR)
Senior Policy Representative, Financial Services
Washington, D.C.
From Mr. Fred Underwood, Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Federal Policy and Industry Relations, National Association of Realtors.
Job ID:
Position Summary:
Reporting to the Director of Business and Conventional Finance Policy, the Senior Policy Representative, Financial Services is responsible for directly handling legislative affairs related to conventional finance policy matters. The main functions consist of maintaining relationships with appropriate Congressional Committees; writing testimony and comment letters; co-staffing NAR’s policy committee; conducting necessary research and legislative analysis on issues; developing and executing advocacy and outreach strategy; spearheading internal policy development, and; communicating externally any policy development.
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Writes Congressional testimony and letters to appropriate offices related to highly complex, sensitive, and vital financial services and banking issues of the highest importance to REALTORS®, including conventional mortgage lending; GSE reform; competition within the real estate industry; intrusion of banks into real estate development, brokerage, and management; and credit scoring.
  • Co-staffs NAR's Conventional Finance and Policy Committee, presidential advisory groups, and committee work groups.
  • Develops a deep, specialized knowledge in financial services issues via publications, media, coalitions, academia, seminars, and other sources.  Promotes this expertise within the industry and association.  Serves as a spokesperson for NAR on finance and financial services issues affecting the real estate industry.
  • Identifies emerging financial services issues that affect the real estate industry by monitoring and analyzing industry trends via publications, media, coalitions, academia, seminars, and other sources.  Assesses the effectiveness of current policies relating to these issues as they affect REALTORS® and determines long-term policy positions through research and analysis.
  • Conducts legislative analysis to strengthen NAR advocacy efforts supporting existing policy positions.
  • Conveys policy positions and industry trends to key real estate industry stakeholders and Members of Congress and their staffs by developing and maintaining relationships with those dealing with financial services issues of interest to NAR and serving as a key NAR contact.
  • Other duties, as assigned.
Bachelor’s Degree
  • At least 5 years’ experience in Financial Services or other regulated industries; Hill experience preferred
  • Results oriented with high attention to detail, ability to multi-task, and meet deadlines in a dynamic, fast-paced team environment
  • Ability to think in innovative ways to find solutions to problem
  • High level of proficiency with Microsoft Office—Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Exceptional communication skills—verbal, written, and presentation
  • Strong customer relations and interpersonal skills with a high level of response to all inquiries
Organizational Overview:
The National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) is a team of professionals dedicated to providing world-class service to over 1.3 million REALTORS® working in the United States and around the world. The real estate industry is fast-paced and fast-changing--each year, our members participate in the sale, lease, and management of billions of dollars in real estate. As in every industry, our members’ value proposition is constantly being challenged by innovation.
It is our mission to help REALTORS® navigate that change and thrive in their careers. We cannot do that without the ideas, passion, and commitment from our talented employees. As our greatest assets, employees are offered their pick of competitive benefits/perks and flexible work options. Our most successful employees are committed to our Core Values, which are:
  • Putting members first
  • Leading change
  • Giving respect
  • Collaborating
  • Communicating
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Community Casting Call
Nielsen’s Diversity & Inclusion communications team is producing its 2019 Diverse Intelligence Series report on Asian American consumers (see our 2018 edition here:, and would like to feature real Asian American households in the report to help bring the data in the report to life. The profile would include some demographic information, like the household’s members, their ages, occupations, etc., along with their opinions on a variety of consumer topics, including where they like to shop, what influences them to buy and how they watch video/TV content.
In order to produce a profile that is as authentic as possible, we are reaching out to our Asian Pacific American Advisory Council (APAAC) and Asian Affinity Link (AAL) employee resource group for recommendations of people to participate in the DIS feature. We
are looking for consumers from all Asian backgrounds. We will consider households of all kinds - roommates, families with children, households with no children, individuals, etc. We’re looking for diversity in perspectives.
If chosen, Nielsen will coordinate a photo shoot for the household members. Their picture and responses may be featured in Nielsen’s upcoming Diverse Intelligence Series report! Families that are selected will be compensated.
If you are interested, please contact Bill Imada at
Thank you!

United Nations
Environmental Management Group (EMG)
New York City
The Environment Management Group (EMG) is a United Nations (UN) System-wide coordination body on environment and human settlements. It was established in 2001 pursuant to the General Assembly resolution 53/242 in July 1999. The resolution supported the proposal of the Secretary-General to establish an environmental management group contained in his report on Environment and Human Settlements (A/53/463).
The EMG membership consists of the specialized agencies, programmes and organs of the United Nations including the secretariats of the Multilateral Environmental Agreements. The EMG identifies issues on the international environmental agenda that warrant cooperation, and finds ways of engaging its collective capacity in coherent management responses to those issues.
At this time, the EMG in affiliation with other UN agencies presently require the services of resourceful, experienced and dynamic candidates at various UN DUTY STATIONS in Geneva, Copenhagen, Jerusalem, Beijing, New York, Santiago and Hong Kong for the following positions listed below:
Job Opening – Apply to
Posting Title:          
Human Resources Officer, P4
Job Code Title:       
Duty Station:         
Within delegated authority, the Human Resources Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
  • Provides advice and support to managers and staff on human resources related matters.
  • Prepares special reports and participates and/or leads special human resources projects.
  • Keeps abreast of developments in various areas of human resources.
Recruitment and Placement:
  • Coordinates with client offices in identifying upcoming vacancies.
  • Prepares vacancy announcements, reviews applications, and provides a short-list to clients' offices.
  • Reviews recommendations on the selection of candidates by client offices.
  • Prepares and presents cases to appointment and promotion bodies.
  • Serves as ex-officio in examinations boards.
  • Monitors the work of the Human Resources Assistants in carrying out all human resources administrative transactions including preparation of personnel actions, maintenance of staffing tables, and processing of contracts.
  • Supervises the maintenance of the human resources filing system.
  • Organizes and coordinates the UN Internship Programme.
Administration of Entitlements:
  • Submits requests for transactions to headquarters deployment group (HDG).
  • Administers and provides advice on salary and related benefits, travel, and social security entitlements.
  • Provides advice on interpretation and application of policies, regulations and rules. Reviews and provides advice on exceptions to policies, regulations and rules.
  • Reviews the applications for internship programmes; handles correspondence with applicants.
Staff Development and Career Support:
  • Provides advice on mobility and career development to staff, particularly young professionals and staff in the General Service and related categories.
  • Designs, plans, monitors and provides induction orientation programme and briefing to new staff members.
  • Provides performance management advice to staff and management. Assists supervisors and staff with understanding and using the performance appraisal system (PAS).
Other Duties:
  • Advises and counsels staff in respect of rights, responsibilities, code of conduct and difficulties associated with work and entitlements.
  • Prepares classification analysis of jobs in Professional and General Service and related categories.
  • Provides guidance to programme managers on the application of classification policies and procedures and by undertaking whole office review.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
Professionalism: Knowledge of human resources policies, practices and procedures and ability to apply them in an organizational setting. Ability to identify issues, formulate opinions, make conclusions and recommendations. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
Planning & Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.
Client Orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be "clients" and seeks to see things from clients' point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients' needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients' environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.
An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) in human resources management, business or public administration, social sciences, education or related field is required. A first level degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.
Work Experience
A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in human resources management, administration or related area is required. Experience with web-based recruitment platforms, such as Inspira (peoplesoft/oracle), is required. Experience processing personnel transactions in an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, such as Umoja (SAP), is desirable. Experience managing staffing tables using IT platforms such as Nova/Nucleus is desirable. Experience providing client service to a diverse workforce is desirable. Experience in an Executive Office is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the UN Secretariat. For this position, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is desirable.
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Bill Imada
Harbor Freight Tools
Social Media Manager
Calabasas, Calif.
From Ms. Karen Denne of Harbor Freight Tools. 
Job Description
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Create, curate and manage all published content (images, video, text) on company’s branded social media platforms (e.g. Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc.)
  • Develop content and engagement strategies aligned with business goals and objectives to increase engagement with followers, drive sales and increase brand awareness. Analyze, review and report on effectiveness of campaigns, and adjust strategies based on testing and metrics to maximize results.
  • Develop fully integrated paid social campaigns.
  • Develop and manage influencer outreach strategy.
  • Monitor activity on company's branded social media platforms and company and product tags/mentions across platforms, becoming  an advocate for the company by engaging appropriately.
  • Partner with social platforms to identify new opportunities and develop innovative activations.
  • Develop and manage social media content calendar, ensuring timely, relevant posts.
  • Stay current on latest social trends and technologies in social media tools, applications, channels, design and strategy.
  • Incorporate SEO best practices across social platforms.
  • Ability to work both independently/autonomously and in a highly collaborative team environment.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Supervises Staff - Yes
  • Organizational Scope – All US locations
  • Decision Making – Yes
Job Qualifications – Education and Experience:
  • Degree – Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent, preferably in Marketing, Advertising, Public Relations (or related field).
  • Required Skills –
    • 5+ years of professional social media experience, preferably at a retail company.
    • In-depth knowledge, understanding of and proficiency in social media platforms and how each platform can be deployed strategically in different scenarios.
    • Demonstrated creativity and documented creation of social media content (must provide links to profiles as examples)
    • Proficient in social media management tools (e.g. Later, Sprout Social, etc.).
    • Experience running paid social campaigns and identifying target customers.
    • Ability to effectively communicate information and ideas in written, visual and video formats.
    • Ability to develop and create videos, GIFs, boomerangs and cinemagraphs, including post-production experience editing, color correcting, sound and motion graphics.
    • Ability to shoot, edit and retouch photography.
    • Passion for harnessing the power of social media to drive business results.
    • Active learner and forward thinker who excels at identifying evolving media trends and understanding Harbor Freight’s role in the future.
    • Strong understanding of retail or product experience.
    • Strong understanding of and experience in customer service.
    • Is a flexible individual, creative thinker and problem solver, accustomed to working in teams.
    • Must be resourceful, detailed, adaptable, creative, and results oriented with high energy.
    • Proven ability to proactively establish rapport, credibility and influence, and drive results throughout a highly matrixed organization.
    • Ability and desire to work at both the strategic and tactical levels.
    • Ability to work in a high-pressure, fast-paced environment.
    • Strong initiative, commitment, work ethic and a positive attitude.
    • Proven innovative thinker.
    • Attentive to detail.
    • Exceptional listening, oral and written communication skills.
    • Anticipates, manages and adapts to change.
    • Proficient in photo editing software such as Adobe Photoshop.
    • Proficient in video software such as Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere and After Effects.
    • Multi-faceted role will be a customer-focused brand advocate with excellent communication skills and a background in marketing or communications.
Physical Requirements:
  • General office environment requiring the ability to:
  • Stand, walk, sit for extended periods of time.
  • Speak and listen to others in person and over the phone.
  • Use keyboard and read from computer screen and reports.
  • Lift up to 15 lbs.
  • Must be able to perform this job safely in accordance with standard operating procedures and good manufacturing practices, without endangering the health or safety of self or others.
About Harbor Freight Tools
In 1977, when Harbor Freight Tools was started as a small family-owned business, we made a commitment to provide working people with great quality tools at the lowest prices. And for over 40 years, Harbor Freight Tools has done just that. From hand tools and generators, to air and power tools, from shop equipment to automotive tools, Harbor Freight offers more than 5,000 tools and accessories at quality levels that match or exceed competing brands, but at prices that are up to 80% less.
We're not your typical retailer. We're a team of high-achievers, who have a passion for excellence and continuous improvement and obsess about getting things done. We're also equally committed to doing the right thing and giving back to our community. And for us, collaboration is the golden rule. We're a 40 year-old, $4 billion company with over 30 million loyal customers and growing. If you are looking for a not so ordinary and highly rewarding career opportunity, we would love to talk with you.
Delivering Value to the Hardworking Since 1977.
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Downtown Women’s Center
Director of Development
Los Angeles
From Ms. Alma Perez, Director of Human Resources, Downtown Women’s Center.
DWC is in the midst of an exciting period of growth. This is the right position for a person committed to being at the forefront of the rapidly changing homeless landscape. DWC maintains a strong reputation as a thought leader in the sector and engages key audiences for funding and support. The Director of Development will lead a team of 10 staff members, with 6 direct reports: Grants Coordinator, Donor Database Administrator, Development Coordinator, Volunteer Program Manager, Events Manager, and Communications Manager. Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Director of Development is responsible for expanding all fund development, branding and marketing, and community relations activities and events to sustain and expand DWC’s programs and services.
DWC seeks an innovative, enthusiastic self-starter to manage all elements of our donor cultivation and stewardship efforts by creating strategic giving opportunities and communications materials that align with the donors’ linkage, ability and interest in supporting DWC. The Director of Development is a vital contributor to DWC’s annual development strategy; the ideal candidate can integrate detailed data analysis with interdepartmental knowledge to provide recommendations for big-picture decisions.
Essential Functions
Management & Leadership
  1. As a member of the senior leadership team, the Director of Development will help strategize the organization’s overall vision, growth, and operations.
  2. Supervise six direct reports, while leading the entire Development Department, building team cohesion, monitoring performance, performing annual staff reviews, and coordinating training.
  3. Develop short and long-term strategic goals for the Department, including timelines, budgets, and work plans; assess areas for growth and provide leadership in launching new donor and event-related initiatives.
Fund Development
  1. Oversee fund development for DWC, to establish and execute on strategies to increase revenues, including through annual, major, foundation, and corporate giving, public and private grants, capital campaign, and special events.
  2. In partnership with the CEO, maintain a portfolio of major gift donors and prospects, and engage in donor cultivation and gift solicitation, including in-kind gifts.
  3. Ensure appropriate systems are in place, including constituent relations management system, gifts processing, and acknowledgement. Ensure moves management efforts are being tracked in the agency’s donor database.
  4. Staffing the Resource Planning Committee of the Board and attending Board of Director meetings, to help build the organization’s fundraising efforts.
  5. Oversee strategic planning and implementation of direct mail and email appeals to support annual giving.
Community Engagement
  1. Develop strategy around cultivating and stewarding relationships to build DWC’s visibility, impact, and financial resources, including through operation of a Volunteer and In-kind Donations Program.
  2. Manage a portfolio of corporate and community partners.
  3. Ensure the quality of presentations and tours at DWC; educating supporters on women’s homelessness and DWC’s approach.
  1. Communications is a joint endeavor: In partnership with the CEO, liaise with the Communications Consulting Firm and supervise the Communication Manager. Together this communication team will craft an annual communications plan and execute communications and marketing strategies for the organization as a whole, along with the agency’s various public education, fund development, social enterprise, and policy efforts.
  2. Ensure that donor facing communications are strategic and consistent across all development functions.
  3. Staffing the Communications Committee consisting of board and community volunteers.
  1. Oversee special events, including the Annual Dinner with a Cause ($700k - $1 million revenue)
  2. Focus on managing relationships with Event Chairs, Host Committees, and Board Member fundraising relative to events. Develop a solicitation plan to grow sponsorships and other revenue through events.
  3. Oversee 3rd party fundraising events to ensure outside fundraising practices align with DWC’s fundraising policy and procedures. Attend events and/or assign staff to attend the events, as-needed
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Competencies (i.e., Flexibility, Communication Proficiency, Budget Management, Relationship Management)
  1. Relationship Management & Communication Skills
  2. Budget Management
  3. General Development Strategy & Implementation
  4. Board Relations
  5. Communications & Marketing
  6. Management & Oversight
Supervisory Responsibility 
This position is responsible for six direct reports and a team of ten employees, as well as the agency’s volunteers.
Work Environment
This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.
Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus. This would require the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bend or stand on a stool, as necessary.
Position Type and Expected Hours of Work 
This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are M-F from 9.00 am- 5:30 pm, with some weekend and evening hours required.
This position requires local travel, as well as, occasional travel within the United States for conferences and trainings.
Required Education and Experience 
  1. Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree or relevant professional certification preferred
  2. 5-7 years of progressive fundraising experience required; including the donor relations process, successful grant writing and event management
  3. 5-7 years of direct staff supervision experience required
  4. Required history of developing and maintaining strategic partnerships, securing grants and major gifts that contribute to the increasing visibility, impact, and financial resources of an organization/organizations over time
Required Knowledge/Skills/Position Qualifications
  1. Managing a broad team of diverse functions and keeping a team on track through accountability and motivation and professional support.
  2. Demonstrated experience in relationship management, donor cultivation, moves management, and/or external relations; experience working with event committees and/or board committees preferred.
  3. Strong multitasking and problem-solving skills; ability to maintain composure in a fast-paced environment and proven experience managing large-scale projects.
  4. Strong judgment and decision making – the ability to identify critical information and use it to choose effective courses of action.
  5. Self –starter and a team player with the ability to develop and maintain a goal-oriented, positive attitude throughout the organization; must be able to interface equally well with all DWC stakeholders; including the Board of Directors, executive staff, corporate partners, donors and the general DWC community.
  6. Detail-oriented, highly organized, and ability to prioritize time to set and meet goals and deadlines.
  7. Demonstrated level of comfort with public speaking and presenting complex information in a compelling manor to a variety of audiences.
  8. Basic understanding of foundation priorities and grant-making practices; experience with government grants, contracts and compliance a plus.
  9. Compassion and understanding of DWC’s unique approach to homeless services and permanent supportive housing
Downtown Women’s Center provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements,
Downtown Women’s Center complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 

NOTE: Please attach a cover letter and your resume to the application.
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Secure America’s Future Energy (SAFE)
Vice President, Communications
Washington, D.C.
Job Description
Company Background
About Secure America’s Future Energy
Securing America's Future Energy (SAFE) is an action oriented, non-ideological, not-for-profit advocacy organization committed to reducing America’s dependence on oil to bolster national security and strengthen the economy. The organization’s plans to advance energy security in the United States by expanding domestic oil and natural gas production, improving fuel efficiency, and accelerating the shift toward a transportation sector powered by a broader mix of diverse energy sources.
Armed with a deep understanding of the issues, SAFE leads the conversation on energy and transportation policy with the goal of bolstering America’s economic and national security. Agile and multidisciplinary, SAFE maintains a strategic ability to adapt to the rapidly evolving energy and transportation landscape with real-time, up-to-date analysis and recommendations.
To learn more about SAFE, visit
Vice President of Communications Role:
SAFE is looking for a proven communications visionary and leader of extraordinary talent, passion and commitment to develop, grow and advance a strategic communications plan focused on advocacy. They will be a competent spokesperson who can communicate well with different stakeholders from varied political ideologies. They are responsible for managing key messaging and issues through local, regional and national print, broadcast, and online media channels to target audiences in a timely manner. The VP collaborates closely with the policy, development, and government affairs teams, builds and maintains external partnerships, manages and work collaboratively with communications staff.
The Vice President will report to the President/CEO and will work closely with the Executive Vice President and other teams. They will manage and mentor an intimate communications team.
Above all, the Vice President will be the guardian of the SAFE voice for all external communications.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Responsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to the following:
  • Leadership: Directing, collaborating and mentoring an intimate communications team consisting of a Media Relations Manager, Director of Editing and Content and the Managing Editor of our independent news and analysis website, The Fuse.
    • Creative, ambitious and strategic in rigorously testing and implementing fresh ideas.
    • Willing to pitch in and help others when needed.
    • Open and transparent about process and progress.
  • Planning and Execution: Crafting internal and external company communications materials such as presentations, talking points proposals, grants and other materials which ensure factual accuracy, quality standards and consistent messaging.
  • Maintain close relationships with reporters covering energy, transportation and technology policy beats.
  • Working knowledge of all media, including conservative.
  • Supporting Media Relations Manager’s efforts on building and maintaining press lists, distributing press releases and statements, discuss news events off and on record, make sure reporters are well-informed on organization, and respond to media inquiries timely and prudently.
  • Leading team strategy for disseminating SAFE messaging, according to relevance and frequency, on organization’s social media platforms and The FUSE.
  • Being the point of contact and lead organizer for all SAFE events, ensuring placements are well-executed and fulfill group’s core objectives. This includes:
  • Working with venues and production teams.
  • Searching for additional speakers.
  • Event promotion.
  • Driving strong attendance.
  • Partnership and Relationship Builder: The Vice President will help maximize potential of external partnerships with trade associations, think tanks and policy groups. They will also maintain established formal relationships with companies that are aligned with organization’s values.
  • Leveraging relationship with Energy Security Leadership Council by working closely and maximizing its value.
                    Effective Spokesperson: Works closely with executive leadership and departmental heads in representing company’s strategic communications interests on a range of political and development initiatives.
  • Responsible for brand and reputational integrity in internal and external engagements.
  • Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferred.
  • Minimum of six years of professional experience in the communications field, agency, corporate or otherwise.
  • Passionate commitment to SAFE’s mission, value and strategic direction.
  • Ability to apply knowledge of media landscape and prepare comprehensive communications strategies to achieve successful outcomes.
  • Strong media relations skills.
  • Team management experience.
  • Effectively maximize limited resources comfortably.
  • Experience in crisis/issues communications, public policy communications and brand reputation management.
  • Seamlessly manage multiple priorities simultaneously.
  • Strong presentation skills.
  • Strong working knowledge on engaging target audiences through technology.
  • Effective in driving work forward by delegating and ensuring task completing under deadlines.
  • Ability to interact with senior management and communicate at all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to work in a team and influence others.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and lead execution of effective communication programs and plans both internal and external across board.
  • Effective people management skills.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues, agencies and partners across the organization.
  • Exceptional oral and written communications skills.
  • Comfortable in fast-pace, changing environments with a good sense of humor.
  • Superior follow-through and time management skills.
  • Straightforward, accurate and honest.
Leadership Competencies
Setting Direction
  • Establishes and communicates a compelling and inspired vision, creates winning strategies and plans, ensures department strategies are aligned with organization’s core objectives.
Leadership Courage
•          Willing to take a managed risk to increase group awareness and target audience.
Creating the Environment
•          Develops a positive, respectful, productive and professional work environment.
Building and Maintaining Relationships
•          Establishes positive connections with others.
About SAFE
Securing America’s Future Energy (SAFE) is a not-for-profit advocacy organization founded in 2004 and employs 25 people and multiple consultants. It unites prominent military and business leaders to develop and advocate for policies that improve America’s energy security by significantly curtailing our dependence on oil and promoting responsible use of our domestic energy resources. SAFE relies on the knowledge and experience of four-star retired military officers, Fortune 500 CEOs, and its expert staff to produce high-quality, fact based analysis and policy recommendations for lawmakers, regulatory agencies, and the public.
In 2018, GuideStar awarded the organization a bronze Seal of Transparency, showing SAFE’s commitment to transparency.
SAFE provides fact-based analysis of energy policy, markets, and trends through a combination of original research, high-profile public events, traditional and social media outlets, and public advocacy. The organization’s policy platform is truly non-partisan and encourages members of both major political parties to set aside long-held orthodoxies for the good of the country.
SAFE made its public debut in 2005 with Oil ShockWave, a fast-paced and realistic war game exercise led by former U.S. cabinet members. It then formed partnerships with some of the country’s leading corporate executives and retired military officials to develop innovative methods to educate, communicate and advocate for policy solutions to America’s evolving energy issues.
In 2009, SAFE launched the Electrification Coalition, a nonpartisan, nonprofit group of business executives representing the entire value chain of a proposed electrified transportation system, from automakers to utilities, to promote the deployment of electric vehicles on a mass scale.
After more than a decade of building relationships and expertise through a non-partisan approach, SAFE is well-positioned to work with the Trump administration and Congress towards the organization's goal of reduced dependence on oil in the transportation sector.
Leadership Councils
There are three bipartisan leadership councils built around our mission: The Energy Security Leadership Council (ESLC), the Diplomatic Council on Energy Security and the Commission on Energy and Politics. The ESLC brings together some of America’s most prominent business and military leaders to support a comprehensive, long-term policy to reduce U.S. oil dependence and improve energy security. The ESLC works aggressively to build bipartisan support.
The Diplomatic Council on Energy Security is a bipartisan coalition of former U.S. ambassadors who have come together to speak to the diplomatic and foreign policy constraints and dangers created by the nation’s needs and oil dependence. Members of the group act as expert spokespeople and supporters, educating the public, meeting with policymakers, testifying before Congress, and more. Most importantly, they are adding their prominent voices and significant bipartisan credibility to a crucial national debate.
The Commission on Energy and Geopolitics is a bipartisan group of former high-ranking military and government officials dedicated to enhancing U.S. national security in an era of rapidly evolving energy markets. The Commission combines sophisticated energy market analysis with decades of experience formulating U.S. foreign and military policy around the globe in order to develop clear, actionable policy recommendations for furthering American interests.
SAFE & Bipartisan Government Policy
SAFE’s policy proposals have been embraced by the leaders of both major political parties. In his 2013 State of the Union Address, President Obama outlined his plan to implement one of SAFE’s policy recommendations, the establishment of an Energy Security Trust, and credited the organization with coming up with the idea. In 2007, President George W. Bush used the State of the Union Address to propose a plan closely mirroring a SAFE proposal, which ultimately led to the first improvement in automotive fuel-economy standards in a generation.
SAFE Policy Initiatives
Initiatives that SAFE is undertaking to strengthen U.S. energy security and reduce the country’s dependence on oil include:
Conservative Outreach
Due to its focus on national and economic security, SAFE has a unique ability to engage conservative thought leaders and lawmakers on energy policy. Through targeted research, impactful public events, and the mobilization of trusted advocates, the organization is working to frame energy security policy in a way that brings conservatives to the table.
Implementation of Electric Vehicle Deployment Community Projects
SAFE and the Electrification Coalition have launched two major projects to support the deployment of electric vehicles in strategically chosen communities to demonstrate that significant adoption of electric vehicles is possible in an environment in which regulatory policy, education, infrastructure, and other services come together in an integrated way. The current projects are Drive Electric Northern Colorado (DENC) and Drive Electric Orlando (DEO). SAFE and the EC have also initiated partnerships with some of the nation’s largest corporations to advance adoption of electric vehicles in commercial fleets.
Policy Research, Analysis and a Legislative Agenda
Despite political challenges, it is imperative to continue to push for comprehensive energy policy legislation. Political gridlock in Washington will continue to be an obstacle to substantive reforms. However, SAFE’s national and economic security credentials make it uniquely positioned to be the leading voice influencing energy policy, and it is imperative to lay the groundwork now to be ready for when the political environment is ripe. SAFE is also planning to create several policy initiatives in a number of states.
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Mr. Kim L. Hunter, Managing Partner         
Office: 323.469.8680 ext. 225                                   
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IW Group, Inc.
Office Assistant/Jr. Accounting Clerk (Part-Time)
Los Angeles
From Ms. Shari Hill, Director of Human Interests, IW Group, Inc.
IW Group is seeking an Office Assistant (Jr. Accounting Clerk) to join our multicultural advertising agency team! 
This is a part-time/temporary role (20hrs/week) with potential to transition to a permanent role.
You will compile data, compute charges, and prepare invoices & expense reports.
  • Calculate costs of goods and services
  • Assist with expense reports
  • Track and record invoices
  • Distribute invoices for review
  • Keep accurate records in accordance with company standards 
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, Business, Statistics, Economics or a related field of study required
  • 1 year previous experience in an office admin role
  • Billing, finance, or other related fields a plus but not required
  • Experience in data entry
  • Basic PDF editing skills
  • Expert in MS Office (MS Excel, MS Word, MS Outlook)
  • Ability to prioritize and multitask
  • Problem-solver
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Great eye for detail
  • Team player
Position Requirements:
  • Schedule: 9a - 1p, Monday – Friday
Join Us!
Interested candidates that meet the requirements of this role are encouraged to apply through the IW Group website:

The Wonderful Company
Wonderful Education Summer Lead Intern
Los Angeles
Job Number:
The Role
At the Wonderful Company, we believe in investing in California's South San Joaquin Valley communities where our employees live and work, including the youth of our communities... our future. Wonderful Education's mission is to enable a lifetime of career opportunities by significantly increasing the number of college graduates in the Central Valley.
Wonderful Education is seeking Summer Interns, who are currently undergraduate students, to support our overnight College Camps in summer 2019. This position is a competitive opportunity that includes professional development and significant hands-on experience advising and mentoring future college students. Interns should be self-directed, motivated, professional, and enthusiastic about the mission and goals of Wonderful Education.
Interns must be available for the entire length of the program and must live on campus from June 18h through August 4th, 2018. The camps will be located on college campuses in the Southern California area.
This position reports into our Headquarters in Los Angeles.
Here's what you'll do:
Camp Responsibilities:
  • Support a group of 10-15 students with a Wonderful Education staff member throughout each camp, ensuring their safety, participation, enjoyment, and growth.
  • Co-facilitate group discussions, lead group activities.
  • Provide targeted 1:1 and small group mentoring to assigned campers throughout the camp.
  • Actively participate in training for each camp in order to be thoroughly prepared to serve as a college camp leader for each new group of campers.
  • Share personal journey to and through college with campers.
  • Arrive to daily debrief sessions prepared to share reflections, findings, and recommendations.
  • Serve as a positive role model for campers at all times.
  • Stay overnight in the college dorms during college camps.
Professional Development:
  • Attend and actively participate in all professional development sessions.
  • Develop and deliver Career Path presentation.
  • Meet with supervisor periodically to discuss performance and goals.
  • Complete your performance evaluations at required points during program.
Here's what you'll bring to the table:
  • Professional, enthusiastic and a positive attitude.
  • Comfortable speaking to large and small groups.
  • Ability to command a room of high school students.
  • Ability to support students through the college application and transition process.
  • Proven track record of using successful strategies to earn a college degree.
  • Ability to handle stressful or difficult situations with tact and appropriate sense of urgency.
  • Desire to work tirelessly on behalf of students in the Central Valley of California.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.
  • Willingness to learn and be flexible when necessary.
  • Ability to multitask with strong attention to detail.
  • Motivation to make the transition from college to career.
  • Must attend orientation on June 19-20th, 2018.
  • Must be an undergraduate student or recent graduate with at least a 3.0 GPA and sophomore standing or higher.
  • Must be a Wonderful Education Scholar or Alum.
  • Previous camp counselor or resident advisor experience preferred.
  • Experience working with high school students preferred.
  • California driver's license, LiveSCAN, recent TB documents and child abuse reporting.
  • $15 per hour; approximately 30-40 hours per week, plus possible overtime.
  • Housing will be provided for the entirety of the program. Meals will be provided on camp days.
  • Mileage will be paid if use of own vehicle is requested by supervisor.
  • Some transportation to and from camps will be provided.
Home Office
Here's what we'll bring to the table:
Headquartered in Los Angeles, The Wonderful Company is a privately held $4 billion global company dedicated to harvesting health and happiness around the world through its iconic consumer brands. The company's 9,000 employees worldwide are committed to bringing consumers everywhere the freshest, most wholesome pistachios, almonds, citrus and pomegranates; bottling the finest water and wines; and creating colorful bouquets that are sure to touch the heart. This commitment is reflected in the company's market share: Wonderful Pistachios® is America's No. 1 tree nut brand and America's fastest-growing snack; Wonderful® Halos® is the No. 1 mandarin orange in America; POM Wonderful® is the No. 1 100% pomegranate brand in America; FIJI® Water is America's No. 1 premium imported bottled water brand; JUSTIN® Wine has the No. 1 Cabernet Sauvignon in California; and Teleflora® is the world's leading floral delivery service. A 2016 Nielsen study evaluating the familiarity, quality, and momentum of more than 2,500 leading brands revealed that Wonderful Company products dominated the top 10 lists of consumers across all generations, more than any other consumer goods company.
The Wonderful Company's connection to consumers has health at its heart and giving back in its DNA. The company has a longstanding commitment to corporate social responsibility, including more than $200 million invested in environmental technologies and sustainability research, $50 million in charitable giving and education initiatives every year, $100 million toward the construction of two charter school campuses in California's Central Valley, and innovative health and wellness programs, including two new, free primary care clinics for employees and their dependents.
To learn more about The Wonderful Company, its products and its core values, visit, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
The Wonderful Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer and with opportunities for advancement. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories.
For more information and to apply, please visit:

Sony Pictures Entertainment
Social Media Intern
Social Media Digital Marketing Intern, MPG - Summer 2019
Culver City, Calif.

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