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American Red Cross
Who They Are: Major non-profit organization, known for their blood drives and responding to emergencies and natural disasters
Where They Are: They have locations all over the U.S. and worldwide.
What They Want: They have openings in lots of different areas, including instructors (pay rate: $12 to $15 an hour), major gifts officers (starting salary: $60,000 a year) and directors of volunteer services (salary starts at about $30,000). Since most hiring is done by regional chapters, specific opportunities, job duties and pay rates can vary by location.
Coolest Job: They need an Executive Director Health & Safety Services who will be based in their national headquarters in Washington, D.C. This person will develop and execute health and safety programs, oversee training and sales support and develop innovative training courses. Requires college degree and at least 10 years experience related to training, development and delivery of sales courses and programs.
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Michael Baker (Stock Quote: BKR)
Who They Are: Provider of professional engineering and consulting expertise.
Where They Are: Based near Pittsburgh, the company has more than 4,200 employees at 50 offices worldwide.
What They Want: They need all sorts of engineering professionals, including civil engineers, water research engineers and project managers. Their salaries for engineers reportedly start at about $60,000.
Coolest Job: They need a Senior Geotechnical Engineer who will be based in Harrisburg, Pa. This person will handle complex geotechnical designs from start to finish, and must be able to manage projects and supervise staff. Requires college degree in civil or geotechnical engineering, plus 10 years related experience.
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Hartford Financial Services (Stock Quote: HIG)
Who They Are: Large insurance and investment company.
Where They Are: Based in Hartford, Conn., with many other locations nationwide.
What They Want: They need insurance agents and claims adjusters (starting base salaries reportedly average about $40,000) and project managers (salaries start at about $100,000), and also have numerous openings for customer service and call center reps. Many positions have a compensation package that includes a base salary plus performance bonuses, commissions and/or incentives.
Coolest Job: They need a Vice President Life Communications who will help plan and execute the communications strategies for the company's life insurance operations. Job will involve overseeing external communications, including media relations. Requires 15 years experience in corporate communications.
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Bonus Cool Job of the Week
New York City's Department of Small Business Services is seeking a Press Secretary who will write press releases, respond to media inquiries and coordinate press events. The salary range is $60,000 to $80,000 and the position requires New York residency within 90 days of hire. Requires a college degree and three years of related experience.