Vice President, Communications and Public Affairs (Mount Vernon)


: $192,290.00 - $192,290.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Advertising/Marketing/Public Relations

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Vice President, Communications and Public Affairs

Posted by The Peter G. Peterson Foundation | Expiring soon

The Peter G. Peterson Foundation ( Peterson Foundation ) is working to
secure a healthy, growing economy by addressing America s long-term fiscal
and economic challenges. Led by Chairman and CEO Michael Peterson, the
Foundation works with leading decision-makers in government, policy, academia,
media, business and issue/constituent organizations to put America on a
sustainable fiscal and economic path. As a non-partisan organization, the
Foundation engages in grant-making, development of its own initiatives,
partnerships and research to educate and involve Americans from a variety of
The Vice President, Communications and Public Affairs will have primary
responsibility for proactively developing and implementing a strategic
communications and public affairs agenda that is aligned, consistent and
integrated with the Foundation s mission and objectives. Central to the rol
will be leading and managing a dynamic communications team working on content,
stakeholder outreach, message development, media relations, digital, social
media, and events.
The successful candidate will serve a senior strategic role within the
organization advising and working in partnership with the CEO, the Executive
Vice President and other senior leaders to advance the Foundation s goals.
Primary Responsibilities Include To:
Develop a comprehensive and integrated communications strate
narrative and plan that is aligned with the Foundation s goals and best
utilizes its assets and resources.
Lead, manage and mentor the communications and public affair
ensure a collaborative, positive and cohesive team culture and work
Guide the team to execute a full range of activities includi
messaging, content, website, media, social media, advertising and events that
are aimed at engaging elected officials, the policy community and the public.
Foster a proactive strategy to engage the Foundation in fisc
economic policy debates and position it as a compelling voice.
Actively engage and advise the CEO and the Executive Vice Pr
on matters that enhance the overall image and reputation of the Foundation.
Guide the Foundation s branding and positioning with ke
Craft a robust content strategy utilizing digital and intera
media that targets a broader public audience.
Regularly consult with and advise members of the senior mana
team on all communications matters and provide functional assistance to support
their needs.
Work collaboratively across the organization to shape commun
strategy for the Foundation s primary initiatives in tandem with Research,
Grants and other departments.
Supervise the communications budget and use of outside PR/
communications consultants.
The successful candidate will be a strategic and established communications
leader with superior team management and relationship building skills, a
systematic approach to developing and executing robust strategies, and a deep
interest in fiscal and economic issues.
You should have:
A minimum of 15 years experience in senior leadership
combined portfolio of experience in communications and public affairs,
preferably with NGO or government experience.
A strong background in conceiving, leading and implementing
proactive, creative and comprehensive communications/public affairs campaigns.
Outstanding leadership and management skills with a proven t
record of inspiring, leading and mentoring a team with a culture of engagement
and trust.
Experience working to advance an issue in an advocacy role a
understanding of how to shape information for specific audiences.
The capacity to be nimble and flexible. Able to chart the co
openness to adapt in order to achieve goals.
An understanding of how to position others as thought leader
the media, government officials, and key stakeholders.
Confident and credible in the role with grace, respect and a
diplomatic style around navigating Foundation goals and relationships with key
Exceptional written and oral communications skills with the
to understand complex economic and fiscal policy topics and translate it in a
meaningful and accessible way to multiple audiences.
Familiarity with the Washington DC policy and government com
Education:Bachelor s degree required. Master s degree in communication
public policy or a related field is preferred.
Compensation:Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with
The Peter G. Peterson Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and
encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply for this position.
Please email cover letter and resume or nominations in confidence to:

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Job type: Permanent

Job ID: 24949987

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