PUBLIC AFFAIRS ACCOUNT DIRECTOR

REMOTE OR WASHINGTON, D.C.

Is this you?  An experienced public affair professional ready to lead and help grow an emerging public affairs practice. You'll help us develop and manage legislative and policy programs of blue-chip corporate clients engaged mainly in issues related to sustainability/environmental policy. 

If so, read on!

 

 What You’ll Do:

  • Identify, build, and cultivate relationships with state and federal policy makers/their staffs.

  • Develop proactive and defensive outreach strategies to support key legislative priorities and business objectives.

  • Lead ongoing engagement with industry and trade associations.

  • Provide advice and insights to clients on policy matters as it affects their business, analyzing and simplifying complex legislative, regulatory, political or other general government matters for a variety of internal audiences.

  • Craft client-ready collateral materials ranging from meeting talking points and briefing documents to issues monitoring reports.

  • Supervise policy associate(s)

  • Manage work plans, deadlines, and deliverables.

  • Work closely with the Managing Director to surface new opportunities and grow agency public affairs capabilities.

 

Who We’re Looking For:

  • The political/policy know-it-all who lives for this stuff and has consumed all the news headlines before the rest of us have even had our coffee.

  • A soothsayer who can connect the dots of the policy landscape to see opportunities and threats that matter to our clients.

  • Someone with an existing network of contacts on Capitol Hill /key states and across the policy ecosytem and/or the skill to quickly find and engage with contacts relevant to client needs.

  • A juggler who turns on a dime effortlessly, while maintaining speeds of 100 miles an hour (we’re not kidding. Multiple priorities and warp speed is how we roll).

  • A stickler for quality, beautifully written and elegantly formatted client deliverables.

  • A friendly and kind colleague who prefers a smaller office environment and values the benefits that come with that.

  • An optimist who still believes there’s good in this world that’s worth fighting for.

 

What You’ll Have:

  • A college degree

  • 5- 10 years of experience

  • Experience with or ability to ramp up FAST on such policy issues as climate change, circular economy, plastics waste, recycling, and the UN SDGs

  • Mastery of Microsoft office products, G-Suite, and modern office technology. (Seriously, you have to walk in the door knowing how to use Excel, how to set up ZOOM calls and how to use the other tech tools in our arsenal)

  • A sense of humor and a kind disposition

 

Salary – Competitive

 

What We Offer: 

  • 100 percent medical insurance coverage for each employee

  • Unlimited paid time off policy

  • Remote work policy or in-office in beautiful, newly renovated office in the heart of Georgetown, 2 blocks from WMATA bus line.

  • Retirement plan with company match

  • Collaborative culture that recognizes — and rewards —contributions to our success with a strong bonus program.

 

 

To Apply: Send a cover letter and resume to info@thewinstonagency.com