Senior Vice President - Public Affairs (Top PR Firm - West Coast)

One of the most innovative and well run PR agencies in the country is looking for a smart and experienced leader to head up the public affairs group.  This person will work on primary accounts of the agency, which have been with the firm for over 15 years.  It's a stable and successful team of 15 to 20 staff at all levels and this is a new role. 

This Senior Vice President will work with internal teams on the development and execution of integrated communications strategies targeted to consumers, policy makers and business decision makers. 

To accomplish great things, the Sr VP will maintain an in-depth knowledge of the clients' business and culture, policy positions,  competition and latest industry trends. This key role also involves participating in talent management and retention, leadership groups and integrated communications counsel to different teams across the entire agency.  He/she may also assist with relevant new business opportunities. 

We are looking for someone with a minimum of ten years of issues communication experience, including work on political or issue advocacy campaigns, experience with corporate communications or public affairs in-house or at another agency.  Possibly someone within a federal government agency who works regularly with Fortune 50 companies. 

We need to see a proven record of developing and executing communications campaigns designed to influence government policies and regulations or encourage action by the public and also this person will have experience designing effective social media strategies.  The right person has also worked on cause marketing and new business development and has a record of achieving high client satisfaction.  This person should know their way around DC and also have a broad global perspective with experience on large international companies.


Senior staff at this firm are strong team leaders with excellent management experience including financial management and strong analytic skills.  So the right candidate will have experience working with large teams and large budgets.

This person should be a capable and confident presenter with demonstrated expertise using influence, interpersonal and communication skills and is a strong counselor to senior executives.

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