External Affairs Director job Washington District of Columbia
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External Affairs Director Job

Employer Name: Higher Learning Advocates SpiderID: 9216203
Location: Washington, District of Columbia Date Posted: 12/19/2019
Wage: Category: Public Relations
Job Code:
Number Of Openings: 1

Job Description:
The External Affairs Director is a member of Higher Learningís Advocatesí senior staff and is responsible for developing and implementing the organizationís campaigns, communications and outreach. Based in Washington, DC, the External Affairs Director will have a national presence on behalf of the organization, requiring a thorough understanding of campaign, media and outreach strategies, innovative approaches to reach key audiences, and a commitment to the organizationís mission.

Lead the development and implementation of effective short- and long-term communications, messaging, and outreach campaigns and strategies, including executing creative approaches to outreach, and identifying target audiences.
Support, identify and cultivate relationships with partners inside and outside of Washington, DC who share a commitment to Todayís Students.
Develop and disseminate a diverse range of digital and non-digital products and assets to support campaigns.
Lead working groups with internal and external partners to execute campaigns.
Manage the organizationís communications staff and work collaboratively to execute the organizationís communications goals.
Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:
Experience running, managing, or otherwise taking a leadership role in strategic advocacy campaigns.
Knowledge of and comfort with engaging with key media contacts in local, national, and trade outlets.
Demonstrated success in creating innovative and creative approaches to advancing a policy agenda through communications, outreach, or advertising, including digital.
Exemplify flexibility, an ability to work independently, to be highly-organized, and an attention to detail;
Strong oral and written communication skills;
Able to manage complex situations and relationships with confidence, confidentiality and tact; and
Operating style suited to working in a small team environment where teamwork, creativity and flexibility are valued.

Work Environment and Physical Demands
Work is performed in an office environment, mostly sedentary.
Visual and auditory acuity for extensive use of various forms of technology.
The position is based in Washington, DC with national travel needed to execute the organizationís work.
A competitive compensation package including salary and benefits is available and is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Higher Learning Advocates is an equal opportunity employer. Women and people of color are encouraged to apply.

To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter and resume to careers@higherlearningadvocates.org with EXTAFFAIRSin the message title.

Higher Learning Advocates is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization based in Washington, DC that supports and advances policy changes that increase postsecondary attainment. We support a postsecondary system that is student-centered, equitable, outcomes-based, and focused on educational quality by advocating for policies that: are based on student outcomes, make postsecondary education and student aid work for todayís student, and ensure access and affordability. We are bipartisan, strategically minded, and focused on improving postsecondary outcomes for all students.

For more information about Higher Learning Advocates, visit www.higherlearningadvocates.org.

Job Criteria:
Start Date:
Position Type: Full-Time Permanent
Years of Experience Required:
Education Required:
Overnight Travel:
Vacation Time: More Than 3 weeks / year

Job Benefits:
Health/Dental Benefits, Retirement Benefits, Paid Holidays, Vacations, and Sick Leave, Life and/or Disability Insurance, Flex Time, Transportation Subsidies

Company Profile:
Higher Learning Advocates is a bipartisan non-profit advocacy organization working to shift federal policy from higher education to higher learningóeducation and training beyond high school that leads to a degree, credential, or employment.

Contact Information:
Contact Name: Madison Cooley Company Type: Employer
Company: Higher Learning Advocates
City: Washington
State: District of Columbia
Zip: 20036
Web Site: https://www.higherlearningadvocates.org

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