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Director, Strategic Communications

Strategic America

Job Posting
Aug. 28, 2020

Purpose

This position is responsible for the direction and organization of the strategic communications function of the agency. Works closely with leadership and other department heads to implement effective strategic communications initiatives for SA and its clients, as well as promote SA to prospective clients and industry peers.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provides leadership and direction to the Strategic Communications team; including ongoing coaching and mentoring to ensure their continued development.
  • Strategizes and oversees all strategic communications initiatives for SA and clients.
  • Serves as executive counsel for senior level clients relating to special circumstances such as issues management, public affairs and crisis communications.
  • Manages department associates by fostering collaboration and ideation, as well as setting expectations on performance.  
  • Oversees strategic communications for the agency that advances our strategic initiatives and upholds a positive public image for SA.
  • Responsible for crisis communications and reputation management for the agency.
  • Participates in new business development and client retention efforts by bringing effective strategic communications to all opportunities.
  • Monitors and controls revenue growth for the strategic communications department.
  • Provides counsel to other departments to help pursue organic growth opportunities with strategic communications.
  • Serves as a positive role model by representing the SA’s Core Values.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated mastery of strategic communications strategies and practices.
  • Knowledgeable in current trends related to PR and strategic communications.
  • Skilled in strategic counsel relating to PR and strategic communications.
  • May be highly specialized yet should be well versed in all facets of strategic communications.
  • Track record of successful campaigns in thought leadership, executive visibility, and research findings.
  • Handles confidential and politically sensitive matters.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing programs that support employee engagement and change management initiatives.
  • Strong proven experience in public relations and ancillary marketing communications
  • Experience managing and executing across several communications media channels including print, digital, and face-to-face event.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, together with demonstrated technology and formats to audience needs
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong supporter of SA’s desired culture.

 

Education – Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Public Relations, Communications or a related field of study required.

Experience –15+ years of experience in a communications role; at least 5 years leadership experience.

Certifications, Licenses, Associations, etc. – Accreditation is preferred.

Physical – Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Travel - Minimal travel required.

To apply, please visit www.strategicamerica.com/employment