Director of Public Affairs
Posted September 18, 2013
|Offered By||National Trust for Historic Preservation |
Washington , District of Columbia
The Director of Public Affairs is a senior leader in the Public Affairs department and a thought leader within the Marketing Division for online advocacy strategy. The Director of Public Affairs helps build the National Trust’s base of advocacy supporters and is responsible for developing and executing a strategy to activate the organization’s advocacy supporters to take direct action on policy, legal, National Treasures and other issue campaigns. To do this, the Director of Public Affairs will direct a team of people, and align our social media efforts with our e-advocacy efforts. This position is responsible for creating creative advocacy actions to increase action rates to grow the National Trust’s base of advocacy supporters. This position requires strong writing, advocacy and social media skills and cross collaboration with other departments.
- Develop and direct the execution of a comprehensive advocacy strategy to support the organization’s ability to take direct action
- Direct, manage and mentor a team of people
- Oversee the Trust’s social media and blogger outreach strategy
- Develop online advocacy campaigns in collaboration with Community Outreach, Membership and the Editorial departments
- Help ensure the Trust effectively engages with a larger, broader and more culturally diverse audience.
- Continually enhance skills related to use of rapidly changing technology and communications best practices.
- Responsible for achieving high quality results with only general supervision
- At least 12-15 years professiaonl experience, wiht 10 years or more experience working in a social media and digital environment executing online advocacy campaigns for nonprofits or political campaigns, including experience with budgeting, staffing, supervising professionals and leading teams to generate high quality results.
- Experience with metric based analytics for social media and advocacy.
- At least 3 years of experience managing large, cross-functional projects and high performing teams of people.
- Creative thinker with strong writing, communication and presentation skills, as well as an entrepreneurial spirit and skill set.
- Proven ability to collaborate across divisions to implement processes and achieve results. Track record of building and maintaining productive relationships with multiple stakeholders, including working closely with heads of departments
- Detail oriented, with experience directing multiple projects and meeting time sensitive deadlines. Ability to prioritize, multi-task efficiently and respond to a high volume of ongoing requests in a timely fashion. Ability to adapt and be flexible in a dynamic work environment
- Advanced analytical and problem solving skills, including issue identification and prioritization skills.
- Ability to achieve results with only general supervision.
- Proven ability to continually develop skills related to use of rapidly changing technology and communications best practices.
- Demonstrated success in marketing to and engaging culturally diverse audiences and partners.
- Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel required. Familiarity with other software, including databases, a plus.
- Undergraduate degree in Communications, Journalism or Public Affairs or related discipline. Master’s degree strongly preferred.
How to Apply
To apply, please include a cover letter in the body of a message and email your resume as a Word, PDF or Text document to 144591-CSfirstname.lastname@example.org.
The National Trust for Historic Preservation an equal opportunity organization and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, or disability. The National Trust for Historic Preservation actively seeks opportunities to include members of these groups in its programs and activities.