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Director - Communications and Public Affairs The candidate will direct the Foundation's communications and public affairs activities. Will lead the external public relations and external communications functions of the organization. Expand brand value through media outreach, delivering public education and influencing public policy. Provide management and oversight for the organization's public relations and media relations, strategic corporate communications functions and its Advocacy tactics. Work directly with the Vice President and chief External Affairs Officer to enhance Foundation's position as the national leader in addiction research, treatment and recovery expertise. Provide public relations leadership, strategy and support to the Foundation and to each of the organization's business units. Market the organization's innovative product and service solutions to various entities, including the federal and state governments. Manage all internal and external media relations and public relations. Staff resources and external contractors to execute PR and communications tactics at all business units. Assist leadership in tactically executing the public policy and advocacy strategy.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have a Bachelor's degree in Communications, Journalism, or related field. Master's degree in Public Health, Government Relations, Journalism or a J.D. (law) degree is preferred. Must have 5 years of experience working in journalism, communications, media relations and/or domestic policy issues at the Federal, State, and/or local level including tracking and prioritizing legislation. Should also have experience with program and/or staff management including budgeting, project management, and prioritization of critical assignments. Must have experience in the chemical dependency field having established working acquaintances with national chemical dependency associations, successful involvement in public policy activities, and working relationships with federal and state agencies regulating chemical dependency issues. Should preferably have demonstrated knowledge of congressional activities, federal agencies, and related political climates, issues, and participants, including legislative and budget processes.
Job ID: 2018-6381
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