Campaign Manager, Public Policy and Advocacy

20 Mar, 2019


Campaign Manager, Public Policy and Advocacy

National Council for Behavioral Health Mission and Leadership
Washington, DC
Position Summary
The Campaign Manager will function as a member of the Public Policy & Practice Improvement team and will work closely with the Marketing & Communications team. Responsibilities are primarily focused on ensuring the smooth execution of a campaign work plan, building collaborative relationships with current and potential partners, quickly establishing strong internal communication pathways to support successful execution of campaign deliverables. Operating across departments is critical.As part of workplan execution, this incumbent must be adept at taking survey research findings and translating them into useful and actionable materials for targeted audiences (e.g. lawmakers, philanthropy, media). The Campaign Manager must stay current with new trends, platforms and methodologies and strategies affecting stakeholders and targeted audiences. In addition, they should have a basic knowledge of behavioral health policy and practice issues and be prepared to rapidly increase their competency in this area.

Responsibilities Include

  • Developing and executing on communications plans
  • Translating research and survey data into actionable materials for the public and targeted audiences
  • Writing talking points, developing slides, drafting fact sheets and FAQs, and writing a variety of other materials such as blogs and case studies. Written products will include a variety of collateral materials, such as articles, marketing emails, press materials, blog posts, social media posts, one pagers and fact sheets.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelors’ Degree in Journalism, Communications, English, or related field

At least 5 years of experience in communications
At least 3 years of project management and behavioral health care experience, respectively

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Exceptional writing and editing skills
  • Fluent at translating information into compelling messages targeted to multiple distinct audiences.
  • Highly organized individual with demonstrated project management experience, including workplan development, logistics coordination, and managing multiple competing timelines and deliverables
  • Ability to build relationships across internal teams and external stakeholders
  • Ability to manage communications professionals.
  • High emotional intelligence to navigate internal and external dynamics
  • High level proficiency in Microsoft Office—MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to contribute to a strong team-based environment
  • Results-oriented with a high attention to detail, ability to multi-task and meet deadlines in a demanding, fast-paced environment

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Basic knowledge of behavioral health policy and practice issues, including health care financing.

Organization Overview

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Job posted: 2019-03-20