Communications Manager, Campaigns, Issues & Advocacy

18 Nov, 2022


Communications Manager, Campaigns, Issues & Advocacy

American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM)
Washington, D.C.

This position is currently a hybrid remote/in-office position. Local applicants preferred.

If you are an experienced public affairs communicator, have a proven record of building winning advocacy campaigns, enjoy mobilizing grassroots audiences, and engaging with media, our Communications Manager position might be your next step.

As the national trade association representing American fuel refineries and petrochemical companies, AFPM engages in issues at the federal, state and local levels on behalf of our members. The Communications Manager will produce content, oversee external consultants and work hand-in-glove with AFPM State & Local Advocacy and Government Affairs. This position will also play a key role in building out the advocacy arm of EMPOWER, AFPM’s employee engagement and mobilization program.


Campaigns & mobilization

  • Monitor policy challenges and build campaigns to advance AFPM’s objectives
  • Develop campaign communications toolkits around key issues, including letters, template op-eds, draft testimony, fact sheets, FAQ documents, etc.
  • Manage field teams, consultants and grassroots, grass-tops programs

Take AFPM’s industry employee mobilization program to the next level

  • Drive EMPOWER digital and field advocacy communications and activities
  • Work directly with member companies to identify potential EMPOWER resource needs and opportunities to promote the program
  • Build out the issue education section of EMPOWER’s in-person training
  • Manage advocacy reports, including company-specific engagement metrics

AFPM Newsroom and media

  • Within the AFPM Newsroom team, monitor and report out on issue updates and campaign activations relating to fuel and transportation policies
  • Draft and contribute to blogs, statements, one-pagers, issue resource pages, backgrounders, op-eds, etc.
  • Facilitate media engagement (prep AFPM subject matter experts, schedule interviews, develop responses, etc.) on a defined set of issues, and step in when additional media engagement support is needed
  • Keep the Newsroom team informed about key policy timelines and upcoming content needs


  • A bachelor’s degree or commensurate relevant experience
  • At least six years of work experience, with a minimum of two focused on issue-based campaigns and/or mobilization programs; energy or manufacturing industry experience a plus
  • Campaign and/or advocacy experience, including mastery of digital and traditional campaign mobilization and engagement tactics
  • Clear writing and speaking skills, appropriate for grass-roots audiences
  • A high degree of problem-solving and organizational skills, and an ability to quickly develop and implement communications strategies and tactics

Job posted: 2022-11-18