Communications Strategist (Account Manager)

03 Feb, 2021


Communications Strategist (Account Manager)

Mission Partners
Rockville, MD

Summary: Mission Partners is seeking candidates interested in a full-time Communications Strategist position to serve as account and project manager for existing Mission Partners clients. We are especially interested in applicants who have prior full- time agency experience; have experience working at the intersection of public relations, philanthropy, and public policy; and candidates who have a demonstrated commitment to racial justice. This position reports to the Chief Operating Officer.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Working with internal and client subject matter experts, craft overall communications strategies, message frameworks, and campaigns that are culturally competent and inclusive.
  2. Play either a leading or supporting role in implementation of communications campaigns.
  3. Manage day-to-day client relationships, serving in a project manager role, anticipating questions and needs and solving problems with account teams, while thinking strategically about how to solve client communications challenges.
  4. Lead the development of new opportunities and/or story angles to pursue on behalf of clients and craft pitches/news releases and other communications to help in delivering client stories to relevant audiences. This position will support or lead on media pitching, op-ed development and placement, and story development.
  5. Work closely with vendors—including graphic design, social media, web, or videographers—to ensure client and agency campaigns are executed creatively, on time, and within budget.


  • A stated and proven commitment to Mission Partners’ company values.
  • Intellectual curiosity and a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Three years minimum experience working directly in public affairs, issues management, campaign development, or public relations for mission-driven organizations or causes.
  • Prior full-time experience working in a communications/marketing agency, public affairs firm or similar environment.
  • Certification or college degree in communications, business, journalism, or related field.
  • Fluency with digital project management and/or communications tools (e.g., Asana, Microsoft Teams, Google Suite) and a proven track record of success in advancing marketing/communications goals.
  • Proven ability to oversee projects from initial strategy through tactical implementation.
  • Strong writing skills, attention to detail, understanding of inclusive and plain language practices, and ability to write across a variety of channels and mediums.
  • Strong organizational skills, familiarity with project management, and experience working in a client services environment.
  • Positive attitude and a team player.
  • Ability to manage and prioritize competing demands.
  • Experience working with coalitions a plus.

Compensation and Benefits

Competitive salary, starting at $70,000; Quarterly individual incentive plan; new business development incentive plan; comprehensive health coverage and 401K (after one year); tuition reimbursement; peer recognition points; charitable gift match; generous vacation time; and sabbatical time after one year of service.

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Job posted: 2021-02-03