Director, Government Affairs

02 Jan, 2022


Director, Government Affairs

FTI Consulting
Washington, DC

About Strategic Communications

The Strategic Communications segment of FTI Consulting is one of the world’s most highly regarded communications consultancies with a 30-year track record of designing and executing communications strategies for clients managing financial, regulatory, and reputational challenges. The Strategic Communications segment serves as trusted advisors to management teams and Boards of Directors seeking to seize opportunities, manage crises, navigate market disruptions, articulate their brand, stake a competitive position, and preserve their permission to operate. Services of the Strategic Communications segment include public affairs and government relations, financial communications, and corporate reputation, with specialty offerings that include M&A communications, crisis communications, issues management, litigation communications, corporate governance, shareholder activism, proxy advisory, restructuring communications, employee engagement, change communications, strategy consulting, research, as well as digital and creative communications.


A Day in the Life as a Director…

As a Director in the Government Affairs practice, you will take an active role in supporting the day-to-day management of all client-related activities that cover many different industries, including the healthcare and life sciences industries. In this role, you will be responsible for managing both up and down within account teams to appropriately service client communications. You will develop and execute communications strategies to deliver results and meet client expectations, draft documents for client use, and provide perspective to clients on internal, peer, and market developments as such pertains to the media. Additional responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to:

Client Delivery

  • Serve as one of the day-to-day client contacts on select accounts; manage the overall quality of work on multiple accounts and government affairs initiatives by demonstrating professional and team leadership
  • Conduct meetings with policy makers and regulators
  • Write and edit a variety of materials (e.g., memos, legislative analysis, talking points, presentations, emails, pitch decks, and web content)
  • Demonstrate an understanding of client information, including business strategy, services, stakeholders, and competitive landscape
  • Deliver high-quality work focused on client needs
  • Create client-ready deliverables in a timely and efficient manner
  • Take a proactive approach and anticipate client needs
  • Counsel clients about industry, company, and market developments
  • Identify resource needs and work with managers to assign individual responsibilities
  • Support billing procedures to ensure timely and accurate delivery of client invoices

Business Development

  • Maintain solid relationships with clients and FTI colleagues across the FTI network
  • Proactively identify opportunities to grow existing client business, as well as new client opportunities
  • Actively participate in the generation of new business proposals and presentations
  • Support the development, production and marketing of thought leadership surrounding emerging trends and issues

Practice Leadership

  • Consistently seek ways to improve client service
  • Anticipate potentially difficult situations and be able to evaluate strategies and alternatives with senior management and autonomously
  • Demonstrate a willingness to take responsibility for outcomes and to assist others when needed
  • Effectively manage competing demands for time
  • Identify resource needs and work with managers to assign individual and group responsibilities
  • Help clients identify and escalate risks in order to act and communicate with integrity
  • Understand and live by FTI’s values, Code of Ethics and the Strategic Communications Rules of Practice, and work with junior staff to embed these concepts within the firm’s culture. (Additional information about FTI’s values, Code of Ethics and the Strategic Communications Rules of Practice can be accessed here.)


What Are We Looking For?

  • Bachelor’s degree required in Communications, Public Relations, Public/Government Affairs, Marketing or a related field
  • 3 years or more years of federal government experience and/or work at a communications agency
  • High proficiency and experience within government affairs/lobbying, public affairs, public relations, including traditional media relations experience, as well as digital and social media program management experience
  • Possess superior research, public policy, writing and editing skills, attention to detail, and concise analysis of legislative bills, hearings, markups, etc. and deliver those reports to various clients
  • Travel required to clients and to FTI office(s)
  • COVID Vaccine required*


What Else Are We Looking For?

  • Demonstrated development of a professional network and experience working on Capitol Hill
  • Ability to use legislative databases
  • Strong understanding of the federal legislative and appropriations processes
  • Proven project management skills and the ability to proactively support/counsel key client relationship
  • Strong time and priority management skills and an ability to effectively juggle multiple client projects
  • Experience leading small teams and people management experience
  • Desire and ability to work in a fast-paced, multi-tasking, deadline-oriented dynamic team environment with regular change
  • Advanced proficiency in PowerPoint, Excel, and Word


*Individuals seeking an exemption from this requirement for medical or religious reasons should complete a request for accommodation form and submit the form to your recruiter.

Our Benefits

Apart from the well-structured career path and excellent team environment, our employees enjoy a variety of perks and benefits. Our benefits include, but are not limited to:
  • Competitive salary and bonus plans
  • Generous paid holidays, time off and parental leave
  • Full package of benefits plans
  • Company matched 401K
  • Annual paid volunteer hours
  • Corporate matching for charitable donations
  • Potential for flexible working arrangements
  • Free snacks and drinks
  • Upscale offices close to public transportation
  • Pet insurance
About FTI Consulting
What makes us unique? With more than 6,250 employees located in offices in every corner of the globe, we are the firm our clients call when their most important issues are at stake. Regardless of what level you are, you will have the opportunity to work alongside and learn from top experts in your field on high-profile engagements that impact history. Our culture is collaborative, and we value diversity, recognition, development and making a difference in our communities.
FTI Consulting is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange and has been recognized as a Best Firm to Work For by Consulting magazine and one of America’s Best Management Consulting Firms by Forbes. For more information, visit and connect with us on Twitter (@FTIConsulting), Facebook and LinkedIn.

FTI Consulting is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, protected veteran status, religion, physical or mental disability, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation.


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Job posted: 2022-01-02