Director, Integrated Communications

23 May, 2021


Director, Integrated Communications

American Petroleum Institute
Washington, DC

Directly supports the SVP of Communication in developing, communicating, and executing internal and external strategic initiatives by leading projects with cross-team resources, managing day-to-day operational priorities, and strengthening reporting, oversight, and integration.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Support the mission, strategy, and objectives of the Communications Department as a senior leader on the Communications team;
  • Oversee strategic communications projects on behalf of the SVP of Communications to ensure proper coordination, collaboration, and timely implementation to meet pre-determined milestones and objectives;
  • Fulfill the responsibilities of the Communications Committee Secretariat and serve as main point of contact with member companies;
  • Present communications objectives and strategies to API Management and Senior Staff, including at the weekly Leadership Team call, as well as member companies and third party organizations;
  • Oversee and implement coordination and strategic communications plans with Joint Trade association allies;
  • Manage strategic initiatives, including Employee Engagement and employee grassroots campaign, in coordination with other team members;
  • Serve as communications lead and provide strategic input on cross-departmental projects, including DE&I, ESG, and member-focused initiatives;
  • Anticipate and prepare executive-level communications materials for the SVP of Communications, including Executive Committee and Board pre-reads, powerpoint presentations, and messaging;
  • Recommend and provide internal communications updates to the Communications Department, Executive Staff, and API Staff as needed;
  • Manage and oversee the Communications budget in coordination with Communications team leads and Finance team;
  • Provide input and recommendations regarding organizational structure, budget, and allocation of resources to optimize performance and achieve desired outcomes;
  • Continuously evaluate innovative communications approaches and tools to achieve long-term communications goals.

Skills, Experience and Education 

  • At least 10 – 12 years of professional experience in communications, public relations, or public affairs.
  • 3+ years of management experience.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication, project management, and operational skills are essential.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships, including executives and members.
  • Superior project management and a track record of program development and implementation.
  • Ability to provide leadership, handle multiple priorities and work under pressure.
  • Proven ability to organize and possess above-average organizational skills.
  • Ability to respond promptly to executive and members needs and solicit team feedback to meet project deadlines, while maintaining high-quality results.
  • Initiative and ability to work both independently and collegially with others are essential.
  • Experience with the oil and natural gas industry is a plus, but not required.

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Job posted: 2021-05-23