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Director, Public Affairs

Director, Public Affairs
Organization: KPMG
Location: Baltimore, MD; McLean, VA; Washington, DC
Date Posted: 03/07/2024

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Director, Public Affairs – Corporate Affairs Organization


  • Lead public affairs campaigns with strong attention to execution, quality, detail, and timeliness in support of public policy positions at the local, state, and federal levels.
  • Build and support relationships with third parties such as external trade and industry associations, NGOs, public policy experts, thought leaders, and other stakeholders.
  • Engage in strategy development and execution of peer exchanges, media partnerships, events, and industry engagement.


  • Minimum ten years of recent experience working in Public Affairs or public policy; industry knowledge and communications experience a plus.
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university required.
  • Possess a data-driven approach to public affairs communications planning and strategy; demonstrated experience in third party engagement & event strategy/execution.
  • Proven technical aptitude and critical thinking; knowledge of MS Office and digital and social media channels; exceptional writing and project management skills with keen attention to detail.
  • Ability to thrive, multi-task, and be flexible in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment.
  • Proven track record as a collaborator and self-starter who exercises discretion and independent judgment.

KPMG complies with all local/state regulations regarding displaying salary ranges. If required, the ranges displayed below or via the URL below are specifically for those potential hires who will work in the location(s) listed. Any offered salary is determined based on relevant factors such as applicant’s skills, job responsibilities, prior relevant experience, certain degrees and certifications and market considerations. In addition, the firm is proud to offer a comprehensive, competitive benefits package, with options designed to help you make the best decisions for yourself, your family, and your lifestyle. Available benefits are based on eligibility. Our Total Rewards package includes a variety of medical and dental plans, vision coverage, disability and life insurance, 401(k) plans, and a robust suite of personal well-being benefits to support your mental health. Depending on job classification, standard work hours, and years of service, KPMG provides Personal Time Off per fiscal year. Additionally, each year the firm publishes a calendar of holidays to be observed during the year and provides two firmwide breaks each year where employees will not be required to use Personal Time Off; one is at year end and the other is around the July 4th holiday. Additional details about our benefits can be found towards the bottom of our KPMG US Careers site at “Benefits & How We Work”.

Follow this link to obtain salary ranges by city outside of CA: Pay Transparency

KPMG LLP (the U.S. member firm of KPMG International) offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits package. KPMG is an affirmative action-equal opportunity employer. KPMG complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws regarding recruitment and hiring. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. The attached link contains further information regarding the firm’s compliance with federal, state and local recruitment and hiring laws. No phone calls or agencies please.

KPMG recruits on a rolling basis. Candidates are considered as they apply, until the opportunity is filled. Candidates are encouraged to apply expeditiously to any role(s) for which they are qualified that is also of interest to them.

KPMG does not currently require partners or employees to be fully vaccinated or test negative for COVID-19 in order to go to KPMG offices, client sites, or KPMG events, except when mandated by federal, state, or local law. In some circumstances, clients also may require proof of vaccination or testing (e.g., to go to the client site).

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