Director, Public Affairs

12 Sep, 2022

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Director, Public Affairs

Dentons Global Advisors
Washington, D.C.
Position Overview: Director, Public Affairs
Directors at Dentons Global Advisors are the backbone of our teams and lead the development and implementation of public affairs strategies for our clients on a day-to-day basis. They have an understanding of U.S. legislative processes and related stakeholders, and experience communicating about policy impacts, including to media. They have experience leveraging various strategies and tools to advance a client’s business position, including digital outreach, online and traditional media and coalition building. They manage junior team members’ work and learn to be trusted client counselors by engaging around business-critical matters in a fast-paced environment. They are excellent project managers, skilled writers and editors, collaborative teammates with extensive experience overseeing content development and making the trains run on time. Our team operates a flat organizational structure and relies on our Directors to work collaboratively with a group of global experts and across a number of critical engagements.
 
In this role, you will:
Help leading companies and multinational organizations navigate significant threats to their enterprise value and reputation, including major legislative or regulatory change
Work in teams that may include U.S. government relations professionals, legal experts from DGA’s partner firm, Dentons, and members of our international offices
Serve as a primary project manager and oversee junior team’s work product on simultaneous engagements that are complex and multijurisdictional
Map and coordinate with external stakeholders, including DC-based think tanks, trade organizations and NGOs, to deliver impactful solutions for clients
Turn ‘big picture’ strategies for managing complex issues into actionable plans
Drive content development and strategy that effectively advocates for a client’s business position
Serve as a primary day-to-day client contact on sensitive matters
Manage matters with senior support, and help drive engagement objectives
Manage DGA team members, support team members’ professional development and work to identify additional development opportunities
Run firm development initiatives and certain client workstreams with limited supervision
Expectations of a DGA Director:
Contribute to and drive public affairs strategy for clients
Develop junior talent and provide support and mentorship to junior team members
Collaborate with wider DGA colleagues in other offices and with Dentons lawyers
Promote a culture of collaboration
Be intellectually curious, eager to learn from coworkers and excited to teach new skills to the team
Contribute to DGA’s own ESG agenda
Bring DGA’s full potential to engage with clients on their most complex issues
Think and act in a collaborative, creative, and integrated way
Consistently display excellent project management and organizational skills
Manage the delivery of written materials, including talking points, advocacy proposals, and issue analysis, being accountable for consistency and quality of other team members’ work
Be comfortable in a start-up environment
Understand confidentiality and act with integrity at all times
Effectively utilize research and innovative tools to the benefit of clients and the team
Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree or higher, or equivalent and relevant work experience; sector expertise a plus
6+ years of experience in public affairs, advocacy campaigns, politics/government, strategic communications and/or from a consultancy or relevant in-house position, or the capabilities of someone of that level of experience
Experience working in or with teams in government affairs or similar policy or external relations roles
Experience working with media and/or online content
Highly collaborative working style
Equal Opportunity Statement
Dentons Global Advisors is committed to equal opportunity in recruitment and employment practices and opposes all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination. No job applicant or employee receives unfavorable treatment on the grounds of color, race, nationality, ethnic or national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, religion or belief, or any other status protected by law.

Job posted: 2022-09-12