Director of Public Affairs & Strategic Engagement

18 Dec, 2020


Director of Public Affairs & Strategic Engagement

Baltimore, MD

Mayson-Dixon Companies is seeking a Public Affairs and Strategic Engagement professional to join our family of socially-minded companies that are diverse in experience and united in mission. We are a community development firm driven toward building a better world and a better community one project at a time.  Our Strategic Consulting Team is eager to hire a sharp communicator and strategic outreach visionary with strong communications, business development, and external affairs experience.

This candidate is a transparent communicator who leads with compassionate, entrepreneurial, and adaptive ingenuity while maintaining a strong conviction toward equitable social impact, sincere community outreach, and effective engagement.  Must be capable of developing and nurturing solid relationships with strategic external partners and stakeholders with the ability to liaise both externally and internally across multiple business entities while uniquely enhancing the client experience and strengthening the foundation of our external relationships.

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Job Responsibilities

  • Wide-ranging community advocacy
  • Ability to create strategic external alliances that garner the essence of Mayson-Dixon’s mission-driven environment
  • Strong project management, implementation, and coordination skills; the ability to manage multiple projects on tight deadlines with regard to client needs
  • Comfortable with strategic and political relationships
  • The talent to craft smart and effective fundraising campaigns

Job Requirements

We look forward to meeting candidates with some of the following characteristics:

  • Strong writing, correspondence, and marketing skills
  • Effective written and oral communications with the ability to influence both internal and external stakeholders
  • Problem-solving skills and a high degree of creativity
  • Demonstrated success in drafting well-organized and insightful proposals that provide a strong narrative
  • The ability to identify and leverage existing relationships to enrich outreach with community leaders, elected officials, business leaders, and nonprofits
  • An influencer, able to manage broad city-wide and state government relations in Baltimore, Maryland, and Virginia is a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, public relations, public affairs, or public policy

Job posted: 2020-12-18