Organization: Firehouse Strategies
Location: Washington, DC
Date Posted: 11/07/2023
Firehouse Strategies is a full-service public affairs firm delivering successful targeted persuasion campaigns for a wide variety of corporate clients, including Fortune 50 companies, trade associations, coalitions, and nonprofit organizations. With over 30 political and PR experts based in Washington, D.C., New York, and Florida, Firehouse employs uniquely authentic strategies and asymmetric tactics to achieve clients’ desired outcomes.
Firehouse is seeking a full-time senior vice president to join our rapidly growing firm. This position will lead team members in executing targeted media and issue advocacy campaigns on behalf of client engagements.
This position is based out of Firehouse’s Washington, D.C. office. Successful candidates for this role have 10+ years of professional experience working in the political or public affairs sectors and excel in a collaborative, fun, and fast-paced environment.
Team Leadership: Oversee team members in managing and enhancing client accounts and acquiring new business opportunities for the firm.
Client Engagements: Provide clients with strategic guidance and lead team members in producing high-quality deliverables that achieve clients desired outcomes.
Business Development: Drive pitches and proposals that convert into new business opportunities for the firm.
Media Relations: Utilizing media relationships with reporters, media bookers, and producers, pitch Firehouse’s clients and client-related content to key state-based and national media outlets.
Team Development: Through the firm’s mentoring and training programs, provide coaching and skills development opportunities for assigned team members.
10+ years of professional experience in a political or public affairs role. Preferably, background working on behalf of political candidates, elected officials, or political party organizations.
Proven ability to lead, mentor, and empower team members to succeed.
Interest and ability to remain up-to-speed on relevant policy issues and debates taking shape both in Washington, D.C. and nationwide.
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Superb presentation skills.
Strong track record of effectively collaborating with team members.
Demonstrated ability to multi-task and prioritize both client and team needs.
Ability to operate Microsoft Office Suite platforms, such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Salary commensurate with experience.
Superb health and dental insurance benefits, with Firehouse paying 100% of the Carefirst Gold-tier reference plans offered by the firm.
Excellent retirement benefits, with Firehouse providing a 401(k)-plan featuring a 3% employer contribution for all employees.
Employer-sponsored financial planning services, with a dedicated financial planner offered by the firm to all employees.
Flexible Spending Accounts, offering employees a way to set aside pre-tax pay for qualifying health care expenses, dependent care expenses, and commuting or parking expenses.
15 days of paid time off vacation per calendar year.
Monthly stipend for cellular phone usage.
Monthly firmwide social events.
A fun and collaborative environment to develop and expand your career.