Organization: CURA Strategies
Location: Arlington, VA
Date Posted: 11/20/2023
CURA Strategies – Vice President of Public Affairs Position
About CURA Strategies: CURA Strategies, a rapidly expanding and award-winning health care communications and public affairs agency, is seeking a dynamic Vice President of Public Affairs. If you possess a deep understanding of health care policy and extensive experience in executing public and government affairs strategies, we invite you to join our team. We focus on transforming health care through meaningful client work, collaborating with organizations in mental health, heart disease, maternal health, substance use disorders, kidney disease, and more.
Health Policy Expertise and Public Affairs Strategy: Leverage in-depth knowledge of the U.S. health policy landscape to craft and execute comprehensive public affairs and strategic communication strategies. Align strategies with client objectives in the health care sector, including stakeholder engagement, grassroots initiatives, and direct lobbying.
Advocacy Campaigns: Work collaboratively with communications and digital colleagues to develop and execute advocacy strategies, advancing clients’ legislative and regulatory priorities.
Relationship Building: Proactively develop impactful relationships with key Congressional offices, federal regulatory agencies, industry coalitions, and stakeholders to enhance clients’ influence and reputation.
Policy Analysis: Stay informed about legislative and regulatory developments in health care, providing timely analysis to clients and internal teams to inform strategic decision-making.
Client Relationship Management: Serve as a trusted advisor to clients, offering strategic counsel on government affairs and strategic communications to ensure their objectives are met.
Team Leadership: Manage and mentor a team of government affairs and communications professionals, fostering a collaborative and high-performing work environment. Contribute to team trainings and team-building activities.
Collaboration: Work cross-functionally with communications and digital colleagues to deliver integrated approaches to clients.
Business Development: Support new business by identifying opportunities and working with the leadership team to develop proposals. Contribute to ongoing CURA marketing efforts.
Bachelor’s degree in political science, public policy, communications, or related field. Advanced degree preferred.
9+ years of public affairs experience, including legislative health policy experience.
Hill experience required.
Consulting firm experience (e.g., PR agency, government affairs firm) preferred.
Knowledge of legislative and regulatory processes.
Demonstrated leadership experience, managing teams and complex projects with a proactive, innovative, and positive attitude.
Enthusiasm for building and cultivating key policy and stakeholder relationships.
Familiarity with digital advocacy tools and social media engagement.
Excellent writing and organizational skills, thriving in a fast-paced, collaborative environment.
What We Offer:
Unlimited PTO after one year of employment.
Weekly free lunches and office snacks/drinks.
Robust health benefits with 100% premium coverage.
401K with company match.
Flexible work hours and locations.
Social gatherings, company retreats, and professional development opportunities.
Weekly all-team meetings for updates and financial transparency.
Paid maternity/paternity leave.
Transportation and mobile phone stipends.
Equal Opportunity Employer: All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, gender, marital status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, veteran status, or disability. In a recent employee survey, 100% of employees strongly believe, “Everyone here at CURA Strategies is treated fairly regardless of race, gender, age, ethnic background, disability, sexual orientation, or other differences.”
More About CURA Strategies: CURA Strategies is an integrated strategic communications and public affairs agency exclusively focused on health care and wellness. Our bipartisan leadership team has earned industry recognition, including recent awards such as PRovoke North American Boutique Agency of the Year (2023) and Top 10 Most Trusted Healthcare PR Firms by Insights Care Magazine (2021).