Vice President, Public Affairs

24 Aug, 2020

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Vice President, Public Affairs

Forbes Tate Partners
Washington, DC

About Forbes Tate Partners

Forbes Tate Partners (FTP) is a full-service public affairs consultancy specializing in bipartisan, federal and state government relations, strategic communications, grassroots and grasstops advocacy, issue campaigns, and corporate development. As a mid-sized firm, we have the breadth and depth of personnel and experience to manage a portfolio of over 100 clients, but also the flexibility to provide our clients with attentive and highly personalized support.

Position Description

We are currently seeking a bright, focused and proactive individual to join our team as a Vice President in our Public Affairs practice. The candidate will lead and manage a diverse portfolio of clients, manage and develop staff teams, contribute to thought leadership activities, and participate in business development. This position is full-time salaried, with benefits and paid holidays. The Vice President reports to the Public Affairs Partners and works closely with senior leaders across the Public Affairs practice.

Qualifications

A bachelor’s degree and 10+ years of professional experience in public affairs, strategic communications, and/or media relations is required. Experience in coalition management, advocacy, and grassroots engagement is a plus. The ideal candidate must be team-oriented, have a keen attention to detail, possess exceptional oral and written communications skills, have a proven track record of leading and managing both clients and staff, and can work well under pressure.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Proactively identifies, develops, and executes fully integrated public affairs campaigns that support Forbes Tate Partners’ clients.
  • Manage client campaigns that combine research, earned and paid media, polling, grassroots engagement, coalition management, direct outreach to elected officials, and/or stakeholder engagement.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with members of the media.
  • Develop and maintain a general knowledge of legislation, government policy, and current events relevant to Forbes Tate Partners’ work and its clients.
  • Identify creative ways to engage on core issues and create new opportunities for clients to advocate for key priorities through events, meetings, and partnerships.
  • Build and/or manage coalitions, maintain relationships with third-party stakeholders, and mobilize like-minded outside groups to advance client priorities.
  • Responsible for delivering quantifiable and visible results on behalf of Forbes Tate Partners’ clients.
  • Oversee outside vendor activities and budgets.
  • Contribute to long-range planning of the Public Affairs practice by coordinating proposals for business development purposes, mentoring, and developing team members, and staying abreast of new industry developments.
  • Complete projects as assigned/requested by the Public Affairs’ Partners.

How to Apply

Interested parties should send their resume, cover letter, and three references to careers@forbes-tate.com.

No calls, emails, or faxes, please. Qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview. FTP is an equal opportunity employer committed to building and maintaining an inclusive and diverse work environment.

Job posted: 2020-08-24