Communications Director - Millennial Action Project


Organization Description
The Millennial Action Project (MAP) has an audacious mission: make political cooperation a norm through Millennial leadership. As polarization and gridlock paralyzes America’s political system, our generation must create a new politics and govern our nation into the future. MAP is a national, nonpartisan, 501(c)(3) nonprofit start-up dedicated to activating Millennial policymakers and leaders to create post-partisan political cooperation. MAP and its work have been featured in: Wall Street Journal, New York Times, NBC’s Meet The Press, CNN, MSNBC’s Morning Joe and Ronan Farrow Daily, ABC News, USA Today, POLITICO, National Journal, The Hill, Roll Call, BuzzFeed, C-SPAN, Al Jazeera America, and more.
In the wake of the 2013 government shut down, MAP organized the nation’s first and only bipartisan caucus for young members of Congress, the Future Caucus, forming a unique entrepreneurial governing environment for the next generation of leaders. MAP scales this model into the states— currently in six state legislatures—to create pragmatic common ground on future-oriented issues. This work has led to bipartisan achievements on issues such as entrepreneurship, technology, 21st century skills training, veterans' employment, immigration, volunteerism, and more—including the introduction of the first bipartisan legislation on social impact bonds. The national Advisory Board includes Governor Jon Huntsman, Jr., Governor Jennifer Granholm, and former U.S. Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra. More information about MAP can be found atwww.MillennialAction.org.

Location - 1601 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 200 | Washington, DC. This is a full-time position based in Washington, DC. Some travel may be required.

Job Description
As a member of the senior Executive Committee, the Communications Director will lead the charge to build MAP’s national narrative and presence, as well as spearhead coordination with MAP’s affiliated Congressional Future Caucus members.
Salary is commensurate with experience. Benefits provided.
MAP is an equal opportunity employer. Reference checks are conducted on all prospective new hires.

Job Responsibilities

  • Develop, oversee and execute national media, communications, and public relations strategies for MAP

  • Secure media placements in top broadcast, print, and other outlets

  • Manage, cultivate, and build relations with established media outlets, as well as emerging new platforms

  • Act as an official spokesperson for MAP

  • Coordinate with Congressional and state caucus members and staffs on Future Caucus initiatives

  • Draft press releases, newsletters, op-eds, and blog posts

  • Prepare talking points for interviews, commentary, and speaking engagements

  • Produce communications assets for media and conferences (press kits, etc.)

  • Manage and negotiate key national speaking engagements and public engagements for MAP’s President

  • Other communications, political, and management tasks as they arise 

Job Requirements

  • At least three years of communications experience on Capitol Hill and/or Congressional-related press/media experience (prior work as Communications Director and/or Press Secretary for a member of Congress is ideal)

  • Strong media relations with national-level producers, reporters, and editors, and ability to build new relationships

  • Experience working directly with members of Congress and staffs on events and initiatives

  • Strong understanding of print, broadcast, and online media

  • Strong sense of the legislative process, as well as current issues and events related to our work

  • Creative, entrepreneurial, and self-motivated

  • Ability to exercise sound judgment in the representation of MAP

  • Sincere commitment to MAP’s mission of working across partisan lines and an intuitive understanding of MAP’s message

  • Excellent writing, proofreading, communications, and political skills

  • At least Bachelor’s degree, preferably in public relations, political, or communications-related field

How to Apply
Submit a cover letter and resume, along with any relevant online links to prior work, to jobs@millennialaction.org 

- Applications will be accepted until position is filled.