Senior Director for Communications and Public Affairs - Economic Innovation Group



Organization Information

The Economic Innovation Group (EIG) is an ideas laboratory and advocacy organization dedicated to forging a more dynamic, entrepreneurial, and innovative U.S. economy for the 21st century. Headquartered in Washington, D.C. and led by an experienced, bipartisan team, EIG convenes leading experts from the public and private sectors, develops original policy research, and works to advance creative legislative proposals that will bring new jobs, investment, and economic growth to communities across the nation.


Location - Plot 22 Ben Kiwanuka Street, Kampala, Uganda

Job Description

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Senior Director for Communications and Public Affairs will develop and lead EIG’s overall communications, press, and public relations strategies and contribute to all areas of the organization’s strategic planning process. This person will directly manage communications, press activities, media relations, and public events that will promote the brand and reputation of the organization.


Job Responsibilities

Specific responsibilities include the following:

  • Develop and execute the organization’s communications plan to advance its brand, broaden awareness of its policy agenda, and increase the visibility of its activities across key stakeholder audiences.

  • Promote press opportunities for the organization’s founders, advisors, and executive staff while working to ensure messaging consistency by all organizational spokespersons.

  • Actively cultivate and manage press relationships (including national, D.C., and financial and technology sectors) to ensure coverage surrounding all organization activities, events, and announcements.

  • Coordinate the development and distribution of all communications products, including talking points, speeches, press releases, and other materials as needed.

  • Serve as the executive editor for the organization’s website and lead the development of online content and outreach through social media channels.

  • Manage outside communications consultants as necessary within budgetary parameters.

  • Oversee the development and allocation of the organization’s communications budget.


Job Qualifications

The ideal candidate will be committed to EIG’s economic policy agenda. S/he will bring strong communications credentials, with a minimum of 10-15 years of experience and a deep set of contacts in Washington. The new Senior Director will be a creative communicator and s/he will have an appreciation for working with elite, high level audiences. S/he will also have the political acumen necessary to effectively manage the many stakeholders that EIG interacts with on a regular basis. Success in this role will mean achieving meaningful impact, i.e., ensuring EIG is relevant to the important political debate(s) about America’s economic future and helping to build EIG as a platform for creative policy thinking. Specific qualifications include:


How to Apply:
Please go to the link below: http://www.finca.org/job-posting/?id=1884

Deadline - N/A