VP Public & Government Affairs (BB-880A2)

Found in: Neuvoo CA



Company is looking for a Vice President to join the National Public & Government Affairs Practice and play a leadership role in overseeing the work stream for comprehensive provincial and municipal public affairs and government relations campaigns. You will be responsible for the leadership and overall direction of an account team as it relates to client service, staffing, training, organizational development, and quality control. You will be able to demonstrate the value of these offerings to clients and lead all aspects of their planning and execution while also leading and /or contributing to the winning of new client business.

We need a strategic, confident, vibrant and strong leader for the team in addition to being the senior client contact. You are able to make judgment calls in a fast-paced environment and offer a highly qualified opinion on how to translate our clients’ visions into reality. The successful candidate has cultivated strong strategic acumen and proven success in leading teams.


  • Serve as the primary or senior contact for Public & Government Affairs clients
  • Create research-driven, creative public affairs programs that meet or exceed client objectives
  • Use capabilities and resources across Company to meet client goals and budgets
  • Formulate thoughtful points of view and recommendations based on broad communications and client landscape
  • Take immediate action upon client feedback and help solve client problems
  • Recommend appropriate media strategies and build relationships with journalists and social media influencers to achieve clients’ business goals
  • Demonstrate practical and advanced understanding of the operations of government and the political process
  • Use qualitative and quantitative research to develop and evaluate client programs
  • Oversee quality of teams’ assignments including writing, pitching, proposals, and reporting; Mentor, coach and support all team members, and ensure you and your staff are constantly developing abilities
  • Establish achievable revenue growth targets annually
  • Cultivate business growth opportunities among existing and prospective clients
  • Introduce existing clients to relevant Company capabilities, including resources outside of your own group, to advance clients’ business goals
  • Negotiate client and vendor contracts and manage client budget
  • Participate in the development and adoption of new products, services, intellectual property and thought leadership materials related to your areas of expertise
  • Represent Company on panels and speaking engagements
  • Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of agency and/or relevant experience with a focus on public affairs and government relations
  • Experience in government and communications with government executives
  • Experience leading public affairs programs targeting political, either or both internal (employee) and external stakeholders, providing ongoing strategic analysis of program results
  • Bachelor's degree in Political Science, Journalism, Communications, Marketing, or relevant field required
  • Strategic mindset regarding key program development
  • Experience developing relationships with third party organizations, and to attend external meetings and events representing the agency and client
  • Demonstrated success in media relations, including materials development, pitching, message training and interview coordination
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