Join the HJF Team!
The Director of Public Affairs designs and executes public and media affairs efforts for all of HJF’s audiences across the United States and international locations. This position reports to the Vice President, Communications and will develop and implement a broad range of public and media affairs activities in support of HJF’s mission, vision, values and priorities.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Requires superior writing and editing skills with a demonstrated ability to write for multi-media. Adept at taking creative approaches to sourcing, identifying, and creating compelling earned national and global narratives covered by traditional and digital media. Outstanding interpersonal, relationship building and coaching skills both within and outside the organization. Proven success at leveraging digital as well as traditional media.
Must be able to articulate and execute clear strategies and tactics and at the same time be able to adjust and pivot when circumstances dictate. Must possess demonstrated success working with global PR firms and other PR-related vendors together with excellent project management skills.
Candidates will be required to provide public affairs credentials – samples of three best pieces of work as well as active contacts in traditional and digital channels.
Minimum Education/Training: Bachelor of Arts degree in English, Communications or Journalism.
Minimum Experience: 10+ years’ experience in communications or a related field, specifically for a nonprofit organization interacting with the public and private sector.
Physical Capabilities: Prolonged sitting and working at a computer.
Work Environment: Office environment.
HJF is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Chief Human Resources Officer.