VP Communications and Strategy
Will develop and execute proactive strategies, programs and tactics to ensure the unique voice of FDD in the policy community;Design and build a communications/web/social media and event planning team; Act as a key member of the senior management team knowledgeable about the full range of fundraising, outreach and policy activities; Work with scholars and experts to maximize the product dissemination and impact; promote experts on panels, at conferences, and in print, electronic and broadcast media; Work with scholars/experts on written and broadcast products to maximize visibility. Design and implement strategies to communicate FDD’s positions to key constituencies; Review and upgrade FDD's social media activities; Monitor current and forthcoming policy issues of importance to FDD; Carry out a comprehensive branding and marketing review; Design, implement and exploit appropriate metrics to evaluate impact; Qualifications Must be a seasoned leader of young communications professionals. Excellent verbal and written communications skills including the ability to draft quickly and edit a range of written products. Must have proven track record in raising profile of small organizations across multiple platforms. A strong leader and team member with a background in foreign affairs, public affairs and communications. A Big Plus: Familiarity and enthusiasm for the substance of FDD'S work: foreign policy in general, but specifically terrorism, national security, energy, Middle East, democracy, and non-proliferation. Ability to think creatively about how to pitch and position stories Experience in USG Agencies, on Capitol Hill or think tanks a plus. Robust rolodex inside the beltway a plus. Event management experience a plus. To apply, please send your CV, cover letter, a writing sample (no more than 600 words) and 3 sentences that describe why this job appeals to you to firstname.lastname@example.orgNO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.