Monday, June 10, 2013

Director, Communications and Strategy -- U.S. Chamber of Commerce

To Apply: Director, Communications and Strategy U.S. Chamber of Commerce - Washington, DC (Washington D.C. Metro Area) Job Description OVERVIEW: Serve as a strategic communications partner for U.S. Chamber departments, affiliates, and programs. RESPONSIBILITIES: Work with a portfolio of internal customers, establishing relationships with these clients and meeting with them regularly to understand and help deliver their objectives; draft and execute long-term strategic plans around the clients’ needs, including advertising, marketing, digital, Web, and media; provide full-service and integrated communications support; lead the implementation of key advocacy campaigns; identify opportunities to leverage the Chamber’s online and communications properties to support clients’ strategic agenda; and work cross-divisionally to ensure consistent U.S. Chamber branding and message effectiveness. Desired Skills & Experience REQUIREMENTS:Bachelor’s degree and 8+ years’ related experience in progressively responsible positions in a trade association or agency; experience working on complex political and business issues and developing unified messages; strong project management; excellent written and verbal communications skills; creative self-starter; ability to multitask under tight deadlines; strong organizational skills; the ability to effectively interact with senior-level executives and outside contacts and vendors; and proficiency in MS Office products. PR agency experience a plus. Salary commensurate with experience. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. Our recruitment and employment policies are inclusive. We respect both the spirit and letter of the laws of equal employment opportunity. Company Description The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world's largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations. More than 96% of U.S. Chamber members are small businesses with 100 employees or fewer. As the voice of business, the Chamber's core purpose is to fight for free enterprise before Congress, the White House, regulatory agencies, the courts, the court of public opinion, and governments around the world. From its headquarters near the White House, the Chamber maintains a professional staff of top policy experts, lobbyists, lawyers, and communicators. Special initiatives covering energy, infrastructure, education and training, and workforce rules drive the pro-business agenda. The Chamber is also active in shaping legal policy through its in-house law firm, the National Chamber Litigation Center (NCLC), and through the Institute for Legal Reform (ILR). The Chamber's International Division collaborates with more than 100 American Chambers of Commerce in countries around the world. The Chamber also runs the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE), a program of the National Endowment for Democracy. Through its growing network of grassroots business activists, the Chamber educates voters, turns out the business vote, and helps drive legislation on Capitol Hill. The Chamber consistently leads the pack on lobbying expenditures. In the past year, the Chamber hosted more than 2,500 programs and forums with various participants, including members of the administration, members of Congress, and dozens of international leaders. Most recently, the Chamber launched American Free Enterprise. Dream Big., a comprehensive, multiyear campaign to support free enterprise through national advertising; grassroots advocacy; citizen, community, and youth engagement; and research and ideas leadership.

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