APWA is searching for a creative Public Affairs Manager to join our Government Affairs team located in Washington, D.C. This position will implement communication strategies to promote and educate the U.S. Congress, federal agencies, partner organizations, and the public about public works, APWA public policy priorities, government affairs activities and APWA member activities. This position reports to Government and Public Affairs director and will work closely with the APWA Executive Director and the Kansas City office to align a branded message to support the strategic operational objectives related to the APWA Strategic plan.
The Public Affairs Manager will manage our public affairs and advocacy communications by implementing communication strategies aligned with the APWA Strategic Plan and Government Affairs public policy priorities; manage successful media/trade publications relationships to promote the activities of APWA members to internal and external audiences; monitor, track and review news sources related to infrastructure and public works programs including advocacy, and disseminate to the appropriate audiences; manage the media and press room at the association’s annual conference and coordinate/post information on APWA websites, social media initiatives and works internally to achieve consistent marketing and branding.
Requirements include: Bachelor’s degree in communications, media affairs, public affairs, marketing or similar degree area combined with a minimum of five years related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Association experience and/or Capitol Hill experience strongly preferred. A successful candidate must have excellent verbal and written communications skills; be customer/member service oriented; be highly proficient in using all forms of media to deliver a message; have strong computer skills using Office 2016 or higher; be able to prioritize workload; be comfortable writing for and presenting to various audiences; and be detail oriented.
American Public Works Association (APWA) is a 501c (3) organization of more than 30,000 members from state and local public agencies and private firms. This position is in our Washington, D.C. office and will be a member of our Government Affairs team. More information about our organization can be found at www.apwa.net.
TO APPLY BY JULY 31, 2019: Submit Cover letter, Resume, Salary Requirements and 2 writing samples of current work to: APWA HR, 1200 Main Street, Suite 1400, Kansas City, MO, 64105, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
About American Public Works Association
The American Public Works Association is an educational and professional association of public agencies, private sector companies, and individuals dedicated to providing high quality public works goods and services.
Originally chartered in 1937, APWA is the largest and oldest organization of its kind in the world, with headquarters in Kansas City, Missouri, an office in Washington, D.C., and 63 chapters throughout North America. APWA provides a forum in which public works professionals can exchange ideas, improve professional competency, increase the performance of their agencies and companies, and bring important public works-related topics to public attention in local, state and federal arenas.
The association is a highly participatory organization, with hundreds of opportunities for leadership and service, and a network of several dozen national committees in every area of public works. Governed by a 17-member board of directors, elected at both the regional and national levels, APWA is an open, flexible association with a diversified membership of 30,000 and a reputation for quality services and products