Associate Executive Secretary (VP) of Communications
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The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL), a nonpartisan Quaker lobby based in Washington, DC, seeks nominations and applications for an Associate Executive Secretary (Vice President) of Communications, who will drive FCNL’s national narrative and lead the communications team to tell the story of impact to Quakers, donors, diverse advocates and the media throughout the country. This is a newly created position designed to build FCNL’s presence in the media, to oversee organizational marketing and to provide strategic direction for all communications. At a time when the country is becoming more and more polarized, this is an exciting opportunity to work across partisan lines in a respectful and consensus-based way, to find common ground.
FCNL is a nonpartisan organization that seeks to live out its values of integrity, simplicity, and peace as it builds relationships across political divides to move policies forward. Communications is an integral part of FCNL’s mission across all aspects of the organization. The Vice President will develop an integrated communications strategy to cultivate a stronger media and marketing presence that promotes FCNL as an effective advocate for peace and justice in all media platforms and communications channels. Reporting to the Executive Secretary, s/he will supervise the Communications team and work closely with the FCNL lobbyists, the Development team, the Field and Quaker Welcome Center staff to develop media-friendly messages and strategies to advance FCNL’s legislative priorities and to integrate the communication and marketing needs of the entire organization.
The successful candidate will possess at least eight to ten years of communications experience, preferably in the nonprofit sector, and have a demonstrated track record of developing and implementing integrated communication strategies, writing and curating content, and providing counsel based on best practices in the field. S/he will be an exceptional project manager with outstanding organizational skills and attention to detail; possess excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills; and bring a self-starter attitude to project execution and toward working in resource lean environment. S/he will have a solid understanding of a variety of communication channels and a passion for using those tools to expand outreach to new audiences. S/he will be entrepreneurial-minded, a self-starter, and highly-motivated with a desire to learn and for building and maintaining professional relationships; and will be a well-rounded, driven, and highly dependable individual who thinks creatively, has a passion for delivering quality results on large projects and daily tasks.
The search is being led by Katherine Jacobs and Nureen Das of Nonprofit Professionals Advisory Group. Due to the pace of this search, candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Applications including a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, your resume (in Word format), and where you learned of the position should be sent to: email@example.com
Katherine E. Jacobs, Ph.D.
Katherine leads worldwide efforts to strengthen the capacity of our nonprofit, higher education, and public sector clients and manages the strategic development of our firm’s virtual workforce.