Project Management Opportunity in Public Affairs
California based? Specifically, in Santa Barbara or Santa Monica? Perhaps even Los Angeles area?
We’re looking for someone capable of leading projects without much guidance (there is certainly support in a professional development capacity). Agency experience is preferred but not necessary. If you’ve dealt with high crisis industries and controversial and defining issues that would be excellent experience to bring to the table!
You’ll fit in perfectly if you enjoy working on complex issues and aren’t scared to think outside the box from a strategy perspective. Incredible work ethic is ideal, knowing when to take time off is key.
You would join a highly recognized, award winning boutique public affairs firm with high-profile, high-stakes clients across the United States and the world. The clients are taking on some of the biggest challenges across industries and rely on our firm to offer sound public affairs strategies, industry-leading messaging, pristine and unique communications materials and perfectly executed grassroots engagement. And all of this must be done under deadlines that we never miss.
The firm is a focused team of professionals that prioritizes the timely delivery of high-quality innovative work product while providing honest advice to their clients that helps them earn their trust and a seat at the table. The firm is discrete, humble and polite, but hungry and accountable. A fit in the culture is as important as a fit in background.
As the Project Manager, you would be responsible for tracking all deliverables to clients. Working with a small project management team under the direction of the Director, you would direct staff, write and edit copy, lead grassroots efforts, track timelines and manage vendors. Conceptually, you translate senior staff strategy and messaging into flawless tactical execution. At the same time, you will work hand-in-hand with senior staff that have spent decades as messaging experts and communications strategists, giving you an opportunity to learn from the best in the industry.
Minimum Education and Experience You Need
Education: Bachelors degree is required
Experience: 4-6 years of experience in public affairs (an emphasis in grassroots preferred), campaigns management, public relations, project management, crisis management, investor relations or media relations.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities for this Role
Client Service: You draft and implement plans and timelines to execute the project strategy. You demonstrate the ability to discuss business models and counsel clients. You contribute to the “macro” strategy while focusing on “micro” strategy adjustments. You continually build client confidence through day-to-day and week-to-week updates passed on through Davies senior staff.
Writing: You excel in writing business correspondence and proposals. You write, edit, and direct persuasive and effective copy for tactical plans, client correspondence, and outreach materials.
Research: You create and manage research budget components and effectively manage internal and external resources for implementation. You actively participate and contribute in distilling research results.
Account Administration: You create timelines that guide the project implementation and manage to them. You manage your team resources and assign tasks to flawlessly execute the client strategy and deliver results.
Leadership/Teamwork: You are your team’s leader. You effectively oversee your direct reports to produce high-quality work and ensure quality management of your team’s operations. In addition, you demonstrate skill in managing up to more senior team members. You mentor your team members and take an active role in guiding their professional development.
Qualities and Attributes You Need to Succeed
- A drive to win and a focus on results
- A sense of humor
- A love of public affairs and issues management
- An “addiction” to quality thinking and performance
- A commitment to personal mastery
- An attitude of team abundance
- A genuine care for others and a habit of being truthful even when it hurts
Components of the Compensation and Benefits You Earn
- Your base salary commensurate with your experience
- Participation in the firm's 401K matching program
- Healthcare Benefits
- Paid vacation, sick leave and nine holidays
- An opportunity to work with a group of people who like to win and have fun
- An opportunity to play an integral part in the future of a growing, entrepreneurial firm by doing more of what you do best everyday
Sound like something you want to a part of?