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PG&E – Washington Office

Director, Federal Relations

Federal Relations Government Relations Representative


Executive Leadership Council

Senior Program Manager, Communications and Advocacy

The Senior Program Manager, Communications and Advocacy will contribute to, manage and execute strategies to build The ELC’s visibility among Washington (and some state and local, if applicable) audiences, promote its public policy priorities, and shape public dialogue on issues of relevance to Black corporate executives and issues that align with the organization’s strategic priorities.  The incumbent will build relationships, alliances, and networks to increase awareness of and promote The ELC’s mission, initiatives, and public policy positions.

Essential Job Functions

Advocacy

  • Manage, contribute to and implement the public policy strategy and advocacy capabilities to deliver informed messages on important initiatives to various stakeholders, including The ELC membership, in alignment with The ELC’s mission and purpose and in accordance with ELC Board and advocacy priorities.
  • Build relationships and alliances with media/press, influencers, stakeholders, partner organizations, state and federal elected officials and policymakers in furtherance of The ELC’s public policy and advocacy initiatives.
  • Monitor, track, and analyze the impact of The ELC’s advocacy strategy.
  • Manage public affairs and advocacy consultants and/or agencies retained to assist in strategic planning and execution.
  • Recommend and implement communications channels to keep ELC members and external stakeholder audiences informed and, when applicable, engaged in advocacy initiatives.
  • Research, prepare, write, edit, and review various materials for internal and external use, including reports, updates, dashboards, talking points, FAQs, messaging, opinion pieces, press releases, scripts, speeches, articles, blogs, video treatments, and other communications assets
  • Demonstrated ability to write for various audiences, including senior leadership, membership, general public, elected officials and their offices and social media.
  • Arrange and implement desk side briefings for ELC leadership on Capitol Hill.
  • Create comprehensive briefing materials.
  • Serve as liaison and respond directly to inquiries from government and advocacy-related entities, and The ELC membership, including ELC’s internal Advocacy Committee.
  • Advise on public affairs and advocacy initiatives, speaking engagements, events, partnerships, thought leadership opportunities, etc. related to topic areas of interest to The ELC.

General/Communications

  • Lead additional ELC Communications and public relations efforts relating to ELC member events, ELC executive office priorities and ELC external facing initiatives, including those that are not 100% advocacy related
  • Contribute to the achievement of established department goals and objectives and adhere to department policies, procedures, quality standards, and safety standards.
  • Maintain current professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing professional networks, and participating in professional associations.
  • Promote a culture of high performance and continuous improvement that values learning and a commitment to quality improvement.
  • Perform other duties as needed.

Education, Experience & Credentials

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, public affairs, public policy, or another relevant academic discipline.
  • A minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible experience in public affairs and media relations in a professional association or similar environment.

Competencies

  • Mission Alignment & Awareness: Has a passion for and commitment to opening channels of opportunity for the development of Black professionals to positively impact business and local communities; contributes to the organization by understanding and aligning actions with the organization’s goals, core functions, and values.
  • Practices effective communication based on approaches that demonstrate results; delivers relevant and targeted communication aligned with business and audience needs; uses primary and secondary research to inform communications plans; understands business functions in alignment with organizational priorities and audience needs and preferences; networks with internal and external stakeholders; understands the relationship between various communication channels and understands when and how to use a variety of channels; creates clear, consistent, creative, and compelling content.
  • Planning & Results Orientation: Organizes and executes work to meet organizational goals and objectives while meeting quality standards and following organizational processes; ensures individual performance does not negatively impact the performance of others; recommends additional resources that would improve effectiveness and helps others access required resources; identifies opportunities to improve work processes and efficiency; contributes to setting work priorities and direction; identifies in advance when intended results may not be achieved; takes initiative; is not satisfied with the status quo.
  • Teamwork & Collaboration: Works well cross functionally and with others on the team to achieve personal goals, team goals, and organizational goals; takes responsibility for individual actions in order to achieve consistent results; fosters team camaraderie, collaboration, and cohesion; understands the impact of one’s actions on the ability of their team members to do their jobs; respects the differences other team members bring to the table by openly seeking others’ opinions; makes suggestions to improve team engagement and effectiveness; supports implementation of team decisions; professionally gives and seeks feedback in order to achieve common goals.
  • Problem Solving & Decision-Making: Identifies problems and uses logical analysis to find information, understand causes, and evaluate and select best possible courses of action; seeks information and input to fully understand the cause of problems; takes action to remove obstacles and address problems before they impact performance and results; initiates the evaluation of possible solutions to problems; assesses risks before making a decision; does not take unnecessary risks; effectively navigates through ambiguity, using multiple data points to analyze issues and identify trends.
  • Creativity & Innovation: Thinks beyond the confines of traditional models to recognize opportunities and find new and better ways of doing things; questions common practice and contributes to improvement of processes and outputs; proposes novel ideas; utilizes appropriate brainstorming techniques to generate ideas; researches current thinking and shares ideas; explores different alternatives that would achieve a similar output, with the goal of achieving process simplification or efficiencies.
  • Resilience & Managing Uncertainty: Adjusts thinking and behavior in order to adapt to changes in the job and work environment with limited stress; is able to work effectively in an unstructured environment; actively promotes and advocates the advantages of changes when new and credible information emerges; acknowledges uncertainty and shares constructive coping strategies with team members.
  • Communication & Interpersonal Effectiveness: Effectively and appropriately interacts and communicates with others to build positive, constructive, professional relationships; tailors communication style and messages based on the audience; seeks to understand others’ points of view, observes verbal and non-verbal cues to encourage open and honest discussions; uses clear, precise, and error-free language; invites and encourages others to participate in discussions; identifies and helps to resolve interpersonal conflict between team members; does not jump to conclusions or act on assumptions.
  • Customer Focus: Identifies, considers, prioritizes, and takes action on the needs of both internal and external customers; uses knowledge about the customer to inform decision-making and problem-solving; strives to provide additional value to the customer experience; actively solicits internal and customer feedback in order to improve the relationship; suggests ways to improve the customer experience.

Technology: Proficient with Microsoft productivity suite and other functional software relevant to area of responsibility, including, Microsoft Office Suite, email campaign software (i.e. SproutSocial, Constant Contact,  MailChimp, or other), and Adobe Acrobat Suite.

Working Conditions

  • Work is performed in an interior office setting which has no adverse environmental conditions expected.
  • Job requires travel up to 10%of the time.
  • Work involves frequently sitting for extended periods of time, frequently talking or hearing,  frequently operating a computer, and occasional light physical effort (lifting, pushing, pullying, carrying, etc.) objects weighing up to 25 lbs.
  • Work requires frequent ability to comprehend direction and adhere to policies or established procedures, ability to use logic to make sound decisions, ability to interpret and analyze data, ability to gather and organize information for a wide variety of audiences, ability to read and write a variety of materials, and ability to adapt well in the face of workplace stressors.

The Executive Leadership Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is our policy to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment based on an individual’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic as defined by federal, state, and local law.

To apply, please email gjohnson@elcinfo.com.

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