Vice President, Communications and Public Affairs
Vice President, Communications and Public Affairs Consumer Data Industry Association (CDIA) Washington, DC About the job POSITION DUTIES: * Lead all communications and public affairs efforts on behalf of CDIA, collaborating with CDIA staff, CDIA members' PR teams and CDIA's PR agency. * Develop long-term strategic member and external communications programs that support CDIA members in public and policy settings. * Manage PR agency on all aspects of communications strategy and support- earned and owned media, digital and social, content creation. * Provide day-to-day strategic counsel on communications best practices and approaches in support of the CDIA's federal and state advocacy agendas. * Manage the implementation of public relations and advocacy strategies and tactics and public policy campaigns, working in partnership with CDIA Members and PR agency. * Build and nurture strong relationships with DC-based financial services and consumer affairs media, positioning the organization as the "go-to" source for information on the consumer reporting ecosystem. * Interact with media at all levels, serving as on- and off-the record spokesperson, determining when other CDIA staff should speak to media on-and-off the record. * Compose CDIA press releases, speeches, presentations and other association content. * Manage website content by giving final approval for all content before it is posted. * Participate in management and stewardship of CDIA as a member of the senior team. POSITION REQUIREMENTS: * Ability to translate complex policy issues into well-written material for public consumption. * Strong knowledge of and experience with editing and proofing. * Proficient in current Microsoft Office. * Ability to multi-task and maintain attention to details. * Ability to work independently while focusing on priorities and delivering results at a fast pace within short time frames. * Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work well with others. * Must be a motivated and proactive problem-solver. * Bachelor's degree with a degree in Journalism preferred. * 7-10 years' experience in public affairs/public relations/journalism.