Director, Public Affairs, Healthcare & Life Sciences

FTI Consulting, Inc
Washington, DC
Sep 27, 2021
Sep 29, 2021
Full Time
Director, Public Affairs, Healthcare & Life Sciences FTI Consulting combines public policy, communications, and sector expertise to offer a unique capability for clients operating at the critical intersection between business and government. We are one of the world's most highly regarded communications consultancies with a 30-year track record of serving as trusted advisors to management teams and Boards of Directors seeking to seize opportunities, manage crises, navigate market disruptions, articulate their brand, stake a competitive position, and preserve their permission to operate. ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY: Based in the Healthcare & Life Sciences Public Affairs practice, the Director will take a leadership role in the management and execution of multi-stakeholder communications campaigns and activities, requiring knowledge of media, politics, and public policy issues. The Director will provide senior-level counsel and support clients in developing strategies to mitigate political, regulatory, and reputational risks while seizing opportunities to promote the client's business goals and objectives and protect its position. A successful Director will be confident in an entrepreneurial environment, have the ability to build strong internal and external relationships, effectively manage projects with multiple workstreams, stay abreast of industry developments, and continually help innovate the firm's offerings. PRIMARY DUTIES: The Director manages account teams and multiple projects, leveraging an in-depth knowledge of clients' objectives and challenges to oversee the design and execution of innovative communications, research, and stakeholder engagement campaigns. Supports development, implementation, and execution of campaign strategies and tactics. Responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to, the following: Craft and develop strategic proposals, communications plans, research, analysis, and other work product for clients and new business prospects Serve as a primary client contact, providing strategic counsel directly to clients in meetings, conference calls, and while working with the client on-site Oversee project management and development of deliverables to ensure deadlines are met and objectives are achieved Anticipate client needs and concerns and work proactively with colleagues to address them Drive new business pursuits, including the development of thought leadership, identification of business prospects, and ongoing networking on behalf of the firm Support colleagues training and professional development and serve as a performance manager to junior professionals Help clients identify and escalate risks in order to act and communicate with integrity Understand and live by FTI's values, Code of Ethics and the Strategic Communications Rules of Practice, and work with junior staff to embed these concepts within the firm's culture. (Additional information about FTI's values, Code of Ethics and the Strategic Communications Rules of Practice can be accessed here .) Qualifications : Bachelor's degree in communications, political science, public health, or related field 5+ years of political, communications and/or advocacy experience with increasingly complex responsibilities and duties; communication agency or consulting experience strongly preferred Experience in Healthcare & Life Sciences, including familiarity with major issues facing the industry Ability to advise and secure the confidence of senior communications and C-level client contacts, as well as other outside consultants, advisors, and organizations Excellent organizational, written, and verbal presentation skills Proven project management track record and comfort managing and working with staff at all levels Prior communications experience, including developing and executing communications strategies intended to raise a client's profile as well mitigate or balance negative coverage Track record of managing communications effectively with diverse stakeholders in politically charged and/or crisis situations Strong work ethic, attention to detail, and a service-oriented attitude Ability to work under pressing deadlines across multiple projects and portray calm in the face of difficult situations to clients and other team members Advanced proficiency in PowerPoint, Excel, and Word Travel required to clients and to FTI office(s) Apart from the well-structured career path and excellent team environment, our employees enjoy a variety of perks and benefits. Our benefits include, but are not limited to: Competitive salary and bonus plans Generous paid holidays, time off and parental leave Full package of benefits plans Company matched 401K Corporate matching for charitable donations Potential for flexible working arrangements Free snacks and drinks Upscale offices close to public transportation About FTI Consulting What makes us unique? With more than 6,250 employees located in offices in every corner of the globe, we are the firm our clients call when their most important issues are at stake. Regardless of what level you are, you will have the opportunity to work alongside and learn from top experts in your field on high-profile engagements that impact history. Our culture is collaborative, and we value diversity, recognition, development and making a difference in our communities. FTI Consulting is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange and has been recognized as a Best Firm to Work For by Consulting magazine and one of America's Best Management Consulting Firms by Forbes . For more information, visit and connect with us on Twitter (@FTIConsulting ), Facebook and LinkedIn . FTI Consulting is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, protected veteran status, religion, physical or mental disability, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation. Additional Information Exempt or Non-Exempt?: Exempt My Profile Create and manage profiles for future opportunities. United States, District of Columbia, Washington United States, District of Columbia, Washington United States, District of Columbia, Washington At FTI Consulting, our goal is to attract, hire, acquire, develop and, most importantly, retain the best and most talented people in the world. As our company continues to grow, we remain focused on building and maintaining a strong culture of diversity and inclusion. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, status as a qualified individual with a disability, status as a protected veteran, union affiliation, genetic information, sex, citizenship status, or any other factor prohibited by law.

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