Waxman Strategies, a progressive public affairs firm led by former Congressman Henry Waxman, is accepting applications for a Director of Communications – Environment Practice to report to our Senior Communications Director and help guide the media relations, campaign communications strategy and content development for the firm’s environment team. As the Director of Communications, you will be a key part of our work to: protect tropical forests and the Indigenous communities who depend on them; protect our oceans; and fight climate change.
As the Director of Communications, you will work closely with Mighty Earth, a nonprofit organization through which much of our environmental advocacy work is conducted. Mighty Earth runs global campaigns to stop deforestation, transform agriculture, and shift whole industries to 100 percent clean energy.
Who we are:
Deemed “one of the most accomplished legislators of his or any era” by President Barack Obama, former Congressman Henry Waxman leads our talented team. Waxman Strategies uses advocacy, communications and campaigns to shape policies, advance causes and build movements around the world. A sampling of clients includes the Arcus Foundation, the National Wildlife Federation, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Rainforest Foundation Norway, the National Association of Community Health Centers, Planned Parenthood, and the Natural Resources Defense Council.
Background on the position:
The Director of Communications will help manage all media relations strategy, pitching, and branding activities for the Waxman Strategies Environment Team and Mighty Earth.
Your responsibilities will include:
Who You Are:
More about our team:
Waxman Strategies is made up of people from various backgrounds including people with background in non-profit organizations, election campaigns, government, the private sector, and legislative offices, at a range of experience levels. We pride ourselves on being a welcoming place for people of color, members of the LGBTQ community, parents, empty-nesters, and more.
This is a full-time position based in our Washington, D.C. office. However, during the coronavirus pandemic, our staff are working from home. The safety of our team is a top priority and we will resume working from our office, travel, and in-person meetings when it is safe to do so. You will report to our Senior Communications Director of our Environment Practice. Candidates are required to adhere to all U.S. government disclosure requirements.
Compensation and benefits:
The salary range for this position is $76K to $95K, depending on experience. We have a generous benefits package including group health insurance, dental benefits, unlimited vacation time, paid holidays, and a 401(k) plan.
Interview process: Our interview process involves a phone interview, two video interviews, a candidate exercise, and reference calls for candidates advancing in our process. We have adjusted our interview process and are holding video interviews in place of in-person interviews during the coronavirus pandemic.
Please submit a resume and a thoughtful cover letter which demonstrates your writing abilities and let us know how you learned of the job. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and the job will remain posted on our website until it is filled.
If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please contact Kate at [email protected]
Waxman Strategies is an equal opportunity employer; we strictly prohibit discrimination against any employee or applicant based on race, creed, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity or expression and any other characteristic protected by law. Women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ community and other historically marginalized communities are strongly encouraged to apply.