Senior-Level Public Affairs Professional

Washington, DC /
Hamilton Place Strategies /
Hamilton Place Strategies (HPS) is an analytical public affairs consulting firm. HPS uses substantive analysis to understand complex topics, and creative public affairs tools to explain issues to audiences and reach critical stakeholders. We achieve our clients' goals by enhancing understanding of issues, products, and companies, and ultimately, improving outcomes.

HPS is engaged at the highest levels on debates such as the role of finance in the global economy, U.S. trade policy, the future of work, health outcomes, energy innovation, technology's role in society, and other issues across a broad range of sectors. Our clients include corporations, trade associations, non-profits, and charitable foundations.

Summary of Position:
HPS is seeking a senior-level public affairs professional to join our dynamic team. Managing directors at HPS lead strategy on client teams and internal projects in a fun, fast-paced, and challenging environment. Managing directors are responsible for overseeing the management of clients, account teams, and third-party partners, as well as developing and directing client strategy. The successful candidate has 10+ years of relevant experience, is intellectually curious and emotionally intelligent, and has a demonstrated interest in economic policy.

Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Client Strategy: Leverage prior experience and industry knowledge to provide strategic guidance directly to clients and ensure client work is the highest quality
    • Staff Development: Lead internal skills development sessions for new hires along with day to day coaching through client work and internal projects    
    • Client Acquisition: Drive proposal writing process and pitch preparation and coordination, helping potential clients understand the value of the HPS team    
    • Policy Expertise: Inform communication and advocacy strategies with policy expertise; understand and translate complex policy issues for policymakers and media
    • Media Relations: Leverage and maintain strong relationships with key reporters, producers, etc.


    • Required:
    • Bachelor's Degree in Economics, Political Science/Government, Business, Journalism, Public Policy, or related field required
    • 10+ years of professional experience in communications or policy roles in a related field: political campaign, Hill, Administration, consultancy, nonprofit or corporate enterprise
    • Demonstrated ability to lead, mentor, and motivate talented, high-achieving teams, empowering different types of personalities with a team-first mentality
    • Expertise and interest in a specific policy field; familiarity with politics and the legislative process
    • Strong analytical skills coupled with excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills
    • Demonstrated ability to prioritize multiple, competing priorities
    • Willingness to learn new skills and participate in new projects, leading by example and embracing new challenges
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite to include Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
    • Preferred:
    • Experience working in a client service environment
    • Significant experience in conducting research and performing financial or economic analysis; in-depth knowledge of capital markets, financial institutions, asset management, hedge funds, etc.
    • Significant experience working on policy issues in the tech space or financial regulatory space


    • Competitive salary and compensation structure
    • Excellent health care benefits, with 100% of individual employee and 50% of dependent health care premiums covered
    • Competitive retirement benefits with 401(k) matching
    • Twelve weeks paid parental leave
    • Monthly stipend for cell phone
    • Generous paid time off and holiday schedule
    • Frequent firm-wide social events and activities
    • Excellent environment for learning and growth
Hamilton Place Strategies values diversity and inclusion, is committed to equal employment opportunity, and to compliance with federal anti-discrimination laws. We also comply with District of Columbia law, which prohibits discrimination and harassment against employees, applicants for employment and interns based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, reproductive health decisions and breastfeeding), national origin, disability, age (18 and over), personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, family responsibilities, matriculation (e.g., being enrolled in a college or university or in a business, nursing, professional, secretarial, technical or vocational school), political affiliation, genetic information (including family medical history), lawful use of tobacco products, unemployment status and status as a victim or the family member of a victim of domestic violence, a sexual offense or stalking.