Mid-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 mid-level public affairs professional to join our dynamic team. Directors at HPS lead multiple client teams and internal projects and work in a fun, fast-paced, and challenging environment. Directors are responsible for all components of client and internal project management: strategy setting, daily client interactions, organizing teamwork internally, and guiding and mentoring associates, analysts, and interns in their work. The successful candidate has 5-7 years of relevant experience, is intellectually curious, eager to learn and contribute, and has an interest in public policy.

Duties and Responsibilities: 
- Project Management: Develop client strategy and plan and oversee execution of team deliverables
- Client Service: Ensure highest quality of client service by leveraging prior experience and maintaining current knowledge base of clients’ business and industries
- Staff Development: Lead internal skills development sessions for new hires along with day-to-day coaching through client work and internal projects
- Policy & Business Expertise: Inform communication and advocacy strategies with policy expertise; understand and translate complex policy issues and high-profile corporate communications issues for key audiences
- Media & Third-Party Relations: Leverage and maintain strong relationships with key reporters, producers, think tanks, academics, etc.
- Client Acquisition: Drive proposal writing process and pitch preparation and coordination, helping potential clients understand the value of the HPS team

- Bachelor's degree in economics, political science/government, business, journalism, public policy, or related field
- 5-7 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 multiple talented, high-achieving teams at once, empowering different types of personalities with a team-first mentality
- Expertise and interest in a specific policy field; familiarity with politics, the legislative process, and corporate industries
- 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

- 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.