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Director of Public Affairs

Company: Gramercy
Location: Albany
Posted on: September 13, 2019

Job Description:

POSITION SUMMARY:--Gramercy, one of New York's leading public affairs firms, seeks the next talented and energized leader for its Albany-based operation. The Director of Public Affairs is responsible for managing high-level accounts and projects for Gramercy and leading teams to generate successful outcomes for the firm's clients. He/she will work to ensure Gramercy clients receive the highest level of strategic counsel. The successful candidate will possess an understanding of public affairs and communications strategy, as well as how to conceive of, plan, and execute sophisticated efforts. Leadership / supervisory experience a major advantage. The Director of Public Affairs also secures, maintains and grows business, while working with the firm's executive team to meet long-term strategic goals. He/she provides training and guidance to staff to ensure that accounts and/or programs run smoothly. He/she also maintains relationships with senior-level client contacts to gauge client's needs and concerns while attempting to grow business within the account team and the agency as a whole.-- Learn more about Gramercy at gramercynewyork.com. --RESPONSIBILITIES:----Specific duties include, but are not limited to:--------------Oversee client accounts and maintain positive client relationships on a senior level----------------Develop strategy for programs/projects and meet day-to-day client needs--------------Work with executive team to direct and enable Gramercy staff for success on their projects--------------Proactively pursue new business opportunities with current clients and prospects--------------Meet business growth goals----------------Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, to handle client crises, to multi-task, and to prioritize appropriately--------------Directing and guiding other team members as appropriate EDUCATION:--A bachelor's degree is required. An advanced degree is a plus.----EXPERIENCE, COMPETENCIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:5+ years working for a public relations agency, in state government or supervising outside PR agencies3+ years experience managing a group or team--------------Broad and deep knowledge of public affairs, public relations and marketingA demonstrated track record of developing and executing successful public affairs strategies and programs----A concrete history of taking visible action to provide, directly or indirectly, high-quality, strategic creative outcomes and customer service to clients------Willingness to work for an entrepreneurial company, including aiding in development of new business COMPENSATION:----Competitive and commensurate with experience; 401k, health benefits

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