Mission Partners is a woman-owned communications consultancy and Certified B Corporation based in Rockville, MD. Our specialty lies in guiding purpose-driven organizations in realizing their greatest impact. As a Certified B Corp, we pledge to foster a radically inclusive and richly regenerative economy. Our company voluntarily invests in meeting significantly higher standards of sustainability, governance and giving back to the community in our daily operations. At Mission Partners, we believe business is a force for good and we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and team members. We embrace diversity and encourage applicants of diverse backgrounds, so our team represents a variety of perspectives and skills to apply for any of our open strategic communications jobs. We believe the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.
Communications Strategist (Account Manager)
Position Type: New
Employment Type: Full-Time
Location: Remote; please note that Mission Partners operates on Eastern Time and this individual will be expected to be available during typical business hours of 9 AM-6 PM ET.
Summary: Mission Partners is seeking candidates interested in a full-time Communications Strategist position to serve as account and project manager for existing Mission Partners clients. We are especially interested in applicants who have prior full-time agency experience; have experience working at the intersection of public relations, philanthropy, and public policy; and candidates who have a demonstrated commitment to racial justice. This position reports to the Chief Operating Officer.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Working with internal and client subject matter experts, craft overall communications strategies, message frameworks, and campaigns that are culturally competent and inclusive.
- Play either a leading or supporting role in implementation of communications campaigns.
- Manage day-to-day client relationships, serving in a project manager role, anticipating questions and needs and solving problems with account teams, while thinking strategically about how to solve client communications challenges.
- Lead the development of new opportunities and/or story angles to pursue on behalf of clients and craft pitches/news releases and other communications to help in delivering client stories to relevant audiences. This position will support or lead on media pitching, op-ed development and placement, and story development.
- Work closely with vendors—including graphic design, social media, web, or videographers—to ensure client and agency campaigns are executed creatively, on time, and within budget.
- A stated and proven commitment to Mission Partners’ company values.
- Intellectual curiosity and a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively.
- Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
- Three years minimum experience working directly in public affairs, issues management, campaign development, or public relations for mission-driven organizations or causes.
- Prior full-time experience working in a communications/marketing agency, public affairs firm or similar environment.
- Certification or college degree in communications, business, journalism, or related field.
- Fluency with digital project management and/or communications tools (e.g., Asana, Microsoft Teams, Google Suite) and a proven track record of success in advancing marketing/communications goals.
- Proven ability to oversee projects from initial strategy through tactical implementation.
- Strong writing skills, attention to detail, understanding of inclusive and plain language practices, and ability to write across a variety of channels and mediums.
- Strong organizational skills, familiarity with project management, and experience working in a client services environment.
- Positive attitude and a team player.
- Ability to manage and prioritize competing demands.
- Experience working with coalitions a plus
Compensation and Benefits
Competitive salary, starting at $70,000; Quarterly individual incentive plan; new business development incentive plan; comprehensive health coverage and 401K (after one year); tuition reimbursement; peer recognition points; charitable gift match; generous vacation time; and sabbatical time after one year of service.
Submit a one-page cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Mission Partners
Mission Partners guides purpose-driven organizations in realizing their greatest social impact. We provide strategic planning, visioning, and communications services for purpose driven organizations—often during critical moments of transition—that ensure growth, stability, and differentiation in crowded markets. In the past decade, we’ve counseled hundreds of foundations, nonprofit organizations, and social impact organizations as well as the partners who fund and support their work. We’ve helped organizations refine their strategies, increase their impact and amplify their stories. We track and measure progress every step of the way. And we regularly invest our own dollars and time back into the clients we represent. All because we know that every bit we can do to share and strengthen a powerful idea will leave this place, a better place.
As a Certified B Corporation, we pledge to foster a radically inclusive and richly regenerative economy. Our company voluntarily invests in meeting significantly higher standards of sustainability, governance and giving back to the community in our daily operations. At Mission Partners, we believe business is a force for good and we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect for all employees and partners. We believe the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. Read our latest social impact report here.
- We value people first. We are more than what happens during our office hours. We are human first, and we strive to show a deep respect for every person inside and outside our company. We know that company culture matters, and we strive to create an environment in which our team can thrive as people and as professionals.
- We value integrity and excellence. We are honest, open, ethical, and fair. People trust us to adhere to our word, and we work hard to earn and maintain that trust. We always bring our best—to our work, our clients, and to each other.
- We value courageous leadership. We act with courage, challenge the status quo, and find new ways to drive impact and equity, grow our company and each other.
- We value strategic thinking and thoughtful execution. We are not just seasoned consultants; we are experienced doers and collaborators. We understand the value of thoughtful analysis, clear rationale, and contextual communications in moving from ideas to implementation.
- We value continuous learning and growth. We are a dynamic team, continuously learning, innovating, and improving. We seek first to understand and apply what we learn to evolve and improve our work.
Mission Partners’ Public Benefit Statement
To produce a positive effect for communities and their residents by creating more informed, effective and connected mission-driven leaders. By doing so, Mission Partners believes that it challenges long-held assumptions, elevates fresh thinking, and uncovers the hidden potential of people that together, lead to a more equitable future for all.
Mission Partners’ Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion and Equity
Mission Partners is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.