Director, Strategic Communications and Public Affairs – San Francisco

Director, Strategic Communications and Public Affairs

Permanent Full-Time Position based from San Francisco, CA

Hybrid: On-Location and Remote

Kearns & West, Inc. in San Francisco, CA seeks Director, Strategic Communications and Public Affairs. Responsible for strategic communications, media relations, public affairs, community outreach, event management, and crisis media management for a variety of clients in numerous sectors ranging from transportation, telecommunications, water, marine, and community and regional planning. Develop and implement strategic communications plans, earned media strategies, and social media campaigns. Craft and create communications (press releases, talking points, articles, fact sheets, etc.) and multimedia (social media, videos, websites, etc.) content and materials. Coordinate stakeholder meetings including preparation of agendas, meeting materials, and confirmation. Draft agendas, facilitation plans, meeting summaries, public comments, emails, and stakeholder outreach and engagement plans. Plan and execute stakeholder meetings and workshops including coordinating logistics of webinar platforms and functionality, supporting preparation and coordination of presenters and materials distribution. Interact with diverse stakeholders, including clients, other consultants, federal and state agencies, public officials, non-governmental organizations, and community members. Participate in internal team calls to coordinate roles, tasks, and share ideas. Develop project proposals including budgets and business development. Support project management including contract administration, financial tracking, and invoice and expense report preparation.

Travel: 5% domestic travel required. Telecommuting is permitted within commutable distance to the office.

Salary: $75,000/year

Job Requirements:  Must possess a Bachelor’s Degree International Affairs, Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, Political Science, Public Policy, or a closely related field and 3 years of experience in the job offered or a related role. Must possess experience with (i) strategic communications, public relations, public affairs, technology, and government relations experience, including demonstrated history of crafting and managing communications strategies in issue or policy campaigns for telecommunications, technology, and energy sectors; (ii) development and assessment of communication metrics, measurements, and analytics to guide high-level strategy, including shaping the trajectory of efforts in media relations, digital (e.g., presentations, videos, brochures, or websites), executive communications, and message development; (iii) leading the development, implementation, and maintenance of high-impact strategic communications and branding plans; (iv) developing, maintaining, and adhering to project timelines, calendars and schedules, tasks, and budgets; and (v) leading stakeholder engagement such as facilitate stakeholder discussions, group meetings, events, and conferences. Telecommuting is permitted within commutable distance to the office.

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