Whiteboard Advisors’ mission-oriented strategic communications practice is seeking a Vice President to join our growing team.
The ideal candidate is a tested PR professional with strong writing and media relations know-how, demonstrated experience providing excellent client service, and familiarity with K-12, higher education, and workplace issues. Our new colleague will be motivated by fast-paced work with innovative companies and organizations that are driving socially transformative ideas in education, health, and workforce development.
Client strategy: must be able to develop and lead multi-dimensional campaigns that draw upon communications, research, and advocacy to achieve clients’ objectives.
Media relations strategy development and execution: you’ll be tapped to develop and manage the execution of creative, compelling, targeted earned media strategies that bring client’s stories of growth, innovation and impact to life.
Writing and editing skills: finalize client-facing work products including messaging, op-eds, white papers, and press releases that showcase the work of our clients.
Outstanding client service: serve as a trusted client partner who can consistently support and counsel clients.
Influencer relations: identify and engage experts who drive the conversation in education.
Team development: guide and mentor team members as they develop new skills and processes to strengthen organizational operation and strength.
Project management: as a Vice President managing multiple client programs and team members, the successful candidate will have a proven track-record, go-to tools for effective time and project management in a dynamic environment.
Research: be a nimble investigator to source and uncover important information quickly.
Entrepreneurial mindset: bring creativity and a can-do spirit to problem solving.
Whiteboard Advisors offers a highly competitive salary and benefits package as part of our commitment to attracting, developing and retaining top talent.
Highly-competitive salaries and a firmwide performance-based incentive program
401(k) retirement plan with generous employer match
Paid health, dental and vision insurance benefits for employees (100% paid premium for employees and 50% premium subsidization for dependents)
Company-paid basic term life insurance equal to two times your annual salary
Company-paid long term disability insurance
Unlimited/flexible vacation plan
Extensive paid time off including 14 paid annual holidays and two week-long company recesses in July and December.
Monthly phone/data reimbursement
Pre-tax employee payroll contributions for commuter transit benefits
Monthly health and wellness stipend
Professional Association and Licensing Fees reimbursement
Offices in Washington’s historic Georgetown neighborhood
Whiteboard Advisors is headquartered in Washington, D.C., with offices in Boulder and the Bay Area. We are currently prioritizing candidates where we have offices, but as a firm that values flexibility, and prioritizes the growth and happiness of our team, we will consider strong applicants in other locations.
About Whiteboard Advisors
Whiteboard Advisors is a multidisciplinary consulting and communications firm. We design creative communications strategies to help transformative businesses and organizations achieve their goals. We conduct complex research and generate reports to inform the field. We track and report on public policy developments that impact the work of practitioners across the education and workforce ecosystem.
We are a team that cares deeply, and works daily, to address issues of equity and access in education and the workforce. We aspire to be a place where every member of our team can bring their authentic, whole selves to work — and to bear on the work we do together. We strive to create a workplace that is not just equitable and just, but creates a sense of belonging. We hope that those values are reflected in the way we compensate and engage employees, and the choices we make about the clients we serve.
Like most organizations, we are far from perfect. Translating our values and aspirations into action is, and will be, hard and ongoing work. We are working hard to create a context where everyone is heard, and individuals at every level of the organization can play a role in co-creating our future.
We hope that this post attracts applicants who will join us in doing not just the jobs to be done in service of our clients, but the often hard and messy work of building a culture and practices that reflect our shared intent and values. It’s work that we will continue to do together. And we hope you will consider joining us on that journey.
Whiteboard Advisors provides equal employment opportunities to all employment applicants and prohibits discrimination or harassment of any type. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
8+ years of public relations experience managing multiple client engagements in fast-paced environments
Communications experience in education strongly preferred; familiarity with technology, workforce development, start-ups, social impact encouraged
Excellent writing skills
Equanimity under pressure; experience with crisis communications
Experience identifying, securing, and managing media, writing, and speaking opportunities for clients
A curiosity about the world and demonstrated commitment to educational equity and economic mobility
Note: Research suggests that women and BIPOC individuals may self-select out of opportunities if they don’t meet 100% of the job requirements. We encourage individuals who believe they have the skills necessary to thrive at Whiteboard Advisors to apply for this role.
Telecommuting is allowed.
About Whiteboard Advisors
Whiteboard Advisors is a mission driven, consulting, research, and communications firm. For nearly twenty years, our team has shared an unmatched understanding of the media, technology, and policy landscapes with entrepreneurs and organizations that are rewriting the way we learn, work and live. From offices in Washington, DC, and Silicon Valley, we craft organizational strategies, execute award-winning communications campaigns, and conduct complex research to help our clients achieve scale and make an impact. www.whiteboardadvisors.com