Public Affairs Manager
APWA is searching for a creative Public Affairs Manager to join our Government Affairs team located in Washington, D.C.  This position will implement communication strategies to promote and educate the U.S. Congress, federal agencies, partner organizations, and the public about public works, APWA public policy priorities, government affairs activities and APWA member activities. This position reports to Government and Public Affairs director and will work closely with the APWA Executive Director and the Kansas City office to align a branded message to support the strategic operational objectives related to the APWA Strategic plan. 
The Public Affairs Manager will manage our public affairs and advocacy communications by implementing communication strategies aligned with the APWA Strategic Plan and Government Affairs public policy priorities; manage successful media/trade publications relationships to promote the activities of APWA members to internal and external audiences; monitor, track and review news sources related to infrastructure and public works programs including advocacy, and disseminate to the appropriate audiences; manage the media and press room at the association’s annual conference and coordinate/post information on APWA websites, social media initiatives and works internally to achieve consistent marketing and branding.

Requirements include: Bachelor’s degree in communications, media affairs, public affairs, marketing or similar degree area combined with a minimum of five years related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  Association experience and/or Capitol Hill experience strongly preferred. A successful candidate must have excellent verbal and written communications skills; be customer/member service oriented; be highly proficient in using all forms of media to deliver a message; have strong computer skills using Office 2016 or higher; be able to prioritize workload; be comfortable writing for and presenting to various audiences; and be detail oriented.
American Public Works Association (APWA) is a 501c (3) organization of more than 30,000 members from state and local public agencies and private firms.  This position is in our Washington, D.C. office and will be a member of our Government Affairs team.  More information about our organization can be found at

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TO APPLY BY JULY 31, 2019: Submit Cover letter, Resume, Salary Requirements and 2 writing samples of current work by email to: