Director/Vice President, Strategic Communications

APCO Worldwide

About the organization

APCO Worldwide is a global communication consultancy. We help the most innovative organizations adapt and thrive in this fast-moving, interconnected and complex world. We do this for all types of organizations, in all industries and in all situations. We partner with clients to guide them through a changing, complex global environment, enabling them to reach their business and societal goals. We bring our clients' work to life creatively and digitally through diverse thinking and a campaign mentality that embraces a variety of integrated tactics to achieve success. Our work impacts bottom lines; creates and protects jobs; defines issues important to society; improves workplaces and communities; gains visibility for and gives voice to those who may not typically be heard; and much more. Simply put, our work is impactful, meaningful, and problem-solving or opportunity-creating. APCO is a majority employee- and women-owned business.



Play a central role in driving business development and growth strategy, with a focus on the technology sector

Develop and lead integrated issue and advocacy campaigns, and corporate and brand reputation assignments

Provide strategy-driven client service as a leader of significant accounts within the office

Counsel clients and troubleshoot client and internal issues

Lead brainstorms and other creative idea-generation sessions to produce effective approaches to addressing client challenges in the marketplace

Maintain a deep understanding of industry trends, issues or news involving client accounts to effectively identify and deliver strong and creative strategy-driving communications recommendations

Demonstrate writing excellence when crafting internal and client materials and correspondence

Set and lead both traditional and social media relations programs

Oversee financial and operational performance of multiple accounts simultaneously, ensuring quality work, deadline and budget adherence, and that plan creation and execution map to goals

Organize teams around business development opportunities and manages proposal process ensuring accurate scoping/budgeting of opportunity

Actively participate in external committees, boards, chambers to increase the visibility of APCO

Supervise staff by mentoring, motivating, coaching, consistently providing feedback, holding them accountable and conducting their reviews


At least 10 years of relevant experience in public affairs (issue management) and/or corporate communications or related fields, such as marketing communications, public relations, executive communications; agency experience desired

Knowledgeable of regional technology sector

Proven experience leading integrated communications campaign and brand reputation assignments that span digital, social and traditional channels

Proven track record in driving significant business, along with previous experience managing people and budgets

Exceptional writing and editing skills, and the ability to write both strategically and creatively under tight deadlines.

Strong presentation skills and the ability to communicate effectively at all levels.

Ability to work collaboratively, take initiative, set priorities and lead a team

Application instructions

APCO Worldwide has an immediate opportunity for a senior level professional (Director / Vice President) to join our growing Seattle office!

By joining our team, you will be working with colleagues who are open, collaborative, diverse and curious. Clients come to us to help solve challenging problems, spark new ideas, launch campaigns and connect with others. We believe in the power of communication to affect change and we are excited by purposeful work.

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