Vice President for Government & External Affairs
Company: NPR (National Public Radio)
Posted on: January 15, 2021
Vice President for Government & External Affairs Across our
organization, we're building a workplace where collaboration is
essential, diverse voices are heard, and inclusion is the key to
our success. We seek leaders who have shown a demonstrated
commitment to and understanding of diversity, equity, and
inclusion. This is an amazing opportunity for a motivated and
mission-drive leader to join a dynamic, non-profit public media
organization as Vice President for Government & External Affairs.
This role leads a small in-house team and external consultants
representing the interests of NPR, its Member stations and the
public media system to Congress, executive, regulatory and judicial
bodies. The team develops policy, legislative proposals, advocacy
and station and community engagement plans on behalf of NPR, as
well as the hundreds of public radio stations across the nation.
This work enables NPR and its Members stations to navigate a
complex media and regulatory landscape in fulfillment of its public
service mission. This role reports to NPR's President and CEO.
- Represent NPR and the public radio system as Vice President for
Government & External Affairs.
- Lead advocacy that supports the public service mission of NPR
and the public radio system as a whole.--
- Provide strategic leadership and develop forward-looking policy
proposals that ensure public media can support and expand its
service to the American people.
- Serve as a key member of NPR's executive team;
- Lead a small in-house team, supplemented with consultants, who
handle a wide range of complex policy matters.
- Establish and develop strong relationships with key
congressional, regulatory and public radio/broadcasting system
- Work to ensure strong congressional support for public radio's
role in media, journalism, music and cultural programming.
- Build upon and expand existing grassroots and community
engagement projects to ensure deepened Federal support for public
- Work closely with other NPR departments and across the
leadership team, providing practical, thoughtful, and timely
advice. QUALIFICATIONS EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree or equivalent
in work experience. Minimum fifteen years of public policy
development and lobbying experience with strong understanding of
the congressional appropriations process, as well as telecom,
privacy, digital media and emerging policy areas critical to public
radio's future success REQUIRED SKILLS
- Highest level of integrity and commitment to our public service
- Proven Executive level skills and experience, able to provide
inspiring leadership on policy issues across the public media
- Demonstrated ability to communicate the needs of NPR and Member
stations to a wide range of constituencies, including Congress and
- Demonstrated experience and proven track-record of success with
the Federal appropriations and budget processes.
- Excellent networking and relationship-building abilities.
- Demontrated knowledge of broadcasting, media, music rights and
digital content platforms.
- Success in developing and administering collaborative community
engagement and grassroots lobbying efforts.
- Strong writer and public speaker.
- Demonstrated commitment to and understanding of diversity,
equity, and inclusion. PREFERRED SKILLS
- Experience working with public media or for a membership
organization. Does this sound like you? If so, we want to hear from
you. All applications must include a resume and cover letter to be
considered.-- NPR is an Equal Opportunity Employer . NPR is
committed to being an inclusive workplace that welcomes diverse and
unique perspectives, all working toward the same goal - to create a
more informed public. Qualified applicants receive consideration
for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national
origin, ancestry, age, religion, religious belief, sex, pregnancy,
sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression,
transgender status, gender non-conforming status, intersex status,
sexual stereotypes, nationality, citizenship status, personal
appearance, marital status, family status, family responsibilities,
military status, veteran status, mental and physical disability,
medical condition, genetic information, genetic characteristics of
yourself or a family member, political views and affiliation,
unemployment status, protective order status, status as a victim of
domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking, or any other basis
prohibited under applicable law.
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