Vice President of Communications: National Constitution Center

Posted January 15th, 2015 at 10:27 am.

Position Summary

The Vice President of Communications serves as a member of the Center’s senior management team and is responsible for strengthening and expanding current communication efforts, as well as strategically building a comprehensive communications program. The Vice President is responsible for overseeing the efforts of the Public Relations (PR) and Marketing staff and works closely with other departments to ensure consistent messaging.


Responsibilities & Duties

• Develop and lead the execution of the Center’s communications and marketing programs to create a unified brand identity and increase awareness for key programs. This is accomplished through an integrated communications approach that includes, but is not limited to, traditional public and media relations campaigns, press releases, marketing communications, advertising, branding digital communications, special events, and programs

Direct the efforts of the PR and Marketing departments to effectively position the Center, with the media and with key constituencies
Direct the efforts of digital/web staff to ensure appropriate and timely messaging
Oversee the Center’s social media efforts
Oversee the Center’s communication approval process, ensuring that all communications efforts are timely and aligned with the Center’s overall messaging
Design and manage a comprehensive organization-wide media strategy
Serve as a key spokesperson for the Center as needed; work with others to further develop their spokesperson skills, ensuring consistent messaging
Advise the President & CEO, senior management, and other key stakeholders in leading the Center’s responses in high-stakes matters that could affect the interests of the organization and its constituents
Help build and enhance meaningful relationships with targeted, high-level external audiences – including, but not limited to, thought leaders, key constituents, and the media – to favorably position the Center’s image and mitigate unbalanced perceptions
Identify the challenges and emerging issues faced by the Center. Work with senior management and staff to recognize internal and external communications opportunities and solutions. Define and execute appropriate strategies
Perform other duties as assigned



Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, or related field required
10+ years of related experience required
Experience working effectively with regional and national press required
Exceptional written and verbal communication skills required
A sense of political balance, along with a strong passion for American history preferred, but not required
Ability to produce under tight deadlines with multiple priorities required
Ability to handle confidential information required
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Ability to work weekends, evening hours, or holidays as needed and assigned


Physical Demands

• Standing and walking may be required on an infrequent basis

• Some light lifting, twenty (20) pounds or less, may be required on an infrequent basis


Core Competencies

• Interpersonal Relations – Establishes rapport with others at all organizational levels; shows respect for others; considers and responds to the needs, feelings, and capabilities of others; establishes and maintains an open dialogue with others; works with others in a healthy and productive way

• Customer Service/Teamwork – Is dedicated to internal and external customer service; committed to the Center’s customer service standards, regardless of position; is able to work independently or as part of a dynamic team

• Communication – Oral and written communication expresses ideas and facts in a clear and understandable manner appropriate for the individual or group; listens to and comprehends what others are saying

• Self-Management – Assesses own skills and abilities and identifies areas for improvement; willingly accepts constructive feedback; can work independently, or as part of a dynamic team; is able to produce under tight deadlines; can successfully handle multiple projects; possesses excellent organizational skills

• Personal Integrity and Professional Conduct – Demonstrates dependability, honesty, integrity, trustworthiness, and credibility; models appropriate professional behavior; accepts responsibilities for own actions; maintains confidentiality; upholds ethical standards

• Adaptability – Adjusts, modifies own behavior, remains flexible in response to changing situations and environments, new or rapidly changing information, and unexpected obstacles; maintains high performance, emotional composure, objectivity, and balanced perspective under pressure and shifting priorities

• Organizational Awareness – Uses the organization’s formal and informal social, political, and technical structures to build relationships, negotiate solutions and accomplish goals. Stays open-minded, embracing key elements of diverse perspectives, adapting strategies as needs, expectations or the organizational climate evolve. Gets positive results for clients and/or visitors and other stakeholders, based on accurate assessments of what is realistic and whose support is essential.

To Apply

Please visit our website, and follow the online application procedures as listed on our Careers page.

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