Vice President

Scott Circle Communications

Date: 1 week ago
City: Washington, DC
Salary: $106,250 - $143,750 / year
Contract type: Full time
Scott Circle Communications

At Scott Circle Communications (SCC), we help mission-driven organizations and causes make the world a better place - and we’re really good at it. But don’t just take our word for it. Leading PR trade publication Ragan and PR Daily recently named us the #1 firm in the country for our work with nonprofit clients, and picked us as one of the country’s top women-owned and led businesses.

If you’re looking to be part of the senior leadership team for a respected, growing agency where you can make a positive impact on issues you care about like health care, education, and social justice – we’re looking for you. From messaging for nonprofits, media relations for associations, and content development for foundations, working at SCC combines the variety of work for high-profile national clients with the hands-on, personal touch of a boutique firm.

SCC is an inclusive team of PR pros, joiners, doers, volunteers, and activists united by our passion to do good work that does good. Our culture is strong, creative, supportive – and did we mention fun? We’re looking for a seasoned vice president to join our expanding team. Someone who is a master at messaging, expert relationship cultivator, proven project manager, and creative problem-solver who thrives in a fast-paced, collaborative environment.


SCC is looking for a savvy, strategic, senior communications professional to lead impactful, integrated communication accounts for mission-driven nonprofit, association, foundation, and corporate clients. If you are passionate about communications and making a difference, you just might be the newest member of our growing team.

Our ideal fit is a DC insider, compelling storyteller, and news fanatic who stays on top of the latest digital trends. Members of our team are highly professional, diligent, and responsible with a combination of common sense, flexibility, and a sense of humor. The VP will manage client relationships and junior staff - while still rolling up their sleeves and diving in to do whatever it takes to get the job done. This position is responsible for developing and directing client strategies and overseeing the implementation of integrated communications programs and campaigns.Strong writing skills and success with placing media stories are key to success at this job. This role also requires a broad knowledge of effective digital and social media tools and tactics. Solid organizational skills are a must, as is the ability to pivot when necessary to ensure our efforts have the greatest impact. In addition, the ideal candidate will be able to recognize emerging, unexpected needs quickly and to address them appropriately, independently, and in collaboration with other members of the SCC senior leadership team.


  • Lead all aspects of client management and projects with little or no supervision.

  • Manage long-term and daily account management activity, such as strategic planning, onboarding, metrics reporting, media monitoring, budget tracking, etc.

  • Demonstrate an integrated agency mindset with the flexibility to quickly pivot strategy

  • Ability to identify and navigate emerging threats and opportunities

  • Supervise, mentor, and participate in the hiring of junior-level staff

  • Manage integrated teams, including client staff, external consultants, and vendors such as graphic designers, web developers, and writers

  • Conduct communications audits

  • Develop communications plans and oversee implementation

  • Develop and implement media relations proactive and rapid response strategies, including pitching broadcast, print, radio, podcast, and online media outlets, staffing media interviews, creating targeted national, local, and trade media lists

  • Develop original content including press materials, op-eds, and blogs

  • Develop and implement digital and social media strategies

  • Analyze client metrics and reports and communicate findings both internally and externally

  • Cultivate new business and pitch potential clients

  • Contribute to researching, writing, and developing of new business proposals and presentations

  • Contribute to the development and implementation of marketing strategies and tactics to promote SCC

  • Various firm leadership duties


  • 10+ years public relations experience

  • Previous experience in a Congressional, White House, or campaign press office and/or at a PR firm

  • Overseeing and running integrated campaigns and serving as client lead is strongly preferred

  • Experience managing junior staff and a team of PR professionals

  • Strong knowledge of Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter platforms, and metrics

  • Deep knowledge of the media, including, but not limited to, health care, business, political, environmental, advocacy, and education outlets

  • Established relationships with members of the media

  • A consistent record of success in placing media stories with national and local outlets along with prominent bloggers

  • Creative problem-solving skills with the ability to handle multiple projects at once

  • Excellent communications skills (written, verbal and interpersonal)

  • Must be highly organized, adaptable, detail-oriented, tenacious, and motivated

  • Proven track record of working independently and taking initiative

Because of the collaborative nature of our work, this position requires the ability to work in our office, in Washington, DC, on a hybrid basis.

Our firm is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, marital status, veteran status or any other discriminatory factors prohibited by law.


$106,250 - $143,750


  • Unlimited paid time off

  • 401K plan with matching from SCC

  • Partial cell phone reimbursement

  • Medical coverage, with a portion paid by SCC

  • Dental and vision coverage, 100% of costs covered by SCC

  • Long-term disability, short-term disability and life insurance 100% of costs covered by SCC

  • 13 paid holidays

  • Discretionary company closing between Christmas Eve and New Year’s

HOW TO APPLY: Please send resume and introductory e-mail to [email protected] Please write "Vice President" in the subject line. No phone calls please.

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