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Program Manager, Public Policy

Los Angeles, California
Job Type
6 Aug 2022
We are looking for a Program Manager to join one of our key client teams in the tech space. This role will be responsible for creating cohesion between key workstreams and both engage and educate internal and external stakeholders about the work of the client team. We are looking for a candidate with strong internal communications experience who is also able to manage external stakeholder relationships and provide reporting to the head of the team to track progress.

The selected candidate must have the ability to manage competing priorities and deadlines and ensure flawless client support under tight deadlines.

At APCO, you will work closely with colleagues across multiple disciplines and around the world to help advise, build, and manage advocacy campaigns in the tech and telecom sectors on behalf of clients ranging from Fortune 50 global companies and leading trade associations to small startups and advocacy non-profits.

You ll have an opportunity to apply a deep policy knowledge on technology and communications in advocacy campaigns that combine strategic communications, media engagement, stakeholder outreach and mobilization, social media advocacy, and client management. You ll be right in the thick of the most consequential tech policy debates of our era, pressing for policy solutions that promote innovation, protect competition, and advance the digital economy.

  • Manage communications with internal teams and external contacts, and ensure regular updates to the leadership team and project leads including organizing meetings/roundtables
  • Be the key point of contact for team info and cascading information out to stakeholders when required
  • Manage events/programs to ensure they are delivered on time, to budget and are of exceptional quality, including putting together presentation materials (e.g., PowerPoint decks, internal and external marketing collateral)
  • Develop clear, simple and persuasive program proposals and briefings for leadership within and outside of your core team
  • Develop and maintain team resources and infrastructure to enable scalable execution of programs in coordination with our global teams and day-to-day documentation needed for team execution
  • Assist with public-facing related conferences and other events, including helping to organize panel discussions and other gatherings
  • 5-7 years of program management experience in a fast-paced organization, experience in internal communications and delivering internal and external events
  • Bachelor s degree from an accredited university in technology, policy, international relations, business administration or a related field
  • Experience working in or demonstrated knowledge of public policy
  • Strong presentation skills with the ability to interface with colleagues at all levels within the organization
  • Excellent client and interpersonal skills; ability to communicate effectively by phone, email and in-person
  • Previous experience coordinating conferences and internal events, particularly with NGOs, international organizations, government institutions and public-private partnerships
  • Exceptional writing and analytical skills with the ability to think strategically and creatively under tight deadlines
About APCO
APCO Worldwide is an advisory and advocacy communications consultancy helping leading public and private sector organizations act with agility, and build organizational reputations, brands, relationships and solutions to succeed. APCO is an independent and majority women-owned business.

Most importantly, we are a trusted partner to our clients. We help them anticipate, plan, execute and secure impact through our curiosity, insights and diverse expertise.

Our clients benefit from APCO leaders who have the pulse of the dynamically changing global environment that defines the marketplace; the first-hand experience of having faced significant issues or opportunities; the ability to harness the power of data, insights and technology; and the passion to deliver unparalleled results.

Our expertise and integrated approach enable us to provide a full range of services, across industry sectors and global markets, allowing us to offer effective counsel and programs for boards of directors and CEOs. We meet the evolving needs of executives and their teams in communications, public affairs, government relations, legal, risk, organizational transformation, international relations, corporate responsibility and brand marketing.

We measure success in the transformations we help to catalyze, our clients impact on society and their continued profitable growth.

APCO Worldwide, named one of the Best Agencies to Work For in North America by PRovoke Media for four consecutive years and a 2020 Top Places to Work in PR by PRNews, offers a collegial work environment, countless training and development opportunities, and a competitive compensation and benefits package.

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  • Job Reference: 678879236-2
  • Date Posted: 6 August 2022
  • Recruiter: APCO Worldwide
  • Location: Los Angeles, California
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Government & Defence
  • Job Type: Permanent