Are you a skilled communicator with a passion for storytelling and a keen interest in shaping policy? Are you passionate about innovation and entrepreneurship? If so, we have a job for you! Join the dynamic, collaborative team at the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) and be at the forefront of the venture capital industry, engaging with industry leaders and championing a legislative and regulatory environment that fuels the next generation of transformative companies and life-enhancing advancements.  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

Public Policy Communications: 

  • Partner with the government affairs team to support NVCA’s core policy objectives. 
  •  Develop integrated communications strategies to raise awareness of NVCA’s policy positions on Capitol Hill, throughout the industry, and in the media.  
  • Capitalize on real-time news hooks and trends to drive public policy messaging. 
  • Write, edit, and distribute prominent weekly policy newsletter and other policy updates. 

Executive Communications: 

  • Manage the development of communications materials for the CEO and other key staff. 
  • Create event briefing memos, talking points, speeches, PowerPoints, and other documents. 
  •  Edit materials to reflect executive feedback and ensure timely delivery. 

Media Relations: 

  • Cultivate strong relationships with the media and proactively secure coverage of NVCA. 
  • Serve as the primary contact for media inquiries and manage spokesperson opportunities. 
  • Develop and distribute policy statements, press releases, media pitches, op-eds, blog posts and other materials. 

Social Media: 

  • Manage all social media channels in support of NVCA’s priorities – policy, industry positioning, and event marketing. 
  • Manage content calendars and pivot quickly to reflect changing priorities. 

Research Collaboration: 

  • Work with the research department on the development and release of various research projects, including the NVCA/Pitchbook Yearbook and quarterly Venture Monitor reports. 

Website Management: 

  • Oversee the NVCA website including structure, design, and content with special emphasis on timely updates and additions. 
  • Work with vendors on ongoing site development and maintenance. 

Marketing: 

  • Coordinate with the membership and development team on marketing activities to attract and retain members. 
  • Develop marketing strategies, content, email, social media, and website campaigns. 
  • Increase NVCA brand awareness and visibility through relevant channels. 

Qualifications/Experience: 

– Minimum of eight years in communications, media, public relations, or marketing. 

– Experience on Capitol Hill, in the executive branch, or in a policy environment is preferred. (Trade associations, government relations firm experience welcomed.)  Familiarity with tax or capital markets issues is ideal.  

– Exceptional writing and editing skills. 

-Detailed orientated, strong proofreading skills, and highly organized. 

– Proven track record of developing strategic communications plans and securing media coverage. 

-Strong project management skills and the ability to meet tight deadlines. 

– Collaborative and able to work across teams to achieve goals.  

– Excellent mentor and leadership skills 

– Bachelor’s degree required; graduate degree a plus. 

Computer Skills: 

– Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint). 

– Working knowledge of Salesforce or other CRM, Slack, MailChimp, and VC/PE databases like PitchBook desired. 

– Familiarity with WordPress, HTML/CSS, and basic graphic design skills (Adobe Illustrator) is a plus. 

Physical demands:   

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and stand, and utilize motor skills.  

Work environment:   

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet. This position may require flexible hours and ability for limited travel.  

The above job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform related duties, as assigned by their supervisor.  

Salary/Benefits: Competitive salary is commensurate with experience and includes a health benefits package, generous paid vacation, annual performance-based bonus, public transportation reimbursement and use of wireless equipment & service.  

To Apply: 

Submit resume, cover letter, and two writing samples to Careers@NVCA.org. Please include salary expectations and mark email subject line: Communications Director.