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Director, Executive Communication

Alexandria, VA

Relocation expenses: Not paid

Full time
5 - 10 years of experience
Bachelor's Degree

Published on 27 Jun 2023

Expires on 30 Apr 2023

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Director, Executive Communication


 The Director, Executive Communications is responsible for developing content and implementing the CEO’s communications strategy. Reporting to the Chief of Staff, the director will be responsible for coordinating communications from and pertaining to the CEO and the Office of the CEO, including CEO appearances and communications. 

Location: Alexandria, Virginia Office (onsite) 


An individual must be able to perform each essential duty listed below at a satisfactory level: 

  • Develop and execute CEO communications strategy in collaboration with the Communications team.
  • Manage talking points and content for all CEO staff engagements, including global all-hands and regional events, as well as external appearances.
  • Build briefing documents to prepare the CEO for all meetings with external business contacts, then drafting follow-up messages after meetings.
  • Write and/or edit CEO communications, effectively capturing both her voice and strategic priorities.
  • Archive all presentations, speeches, media, and talking points, for easy accessibility and future use and reference.
  • Partner with the communications team to identify and secure high-value speaking opportunities and enhance CEO’s profile across social platforms.
  • Write and/or edit CEO op-eds and letters from the publisher.
  • Maintain a regular cadence of communications from the CEO to individual staff and teams based on staff and business successes in collaboration with the Communications team.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • 8 - 10+ years of internal and external communications experience.
  • Extremely strong written and verbal communications skills.
  • Strong grasp on global issues, current events and business trends, particularly in news and media.
  • Experience developing original content for C-Suite leaders including speeches, op-eds and social media.
  • Experience working with high-level executives and advising on communications strategy at top levels of business.
  • Strong research and analytical skills.
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills.
  • Excellent writing and copy editing skills.
  • Reputational risk and crisis management experience.
  • Strong cultural competencies and ability to effectively communicate to a diverse, global audience.
  • Relevant professional samples will be required as part of the interview process.

  This job description describes the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this position.  It should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all required duties, responsibilities and skills. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable disabled individuals to perform the essential functions of the job.

NOTE If you are selected for an interview, you will be contacted.  Thank you.

This position will close at 11:59 pm April 29, 2023.


 We have established  a salary range of $100,000 to $125,000 for this position. Specific pay is determined by your experience in that range.  Highly recommend applicants include salary requirements when completing application.


United Way Worldwide is located in Old Town Alexandria, VA. We offer competitive salary and excellent benefits including: health, dental, life, short-term and long-term disability, employee assistance program, 403(b) plan, tuition assistance, paid time off, family sick leave, medical appointment leave, parental/adoption leave, dress for your day, free parking, onsite gym, monthly volunteering opportunities, and more. 

●    Mission-Focused: Catalyze others’ commitment to mission to create real social change that leads to better lives and healthier communities.  This drives their performance and professional motivations.
●    Relationship-Oriented: Understands that people come before process and is astute in cultivating and managing relationships toward a common goal.
●    Collaborator: understands the roles and contributions of all sectors of the community and can mobilize resources (financial and human) through meaningful engagement.
●    Results-Driven: Dedicated to shared and measurable goals for the common good; creating, resourcing, scaling, and leveraging strategies and innovations for broad investment and impact.
●    Brand Steward: Steward of the brand and understands his/her role in growing and protecting the reputation and results of the greater network.

Thank you for your interest in employment with United Way Worldwide.