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A member of the public relations team that implements efforts to support organizational priorities and activities within the Public Relations department Supports unit efforts with a focus on departmental contributions to public engagement strategy for Association.  Participates and support efforts for appointed and member volunteer groups and APTA leadership. Supports preparation of compliance requirements and documents and seeks out opportunities for continuous quality improvement in department activities.  Effective champion of the Association vision, mission and brand.  

Principal Functions

This position:

  • Implements work plans related to respective activities of the public relations department which align with organizational priorities and the Association’s public engagement strategy
  • Prepares and completes required departmental compliance forms as outlined below including ensuring required information is accurate for timely submission of all required forms
  • Contributes to and implements recommendations on advancing operations within the department to gain efficiencies, and grow revenue, if applicable. 
  • Contributes to quality assurance and continuous quality/performance improvement in department activities, including supporting department director, and unit leader in annual assessments of respective budget activities described above
  • Supports the Public Affairs team in the implementation of the Association’s programs, priorities, and projects in partnership with department director and staff colleagues
  • Prepares in consultation with the Director, department level data which supports and aligns with the APTA data strategy 


  • Bachelor's Degree, Required
  • 8+ years’ experience in public and media relations both for the consumer and public policy/legislative target markets.
  •  Undergraduate degree in Public Relations or Communications preferred, or equivalent related experience   
  •  Excellent interpersonal skills
  •  Excellent organizational and communication skills    
  •  Excellent public speaking skills  
  •  Strong computer and public relations database software experience required  
  •  Experience using social media to further organizational public and media relations objectives
  •  Experience in a member-oriented association preferred
  •  Established consumer and public policy media contacts.

How to Apply

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Equal Opportunty Employer
Principals Only. Position is located in Alexandria, VA.