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Director of Public Affairs

  • Full Time
  • Vancouver, Wash.
  • Salary: DOE
  • Posting End Date: Open Until Filled

Website Northwest Public Power Association

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The Northwest Public Power Association (NWPPA) is seeking a Director of Public Affairs. This is a senior position reporting directly to the Executive Director at our headquarters in Vancouver, Washington, and is a critical leadership position. This person leads strategy and delivery of legislative, regulatory, communications, and marketing programs for NWPPA, a regional not-for-profit association representing

consumer-owned utilities across nine western states and British Columbia.

Summary of Responsibilities:

  • Manage a dynamic team of staff and consultants overseeing government relations, regulatory policy, external communications, employee communications, brand, and marketing.
  • Shape and direct the public policy agenda through awareness and advocacy on issues important to electric utilities, inform members, and guide a resolutions process in partnership with association membership.
  • Provide direction and oversight over development and implementation of external marketing and communications objectives.
  • Build and maintain close working relationships with NWPPA leadership, external business partners, and regional and national policymakers.
  • Collaborate effectively with others in a team environment to optimize opportunities for member engagement, education, and advocacy supporting the public power mission.

Key Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in related fields, with an emphasis on policy and communications.
  • Experience with federal policy and regulatory issues impacting the West preferred.
  • Experience implementing communications and marketing strategies preferred.
  • Results-driven, innovative, and creative thinker.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to present and translate complex information into clear narratives.
  • Ability to work collaboratively toward common goals both internally and externally with national, regional, and state governments and organizations.
  • Availability for significant travel as needed.
  • Education – Bachelor’s or advanced degree.
  • Competitive salary and extensive benefits package. Salary commensurate with experience.

This position will be open until filled. Please send a letter of interest and resume to or to:

Scott Corwin
Executive Director, NWPPA
9817 NE 54th Street, #200
Vancouver, WA 98662

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