Vice President, Fed Gov

JPA is currently searching for a Vice President to join our collaborative and team-oriented environment in the D.C. office. The ideal candidate for the position will be a seasoned project manager, have a strong work ethic, and be able to work well with and lead a large team.

The successful candidate for this role is a strategist and execution lead with experience developing, testing, and launching national federal health communications campaigns. As a part of JPA’s Public Health Team, you will help shape the direction of the Federal Government Practice and play a leadership role in its growth.

This position requires an exceptionally organized communicator. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Lead account teams and oversee day-to-day account work and projects across JPA’s federal government and nonprofit portfolio.
  • Oversee all project management, reporting, contracting, and financial/budget requirements; assume responsibility for meeting all project deliverables.
  • Guide primary and secondary research, including reviewing research instruments and working with JPA’s research team to apply research findings to communication campaigns.
  • Work with JPA’s in-house creative and production team to develop messages, creative concepts, and other communications products. Oversee production of creative materials and associated products.
  • Develop integrated dissemination strategies, including paid and earned media, thought leadership, marketing, and digital/social strategies.
  • Review and produce high-quality written content and demonstrate proficiency in all types of communications writing. Provide feedback to project teams on written products.
  • Act as a liaison between client, subcontractors, vendors and, as appropriate, other internal and external audiences (i.e., coalitions, healthcare providers, media, advocates, medical experts, other interest groups).
  • Establish and help drive new business pipeline by identifying and leveraging agency revenue opportunities for organic growth, as well as playing key roles on incoming new business leads and RFPs.
  • Lead the development and submission of technical and business proposals in response to federal health project opportunities.
  • Demonstrate sound fiscal management, ensuring profitability of programs and projects and monthly forecasting of staff time across projects.
  • Supervise staff, including supporting professional development and mentoring.
  • Collaborate and partner with senior team members at JPA on client programs and agency-wide initiatives.


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher with 7+ years of communications experience, agency experience preferred.
  • Experience leading federal health communications and social marketing campaigns.
  • Knowledge and interest in public health; experience with mental health, suicide prevention, and substance use preferred.
  • Experience working with and communicating to healthcare audiences and professionals, as well as the general public.
  • Proven track-record managing integrated social marketing and public awareness campaigns, including overseeing formative research, product development and testing, dissemination, and evaluation activities.
  • Previous experience of managing, supervising or mentoring others
  • Ability to work within multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Be detail oriented, demonstrate critical thinking, and possess a passion for public health communications.
  • Experience with business development activities including capture work and proposal preparation.

With offices in Washington DC, New York, Boston and London, JPA Health provides a supportive work environment, excellent benefits, and competitive compensation, including health, dental, and vision insurance, participation in a 401(k) with company match, PTO, a cell phone stipend, and a flexible work environment.

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