Position Overview

Do you love writing, organizing, and fighting for progressive causes? alignco is seeking a Manager to join our fast-growing team.

alignco partners with foundations, non-profits, trade associations, and advocacy groups to bring their stories to life in the most relatable, compelling ways. Its team of strategists and changemakers have decades of experience defining, shaping, and elevating some of the most complicated and divisive issues of our day. Alison Betty and David Smith have created and directed award-winning advertising campaigns for major brands and national organizations as well as Democratic candidates at the federal and state levels.

The Manager will be engaged in multiple accounts and will work directly with clients, contractors and vendors – collaborating with other members of the account team to develop, manage, and execute communications strategies across a wide array of advocacy campaigns and philanthropic organizations. The Manager will work with our clients to advance issues around equity, economic inclusion, and fairness as well as support advocacy efforts on many of today’s progressive policy priorities such as access to affordable health coverage including Medicaid, paid family leave, health care pricing, mental health supports for infants and toddlers, and more. We remain focused on breaking down barriers and systems rooted in structural racism, and elevating people and ideas that can help catalyze change on the road to an equitable recovery and an anti-racist future.

The Manager will join a team of hard-working go-getters with a passion to make people’s lives better, healthier, and happier. Our team comes from all over – each bringing our own unique experiences, qualities, and true selves to our work. We believe diverse people, thoughts, and lived experiences make our team and our work stronger in every way. And we strive to foster a culture of inclusion, compassion, and adventure in everything we do.

Position Responsibilities 

The Manager will:

  • Serve as a primary point of contact and relationship manager with client leads.
  • Lead account teams working with colleagues, partners and vendors to ensure the timely completion of deliverables.
  • Develop and manage multiple projects, including budgets, timelines and content creation.
  • Spearhead, manage and execute communications strategies across a wide array of advocacy campaigns and philanthropic organizations.
  • Write compelling messages and create content that turns complicated social policy problems and solutions into simple, powerful and relatable stories.
  • Participate in the new business process, including providing support for written materials.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Proven ability to plan and manage coalitions, moving forward a clear strategy with creativity and diplomacy.
  • Skilled writer with the ability to take complex issues and quickly craft easily understood written materials.
  • 4-5 years of relevant professional experience in strategic communications and campaigns.
  • Ability to stay organized and handle multiple assignments at once and work quickly and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop creative communications or implement media campaigns around policy or political issues.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, orally and in writing, with all levels of clients, media, and team members.
  • Devotion to progressive causes with an emphasis on healthcare reform but also combating climate change, addressing systemic inequities and promoting supports for children and families such as paid family leave, childcare, Medicaid, and SNAP.
  • Proficiency in effectively editing written materials.
  • General familiarity with modes of public opinion research such as focus groups, surveys, etc. that inform communications strategies, messages, and creative.
  • Experience collaborating with producers, designers, and other creative professionals to bring stories and messages to life across media.
  • Understanding of digital strategy and experience using digital tactics preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree or comparable experience in a communications-related field.

Personal Attributes

  • A deep level of personal commitment to social justice and progressive success.
  • Strong curiosity and knowledge of the current political landscape and national dialogue.
  • Low-ego, patient, and compassionate with a desire to work collaboratively with junior and senior colleagues and clients.
  • Enjoys working in a team environment that fosters staff growth.
  • Meticulous attention to detail.
  • A strong sense of humor and fun.

Salary and Benefits 

The salary range for this role is $70,000-$90,000. Actual salary is determined by a number of factors including skill set and experience relative to the requirements of this role. In addition, alignco provides a substantial benefits package, including:

  • comprehensive health, vision, and dental insurance
  • 401K with an annual employer contribution
  • 6 months parental leave, including 5 months paid
  • 5 weeks annual paid time off
  • paid sick time
  • annual stipend for professional development

alignco is currently offering a hybrid work model. Team members are expected to work from the DC office Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and upon request for occasional meetings or events. Team members have the opportunity to work remotely on Mondays and Fridays and during select periods during the summer months. Our hybrid work model is subject to change.

To Apply 

Submit a cover letter and resume to careers [at] The cover letter should be concise, compelling, and outline why you are the right person for this position. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

alignco is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.