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The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia is seeking an Assistant Vice President of Public Affairs. (3339 hits)

The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia is one of the 12 regional Reserve Banks that, together with the Board of Governors in Washington, D.C., make up the Federal Reserve System. It helps formulate and implement monetary policy, supervises banks and bank and savings and loan holding companies, and provides financial services to depository institutions and the federal government. The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia serves eastern and central Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey, and Delaware.

Job Summary:

Working in collaboration with the SVP of Corporate Affairs, the Assistant Vice President Public Affairs is responsible for enhancing and protecting the reputation of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. The AVP leads the development of the internal and external communications strategy and manages the teams responsible for implementing the plans to execute on these strategies. The AVP must demonstrate an ability to proactively collaborate with leaders across the Bank's internal business lines and craft effective communications efforts in ways that strengthen the Bank`s position as a thought leader on key economic, banking, and community topics. This critical leadership position is also responsible for managing the content creation, editorial, and conference services functions. In collaboration with the SVP Corporate Affairs acts as a liaison with President`s Office to ensure alignment of all institutional communications.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

Ensuring Strong Internal Communications

The Assistant Vice President of Public Affairs works in close collaboration with internal stakeholders, including Human Resources, Law Enforcement, and other critical units to ensure that all employees have access to the information resources they need to be informed, empowered, and effective.

Develops and implements the Bank's internal communications strategy according to its mission and priorities to ensure the Bank`s values and programs are effectively and promoted to all internal audiences.

Promotes Bank culture and ensures the Bank`s core values of Being Open, Innovative, and Collaborative are reflected in all publications and programming.

Leads and organizes signature events for Bank employees, including town halls, and recommends other avenues to share messages so all staff have timely and relevant information.

Advancing the Bank`s Strategic Priorities and Messaging

Develops and implements the Bank's external communications strategy according to its mission and priorities; advises the President and senior leaders on these strategic communications.

Establishes a solid knowledge base of key issues and priorities for all Bank departments engaged in public outreach; partners with functional experts to develop and oversee all communications.
Working in conjunction with subject matter experts across the Bank, leads and oversees the strategic messaging and the editorial calendar, and ensures the content execution is accurate and in alignment with the Bank`s strategic priorities.

Identifies and investigates issues and trends that may generate external interest; collaborates with subject matter experts on action plans, briefs, policy papers, and other response documents; anticipates issues that may arise and prepares the Bank and its senior leadership accordingly.

Fosters a positive, accurate, and consistent image of the Bank to share the Bank's research, policy positions, activities, and presence within the District as well as with targeted stakeholders nationwide and worldwide; directs all communications and partners with key internal functions to preserve and advance the Bank's reputation.

Conference Services

Oversees all aspects of conference services, including the planning and execution of high quality events; Also responsible for establishing strong controls and procedures to ensure the administrative and technical elements are reflective of the world class reputation the Bank strives to maintain. This includes working closely with the Financial Management Services, Legal, Facilities and Law Enforcement divisions.

Advancing and Protecting the Bank`s Reputation

Organizes and coordinates the Bank's internal and external communications during emergencies or crises for internal and external stakeholders.

Acquires tools, processes, metrics, and performance indicators to measure the effectiveness of the Bank's communications activities as well as to refine and improve communications strategies.

Represents the Third District on select System workgroups, as advised by the SVP of Corporate Affairs.

Engages professionally in the region and nationwide to develop relationships and contacts with leaders of key external stakeholder groups, organizations, and associations.

Committees and Workgroups

Spending Stewardship Workgroup for public programs across the FRS (PI Principal for establishing collaboration, cost and synergies)
Various subgroups under the Public Information Umbrella (may serve as a liaison for System committees such as editors and designers or internal communications


The team consists of 13 exempt staff members, including: 3 Direct Reports (Messaging and Editorial Manager, Manager of Conference Center, Communications Associate and 10 Indirect Reports.

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Posted By: Elynor Moss
Wednesday, July 31st 2019 at 6:52PM
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