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Managing Director

CLS Strategies

Washington, District of Columbia 20036
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CLS Strategies seeks applicants for Managing Director roles


CLS Strategies, a Washington, D.C.-based public affairs and strategic communications firm, is currently seeking applicants for Managing Director positions.


CLS Strategies serves a range of clients – including Fortune 100 corporations, trade associations, foreign governments, international organizations and non-profits. Some are in the midst of regulatory and legislative challenges, or high-stakes litigation. Others are facing government investigations, reputational, or competitive threats. Most of our clients choose CLS because they have a terrific story to tell and wish to affect change, yet need help finding their voice, raising the saliency of their message, and engaging and persuading target audiences. All are looking for creative solutions at the intersection of politics, public policy and communications. That’s where the team at CLS Strategies comes in, and where we thrive. 

Responsibilities of a Managing Director include:

  • Manage activity workflow for multiple client teams – we place a high bar on high quality work product delivered on time
  • Assist the agency leader (partner) or Senior Vice President in driving client account teams and in meeting the client objectives 
  • Oversee project management and teams of staff
  • Manage and participate in client work, ranging from media relations, alliance development, coalition and campaign management, digital strategy, and content development.
  • Support the firm’s business development, specifically through assisting with assigned opportunities


CLS Strategies offers a competitive salary that is commensurate with experience and a comprehensive benefits package that includes:


  • 401(k) plan with employer match
  • Employer-subsidized medical/dental insurance
  • Health Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Optional Life and AD&D Benefits
  • Paid vacation and sick time
  • Paid holidays
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Gym membership
  • And much more


If you thrive on the challenge of finding solutions to complex challenges and want to join our team, please send your resume to with “Managing Director” in the subject line. For more information, visit

CLS Strategies. We don’t just raise the issue. We raise the game.



Qualified candidates must have a minimum of 7 years of experience in public affairs, political, corporate or crisis communications, are driven, self-starters with the ability to grasp complex subject matter quickly. Candidates must possess prior experience in managing communications at another agency, company, association, on Capitol Hill, or something similar. This experience should include a range of managing campaigns and team member deliverables, media relations, op-ed writing and placement, digital and social media strategy, budgeting, and more.

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