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APCO WorldwideNew York, NY
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Company Description

Headquartered in Washington DC, APCO Worldwide is an advisory and advocacy communications consultancy assisting the leading private as well as public sector organizations navigating the challenges of the present day. Also, the company helps organizations navigate present-day challenges, act with agility, anticipate social risks, and builds reputations of the organizations, solutions and relationships to succeed. APCO is an independent and also a majority-women owned business. Most vitally, the company is a trusted partner of the clients helping them anticipate, execute, plan and secure their futures through its in-depth expertise, creative strategies, and more. In a mercurial global context and a time of transformational change, the company strives to add value to enterprises and benefit society. Jobs, as well as internship opportunities in the categories of finance, communications, and more, can be found on the company’s official website’s career page.

Job Description

APCO Worldwide, a global public affairs and strategic communication consulting firm, is seeking a Director to join our Health team. We are open to all office locations.

Our team includes experienced health care experts with diverse backgrounds who, collectively, give the firm a comprehensive understanding of the issues, politics and players who shape health policy. APCO and its professionals have played leading roles in virtually every major health care issue considered over the past few decades and our clients have included leading pharmaceutical manufacturers, provider societies, trade associations, health insurers, pharmacy benefit managers and medical device makers.

What we bring you: One of the best places to work and ranked the 2017 Public Affairs Agency of the Year by The Holmes Report, with smart, fun colleagues and opportunities to work with people around the country and across the globe. Amazing in-house opinion research, creative and resources as part of your team. The chance to work on some of the most interesting and challenging issues of the day for leading companies and associations. An opportunity to shine, succeed and chart your course based on what you bring to the table not where you sit on the org chart.


* Serves as lead relationship manager to health care clients in the pharmaceutical, insurance, biotech, lifesciences sector

* Confidently engages with senior client staff and leadership, including leading client meetings

* Builds credibility with clients by offering knowledgeable observations, insights and strategic thinking regarding communications and public affairs activities, informed by prior experience and deep knowledge of the sector

* Guides internal teams in the development of client strategy and planning

* Actively engages in team member development; acts as a leader and mentor to team members

* Demonstrates performance in growing clients organically and actively pursues new opportunities with prospects, including leading business development activities

* Maintains a strong professional network and is viewed as an issue expert in the market

* Leads and engages in annual business planning efforts


* At least 10 years of experience in health communications prior experience at communications agency or consulting firm preferred

* Track record of successful communications or public affairs campaign development

* Exceptional presentation, writing, and analytical skills including the ability to write strategically and creatively under tight deadlines

About APCO

APCO Worldwide is an advisory and advocacy communications consultancy helping leading public and private sector organizations act with agility, and build organizational reputations, brands, relationships and solutions to succeed. APCO is an independent and majority women-owned business.

Most importantly, we are a trusted partner to our clients. We help them anticipate, plan, execute and secure impact through our curiosity, insights and diverse expertise.

Our clients benefit from APCO leaders who have the pulse of the dynamically changing global environment that defines the marketplace; the first-hand experience of having faced significant issues or opportunities; the ability to harness the power of data, insights and technology; and the passion to deliver unparalleled results.

Our expertise and integrated approach enable us to provide a full range of services, across industry sectors and global markets, allowing us to offer effective counsel and programs for boards of directors and CEOs. We meet the evolving needs of executives and their teams in communications, public affairs, government relations, legal, risk, organizational transformation, international relations, corporate responsibility and brand marketing.

We measure success in the transformations we help to catalyze, our clients impact on society and their continued profitable growth.

APCO Worldwide, named "Public Affairs Agency of the Year" 2017 Best Large Agency to Work For 2013-2014 and one of the Top Places to Work in PR by PRNews, offers a collegial work environment, countless training and development opportunities, and a competitive compensation and benefits package.

Estimated annual salary


  • Develop and maintain computerized record management systems to store and process data, such as personnel activities and information, and to produce reports.
  • Direct, supervise and evaluate work activities of medical, nursing, technical, clerical, service, maintenance, and other personnel.
  • Direct or conduct recruitment, hiring, and training of personnel.
  • Develop and implement organizational policies and procedures for the facility or medical unit.


  • Reading ComprehensionUnderstanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Active ListeningGiving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • WritingCommunicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • SpeakingTalking to others to convey information effectively.


  • Administration and ManagementKnowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • ClericalKnowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
  • Economics and AccountingKnowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
  • Customer and Personal ServiceKnowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
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APCO Worldwide


Company - Private




$100M to $500M


Multiple locations




Brad Staples

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