Who We Are

Ward Circle Strategies, Inc. is a public policy and communications firm specializing in delivering strategic guidance and hands-on support to our clients, with a focus on government policy, strategic communications, non-profit outreach, and program management. We offer a wide range of services from strategy development to media outreach, speechwriting, and material creation. At Ward Circle Strategies, we pride ourselves in focusing on causes and issues that we are passionate about – and that make a difference in our world. We care deeply about our clients’ missions, and we are motivated by the impact our clients have on the populations they serve. Our focus areas range from health to homelessness, addressing the needs of military families to underserved communities both in the US and internationally. In all that we do, we work with people and organizations that share a common vision: to achieve social impact through meaningful actions.

We are always looking for fresh talent – self-starters, with an interest in meaningful impact. You are a creative and strategic thinker with strong research and writing skills, who is comfortable working for clients both large and small in a fast paced, multitasking environment. You enjoy working with a team, but also feel comfortable spearheading projects independently.

Interested applicants should send resume and cover letter to Kelly Engstrom at kelly.engstrom@wardcirclestrategies.com. Please indicate the job position in the subject line. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

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Associate/Senior Associate

Who You Are

You are a self-starter with a passion for creating meaningful impact and translating complex issues for a variety of audiences. You’re an excellent writer, researcher, and strategic thinker with a high level of attention to detail. You have an interest in healthcare policy and/or or public health and are looking for an opportunity to dive deeper into the subject matter. You know how to manage multiple projects against competing deadlines. You are a team player but also have impeccable judgment and the ability to operate at a high level independently.

Job Description

  • Provide day-to-day project management and administrative support for a senior level client in the Department of Defense’s Defense Health Agency (DHA)
  • Manage client deliverables and track ongoing needs and requests of the client delivery team
  • Engage in business development opportunities to help our firm continue to grow
  • Assist with day-to-day business operations

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 2-5 years of professional experience
  • Knowledge of military/veterans issues
  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills
  • Comfortable working with senior level leaders in government health agencies
  • Work well under the pressure associated with multiple short-notice deadlines
  • Possess strong interpersonal and oral and written communication skills
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office including PowerPoint, Word, and Excel
  • Adept to respond to “ad-hoc” requests while still having the ability to see the big picture
  • Comfortable working on a small team
  • Ability to execute in a bureaucratic environment
  • Demonstration of a client-ready presence
  • Capable of working independently without much direction
  • Able to obtain or currently has a Public Trust security clearance
  • Job title and pay will be commensurate with qualifications and experience

Interested applicants should send resume and cover letter to Kelly Engstrom at kelly.engstrom@wardcirclestrategies.com. Please indicate: “Associate/Senior Associate” in the subject line. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.


Intern

Who You Are

You are a self-starter with a passion for creating meaningful impact and translating complex issues for a variety of audiences. You’re an excellent writer, researcher, and know how to manage multiple projects against competing deadlines. You are a team player but also have impeccable judgment and the ability to operate at a high level independently.

Job Description

  • Support senior staff in developing strategic communications strategies and products, including pitches to new/existing clients and media outreach
  • Conduct research, draft emails, briefings and proposals
  • Pull press clips and media lists
  • Coordinate call and meeting schedules, including booking conference rooms, organizing staff meetings and other administrative duties

This is a 10-week paid internship with the option of continuing the internship into full time employment.

Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree
  • Interest in and familiarity with brand marketing/pitching, media outreach and public relations campaigns
  • Interest in government health policy
  • Works well with a team and independently
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Can produce concise, easy to read content
  • Comfortable working on multiple projects at the same time
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and social media platforms

Interested applicants should send resume and cover letter to Kelly Engstrom at kelly.engstrom@wardcirclestrategies.com. Please indicate: “Intern” in the subject line. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.