Senior Manager of Executive Communications

Washington, DC
Direct Hire - Full Time
First Shift

Credit Union National Association is recruiting for a Senior Manager of Executive Communications via QTI Executive & Professional Search.

Credit Union National Association is excited to announce an opening for a Senior Manager of Executive Communications. A successful candidate will have exceptional communications skills, experience working with senior executives, understand the nuances of communicating to a variety of stakeholders, and be innovative and forward thinking. This is typically accomplished with 7+ years’ experience in a related role. The role reports to the VP of Strategic Communications.


  • Researches and writes communication and presentation material for and from CUNA leadership including the President and CEO, board members, and other executives.
  • Leads composition of communications, including but not limited to regular reports, reoccurring columns, , video scripts, PowerPoint presentations, letters to CUNA members, and other external content from the executive office.
  • Serve as trusted communications advisor to the CEO and other executives; planning and perception-management for executive communications plans, messaging, thought leadership and narrative support.
  • Cross-functional collaboration to ensure alignment with corporate brand and messaging priorities, and overall communications strategies.
  • Ensures stakeholders have talking points on key items and issues.
  • Proactively identifies opportunities and drafts guest editorials, opinion pieces, letters to the editor and other materials on behalf of key stakeholders and subject matter experts.
  • Maintains sound judgement and integrity as a strategic creative partner to the chief executive officer for innovative, forward thinking via written and verbal communications.
  • Participates in cross-functional team meetings that helps set and maintain the strategic direction of executive communications.


  • Bachelor’s degree required. Advanced degree not required, but preferred.
  • 5+ years’ experience in either media relations, journalism, speechwriting or related fields. Experience in advocacy issues strongly preferred. Experience with financial services issues preferred but not required. Experience with social media a plus.
  • Exceptional listening, writing and verbal skills.
  • Experience with corporate communications or executive communications by working across departments or functional areas to achieve a common result.
  • Must have a strong sense of urgency and be comfortable working in a high-volume environment with the ability to craft messaging on a wide variety of issues across multiple channels for various audiences.
  • Personality fit will be vital in hiring decision – team player, self-starter, eager to join a collaborative, goals-oriented, ego-free team.

Internal job grade: DC190

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