Vice President of Communications

Organization: The Wireless Infrastructure Association

Job Description

The Vice President, Communications plays a critical role as the Wireless Infrastructure Association (WIA) expands its communications and public affairs presence. This position is responsible for developing and executing a broad communications and public affairs strategy that empowers the association to successfully achieve its objectives and execute its mission. Reporting to the Senior Vice President, Government Affairs and Chief Strategy Officer, the ideal candidate will have an entrepreneurial mindset and acumen, the ability to conceptualize and carry out a strategic plan, be diplomatic in dealings with internal and external stakeholders, is a disciplined and empathetic manager, and a creative and resourceful problem solver.

Through media outreach, social media engagement, partnerships, and advocacy events, the VP, Communications will effectively tell the story of how wireless infrastructure—powered by an effective workforce—is enabling connectivity everywhere.


  • Works collaboratively with senior management and other executives within the WIA team to integrate communications into WIA’s overall strategy, policy and advocacy goals.
  • Crafts and tells the industry’s story in a compelling manner – using data and the voices of WIA’s members and the industry’s workforce – to resonate with stakeholders through different content types across multiple platforms and channels.
  • Establishes WIA as a thought-leader in communications and workforce development policy.
  • Manages the Senior Manager, Communications and Engagement, to execute strategic vision.
  • Works collaboratively with marketing leads to establish and steward WIA’s brand and reputation.
  • Oversees WIA’s external communications and its touchpoints, including website properties, social media and development of strategic materials including public affairs campaigns, talking points, reports, speeches and executive interviews.
  • Represent WIA in external settings as appropriate, serving as a spokesperson and subject matter expert on policy issues.
  • Actively engage, cultivate, and manage press relationships to ensure coverage surrounding Connect(X) industry conference.


  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Minimum of 8-10 years of communications and public affairs experience.
  • Demonstrated experience and leadership in managing a comprehensive strategic communications and media relations program to advance an organization’s mission and goals.
  • Demonstrated experience managing digital properties for an association or campaign, to include digital writing, website content and social media.
  • Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal and presentation skills and the ability to effectively interface with senior management and WIA member companies.
  • Experience overseeing the day-to-day activities of the communications function including budgeting, planning and staff development.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of the telecommunications industry.
  • Management experience in a trade association and/or political environment.

What’s Attractive to the Right Candidate?

  • You will be joining a team of strong, talented colleagues who are dedicated to our mission. Our colleagues are friendly, respectful of different perspectives, and supportive of each other both personally and professionally.
  • We are the association leader in a rapidly growing industry. 5G and rural broadband access will transform every industry of the U.S. economy. Our work is interesting and varied; the issues facing our industry are constantly changing and we are pioneers of new ideas.
  • We offer competitive compensation and generous benefits that include vacation, sick, and bereavement leave; volunteer days; parking/Metro allowance; income security options; and health and wellness benefits that include an on-site gym facility.

To Apply 

We encourage you to apply even if your experience does not perfectly match the position description; we will consider people from a variety of backgrounds and career experiences.

Simply email your resume to with “Vice President, Communications” as the subject of the email. Please include your resume as a Word or PDF attachment to the email and paste your cover letter in the body of your email.

WIA takes seriously its commitment to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion. WIA is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, race, color, age, national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/assignment, citizenship, pregnancy, or maternity, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state, or local law.

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