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Associate Vice President, CSR & Social Impact Public Relations (NYC)

Finn Partners

Finn Partners

Marketing & Communications
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Wednesday, July 10, 2024

Finn Partners’ Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) & Social Impact practice works with a broad range of corporations, nonprofits, associations, and government agencies to raise awareness for major social causes and issues. Our campaigns on the digital divide, diversity & inclusion, sustainability, women’s economic empowerment, LGBTQ+ rights, mental health, veteran affairs ,health & wellness, have strengthened our clients’ reputations and elevated the voices of those on the frontlines. More importantly, they have led to tangible social impact across multiple sectors. We are a hands-on group of creative, strategic thinkers who are ultimately rewarded by the impactful work we accomplish with our clients.

FINN Partners is the fastest growing integrated marketing agency in the United States. We offer a collaborative, non-hierarchical environment, and an opportunity to grow, learn and contribute.

This AVP role is a full-time position focused on the CSR team’s environmental and sustainability portfolio. Although the practice is based out of Finn’s New York office, the Managing Partner is amenable to the AVP working from another geographic area, (see www.finnpartners.com website for Finn Partners USA office locations).


  • This position in the Finn Partners’ CSR & Social Impact team provides an opportunity to work on social impact and sustainability campaigns for major corporations, non-profits, and global foundations and advance social good through integrated communications and marketing
  • Lead the execution of integrated and successful CSR and social impact public relations campaigns/programs that exceed client goals
  • Maintain clear and consistent communications; provide proper direction and counsel; and offer problem-solving solutions to clients
  • Develop and grow senior client relationships
  • Build thought leadership platforms for C-Suite executives; developing narratives, booking speaking engagements, generating top-tier earned media
  • Review and develop press materials, including but not limited to press releases, media advisories, key messages, Q&As, and executive remarks
  • Develop overall communications media strategy for clients; manage profitability and financial aspects of accounts
  • Utilize excellent contacts to secure consistent media coverage across a wide range of sustainability, health & wellness, business, technology, consumer, lifestyle, and news publications
  • Establish new media contacts to expand reach across print, online, TV, social, radio and podcasts
  • Maintain solid understanding of CSR and broader sustainability landscape; develop opportunistic client storyline recommendations and communication strategy surrounding them
  • Generate new business opportunities and secure new CSR clients; lead in the development of new business proposals and participate in new business presentations; develop RFPs that showcase our unique capabilities and proven results
  • Lead internal CSR team and drive their growth; provide proper feedback and guidance; motivate to be creative and achieve excellent results.


  • Bachelor's degree required. MBA or post-graduate degree a plus
  • 6 to 8 years CSR PR experience, preferably working with clients in corporate communications or sustainability
  • Proven history of leading team and driving results
  • Exceptional media relations with many top-tier national and trade outlets; proven history of media placements and established contacts
  • Ability to develop and execute successful media relations programs
  • Excellent writing and editing skills (familiar with AP style).
  • Strong communications skills, project management capabilities and proven problem-solving ability
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet all deadline
  • Effectively work as part of a team, share information freely and support the common goals of the group. A true team player.
  • Detail-oriented, organized, hardworking, flexible, thorough.


Anticipated Salary: $90K. Commensurate with experience and depending upon workplace.

To Apply:

Please upload your resume, upload your cover letter detailing your leadership experience in public relations agencies / CSR practices, and indicate your desired salary in $USD.

About Finn Partners:

Finn Partners was launched in 2011 to realize Peter Finn's vision to create a leading communications agency dedicated to shaping a bold new future in which innovation and partnership are strong drivers of the brand. Finn Partners specializes in the full spectrum of communications services, including digital and social media. Practice areas include arts, consumer lifestyle & sports, corporate social responsibility, education, health, manufacturing, technology, travel, and public affairs.

We are entrepreneurial-minded, global, and focused on integrated programs that bring to life the world-changing technologies, products, and services of our client partners.

Our company culture celebrates delighting our clients with innovative and creative campaigns and programs, and we provide opportunities for our employees to conduct career-meaningful work in a creative, fast-paced, collaborative, and fun environment. We work hard and play nice.

Headquartered in New York City, the agency has 1,300+ employees with offices in 32 cities around the world: Atlanta, Bangalore, Beijing, Boston, Chicago, Delhi, Denver, Detroit, Dublin, Frankfurt, Fort Lauderdale, Hong Kong, Honolulu, Jerusalem, Kuala Lumpur, London, Los Angeles, Madison (Wisc.), Manila, Mumbai, Munich, Nashville, Paris, Portland (Ore.), San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Shanghai, Singapore, Tamuning (Guam), Vancouver (Wash.) and Washington D.C.