Communications Specialist

Washington, DC
Sep 25, 2022
Oct 24, 2022
Full Time
Job Summary

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), VHA, requires professional support services to assist the Deputy Under Secretary of Health (DUSH)-who is accountable for specific health care programs enabling and supporting virtually every aspect of patient care provided to Veterans-- with the development, administration, and management of various emerging initiatives, some of which are legislatively mandated. Aptive serves as the Veterans Health Administration's (VHA) strategic partner to transform the country's largest and most complex organizations - with 1,600 care sites across 50 states and a staff of approximately 300,000 employees caring for over 6 million Veterans - into a clinically led, outcome-focused, and technology-enabled organization.

Aptive is seeking a Communications Specialist to support VHA in developing a communication strategy.

Primary Responsibilities

You will experience a wide range of projects to gain experience and skillsets and share your ideas in an environment that values innovation. Our culture is aimed to create an environment where employees lean into servant leadership, are encouraged to elevate, and are empowered to shift the drift, that is, to be innovative and transformative in career and client service.

  • Engage and lead training development/design and/or communications design
  • Develop communication plans
  • Promote development of clinical learning objectives
  • Establish training story boards, knowledge checks and training tests
  • Create webinars and web-based training modules
  • Compose announcements and talking points for senior leaders
  • Create SharePoint landing pages/informational pages
  • Generate mass communication emails, memos and FAQ's

Minimum Qualifications

  • BA/BS Degree
  • 2-5 years or more of relevant experience
  • Experience working for/supporting VA or VBA highly desirable
  • Expert skills regarding interfacing, both orally and via written communications, with various stakeholders
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the use and management of Microsoft Suite products: Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Strong written and communication skills to include developing reports, briefings, and similar artifacts

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience with VHA Central Office

About Aptive

Aptive is a modern federal consulting firm focused on human experience, digital services, and business transformation. We harness creativity, technology, and culture to connect people and systems to impact the world. We're advisors, strategists, and engineers focused on people, above all else.

We believe in generating success collaboratively, leaving client organizations stronger after every engagement and building trust for the next big challenge. Our work inspires people, fuels change and makes an impact. Join our team to be part of positive change in your community and our nation.

EEO Statement

Aptive is an equal opportunity employer. We consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, parental status, veteran status, age, disability, or any other protected class.

Veterans, members of the Reserve and National Guard, and transitioning active-duty service members are highly encouraged to apply.

COVID 19 Vaccine Statement

This position supports a federal government contract and is subject to government vaccination mandates or other customer vaccination requirements. All new hires are required to report their vaccination status and proof of vaccination, or an adjudicated accommodation may be required for employment.

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