Director, Strategic Engagement

Expiring today

Alexandria, VA
Nov 09, 2022
Dec 09, 2022
Full Time
Job Summary

The Communications and Marketing Director will manage a portfolio of projects and business development activities. The candidate will leverage their extensive experience supporting federal clients; comprehensive program management and strategic communications expertise; and demonstrated supervisory and management skills. This individual must be able to communicate effectively with both clients and team members to understand requirements and provide recommendations that have a direct impact on the program or mission. Additionally, this individual must be able to become a trusted advisor, fostering relationships with potential clients to understand priorities and pain points that inform upcoming business development efforts.

The Director role requires a self-starter, proactive problem solver and action-oriented team player with previous experience in management consulting and business development pursuits. This position needs an individual that is committed to providing superior service, poised under pressure and has a positive and flexible attitude.

This position is located at Aptive headquarters in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Manage and direct a portfolio of projects, working closely with project managers to ensure successful client delivery
  • Oversee management of business line tasks and milestones, including forecasting for a portfolio of projects
  • Assist with the implementation of Jira to improve project management and visibility of tasks across projects and business line
  • Facilitate quarterly check-in meetings with clients to solicit feedback, document performance and identify focus areas for enhancement or improvement
  • Provide project quality assurance and deliverable reviews to help ensure conformance to defined project requirements
  • Oversee development of communications engagement strategies and implement strategic marketing tactics in support of campaigns, programs and events
  • Assist project teams with conducting measurement activities to evaluate the effectiveness of communications efforts towards achieving intended outcomes
  • Build and foster relationships with federal partners and internal team members
  • Perform business development and capture activities in alignment with the strategic communications and marketing portfolio
  • Lead business development activities that expand Aptive's portfolio into both new agencies and full and open opportunities
  • Manage the full life cycle of business development pursuits from qualification of opportunities to submission of proposal
  • Identify potential teaming partners and cultivate those relationships to support new business opportunities
  • Remain up to date on industry trends and innovative ways to deliver solutions

Minimum Qualifications

  • 9+ years of experience with planning, developing, executing and assessing comprehensive strategic communications, marketing and advertising campaigns
  • 7+ years of experience with federal government program and project management
  • Experience leading pursuit of federal government contracts from capture to submission
  • Experience working across specialties (e.g., technology, health, digital) to provide better and innovative solutions to clients
  • Strong marketing and communications expertise, leadership skills and aptitude to make informed decisions and recommendations
  • Ability to mentor and lead a business line of highly capable professionals and aid in their career development
  • Experience overseeing multiple contracts and supporting several different clients simultaneously
  • Exceptional written, oral, listening and presentation skills
  • Ability to productively collaborate with a wide range of personality types while meeting assignment demands
  • Confidence and poise to work closely with senior executives
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • PMP certification is strongly preferred
  • Legal Authorization to work in the U.S.

Desired Qualifications

  • Excellent organizational skills with a high-level attention to detail and ability to carry out multiple tasks under tight deadlines
  • Ability to coordinate with a project team, interact with senior-level executives and represent the client among internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to get up to speed quickly on complex issues; desire to work in a fast-paced, rapidly evolving environment
  • Detail-oriented, analytical multitasker; capable self-starter with a drive to get all types of work done
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to coordinate and direct personnel, lead teams and work independently with minimal guidance or supervision
  • Ability to adapt to various people and working styles under tight deadlines

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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