Communications Deputy Project Manager

Washington, DC
Sep 01, 2023
Oct 01, 2023
Full Time
Job Summary

Aptive is seeking a Communications Deputy Project Manager with a strong background in strategic communications, marketing and branding to support the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Office of Communications (10BCOM).

10BCOM serves as the corporate communications office for VHA, the nation's largest integrated health care system and the third largest civilian workforce in the federal government. 10BCOM is responsible for informing Veterans and other key internal and external audiences about the services VHA offers, organizational priorities, ongoing initiatives, health and wellness issues, advances in medical and clinical care, and a wide array of events and activities occurring both nationally and locally.

This candidate is responsible for designing and developing comprehensive communication strategies to promote VHA's program goals. They utilize expertise in communications and public health to effectively manage communication initiatives to reach diverse audiences while supporting the program manager in the day-to-day management of the team, contract reporting, personnel review, etc.

The ideal candidate is decisive and pays attention to details. They have previous experience leading government contracts and are highly organized. They love to work in a team environment. They are systematic in their project work. They exceed client expectations with high-quality work in a fast-paced environment.

This full-time position is in Washington, DC. This position may also be remote.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Provide project leadership in all aspects of planning, preparation, coordination, and execution of multiple projects and anticipate client needs as driven by project work plans.
  • Independently manage resources and be able to deliver all components of basic and stand-alone projects.
  • Design and develop comprehensive communication strategies to promote a health organization's program goals.
  • Utilize expertise in communications and public health to effectively manage communication initiatives to reach diverse audiences.
  • Supports the Team Leader in day-to-day management of the team, contract reporting, personnel review, etc.
  • Plan client meetings by anticipating needs as driven by the work plan, coordinate meetings with key users, develop data requests and document key questions to be answered throughout the engagement.
  • Create meaningful relationships with clients.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 8 + years' experience supporting a variety of strategic communications and project management functions including task tracking, reporting, meeting coordination and handling information requests.
  • Bachelors degree in Communications, Political Science, or Management.
  • Experience supporting EHR implementation at large federal agency.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a public trust clearance.
  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S.

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.

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