Senior Communications Specialist

Working from home
Sep 18, 2023
Sep 26, 2023
Full Time
Job Summary

Aptive Resources seeks a Communications Specialist to work on several large and complex communications support efforts for federal clients. The ideal candidate will have a passion for articulating an agency's mission and uniqueness to diverse audiences within the federal government, industry, and general public and possess a strong background managing large and small projects in a fast-paced environment. The candidate will work with clients to understand communications requirements and develop plans of action to elevate the clients' profiles among target audiences. Responsibilities also include overseeing and directing communications efforts to meet deliverables and performing assignments within project constraints.

This is a full-time, remote work position with the possibility of occasional on-site meetings at client locations in the Washington, D.C. area. It is a contingent hire position.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Develop cohesive branding and supporting materials for federal clients.
  • Create campaigns aimed at specific audiences, including congress and federal stakeholders, that explain and illustrate policy, competitive advantages, key themes, and others.
  • Develop various communications plans, such as Crisis Communications Plans, Outreach and Engagement Plans, and Video Planning efforts.
  • Assist clients with outreach, engagements, and events.
  • Oversee development of ongoing communications products, including talking points, organic social media, infographic copy, printed materials, web content, and others.
  • Analyze organizational-specific policy issues to identify and anticipate communication needs and potential reaction from stakeholders, including congressional, media, non-governmental, state, local and tribal, and other stakeholder communities.
  • Identify changing policies and laws and their effect on client stakeholder initiatives, and the best way to communicate these requirements and operational impacts.
  • Advise clients on best practices in communications, particularly around complex and sometimes controversial issues.
  • Establish and maintain strong working relationships with subject matter experts, sector communications offices, and agency offices that work on congressional, public, and intergovernmental affairs.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in communications, political science, business, management, or related field.
  • 6-8 years of relevant experience.
  • Ability to thrive in a remote environment.
  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S.

Desired Qualifications

  • Demonstrated expertise in developing communications campaigns and materials for federal customers.
  • Experience reaching key audiences on Capitol Hill.
  • Excellent organizational skills with a high-level attention to detail and ability to carry out multiple tasks under tight deadlines.
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate with a project team and senior-level stakeholders.
  • Ability to meet aggressive deadlines.
  • Strong leadership, problem solving and organizational skills.
  • Exceptional written, oral, listening and presentation skills.

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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