Internal Communications Coordinator

Fairfax, Virginia
Nov 29, 2021
Feb 12, 2022
Full Time
The Internal Communications Coordinator helps facilitate effective internal and strategic communication among all employees through effective management of Dewberry's intranet. The internal communications coordinator requires a range of practical skills, including excellent writing, planning and coordination, familiarity with data and web-based systems and software, and strong attention to detail. The ideal candidate has a passion for effective communication and knowledge management. The position works closely with the chief communications officer, director of communications, fellow communications specialists, IT systems personnel, and internal departments (e.g., human resources and legal) to ensure information is received and easily discovered by employees. The selected candidate will work with the communications team to help plan and onboard the intranet upgrade in 2022-2023.

Dewberry is a leading, market-facing professional services firm with more than 50 locations and 2,000 professionals nationwide. What sets us apart from our competitors are our people. At Dewberry, we seek out exceptional talent and strive to deliver the highest quality of services to our clients. Whether you're an experienced professional or a new graduate, you'll have the chance to collaborate with the best and brightest and work on innovative and complex projects at the forefront of the industry. Our commitment to excellence stems from our personal integrity and from other defining attributes, which we call "Dewberry at Work," that have inspired our employees to be successful for more than a half-century.


Intranet Coordination and Facilitation

The position is the primary point-of-content for coordinating Dewberry's intranet, including:
  • Discuss requests from employees about their needs to communicate and collaborate and offer best solutions using the intranet
  • Help all departments manage and upload content; conduct annual content audits; help identify and implement improvements
  • Monitor conversation stream, add in relevant hashtags/keywords; ensure questions get answered
  • Offer creative ideas for increased engagement with the intranet and its critical information
  • Help write, edit, or review content to post on the intranet
  • Review content and search analytics; make improvements
  • Ensure document taxonomy
  • Train staff and help with new employee onboarding
  • Help create and maintain file structure on intranet server, including assigning permissions
  • Stay current on intranet software platform and report issues to the software helpdesk

Internal Communication Planning and Implementation
  • Work closely with the chief communications officer, director of communications, and the internal communications specialist to develop and implement strategic communications plans that engage and inform staff
  • Maintain a calendar of corporate initiatives content

Required Skills & Required Experience

  • Two to four years in a professional setting
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to communicate effectively and execute work with all levels of the organization
  • Strong attention to detail and excellent quality control
  • Experiencing coordinating content for internal or external websites
  • Experience with database coordination
  • Proficient in the use of MS Word and SharePoint, a plus

  • Bachelor's degree required in English, library science, or equivalent degree

In accordance with applicable Executive Order 14042 and related requirements, all prospective hires for this position , performing work for the federal government, will be required to demonstrate that they have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19, or qualify for an exemption to this vaccination requirement. Such proof of vaccination, or written request for exemption, will be required, following receipt of written offer.

*At this time, Dewberry will not sponsor a new applicant for work authorization.

*Dewberry is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation.

*Only recipients of an offer of employment from Dewberry, will be required to submit to a background screening which may include, but is not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, driving record check, criminal background check, and an investigative consumer report. These screenings will be conducted by Dewberry's background vendor of choice and will be conducted in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local law.

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