Resilience Design & Communications Specialist

Fairfax, Virginia
Mar 30, 2022
Jul 15, 2022
Full Time
Dewberry is currently seeking a Resilience Design & Communications Specialist for its Fairfax, VA location.

Open for remote work.

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.


  • Leads the conceptualization and production of innovative graphics, document layouts, presentations, and user interfaces for both print and digital products.
  • Actively engages in multidisciplinary teams and projects, collaborating with planners, scientists, and engineers, and providing a design and communication perspective to all elements of project planning and execution.
  • Prepares written and visual content to support studies, reports, plans and other technical documents.
  • Applies intensive and diversified knowledge of technical principles related to behavioral science and communications to projects.
  • Represents Dewberry in meetings with clients to develop communication and outreach strategies and to plan and coordinate work.
  • Supports public outreach and stakeholder engagement efforts for community resilience projects.

Required Skills & Required Experience

Required Skills & Experience
  • Bachelor's in Environmental/Science/Climate Change Communications, Marketing, Public Relations, Planning, Design, Architecture, Environmental Studies, or related field.
  • Minimum 1 year of experience or an advanced degree in a related field
  • Able to communicate complex technical and scientific concepts to a general audience using writing, graphics, and creative presentation.
  • Able to develop visually compelling communications and storytelling materials including posters, presentations, documents, infographics, fact sheets, and storyboards.
  • Skilled in Adobe Creative Suite (including Illustrator and InDesign) and Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to get along with coworkers and superiors.
  • Ability to be self-motivated and function in a team environment.

Desired Skills
  • Experience working with planners, engineers, and/or scientists in the fields of climate change, emergency management, sustainability, and/or resilience.
  • Ability to conceptualize and conduct creative design sessions and stakeholder engagement workshops with a variety of audiences.
  • User interface and experience design (UI/UX) of websites, dashboards, or other digital products.
  • Cartographic design and geoprocessing applications, such as ArcGIS.
  • Data visualization and analytics tools, such as Power BI and Tableau.
  • Ability to provide a portfolio highlighting design experience.

Must have a valid driver's license, good driving record and ability to pass a driving record background check.

*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.