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Fairfax, Virginia, United States of America
JOB #R1803345

Energy and Sustainability Outreach/Communications Specialist

Working at ICF

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth. If you’re seeking to make a difference in the world, visit to find your next career. ICF—together for tomorrow.

Want to promote energy efficiency programs and recognize industry leaders that save energy and reduce their organizations’ greenhouse gas footprints? You can at ICF, we solve the most challenging issues facing the energy industry today, while informing the future of global energy use.

ICF is seeking a detail-oriented, self-motivated candidate to help clients promote their energy efficiency programs and communicate their energy and sustainability successes. Successful candidates will support stakeholder outreach to facilitate industry engagement, build program and brand integrity, develop outreach and communications materials through written and digital media, and assure efficient promotion of government public private partnerships.  They will contribute to the implementation of high–profile partnership programs to drive energy efficiency in the commercial, residential, industrial, and/or energy-using product markets.

What you will be doing....

  • Coordinating with clients to develop national and regional strategies to influence the market and increase participation in energy and sustainability programs.
  • Developing case studies, press releases, blog articles, and social media content to promote the achievements of energy and sustainability programs and their participants.
  • Building and maintaining relationships with external stakeholders, which may include product manufacturers, commercial building owners and operators, industry associations, and utilities.
  • Developing and delivering training resources and presentations.
  • Contributing to the development and deployment of webinars, in-person events and peer exchanges for energy professionals to engage with one another and share proven strategies for overcoming barriers to energy efficiency.
  • Providing communications assistance to program participants.
  • Conducting research and analysis of energy efficiency and industry issues.
  • Serving as direct point of contact for one or more clients/project leads.

What you need to have....

  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental science/policy, marketing/communications, or related fields
  • 6+ years relevant experience providing outreach/marketing support for energy efficiency and sustainability programs
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills (writing samples required)
  • Experience using social media as a tool for program outreach and education
  • Highly-developed interpersonal skills and self-motivation
  • Solid personal computer skills in Microsoft applications
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task, and work under strict deadlines

Preferred Skills/Experience....

  • Experience managing junior level staff, including editing work and overseeing activities
  • Master’s degree in environmental science/policy, marketing/communications, or related fields
  • Experience providing outreach/marketing support for energy efficiency and sustainability programs, or working with vendors/service providers serving energy efficiency markets
  • Familiarity with the development/delivery of voluntary public-private partnership programs
  • Experience using social media as a tool for program outreach and education
  • Experience with communications programs like Adobe Creative Suite
  • Business development/proposal writing experience

About ICF

ICF is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. (EOE – Minorities/Females/ Protected Veterans Status/Disability Status/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity).

Reasonable Accommodations are available for disabled veterans and applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination: EEO is the law and Pay Transparency Statement.

Fairfax, VA (VA01)

Who is ICF?

A consulting services company of over 5,000 experts across 67 countries, but not your typical consultants

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