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Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America
Rockville, Maryland, United States of America
JOB #R2300568

Communications and Engagement Lead

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We’re currently hiring a Communications and Engagement Lead to support the growing communications and engagement portfolio of the U.S. Global Change Research Program’s National Coordination Office.

The Team

The Communications and Engagement Lead supervises a small team of communications and engagement professionals who support the work of the U.S. Global Change Research Program, including the development of major national scientific assessments. This role will oversee the coordination, planning, and execution of engagement and communications activities in the National Coordination Office, as well as support the Program-wide call for enhanced engagement under the new decadal Strategic Plan.

The Work

The USGCRP Communications and Engagement Lead oversees and implements an overall approach to interaction with the Program’s stakeholders, including Federal agencies, USGCRP Interagency Groups, science producers, knowledge holders, and information users. The Lead is creative and resourceful, with excellent professional judgment. They collaborate with the USGCRP senior management team, and align communications and engagement resources to most effectively serve USGCRP’s vision, mission, and priorities.

Key Responsibilities:

Communications and Engagement

  • Develop and execute an overarching communications and engagement strategy for USGCRP’s National Coordination Office, shaping the ways the Program interacts with its stakeholders

  • Provide expert advice and guidance to USGCRP senior management team, National Coordination Office staff, and USGCRP Interagency Groups on internal and external communications and engagement strategies

  • Guide the articulation of programmatic and scientific topics in all forms of USGCRP and National Coordination Office communication products, including talking points, annual reports to Congress, presentations, newsletters, and social media

  • Ensure the program’s communication and engagement approaches are consistent with the requirements and constraints associated with this Federal interagency program and its member agencies

  • Ensure consistency of messaging and branding across platforms

  • Lead the development of communication and outreach products to supplement core USGCRP activities

  • Oversee development of an annual strategy and proposed budget for USGCRP presence at external events such as conferences, workshops, and professional society meetings

Staff Supervision

  • Supervise day-to-day activities of the Communications and Engagement Team

  • Oversee professional development, feedback, and mentoring of staff

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in public relations, communications, or public policy, although another degree accompanied by highly relevant experience in public engagement and communications will be considered

  • 8+ years of experience in public engagement or relevant communications role

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience building relationships between science producers and knowledge holders, and information users

  • Experience working with the Federal Government

  • Experience working in a formal supervisory role

Professional Skills:

  • Strong organization, writing, and time management skills, and superior attention to detail

  • Strong people management skills, with an understanding and appreciation of different working styles and focus on team collaboration

  • Skilled at asking questions and understanding varying needs and perspectives of coworkers and stakeholders

  • Ability to think creatively and provide innovative solutions to engagement and communications challenges

  • Ability to manage scope, responsibilities, and priority across multiple projects, delegating tasks where appropriate

  • Demonstrated experience and judgment in navigating complex, time-critical, and potentially sensitive situations within and across organizations

  • Proficient in Google Suite, Adobe Creative Cloud, and Microsoft Office applications

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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.

We can only solve the world's toughest challenges by building an inclusive workplace that allows everyone to thrive. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring regardless of any protected characteristic, such as race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status, or military/veteran status. Together, our employees are empowered to share their expertise and collaborate with others to achieve personal and professional goals. For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy.

Reasonable Accommodations are available, including, but not limited to, for disabled veterans, individuals with disabilities, and individuals with sincerely held religious beliefs, 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:  Know Your Rights and  Pay Transparency Statement.

Pay Range - There are multiple factors that are considered in determining final pay for a position, including, but not limited to, relevant work experience, skills, certifications and competencies that align to the specified role, geographic location, education and certifications as well as contract provisions regarding labor categories that are specific to the position. The pay range for this position is:

$94,247.00 - $160,220.00

DC Client Office (DC88)

Who is ICF?

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