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Public Relations Specialist
@ ICF Next, we are fearless in finding new ways to solve problems, relentless in making sure it pays off for our clients and committed to making a positive change in the world.
Here’s your chance to join our award-winning agency, ICF Next. We’re changemakers, a community of mission driven creatives, communicators, strategists, and technologists. We’re currently searching for our next full time Public Relations Specialist who is passionate about planning and implementing a speakers bureau program for a cybersecurity-focused organization. This role requires a public affairs/public relations background and the ability to manage and prepare clients for numerous, high-profile external speaking opportunities.
The candidate will be innovative and highly motivated. Strong candidates will have experience helping clients meet their communications and business goals; fostering and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders; and managing high-profile tasks.
If you are passionate about strategic communications and if you have prior experience working with federal, state, local government and advocacy organizations and interest groups, we'd love to talk to you. This is an exciting role offering excellent opportunities to work in a dynamic, collaborative, and uniquely positioned organization.
Monitor shared email boxes and SharePoint-based submissions for meeting and speaking requests; logging and tracking incoming requests in accordance with established standard operating procedures and generating reports to assist with management and disposition of requests.
Conduct research to gather pertinent information needed to evaluate meeting and speaking requests, to include coordinating with requestors and event points-of-contact to ensure required information.
Support the review, assignment (with approval from Government staff), de-confliction and prioritization of meeting and speaking requests.
Coordinate leadership and program liaison review and oversight of public speaking and meeting requests, to include providing support to the operation of speakers bureau and planning for such opportunities.
Prepare Speaking Request Forms, including pre-populating the template and following up with the requestor for missing information, then uploading the form in the SharePoint site.
Prepare briefing memos for meeting and speaking engagements, coordinate and compile information related to such engagements, and securing applicable background/reference information (to include bios, agendas).
Perform clerical functions associated with speakers bureau activities such as preparing reports, tracking leadership commitments and decisions related to engagement opportunities, arranging and participating in planning calls, producing weekly and monthly reports, and scheduling meetings.
Currently holds, or is able to obtain, DHS Fitness Determination
BS/BA in Marketing, PR, Communications, or related field.
Minimum of three (3) years of demonstrated experience:
Assisting in the planning for the strategic direction and development of a comprehensive PR campaigns.
Working with client and project team members.
Preferred Skills and experience:
Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
Strong research and organizational skills
PR agency, corporate or government agency experience preferred.
Success with being a team player with experience leading key projects or tasks
Self-starter, with ability to manage tasks and handle multiple priorities with minimal supervision.
Job Location(s): This position is located in Arlington, VA but is currently remote/telework through the Covid-19 pandemic until federal employees in the Capital Region are recalled back to the office.
Working at ICF
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Arlington, VA (VA31)