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Arlington, Virginia, United States of America
JOB #R2104096

Public Relations Specialist - Strategic Communications and Stakeholder Engagement Division

@ 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 searching for our next Public Relations Specialist. This role requires a public affairs/public relations/marketing background and will focus on communications and marketing related activities that support a cybersecurity-focused organization.

Strong candidates will have experience advising clients on marketing and communications strategies and executing those strategies. Experience supporting a federal agency with communications is highly preferred. If you are passionate about strategic communications and have the requisite prior experience, 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.  

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop marketing and communications strategies for new or expanding CISA programs and initiatives.

  • Develop communications materials in support of new or expanding programs and initiatives. Materials may include fact sheets, press releases and advisories, toolkits, presentations, social media content, infographics, flyers, brochures, talking points and other communications products.

  • Provide conference planning and support associated with achieving campaign objectives related to new or expanded agency priorities to include developing event plans; coordinating logistics associated with events; and developing marketing collateral, briefing binders, speaker presentations, and other event materials.

  • Develop social marketing/public information materials to engage audiences in new or expanding cyber and physical security and resilience programs and initiatives.

  • Provide strategic communication plan development, message development, marketing strategy development, and implementation support stakeholder divisions and its programs.

  • Support marketing to include evaluation support and data analysis to measure effectiveness of individual marketing tactics, as well as overall program results.

  • Provide research/technical expertise on issues related to communicating new or expanding cybersecurity and infrastructure security programs or initiatives, to include conducting communications research to determine key stakeholders, messaging needs, communications tactics, and partnerships to inform and guide stakeholder outreach and engagement activities supporting communications campaigns.

Qualifications:

  • 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 comprehensive PR campaigns.

  • Working with client and project team members.

  • Knowledge of public relations, and integrated media.

Preferred Skills and experience:

  • Excellent communication skills, especially written.

  • Strong research and organizational skills

  • PR agency, corporate or government agency experience preferred.

  • 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.

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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. If you’re seeking to make a difference in the world, visit www.icf.com/careers to find your next career. ICF—together for tomorrow.

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.

COVID-19 Policy: New or prospective U.S. employees must provide proof of complete vaccination on the date of their commencement of employment. If selected for employment, you will provide proof of your full vaccination status, defined as vaccinated two weeks after receiving the requisite number of doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved or authorized for emergency use by the FDA.

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 icfcareercenter@icf.com 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.

Arlington, VA (VA31)

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