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Senior Communication Specialist, Partner Strategy

ICF is a mission-driven company filled with people who care deeply about improving the lives of others and making the world a better place. Our core values include Embracing Difference; we seek candidates who are passionate about building a culture that encourages, embraces, and hires dimensions of difference.

@ 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.

Join our community of mission-driven creatives, communicators, strategists, and technologists to challenge the status quo.

We’re currently hiring for a Senior Communication Specialist, Strategy to work with our federal health client.

As a Senior Communication Specialist, Partner Strategy, you will:

  • Cultivate, maintain, and nurture relationships with key media outlets and state, Tribal and local health departments.
  • Support the client in key areas of media partnerships management, including developing, implementing, and evaluating a strategic partnerships plan.
  • Identify and research media markets and outlets to design effective outreach strategies in support of client objectives that may be specific to health topics, communities or audiences.
  • Contribute to the client’s overall media strategy related to a variety of client initiatives that focus on audience or community-specific engagement
  • Oversee product development of media materials, working with senior press officers, subject matter experts and creative teams to write, edit and design content (e.g., press kits) to support a range of efforts.
  • Own key project tasks in a highly visible and fast-paced work environment; work with senior and junior staff on the prioritization, coordination, completion and submission of key project deliverables.

As a Senior Communication Specialist, Strategy, you will have:

Basic Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in public relations, journalism, public health, health communication, marketing, social sciences, or equivalent required.
  • 5+ years of media relations experience, with Federal, state, Tribal or local government media experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience managing partnerships with media outlets as well as state, Tribal or local health agencies.

Professional Skills

  • Expertise developing and implementing media relations strategies for audience- and community-focused public health programs.
  • Ability to think creatively and provide innovative solutions to clients’ communications challenges/problems (e.g., new influencer engagement or ways to visualize complex information through storytelling or graphic representation).
  • Excellent verbal, written, and organizational skills, with ability to prioritize and manage multiple priorities at a given time.

Location: The preferred candidate will site on site with our federal health client in Atlanta, GA. However, for select candidates ICF will consider locations in Washington DC or remote work in the United States.



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:  EEO is the law and  Pay Transparency Statement.

Pay Range - There are multiple factors that are considered in determining final salary 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 salary range for Colorado is -


Nationwide Remote Office (US99)

Who is ICF?

A global consulting services company with approximately 8,000 people across 75+ countries, but we are not your typical consultants.

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