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Fairfax, Virginia, United States of America
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JOB #R2204330

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

We’re currently hiring for a Communications Specialist to support our growing federal transportation communications and marketing work, that is passionate about planning, developing, and implementing successful communication and engagement strategies. This is an excellent opportunity for someone with at least 5 years of professional marketing communications experience looking forward to building a long-term career.

As a Communications Specialist, you will:

  • Contribute to communications plans and strategies to meet client objectives and goals
  • Support and cultivate positive client relations through regular communication and collaboration
  • Collaborate with our creative team, internal program team, and clients to manage the creative process for a variety of products including newsletters, fact sheets, case studies, social media content, emails, and websites
  • Coordinate project workflows, deliverables trackers, timelines, progress reports, and meeting materials.
  • Provide support, coordination and development of strategic plans and presentations
  • Support planning and executing events, meetings, and workshops
  • Manage multiple deliverables at once, with varying deadlines using Microsoft Office and other collaboration tools including Teams, Basecamp, Trello, Sharepoint, SmartSheets, Jira, etc.

As Communications Specialist, you will have:

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree, required (e.g., communications, marketing, public relations, advertising, or related field)
  • 5 to 7 years of professional marketing communications experience; transportation communications or marketing experience a plus.
  • Proficiency in MS Office Applications (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel)

Professional Skills

  • Knowledge of traditional and social media environments; understanding of various communication channels and how they work (print, social, digital, paid media, events and outreach, direct response, etc.)
  • An understanding of email management systems, email content strategy and analytics, and email platforms such as GovDelivery, MailChimp, Constant Contact, or Salesforce Marketing Cloud
  • Energetic, self-starter, and resourceful problem solver with a demonstrated can-do attitude and willingness to jump in where needed
  • Excellent writing skills; ability to provide writing sample
  • Strong team orientation with a focus on collaboration
  • Responsive and open to feedback
  • Excellent verbal, written communication, and interpersonal skills including courtesy, professionalism, and a cooperative attitude
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving and decision-making capabilities
  • Creative thinker with innovative approach to problem solving
  • Knowledge of marketing analytics platforms such as Google Analytics
  • Willingness for moderate travel as needed

Job Location(s): The ideal candidate will be based in Fairfax, VA (soon to be Reston, VA) office, in a hybrid work environment. However, we are open to candidates who may be fully remote.

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.

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.

Fairfax, VA (VA01)

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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