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Alexandria, Virginia, United States of America
JOB #R2104837

Senior Communications Specialist, Technology, Innovation and Partnerships

ICF is seeking a Senior Communications Specialist to support a science and engineering innovation program. Your work will contribute to enabling the U.S. to uphold its leadership in innovation in science and engineering, helping to support the National Science Foundation’s Directorate for Technology, Innovation, and Partnerships (TIP) program. NSF is a federal agency that is one of the world’s largest funders of basic research. You would reside in the TIP front office and would work with your fellow, federal Communication Specialists to develop and support directorate, division, office, and program communication and outreach campaigns, messaging, products, project timelines, and other tasks as needed. Additionally, you would be working with other communication and creative support, embedded within TIP divisions and programs, as well as the NSF Office of Legislative and Public Affairs.

This role is based in Alexandria, VA. This is an opportunity to contribute to important communications projects from its beginning and all while building a great career at ICF! You’ll work in a fast-paced environment with multiple project and communication needs happening in parallel. You’ll be a part of implementing the high-level communication strategy to streamline communication systems and projects as well as the development of the long-term communication plan.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and provide strategic communication plans, including overseeing strategy, engagement, creative and materials development and delivery.

  • Create email marketing campaigns and content to engage TIP audiences, internal and external, with experience building engagement campaigns that build on key messages and drive potential customers to apply for NSF funding.

  • Develop, coordinate, produce and maintain marketing and communication materials and provide creative direction to graphic design/creative teams to develop imagery to compliment products.

  • Ability to define, refine and maintain evaluation metrics, KPIs for communication and outreach plans, campaigns, and specific communication tasks.

  • Draft and edit content for the NSF.gov website, articles, speeches, presentation briefs, social media engagements, Congressional taskers, Dear Colleague Letters, and funding opportunities, as needed, to ensure one voice and consistent messaging.

  • Assist in the promotion of webinars and development of content and product aligned to the webinars.

Required Qualifications/Skills:

  • Seasoned communicator and communications strategist, with 10 or more years of experience, who has worked in fast-paced government agencies and preferably a research and development agency.

  • Strong writer and editor strong in science/technology/innovation writing, such as reports on scientific findings, articles/storytelling, website content, digital/social media content for external audiences.

  • Experienced in developing communication plans, strategies, and project plans that include but are not limited to goals, key performance indicators (KPIs), key messages, stakeholders, and tactics.

  • Ability to define, refine and maintain evaluation metrics, KPIs for communication and outreach plans, campaigns, and specific communication tasks.

  • Create email marketing and outreach campaigns and content to engage and grow TIP external audiences (e.g. research community, academia, industry, government stakeholders). This communicator must have experience with building engagement campaigns that build on key messages and drive potential customers to apply for NSF funding.

  • Develop, coordinate, produce and maintain marketing and communication materials and provide creative direction to graphic design/creative teams to develop imagery to compliment products.

  • Draft and edit content for the NSF.gov website, articles, speeches, presentation briefs, social media engagements, Congressional taskers, Dear Colleague Letters, and funding opportunities, as needed, to ensure one voice and consistent messaging.

  • Assist in the promotion of outreach events and webinars, and development of content and product aligned to the events/webinars.

  • Strong multitasker who can manage many tasks/projects with the federal communications team, and also with specific divisional and program staff.

  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office, Microsoft Teams, social media platforms (e.g. Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram), and proficient in Drupal (preferred), Google Analytics, GitHub, Granicus GovDelivery (preferred), Salesforce, Pardot, and Adobe Suite.

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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.

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