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Reston, Virginia, United States of America
Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America
JOB #R2205084

Senior Director, Corporate Communications and Brand Strategy

Senior Director, Corporate Communications and Brand Strategy

We are looking for an experienced, motivated communicator to help us create more visibility and excitement around the inspirational, mission-driven work of ICF – a $1.5 billion company that has doubled in size every five years for the past twenty. One of the leading consultancies and digital providers in the world, ICF works across a diverse set of industries including energy, environment, public health, climate, disaster management and much more. Guided by our values, we work every day to improve the lives of millions of people and help build a more prosperous and resilient world for all.  

We’re looking for someone to develop and manage an ambitious and growing corporate communications program that is evolving as rapidly as we are.

In this senior role, you will create a multi-channel, integrated communications strategy that drives our corporate brand. You will also ensure compelling messaging and positioning serve as the tip of spear for our global marketing efforts. We are looking for someone with a passion for storytelling, aligned with business strategy and industry acumen, to help share how we make meaningful impact.

Key responsibilities include:  

  • Management of ICF’s corporate communications program and corporate brand strategy.

  • Develop strategic brand marketing initiatives aligned with our global business goals.    

  • Ensure a singular, compelling brand message across any medium; including owned, earned and paid channels.

  • Lead our external communications activities such as public/media relations, reputation management, crisis communications, and more.

  • Develop the strategy and manage the execution of our most important internal corporate communications channels, programs and systems.

  • Help craft and support the PR and marketing strategies in key markets including climate, environment, technology, health and more.

  • Manage a highly active executive visibility program that includes industry, investor and employee communications, thought leadership and executive appearances for our most senior executives.

  • Be a creative business partner to our executive leadership team and key business stakeholders.

  • Manage a highly active M&A program through comprehensive communications and brand integration plans.  

  • Translate the complex work ICF does into memorable and emotionally relevant communications, materials and assets.

Required Qualifications:

  • 10 - 14 years of experience developing and executing communications and brand strategies

Professional Skills/Preferred:

  • A strong ability to forge a deep understanding of our customers to inform brand positioning.  

  • To be bullish in maintaining a high bar for quality communications that inspire, create emotional connections and are culturally relevant.

  • 5+ of years of experience working directly with senior leaders to develop personalized communications plans and materials

  • 5+ of years of experience leading teams with an eye towards building an organization that scales

  • Strong leadership skills that can grow and empower a team of rising stars

  • Excellent writing skills and a strong ability to communicate ideas and concepts creatively and concisely

  • Passion for finding new and creative ways to reach an audience

  • Ability to work across teams and departments in a highly collaborative way 

  • Strong project management skills; can juggle and organize multiple priorities

  • Bachelor’s degree


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:  Know Your Rights and  Pay Transparency Statement.

Pay Range - There are multiple factors that are considered in determining final pay 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 pay range for this position is:

$179,181.00 - $304,608.00

Reston, VA (VA30)

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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